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Frozen Crystal Shard  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 2
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
HP: +10 MANA: +10
SV FIRE: +10
Effect: Gelidran Aura (Any Slot, Casting Time: 3.0)
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Lore:A frozen shard of Gelidran crystal
Item Type:Armor
Submitted By:Bekkwyn Shortround
Lucy Entry By:Nilwean (Blades of Wrath)
Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Omens of War Item

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Quests: This item is used in quests.
Plane of Knowledge

In-game reward for purchasing the box set of Omens of War.

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Jan 30 2017 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
59 posts
why is this item listed as a clicky buff invisibility and it does not do it.
# Jan 30 2017 at 11:19 AM Rating: Excellent
knife wrote:
why is this item listed as a clicky buff invisibility and it does not do it.

Where are you seeing that its listed as a clicky invisibility buff?
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# Oct 04 2017 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
Gidono wrote:
knife wrote:
why is this item listed as a clicky buff invisibility and it does not do it.

Where are you seeing that its listed as a clicky invisibility buff?

Here. I was also thinking he same thing.. It doesn't do an invis buff that I am aware of.
Same as /market?
# Jun 19 2009 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
37 posts
Apparently this can now be purchased from the /marketplace in-game at a cost of 500 gold. I am curious if the marketplace item and this OOW item have the same effect?
Same as /market?
# Jun 11 2010 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
70 posts
wrong crystal shard... there are two w/ the same name, both have different visual effects
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Extra Dmg?
# Feb 12 2008 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Anyone tested this to see if it is adding dmg to detrimental spells for Cold & Fire based DD or Dot spells?
Buff Timer
# Sep 05 2007 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
611 posts
This buff used to last about 20 minutes. I've had it running for just over 2 hours now.
# Jan 18 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
i was looking at this after seeing in my bank, and thought: Gelidran Aura...Gelidran...RSS....Faction? so maybe it can raise faction with gelidrans in RSS, im going to check to see if im right lol
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Does it have a use?
# Mar 11 2005 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
217 posts

but if you happen to get it, keep it, its a novelty, like the staff of endless adventure
No more fun effect
# Feb 24 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
78 posts
For the past few weeks I have not seen a particle effect come out of this item. No more snow dancing around my character :(
It still takes up a buff slot called 'Gelidran Aura', but other than that it does not seem to have any function what-so-ever.
RE: No more fun effect
# Jan 20 2006 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts

turn your particle effects back on and I bet you'll see the effect again ;-)
RE: No more fun effect
# Mar 02 2005 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
To have removed the only real use this item had is just downright pathetic. Some of us -want- to be sparkly and shiny. And really.. there is no other purpose for this.

Anyone else confirm the particle effect was permenantly removed, or is it just broken like so many other things?
RE: No more fun effect
# Apr 05 2006 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
Still works as of 4/5/2006
Checked Lucy?
# Feb 07 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Just wondering if anyone has checked the effect report from lucy? For some reason it lists it as:

Category: Invisibility

...anyone looked into this? I don't have one so I cannot test it. Curious tho imo.
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RE: Checked Lucy?
# Jun 24 2006 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
1,197 posts
It's not a normal invisability (I can still see me without my name in parenthesis). However invis Vs undead, and invis Vs animals aren't noticable besides the buff slot, so perhaps this spell makes you invisible to some certain mobs out there? Summoned maybe?
# Jan 12 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
I put this on my barbarian beastlord...when clicked it is the funniest sight watching her cast it. Kinda like a karate movement...Smiley: yippee
fizzle freeze flirty fun...

where r u?
effects on free items from oom
# Dec 28 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
40 posts
it is NOT sonys responsibility to get people to buy the "retail" version of the game. It is the stores responsibility to do that. it maybe an INCENTIVE to get them to buy the retail version to help the stores out. period.
if the store is going "belly up" maybe the store is who is responsible for that problem. NOT sony.

however, i do believe the incentibe should be presented to us, by whatever means we preferr to purchase the game. digital or retail. OUR choice. I found the game to be the same price, either way. digital was just faster, where as , depending on the store--and if-they were out of stock.than what do we do..wait.........

the "key" chain in the retail box, yes, they want the key chain they buy retail. but the free weapon should be available to everyone that purchased the game. period.

Stoopid thing
# Dec 25 2004 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
Well, this thing does nothing. I tried both the cold and the fire. The clicky is not doing anything. NO COLD (or fire) spell damage enhancement, no damage shield,no mana regen... what a stoopid thing
RE: Stoopid thing
# Jan 25 2005 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
try turning particle effects on, then zoom out slightly.

theres what it does. thats it.
Why ????
# Oct 19 2004 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Why do the ppl who get box setts get a free item?
When us others download the game get nothing from sony. I hope sony acctually will give us something for those who get it via sony download.
RE: Why ????
# Jan 08 2005 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Those who D/L from Sony dont get anything? Well, how long did YOU have to wait to play the game? Took us a couple days for the expansion to even show up in the store. Even when we have pre-ordered some of them in the past, we had to wait until the following day to get them.

What you got was instant game when the game went live. Stop yer griping and buy it retail if you want extra goodies.

If you dont wanna, deal with not having a Faction Modifier Staff or some other trinket.

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Why range?
# Oct 11 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
OK, just to add in another complaint outside of the fact no one knows what the thing does, why did they have to make it range only? I'm a Ranger, I use my bow alot, it's my weapon of choice. Aint no way I'm swapping my Primal Velium reinforced bow for this piece of junk.
RE: Why range?
# Nov 11 2004 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I have the item on my ranger. Check it out. You CAN put it in an open inventory slot and it works. I know I use it.
RE: Why range?
# Oct 31 2004 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
22 posts
I have found this item to be GREAT!!! I don't know if anyone has noticed that is using this is your mana regenerates a whole lot quicker not to mention the stats it gives....I love it, you can even cast it while fighting a creature because you dont have to target yourself and it NEVER fizzles....I do understand what you are saying about the range thing....

Hope this helps,


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# Oct 02 2004 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
59 posts
.. Even if in the end there is no actual stat-enhancing effect from this, at the very least it is a mana free way to work up skill in what is usually the last school of magic to get any consideration. I have grouped with many an end-game level caster that still manages to fizzle when trying to cast a high level divination school spell. This little trinket is a fine way to get that pesky school mastered during downtimes once and for all...
Oh, and it can never hurt to have another free means of filling "junk-buff" slots prior to fights with magic-cancelling mobs =)

(but I hope there turns out to at least be some actual in-game benefit to having the buff on)
.. End of line.
Both Shards
# Sep 27 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Here's an idea:

SOE made the effort of creating two in game items, the Burning Crystal Shard and the Frozen Crystal Shard, with two effects, Pyrilen Aura and Gelidran Aura, with two different particle effect graphics.

They also added an NPC, with dialog, that can swap out each item. His name is Bertrand Bibblesworth.

It seems like a lot of effort was put into this.

My idea is to use both items simultaneously and STACK the effects. I tested it, and it can be done. You can be covered in flame and snow at the same time. You'll also have around 10-12 minutes to see if anything happens with both Pyrilen Aura and Gelidran Aura going concurrently.

Time to test my theory...

RE: Both Shards
# Sep 27 2004 at 4:10 PM Rating: Good
2 posts
Indeed there is some effort in putting this NPC for simple toys. But I have looked up for Gelindran and Pyrilen (names of the effects of both shards) in Allakhazam's spell search and I found other spells with the same name (for example Gelindran's Anger) that improves dmg of fire or cold based spells. These spells also have different upgrades still using the same name going from 25% to 50% I think. So there must be some quest to upgrade the shards to those spell effects. Just my 2 copper
# Sep 20 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
These items must be used in some sort of quest like the staff from the last expansion?

Edited, Mon Sep 20 03:55:26 2004
# Sep 16 2004 at 10:25 PM Rating: Excellent
110 posts
Originally Posted by Argin
"I have no idea if you get one or another originally based on whatever, but there's a gnome in pok named Bertrand Bibblesworth beside the overpass betweeb nexus stone and big bank who exchanges one for the other. I switched my ice particle clicky to fire"
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What I've found so far
# Sep 16 2004 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
243 posts
So far the only benifit I can see from this effect is a free junk buff. From dispelling mobs.
If that is the case a fire or ice effect is up to the user by turning in to the gnomb guy mentened by Cphopp below...
fun effect
# Sep 15 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
effect simply makes fire/ice particles shimmer around you =)

edit: can be handed in to the gnome by the tree near the nexus stone for the one with the fire particle effect

Edited, Wed Sep 15 17:30:55 2004
# Sep 15 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
what is the benefit off the effect?
RE: effect
# Sep 17 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
The benefit of the effect? Makes you feel foolish for buying the CD instead of just downloading.
RE: effect
# Sep 23 2004 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
No, the benefit of the effect is. Makes you feel foolish for buying GoD in the first place if your not in a supa guild.
RE: effect
# Sep 18 2004 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
242 posts
Nope would still rather have the keychain and in game reward then download.
RE: effect
# Sep 17 2004 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
215 posts
Amen to that.. :(
RE: effect
# Sep 18 2004 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
4,520 posts
Don't rub it in, /shuffles feet.
Bah, signatures
RE: effect
# Sep 19 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
What gets me is that they have to make more money off of the downloads. So why not give the people who downloaded the game the same thing?
RE: effect
# Sep 20 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
They have to give some incentive to buy the game from the store. If they make the stores angry then the stores won't carry the game, if the stores don't carry the game then they don't get any new customers from the stores.

They still want new customers, so they have to do something. The retail outlets got upset about LoY where you got it cheaper by downloading it AND got it sooner. So, since then, they've tossed in benefits for retail purchases. It seems as if the in-game benefit is getting weaker and weaker, though.
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