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Level Range: 28 - 45
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Iceclad Ocean is where you'll find the Icy Fingers -- a chain of small iceberg islands, along with a massive ocean which separate the continent of Velious from the other continents of Norrath.

This area is home to a group of Gnome explorers from Ak'Anon; Tserrina's magnificent Tower of Frozen Shadow; a small representation of the Kromrif frost giants of Kael; and the Snowfangs, a clan of gnolls in constant battle with the turtles of the ocean, Lodizal and Coruduth.
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Welcome to VeliousThe PortalThe DockFrozen Shadow Looms in the Distance
Tower of Frozen ShadowGnome Pirate OutpostOne of the Dragon Head StatuesSome of the Icy Fingers in One of the Most Desolate Parts of Norrath
Ice FishingPortal Into Frozen ShadowBridge to the Eastern WastesSnowfang Gnoll Camp
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Two New mobs in this zone
# Mar 07 2014 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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They are "an anguished adventurer" and "a distraught raider". They go along with "an irate reaver" and "a pensive heyokah". They are all the same level, red to a level 82, and all are apprehensive. Screenshots are available when the mobs are up.

I have no idea what they are for.

When hailed:

You say, 'Hail, a distraught raider'
[Fri Mar 07 22:39:49 2014] a distraught raider sobs as she surveys the field of fallen allies, 'They fell too fast! Tunare did not see fit to empower me with the ability to channel life as fast as they drew death...'
[Fri Mar 07 22:39:49 2014] (She might have more to say when you learn more about what is going on here.)

You say, 'Hail, an anguished adventurer'
[Fri Mar 07 22:39:39 2014] an anguished adventurer looks around, surveying the bodies of his allies, 'There was nothing we could do... Nothing at all.'
[Fri Mar 07 22:39:39 2014] (He might have more to say when you learn more about what is going on here.)
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Another easy way to get to Iceclad
# Oct 02 2007 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I find it easy to use the magus in the guild lobby to port me to north ro and I run accross to the translocator at the little dock there and she ports you straight in, its not a bad run compared to most
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Loot
# Oct 02 2007 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Was here with a 30 shaman and leveled him up to 34 in a few short hours (solo play). Stayed near the Temple and killed undead and cat. The vampire dropped a vial of something that sold for 44p to a vendor.

Other then that, some mist useless drops was all I could find. The quest from PoK that goes along with the hotzones and the aug were my primary reasons for being here.

Cats drop earrings and HQ Hides (used for quest in PoK) that sell ok in Bazaar. Just remember the quickest way here is port, next is the guild port (65pp cost) and the next is to run from Great Divide zone. I don'r trust boats any more. Enjoy!
Shadow Guardian
# Aug 27 2007 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
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For the bored druid in their 20's, the Shadow Guardians around ToFS are AWSOME exp. I started at level 25. Yes they are red, but Snare very rarely was resisted. As a druid, cougars didn't aggro, and the other Guardians never assisted the one I pulled even it they collided. I used the root rot method of kiting so I could sit and med up a bit. I got a full blue of exp per red kill until level 29.
This zone's aug
# Jun 10 2007 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Brittle Yellow Stone
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE AUGMENTATION
This Augmentation fits in slot types: 7 (General: Group)
MANA:+15 Endurance:+15

Restrictions-
Slot: EAR HEAD FACE NECK SHOULDERS ARMS BACK
WRIST HANDS FINGERS CHEST LEGS FEET WAIST
Required level:35
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item information:
You m ust use the solvent Class VIII Augmentation Distiller to remove this augment safely.

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Hot Zone ~25
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I decided to give IC a try on my 25 Necro. Running through Freeport and taking the translocator in NRo, I zone in and bind myself. With temp and Skinspikes V potions, I can tank 1-2 mobs (who are conning yellow-red in equal amount).
Good exp, safe solo with a lvl 20 pet.
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Hot Zone of Horror
# Apr 04 2006 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Well it had been a long time since I had been to Iceclad probably 2 or 3 years.

Decided to take a mega twinked level 20 bard (this is supposed to be a hotzone up to level 25 right?) there. Everything cons red, that's when I remembered that Velious was originally called expansions for levels 35 and up...

Even with near 1000ac i couldn't take anything, I suppose one could chant down some reds but it would take forever.

It gets worse, went to translocator got translocated to island and since there is no Icebreaker any more had to swim back to mainland with a starting swimming skill of 2... Took about a half hour.

So let this be a lesson, if you decide to go hunt here at level 25 bring a group.

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# May 07 2007 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Dreambox wrote:
this is supposed to be a hotzone up to level 25 right?

Level 25: Crypt of Dalnir
Level 30: Crystal Caverns
Level 35: Iceclad Ocean

Edited, May 7th 2007 7:02am by bbot
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Re: Hot Zone of Horror
# Jul 21 2009 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
Yes but at the time of the OP it WAS a hot zone. Things change
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RE: Hot Zone of Horror
# Apr 26 2006 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Strange - I've been playing my 24 bard and my 23 beastlord there (neither of them twinked), individually solo, with no problem. There are areas that have higher cons, especially the hill near to the translocator, but head over to the shoreline near the Tower of Frozen Shadows and you can take on the icefang hunters for about 2-3% each (they con dark blue at those levels). And, the translocator works fine, and you can run along the first island's shoreline almost all the way to the TOFS island, and then it's a short swim - though obviously at a skill of 2 it still might take a few...

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Iceclad Update - Hot Zone
# Feb 26 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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It's been a while since a post of the main page, so I though I'd let the casual browser know that as of Feb-2006, Iceclad is now a hot zone up to level 25. Happy hunting!

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Iceclad druids paradise till 40ish
# Jun 30 2003 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been in iceclad for the past four to five levels...cant remember. The XP is awesome for a druid but the loot if basically non-existent. In this time I have got a bunch of blood-stained fangs and three cougar earrings. I killed stormfeather twice...and he is pretty easy. I just snared, couple DD'S, root and then DOT's...till he died. I am not sure if a melee class could take him below level 40 but I know druids can easily. But Garou is another story. i died three times trying to take him and he conned white to me....but he wasnt white. I had to get a 48 ranger to sliced him to death for me....the club is nice and the proc loooks cool but melee damage is pathetic....the club was just for fun ...although sometimes I take it out for a kill shot ..... Iceclad is a good place for us at and around level 35...go to the pirate camp and pull from the little hill....snaring and blasting them with lightning blast...then med and at 39 toss on the ash form to regen mana....hope it helps and always have invis rdy when you port in your first time...oh that and cheetah... be safe
Clickable Rock
# Jun 21 2003 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know the effect from clicking the underwater rock at the south-eastern corner of the northern ice floe bridge? LOC is around 4200, 2500; very approximate. The rock shifts position, as if to reveal something, and resets on its own after about 30 seconds. I searched the area, above and below water, fairly thoroughly but could not find anything unusual; other than the shifting rock.
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My guess is that its just a pathing glitch, sorta like how the lights at the end of the harbor in Freeport used to turn and make the door-opening noise when you clicked them (they fixed that). Still, you never know...
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Iceclad Dangers
# Apr 08 2003 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I was here last night and found some type of Drakkel Wolves that conned red to me at 40. The bestiary needs to be updated for this zone... I'll find out more tonight since I just arrived in the zone...

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Best way to lvl for a druid/wizzy combo, IF you are good eno
# Nov 27 2002 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok druid, for you druids that just got lvl 34 here is what you need to do.
1st-get your AoE lightning spell
2nd-get your port to Iceclad
3rd-make friends with a wizzard of the same lvl

Now here is what you do next, as the druid you should buff your wizzard friend. Port to Iceclad and head toward the Eastern Wastes zone line, stop at the 2nd block with the dragon skull on it, and get on top of the hill close to the water.

Ok here is the fun part, Have your wizzy stay on the hill while you go pull. You need to pull "ONLY" dire wolves, go through and snare 12-16 of them(NOTE-Do NOT let them hit you or you'll DIE!) after you have all 12-16 of them start pulling them back to the block with the dragon skull(i.e. where your wizzy is) now begin to normal quad kite, only catch is cast once on your current target, then switch targets and cast again, do this about 4-5 times. YOU WANT ALL THE AGGRO.

Now just quad kite normally, and have your wizzy stand afar and use his/her AoE target based DD spell, and in a matter of mins you will have may be one or two left, so just Root it to death or DD doesn't matter. After its all said and done you and your wizzy will get 10-15% experience.

Also Note that with KEI/C3 this goes alot quicker. Ok Have fun with it, and don't die :)

Its really something to see. :)

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Dragon Ring
# Oct 09 2002 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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What level is that dragon that is supposed to be near? I dont want to port there for the first time and die lol. Im a 31 druid.
RE: Dragon Ring
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You're probably thinking of the Wakening Lands port, those who do not have good CoV faction will be eaten on zone in if Woushi is up.
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# Oct 09 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
Oh, at lvl 31 I would port in and die from the Snow Dervishes...the Dragon is the last of your worries.

Actually, I've never seen a dragon there. It's probably like Timourous deep (the firepots), where they tell you to lookout for a dragon that you never see. If it does show up, it's one of those random quick death things.

Personally, I didn't feel comfortable going to Iceclad (or the rest of Velious for that matter) until I was lvl 35 and with a few other people, particularly people who knew which way to go, when to use invis, etc.

IMHO, Velious does not have enough safe havens to make it fun. Every time I go there, it's a fight to survive, and the best thing about it is the sense of accomplishment when I DO survive. But I am sure there are pleanty of other players who love the place and never want to leave.
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#Gildari, Posted: Aug 15 2002 at 7:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Death, death, death
# Aug 13 2002 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
As a 34 Druid with 104 wis and a dial-up connection, it was unwise for me to try and kite cougars solo. In a group of only 2, there is not enough XP to justify the trip to Iceclad. I died over and over. I am not a very good player by most serious hunter standards, but I also think dial-up contributes to a slower than normal SoW effect. I run slower than any player in the game, so kiting gets tricky and if snare or root are resisted, cougars run faster than I do. Also be aware that they aggro fairly easily.

It seems that most players enjoy success there, but it didn't work for me.

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RE: Death, death, death
# Jun 01 2003 at 5:54 PM Rating: Default
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/boggle 34?? 104 wis???? /end boggle
Did yer momma drop u on yer head? You should have better wis at lvl 1. Sheesh! Get some gear, the idea is to play the game and gain levels, NOT 2 see how many times you can die.

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RE: Death, death, death
# Sep 13 2003 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
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185 wis? you? no way! a flamer is a gamer with wis under 40.

if you must make fun of newbies to feel good about yourself, do it the mature way so that you appear worthy of those uber gears you put on. thank you.
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# Jun 03 2002 at 10:00 PM Rating: Excellent
At level 30, I went over to Iceclad to solo cougars, after all, I'm a druid, kiting queen, right? WRONG! If you're a druid going over there at level 30, find a group or at least a tank or otherwise forget it and stay on Kunark.

I tried plain ol' kiting singles: died horribly
I tried fear kiting: died horribly again
I tried charming then using pet: yep, you guessed it, died horribly once more.

In a nutshell, thank Tunare for a friendly cleric and even though the cougars are blue, don't solo 'em at 30 without a buddy or two. Cause the NPC sentries do not attack cougars!



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RE: wiped my pansy a...
# Jul 23 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have soloed a Druid a lot, and killing cougars is not hard. You just need to do the following.

Make sure SoW is fresh. Maybe have Levitate running (bring lots of batwings). Be invisible (Camo) and scout out where the "edges" are - the "edges" of where snow cougars prowl. Now look for a place to pull to where nothing typically wanders.

Now wait for a LONE cougar to come near the "edge" of the prowl zone - snare it. Back up and DoT it. Back up until you are well into your "safe kiting area". Panic it. Use the fire DoT if you have it. Re-snare if the fight runs long (when u get Ensnare, don't worry, it lasts a long time). Sit and med - pop up and rinse and repeat (you will have to follow and sit, follow and sit, too). If it goes to a place where u might get adds, just keep it snared and lure it back to the "safe" area.

Always be prepared for something to go wrong! That's why you have fresh SoW and Levi. Just run and head out over the water - the cougar will be slowed having to swim. Make sure GATE is memmed and once u get away, Gate out. Agro is removed - you can come back and try again.

Once you get used to the method, you won't have any probs.

Oh, to kill the dervs, which can't be panicked, you'll want to pull with snare to a "safe" spot - Root it - and Dot it to death. Don't use DD spells on root - they will break it. DoT's won't break root.

Oh, to charm kite - are you snaring first? First snare what you want to charm. Then charm it. Then buff it if you want. Then park it in a safe spot - but not too far away. Go pull a victim (don't take too long). Snare it - have two snared critters fight - help your pet. Keep your pet targeted so you can recharm asap - it is snared, so it won't reach you. Fear the other one if you like. Like before, keep SoW and levi fresh - so u can always escape.

Good luck!
RE: wiped my pansy a...
# Nov 04 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
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Don't go near the Gnome Pirates in wolf form.

They will eat you.
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RE: wiped my pansy a...
# Jun 16 2002 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
Wow... I dont like judging people, but there might be a thing or two u should learn about kiting with druids. I am currently soloing cougars and shadowed guards at 29 here with my druid with only 130 wis and not a twink at all... maybe practice a little? Not trying to be mean, just dont want u to scare others away. I like it here.
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simple way to solo as mage
# Dec 01 2001 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
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here is how i solo as a lvl 36 mage on the snow cougars:

- cast malise on the mob since low aggro spell and you're pet can root it (assuming u all know to use earth when solo'ing)

- ds your pet (have burnout and 2 sword of runes on him so he can double attack)

- blast away on the mob with blaze, use cinder bolt if you are sure the gnomes arent in the way, cuz it would suck to have them chase you

- blaze should rip his life apart and there is not much med downtime which is good plus the great exp i get, approx 1 blue every 2-3 kills

p.s. always pull near the igloos and the gnomes wont ks you and there is no kitties wandering around=)

o yea i gotta update my signature lol
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very much a newb
# Nov 22 2001 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah i am a newb, but i am writing in search of an answere to a question only a newb would have te gumsion to write. i have heard people say that certain velium weapons like battle axes and great stavs are so common and so insignificant to the people of the lvl's it takes to fight in the zone that they are discarded onto the ground, is this true? if so would a person be fround upon for taking trips to the zone to harvest these sitting weapons even if they are only in thier teens? while these weapons only sell for a few plat to the merchants and only mayby 20 plat to a player that seems well worth the time for someone of the wee lvls.

Krisaack lvl 17 warrior zebuxoruk
Krasik lvl 5 enchanter tallon zek, haha all you lighties look out i am almost upon you.
RE: very much a newb
# Mar 04 2002 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Plus, items decompose after a short while so you'd be lucky to find them in time.
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RE: very much a newb
# Dec 01 2001 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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yes this is true
but running around as a lowbie in higher level zone doesnt mix well

first off all mobs will love to kick your ****
getting your body back will be a pain
and its pointless hoping someone will drop an item because most sell them for decent pp
you only find them if they are weighed down =)

overall, i wouldnt go searching for items that you are going to get slaughtered trying to find =)
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binding loc
# Nov 08 2001 at 4:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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well as of the patch last night you can bind yourself right on the dock. no need to decide between thurgadin and freeprt anymore for melee types.

For my money I was bound in thurgadin, but I spent most of my time in crystal caverns. I heard that alot of people who used to go to ToFS bound in freeport because it was a much safer return trip. I would have to agree with that. Not an issue anymore though, unless you are concerned about binding in a spot that people like to pull to :)

Gladstone
RE: binding loc
# Nov 10 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
Thank you Gladstone and well met. This is excellent news. I will bind at the dock. And if people do pull there a lot, well it will add some excitement to the game.
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Questions
# Nov 01 2001 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
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I am a level 30 ranger and I am going here to hunt soon. I have a few questions:

Which is the faster corpse run, from East Freeport or from Thurgadin?

Since I suspect it is Thurgadin, can I make it through the 2 30-35+ zones on my way back to Iceclad with camo and a sow?

Since it seems I can make a lot of money here as a master fletcher, can I buy all the supplies I need in Thurgadin?

The answer to this is probably no but here goes: Can a 30 Ranger harmony pull, flame lick, snare, root, dot, pummel with arrows and ignite cougars one at a time here?

I would appreciate any answers to these questions and please keep in mind that I plan on killing giants so nothing involving Kael Drakkal helps at all for me. The most important question is whether or not I can make it through the zones from Thurgadin using sow and camo.
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RE: Questions
# Nov 16 2001 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
Hey Jud as a ranger myself fear kiting cougars is great in Iceclad. Just watch out for the adds decent spot to pull is near the gnome pirate camp down side is if you get to many adds its a long long run to a zone. I noticed you left out fear I didnt find out about fear animals till lvl 40+ boy I sure missed out on easy exp. and a run from Thurg to Iceclad is a easy run with camo and sow.

Now for my question I am a fletcher with a skill of 201 how do ya make money as a fletcher? I personally havent went out to search for customers but have filled a few request but no real profit.
RE: Questions
# Nov 17 2001 at 10:39 AM Rating: Excellent
Thanks for the info. I will be making runs to Thurgadin then to get fletching supplies. Oops on the not using fear until 40+, but hey, you must be pretty hardcore to get that far never fear kiting any animals. Either that or you group a lot.

As for making money fletching. I do believe with your skill you should be able to make some type of profit selling stacks of arrows. I made money selling carved ashwood recurve bows for 40pp. They cost about 20pp to make and 40pp is in the range of a lot of lower level players. I do think that fletching is more of a skill of nessecity rather than profit though. Having read the posts of other great rangers I don't think they make a whole lot of money fletching.

And to whomever trashed my ratings on these posts: Gee thanks. I was just asking a game question. That's what these forums are for. I didn't flame anybody. The information now posted here can be used by all. That is if they even get to see the original post. Thanks. I wonder how many good posts you trash in other forums that I never get to read and learn from.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 27 2001 at 3:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) she is a **** checker
Cougars
# Sep 11 2001 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
Cougars are really good experience for a tank or two and a solid healer...a druid and/or shaman are just as effective, (if not more), than a cleric as all these classes do have Greater Heal at 29. I have been there since 29ish...just myself (ogre warrior), and my two buds (another ogre warrior and a barb shaman). We can pull pretty steady, able to take one at a time, sometimes two, and have to med and rest once in a while. Sometimes a guildmate will join us, which make the exp less per kill, but the pulls are steadier. Long Range arrows are key (fletchers can make a nice little profit)...but even when another group is pulling, there are plenty of pulls to go around. GREAT WAY to get through the bad, bad hell-level 30. :)

The Bloodstained Fang is LORE, so everyone will have one of these after a good session, but the Cougar Claw Earrings...well, not too many. We have hunted here for a few levels now and I think we have seen three.

Cougars aggro easily, gang attack and they DO remember everyone who has ticked em off. Incidental trains are common...and as stated earlier, there is no where to run and no NPC guards to assist. Midnight is a black panther that seems to spawn after 'x' number of cougars are killed. Drops a **** cougar bone, NO DROP, LORE for some quest having to do with Garou...a high level Gnoll Shaman near the frozen tower. He goes down pretty easy too with the same group listed above. Hits slightly harder than the cougars.

Don't go WOLF FORM, or any other form for that matter...Gnomes apparently aren't fond of illusions. The gnome igloos have food and water, be it expensive. They also have some weird odds and ends...Deluxe Toolbox Wgt 3.5 with 10 GIANT slots. Mana batteries here too...which I believe are for the Gnome Warrior/Cleric Armor that can be tinkered.



RE: Cougars
# Sep 17 2001 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
I dont know what you mean.... the cougar claw earrings are supposed to be rare but in 3 hours, me and guildmates got about 10 or 12 of them.

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RE: Cougars
# Nov 06 2001 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default
I have killed over 300 cougars and looted 3 earrings and 4 bloodstained fangs.
RE: Cougars
# Oct 01 2001 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
Lol! How many were in your group and how many cougars did you kill? I do have to agree, though. I've gotten 6 of them in 7 random hours of playing.(solo)
RE: Cougars
# Sep 11 2001 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
Heh...I meant that MIDNIGHT goes down pretty easy...NOT GAROU!
About the griffin
# Sep 09 2001 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
For the person who said he was kiting Cougars and was attacked by a griffin...the griffins name is Stormfeather and he drops Stormfeather Talons which is a weapon and he drops Second Part of Iceclad Map. The map is used to get a very nice item:Eyepatch of Plunder.It has +10 to some stats such as str and 10 ac.Also it has some amount of haste...20% I beleive. The patch is mostly melee type. Although everybody can use it. Stormfeather is a 19 hour spawn,so real luck to run into him. G'luck on getting map peice if you are doing Eyepatch quest.

when can I solo?
# Aug 08 2001 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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hey all, I am currently a lvl 36 paladin and was wondering, can I solo the cougars here now without very much danger or are they still relativly tuff? I was just wondering because I want to get a few of those cougar claw earrings. well thanks a lot for any info in advance.

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RE: when can I solo?
# Sep 03 2001 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
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At 36 you might be able to solo the Cougars in Iceclad, as far as I know, they are between 29-21 here and there are higher level ones in EW. I could solo one at a time at 30 with a lot of medding afterwards, so at 36 you might be able to solo some of these.

BTW, i got one earring after killing around 30 in a group of 2 others =(
Hunting
# Aug 08 2001 at 8:30 PM Rating: Default
The cougars are NPC you can sit on and get EXP until about 39. The earrings seem to be becoming scarce now.Went almost 3 days without a single one dropping.The Tower is a little tricky, and unless you have a high 40's grp stay away from the 7th flr, just a warning.Good money and drops there. As for the Giants, I have not even attempted them yet, want to keep my faction good with them since I will be going through that zone alot!
to hunt or not to hunt
# Jul 17 2001 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a level 33 DE SK getting very bored of OT, as you read this i'm at least level 34/35. Think i should come here for better exp or stick to kunark? also am i too low for ice forged shackles quest?
RE: to hunt or not to hunt
# Jul 26 2001 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
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I too got very bored of OT at lvl 36. All of my friends told me it was too dangerous at Velous and to stick to Kunark. *L* Well I ignored their advice as usual and set sail from Kunark and headed to Velous. Boy am I glad I did! I'm making very nice exp here killing cougers and despite the fact that they don't drop coin, they more then make up for it by dropping nice earings occasionaly which you can sell at a hefty price. =)
RE: to hunt or not to hunt
# Aug 07 2002 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
lol whole post deleted (it was stupid)

Edited, Wed Aug 7 13:23:53 2002
Manna Batteries
# Jun 30 2001 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone have an information on the manna batteries you can purchase at the gnoll camp just off the boat.

There are several different class batteries ranging from 1-5, I'm not worried about the price as it gets pretty steep as you go up in class, just how do they work and if they are worth investing in.
RE: Manna Batteries
# Sep 06 2001 at 9:30 AM Rating: Default
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They aren't what you probably think they are. They are used for Gnomish Tinkering.
Hunting Guide
# Jun 11 2001 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
Not to add to the increase of hunting in an area I thoroughly enjoy, but stick to the ice flows.. the chain of ice on the sides of the islands. The Guardians tend to swim under or around these things and not go agro to yourself whilst medding and the wandering creatures on the island seem to stop short of coming down onto them. This will allow a much greater range by which to plot your hunts. Also keep in mind dire wolves are much much easier than dervs guardians or giants. A enchanter mage or any other combo can effectively hunt these instead of cougars taking down yellows and reds consistently. But dont try the same with dervs giants or guardians they are just not worth it in the end ouch..
Link Claws
# Jun 08 2001 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Howdy! I just had a great day in the lands. I am quading kiting cougurs and BAM a griphy POPs on my head. I kill it and get a talon that I hear is for the Link Claw quest. Can anyone help me get started. What NPC do I talk to. Thanks much.


Rember to always think before you say.......but say what you mean.......and always always keep your hand on your club just in case. ;-)
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Town
# Jun 01 2001 at 2:05 PM Rating: Default
In the little gnome town, is there a bank?
clickable boulder on an ice berg
# May 26 2001 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
hey anyone know what this is? saw it on the boat ride last night big bouder type thing slightly darker thenthe ice berg 3rd or 4th out from the docks on the south side

clicked on it as the baot when by and it said you cant reach that from here etc.

Stormly Stonehand
wiz port spells for velious
# Apr 30 2001 at 6:13 PM Rating: Default
where can i find the wizard port spells to velious?? i am lvl 29 wiz

Ynyin Manaflare
RE: wiz port spells for velious
# May 04 2001 at 7:21 AM Rating: Default
I purchased both my Iceclad gate and portal spells at the gypsy camp in Rathe Mtns. I also know they can be purchased at the gypsy camp in North Karana.

Aaldin of Bristlebane, 35th Season Wizard
How to hunt Iceclad without getting your SSB handed to you
# Apr 19 2001 at 4:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello, all. The latest chapter of Edmund's in-depth hunting guides visits the gateway to the continent of Velious--the forbidding Iceclad Ocean. Sit tight, boys and girls--it's going to be a bumpy ride.

(1) The journey.
Well, there are actually two ways to get over here. The standard method is to sit at the relatively-new dock in North Ro and wait for the barrel barge to come by, then hop on. After zoning in, the barge will loop by a smallish island. Hop off, cross to the big dock on the other side, and board the Icebreaker when she arrives. The Icebreaker crosses about 3/4 the length of the map, dropping you off at the gnome igloos.
The second method is to port over to the Dragon Ring on the last island. This will put you near the zone line to the Eastern Wastes. You also stand a good chance of getting steamrollered here, because some dangerous mobs treat the Velious portals like great whopping vending machines which dispense adventurers, only without needing pocket change. If you gate in, stay alert.

2. The Hunt.
OK, hunting is an awfully-risky proposition here for a number of reasons. Let's go into them:
(1) Melee-types suffer the indignities of being difficult to bind especially hard here. The closest bind spots for tanks are as follows:
-East Freeport, two boat rides and two zones away.
-Thurgadin, two large 30-35+ level zones away, and not good if you've been hunting dwarves.
-Kael Drakkal, one large 30-35+ level zone away, and definitely not good *unless* you've been hunting dwarves and/or wurms extensively.
(2) The 25th-level monk syndrome. OK, OK, this is not a dig at 25th-level monks, per se. Some of my best friends are monks (come to think of it, one of my alts *is* a monk). So, why that particular level/class combination? Allow me to elucidate. I know a lot of you are excited about the new continent. Really excited. Unable to wait to get your hands on ph4t l3wt. Occasionally, you will see a solo, way too low to be anywhere near the zone, trying to pull cougars. In this particular case, it was a 25th-level monk, looking for (what else?) a cougar claw earring. He would pull to the igloos, get in over his head, feign death, the cougar would inevitably join someone else's battle, they'd kill it, he'd loot. Rinse and repeat. He spent the entire evening inadvertently training people and yelling for help when his FD failed. He flattened me once with three cougars he'd pulled into my battle. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the only time I've ever had to petition someone on my server. Look out for this type of player. If he's training you, move on. Eventually, he'll get his clock cleaned, get the picture, and build up his strength (and, hopefully, wisdom) elsewhere.
(3) No guards. That's right--nobody to bail your **** out when stuff like the monk's hyper-training fails. You're on your own. Very Hobbesian, really.

Now that you've been warned about the dangers, here are your playmates:
(1) Snow cougars (28-36). The grunts of the area. They're configured like monks, only without the special round kicks and whatnot. In short, they block. They hit pretty hard--into the 60's and low 70's. Drops are a bit stingy. They never have coin, and drop one of three types of pelt--ruined (no use that I know of, and sells for 4 cp), medium quality (NO DROP, used for cougarskin boots quest), and high quality (droppable, used for copper coldain insignia ring quest). Their two specials are the Bloodstained Fang (a 9/33 piercer, not usable by INT-casters) and the Cougar Claw Earring (AC and STAT earring, roughly comparable to an Obsidian Bead Hoop or Forest Loop).
(2) Dire Wolves (30-36)--tougher and slightly harder-hitting than the cougars. Much higher aggro radius, too. Drop various hides.
(3) Shadow Guardians (30-35)--the local analogues of the snow dervishes you'll find all over the Eastern Wastes. Very difficult for a tank to solo until about 40. They hit hard, fast, and consistent. Rarely, they'll drop a Chill Dagger or a Frozen Mantle. Otherwise, they drop nothing (no coin, either).
(4) Frost Giants (33-37)--depending on which side you chose, this could be pretty good with an upper-30's group. They hang out on the last island, near the bridge leading to the Eastern Wastes. Do not attempt to solo unless you can Root, DoT, nuke, Fear, and/or Snare. Fairly quick death for solo tanks, but they're not terribly observant while guarding the bridge, so sneaking around is pretty easy.
(5) Gnomish pirates (30-50)--shame on you! How could you even think of putting these poor little guys to the sword? But, in case you do, your best bets are probably the lone gnome that greets the barrel barge at the near end of the zone, and maybe those two guys that sit out on the ice floes between the igloo island and the Tower island.

Specials--There are two. Midnight (32nd), a rare cougar, jet black, who drops an item for a quest, and the pulsating icestorm (34th or so), a rare shadow guardian which, I believe, has the same drop tables as its more common cousins.

Finally, two good pull spots exist for cougars and whatnot--the igloos on the first island (as a marker, not because the guards will help you--they won't) and Balix Darkeyes' tent on the Tower island (he won't help you, either). Both are out of the way of the mob paths.

Enjoy, and watch out for trains.

--Edmund Blackadder
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RE: How to hunt Iceclad without getting your SSB handed to y
# Aug 05 2001 at 4:43 AM Rating: Default
Quick tip on hunting near Balix's tent. If you are a druid, do not change into wolf form near him; he doesn't take kindly to it and he hits in the 300 range. I believe it is safe to approach him if you are already in wolf form, though. It can ruin your day to be out pulling three cougars back to your friendly druid partner and find that Balix took offense to his choice of disguises...
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 2:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) MAN THAT IS THE BEST GUIDE FOR ICECLAD I HAVE SEEN
can i survive
# Apr 17 2001 at 6:05 AM Rating: Default
Im really getting bored with Kurnak, is it posible for a semi twinked Lvl 27 Magician to come over find a grp and have a fair chance to survive.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 31 2001 at 9:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 27 is DEFINATLY TO LOW ! i am a 30 mag and i am starting to solo these snow cougars and THERE IS HARDLY NO CHANCE OF GETTING at team at 27 or 30 ! i just team with my friends !
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 05 2001 at 5:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What is it? Picture?
What about bear form?
# Mar 26 2001 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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It will be many moons, before I can make the trip to this area, but I am doing my research now. I have seen how the NPCs hate wolf form, but has anyone tried the bear form that Shaman's get?
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Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at the Ig
# Mar 23 2001 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at the Igloos?
RE: Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at th
# May 15 2001 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
No because I juse recently group with one.=)
RE: Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at th
# May 21 2001 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
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RE: Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at th
# May 24 2001 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Jijuna, you don't seem to be very smart for one who is deemed a 'Scholar'. If you would have actually used your brain a little then you would have realized that the person was saying that he/she had grouped with a *Dark Elf SK*. Dumbass.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 24 2001 at 1:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Jijuna, you don't seem to be very smart for one who is deemed a 'Scholar'. If you would have actually used your brain a little then you would have realized that the person was saying that he/she had grouped with a *Dark Elf SK*. Dumbass.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 24 2001 at 1:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Grr, sorry about the double posts. Stupid timeouts...
Avoiding Mobs
# Mar 21 2001 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
I am looking to avoid mobs to get from the dock to EW to join friends in Crystal Caverns. I don't have sow or invis. What is the best route?

lvl 32 Pallie
RE: Avoiding Mobs
# Mar 27 2001 at 6:33 AM Rating: Default
/shout can anyone please gimme a sow and invis?? will pay if needed gonna look up some friends

RE: Avoiding Mobs
# Apr 13 2001 at 7:28 PM Rating: Default
You know you can also purchase invis potions at certain vendors on the mainland before coming, they help a lot.
Those Invis Potions
# Jun 09 2001 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
can you also buy sow and enduring breath? and if so for how much?
RE: Those Invis Potions
# Aug 11 2001 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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You can buy SoW potions of shamans, they cost 50pp for the 5 charge and 100pp for the 10 charge.. might be lucky and get for cheaper..

Not sure bout the enduring breath potions, just get a rnager or someone else to cast it on you
lvl 24 can hunt here?
# Mar 20 2001 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
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Can a level 24 warrior hunt in this zone? please please tell me!
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RE: lvl 24 can hunt here?
# Mar 27 2001 at 6:30 AM Rating: Default
only if very twinked and not afraid to die
Giant Faction
# Feb 22 2001 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
I've started reading these threads, knowing that in two more levels I will begin my journey to Velious. My question is this:

Since I've killed a few giants in Warlisk Woods, will my faction be KOS to the giants in Velious?

Mugwye
Lvl 27 Druid
RE: Giant Faction
# Mar 09 2001 at 3:57 PM Rating: Default
Actually if you are a warrior with Rallos Zek, you wont start out Kos unless u kill giants on Velious. Not entirely sure if u are kos if u touch the giants on kunark. I do believe they are different faction though.
RE: Giant Faction
# Feb 23 2001 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
As far as I can tell, you're KOS to giants no matter what.
A Guide to Iceclad
# Feb 16 2001 at 12:57 PM Rating: Excellent
I've been hunting Iceclad for a few levels now (34-35) and I thought I'd share what I've learned so far.

You can start thinking about coming here at 29, BUT you will have to be grouped at this level, no question. There are two main areas that you will generally be able to find groups in here:

Igloos.
When you first come off the boat, to your right you will find the igloos. This a gnome NPC camp where you can sell, buy etc. MOBS dont wander in here, so it's a good spot to rest. Keep in mind that the gnome NPCS will NOT save you from cougars, etc. If you get in over your head, you better find some friendly PCs. The open area next to the igloos is a good place for people 29-32 to hunt cougars. I'd suggest at least 3 person groups if you are in this level range. You will see cougars almost exclusively here, with the odd (quite rare) shadow guardian. These are quite a bit tougher than the cougars.

Balix:
Balix Misteyes is a friendly NPC gnoll shaman who you will find on the second island. His camp is another popular spot, as MOBS don't wander through it. I wouldnt go here until you are at least 33, or in a strong group. Balix has a few quests, as do the gnolls in the camp that is nearby. If you camp at Balix, you will be fighting 3 things: snow cougars, dire wolves and Shadow Guardians. I'd suggest sticking to the cougars; almost as much xp, they dont hit as hard and you get better loot (rare drop cougar claw earrings). The pelts from cougars and dires are quest items for armor from the gnoll camp, but the armor is generally crappy and NO DROP). Garou is an extremely rare, extreemely dangerous spawn in the woods between Balix and the Tower; don't take him on unless you are sure you can, he's over 40, melees in the 80s and casts.

The third, much larger island is home to a variety of roamers including the familiar dires, cougars and shadow guardians. You will also find Frost Giant Scouts and Elites. Killing these is possible for groups in their mid-high 30s, but you will take faction hits with the Giants. Don't hunt them unless you want xp, their loot is pathetic, save for the odd velium weapon (if you see an armed one, it will be MUCH harder to kill)There's alot of open room here for kiters, and the southern shore in particular is a good spot with very few MOBS walking through it. There is a zone on the wester end of this island (the bridge), but it's a long run.

Anyway, that's what I've learned so far in IceClad. This zone is spectacular for experience for ppl in their early to mid 30s, just don't count on much loot.

Melyssa
35th cleric of E'ci
Pillars of Heaven
RE: A Guide to Iceclad
# Mar 23 2001 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
Are Dark Elf Shadow Knights KOS to the NPC'S there at the Igloos?
RE: A Guide to Iceclad
# Jul 05 2001 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
I took my DE SK over there and the gnomes were amiable to both him and the DE necro I was with. Dark Elves can buy and sell here like anyone.
A Guide to Iceclad: correction
# Feb 17 2001 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
Actually. for the igloos, when you come off the dock, they are to your LEFT. Sorry =)
Melyssa
35th cleric of E'ci
Pillars of Heaven
RE: A Guide to Iceclad: correction
# Apr 11 2001 at 7:05 AM Rating: Default
Killing Giants didn't give any faction hits at all in Iceclad

Gravel Blacksoul
39th SK
Seaworthy Planking
# Jan 23 2001 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
Im looking for a seaworthy planking. Its a quest item that spawns on the ground. Could anyone who has picked it up give me a general location? Thanks.
RE: Seaworthy Planking
# Feb 04 2001 at 4:11 PM Rating: Default
While on the icebreaker enroute to the iceclad dock I was deposited on an iceberg on the left side (I was in the process of being booted) I contacted a GM and he said to shout for the dock location (igloos) and start the journey. I proceeded to the top of the iceberg to check out the area. A bag sat on the peak. Seaworthy planking. It took me a half hour of swimming and iceberg hopping to get to the igloos. I imagine if u left the igloos and searched the iceberg peaks u may eventually find it again. I dont know if its random or a set location. Sorry...I dont have the coordinates. So the planking (no drop) sits in the bank until I can match it to the quest. What is the quest?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 23 2001 at 4:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 23 2001 at 4:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
vel ice shield
# Jan 07 2001 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
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im looking for a velium ice shield on prexus and cant seem to find one, could someone tell me what drops it, how high and what the going rate on them is...ive heard between 30pp and 500pp...plz help me out thanks
pheony
RE: vel ice shield
# Jan 12 2001 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
They drop from the Guards in Thurgadin (Velium Round Shield) Don't know the price though
Warning for all the necros...
# Jan 05 2001 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
All us druids know about not using wolf form here by now...but my lvl 35 necro friend found out the hard way last night that he can't use lich to regen his mana...which is basically skele form for him...anyway, Addison Stubblechin aggro'd on him like lightning and killed him in less than a couple mins. Just a friendly warning to all the necros =)
Factions - Pirate
# Jan 04 2001 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
haha...ok...I saw pirate, I killed pirate, then found out that they run the shops around here.....so my question is.. How do I fix my standing with them?

Thanks as always,

Mystwalker Shadowbrook,
Druid of the 39th summer,
of the guild Excalibur -!-
Xegony
Druids Heaven
# Dec 27 2000 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
This zone, as well as much of Velious is paradise for druids. There are many different tactics that you can use. Remeber panic animal? Lvl 1 10 mana spell that you stopped using 30 lvls ago? Break that badboy out. That paired with snare will make life very easy here. I've personally been playing with charm again and on the cougars it is AWESOME! I can usually go 3 or 4 rounds before charm will break and when paired with fear your pet will never die. Big key with charm is to make sure you snare your pet first that way if it does break you have ample time to recast. I've also played around with quadkiting some..but if you catch any lag it's all over but the crying. I suggest charm/snare/fear tactics as I can usually take out 3 or 4 mobs before ever having to stop for med time. Also at 35 I am soloing red mammoths in EW using this same tactic though I had to bump up to a higher lvl charm as the direwolves were too high lvl for the 120mana charm to work on. Velious has renewed a love for my druid that I haven't had in a very long time. Good hunting all
RE: Druids Heaven
# Mar 28 2001 at 8:30 PM Rating: Default
what level were you?
porting and wolf form
# Dec 26 2000 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
I learned two things last night.

You can teleport here even if you have not been here before. This is not one of the places you need a key.

If you are in wolf form there are still many things which will agro on you in this zone including the pirates.
RE: porting and wolf form
# Dec 27 2000 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah..had to learn the hardway about wolfform..little gnome bastards hate it..so do the gnolls. Best to stick with SoW on this island...matter of fact everyplace in Velious I've been wolfform was KOS by NPCs
Frosties--To Kill or not to Kill
# Dec 24 2000 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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The killing of Frost Giants---To Kill or not to Kill........

Gimme your pros and cons-------

Especially your pros and cons about SK's hunting Frosties for exp and decent loot.

Anapsid Bloodscale--Torvo--35th Iksar SK
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RE: Frosties--To Kill or not to Kill
# Dec 27 2000 at 7:10 AM Rating: Default
Well I personally was KOS off the boat to the Giants..and from my understanding the only way to improve faction is by slaying dragons...hehe..easier said then done =P Your going to have to pick between giants and dragons..and my money is with the scaled ones.
RE: Frosties--To Kill or not to Kill
# Jan 02 2001 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Well being an Iksar Shammy I was KOS to the Frosties and the Dragons when I got off the boat so I killed Giants then killed some of the Dragons followers hehe so now have to kill more Giants to fix my boo boo with the dragons :P well I planed on Killing in Kael anyway..hehe
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RE: Frosties--To Kill or not to Kill
# Jan 15 2001 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Well... My biggest problem with killing giants is that there are alot of SUPER quest items that you can get at high lvls through King Tovorax. If you are an int caster I would strongly suggest that you try to not make the giants mad so that you can get these super sweet items. Of course I am trying to avoid making the dwarves mad either because they are considered a "good" race. So stick with making the dragons mad if you can. Or just kill stuff that gives no faction changes. Kill cougars and maybe go into the Tower of the Frozen Shadow to kill some other mobs. That may be best. If you are extremely high lvl (lvl 50+) I would just suggest that you leave velious alone and hunt in some of the more dangerous dungeons of kunark.
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