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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 November 12th, 2022 by iventheassassin
Updated December 12th, 2022
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Really lucky I guess...
# Oct 10 2001 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent

I went in tonight expecting to wait a really long time to get one of these to drop. It was a pleasant suprise to see that it dropped on the second time that I killed Thistle. :)

Good luck all :)
lucky break
# Sep 10 2001 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
After 2 days of looking for lesser fay i finaly found it tonight and who was standing right at the boundary it was thistle.I did him over in quick order and on my first time out i got the cords :) good for my druid i think
happy hunting
PS hes got shield of thistle on and likes to cast sting swarm
RE: lucky break
# Sep 10 2001 at 7:35 AM Rating: Default
its got 5 ac not 4
RE: lucky break
# Sep 22 2001 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
no, its shown correctly. Its ac4 and +5 to wisdom. I got these last night for my Druid Alt. An that was after killing thistle about 9 times or more.
# Sep 09 2001 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
WHen i was aboot LvL 10 he whiped me out but tomorrow im gonna Rape this dude, root snare Nuke nuke nuke, i have this one guys skull some im gonna get that rune and,uh, get other stuff like cords if i can? so yea, Revenge is something you gain not something you earn *Disturbed* SOMEONES GONNA DIE GONNA GONNA DIE!
Bracken Underbrush
# Aug 24 2001 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
I walked into LF one evening to camp him, found him on track immediatly from ranger huts. Chased him down (he has sow) and killed him but he dropped nothing but trash. Then went right back to ranger camp and Bracken popped within 5 minutes of Thistle's death and dropped the Braided Ivy cords.
dropped once
# Aug 18 2001 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
me and 2 other druid friends were out camping him, last night. the first time we had him on track he was allready up before we found him killed him then adn 5 minutes later he poped again not in the same area of last pop. he dropped the chords second kill. and never saw him again that night. He is a rare random spawn
he mainly casts ignite but he tried to root me and got a creeping crud on me. but all in all a easy mob if you find him.

Jensen Greatwar
37 druid of Brell Serillis
Proud officer of the Death Stalker Elite Guard
Just my luck then
# Jul 08 2001 at 12:52 PM Rating: Default
Ok ive killed this my like 10
Cords semi-rare
# Jun 29 2001 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
Out of the 15 times + I've killed him only had 2 cords drop :o(
# Jun 15 2001 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
Well, let me say this guy is ONE BIG BOOGER! I'm a 30 Druid and he killed me 2x last night :0( I saw this guy committ suicide and run into the Ranger camp one time. He runs all over the place, I followed him quite a few times. I did get the last laugh though because I killed him 3x and got a cords drop on one. He spawned one right after the other. One time I killed him, left the rune he drops on him and he still popped like 2 mins later! He was up so many times, I couldn't med up enough to kill him.
Zaton (34 druid)
# Jun 14 2001 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
A lot of you people above say you found him easily or he just didnt spawn well i camped him for 2 days (not Eq days) i saw him on track twice i ran all through the zone prolly 100 times and never found him again until a few days ago when someone killed him while i was chasing and got the the cords i killed him twice no cords i am going back to camping him but wherte does the @$$ hole spawn???????????
Thistle spawn random, try tracking by the oblisk though
# Aug 24 2001 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
240 posts
I was working on a quest over at the haunted Oblisk near the MM zone. Thistle spawned about 2-3 times per hour while I was there. I tracked and killed him when bored. Sometimes he ran right in front of me at the Oblisk. From what I know he spawns in random places and can be ANYWHERE in the zone but seems to spend more time on the west side of the zone.

The drop rate for me on the cords was about 1 in 4. I equiped one and gave the rest away. I've picked up 8 or 10 total while in Lfay zone.
# Jun 10 2001 at 8:48 PM Rating: Default
U can find thistel & Bracken Underbrush neer mummy/skeletons mobs wish this places is one many places they stop to rest for about 15 sec, or u can wait at Ranger Camp till u see one of them
Lucky me
# Jun 03 2001 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
I was hunting with a 32 ranger in MM i was a level 25 druid. i left MM to camp and he asked me if i have my ivy cords i didn't so we went to see if he was up he was. he almost killed the ranger but we killed him. when i looted them there were the cord. i figured they we a common drop but he told they weren't. Lucky me
Kilodar Thunderwold 27 druid of the nameless
He's pretty hard for his lvl
# Jun 01 2001 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl29 Druid, have killed him 7 or 8 times today and got 2 Ivy Cords and Pouch of Mistletoe Powder every other kill. He casts Creeping crud and ensnaring roots as well as Combust(or Ignite), every thime I killed him I had about 1 2 bubble left of HPs and 2-3 bubbles of mana. Every time I would kill him I would go to the elven camp(where there is a person who sells beer) and med all the way up, then when done he sometimes on track already, but sometimes it takes over an hour for him to spawn again. Good Luck killing him.
Voda, 29 Druid
Rallos Zek
Lucky SOB's
# Jun 01 2001 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
Killed Thistle approximately 15 times and have never had the freakin cords drop...this guy better drop em ..guess my luck sucks right now
# May 10 2001 at 4:07 PM Rating: Default
This is a RARE drop. I have killed Thistle 10 times and Bracken once and I have never seen cords.

Oengus Awenydd, Druid of Tunare
Saryrn Server
# May 06 2001 at 12:45 AM Rating: Default
I'll help ur lil newbie minds. Bracken is the brother of Thistle underbrush... underbrush has the chance of 75% of mantle and bracken with 25%. They are both druids and thistle will stinging swarm you and tats mostly it.
You are both right
# Apr 23 2001 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
I used to hunt in Lesser Faydark a lot with my druid, and managed to get a couple of Braided Ivy Cords off of Thistle in my time. Last night I was on Xev with my 23 ranger when Bracken showed up on tracking. He was blue con so I thought I'd give it a shot. After a long chase I caught up with him and handled him pretty easily and he dropped BRAIDED IVY CORDS! I was very surprised, but also very happy. So I have personally looted the cords off of both of the Underbrushes.

Greybear, 24 ranger, Xev server
brownie scouting
# Apr 23 2001 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
Well, while you all are having fun slaughtering poor little defensless Thistle, be sure to watch out for the roaming scouts. Blue to me at 44 so i'm sure they're just a weeeee bit harder than Thistle himself.

Ranger of 44 seasons

May the rains of Karana wash the evil from Norrath
Super Lucky
# Apr 22 2001 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
I went to LFay today to kill Thistle for the rune for my etched ivy quest...waxed me the first time...when i got my corpse i went back and killed him...had the rune and the cord on him...only had to kill him once...guess my luck is changin...

Ralerwen Darclyte
Ranger of Tunare
The Tribunal
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 07 2001 at 4:52 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Lvl 29+ Druid Hunting Guide for Thistle
# Apr 07 2001 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
Hunted Thistle last night (4-7-01). I started around 2 am with the zone completely empty except for a high level cleric and ranger hunting gnomish things. Thistle was up as I entered the zone. I was still low mana from gating over (Lvl 29 druid, current Wis was 149). My track covered about half the zone so it didn't take much movement to get him on radar. I had the following buffs up: Bramblecoat, skin like steel, wolf form, and strength of earth. With wolf form I was able to chase him down fairly quickly. I don't feel Scale of Wolf is needed to catch him. I did a stern chase and as I drew even with him I stopped and hit him with Immolate and followed with rapid fire combusts. At the end of combat I was at two bubs health and he was dead a short distance away. First try I got the Braided Ivy cords, and a rune. He popped immediately onto track, but I needed a rest. After medding to full I gave chase again and was able to quickly tag him and take him down. This time I had memmed cancel magic to debuff myself after combat. To facilitate this I cast shield of thistle on myself before buffing up. After it faded I had an open slot at the top to take his creeping crud. He died very quickly this time. No cords, though, but did have a bag of charm animal dust. The third time I wasn't so lucky. My Immolates were continuously resisted, so by the time I started combusting him I was too low on mana. Running was pointless so I fought to the bitter end forgetting one important thing. I didn't know where I was. Because the battles are more like police pursuits than a shootout/brawl you cover a lot of territory and might get into places where you are unfamiliar. Remember to do a loc. On returning and spending a long time finding my still smoking corpse I noticed he was still up and running around so I gave chase again. Things worked better this time and I had another pair of cords. I camped the zone for another hour but never saw him again.
I will reinforce what has been said elsewhere...don't bother with roots or snare. Hit him with your best DOT/DD. He will stop running and not start again until it's too late. Remember that your lvl 29 DOT stacks with Stinging Swarm, and keep cancel magic and careless lightning memmed. If you are low on mana and he's not quite dead he can really hurt you. The careless lightning can add the last needed punch if you see the dreaded
Also, during the two hours I was camped there or running in and out of the zone I never saw him spawn again other than the three times I mentioned. I never saw a Bracken Underbrush spawn.

Good Hunting!
Uilian Ravensbane
RE: Lvl 29+ Druid Hunting Guide for Thistle
# May 17 2001 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
This is incredibly accurate and almost exactly what happened to me. Good advice on the Careless Lightning. The one time he killed me out of 12, was becasue I didn't have a low-mana spell memmed. Forget Dizzying Wind, just use Combust and your favorite DOT, Creeping Crud for me.

The only thing I have to add is that I got them off of Bracken Underbrush, which is a really easy fight. All in all, this is a pretty good camp for a lvl 29 druid. The zone is typically empty and Thistle gives pretty good loot even when he doesn't drop a BIC.
thistle drops
# Feb 06 2001 at 3:23 PM Rating: Default
Killed Thistle 7 times and he dropped it once. I'm a level 31 druid and he took me down to two bubbles each time. He has creeping crud and some tough DD, plus he's SoWed.
Wrong Mob
# Jan 29 2001 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
Killed him the other day right after I finished off thistle underbrush. Mob that drops this is prolly thistles brother.. lol. His name was Braken Underbrush. Whole heck of a lot easier to kill him than to kill thistle. Good luck findin him, guess he is a rare spawn
# Apr 06 2001 at 8:14 PM Rating: Default
Thistle drops it.
Thistle still drops
# Feb 03 2001 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
It is Thistle Underbrush, killed him other day for rune of ivy that he drops, he dropped the cords as well, so he is still the guy that drops them.
who is PH?
# Jan 21 2001 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
does anyone know who Thistle or Bracken's Placeholder is? sometimes thistle spawns every 30 seconds, and sometimes it seems like he won't show up for any case, i killed that little b@$tard 10 times and never got any cords.
i'll say this though...he's quite easy at 35
RE: who is PH?
# May 22 2001 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
There is no PH. I've camped Thistle for a bit while doing the Tunare quests. I've killed him 9 times and have 2 cords to show for it. Myself and another kind druid, also level 29, were taking turns whacking him. He popped immediatly after being killed the first few times we did him in, then nothing. He didn't show up for an entire daytime, but appeared right at 7pm. We thought he might be a night spawn, but after that I have seen him pop during the day. I've also camped the zone all by my lonesome in the wee hours of the night and he's popped without me, or anyone else, killing anything else in the zone. I'd go into how to kill him, but there's already sone excellent posts above.

Opbang Motdang
Son of Tunare
Brother to all of Kelethin
Druid, currently of the 29th cycle
Drinal Server
Super rare..
# Jan 09 2001 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
We killed this guy 5 times in succession and he didn't drop this item at all. All he ever had was the mistletoe pouch and the rune for the ranger quest. Very disappointing to say the least.
RE: Super rare..
# Jan 10 2001 at 7:21 PM Rating: Default
this item is also found on Bracken Underbrush, who i think is about 19th level.
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