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Shield of the Slain Unicorn  

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Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 40
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 33 AC: 9
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Piercing
Merchant Value:9 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Belce
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-24 21:54:33
Page Updated:Tue Apr 25th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 30

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Nagafen's Lair

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Feb 07 2003 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
hmm and now it drops from the frogs in grobb
got one last night
RE: frogs
# Feb 07 2003 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
658 posts
lol The frogs from grob just came out last night.
Antonius Bayle
have one for sale
# Aug 30 2001 at 8:40 PM Rating: Default
I have one of these for sale on the Sullon Zek server... in Neriak. Email me if you are interested, price 50pp or best offer. (
To clear a few things up here..
# Aug 16 2001 at 1:47 AM Rating: Excellent
39 posts
OK..This is not a shield. You cannot bash with it at all. If you are a large race you have the ablilty to SLAM which is a racial trait that is based off the bash skill.

People seemed confused by this. SLAM uses the bash skill to determine hits and damage, however your ability to hurt magic creatures is based on what your are wearing in your shoulder slot. What you are wielding in your off hand makes no differense if you are using SLAM.

If you are using BASH then you will need to have a shield equiped in your off hand. For magical creatures it must be a magical shield.

This item is a piercing weapon. You will have to be at least level 13 and trained in duel wield to use it since it is offhand only. It is also extremely slow, I would recommend using a dragon dirk or some such to build up piercing before I would wield this weapon.

*Personally* I think this weapon is absolute crap, especially for the level you need to be to obtain it. On the other hand for lower levels this weapon gives some extra ac at an affordable price, and it looks stylin.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 10 2001 at 10:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I need this shield for my brother what area u in?
# Jul 20 2001 at 12:44 AM Rating: Default
nice weapon for necro pets
# Jul 19 2001 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
I just picked one up for 20pp.
# Jul 19 2001 at 11:47 PM Rating: Default
I just picked one up for 20pp.
id get one
# Jul 10 2001 at 3:53 AM Rating: Default
These things arent a bad idea to buy. why? cause you can learn piercing with some extra ac.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 09 2001 at 2:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You bash with your shoulder not any other part of your body , my barb warrior uses 2hs and can still slam , he could only slam ghouls and such though since he bought a drovlarg mantle , anyhow it's a crap weapon to dual wield with cos it's too slow , you want a lower delay weapon in your off hand to be any good 8P
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 01 2001 at 7:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i want to buy it
Price Check
# Jun 17 2001 at 3:34 AM Rating: Default
so what is the real worth of this piece...40p ...300p....? thinking about one...;o)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 10:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im interested in buying shield for 60pp please send email to for a good time to catch u online
#Anonymous, Posted: May 30 2001 at 3:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got one for sale on Tallon Zek if anyone wants it. Trying to get 300pp for it.
The most underrated item in EQ
# Mar 26 2001 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
I ran some tests using copelands weapon analyzer, for those of you who subscribe to the mechanicalistic way of playing EQ.

For a level 50 warrior, str 110 and no haste, the difference in damage output between this in the offhand and a Short sword of the Ykesha is only 50 points of damage per minute. Yes, only 50 damage per minute. That's because offhand damage is truly trivial compared to primary hand damage.

Same scenario, level 50 warrior, str 110 and no haste, the Jade mace outperforms this shield by a little more than 100 points of damage per minute. Again, not that much, and a jade mace is a pretty nice weapon.

It would seem to me that 9 raw AC is more than worth the 50 or 100 damage per minute you lose, but LOL no one will believe me - at least my guild warriors don't.

Llabaktharr Gigglegiggler
50 rogue
RE: The most underrated item in EQ
# May 15 2001 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
This is nonsense.

True, there is no damage bonus to your off-hand weapon. Therefor ratio (and possibly procs or bonuses) are the only thing that count there.

This piercing weapon (its not a shield, you can't bash with it) has a 1-4 dmg/dly, which puts it on par with other newbie weapons like a dragoon dirk, langseax etc..

A yak has a 1-3 dmg/dly ratio and procs a 75 point DD. They are not in the same league.

A jade mace has a 1-2 dmg/dly ratio it owns this.

How is a lvl 50 warrior supposed to taunt anything using a 41 dly weapon with almost no damage?

Basically your argument is the same as 'Hey! A banded Tunic has 15ac and its a lot cheaper than a EBBP which has only 10ac more! Everyone should just wear banded.'

As for copelands.. This weapon does 107 dmg/minute offhand on a lvl 50 warrior unhasted. Yak does 160, plus creates a lot of taunt from the proc, Jade Mace does over 210. Yes, you are correct a JM does 'only 100 more' , but keep in mind this is half the damage output from your off-hand, not the same as comparing 700 dmg/minute to 800 dmg/minute.
RE: The most underrated item in EQ
# May 21 2001 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
No, it's not like he's saying "just buy a banded tunic" because a banded tunic does not have damage output like a slain unicorn does. If you had a breastplate that you could fight with and it had 4 points less AC than a bp that is just AC, then you might consider using the lower AC breastplate in order to do extra damage. Thus, while the shield does less damage than the yak, it cuts down on the amount of damage you take. That is his argument, and it's still a good one.
Kick's A$$ !!!!
# Mar 03 2001 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
I just got one for 40pp, it not only looks cool, but I can dual wield and double attack with it.
I also picked up a Berserker's axe, and I finally LOOK like a real dwarven warrior as they appear in classic fantasy fiction.
I am most pleased with this weapon, and would reccomend it to all.Now I just have to get my piercing skill up =)
Later guys.

warrior of the 18th notch
The Seventh Hammer
Counts as a weapon too, I guess
# Jan 28 2001 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
When you get dual wield, you can use a weapon and this shield, or you can use the shield by itself, I assume.
can't use it at lvl 10...why!?
# Jan 28 2001 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
i can't use this shield at lvl was given to me by a good friend. Anyone know why, or what lvl i can use it? I am a barbarian warrior. Thanks for help!
RE: can't use it at lvl 10...why!?
# Feb 09 2001 at 11:16 PM Rating: Default
You can't use at lvl 10 as you do not dual wield yet - this "shield" is a weapon.
RE: can't use it at lvl 10...why!?
# Feb 06 2001 at 9:01 AM Rating: Default
Read the messages below regarding can't bash
Shouldnt this come off ... a Unicorn? (NT)
# Jan 26 2001 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
RE: Shouldnt this come off ... a Unicorn? (NT)
# Nov 18 2001 at 2:47 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Why would a unicorn be carrying a weapon made from a dead unicorn? True there are some odd occurances where a piece of armor made from a creature drops from the creature when it dies (eg. chitin shell shield), but i've always thought that was kinda poor roleplay. Makes more sense to have the item drop off the arch enemy of a unicorn.
RE: Shouldnt this come off ... a Unicorn? (NT)
# Mar 29 2002 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
Hehe I saw this and thought well, maybe it would make sense if it did drop off a unicorn. Like, the way "a spider venom sac" or whatever it's called drops off of spiders, truly that is only a label we put on such an item. So this "shield" may have been... what, a very very wide horn? :D Or maybe the horn plus part of the top of the skull? It's up to your imagination, but I think it would make sense if it dropped off a unicorn, Just like the shell "shield" of Lodizal drops off Lodizal. I mean, Lodizal didn't have a shell and think "Oh this is my shield", but instead just had a naturally strong shell which is called a shield by those who decide to slay him.

Omlette du fromage,
RE: Shouldnt this come off ... a Unicorn? (NT)
# Apr 01 2002 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
266 posts
There are a couple problems with your argument. First, a spider venom sac is a piece of the spider, like a wolf skin is a piece of the wolf, removed by careful skinning/cutting by the person who killed it. This is a finely crafted weapon, which the graphic clearly demonstrates. Also, with regard to Lodizal's shell, he DOES NOT drop the lodizal shell shield. He drops a lodizal shell, which can be made into a shield through a quest.

Now thats not to say that a mob can never drop a weapon that is part of it's body. A drachnid leg tip, for example, makes sense as a stiff chitinous stabbing tool, which is useful as is. Garou bone club, similarly, is merely a bone from garou, which is clubsized. Also, giant snake fang; just a nice sized, naturally sharp implement.

But an item called "shield of the slain unicorn" isn't the same as a chunk of unicorn head with the horn still on it. If it was called "a unicorn horn" and was just a piercing weapon, with no ac, I could see it dropping off a unicorn.
# Jan 18 2001 at 7:50 AM Rating: Default
i have one on 13 barbarian it does not seem to pierce only slam when i hit slam no auto attack with the dual wield i have yet to se it pierce
Bash Problem
# Dec 15 2000 at 5:24 AM Rating: Default
Hey, I got one of these for my level 13 Warrior and it keeps saying 'You must equip a shield in order to BASH' or some BS like that. Can you not use it to bash while Dual Wielding or something? Someone please help, send any info to Thanks.
RE: Bash Problem
# Jan 18 2001 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
This is a weapon. Use kick .
RE: Bash Problem
# Dec 16 2000 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
You can not bash with this shield. It is used as part of your dual wield that you get at Lvl 13. As it says it's a piercing weapon.
RE: Bash Problem
# Dec 22 2000 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
Actually, large races (Trolls and Ogres (Barbs?) can Slam with this "shield" however, which counts as a magic bash attack (normally a slam isn't magic, even with a magic weapon in hand). I just picked one up from my Troll Warrior and it's pretty sweet, I think. He's lvl 14 now and with this I can dual wield and slam-bash ghouls, willowisps, etc.

Small races however, probably won't like it as they can't slam and thus it's just a not-so-great piercing weapon...although the AC might make up for it.
RE: Bash Problem
# Mar 26 2001 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
No shield enables magical creatures to be hit by slam. The Slam ability uses the shoulders and so having a magical mantle or pauldron of some sort should enable you to hit magical creatures. (I'm about 80% sure about this statement), I could be wrong
RE: Bash Problem
# Apr 05 2001 at 4:31 AM Rating: Default
Actually, slam ability uses the off-hand. My Barb shaman can slam magical creatures with my Testament of Vanear (a book) or my Crude Stein in the off hand. Magic shoulders doesn't do squat for slam.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 19 2001 at 1:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Actually your both prolly wrong, i was using Blade of Xalgoz 23/40 +3 str +3 agi with my Ogre, i didnt have magical Gloves, and i couldnt smack the Ghouls, i doubt its what is in your off-hand becuz when i started using Dark Forge Gauntlets, i started smackin ghouls so its your Gloves, not your shoulders....well thats slam, and this IS NO ANY @#$%in SHIELD IT JUST LOOKS LIKE ONE CUZ IT HAS SUCH HIGH AC! so its like a oddly damaged dagger with AC and i dont feel like reading a bunch of notes on how much Verant sux when your giving them $10 a month or CLOSE TO IT, so shuddup
RE: Bash Problem
# Jan 08 2001 at 5:51 AM Rating: Default
You cannot bash with it because it is a weapon, the larger races however can slam with it and I have found the occasional critical hit (44+) makes the combat short and sweet just when you think it's about to turn nasty.

Tips: Work on your piercing skill so that when you hit you do more damage, this will more than compensate for the lack of speed,
Save a few points and when you get the skills pour your points into dual wield and double attack.

Very nice indeed.
RE: Bash Problem
# Apr 05 2001 at 4:33 AM Rating: Default
Larger races can slam at any time. They can slam when dual wielding anything. This "shield" isn't a shield at all. It's a weapon with AC and the look of a shield.

Verants dupe skill has increased(344233582837)!
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