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Smoldering Brand  

Lore Item Placeable
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 22
DMG: 9 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +3
Effect: Burn (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL except BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Blunt
Light:Tiny Glowing Skull
Merchant Value:12 pp 7 gp 5 sp 8 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 07:21:06
Page Updated:Tue Jul 25th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 50pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 40

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This item is found on creatures.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Ruins of Old Paineel (The Hole)

Uploaded January 26th, 2020 by nytmare
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An Elemental Harvester
# Jun 14 2015 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
37 posts
Dropped from an elemental harvester on Ragefire TLP server today.
An Elemental Harvester
# Oct 04 2016 at 5:46 PM Rating: Excellent
4,580 posts
vladire wrote:
Dropped from an elemental harvester on Ragefire TLP server today.

Updated, thanks. Can anyone confirm when in Progression server timelines versions of the Hole change up? As far as we know, elemental harvester does not exist on live servers.

We need a modern item window pic of this item.

We could use a shot of someone wielding this, though other threads complain about it looking like a torch. Since a brand is a torch... that makes sense.
Must Be VERY Rare
# Jun 02 2004 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
I've killed scads of elemental warriors, crusaders, & monstrosities in The Hole, & have never yet see one of these. Until I actually see one drop there, I'm sceptical that they do at all.
Must Be VERY Rare, (but is for real)
# Feb 10 2010 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
I obtained the Smoldering Brand years ago when the hole was still relatively new. I happily passed it down to my alts and was actually thinking about it the other day because I had long since sold it probably for less than its worth. Its a great blunt weapon for starting a new char. It has a relatively short delay with a nice little proc and majority of char classes can use it. It can help you blow past the first 1-25 levels or so. And now with DS and haste potions and such you can add even more dps :) Unless they changed the loot this item is for real. If your boxing tunes it prob wont make too big a difference, but, if your tooling around solo or with a merc. And it actually procs relatively frequent as well. Its not like that stupid 2HB warrior huge delay slow hammer that your lucky if it slowed the mob before its at 20% health and running away even when your hasted. The proc of the weapon seems to do more dmg than the weapon itself at lower levels. Its hard to say if its worth camping this item nowadays with the availability of newer weapons, but, if you ever get ahold of one pass it down. If I remember correctly we where in that room with the shallow pool of water where the non kos npc guy is when it dropped. I have no clue the name of the npc it dropped from though. And, if that ain't enough, :), the torch graphic actually has a flame with smoke eminating from it so you can be the coolest looking noob(L1-alt)!!! Almost forget to mention its a pretty decent light source as well.

Edited, Mar 9th 2010 2:02am by Harmoniq
RE: Must Be VERY Rare
# Jun 06 2004 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
I have never seen the elementals drop them. The ghosts farther down in drop them fairly regularly (I average about 1 brand per trip to the Hole). Due to the zone revamp, it is quite possible that Alla's information is simply out-dated. When a ghost is wielding one, it will have it equipped.
RE: Must Be VERY Rare
# Feb 07 2010 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
633 posts
RE: Must Be VERY Rare
# Feb 10 2011 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped tonight off a temple researcher (2/10/11) while grinding AAs.
# Jan 19 2004 at 7:34 PM Rating: Default
Just bought one for 5 PP in the Bazaar. Quite a steal, I'd say.
Procs at Lvl 1
# Sep 30 2002 at 4:14 AM Rating: Default
This procs at lvl 1 for sure, I just bought one tonite for my lvl 1 cleric and it procs usually once-twice per fight for 10dd...even with my crappy 70 I'm very pleased with it. Not to mention its hitting for up to 19 damage on its own...well worth the 50pp I paid in the bazaar for it!
# Aug 24 2002 at 2:28 AM Rating: Default
the smoldering brand procs at level 1 i know had one on my iskar monk
# Mar 04 2002 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
Just bought one of these in ec on the nameless server for 250pp. Did several different price check's in different zones, and got responses ranging from 100pp to 300 on it's value. Dont know if this is only on the nameless, but 200 or so pp for a weapon of this quality amazes me.

Shimor Savagewolf
Halfling Druid
Forged Horsemen
The Nameless
RE: Price?
# Jul 19 2002 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
Got mine in bazaar for 100pp on bristlebane server...found someone in ec who wanted to buy it for the same seems to go for bristlebane..i didnt sell it, cause its a nice friggin 1hb for the price- fast, and a 14dmg proc that goes off quite often.
RE: Price?
# Aug 05 2002 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
These occasionally sell for 50pp in the bazaar on Cazic-Thule (and regularly are there for 150) - if you are looking for one you should be patient and check the bazaar.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 03 2002 at 11:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have one of these for sale on the bertox server. Send me a tell if youre interested or e-mail me at
I Want
# Jan 26 2002 at 9:50 AM Rating: Default
I would like to trade or buy one of these on Soluesk Ro. If anyone has one for trade or sale give me a tell as Cozaic or e-mail me at Street Homie or at

Very nice
# Dec 12 2001 at 4:18 PM Rating: Default
Just got one of these in a trade today. Great weapon for training my bard's much neglected 1hb skill. I'm dual wielding it with my crystaline spider fang or crystallized sword and dishin out a good bit of hurt.

Ya, I know, it'll add to my aggro. But right now I don't worry too much about that. Later I may...
# Nov 29 2001 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
Decrease Hit Points (HP) from 11 (L4) to 14 (L10)

Classes: Mag (L4)

Skill: Evocation
Allowable Targets: All

Range to Target: 200 feet

Resistance Check: Fire + 20

Mana Required: 15
Spell Duration: Instant
Casting Time: 1.75 seconds
Spell Recovery: 2.50 seconds

Spell cast on you: You feel your skin blister and burn.
Spell cast on someone: Soandso's skin blisters and burns.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 09 2001 at 2:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Anyone know around how much these ******* sell for on VZ? thanks
# Oct 05 2001 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
My rogue hit 13 today in OoM. Finally having duel wield, I run back to FP and swim to the rogue guild. Swimming back, after talking to some of the NPC's for quests and such, I remember "Hey, I have duel wield!", so I equip the brand in my offhand. Well, suprise suprise - The brands graphic is no longer a torch, but a wicked velium spear looking thing with nasty spikes on top!

After a bit of testing, this only works if you are under water and equip the brand in your offhand. Goes away after you zone, but works exactly like the brand. Not sure if it's a bug or not.

Just found that interesting :)

RE: Interesting...
# Jan 18 2002 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
Um, that "wicked Velium-looking spear" is a graphics glitch on all items with that torch graphic. I have only noticed this issue in Everfrost and Halas, but there are multiple glitches with torches and lighting that have existed for quite some time.
RE: Interesting...
# Oct 22 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
It will do That to ANY Torch Under Water try it.... Theres a Staff with wings to i'm not sure how to get yet
RE: Interesting...
# Jan 15 2002 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, this happened to my Northman Shaman when he was 2. All the ladies kept "Inspecting" his equipment. Heck, I thought they were just lookin' up his kilt!
RE: Interesting...
# Mar 31 2003 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
Yes well the word has gotten around... you ARE woefully underequipped...
very nice
# Sep 21 2001 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
this is a very nice weapon. it has a proc that goes off more often than a velium wep, and with it being compatable to any class/race im sure that this wep will become even more desireable. now i dont care what anyone says, most of the peeps that complane about a peice of armour or a weapon just want them. so that is my 2cp worth::)

eternaly a warrior
of the bristlebane wolf pack::)
# Oct 25 2001 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Just to clear this up a little, everything procs with the same frequency. This does more damage than the velium proc.
RE: Procs
# Nov 22 2001 at 4:20 PM Rating: Default
Not true at all I have a Glowing Black Sword and a Wakizashi od the Frozen Skies and the GBS procs way more often probly seven or eight procs a fight where as the Wak procs up to four times a fight for me but lots of times it doesn't even proc once.
RE: Procs
# Dec 09 2001 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
That is because the GBS adds +20 dexterity. Higer dex makes your weapons proc more often.
#Flyhalfer, Posted: Jan 06 2002 at 9:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) He is a ranger so he is duel weilding them. Which means that the +20 dex applies to both weapons for procing.
RE: Procs
# Jun 21 2002 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
It does not need to strike to proc.
Have this weapon on my ranger atm, and have passed around all my characters, to quickly raise their 1hb skills. More often than not this weapon procs with only damage done being that of the proc.

Yes, flame away the old ac line of trash, a strike for "0" does not register. BAH, if it does not register it is not a strike. That is like a slap you do not feel, were you actually slapped?
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 15 2001 at 2:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This price dosn't look correct, am I right?
# Sep 04 2001 at 12:19 AM Rating: Default
you guys sure this isn't a DD and DOT like the Whip of Strangulation? I wouldn't be surprised if it was...
# Sep 04 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
Burn is a 14 damage DD. I have a dark ember on my main and a smoldering brand on my alt warrior. Both proc Burn: 14dmg dd
# Jul 11 2001 at 8:21 PM Rating: Default
wouldn't it be cool if a ranger or something duelled this and bargynn's torch (2 wis 2 int 2 dex or something, also 1HB)

i think that would be a sweet look to use fire as your weapon =D
# Jun 19 2001 at 3:47 AM Rating: Default
Just to make sure, can this be used in the secondary melee slot? I believe I was told it couldn't...
RE: secondary?
# Jun 27 2001 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
I am currently using one in my secondary slot. It defintely can.
Dropped again
# Jun 12 2001 at 6:57 AM Rating: Default
49 posts
Elemental capturer dropped it this time, also out front of the castle entrance.

Maladamuk Heartmender
Gnomish Vicar of the 51st Ring
Storm's Justice
Karana Server
Procs from the beginning
# May 31 2001 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
I equipped my monk with one of these from the very beginning and it's been procing a few times at level 1. Only doing 10 points at 1, but I figure that by lvl 4, it'll start doing closer to its 14dd I suppose. Very nice weapon and I'm not overly concerned with weight yet. I carry an EE Bag for that. Just need to make sure the rest of my equipment isn't too heavy. I'm doing ok so far.
# May 28 2001 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Dropped in the Hole last night off an elemental crusader, conned blue from level 47, probably around 45. We had 15 people and were camped in the huge room with the castle... come into the big eerie room, hold to the left wall, and follow the broken ridge left and down to a plataeu at the base of the castle. We were pulling wanderering fiends, elementals, and golems from outside the base of the castle and from inside the first floor -- knocking back the xp like water, considering we were splitting it 3 ways.

Most of the good items in the Hole are on a random loot table, like you find in Dalnir, or some of the items in Karnor's. That means any mob in the zone, including the ones right at the entrance, can drop it (but you can't get out without an evac'er, so it's not like that's a whole bunch of help). The nice thing about smoldering brand is that you can see the elemental wielding it, which will trigger some instant and excited spam from your group members. Heck, at first I thought this was our enchanter with an illusion -- til it clobbered our tank for double 105s.

Oh, in about 3.5 hours, we got 1 smoldering brand, 1 earthen blade, about 4 elemental binders, 1 Loam Cap. And that included time for a huge evac and CR when we lost the chanter on one nasty spawn. This is a great place to hunt -- and the rogue that won the roll is now very happy.

Maladamuk Heartmender
Gnomish Cleric of the 48th Ring
Storm's Justice
Karana Server
#REDACTED, Posted: May 23 2001 at 8:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I would be interested trading for this on the Rallos Zek Server.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 20 2001 at 4:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was wondering what drops this.... It sounds great for my lvl 13 monk. And since he solo's alot he might need that extra 14dd hit on the target >8^)
#REDACTED, Posted: May 17 2001 at 12:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if someone has ont of these on the innoruuk server send a tell to staving..... i really want this wepon and i can pay in cash or i have alot of shammy items for trade..... plz send a tell
# May 13 2001 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
what drops these?
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