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The subject of this article or section is part of Love is in the Air, a seasonal event that lasts two weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

Apothecary Hummel is a boss found in Shadowfang Keep along with his assistants Combat Elite MobApothecary Baxter and Combat Elite MobApothecary Frye, during the Love is in the Air event.

Objective of

Strategy

Utilize the Inv potion 118.png [Cologne Neutralizer] and the Inv potion 111.png [Perfume Neutralizer] provided (located on a table to the left of the bosses) before the boss fight starts. Both neutralizers apply a 5 minute (non-stacking) buff which can be changed in combat.

Hummel deals "perfume damage" (purple aura), which is negated by the Inv potion 111.png [Perfume Neutralizer], while Combat Elite MobApothecary Baxter deals "cologne damage" (green aura), which is negated by Inv potion 118.png [Cologne Neutralizer]. You will also be immune to the matching color damage zones applied by Combat Elite MobApothecary Frye.

The basic strategy in this fight is to tank Apothecary Hummel and Apothecary Baxter separately, while avoiding the damage zones created on the ground by Apothecary Frye. You should assign a DPS wearing Inv potion 118.png [Cologne Neutralizer] to tank Baxter and hold him away from Hummel, and point him away from the group.

Hummel will engage 10 seconds after speaking to him, Baxter engages about 10 seconds after Hummel, and then Frye about 10 seconds after that.

Each boss does minimal melee damage. Baxter and Hummel have a short-range aura dealing around 2000 nature damage per second. They also have a channeled frontal cone attack that does 7200-8800 nature damage, which also applies a 3 second 6480-7920 non-typed damage-over-time debuff. Each also occasionally casts "Chain Reaction", a 3-second cast that does 8550-9400 fire damage. (This can only be interrupted by stunning attacks.)

Apothecary Frye randomly tosses vials of both perfume and cologne which create color-coded damage zones on the ground, dealing about 2000 damage per second unless you are wearing the matching neutralizer. Frye is 'untankable', but can be stunned and snared, however he will become immune to these effects if they are chain-casted occur over a short period of time.

Hummel and Baxter should be separated and faced away from each other, so that the others in the group are only hit by one or the other at a time. Frye should be ignored until the other two are dead; melee attackers will have to chase him down if they cannot stun or snare him.

Quotes

Gossip A few weeks in this pathetic castle will give us time to work on some new products and let others forget about the unfortunate... misunderstanding in Dragonblight.

Aggro
Did they bother to tell you who I am and why I am doing this?
...or are they just using you like they do everybody else?
But what does it matter. It is time for this to end.
Calling Apothecary Baxter
  • Baxter! Get in there and help! NOW!
Calling Apothecary Frye
  • It is time, Frye! Attack!
Death
  • ...please don't think less of me.

Loot

2017
2017 Loot
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    Choker of the Pure Heart (ilvl 600 scaling)
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    Heartbreak Charm (ilvl 600 scaling)
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    Shard of Pirouetting Happiness (ilvl 600 scaling)
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    Sweet Perfume Broach (ilvl 600 scaling)
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  • Winking Eye of Love
  • Timewarped
  • "(830atlevel110)" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 600.
  • Item Level 600 (830 at level 110)
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Neck
  • +107 Stamina (+953 Stamina at level 110)
  • +68 Versatility (+496 Versatility at level 110)
    +169 Mastery (+1,241 Mastery at level 110)
  • Requires level 100
  • Use: Unleash the power of love. (10 Min Cooldown)
  • Sell Price: 8g 2s


2017 Loot (quest objective)
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2017 Loot (rare)
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2017 (obsolete?)
2017 Loot (level 90?)
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    Choker of the Pure Heart (ilvl 480)
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    Heartbreak Charm (ilvl 480)
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Inv misc questionmark.png
    Shard of Pirouetting Happiness (ilvl 480)
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Inv misc questionmark.png
    Sweet Perfume Broach (ilvl 480)
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    Winking Eye of Love (ilvl 480)
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2011 and 2012
2011 and 2012 Loot
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Inv jewelry necklace 23.png
Inv jewelry necklace 27.png
Inv jewelry necklace 02.png
Inv jewelry necklace 30.png
Sometimes one of
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  • The Heartbreaker
  • Item Level 1
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Use: This strange experimental device was meant to burst the target's chest cavity in a spray of hot gore. Instead, it induces a brief but pitiful display of miserable, wracking sobs. (1 Min Cooldown)
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Inv jewelry talisman 03.png
Inv misc slime 01.png


Rarely
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2010
2010 Loot
Inv jewelry necklace 45.png
Inv jewelry necklace 23.png
Inv jewelry necklace 27.png
Inv jewelry necklace 02.png
Inv jewelry necklace 30.png

As well, the first time you defeat this boss, he drops a [Faded Lovely Greeting Card], which starts the quest B [80] Something is in the Air (and it Ain't Love)

Trivia

  • Apothecaries Hummel, Frye and Baxter are all references from the movie The Rock, i.e. Brig. General Francis Hummel, Captain Frye, and Major Baxter. All the quotes as well are straight from the movie.
  • A TCG loot card awards Papa Hummel's Pet Biscuits, which enlarge a non-combat pet. There may be a connection, especially as the Toxic Wasteling pet expands when it eats.

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