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Cobalt Gauntlets  

Lore Item
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 25
Effect: Reckless Strength (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 10.0) at Level 45
WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Class: WAR
Race: ALL except IKS
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):50, 50, 70
Merchant Value:460 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-20 10:40:52
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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This item is found on creatures.

Karnor's Castle
NPC Name
a drolvarg captain

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Karnor's Castle
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Dropped for me last night
# Sep 10 2003 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
Logged in after LDoN went live and managed to spend about an hour clearing the tower. No Captain so went back to working on the entrance and the few in the courtyard below the tower. Tower repops, go back to the tower, pull a few and this Captain jumps on me when I pulled a Guardian. Rooted the Guardian and take this Captain to the front entrance to dot it. It dies and WOOT for me it had these.
RE: Dropped for me last night
# Sep 15 2003 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
I was in KC yesterday and these dropped again for me. :) So far after being in here for lots of AA levels I have had 2 drop the last week.
# Apr 23 2003 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
i saw some at 500pp
RE: price
# Aug 05 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
camping these... didn't drop but I did make over 500pp and a couple other special items, lol
#Thaargor, Posted: Mar 11 2003 at 2:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) As a Warrior, if you want to equip a full set of this Cobalt Armor you get screwed as usual. Does it make sense that when you have the Gauntlets AND the Boots (MUCH Better Item) you can't stack the two Strength effects? What's the point then? Beware of "buffing" anyone with the Gauntlets because while they may appreciate the Reckless Strength effect for a moment, it is NOT appreciated when it starts decreasing their original strength stats. In addition, the Vambraces in the set (although they have nice AC) have a LAME Level 8 Caster Shield buff. Considering you have to be Level 45+ to enjoy the buff, again I ask "What's the point"?. The good Verant giveth and the evil Verant taketh away.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 11 2003 at 5:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You are, without a doubt, a tremendous idiot. Not just an idiot. Not just a regular idiot. A tremendous one. Peace.
#Thaargor, Posted: Apr 08 2003 at 3:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow ANALyiah ~Mighty 65 Pally on FV~ Your opinion of me was SO helpful. I am sure that any warrior that is seeking to learn about the benefits and disadvantages in obtaining this armor was able to walk away from here so much more informed. Would it be too much trouble to Enlighten me as to what your incredible observation with regard to my mental capacity was based upon from some simple points in my comment? All of which are correct BTW. Or perhaps it might at LEAST be somewhat helpful to have SOMETHING to base a rebuttal against MY opinion besides your silly insults. How about your opinion as to why I am such an idiot? C'mon it could be entertaining.
5pp- not bad at all
# Jan 02 2003 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
I saw this in bazaar for 5 pp with my 46 war and I ran as quick as I possibly could and bought them. Guess I was really lucky =)
Too bad that the effect sucks =(
Cob Gaunts
# Oct 07 2002 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
It was 1 week and a half ago and I hadn't played EQ for 3 months. I had even closed my account. Got bored one day after haveing done as much as I could for the day and I said what the heck. Lets give it one more try before SWG is released. Got my account back up and running and it it must havee been just under 3 months from having played because all my PCs were still there ..Whew.

Got on with my main Warrior (50) shouted for Grp. You know how it is with Warr in KC ( a dime a dozen :( ) Got an invite from a grp at the entrace killing yard junk. Suddenly cappy room is vacant after like 20 mins. We go in , camp room. 15 mins later BOOM!!! Whoooa !!! Hello Cappy!
ROLLED a 188!!! WOOOOT!!!

Now Its been about a week later and Ive been camping CY for the boots. We must have killed at least 8 callers of Sathir and CRAPOLA!!! Stupid Kunzar Cloak all the time!!!! Good thing is I made Champ in the process. Will have to kill more obvoiusly. I hope not too many.

BTW I also looted some Singing steel Gaunts which I also won on a roll while in the tower.
RE: Cob Gaunts
# Dec 19 2002 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
Just so you know, Verant/SOE hasn't deleted characters yet for 3+ months of inactivity. They reserve the option to, but haven't yet.
RE: Cob Gaunts
# Mar 10 2004 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
I had my accounts inactive for over a year, everything was still there when i opened them again last month :)
If I didn't have bad luck.....
# Aug 28 2002 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
.....I would have no luck at all. I'm in a full group camping the captain. It's been 3 hours, no sign of him. Then finally -- he pops. We take him down and woot! He has the Gaunts. Couple more MOBs there that we clear before rolling for them , and guess what? Pop! It's tha Captain again! And Woot! He drops the Gaunts again! 2 Captains with Cobalt Gauntlets in 3 minutes. We all roll, and I lose both. Doh! Ah well, just had to share my hard-luck story. :)

Toreck Troublemaker
Level 51 Troll Warrior
RE: If I didn't have bad luck.....
# Mar 10 2004 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
That was one hell of a greedy group you were in bro. If these would drop twice im sure one pair should have auto-d to you no matter. Greed kills EQ fast unfortunately
# Jul 19 2002 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
Just right click it. It doesnt proc as you fight.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 20 2002 at 12:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have a pair for sale.. toss a tell
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 05 2002 at 5:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Tue Feb 5 04:57:42 2002
Spell Effect...
# Feb 01 2002 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
Does this buff stack with the Cobalt boot buff?
RE: Spell Effect...
# Mar 22 2002 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
No the effects do not stack. I won both items within 30 minutes of each other and tried it out.
# Jan 19 2002 at 9:31 PM Rating: Default
Can you actually sell these for 7k like it says?
RE: price
# Jun 06 2002 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
Depends on your server. I got the Cobalt arms for 500pp on RZ. THe market for this is lower here b/c it is not no drop, thus only really good in a group you trust or on raids.

Flavius Afranius
RE: price
# Feb 11 2002 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
no, all internet prices are screwed up, but on xegony, these are worth 3k, all cobalt pieces are worth 3k, except greaves (20k i think), bracer (18-20k), breastplate (60-80k)
just got em they dont proc
# Jan 13 2002 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
i just got these gaunts for 3k on zeb and they wont proc but i will go make 45 and see if they do p
right click effect
# Oct 04 2001 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
its a right click affect that adds 20 str
and takes some cast time...
you have to target the person you want to be buffed.
The str buff will be reduced by 1 on each tick and
will even go below your normal strength by 10 pts
then it fades.
It is not possible to unclick the buff.

Happy rebuffing
RE: right click effect
# Nov 10 2001 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
3,705 posts
You can't unclick this buff, but you can rebuff it to avoid the negative strength effect. when strength starts to drop too much, just click and rebuff. Least the cleric spell works that way, don't have these, but assume it is the same.
What lvl?
# Sep 05 2001 at 2:04 PM Rating: Default
What lvl does it work or proc or whatever u call it???????
Cobolt Procs
# Aug 21 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
All Cobolt Procs proc at 45th+
# Aug 17 2001 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
what lvl can this proc at?

RE: proc!
# Aug 23 2001 at 1:26 AM Rating: Decent
it doesn't proc at all... you right click on the gaunts while you're wearing it.... it's a +20 str buff which slowly goes down... it's a pain in the *** to keep rebuffing but it's worth it =)

Lalorya,51 Champion =)
RE: proc!
# Dec 13 2001 at 10:06 PM Rating: Default
actually, it does proc at 45, all kunark specific class amror's do, sure its a right click effect..but you right click it at 1, it doesnt work! if you try it at 30, it doesnt work! if you try it at 45+ it works! jus because yer a 51 twink (i call everyone that is a high level or has uber armor a twink) doesnt mean it is right clickable at all levels, the reason you dont get the message that you cant proc it is because yer 6 levels higher than its required...but if i was 45 i'd want some of these, already have a full suit of crafted and a sentry bracer, wurmy, and a CoT, better git me a full suit of these, eh by the time another expansion comes out the bp will be worth 5k! and i'll be well over 60 and beyond by then, a lil somethin to twink my new warrior with, hehe then it'll be nerfed and i wont be able to proc it!!!!!
Dont Agree Melchiah
# Aug 10 2001 at 10:17 PM Rating: Excellent
Yes a Lot of Items Get Farmed For warriors, things Like FBSS ect, Things that can basicly be held by a small group or solo held once the certain area is Broken. However Karnors is not one of those places, Karnors is a place where you need a well rounded Group and in that group Almost always comes a Warrior, Now 90 percent of the Higher lvl Toughy Zones on Xegony are need before Greed, Fair enough if your in Uber guild and u go to a Zone to farm items for your Guilds lotto or Guild Twinks, But I dont really think Karnors comes under that, there are just too many people hunt in that zone for a Uber guild to Easily do a Zone takeover, so therefore in most cases unless the people in your group are Complete Asses all items dropped are need before greed to the specific class in the group that a certain item drops for, After that yeah its Lottoed,,, But that system is By no means at all Farming, Thats just plain old hunting..going out to find hords of treasure :)
Thanks for Listening :)

Warrior of Xegony
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2001 at 11:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi guys you all are realy stupid, well anyhow want to buy this gloves in BERTOXX SERVER BEST SERVER EVER so give me a tell names aarladil AKA. Loverboy
#Anonymous, Posted: May 18 2001 at 3:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this effect will boost your str then slowly take it down to lower then normal untill the effect is done. that is really lame. this is a low level cleric spell.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 08 2001 at 1:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You are a warrior, all you need is AC!!!!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 21 2001 at 12:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The proc sucks. 8 second cast time for a crappy
RE: Suck proc
# Jun 26 2001 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
Because warriors are not casters, they are tanks, and if you want to self buff you gotta pay the price.
# Feb 24 2001 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
The price is not a set thing on all servers. They are most likely 3k on Veshaan server, I know they are 6 to 8k on Brell. They may be 15k on some of the newer servers! and they proc at 45 like all kunark class armor.

Megerdar Wolveswind
53 Druid of Abyss
Oooggaa Booggaa
25 Warrior of Abyss
Brell Sirilis
# Feb 19 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
What lvl do the cobalt armor effect? ive heard 45 but i could have swore i saw a lvl 20 casting with it... might have just been my eyes but i wanted confirmation
RE: Effect
# Mar 05 2001 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Its 45 but it is a lvl 8 clerical spell hehe
Proc of effect?
# Feb 19 2001 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
What is the proc level of the effect Beserker Str.?
RE: Proc of effect?
# Feb 19 2001 at 4:28 PM Rating: Default
I don't think it's a proc, I just got the Cobolt boots and I right Click them for Strength of Kunzar. Hence it sould be right-clickable spell that you cast.
# Dec 05 2000 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
Cobalt Gauntlets are not worth 15k as the above 2 people posted, they are worth 5k at tops and the reason behind this is they come off a spawn close to the entrance of Karnor's and are fairly easy to get. I've seen 3 pairs drop in 1 day before, and I've heard of more dropping within a day as well.
RE: Cost
# Jan 28 2001 at 8:22 AM Rating: Default
No, but you don't get it.
The casters try to get a high level, and farm these gloves. They then use the fact that people mostly twink warriors over other classes to keep the price high.
So thus, warriors get shafted.
Fun no?
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