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Decaying Bone Idol  

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AC: 6
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
CHA: +5 INT: +5 HP: +15 MANA: +15
Recommended level of 50.
Focus: Summoning Haste IV
WT: 1.2 Size: SMALL
Class: NEC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:30
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Average Price: 20pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Nightmare

Uploaded July 8th, 2023 by Craigy
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Bone Idol
# Oct 11 2003 at 8:01 AM Rating: Default
Aye the effect now works. Used it with my lvl 8 Necro and Vola! It works... Wana make some good plat start snatching these up at 50-130 plat each and wait for the price to reflect the true value/ difficulity of crafting. Mages/Necro's will be crazy over this item.
RE: Bone Idol
# Jan 16 2004 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
Mages will never go crazy for this... since they cant use it =P
need rec. level for focus effect?
# Jul 22 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Does the Focus Effect work all the time, or just when you hit level 50? I'm only half concerned, since my necro is only 32, but it's still a pretty good ranged item (I think it was +3 int, +10 mana, etc.)

Just curious if I can forget about summoning effic from here on out and worry about mana effic, burning afflic, etc.
RE: need rec. level for focus effect?
# Aug 29 2003 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
Just making sure you saw this too... it's summoning haste, not efficiency. Just means you can swap this in if you have to chain cast pets to speed it up a touch. (or throw it in there if you can only cast a pet when you get into a fight moving on a raid, then must pop the pet off after the fight).
RE: need rec. level for focus effect?
# Aug 16 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
The focus effect processes for my level 30 Necro, so it should for you.
It does work
# Jun 28 2003 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
Just so you know as of 6-2003 this does work for necros and the stats are ranged depending on level as discribed below.

Vorean Atreides
Necro of Innoruck 38th season
Tortured Banshe
# Jun 02 2003 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
Also drops off a Tortured Banshee.
# May 05 2003 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this on Terris for close to 20pp back in January... could never figure out why it was summoning haste, lol.

VI/SoE are so silly, forgetting their own rules and focuses and such... /boggle

I love the stats but the focus effect sucks when you've got your pet set up. Thats why I switch to my Ceramic Skull of Decay... may take a hit in mana and hps, but you can't beat AH4... ;)
yes works for Necros
# Apr 28 2003 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
this cuts of 30 percent of summoning time of your pet. I can confirm it working up to 56th pet so far. so stop your whining and badgering on SOE/Verant. save that for the times they really deserve it and perhaps they will start listening to us. goes for 30-50 plat on FV
perfect for cold light!!!
# Feb 20 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Feb 20 00:06:41 2003
# Feb 19 2003 at 8:31 PM Rating: Default
I bought this the other day on seventh hammer for 150pp.didnt have planes of power yet and it still worked fine

37 necro
# Feb 10 2003 at 8:00 PM Rating: Excellent
You all know this was fixed, right? They made all pet summoning effects (reanimation, summoning, etc.) extend to all pet classes in a recent patch. Not the *right* fix, but it works.
RE: fixed
# Mar 07 2003 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
Confirmed. Casted lvl 61 pet and the idol was triggered. Strange that my belt and idol activate when casting EoT. Still think the effect should something else that works correctly, ie, affliction haste/efficiency/extension?, even improved damage...anything but for chain summoning pets.
Focus Effect
# Jan 15 2003 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
This might be used for Imbue Torment and Imbue Disease, they summon an item so who knows.
RE: Focus Effect
# Feb 04 2003 at 7:31 AM Rating: Default
Ok, today's patch just made this usable for BL and Necro Pets....Ya!
RE: Focus Effect
# Feb 05 2003 at 7:28 PM Rating: Default
Yup, the focus work now for Bst and Nec, but too bad this idol is necro only ;).
Doesnt seem to work on my 61 pet
# Jan 06 2003 at 3:58 AM Rating: Default
OK I got one of these yesterday and cast my pet and it didnt mention anything about this item being used. Yes its the 61 pet Legacy of Zek so not sure whats going on here or do I need the 5th one?
Pointless so far
# Dec 11 2002 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
Tried this on my 52 necro.
Doesn't affect pet spells.
Doesn't affect summon corpse.
Anyone tried it with conjure corpse?
RE: Pointless so far
# Dec 20 2002 at 2:41 AM Rating: Default
That's bothersome. Especially since spdat.eff lacks a listing for Reanimation Haste IV or Efficiency IV. It's nerf-the-necro week.
Wrong Stats
# Dec 08 2002 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
The Inspect Box posted here is wrong compared to the one I have...
Mine has a 3(5) for int, not just an outright 5 int. All the other stats are the same way, a low base stat with a () next to it for when you reach level 50. I used this as a replacement for my Sarnak Ceremonial dagger and intelligence stayed at a constant 200. So either that's what it used to be and it was changed or it's changed since I bought mine 2 days ago. Or is it possible it's just different on Tarew Marr?
RE: Wrong Stats
# Dec 09 2002 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
lol the stat are right, but you haven't the recomended lvl so you only got the 3 int in your exemple, you ll got 5int when you ll reach 50
# Nov 16 2002 at 6:37 AM Rating: Default
My bad, just looked at official effect.

Edited, Sat Nov 16 06:17:04 2002
# Nov 15 2002 at 2:39 AM Rating: Default
Golden Idol of < Put your deiti's name here > much better stats wise, well, maybe until they decide to change it to reanimation haste. But, hey, as necromancer are you gona chain summon your pets while fighting? Good item if you don't have anything better, though.
RE: ...
# Nov 18 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
Golden Idol of Cazic Thule +5 AC +7 Str +5 Wis +5 Int +30 Mana +1.10 Wt
Golden Idol of Innoruuk +4 AC +5 Int +9 vsMg +40 Mana +1.10 Wt
Golden Idol of Bertoxxulous +4 AC +5 Wis +5 Int +9 vsDis +40 Mana +1.10 Wt


Decaying Bone Idol
+6 AC +5 Int +5 Cha +10 vsMg +15 HP +15 Mana +1.20 Wt

Now being a necromancer myself, I have taken the bone idol, it's cheap (100pp), and has better stats for a necromancer. Biggest problem with the Idol is that it is broken. The effect has no use for a necromancer at all. Someone either screwed up and place the wrong effect on this item or screwed up and tagged this item for the wrong class. I have a feeling it is the former. Why put an effect on an item that sounds like it is for a necromancer that is completely useless to anyone but a MAGE?! Please fix this stupid crap SoE.

Edited, Mon Nov 18 14:20:22 2002
# Nov 04 2002 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default
/dreaming on

Maybe VI will see the error of their ways and change this to reanimation IV.....

/dreaming off

Oh look, green pigs are flying out of my butt!
RE: Dreaming
# Nov 16 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
Or make it magician only instead of necromancer only. Hope not, as I am a necromancer too, but could very well be the class that's the mistake and not the effect.
Price on Rodcet
# Nov 02 2002 at 8:47 PM Rating: Default
This goes for about 500-1500 plat on rodcet nife.. its not bad and not all that expensive either
# Nov 02 2002 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
I was in PON yesterday, with a Necro in the group.
Whe went LD and this dropped not too long after.
She never came back and I won the roll. Well I am sure it will be good for some kind of trade.
# Oct 29 2002 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
Why would they put summoning haste on a necro only item.... I mean all our pets are reanimated... not summoned....
# Oct 27 2002 at 5:26 PM Rating: Default
Funny how this is Necro only and Necros can't use summoning haste.
# Oct 26 2002 at 12:45 AM Rating: Default
/em mems coldlight
# Oct 25 2002 at 6:02 AM Rating: Default
Summon corpse is not affected by summon focus effects...
Only helps on summon pet spells IIRC
Another mob that can drop it
# Oct 24 2002 at 2:02 AM Rating: Good
I also found one off the body of one the the Warewolf type creatures in PoN.
# Oct 23 2002 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
LOL summon bodies since this came out with PoP and the zones automatticly summon your corpse this is a joke effect
# Oct 23 2002 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default
You summon bodies, so maybe you switch it out, still nice to have. Smiley: twocents
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