Well I decided that the next exciting mission for Krystella should be stealth farming a dungeon. Since the Underbog is the only dungeon I know with herbs/ore, that’s where I went. Of course it helps that I am higher than most of the mobs in there too ;)
A handy tidbit I learned about the Underbog from one of the folks in my group is that the Sanguine Hibiscus respawns in there. So if you clear the instance, you can just hang around and harvest more hibiscus before you leave. They seem to be on a 10-15 minute respawn timer. Kinda useful if you are working on Sporeggar rep. After we were done just I wandered around and picked up an extra 5 hibiscus. Since you get 850 rep for each stack of 5, that’s nothing to sneeze at.
Anyway, I went back in later that same day to see if I could reasonably work around a full dungeon and collect anything worthwhile. I didn’t have much problem gathering a few hibiscus on the bottom floor. As long as you avoid the pathing sporebats it’s not too difficult to harvest those. There was an adamantite node at the bottom of the ramp that was a bit trickier. It seems to spawn there pretty frequently, so I assume that’s a standard location for the node.
I had to wait for the giant to path away and also try to avoid the sporebat patrol that goes up and down the ramp. You kind of have to mine once – sneak back to your hiding spot – then come back in between sporebat passes. Luckily for me the sporebats don’t have much of an aggro radius because I’m sure I cut the timing close a few times.
I kept going toward the first boss and was able to get through him and his cronies, but I could not manage to go beyond the nagas. I’m not sure if they had some sort of stealth detection or I just got unlucky, but they busted me on the ramp. I tried running past them and vanishing, but I died before the vanish took. The mob density is pretty high in that portion of the dungeon, so I’m not sure how feasible it would be to sneak through it. If anyone else is brave enough to give it a go and let us know what happens, feel free!
***For those of you new to my blog, I have other articles on stealth farming here***