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Sorrowsong Boots  

Slot: FEET
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 25
AGI: +6 HP: +30 MANA: +35
Required level of 51.
Effect: Cinder Bolt (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 7.0)
WT: 3.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Lore:A faint glow reveals the image of a bird
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):50, 0, 10
Merchant Value:20 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Edano
Item Updated By:RondorNorador
IC Last Updated:2019-09-12 12:10:52
Page Updated:Sat Mar 30th, 2019

Average Price: 1,250,000,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: No Longer Dropped
Level to Attain: 55

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# Mar 23 2017 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
is there something i`m not getting? $650 for a 7 second cast... is usefull at lvl 105 how?
# Apr 04 2017 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
This item's Cinder Bolt effect can be used in place of Brusco's Burning Call (Bard's long range pull song) so it will save a spell slot. It is still very utilitarian for an extremely rare item.
# Mar 24 2017 at 5:09 AM Rating: Excellent
FromTheFuture wrote:
is there something i`m not getting? $650 for a 7 second cast... is usefull at lvl 105 how?

It's reported this item is no longer dropped so more of a collector item.
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A mythical item.
# Dec 08 2015 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
This item is as mythical as Breezeboot's Frigid Gnasher and Oakwynd (except Sorrowsong Boots is tradeable).
# Feb 03 2015 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
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# Jun 15 2014 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Paying RL cash or many krono. PM me
Got them WOW is all I can say
# Jan 02 2009 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
I just re-bought a pair of these for 650.00 bones and I am SO GLAD i got them back. Worth every penny. The casting advantages these have are unbelievable. Not only are these rare as heck, they just add another dimension to a bard's power.
Mob that dropped them
# Feb 11 2007 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
What mob use to drop them? I thought it was a Gyrating mass?

Any old timers know?
no longer drop
# Jun 22 2006 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
these dont drop anymore. i got my bard a pair almost immediately after CT was revamped. A few weeks / months after initial revamp these were taken out of game. Uber to PL with, until your dots out do clicky dd. Can just run around and click nuke on mobs all day, could even use axis sploit with them and AE hit mobs
Last Time Dropped
# Jun 16 2004 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
When was the last time these dropped?
Not a rumor, but from someone who knows difinitively that they dropped on a specific date, meaning you were there and either a) looted them yourself, or b) saw it looted in your group/raid loot list.
Shassiash Bard of 65 Compositions EQDiva playground and school of the bards
I got em today
# May 05 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Bought them today , prob one of the only pairs on MM , They are right clickable from invantory , and almost always land at 333 , 7 second cast , no recast at all , i hear they dont drop anymore , that is all.
Mith Marr... "The Elders"
Two questions...
# Nov 30 2003 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
65 posts
1.) Do these still drop? I have heard that they don't.

2.) Can all classes use the effect from inventory? Yes I know only bards can equip, but I'm looking at the item on Lucy and it says it's clickable from inventory. There are rare items in the game that anyone can use from inventory even if they cannot equip, such as Amulet of Necropotence.

With 300 range on the spell it would be a sick pulling item.
Transcendent Swifttail
The Tribunal
Still Drop?
# Jul 16 2003 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
Do these still drop?
# Jun 06 2003 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
16 posts
I was wondering, Could the effect on these boots be cast while running? I mean like Bard songs, Cuz since they are for bards I kinda thought it might be

54 Monk of Avenging Souls
RE: Effect
# Jul 05 2003 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
62 posts
Of course it can be cast while running, thats what Bards are all about, i use my boots a lot.
Sort of an odd bard effect.
# Apr 25 2003 at 10:57 AM Rating: Default
105 posts
I really don't see the effect on these getting used a lot by a bard who likes chant kite, like myself. I can do more eventual damage (for the duration of the DoT) with 2 DoTs in the same amount of time it would take me to cast this. Now they may have a use in other bard soloing tactics, but I can't really comment on those. The stats are very nice , though, so if it does have an effect you may never use...who cares? I have a BP with the right click effect Song of Travel. It in no way replaces our song, but with 54 ac and a buttload of stats, I'm not complaining. However, I wouldn't mind knowing SOE's motivation for putting an effect like this on a pair of boots usable by only a bard. Hey guys, how about a right click effect like Breath of Harmony ( You can put a useful bard song on it like Battlecry of the Vashir, or maybe(gasp!) level 32 mana song (forget the exact name...been awhile, sorry). Or how about Selo's Accelerating Chorus?? OK, now THAT would be cool.
Jimdio Metallico
RE: Sort of an odd bard effect.
# Oct 07 2003 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
The BP you have is actually nicer than your song.. the effect on it lasts 5 mins instead of 3 tics.

Ohh.. and to put into perspective.. how much damage do you do with your dots every 7 seconds? Because this is basically 333 damage every 7 seconds.

Edited, Tue Oct 7 14:26:45 2003
RE: Sort of an odd bard effect.
# Nov 07 2003 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
333 dmg / 7 sec = 47.6 dps

62 Bard, IM1, TDoK twisting the four pre-60 chants:

96 dmg * 4 chants / 6 sec (1 tick) = 64 dps

62 Bard, IM1, TDoK twist 3 pre-60 chants and chant of plague:

96 * 3 + 123 / 6 sec = 68.5 dps

All assuming no resists or repeated missed notes. In other words, You could probably do better with chant kiting, but they're in the same league
Greenman (NE Druid) et al
Tragic Heroes, Lothar
RE: Sort of an odd bard effect.
# Apr 25 2004 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
11 posts
65 Bard - IM 3 - Using a Thunderous Drum of Karana
Twisting 4 dots at 142 damage/tick

DoT Kiting: (142 * 4 ) / 6 = 94.6 dps
Boots DPS: 47.something (as stated above in another post)

But we also get a 33% slow with DoT. Using epic, i think its doing something like 60+ damage/tick.

Forgetting the math and using a log parser, i've kited for up to 110dps, averaging around 101dps (due to missed notes and general lazyness).

==All the DPS talk aside==

These boots surely have their uses, but they also have downsides:

Pull upsides:
1. They dont do enough damage to cause most any summoning mob to 'start' summoning you, where as the dots could.
2. 300 range, nice.
3. Its not a DoT, so you can drop aggro with fading memories instantly if you have to. (pulling with dots = nono)
4. This frees up at least 1 song slot so you dont have to load the bards DD or OoS/HoS.

Pull downsides:
1. *not* using OoS or HoS for pulling moderate to high MR mobs hurts. This means it will be much harder to slow/mez/snare the mob you are pulling by the time you get it back to camp.
2. *could* possibly cause summoning mobs to start summoning before you get back to camp.

3. 7 sec cast time? ouch.
Take pulling LDoN for instance:

[Using Boots] Since our lull lasts only 18 seconds, you could only lull up to 3 mobs (4 if you are *very* lucky, but dont count on it) and pull a 4th.

[Using OoS/HoS] You can lull up to 5 mobs and pull a 6th.

(I've died at *least* once for this information *grin*)

I'm sure there are many more reasons then stated above, but that should cover the main points =).

Conclusion: These boots are not a bardic nacessity, but mearly a costly/minor luxary. (98k? bah I say)

=Things that may be a bit more useful and surely less costly=

-5 Minute group levitate on boots: (Approx 900 plat)
- -

-Eye of Zomm on helm: (Approx 3500k) - 30 second eye to do your bidding. This brave soul goes into the middle of sure death with no aggro, allowing you the ability to 'explore' with no fear and target/lull from a remote location)
- -

-Illusion Wearwolf on Lute: (Approx 30k, but easy to obtain with a 50's group in 1-8 hours, with a possibility of 2(+?) dropping)
Stringed Instruments: +120%
ATK: 45-66
Haste: 40% (doesnt stack w/ chanty/shammy haste, but is great for proc'n your epic's 50% group haste a *lot* quicker)
STR: 23-30
You can also wield a weapon/item in your 'offhand' while using this lute.
- -

Zoultan Izevhil - DJ of 65 Party's on Brell Serilis

Edited, Mon Apr 26 02:10:06 2004
RE: Sort of an odd bard effect.
# Apr 25 2003 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
The Composer's Greaves from the bard Plane of Tranquility quest has the Selo's Accerating Chorus. I know I will never see them, but I can't help but dream =)

Illudius Laitaurlin
Req Level?
# Sep 28 2002 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
Does Anyone Know if theses are Req Level 51 or 55?
I've got more level 30 characters than you can shake a stick at.
RE: Req Level?
# Oct 13 2002 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Level 51 baby
Boot Proc
# Aug 20 2002 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
That is a misprint. The boots are tradeable and it is a right click effect. I just got a pair and they are GREAT.
Nerf Bat
# Aug 18 2002 at 1:43 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
Omg.. looks like they WERE tradeable. No Drop and no more right click now it's a frickin combat effect.. that's so sad I could cry =(
Nerf bat hits one outta the park
RE: Nerf Bat
# Aug 31 2002 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Wrong! Bards don't get kick, so it CAN'T be a combat effect. And they now are tradeable.
Bolt double damage
# Aug 08 2002 at 11:41 PM Rating: Default
73 posts
The double damage that was associated with attacking mobs with bolts at different heights was a bug that was fixed by a recent patch.

Edited, Mon Aug 19 23:23:33 2002
Still Drop
# Aug 08 2002 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Can anybody that has these list when they got them, i wonder when the last drop was. Thank you.
# Jun 20 2002 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
where does the mob spawn in CT ?
RE: sarek
# Jun 28 2002 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
Quick question...on the picture it says "Combat" But in the description it says Triggered.. What exactly is it? If triggered how long is casting time and recover time?
RE: sarek
# Jul 23 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
the casting time is 7 sec but im not sure if its triggered anymore...
Still Dropping
# Jun 17 2002 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default
4 posts

Edited, Thu Jun 20 13:30:42 2002
# Jun 12 2002 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
1 post
look at the item information, on what mob it drops off of in CT.

=P O_o =O

not that hard.


58 bard bertoxx
One Please
# May 22 2002 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
50 posts
I'll take that to go. OMFG I love these boots. Makes nice toasted drolvarg when yard trash aggroes you in DL :) Yes it can land twice I have done 650+ with a single cast of this.

Sayonara to one of my chants :) 47.6dps is pretty sweet for a right-clicky item.
Kokubunji -- Tauren Destroyer
Location of boots
# May 09 2002 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
1 post
i fount the location on the boots before i came to this page on allakhazam, come on THINK guys where could you find out ...
RE: Location of boots
# Nov 21 2002 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
Can you just tell me. I check Eq Atlas and they don't have it.
Lvl 60 Shaman <Bleeding Hollow>
# Apr 24 2002 at 10:05 PM Rating: Default
4 posts
These boots r pathetically amazing, basically a bard can solo any mob that doesn't summon or cast spells easily.. and if you know what your doing you can kill spell casters too. These boots went for a CoM + Horn of Hsagra + something else on our server.. and as far as i know there is only 1 pair .... and they are tradeable.
# Apr 28 2002 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
66 posts
We bards can solo mobs like that anyways, these are only good if your kiting a mob that's resistant against CR and FR.
Sadiki Senshiro
You know you luv me.
# Apr 29 2002 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
aye, i know what your saying. But the range on cinderbolt is very long, you can get double bolt, also you can't use bard DoTs and Mez with casters, i.e. mez, nuke, mez nuke. It rarely resists, unlike the bard DoTs, it 90% of the time does full damage. You can't solo reds with DoT songs, or if you can it will take infinity.
These are bright reddy purple color.
I think these are the best droppable item in the game for bards, if i had a choice of these and a Sceptre of Destruction (assuming i couldn't sell them)i'd take the boots every time, assuming i had a bard. Taunt on sceptre is to big to even think about, and at high level its hard to keep fear/snare up when soloing without them resisting i am told, + is the sceptre gunna proc every 7seconds? and if it did it still wouldn't be doing as much damage.
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