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Plague Beast Chests

Discussion in 'UHall' started by sablestorm, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. sablestorm

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    A guildmate of mine recently returned in-game and we were reminiscing about old adventures we had. One of the things which came up was luring a plague beast out of the swamps into the compassion desert to provoke it on the bounty of creatures that spawned there. I think she took great glee in watching the plague beast eat the creatures which ambushed her when she recalled there on her dial up at the time. :)

    Anyway, I know plague beasts were altered. Do chests still spawn on them if you "feed" them by provoking creatures onto them for them to kill and devour? If not, any chance we could see this returned to the way it was?
     
  2. It Lives

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    I did this about two nights ago and yes the chest still spawn, you have to provo at least 5 or more creatures on to the beast to get the chest's. More is better.( this was in trinny swamp)

    Oh, it gets progressively harder to kill the more you provo onto it.

    ^ the para plague are fun *grins*
     
  3. GarthGrey

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    Zerg guilds and overpowered Solo Templates didn't like doing those, so they were changed..they're not worth doing now...
     
  4. JoO

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    My Brother in-law and I used to spend hours pre AOS, summoning creatures and making them attack the plague beast to feed it. We would do this for about 30 minutes then it would take about 30 mins worth of blade spirits to kill it and we would get tons of chests, usually with a slayer weapon inside. It was a lot of fun.
     
  5. Patty Pickaxe

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    What kind of chests are they? Metal treasure chests? What is in them? Gold? crappy armor and weapons? I have played this game for 7 years and never knew about this! I knew you could try to "perform surgery" on a plague beast and try to get his.... heart? core? I was never successful at it. I live in the swamp. That could be fun just to try one night.
     
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    The chests are plain metal, not coloured like the paragon stuff. Can't remember if they're locked. Pretty sure they don't contain maps but I could be wrong. They tend to contain little of interest.

    Plague Beats are able to kill various summons, including, if memory serves, Energy Vortexs (though Blade Spirits or Nature's Furies might produce better results). Those are a good way to generate the chests.

    This guide might help you with getting the core.
     
  7. sablestorm

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    If I recall correctly, the chests spawn on the plague beast corpse and couldn't be taken. You can only grab the gold and items out of it. I do remember one incident, however, where just as a plague beast lord died, a harpy flew near and looted the corpse. The two chests appeared in the harpy's backpack. It was far too heavy to lift or carry, so I had to hopscotch the things all the way from the compassion deserts back to my house near Britain. I still have that heavy bag of chests in a secure at my house.
     
  8. It Lives

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    Well Like I said I just did this two days ago, I did about four PB with my disco/prov bard and got roughly 6 metal chests some were dull gray and some where dark with the gold fringe(like fished up ones with out the tag). I picked them up right out of the Pb corpse. It was all crappy loot I just wanted the chests.
     
  9. kittykat

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    the chests that can spawn are just plain colored metal chests (and are labeled Metal Chest) - as others said, you have to "feed" the PB by either provo'ing stuff onto it or using summons against it. Back in the day I would summon deamons till it got so tough I could barely get it killed and get lots of chests off it. Last month while hunting seeds in the swamp I would play with the PB's and use vortexes to kill them. Occasionally they would 'devour' my EVs and once in a while leave a chest behind. Yes, you can remove the chests and use them. They are not locked, and they usaully contain gold representative of what the PB ate (in the case of EVs the two I had had something under 100 gold as i recall) - it's been a very long time that I've fed them anything else really, so I can't remember if they carry other items as well.

    @Patty Pickaxe: "I knew you could try to "perform surgery" on a plague beast and try to get his.... heart? core?"
    You're thinking of Plague Beast Lords which are different from Plague Beasts. They can't be fed (that I know of) but if you paralyze them and cut them open, there is a puzzle to do to get a plague beast mutation core.
     
  10. Dr Poth

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    Simplest way is to sit just off screen and summon animals and send them to attack the plague beast. Repeat a few times, then kill with ev's and spells. I've found feeding it about 15 animals and then a few ev's in the process of killing it will spawn 4-6 chests typically.
     
  11. Wasn't there some way to distinguish the PB cores from the old bank chests that are now considered rares? Someone told me the way a long time ago when I asked about the bank chest that I have, but I can't remember what it was.
     
  12. christy1221

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    I forgot you could get chest off them. Now I'm going to have to go to a swamp and find me a plague beast. :D