Between tanking NMs and waiting for the next phase of the Whispering Tide, I’ve been working steadily to hunt down all the rare monsters in The Secret World. There aren’t nearly as many as in WoW—I think there are only around 40—but it’s still pretty time consuming since you have to wait around for them to spawn. Some are on short 15 minute timers, but with others you could be waiting 3 hours. Still, there’s a sweet jacket at the end of it, so I feel like it’s a side project worth the time!
I’ve been using the rare spawn maps at the TSW wiki and browsing info at Unfair.co and this forum thread. So far I’ve downed everything in New England and the first zone in Egypt. Making good progress! I haven’t had trouble finding anything yet, but I’ve definitely spent some time waiting around for them to pop.
Sometimes I remember to take screenshots, but others I’m too excited to see a spawn and then I forget! Here are a few of my trophies so far:
The Dunwich Horror. This guy took me some time, and I was so relieved to find him wandering the fence south of the airport in KM I celebrated by killing him.
Ainn the Harbinger of Death. I waited around for a while on this guy too (noticing a theme?). I actually like the design of this golem model a lot, looks crusty like it’s covered in barnacles or something. He spawns in the middle of a pack of worshipers, and I bonded with them while we were waiting by killing them all repeatedly.
The Lost One. This was a piece of cake! He was the last rare I had to hunt down in the Scorched Desert, and he was right there waiting the first time I went looking. So grateful for the convenience I gave him directions (TO DEATH).
It’s been a fun journey so far, and I think I’m about halfway done. I want to finish it before Tokyo because I’m assuming they’ll add more rare monsters, and then I might have to kill them for the achievement too!