Pine Druid Bracer  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:5
Maximum Level:110
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Era:Planes of Power
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
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Entered: Tue Jun 18 20:12:17 2002
Modified: Sun Jun 9 00:53:19 2019
You say, 'Hail, Salmekia Treherth'

Salmekia Treherth says 'Welcome to Surefall Glade Etaan, the home of the Jaggedpine Treefolk. I help teach young druids the ways of our people. We have worshipers of both Karana, the Storm Lord, and Tunare, the All Mother, living here in the glade. If you are a new druid I will help you obtain a [suit of clothing] that will offer comfort and protection while working in the wilds and help protect you from the weapons of the Gnolls that wish to take these lands.'

You say, 'What suit of new clothing'

Salmekia Treherth says 'You must use this specially prepared Curing Kit to craft the clothing. Each article of clothing requires different materials for its construction. Do you plan on crafting Pine Druid [Gloves], Pine Druid [Boots], a Pine Druid [Bracer], a Pine Druid [Cap], Pine Druid [Leggings], Pine Druid [Sleeves], or a Pine Druid [Tunic]? When you have been outfitted and are ready I will tell you of a [task] that you can assist with.'

You say, 'What bracer'

Salmekia Treherth says 'To craft an Pine Druid Bracer you require a [silk thread], a ruined gnoll leather bracer, and a giant field rat whiskers. Once you have the necessary components combine them in your Curing Kit with this Tattered Wristband Pattern.'
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Spiderling Silk
# Dec 20 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
The Giant Field Rats are the worst part of this quest. But the Spiderling Silks that you need to make the thread aren't too bad...IF you hunt wooly spiderlings in Everfrost. They are much more common there than spiderlings are in West Karana.
The Hookup
# Mar 26 2003 at 11:24 PM Rating: Excellent
41 posts
I am a lvl 55 druid halfelf and I wanted to complete my full set of no drop armor (because I play on rallos zek) When I first started the quest the rats were rare and their drops were rarer. The giant field rats drop whiskers about 1 in every 8 to 10 kills, and sometimes those whiskers are regular giant whiskers not giant field ones. This was averaged on one days of work for me (about 6 hours for everything needed) as I obtained a full set in one day. (I did this at lvl 45 as posted below by portnoy and now have better stuff.)

The area in which the rats mainly spawn is just past the cottage/fork in the road. They mainly spawn on the left side between the castle wall and path to town. The rats are also seen a lot in front of BB. Always remember though they can spawn anywhere in the zone. The easiest and fastest way to get these guys to spawn is hunt along the fork in the road with the sign marker. A guard usually wanders around this area. Run around smacking everything you can and train the mobs onto the guard, this increases the spawn rate of the giant field rats. Try to smack several bats and other rats into him, they seemed to trigger the giant field rats the most. Once I started doing this I was getting whiskers 1 in about every 4 or 5 kills because they spawned more frequently rather than running around tracking them (which I so foolishly did at first.
The rats seemed to pop near the left and right qeynos walls in the hills before the zone point.
I petitioned about the rarity when I did this quest as well and I also did /feedback several times. The gms just said they would pass on the info. I spent some time killing these guys again for my newbie ranger and noticed that nothing had changed, the rats and their drops are still rare as they were before the release of POP. Thats verant for ya, still no qeynos badge fix either :(

Hope I helped and if I did rate my post!

I also want to add that out of all the Surefall Druid drops the only ones worth while are the Bracers. Go to hollowshade moor for your other drop needs or do the POK quests for better no drop good.
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Eristotle Millertime
62 Druid Halfelf
<Knights of the Shadowed Blade> Bertoxx
Grandmaster Brewer and Drinker!
Ruined Wristbands
# Sep 08 2002 at 2:01 PM Rating: Default
4 posts
Just did this quest on Tunare server and the wristbands worked fine for me

Muran
12 Druid
Gnoll Wristbands
# Aug 08 2002 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
Scholar
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52 posts
I was hunting for this piece today in BB and got a couple of Ruined Leather Gnoll Wristbands. Since the pattern is a tattered wristband, I thought these might work but they didn't. Apparently you need Ruined Leather Gnoll Bracers? I haven't seen any of these. But I did surely find it odd about the wristbands not being useable.
NO WHISKERS FOR ME
# Jun 24 2002 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
3 posts
I hunted for a good 2 days trying to get the rare whiskers. well split time in BlackBurrow getting leather. But I have yet to find a Giant field rat whisker yet. I have killed 20 or so of these varmits. I am going to try the advise above and report back later.

Oleanda
Druid of 14th season
Luclin server
RE: NO WHISKERS FOR ME
# Oct 30 2002 at 4:01 AM Rating: Default
I have also had a tough time getting the g.f. rat whiskers. I have killed about 50 gf rats now and have gotten 2 gf rat pelts and only 1 whiskers. I sent "feedback" regarding this and we all know how Verant jumps out of their socks to respond to player problems, ROFL. My druid is on Veeshan. I have seen more gf rat whiskers drop on other servers but still not "regularly" by any means. Also have not seen a coyote skull ( pal quest item, I think ) in 4 or 5 months on any server. I fear that Verant has hung us out to dry on our newbie armor quests, sigh.
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Had we but world enough and time ...
RE: NO WHISKERS FOR ME
# Jun 30 2002 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
Scholar
19 posts
I petitioned about the whiskers and their rarity. I also used feedback about the rarity and the possible bug that giant field rats drop normal giant rat stuff sometimes. Hope this helped. Use my strategy below to get more rats!

Eristotle Andronicus
45 Druid Halfelf
<Druids Empire> - Rallos Zek
Wood Elf Armor
# Jun 24 2002 at 6:55 AM Rating: Default
Scholar
40 posts
I have a wood elf druid. I made the bracer in hopes of being able to wear it. She really needs the armor and this stuff is not bad. But wood elfs can't use it.
Why is there no armor quest for wood elfs? This is so unfair. All the other towns have gotten the cool noob armor quest. Why did Kelethin not also get one for the druids and rangers?
My home town has no quest for armor so I was hoping maybe to be able to wear this. But no such luck.
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Dalafa Spiritcaster
62 Enchantress of MT
the easy way to get the rats to pop
# Jun 19 2002 at 2:48 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
19 posts
I am a lvl 45 druid halfelf and I wanted to complete my full set of no drop armor (because I play on rallos zek) When I first started the quest the rats were rare and their drops were rarer. The giant field rats drop whiskers about 1 in every 8 to 10 kills, and sometimes those whiskers are regular giant whiskers not giant field ones. This was averaged on one days of work for me (about 6 hours for everything needed) as I obtained a full set in one day.

The easiest and fastest way to get these guys to spawn is hunt along the fork in the road with the sign marker. A guard usually wanders around this area. Run around smacking everything you can and train the mobs onto the guard, this increases the spawn rate of the giant field rats. Try to smack several bats and other rats into him, they seemed to trigger the giant field rats the most. Once I started doing this I was getting whiskers 1 in about every 4 or 5 kills because they spawned more frequently rather than running around tracking them (which I so foolishly did at first.
The rats seemed to pop near the left and right qeynos walls in the hills before the zone point.

Hope I helped and if I did rate my post!

Eristotle Andronicus
45 Druid Halfelf
<Druids Empire> Rallos Zek
About Pine Druid Armor Pieces
# Jun 19 2002 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
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153 posts
This armor is DRUID ONLY, Human and Half-Elf ONLY. No other classes/races may wear this.

I hunt the Innoruuk Server.

The rarest Drop for some pieces of the armor is the Giant Field Rat Whisker. The mob (Giant Field Rat) does spawn in some quantity in Qeynos Hills area but the Drop is Rare. The mob spawns mostly on the plain near the NQeynos zone, but also in the hills near there as you head towards Surefall Glade. They rarely seem to appear in the area immediately near SFG entrace.

What makes hunting these creatures hard is the numbe of players who are working this new quest and the fact that there is also a new Ranger Armor quest that also use these whiskers. Rangers get tracking at level 6(?) and can often get to the mobs before a druid can, who doesn't get tracking until MUCH later. This can be frustrating to a Druid when rangers are also hunting the mob.

Druids should group with a Ranger with tracking while doing this quest, especially while it is still a new quest. Be prepared for a lot of rat killing. Giant rats and Large Field Rats also drop a Whisker, but these Whiskers DO NOT work in this quest.

The Ruined Gnoll armor pieces drop MAINLY on Gnolls, but a friend told me (while helping me scavenge up the pieces) that he got a couple of peices off of Scrawnys. I would recommend sticking to Gnolls. However, in the Ranger Armor Quest, the Ruined Chain Armor drops off of many different gnolls, including Brawny's and Guardians. I took my 38 Pally in to harvest these items and went deep. I found the pieces (chain) on many, the leather on a few.

Both the Ranger Version and Druid Version of these new Armor Quests are all green in coloring.

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