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Banded Mail  
 


Slot: CHEST
AC: 15
WT: 7.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR CLR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG SHM BER
Race: ALL except DWF TRL OGR HFL GNM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Chain
Tint:
 
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:4 pp 2 gp 0 sp 9 cp
Tribute:5
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Rangermadness
Source:Live
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008


Average Price: 10pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Banded
# Sep 20 2004 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Banded is a nice newbie set of armor. There are thirteen (13) pieces in the set (Belt, Boots, Bracer [2], Cloak, Gauntlets, Gorget, Helm, Leggings, Mail, Mantle, Mask, Sleeves). The whole set of armor will give you +91 to your armor class (thats with 2 bracers). When I first started EQ banded was really popular and would sell for 2pp per ac point. This was pre-bazaar. Now you can get various piece in the bazaar for fairly cheap from those trying to up their blacksmithing skills.
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Cut out the auctioning!
# Jul 28 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
Okay, since when was this a place to say "OOOO! I WANT THAT!" This is supposed to be a forum. If you want to buy this, go to the Bazaar or do it in game, don't muck up the forums for those of us who realize what forums are truly for: sharing info.

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Aspiring Smiths Take Heart
# Jun 30 2003 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I write this post to encourage any new blacksmiths. To my surprise I was able to complete a full suit of banded armor - including the mail and leggings - with approximately 80 points in smithing. Even at this level there were few failures on the combines. So if you're forging a full suit for one of your characters and aren't just trying to skill up, you might want to give it a try at this skill range.

Edited, Mon Jun 30 13:54:29 2003
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RE: Aspiring Smiths Take Heart
# Jun 30 2003 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
(edited double post)

Edited, Mon Jun 30 13:52:01 2003
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Making this on Venril Sathir
# Apr 03 2003 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
I am currently making this, and many other random bits and bobs on Venril Sathir. Gimme an Email if there's anything you need making (Currently a master Blacksmith, Baker, Brewer, Potter and Fletcher as of 3/4/03) =)
Super Useful for friends!
# Nov 19 2002 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
5 posts
Looking for that great gift for the new EQ addict? get them a suit of banded. Its fairly cheap as a full suit runs just about 50pp if you get a good price and they will own the newbie areas!
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Super Useful for friends!
# Jul 27 2006 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Wow, it's hilarious to browse old forums and find ancient postings by yourself.
Does anyone still use banded? If you're a new player and need a set, send me a tell.
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I need it
# Aug 04 2002 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
Hey, I have a low-level rogue who is in desperat need of better armor...especially Chest slot armor. I am Ratharina, /tell me in-game, and I will come to you or meet you half-way. I am currently in the East Commonlands. E-mail me at:
Nightrider@chatway.com
I WILL NEGOTIATE PRICE!!!!!
*I do not have Velious, so I can't go there...sorry
Banded
# Mar 29 2002 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
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I have a barb war who is desperately in need of better equip, please email me -- 2-trace@cox.net
for times when you will be on and selling this equip. Thank you
Xaanru, atleast you have good equipment.
# Jan 11 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
I've have on my level 20 gnome warrior, ringmail, leather, banded mail, and acouple fine plate mail pieces, and I'm making it just fine. My gnome enchanter on the other hand id totally twinked at only level 9, and is probably doing about as good as you warrior is, I mean how many level 9 enchanters do you see running around with a Robe of the Kedge on?
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RE: Xaanru, atleast you have good equipment.
# Mar 22 2002 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Lately I've been twinking the poor warrior more than levelling. He's now got full crafted, and a centi longsword/shortsword combo, hero bracer, etc. I've managed to occasionally pop on and level him up to about 22. I really didn't intend to twink him quite this much, but I get a lot of trades for stuff I sell.
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Xaanru's stuff
Xaanru, atleast you have good equipment.
# Jan 11 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
I've have on my level 20 gnome warrior, ringmail, leather, banded mial, and acouple fine plate mail pieces, and I'm making it just fine. My gnome enchanter on the other hand id totally twinked at only level 9, and is probably doing about as good as you warrior is, I mean how many level 9 enchanters do you see running around with a Robe of the Kedge on?
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Post about defensive skills
# Nov 20 2001 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I threw a set of banded on my new warrior at level one, along with a blackened alloy longsword (at lvl 5). At level 17, with better equipment now (blackened alloy armor, orc fangs, jagged bands, etc) His offense, defense, 1hs, 1hb, dual wield, dual attack are all maxxed. Unfortunately I let the 2hs and 2hb lag a bit :( But my point is, my skills did not suffer from the twinking. In fact i find that I max all of the skills out within 1 yellow of a new level. Nice theory, but my experience has been that it's not true. BTW, I fought mostly yellows, whites and reds through about lvl 8. Perhaps that is why the skills still went up.
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Out od work smith
# Sep 30 2001 at 11:32 PM Rating: Default
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I'm on the Veeshan server currenty spending obcene ammounts of plat skilling up in smithing and fletching. If anyone wants me to make them somthing send me a note at "darkestchilde@yahoo.com". Right now I have a 160 Fletching and 130 smithing but that is subject to change. If you see me on 'Skavor' I'll be glad to make the items for you if you buy the materials... for a fee of course...
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RE: Out od work smith
# Nov 20 2001 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
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LMAO - my roommate posted this on my account and I have no idea how to delete it yet so please disregard this one. Hiya =)

Edited, Sun Jan 6 21:27:05 2002
#Kalbin, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 10:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) E-mail me at virgocious78@hotmail.com or look for Kalbin Lvl9 Ranger HEF in Gfay/BB mts./CB zones !
#Sspud, Posted: Aug 11 2001 at 8:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Definatly if i see anyone selling banded armour on the Morrel Thule server make sure u find me.
selling
# Jul 31 2001 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I make it on the Tunare Server.

Built up my skill in Freeport but it doesn't sell too good there. Most probably because of competition with other smiths and that fact that area is a hot spot for generous high lev characters giving away better armour or selling better armour for way below cost.

When I want to sell I go to the Qeynos/Everfrost area and it sells like crazy. All the equipment to make banded is there except small molds (Sorry little guys) and there are plenty of unused forges around Q.

1pp per ac is the standard price, unfortunately. For the price of materials it should be higher (About a 50% profit margin if I'm "completely" succesful the first time) But if it sold for any higher, nobody would buy it.
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Level 1???
# Jul 06 2001 at 12:14 PM Rating: Default
The only level 1 character that could get this is a twink, unless someone is feeling generous. Besides, you're not really helping yourself, because your defense skills will suffer, and you'll notice it in a few levels.
#Aonadin, Posted: Jun 15 2001 at 3:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I want to buy some Banded armor. I play on they Slosek Ro Server under the name Aonadin. I am a humna Paladin.
#Chuckfactor, Posted: Jul 04 2001 at 2:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I play on povar, and would like to buy this armor.
Hard to sell
# May 29 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
I've been trying to sell this stuff just a little above material costs, and still can't find anybody interested in buying!
#Anonymous, Posted: May 28 2001 at 8:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey want to buy a full set give me a tell in game Bonkenn or E-Mail me at Clmbking@yahoo.com for time and loc for pickup need Large for my Troll SK Thanks.
Dye
# May 25 2001 at 9:10 AM Rating: Default
How much does dye co$t
RE: Dye
# Jul 04 2001 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
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Banded armor cannot be dyed - only Fine Steel Plate.
RE: Dye
# Jan 18 2002 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
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True. But if you want colored banded, you can get it (but can't smith it); get the Loda Kai armor off of the Loda Kais in Shadeweaver's Thicket. Same AC as banded, but with a nice dark blue (almost black) color.
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RE: Loda Kai
# May 31 2002 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Only drawback is that its heavier than banded. It has an awesome look though. Fashion or function I guess.

BTW My smith on The Rathe can make this stuff all day long, and can't give it away. Ok, she can give it away, but sell it? Not even for 1pp per AC. Not even at COST. I could make these at 10pp each, and make a small profit, and a new player would have a great piece of armor, but apparently they don't need it.

Good thing I took up smithing and tailoring for my own uses. Smithing market, at least at low end, is dead.

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RE: Loda Kai
# Nov 10 2002 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
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I think the reason no one wnats to buy banded is because it isn't that much better than the newbie quest armor. And the newbie quest armor gives you stats to boot.
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#Anonymous, Posted: May 16 2001 at 6:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLs send me a tell I need some small for my dwarf warrior.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 05 2001 at 11:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTb bacause u said they were free I need chest and head
#angarr, Posted: May 02 2001 at 7:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTB med banded , 1pp per a.c. need something for chest,gorget and bracers.
RE: WTB banded 1pp per ac.
# May 03 2001 at 7:04 AM Rating: Default
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When trying to buy something it is a good idea to list what server you are trying to buy on.
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RE: WTB banded 1pp per ac.
# May 18 2001 at 8:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, I find it an even better idea to Log in to your server and ask the people there.
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