Meshlok the Harvester is in the purple part of Maraudon.
He's a rare, and his placeholder mob is named Cavern Shambler.
Follow the purple crystals inside until you get to the instance.
Safely inside you will have to pass Lord Vyletongue, and when you pass the first two green blobs that do AoE damage you're nearly at him (if he's there ;)).
It would be wise to bring a Free Action Potion and a major healing potion if you're gonna solo him, because he has a stun that lasts 8 seconds, and that's a lot of damage.
Remember, he wanders up to the falls and back.
To track Meshlok down easier, it would be wise to make a macro.
Just add this in the macro window, and you'll see if the shambler or Meshlok is present:
/target Cavern Shambler
Me (45 Combat Rogue) and a friend (70 Pally) farmed this guy for the Fungus Shroud Armor. What we did was I would be the leader of the group, and we would both use the Scepter of Celebras to portal in. He would then take the path to the Poison Falls, and check to see if Meshlok was there. If he was, I would stealth my way up there and kill him.
To reset, I would log out and then log back in (resets the instance and returns you to the entrance) and my friend would run out to the Purple side entrance. Invite your friend back once you log back in, and when he zones in again using the Scepter he'll be in your freshly reset instance.(##RESPBREAK##)652##DELIM##Neutronimity##DELIM##
I suggest making a macro: /target Meshlok the Harvester as he is pretty hard to find.
He is a rare spawn up above the falls Between Vyletongue and Celebras. A 60 rogue can sneak to him and kill him if geared/set up right.
He's in the purple instance, but he doesnt always spawn.
So far, 11 runs no spawns
i believe he spawns around the poisonous pool between celebras and vyletongue. He looks like the shamblers, but slightly bigger.
thats going by what my m8 said.
I killed him about 3-4 times before I actually got the armor. He did appear about 1/5 times and would be hard to kill for my lvl 46rogue alone if not impossible.
The best way I found is just to have a stealthed friend run the instance while you run it until one of you actually find him (at the top of the poison falls past Lord Vyle) Then load into who's ever instance you need (just joing their party leave and re-enter the instance) Basically do that until you get that INCREDIBLE armor.
Wash Rinse Repeat as nessicary.
macro and start mashing it when you get near the poison falls. I went in as a lvl 60 Enhancment Shaman, was able to walk past everything by going in the "back door" by using the staff to open the portal, then I just backtracked to the poison falls until I found him, no stealth or fighting required, just watch your step. Also, he was evading at first, but I stood on top of him and fought him that way and it worked, so yeah he is a bit buggy. But he is otherwise a pushover for a lvl 60 anything.
Enh Shaman AQ gear ftw.
A couple more bits of info:
- I reset the instance about 15 times before seeing him
- If you made a target macro, you need to be fairly close to him before he will show up using the macro, definitely can't use it from beginning of the instance
- He hits very hard. I died 4 times before I actually downed him. He crit me for upwards of 750, which at lvl 50 (which I am atm) was more than 1/4 of my total health, I know I have gimp gear).
- I am a combat sword rogue, with adrenaline rush, Using Phantom Blade MH, Hanzo Sword OH
- Finally was able to beat him using a Stonescale Pot, greater healing pot, and also used agi pot and str pot. Oh I also used 2 x frost oil on my weapon. Don't think it slowed his attack but he is immune to poison, so I thought it would help my dps a bit.
- Basically tried to stunlock him, use evasion when possible, blad fury/adrenaline rush. I didn't have the pvp trinket so I had to eat a couple stuns.
- Worst part was when I finally killed him, he dropped the f-in head piece. Oh well time to reset the instance again!
Soloed him at lv49 as a hemo spec rogue, had to use 2 evasions and a lv35 healing pot tho, and I finished at like 10% HP :P
A small tip: You can cheap shot him and get some combo points then vanish, and as long as you don't untarget you'll keep all the combo points, and thus can start again already with several combo points on him.
Well, I ran it 8 times tonight.. he spawned twice. Both times got the Mail headgear. I'm level 48 Rogue with Bloodrazor, Helm of Fire, Combat Sword Spec, and I'm an Alchemist. Healing pots almost got me killed, even Major ones. Free Action Pot, and I killed him both times with 60%+ of my health left.
I've got most my 48 BG Reward gear, plus agi pot, str pot, armor pot, frost oil on both blades (since he's immune to poisons and blind powder). Just follow everyone else's advice. Cheap Shot, SS, Vanish. Wait for Cooldown on Vanish (better safe than sorry. Combo points persist as long as you don't attack anything else). Cheap Shot, 5-point Sunder Armor (a must!), Helm of Fire, Adr Rush, Free Action, Evasion, SS, SS, SS, SS, SS, KS... repeat. Only reason I'm not still there is the 5 instance limit per hour. Stealthing past everyone is slow at first, but once you figure out the best paths, it takes about 8 1/2 minutes round-trip.
Use the /target meshlok macro. Saves time.
I know I'm just confirming everyone else's advice. Good advice, all.
Update: I've been getting consistent spawn once every 4 runs. the Frost Oil helps immensely. Finally got it after this last run.. so that makes it 12 runs in total. Hope this info helps.
I had some time on my hands today so I thought I'd give soloing him a try. I had read all the stuff (mostly on the Fungus Shroud Armor thread) about him being difficult even for level 56 rogues ... and all the stuff about him never spawning, or never dropping the armor. To my pleasant surprise, it was very easy.
It only took me 7 instances to get the armor.
Instance 1: Didn't spawn
Instance 2: Dropped Nature's Embrace cloth armor
Instance 3: Dropped Bloomsprout Headpiece mail helm
Instance 4: Didn't spawn
Instance 5: Didn't spawn
Instance 6: Didn't spawn
Lucky #7: Dropped Fungus Shroud
I did wipe twice -- once because I didn't hit the health pot (I only needed one more shot to kill him and he dodged like 5 straight attacks, then critted me for 600 ... the cheating bass turd), and the second time because my opening cheap shot failed and everything went awry from there.
The last fight wasn't even close as everything went perfect for me. A Cold Blood/Evis crit of 1180 near the start set the tone.
I was sporting a lvl-48 Sentinel's Blade and a Shadowblade (with solid sharpening stones - no enchants). I buffed up with some agility, strength and stamina scrolls/pots that I picked up for about 25s each at AH to help out.
From my experience, he does appear to spawn about 50% of the time. If you don't see him, stealth back and reset the instance and try again. It's about a 7-minute roundtrip.
By the way, I'm only level 51, Assassination specced. You can check me in the armory, "Radriegal" on the Echo Isles server.
For those of you who might be scared off by claims that he's too tough to solo until level 53, 54 or even 56, don't listen to them. Just keep your head about you and make sure to use all the tricks available to you.
Well I'm in the process of twinking out my hunter so I brought a friend with me to mara. We had some bad luck for a bit but then we got real lucky.
Instance 1: Didn't spawn
Instance 2: Didn't spawn
Instance 3: Didn't spawn
Instance 4: Didn't spawn
Instance 5: Didn't spawn
Instance 6: Dropped Bloomsproud Headpeice
Instance 7: Didn't spawn
Instance 8: Dropped Fungus Shroud Armor
Eight runs to get geared is pretty nice. My advice is just keep trying.
- Cho'gall ftw
It is possible to kill Meshlok at level 48. I am level 48 Rogue Assassin spec. I just cheap shot him to start with, then while he is stunned I worked up my combo points, kidney shot. Then while he was down I would work my combos back up and would use cold blood for a nice crit. However, this bad boy tends to break from stun so it would be in your best interest to go equipped with a couple major healing potions and free action potions. Dont bother with poisons because as mentions previously .... they dont work. I have an Arena Grandmaster
. I am also equipped with Helm of Fire, Scout's Medallion, Phytoskin Spaulders, Sergeant's Cloak +12 Agi, Jangdor's Handcrafted Tunic +40 Armor, Forest Stalker's Bracers +4 All Stats, Gloves of Holy Might, Defiler's Leather Girdle, Blackstrom Leggings, Defiler's Leather Boots, Aquamarine Signet of the Monkey,Truesilver Commander's Ring, Legionnaire's Sword +crusader - Main, Shadowblade +LifeStealing, Guttbuster.
I (stealth) ran through Mara approximately 10 times before seeing this creepy crawler. When I finally found him he dropped the helm. So I will continue my quest for that awesome chest piece.
Been stealthing through this hell hole for weeks (checked his spawn location over 50 times) I've yet to see him. Must be one of the rarest instance mobs in the game.
after 6 consequtive Nature's Embrace i wish 1 Fungus Shroud Armor would drop.
This is from my experiences farming Fungus Shroud.
It took me...about 20 runs to make this guy spawn, even then i couldnt see him. You need to use /tar mesh each and everytime to make sure hes not there.
I fought him down the little pathway in the yellow water, theres a wall on each side.
What you need : Thistle Tea, Major Healing Pot, Scroll of Stamina, Scroll of Agility.
Now, i will admit, this fight is based a lot on luck, if you miss gouge, CS, or KS, you're going to die.
My build is 31/20/0 Im level 50. I use Satyr's Lash, and Julies dagger as weapons.
First off, put crippling on mainhand, and instant on offhand.
Heres the basic fight strategy.
Major healing pot (use it earlier, or later at your discretion, however, remember that he has a nasty stun, and can potentially take away 40% of your health during that stun period)
Heavy Mageweave Bandage
Gouge (If you get to this point, you've pretty much won)
Eviscerate (Should be dead now, if not spam SS a couple times)
I got my Fungus Shroud on the 4th kill. Like i said, if you miss CS, KS, Gouge you're pretty much dead, you will DEFINATELY die if you miss CS, or KS.
Me and a buddie rogue got him last night we kept resetting instance to get him. He is one of the Swamp Thing looking elementals. He was patrolling on top of the waterfallls with that really nasty green water. He was cake for me (51) and my buddie (52) only thing is he has a really nasty STUN! Its a 5 second stun but he hits pretty hard so becarful. On a plus note he can be stunned so when we go back to get my buddie's chest piece it will be Stunlock 4tw. Hope I awnsered your questions on him
saw him after 7 runs, luckily he dropped what i wanted from first kill :)
could i solo this as a 49 rogue im 30/5/5
yeah i heard all the strategies and such but where is he in mara?
purp or orange/at the end of eahc near celebras
I've ran it twice now, wasn't there the first time, but he was the second time. The second time I thought he wasn't there then all the sudden he popped out of the ground.
I'm a 60 rogue using stormshroud/devilsaur sets, only using Thrash/Hanzo... killed him without kidney shotting or evasion.. just CS/SS/SS/CB-Evis and then melee'd the rest of his life away.
First kill he dropped Bloomsprout Headpiece. I'm going back in for another attempt.
BTW he is up top of the waterfalls.. not down in the water.. he's up on the top by all the tribal looking stuff. He walks a path so walk all over to find him.
Edit: Ran it 11 times now; he's spawned once. Each run is taking me at least 10 minutes (alliance FP is north desolace... Mara is further south). I wish it would spawn more.
Edited, Thu Feb 2 02:49:07 2006
wow this guy was SO annoying to find. It took me 15 tries to find hime ONCE! When i did i fought him 5 times, dieing everytime. I am a lvl 48 kinda twink human rogue with a bloodrazor w/ crusader enchant and still I couldnt beat him, w/o any pots of course, whats the fun in using pots XP. so i figured this aint gonna work so i when to darnasus got pots and went back and to my great surprize, he wasnt thr anymore. i was look omfg wtfx100. so now my lvl 63 hunter friend comes to help me and we got the shoulders from razorlash taht i wanted and looked for meshy bout 8 times.. failing every time. so my guess is he spawns 5% of the time and is annoying the one time i have a high lvl with me he doesnt show. so annoying. Still its all worth it in the end cuz I NEED FUNGUS SHROUD ARMOR! I wont stop till i do. btw, he isnt bugged. i found he at the 2 beggining little green globs.
as 51 sub rogue with hemo i kicked his ass and got chets of first try gg.
He spawns in the place of the one roamer. If you're facing the falls to jump down the spawn point is the left corner in the water. He wanders across the island that's right there and falls through the floor. If you face the island and do /tar mesh if he's there he should get on target. After about 1-2 mins he starts to walk again and pops out of the island a little ways in front of it. If you see the roamer he's not up.
A rare named, only seen him twice in about 6-7 runs. He appears at the area where you first see the big slimes (after Lord Vyletongues area).
Meshlok is walking around in the yellow water between poison falls and and Vyletongue's Seat. I run into the instance 4 times, and on the fourth time he appeared, I soloed him with my 54 rogue very easy. I did even not use evasion or healing pots(but you better bring at least one heal pot). Dropped the chest on the first kill of him :D.
What i was wondering if does that target trick still works to see if he is in?
Also me (hunter) and a friend of me(hunter) got 2 heart of noxxian, 2 groverkeepers drape, 2 Phytoskin shoulders, 2 chloromesh girlde and Vinerot Sandals in about 1 hour, so thats some nice NR if u need it for AQ40
Btw in this hour we never seen him(around 6-7 resets)
Edited, Aug 8th 2006 at 7:54pm EDT by Compudevil
Where to begin, it feels like I've spent so much time trying to get this armor now.
I've reset the instance close to 20 times and seen Mesh 4 of those times. The first time I beat him I was level 50 and the three times after that I was level 51. I'm 8-31-3 combat spec using Thrash Blade and Hanzo Sword.
The first time I tried fighting him I followed some of the tips on the forums here and tried to sorta stun lock him as best as I could, but I found myself struggling to win. I had to use a giant heal pot, I had to run away and use a Heavy Runecloth bandage. All in all it was pretty tough.
I went back with a better plan and managed to kill him all three times without any healing pots or even bandages. The most critical thing you need to get is some Free Action potions. These will prevent him from stunning you; I'm surprised I didn't see that already listed here, but they nullify his only real devistating attack.
Here was my strat:
- Free Action Potion
- Expose Armor (5 points)
- SS/Evisc for the win
I use Thistle Tea in there too, but I don't know where to list it since I just try to time it so that I have 0 energy. I also used Deadly Poison III on my main hand and Instant Poison IV on my offhand. Doing it this way, all you need is Tea and a Free Action potion.
Now for the sucky part: Out of all these attempts to get this damn armor, all I have gotten is the other junk. I got Nature's Embrace three times and Bloomsprout Headpiece the other time. Definitely extremely frustrating but I haven't given up yet.
Just got chest from it.
He spawned 2 times of 10 runs i think.
We were 2: 46 rogue and me, 47 decent geared feral druid.
Trick is in resetting instance, when you are in group,
cause you got about 5 times in hour limit, when you are alone.
We tried to check for spawn apart from each other, but that limit apeared.
So do it in 2-3 stealth group.
There are 3 bad things:
- irritating jumping grells in the very beginning =)
- 2-3 stealthed patrols (so remember where they go and sneak near walls there)
- green poison creepers can poison shock you even without aggroing, so be careful
Good luck to all...
If you're searching desperately for this guy, just sit around where he's supposed to spawn for 30 seconds or so, he might be there even if you don't see him. He has a knack of falling through the top of the waterfall briefly. Also helps if you do a "/tar mesh". Just incase anyone was running it over and over again and having no luck with seeing him ^^
Im a 47 rogue atm and im planning to try and get the fungus shroud armor when i reach 50, i was just wondering is meshlok considered an elemtental, if so u think it would be smart to get the elemental slaying enchant on both blades ( i dont have any enchants atm so it wouldnt make me lose any other enchants)
Oh ya also does he deal nature damage at all like many other things in maraudon, just wondering if he does, so ill know if i should bring a nature prot pot
Edited, Fri Jan 6 16:56:46 2006
My 2 cents on this one.
killed him as a 54 first try. the free action potion is a must. other than that do what ya want. my problem was finding this beast, mostly cause i didnt know how to properly reset an instance. Nobody wanted to take the time to help.
Just having someone invite you and disbanding does not reset the instance like i was told.
What i acutally had to do was have someone invite me, enter the instance and have them make me leader. then i can boot them or they can disband. I actually stealthed it 10 times...which was probably the same non reset instance. hopefully this saves some time for someone.
Meshlok spawns in the water between Vyletongue's Seat and the drop off to Celebras' area.
Hits for about 200-400 on crit, war-stomps for 290 or so, and I'd approximate him at 3000-4000 Hp.
At level 53 I snuck in via FD/soloing into his area, and after taking out the surrounding slimes soloed him for the headpiece.
Frankly I think its the best Hunter helmet availeable until Helm of Tyranny/Eyepatch of Rage (2% crit one)
as a 55 rogue i soloed him easy, im combat sword specced, using thrash blade and vanquishers sword, all i used was blade flurry adrenaline rush and evasion, and he went down like a sack of sh*t! :>
edit: and a superior healing pot, but wasnt really necessary.
Edited, Sep 27th 2006 at 8:14am PDT by Zumazurama
So he is at the top of the falls, the point where you would jump down to avoid the ramp down? With the two demon mobs to the left and right which are not a necessary engage? I ran all around this area, never quire sure where he's supposed to spawn. BTW, what is he, an elemental? One of those bigger demons?
I didn't see this mentioned anywhere but Meshlok is immune to poisons. So I strongly suggest picking up a few Dense Sharpening Stones for your weapons.
It took about 2 weeks to finally have him show up. He is indeed a RARE spawn and was also indeed warped under the floor when I first arrived.
I took an odd approach as I was level 48 when I did this. 31/8/0 Assassination spec. The biggest thing is having the right attitude. If you play defensive like you might lose, then you probably will.
I went in and attacked with a cheapshot and backstab and vanished right off the bat to build up a few combo points. I wasn't planning on losing, so I didn't need or plan on having vanish ready.
After the initial combo points I was ready to begin the actual fight. Go in with a cheapshot, then, since you have 5 CPs, go for the Evisc. Just before stun breaks chug down a Free Action Potion so, as mentioned in another post, he cannot stunlock you.
I prefer the GBS (Gouge + Backstab) to the SSS (Sinister Strike Spam) due to spec and weapons. But do whatever you have to do to get 5 points up there and lay down another evisc. I used my cold blood on the second 5 pointer and he dropped down to about 10% health. Popped evasion and finished him off the rest of the way with regular SS/Evisc combos.
My luck continued as he dropped the BP on the first attempt :)
Edited, Thu Dec 29 21:32:02 2005
Soloed him today at level 48 (8/31/0 spec). Was planning on CS>SS>vanish to build up 3 combo points but vanish failed so I was stuck with him. Drank a free action potion right then and there, hit him with another 2 SS's to build 5 combo points and layed down expose armor. Hit evasion>adrenaline rush>blade flurry built up 5 combo points and layed down SnD. Think I got 3 more CP built up (from SS) before adrenaline rush and evasion were done, a riposte, another SS and 4 point evis killed him. I had about 1200 of my 2725 hp left after the fight. Only pot used was a &*! and no poisons (since he's immune) or sharpening stones.
Took me 4 runs to see him (and 3 more after I killed him)... cape dropped
Gear is in profile but since it'll change here's what I was using, figure it might be useful to guage how tough the fight will be?:
Helm of fire
Woven Ivy Necklace
Sergeant's Cloak (+3agi)
Nightscape Tunic (+50hp)
First Sergeant's bracers (+7stam)
Shadowskin gloves (+7agi)
Triprunner dungarees (+32 armor)
Albino Crocscale boots (+7stam)
Band of Allegiance
Masson's Frat ring
Rune of duty (lvl 40 one)
Thrash blade (fiery)
Vanquisher's sword (+3dmg)
435 attack power
I must have been incredibly lucky; the only time I've seen him was on my first-ever Mara run. Dropped the Fungus Shroud. Been back about 10 times and haven't seen him since.
i soloed him with 49 rogue combat and sublety spec
from 4 runs i saw and killed him 2 times
in second run he drops me armor
it was wery hard to kill him for me i had to use all my alchemy support
I think that Meshlok is no longer bugged
as 51 sub rogue i kicked this mob's ass.After 3 try's at razorlash for sholders and finaly getting them i went for a search of this mob.He was easy as hell.Started wtih CS-hemo-gouge -5cp-expose-turned evasion and spamed hemo till evis.Only problem was his 6 sec stun but 1 big healing pot can take care of that.And i got chest of first kill.Dont have any special gear but Krol blade.
He's not hard to find, if he's there you won't miss him. He patrols from the first lurker you see after the 2 slimes, up to the waterfall. Easy to take down too, just a pain waiting for him to spawn. I saw him 4 times from around 25 runs.
after 9 to 10 runs, he hasnt spawned yet.
49 Gnome rogue on Uldaman
Yeah a while back in mara we went in, (lasted 5 minutes, blame the rogue =P) we came across this guy, he dropped his fungerus shroud armour and our rogue got so happy, he aggrod heaps of guys, killed us, spirit rezzed and ran
Never trust a rogue
(Unless they are enchanters, somehow this makes it better)
Today I saw him the 1st time in like 20 run of mara, I killed him, he dropped cloak...
49 Rogue, Lightning's Blade.
It took me several deaths to figure out a strat for taking this guy down. I've killed him twice tonight (in about 30 instance resets) and gotten that retarded helmet both times. Here's what I use and how I do it:
Gnomish Battle Chicken
Major Healing Potion
Mithril Frag Bomb
Fishliver Oil (this stuff is amazing)
This guy is immune to blind but is not immune to icy weapon. :D
1) Ambush, hope it crits.
3) Battle chicken
10) wait.. gouge
11) vanish (it turns to the chicken now)
13) ambush, hope it crits.
13.5) fishliver oil (you should be immune to his war stomp by this point as he uses it often)
17) ks (if chicken still lives then you've won the fight at this point.. if not then)
18) major healing potion
19) buttonmash and hope he doesn't crit you for 600+. you should be able to win it here..
miniscule - tichondrius
49 alliance gnome rogue
ps: after prep,ambush you can also vanish and ambush him again if you are fast enough to do it before he kills the chicken.
Edited, Sun Jun 19 07:38:45 2005
i ran this three times, all three he was up...he is kinda buggy, you have to go in the corner, agro him, at which point he pops to underneith the center island, out of range, even if he is hitting you, and then wait for him to forget about you and then pop up from underneith the center island...but he was up all 3 times, dropped the robe twice, and the headdress, which i was really after (coming for you Huhuran), the third time.
btw, 60 hunter, he never took my pet past 50%, and i didn't heal it. i did have aspect of the wild on, though not sure if the damage was nature or physical. also, pretty easy to find if you know the area to look. he is on top of the falls, and just /tar mes and you will see him if he's up...he does walk up and down the corridor though, so if you catch him at the wrong time, you could be /tar and he could be out of range or whatever
Edited, Sun May 28 02:11:07 2006
Found Meshlok on my forth reset of the instance. Attempted 3 times to take him without a free action potion. Got him to 2% one time and died. Ported back to IF and got some sharpening stones, free action pot, and an armor pot. Stealthed back in and took him down. I had to bandage once after I stunned him. He does hit very hard and the stun on you is devistating. I highly recommend the free action pot, makes life a whole lot easier. You can gouge him, works well, but he is immune to blind and poisons. He dropped the Fungus for me, very happy to receive that. Also, was able to farm 17 ghost mushrooms during the resets of the instance so got some nice coin and a sweet piece of armor for my efforts. If you read the prior posts about strategy you'll be fine. He was 48+ for me.
Since no one could specify exactly which mob and exactly where he is.
Look at this map.
He is the ONLY sludge dood that PATHS along the river. (the UPPER river)
He is the pather that paths between "Slime Encounter" and "Poison Falls" on that map.
Easiest way to get to him is through purple side in my opinion. Was rare as heck to get to spawn. Just kept checking that pather for him or normal mob. and reset instance when it was normal mob.
So I've been farming for this rare on my Classic shaman for pre-raid BiS healing chest and wanted to share what I learned. Starting from a Princess run and backtracking. The place holder for this rare isn't always a cavern shambler and can be a cavern lurker also. Since there are multiple cavern lurkers nearby it can make targeting a shambler or Meshlok useless. I timed the patrol path of the mob and from below the water fall (where I /target him from) it takes him 2 minutes and 34 seconds from when he leaves targetable range until he re enters it. Because of this I just /target Meshlok from just below where he patrols for the duration of 2 mins and 34 seconds. if you don't target him in that time frame then he didn't spawn. I hope this helps out anyone else farming for this rare and good luck !
Having done numerous resets for the purpose of herb farming, I decided to give an update regarding his loot table and spawn chance for Classic WoW.
He has a 10%-20% chance of spawning in your load-in. The most I've seen him in 5 resets is twice (2/5). I have yet to see him 3/5.
Furthermore, he does indeed drop
. This is not listed in his loot table and I speculate it must be a really low drop chance.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
Classic WoW Stealth Runs Guide
Maraudon Dungeon Strategy for WoW Classic
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