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Skull Shaped Wand  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 20
DMG: 20 Dmg Bonus: 30
Cold DMG: 4
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Evocation +5% (18 Max)
SV FIRE: +5 SV DISEASE: +5 SV COLD: +5 SV MAGIC: +5 SV POISON: +5
Effect: Ice Comet (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Blunt
Light:Large Lantern
Stackable:No
Proc Rate:158%
Lucy Entry By:MasterSniffer
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:42:56
Page Updated:Tue Oct 28th, 2008
Shadows of Luclin Item


Rarity: No Longer Dropped
Level to Attain: 55

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.



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Weapon Info
# Oct 28 2008 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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263 posts
I have the great pleasure of wielding this weapon.

The raw unadjusted DPS of this item due to JUST the proc alone is 37 DPS. This is with dex at 305 on Al'kabor. This does not factor in crits and resists.

PC side, the DPS is 59 (the procmod was changed from 0, to +1, then to +58). This is likely the best weapon DPS from a proc alone up to the PoP expansion.

I assume that for Enchanters, Magicians and Necromancers that no cold focuses affect it. HOWEVER, for wizards, cold focuses DO affect it, further upping its DPS. (Until a non-wizard on Al'kabor has it, I have no way of personally verifying this, I'll update it when someone does.)

I believe that for classes that can cast a particular spell, that if they have an item that procs the same effect, that some focuses might affect it. In this weapon's case, a cold focus does affect it if you're a wizard. A bard's nuke song might also affect it, but I've yet parse a fight with a bard in group. I'll do so at some point and state if it does or not.

Overall, this weapon yeilds better dps than medding while fighting a raid mob, and is an excellent companion when rune tanking (it sometimes goes off during the 2.25 seconds when you can't do anything and are just waiting for the spell icon to light up).

Mostly though... can you ever get tired of seeing Ice Comet go off ;-)
Weapon Info
# Mar 10 2011 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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263 posts
BTW: This is probably the single brightest light source in EQ.
lvl
# Jul 05 2005 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
24 posts
If i were to get a nice group of people together would my lvl 25 wizzy be able to go through with them to loot this or would he die from mobs first
dont forget....
# Mar 25 2004 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
I've got a good point, the INT casters, as we all know have jack for melee ability, and will rarely hit at all... the BEAUTIFUL thing with procs, you can swing and miss all day, and still proc. Who cares if you do actual melee damage, it dosnt amount to anything on the mobs your fighting, the proc will be noticed tho. really great item i wish shamans could use it! >: )

Kronimo, 65 Shaman, Rallos Zek!!!
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 02 2004 at 2:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I dont know if this even drops anymore, but in ldon alot of casters have extra mana but still need to keep eight spells memed because of the fast pace and chance of odd events happening in close quarters. But procing this and critting for 2200 would be an awsome extra dps.
Drop?
# Dec 01 2003 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
Question: Does this even drop anymore? I thought i had read somewhere that the RoF event was taken out when they revamped AC.
RE: Drop?
# Oct 16 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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308 posts
RoF event is taken out.
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RE: Drop?
# Mar 12 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
Does anybody know???
Made for Necros!!
# Feb 20 2003 at 11:52 AM Rating: Excellent
Ok, yes I agree any caster can get use out of this obviously.

But when yer in the Ring of Fire, just imagine this...

Necro with Demi-Lich, on his fine black stallion, Fear-kiting mobs and pounding with this! Hell, throw in a pet (DireCharm one!) and XP where no one has gone before!!!

Graal Macabre, 56 Necro,
Legendary Defender of Quellious
RE: Made for Necros!!
# May 16 2003 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
lol i am feeling ya on that one! necro procing 1100+dmg procs on mobs, while procing lifetaps an LoZ ripping the mobs back off LOL woot woot! chugga chugga traaaaiiiin =P
Nice Item
# Feb 19 2003 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
Nothing like being a caster, tapping a mob on the shoulder "Pardon me, have you tasted this new flavor of Ice Comet? Trust me, you'll love it! Here have some." I can just see some Gnomish Enchanter Force feeding this to Fire Giants in Sol B. Hell, I'd make a caster for this item alone!
No Drops given to pets
# Feb 08 2003 at 2:05 PM Rating: Good
I have used DC with my enc and even just regular charm spells (Beckon), giving pets NO DROP weapons does not work. The pet not only will keep the weapon, but it wont wield it as well.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 24 2003 at 12:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i'm sorry but you are wrong. beastlords and mages regulkarly get the summond no drop fists from that lvl 62 spell (fists which are pet only sinc ehtey have "none" listed fro race) to their pets, and the pets not only use the weapons, but proc them as well.
RE: No Drops given to pets
# Jul 27 2003 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
The weapon summoned by that spell is NOT no-drop anyway lol =P
RE: No Drops given to pets
# Mar 26 2003 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
he just said you couldn't equip no drop weapons on pets. That's why the weapons mages summon for their pets are class: none race: none, because they are quite nice for a twink or whatnot :)

-Guillemot
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 02 2003 at 8:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can no drop weapons still be given to charmed pets then looted off of them?
Drop
# Nov 02 2002 at 2:23 AM Rating: Default
Drops from 4th boss in RoF in Acrylia Caverns
INSANE
# Oct 13 2002 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
so this item gonna make me do more DPS than a uhm........ rogue will?, think of it i tank a bit here and there, after 3-4 procs boom i get smacked from the aggro. might want to use this item around 70 health but damn this item is insane........


Aflack
59 Enchanter
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 11 2002 at 1:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) id like to have one
sigh
# Jul 10 2002 at 1:18 PM Rating: Default
<quote> Correction, Imagine that in the hands of a monk, till he gained agro and died ^_^</quote>

ok since when did fd get nerfed?
and since when didnt a monk take aggro and have to fd it off anyway :)
RE: sigh
# Aug 06 2002 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
Wow.. maybe you've missed the sudden flood of retarded monks... *shrugs*

I only trust a monk as far as I can throw them nowadays
#REDACTED, Posted: May 04 2002 at 5:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is clearly Ghetto (ignore me) =)
Ultimate...
# May 02 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
PET WEAPON!

Haha. On the thread in Safe House that first announced this item, someone had a SS of it being used by a necro pet. Talk about some damage...insane!
RE: Ultimate...
# May 04 2002 at 7:10 AM Rating: Default
That was, afaik, the necro who got it, not a pet ...

Or it was the mob who dropped it.

Edited, Sat May 4 08:03:59 2002
RE: Ultimate...
# May 04 2002 at 4:05 AM Rating: Default
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one little tag: NO DROP

Mages can't give their pet their expended epic to wield, because their epic is NO DROP. You can't give an NPC a no drop item and expect they will wield it, the item just poofs. The screenshot you saw was probably just either somebody in skeleton form with name tags off or a fake.
RE: Ultimate...
# Jun 27 2002 at 11:21 PM Rating: Default
One little note... learn before you post, no drop items can be given to npc's and yes pets. However if you give a no drop item to an NPC it will not be on its corpse when it dies. Personally tho... I would be a little irked with a caster that gave this to a pet hehe, ok so casters don't ahve the best melee but an IC proc rules... and hte speed on it makes that worth while. How can you say no to a free ice comet.
RE: Ultimate...
# Aug 23 2002 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
Funny thing, my 49 necro pet does not wield no drop 1hs weapons. No graphic, and he still hits (instead of slashing).

Please enlighten me and let me learn even after I post oh wise one.
RE: Ultimate...
# Nov 16 2002 at 8:37 PM Rating: Default
no idea. But ive given my pet lots of no drop stuff.
RE: Ultimate...
# Jan 22 2003 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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And it hasn't used them. It eats them.

They specifically made this change to stop enchanters from being able to pass on no drop items by charming a player during a /duel and then just giving their new "pet" whatever no drop item they want to pass on.

I've tried this with my chanter and my wife's rogue. The no drop item is simpley destroyed!

Edited, Wed Jan 22 08:25:26 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 20 2002 at 9:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Erm...I've seen one of my guildies hand her epic to her epic pet. It parsed an extra 10 dmg per hit.
Hehe
# May 01 2002 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
What a fun little toy ye casters have! Gratz to the one who has this!
Ratio
# May 01 2002 at 3:06 PM Rating: Default
Wow, isn't thing the best ratio on a one handed weapon ever? what a waste it won't go to someone with double attack, dual wield, parry, riposte, and all other other tankly skills...we'll just see a bunch of purecasters swing this thing like girls =)

Grats on anyone who gets it, definately something to play with.
RE: Ratio
# Jun 04 2002 at 5:10 AM Rating: Default
Black Rock Maul of Crushing... =)
UM
# May 01 2002 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
I wish to rename this the wand of loading please wait
#REDACTED, Posted: May 01 2002 at 1:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ROFL! yeh i was like..hmm am i going ld while trying to load this page? wtf..*click* *reclick* hmmmm
#REDACTED, Posted: May 01 2002 at 10:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this is awsome!!!!!!!!!! darn my wiz has 20 more lvls before he even thinks on going there. too bad it's no drop then i would send my cleric,druid, or shaman their
Hmm
# May 01 2002 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
38 posts
Nice weapon. Technically speaking, with the +4cold dmg, it turns it into a 24dmg 20delay 1hb.

As for the proc....What caster in their right mind would be melee'ing, granted, its fun as hell though

Just imagine this in the hands of a monk......
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RE: Hmm
# Jul 31 2002 at 11:01 AM Rating: Default
for me it would be dink dink dink *ice comet* cast concussion... dink dink etc... LOL
RE: Hmm
# May 01 2002 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
Imagine it in the hands of a Necromancer who was fearing mobs and running along behind them with his pet. Dink, dink, dink, dink, **ICE COMET**, dink, dink. Seems like something that would probably be used mostly for soloing purposes, but it's a freaking nuclear weapon in that situation.
RE: Hmm
# May 01 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
I only have a Katta staff of peace (look it up. it's a **** poor melee weapon compared to this for casters) and durring long fights after I lay my dots on, what do I do? I melee. I can't sit otherwise I risk being summoned and necros have the worst DDs in the game so it's not easy to quickly dump mana into big nukes if you don't count taps, wich I don't. My meleeing may only be a few hundred damage durring a fight but that's still better than the zero damage from not meleeing. Aggro wouldn't even be an issue because feign aggro managment is cake. I'd kill for this wand (no pun intended).

From the screen shots on necro.eqclasses.com from the guy who actually got this, I assume it's a drop later in the Ring of Fire event in Acrylia caverns. He posted screenies of him actually looting it and I saw torches in the background and it was a pretty small room. Just like the RoF event. Of cource, it could be off one of the ring events in the royals area in Acrylia seeing as I've never been there so I don't know what they look like. FYI, the royals area is VERY annoying to get a raid to. Big difficult time sink key war.

Edit: Blah! Diddn't even bother to look to see if the mob that dropped it was listed. It was. :) RoF it is!

Edited, Wed May 1 14:31:37 2002
RE: Hmm
# May 01 2002 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
Correction, Imagine that in the hands of a monk, till he gained agro and died ^_^
Procs
# May 01 2002 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
Can you crit on a proc?
hehe Imagine the aggro on a 2k dmg proc =P
RE: Procs
# May 01 2002 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
As a shadowknight with spell casting fury i do critical on weapon procs. Im not sure if a wizard without the AA ability will still critical on procs like they can on spells.

Lady Huxley
56 Iksar Shadowknight
Da Bashin'Iggles
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RE: Procs
# Jul 31 2002 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
the answer is yes... I crit on weapons with dmg effects like this.

and btw ice comet is only around 1100 dmg not 2k
Got brains?
# Dec 19 2002 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
I wish this post wasn't so old, but you need to be informed as to your lacking of brain capacity.

You answer that yes you crit on weapons with damage effects, but you don't answer the question, what class are you? Then you can't understand that he said, "can you imagine critting with this for 2k" which he meant would be an ice comet crit off this proc.

Sheesh, dense.

Ring of Fire Quest
# May 01 2002 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
I have seen some of the stuff that drops at the third wave. I imagine that if this is real it came from the last wave of mobs. And I REALLY want to do the quest.

Taln
51 Druid
E'ci
Not Real?
# May 01 2002 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
http://www.magelo.com/eq_item_info.html?num=7975

It's real
yes its real
# Apr 30 2002 at 11:03 PM Rating: Default
it was proven real and accepted as real on the safehouse boards they giys lists his name and server.. dont belive him ? go make a nebie and go inspect him
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 30 2002 at 8:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol i this item is for real you will be seen a lot of dead casters in raids lol. can you image a chanter going to melle some mob with this and turns around procs it that mob will beat him to death lol this would made uba aggro hahahahaha
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