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Shrieking Substance  

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WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: NONE
Race: NONE
Item Lore:Shrieking substance
Item Type:Combinable
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:RondorNorador
IC Last Updated:2018-09-18 00:29:41
Page Updated:Sat Dec 2nd, 2017
Shadows of Luclin Item

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 35

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Quests: This item is used in quests.
Katta CastellumShar Vahl

Used in 3 recipes.
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Uploaded April 1st, 2017 by Drewinette
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# Nov 26 2017 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
You can add a sonic wolfling to the list as well just dropped for me tonight

Edited, Nov 26th 2017 10:22pm by Wendena
Drop rate has been Maximum Suck.
# Jun 19 2009 at 11:03 PM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
I did this quest today.


I killed the named bear. Within 10 seconds, the wolves went berserk. The emote was made. The bear defenders popped. My pet was still in the cave. I targeted a bear to send pet and he poofed before pet could get out of the cave.. Less than a minute, and I'd wager, less than 45 seconds. The wolves didn't send any aggressors. The cave was just suddenly run over by wolves, in like 3 minutes or less.

I ran to the grimlings. Killed chieftain. Nothing happned. For about 15 minutes. Wiped out the entire village. Killed chieftain again. Nothing happened.

Killed him AGAIN. This is 3 chieftains later. Wow. Wolves took over the islands. They didn't take over the grimling village. I had ceased to care, at this point.

I go to the islands. Wipe out 10 wolves. Not one drop. 5 more. Not one drop. I wipe out about 35 total. I get 3 substances. Three. That's F************** ridiculous. Because it takes 3 for one try at a skill up. Figure 20 seconds per mob. That's 700 seconds for 3 substances, and for one attempt. 12 minutes, for one attempt.

Then you have to go get wailing substances.

It's not worth it. Take the 16 hours, go farm gems somewhere. Buy a crap ton of Rhenium and just take the failures. That's what I'm going to do. This is ridiculous. It's been YEARS since I've been here to do this and I remember the drop rate. It was like a substance on every 2-3 mobs. Not ever 10 - 15 mobs.

This event has always been horribly bugged, and now on top of that, the drop rate sucks, on a massive scale.


Best part? I killed 35 wolves and the grimlings attacked and took over the wolf cave. The island reset. Now, after a good 45 minutes of getting it to wolves, you get about 15 minutes to farm, and then you lose the islands to something else. I guess they think people will be AOE'ng, which is cool and everything, but hey, I'm not. It's one necro, one guy, one account, one pet.

..... and this sucks.


Edited, Jun 20th 2009 3:08am by Bonesmasher
Bonesmasher/95 Nec
Craseon/95 War
Hyrax/95 Enc

# Apr 18 2008 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
43 posts
Add sonic warwolf and a patrolling sonic wolf in Hollowshade Moor to drop list

Edited, Apr 18th 2008 6:18pm by ishanahan
Lets make a war!!!
# Jan 19 2007 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
ok, this is something i found out, the substances only drop at the islands where the grimlings take over in hollowshade. they drop rate IS FASTER when the entire zone isn't taken by sonic wolfs, so you make it how the wolfs control the island, then distroy the other camp of wolfs, let a different race that over, once that is done then farm all you want, when you are ready to get wailing substacne, let the owls take over, kill the big mommy owl 2 have the zone respawn, kill the grimly chiefton, and the owls will come and take over once you kill the protectors :) have at farming!

Tucas, 75 ranger, on the Tribunal server, in Lost Fires
Not Common
# Dec 13 2006 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
this is definitly not a common drop. i did 7 clears of 2 camps(during war with sonics in control) before i got one. so 1/100 ish...

did SoE change the drop rate?

Darkmemories Sweetdreams
Pain Mistress of Drinal
How do you run war?
# Nov 13 2006 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
61 posts
Does anyone know how to get either side to spawn so I can farm these things???
Sonic Warwolf drops Shrieking Substance
# Oct 16 2006 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Add Sonic Warwolf to drop list in Hollowshade Moor...during war of course.

Edited, Oct 16th 2006 at 9:44pm PDT by Nymrod
# Feb 02 2006 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
679 posts
Shreiking Substance sells for absolutely nothing to any vendor... no bazaar price.. no trade...
May your life journeys in Norrath, Azeroth and on Earth be smooth.... be safe... be happy... be well...
confirmed drops
# May 24 2005 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
143 posts
Doing my hammer quest..... thingy, got to this part and confirm that they drop off A sonic hunter, devourer, and stalker in HM during the war event
Overlord Reznir Kosman Warmonger of Kratos
Sonic Wolves have this too
# May 20 2005 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
This shrieking substance drops ocassionally from the sonic wolves entering and exiting the eastern caverns in Hollowshade Moor.

Lokash of Maelin Starpyre
Dropped on HSM Islands
# Jan 12 2005 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
324 posts
From a Sonic Hunter.
Shrieking Substance
# Dec 01 2003 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
35 posts
Plan on spending some time in Tenebrous Mts. if you want this stuff. I would still consider it a common drop, but it does not drop as commonly as the Wailing Substance does. I've spent a lot more time farming this stuff than I did the Wailing Substance from the Owlbears. More to the point, However, is this. The Humming Orb requires a Luclinite Mallet and a Vah Shir Anvil, which is quested in Shar Vahl and requires easy drops in Shadeweavers Thicket to complete. Takes about 3 to 4 hours of play time. After you have these 2 items you can begin making Humming Orbs from the Wailing and Shrieking Substances. (see Humming Orb recipe) These will take you to a trivial of 168. DO NOT SELL THE HUMMING ORBS! The orbs are used to make the Shadowscream Armor. But you will need to turn your Luclinite Mallet into a Humming Luclinite Mallet to make the armor. You do this by giving 3 of the Orbs and your Luclinite Mallet back to Master Barkhem in Shar Vahl. He will then give you a Humming Luclinite Mallet. Go to Shadeweavers and kill lesser shades till you puke. Cause it takes 3 swirling shadows per recipe and a humming orb and a "SECTIONAL BELT MOLD" if you make a belt. The reason I bring this up is because therecipes call for "BANDED" molds. Try and find a "BANDED" mold. The only molds I can find that work are "SECTIONAL MOLDS" of whatever your going to make. Kaleras Darkanvil in PoK in the backroom of the forge house (LOC -440 X +560) is the only NPC I know of that sells these. I'm sure there are others but he definately sells the molds that work. Shadowscream will take you to 200+ at very little cost in Platinum. Be prepared, However, to spend a lot of time. Happy Smithing :)
RE: Shrieking Substance
# Dec 06 2005 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
just spent @ 4hrs in TB Mts. and was killing everything.....came away with 3 stacks of the shrieking stuff...better drop rate than hollowshade bad there wasn't owlbears there.......65 bst True to Lany Tv'L to the end.....OH RAH !!!!!
# Oct 19 2003 at 8:21 PM Rating: Default
73 posts
Well...getting to that point. I have hit 188 in smithing and now must switch to Shadowscream armor to get to 200 (and then 250 after I can earn some AAs)... I was wondering if farming Shreiking and Wailing subsatnces would be difficult for a 45th level Chanter? I understand Sonic Wolves have a fairly high magic resistance.

Edited, Sun Oct 19 21:16:38 2003
Eric Gibson
Hellsreach, Arcane Mage.
Alter of Storms server
also on fleshrenders
# Jul 30 2003 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Running the war today for Owlbear control of zone, I looted a shrieking substance off of a owlbear fleshrender, guarding the named t the outpost. Just fyi.
The Trick
# Apr 06 2003 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
The trick in Hollowshade is to get either the Owlbears or Wolves in control of the islands. Thats the only place in zone i've seen the substances drop.
# Feb 12 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I have found several pieces off of Dire Sonic Wolves in TM.
18 Warrior
13 Monk
9 Thief
Smithing for fun and profit
# Jan 19 2003 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Want a good, easy, and (better yet) CHEAP way to raise smithing skill? Look up the Vah Shir Smithing quest at EQTraders... hardest part is probably finding enough lowbies in Shadeweavers to hunt the lesser shades for their no rent loot.

I've gotten myself to 127 so far, and I'm now up to hunting the dire wolves for this no drop loot... very simple way to get your smithing up there, for those of us who don't have 600k pp and a horse.
Shrieking Substance
# Jul 21 2002 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
92 posts
I found several of shrieking substances on Sonic Hunters in Hollowshade Moor. They showed up during the sonic wolves phase of the Hollowshade War; I don't know if they are normally found there or not.
RE: Shrieking Substance
# Sep 12 2002 at 2:43 PM Rating: Good
I have been hunting the various sonic wolves in Hollowshade, and I don't think they drop shreiking substances unless they've taken over one of the other camps. Or I'm horrenously unlucky, since I've spent a couple of hours killing the woofs around their cave and looking for the substances, with no drops.
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.
Claud Cockburn (1904 - 1981)
Wailing substance
# Apr 09 2002 at 8:59 PM Rating: Good
44 posts
Shrieking substance and wailing substance are used by smiths to make shadowscream armor - good chainmail with stats like imbued armor.
What is this for?
# Feb 24 2002 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
17 posts
I also got a wailing substance off of a owlbear once, think it was Named Yelloweyes, was just wondering if these were for quests?
Hybrow Gentry
44th Season
Barbarian Shaman
What is this for?
# Feb 24 2002 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
17 posts
I also got a wailing substance off of a owlbear once, think it was Named Yelloweyes, was just wondering if these were for quests?
Hybrow Gentry
44th Season
Barbarian Shaman
RE: What is this for?
# Sep 22 2003 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
wailing substance and shrieking substance are both used in smithing for the humming orb.
A single monk carries his own bucket of water, two monks carry their bucket of water together; but when there are three monks there is no water at all.
~~~~Chinese proverb~~~
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