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Cloak of the Wise  

Slot: BACK
AC: 7
STA: +7 CHA: +7 WIS: +7 INT: +7 HP: +45 MANA: +45 ENDUR: +45
WT: 0.8 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 07:58:43
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Average Price: 6,900pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Tome of Dark Power

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Knowledge

Uploaded July 3rd, 2022 by Drewinette
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Result of a different quest.
# Oct 28 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
Just obtained this cloak as the reward for the "Aid Fimli" quest which is supposed to reward the Cloak of Greater pernicity, which has also been changed.
7500 tributes for this item
# Jul 12 2005 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
On Prexus people sell this item at around 4K-6K in Bazaar !!! Nobody seems to figure you can have 7500 tributes for this item. When i need some tributes i buy the cloak at cheapest price and run to tributes guy to have my 7500 tributes points. :)

RE: 7500 tributes for this item
# Jul 12 2005 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
That's not even a 2 to 1 tribute to plat ratio. I usually prefer to tribute items with a 5 to 1 ratio or better.
# Jul 02 2005 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
This has Endurance +45 Also.
PoI and Nightmare
# Jun 03 2004 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
Got all the pages either in plane of innovation groups working from the zone in killing junk or plane of nightmare groups kiting at the "evil tree" (as the group called it). I picked up the book in the library when i had 6 pages so i wouldn't have to wait for it when i got my last drop. Since I was grinding for xp anyways the quest was a nice bonus.
where do i start it?
# Nov 30 2003 at 10:57 PM Rating: Default
ok, i have all the pages in the bank, sitting there, but where do i start the quest? i mean sheesh i have heard everything but where to do the quest
RE: where do i start it?
# Dec 01 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
This quest starts on the top floor of the library in the Plane of Knowledge, in the council chamber.

You say, 'Hail, Councilman Srethix.'

The first two lines of the quest writeup on this site.
#BumblelinaFumblebee, Posted: Mar 25 2004 at 6:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Some people just like their hands to be held...
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 19 2003 at 3:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HAHA I got this in the bazaar on VZ for a grand total of... 3.5k ROFL I feel sorry for the sucker who sold this so cheap. I can be gratefull, this will fit nicely for my level 24 Chanter...
Where to find consistant pages
# Jan 02 2004 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
I'm surprised they haven't snuck a recommend level on this yet. You think that's nice, I quested mine, then a week later a cleric traded me a Cloak of Greater Pernicity for my CoTW..straight deal. ~BTW if anyone is Questing this, I thought I might drop a tip. Pages seem to be random drop of various mobs in First tier planes but if you want a good camp spot, try your hand at the 1 non-summoning pusling shelter in the Plane of Disease. The shelter (root looking building)that's closest to the flies has 6 "a Foul Pusling" in them. They don't cast, don't summon and don't have high resists or noticably high hp totals. DO NOT attack other shelters, mobs there are SK's, will HT, cast and summon the hella out of you. Puslings tend to drop Pages of Dark power rather consistantly, although sometimes they don't drop for awhile. If this hasn't caught your interest, then know that they are the best trivial loot mob in PoD hands down. They drop Tainted Planar Essence (1.5pp per) Inky Secretion (sell in bazaar for 15pp per) Vendor tropies around 20 plat, Diamonds, Raw Diamonds, and even Blue diamonds often enough to learn to love this spot during your high 50's. Mob level is 55-57 I believe. Good hunting =D

Impresario Malorian Harmonybinder,
65 Maestro, Qeynos Chapter
Tunare Server
RE: Where to find consistant pages
# Jan 27 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Default
need to be 46+ to enter pot i belive, so 46 would be min. level
RE: Where to find consistant pages
# Feb 10 2005 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
thats got to be up there with the bst that tanked Blacktail Borer lol, aye, you do have to be 46 to get to PoT. but PoT means nada. If you go in there that early, you are probably gonna have your butt fed to you.Unless of course, you have a solid group. But thats MHO so feel free to dis it lol.
# Oct 24 2003 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
I just got this item. It appears as a small book ont he shelf where others indicated between an upright book and a leaning book.
lodi vs CotW
# Oct 14 2003 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
I think I would rather have this back as oppose to a lodi. Mainly because of HP's and mana every bit of hp's count, although the extra 15 raw ac and resist is very handy, as well as eb. But once again.. no hp :(
# Jul 26 2003 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
I've been collecting these not knowing what they're for. Now I find out, but I've already got a Lodi on my back, and there's no way i'm gonna swap it out for this. Thank god it can be sold, hehe. Hope it'll fetch a good price, these pages have been taking up too much bank space.
Not bad, but????
# Jul 03 2003 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
For all the time it takes to gather these pages, and then praying that you get the roll on the pages, you'd think SOE would give you a bit of something for resists. Personally I'd rather have a Lodizal shield on any wisdom caster.
# Mar 03 2003 at 4:35 AM Rating: Default
ha! I got mine today for only 6100pp - not a bad deal - well the ones in the bazaar traders, one was 7k and one was 9k, but i just /auc WTB cloak of the wise paying 6100 and got someone sent me a tell pretty quick. Lucky me

Mazzik Winternight
55 Vah Shir Beastlord
Ayonae Ro Server
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 14 2003 at 10:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Got mine easily, it took like 2 weeks, but it's worth not wasting my precious platinum on such a lousy cloak. Not that I am saying this sucks, but for 14k I could snag a lodi, which is better (Since it has resists and stuff)... So anyways, in my oppinion don't waste yo money on this, just do the quest. Unless you want to buy for a twink. Anyways you suck.
# Feb 10 2003 at 6:12 AM Rating: Excellent
Is it just me or does anyone else get lost in the library? Well anyway I just got mine just now and the best the best way to get this is to wait till you can handle first tier planes yard trash. I got all my pages from PoN and PoI. Treants seem to drop them most frequently in PoN and any of the mechs you pull to zone except the tin soldiers and the Archaics seem to drop these pages. I will say that they seem FAR more common in PoN and I did not get a single page drop in PoD although I hear that they can. I haven't spent much time in PoJ (I'm a cleric so I tend to like camps or at least I am used to sitting in one place) and PoJ groups that I have been in tend to move every coupla pulls. If you can XP in PoI or PoN then these pages are going to drop anyways so yuo might as well but be warned these things will take up a slot in you inventory for a while (like over a month for me). Remeber hat the guy that gives this quest is on the top floor. you gotta take the elvator on the first (?) floor to get there. Good luck all
# Jan 17 2003 at 11:45 PM Rating: Default
cloak of the wise is dropable, sellable ect, just got mine for 10k today and they normally sell for 14 to 16k
RE: Cloak
# Feb 06 2003 at 2:15 AM Rating: Default
I have been hearing a lot of offers for page 2. As in people zoning in and offering plat for loot rights to page 2. Mebbe its a fluke and mebbe its like those old spell a word with bottlecaps and win a million dollars contests. There would be some letter in the word that was incredibly rare and if you got that letter then the rest were a breeze. I wonder if anything like that is going on here.
RE: Cloak
# Nov 19 2003 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
3,128 posts
page 2 is the only one I need to get the quest complete and I have seen every other page drop at least once since I have gotten the other 7 pages.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 17 2003 at 11:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) cloak of the wise is dropable, sellable ect, just got mine for 10k today and they normally sell for 14 to 16k
Droppable ?
# Jan 10 2003 at 1:28 PM Rating: Default
I know it says that its lore/magic, but is this really droppable ? Thanks for the info

RE: Droppable ?
# Jan 14 2003 at 6:52 AM Rating: Good
619 posts
tradeable according to Magelo:
It takes a while
# Dec 11 2002 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
If you are one of the masses of wis casters with an acrylia studded cloak... This is a nice upgrade (not a lodi but still a nice upgrade and you can complete the quest while XPing on PoN yard trash).

I've been collecting these pages for about 12 hours in PoN and I have only gotten my hands on 4 pages (more drop but they are repeats and the pages are lore). I expect that getting the pages will take will take another 30 hours or so with a fast pulling group of course other group members will be able to start the quest with all the redundant drops but it will not be easy to get exactly the pages you need to drop.

Figure the entire quest qwill take about 40 hours if you have a fast pulling group.

They seem to drop far more often from the treants in PoN.

Edited, Wed Dec 11 14:47:25 2002
Good for casters
# Dec 02 2002 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
All around not to bad cloak for a int-casters, as wis-caster and meele I'd try get a lodi shield.
RE: Good for casters
# Dec 18 2002 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Lodizal shield is nice, if you can wear the thing; monks can't (being it weighs 5 stones I doubt they'd want to anyway). Comparing this to a spider fur claok, it has slightly less AC and weighs slightly more, but the all arounds stats wouldn't be too bad for a monk. If I'm fighting in PoN anyway, might as well save up the pages for a decent cloak.

And I wish I was one of those people who think that anything that sells for 15k is CHEAP, hehe... wish I had that kind of money.
RE: Good for casters
# Jan 19 2003 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
As a monk, it would be better to compare this cloak to a Shimmering Terror Hide Cloak (AC: +8 Str: +4 Dex: +4 HP: +50) or a Dire Wolf-hide Cloak (AC: +8 Str: +6 Sta: +6 HP: +35), then it would to compare to the somewhat inferior Spider Fur Cloak.

Since monks have no use for the caster stats on this cloak, both the cloaks I mentioned above compare very favorably to this one. Yes, this cloak is clearly better (more total hit points), but is it 10kpp better for a monk? In my opinion, the answer is no.

You're paying for the 7 wis., 7 int., and 45 mana that are worthless for a non-caster. Even if you earn the cloak yourself, you are much better off selling it and getting something else that is more cost effective for a monk. The other two cloaks I mentioned can be had for 1kpp or less.
RE: Good for casters
# Apr 05 2003 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Well as a tradeskiller the 7 wis is not useless to me. This is a good cloak for my most needed skills that also has wis, saving me the trouble of changing ou wis gear.

I would never BUY this cloak, but it's not that hard to earn if you're fighting in PoN anyway. Which I do as often as I can get a group there. Been fighting there on and off since lvl 50, it's awesome xp, and can work on getting this cloak too.

I compare it to spider fur because that's what I currently have, hehe. I can get this cloak for free in less time than it would take me to earn 1k pp. I have an easier time getting items from the source than collecting money.

Besides, this cloak fixes 3 of me weaknesses, wisdom, charisma, and stamina. I'd prefer it over the two cloaks you mentioned, actually.
RE: Good for casters
# Dec 11 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
Yep. Lodi is much better. Prices on Lodis dropping like a rock (actually a lot of prices dropping like a rock). I have seen Lodis selling for 15K on Veeshan (freaking incredible but I guess everyone upgraded at the same time... I wonder what everyone upgraded to?).
RE: Good for casters
# Dec 17 2002 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
I know shamans who can solo lodi... so prices drop fast much due to that.
# Nov 11 2002 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
Was in PoI for 4 hrs got 2 yellow in 57. Managed to get 5-6 dark pages, dropped fairly often was 2 of us looting them.

HCFeelwell 57 Cleric
Seventh Hammer
RE: pages
# Nov 16 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
A gnarled treant drops these pages as well in PoN havent seen them drop of anything except trees so far.
RE: pages
# Dec 04 2002 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
They drop from the Virulant Arachnids and Blood Ravens too, and seem reasonably common.

Lvl 55 High Elf Enchanter of Tunare
Wielder of a Grandmaster Jeweller's Eyeglass
Gallant Few, Saryrn
RE: pages
# Dec 09 2002 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
they also drop in PoJ, youll find these pages in every tier 1 zone.
RE: pages
# Dec 09 2002 at 11:57 PM Rating: Good
They drop fairly commonly off the yard mobs in PoN from my personal experience and it would be possible in many cases to sit at the Graveyard area and wait for people to announce where they are rotting...very often it will be along the wall you are already on due to the fact that many pull yard mobs to the walls near the graveyard.
RE: pages
# Dec 20 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Excellent
I just received the last page number 2 last night in PoN. I found all the pages in PoN but I found that page 2 and 5 drop very rare and page 3 kind of rare..the rest seem to drop fairly random.
RE: pages
# May 08 2003 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
51 posts
Oddly, for both myself and a friend of mine, page 17 has been the difficult one to find.
RE: pages
# Mar 18 2003 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
I've gotten 3 cloaks now and I'm 2 pages away from a 4th cloak. I thought it useful to agree with PrincessLissette, I've noticed pages 2, 3, and 5 being rarer than the other pages. These drop rates also apply to PoN as that is where I've gotten all of my pages. Drop rates may vary in the other zones where pages drop.

Edited, Tue Mar 18 11:48:48 2003
RE: pages
# May 29 2004 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
I think 2 and 17 are the rarest. ive only seen one of each, anyway.
was grouping today in PoI, when someone else in group looted page 2 and destroyed it. made me really mad.
i have all the pages now except for 2.
RE: pages
# Jan 14 2005 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
ouch that would suck i hate it when that happens :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 16 2002 at 9:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) A gnarled traent drops these pages as well in PoN havent seen them drop of anything except trees so far.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 03 2002 at 8:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yo Crockett
# Nov 02 2002 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
nice cloak for my chanter
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