Respecialization  

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Time:1 minute
Level:1
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Spell
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sat Jun 24 11:08:22 2000
Modified: Thu Jan 7 11:29:28 2010
Ostorm can be found in the east upper hallway in the Temple of Solusek Ro, at +430, -80, +35, through the door behind the throne along the corridor to the right.

Ostorm regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

You say, 'Hail, Ostorm'

Ostorm says 'I am Ostorm of the Temple of Solusek Ro, guardian of the sacred crystal of Kintaz. Be wary and keep your distance, lest the proximity of the crystal [steal] your [memories].'

You say, 'Steal my memories?'

Ostorm says 'It is the nature of the crystal of Kintaz to steal the memories of those around it. Only I am safe, and then only because of the strong wardings placed on me by Solusek Ro himself. Are you interested in [losing] any [memories]?'

You say, 'Losing my memories?'

Ostorm says 'Recently, I have been experimenting with the crystal, and have found that those exposed to ruby light filtered through it tend to lose the memories of their most specialized arcane skills. Are you sure you want to [lose advanced memory] of specialization?'

You say, 'Lose advanced memory?'

Ostorm says 'Be warned that once exposed to the crystal, I can not reverse the effects. If you desire exposure, fetch me a ruby.'

Give him a Ruby.

Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories should have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

You say, 'What fifty gold?'

Ostorm says 'You do not remember? You promised me fifty gold coins for allowing you to be exposed to the sacred crystal of Kintaz.'

Give him 50 gold.

Ostorm says 'Thank you.'

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.
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Still works
# Apr 25 2013 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
Just completed this quest on my shaman...links below describe it very well.
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just give ruby
# May 13 2012 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Had to re-spec my lv87 today & Ostorn would not reply to any keywords what so ever, nota peep. so decided to try just giving him the ruby & BLAM! done! :-)

dident even have to zone like you used to to see the change.
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just give ruby
# Sep 07 2012 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Re-speced today he responds to the stuff but ruby is all he needs he gives back the 50 coins if you try to do that part.
Level 90 - Respecialization
# Mar 19 2011 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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At level 90:

Primary 201/265 - At 201, the other caps flipped from 265 to 200
Second Forte AA 151 / 200 - At 151, the remaining caps flipped from 200 to 150
Other 49 / 150
Other 49 / 150
Other 49 / 150



Edited, Mar 19th 2011 12:09pm by sarkil
Still working, gold not needed
# Apr 28 2010 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that as of April 2010 the quest still works fine, but all you need is the Ruby. He asks for [fifty gold], but it's a con. He's acting like you "forgot" that memory along with your skill specializations.

However, if you want to give him 50 gold (or 5 plat works too), you can. It still raises Temple faction and lowers Shadowed Men faction. Actually, you can do this part endlessly if for some reason you want lots of Temple faction and are willing to pay for it.

DIRECTIONS: Since it's easy to get lost in this confusing little place, especially since all the corridors and rooms are so small, here is an easy way to get to Ostorm.

1. After zoning in and passing through the large double doors, turn right and head through the first small door.
2. Follow the hallway around to a second door, turning right immediately after passing through the second door to pass through a third door.
3. Behind this door is a staircase to the left that leads up. Follow it up through the door, and turn left immediately to see another door next to it (to the west).
4. This door leads to another staircase leading up. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow the hallway all the way to the end (east, then north). This takes you to another door, and Ostorm is in the room it opens into.

Edited, Apr 29th 2010 1:19am by Arcturys
Still working, gold not needed
# May 01 2012 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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spot on advice, thx
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# Mar 10 2010 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Give Ostorm a 'Ruby'.

Resets all Specializations to 49.

Did not have to zone.

Did not have to give him 50g.

L82 Before: value/max

Specialize Abjure 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Alteration 257/257 (specialized)
Speialize Conjuration 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Divination 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Evocation 110/110 (unspecialized)

L82 After: value/max

Specialize Abjure 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Alteration 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Conjuration 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Divination 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Evocation 49/257 (reset)

L82 Currently: value/max

Specialize Abjure 58/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Alteration 55/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Conjuration 68/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Divination 51/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Evocation 108/257 (not locked yet)

L82 After lockout:

Specialize Abjure 58/110 (locked)
Specialize Alteration 55/110 (locked)
Specialize Conjuration 68/110 (locked)
Specialize Divination 51/110 (locked)
Specialize Evocation 110/257 (SPECIALIZED)


The lockout does not necassarily occur at value 50. It occurs once you reach the lockout value with respect to your level; which in this case is 110 as seen in the before info. Once lockout occurs the non-specialized max numbers will change from 257 to 110 for the non-specialized spell types.

Edited, Mar 10th 2010 6:39pm by Harmoniq
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# Jan 02 2011 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Harmoniq is 100% correct; in my cast at level 75 I had to get one specialization to 75 from 49 before the others would lock. Just hitting 50 wouldn't do it since at my level the lock is 75. So I believe that whatever the lock is at your level is what you need to get one up to before they lock.
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Fixed in todays patch.
# Feb 11 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Quest works for 75+ level too now!

All my specialization skills got reset to 49 when I tried the quest today :)
Indifferent factionj
# Jul 24 2008 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Resetting specialization worked easily for me at lvl 75. This does reset immediately if you do give him the ruby then the 50 gold. I had only indifferent faction.

The skills on your inventory will not be updated until you zone out.

The benefit of this was to reset my secondary specialization aa when I chose poorly =)
need to zone
# May 04 2008 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
didnt work until i zoned, all reset to 49
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Still Bugged
# Mar 23 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I just tried this again today at lvl 80, and still, my main Specialization is still 255/255. I have done a /bug and a /petition...will see if I can get it addressed.
Still Bugged
# Apr 15 2008 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Quest is still bugged.

Tried today and my main specialization did not get reset to 49. Petitioned and GM confirmed that the quest is bugged.

GM wrote:
I would like to inform you that there is a bug at this part of game, to be more particular there is a bug with the NPC Ostorm in Solusek Ro and we have already forwarded this issue to our Development Team.

Still Bugged
# Apr 19 2008 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried deleveling all the way from 80 down to 75 lev.
My main specialization skill was at that point 252/250.
Tried to do the quest again at 75 lev, but it still didn't work.

Hope They fix this bug soon.
Still Bugged
# Apr 24 2008 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Level 40 enchanter who accidentally went over specialization evocation and I couldn't get this to work either. My spec evocation was like 60 something. /flip Sony for putting specialization training points in automatically at level 20 or I would have been fine!


Edited, Apr 24th 2008 5:00am by Starthyas
How to Raise with higher Caps than 50
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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This is how it works for characters up to level 75 for sure, not sure post 75.
I had all skills capped at highest they would go.
Gave the ruby, (dont bother giving gold dont need too)

All 5 dropped down and SHOWED 49/255. (NOTE you cant raise them all to 255/255)
The first one that gets to 126/255 will be your main and
will then lower the remaining 4 to show 49/125.
The NEXT specialization that reaches 76/255 will be your secondary and
will lower the remaining ones to 49/75.

Easy way to explain it, give ruby, cast the one you want as main until your skill shows 126, do the next one to skill lvl 76, then do what ever order you want on the rest.
How to Raise with higher Caps than 50
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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unfortunately im 77...and the main specialization i wanted to get rid of stick at 252/252 while all others dropped to 49/85...wondering is it a bug or is it what SOE meant to do...
it no longer works?
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.



it means you can no longer reset your main specialization, does it?
how to reset secondary forte
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how to reset secondary forte

yes this does work resetting secondary forte, since it resets *all* specialization skills to 49. You have to zone after you get the message about your skills being reset to 49 (it appears as a spell casting message)

1)do the quest and reset all your specilization skills to 49

2)now decide which specializaion you want as your MAIN specialization, you have
to raise that to at least 101 first. (it can be rasied to 250 eventually, that is the max for the main specilization at lvl 75).

3) once you have your main specilization skill to at least 101, you can begin working on the secondary specializaion. the next specilizaion skill to reach 76 will be your secondary specialization.

Correct me if i'm wrong plz
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how to reset secondary forte
# Feb 07 2008 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.


Don't let that confuse you, from what I've asked in general chat a few times, it seems like everything goes back to 49. You don't get to keep a skill at 255. Someone who has experienced this please correct me if I'm wrong. Make sure you have zoned for it to take effect too.
false info
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Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.


This is untrue. My cleric just hit 51 in alteration and all other "specialize" have now falled back to 50.
false info
# Jan 05 2007 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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You must not be level 75. My Mage just re-specialized and I can confirm the original quote. Once one hit 76 the rest fell from 250 max to 75 max. I'm not sure what level this max changes, but that's why.
Multiple times for additional faction?
# Dec 01 2006 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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After you have this quest done and your skills are at level 49, can you simply initiate the dialogue again and redo the quest for additional faction?

Maybe the Shadowed Men faction isn't such a good idea, though. I'm an Enchanter, after all, and I certainly don't want to create the Chanter pet, only to have it attack me!

(Yes, I'm aware my own Shadowed Man pet won't attack me! It's a joke!)
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Re specilazation
# Nov 11 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.
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Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.


This is untrue. My cleric just hit 51 in alteration and all other "specialize" have now falled back to 50.
Re specilazation
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I've been casting forever, and Specialization skill rarely gets a skill up. All of my non-specialization skills have remained at 50.
Updated quest after handing in ruby
# Aug 19 2006 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories shoulld have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] You gain experience!!
-- handed in 50 gold --
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Ostorm says 'Thank you.'
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
You must zone-
# Jan 17 2006 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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You must zone for this to show up in your skill box.
What's the response if you say "Fifty gold?"
# Jun 19 2005 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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You say, 'what fifty gold'

Ostorm says 'You do not remember? You promised me fifty gold coins for allowing you to be exposed to the sacred crystal of Kintaz.
Gave OStorm 50 gold

Ostorm says 'Thank you.'

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.


It seems he just gives faction and maybe some exp.
RE: What's the response if you say
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Ostrom can be found in the east upper hallway in temple of sol ro at /loc 430, -78, 35.
To get to him go thru the door behind the throne, and follow the corridor to the right.

Ostorm regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

You say, 'Hail, Ostorm'
Ostorm says 'I am Ostorm of the Temple of Solusek Ro, guardian of the sacred crystal of Kintaz. Be wary and keep your distance, lest the proximity of the crystal [steal] your [memories].'

You say, 'steal my memories?'
Ostorm says 'It is the nature of the crystal of Kintaz to steal the memories of those around it. Only I am safe, and then only because of the strong wardings placed on me by Solusek Ro himself. Are you interested in [losing] any [memories]?'

You say, 'losing my memories?'
Ostorm says 'Recently, I have been experimenting with the crystal, and have found that those exposed to ruby light filtered through it tend to lose the memories of their most specialized arcane skills. Are you sure you want to [lose advanced memory] of specialization?'

You say, 'lose advanced memory?'
Ostorm says 'Be warned that once exposed to the crystal, I can not reverse the effects. If you desire exposure, fetch me a ruby.'

Hand him a Ruby

Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories shoulld have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?
Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

Edited, Tue Jun 7 09:31:03 2005
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"Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want."

It doesn't matter which one hits 50 first, it's the one that hits 51 first.
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For those of you who are KoS here, you can save a lot of time by just having an enchanter charm Ostorm and bring him to you at the zone line to do your turn in. Do the turn in while he is charmed (it wont let you otherwise if you are KoS). It worked for me. =)
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Similar for Melee?
# Apr 25 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know if there is a similar quest to reset your primary melee skill for melee classes? For example, if you wanted to reset your 2HB and make it 1HB? Please post where I can find this info if so, would be really helpful. I assume there has got to be a way, that would only make sense.

Thanks.
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RE: Similar for Melee?
# Apr 28 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't fully understand this question. There is no need to reset weapon skills as there is not the same restriction on them that there is on specialisation. Specialisation skills are restricted so you can raise all of them to 50 and just one of them beyond 50 to 200 - there is an AA ability Secondary Forte that will allow you to raise a second skill to 100.

Melees can raise all weapon skill to their cap. Raising one does not prevent another from being raised as well. So if you have 250 in 2hb and 3 in 1hb, equip a 1hb in your primary and go attack some dark blue mobs, it will soon go up.
RE: Similar for Melee?
# Apr 27 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
this quest is to reset the Specialization skills pure casters get. Specialization helps you fizzle less on spells of that type, and saves mana when you make your Spec check. melee classes dont get this type of skill. your skillcaps are set from the start, just as caster skillcaps (not specs) have a set cap.
respecialization quest
# Jan 11 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a 21 cleric with alteration at 49 and evokation at 92. I wanted to change my spec. to alteration. I did this quest twice and gave Ostrom the ruby and he said by the time I left, my spec. would change. They never changed, even after I zoned. Anyone know why? How important is it anyway? I submitted a bug but of course never got an answer. Can anyone answer this?
RE: respecialization quest
# Jan 30 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Correct. And with an Evoc of 92 and an Alter at 49, you sound like you've been mostly a solo Cleric thus far. In later levels you'll have to group to get XP and items. Thusly, Alteration for heals is much more important than Evocation. Make sure you max out your Alteration first, then worry about the other disciplines. Waste some time just sitting in a city zone casting on yourself to raise your disciplines. At 30, when you get specialization, cast your level 1 heal on yourself continously until your specialized Alteration gets to 50, then you'll have no worries.
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Double Post.

Edited, Sun Jan 30 19:25:18 2005
RE: respecialization quest
# Jan 29 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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At 21 cleric you dont have specialization yet. Those are you casting skills you are talking about. Specialization you get at 30th level which you need to train 1 point in at your trainer.

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# Jan 03 2005 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Doing this will reset all of your specializations back to 49.
Foir Secondary Forte
# Dec 29 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Does this also work for resetting Secondary Forte? Or is there a similar quest that will do that?
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# Aug 29 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
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Shaman, Druids and Clerics can also do this quest to reset theres as well.
Fixing faction
# Jul 02 2004 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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It took me about 400plat(to the guy in S.Ro) and killing about 400 of the Shadowen Men..(boring) They scowled at me and now they are indf. let's hope this works.I helped a few Cleric's out in this zone so im assuming thats what messed me up to begin with, but thats the way the game goes =)
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# Mar 11 2004 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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The 50 gp he asks for after you respecialized is supposed to be a joke. You aren't supposed to remeber anything before that point so he asks you for 50 gp to try and scam you. Just trying to clear that up.
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# Feb 13 2004 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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For all you Druids out there.I had no problem doing this quest on my Halfling Druid.As long as your faction is ok you will have no problem too.



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# Feb 06 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this last nite while I was in zone helping a friend with Cleric epic. My buddies were spamming my chat channel so I missed the text that followed the turn in. When I checked my skills, nothing had changed and I thought "Hey!! He ate my ruby!! Jerk!!". So after scrolling up my chat window the text stated something about my mind returning by the time I left there. I zoned out and everthing was back at 49.

So remember!! Zone afterwards.
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# Jan 31 2004 at 11:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just did the quest. Did all the banter in Common and handed Ostorm a ruby only. He reset my skills. I purchased the ruby for 131pp from Kirem Deepfacet in PoK. He is inside the building in the center of the city between the library and the north wall. He is on the second storey in the northeast room.
wis casters too?
# Dec 06 2003 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
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INT casters are listed as best, but WIS casters can stll reset specs here too, providing faction allows, correct?

gonna test it later, suppose i can post back . ..

good luck all!

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RE: wis casters too?
# Dec 07 2003 at 1:24 AM Rating: Default
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yes, it worked just fine, heh

any over 50 are reset to 49 (i had some under 50 that didn't get moved to 49 =P )

and no, you don't need to pay the 50p

best of luck rearranging yer brains!
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My little tip
# Sep 07 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
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You should pick your spec then work that up to 50. Once you get it to 50 start the others and get your main spec to 51. No way to screw up the specs. Hope this helps.
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RE: My little tip
# Oct 19 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
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That is the best way to do it from the begining aye.

However as SoE changes the in game spells some of us find a need to re-specialise due to the changing nature of what role we perform.

Dark Elf
# Jun 23 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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just wanted to tell that I did that quest today with a 55 Dark Elf Cleric (Innoruuk) and he conned indifferently to me. I got no problems with the hand in.
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Bad Faction
# Jun 08 2003 at 10:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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I con apprehensive as a DE. I thought that maybe if I just hand him a ruby and 50gp, he'll do it anyway. I was wrong. He says "I will do nothing to aid beings like you!" and eats the ruby and money.

Careful!

I had to fix my faction. I did this quest about 20 times: Cost about 60pp, took about 30 minutes:
http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=305

Gave him a ruby and recieved the message:
All your specializations have been reset to 49

Confirmed: You do NOT need to give any money; just the Ruby

Edited, Sat Jun 14 00:34:50 2003
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RE: Bad Faction
# Sep 03 2003 at 1:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll 2nd that. Tried it with my chanter, handed in a ruby and he lowered my spec's. Went through the dialogue before hand and he mention nothing about needing money.
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Dropping to 49
# Mar 05 2003 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
An added note, I had to zone to see the changes in the specializations.
raising arizona...err I mean faction for the temple
# Feb 24 2003 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Check this link out for raising faction with the temple of solusek. I would suggest doing the flower quest, it's boring, but it gets the job done. You can also kill the shadows in WC. They are southwest of the lake in the corner of the zone, and raise faction pretty fast. Good luck!

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?faction=124

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# Feb 17 2003 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone have an idea how to increase faction with Temple of Sol Ro? I can't do the quest because of it =/
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RE: Faction
# Feb 19 2003 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
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In South Ro, find Rathmana Allin, NW corner, and give him 30 gold or 3pp. He will either give you a low lvl spell or a junk item for a lowbie quest and it will raise your faction.

You can also give Ortallious, the named orc in front of him, 3 or 4 cuthroat rings (either is fine) and get faction as well.

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Loc
# Jan 18 2003 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
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Pos 435, Neg 77, Top floor.

How can 58 people post, without one of you putting the Loc in?
RE: Loc
# Feb 26 2003 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe because the location is on the map? Click the zone link, then select the map.

Edited, Wed Feb 26 12:38:46 2003
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Wizzy reset?
# Jan 07 2003 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I doubt many wizzies will do this. Evocation being the foundation of our nukes, it's well over 50 before most others reach 50. Abjuration and Alteration will follow not too far behind though, since this is where our Shields, Roots and Gates reside.

Conjuration is a wizzies nightmare. To get it up, you need to do thousands upon thousands of Halo of Light and Eye of Zomm spells... the only Conjuration spells until Lesser Familiar. And in SolA and Paw you want that flapping red obstruction up!
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Hehe & Mage Advice
# Dec 11 2002 at 10:38 AM Rating: Excellent
I heard about a mage that reset specializations. Then thought "Woot! I am outta here!" Casts gate, then sees a message:

You have increased your skill at Specialization: Divination.

No it WASNT me.

I am going to do this quest soon. Conjuration seems much more important for mages at higher levels. After Char (level 54?), almost all the good mage nukes are conjuration based. Add to that all the summoned gear, mod rods, COTH and other spells. Sadly, for mages, below level 50, Evocation is King. 55 & above, Conjuration is preferred if you plan to do guild raids. I suggest that if you plan to do raids in the long term, start with Conjuration.
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RE: Hehe & Mage Advice
# Dec 29 2002 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok I have made my first char to lvl 51 so call me a n00b or what ever but heres my question what dose specialization do for you I have heard makes spells last longer/ go further/ less fizzles etc..... so once and for all what dose it do so I know if I want to reset mine and any seggestions im a barb shammy and i run most of the time with a druid and some solo
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RE: Hehe & Mage Advice
# Jan 24 2003 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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The effect is only supposed to reduce the amount of mana used when Specialization successfully processes. Over a cycle of time this will allow you to continue casting a few more spells with the conserved mana. Does not last longer. Does not decrease chance of fizzle.
Cant make it work
# Dec 02 2002 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I have hit 50 in 3 of my specializations 2 time now after doing the quest 2 time....each time after having them set back to 49, I sit for hours doing alteration spells on newbies (alteration is the specialization I want) till it hits 50 and the rest still stay at 49...then in normal group game play, they all hit 50, and alteration hasn't gone up to 51. What am I doing wrong..those rubies arent cheap!
54 Druid Problem
# Nov 21 2002 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Hail
My wife's 54 druid has specialization skill of 52 in all of her specialize casting skills except alteration which is at 50. None will go any higher. If she does this quest will she be able to fix this problem. Any info would be great.
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RE: 54 Druid Problem
# Jan 07 2003 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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I have heard of a few people with this problem. If two of your specializations end up above 50, it will lock them all. You need to do the reset quest. Did you happen to be above level 50 when the specialize abilities were added, or when you first trained them?

EVERYONE with specialization problems, make sure to check one thing:

There are FIVE specializations, NONE will go above 50, unless EVERY one has atleast one point in it.

The five casting abilities are:

Abjuration
Alteration
Conjuration
Divination
Evocation

Put 1, or more point in EACH of these. At that point, you should have 20-30 points in each, since you get 1 point per level to your current level when training them. If you have the cash, you can just buy your way to 51, which should lock your specialization in.

If not, memorize a level one spell of the class you want to specialize in. cast that spell repeatedly until your skill goes over 50. If it is a buff or heal spell, you can just target yourself, and cast it over and over. For other spells, go nuke/dot some newby mobs.

For mages specializing conjuration, I recommend the summon food/water spells, since you can just drop it into inventory until you fill up, then dump it all on the ground for newbies, or hand out stacks.
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RE: 54 Druid Problem
# Dec 11 2002 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
I thought hybrid casters had specialization caps at 50, or thereabout. Maybe I am wrong....
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RE: 54 Druid Problem
# May 06 2003 at 7:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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1) druid aren't an "hybrid caster" but we are priest.
2) druid don't have a cap 50 spesialization (all at 50 and the one at 132 for me actually)
3) HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

In the moment when my specialization getting to turn over 50 (so kind of choice wich one will be the big one) i was most with some friend and our group was usually a wizzy, a cleric a tank.., so like u can imagine i mostly spend my time to buff and back heal a lil but really a lil, so without i saw anything, my ABJURATION specialization grow real quick...

After that , i read that it existe a Specialization reset quest BUT what i read there ONLY INT casters????????????? WHY?????????
AND WHAT WE (priest, hybrid caster)are supposed to do in this case ?

Or i am wrong and we can do it too ?

Any Idea?

Edited, Tue May 6 07:59:10 2003
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RE: 54 Druid Problem
# Dec 11 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Excellent
Since when is a Druid a "hybrid caster"?
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Both Alteration and Conjuration Stuck at 50 at level 61
# Oct 30 2002 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Smiley: disappointed

I'm a level 61 chanter that specialized in alteration and conjuration at level 30. Both of my specializations are stuck at 50. Any clue why they're stuck at 50? Maybe a bug? Guess I'll try resetting to 49 and just cast a ton of alterations spells.....
RE: Both Alteration and Conjuration Stuck at 50 at level 61
# Oct 30 2002 at 8:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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You need to train one point in each skill, if ANY specialization is still zero, none will go over 50.
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RE: Both Alteration and Conjuration Stuck at 50 at level 61
# Oct 30 2002 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Its because the first thing you specialized in was brought above 50 (In specialization skill) that is the only one that can be brought above skill level 50
dont sweat it
# Sep 21 2002 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
You dont even have to talk to him, just hand him the ruby and 50gp, then zone. If you look at your specs before you zone, they will still show up as what they were, you have to zone to clear em.
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# Aug 27 2002 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
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would this be an easy way to specialize train once in each go give him the ruby and cash and gate to your guild train twice in the one u want and your now specialized in what u want slightly expensive but easy way. would this work or not. my cleric is geting close to specialize level and i dont like casting the same spell over and over again so i mite try it if noone knows
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RE: question
# Dec 28 2002 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This would be a good way to raise all your specialization skills to 49...if it worked. I just did this quest (if you can call it a quest) and afterward all my specializations were at 49, except for evocation which was 43. I didnt check to see what they were beforehand but Im assuming they were not changed except for the one above 50.
You nee the gold
# Aug 25 2002 at 6:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just did this with my 56 Druid. He's become my solo character for when my guilds not doin anything so I figured I'd change his specialization from evocation to conjuration. I believe that any class that can specialize can do this quest.

Finding Ostrom is pretty easy. Just go to the right after going up the ramp in the initial room. He's in the room just past the bridge. I gave him a ruby and I got xp and faction and he told me that my head would clear after I left the Temple. He also asked if I had the 50 gold that I owed him. I checked my specialization and it was still on evocation. I gave him the 50 gold and got no xp but when I checked my skills specialization had been reset to 49. I gated, went to a druid trainer and spent 2 points on specialization conjuration to lock it in. heh now all I gotta do is make the climb back to 200.

Specialization in a class does NOT reduce casting times. What it will do for you is make spells of that class cost slightly less mana to cast and will give a slightly better chance to NOT fizzle.

Edited, Sun Aug 25 19:10:42 2002
shamans ~!!!!
# May 17 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
Just wondering if shamans could use this quest?
RE: shamans ~!!!!
# Oct 11 2002 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, Shamans Druids and Clerics are able to change their specialization as well.

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Waste Of Time
# Mar 30 2002 at 5:15 AM Rating: Default
This is ridiculous -- DO NOT do what I did, which was to train more than one specialization to 49 and then decide later. The damn wrong specialization always gains the point first. I cast evocation spells for OVER THREE HOURS without a point gain. I cast a handful of other spells and all of a sudden I have the WRONG DAMN SPECIALIZATION AGAIN. This quest would only be good if it wiped out ALL specialization points. That way, I could actually get the specialization I want. What are the actual benefits by the way? Does anyone have a percentage by which this improves your casting? This seems like a complete waste of time, especially with alternate advancement available now.
RE: Waste Of Time
# Apr 28 2002 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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This is not a waste of time - specialization does not make you cast any faster in what you specialize. It takes up less mana for the spells you use. Beofore you go and put in a point to something that you want to take less mana - make sure your using it all the time. If you pick Evocation and you only have 4 spells that use that and you have all the rest of your spells that use everything else - maybe you should consider the other things. A description on what you should specialize in is on www.castersrelm.com - go into whatever class you are and look up what it says for you.
How do I know if I have the correct specialization
# Mar 28 2002 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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When I look at my skill screen it displays 5 specialisation square all saying below average but one saying 175. They are all 5 labelled specialization with no clue wich one it is. How do I know wich one I am specialized in?
RE: How do I know if I have the correct specialization
# Dec 30 2002 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Visit your trainer. If don't have the time. Remember that they are in alphabetical order.
RE: How do I know if I have the correct specialization
# May 20 2002 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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when you go to your trainer and click on those skills the trainer will say would you like to specialize in evoc, conj, etc
More than once?
# Mar 25 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you do this quest more than once?
RE: More than once?
# Aug 07 2002 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, it can be done multiple times.
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