Claws of Veeshan

The following quests require Claws of Veeshan faction

Quest Name Minimum Faction Required Maximum Faction Allowed
A Message from Xygoz Ally
Aid the Dar Brood Indifferent
Ancient Dragon Tome Warmly
Bard Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Beastlord Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Berserker Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Cleric Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Custom Plate Helms - Skyshrine Warmly
Druid Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
EQ Seventh Anniversary Scavenger Hunt (Dragons) Amiable
Enchanter Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Grendish the Crusader - Fangs Max Ally
Grendish the Crusader - Items
Helms of Giant Warriors Dubious
Key to Cobalt Scar Warmly
Leuz's Task Warmly
Magician Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Monk Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Necromancer Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Notorious Mercenaries Ally
Paladin Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Ralgyn's Promise Kindly
Ranger Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Rogue Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Shadowknight Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Shaman Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Strike Home Toe The Giants Dubious
Test of Protection Kindly
Test of the Tooth Kindly
Velium Retrieval Warmly
Warrior Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally
Wizard Skyshrine Armor Ally Max Ally

The following items require Claws of Veeshan faction to purchase

Item Name Minimum Faction Required
Claw of the Drakeling Ally

Zones in which you can raise the faction

Zones in which you can lower the faction

NPCs you can kill to raise the faction

Quests you can do to raise the faction

NPCs you kill to lower the faction

Quests you do to lower the faction

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QuadKite Frosties
# Dec 28 2001 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
For all lvl 49-50 druids easy way to raise your faction to Coldain and CoV is quadding those frost giants, savage giants, kromrif guards or whatever in Eastwastes. Man i raise my faction to dorfs to ally in 5 days (4 hours a day) and oh thats ally even in wolf form :) but am not sure bout cons against dragons though, never been To WL yet...
How to raise CoV factio quick - for druids
# Nov 22 2001 at 6:58 PM Rating: Excellent
83 posts
I have spend a lot of time trying to raise Claws of Veeshan faction killing frost giants and have to say it is a pain, giants have a lot of HP and killing one takes a lot of time for a soloer. Add to that the medding down time and you will have a great number of hours (didnt calculate them cuz I get bored lot of times in the middle of the process and went to do something else, but at least 50 hours will be my guess) just to get your CoV faction to dubious.

Getting a group is a way to kill more giants in less time than soloing, so you can raise faction faster, but theres not always a group out there with a place waiting for you.

At the end of the process, when I was still kos to giants and just warmly to dwarfs, I figured out a way to increase faction much more fastly, soloing. Of course I have bonk my head for all the time I wasted before, but it is already done so ......

The method im talking about is simple, go to Great Divide, where most people go to kill giants and drakkel wolves, sow yourself and start running around snaring all the drakkel wolves and giants you see, snared they are easily outrunned so you will be pretty safe no matter how many of them you hit. After doing that for a while, just go to a safe place, sit to med and check how faction raise on its own. You will get all the faction hits for the giants and wolves the people out there is killing. I got A LOT of faction hits this way in an hour, by far much more than the ones i could get in a strong group, and finally raise to dubious with CoV and to ally with dwarfs.

Of course, you dont have to forget your manners so if the giant or wolf you see while running around has been pulled before you snare it, just ask the puller to snare it for the faction, nobody will say no to a free snare because it helps them a lot killing the mob and make no damage so they wont loose the exp.

Hope this help someone.

Lvl 51 wanderer
RE: How to raise CoV factio quick - for druids
# Apr 03 2002 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
> After doing that for a while, just go to a safe place, sit to med

Um, where is a safe spot where the huge train won't come find you?

RE: How to raise CoV factio quick - for druids
# Jun 12 2002 at 11:16 AM Rating: Default
The mobs are snared, so just go run out of lazy aggro. Personally, i would go sit near the enterence to thurg, you should be far enough away that the giants will not come after you, but as long as you stay in the zone, you will get the faction hit when they die.

RE: How to raise CoV factio quick - for druids
# Feb 23 2002 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
Thank you,
very useful info! :D

Zenofex Nightwolf
Erollisi Marr
RE: How to raise CoV factio quick - for druids
# Sep 23 2002 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
during all that downtime medding you could have been working on skills to do the prayer shawl quests those will also reason your faction for Coldain don't remember off hand if it does for CoV though

Edited, Mon Sep 23 14:53:55 2002
COV Faction
# Nov 21 2001 at 4:15 AM Rating: Default
Easy way to get COV faction is to be in GD when the 10th ring war is going on and run around and whack all the giants one for faction. No one will care and I went from KOS to warmly in Skyshrine in one war. Granted you gaint faction goes to hell, but who cares? =)
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 21 2001 at 4:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Oct 31 2001 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
King tormax does not give COV faction!!! I thought it did and died twice, then got the faction from him and the one in the CoV spot is Dain IV something. Talk about mad Lol
Not that hard
# Oct 28 2001 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
It's really not that hard. I started one day threatheningly with CoV and me and a necro (im a 54 enchanter) fear kited the bank area along the ramp up to Arena and got some great exp and of course faction and faction turn in items. We got some more people along and eventually we went to Arena with 1 group, 1 SK, 2 Necros, 2 chanters, 1druid, and a lvl 60 cleric and killed there forawhile. And when i conned in SS after turning in my faction items, i was amibly, almost kindly and i was in KD for only about 4-5 hours.
BIG TIP:the 60 cleric used to be on Kael faction and was working on CoV. He was currently barely dubious to CoV and he heard a uber guild was doing Statue, so he went and tapped it, gated to zone, and waited and got the faction hit. He then ran to Rolandal and VOILA! instant ally!

Lunarius Dreamreaver
54th Enchanter of Council of Lost Souls
Karana Server
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 22 2001 at 9:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Here is my 2cp start a bard who worships veeshan you start out threatening to dragons and Giants and indifferent to dorfs this way
Easy way to raise faction
# Oct 13 2001 at 12:52 PM Rating: Default
The easiest way to raise ClawsofVeeshan faction is to hang around when your server's local uberguild is in Kael Drakkal. Mem a level 1 spell or use a Flux Staff (if Wizard) on every giant that is currently bashing on something other than yourself, and then when it dies you'll get all the faction hits. Really try to get King Tormex's faction hit, one or two of those babies and you'll be all set, :)
About factions
# Sep 07 2001 at 2:29 AM Rating: Excellent
I use showeq, and with that you can see your factions in numbers.

Lowest = -2800
From -801 and lower = scowls
-800 to -501 = threateningly
-500 to -101 = dubi
-100 to -1 = appreh
0 to 100 = indiff
101 to 500 = amiably
501 to 700 = kindly
701 to 1199 = warmly
1200 and up = ally

Killing a random stormgiant:
CoV +5
Kromzek -10
Kromrif -5
Tormax -?

Killing a random frostgiant:
CoV +1
Coldain +5
Kromzek -5??
Kromrif -10

If you are at -2800 faction with CoV, (lowest) that means you will have to kill 2800 frostgiants or about 550 stormgiants... So it do take long time.

Right now im trying to get my CoV faction up from -2800 :/
Will be very hard and take long time as my guild is on Kael faction.

***** - A-Ro
RE: About factions
# Jul 04 2002 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Have a question and a comment. First my question.

Could someone please post the faction bonus or deduction you get on each giant? For example, what we get for a Frost Giant Scout +1 CoV faction. Dakkael Dire Wolves would be nice, or some type of information on what the bonus or deduction is. The original message was great, but would like more information on a mob by mob basis.

My comment is simple, I asked verant if showeq was considered cheating. They of course yes its cheating, but then I asked for a good website to find the above information and they refered me to allakazam where I find this article on infromation brough to us by showeq, or maybe not showeq. Either way, we would all love to have the information on faction; so we can have a better understanding of what to fight.

Thanks for any help, I appreciate it. This faction has been really rough on droods around the EQ world!!! hehe

RE: About factions
# Jan 17 2002 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
for the post about the faction numbers....

what is showeq? cant figure out how to look.. also if -2800 is lowest.. is p2800 highest?
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 22 2001 at 11:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you say you use "showeq" to see your factions in numbers. I tried this and it doesn't seem to do anything. Am I doing something wrong?
RE: About factions
# Sep 18 2001 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
So how is this faction calculated when in a group? Is it the same?

And, just a random question, what does everyone start with? I'm an Iksar Shammy straight off the boat that has no giant kills under my belt, and I have no d00rf kills under my belt.

RE: About factions
# Sep 30 2001 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
183 posts
You don't start out at -2800 do you?
RE: About factions
# Jul 08 2002 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
No, not everyone starts out at NEG 2800. Also, I think they changed the range, I believe the new LOWEST faction is -5000. I do not have Showeq, but this is what I have heard around the Karana server.

Hope this helps,

PhantomStar Devoted
53 - Half Elf, Drood
Karana Server
Cov faction
# Sep 06 2001 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
Does ally with dwarves mean dubious with Cov, or less
RE: Cov faction
# Sep 22 2001 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
No, you can be ally with the dwarves and still be KoS with CoV.
Best way to test if your KoS with the dragons I've found is have a druid cast wolf form on you. When you get to warmly with the dwarves in wolf form you will be dubiously with the dragons.

Ialadan Surefoot
# Sep 05 2001 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
Come on folks someone mentioned it in a small post and everyone just ignores it. Killing the drakeal wolves in gd is the easiest way to raise the dwarf and cov faction in fact most people dont mind while the are killing them just to through in a lvl one nuke spell on there kills and you take the faction hit also. You will find many peeps on the rathe server doing this i just use a small sow or heal to the peeps low level to conserve manna and boom there you are a free faction hit not to mention who is gonna complain of any kind of heal hehehe. Why waste all your manna on a stupid giant when you can have 3 to 4 hits or more from lower lvl mobs try it you will like it. In skyshrine iam apprensive so i know it works.
RE: Ialadan Surefoot
# Sep 30 2001 at 1:01 AM Rating: Good
183 posts
They give alot less faction than giants probably
RE: Ialadan Surefoot
# Oct 20 2001 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Yes, you'll get less of a faction hit per mob. But you'll get more faction hits per time this way, because they can be killed much faster.
Karazara Twoflower, 73rd rank iksar paladin of Tunare and Morrel-Thule (75th rank carpenter), Jaggedpine Defenders, Guk server

My profile:
# Sep 04 2001 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
i have put about 3 months into killing giants, and im still scowls with the dragons, is there a point at which faction is non-repairable with them?
RE: crap
# Jun 07 2002 at 9:57 AM Rating: Default
I feel pretty bad for you man. I killed at the giant fort in GD for about 3 hours one night, and I am up to threateningly. Don't know what my starting faction is though, but a good group constantly pulling can give tons of faction quickly. Hope your faction starts going up=)

Zorantiz Mandragora
40 shaman
RE: crap
# Dec 28 2001 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Nope, you can still fix it. I was on Kael faction and had to switch to CoV/Thurg for my guild. I was rockbottom with CoV and now after several Arena raids and turning in countless merc assignments, giant helms, and toes, I'm up to App. Just stick in there and you'll get where you wanna be.

60 Leafblower
At Death's Door
Famulus Natura
60 Leafblower/Treehugger
At Deaths Door

CoV Faction
# Jul 30 2001 at 2:51 AM Rating: Default
I've spent very little time so far faction building in Velious, but this is what seems to me the best way to raise CoV Faction (maybe not best or easiest, but fastest that I've heard of)
Started the Day at Amiable with the dorfs, and Glared at by CoV. Guild went on a raid in the arena area of Kael, we were there approximately 5-6 hours max killing mostly Giants on Storm giant faction. I made sure that I hit every giant pulled (or tried to) with a level 1 nuke while I meditated as needed. after that raid today, I went from KOS in Skyshrine to Amiable. Not sure how many giants that was, but rough figure would be 2-3 giants a minute (if that many) over the course of 5-6 hours. (even managed to get Thunder Etched Pauldrons out of the raid)
It just seems to me that the higher level the giant, the bigger the faction hit is.
Hope this info helps. :)
Oh yes, BIG Thanks goes to Immortal Mercy for having the raid today, it was a blast guys!

Finvarra Sidhe-A. Ro server
which gives more
# Jul 28 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
ive heard rumors that depending on what type of Giant and where u kill it u get more +cov and dwarf faction but my ?????? is which one gives the BEST + cov faction kos and need to get Ally fast
RE: which gives more
# Feb 07 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Since this is 2-1/2 years later, this won't help the guy above, but it might help YOU, the late reader. If you want to quickly max CoV faction, kill Storm Giants - those on Tormax faction. Become an Arena wh*re, and you'll get great Veeshan faction.
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Don't know how many I killed to get to dubious but...
# Jul 24 2001 at 3:14 AM Rating: Default
I soloed Frost Giants in Eastern Wastes and the Great Divide for most of hell 45, all of level 46 and a half bubble in 47 to get to dubious with these buggers. A faction comparison for anyone out there trying this:

Coldain: Dubious --> Ally
Claws of Veeshan: KOS --> Dubious

Happened at the same time. A good measuring scale for checking CoV is Rolandal in Wakening Lands. He can't see invis so target him, walk out of sight and con him.


Finnlander Lemenkainen
47 Druid
Seventh Hammer
Hard to raise?
# Jul 14 2001 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I am conneed Kindly to Coldain... any idea if I am at least dub to dragons?
Zhargard Darkprayer
RE: Hard to raise?
# Aug 24 2001 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
When I was kindly to da dorfs I wuz still KoS to Rolandol. Someone suggested that the higher the kill (or closer to thier home (e.g. Kael Drakkel instead of GD)) give you a higher faction hit. I agree with this person. I am amiable to CoV now. Really wanna get Ally

BriteLeaf FarWanderer
Officer of Boltthrower
Betrothed to Athenos
Wizard of the 44th Tower
RE: Hard to raise?
# Jul 14 2001 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
I also con kindly to the Coldain but I'm still KOS to Wuoshi in WL so I suppose the rest of the CoV won't like us either.
faction sucks
# Jun 15 2001 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
I really wonder about some of those things.
I killed about 500 giants in Kael Drakkel and stayed ally to them, yet when I went to Great Divide to kill Giants and Wolves over there, my faction with Kromrif & Kromzek swiftly fell to threateningly, but my midget & CoV faction hasn't moved at all.
Please gimme tell if find out a faster way to get up Thurgadin, Skyshrine, & Claws of Veeshan faction.

Odesseus Maximus -- 55 Warrior -- Drinal
# Jun 13 2001 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
I have killed countless Giants and have gotten myself to a ally faction in Thurg yet I am still Threatingly to CoV. I suspect at LEAST 200 giants, maybe more to get Dubious. Just an eduacated guess tho..
# May 26 2001 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
Want to change your faction? Need dorf faction? Play on veeshan go to FoH tormax raid hit him once and wait for him to die. One kill of tormax will take you from scowling to warmly or ally in thurg. it's the same with dain. Playing on same server as FoH has SOME benefits... i suppose.
RE: Guy
# Jun 07 2001 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
2 Questions, 1) is there someone that will have same effect with CoV faction? 2)Do Damage Shield yield the same Faction impact?

RE: Guy
# Aug 10 2001 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
If it is YOUR damage shield, yes. If not, then you have to do actual damage to it with a weapon or spell, I believe is how it works
Re: Faction
# May 10 2001 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
As a necro looking for something to hunt around 38ish I killed one of the male dwarves in butcher. Its been a while ago now but I could have sworn I took a neg CoV hit. If thats so wouldn't they be an easier place to check on CoV faction?
RE: Re: Faction
# Aug 10 2001 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
You probably took a Ring of Scale faction hit. The dragons outside of Velious are on that faction I believe.
RE: Re: Faction
# Jul 26 2001 at 5:03 AM Rating: Default
sorry, budro, velious factions don't leave velious. you cannot take a faction hit in velious and effect anything in old world or kunark
RE: Re: Faction
# Aug 01 2001 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
Try hunting in the Plane of Growth and then going to the Tunarian cities of Felwithe and Kelethin and try some of the merchants. I promise you can mess your Tunare faction up in Velious and it will have affect in Antonica.

RE: Re: Faction
# Aug 09 2001 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
Well if you wana get technical PoG isnt reall IN velious, its on another plane of existance, granted the ent is in Velious. but all NON plane factions on velious can only be raised an lowerd in Velious
If you're a warrior...
# Apr 26 2001 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
Any of you warriors who are out there wondering which factions to work on in Velious, here's my 2cp.

Kill giants, and such till your CoV faction is good with Woushi, and Skyshrine residents. After this you can slaughter Dwarves all you want to get good faction in Kael. This way you should be able to get enough faction to travel safely through most of Velious, as well as acess to the quests for the two bests sets of armor in the game.

Like I said. Just my 2cp. Take it as you will

45 DE Warrior
Arcane Asylum
78 DE Warrior
Raising faction the easy way
# Apr 23 2001 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
GO to the wiz spires in the GD. snare or cast something cheap on the low level mobs around there. then let the tower guards do all the work. LOL
RE: Raising faction the easy way
# Jun 19 2001 at 2:13 PM Rating: Excellent
178 posts
You get no faction modification if an NPC kills the mob, or if an NPC is awarded the kill because it did more damage than any player did.
RE: Raising faction the easy way
# Jul 03 2001 at 2:47 AM Rating: Good
66 posts
Indeed, Nitramous is correct, but imagine the trains for that? *chuckles*
Dwarf vs Dragon faction
# Apr 15 2001 at 5:27 AM Rating: Default
In another post someone said that dwarf faction goes up faster than CoV faction. I know it's not an exact science, but how much faster? 2x, 3x, 5x? Or *shudder* 10-20x?

I've just started conning warmly in Thurgadin. You could say I'm just barely warm (only a couple giant kills since then). About how high would my CoV faction be now? Again, I know it's hard to measure when you consider class/race/diety, but if someone experienced with the faction system has an idea I'll be a very happy wizard =)
Number of Kills
# Mar 13 2001 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
This is what I've seen so far:

After killing 100 giants I went into Skyshrine to find that my faction had moved from Scowl to Threatening. I'm a DE Wizard/Sol Ro (though I don't think that makes a difference)

I'm wondering if anybody knows how many giant kills it takes for a virgin player to get to dubious. I saw that one guy post 2000 but I'm hoping the point comes a lot sooner.

Basically I'm trying to decide whether it's worth it to buy my portal spells in here or just camp/buy them in Great Divide.
RE: Number of Kills
# Mar 15 2001 at 5:49 PM Rating: Default
I would suggest refocusing your efforts. If you are high-enough level and in a large guild, you can round up 2 groups to hunt deep in Kael. Once you pass into the see-invis Storm Giant area, start killing giants (where the Thurgadin Quest armor drops). CoV will shoot up like a rocket, I averaged 2 full faction levels for every 8 hours in deep Kael. (not the easy greeny giants, the storm giants) After 3 raids, I have maxed out CoV at high Warmly.
Wuoshi Faction
# Feb 21 2001 at 3:12 AM Rating: Default
If your faction with giants is bad is there a chance wuoshi won't attack you? Haven't seen her yet but sinc ei can port there (yes i have fang) be nice to know she not going to attack when i do.. anyone know?


RE: Wuoshi Faction
# Feb 21 2001 at 3:24 AM Rating: Default
Also I'm like at the top of the list with dwarves (warmly or whatever it is) but i think from reading I'm still screwed because i conned the guards in Skyshrine and they are ready to attack and this was before I kille dthe drake with the key to cobalt scar.. how the heck i got lucky enough not to see Wuoshi when i grabbed my tooth is beyond me


(thanking Karana for the luck)

RE: Wuoshi Faction
# Feb 25 2001 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
is it possible to bring ur faction in skyshrine up from scowling if i killed whisperwing 3 times and hunted DEEP(around the book that ports u to the courtyard)for 4 hours?
RE: Wuoshi Faction
# Mar 13 2001 at 10:01 AM Rating: Default
Yep, gonna take you a while.
Better start killin them frostie giants.
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