Hints & Tips
Rare mobs spawn randomly throughout the world.. They are on internal timers that are randomised so there is no way to tell when a rare will next pop up.. There is however a LIMIT to how many rares can be up in a zone/area at any one time.. So if you are searching for just one particular rare to pop your cheevo and it isn’t up then going around the rest of the zone and killing the other rares that are up WILL HELP!
Most of the rares spawn at a particular location and stay there waiting to be killed.. However some rares like to wander around, the locations provided for the wandering rares will be the general area that they spawn in, so run around the area spamming your target macro.
SWITCH SHARDS! – Different rares are up on different shards, so switch shards at each location and check them all (not applicable to PRIME).
There are a few addons that you can use to help you hunt rares.. I have never used them myself but I have heard good things about ‘raredar’ and ‘completionist’ — At some point I may download these addons and write up a guide for using them..
MACROS – Because I don’t use addons for hunting I instead rely on target macros and waypoints/maps – I have macros for each zone that I click/spam while I’m hunting to target any rare that is up near me, I have copied these macros into each of the zone pages so you can use them too. Most of the macros cover more than one zone just to save space.
BE AWARE: Sometimes the name of the rare mob is slightly different than what is written on the cheevo, also the macros don’t always enjoy apostrophes or dashes, this is why the full name of the mob may not be in the macro, but the target will still work.
RESET: After a server reset (shard downtime usually lasting a couple of hours that often applies a patch to the game) the rares will take a while to populate, you may want to wait 4+ hours before hunting.
Rare mobs in the starter areas.
The starter areas Terminus (Defiant) and Mathosia (Guardian) have a few rares in them. There are no cheevos for these zones so there is no need to worry if you didnt kill them.
You can find a video here that explains the locations of all these rares.