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Shissar Scales - modern UI inspect window
Uploaded February 15th, 2021 by Andhrimnir
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I usually keep anything marked for TS and look it up eventually for the use.
Edited, Dec 29th 2009 8:58pm by Kuzain
First some basics about Shissar Scales. There are two kinds of scales found in Ssraeshza Temple. Red "Shissar Scales", and green "Undead Shissar Scales". Only the red Shissar Scales work for tailoring, and these only drop from brownish clothed snakes in Ssraeshza Temple. The red ones don't drop from greenish naked snakes, skelly's, undead naked kind of greenish snakes, golems, in SSRA, from anything in the grey, nor do they drop anywhere in TBS zones that I am aware of.
If you are not familiar with Ssraeshza Temple, I refer you to the most excellent guide to SSRA by Jolo of Xegony server which can be found here: http://www.project68.com/eq/Jolo/guides/ssra/. Starting in the hallway on entrance to the zone, enter the first room, invis up, take the center door, and go down the longish hall. Turn left, then through the door, big room, door, turn right, down the hall, right, door, down the tube, and to the basement. Nothing you passed getting to the basement has ever seen invis on my numerous hours spent in the zone. You are now at the start of the Shissar Scales Trail. Note that every snake along the way is going to be dressed/brownish, and has a good chance of dropping red scales. All of them are low 50's till you get to the end of the trail on the second floor, and even then are a max of only 55 probably, except for the occasional Elite Temple Guards, or rare Comm 1 or Comm 2 which could be high 50's level, but never higher. The max pull you could ever have accidentally is four, and with care you can limit your max pull to two snakes at a time. Everything in the zone except the grey iksar mobs summons, so if you don't like summoners, don't go to SSRA.
At the bottom of the tube to the basement are three snakes, which are always either tormentors or observers. They will commonly debuff, and the last one to die will run, so skip these guys if you can't deal with it. None of the rest of the brownish snakes along the way will run.
Then up the tube, to the first floor. Note: until you get to the right sided door which takes you up the tube to the second floor, everything is going to be Temple Patrollers, is a pure melee mob, and does not see invis. Around this tube, are three snakes, which can all be single pulled. Then down the short ramp to the two snakes guarding the door, which are usually a double pull.
Then through the door, turn left, then left, through the door, and there is a room with eight snakes. These can probably be single pulled if you use invis as you enter the room. I usually pull four from one side, then four from the other. Do it however you like.
Continue through the door, turn left then right. In this hall is a nest of four, two on each side, all close to the path of the hall and close to one another, so it is easy to get a four pull here, but can probably be done as pairs if you are careful, or singles if you are lucky.
Then continue down the hall to the main entrance room. There are five snakes in here, the two by the door are usually a double pull, and the rest are easy singles. As you come into this room from the zone line, there is a snake off to the right who always sees invis, he is a temple guard.
Leave the entrance room by taking the door to the right as you look at it from the zone in. Zig Zag through the short hall, and the two doors. Everyting from here to the end of the trail sees invis. Enter, and there are two guards, which are usually double pulls. These are usually guards but can be elites or comm 1. Off to the left is a snake which for some reason seems to almost always be a brownish dressed snake, usually a guard, but occasionally an elite, or comm 1, and rarely a green snake. Then go up to the short ramp and peek up to the left, right and straight back. These three snakes can be brown, or green. Take them if they are brown. If they are greens, just zip straight into the tube, and almost always the snakes around the tube won't notice you. Once you are in the tube you can make funny faces at them, and they won't notice you at all.
Go up the tube, and check what is there before exiting. If there are brown snakes, take them, by exiting the tube, and immediately turning right or left as needed. I used to have trouble doing this for some reason, but now almost always get only one snake on doing it. If the snakes at the top of the tube are greens, then go straight out of the tube at run speed, and down the ramp. I don't remember getting aggro from the snakes surounding the tube if going fast. IF you exit the tube and just stand there, the snakes on either side may notice you. There are two snakes, who are usually brownish Temple Skirmisher's or occasional elites, or rarely Comm 2. You have now completed The Shissar Scales Trail. I go through the door, camp and do stuff around the house for a while, and come back when repops have occurred. THis seems to be about twenty minutes, but despite all the time I have spent here, I have never actually timed it.
By my count there are a minimum of 28 brownish snakes in a row here with only one possible rare green, plus a few browns you might bump into here and there along the way. I usually get at least six scales, and maybe twelve on occasion in one pass. I never really counted, but it is clearly enough to make this little trail worth the effort if you are working on tailoring.
Regarding which combines to do: Start with the wrists, Trivial of 248, then gloves with a trivial of 263. Skip boots and helms as they require two scales. Then switch to sleeves when your skill is over 263 till you hit 290, which require only one scale. Once your tailoring skill is 290, you have no choice but to do combines (legs and chest) which have a requirement for three scales, till your skill is 300. Can you sell the stuff you make? Sure, but good luck. The market for Intricate monk/BST/Druid armor is saturated, and there is nothing you can do with them otherwise. I usually bring my tailoring kit, race specific thread, trophy, and race specific needle, do the combines when I get enough scales, and drop the product on the ground, or feed it to my familiar. This armor can't be tributed or sold to vendors. Just waste it.
Regarding other loot to be found, the only stuff you will find along the way which is worth while is the occasional gem, or vendor fodder ring/ammulet. I save the sulfur for research, but the other research components are a pain to deal with so far from civilization, so it mostly rots. There are no drop fangs, eggs, and occasional tradeable spells which I do not find are worth bothering with either. If you are not inclined to use the scales for tailoring, you can sell them in the bazaar. On my server they used to be offered for 500 to 800 plat, but in recent months the price has dropped, and now are commonly 300 to 400 plat each.
I hope you find this information helpful.
When I used to grp/raid here these were worthless so they were destroyed. But if there is new interest in these it might be useful in two ways.
1) at first those that might get them could sell them in Baz for good profit (I'm gonna try it out and see what the market is)
2) if many do need/want to buy... then "1)" above will help the tradeskillers will eventually get the advantage of many selling in Baz and prices go down.
Thanks SOE for Killing the Drop Rates on Items needed for the New DoN Culture !! :p
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1. How common are the scale drops?
2. Which mobs would be the best bet for a bard to solo to farm scales?
I'm headed here to camp for my Voice of the Serpent anyway and thought I'd farm while here.
Any way, I really enjoyed readding this, but I also found the logic made sense from all the look ups I do and lack of info see.
<you "right click" on a Vendor>
Vendor: "Welcome to my shop <your name here>. You would probably find a <bead necklace (Or some other such garbage)> handy."
You: "You're an Idiot <Vendor name Here>. Why the F@*K would I want a <bead necklace (Or some other such garbage)>?"
You then click on the Shissar Scales in yout inventory.
Vendor: "I'll give you 5 Platinim 7 Gold 1 Silver 4 Copper for the Shissar Scales."
You then clikc on The "Sell" button on the vendor window.
You recieve 5 Platinim 7 Gold 1 Silver 4 Copper for the Shissar Scales.
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