How to Defeat Poisonous BubblegutKilieri | 11/06/2009 | 7:38 pm
Most players, regardless of class, should be able to solo Bubblegut by level 17, or at least by level 18. Numerous players have difficulty with ol’ Bubblegut, (what a name!) and most of the difficulty stems from failing to use the provided Slime Immunity potions at the proper time.
The quest to defeat Bubblegut is the fighting portion of the “Source of the Pollution” quest chain. When you are done, remember to stay and talk to Kato, and then return to Spatalos to inform him of the result and pick up your quest reward.
When you receive the Bubblegut portion of the “Source of the Pollution” quest chain from Geolus he will give you two Slime Immunity potions and tell you to use them on Bubblegut.
Place the Slime Immunity potions on your Quickbar so you can access them easily during battle. See Options/User Interface 1,2,and 3 to add extra Quickbars.
You have to return to the Tainted Swamp near Roseino‘s tent to find Bubblegut. Bubblegut‘s swamp pool lies north of Pilgrim’s Respite, between Altamia Ridge and Zumion Canyon. If you look at the map of Verteron you will see the Tainted Swamp area in the east. Bubblegut is in the swamp pool that is furthest north.
Note: You may find it helpful to change your compass on the mini map to always point north. You can do this in Options. To get to Options press Escape twice to bring up the small Quit/Logout/Options menu. Click on Options. In Game Options/User Interface Option 9 allows you to fix your compass on North.
The easiest, quickest way to get to Bubblegut is to fly from Verteron Citadel to Pilgrim’s Respite. From there turn right just past vendor Ibion‘s tent and follow the road north to the Tainted Swamp.
Go to the the last swamp pool, the one furthest north, just past Roseino‘s tent. You’ll find Bubblegut playing about in the contaminated waters, chasing some unsuccessful player down the road, or mauling a dead or dying player.
Tip: If you are traveling at night (in game time) in addition to the Broken Rock Kalgolems that are always there, you have to beware of the Ancient Elysean Spirits who stand about at the side of the roads.
If Bubblegut is out and about in battle with another player, take this opportunity to target him and look for the green square representing the Slime Spouting buff below his name. This buff is the key to defeating him.
DO NOT USE YOUR SLIME IMMUNITY POTIONS YET. The trick is to attack Bubblegut, wait until he puts on his Slime buff, and THEN use one of the Slime Immunity potions that Geolus gave you.
If you use the Slime Immunity potion before Bubblegut buffs up, it will be wasted. If you use it too late, you may be dead. If you forgot about the Slime Immunity potions entirely, you don’t stand a chance.
If you find Bubblegut outside the swamp with his buff already up, you can attack him and use your Slime Immunity potion.
If Bubblegut does not have his buff up, you have to attack him and get him to put it up BEFORE you use the Slime Immunity potion.
Geolus does give you two Slime Immunity potions, so you can run away and try again. Try using it a second time, if your attacks do not seem to be doing any damage to Bubblegut; he sometimes puts up his Slime Immunity buff a second time right after you neutralize it with your first potion.
If worse comes to worst, and you find yourself in front of the Obelisk by the Soul Healer, bent over, clutching your chest and gasping, with no more Slime Immunity potions in your inventory, don’t give up! Simply return to Geolus, and he will give you two more potions.
If you survive your encounter with Bubblegut, but fail to kill him and use up both of your Slime Immunity potions, see Geolus for more. See our (soon-to-be-posted) Quick Trips Category for a free (no Kinah necessary) shortcut from the Tainted Swamp back to Geolus, the Frillneck Woods, and the Southern Tolbas Forest. You will have to get back up to Bubblegut after you see Geolus. A quick return to Verteron Citadel and a flight to Pilgrim’s Respite is your best bet.
When you are successful, you will see Kato. Talk to him and hear his sad story, then return to Spatalos and collect your hard-earned reward.
I know that this method works, at least with a Gladiator, because I used it to solo Bubblegut with my Glad right after I hit level 17.
Let us know your experiences with ol’ Bubblegut.