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Braided Ivy Cords  

AC: 4
WIS: +5
Focus: Enhancement Haste I
WT: 0.3 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:2 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Sparty Soulstriker
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-21 05:42:02
Page Updated:Mon Apr 10th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is found on creatures.

Lesser Faydark
NPC Name
Bracken Underbrush
Thistle Underbrush

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lesser Faydark

Uploaded July 20th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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nail hm
# Feb 17 2014 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
my Classic druid was tired of running from thistle after close fights, finally got to lev 24 and got CRud, so tracked him down and nailed him (Just!) got the +5 shoulders, wis now 132. )
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
If there's any need for confirmation... Killed Bracken twice and Thistle twice. Bracken dropped the cords on the second time. See date for time confirmation. :p
Lucky me!
# Apr 22 2003 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
Went into LFay last night looking for these. Found Thistle right away, tracked him, found him, nuked him a lot, and he had the rune, a 'brownie torso', and the cords. First try and I'm lucky!
Focus Change
# Dec 31 2002 at 12:41 AM Rating: Excellent
Yep the focus on the cords is now changed. Been a while but I sold my cords a ways back after I finished up coldain shawl 4 quest. Used to be that these shoulders had Reagant Conservation III. I actually like that focus better. Since I have neither Levitation nor Everlasting Breath yet, when I wore the cords it saved me a bunch of bat wings and fish scales when I was huntin with my group/guild in diff zones that require those. I dont worry too much about SOW cast speed but I can see kind of how the focus matches the item/mob a little better than it did before. I just seem a tad surprised that verant would tweak this item when I dont see it was off base in its old form. Maybe they thought having a 3rd lvl focus on a lower-level mob was not balanced, but hey, its just reageant conservation not something great like Affliction Duration. Now that would be unbalanced to have Affliction Duration III on this item.
RE: Focus Change
# Aug 19 2003 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
674 posts
yea, but the risk vs reward is pretty fair ballance since you have to be in evel brownie country for it. I mean with old focus. I read the new focus and I dont understand...

1: Increase Spell Haste by 30%
2: Limit: Max Level(20)
3: Limit: Min Duration(72.00 sec)
4: Limit: Min Casting Time(1.00 sec)
5: Limit: Spell Type(Beneficial only)

Its greek to me. Does that mean the spells I cast will be faster? uhhhh

Edited, Tue Aug 19 18:36:37 2003
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also drop from:
# Dec 29 2002 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
I went to get em with my Druid and on track found his buddy Bracken underbrush... so to kill time I went and killed him to my great surprize he dropped Braided Ivy Cords =) so its not only Thristle underbruh that drops em
lucky i guess
# Nov 25 2002 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
i was camping the brownie camp getting brownie parts. after clearing out the camp, i was medding, got half way up to full, and there standing in the middle of the camp was Thistle underbrush. he con'd green to me so i nuked away. He dropped the cords, rune and parts

Edited, Mon Nov 25 20:33:49 2002
Lucky Druid
# Sep 21 2002 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
Well, this was interesting. I was randomly killing things with names (got a LarkTwitter arrow also) Then I see this brownie zoom pass me. I used track since i had him target (he apparently stopped to cast some sort of spell) I tracked him. I killed him three times, then wondering What the rune was for, I come here. I find out that he drops these, and I kill him one last time, and there they were, Braided Ivy Cords. A huge upgrade from my Leather Shoulderpads.

Oh, just to let you knopw, he's basically a lv 24 druid and pretty proficient in a way of kiting. He rooted me and then DoTed me... Still couldn't stand up to constant nuking from me tho.
RE: Lucky Druid
# Dec 12 2002 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
The Rune you speak of is the Ivy Etched Rune. Its the one needed for Rangers to complete the quest to earn the Ivy Etched Tunic. It must be turned in with a few other pieces to a Ranger Npc in the Ranger guild area of Kithicor Forest.
Bracken UnderBrush has them
# Sep 17 2002 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
Just want to post that Thistle's relative Bracken Underbrush carries and drops the same items as Thistle. Was doing my Initiate quest and he attacked me, weird as he conned green to me, but dropped the cords. hope this helps
Proc lvl ?
# Aug 27 2002 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
nm, i see it =)
i just dont get a message in the game due to bracelt of woven grass

Edited, Tue Aug 27 17:37:40 2002
# Jul 30 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
As of Last patch, his repawn time has been nerfed.
Dropped cords in 5 kills
# Jul 27 2002 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
I was hunting this guy in LFay for about and hour, with a friend, (who helped me get the TOV a few levels back, Thanks Enilegna), and were both druids, I am 34, and she was 31 I think, we kept finding him in the +500,+500 area, not to far from the path, and each time, we killed him quick, 4 loots of the rune of ivy, and 3 bags of mistletoe, some brownie parts. Finally on the 5th kill or so, he dropped the Cords, It was her turn to loot, and I am glad she got braids, she deserved them. After all, if not for her I wouldnt have the Testament of Venear. Thanks Enilegna, we gotta kill that little bugger again soon, hehehe !

Mallone Foxdie - 34 druid - Ayonae Ro server.
RE: Dropped cords in 5 kills
# Jul 31 2002 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
Bah, lucky. My 32 druid and my 57 bard friend had been running all over lfay for most likely 24+ hours killing Thistle over a period of three days and he never dropped them. I ended up suckering out and buying them from a surly Wood Elf. However, I did do the Initiate of Tunare quest while we were there. :D
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 11 2002 at 2:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) As soon as I saw what these were capable of I sent a call to guildies and a bard friend answered. The bard is level 29 and happy to have a haste item. It is all to easy to go to wolf form and hunt Thistle Underbrush without the problem of other Brownies. Thistle is a mid level Brownie that drops Mistle toe powder (low level charm animal) and a rune of Ivy (for Ranger's Ivy etched Tunic)Also a good source of Brownie parts. I have almost a full stack to practice wedding cakes.
RE: Too easy for a druid
# Jun 12 2002 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
Um, these dont work for bards that way. Its enhancement haste, not a haste item.

What does Enhancement Haste I do?
# Jun 08 2002 at 6:20 PM Rating: Default
I'll tell you, after I was pleasantly suprised to find ANOTHER item I had had a new effect on it. I was kinda down that it was lvl one and seem useless to me, being 44.

It wasn't until SoW wore off and saw the message, "Your Braided Ivy Chords Shimmer" or what ever I realized this is NOT useless to us Druids at all.

What is one of the most popular buffs requested? SoW. This speeds up cast time by almost 2 secs. Makes a huge dif it it drops when a mob is on you, or just plain buffing. These also work on Superior Camo, so they must work up to spell lvl 20.

Point is, if you have thesem, they still have a
purpose other than the +5 Wis to us Druids.
RE: What does Enhancement Haste I do?
# Jun 12 2002 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
works on my 35 druid spells..dunno bout higher only level 35 presently
RE: What does Enhancement Haste I do?
# Jun 24 2002 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
Spell level refers to the level you are when you can first cast the spell... not what level you are now.

So this item will reduce the casting time of SoW (level 14 for druids) cast by ANY level of druid, even if he/she's currently AT level 60.

Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
Now has a focus effect of:
Enhancement Haste I
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 06 2002 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
What does this effect do? I'm wearing the cords, and noticed the new effect... that's why I'm here now!
RE: Focus Effect
# Jun 06 2002 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
Effect is that buff spells of level 20 and below are cast (upto)30% faster.

For example...
Barbcoat (level 19)
Cast time 2.0 Your cast time 1.4

(this is what my spell description actually reads now)
I got it in 1 try
# Apr 12 2002 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
I found this guy on track just in time to watch him die from a group of NPC's. But he respawned about 10-15 min later. He was at about -500, 2500. I doubt the shoulderpads are still rare, I got these on 1 kill. If they are rare, then I guess I'm lucky.

46 Druid
Thistlle Underbrush ph
# Feb 24 2002 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
Is there a place holder for Thistle Underbrush. Peeps in the zone are telling me there is.
# Jan 03 2002 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
Okay this may sound odd but I want to kill this guy because he looks like Nillipuss. So, anyways I got a level 38 Monk that punches at 34 max and flying kicks for about 81. I want to kill him soloing.And i was wondering if i could?
RE: Wondering..
# Feb 24 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
Thistle runs around at SoW speed. Without a tracker you probably won't be able to find him, and without SoW you won't be able to catch him.

Basically, your only chance at getting Thistle without help as a monk is to get extremely lucky and have him find you. And at level 38, he might not aggro on you, which lowers your chances even further. And even if you are lucky enough to engage him in melee, good luck killing him since he runs when low on health, and since Thistle is very green to you, he will most likely run early while he can still run at full speed.

My advice: Unless you have tracking and SoW/Selo's, don't even bother trying to hunt him.
RE: Wondering..
# May 16 2002 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
Going after him cause he looks like Nillpuss I hear you there brother but just like when I was a getting started in Rivervale you'll need help on this one. Just mention that nillpuss thing and you'll probably get a couple people willing to help just cause of that. Just make sure you ask up in GFay

He stole a whole stack of silk threads that tooks me hours to gather so I know I'd go after it with a vengance and help anyone who wanted to as well


Edited, Thu May 16 14:03:06 2002
RE: Wondering..
# Mar 30 2002 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
I wouldn't worry about the not aggroing. He just aggroed on me at level 54. Went down in 2 nukes, approx 1Khp. No cords. :(
NOT beastlord usable
# Dec 27 2001 at 5:36 PM Rating: Excellent
28 posts
These cannot be used by beastlords.

Desi Willowhill
50th Blade warrior
Seventh Hammer
Die thislte Die
# Dec 04 2001 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
Kilt this lil clown the other day. needed his rune for my ivy etched tunic, got the braided cords as i bonus i guess. how much are these things going for on Druzzil Ro? Oh and by the way, cept for his spells the bugger never touched me... i thoroughly enjoyed tearing him apart after the amount of time it took for me to find him.

31 Wood Elf ranger
No Subject
# Nov 29 2001 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
While working on my tunare symbols I have run into Thistle a lot, i've got 6 braided ivy cords if you count the ones I bought, 5 i've looted myself, he seems to drop them sort of 1/6.

He is up a lot of the time, seems to be random, no place holder, no fixed spawn point.

sowed npc
# Nov 05 2001 at 3:50 PM Rating: Default
Can you use cancel magic to get rid of his sow?
RE: sowed npc
# Dec 04 2001 at 5:09 AM Rating: Decent
Im not gonna say that you can, but id think so. I just snared him... that makes SOW go away and then some. He resisted once, but thats ok had plenty of time to pop off another while fighting him. Hope that helps, and hope you can snare or run very very fast.
# Nov 05 2001 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
these can be obtained pretty easily [at 46] and pretty easily sold for about 300pp on Luclin.
Stil no Kayalia Windwhisper
# Oct 22 2001 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
Been campin' Kayalia Windwhisper on the Quellious servor for the past four days now, and have tons of these after killin' Thistle every time I see him on track on my uncle's ranger. Sold one to some guy who wanted to twink his newbie druid for a hundred platinum. Would throw all of them away just to see Kayalia Windwhisper on track once.
doh 41th lmao. meant 41st. i'm really tired
# Oct 15 2001 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
Rare? hrm...
# Oct 15 2001 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
I think it's sad that there are posts here like "I killed this guy like 15 times and no cords! WTF"
I camped the fungus mutant in uGuk and killed him 65 times (and it only spawns 4 times an hour so yes, thats like 16 hours straight) and never saw the degenerated Guk Weed, so dont cry when you kill something 10 or 15 times w/o a rare drop, instead go see a REAL rare drop... =D
went back to the elemental earlier today and blew another 8 hours and no weed =(

Rotesbart Bladestar
41th season Warrior of Brell Serilis
the World of Tunare
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