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Mercs for Hire

NoteEdit

Mercenaries are NPCs for hire. When you hire or summon a mercenary it takes up a group slot and has a monetary fee. In order to hire a mercenary, you must own the Age of Discovery expansion.

The mercenary will charge you an upkeep fee every 30 minutes, this amount is increased as you level up. Level 90 upkeep fee is 20g per 30 minutes or on a respawn, after the mercenary is killed. Once you dismiss the mercenary you must also pay the upkeep fee to bring them back.

To hire a mercenary the first time you will have to meet him/her/it at the locations listed below.
When you want to hire a Merc keep in mind that some are ...

  • always at a default location
  • always at a default location, but need an item obtained in order to see them
  • spawning at several possible locations and times in a zone

You can see your hired mercenaries in your persona window, but only 1 can be active at the time. Most of the merc are locked in the persona window, which means you have to meet he merc to summon him again. It is possible to unlock a merc which allows you to summon him/her/it anywhere in Norrath.

Related changes/notes to merc

Upkeep Edit

Level range Upkeep
1 - 10 80c
11 - 20 2s
21 - 30 8s
31 - 40 20s
41 - 50 40s
51 - 60 4g
61 - 70 8g
71 - 80 16g
81 - 100 20g

Mechanics Edit

There are many mercenaries to chose from. Healers and the dirge have a chance of actually rezzing you! No need to guess, their icons show their archetype, and hailing them will tell you their class. Available types are Tanks, Healers, Melee DPS, Caster DPS, and Support mercenaries.

You can manage your mercenary's appearance clothing via your persona window. Add any armor you want to your mercenary to display, but remember that they will get no additional benefit from it. It's akin to equipping a mannequin; the armor will remain with you.

The suspend timer is 1 minute. If you suspend your mercenary, you'll have to wait 1 minute to use /resume to bring them back. When a mercenary dies, s/he becomes suspended. You can resume him/her from the mercenary window in your Persona window, or you can type /merc resume. Each time you resume your mercenary, you will pay the upkeep.

If a mercenary loses too much confidence they will panic and suffer from a stat decrease. Avoid this by keeping aggro.

Right clicking on a Ranger Mercenary will allow you to use the tracking skill.

There are 3 additional options for mercs (compared to pets)

  • follow:the merc will follow that char in the group
  • assist:the merc will attack the target that char is attacking
  • protect:the merc will attack the target that attacked that char and it will heal/cure that char.

Examples

  • a healer merc: follow the healer char in the group, assist "none" and protect the tank
  • dps merc: follow the dps, assist the dps, protect "none"
  • tank merc (with a solo char): follow, assist and protect the char. if you don't wanna take the first hit, send the merc in before you attack the target

Mercenary Slash Commands Edit

  • /merc ranged
  • /merc melee
  • /mercname
  • /merc attack
  • /merc backoff
  • /merc preserve_self
  • /merc preserve_master
  • /merc suspend
  • /merc resume (unsuspends the mercenary)
  • /cl_ignore_merc_chatter {true/false}
  • /togglemerc (Toggles the display of the Mercenary information and command UI window)

Locations Edit

If you see one mercenary hanging around, there's likely more nearby. It is possible to sneak into other cities and hire their mercenaries. Once you have hired "foreign" mercenaries, they will appear also in your alignment's Mercenary Den. These semi-instances are located in Qeynos (Basement of Fish's Alehouse and Inn, Qeynos Harbor) and Freeport (Seafarer's Roost in East Freeport,  Eq2map).

Standard Mercenaries Edit

Zone Location Name Class Map ref
Freeport Seafarer's Roost Outside/Upstairs Brenin Stoutheart Tank (Guardian) ( -220, -55, -3 ) /waypoint -220, -55, -3
Freeport Seafarer's Roost Outside/Upstairs Stamper Jeralf Healer (Inquisitor) ( -237, -55, 14 ) /waypoint -237, -55, 14
Freeport Behind Seafarer's Roost Outside/Upstairs Bellut Shortsong Support Bard (Dirge) ( -252, -55, -13 ) /waypoint -252, -55, -13
Freeport In the room under Seafarer's Roost Sscire Slitherscale Melee DPS (Assassin) ( -241, -273, -1 ) /waypoint -241, -273, -1
Freeport In the room under Seafarer's Roost Dinaris Jounst Melee DPS (Brigand) ( -243, -65, -10 ) /waypoint -243, -65, -10
Freeport In the room under Seafarer's Roost ( -243, -65, -10 ) /waypoint -243, -65, -10 Gaeri Tallspire Caster DPS (Warlock) ( -215, -273, -7 ) /waypoint -215, -273, -7
Qeynos Harbor Outside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Jennis Proudhilt Tank (Paladin) ( 816, -23, 67 ) /waypoint 816, -23, 67
Qeynos Harbor Inside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Bildi Pieflinger Support Bard (Troubadour) ( 814, -23, 60 ) /waypoint 814, -23, 60
Qeynos Harbor Inside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Kyren Darkcloud Melee DPS (Swashbuckler) ( 812, -23, 58 ) /waypoint 812, -23, 58
Qeynos Harbor Inside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Bdorn Alehammer Healer (Templar) ( 804, -24, 62 ) /waypoint 804, -24, 62
Qeynos Harbor Inside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Firus Scorchtouch Caster DPS (Wizard) ( 803, -23, 69 ) /waypoint 803, -23, 69
Qeynos Harbor Inside of Fish's Alehouse and Inn Kell Silentfang Melee DPS / Tank (Monk) ( 811, -23, 43 ) /waypoint 811, -23, 43
New Halas Coldwind Hall Bordis Glacierbane Caster DPS (Conjuror) ( 93, 154, -172 ) /waypoint 93, 154, -172
New Halas Coldwind Hall Nevis Yewkus Healer (Mystic) ( 92, 154, -175 ) /waypoint 92, 154, -175
Kelethin Jysolin's Pub Trundo Flitterfling Ranged DPS (Ranger) ( 195, 108, 348 ) /waypoint 195, 108, 348
Kelethin Jysolin's Pub Keyrin Curetouch Healer (Warden) ( 197, 108, 349 ) /waypoint 197, 108, 349
Gorowyn City Complex Denva Loogei Tank (Berserker) ( 2623, 66, 1167 ) /waypoint 2623, 66, 1167
Gorowyn City Complex Blurt Grasplung Healer (Defiler) ( 2626, 66, 1172 ) /waypoint 2626, 66, 1172
Neriak Near the Darklight Wood entry Gandol Deathwing Caster DPS (Necromancer) ( -10, 17, -40 ) /waypoint -10, 17, -40
Neriak Near the Darklight Wood entry Vittia Direshadow Tank (Shadowknight) ( -9, 18, -35 ) /waypoint -9, 18, -35

Ancient Mercenaries Edit

The Ancient Mercenaries have bonuses when used within Skyshrine. To hire an Ancient Mercenary, you must be able to go to Skyshrine: The Forbidden City of Dracur via the portal in Skyshrine at ( -33, 0, -9 ) /waypoint -33, 0, -9 (10,000 Claws of Veeshan faction required).

Note: In order to speak/hire them it requires you to have completed To Speak as a Dragon quest.

In order to get the key that will unlock the mercenaries, you need to defeat Dozekar in the quest Revelations in the Temple. This is the final quest in a series that begins in Skyshrine: The City of Dracur. Speak to Hazhem ( 10, 1, -12 ) /waypoint 10.33, 1.36, -12.49 to begin the quest. After you kill Dozekar, turn in your quest to receive the key. Return to the starting zone in Skyshrine and use the portal to Skyshrine; The Forbidden City of Dracur (-29.59, -0.41, -7.17). In one of three zones there you will find and be able to unlock your mercenary.

Ancient Mercenaries cost 25g upkeep every 30 minutes (at level 90).

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Lyceum of the Recondite Laborine Construct Monk Golem ( 351, 0, 41 ) /waypoint 351, 0, 41
Dracur Prime Archon Construct Inquisitor Golem ( -343, 2, -19 ) /waypoint -343, 2, -19
Covenant District Demolisher Construct Brigand Golem ( 98, 1, -376 ) /waypoint 98, 1, -376

Elite Mercenaries Edit

Elite mercenaries are rare and more powerful. The elite mercenaries roam the world until hired, after which that mercenary will despawn for a while from the world, so there will be gaps between players being able to find them.

Elite mercenaries are more expensive than normal mercenaries. They cost 50g upkeep every 30 minutes (at level 90-95). All their spells are mastered, and they do not return to start locations like the rest of the normal mercenaries when dismissed.

The re-summon timer for elite mercenaries used to be 5 minutes, but this was changed to 1 minute with the December 17, 2013 patch.

Reported locations for the various elite mercenaries below will be found on their individual pages.

Zone Name Class Race
The Stonebrunt Highlands Matri Dut Brigand Nayad
Nektulos Forest Kenny Mystic Moppet
The Withered Lands Perrin Wanderhoof
must speak Druzaic to hire
Fury Corrupted Satyr

Special Mercenaries Edit

SOE Live Mercenaries Edit

Available as a /claim item only for those who attended SOE Live 2012.

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Qeynos Province District Dashenti Lasheris (Qeynos) Shadowknight Vampire ( 799, -253, 34 ) /waypoint 799, -253, 34
The City of Freeport Dashenti Lasheris (Freeport) Shadowknight Vampire ( -211, -273, 2 ) /waypoint -211, -273, 2

Chains of Eternity Collectors Edition Mercenaries Edit

Available only for those who purchased the Chains of Eternity Collectors Edition.

Mercenaries are per character. You can choose either the Templar or the Paladin Lujien (werewolf) in Freeport or Qeynos mercenary dens. They will both be available for you to hire on all your characters.

The Collector's Edition mercenaries have significantly higher stats and confidence than the standard mercenaries (they can take a lot more of a challenge before they cower/debuff).

The Collector's Edition mercenaries will cost the same to hire as the standard mercenaries.

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Qeynos Province District Krivix Honorclaw Paladin Lujien ( 810, -253, 20 ) /waypoint 810, -253, 20
The City of Freeport Krivix Honorclaw Paladin Lujien ( -220, -273, -10 ) /waypoint -220, -273, -10
Qeynos Province District Krivok Honorclaw Templar Lujien ( 813, -253, 20 ) /waypoint 813, -253, 20
The City of Freeport Krivok Honorclaw Templar Lujien ( -218, -273, -10 ) /waypoint -218, -273, -10

Chains of Eternity Mercenaries Edit

Hireable after you loot their respective (coins/contracts) from a heroic Chains of Eternity instance.

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Obol Plains Captain Bloodstain Berserker Ogre On the docks near the entrance of The Dreadcutter
Eidolon Jungle Kilphin Assassin Lizardman Outside of Temple of the Faceless
Obol Plains Dolsie Songspinner Troubador Wood Elf ( 284, 6, 852 ) /waypoint 284, 6, 852
Jarsath Wastes Raghnagt the Gnawer Brigand Ashlok ( -1132, 123, 1989 ) /waypoint -1132, 123, 1989 in Wurmbone Cleft
Jarsath Wastes Yadeht Fohctac Warden Yha-lei ( -720, -50, 1419 ) /waypoint -719.84, -50.41, 1418.83

Tears of Veeshan Expansion Mercenary Edit

Available as a /claim item only for those who have purchased the Tears of Veeshan expansion. Note: Daeron will appear in the Mercenary Den of each city only after you activate the token in your inventory that appears upon claiming it.

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Qeynos Province District Daeron Ashenwing (Qeynos) Monk Aerakyn ( 815, -215, 22 ) /waypoint 815, -215, 22
The City of Freeport Daeron Ashenwing (Freeport) Monk Aerakyn ?0? ) 


Altar of Malice Expansion Mercenaries Edit

The following are available after looting and examining their respective tokens, dropped in Altar of Malice instances:

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Death Weave Isle Lady Belizabart Killigrump Brigand Pirate ( 267, 7, -872 ) /waypoint 267, 7, -872
Death Weave Isle Quaar the Feral Berserker Urzarach ( 909, 43, -972 ) /waypoint 909, 43, -972
Grim Shales Zun Tek'Xakra Troubador Akhevan ( -1123, 87, -1124 ) /waypoint -1123, 87, -1124
North Dshinn Lorr'kejut Inquisitor Allu’thoa ( -1186, 158, 1032 ) /waypoint -1186, 158, 1032
South Dshinn Zelbie Whackya Paladin Pygmy ( -717, 13, 238 ) /waypoint -717, 13, 238
Kithicor Island Werner Thunderleg Monk Human ( 604, 30, 962 ) /waypoint 604, 30, 962

Collector's Edition purchasers received a /claim token which, when examined, makes Kluuron V'Lorn available in your city's Mercenary Den:

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Qeynos Province District Kluuron V'Lorn (Qeynos) Defiler Cultist of Primordial Malice ( 815, -215, 22 ) /waypoint 815, -215, 22
The City of Freeport Kluuron V'Lorn (Freeport) Defiler Cultist of Primordial Malice ?0? ) 

Terrors of Thalumbra Expansion Mercenary Edit

Available as a /claim item only for those who have purchased the Collector's Edition or Premium Edition of the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion. Note: Delidrae will appear in the Mercenary Den of each city only after you activate the token in your inventory that appears upon claiming it. This mercenary uses Wizard-like and Brigand-like abilities as well as having some healing potential.

Zone Name Class Race Map Ref
Zou'Lidelas village in Thalumbra Delidrae, the Ineffable Thorn (Thalumbra, the Ever Deep) DPS Glaufaye ( -475, 275, 376 ) /waypoint -474.58, 274.75, 375.64
Qeynos Province District Delidrae, the Ineffable Thorn (Qeynos) DPS Glaufaye ( 815, -215, 22 ) /waypoint 815, -215, 22
The City of Freeport Delidrae, the Ineffable Thorn (Freeport) DPS Glaufaye ( -220, -273, -2 ) /waypoint -219.91, -272.93, -2.46

Tinkerfest Mercenaries Edit

Hireable after you complete the The Reticent Tinkerer quest in Steamfont Mountains during Tinkerfest. They can be located inside Redd's Abode ( -533, -176, 1013 ) /waypoint -533, -176, 1013, located in the Gnomeland Security Headquarters in Steamfont Mountains. Access to Redd's Abode is available after Tinkerfest as long as your character has completed the quest during Tinkerfest.

Zone Name Class Race
Redd's Abode Tik-Tank Mk III Eliminator Clockwork
Redd's Abode Dok-Tok Mk III Equalizer Clockwork

Bristlebane Day Mercenary Edit

Hireable in the Mercenary Den of each city after you complete [What quest is needed to unlock this mercenary?] during Bristlebane Day.

Zone Name Class Race
Qeynos Province District Gigglegibber Thief Brigand Goblin
The City of Freeport Gigglegibber Thief Brigand Goblin

Ten Year Veteran Reward MercenariesEdit

Claim an item with the /claim command and use it to unlock. You can recruit them in the Mercenary Den.

Zone Name Class Race
Qeynos Province District Lady Liae Croae Paladin Human
The City of Freeport Lord Valkiss Shadowknight Iksar

Tradeskill MercenariesEdit

Raffik is available after completing his last Tradeskilling quest, On a Boat. He stands on the docks of Isle of Mara.

Zone Name Class Race
Isle of Mara Raffik Fury Ratonga

Qho Augren is available after completing his last Gathering quest, A Gathering Obsession Beyond The Grave. He wanders near the waterfall on Isle of Mara.

Zone Name Class Race
Isle of Mara Qho Augren Monk Human

Rogues Gallery MercenariesEdit

A set of new mercenaries was introduced with the Rum Cellar Pack. There are mercenary crates purchasable through the Marketplace that give you a random token for the selected archetype. The following archetypes are currently available: Archon (Priest/Inquisitor) and Martial (Fighter/Monk), Mindbender (Mage/Coercer), and Songspinner (Scout/Dirge).

Mercenary crates are tradeable until they are redeemed for tokens. The tokens can then be used to hire the indicated mercenaries or sold to city merchants for status points.

Each archetype has 5 common, 3 uncommon, and 2 rare mercenaries. All archetype tokens give you a chance to receive the ultra-rare fallen paladin mercenary.

To hire the mercenary indicated on a mercenary token, examine it and click on the option to sign the mercenary contract. You must then go to the Rogues' Gallery to hire the mercenary in person. The Rogues' Gallery is a special zone that can be found by clicking on the appropriate door in the Qeynos or Freeport Mercenary Den (basement). In Freeport take door at ( -239, -273, -11 ) /waypoint -239.25, -272.93, -10.59. [Need more info here on Rogues' Gallery location(s)]

Rarity Name Class Race Status Point Value
Ultra-rare Katastra Vilehex Paladin / Shadowknight Aerakyn 10,000,000

Archon MercenariesEdit

Priests

Rarity Name Class Race Status Point Value
Common Dar Qal, Man-o-War Inquisitor Ulthork 1,000,000
Common Gonok Shieldmaul Inquisitor Drolvarg 1,000,000
Common Geldia Hammerwind Inquisitor Coldain 1,000,000
Common Decanus Nok Brinloy Inquisitor Storm Giant 1,000,000
Common Bishop Ciranok Bloodtalon Inquisitor Aviak 1,000,000
Uncommon Tyfon Tartaron Inquisitor Droag 3,000,000
Uncommon Priestess Klodae Cer'Ule Inquisitor Kerig'Dal 3,000,000
Uncommon Archon Maia Inquisitor Othmir 3,000,000
Rare The Sublime Blade-Vicar Inquisitor (Special) Djinn 6,000,000
Rare Veldra Kradane, the Lost Inquisitor (Special) Lich 6,000,000

Martial MercenariesEdit

Fighters

Rarity Name Class Race Status Point Value
Common Clot Bloodreaver, the Ever-living Monk Ghoul 1,000,000
Common Lady Gretta Cheroon Monk Greater Vampire 1,000,000
Common Clik-Clank Mnk 42 Monk Clockwork 1,000,000
Common Maala Sawtooth Monk Thullosian 1,000,000
Common Lord Dessel Bonefist Monk Skeleton 1,000,000
Uncommon Toggs the Enforcer Monk Duhjalm Ettin 3,000,000
Uncommon Zelza Honeyjab Monk Bixie 3,000,000
Uncommon Qinlin Lou Monk Hua Mein 3,000,000
Rare Solovor Gordd,The Titan Fist Monk (Special) Gorilla 6,000,000
Rare Master Burl Whittlingfists Monk (Special) Mannequin 6,000,000

Mindbender Mercenaries Edit

Mages

Rarity Name Class Race Status Point Value
Common Sithra Veil Coercer Zombie 1,000,000
Common Nevanon Coercer Aerakyn 1,000,000
Common Va'Vex Shadowheart Coercer Akheva 1,000,000
Common Grabby Boombottom Coercer Goblin 1,000,000
Common Gelga Gloomspellsl [information needed] Grimling 1,000,000
Uncommon Qaaxl Brainfouler Coercer Ashlok 3,000,000
Uncommon Woofland Pawmelter Coercer Gnoll 3,000,000
Uncommon Temurin Darkthrall Coercer Malice Cultist 3,000,000
Rare K'nozz the Confuser Coercer Shadowed Man 6,000,000
Rare Walkyria Edda Coercer Valkyrie 6,000,000

Songspinner Mercenaries Edit

Scouts

Rarity Name Class Race Status Point Value
Common Navec Skleross Dirge Skorpikis 1,000,000
Common Tasha Tsernin Dirge Iksar Skeleton 1,000,000
Common Neferkar the Old Dirge Mummy 1,000,000
Common Apttua Windsister Dirge Harpy 1,000,000
Common Xa'rgo the Cursed [information needed] Iksar Golem 1,000,000
Uncommon Nekletk K'Tokt Dirge Ravasect 3,000,000
Uncommon Jazbella Cantile Dirge Siren 3,000,000
Uncommon Maestro Creed Fierydrum Dirge Vampire 3,000,000
Rare Zophiel of Delahnus Dirge Nayad 6,000,000
Rare Ordovis Cruor [information needed] Necromantic Golem 6,000,000

Seasonal MercenariesEdit

During the annual Frostfell world event (in 2015), themed mercenaries were offered. All look like gingerbread men. Most are archon mercenaries, with one rare archeon, and an ultra rare martial mercenary.

These Mercenaries are found by entering a door within the Rogues Gallery. The door to access these looks like a Magic Door to the Guild Hall.

Please confirm and create a table as needed for the info below and remove this note. Added for names and locs while still available!
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Soe logo white EQ2i credits posts in this thread written by Johnnyteatime at the SOE/DBG Forums for some of the information in this article.

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