After 2 hours of farming Soul Forges and Upper Reaches I spent a further 1.5 hours rotating between layers 3-8 entering and exiting after exploring Floor 1I finally found him on Soul Forges Layer 5 Level 1 and he asks you to kill a lich looking guy. He came as green rarity only and can confirm that the runecarver does NOT announce his existence on the floor even as I moved closer to Croman. He says cheeky Terminator/Predator lines when you talk to him heh
I will share my experience...First of all, I am playing Shaman and my tactic is > Pick Layer level according to Wowhead > Floor 1 > Scan the floor with Far Sight > If I don't find what I want, I am repeating the tactic. Till now it worked with last week covenant specific followers and now worked with Croman as well.I found him at "The Upper Reaches", Layer 8 > Floor 1, and his task was to kill 1 elite (130k life with 2 people in the group) before the floor boss. After you recruit him, you can safely leave the Torghast without killing anything else. just walk outside or HS.I think one important thing to note (which I was searching to know) is that the Runecarver said nothing about prisoners... and also the /target Croman did not work for me (I don't know if it works for others).Some extra info I gathered from around (I don't know if it is valid or not, I am just sharing it) is that at "The Upper Reaches" you have lesser chances to find chests (which is good because if u don't find chest you have more chances to find follower or nothing). Also "The Upper Reaches" is kinda helpful to scan since it is not "Labyrinth" like Soulforges and it has many "open wide" areas.Good Luck all! It took me 2 hours +-
Just Found himLayer 5 , Floor one.Entering and leaving Floor 1 until he appears was the best method, in less than 30 min you are likely to encounter him.Proof:https://prnt.sc/wdga81 (Pre Talk)https://prnt.sc/wdgb4p (Quest Text)https://prnt.sc/wdgcux (Target to kill)https://prnt.sc/wdgdlc (Turn in Quest)https://prnt.sc/wdge3c (TIQ text)https://prnt.sc/wdgeik (Companion for covenant adventures.) After reward, just quit the instance if you already got your Soul Ashes.
Spammed Soulforges Layer 5, Floor 1. After about 20 attemps, to my surprise, I found Meatballs (which I didn't get earlier), a couple attempts later, got Croman to spawn.
I just got him on Layer 5, Floor 1. I'm a Warlock, so I just used the Eye of Kilrog till I found him. Just went in and out. Took about 10-12 tries.
The spawn chance is not high, I have run torghast multiple times this week, and i pretty much full clear... Have not seen him at all.
I zoned into The Upper Reaches Layer 5 Floor 1 a total of 16 times. As a druid I would stealth in, look around, and then stealth out. I ignored instances where Runecarver emoted, I could see other chained people, or treasure floors. Good luck!
soulforge layer 3 floor 1 to check for him and left: 12trylayer 4 floor 1: 4 trylayer 5 floor 1: got him on the third try
VulperaBM HunterUPPER REACHESLAYER 8. FLOOR 1.The way that I got him was super simple. Being a BM Hunter I have a spell called: "Eyes of the Beast" which basically lets you control your pet and walk around. The Hunter pet when controlled takes ZERO damage from Torghast traps and barely aggros anything so I can walk him around relatively easily and quickly and also - you can jump the pet off any ledge into the abyss below and he pops right back at your side instantly. To get out quick, just cancel the spell and leave.Upper Reaches: Because there's not many chests - so you get more chances of Companions/NPCsIf you see a chest or an NPC: LEAVE. Croman the Barbarian is not there.I went in. Took control of my pet, looked around, if no Croman the Barbarian, I left. Repeat. Took me about 2 hours before he popped up - each run taking no longer than like a minute or less.
Croman? Never seen her in Torghast.
Can confirm. Not only was I able to for Croman after a few tried but I also picked up Meatball
After 69 runs only 1st floor so far, nothing. I've decided that F**K THIS and I gave up
Stealthed around layer 8 floor 1 as a Rogue repeatedly and found him after only about 6 tries. He and Meatball probably have a higher chance to spawn on higher layers so just look around floor 1 on the highest layer, leave the instance group to get teleported out, and repeat until you find them.
Just adding for completeness...Hunter with EotB and pet with stealth and sprint (Cat).Kept going onto Soulforges 6 floor 1 with no luck (just chests and covenant NPCs), after 15 or so tries decided to downgrade to 5. My pet found Croman after another 10 or so re-entries. 5 seems to be a good place to farm for him.
chests and companions are not mutually exclusive, but all companions are including treasure dredger.