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Ball of Burlap Yarn  

Charges: 4
Effect: Snare (Any Slot, Casting Time: 5.0)
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Lore:It's a ball of burlap yarn
Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:unknown
Item Updated By:Lyratrix
IC Last Updated:2019-10-14 16:04:18
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 18

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Updated November 28th, 2008
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# Mar 13 2007 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
anyone tried recharging these? i have used all 6 types of mana batteries inside a collapsed tool box..nothing happened; hate having to redo quest every 10 mins as a soloing monk.
# Apr 30 2007 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
429 posts
Not rechargeable at all. got to redo the quest to get more. The ball of yarn is not lore so you can carry a few around
# Sep 23 2004 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
I use these on my enchanter main and other alts. They don't disappear when they are out of charges... wondering if maybe they are somehow rechargable as they have no other stats to be of any other use.....

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Casting Time Answer
# Aug 04 2004 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
1 post
Casting Time: 5.0 - UGH! Crystal Silk Net much faster.
RE: Casting Time Answer
# Nov 28 2004 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Crystalline Silk Net does not snare - it roots.
Hmmmm -
# Dec 27 2003 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Unless I am mistaken - TLC is in fact still in effect on FV. Could be wrong but don't think so. If mob cons green to you don't kill it cause yer gonna ruin someone else's chances for the bag of dice. All yer gonna get if you kill the Prince is a bit o cash an not much at that.
Be well, be safe an be dangerous
RE: Hmmmm -
# Jan 11 2006 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
877 posts
They tried the Trival Loot code on other servers than FV.. all of them, I think? It was very short lived. Anyhow, I played on Rallos Zek (which is currently merged into Zek), where the TLC was in effect for a while.. a sort while. I believe the poster below may be referring to this time period. Or maybe he is from FV!
# May 21 2003 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
Hey, I can solo large undead (Think Rathe Mt skellies) by fear kiting em now with my PALADIN. How cool is that? Oh, and of course the trivial loot code is no longer in effect. So stock up on em!
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist. - Kaiser Soze
are you kidding?
# Dec 26 2002 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
666 posts
For like a low level cleric or a low level enchanter (even of level 20) this would be a great item. Its NOT lore, so you can have more then one. The reason being both clerics AND enchanters get fear, but not snare. A rooted mob will hit whatever is closest to them, and fight to the death. Around 20ish most classes can still melee also. So snare, fear and bash them. Now you have fear kiting clerics and enchanters. Its a very usefull item, even rogues can instill doubt, then snare. backstab their wasy to heck and back. The only really confusing part of this is you pretty much have to forage the one part... so its obviously druid/ranger implied. Ill bet I could sell these for a bit, like one said, especially on PVP.

Edited, Thu Dec 26 19:10:57 2002
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RE: are you kidding?
# May 11 2003 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts

Edited, Sun May 11 18:11:59 2003
RE: are you kidding?
# Feb 23 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
93 posts
"The only really confusing part of this is you pretty much have to forage the one part... so its obviously druid/ranger implied. Ill bet I could sell these for a bit, like one said, especially on PVP."

You must have this confused with another quest. This only requires the bag of bone dice from the Prince in The Warrens.

I agree it is a great item for the dificulty in aquireing it. In fact it may be the only item from the warrens/stonebrunt that retains any value to you as you gain higher levels.

It and the quest component are no drop though, so no selling this.
Flyhalfer Wingfoot
Melee Druid of Karana
Good Item
# Dec 13 2002 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
12 posts
Personally I like using this...the Warrens are fun to play in. It can be a real life saver.

What bothers me the most is the players who whine and moan about every item that doesn't instantly make them uber...

Enjoy the game for what it is
#Ardnahoy, Posted: Oct 28 2002 at 10:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow, 4 whole charges!
RE: what a waste
# Mar 26 2003 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
53 posts
lol stop playing on a green server and you ll find out why this might be usefull... it s so great on Vallon...
arnalh freesinger
bard of tunare
from vallon zek
RE: what a waste
# Mar 25 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
89 posts
Like the Wand of Darkness. Useful as an oh **** scenario.

Just gotta think beyond an exp group and in to could this be of use when things go wrong.
Lizalfos Deathscale
60th Warlock from Cabilis
RE: what a waste
# Mar 02 2003 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
148 posts
NOT a waste....first off im a 58 chanter and i solo in PoN all the lets see what would make this safe for when my pet charm breaks....let me think SNARE
RE: what a waste
# Dec 16 2002 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Picture the look on a druid's face when he's trying to kite some hapless roag when suddenly he finds himself snared, with the formerly hapless roag now beating the snot out of him while he desperately slams his finger on the *gate* key. That image alone is worth the trouble of questing for this item whenever you are out of them if you happen to be playing on a pvp server.
RE: what a waste
# Dec 15 2002 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
You are looking at this all wrong.

This item is very good for a high level Warrior, snare would be useless to the class for soloing and such but snare is a very high agro spell. By getting this item from an easy quest, you can keep agro off of clerics and other classes that shouldn't get hit. Having this as a MT on a raid would be very useful. For 5 seconds of quest in a low level zone, this is a GREAT item!
RE: what a waste
# Nov 26 2002 at 10:04 AM Rating: Excellent
5 posts

You miss several great uses for this item that make it very worthwhile.

I'm a charm solo'ing chanter. Occassionally, charm will break, which is usually no big deal, I just run away for a bit (with my trusty sow potion), cast an aoe mez (which catches both the mob i was killing and my former pet), wander back and recharm my pet, and when mez breaks the killing resumes.

Now, where something like this would be VERY usefull is on those occassions where I have a pet that matches sow speed, or am fighting a mob that does. In those cases, which are rare as I generally pick my targets, but adds happen, this can be a life-saver.

It's not a "use on every mob for a level" item. It's a "damn I need to save my butt once during this level" item. And it is a darn good one at that -- it's easy to get, and very very usefull.
# Oct 17 2001 at 11:39 PM Rating: Good
now i know how those kobalds make all those burlap clothes! No wonder they use tanto's and jutte's and yari's! they use piercing weps to sew burlap clothes! The warrens isnt a dungeon! Its a clothing factory! WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!?!?! I guess Erudites are very competitive when it comes to fasion and the textile industry!
RE: yarn!
# Mar 23 2002 at 7:53 PM Rating: Good
204 posts
lol.. man.. been killin those sweatshop workers.. /sigh
Arranor Mistwalker
65 Hunter of Tunare

Aedien Windwalker
52 Druid of Tunare

Mendakon Loremaster
61 Enchanter

Xegony Server
# Sep 06 2001 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
its only listed as no drop if yarn isnt lore then i suggest getting this thing as many times possible.the problem with these trivialcodes is that their purpose is to prevent farming but at the same time give the items value yet don t give the guy who can get this stuff any way to sell them.if the dice are no drop as stated before then this is a good quest to make money on the side.Its much easier for a caster to get off spells on a snared mob.of course wether its worthwhile depends on how long snare last.anyways this is marketable wether profitable or not or worth the effort would depend on how effective snare is.I know i would pay for a long lasting snare it would make soloing a lot easier
RE: lore?
# Mar 23 2002 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
204 posts
This is yet another good item for a monk from the stonebrunt mountains. All other classes that get some kind of "fear" ability also have the ability to slow thier target. Monks don't. Bards have songs that "snare," rogues have poisons, the rest have spells. A monk could really use this to start fear kiting. Of course it'd be good for anyone else too.
Arranor Mistwalker
65 Hunter of Tunare

Aedien Windwalker
52 Druid of Tunare

Mendakon Loremaster
61 Enchanter

Xegony Server
RE: lore?
# Apr 15 2002 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Clerics can fear without slow/snare, as well as enchanters I believe.
RE: lore?
# Oct 18 2002 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Warriors do not get a slow/snare ability either so I wouldnt be complaining
# Sep 04 2001 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts

I kept the dice myself after they dropped because I thought "hey, neat! a little bag of bone dice!" I stuck em in the bank and now I can actually use them. The snare is cool.. a great escape device paired with a sow potion! I hate running away and being beaten down from behind.

Im pretty new at this game, so how else could you apply the snare at higher levels?

Yarn is candy?
# Sep 01 2001 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
Damn, I got the dice off of the prince and stuck em in the bank to see if there was a quest for em. I forgot about em until I went to Stonebrunt when it opened and talked to Miranda. Well I got all excited when she told me that she'd give me candy for some dice. Since when is yarn considered candy? Sure 4 charges of snare is nice, but I was really looking forward to some candy.
Can you Say Cleric Soloing
# Sep 01 2001 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Hehe This item rocks, the hardest part about soloing specs in my early 40's was that I had no snare and root breaks too easy while nuking :) hehe toss in the fact that we can fear and you'll see clerics soloing specs as low as lvl 35 with these bad boys. Woot Wtg Verant
RE: Can you Say Cleric Soloing
# Sep 04 2001 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Pssst. Hate to break your heart, but DE clerics dont need this, we've always had the Regent Symbol of Innoruuk. Clickable, unlimited, clinging darkness. Snare and DoT all in one package. It adds WIS, AC, and INT too. If you can recharge this, then it's great, otherwise you have to keep questing for it.
# Aug 31 2001 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
This will be SERIOUSLY handy for advanced monk pullling, especially in velious.

Some tougher crowds like protectors in Kael etc really need an SK to split since he can snare one when inc so it doesnt return with the others the moment he FD's.

There are other items you can get but a 4 charge full-on snare item rocks.

I only hope you can actually get the quest drops if you are 50+
RE: Pulling
# Sep 03 2001 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Actaully, the dice bag drops off of Prince Bragnar, a level 19 mob in the warrens. Therefore, with the loot rules in the Warrens, you would not be able to get the bag at 50+ and hence no ball of burlap yarn. Also, I do believe that the bag of dice is a no drop item so no buying it from lower levels.
Veteran of the 23nd season
RE: Pulling
# Jul 05 2002 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
I just got the bag of dice while farming faction and I'm L51 so I guess loot rules don't apply to quest items.
RE: Pulling
# Jul 17 2002 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Trivial Loot Code was removed from Warrens / Stonebrunt some time ago.
# Aug 31 2001 at 5:26 AM Rating: Default
37 posts
let me guess, the epic for the beastmaster will be a mousetrap, now that they allready used the yarn thing... just make sure you dont snare yourself :)
Cast Time
# Aug 31 2001 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Anyone know the cast time on this item?
60 Monk
Harmonium of Xev
these arent lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Well i wonder how long it will be untill the dice ARE lore, can you imagine EC on the weekends.
WTB bag of dice, blah blah!!
Light a man a fire and he'll be warm for an hour, set a man on fire and he's warm forever!
RE: these arent lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
Please note the 2 little words under the name of the item...
"Pain is your best friend, it reminds you that you are still alive"
RE: these arent lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
Please notice he wanted to buy the dice not the yarn.
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RE: these arent lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
The dice are lore no drop as well
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 31 2001 at 12:23 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLEASE NOTICE ME, PLEASE NOTICE ME. I love people who need to act like a wiseass at other peoples expenses so they can get some BB (not butcher block you dolt, bulletin board) attention. I wish someone would smack you.
# Aug 31 2001 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Anyone think of the PvP uses of this? This is uber!
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# Aug 30 2001 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
Snare is almost useless at 50+. You need Ensnare for it to really hold.
RE: Heh
# Aug 30 2001 at 10:17 PM Rating: Excellent
36 posts
Thats so far from being true its not funny, with a 60 druid I've landed Snare (not Ensnare) on everything from WW Dragons to the Shroom King in Seb with little to no debuffs and very few resists. In the long run the lower level spell will save you mana and casting time. Also, Stonebrunt IS NOT FOR 50+ FOLKS, therefore these items ARE NOT GOING TO BE USED PAST 50!

Gah, some people need to remember that there are other people playing than themselves.
RE: Heh
# Aug 31 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Default
10 posts
At lvl 60 you should know by now that you should use Ensnare because of the guarantied duration.
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RE: Heh
# Feb 03 2002 at 6:36 AM Rating: Default
99 posts
Ahhhh.... you mean the longer duration right? Cause snare always holds for the same amount of time. hehe Not exactly sure how long that is cause usually the mob dies before it can wear off, but it don't "break" like a root type spell will.
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RE: Heh
# May 31 2002 at 6:33 PM Rating: Default
No Snare dosen't always hold for the same ammount of time, that's the problem. Any level 60 Druid using Snare instead or Ensnare would not get in my group. :) Save mana??? Bah at level 60 who needs to save Mana? We are talking 80 Mana difference here, not 800 o) Is there such a thing as a level 60 n00b? Looks like it. )

Snare Duration... 3 secs to 90 secs.
Ensnare Duration... 8 minutes.

Nuff said. o)
Lucifor [Arch Lich]
Luci [Coercer]
On Venril Sathir.
snare vs ensare
# Aug 30 2001 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
98 posts
Ensare resists just as much as Snare for me. The only difference is duration, mana cost, and casting time.
Hunter Viken
65 Forest Stalker
Brell Serilis
RE: snare vs ensare
# May 31 2002 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
That's because you are a Ranger, NOT a Druid. :o)

I am a Quad kiting Druid. Ensnare hits maybe 95 times out or every 100 casts on Mobs that Con Red to Dark blue. Snare will NOT hold on any mob that cons above even for longer than 3 seconds if you can get it to stick at all.

I don't think I'll worry about the mana costs, because I know that when all 4 mobs are snared, i got 8 mins to kill them. With Snare, I would be zoning every pull. :o)
Lucifor [Arch Lich]
Luci [Coercer]
On Venril Sathir.
RE: Heh
# Aug 30 2001 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
the key here is the lvl you need to get this item... only 18... it is good for that lvl area
You have been slain by %T
# Aug 30 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
117 posts
If i could get the Dice these would be VERY nice...Snare would be great to solo with (being an Enchanter) ^_^
Visionary Kadic Nitethissle
<Crimson Legacy>
71 Bedazzeler
# Aug 30 2001 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
30 posts
Not if they aren't stackable.....
these arent Lore?
# Aug 30 2001 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Wow these arent lore? you could carry a stack and snare like a Ranger on any class. Dont they usually make cross-class spell items lore?
RE: these arent Lore?
# Aug 30 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
282 posts
You can see in the icon that these aren't stackable.
PsychoX / Troubadour / Tunare
#EinamdaraAradmanie, Posted: Aug 30 2001 at 6:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) they may not be stackable but farming about a bp or 2 of these would set any1 up with some nice items, especially considering i don't think there is another way to get these. BTW, warriors could solo easier if they had these, that is why i say grab a bp or 2. )
RE: these arent Lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
91 posts
Aren't there some stackable silks with XXX number of charges of snare? I wanna say drops in perma, but I can't remember
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RE: these arent Lore?
# Aug 31 2001 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
70 posts
There are silks from Crystal Caverns which have 2 charges of snare each. They do not stack. (They also do not weigh much and would justify a little lightweight Bear Potion Bag for carrying 20 charges of snare.)

Those might not be the ones your are talking about.


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RE: these arent Lore?
# Sep 02 2001 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
The Silks in CC have "ROOT" as effect not "SNARE"
RE: these arent Lore?
# Sep 05 2001 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
54 posts
For the record it's "Ensnaring Roots" which is a Root effect with 10 damage. Please note that the "ensnaring" part does NOT mean that it has any kind of snare effect. They will sit there (just like root) and when it's gone they'll run after you at full speed and well pissed off. Have a good day :)

Shaklor Soulraizer
52nd Vicar
RE: these arent Lore?
# Aug 30 2001 at 11:58 PM Rating: Default
328 posts
I couldn't agree more...a bp or 2 would work wonders for those solo'ers w/o any method of slowing a MOB.

I suspect a "neft" to LORE on these soon.
#Khemosaabe, Posted: Aug 30 2001 at 11:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
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