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Cloak of Truth  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM
Slot: BACK
AC: 15
Skill Mod: Meditate +5% (24 Max)
STR: +10 DEX: +5 CHA: +5 WIS: +8
WT: 13.0 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Type:Armor
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:250 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:1980
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Updated By:RondorNorador
Source:Live
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Shadows of Luclin Required: Yes


Average Price: 20,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 50

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#Fayrnn, Posted: Apr 25 2003 at 6:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stupid directions!!
RE: Edit your Quest Directions before posting them
# Mar 18 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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Your quest directions Storm are wrong -


Umm... doesn't it say her name is "Snow" throughout the quest directions and at the end?

... I don't think the directions are the problem.
RE: Edit your Quest Directions before posting them
# Jul 11 2003 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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Wow... next time try pressing the "Combine" button (as the quest walk-through says to do). You shouldn't be handing him the box with the memoirs in it... just the resulting book from the combine. The quest walk-through is correct.
RE: Edit your Quest Directions before posting them
# Jul 02 2003 at 3:37 PM Rating: Default
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Okay, you've got me freaked out... if you don't hand the entire package back, what DO you hand back? Only have the "Silver Wrapped Book"!
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RE: Edit your Quest Directions before posting them
# May 31 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Of course a poster should verify to give correct information only, but on the other hand: IMHO a walkthrough doesn't release you from thinking yourself. And why should I do a quest once more that results in a Lore item?

Yashtik Volcaytik
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BL
# Apr 10 2003 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
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This makes for a pretty nice BL back slot. Its no Lodi shell, but its a good fix till you get a lodi shell.
Akuel xi ans Vius ?
# Nov 07 2002 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
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How rare are these pieces? and does anyone have any more detail as to where and what they drop off of? to my understanding any robe in the zone?

Thanks,
Neomas - Xegony
RE: Akuel xi ans Vius ?
# Jan 02 2003 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
It's a common drop from Robed mobs in Akheva, and an uncommon drop from the tougher Centi mobs there too.
Has anyone seen this quest work?
# Oct 11 2002 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I was told that this quest was patched sometime this summer. I just failed on my 4th attempt at this quest with-in the last month (Sept-Oct 02). Just wanted to warn people before they go off and try this. This quest may still not be working. Was told by a GM that they are looking into it (holding breath)
RE: Has anyone seen this quest work?
# Dec 02 2002 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Was working on Nov. 27 on Morell Thule.
RE: Has anyone seen this quest work?
# Oct 24 2002 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest about a week ago. It worked just fine for me.


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vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# May 22 2002 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
Which do you think is better for a wisdom based caster (a cleric in my case)? The extra Wisdom,AC and %5 meditation bonus is very nice for the CoT. But you lose the Mana, HP (the biggest loss in my opinion) and the general +4 stats increase from the Heirophant's Cloak. They're both listed as being roughly the same PP value.

-- Alainia
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Sep 10 2002 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
A little heavy don't you think ? Just get an acrylia studded claok and clarity you'll be better off.
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RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# May 31 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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There is no question in my mind that I would take the Heiro cloak. 5% meditate is rather worthless, IMO. If the med skill/10 = mana/tick formula is correct, that means at 200 med skill you get an extra 10 med skill = 1 mana/tick. Over the course of, say, a 2 minute fight, you would regen 120/6 = 20 mana because of this cloak. Sure, that adds up (every hour, assuming you are never FM, you get an extra 600 mana), but it isn't worth sacrificing the stats from the Heiro cloak, IMO. This is coming from a cleric perspective.
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Aug 19 2002 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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For wis casters, there are certainly better, but don't overlook the melees. 8 wis on a back item for melee is nice (tradeskills) and 15 AC and 10 Str on that same back item is even better. If it had saves as well, it would be really awesome.
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Jul 08 2002 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Point taken, but 1 mana per tick is exactly the same as FT1, right? Not many people running around saying FT1 is useless . . .
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Jul 11 2002 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
This item is WORTHLESS to pure wis/int casters. Well, not worthless, but the 5% meditation will not let you exceed the hard cap of 252, which pure casters reach. Only hybrids and those whose skill is not maxed get any benefit out of this.
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RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Oct 21 2002 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
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not really man.. think of it another way
to say that once you hit 255 or 252 hard that your done is silly.. if you are a smart player regardless of your class .. you will improve your gear in other areas.. this item can help do just that.. that 5% stacked with ft 10 now how you looking? makes a difference just depends on how its used.. yes as itself this item is not that important but when you change your gear.. get higher lvls of ft .. and are starting to worry more about hp gear ac gear resist gear things like that n your looking for ways to lose pieces of armor to be replaced by these items.. this item would come in handy.. imo.. this IS a nice item.. just need to use it appropriatly
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RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Dec 02 2002 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Unlike stats, equipment has nothing to do with your meditation skill cap. Its not like int or wis items where you might swap them out for mana or resist gear as you upgrade. Once you hit 51 the cap raises from 235 to 252, which you will most likely hit during that level. Therefore, the +meditate is non functional after level 50 for casters. Nice cloak if you are a ranger or pally, or a lower level wis caster.
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Jan 08 2006 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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You don't hit your 252 cap (native)until 56.
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Aug 20 2002 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
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For those of us not yet 60 it provides a small boost in mana recovery and nice stats. It is also a questable item, as opposed to the Heiro Cloak which is camped. For my shaman the 75hp and 75 mana on the Heiro Cloak outweigh the extra AC and wis on this cloak. However, I am trying this quest because I enjoy questing.

Edited, Tue Aug 20 08:07:37 2002
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# May 23 2002 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I think you'd be in for a better deal with this cloak than the Hierophant's cloak in most cases (as a cleric). Having larger HP and Mana pools may be nice, but wouldn't the faster mana recovery (from the meditation increase) be more useful most time?

-- Naito, swiss army bard of Xev
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Apr 16 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
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Well for clerics on raids they don't sit much, and in groups, cuase of sit agro, now if this worked on horse back out doors might be worthe it, but in doors nope. click sits, your have been summond, loding...
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Jan 20 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I disagree, I have a 38 cleric who sits most of the time when grouping. You should use the Celestial line of spells as much as you can. Heal over time almost combats the damage done by mobs and no agro when cast. Then when fight is done, heal with normal heal spells. Yes there are time when I cant sit; multiple pulls, not enough room, etc, but I think you should re-examin how your using your cleric in group situations. I will be using this cloak till I max on Med.
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RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# Jan 08 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Kinda apples and oranges, he says "raids" and he's including summoning, which you aren't typically goning to get at 38. I think you'll see: argo radii(spl), chain agro, DPS by NPC's and summoning etc. will greatly change what you will be able to get away with as you play your Cleric when you get to the circumstances he's refering to.
RE: vs Hierophant's Cloak?
# May 23 2003 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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It does work on horseback. Being on a horse counts as sitting, and thus invokes your med skill, that's why mana regen is fast on a horse.
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FACTION
# Apr 30 2002 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Im a 60 shaman and did the entire quest by myself, cept the lockpick. Problem is, I got a second book from Peqi before the last fight, due to tha faction hit on The Truth, I cant do the quest a second time, any I deas on how to fix The Truth faction? Be a bummer to waste a second book due to this evil twist some ******* decided to put in making this quest only doable once.

Rrumpel Minnze, Oracle
Veeshan server
RE: FACTION
# May 18 2003 at 10:38 PM Rating: Default
As a shaman this wouldn't work for you, but if you are a class that can sneak. Sneaking works on Arbogast. Our Ranger had the same problem on trying to do the quest a second time. He just hit sneak and did the turn ins to Arbogast. Worked great.
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RE: FACTION
# May 20 2002 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Use a Enchanter to Charm him. My 60 does has done it 5 times now. Only need it for a few seconds so Dictate works great.
RE: FACTION
# May 10 2002 at 9:44 AM Rating: Default
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Do the first part of the quest numerous times. Splash water on the mighty pally.
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RE: FACTION
# Jul 31 2002 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Splashing water is not an option as you cannot get him to talk to you after you have done this quest once. A friend of mine just tried to repeat it last night and he wont speak to him even to get the flask of water. I think a Chanter is a must for this now.
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RE: FACTION
# Dec 31 2002 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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No, you need to do the splashing of water before you finish the quest the first time. And you need to do it a horrible number of times.

If the charm trick works, do that instead.
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Peqi Biato
# Apr 28 2002 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
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Updated info on Peqi Biato:
http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?zone=153&mid=102003646485051
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Pequi Biato?
# Apr 28 2002 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
Okay since all of you have done this quest an I am in the middle of it... where does Pequi spawn? What's the loc or something so I can camp his silly gnome ****. thanks :)
Loc here:
# May 06 2002 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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http://eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/search.shtml?zone=153&mid=102003646485051
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RE: Pequi Biato?
# Apr 28 2002 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't have the exact loc, but if you are leaving the caster's guild/library area, walk across the bridge and take the first right you can. Go to the 2nd little building on the right. There is a bed inside and a plant in the window if you are in the correct room.
RE: Oh really
# Apr 17 2002 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Dude, your pick lock skill at level 49 is maxed at 200. That doesnt mean your skill will be 200 forever. Not sure, but I think a rogues max PL is 250. If your skill was 250 in PL, THEN you would not receive any bonus from the item.
RE: Oh really
# May 06 2002 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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max lockpick for a rogue is 215 and once you are lvl 50 you can raise it 2 points per lvl to 60. but once you hit 201 skill most high lvl doors become pickable
Too heavy? NO!
# Apr 11 2002 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I just saw someone say it's 13 weight. too heavy. for a caster. But plz take look the stats, it give u +10 str which mean this cloak is only 3 weight totally.
Oh reallY?
# Apr 03 2002 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Posted by Snow:

"This was confirmed by a Verant spokesperson quite recently. If you are maxed in ANY skill, a skill bonus will have no effect. "



Explain this then. I was a level 49 rogue with my picklock skill maxed at 200. I obtained Forhal's Gauntlets which have a +5% to picklock modifier. Without these gloves on, the seb doors I could not pick. However, with the gloves on, they opened right up? Tested in Sebillis and Karnor's on the door to Venril Sathir, and the bank vault in North Freeport. I remember this well, because I trapped several curios folk inside the bank vault.
RE: Oh reallY?
# Apr 04 2002 at 2:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sure, I will explain it for you. They mean the hard cap, not lvl cap. 200 is not the hard cap for lockpick, so...

Hope that clears it up for ya. Really.

SD
quest dont work on rathe
# Mar 26 2002 at 2:38 AM Rating: Default
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i just got done trying to get my cloak of truth .
went to akheva got my 2 little black gems ..called in the troops to katta combinded them ..and handed it to Arbogast..and and and and /...Nothing so we got a guide to help me..
then a gm logged on ..and regave me the last parts of the items i needed...called in the troops agian .handed in the item ..and..and ..and ..and Nothing grrrrr
thank god i camped peqi for like 120 hours in RL..and did all that other stuff
hopefully a gm will help me again tommorrow
it took so long to do the quest i just cant go like .. OWELL
Ironking
59th pally
the rathe server
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RE: quest dont work on rathe
# Apr 05 2002 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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As of right now the cloak of truth quest is broken. This spoken by the lead GM of Brell. Oribi said specifically not to turn the stuff in till after the next patch so I would advise anyone reading this to save themselves the trouble and wait.
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RE: quest dont work on rathe
# Apr 18 2002 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Quest isnt really broken, you just have to hand in the item to Miller instead of Arbogast, and they will walk to bank.

Had the same problem on Tarew Marr, until a GM told us to try it this way, and the quest worked.
RE: quest dont work on rathe
# May 02 2002 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Same thing on Fennin Ro. Finished it last night. Had to give the black wrapped item to Miller, not Arbogast.
Bard meditate?
# Mar 02 2002 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
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How would this affect bard's med skill of 1?
RE: Bard meditate?
# Feb 10 2006 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It doesn't. Just put in on a bard stat. stayed at 1.
#Lothaine, Posted: Feb 12 2002 at 11:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) NT
Confimation - Meditate skill can NOT exceed 252
# Feb 07 2002 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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This was confirmed by a Verant spokesperson quite recently. If you are maxed in ANY skill, a skill bonus will have no effect.

You can do the quest more than once, I have done it. The key is to do the first portions of the quest more than once. However, I did the quest twice through (since there was a zone repop when I was fighting the final battle and I lost abrogast) with no problems in faction.
20K price
# Jan 22 2002 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
I would think 20k for this idem is a little high especialy with a 13.0 wt and with the time and amout of people you need to do this quest I would think Lodizal shiled would be more woth the Effort and rewards not to mention being able to get a party for Lodi is much easyer due to drop table.
just my 2 cents
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faction
# Jan 16 2002 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
ok, from what some friends are telling me, if you help someone kill these mobs you get a faction hit that prevents you from doing this quest yourself.. anyone else know if this is true and if so what can be done about this? thinking if you can do the trick posted about solo pulling them, time it so the other members in group camp out or something, and hope the solo'er wins it off, then log back in for the next mob.. dunno if that could be done and timed right without someone dying, but maybe.. just a thought anyways.. we have 5 people wanting this cloak, but kinda harsh if only one of us could actually get it if we all work together for it..
then again I could be wrong about this, like I said I was told this by a couple people and not fully validated yet =)
lets see some posts if anyone knows

Tudorf
Shaman of the 52nd Season
Ancient Warders
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RE: faction
# Feb 01 2002 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
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From what I've been told, an enchanter with mem blur when the MoBs are at 5% health or very low will work. Mem blur cancels out the faction though right?
Mana Regen?
# Jan 11 2002 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
What would this do (if anything) to mana regen, with a 5% Meditate increase?
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RE: Mana Regen?
# Jan 12 2002 at 4:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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well, lets see. if your meditate skill is at 100, it acts like its 105. if its 200, its like its 210. 5% can go a long ways when your meditate skill is 230
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RE: Mana Regen?
# Feb 03 2002 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Should be noted, however, that your med CANNOT exceed hard cap, 252 I believe
#sigma, Posted: Jan 10 2002 at 1:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Put some INT on there and then we'll be talking.
#Guddlar the Wise, Posted: Apr 01 2002 at 7:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the robes for hybrids or wis casters. ***** int
easier way to do quest
# Jan 08 2002 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
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by a bad wizzy shot, figured out a easier way to do the final fight with arbogast and miller, when they leave the bank...they will run around for a bit in the courtyard and then go back to the inn and stand at the table!! and guess what, you can single pull them from there and beat them down cowboy style one at a time, becareful though...arbogast did CH on himself 3x..took a while to take him down...but much easier without miller there wackin on the healers or tanks
#rmc, Posted: Jan 03 2002 at 2:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
BARD med
# Jan 02 2002 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Does this help the bard meditate whatsoever? I dunno what a 5% increase can do to a 1 skill...
RE: BARD med
# Feb 10 2006 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I put it on a bard, it doesn't increase the "1"
damn locked door
# Dec 25 2001 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
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just when you get a rouge up there to open the door.. servers will be coming down in 10 minutes........Everyone log out now. **** :-)
but yes this is very nice item.. now just hope the items drop in Ahkeva and not to completely difficult
Ironking 58th paladin
Rathe server
AkA not worried about the wieght :-)
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#Ironking, Posted: Dec 25 2001 at 1:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Locked Door
# Dec 24 2001 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Hail All,

The only problem I'm having with this Quest is getting behind the Locked door in Nathyn's Castle. In the Quest it doesn't mention an NPC that gives you a Key so I assume you need a Rogue?

BuzzSilverThor (58 Preserver)
RE: Locked Door
# Dec 24 2001 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Yes you need a rogue.
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Mace & Armor?
# Dec 23 2001 at 8:15 AM Rating: Default
This cloak is for me. Gimme.

Anyone know the stats on the shimmering mace or the plate armor that supposedly drops off of Arbogast and Miller? And if they're No-Drop? It'd help to get a group to kill em if there were side benefits for coming along...

Thx
RE: Mace & Armor?
# Dec 24 2001 at 2:16 PM Rating: Excellent
Arbo dropped a Shimmering Mace. 6/24 +6 wis, +5 vsMagic, +5 vsPois. Had a unique look, the cleric in the group decided she'd like it.

No plate armor dropped, but 2 no rent swords did from Miller. (And of course the two pieces needed to combine into the Cloak of Truth)
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Weight is a Non-Issue
# Dec 22 2001 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Think of it like this, the weight is 3 and there is no strength bonus... Thats all you have to do. This is a very good item because it has all these stats and good AC for a cloak. Only class that it isn't for is a Monk.
RE: Weight is a Non-Issue
# Dec 22 2001 at 11:54 PM Rating: Excellent
But remember, STR does more then just affect your encumbered limit. It also affects your max and average damage when attacking.

So yes the 10 str does negate 10/13 wt. of the cloak, but it also benifits you during battle. :)
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What's missing?
# Dec 21 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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How come I didn't see anyone suggesting that this would be a nice Shaman back peice?

It's got AC, Str, and Wis. And a shaman won't mind the weight that much.\

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43rd Rung on the Ladder of Life
Strenth Wasted
# Dec 20 2001 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
May as well be +0str with the weight being 13 the str is wasted
RE: Strenth Wasted
# Dec 20 2001 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
I would assume you are a caster. STR will raise the ATK rating, which will raise the damage done in non-casting attacks.
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RE: Strenth Wasted
# Dec 20 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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lol. Ya, 10 str would increase your dmg by about 1 dmg/2-5hits at best. Even whaling away at max haste and an 18 dly weapon, str is pretty much negligable. All that being said, this isn't too bad of a cloak....if it wasn't so heavy and involve interacting with a couple of goofballs for way too long.
RE: Strenth Wasted
# Dec 28 2001 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
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You also probably didn't know that str majorly increases backstab damage for a rogue. 10 str would make a sizable difference.
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RE: Strenth Wasted
# Dec 20 2001 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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He did not address the dam per hit,,,he said attk. The bonus to str raises the attk rating which in turn means more hits. Obviously a hit will do more damage than a miss (procs excluded).
This is good for anyone
# Dec 20 2001 at 4:57 AM Rating: Default
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Come on people....what are you talking about???? this item is great for anyone...Myself being a warrior...what i wouldn't give for a 15ac +10str +5 dex cloak....+ other stats. Yes it is great for any wis caster...pally, cleric, druid, ranger..ect. My druid friend..pally friend...cleric friend...**** all my EQ friends would love this for there character's.

Beside's..who are you to say what is good for one char or another? i'm lvl 38, fight in DL and see warriors with BANDED....YES BANDED!!! your telling me you wouldn't take this over a banded cloak any day?

sorry for my rambling....its 4:00am, but don't put something down for one class, cause its not ALWAYS gonna be true for EVERY certain Player that is not twinked
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Any class
# Dec 20 2001 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Quit arguing about what class this is for. This is a very good back item for any class except the monk. Great AC, strength bonus, wisdom bonus and a decent char and dex bonus give this a very wide appeal. Add the med bonus, and any caster will see noticeable benefits from this.

Other than monks, int casters may not find this very useful; it would still be nice, don't get me wrong, but I'm sure most would rather go for a cloak with less weight and an int bonus, even considering the high AC and med bonus.
RE: Any class
# Dec 21 2001 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't forget Chanters love cha. I am going to quest this as soon as possible, as in I am logging now to start. Great bonus and a great AC piece for an int caster. (Yes AC matters to us too) Wonderful piece, can't wait to get one.
Weight
# Dec 19 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Although the weight on this is quite a lot, I don't see anyone turning it away, except monks. As a druid, I can buff myself by much more than 3 points (the difference left when you factor in the STR), so I have no worries about equiping this, if I can complete the quest.
RE: Weight
# Dec 19 2001 at 8:28 PM Rating: Good
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And no one mentions paladins. tsk tsk. AC, strength, and wis, are the three major paladin attributes. It doesn't seem paladins cross a lot of people's minds when considering who equipment is suited for though. It seems a running joke in these posts that anything light or weightless should go to a monk, but most classes have just one or two attributes to focus on. We paladins are challenged to keep a healthy balance between AC, str, wis, sta, and agi! An item like this is awesome for us because it's got 3 out of the 5 covered. By the way, with some of the new Luclin spells (like the 25% self-haste buff) and our much improved taunting, I think a lot of you are going to start to discover that paladins are worth grouping with after all.
RE: Weight
# Apr 01 2002 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I totally agree, and I am a rogue who wants this. The first thing I thought of when I read the quest, saw the stats and the NAME of the item, it had pally written all over it. I think if this was ever considered by verant to be a possible class quest, Pallies woulda been the class. I mean, C'mon, it's a Cloak of Truth, how much more goodie goodie can ya get.

I helped a pally killed peqi one night in SH just cause he was up and asked if I would help him. Methinks if it had been a druid I woulda ran in and beat the fellow down solo and be done with it =P
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# Dec 20 2001 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
it doesn't matter which class this is best for. anyone can do the quest...so whoever wants it can just do it.
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13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 19 2001 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Good Lord! Was hoping to get one for the ol monk, but forget it now. Nice item for a warrior however.
RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 19 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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A Warrior? LOL, give this to a cleric! +8 Wis and at level 60 the +5% med bonus will regen an extra 1 mana per tick. Seeing as how cleric have no inate mana regen, they should drooling over this.
RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 20 2001 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
The +5% meditate does not affect your mana regen rate if it is capped at 252. I have tested this.
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RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 19 2001 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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It is a waste to put on a warrior, they have no mana so the 5% meditate skill mod would be useless, this is much better for a paladin
RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 19 2001 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, i cannot see how it would be a "waste". seems to me, if a warrior/rogue/ranger/anything else WITHOUT MANA got together e group, went through the quest, and received this item, it would not be considered a "waste". Suer, there are LOTS of better items. HOWEVER, unless you are in a power guild that lives in sleepers tomb, considers the warders a mild diversion, and kills the entire set of kunark dragons for a morning warmup, you are not likely to get one of the "better" items. Sure the meditate is nice, but WOW, i like those stats. And i would be kinda irritated if i went through the quest, and someone told me i should give it up, as it would be a "waste" for me.
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RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 26 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Delios said "HOWEVER, unless you are in a power guild that lives in sleepers tomb, considers the warders a mild diversion, and kills the entire set of kunark dragons for a morning warmup,"

Kunark dragons! LOL! Ok the sleepers tomb scares me a lil... just because we need more keys.

Still a nice cloak though.. I have friends not in my guild that could really use an item of this caliber... and even some of the newer clerics in my guild... it should not be scoffed at... it is a good reward for a minor amount of work... and would be improvment to alot of players 50+
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RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Dec 19 2001 at 7:10 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe I'm reading your post wrong, but rangers do indeed have mana. Also, there are far better cloaks for warriors that are cheaper and easier to get that don't take near the resourses you discribe. =)

Ancient Seahorse Hide cloak comes to mind. If you're looking for a rocking warrior cloak, check that one out.

Merri,
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RE: 13 Weight!?!?
# Jan 02 2002 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
read it wrong, one of my best friends is a ranger, and would personally strangle me if i said rangers didn't have mana =)
i COULD have typed a little clearer, but i am on one of those servers were rangers, paladins, and shadowknghts are more or less worthless, and i hafta vent a little about them deserving nice gear too =)
Delios
#DragonRM, Posted: Dec 19 2001 at 2:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what an awesome item...
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