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Dark Hand Wraps  

AC: 15
Skill Mod: Hand To Hand +5% (20 Max)
STR: +25 STA: +10 WIS: +10 INT: +10 HP: +80 MANA: +80 ENDUR: +80
Attack: +15
Recommended level of 60.
WT: 1.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):60, 60, 60
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 09:48:43
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 60

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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Vex Thal

Uploaded February 20th, 2022 by halfridge
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# Jul 18 2004 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
after doing a bit of research, I think the mod does add to your h2h even if it's maxed at 252. This item has +15 atk on it, but it added +20 to mine even though my str is capped with or without these gloves on. Which leads me to believe that the +% mod on them does take me above the 252 cap, as that is the only place the extra 5 atk could have come from
RE: actually...
# Jul 19 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
This item has +15 atk on it, but it added +20 to mine even though my str is capped with or without these gloves on. Which leads me to believe that the +% mod on them does take me above the 252 cap, as that is the only place the extra 5 atk could have come from

Melee classes get a bonus to ATK from worn ATK (up to but not exceeding the worn cap) and raw ATK buffs. It's approximately 33% or 3 ATK for every 10 pts of ATK you get. So an item that gives you 15 raw ATK will translate to +20 ATK

M. E.
about theese gloves
# Feb 10 2004 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
BTW the monk epic gives you a haste buff, that won't stack with a higher (%) haste buff, but stacks with your (worn) 41% haste items.

And I am pretty sure that every, VT raiding monk has maxxed his hard cap of 252 in hth already.

65 Grandmaster (Viking Alliance)
Stromm Server
Why not?
# Nov 04 2003 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
Just would like to say why shouldn't a monk replace this with epic? Scince they are in a guild already that could raid this zone and get this item and many many other nice items in this zone, and I'm probably sure there are 40, 41% haste items that drop here to. They could just get those haste items then not have to worry about epic anymore along with these gloves in hand slot. Plus monks should be weilding something like primal (Ancient?) velium fist wraps which drop in ST. But you can use those with epic. Just saying that yes this item is nice for any class that needs it as an upgrade, very nice ressist gear. But because of the skill mod, its best usable by monks and beastlords. And usually items with skill mods get awarded to those who can best use the mod. Like that dagger called the wicked shank that drops in Bot towers which is ALWAYS given to a rogue because it has a backstab skill mod but the proc is a nice aggro effect which would be good for a warrior. And of course in the end, it all depends on how the guild awards loot like this :)
#REDACTED, Posted: May 14 2003 at 9:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) FYI Skill Mods increase effective skills beyond the cap so a Monk with 252 skill in h2h will have an effective skill of 264.6 with this item equipped. Same with all skill mod items.
RE: Skill Mod
# Jul 18 2003 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
114 posts
Not true. The 252 is a hard cap for all classes in the game. If you had a soft cap lower than this then the mods will bring the skill up to the hard cap.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 14 2003 at 9:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) FYI Skill Mods increase effective skills beyond the cap so a Monk with 252 skill in h2h will have an effective skill of 264.6 with this item equipped. Same with all skill mod items.
monk bst only .. ??
# Jan 04 2003 at 3:01 AM Rating: Default
i´m a rogue , i´d want that.
# Nov 07 2002 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
Yah i know this is good for a bst and a monk woulld favour his epic. But is it just me or does anyone else see these are great gloves for the casters out there . I know i'd kill for my wiz to get a pair of these......i dunno it just might be me but oh well...

Silverfist Dapoppa
40 monk
# Apr 15 2003 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
These would be great for ANY class, but are definitely meant more for monks and beasties than anything else. Vengeance for casters is pointless, and although the int/wis + mana on these are great, there are better out there. And considering the fact that doing VT takes countless hours with a large raid force...hopefully the casters would have PoP drops already.

Renmazuo Skoaldiak {Tallon Zek} Smiley: king
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 07 2002 at 12:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Vengeance 3.
RE: Heh
# Apr 25 2003 at 7:16 AM Rating: Default
Unfortunately, with many lvl 61+ buffs, the +40 ATK on the Monk Epic's "Celestial Tranquility" effect is totally blocked. Additionally, the improved Monk Fist damage (15/20 at 65) won't work if the Celestial Fists are worn. As such, these are a very decent successor to the Celestial Fists for a 65 Monk... it's a pity that +5% on H2H will actually make no difference at all, since the maximum value a skill can reach (with or without bonuses) is 252, and Monk H2H reaches that around level 58....
RE: Heh
# Dec 08 2002 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
627 posts
any VT capable guild would be farming Ssra so the rogues will be wielding khashalzar, bloodbath, and tendonslicer. Rogues would have a 40-41% haste item (ie shiny trinket of speed). By the time a guild gets to Ssra is when a rogue starts to bag their epic. 15-25 dmg/dly on epic doesn't cut it when weapons in Ssra are 15-20 mod 10% BS (BB), 16-20 mod 15% bs (Khal), and 16-21 no BS mod (Tendonslicer). The 40atk on epic is nice but the damage output by those weapons will overcome the 40atk.

This of course is a monk/bst item but if they farm VT enough, other melee would start getting this for the vengeance effect.
RE: Heh
# Jan 04 2003 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
bb is 16/21 with 12 or 15 % bs mod
khal is 16/20 with mod like u said
tendon is 15/20 with mod as well.
# Jul 10 2002 at 2:47 AM Rating: Default
This item is absolutely horrible. Hopefully it will be nerfed so someone at this skill level will actually have use for it. If you think this item is good then you havn't spent days upon days getting to Vex Thal.
RE: Horrible
# Apr 06 2003 at 11:18 AM Rating: Default
300 posts
If this item is horrible, why would you want it to be *nerfed* to actually have use for it? Don't you mean upgraded?
RE: Horrible
# Nov 14 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
because the poster is a ******* idiot who doesn't know he's talking about. pretty simple.
monk ??? nevah
# Jun 28 2002 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
I seriously doubt any monk will kick his epic over this ...
RE: monk ??? nevah
# Jul 10 2002 at 1:20 PM Rating: Default
I seriously doubt anyone who can obtain this is still using their epic...
RE: monk ??? nevah
# Nov 08 2002 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
52 posts
That's beside the point. If they wouldn't kick their epic over this, and they don't use their epic well then it stands to reason they wouldn't use this anyway because they have something they consider better than both.

RE: monk ??? nevah
# Jul 17 2002 at 1:38 AM Rating: Default
I seriously doubt that you know anything about the monk epic.

Brother Slisik
RE: monk ??? nevah
# Sep 10 2002 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
Fortunatly for all of us it isn't Monk only and Monks are now not the only class who uses Hand to Hand...
RE: monk ??? nevah
# Nov 14 2003 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
agree... these would be better on a bst anyways... they have better h2h than monks anyways... let the monks stick to 2hb
RE: monk ??? nevah
# Nov 06 2002 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
Okay... For anyone who does not see it...

1.) This is a pair of gloves... Not a hand to hand weapon... All though it does add to h2h skill.

2.) The stats on this are Great, except they are similar to monk epic stats AND Monk epic has 40% haste that is song based rather than item based... so it stacks ya dig?

3.) This is All/All

4.) This item is great for any and all melee and hybrid classes especially. Not so much a caster item, but who knows, to each their own. Kick *** BST item.

PS - monks pretty much get their epic and never take it off as far as I have seen. sheesh, look at the magelo of nearly every monk in the universe of EQ... even level 665 with VT loots galore... and they still have epic... Them and clerics I guess, heheh, not many epics are that good.

Peace -- Ash
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 27 2002 at 7:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 35str...
#EQbud, Posted: Jun 27 2002 at 6:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) and I really hate to say it.
RE: Monk item!!
# Jun 28 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
Actually I would say this is more of a BL item. Monk epic = Hand slot
Beastlord epic = Prim and Sec slot and is H2H
RE: Monk item!!
# Jun 28 2002 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
i dunno, my bard has his H2H maxed =P
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 28 2002 at 3:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what are you talking about? if you were making a joke, you failed miserably considering a) this is a hand-slot item not a weapon, and b)bard h2h is capped at 100 (I think we all know the mnk h2h cap)
RE: Monk item!!
# Sep 20 2002 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
it was a joke, and how did he fail at the joke if he made me laugh? a joke doesnt have to have accurate or serious meaning, so thats right, YOU are the ***
RE: Monk item!!
# Nov 08 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Joke? What is this thing you call a joke? :p
RE: Monk item!!
# Jun 29 2002 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
man some needs to pull the sticj out of his ***....

god forbid someone makes a joke
RE: Monk item!!
# Jan 16 2003 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
i think he'd need surgery before that thing would budge...
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 27 2002 at 4:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It has to be said.. Monk Item!
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