Staff of Temperate Flux  

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Time:4 hours
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Faction Required:
Temple Of Sol Ro (Min: Indifferent)
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Thu Jan 25 15:37:48 2001
Modified: Sat Oct 1 06:10:15 2016
Gardern is on a balcony at +425, -70, +19, near the spell vendors.

You say, 'Hail, Gardern'

Gardern says 'I am Gardern, listed among the chosen of Solusek Ro. I hold the [lore to the staff] of Temperate Flux and the [lore] to the Weeping [Wand] - items which are highly coveted by my wizardly brethren.'

You say, 'What lore to the staff?'

Gardern says 'The staff of Temperate Flux is a boon to those who dabble in the elemental arts, for it can increase the susceptibility of a creature to both fire and cold. Are you [interested] in the [staff]?'

You say, 'I am interested in the staff.'

Gardern says 'I will craft you a staff of Temperate Flux, but you must bring me the components I require to make it. I will need a heart of fire from an inferno goblin wizard in the caverns of Solusek, a heart of frost from a goblin wizard in the caverns of Permafrost, a rod of bone from a stone skeleton by the shores of Lake Rathe and a Staff of Ro. Bring me these items, and I will make you your staff.'

Gardern needs the following items:

Heart of Fire (from Inferno Goblin Wizard in Solusek's Eye)
Heart of Frost (from Goblin Wizard in Permafrost)
Rod of Bone (from Stone Skeleton by the shores of Lake Rathetear)
Darkwood Staff (obtained from Romar Sunto through a side quest)

Hand in the four items:

Gardern says 'Well done, ______ - here is the staff of Temperate Flux. Use it with the blessings of the Temple of Solusek Ro.'

You gain experience!!

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Got the staff anyway
# Jun 22 2017 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
200 posts
At indifferent faction he gave me the text. Seeing interested and staff in separate links, I did that but got no response. I then created my own response saying, "I am interested in the staff." This too receive no response. Boldly, I gave to him the four items anyway; the award trumpets sound, the item plunks into my inventory and I get the other automated rewards (experience and faction adjustments -- +10 with Temple of Sol Ro and -1 with Shadowed Men).
Faction and stuff
# Oct 01 2016 at 2:05 AM Rating: Excellent
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
9,244 posts
Did this just now on FV (no wiz good enough on Phinney Smiley: frown) at indifferent (Agnostic Gnome).

Faction Hits:

Temple of Sol Ro +10
Shadowed Men -1

ALSO: You must say "I am interested in the staff". (responding to questerr 9 months late.Smiley: grin

Edited, Oct 1st 2016 2:09am by Bijou
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Faction and stuff
# Oct 01 2016 at 5:10 AM Rating: Excellent
4,400 posts
Friar Bijou wrote:
Did this just now on FV (no wiz good enough on Phinney Smiley: frown) at indifferent (Agnostic Gnome).

Faction Hits:

Temple of Sol Ro +10
Shadowed Men -1

ALSO: You must say "I am interested in the staff". (responding to questerr 9 months late.Smiley: grin

Edited, Oct 1st 2016 2:09am by Bijou

Updated, thanks!
Faction needed for staff of temperate flux
# Jan 08 2016 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
6 posts
I am a 25 wiz on phinegal server. I have all the items. Garden will talk to me, but when I say" I am interested" he says nothing to me. He cons indifferent to me, and I was not invis. I hand him the 2 hearts, rod and darkwoodstaff . He gives them back and says nothing .
Faction needed for staff of temperate flux
# Sep 29 2016 at 3:56 PM Rating: Excellent
4,400 posts
questerr wrote:
I am a 25 wiz on phinegal server. I have all the items. Garden will talk to me, but when I say" I am interested" he says nothing to me. He cons indifferent to me, and I was not invis. I hand him the 2 hearts, rod and darkwoodstaff . He gives them back and says nothing .

Updated, thanks.
4 Hours?
# Feb 20 2013 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
726 posts
My sweet patoot, lol, this is EQ. Been at it for almost 11 hours now, most of that on the Heart of Fire.

EDIT: Finally, after the 67th kill, the heart..... Thrilled, no, relieved this is done.

Edited, Feb 21st 2013 9:36pm by KEC
darkwood staff
# Jan 15 2010 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
274 posts
I killed one of the keepers by the entrance and he dropped a darkwood staff. This would save finding a lambent stone. My faction in the zone did go from amiable to dubious...
Very Class speccific
# Jan 08 2007 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Oh wellm even thought it can be cast from inventory by a Wizzy, it cant be a necro. SO much for consistancy from Sony.
Very Class speccific
# Jun 10 2007 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Oh wellm even thought it can be cast from inventory by a Wizzy, it cant be a necro. SO much for consistancy from Sony.

How can you say it is wrong with consistance from Sony, it says clearly that it is usuable by a wizard, doh.
# Aug 24 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Ok I am going to vent here a sec....I subscribe for this site...this is an old quest but still worth doing in my opinion and in the opinion of several lvl 70 wiz's I know...why is there no dialog, there is no information on this this other than what is recieved in posts.. I have been finding this more and more as a person who likes to there a better site that is kept more up to date? I will happily drop this one and join the other if it has updated information.

MQ definitely possible
# Sep 24 2004 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Just FYI: The staff can still be MQ-ed. Yesterday, on the Server Kael Drakkal, I did the Turnins of the 3 Nodrop-Parts with my Lvl63 Necro and afterwards gave Gardern the Darkwood Staff with my Lvl 14 Wizzie who ist now prowd owner of the Staff of Temperate Flux (without being able to use it at her low level).
Faction was indifferent for the necro (Erudite) and amiable for the Wizzie (Dark Elf).
Hope that helps ;)
MQ'ing quest
# Apr 05 2004 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
After reading previous post on this quest, about MQ'ing, decided to try. Brought in my 50 ranger to collect the 2 hearts, and rod of bone. Had my 32 wizzy get the staff of ro. Talked to Garden with wizzy to start quest. Then brought in ranger to give hearts and rod to Gardern. He said something to the effect that he does'nt do things half way. Then brought on wizzy to give him staff. Once again the speech about not doing things half way. He took everything, and returned nothing. When I re-hailed Gardern, he started quest all over.
Not sure what I did wrong, but took 5 hours to get stuff, only to loose it in an instant. Would like to hear any advice as to why this did'nt work.
RE: MQ'ing quest
# Apr 07 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
Did your ranger have the faction needed?
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great item
# Mar 16 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
My wizzy uses this every day she kites. No other item compares to the ease of use and the ease of obtaining this item. I MQ'd it for my wizzie at level 1. Used it every day, my main is a monk so even as a wizzy i sometimes pull for a group, how often u see the wizard pulling?
Great item, worth every minute campin the hearts.
Two Things
# Jan 29 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
As a 52 wizard, I just completed this quest today. First of all, I believe that the evil Trivial Loot Code (TLC) applies to the drops so if you are too high in level you will need an assistant to raid mode with. Secondly, there is another source for the Darkwood Staff- off of the Sol Ro keepers. I know this because I looted one that another had killed, and when I tested it on the turn-in it worked. Of course, killing keepers would damage your faction and might make the quest impossible, but I thought it should be noted.
MQ'ed on same acct.
# Jan 04 2004 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I MQ'ed this for my lvl 29 wizzy with my lvl 65 cleric. I turned in the 2 hearts with the cleric and was disappointed to read the line that " We do not belive in half measures." pop up. I was like CRAP! there goes 5 hours of camping for nothing because he took both hearts. I figured what the hech, nothing to lose by trying so I logged off the cleric on to the wizzy. I turned in the Rod of bone and got the same message. I crossed my fingers and turned in the staff and POOF! it worked.
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 03 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I tried to MQ this for my 29 wiz yesterday, using my 43 Ranger. Unlike the above cleric didn't work for me. After I turned in both hearts and the rod of bone, I realized that my faction was apprehensive with the ranger. The quest NPC ate all three items saying "I won't aid the like of you" So when I turn in the staff with my wiz I get the no half measures messge. All 4 items now eaten. Starting over. First step, kill shadowed men until I raise faction. Ps. I've killed over 100 Shadowed Men and I'm sill apprehensive

Smote 43Ranger Tunare
Borton 28 Wizz
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 04 2004 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
UPDATE: You need to be at least indifferent to cleric to MQ this item. Also, in two days, no one had turned in any quest items after me, so my ranger ended up with the staff when he turned in the nodrops ahead of my wiz turning in the staff. Seems like this is little used quest now
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 16 2004 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
You can turn in a few copper, to reset the NPC for the MQ. I always give a few coppers to any NPC I am MQing to.

Elisaren Silverymoon
Archon of Luclin
RE: MQ'ed on same acct.
# Mar 05 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
95 posts
Think again. This is still one of the MOST necessary items for a wizard to have. SO much can be done with this. Pulls, kits, etc.
"Train to zone, bit of this bit of that"
Proc Level
# Apr 28 2003 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
39 posts
What level does this proc. I just recently MQ'd it for my level 10 wizard and well level 10 is too low for the effect. Just curious.... thanks.
Sport Vandora
RE: Proc Level
# Oct 29 2003 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Go to page for the staff itself. Says it is effective from level 20.

Edited, Wed Oct 29 20:43:58 2003

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RE: Proc Level
# Apr 30 2003 at 9:23 PM Rating: Default
10 posts
Not a proc. Is a right clickie. Must be equipped to use also not from inventory.
RE: Proc Level
# Jul 25 2003 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Correction, this can be used from inventory. That is the beauty of the staff. It isn't going to be your primary staff, but should be a very useful hotkeyed clicky for pulling and quadding!

I use it all the time from my inventory at 52nd level.

No self-respecting Wizzy goes without it!

Edited, Fri Jul 25 13:48:51 2003
# Mar 22 2003 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
Can't be used from inv unless you are a wiz. :( 2 hours wasted.

Edited, Sat Mar 22 21:12:00 2003
Kaelye, Defiler
RE: /cry
# Jan 12 2004 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
true what he says
just get some high lvl help
# Mar 07 2003 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
I guess im just lucky but my brother has been playing for 3 years and has a few chars 50+. Im a 13 wiz on Tallon Zek. My brother grabbed his 51 Bst. and we went on our spree. Started with what i felt was hardest to get, Heart of Fire in Sol a. No tricks just kill till inferno wiz spawns. Next to Perma for the Heart of Frost, same thing, keep your ears open listening for wizzies casting. The Rod of Bone was really easy actually. Go to lake rathe from Rathe Mountains, hang a left comin outta the zone, bam theres the stone skele camp, only 2 of em in the tower thing, but spawn time wasnt too bad. Took 3 skeles to get the rod. Btw the skeles are mages with pretty good mana. Now that was the easy part, but what WASNT mentioned is you need a lmabent stone. Easy to find off HG's in RM. Now take all your components bak to Temple of Sol Ro. Take the Lambent stone to Romar Sunto. He gives you the Darkwood staff. Take both hearts, the rod of bone and the darkwood staff to Gardern, he gives ya the Flux staff. But only being 13 I have a few more lvls to use this. Total time was 1 hour 27 min to complete the quest. Good luck, lvl strong :)

My brothers Char.'s----
Phrits <52 Monkie of Cazic-Thule>
Redraw <51 Beastlord of Cazic-Thule>

LOL my char.'s----
Kranukx <31st Ranger of the trees>
Imabard <Bard of the 28th song>
Icyheart <13th Wizzard of Solusek Ro>

--hes been in EQ a little longer then me :)
RE: just get some high lvl help
# Mar 15 2004 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
It's really not that hard, I soloed the entire quest minus the heart of fire, which I got quickly with a normal XP grp, with my 27 wizzy, now this was a while back when he was able to get virtue and kei so that helped a good bit. But still this is a fairly simple quest. Hardest part i found was soloing the skellys in Lake Rather, 2 skellys and there 2 elemental pets were quite a handful. Finally killed one and looted item, gated out with like 20 health and 30m left.
Marshall Gasmaster
RE: just get some high lvl help
# Mar 22 2003 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
This is a fairly funny post. I imagine that many quests are made easier if you get a fifty-something friend to help you out. I wonder, though, how many people a post like this will really help.

What I have found, also, is that the effort I have had to go to just to get a group together to work on this quest is proving to be a reward unto itself. It sounds hokey, but if the quest is actually difficult to complete, the reward is valued much more.
Tracking makes quest simple
# Feb 22 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just did this quest last night with a friend (39th Wizard and my 40th Druid). The Druid made finding the two wizard types extremely easy and really saved us quite a bit of wandering or camping. Just followed the track and looked at the map until we found the wizards. Only one of the wizards in Perma didn't drop the heart (had my 32nd Wizard along to do the quest twice). This was almost a necessity since there wasn't anyone else even in Permafrost when we got there. Use invis until you're ready to fight because although all the gobbies were green, they still aggro'd us at our levels. Of course, always OOC when you first enter the zone just in case someone can save you some time. GL :)
Higher Levels...
# Nov 26 2002 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
I don't remember what level I was when I first did this quest for myself, but I was high enough so that I could go and "pick out" the goblin wizards without aggroing the others in Perma, and actually hold a few camps in SolA.

We did most of this quest two days ago with a mage friend of mine because he wanted a good AE pulling staff. Aside from _nothing_ aggroing on us in Perma, his pet was able to take all the goblins in SolA with minor healing assistance. (Well, I AOEd a few too)

He was 44 at the time and I am 56. I guess I do not need to say that the two parts of this quest didn't have any lethal danger except for the part where we pulled a few ice giants and tried to invis to Vox' room.

BTW, the goblins in Perma have a max. of around 600 hp, and the goblins in SolA have a max. of around 700. Beware, though, that they hit very well; I actually had my HP drop down two bubbles once when I tried to AOE.

The staff makes for a _GREAT_ quad/aoe pulling item and I would rather part with my jboots (I have run2 and you need SoW while quading anyway) than it.
Flaeryen Shatterstorm
56 Evoker
Druzzil Ro
my 2 cents
# Nov 03 2002 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
256 posts
Would just like to comment like others I had no problem getting the rod of bone, as far as the heart of fire, a group let me loot it, they killed the wizard in the throne room. The heart of frost was harder though. /ooc many times offering a 100pp to loot it. I camped the preacher room where I was told they spawn. 8 hours about to give up hope a wizard finally spawned and I finished the quest. I guess the good thing is that I killed the preacher 4 times getting 2 runed circlets. Just thought I would give my 2 cents worth

Brodicius Maximious
43 Wizard
#Maldarr, Posted: Aug 30 2002 at 7:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Fri Aug 30 08:25:00 2002
Re: Staff of Temp Flux...
# Aug 30 2002 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
Well, I must have gotten very lucky with this quest. I had never done any other quests, so this seemed like a good place to start.

I bought the Lambent stone in the bazaar, and turned it in for the Staff of Ro.

Went to Lake Rathe, and I got the Rod of Bone on my first kill. Easy kill.

Traveled to Permafrost, and there was one other player in the zone. I didn't go very far in and I saw this player fighting with the Wizard. He was getting beat, so I nuked the Wizard and killed it easily. He looted it, and I asked him to /tell me if he got a Heart of Frost (I would give him some PP for the loot.) He tells me "this one has a heart on it." I looked down...turns out he didn't take the heart! Woohoo! I paid him (a deal is a deal) and gated out.

I then went to Sol A. I was a little worried as it seems a lot of people die there. Luckily, I met up with a Lev 48 SK, who guided me to the bar area. Unfortunately, my invis dropped, and I was attacked by a bunch of goblins. I gated out, and went to med in the Nek forest. While I was there, I saw that one of my guild mates was on. I picked him up in OT, and we went to Sol A. We only went in to the first "gated" area, and there were 2 Wizards. I was surprised because, when I was there before, they were Shamans. I guess the spawn changed. I rooted one, and we killed the first Wizard. Then we finished off the second. BOTH dropped the heart.

Off to the Temple, where I turned it all in for the Staff. It is very cool, and it does lower the resists by quite a bit. Good pulling device too.

Total time: est. 2 1/2 hours. Most of it was traveling time. I think it helped that I was not KOS to a lot of the areas.

Perhaps, I just got lucky, but this quest wasn't incredibly hard. I am a level 36 Wiz, and I was doing pretty well on my own. Having my level 46 Warrior friend help me out was cool, but he was really there just to clear the trash in Sol A. I think he killed 4 goblins total. Invis works fine against the regular goblin guys...just NOT the Wizards, and Shamans.

Get to know the "safe" areas of Sol A. It really helps when you need to med.

BTW- I got almost no aggro from mobs that surrounded the Wizards in Sol A or Permafrost. Using root on one mob while you nuke the other, is a good tactic also. Root one, pull the other out so that the rooted one can't see you/cast on you.

Good luck!

Level 36 DE Wizard
Fennin Ro

Edited, Fri Aug 30 08:33:51 2002
Level 51
# Aug 24 2002 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
4 posts
This is probably a dumb question. As a 51 Wizard, I'm ashamed that I don't already have this staff. Can I go into Perma and kill the goblin wizards without too much fear of aggro from other gobs?
heart of frost
# Aug 15 2002 at 4:41 PM Rating: Default
1 post
Just looted one from a regular goblin wizard. It was near the Jails (location 9). Actually it was just past the jails. Took about 20 minutes, tops.

Ice Wizards
# Jul 31 2002 at 8:29 PM Rating: Excellent
29 posts
Ice Wizards spawn in locatiion 6 on EQATLAS map of Perma Frost. They are always on the stage, and powerful with at least 4 others with them. Need a good group of 3 or 4 lvl 25+ to camp the area. Heart of Frost drops about 1 out of every 6 wizards. Wizards are on a 30 minute timer.
FTL...Fear the Lizard
# Jul 20 2002 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
where do the wizards spawn in pema??
# Jul 15 2002 at 10:57 PM Rating: Default
You can actually MQ this quest. Just have someone gather the Heart of Frost, Heart of Fire, and Rod of Bone. You just need the Darkwood Staff! Have the person turn in the hearts and rod all at once. Immediately after, turn in the Darkwood Staff. You should get the Staff of the Temperate Flux. Did it to my level 16 wizzy (At the time), and got it! But if you were to sell this MQ, I would put it at 1k TOPS. Note, that MQ's can FAIL.

Gnome Wizard of Luclin
Just did this quest
# Jul 09 2002 at 10:47 AM Rating: Default
71 posts
It took me about 5 hours to do this quest. 31 wizard and 40 bard did it all.
Total deaths = about 5 each
Ice goblins killed = about 5, last had heart near the icy goblin camp
Fire goblins killed = 1, i got lucky on this one, he spawned near the drunkard's room
stone skeletons killed = 4, last one had it
bought the lambent stone off the merchants in NK cuz i had to stop by and get the concordance thingie anyway.

the reason i died so much is cuz of those stupid evils, i play on sullon zek and they own sola, so i kept getting trained and killed. not much fun otherwise i woulda had the fire heart sooner ;P

Tips: get 40+ for sola and permafrost, it helps to be able to single pull...
Milesgloriousus, EQ Rallos Zek (retired)
Miles, WoW Silverhand
Cato, Sulla, Aereus, WoW Tichondrius
taunt stick
# May 03 2002 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
1 post
For those who are curious, other classes can't use this out of their inventory. It would've made a great taunt stick if it was useable, but it isn't.

Edited, Fri May 3 19:18:09 2002
Nadshard ParrotBay ShadowKnight of 30 empty bottles
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 22 2001 at 11:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) GO TO LAKE OF ILL OMEN. IT DROPS OFF SKELLIES THERE ALL THE TIME
# Sep 26 2001 at 4:42 AM Rating: Default
No, the quest requires a Heart of Frost, from a Goblin Wizard in Permafrost.
Both items may be cold and heart-like but only one will do for this particular quest.
Heart of Frost easy?
# Sep 16 2001 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
1 post
I musta killed 10 Goblin Wizards in Perma today and none droped the heart. im a 40 wiz and it took me 30 mins to get the Heart of Fire in SOL A. In my opinion the Heart of Frost is the most difficult because of the rarity of the Gob Wizards.

PS: However i did get 2 runed circlets )
Heart of Frost easy?
# Feb 20 2013 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
726 posts
Heh, got my Heart of Frost in one kill, Still on the Heart of Fire. Dozens on Wizards dead, no drop......
RE: Heart of Frost easy?
# Jun 11 2002 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
114 posts
Ya real easy, 2 wiz, 2 hearts. Too bad i can't sell them.
RE: Heart of Frost easy?
# Apr 15 2002 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
114 posts
i got the heart in 5 minutes in sola.. of course we were raiding the zone anyways, and i was the only wizard on staff. when i picked it up I had no idea what it was for, but i'm sure glad i kept it, and didn't destroy it like I almost did. Now just to get my guildmates to help me out in perma for a bit and then rathe, so I can get my **** staff! I have a lambent stone now, so I'm quite happy =) btw, the lambent stone was for sale by the merchant just south of the bank in north freeport. not sure if it's always there, but i had heard it would be there and I checked and sure enough. Only one was there, but it might not have given me the opportunity to buy another one since they're lore. *shrug* apprehensive 69 cha 85pp.

Sorceror of 63 Gnomish Shadows
Shadow Council - Terris Thule
RE: Heart of Frost easy?
# Oct 03 2001 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
the heart of frost and heart of fire have the same drop were just lucky to have gotten the heart of fire that took me almost 2 and a half hours to get that, i havent tried for the heart of frost yet
RE: Heart of Frost easy?
# Feb 28 2002 at 4:54 AM Rating: Default
25 posts
I spent a few hours in perma befor the heart droped. In sol a, I spent another few hours with no results so the next day I just /ooc and asked to loot it for some plat, 52 monk found one and cleared a path for me, fire was still the hardest part to get tho. Btw, the staff kicks some ***, haven't used it extensively, but it is definately a noticable differance.

Edited, Thu Feb 28 05:00:04 2002
RE: Heart of Frost easy?
# Mar 26 2002 at 3:38 AM Rating: Default
You'll never believe this, but I got EVERY ONE of the drops needed for this quest off the first mob I engaged. It was awesome. First SolA Heart, then Perma Heart, then Bone rod, finally lambent. I am one lucky ******, as one of my friends put it. =)
# Aug 28 2001 at 4:43 AM Rating: Good
This staff does work from inventory, but for WIZARDS ONLY! Monks, get over it. It will NOT WORK for you. I went to the trouble of doing the quest, and clicked the staff while it was in a main inventory slot. Not useable by your race/diety/class
# Oct 23 2001 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
56 posts
just me or does it already say wizard only? hmm
# Jun 24 2002 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
Yes but a number of class specific items can be used from inventory by other classes
Karm Hundredfists
Aonyae Ro
Darkwood Staff = Staff of Ro
# Aug 18 2001 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Turning in a Lambent Stone to Romar Sunto in Temple Solusek Ro results in the Darkwood Staff, used in various quests...

Britack, 49 Ranger of Tunare
# Aug 06 2001 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
I just heard how nice the staff is today, and reading up on it, I realized I knew something about it already 'cause I saved a heart of fire a while ago. :)

Anyway, I love SolA...I've spent many many hours there. The inferno gob wiz can spawn pretty much ANYWHERE, except near Lavastorm, but I've found most of mine in the southern end of the zone.

If you find a map you can understand, anywhere from the barroom back is good, as is anywhere around the goblin merchant or the goblin king.

Unless you're a SolA veteran like me you're going to need a GOOD full group of 35+ (otherwise 30+, or just you and a friendly level 51+ druid to help :) ). The bar room is "ok" but if you can find the fake wall by Lynada/Goblin High Shaman and pull to that room, that's even better. An added bonus is that there's a SolB zone line close, and there's no goblins between you and it (locate that zone line before you start to'll never find it if you're doing it in a panic. ;) ).
Staff of Ro
# Jul 31 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
for information on the NPC to give Lament stone to. look at the Darkwood Staff quest. It can be found by going to the quests: zone link then temple of solusek Ro.

Gyan Fyrehart (Xegony)
quick question
# Jul 28 2001 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
can this be mutli-quested? i would assume so, but i just wanna know if anyone has successfully multi-quested it.
RE: quick question
# Jan 08 2002 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
Yes it can, I've done it myself with my wizard.
If this helps
# Jul 25 2001 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
I dont know if this will help, but if youre just a wizzie trying to do this quest I recomend getting a few friends, last night a 41 Ranger, 38 Wizzie, and I (36 Chanter) were doing this, I died Twice!Talk about BS, these greenies swarm you and dont stop, after we got to Sol B I got a monk friend to help out (42) And I die yet again by getting swarmed by millions of lilttle gobbys.This task isnt meant for just a wizzie to complete in my opinion unless youre just paying to loot the heart instead of killing him youreself
Just my 2cp
LowerElement Effect
# Jul 17 2001 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
Correcting some wrong information posted above.

The effect on the staff, LowerElement, is a debuff which reduces 6 FR/CR points in PvE, and 9 in PvP. Spells in PvP that only do %66 (not %60) of their effect are DAMAGE spells, not debuffs. Debuffs used to do %100, but was recently changed to %150 (read the patch messages..), which made the staff reduce FR/CR by 9. I am a level 36 wizard and I -love- the staff. It is great fer quad-kiting pulling, etc.

-Zapdaboom, Wizard of the 36th season at Tallon Zek.

Don't talk red if yer a bluebie :p
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 29 2001 at 4:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi
# Jun 20 2001 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
Finally got mine yesterday. I was the one that had the 40+ members in my group and we all died. So last night I decided to go ahead and give it another go. I went to permafrost and about 20minutes in ivis wore off and i was slaughtered.
I am in lvl 30 so that didnt make me feel to great. After getting my corpse i did an ooc asking if someone had the heart. I got an amazing response...THEY WERE DESTROYING THEM LEFT AND RIGHT!!! So a lvl 54 necro came and got me led me to the wizard killed im in about 30seconds and i gated out. Next the heart of fire. I GOT VERY LUCK HERE!!! A 43 bard was in the zone and I offered 300pp to loot the wizard Not only did he bring the wizard to me but then killed it and said here you are good luck with your quest and left!!! OK NOW SOME OF YOU WANNA KNOW WHERE you turn in lambent stone. Temple of solusk upstairs you will find this man. SAFE HUNTING ALL and good luck. This staff is awsome!!! I am currently kiting the watchmen halv in steamfont and this thing really helps i do 240dd almost everytime instead of the 2 and 100 before i had the staff.
# Jun 19 2001 at 11:52 PM Rating: Good

I just finished this quest tonight before i had to leave for work.

I would suggest to go to and print up the walk through.

1- go to perma frost first and get the frozen heart. I got lucky on this one was there about 15 minute and /ooc looking for frozen heart. Someone told there was wizard by the scryers room, so i headed over that way and noticed a dead wizard looked on the corpse and boom. part 1 done.

2- gate back to NK and head south to Lake Rathe, turn on levitate and keep heading south past the ogre camp/Rathe Mtns zone. there is a tower with a skeleton inside who has a pet. Killed the skeleton rooted the pet got the bone rod first kill.

3- I already had a lambent stone in the bank, but if you don't, zone to rathe mountains and /ooc that you are looking for a lambent stone. There are always people hunting the Hill Giants and they will probably be more then happy to let you loot one. (fairly common drop)

4- gate to Nek forest head north to Lavastorm, head north to the wall you will run into a BIG lava lake. there are 3 entrances aroung the lake Sol A, is on the south west corner of the lava lake, Zone in and /ooc looking for heart of fire. You might get lucky, if not head toward the bar area and you will find wizards around that area. I found mine after about an hour and a half just outside the fake wall. (THIS SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST PART OF THE QUEST) The harder mobs do see through invis, so if you are 40 or below you better get a 48+ friend to help or get a full group if you are 30-40 range.

total time approx. 2 hours 30 minutes

Domy Nation <L'Malla>
51 Channeler
# Jun 19 2001 at 9:54 AM Rating: Default
Ok all here is what we have found. Full group with 2 40+ characters sitting in the bar killing goblins hoping the wizard will pop. 3hours later still killing goblins and for some reason geting some nasty trains. Still no heart and I am getting quite disterbed. If anyone can clarify for me about the easyest place to get one that would be great. Also thanks maolin for all your help with this quest. Couldnt have got as far as i did without ya.
# Jun 19 2001 at 11:45 PM Rating: Default
I just did the quest tonight, the wizards spawn in the rectangualr hallway just outside bar room. I kept clearing the bar myself never spawned inside. Just keep walking around in the general area if you see a harder mob "shamans etc" that see through invis. Kill it that is a wiz place holder. I found my wizard after about a hour and a half just outside the fake wall outside the bar room. DON'T JUST SIT IN THE BAR MOVE AROUND THE ENTIRE AREA/HALLWAY!!! If you have the man power clear the hallway. One will spawn. This was the hardest part of the quest for me. And I would save this part for last.
Heart of Fire
# Jun 16 2001 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
A group of five of us went to SolsA to get the Heart of Fire. We had a 29 cleric, a 30 warrior, a 29 wizard, a 28 Necro and a 41 wizard. We camped the bar for about and hour and then had a train of goblins and had to evacute. We returned shortly after and tried again there again for about and hour never once in all this time seeing a Inferno Goblin Wizard. Then we still are not sure what happened but each of us had about 4 to 5 Gobblins a piece on them and all died. Needless to say we have not been back but will once again try and complete this quest. So the point of this being that I must agree that so far the Heart of Fire seems to be the hardest piece to obtain. The two wizzys already had the Rod of Bone and a lambent stone so now we are still in search of the Heart of Fire, Heart of Ice and the Staff of Ro.
# May 20 2001 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
effect gives -10 to fire and cold, this came from a level 40ish wiz fighting me in the arena, and it IS resistable...doesnt matter though, cause you can right click till it sticks, unless the creature is intent on resisting it
RE: Debuff
# Jun 19 2001 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
its -6 debuff for fire/cold not 10 i have the staff and casted it on myself to make sure.
RE: Debuff
# Jul 16 2001 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
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debuffs on Players only hot for 60% therefore, the staff lowers resists by 10pts to fire and cold. Also, the Staff of Ro is obtained in the Temple of Ro by giving one of the NPC's the lambent stone. Check eqatlas to see which one =)
Effect guess
# May 14 2001 at 5:55 PM Rating: Default
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Since I have no idea about wizards but abit about verant. since it is the "staff of Temperate flux" and it has saves to fire and cold .. my guess would be the this a a resistance debuff .. can anyone confirm?
There is a Finite amount of intelligence in the world, and we keep breeding ......
# Jan 06 2001 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
What does the effect do ...the lower ellement?
# Apr 28 2001 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts

The link is ... without the auto-helpfully-added comma.
# Apr 28 2001 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
It lowers the targeted mob's saves versus fire and cold. Not a lot, but noticeably (especially for a class that can do little *except* cast DD spells ... most of which are fire- or cold-based). If you want to know how much, go to, click on Quests, click on the link for the staff, and click on Spoilers.
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