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Elder Spiritist's Gauntlets  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 9
Effect: Snare (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 4.0) at Level 45
WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Class: DRU
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):10, 50, 10
Merchant Value:460 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Radric Rapacious
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Updated By:Kwendal
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Ruins of Kunark Item

Average Price: 2,400pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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to claudito
# May 10 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
285 posts
druids are one of the main soloing classes, there not that great in groups. They are sorta like bards cauz they have almost all talents but suck at them. Btw snare on those gauntlets wont stick on 50+ mobs.
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to claudito
# Oct 01 2007 at 11:02 AM Rating: Default
223 posts
warpedmonkey u are a moron. bards do not suck at their talents. maybe u just suck at playing them
bummer lvl
# Dec 08 2003 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
161 posts
I got this in the bazzar for 250p was great I aug it cause it has the lvl spell so I go to try to use it it don't work. Come here to find out that I can't use a lvl 1 spell to save mana till 45... hmm. oh well the 9ac is cool for lvl 25. just wish they would have put a higher lvl snare spell on it.
Worth it?
# Apr 01 2003 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
are these really worth getting or any other piece really except for arms and legs i know they good bp ahh thats alright but i just wonder if they are worth getting to waste my precious glove space
(split paw hide gloves ;) hehe)
well my 2cp
later -.-
#corsets, Posted: Dec 31 2002 at 1:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#corsets, Posted: Dec 31 2002 at 1:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#corsets, Posted: Dec 31 2002 at 1:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) wertyui vf
Procs at...?
# Oct 06 2002 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Sorry but I can't work it out from the comments givewn here... Does the snare effect not proc until you're level 50?

Calmac, 25 Barbarian Shaman
Bede, 49 Human Monk
Mhairi, 35 Human Druid
Variya, 33 Dark Elf Necromancer
all on Zebuxoruk (now Xegony)
RE: Procs at...?
# Oct 16 2002 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
112 posts
Effect will work at level 45

Where ever you go, there you are.
good for farming stuff
# Jul 02 2002 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I kill too many green mobs to count, for tradeskill ingredients. I am so sick of hitting something twice and having it run off at top speed, making me need to chase it or cast a spell and waste mana on it. These will make my life sooo much easier.

Yorus of 45 seasons
#tolkhan, Posted: Dec 16 2002 at 5:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dude, a snare spell takes minimal mana. That waste of mana that you're worried about is trivial.
Nice with free root
# May 13 2002 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
If you are a woodie, do the Tunarean neck piece.

I don't often need it, but omg it's SO sweet when I do. This plus Tunarean piece, plus the snare bracer, and who needs mana...

And if you are a halfling, this is what you get for being short!
# May 10 2002 at 11:33 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
are the effects on all this armor INSTANT cast or is there a casting time?
RE: ?
# May 28 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
It is 4.0 sec
RE: ?
# May 23 2002 at 1:58 PM Rating: Default
6 Second cast time
Can someone stop the world, I want to get off.
I can't complain
# May 06 2002 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I got these for free as a gift, so, I can't complain about them. They look good and if I'm OOM, then they will come in handy for a little while after clicking on the Vambracers Drones of Doom (also a gift he he).
But, I still have a few Lvls to go before I find out for sure if they are worth having or if I'll end up selling them )
Sunnaa Olatta
Druid of the 55th Circle
ES gloves
# Apr 25 2002 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I was doing my daily selling in Surefall and I found them at the vendor for 536pp. I ran to the bank and pulled the cash.. i wont be able to use them till im What level 50?.. Im getting there..Just hit level 39 today.. Im also working on the rest of my gear.. I will grow up someday.

39 Druid Dontaious
31 Shaman Jesellia
15 Shadow Knight Soulsick
right clickable
# Mar 25 2002 at 10:21 PM Rating: Default
6 posts
do you have to wear this item to get the effect? or can you have it in inventory?
RE: right clickable
# Apr 08 2002 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
44 posts
Mine says effect: snare (equipped)

Ladanea Effrena <Legion of Scales>
Untamed Ranger of Tunare, The Seventh Hammer

Chionia <Grievous>
Troll Shaman of Cenarion Circle
this isnt a proc
# Mar 11 2002 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
its triggered so what are you talking about??
# Mar 08 2002 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
I would much rather have something that procs root instead of snare. As a halfling, I can't use that Tunare necklace that procs the root.
#DekonReign, Posted: Feb 13 2002 at 2:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Beastlord now have their own Kunark Armor, called Wild Lord's. ES Stuff is still Druid Only.
RE: Not for Beastlords
# Feb 16 2002 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
49 posts
tell me more of this wild lords armor
#eepson, Posted: Feb 16 2002 at 4:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) tell me more of this wild lords armor
# Jan 17 2002 at 6:29 AM Rating: Default
2 posts
Could anyone tell me if Beastlord can really wear? I have talked to many Druids and they say no please verify whether Beastloards can use. If you are on Mith Mar I would like to by a pair.
Lord Tonnage
RE: Beastlord
# Jan 31 2002 at 2:12 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
i got one of this recently and only druid can wear it. not unless they nerf it.
RE: Beastlord
# Feb 12 2002 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Just a guess, but the Druid Class Specific Kunark armor is not likely to be BL usable any time soon.
Wood Elf Ranger,
Tunare server
ES Gaunts
# Dec 31 2001 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
These are not a Beastlord Item, I just got these today, and they are still DRU only. THanks. :)
#nalamaru, Posted: Dec 30 2001 at 8:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ALL of the important druid only gear is Beastlord now, including the Velious quest armor. Yes, one existing class, which happens to be the single most popular, now gets to compete with a whole new class for the same already very rare equipment. Thanks VI you lazy scumbags. Aside from that WTF are they thinking? A shaman based class wearing druid gear?!?! These guys remind me of those dazed transients you see in the streets shouting at imaginary flying pigs, thats how much sense these idiots are making with this. Now we get to watch beastlords run around casting RotG and Circle of Misty after putting in countless months medding alone to reach the level required to get this stuff. Everytime I think that VI has done something right they turn around and act like MORONS, back to DAOC again I guess.
RE: Its not just Kunark
# Feb 04 2002 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
Uh.. no. All the Druid armor was accidentally tagged as BST useable in Allakhazam's database, and they are trying to change them back to the way they used to be.
#DaRangers, Posted: Dec 23 2001 at 4:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) beastlord? i thot they were a shaman hybrid? i dont have expansion adn dont tlak to them much so i wouldnt know just shocked to see that the druid kunakr armor is now BL also
These Rock!
# Nov 27 2001 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
if theres anyone out there who thinks these suck, boy have you got it backwards! Most of the ES Pieces are 2 ac less than FS Plate.... and I wouldn't call that sucking for a druid! Castman, 22 Wood Elf druid
ES Gaunts
# Nov 23 2001 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Its true, these have a longer cast time, shorter duration than ensnare, but think of it this way....0 mana. I use these to solo, the difference between using snare and ensnare is you just refresh after every cast, (and why not, its free mana) thereby allowing me to keep a better spell such as another DoT to use. Here is a little secret from a High Level druid. Drones of Doom line of spells do stack. Its probably a bug, but you can cast Drones of Droom and then Winged Death (at level 53) and they stack on top of each other, I replaced ensnare with DoD and now kill the mobs much faster. Here is my formula:

Pull to safe location by casting cancel magic. Cast root. Right click Gaunts. Drones of Droom. Right click Gaunts. Cast Winged Death. Right click Gaunts. Refresh root as needed. Sure it takes a little more work by right clicking more often, but I cant imagine mind numbing soloing without these.

This gear has great spells, and yes if they made the effect ENSNARE, It would never leave my inventory. There are so many different applications to this gear, the greaves give you a mana free heal 100 points at a time. (good soloing) The helm invisibility for those wonderful group runs with melee's, why waste the mana because they lose invis every 10 seconds. The boots, manafree levitate traveling (and keeps you from having to waste a spell slot)...need I say more. Take 1 trip to KC through Dreadlands, and Ill guarantee you would want these boots.

The gear could be better, but when you look at the applications, they really arent half bad. Its all in the creativity of how you use them. These were designed for conventional use, but they can be used in unconventional ways.
Beebe Lytcaster 53 Heretic
Hiyeedi Fliess 55 Preserver
Sarany Richmen 34 Warrior
Audrea Vai 36 Enchanter
Payhn Reliepher 35 Cleric
Whispher Sweetnothings 25 Monk
Rallos Zek
RE: ES Gaunts
# Dec 12 2001 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually, the only reason why they stack is because Winged Death is over 50 and there is an exception to the rules that Verant placed in that allow spells of the same type to overlap if one is above level 50 and the other is below level 50. If you try to stack Drones with any other spell of the same type under level 50, it will not work.
Dealorn-PAL 55
Ponce-WAR 52
Renesh-MAG 52
Tibinn-NEC 51
Vaelic-ENC 50
Ralean-BRD 37
RE: ES Gaunts
# Nov 04 2002 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Actually that is now wrong info. I use Drifting death, drones of doom, immolate, and creeping crud on mobs all the time soloing. One of the patches left it so they all stack with each other. Dont believe me (like most) then cast them on yourself starting with your highest dot. The patch that changed this is the same one that lets 2 dots of the same type stack when casted by 2 different players (like 2 druids casting drones). Makes soloing just that much better for druids!

Julahni Starrkeeper
<Spirit Pack>
45 druid brell server
Addicted to Evercrack since 2001
"You will only die tired if you run now"
RE: ES Gaunts
# Sep 16 2002 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
HEY! your right...but the effects on these boots can only be cast if your level 45 or higher...the next DoT of the DoD line type is Winged Death. Besides...I was posting to get people to think about the use of items in different ways, not just sit around and whine about the effects.
Beebe Lytcaster 53 Heretic
Hiyeedi Fliess 55 Preserver
Sarany Richmen 34 Warrior
Audrea Vai 36 Enchanter
Payhn Reliepher 35 Cleric
Whispher Sweetnothings 25 Monk
Rallos Zek
#Shirewalker, Posted: Nov 12 2001 at 1:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have these for sale on Veeshan server. Send an e-mail to
What level does it proc?
# Sep 28 2001 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
46 posts
What level does the thing proc?
Tomaseth <Defenders of the Black Rose>
Druid of the 51st Season
Fennin Ro

Lanian Silverspeed <Thirteenth Gate>
Druid of the 52nd Season
Fennin Ro

RE: What level does it proc?
# Jun 08 2002 at 2:37 PM Rating: Excellent
44 posts
These proc at level 45

Tuuvan, Druid of Fennin Ro
#Waraman, Posted: Sep 29 2001 at 12:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Read the previous posts before asking a question. lvl 45
#Cobbobles, Posted: Jul 23 2001 at 12:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) just got something to say...SHUT happy you get something like this...look at the mage items...reclaim energy....ive only used this spell once it sucks...ive never see anyone touch it later or in the sorry you druids dont get everything at its greatest...just be happy every single one of your items doesnt do flame lick or dance of the fireflies...
RE: hmReclaim ENergy worthless???????
# Jan 11 2002 at 6:47 AM Rating: Default
13 posts
Speaking as a 52 Mage myself, I regularly use and find a lot of use in the reclaim energy from my Foci.

If you are going to lose the pet, it is often far better to reclaim and recast than try to heal. While maybe with the new infusion with luclin (supposed to be around SHeal level for our pets), which I haven;t got, we can effectively heal our pets, but at 52 prior to this combat healing was not an option.

While I admit that there could be better effects (I would kill for a right click summon companion), Reclaim Energy is far from useless.

With SoW on there have been many times that reclaiming my pet just before death, running and then recasting pet, has allowed me to win a fight I would have been gating (with that last sliver of mana) if I didn't get back about 80% of the mana needed to call a pet with Reclaim.

Uselss no, the best, no from a long shot.

#TraversePrexus, Posted: Jul 22 2001 at 2:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this weapon is worthless, like most items it procs only at 45, with 5.5sec casting time the lvl ONE spell snare is better. The ONLY good thing about this item is it saves a slot in your 8 gem slots. This item is a pos. I would never buy this and it is worth 50p imo. Gnome skin gloves/split paw are better then this POS! ensnare costs 35mana and takes less then half the time to cast. It only wears off after about 10 minutes too. With regular snare you are lucky to get 1 min 30 secs b4 it wears off. I can't believe verant put these pos gloves in the game, even before kunark came out these are worthless! I mean come on, someone at your company should've figured out this these items arn't worth s*** especially 45+. If you put ensnare on them it might be more useful but the 35mana it saves you from ensnare is still barely messurable, it doesn't even show up when I cast it on a mob on my mana bar. Anyone who says this is useful is A, retarded, B,a n00b/new to the game, or C,trying to act like he knows what he's talking about when he has no idea and has probably never played any class except a lvl 6 warrior who keeps dying because he cannot figure out how to use hotkeys or go any faster then walking.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 31 2001 at 2:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow, if the population of Prexus is anything like the numbnuts, ********** moron you apparently are, I'm glad I don't play on it. Tell your mommy to change your diaper wuss.
These take 5.5 seconds to cast, not 8 or 10 seconds
# Jun 20 2001 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I have timed it over and over again.

47 wood elf druid
These rock like air supply
# Jun 18 2001 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
You will be killing your group much more than saving them with these when the mobs break root and attack them, use ensnare it uses little mana. These dont even save mana becasue you need to cast this 4 times instead of one ensnare. 4 casts at 10seconds a cast = 40 seconds- 5 seconds to cast ensnare = 35 seconds you could be medding and with clarity on thats way more than 15 mana gained. It is much better to ensnare and then root by the way not root first. All of the 50+ Druids I know only have these for walking around in the tunnel for the look.
Used correctly, these gloves rock!
# Jun 14 2001 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I am a level 46 wood elf druid in CT server. Bought these for 1.5k

For soloing, I simply root, right click ES gaunts, dot, rinse and repeat. Dead mob. Easy as pie.

Now maybe on a level 50 mob the snares might not stick as long, but that remains to be seen. Why would I want to solo for exp that much in the 50's anyway? Aren't the mobs much more dangerous to solo at level 50?

My point is even though this snare costs 15 mana to cast regularly, that last 15 mana saved might be good enough to save one of my group mates from death. Or it would be the last 15 mana required to hit Evac. Or the self gate port. The 9ac helps too. I'd rather have this until oh maybe Imbued Elven Chainmail Gloves or better.

46th Wood Elf Druid
Dragons of the Mist
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 11 2001 at 6:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) These suck, yes I had them they suck. They take 8 seconds to cast, and snare wears off in a minute tops. So you will need to cast about 4 to 6 times to kite something that gives exp above level 45. You will never get the cast off in time on a mob chasing you unless they are already snared (if they are ensnared this won't stick). If they are standing around just sit for a few seconds to save up the mana to cast ENsnare. I would never not have ensnare memmed because of these as you would have to put on ensnare later anway because this spell drops so quick (might last 15 seconds on 50+ mobs). If you are out of mana you are better off running that trying to use this, because these gaunts suck! Snare is a lowbie spell, and with the super slow cast time ...well it sucks. Did I mention these suck?
# Apr 27 2001 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
They are worth so much because they free up a spell slot. Snare works just like Ensnare... except it wears off after awhile. Anyway, it frees up a spell slot, I will probbaly put a buff there, so its good.
A Question of Worth
# Apr 26 2001 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
Does a high level Druid still use Snare? If so, would this not prove invaluable?

This essentially frees up a slot for a more powerful spell... Doesn't it?

Drag-and-drop the item slot to your command menu and right-click when you need it...

Call me crazy, all the ES items sound sweet to me. (And, yes, I realize that I am not a Druid. It just seems that this would work the same as Mrylokar...)

Rhus Mohrtis, Rogue of Rodcet Nife
# Apr 23 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
71 posts
The Effect On These Things Should be, ENSNARE, Since If You Look At It This way:
ES Vambracers: Drones of Doom, Level 34 Druid spell
ES Guantlets: Effect: Snare, Level 1 Druid Spell

So Whats Up With Casting A Level 1 Spell That Takes Like 10 Mana, Cost 0 Mana With A Longer Casting Time, And Less Duration Of Effect?! I Wouldnt Mind Spending 10mana At level 45! Then Look At The Price Of These! They Go For 2k To 4k! I Dont understand Why You Would Spend 4000pp for these When You Can Spend 5gp For The Snare Spell! Especially At Level 45.

So ya, These Things Are junk, HOWEVER, I Still Wouldnt Mind Owning A Pair =P

~ Imfusio Fortissimus ~
48th Season Druid
Brothers of the Hand
Bristlebane Server
Imfusio Fortissimus
62nd Hierophant of Tunare
Bristlebane, CoL
# Apr 05 2001 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
it is common drop off Hangnail and all u got to hope for is him to spawn. my group got 2 pairs in about 1hr in Karnor's last night so it is more like common or uncommon drop.
Squarrelmaster Retsamlerraups
5.2 CHAMPion
These need improvement...
# Apr 02 2001 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Unfortunately these gloves are not very satisfying the way they function right now. The snare effect casted by them doesn't have a quarter of the duration the level 1 spell Snare cast by a level 5 druid has and it takes even the gauntlets longer to get the spell off then if casted regularly. Considering you have to be level 45 to use them, only to have the casting being interrupted or the mob already pounding on you because the timeframe in which the mob is approaching you is too short, these gaunts are junk. I put in a /feedback about that to shorten the cast time or lengthen the duration. If neither of this happens they will land on the junk pile.
not sure about keeping them
# Mar 19 2001 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Camped the hand room today for 13 hours with maybe 4 decent drops all day. My gauntlets being the last decent thing. Not sure if I really like them. Each time I went to snare, I felt like wonderwoman using her magical armbands and that stupid theme song would pop in my head. The ac is very nice on them. But overall, I still need wis items cause i screwed up when I made this The green look, well, does nothing for me though believe it or not! Still cool to say I have them. What are they worth??
# Mar 20 2001 at 9:22 AM Rating: Default
20 posts
all other elder spiritist pieces are 2k-5k on allahkazam, so im guessing they'll probly be in that range, course allahkazam never gets the street price anyway, hard to tell with rarity. so if you dont want could donate them to me for free..

/em smiles hopefully

druid of 21 moons
Sabretooth Bear Clan
level and more info...
# Mar 09 2001 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
88 posts
You can begin using the proc at lvl 45. Some more info on the gloves.. The casting time is 2 seconds longer than normal snare, and its the lvl 1 snare, NOT the lvl 29 wayyy improved ENsnare. it is very helpful if you want to free up an extra spell slot, but mana consumption is a laugh anyway at the snare line series. 15 mana for snare and i think its 25 for ensnare. Doesn't really matter if we right click the gloves to save mana. We can regain it by the time the spell effect goes off. These are handy in a number of situations however. Obviously one would be when you are low on mana, root, then snare the mob for a time to med in case root breaks. Power levelling is also good for these if you dont wanna waste cast after cast on multiple mobs *shrug* Also when you get really bored and feel like terrorizing an old easy zone like unrest of even some hill giants in the karanas, these kind of come in handy. Because of the long casting time on them you must be careful to give yourself some extra range when the mob is running at you. (same with the arms). I almost never would use these in dungeons either. That extra 2 seconds adds up when you need the mana to heal/buff/what have you, and like i said the regular ensnare spell itself hardly takes any mana. Hope that info helped. It's kind of a neat novelty item, and the green hands thing does seem to work well with the elfies ;-)
Kazooie Swiftfoot
Druid of Solusek Ro
RE: level and more info...
# Mar 18 2001 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
let the clerics buff and heal. u snare and nuke and pcp/ds BEFORE fights. if ur snaring when ur supposed to (before the mob starts to run) then the extra 2 seconds won't hurt.
# Jan 27 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
True they are not the best gloves out there in the world but I am happy with my new set. Now that the snare/root bug has been corrected I can pop this one off quickly after I've rooted a critter as a back up. Opens up a spell slot and the AC is good. I was over 200 wisdom anyway so losing those whopping 2 Wis points from the split paw junkers didn't hurt. (plus us leather bound druids need that dark green look to help us out with the chickies back home)
RE: Helpful....
# Mar 07 2001 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
What level can you start using them at?
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