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Shield of Mental Fortitude  

No Trade Placeable
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 40
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Parry +10% (43 Max)
STA: +25 WIS: +25 INT: +25 HP: +100 MANA: +100
Required level of 55.
Effect: Koadic's Expansive Mind (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 7.0)
WT: 0.1 Size: MEDIUM
Class: PAL SHD
Race: ALL except BAR ELF VAH
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 18:00:05
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 55

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Zone Name
Ssraeshza Temple

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Two? Greedy or sensible?
# Dec 19 2003 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
Ok this would only apply if were tanking... but imagine you could get two of these before you could get any of the really uber pop shields. Wouldn't the two +10% parry mods rock?

I'm currently using Heavey Windrider's Lance so switching to a nice 1-hander wouldn't cut down my dps horribly. Not like paladin DPS matter much anyway.

Any thoughts on being sensible to own two if say all pally/sks there had one or better?
#REDACTED, Posted: May 20 2004 at 1:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOLOLOLOL, Percentage mods dont stack noob. Only the higher value takes hold so that means you only get 10% bonus with the 2 10%.
RE: Two? Greedy or sensible?
# May 22 2005 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
276 posts
just because someone doesnt know something doesnt make them a reason to be an @$$...people like you get put on my ignore list instantly..i also get put on your ignore list for chewin you out..cant stand the uber raiding only know-it-alls..
RE: Two? Greedy or sensible?
# Dec 19 2003 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
Not to mention +50 stamina & +200 hitpoints in two slots. /drool
RE: Two? Greedy or sensible?
# Dec 19 2003 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
And does anyone know if you can only buff yourself or can you buff other party members with it?

Edited, Mon Feb 9 15:56:16 2004
RE: Two? Greedy or sensible?
# May 20 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
75 posts
You can only buff yourself. Got this last night and tried targeting a group member and casting. Effect went on me, not them.

Falloraan Saskiir
Protector of Marr
Invictvs on Tholuxe Paells
RE: Two? Greedy or sensible?
# May 18 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
% mods do not stack.
Item was upgraded
# Mar 26 2003 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
This item now has a +10% Parry modifier on it as well and has for several months.
Don't Forget SKs
# Jan 12 2003 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
ok, I know my message will probably get replied to like crazy, but, the thing I want to say here is, it seems like most of these posts are thinking of this item as a pal item. Think of having a SK that get mana back fast. I mean, his life tap type spells alone would be great to do one after another without running out of mana. Being that I do not find SKs to have much mana, and find mine runs out of mana on a regular basis, this item would be spectacular. It would allow almost non-stop spells, and combined with his attacks and "pacing" the spells, your SK becomes the terror of Norrath. Well folks, reply away...
RE: Don't Forget SKs
# Nov 04 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
Ehh, being an sk, it really is on the gear set up. Most tell me to factor in Stamina, Agi, AC, and HP on items only, but I pay a LOT of attention to Int. As such, I have a base INT of 275, so my mana pool isn't too shabby.

All in the selection.

Edit: Just popped him tonight and got the Shield. My thoughts: The effect is certainly a boon, and the Int and Stamina on the shield are excellent.

Edited, Fri Nov 5 09:46:52 2004
# Dec 21 2002 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
This item is incredible. It adds 25 int +100 and the effect is basicly +250 mana. That adds up to quite a bit of mana...Especially if your a large race sk. Knock it if you want just means more for people like me who would love to have it ;p
Lame Effect for PAL
# Oct 18 2002 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
Have this shield, though a very nice item I'm pretty disappointed with the effect. Haste would have been a much better choice for a PAL/SK
RE: Lame Effect for PAL
# Dec 27 2002 at 1:18 AM Rating: Decent
165 posts
If you can't find yourself a decent haste item you're not looking very hard. I know plenty of Pally/SK players who would love to have the kind of mana this thing adds.
RE: Lame Effect for PAL
# Dec 27 2002 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
you have plenty of options for haste if you can kill emp!
what about 2 of them
# Sep 27 2002 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
So... its Not lore.

would be nice to own two of them. One for a cloak one for shield. Is there a better cloak in the game for a sk/pal?
RE: what about 2 of them
# Oct 12 2004 at 10:00 AM Rating: Default
Considering that the Parry Mods Don't stack, there are some other nice alternatives...

Wardens Buckler off of 7th Hammer.

Loyalist Shield of Honor from a quest in Luclin.

If you care more about HP and stats than AC, then there are tons of nicer cloaks as you progress higher in PoP, GoD, and now OoW.

# Aug 06 2002 at 4:42 AM Rating: Default
gimp. they should change effect to mana regen not add 250 mana to mana pool whoopeee. thats crap. id rather have FT 1 on it instead.
RE: gimp
# Oct 31 2003 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
So you would prefer an effectt hat takes 25 minutes to give you the same efect as a 7 second cast???? This increases your mana pool by 250. IT doesn't just add more room for the mana to fill. I e you have 1750 mana and are 100% full. Click on this and you become 2000 mana and 100% full.
RE: gimp
# Sep 24 2004 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
This is wrong, the mana this shield is empty mana. It just increases your posible pool by 250. If it was not empty mana it would be overpowering, I have 5k mana so I could go from OOm to FM in 2 min and 20 sec chain clicking the shield, so no it only increases the total pool.

<a href="">Drmiangoth Deathreaper</a>
66 Lord Protector on Drinal
# Jun 15 2002 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
Can all sheilds be put on your backs now? Please answer
RE: Sheilds
# Aug 15 2002 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
Why limit class...
# Apr 30 2002 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
Why do they do that, god this would be a great sheild to everyone!

Edited, Tue Apr 30 20:52:31 2002
RE: Why limit class...
# May 01 2002 at 5:43 AM Rating: Default
Obviously so hybrids would have a chance at getting items like this.
RE: Why limit class...
# May 01 2002 at 12:36 PM Rating: Default
Hybrids hu? I play a Ranger, I think my Ranger would LOVE this, why am I not on there? Or the new Beastlords? I'm sure they would love to have this. But as with most things I think my Ranger would love, it's Pal/Shd ONLY. Maybe they will start making Rng/Bst only stuff now?
RE: Why limit class...
# May 12 2002 at 6:35 AM Rating: Excellent
Alright, maybe so the tanking hybrids get a shot at an item like this. And don't go talking about rangers being able to tank. If they could tank non rangers would acknowledge that they can.
RE: Why limit class...
# Aug 29 2002 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
stop being so negative peeps. firstly rangers CAN tank, it's not their job and true tanks do it better, and yes better than pali's and sk's. secondly no ranger in his right mind would use a shield once he can duel wield, nor would a warrior. there are warrio/monk/rogue items out there with mana, does that make sense? is for pali's/sk's no need to say who else should have it. you don't.
RE: Why limit class...
# Nov 29 2003 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
Ok first Of thier not talking about putting in secondary lol thier talking BACK slot. Rangers have Ntov cloak with 35ac 100hp and some other stats along with a instant clicky ds. They share with warriors and rogues I belive. STFU Gibbor me the Shield and sit your punk *** down :P.
RE: Why limit class...
# May 23 2002 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
there are tons of class specific items out there...just cuz you want it and cant use it doesnt mean you should cry a river over it...on another note the image says slot back or secondary...its not lore just think if a paaldin or SK had 2 of these...get over class limitations and just try for things you can use...

Twyztyd Chordz
Bard of Erollisi Marr
# Apr 25 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
AC 40
Sta/Wis/Int 25
HP/Mana 100
SV All 8
Effect: Kodiac's Expansive Mind

effect is 5/tick mana regen that stacks with everything now(didnt when they first got it hehe)
# Apr 25 2002 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
Non-lore? In theory you could get two of these (one in the back slot, one in the shield slot) for a total of 80 raw AC, +50 INT/WIS/STA, and 200HP. Now granted, the Emperor is no pushover, but those are some serious boosts could one acquire two of these.
RE: Non-lore
# Apr 26 2002 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default

Khemosaabe "Tonto SPAM" Longbow (of Cazic Thule server)
Lvl 55 Ranger and Slayer-of-Bunny-Wabbits
"Now you must deal with SNARF!!"
RE: Non-lore
# Apr 26 2002 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
Wow, ye right, they will probably make it lore eventually, after reading yer thoughts about having two. Man just having one is awesome, two insane!
heh missing something
# Apr 25 2002 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
BACK ITEM.. WOW.. thats all i can say.. yeah its a great sheild.. but 95% of the time a pally or sk w/ the gear and guild to get this will be useing 2hs from a SoL boss, Ntov, or one off a various dragon. Hands down the best back item in the game for pally,sk
Now THIS is a shield! =D
# Apr 25 2002 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
Great item ... great for tanking and casting all at the same time! =) Well worth the incanse amount of work and effort needed to get it, and no chance of it being flooded onto the market (which is a good thing!)

Any idea what Koadic's Expansive Mind does exactly? From the name it's most probably similar to Clarity, which is great for offsetting the mana drain from the pally's Divine Purpose (self-only mana to hp conversion over time) ... even better if it stacks with clarity for chain stunning =P

Also note that it's not Lore ... hmm ... imagine running around with 2 of those ... =D
RE: Now THIS is a shield! =D
# Apr 25 2002 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
Now explain to me why it's "a good thing" that this item will not flood the market?
RE: Now THIS is a shield! =D
# Apr 25 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
Most likely a variation of Koadic's Endless Intellect ("Paying 100pp for KEI! PST!), the 60 level Enchanter spell. That one lasts for 1500 ticks, gives 14 mana pts per tick regen, 14 wis and int boost and a 250 mana pool increase. Makes clarity look like a mana Debuff. This one lasts 1000 ticks, so might not be as good. I can't find a description of it anywhere yet, but am still looking. BUT! To say it might not be "as good" as KEI means that it will still be DAMNED GREAT! If you can equip two of them and they both work, you will be regenning mana as fast as you can use it. Well, maybe not, but it will still be GREAT for those who can get it. Best of luck.
RE: Now THIS is a shield! =D
# Apr 25 2002 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
266 posts
Its a clickable effect, hence the cast time, and duration. Therefore, having two would not increase mana regen at all. However, since it is a spell effect, it should stack with FT series item effects. Get a few of those, and wow. Having said that, two would still be sweet, for the stats, but If you have the firepower to get this, there will be a lot of people getting one, before anyone gets a second.
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