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Obulus Death Shroud  

AC: 10
STR: +3 STA: +5 WIS: +3 MANA: +25
Focus: Mana Preservation III
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:100 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Lothax Soultwister
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 07:56:14
Page Updated:Sat Jan 14th, 2023

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 10,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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Zone Name
Old Sebilis

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Update Drop List - Foglok bok wizard
# Jun 18 2020 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
5 posts
just dropped from Foglok bok wizard on Agnarr
Dropped of Bok Night?
# Oct 14 2005 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
One my way to Broog i got ODS off a bok knight as of 10/10/05. I double checked cause i have seen them drop from dar knights. did they change drop? or was i dreaming?
Days of yore!
# Oct 04 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
Remember I had onen of these laying on an alt. Looted it from OS in the old days good before Velious.

I was kinda happy when they added the focus effect. Used it for a while and then sold it for hefty money.
# May 25 2004 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
Plowed from entrance to the Prymid, then plowed to Disco, killed Disco areas 1 and 2, 2 times and no Obulus Death Shroud drop. Probably killed 20 to 30 Froglok Dar Knights is it possible that the only Dar Knight that drops the ODS is the one at entrance?
RE: Drops
# Feb 18 2005 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
It's a kunark thing. Solist's Wand, Bracer of the Hidden, Sibilizan berserker cloak, Obulus Death Shroud, RBG. All of these things drop off crap mobs but they only drop like 1 in 500 mobs or less. Kinda like the neck items in Natimbi...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
first mob killed
# Apr 27 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
Went into seb about 3months back w my shaman botting my ranger and first mob i killed at ent dropped this goody....shear luck considering ive cleared zone once before and gotten only a crappy staff to drop and junk spells.

Can happen though.... just gotta try.
% of drop ?
# Feb 04 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Default
What is the % that a dar knight well drop this ?? Can anyone tell me please ! And whats the min level to get this item?? Thanks <(*.*)>
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 17 2004 at 9:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) almost never being taht there are few in bazaar at oen time and taht the mob pops at ent and to get in past the ent he gets killed. i soloed them at about lvl 53 and taht was the pair of the 2 at ent so with a grp its easyer.
RE: % of drop ?
# Apr 12 2004 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
spell check
RE: % of drop ?
# Aug 18 2004 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
Spell currently camped, come back later.
Price jump
# Dec 16 2003 at 3:44 AM Rating: Good
124 posts
I picked mine up a few months back on Fennin Ro. I waited til someone was selling one for 5-6K. Last night, there was someone in the bazaar begging to buy one for 15K and no one would sell one. I did a search on it and the prices were all over 22K!
RE: Price jump
# Jan 07 2004 at 8:42 PM Rating: Excellent
64 posts
Aye after the plat cheat prices went up, slowly coming down.

Got one off of Froglok Bok Wizard(at platform after cages before chef/bar) as well as the Dar Knight if you hunting it in OS instead of Bazaar.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 07 2003 at 10:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WOHOOO! Awesome! I got mine on Vallon Zek in the bazaar for 10k last night. I think it will be a fine accessory for my level 17 Enchanter. I got on my horse and chain casted several spells that normally leave me out of mana quickly to find that I still had plenty! This item is amazing, and I am very pleased that I made this purchase.
Want one on Inny
# Oct 28 2003 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
I am looking to get one of these on Inny Server.

I have an Ikky BP and some other items for trade.

Send me a message in game if you have one to trade.
# Sep 07 2003 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
124 posts
Any reason this doesn't kick in on ports? I get the shimmering message on nearly every spell (except those covered by another focus item) but nothing on ports!
# Nov 17 2003 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
This actually does work with Port (and Gate), but you do not see the effect because it happens right after you begin to zone, but before you actually arrive at your destination, as your system is loading.
knights not all..
# May 24 2003 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
Knights arent all that can drop it, i know this to be true because mine came off a shaman.

i remember the exact moment it dropped, shaman adds, chanter mezes, wizzie nukes i get malaise, proceed to be pissed and nuke its *** off, reach down and boom there it was. I was shocked, i even took a pic somewhere, i am 100% positive the knights arent all that drop it. Unless vi just freaked out and said here take the damn thing...
stacks with spell casting mastery?
# May 05 2003 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
Will mana prev 3 stack with AA ability 'spell casting mastery' pls?

Slightly off topic - My thinking is that 'spell casting mastery' has a 'chance' to reduce mana cost of spell by 5pct, etc up to 30pct - any1 know the 'chance' pct pls?

Cheers and beers
RE: stacks with spell casting mastery?
# May 14 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Excellent
658 posts
MPIII items and SCM stack, but there is probably an overall cap on how much mana can be saved by AAs and focus items combined (it definitely works this way for Extended Enhancement items and SCR).

SCM always saves mana, with each and every cast. Just like caster specialization, VI/SOE says one thing, the reality is another.
RE: stacks with spell casting mastery?
# Aug 26 2003 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
Think of AA's are a sort of "Innate" improvement, meaning that they'll stack with one item and one spell of similar kind.

For example, if you had spell haste AA, the mage ring (15% casting time reduction), and Blessing of Reverence, theoretically it would all stack.
RE: stacks with spell casting mastery?
# Nov 19 2003 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
Both in theory and in practice, they stack :)
Lucky drop
# Apr 22 2003 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Dar knight right at the entrance dropped one of these for me this weekend. Wow lucky drop indeed!!!
RE: Lucky drop
# Aug 26 2003 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
Same Here had one drop it from the 2 frogs at the entrance! I dodn't know that this uber item dropped off such a common mob. Albiet rare as it is I was quiet surprised and my guilds shammy is definetly a friend for life. They sell for 8-10K on Povar. Guess this explains why the late nights are camped and the zone is full of 63+ toons.
Grrrrr where at ..?
# Apr 22 2003 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
87 posts
We have spent lot lot lot of time in Seb, usually camp NG, and we never looted one of these Smiley: cry
Killed thousand and thousand Dar knight and any others Forggy in there and NOT A Obulus ! Larikan's mask, yes, Lamentation yes, Gems Oh Yess ! but Obulus...
will it work on a 37 cleric?
# Mar 04 2003 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
So will this work on my 37 cleric or not? I see that it affects spells up to lvl 60, but does it only affects spells lvl 44+?

Gelvin Bowslinger
52 Pathfinder

Inyar Starbringer
37 Cleric
RE: will it work on a 37 cleric?
# Mar 09 2003 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
Works on all spells, level 60 and below, with the exception of complete heal and percentage heals.
RE: will it work on a 37 cleric?
# Mar 12 2003 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
k, thanks
Does the Foci stack
# Feb 21 2003 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
Does the Focus Effect stack with the Affliction Efficiency line? If it did, that's an addition 10% savings on the cost to cast a spell.
RE: Does the Foci stack
# Feb 21 2003 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
No. Focus items do not stack when they affect the same attribute, that is, you can't have two mana preserving focus effects at the same time.

Of course, my wizzy has spell haste, mana preservation, and improved damage items, so he can cast a nuke faster, with less mana, and it'll hit harder. Those focus items all affect different attributes.
Drop Confirmation
# Jan 06 2003 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Our group had one of these drop last night in SEB around NG, as Larrikin Mask and numerous gems.

50th Enchanter
Protectors Of Kindered Souls
RE: Drop Confirmation
# Jan 24 2003 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped off the third mob into the zone (a Dar Knight). Won the roll. A nice upgrade to Adamantite Epaulets. I've spent a lot of time in this zone and probably killed hundreds of Dar knights and this is the first one I've seen drop.
OMG too many times.
# Dec 29 2002 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
Heh, I (49 nec)got my key this morning for Seb....went in with a full guildy group and sat around for a few kills. I then gated out cause my friend (51 mage) got on and didn't have a I went and helped her get the stuff for one. Got back to Seb couple hours later and no one in zone. The two pops at door where a night and a wizard. Mezz pulled knight and kept mezzing wizard whenever he agro'ed. It was a hard fight for our pets and all.

Searched the wiz first and I saw the ODS their. Spammed the Guildchat a bit with OMG cause this was my first really nice find (unless you count a runed mithral bracelet in solb). First pull in zone, I like this place now.
Not just Dar Knights...
# Nov 28 2002 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Have seen 2 drop in Seb and neither came off a dar knight. First was off an Ilis Wizard, second was off a Krup Knight. Not common by any means, but have gotten 2 to drop on last 3 trips to Seb.
11k I wish
# Oct 05 2002 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
I am not sure where these prices came from, maybe our sever is messed up. I rarely see these for sell and when they are, its for 20-30k. Would love to see one for 11k. but have one and love mine. so guess its worth what u are willing to pay
RE: 11k I wish
# May 07 2003 at 8:36 PM Rating: Default
this item went from 10k to 20k when the focus item was added...
RE: 11k I wish
# Oct 30 2002 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
This price also includes many prices from before the Focus Effect patch... the value of this increased tremendously when they put Mana Preservation III on it.
RE: 11k I wish
# Nov 29 2002 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
The prices sank alot prior to POP and then suddenly inflated when people found that mpres 4 items were not so common.
# Sep 23 2002 at 6:13 AM Rating: Decent
Oh I forgot to mention...

Obvisouly the BA Medallion will not help any spells over 44. So your ODS will do those, while the BA Medallion will do the ones under 44.

RE: add...
# Jan 09 2003 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, no. The higher ranked focus item is always the one used. So if you have the ODS you may as well sell your BA Med unless you need the other stats on it.
RE: add...
# Jan 27 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
If you are wearing both, the lesser one (i.e. MP 2 item) will fire a msg for spells under lvl 44 while the greater (i.e. MP 3 item) will fire for spells 45 - 60 . My beastlord wears items with both MP 2 and MP 3 and this is how it occurs on her.
RE: add...
# Jul 01 2003 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Well yeah, but the mana preservation III will work for all spells... I think that was the point that the original poster was trying to make, that you dont need an MP II item that exclusively works for 20-44 and an MP III item that exclusively works for 45-60.
BA Medallion
# Sep 23 2002 at 6:11 AM Rating: Decent
Hey no worries on the medallion - the percentage is the same... You save the same amount of mana. The difference is the level of spells - and the BA Medallion was 'able' to work for the spells you were casting, so it did the focus effect.

If you had taken off the BA Medallion, the ODS would have done it.

# Sep 20 2002 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this item off a friend that got it in a trade before the focus was added. i bought it off of them for 10k when the going rate on TP was over 18k :). i LOVE it i was at the time a lvl 56 druid with 245wis. that very night my firend and a few others, including a lvl 59 druid with 255 wis and a much bigger mana pool then mine whent to FG for the first time and we only had one cleric. our cleric died about 10secs into the first pull and me and the other druid were left as the healers. at the time the other druid yelled OOM i notcied i was still at 40%. if not for my ODS our group would not have lived the trip. say what you want about this item but it ROCKS and i do not belive it is only 10% mana save like eveyone says.

only issue i ever had with this item is (yeah point and laugh at me) i was using a black alloy madallion at the time and for some really strange reason on my lower lvl spells it was over riding my ODS /shrug. so as a wearning dont try to stack these 2 items.

about a week after i got this time a lvl 60 druid that i had know since our 30's actually pointed and laughed at me for buying one but about a week later he send me a tell and asked me if i knew where he could get one at :).

lvl 60 druid

Edited, Fri Sep 20 09:44:01 2002
# Jan 09 2003 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
The savings come out of the mana you USE, not your total mana. If you have 6,000 mana, your actually going to save 10% mana on that extra 600 points everyone is talking about in this thread.

If you were able to use every point of mana, then you'd find that you were able to cast about 667 points extra from a pool of 6,000 mana for a total of 6667 mana.
[6000*.1=600 600*.1=60 60*.1=6 6*.1=.6

Also remember that, for the purpose of these calculations mana generating items increase the available mana pool. When you expend that generated mana, you get the same savings. So if durring an encounter you get an extra 1200 mana from mind buffs, canabalize or whatever, you can add an additional 133 mana savings after you use this additional mana.

So 6000 original mana with 1200 generated mana gets you about 800 additional mana in savings for the conflict.

{note: Some complex mathmatics can be employed to calculate the savings. However, EQ is a game for all ages and technical levels. Intuitivly multiplying out the savings is simple and fast enough. For this reason, I did not include any formulas, feeling the examples provided were enough. The numbers used were plucked from this discussion. My character has no where near this much mana, and thus my personal savings are proportionatly less than those stated.}

-- message edited for typing errors.

Edited, Tue Apr 29 00:27:37 2003
Price in Bazaar
# Aug 21 2002 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
Saw this being sold in Bazaar in Morell Thule recently for about 15k (may have been 12k, not too certain).

Nonneni Proudshadow
54th halfling warrior
RE: Price in Bazaar
# Aug 22 2002 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
627 posts
Similar price on The Nameless. Usually hovers around 15k. *Somehow* one of the traders put it up for 1350. Maybe he missed a zero.. who knows.. I grabbed it and transferred the item over to my druid. I havent tested it much since I just got it but it looks like my nukes, damage shields, and sow fall under the MP3 focus.
At what level does the MP effect proc?
# Aug 20 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
What level do you have to be for the mana preservation effect to work? Thanks for info.

RE: At what level does the MP effect proc?
# Aug 21 2002 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
Prodigal Son
20,643 posts
Focus effects are not procs. They're permanent. They also work on any lvl character. The difference in focus levels are what spells they affect. Focus level I is up to ~22nd, focus II is up to 44th (I have a few of these) and focus III is all spell levels. This item will cause all spells to cost 10% less (other than specifically designated spells, such as Complete Heal which is not affected by any focus to my knowledge)
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RE: At what level does the MP effect proc?
# Dec 17 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
actually, focus III is up to level 60. for any spells over 60, you'll need a focus IV item (up to lvl 65, i believe only found in PoP). but focus III is about as high as you can twink.
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