Item GlossaryEverQuest icon

Pus Covered Beetle Carapace  

AC: 25
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +5 STA: +10 WIS: +8 INT: +8 HP: +70 MANA: +70
Recommended level of 55.
Focus: Affliction Efficiency IV
WT: 15.5 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-10-19 08:19:05
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 55

[Drops | Comments ]


This item is found on creatures.

Plane of Disease
NPC Name
The Fabled Grummus

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Disease

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Send a correction
Post Comment
Your shield
# Aug 03 2009 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Zek Crested Buckler
Warrior only, furious bash on it

Eye of the Sandstorm

Only 2 I know of and I think the size of the shield sometimes (depending on the shield) will appear bigger or smaller depending on the toon using it. Tacticians bulwurk looks small/medium on my ikky shaman but Large on my DE chanter.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2009 2:49pm by Acoma

Edited, Sep 23rd 2009 3:44pm by Acoma
Shaman Healer
Pain and Glory - Vox
Name of a shield?
# Jul 14 2004 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
I was wondering if anyone could help me, by telling me the name of the shield that looks like this shield, and also looks like the tactican's bulwark, but is much larger. Same discription as Deathrat gave, but it is usable by pallys, sk's, etc. a melee shield that looks like this and just as big!

If anyone has any ideas or infact knows what shield im talking about, that would be great!

~ Doofy
RE: Name of a shield?
# Jan 09 2005 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
basalt bulwark perhaps, or that one from BoT. theres a few items with this graphic.
RE: Name of a shield?
# Sep 01 2004 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I believe you are talking about eye of the sandstorm, maybe i'm wrong
# May 01 2004 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
got one today. Upgrade from Tactician's Bulkwark. Has same graphic except Carapace is like twice as large.
I want ...
# Dec 12 2003 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
Using a ceramic gravel of justice in range slot just stinks ...
Got one!
# Jun 09 2003 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
Got one last night! The shield looks like Plate armor itself. (Meaning it's somewhat shiny steel with various plates all connected together.)

Very distinctive and one of my favorite pieces of gear! Now I don't have to take off my Itraer Insignia to put that Ceramic Gavel in my ranged slot! (Used to cost me a FT2 item.)

Gojirax Treestalker
65 Arch Lich
Test of Time
fixed them
# Feb 27 2003 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
28 posts
Level IV foci effects now work on spells up to level 65, it was a bug before where they did not.

They also fixed the foci effects on afflictions. They were not meant to effect debuffs or roots. Now they *ONLY* effect dots.
Victims, aren't we all.
RE: fixed them
# Mar 19 2003 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
I'm kinda curious... Do affliction foci still work on druid roots? The restriction says "hit points allowed" and druid roots deal damage, sooooo... ??
RE: fixed them
# Apr 22 2003 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
Focus Effect: Affliction Efficiency IV
1: Decrease Spell Mana Cost by 25%
2: Limit: Max Level(65)
3: Limit: Spell Type(Detrimental only)
4: Limit: Min Duration(36.00 sec) <------ :)
5: Limit: Effect(Hitpoints allowed)

One sure way to tell, is to watch your messages. If it says 'Your puss covered beetle carapace shimmers....' or similar when you cast a spell, that means it works with that spell.

Edited, Tue Apr 22 14:39:42 2003
# Dec 04 2002 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
I just got this shield last night. Very nice shield. It reduces my level 60 and lower spells mana cost by 25% for those spells that are detrimental. The shield looks like thick steel, grey in color and has a picture of a beetle on the front. This shield reduces my mana on roots/charms/dots/debuffs which are very important to me as a druid. When i cast the spells from this category it give me a message that my pus cover beetle carapace flickers. I also got flagged for the Crypt of Decay.

Gattil Honeynuts
Tallon Zek
# Jan 07 2003 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
Its AE 4 , so it reduces ALL your detrimental spells 65 and lower ). A very nice shield for sure .

62 Shaman
# Apr 22 2003 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
at the time the previous poster received this, it was bugged to only work on 60th and lower spells.
shield was upgradet
# Nov 20 2002 at 8:01 AM Rating: Default
shield got an upgrade with last patch:

AC: +25 Str: +5 Sta: +10 Wis: +8 Int: +8 Disease Resist: +20 HP: +70 Mana: +70

#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 06 2002 at 8:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) how desprite would you need to be to loot this =P
# Nov 01 2002 at 10:24 AM Rating: Default
Man i'll gladly trade my shiled of bane warding for this item

I think I need to start running some raids on grummus

Ryltar-58 shaman Tribunal
# Oct 30 2002 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
I can see why this gives you an AC bonus of +25. Who would want to hit you if you have something that is pus covered on your arm? You get the same effect by strapping on a skunk to your arm, no one would want to get close to you!

I can see this being great for a Necro for not only does it has affliction Efficienecy IV, but it screams "necro fashion trend!" I can see many necro models spinning on the catwalk strutting thier stuff with this baby, it is their style of item. Shamans would love this too, for their nasty dots and debuffs would work better. I can't picture high elf clerics strapping this obnoxious nasty to their arm, it is just not classy and would clash with their silks, not to mention mess up their perfume/cologne.

15.5 weight? Ack! That is one heavy shell-o-pus!
# Oct 29 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
Drops off the PoD boss mob, Grummus.

hot damn
# Oct 28 2002 at 11:00 PM Rating: Default
Hot damn, wish that fit on another slot, I'd wear it just for the name ::drools::

Grendon, 61 Ogre Warlord
Bristlebane Server
info pls
# Oct 28 2002 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
22 posts
can we get info who droped it ? how hard ids the mob etc... tnx
# Oct 28 2002 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
kick *** for casters, look wise. If this thing looks like plate....WOW. I would raid this for any of my guilds casters just so theyd look kick ***! :P
RE: sweet
# Oct 29 2002 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default
What he means is that this shield looks like a sheet of steal. It is a grey metal plate. It is real cool looking. You will know when you see this shield. Nice new graphic.
RE: sweet
# Oct 28 2002 at 8:51 PM Rating: Default
19 posts
Why would it look like plate? it goes in secondary slot if you read it.
RE: sweet
# Oct 28 2002 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
He meant the stats looked like they came from plate armor but they're a secondary held item

Genocyber 52nd warrior

"A Warriors' Sword is a Warriors Mind
RE: sweet
# Oct 29 2002 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
umm yeah, sure he did :P

"kick *** for casters, look wise. If this thing looks like plate....WOW."

A few other carapaces are BPs and he OBVIOUSLY assumed this was too...

Tip for people posting: actually read a little but adding a comment.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 28 2002 at 7:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I want one, and I want it soon............
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.