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Circlet of Shadows  

Slot: HEAD
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 5
MANA: +10
Effect: Gather Shadows (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 5.0) at Level 20
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: SHD NEC
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:45 pp 0 gp 6 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:30
Page Updated:Sun Dec 12th, 2021

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 5,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Where is Marcia Attamilgad?


This item is found on creatures.

Frontier Mountains
NPC Name
a goblin bodyguard

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Frontier Mountains

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Pre Nerf CoS
# Jul 02 2016 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
157 posts
Selling the real deal Pre nerf CoS on Xegony send tell or EQ email to saviorself.xegony
Pre nerf
# Jun 19 2011 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I can confirm the pre-nerf circlet can be cast on the run. It is basically instant cast and a great item.
What's the difference between this and pre-nerf?
# Nov 28 2009 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
Is the only difference between this and the pre-nerf version the race tags? That's the only difference I can see. The pre-nerf says ALL, while this one states which races can use it. All the other stats remain the same. If that's the only difference then why was there such an outcry when they changed it? It looks like everyone who could use it before can still use it and it has the same stats and abilities.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
What's the difference between this and pre-nerf?
# Nov 29 2009 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
530 posts
There was a very important change between the pre-nerf Circlet of Shadow and this. Aside from what you've already noticed, the original CoS had a cast time of 0.1 seconds, which is near-instant and fast enough that you could cast on the run, I've heard (haven't confirmed it myself, don't have anything with the same cast time).

This one has a 5.0 second cast time, completely eliminating that option and limiting the usefulness to "neat item" instead of "essential piece," since both of the classes that can use it get the exact same spell at a reasonably low level.

Edited, Nov 29th 2009 3:04pm by nyteshayd
Jiriki Sa`Onserei, 120/67k AA Wood Elf Ranger
Anadriel Starfire, 120/46k AA High Elf Mage
What's the difference between this and pre-nerf?
# Jul 02 2011 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
Yes you can infact use the pre-nerf CoS while running/mounted. Very useful, not sure wether or not necs/SKs got any instant invis aa or not yet. At least it used to be immensly useful.
What's the difference between this and pre-nerf?
# Sep 20 2012 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
Can't say for Necros, I assume they have same AA, but SKs get an AA called Cloak of Shadows, and it is insta cast. Since SKs are a Necro hybrid, I would assume that Necros get a similiar spell. The downside is its a Class AA, and required level 70 to purchase.
All that is lost, is not Forsaken
my experience
# Sep 25 2007 at 11:15 AM Rating: Good
237 posts
I've picked two of these up in the last month or so. I've been able to spawn the goblin bodyguard three times, two of which dropped the circlet. He's spawned in the same place each time, which is in the room where Chief RokGus spawns. As you enter the mines, take a right, then a left to a big circular room. I found that I was able to spawn him by simply clearing the room repeatedly, although I did clear the static spawns in the hallway without seeing him there. Spawn times seemed on the order of 20 mins or so.
Dropped Today
# May 27 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped today: 05-27-07
Still Dropping
# Jul 03 2006 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
Still drops in FM off of the same guy! I got one today, July 3 '06
# Oct 17 2005 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
What camp does this drop at since revamp,if it still drops that is.
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
Edit: Nevermind.. I'm Dumb.

Edited, Thu Feb 3 21:11:55 2005
# Oct 08 2004 at 3:49 AM Rating: Default
can this be used by any class in inventory
RE: class
# Nov 04 2004 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
429 posts
No, only Necro and SK can use it even from inventory only. Any other class will get a message that your race, class, or diety can't use it (or something like that)
Usable from Inventory?
# Jul 01 2004 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
Just curious, but most items that don't say must equip are usuable from inventory. Is it the same with this? Don't think it is or else every cleric would probably have one.
RE: Usable from Inventory?
# Jul 01 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
It does not need to be equip...clickable from inventory however sk's and necros are still the only ones that can click this item.
lookin for one
# Oct 04 2003 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
I am looking to buy one of the pre nerf on the nameless server. please drop me an e-mail if interested
merchie bought
# Apr 15 2003 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
Was vendor-mining in Shadowhaven in the last few minutes before the patch the other night, and picked up the pre-nerf version on an obscure vendor....563pp....would have been less had I not been so excited that I forgot to put on my charisma gear.
ah man!
# Feb 14 2003 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
I just sold mine for 95 plat. wished i had looked at it's worth before. Was in need of plat to work on smithing skill though. Vendor has it in northfreeport on Fennin Ro, selling for 569 plat. Why me??
# Feb 09 2003 at 12:02 PM Rating: Default
What lvl can you start useing the item i am 19 and it will not work.
circlet of shadow
# Jan 06 2003 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
the pre nerfed one is actually called "circlet of shadow" (not plural) its insta cast invis (.1 cast time is the same as insta cast), the nerfed one called "circlet of shadows" and has a 5 sec casting time
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 30 2002 at 2:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) *&!#^!* oops. Have a good day =)
# Jun 29 2002 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
this iteam is decent, prenerf is 7k on prexus, and nerfed is about 700 or so, casting time is the same as the spell tho, nerfed one is worthless imo....(funny how all the good sk/nec iteam get nerfed isn't it?)
RE: price
# Apr 01 2003 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
a clicky, mana-free invis. you're right! how utterly worthless!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 18 2004 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Gather Shadows - Mana: 35. Nuff said...
RE: price
# Apr 29 2004 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
might only be 35 mana, but gather shadows is spell sks don't get until lvl 30... isn't this is usable at 20?

Edited, Thu Apr 29 08:44:20 2004
Original main, from "back in the day", Wuji, Halfling Druid, Nameless Server
Current main, Kyfho, Froglok Monk, Mangler Server
bought on tonight on terris
# Apr 28 2002 at 8:16 AM Rating: Default
bought prenerf one tonight on terris ... guy said offer and offered 15k he took it... wouldnt sell for 30k this thing is sweet when teamed with jboots ..

Edited, Sun Apr 28 09:10:39 2002
# Mar 24 2002 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
Hehe, if you find anyone selling anything that you may benefit from just ask what their minimum price is, you may save thousands of pp on some items...I bought Circlet of Shadows when i was lev 15 for only 70pp whereas some people may have spent over 1k!!
# Mar 23 2002 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
Whats the price on a nerfed one?
# Mar 05 2002 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
WTB on sullon zek.

PST - Keuan
# Mar 04 2002 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
this item is godly. insta-invis.. very glad i bought mine for 1.35k way before they nerfed it.. esp good for bad pulls... fiegn... wait a few... stand, invis.. bamo, no aggro.. its wonderful... i really hope they make the prenerf no-drop so i am not tempted to sell mine.. its also good for when your invis is about to break when on the 2nd floor of hate, trying to find your way down after a wipe-out :) also... when i bought mine, i was only level 19, i didnt know when it click'd so when i ding'd 20, to my surprise, it worked. getting inst-invis 10 levels before you are supposed to is wonderful :) every true good sk puller should have one.. or any that do CRs alot :) me thinks this is an item that makes SKs the best pullers :) ok.. enought with my rambling... if you have one.. hold on to it.. if you dont.. buy one..
No, you just think your godly
# Jul 31 2002 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
Actually, the best sk pullers don't need an item like this to be awsome pullers .. the pre-nerfs just let any halfass sk seem like and think that they are a good puller, and thats a major reason it was nerfed along with the fact that they were waaaaaaay over farmed (and a cheezy item on PvP). They are nice to have though, but won't make you a better player, only skills and true experiance will do that.

These never improved my pulling ability, not even by a bit .. sold mine for 30k (and i'm still one of the very best pullers around, unlike the guy that bought the pre-nerf... he still sucked)

The nerfed ones are only good for freeing up a spell slot and giving sk twinks invis 10 levels before they should have it (unless that was nerfed aswell)
RE: No, you just think your godly
# May 22 2003 at 4:20 AM Rating: Default
Perhap you don't understand what we termed 'harnessing the strength of gear'. Maybe to you a good sk can win a fight will a rusty sword if you smart enough.

Edited, Thu May 22 04:43:08 2003
# Feb 22 2002 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
buying one on zeb, pst if you have.

Leis - Heretic
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