Project 1999 / Classic EQ Plat Guide
Welcome to our Plat guide for Classic Everquest. This guide was written with P1999 in mind but can be used on any classic or progression EQ server to make platinum.
Making plat in EQ is pretty tough, especially as a new player and gearing up is done mostly through plat, except from at the end-game when you can raid to get gear.
Well geared players,especially melee classes, have a huge advantage if they can afford to buy twink items such as the Fungi Tunic, haste items and powerful weapons when leveling. So it’s safe to say that making plat is an important aspect of the game.
Everquest Plat Guide Index
- Best Classes for Make Plat in EQ
- The East Commonlands Tunnel
- Reselling Items for Plat
- Porting for Plat
- Powerleveling for Plat
- Looting for Plat
- Level 1-10 Plat Farming
- Level 10-20 Plat Farming
- Level 20-40 Plat Farming
- Level 40-50 Plat Farming
- Level 50-60 Plat Farming
Best Classes for Making Plat
Not all classes are great for farming plat. Classes like Rogues and Warriors solo very slowly and has little to no utility for making plat. Monks can hardly carry anything making them poor as well for plat making.
On the other hand, other classes are masters at making plat. Druids and Wizards can port for easy plat and Necromancers and Shaman can solo all types of stuff for plat. Below I will go through all the viable class choices for plat making.
Bards are great at soloing and are the fastest leveling class in the game. When it comes to making plat, their advantage is their ability to level up quickly and then powerleveling other players, which can make thousands of plat per hour.
From level 29, Druids have access to ports all over Norrath. Porting can make you quite a bit of plat as most people will donate for a port. You can easily make hundreds of plat per hour by porting. Druids can also quad kite which is good for leveling and making plat at the same time.
At higher levels they can also powerlevel other player decently for plat.
Enchanters are great soloers with a ton of utility. They can farm a lot of high level farms to make plat.
One of the strongest soloers in the game, capable of farming a lot of plat both while leveling and at end-game.
Another strong solo class that can hold down plat farms by themselves. Shamans are a bit more gear dependant than Necros and Enchanters though. To really be powerful and make plat, you will want to have the spell Torpor, you epic weapon, a JBB and maybe a Fungi Tunic, and all that will set you can a few hundred K unless you have powerful friends that can farm these items with you.
Like Druids, Wizards can port at level 29, enabling them to make a decent amount of plat from a relatively low level by porting.
The East Commonlands Tunnel
The East Commonlands Tunnel is the trading hub on P1999. Some other private servers has the Bazaar, which works a lot more like an Auction House. On P1999 though you have to sell your items the old fashion way, through the trade chat.
When you want to sell or buy from other players you will need to travel here and interact with the people here.
In addition there is also a East Commonlands forum section for buying and selling on the P1999 forums. Using these forums to sell is recommended if you are serious about making plat.
Reselling Items for Plat
Reselling items can be done two ways. Either buying from other players and reselling or buying from vendors and reselling.
Reselling items from vendors can make you some decent plat at lower levels. Reselling from other players however can be one of the best ways of making plat in the game.
Vendor reselling can be done as soon as you have a few plat. When you visit a vendor, look for cheap items that can be resold for more to players.
Common items are animal pelts, bone chips, spider silk, Deathfist / Crushbone belts, and certain gear pieces. Use the P1999 wiki to look up item prices.
Reselling items from other player can be a huge plat making method. If you’ve spent some time in the Commonlands tunnel you have probably seen some players offering to buy items for something like 50-80% of item value. Other players who don’t want to spend time standing around and selling will sell to them and they can sell the items for more and make a profit.
You can also look in the auctions chat for cheap items and resell them.
In the image above you can see a bunch of different items being sold. Hero Bracers are being sold for 170p which is the low in the price range for that item as you can see below in the screenshot from the P1999 Wiki.
As you can see, Hero Bracers sell from 150 to 300 plat. So if you have some patience to stand around at the tunnel you can easily double you plat by buying and reselling these when possible.
Porting for Plat
Druids and Wizards can port other players from level 29. Most people will donate for ports. Some people will donate 50+ plat for a port that only takes a few seconds for you to do, so you can potetially make hundreds of plat per hour.
The guild Dial a Port is a guild only for porters. If you need a port in P1999 you can message players in this guild, so becoming a member is advantageus for plat making as well.
Powerleveling for Plat
The best class for powerleveling are Bards. They can make thousands of plat per hour by powerleveling.
Druids are also decent at powerleveling but mostly for powerleveling up to level 20-30.
Enchanters and Shaman can also powerlevel but to a lesser degree.
Posting in the East Commonlands Tunnel Forum that you are powerleveling for plat is a great way to reach customers.
Looting for Plat
First of all, always ask before looting! In Everquest, you can loot any corpse after a set amount of time has passed and the person or group that killed hasn’t looted it. There is a rule on P1999 though that the loot still belongs to the player that killed the mob even if he’s not going to loot it, so don’t just go around and loot stuff, always ask permission first, or you might be banned.
Most players are cool with it though, so you can actually make a decent amount of plat by looting.
When I started playing on P1999, I wanted some plat to buy some starter equipment. So I made a dwarf and took the boat over to Firiona Vie, where I got another player to bind me. I then ran over to Karnor’s Castle (I died a lot on the way there), and asked people there if I could loot anything that they didn’t want. To sweeten the deal you can offer to loot, run back to FV and vendor, and then split all the plat you make with them. Most players are cool with you just looting the stuff though.
I ended up making a few thousand plat here, which was enough to twink my character a bit before starting out. A lot of gear like the Jarsath and Flayed Skin sets drop here frequently so you can gear up with these also.
This method works anywhere where high level players farm, as long as you can get there. High level players farming Ice Giants in Everfrost peaks will even look for low level players that can loot and sell for them.
Level 1-10 Plat Farming
Leveling from 1 – 10 is pretty fast so making plat shouldn’t really be your main concern just yet. There are a few ways to make a few plat though.
Cracked Staves – If you see Skeletons, gnolls or orcs holding staven, kill them. A Cracked Staff will vendor for around 1p.
Bears – When you are high enough level to kill various bears like a Black Bear or a Grizzly Bear, kill them for a chance at High Quality Bear skins that sell for 30-40p to other players.
Bone Chips – Skeletons drop Bone Chips. A stack of Bone Chips sell for around 10p to other players. Don’t go out of your way to farm these though as a lot of players are selling these and not that many are buying. It’s a nice bonus though if you are already killing skeletons.
Spiders – Spiders drop Spider and Spiderling Silk. Like the Bone Chips though, a lot of people are selling these and not that many are buying.
5-12 Rabid Wolves / Rabid Grizzly – These are found in Qeynos Hills and in the Karanas. They drop Diseased Pelts that can be turned in to Priestess Caulria in North Qeynos for 2p each. The quest also gives you a very decent amount of XP.
Level 10-20 Plat Farming
10-25+ Level Greater Lightstones – CLICK TO SEE VIDEO Willowisps are the first great opportunity to make plat. Greater Lightstones can be turned in to Smith Tv`ysa in South Ro or Mrysila in Northern Karana. The reward is Concordance of Research which is worth around 10p. Normal Lightstones are also good for XP but not for making plat.
Willowisps spawn all over Norrath but the best spots to farm them are the island in Erud’s Crossing reached through boat from Qeynos or in Northern Karana.
At level 25 the quests still reward a nice chunk of XP.
13+ Bandit Sisters – The Nybright bandit sisters camp in Lesser Feydark is a decent plat camp but is often taken.
12-20+ Bandit Sashes – Bandit’s in Western Karana sometimes drop Bronze Weapons and Bandit Sashes that can be turned in to Chesgard Sydwen in South Qeynos for additional Bronze Weapons and good XP.
Level 20-40 Plat Farming
25-30 Miller’s in Qeynos Hills – Drops Bronze Weapons
18+ Paineel Skeleton Guards – Doesn’t lower faction, drops Bronze weapons and Kite Shield.
19+ Aviak Guards in Lake Rathetear – Close to the Arena zone, drops Bronze.
20+ Gargoyles in Ocean of Tears – Gargoyle eyes sell for 180p per stack
25+ Wooly Mammoths in Everfrost Peaks – Tusks sell for 10p, you need to get bags that has room for giant sized items.
25+ Sarnak Legionaire at Sarnak Fort in Lake of Ill Omen – Drops Bracer of the Hidden worth 6000p
27+ Treants in Southern Karana – To the north east. One of the best plat making camps at this level. Sell at Aviak or Centaur village.
30+ Hadden in Qeynos Hills – Drops Fishbone Earring worth 3000p
30+ Sol A – Generally a good zone for it’s level for both XP and Plat. Best for groups.
35+ Ancient Cyclops in Southern Ro / Ocean of Tears or in Eastern and Southern Karana sometimes – Ring of the Ancient for Jboots MQ
35+ a Sarnak Courier in Lake of Ill Omen- Drops Goblin Gazughi Ring worth 6000p
35+ Grachnist the Destroyer at Goblin Fort in Warslisks Woods – Drops Shrunken Goblin Skull Earring worth 1800p
28-35 Splitpaw Lair – Decent plat and great XP. Keep the scrolls for extra XP.
25-40+ Guards in Highpass Keep – Some of the best XP in the game and good plat. You can sell to Krystalle Corsair
35-50 Spectres – On Spectre island in Oasis or in Ocean of Tears. Good XP and Scythes sell for 10 plat.
35-50 Guards in East Freeport – Close to the docks. Merchant in the house on the docks will still buy from you.
Level 40-50 Plat Farming
40+ Seafury Cyclops in Ocean of Tears – Drops gems and Plat
40+ Hill Giants in Rathe Mountains and the Karanas – Drops fs weapons, plat and gems.
40+ Sand Giants in South Ro and Oasis – Drops fs weapons, plat and gems.
45+ Guards in major cities – Depending on your race you should pick either Butcherblock / Kaladim, Felwithe, Oggok, Ferrot, Grobb or Freeport. Guards drop FS weapons.
45+ Ice Giants in Everfrost Peaks – Drops a lot of coin so you can see if there are some low level players that want to loot and sell for you for a piece of the pie.
48+ Othmir in Cobalt Scar – Drops Othmir Fur, gear and gems.
Level 50-60 Plat Farming
55+ Nezekezena and Phurzikon in Burning Woods – Drops Wurm Scale Coat worth 4000p
55+ Scarabs in Sebilis – Drops various items and gems.
55+ Cheif RokGus in Temple of Droga – Drops Idol of the Thorned worth 2000p
55+ Soothsayer Dregzak in Temple of Droga – Drops Earring of Essence worth 2000p
60 Myconid Spore King – Drops Funi Tunic worth 50k and Fungi Covered Great Staff worth 15k
60 Various mobs in Velketor’s Labyrinth – Drops items like Lute of the Howler, Barbed Ringmail, Silver Chitin Handwraps, Crystal Chitin Gear.
60 Fellspine and Shimmering Sea Spirit in Siren’s Grotto – Drops Spiked Seahorse Hide Belt worth 30k plat and Wavecrasher worth 35k plat.
60 Cauldronbubble, Undertow and Estrella of Gloomwater – Drops Hammerhead Helm, Squallsurge Shawl and Prayer Shawl worth 1000-3000p each
60 Various Named in Lower Guk – Drops like Flowing Black Silk Sash, Shining Metallic Robes and Platinum Tiara and others. Worth 1000-2000p
60 Various Named in Nagafen’s Lair aka Sol B – Drops items like Golden Efreeti Boots, Crown of King Tranix, Djarns Amethyst Ring and more. Worth 1000-5000p+
60 Various Named in Charasis – Drops Adamantite Club, Mask of Obtenebration, Blood Point, Steel Hiltet Flint Dagger, Sash of the Dragonborn. Worth 1000-5000p+
60 Various Named in Sebilis – Drops Jaundiced Bone Bracers and Hierophant’s Cloak worth 15000p
60 A Cliff Golem in the Overthere – Drops various +50 spells
For more plat farming locations, see the Treasure Hunting Guide on the P1999 wiki.
If you have any tips for Classic Everquest / P1999 plat farming locations, please leave a comment, the guide will be continously updated!