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Velium Swiftblade  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 5 Dmg Bonus: 26
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Haste: +36%
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:25 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Karovex Bonecaster
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Sinyinae
Updated:Mon Nov 7th, 2016
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Average Price: 120,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 50

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dropped today . . .
# Nov 07 2016 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
off Staff Sergeant Drioc. It was visible, him holding it. Could not pass it up, charmed Bvellos and smoked Drioc for my lowbie rogue on Lockjaw, wooters!
dropped today . . .
# Nov 07 2016 at 6:10 PM Rating: Excellent
questwic wrote:
off Staff Sergeant Drioc. It was visible, him holding it. Could not pass it up, charmed Bvellos and smoked Drioc for my lowbie rogue on Lockjaw, wooters!

Thanks, added.
dmg bonus nerfed
# Oct 24 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
editted - ah sorry DMG BONUS depends on the individual player using/looking at it.

on a different note, this is one of the cheapest 36% hastes you can get! (IF you can spare the offhand and would rather not sacrifice a gear slot for an item with haste but little stats)

Edited, Mon Oct 24 16:53:30 2005
5p is a good deal
# Oct 09 2005 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Bought off a guy in POK for 5p.
a guardian of zek
# Jul 22 2004 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
Dropped it.
Great Chanter Pet Weapon
# Jun 28 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
120 posts
This is used by chanters for charm soloing a lot. I sell these very quickly when I get one, usually to a chanter. They can easily make up the 3-4K in a single session with a hasted pet and this weapon.
Drops in Kael Arena
# May 04 2004 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Dropped for me tonight from Veteren Surlren.

Keryn - 62 monk
Aemon - 62 shaman

# Feb 17 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Default
9 posts
If you want to see it, here it is.

Edited, Tue Feb 17 13:07:38 2004
# Jan 09 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts
this would be good if it went in range slot but nope
Here it goes
# Jan 02 2004 at 8:28 PM Rating: Excellent
17 posts
I just want to say That You guys ramble on to much. One easy thing to say in post. You like or not. Plus answer questions so other people don't have to ask. What does this sword drop off? Is it a named? What spawns named? If nothing spawns named then what is named's spawn time. This all I ask after these questions are answered then feel free to ratio/damage and what goes good with what all you want. Thank you. Sorry hate ranting but had to on this post :)
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Best Purpose
# Oct 31 2003 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I found that the best use of this weapon is for a ranger. A ranger can use this while bow kiting to give him 36% haste. This weapon is great to use until a ranger gets his epic (Swiftwind 40% haste)
Best Pair
# Aug 12 2003 at 6:30 AM Rating: Good
14 posts
I just want to paraphrase what I've just read throughout this page as to which weapon to pair this weapon with - just to be sure I'm making the correct conclusions. Feel free to make any constructive comments.

One post states that Frostbringer (12 / 22) makes great pair, another states that Exquisite Velium Warsword (12 / 21) does, and the extensive list posted near the bottom shows damage output per minute with a number of different weapons; Guard Captain's Mallet (11 / 20) and Toxiferious Axe (10 / 17) were near the top for certain level's listings.

Conclusion 1 - Excluding Tox Axe all weapons have a damage of 11 or 12 and a delay between 20-22. It would seem to follow that any weapon with numbers that match these (i.e. Razor-edged Shan'tok or Serrated Cutlass of Hatred) would also perform as well.

Conclusion 2 - The ratio of weapons seems to matter greatly - but delay certainly becomes an issue. All the ratios for Frostbringer, GCM, EVW and the Tox axe are 1.7 - 1.9. Wurmy is a bit lower (1.6) but the delay is disgusting. Long Sword of Ethereal Energy has a ratio of 1.812, but the damage output isn't as great, again assumably due to the higher delay.

I'd love to see the results of damage output done again with some different weapons. For instance, if someone with Dex = 160ish, Str = 170ish used Snowchipper / Spiked Velium Mallet, Swiftblade of Zek, Blackened Acrylia Blade, or Fleshgrinder (was trying to think of weaps without procs, but struggled to come up with some).

Sinnis 54 Monk of the Ashen Order
Kexx 32 Warrior

Edited, Thu Aug 14 09:19:14 2003
# Aug 03 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
Where in Kael does this thing drop?
Great Rogue Weapon
# Jun 22 2003 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
For a Rogue who's damage mostly comes from Backstab, this is a great weapon for the off-hand. With this 36% haste in secondary and a 13 +2dis = 15 damage, in most circumstances, primary weapon, I backstab harder and faster than any other rogue I have seen at my level, only 34 atm though :)

Edited, Sun Jun 22 00:35:32 2003
looks like katana
# Jun 19 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
For the fashion-minded, this is a spiffy weapon, looks like a katana or wakasashi
#Yevun, Posted: Jun 04 2003 at 11:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Haste doesn't effect ratio, why do u think uper lvl ppl arent running around with Wurmys in main hand with a Swiftblade in off? /shrugg i am not gonna go into detail but haste effects overall dmg, if u deal 100dps then with 20% haste u deal 120, simple enuff, weapon ratios do not lower from this...
RE: haste
# Nov 10 2003 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
Absolutely affects EFFECTIVE ratio!

This weapon would always be 5/18 (rounded) because haste would make it 24/1.36 = 17.6 delay. That's why you do more damage: you swing more often.

On to this weapon: It stinks for melee. Great for bow kiting, etc., but there are much better weapons that paired with a 22% haste item like SCHW will give you MUCH more melee damage.
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RE: haste
# Jun 10 2003 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
78 posts
It is said: level 45 haste 35% 46 haste 36% 50 haste 40%
lvl 55 haste 55% lvl 60 haste 70%
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# Mar 22 2003 at 6:47 AM Rating: Default
23 posts
Do SCHW actually stack with the velium swiftblade?
# Mar 27 2003 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
no item hastes stack.
# May 29 2003 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Not completely accurate...

No (Worn) item hastes will stack...

However, you can have one (Worn) and one (Combat)
# Nov 10 2003 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
Again, one worn, one spell OR one song, one overhaste song. That's it. Period. If an item says Haste (Combat), then the combat one is a spell, which will not take effect most likely if you already have Enchanter or Shaman haste that exceeds it (likely). Items with triggered (by right click or randomly during combat) haste are great for soloing, but pointless for groups with enchanters.

Edit: Oh yeah, Guardian of the Forest AA stacks AND will take you over your haste cap.

Edited, Mon Nov 10 14:22:33 2003
Farwarden Aquendar Lerilon, 105 Season Human Ranger of Tunare
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# Mar 02 2003 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
forgot to mention this with bows.. i have a shissar bow, 20/35, this makes it 20/23... thats a nice bow...
# Mar 02 2003 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
this with LSoEE makes a 16/18.56 and then the +5 magic damage so a 21/19, wow.... with lammy makes 9/12, with centi LS makes a 14/17, and witha wurmy maks 25/29... as you can see, this item is pretty sweet.. put it up with the LSoEE and it is incredible... lammy with hits of about 80+ depending on level and str... as you can see, this item is awsome (these calculations are with 36% haste. all websites i have found say it is 36)
# Feb 03 2003 at 2:22 PM Rating: Excellent
234 posts
The haste value of this weapon is 36% (CoF haste) which makes it roughly a 5/17 or 5/18 weapon. If you have haste available in another slot, I'd suggest dumping this and pick up a better damaging weapon.
RE: Haste
# Feb 08 2003 at 12:55 AM Rating: Default
...but at lower levels, this is much easier to acquire than SCHW which still go for as much as 5k on most servers.

Just put a very nice weapon in your primary, this in secondary, and you are good to go for many seasons. At least until you have the wherewithall to get hold of a CoF.
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# Jan 25 2003 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I've read every post there is on this item, and I notice one thing: either you love it or hate it.

I personally bought this for 1500pp for my warrior, after I tried trading 4k worth of stuff for SCHW. I was shocked to find that it was 36% (or 40%) haste for such a cheap item. I hesitated to buy it at first because of the stats, but now I don't regret it.

It really depends on your style of play if you use it or not. I'll most likely keep this for a long time. You have to admit, not many people will ever see a haste item this high without getting lucky on a CoF roll. It definitely (for me) makes up for the weakness of the weapon, especially in the secondary range.

This is probably the *most* under-rated haste item in the game. Test it out, you can get it fairly cheap these days.

(Who knows, if it becomes popular, the price may skyrocket!)
Oh ya...
# Jan 24 2003 at 4:47 PM Rating: Default
Oh, and this weapon alone without any other hastes would have a ratio of 3.4, which is much worse than Jade Mace at 2.0(lower is better).
Damage/Delay Ratio
# Jan 24 2003 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
The damage/delay ratio on this weapon is 5/17 at 40% haste. So with Bard and/or chanter haste you could get to about 150% haste total with the highest lvl hastes for those two particular classes. Making this 5/9(1.8) or 5/10(2.0) roughly. Better than a Jade Mace at 9/18(2.0) or just roughly just as good, but a lot faster, so that lack of damage makes this an uber taunter and allows more ticks for secondary hand to hit as well. IMO this is well worth the cash you pay for it, on Xev they go for 2k, just a little bit higher than what Jade Mace goes for these days, sometimes the same price. But definately nice at any lvl. Much better than I thought before I calculated the dmg/dly ratio.
RE: Damage/Delay Ratio
# Mar 23 2003 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
but you didnt put the bard and chanty haste on the jade mace so how are you comparing the two?
Haste on this
# Nov 18 2002 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
36% Haste according to Magelo
What is the haste on this weapon?
# Oct 04 2002 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
I'm sure someone must know what the haste is on this weapon at lvl 52. Please help me out with this info thanks.
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Jul 23 2003 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
the haste on this is 36%. period, no more, no less. magelon is wonderfull for checking these types of effects, just look and see:
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Nov 07 2002 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
I'm fairly certain it's 40% haste - it makes taunting a lot easier - i use it in off hand with Tae Ew Hunting Blade in Primary :)
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RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Apr 05 2003 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
It's 36 percent.
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Nov 12 2002 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
104 posts
if you knew anything about how duel wield worked you wouldn't use that in your secondary
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Jul 15 2003 at 11:31 AM Rating: Default
219 posts
Kaen, you just dont get it do ya?
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Nov 16 2002 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
then edumicate us oh wise one
RE: What is the haste on this weapon?
# Mar 27 2003 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
and while you're edumicating us tell us how "duel" wield works? do you pick up a person in a duel and use them as your weapon?
# Aug 27 2002 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Ok, once and for all: Does this stack with spells like Alacrity or not?
RE: Stacking?
# Aug 30 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts

You can have 1 ench haste spell, 1 bard haste song, and 1 item all stacking at once. The fastest haste item is the percent used.
for warrior?
# Jul 24 2002 at 11:38 PM Rating: Default
74 posts
what would you guys say is better for a warrior? This with a lammy or fungus hammer, or SCHW and lammy+CLS/fungus hammer?
RE: for warrior?
# Nov 11 2002 at 2:04 AM Rating: Default
32 posts
personaly i don't like lammy so i say hamer
who drops this
# Jul 14 2002 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I see you all know its effect and what not but who drops it. And if a few different mobs drop it then what re their names? Please help me
RE: who drops this
# Jul 17 2002 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
Last trip to the Arena in Kael we got a couple of these on the same night. They both dropped from the veterans that spawn around the back of the arena. There pretty rare, but I think there on the loot table of pretty much all the giants in the arena.


And the do wield them so you know if a giant has one.

Edited, Wed Jul 17 11:33:42 2002
#GegolianBadbain, Posted: Jul 08 2002 at 9:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol i know it would deal virtually no dmg a strike prolly 20dmg a hit but if u could duel wield these LOL that would be some wicked speed and yes i know haste doesn't stack but still besides this friing sword i frucken awesome lookin. Looks like a **** katana /drool
RE: /drool
# Nov 20 2003 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
hehe thats why I originally wanted it (saw it on some person in the PoK), but now that I looked it up... /double drool .. I am definatly putting this on my wish list!
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Klueile 41 Ranger Wood Elf, Mith Marr Server
lam and this
# Jul 07 2002 at 6:21 PM Rating: Default
20 posts
i would love to duel this with my lammy...i would drop one of them for this anyday, so if u wanna trade it send me a tell on the nameless server and i will trade one of my lammy's for this.. 1% haster for each lvl though, but by the time i get this beaut i will be 40 so i will get full haste=)
#GegolianBadbain, Posted: Jul 08 2002 at 8:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what are you talking about u get haste no matter what lvl. It doesn't go up or down. Its a permanent effect. Besides a Lammy is a 3-4k sword on our server. And i have been buying them low to as low as 2k no joke. And this puppy goes fer 8-10k......
RE: lam and this
# Aug 12 2002 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
hehe, believe me or not, most no one on my server believes me but, there are 2 versions of this weapon, and from the story i was told when i got mine its like this.

If you look at a VSB right now it wiss say something to the point of "Effect:Haste (40%)" not sure on the 40%, but as with this screenshot and the one i have it is "Effect:Haste" aka haste equals ur lvl, i watched the lvl 55 warrior who gave it to me use it and i swear it was like watching a drummer, but also as i was told this miracle haste item was nerfed and is now at a flat percentage, no one believes me except for the few who have brought me a VSB and put it up in the trade window next to mine.

Though as a lvl 25 warrior i dont have too much use for this when i hit 30 it will be an asset to me, wheeee

now i expect to see lots of flames, but i know it to be true because ive used this thing at level 5 and wondered why i had it, then used it at 25 and noticed a big difference

Impressive weapon
# Jul 07 2002 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Regardless of how often it drops, or how bad 5 24 dmg dly is, few people seem to realize the true point of this weapon. This weapon features 40% haste, which is one of the best you will find. The catch is, that it is a weapon, therefore it takes up one of your slots for dual wielding. Rather than seeing it as another weapon, just see it as a major boost for your primary hand. I use this with frostbringer, and I am very impressed with the damage output. This will beat any damage output in the famous trio: lamentation, wurmslayer, and centi ls, in the long run. It pairs up very well with wurmslayer because of the wurm's high damage and slow delay. It is the equivalent of about a 25 23 at its max haste. Anyways, for a pvp server especially, weapons are non lootable, and this haste is the best you can find unless you have the money or luck to inherit a cloak of flames, or something of that stature. It beats the crap out of SCHW and FBSS haste, I can say that much right now.
Caribizzou Khan
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Rallos Zek
Elven Crusaders
Velium Swiftblade
# Jun 30 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
12 posts
Why is it that people think you are going to drop the price so they can have this weapon. I have one and I am a mage I cant use it. I am selling it for 10k on Erolissi Marr server. Everybody says it sucks, it is no good, it only sells for 4k. Well guess what if you are on E-Marr and you really want this weapon, well 10k it is yours. Also peeps, quite trying to under sell this weapon, IT IS A FREAKING RARE DROP.

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#NedFlanders, Posted: May 29 2002 at 10:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I dont care what u say this weapon! Well the haste is sweet but dmg and dly are just horrible. even though if u make your other weapon go faster (if war rng or bard) 1hs is usually fast enough anyways. Besides if u have enough money to buy this thing at the price they usually sell it get a lammy instead its allready FAST!
RE: Dont care
# Jun 02 2002 at 2:58 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
Yea I guess 41% (or whatever high haste) this has is worthless to you, this hastes your BOW ALSO.

I like it, throw in offhand, and lupine mainhand, and I am satisfied with the major speed increase. Who cares if YOU think it sucks, plenty of others are satisfied with it.
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Which is it?
# May 08 2002 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
1% haste per level<> 36% haste or 40% haste????
RE: Which is it?
# Jun 30 2002 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
this is 36% haste. how haste items work is, if you wear a haste item it will go up 1% haste per level until it reaches its max haste (a FBSS on a level 12 will only be 12% haste until you reach level 21 when it reaches its max haste of 21%, then it won't go any higher, the swiftblade will keep going up until you reach level 36)
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Need a match
# Apr 15 2002 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Hey guys whats up, I just got this great weapon and its my new best friend. I think im in love seriously. I have a bit of a problemo though, I dont know what would be the best pair for it.
Im currently level 42 and I have a Lupine dagger and this Velium Swiftblade right now, but i was wondering if any other items worth equal or less than Lupine would go better with this VSB.
Thanks for any responses i really appreciate it.

P.S. - Which slot should the VSB be in with Lupine, or really any others yall suggest?
RE: Need a match
# Sep 28 2002 at 1:23 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
BTW there was an extensive study done at the ranger glade boards on your topic. Take a look at this... stolen off The Ranger's Glade Boards:

Some calculations (using Copeland's Weapon Analyzer) with Velium Swiftblade in offhand and the following weapons in mainhand. Numbers are in damage/minute, assume 150 strength and maxed skill in 1HS, Double Attack and Dual Wield for the given level. The numbers also assume a 60% hit rate, and typical damage curve when fighting mobs about 3-5 levels below yours.

At level 43
Guard Captain's Mallot (11/20) - 985
Lupine Dagger (9/18) - 962
Wurmslayer (25/40) - 953
Lamentation (9/19) - 923
Long Sword of Ethereal Energy (16/29) - 903
Revultant Whip (5/14) - 899
Centi Longsword (14/27) - 886

At level 51
Toxiferious Axe (10/17) - 1200
Guard Captain's Mallot (11/20) - 1096
Lupine Dagger (9/18) - 1081
Revultant Whip (5/14) - 1044
Lamemtation (9/19) - 1037
Wurmslayer (25/40) - 1021
Long Sword of Ethereal Energy (16/29) - 986
Centi Longsword (14/27) - 974

At level 60
Toxiferious Axe (10/17) - 1466
Guard Captain's Mallot (11/20) - 1332
Revultant Whip (5/14) - 1329
Lupine Dagger (9/18) - 1324
Lamemtation (9/19) - 1274
Wurmslayer (25/40) - 1188
Long Sword of Ethereal Energy (16/29) - 1175
Centi Longsword (14/27) - 1168

Incidentally, Magelo lists the Velium Swiftblade at 36% haste, which is what I used for these calculations.

So what do you think now?
Daeandor 90 Ranger, Bristlebane
RE: Need a match
# May 13 2002 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Have VSB in Secendary...!
And Wurmslayer in Primery that whould make Wurmslayer like 25dmg 25dealy
Velium Swiftblade
# Apr 13 2002 at 4:19 PM Rating: Excellent
5 posts
Hmm.. Well my warrior has this weapon and I have been experimenting with it trying different combinations. First I tried using a wurmy with it. Lots of damage but not as fast as you would think it to be. I found that I took alot of punishment inbetween swings. Next I tried a Lamentation in main hand with it. Very fast swings but low damage strikes, it was as if I never stopped swinging. Finally I used a warsword in the main hand with this weapon, I think I have finally found a mate for the Velium Swiftblade. The Exquisite Velium Warsword 12 21. Swings as fast as the Lammy but double the damage its a nice combo. Anyways without alla the double talk and numbers or surveys. I like this combination and plan on using it until I can afford better belted or back haste and a frostbringer. Everyone says use it with a high damage weapon in the OFF hand slot. But I disagree.. I use it as offhand, and swing the warsword in the main hand. I tried it the other way and it wasn't as good.

Vallon Zek
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haste percent max?
# Apr 13 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
96 posts
I am told the haste increases on this weapon 1% per level of the character wielding it. At what level does this stop increasing? 40? 60?
# Mar 30 2002 at 10:30 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
this sword is so cool, if there could be ninjas, this would be the sword
# Mar 14 2002 at 4:39 AM Rating: Default
Ok now for a quetion... what mob does this drop from?
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RE: Question
# Mar 22 2002 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
Got this last night during a kael raid. We were camped at the left of the arena just pulling guards/troopers/legos/adjuncts, puller spotted a trooper or lego with a sword and this was the result. Its about the 10th raid I've been on and its the first one I've seen so there pretty rare I guess
Not cool
# Mar 10 2002 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
20 posts
A lot cheaper and better to get a lammy and FBSS (heh thats what I got plus CLS and i kick ***). Just saying...
RE: Not cool
# Jul 31 2002 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
198 posts
fbss 21% and this 40% haste hmmmmmm
Lookin' good
# Mar 05 2002 at 11:41 PM Rating: Default
1 post
There can be only one.

This thing just looks too cool on a ranger or a rogue.
Belt or this
# Feb 21 2002 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I have a silvery belt supposably 26% haste , I use heavy warsword 12 23 in main and LOEE is secondary. Would this wep in secondary with LOEE in main be better. Will the haste make up for the damage loss on seconday?

57 ranger
still epicless
Nice Weapon
# Feb 18 2002 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I picked one of these up the other day half ways by accident. It was cheap, looked slick, and was something different to try, so I figured why not. Worst case is I just resell it for what I paid, or somewhere close to what I paid. Well, I won't be selling this anytime soon. I've tried several combos now, and this blade along with a Long Sword of Ethereal Energy in my primary does more damage than any other weapon combo I've been able to achieve. When I get grouped with an enchanter or shaman, I switch out the LSoEE for my Wurmslayer to increase my damage output just a tad more. I know there are better combos out there, but you have to keep in mind what people have, or are able to get ahold of...bear that in mind before anyone goes spouting off about how this combo is horrible. I don't know from numbers, I don't parse anything I do, all I know is that this combo of LSoEE and VSB works extremely well for me, and I'll not likely be giving it up any time soon. It was well worth the 5k I spent, especially considering I wasn't entirely sure what I was purchasing.
good day
# Feb 06 2002 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
Wow I remember posting this weapon back once I was 40. Heheh I still got it. I retired the good ol fathful wurmmy and got a flinted dagger 5 28 . yea the stats suck. But

625dd 4 times a fight solo'n
155 dex with dis sword. nice
"or be a smart ranger and get 55+ shammy dex str buffs "

In group with shammy buffs chanter haste bard song jammin. 4-12 times depending on hp of the mob. I dont want to take agro it just happens, I dont want to shame monks or wars, but shi!happens. Feel free to argue about haste caps, ratio , what class is the best at tanking.. bla bla bla

Now. on highend raids this weapon helps rangers out with bow. its good .. its fast and it helps haste in ALL forms. A ranger needs to be smart, example: Plane Raids with mini or main boss's. keep the agro on the tank. Kick back and shoot them up. with this and all em other haste "spell song" it shines, not to mention a fleeting quiver full of summoned arrows and a 30 40 bow. 51 rangers gets double damage and crits. "crys I dont have trueshot"

Ill let your mind wonder.

Applejuce Tolanheart
53rd Pathfinder
Seekers of Lore
Inny server

Edited, Wed Feb 6 05:19:42 2002
RE: good day
# Feb 16 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
question is the vsb better in the off hand or primary ?
Belive it or not
# Jan 23 2002 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
Honestly I wonder who still spouts this bs.

Primary hand wpns damage and delay both come into account... damage+damage modifer (based on level of melee)... Wpn swings once every time your wpn delay time runs through.

Off hand wpn... works on a skill based system... your off hand has a skill check that determines if it swings every time your off hand wpns delay time runs through.

The only difference between the two is that you off hand has a skill check to swing or not swing.

Add in double attack /or tripple attack and that is where your confusing numbers come into play.

What this means with this wpn is YES you will get significantly less damage from your off hand...AND it will swing significantly less.

BUT for those of you who have done your math (Pars. your **** logs and do it yourself...don't belive the brainless twits that abound in everquest.) You will find that the extra main hand swings MORE then compensate for the minor loss in off hand swings untill you reach 50+. At which point your off hand skill starts to do a more significant portion of your melee damage.

At this point you should get a new haste item, or contiune using your wurm. for soloing.

Also...if you consider the haste formula
(100/(haste+100)*delay=hasted delay

You will find that using this 40% in combination with ench, haste for a great deal of your fighting giving you 100% haste, using a low delay wpn (in actuallity anything 26 delay or less) and you will have reached the delay Cap for wpns with is wpn can go below 13 delay with haste.

So it's pointless to sacrafice your off hand with this wpn when it's haste is basically being voided if you group with any hasting member.
Trinny Shadowspinner
Legendary Jade
RE: Belive it or not
# Apr 30 2002 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
<b>"So it's pointless to sacrafice your off hand with this wpn when it's haste is basically being voided if you group with any hasting member."</b>

Spell haste and Item Haste stack bud.
RE: Belive it or not
# Feb 12 2002 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
235 posts
I cant say for sure but i cant imagine weapons being unable to go below 13dly... I can think of one off the top of my head with a base dly below 12, the staff of the morning dew (or something to the effect there-of) 4/12 10sta 25int 10svAll 1hb, drops from sleeper's tomb
Ok, I'll shut up now.

Slein Jinn
Dread Lord on everyone's least favorite server, E'ci
RE: Belive it or not
# Jun 15 2002 at 7:05 PM Rating: Default
92 posts
What are monk epic fists before haste? just wondering i thought they were 9/13 and the haste from the epic brings it down to 9/10... Oh well whatvr im not a monk :)
RE: Belive it or not
# Jul 31 2002 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
198 posts
lol ppl need to read up there is a weapon with 6 or 8dly if u think i am bull$hittin look it up bixie some thing its a 2/6 or 2/8
RE: Belive it or not
# Feb 02 2002 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
93 posts
Thats the entire point. You use it in conjuction with a high damage high delay weapon (wurmslayer for example) Wurmy + This = SERIOUS damage. I've seen warriors using this combo into the mid 50's just because of the damage output they can produce.
RE: Belive it or not
# Feb 02 2002 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Trinitty freightfully wrote:

"...and you will have reached the delay Cap for wpns with is wpn can go below 13 delay with haste."

Wow.. that really sucks then for all those people getting low delay weapons in Veeshan's Peak and Sleepers. You might want to reconsider this postion ;)


# Jan 22 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Heheheh..nice weapon would ye sell it?*grins*Ne`er mind heheh I already bought*points to Applejuce*Woot.

Ok folks here`s the deal,just so you know I am a 55th level Ranger on I am no newbie.(Also have a 50th level Secondary)I bought this sword last night an my wife and I proceeded to go to Scarlet Desert to give it a little test.Heres my weapons and this was with no Haste spells on me
[PRIM:Velium Swiftblade OFF:Revultant Whip]

Whip is 5/14 sword is 5/24 with a 40% Haste to all melee attacks.End Result:Battle Spam from "Others Hits" caused my wife to go LD.

And on top of that I have a 20/30 bow with a 35%Hasted Quiver...hehehe,my Ranged button pops up every second.

All in all a great weapon to have.

Saemayel Faemys
at lvl 35, yea right
# Dec 25 2001 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
Your full of it! I let my new ranger friend use the vswiftblade at lvl 1, Now he is lvl 25, he currently has 10 22 warsword as primary and this off hand. It works at lvl 1. Stacks with Songs and Spells, Also haste's Bow delay. Once you get dual weild put this to use. Sure you can have weapons that proc or hard hitting wurmslayer. Its worth it to have this haste sword.

So mr warrior try using it without your CoF, try it alone, try it with your bow, try it with a haste spell. If you like it with proc'n weapons use it, it shines both ways. Im goina keep it tell i get my epic's. Ill still use it in primary with the swiftwind "once i get it"

50 ranger
40 war

they all got the VSB. cause it rocks!
From what i've seen
# Dec 15 2001 at 1:10 AM Rating: Default
Ive just traded for this weapon to see how good it really is.I currently have a CoF 36% haste.I'm using a Frostbringer in Primary and tried the swiftblade in secondary.From what ive seen so far theres no change in the speed of attacks so im thinking the swiftblade is 36% haste.Ive also tried with the wurmy in primary and again theres not much if any, change that ive seen.I think the weapon is good if it is 36% haste mainly because theres not many items out there that is of high haste and at alot cheaper price than the other high end haste items.I know if i didnt hav a CoF i'd have the swiftblade in my Secondary always, prefering to lose a weapon slot that has not very good stats 5/24 but has 36% haste if it does have that much).That way i could get a better belt, shoulders or any other slot that does give out Haste.Sorry for this long story ive what ive found but better doing it this way than saying "This weapon is crap except for the haste". 10/10 for haste 2/10 for a weapon.
P.s.Also i beleave the Haste starts working at Lvl 35

Dargrim Grudgebearer
Lvl 47 Dorf War Sol Ro server

Edited, Sat Dec 15 01:29:02 2001
RE: From what i've seen
# Dec 18 2001 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
If you already have a CoF, then you will not be able to tell what the haste in the swiftblade is because you cannot combine item haste. Try removing the CoF and use the swiftblade and you should see if there is a difference in your haste.
# Dec 04 2001 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
Oops it was Ixiblat Fer. BW main boss. Dont take this guy on with out 4 full groups. He does INSANE DAMAGE! sorry for the mistake.

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# Dec 04 2001 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
Did a raid with the guild and a few others guild's in BW. I think the name was Slixin Klex Or the Main Boss. Anyways I was using the VSB and Wyrmslayer, "bad" it happend pretty quick, what i do remember is:

You hit Slixin Klex for 97 damage
You hit Slixin Klex for 93 damage
You hit Slixen Klex for 17 damage
You hit Slixen Klex 13 damage
You kick Slixen Klex for 12 damage
you get hit for 583 damage
you get hit for 542 damage
you get hit for 394 damage
you get hit for 503 damage.
You have been slain by Slixen Klex
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Ummm word to the wise, let the pets and casters do there part, and let the mob get a good taunt on a pet. Use you bow. no shame on ranged attacks. I missed out on a chance to roll for some good loot. But the other guild member got his epic something. BTW this combo works well is some situations, bad in others. Out of 12+ melee class's I and a few others kicked the bucket. Thank god there was some cleric's with there epic there. it was fun while it lasted. Well worth the gobs of cold hard cash i put in for this weapon. Ill keep it, and once i hit lvl 50 ill try it with the Steel hilted Flint Dagger 5 28 proc 625dd.

Applejuce Tolanheart
48th Ranger
Seekers Of Lore
Inny Server
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# May 01 2002 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
72 posts
Your guild really sucks if they don't let you get any loot just because you die.
Phoenex 52nd Ranger of Tunare
Bertox server
RE: Loading Please Wait .....
# May 07 2002 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
~~~butcha gotta think... hes gotta wait for rez effects to wear off so he can move around and such... maybe he just didnt get rezzed and moving around again before 6 mins 30 seconds or whatever time you have to loot a corpse was up... or maybe you are right and his guild does just suck =p~~~
Rennon Deathmaiden
j00 know j00 luv meh beybee~ =p~ hehehe i got a name change =p
Not the best possible thing for rogues
# Nov 11 2001 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I was doing a lot of thinking based on the matter of whether this weapon was worth buying for a rogue. This weapon comes across to me as a pure boost to the melee power of the main hand. allowing more BS potential and more hits per round. However, this also means more BS taunt per round. So there is a problem there.

Secondly, I was thinking about the group situation where
1) There is an enchie or shaman in the group
2) No enchie or shaman in group.
With an enchie or shaman, I basically would have hit the haste cap at lvl 41 if they were to cast things like celerity or even alacrity on me. And I would be left with a rusty sword on my offhand.
Thus the weapon will only be an option in groups post 50 where the haste cap is abolished. Without enchies or shammies however, this thing will allow me to become the most fast hitting person in the group. Which means potentially the highest damager and the highest taunt when compared to peeps the same level as me. This shouldn't really be much of a problem here.And it's where the weapon's power can really shine.But frankly speaking, I haven't been in any single group at this stage not wishing for an enchie or grabbing one at the first chance. So there.I would most likely do more damage with an fbss and 2 not so solid wpns in my hands than with this and 1 solid wpn in my main hand.This applies at any stage below or at 50. This is not really a viable option for rogues below lvl 51.It is too expensive for it's worth at this stage.Will consider this however once i hit 51 and prolly will not get my epic so soon.
RE: Not the best possible thing for rogues
# Nov 21 2001 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Well thought out. But Rogues outdamage Wizards in a fight. A group that doesn't have a Shaman or Enchanter will need the Rogue to pull the weight that much more as a result. Even if you don't use it all the time, when you do use it, it can save you and your group a time/experience consuming Corpse Retrieval. I don't play a Rogue, but this looks like THE best offhand weapon under most circumstances. It makes the epic better, and can always be bagged for something with a lower delay.
RE: Not the best possible thing for rogues
# Jan 29 2002 at 9:52 PM Rating: Default
168 posts
The Rogue epic weapon already has a haste effect, Kitsinu:

Ragebringer ==> 40% haste
VSB ========> 36% haste <cry>

Both of these haste effects are permanent and will not stack :(

I like my VSB (and use it almost constantly with the LSoEE), but I can't wait to get at least half of my **** epic! (the Swiftwind, which is also 40% haste)

Khemosaabe "SPAM" Longbow
Lvl 54 Slayer-of-Bunny-Wabbits
"***** the power of flight! Most would-be superheroes want STRETCHING powers!"

Edited, Tue Jan 29 20:53:10 2002
Khemosaabe "Tonto SPAM" Shadowheart (of CT server)
RE: Not the best possible thing for rogues
# Feb 12 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Im fairly positive the rogue epic doesnt have haste but even if it did, it wouldnt interfere with the VSB, it would interfere with chanter/shaman haste as spells stack with perm effects and songs, but not with other spells. From what I hear from the rogues in my guild at least, the effect is like a berzerker strenght type buff, giving str and a small, rune-type invulnerability. In either case, one would not harm the performance of the other...
Ok, I'll shut up now.

Slein Jinn
Dread Lord on everyone's least favorite server, E'ci
RE: Not the best possible thing for rogues
# Feb 15 2002 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
the VSB is not beter then the rog epic however the epic effect of seething fury is a perminent haste like the CoF and does not stack with haste items but it does stack with enchanter and bard hastes
I used the VSB for a bit pre epic but then sold it off for armor ><

Ninasea Ninadew |Fires Within|
blackguard of |>00|\/|
seventh hammer
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