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Shield of Spectral Essence  

AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +6 INT: +6
WT: 0.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: SHD NEC
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Merchant Value:30 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:31
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 3,100pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 30

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This item is found on creatures.

NPC Name
spectral guardian

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Dropped 2X for me off Spectral Guardians
# Aug 27 2003 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
I took my 40 Iksar Monk to Kaesora and I got this shield after being there less than an hour. I was soloing and had killed maybe 5 spec guardians when this dropped. I got lost and killed shortly after and I decided to take my 48 Necro there to see if he could clear the Library Area where my Monk died so I could then log the Monk and retrieve my corpse.

I was only there about 10 minutes and had only killed a few mobs when this dropped again for my Necro. Unfortunately, I had one in my Necro's bank from many levels ago and could not loot it because it is lore.

So I think this is a common drop in Kaesora. Or maybe I just got very lucky - twice.
RE: Dropped 2X for me off Spectral Guardians
# Oct 08 2003 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
You got very lucky - twice.
Still Drops
# Aug 15 2003 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
This dropped for me tonight 8/15/03 while camping Xalgoz. 27hrs into the camp, this dropped of a spectral guardian in the church basement. Has that transparent pulsating look to it, white. Very nice.

Cretaceous Sather
Iksar Heretic of Stromm
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 11 2002 at 5:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) got one for free off some "nice" person who called me a n00b and then gave me this, and a sentry maul. i'm like whoa thanks he's like whatever n00b, kinda funny story.
Dropped last night
# Sep 01 2002 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
21 posts
got it 8/30/02 at church dropped of gaurdian i think
Dropped 3-25-02
# Mar 25 2002 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
Just dropped today near Xalgoz. I have been here for days camping and this is the first one I have seen in the church area.
# Feb 26 2002 at 9:46 AM Rating: Default
RE: ???
# Feb 26 2002 at 9:47 AM Rating: Default
ooops sorry
# Dec 02 2001 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
could a lvl 36 necro solo in here to get sheild?
RE: ??? - Soloing
# Feb 05 2003 at 1:17 PM Rating: Excellent
I have spent levels 37-43 here, SOLOING. But the only spot that I have found that this can be done is down that one-way shaft to the backside of the Library. You have to use invis to undead, and u will take around 235 damage from the fall. Drop down, and you will be the end of a hall. There are 3 mobs that roam and some times may be 2 in that hall at one time, so just wait with invis until they move and at the other end of that hall is a room with 3 spawns. That room will have 2 door ways, one is open and one is closed. I do not recommend you going though the one closed and trying down that path alone. The other door will lead to the library. If all clear make pet and wait for one or 2 of the roamers to come to you. After you haven killed at least 1 and mana is good. Park pet, and go easy to the other end. If you easy your way out of the door you can pull just 1, try and pull him as far back to the other end. Once he is dead repeat till room is clear. There are around 6-8 spawns with in that area that you can pull, just Slow em and dot. Make sure you have FD loaded, just in case things go bad =). I left here last night when I dinged 43, they started getting Light Blue to me. I have been here for a couple of days. I have seen 5 of the 25% wr bags drop, 3 of these shields and FS staff's.
RE: ???
# Jan 03 2002 at 9:50 AM Rating: Default
285 posts
First off, Kaesora's not a soloing dungeon. Few are. Secondly, I'd HIGHLY recommend not setting foot in this dungeon as a necro (unless you're Iksar) since it's all on Venril Sathir faction. If you don't know what that is, it's the same faction as the outpost in Overthere and the only friendly town any non-Iksar necro is likely to have in Kunark. It's total crap that some great necro drops (this, the Staff of the Dreaded Gaze and Spirit Tome to name just a few) in Kunark come from this high-xp yielding, all undead zone that necros can't enter...but that's Verant's sick way of doing things.
RE: ???
# Feb 26 2002 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
I think you are wrong about the faction hits. neither the undead nor Xalgoz give faction hits, so it is very possible to hunt here without ruining your outpost faction. It is, however, necessary to invis past the spiders. The spiders give VS faction hits. That said, the other advice in the post is sound; stay out of here at level 36 unless you have a solid group.
RE: ???
# Apr 04 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
You will get VS faction hits if you kill near xalgoz I was there today and was getting negative VS faction on all undead I killed.
RE: ???
# Mar 11 2002 at 10:30 PM Rating: Excellent
119 posts
You're absolutely right. Also, concerning soloing... my good friend took his 49 necro there and I joined him. My necro was only 20th or so at the time, so I just watched. He solo'd the library without any hassle. Got a Spirit Tome and DR pack for me, in fact. He simply pulled solo's or 2 at a time to the tunnel south of the library. Occasionally dealing with pops in the room behind us. His pet made short work of everything he pulled over. It was great fun to watch... anyway, losing my purpose here.
So, to close, yes soloing is possible if you're near 50 and up. You must know the zone and how to control mobs, but it can be done.

Forgive me for not remembering more specifics as it was about a year ago... haven't been back since but I'm planning to tonight with my rogue... wish me luck!
Hiddo Von'Skittles
Good night for drops
# Nov 02 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
Wow, last night myself and 4 others went into Kaesora to get a coin at the library and a few fangs for the HS key quest. In 2 hours, we scored both a Strathbone Shell Shield and a Shield of Spectral Essence. I guess, overall it was a good night. =)
RE: Good night for drops
# Feb 02 2002 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
361 posts
This is a great place for xp, given the bonus here.
This shield dropped after about 3hrs here.
We (group of 6) were not looking for anything in particual, went to help out a friend get his coin and decided to stay. Overall a great night, 1 shield mentioned above, 4 fangs (for howling stone keys )1 Cyrptrobbers knife (Rog only) off a spider, the bard coin, 5 25% red packs, 200pp cash + loot and of course xp. I would highly recommend this place if you can get here and have a druid/wiz for evac just in case things get nasty..
Best of luck for all those trying this place.
Does drop at the church
# Sep 28 2001 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
Can confirm positively that this was still dropping at the church within the last month. Guild group was there killing for Xalgoz's fangs (only 2 the whole night :( ) and managed to get one shield, 3 tombcarvers, and enough dusty ransackers that we had dump the ones we were carring to clean up the mess on the floor.

As to the price - I'd say its well worth it given how rare anything out of Kaesora is seen on the market. Besides a decent boost to dexterity and intelligence its basically a Shiny Brass shield with no wieght (helps if your not a dumb orge with his brains in his biceps) and a good look. Now I just need a lightsaber and some I'll be set to go forth and enforce the will of the Emporer in style.

Rendale Ravenfeather, Ranger of 45 hunts
Tarsiss Bloodscale, Crusader of 23 hatchings
# Sep 27 2001 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
Just got one of these off a spectral guardian right inside the entrance to Kaesora.
It be droppin' at the library!
# Aug 19 2001 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
To clear up confusion:

This item dropped for me, from a spectral guardian, when I cleared everything in and around the library for about 3 hours.

The library.

My guild cleared in and around the church for 6 hours for Xalgoz fangs, we never saw this shield drop.

Never saw the shield drop at the church, which doesn't prove it can't drop there, but...

Hope this helps.

F.S. of Morell-Thule

# Jun 16 2001 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
It does drop at the library. My group got one last night after about about 4 hours of experience hunting. Too bad none of us were SKs or Necros. :-)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 6:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Am I to understand that ALL the posters on this topic are not-SKs?? Meaning you're going to go forth and PHARM this thing? I'm level 42 and I went 2hs till now, and I now NEED to find a shield for the MoSS I just got!
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 25 2001 at 5:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) So, what's stopping you from going there and camping for it? Quit whining and venture into a dungeon once in a while to get items you want. What a girly boy.
respawn time
# May 13 2001 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
just wondering the respawn time of the spectral guardian/minion of xalgoz at the entrance to kaesora, if anyone reads this post and knows please reply!
# May 11 2001 at 3:23 PM Rating: Default
This item does drop at the church area. I have been there when one dropped while my group was loading up on books. I would say that it's a random drop of the guardians, but with a greater chance in the church area due to the fact of more being there.
# May 04 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
I can't believe this thing sells for 5k--loads of better stuffs for necros, and basically the same stats as mm shield for a sk, plus 6int. Its just crazy to pay that much more for the shimmering orb look and 6 int
# May 01 2001 at 5:29 PM Rating: Default
i was just wondering what this sheild looks like?
RE: look?
# Aug 19 2001 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
sadly, it looks like a shimmering orb (retail price 230 pp)

namely, the semi-transparent pulsing force-shield look that every level 20 craves

ah well...
# Apr 27 2001 at 10:08 AM Rating: Default
We got one last night in front of the library. I think it came off of a random spectral guardian.
# Apr 26 2001 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
It drops at the church...not the library. You've got to perpetually kill all of Xalgoz's buddies (and Xalgoz himself or he'll get in the way) and you'll eventually get one. It took me about 7 hours. That's not bad for a 5K item.
# Apr 26 2001 at 9:29 AM Rating: Default
Here's your problem doesn't drop at the library. It drops at the church. Just keep pulling everyone around Xalgoz (and Xalgoz himself for the fun of it) and it will eventually drop. It's pretty uncommon. It took me 7 hours and around 12 complete respawns to get one. I think for 5K a shield it's worth it though.
# Apr 21 2001 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
Been camping the Temple for 17 hours and now luck. Have killed almost 300 specs and gotten 4 tombcarvers and 50 packs plus some jewewlery. I camped the libaray 15 hours and didn't even so much as get a dusty ransacker.
# Apr 16 2001 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
Does this drop off of spectral guardians, guardians of Xalgoz, or both? Where is the best place for a 50 necro to kill these creatures? I've been trying the library with no luck, even after 30 of both mobs.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 17 2001 at 1:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yer an idiot. The answer to your question was posted already.
Does this even drop anymore?
# Apr 07 2001 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
I have camped whats his face for many hours on several days to get my key for howling stones. We have killed many spectral guardians, and the other guardians, after about 15 total camp hours, we have yet to see a shield of spectral essence.
Heck, I cant even find anyone selling one in the auctions.
So if anyone at all seen this shield drop this year please let me know where at in Kaesora.
RE: Does this even drop anymore?
# Apr 11 2001 at 12:49 AM Rating: Default
I just looted one today! Can't remeber what it was that droped it.....

RE: Does this even drop anymore?
# Apr 18 2001 at 2:45 PM Rating: Default
Remember the area it dropped from? Library maybe?
RE: Does this even drop anymore?
# Apr 21 2001 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
I have camped the library many times for lots of people. Last time I was there I killed a normal spectral guardian and got the shield.
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