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Fang of the Garou  

Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 9 Dmg Bonus: 28
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Lifespike (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR ROG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Piercing
Merchant Value:1 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Sippy Laika
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Drewie - D'Pikey
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Scars of Velious Item

Average Price: 40pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: N/A

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Iceclad Ocean

Zone(s) Found In:
Dropped by Garou
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# Aug 01 2006 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Magic Item Lore Item
Slot: Secondary
Skill: Piercing Atk Dely 28
DMG: 9
Effect: Lifespike(Combat)
WT: 1.0 Size: Small
Class: WAR ROG
Slot 1, Type 4:empty

Require Level 30
Spell Effect: Drains your target of life energy, siphoning between 12 and 12 HP
Lifespike lvl 8
# Aug 07 2002 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
Um yeah necro's do get a life draw spell at lvl 8. I have a lvl 11 necro and so i would know. i just bought the spell.

Not a great proc, but not to bad for a low lvl rogue or for twinking a rogue. Coarse its Offhand use only so won't be able to give it to your Rogue till lvl 13 but still... anyways thats my 2cp.

Vanderath Dragula
lvl 43 Rogue of the Ebon Mask

If you find that your purse is lighter than usual then I have probably passed your way.
If you're a Warrior don't bother with this.
# Aug 18 2001 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Speakign as Warrior who has had and used this weapon. Don't bother. Better midlevel lifetap proc is on Deadwood Stave (Lifedraw). It begins to proc at 30 as well and is a Lvl 12 Necro Lifetap which max's out at 45HP tap. 8/28 1HB weildable in both slots.

I Sometimes use Deadwood Stave main hand and Jade mace off hand. Decent damage output and if you get lucky up to 5 procs a fight. If your Dex is less than 100 don't even think about getting a Proc weapon. You'll die hoping for a proc. :p

Don't consider a weapons proc when deciding on its use. If it goes off, great! But the moment you start to rely on it is when you will die.....
"Only the good die young. All the evil seem to live forever..."
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 14 2001 at 4:09 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Other people know more about necros than they do themselves...
#Anonymous, Posted: May 01 2001 at 7:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Heh, forgot about the secondary only thing. Ignore my rants =) That was my spear doing it. But it is still an excelent offhand weapon. With a dwarf's dexterity. It will proc nicely at lvl 30.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 01 2001 at 7:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok, lets see, a weapon with a useful proc. Basically call it a 22 or more proc. NOt only does it do 11 damage, but heals for 11 points! Thats great. Plus it is a damage 9 piercer with good delay...DAMAGE 9! Backstab galore. Forget burning rapier. I want to do more backstab damage. I am doing over 40 points at lvl 10 with a backstab skill of thats sweet.
# Apr 18 2001 at 11:21 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
What is he? Where is he?
RE: Garou
# Dec 14 2002 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Garou is a gnoll-looking mob. hes light blue to my 53 ranger so around 40ish im guessing. i have pretty good gear with my ranger and have just over 2k hps and 980 ac self buffed and i couldnt solo him. he hits hard and fast is main reason why. Oh yeah, hes found in Iceclad roaming around the ToFS.

53rd Ranger of Tunare
27th Rogue of Bristlebane
<Divine Inspirations>

Edited, Sat Dec 14 05:32:48 2002
65/80 Forest Stalker of Tunare
52 Rogue of Bristlebane
RE: Garou
# Dec 20 2002 at 1:13 AM Rating: Default
79 posts
The above is correct. I am a 51 Druid, and at teh time I fought him was a 49, I belive. I made the mistake of fighting him at only 75-80 mana. He is a shaman and really can't hurt you that bad magically, but he does hit very hard. If I had full mana I could have Starfired him to death easy, he had no visible health left when I ran out of mana. I mistakenly picked up some added dirvishes and had to snare them and wasted the mana for my killing blow. He DOES gate too so you need to be ready for that. His spawn/gate spot is a little to the right of the tower if you are facing the entrance. And of course, he did not drop the skin needed for the club, but I got this fang a spell drop and I think a skull, I forget.
Druid Serving Tunare
Level 63
Rallos Zek
Proc Level = 30
# Apr 17 2001 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
I got this weapon at level 28, and it started proc'ing at level 30. Sure enough, 11 pt lifetap. Not overwhelming, but it's a great offhand weapon for the price (paid 400pp for mine).
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 14 2001 at 8:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 9/28 is a better ratio than 7/20
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 01 2001 at 1:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no, 9/28 is 3.111 and 7/20 is 2.857... trust me, i took trig but i still remember how to divide
#Anonymous, Posted: May 06 2001 at 11:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yes but you're forgetting that you do more than 9 damage with a 9 dmg weapon. So that ratio is invalid. You'd need to divide the actual average damage done.
RE: no, its not
# Sep 14 2002 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
61 posts
same for the 7 damage weapon :) the higher the damage the more potential damage can be done so he was right with the ratios :P
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 19 2000 at 10:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Got this from a friend today. Off hand only.
# Dec 14 2000 at 3:10 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
what level does this proc at? I would hope low because of the dmg/dly ratio.
____________________________ come my spell book just changed into a foot? *squish*
RE: level
# Dec 14 2000 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
I got this item 2nd day after velious release. Lifespike is not a lev 4 necro spell its a lev 8 necro spell and it will suck 11 hp of dam per victim. As far as the proc goes I don't know because I havent tested it yet because I don't have a rogue twink to give this weapon to ).
-Kranada (54 druid Tallon Z)
RE: level
# Jan 25 2001 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
Sorry, necro here, it's a lvl 4 spell. We don't get a lifetap-series spell at 8th, only Vampiric Curse.
RE: level
# Dec 14 2000 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
Even if this does proc low, Lifespike is a level 4 necro spell, it would do 10 damage. It is a worthless proc.
RE: level
# Dec 14 2000 at 5:52 AM Rating: Default
you think it should proc at low level because of the damage to delay ratio? it has a better damage dealy ratio than the gloomwater harpoon (the weapon i am using in my primary at level 40)!
RE: level
# Dec 14 2000 at 10:08 AM Rating: Default
229 posts
Nowadays most people compare piercers to a burning rapier. You can get the rapier at around level 30, whist is the level it starts to proc.
This weapon is on par or a litle worse thet the rapier, I am not sure which on I would use primary, if I had both.

I firmly believe in looking for straight damage ratio for rogues over level 30. The mainhand damage bonus and the backstabs cancel out when comparing fast and slow weapons. High backstabs are flashy though.
Ishwar - level 93 Barbarian Rogue - GM smith - AB Server
RE: level
# Feb 09 2001 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
I really hope it isnt a 11hp life spike cause if so it sucks and i wouldn't waste a slot on this pos, 11hp's LOL.

Trentin Theimpailer{Remnants of the Circle}
Twinked 25 rogue: Bertoxx
RE: level
# Mar 24 2001 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
Just kinda something I thought someone might wanna think about... I know me, and prolly many other people have lived through a battle with 11 hitpoints, or less, or zoned with less than that, or.... if it proced 3 times in a fight, 33? Heck yeah ;)
Weesheewuz Fuuz
34th Monk--Xegony
34levels, less than 8 days? Not bad.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 1:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 34levels, less than 8 days? Not bad
re: 11hp
# Mar 01 2001 at 1:50 AM Rating: Default
this proc could save your life it came down to just a couple hitpoints
RE: re: 11hp
# Mar 15 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
Also, look at it if it procs often. It may just be 11 hp, but multiply by the amount of times it procs? ****, I used to go around beating things with a tentacle whip just to raise my health faster after 50%!
RE: level
# Dec 14 2000 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I like my burning rapier. Can't beat the 7/20 ratio. I pierce like a madman with speed. I call it the "Spaminator".
RE: level
# Dec 15 2000 at 10:58 PM Rating: Default
Uhh dmg/dly is bad? Are you kidding? This is a very nice weapon and I hope they are common, id like to get one for myself :)
RE: level
# Feb 04 2001 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
it doesnt proc for my 24th warrior, i got tired of waiting for the **** thing to proc so i traded it for truesilver arms...i need ac more then some silly off-hand only dagger with a 11pt lifetap proc. oh well :)
RE: level
# Feb 08 2001 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
i just looked it up and lvl 4 is 11 hp , that sucks , my lvll 12 one is 43 hp , o well i stil got it for free=)
RE: level
# Feb 08 2001 at 4:58 AM Rating: Default
im pretty sure that this wep doesnt proc a 11 lifetap, when i played a necro my lifespike did 40 hp or 39 i believe, when it procs ill let ya know but im sure it cant be 11 hp unlless that's just a necro advantage
RE: level
# Apr 24 2001 at 9:05 AM Rating: Default
Your Necros Lifetaps do more because his spell casting abilities are much greater than that of a warrior
RE: level
# Feb 27 2001 at 2:07 PM Rating: Default
it Does proc 11 hp lifetap. i let a 35 level warrior try it and it proc'd 11 points. i am 28 and it does not work for me.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 15 2001 at 9:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well, looks like I'll just KEEP my smoldering brand in the offhand (one of the least sellable badass weaps in the game). Hehe. Feels good to have a proc from level 1. Smoldering brand = the ultimate newbie twink weapon.
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