The "Nektulos Forest" Zone Guide
Nektulos Forest Map
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- Guide by - Savanja
- 4.18.07 - Guide Posted!
- If you have any additions or requests, please let me know!
- Minimum Level
- Connecting Zones
- Soloing Opportunities
- Grouping Opportunities
Nektulos Forest has long since been a hunting grounds for lower level adventurers who dare to brave the dark and gloomy expanse of trees and hidden danger. The zone hasn't changed all that much since the early days of EverQuest I. It is still plague with the undead, angry dark elves, and mean little woodland creatures that are very willing to sneak up when you don't expect it and whoop your rear!
Traveling through Nektulos Forest isn't as discouraging as it used to be, but it is still better for lower level players to stick to the paths when trying to make their way to the dock from the Commonlands.
This zone is best suited for levels 20-30 for either solo or group play. If you stay near the Commonlands zone in, you can find something to do in your late teens.
Through the docks:
- Isle of Mara, This takes you to the Fallen Dynasty adventure pack.
- Thundering Steppes, a level 20-30 overland zone.
- Enchanted Lands, a level 30-40ish overland zone.
- Lavastorm, a level 30-40ish overland zone.
- Butcherblock Mountains, A boat will take you to the Echoes of Faydwer expansion pack zones.
- Obelisk of Lost Souls, a level 35-50 heroic dungeon.
- Nektropos Castle, a level 30-40+ heroic dungeon.
- The Commonlands, a level 10-20 overland zone.
- D'Morte Burial Chambers, for the adventure pack The Bloodline Chronicles.
- Cauldron Hallow, a raid zone.
- Haven, home of the exiles.
There are a lot of quests in Nektulos Forest. Most can be found near the Commonland zone in, the docks, and the camps up by Soul Eater Falls. I will highlight some of the quests here.
Kleron's Armor Quests (level 20) - Kleron (loc -613, 37, 71) in Nektulos Forest, found along the southeastern path, gives tasks in which you may gain pieces of armor. These are pretty useful pieces if you are low on coin and play solo too often to get better dropped gear.
Leggings - Legs from the nearby dusk leapers. These are all over the rocks across from Kleron. Then you will need owlbear feathers from the ash owlbears that are just up the path. Take these items to the waterfall and burn them, which is actually a bit down from Soul Eater Falls at loc 350, 3, -1287.
Helmet - First search The Pot for pirates. The Pot (loc -1052, -11, -435) is found up the path, north from Kleron. Then to Mound Lake (loc -531, 4, -410), found directly north of Kleron. Then to Black Water Lake (loc -561, -1, -980), found north of Mound Lake. Finally, you will need to kill mistgrinnins until you get an auto-update. I found these mobs along the river going towards Soul Eater Falls.
Earring - Collect from the rancid roots around Nektulos Forest. Once you have ten of those, you'll need to kill immense tree snakes. These guys are found north of the beach path coming from the docks, near the D'Morte Burial Chambers. The you will need to gather from the polluted natural gardens around the forest.
Shoes - Collect skins from the kodiak, these are all over, north of Kleron. Then you will need shadowmen. These can be found in isolated areas, but the most and likely easiest to spot, are those near the Obelisk of Lost Souls. After you've gathered the required materials, take them to the mushroom found just behind the citadel behind D'Morte.
Wristguards - Kill dusk darts found in the water by the dock. Then head out to Behmouth Pond to scout the area. Then you will never to kill skeletons. I tried a variety of them, and all worked, including the lower level ones near Commonlands zone in. Finally you will need rumbleroot saplings, and these are found up the path from Kleron.
Ring - This quest wasn't offered until I completed all the rest. First, grab a special poison from the mushroom at the bottom of N'Mar's Ascent. Then you will need crabs from the beach, near the dock. You will need to take out Nerius dockhands. These are spawns in the camp, and you may have to kill the other pirates in camp to get them to spawn. After running down the Beach path, you'll need to harvest from eventide stones to find a black sapphire. Then run back to the beach and slay the Nerius mobs, any will do! You finally return to Kleron for the last time!
Dragoon K'Naae of the Thexians - This is the heritage quest for the shiny brass halberd. Please find the write up for this short and sweet heritage quest here.
Important Quests Related to Nektulos Forest
The Journey is Half the Fun - This is the heritage quest for journeyman's boots.
Hadden's Earring - Heritage quest for the fishbone earring.
Restoring Goulbane - Heritage quest for goulbane
Collection Quests for Nektulos Forest and more can be found here.
Lore and Legend Quests, such as those for skeletons and shadowmen, can be found here.
And don't miss out on the many language quests in which you can work on!
Early on, it is likely best to stick close to the Commonlands zone in. On either side of the river, you will find shrillers, spiders, and skeletons that are all about level 20, these make for good soloing in your upper teens.
For your mid to upper 20s, the Thexian camp and surrounding areas are great. This area is found on the middle eastern part of your map, just off of the path from the West Bear Cave. You'll find tons of Thexians, wolves, and bears around here, levels 26-29ish.
It is truly hard to not find a good solo spot in Nektulos. The zone is just so big and full of content, that if you step off the path in any given location, you will find soloable mobs.
At the lower levels, a nice spot for groups is with the owlbears found in the southeastern part of the zone. These are clustered together and range from about level 23-25 heroic.
Higher level heroics can be found behind D'Morte Burial Chambers, at the small citadel. You'll find level 29ish heroic skeletons in this area.
For mid to upper 20s, the grounds in front of Nektropos Castle works the best. Unfortunately, I don't find Nektulos Forest to be the greatest zone for group play. Recent zone changes have placed heroic content in harder to reach and out of the way areas. The shining group draw for this zone is Nektropos Castle, which is a level 30-40ish heroic zone. Honestly, I wouldn't waste a whole lot of time with a group in the overland zone, and just hit this instance.
Also keep in mind that behind Nektropos Castle is a high level instance for your upper 60s to 70. I haven't had a chance to spend much time in this zone, but I've heard good things about it!
Thank you for visiting the Ten Ton Hammer guide to Nektulos Forest. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me!
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