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Staff of Swiftness  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +8 CHA: +8 INT: +15 HP: +100 MANA: +100
Recommended level of 56.
Effect: Visions of Grandeur (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 5.0)
Focus: Innoruuk's Sarcasm
WT: 3.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ENC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 1 (General: Single Stat)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Blunt
Lucy Entry By:Biny
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 07:56:12
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is found on creatures.

Halls of Honor
NPC Name
Halgoz Rellinic

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Halls of Honor

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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drop rate or retired?
# Oct 19 2009 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
either the rarity of this is very wrong or it no longer drops. I have tried alot of times to get this, maybe i should wait and kill this guy last and kill all the others first.

so far I have gotten 5 Platoon Leaders Pauldrons, 9 First Sergeants Insignia, 7 of the ornate patterns, and 2 Intricately Inscribed Band, and no staff of swiftness. =(
Mulila Forestwarden
110th season RANGER

aaror-95th lvl cleric
tahnorma-110th lvl shammy
kutekittie 93rd lvl beastlord
darkmulila 81st lvl necromancer
and a few other classes like druid, enchanter, magician, and rogue
Torvonnilous forever =)

"never turn down a good fight and always help friends in need =)"
# May 28 2005 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
guildy got this tonight, looks like staff of the thundercats
RE: Thundercats!
# Dec 14 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
LOL i love that show !
no staff
# May 05 2005 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
We've done HoH trials at least 5 times now. Not once has this staff dropped 8(.
# Jul 04 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
Well I dont knwo bout the epic... I cant take PoH anymore.... They DID NOT up the drop rate. Still CRAP
# May 19 2004 at 9:18 AM Rating: Default
Epic Cons:

1) Worse stats
2) No hate reducing component
3) Shissar not as good haste as VoG

Epic Pros:

1) More diverse resistances
2) Can click any level person
3) It's a weapon...making it easier to purposefully break my own mezzes

Staff of Swiftness cons:

1) More difficult to break mezzes if you want to since it's not a weapon
2) Can't cast VoQ on chars lower than 44 (I believe)

Staff of Swiftness pros:

1) Stats
2) Disease+Poison Resist
3) Innoruuk's Sarcasm

Epic is *not* worthless because:

1) You need it to complete Epic v2.0
2) It's still the best powerlevelling/low level haste a chanter can give (I still like to do SoS driveby's)
3) Better resists means I'll swap it in when I need better fire/cold/magic resist
4) 80% of it is solo'able by an enchanter that has dire charm
5) IMO, it's a mark of character progression...a "badge of honor" if you will to those dedicated to their class
RE: Pros/Cons
# Jun 06 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
Speed of Shissar is 66% haste. This is 58% haste. How is shissar not as good haste as VoG?

Not arguing with the other conclusions, but SoS is more haste than VoG.
RE: Pros/Cons
# Feb 03 2006 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
VoG IS better than Speed of Shissar.
Cap = 100%.
To reach cap with Shissar, tanks must have 34%. For it with VoG, 42%. If a tank has 41%, close enough.. 99%. However- VoG has far better other stats. The rest is capped off.
RE: Pros/Cons
# Jun 06 2004 at 11:26 AM Rating: Default
VoG's level limit is 45, level 60 spell. Btw, can't think of any reason to break my own mez unless I were soloing, in which case I normally use level 1 dot so I don't get in melee range. You don't need it to complete epic 2.0, but not having it makes it a bit harder. Kind of raises the question if the epic part 1 is worth doing, guess it really depends on the difficulty. I definately wouldn't mind epic for low levels though. IF your guild is a raiding guild they will need to do this trial a lot. But we are ignoring the whole tash thing, less agro on tash means a lot.
RE: Pros/Cons
# Aug 18 2005 at 4:23 AM Rating: Decent
1) Tash aggro reduce is broken since the patch that reduced aggro on all poison based spells.

2) The slithering snake stick is one of the coolest graphics in the game. Ever since I saw one I knew I had to have this.

3) VoG, Im told, not only gives haste (yes less than SoS by a little bit) but also adds:

1: Increase Attack Speed by 58%
2: Increase AGI by 40
3: Increase DEX by 25
4: Increase ATK by 20

Just to add to the pro/con lists or adjust them a bit.


Edited, Thu Aug 18 05:22:57 2005
# Oct 14 2003 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
It is a nice alternative to epic. And yes, the chanter epic (as well most others) are obsolete. Especially if you are in a guild who is moving up the tier list, you will be finding equivilent if not nicer items dropping and saying bye bye to epic.

PS - I would actually prefer this cause HP > ALL

Edited, Wed Oct 15 00:39:29 2003
RE: Alternative
# Nov 01 2003 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
Yes some would say HP > ALL.
But I'd say: EXCEPT tash aggro reduction.
That focus effect keeps your HP from being put to the test when you tash an unslowed mob.
Or put another way, lets you get tash on sooner in the fight.
I can't imagine ANYTHING I'd replace this with.
Of course I'm only 58 hehe.
(I don't have this item, I have a lesser item with the same focus effect.)
alekson garn trial
# Jul 14 2003 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
drops in this trial:
Level 56???
# Apr 29 2003 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
Can this thing be clicked at level 56? Because that would be so cool, casting a level 60 chanter spell at level 56 =P Just the problem of getting there and looting it.
Drop info
# Apr 13 2003 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
Drops in HoH, Save the Girl trials. Dropped off of the middle room boss, forget his name tho.
Innys Sarcasm
# Dec 06 2002 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
"what ! ! !

The TASH line of spells are MR debuffs on mobs .. they do not stun ..."

53rd Chantress
The Rathe

Do some research before you open your mouth, The Stupidity of your post is astounding.

Innoruuk's Sarcasm
1: Chance to stun the opponent (25%)
2: Restriction: Spells level 65 and lower
3: Restriction: Only applies to 'Poison' spells

Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 seconds
Skill: Conjuration
Allowed Targets: Self
Resist: None
Range to target: 100

Being Tash spells.....
RE: Innys Sarcasm
# Dec 16 2002 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
and just so you know they changed sarcasm to 25% hate reduction on tash...not stun
what mob?
# Nov 29 2002 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
Why is it this site never gives any information on what mob drops this stuff until 6 months after the top guild on the server has everone equip with it?
RE: what mob?
# Nov 29 2002 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
because people do not send in who drops it when they sent in the pic perhaps ?

Roxas Nitehowler
60warder of illumanati
hunter Roxas Nitehowler
Plainswalker of illumanati

hunter Roxas
WoW retired
nice focus
# Nov 21 2002 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
25% of my tashes will stun the target.
thats incredible, now to get one :/
its not a weapon
# Nov 21 2002 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
so this talk of the epic being obsolete is meaningless. equip the epic in your primary and this in your secondary. there you go! 2 amazing items.

EDIT: Then put the weapon in your off hand. the rules for dual weilding for classes that CANNOT feasably dual weild are as follows:

ONE hand may equip a weapon, the other cannot.

so here, we see that one can still dual weild the 2 items. One is not a weapon, with the ac, it is effectivley a primary only shield. The epic on the other hand, is a weapon clearly.

Edited, Tue Nov 26 00:24:46 2002
RE: its not a weapon
# Feb 03 2003 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
Well, I can place a Blood Runed Wand in primary and a Wand of the Firestorm in secondary and look like I am dual wielding ;)

This, however, is indeed marked primary only, so it replaces the epic, which is also primary only.
RE: its not a weapon
# Oct 14 2003 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
I have both of them. Doesnt look like i am duel wielding but rather working as an air traffic controller =/

RE: its not a weapon
# Mar 28 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
Air Traffic Controllers don't "duel wield". They work in Control Towers and Radar rooms. Your thinking of people who park airplanes. Big difference, by about 100 IQ points.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 04 2002 at 2:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) FLAME ON ...
RE: its not a weapon
# Oct 13 2003 at 2:55 PM Rating: Excellent
Flame on?? and Duh?? what are you, 10?
well, anyway, you shouldnt have made a fool of yourself. He obviously states the fact that it has AC thus it is a shield, but what he didnt realize is the fact that the item is primary only, that is fine, try not to turn your flame on so quickly......flamer.

Ulive Cuzofme
RE: its not a weapon
# Nov 23 2002 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
By the way, even if an item has PRI SEC listed it can not be dual wielded by non dual wielders it is listed only for the class that can dual wield, not for the casters.
RE: its not a weapon
# Nov 21 2002 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry, but the Staff is Primary hand only. No dual wielding with the Epic I'm afraid.
# Nov 21 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Enchanter Epic is officially obsolete.
RE: Well....
# Dec 13 2002 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
this weapon does not make the effect on the epic obsolete. For one, the epic gives an AC and AGI buff that i always have up on myself to avoid getting hit which could save my life sometimes; its often that i manage to escape with only like 50hp or so left in my HP bar which might have not been there to save me without the added AGI bonus. VOG itself is also obsolete already seeing as SoV and stuff makes melee a lot more happy and theyll ask for that instead of your VoG buff. There are obviously exceptions to this rule like maybe during battle rezzing when you want to conserve your mana, but then you might as well use SOS, and this situation is very.. situational ;)

So i will always keep my epic with me even if its just for the AGI and AC buff. Haste isnt too bad either at 66% or so (dont really know myself but i know its enough to satisfy me) when youre charm soloing and the mob is running away.
RE: Well....
# Sep 06 2003 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
VOG itself is also obsolete already seeing as SoV and stuff makes melee a lot more happy and theyll ask for that instead of your VoG buff.

Not exactly..

As some people know SoV or VQ does not stack with the monk epic haste / attack buff, and it (monk epic) stacks with VoG has more of a benefit than SoV alone. So many monks prefer the VoG over the vallon line of hastes, due to the attack rating, as well as other stats buffs that they get from their epic buff.

That's one example of a benefit of VoG, there may be others out there too /shrug

Edited, Sat Sep 6 19:07:57 2003
RE: Well....
# Nov 21 2002 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
1 post
Obsolete maybe, maybe not.

Other then the upgrade to speed on it and the focus effect,
the staff has 60 more HP and 40 more mana plus 5 more points to poison and disease ,
but is missing damage modifier, the Str, Sta, Fire, Cold and Magic.

I can’t say the Staff of Swiftness make the enchanter Epic Obsolete, but it dose take it one step closer to it.

Edited, Thu Nov 21 11:50:33 2002
Tinkerten Iktomi
very nice
# Nov 21 2002 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
627 posts
most melee will still ask for SoV or something better by the time an enchanter is capable of getting this but you can still buff the pets with this and save mana, or the clerics that ask for haste when their mana is good and they're bored.
drop info?
# Nov 21 2002 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
what drops this
Inny sarcasm
# Nov 21 2002 at 12:01 AM Rating: Default
Well this has a very handy click effect and nice stats. The focus effect as far as i can figure only effects the tash spells of enchanters. Now with a 1 in 4 chance of proccing stuns on a cast you could use your lowest lvl (4 i think) in this line of spells and have very little aggro cast time (1.0) and have a handy if not entirely predictable stun for exp grouping.
RE: Inny sarcasm
# Dec 04 2002 at 2:51 AM Rating: Default
what ! ! !

The TASH line of spells are MR debuffs on mobs .. they do not stun ...

53rd Chantress
The Rathe

Edited, Wed Dec 4 02:31:41 2002
Focus Effect
# Nov 20 2002 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
300 posts
The focus effect confuses me a bit. If this only effects Poison-based spells (as the description mentions), and is Enchanter only, isn't the effect completely useless? I don't profess to be completely familiar with the ENC spellbook, but I can't recall them getting any poison-based spells. The effect would seem much more at home on a Shaman or even Necromancer item.

Rishaka - I would wager this is definitely not a common drop. When an item is entered into the database, it's automatically given a Common flag for rarity. If the person adding the item doesn't change that rarity, it comes out as Common.
RE: Focus Effect
# Nov 23 2002 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
Here's the dealio...

Tash line of spells make a magic resist check when cast, but add poison counters, so yes and no on the "poison based" thingy.

But yes, the focus effect takes hold on the Tash line, it may also work on slow and cripple, I believe those add poison counters as well, though slow might be disease. I forget.
RE: Focus Effect
# Jul 26 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
Tash is unresistable going on, and leaves a poison counter based buff icon on you. You remove Tash with any spell that removes poison counters.
Enchanter's Slow and Cripple test against Magic when then land.
RE: Focus Effect
# Apr 20 2003 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
Tash is poisined based, is NOT resistable at all. through 65 levels of playing, and killing npcs like vulaak and such, tash has never resisted. the removal however is cure poisin and RGC, thus its poisin based. the effect of inny's sarcasm will effect this. i have a sharp ended broken lever with the same effect, it does work for tash and tash only. since this is unresistable a level 4 enchanter can tash sontalak if he choses.

slow makes a few checks. first your level, and level of the mob. another is the MR the mob has. which order i have no idea, and really doenst matter. even though this has a MR check, it is not a magic based spell. chanters slow is a disesed based spell, just like the shamans slows are. this is proven by the removal of the spell, dispell magic will not get rid of this, the only thing that will remove it is RGC, or abolosh disease.

cripple/weaken/choke are all magic based, they make the same level check as slow does, and also makes the magic check that slow does. however the way to get rid of this is by dispell magic, not sure on RGC, but im thinking it would be removed by RGC.
Tash series = poison
# Nov 21 2002 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
308 posts
Tash spells are not resistable under normal circumstances. I believe the reason they made Tash spells poison, is so that when you Tash a monster, you won't just destroy the debuff with Strip Enchantment or some other similar buff removal spell. Apparently this is also they way they intend for melee attack speed debuffs to work, since they now have disease counters.

So, for example, an enchanter could cast Tashan on a monster to lower their magic resistance, cast Tepid Deeds to slow down their rate of melee attacks, and then finish up with Strip Enchantment to remove several buffs on the monster, and the Strip Enchantment spell wouldn't interfere with the Tashan or Tepid Deeds. However, on the flip side, you can cure Tashan by casting a poison cure spell to remove the poison counters, and you could also cast a disease cure spell to remove the disease counters on Tepid Deeds.
RE: Focus Effect
# Nov 21 2002 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
Tash series of spells are poisoned based.
# Nov 20 2002 at 6:06 PM Rating: Default
104 posts
It has the flavor of a toned down Enchanter epic.

Whoever posted this, is it really a common drop?
RE: Interesting...
# Nov 20 2002 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
Better than chanter epic.
2 effects?
# Nov 20 2002 at 5:54 PM Rating: Default
An item with basically 2 effects? is this a first?
RE: 2 effects?
# Nov 20 2002 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
No, the 8th Coldain Prayer Shawl was the first item with both an Effect (Flowing thought III) and a Focus Effect (Zepher of Brell), just after the upgrade to the item effects system.
RE: 2 effects?
# Feb 08 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Good
with haste caps, the epic is useless to high end warriors and melee now

I can get a belt for 34% haste and have my chanter friend use Staff of Swiftness on me at 46+ and get 58% haste from that spell (VoG) and get better stats from VoG than the epic haste.

who cares if epic haste is 66%? Im capped anyway

Basically that staff makes this epic worthless
RE: 2 effects?
# Nov 20 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
First with a clicky and a focus, though, I'm pretty sure.
2 effects?
# Nov 20 2002 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
double post sry

Edited, Wed Nov 20 17:33:31 2002
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