Pocket Bosses

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While there is no true official name in game for these items, the player base has come to call these things 'Pocket Bosses' and they were the first of the 'Content on Demand' initiatives implemented by Funcom for use with the Shadowlands expansion. The idea of a pocket boss is that you collect pieces of the pattern, mash them all together and go some place to spawn the boss and kill it for Phat L00t. The loot in this regard is often Symbiants, which are like supercharged implants.

There are many different pocket bosses and their pattern pieces drop randomly from named mobs around the Shadowlands and even more rarely from their cronies. It should be noted that the pieces of a particular boss will only drop from one small camp of mobs, in a single area. So you wont find 'Gunk' patterns in Nascence, nor will you find them from camping Eremites. One of the best places to find out about information about the actual pocket boss drops and locations to camp the patterns is AO Pocket. When venturing out to fight the bosses though, note that the boss will have more powerful versions of the abilities that the mob camp had that dropped their pattern. Some will even nuke or evade.

The other problematic part of the Pocket Boss process is the Source Filled Crystal. There are two ways to get these crystals. First, is that the empty crystals randomly drop from mobs around the shadow lands. Second, is that there is a series of nano programs for Meta-Physicists that allow them to summon empty crystals. From there you need to take the empty crystal to a Notum Control Tower of ql equal to or higher than the Crystal and right click the crystal on the tower. This will fill the crystal. Keep on your toes though, these notum towers are often jealously guarded by their owners and if you arrive to fill crystals during a time when the tower is 'hot' you might trigger an attack alert!

To use the pocket boss crystal you have made you simply need to travel to a shadowlands incarnator, target the incarnator and right click on the crystal. Doing this will reduce your health to 1 and spawn the boss who will be hellbent on your death, so it is ill advised to kill these bosses alone or without the ability to heal quickly and absorb damage.

Required skills[edit]

  • Quantum Force field Technology (QFT)
  • Nano Programming (NP)

Required Items and Tools[edit]

Component *1 Location Minimum Ql
Aban Pattern Piece C Shadowlands Dyna Drop PB
Bhotaar Pattern Piece C Shadowlands Dyna Drop PB
Chi Pattern Piece C Shadowlands Dyna Drop PB
Dom Pattern Piece C Shadowlands Dyna Drop PB
Crystal Filled
By The Source
C Fill Unpolluted Crystal by using it on a Notum War Control Tower of equal or greater QL.
Unpolluted Crystal drops from Shadowlands mobs or is summoned by Meta-Physicist casting a Boon of Ergo nano.
Equal to pattern or higher
Ancient Novictum Refiner R Shadowlands Yuttos Tools merchants or
Find Dr. Hestiya Quest
Novictum Block C Shadowlands Spirit Drop Equal to pattern or higher
*1 R = reuseable, C = consumed

Types of Novictum
These novictum blocks are suitable for use in this process.

Icon Name QL Range
Disturbed Sequence of Novictum Disturbed Sequence of Novictum 1-89
Provoked Bond of Novictum Provoked Bond of Novictum 90-129
Enraged Pith of Novictum Enraged Pith of Novictum 130-159
Vicious Novictum Continuity Vicious Novictum Continuity 160-189
Furious Novictum Nexus Furious Novictum Nexus 190-219
Cataclysmic Birth of Novictum Cataclysmic Birth of Novictum 220-300

Tradeskill process[edit]

The combination of items in Anarchy Online works as follows:

Open the tradeskill window (Shift + T). Here you can place the two items you want to combine in the left and middle part. The resulting Item will be shown in the right area. Missing skills, or non possible combinations will be shown below. A detailed look on the resulting item is possible with a simple shift-left-click on it. It is recommended to have free inventory space before combining items, else the item will end in the overflow window.

229142.gif + 229134.gif = 229135.gif No skills needed
Bhotaar Pattern Piece Aban Pattern Piece Aban-Bhotaar Pattern Assembly
229137.gif + 229135.gif = 229136.gif No skills needed
Chi Pattern Piece Aban-Bhotaar Pattern Assembly Aban-Bhotaar-Chi Pattern Assembly
229140.gif + 229136.gif = 229138.gif No skills needed
Dom Pattern Piece Aban-Bhotaar-Chi Pattern Assembly Complete Blueprint Pattern
Crystal Filled by the Source + 229138.gif = 229139.gif Skills: NP
Crystal Filled by the Source Complete Blueprint Pattern Etched Notum Crystal 6 x QL of Pattern
Ancient Novictum Refiner + Cataclysmic Birth of Novictum = Subdued Flow of Novictum No skills needed
Ancient Novictum Refiner Novictum Block Subdued Flow of Novictum
Subdued Flow of Novictum + 229139.gif = 229141.gif Skills: QFT
Subdued Flow of Novictum Etched Notum Crystal Novictalized Notum Crystal 4.5 x QL of Crystal

Now you should find an Incarnator - there are in each SL zone, big constructions with pillar of light in the middle. The QL of the Incarnator has to be bigger than the QL of Pocket Boss. Target the Incarnator and right-click the Novictalized Notum Crystal. The boss will appear. The Crystal is consumed in the process.


See Also[edit]

--Berael 07:28, 19 May 2007 (PDT)