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Breastplate of Emblazoned Souls  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 57
STR: +9 DEX: +11 STA: +10 INT: +10 HP: +100 MANA: +80
Effect: Black Shroud (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 3.0) at Level 50
WT: 15.0 Size: LARGE
Class: SHD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Velious Plate 2
Color (RGB):114, 50, 52
Lucy Entry By:Trukx
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 05:59:30
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 60

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Quest Name
Plate Ornate Tranquility Armor

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Plane of Tranquility
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# Jun 20 2006 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
463 posts
Okay, though it's hard to pick out the useful content from all the "what a piece of cr*p" posts, I gather that this armor used to have a level 55 spell effect, but at some point it changed to be a level 65 spell effect, which seems a lot better. (Since I already have to be 55 to get the armor, I can cast my own level 55 spells thank you very much!)

But now I'm left wondering whether the effect stacks with other similar spells. In particular, does it stack with Mental Corruption (HP->mana proc)? I've heard the MC doesn't stack with HP->HP procs.
Sukrasisx (105 monk) / Terrwini (67 druid) / Teviron (59 shadowknight) / Wizbeau (36 wizard)
-- Mystic Coercion, EMarr
Unanswered prayers
# Nov 08 2005 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
This is the upgrade to Mental Horror, which does damage to the enemey and gives you mana in return. Pair this up with touch of the cursed (innate 300hp lifetap at rank 3) and you can tap mana and HP all day long like it's no body's buisness.

Sorry, but this isn't the upgrade to Mental Horror. This is a 90hp lifetap proc. It's a good spell and very useful until you get the next strenth of lifetap proc.
Answer to my Prayers
# Jun 02 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
101 posts
finally i can have this spell. Seeing as 85% of the games population does not and probably will not have thier GoD spells, this is a God-send. Thank you SoE for doing something right for a change! I applaude you! *Golf Clap*

This is the upgrade to Mental Horror, which does damage to the enemey and gives you mana in return. Pair this up with touch of the cursed (innate 300hp lifetap at rank 3) and you can tap mana and HP all day long like it's no body's buisness.
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lower healing
# Jan 29 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
Well I bought an Ornate BP mold for my 55 SK based on what I read here, popped it together and tried it. It is only healing her for 25hp not 90, though it does last an hour. I am pretty disappointed all in all, as the proc does not seems too proc often (only 198 dex, guess I can try to raise that), and the healing effect being much lower then I had thought it would be. Any hope now that it will heal for higher amounts as she gains levels? 8)

Edited, Sat Jan 29 23:51:20 2005
soe changed the effect me thinks
# Dec 28 2004 at 4:18 AM Rating: Default
just looked and noticed the effect listed on my ornate bp is not shoud of death, but something called black shroud lasts 1:00:00 cast timer is 3.0 and is a 90hp proc donno if they have changed it or not but black shroud is'nt on my spell list so i think they have.

Konghol 55 sk Cazic-thule

Edited, Tue Dec 28 04:18:23 2004
right click effect changed
# Dec 16 2004 at 4:19 AM Rating: Default
I haven't used the clickie on this forever beacause it sucks(compared to other shrouds or even mental coruption), but today i did for some reason and the spell was black shroud. NOT shroud of death. Either it was changed in todays patch or one a while ago and I never noticed.

Black shroud is much better though, it's basically the same as shroud of Death but proc siphons 90 hp instaed of 50. Definatly a upgrade and a click I now actualy use lol

Edited, Thu Dec 16 04:21:16 2004
RE: right click effect changed
# Dec 16 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
Aye, it was changed.
New spell effect?
# Apr 26 2004 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
I was just checking thru magelo and now it has the Ornate Bp listed as the same right click spell but the spell making your weapon proc a 1 minute root vice the lifetap proc. Is this a typo or was there something chenged recently?
RE: New spell effect?
# Apr 28 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
The proc link is bad, it is still the same effect. Adds lifetap proc to your attacks.
Warriors only want this mold
# Apr 10 2004 at 8:16 AM Rating: Default
Not sure what you guys are moaning about, us clerics get a right click cast of spell haste that doesnt even work with our two main used spells (heal over time or complete heal)

You SK also get mana regen 3 on your boots and we clerics are stuck with only mana regen 2 on our bracers (i know a total of 4 with both bracers, but who wants to lower their stats by using those bracers) All classes were shafted with the ornate molds
RE: Warriors only want this mold
# Nov 13 2004 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
I'm sure Ornate was not as bad as you claim it to be... when you consider the Era and Progression standpoint it was intended for. It's how many years old? Get your head outta your *****
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 29 2004 at 2:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just got this breastplate. I have to say its the worst thing I have ever seen. The vindi BP I got at level 45 has higher stats and resists and the same +100hp. The only thing this one has is 12 AC more. The click effect can never be cast, why is it even there? It doesn't stack with the self buffs I already have running all the time. In fact I may be deleteing this armor and going back to my vindi BP at least it has regen on it.
RE: Sucks
# Mar 19 2004 at 7:42 PM Rating: Default
Maybe you should have looked it up before buying it heh.
# Dec 12 2003 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
I am curious about something. Of all you people crying about this thing, do you even have it? I just got mine last night and I am quite happy with it. You fools waste more damn server space ******** about what you dont have more than anything else. If you did loot the mold and got the BP I am willing to bet that this would suddenly just be da bomb. Yes the effect could be better, but how many pre-elemental Bps have a great right click effect. Just be happy with getting an upgrade.
RE: ?
# Jan 06 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
Oh yeah have had this, and the legs, and never used the clicky once on either, they are spells we already get upgrades for.. take a look at the other ones that are actually useful. They need to change out the effects and we would be inline with the other classes.
RE: ?
# Dec 23 2003 at 3:25 AM Rating: Default
29 posts
I just put this on my Troll Dreadlord tonight. Very nice indeed. The Fulvous Darkscale did the Troll well, but this is sweet stuff.
I usually use Mental Corruption but, I will get used to Shroud of Death. I am sure the missus (Cleric) will be happy for the self-healing, especially when the crit procs land to heal. Funny thing is that I have the Shroud of Undeath Spell but never bothered to get Shroud of Death.

Dreadlord Duke Tublonde Trolloc
Ministry of Steel

Edited, Tue Dec 23 03:29:44 2003
Bard of Povar.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 03 2003 at 2:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) piece of ****.... all i can say..good stats but the effect ruins it..and i know soe reads this board so here's a /finger to u.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 08 2003 at 6:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I would like to be able to say... "Hey man, every piece of armor has its ups and downs..." but this armor truely is craptastic, basically the whole set, especially compaired to other people's ornate. 10 Sta 100hp, nice and sometimes easy to overlook, but just get 1400 points in NRo (Yeah it'll take a while just keep working) and you can get 13 Sta 100hp with a type 3 slot so you can put something Nice in it along with 2 other type 2s. And it doesn't require a whole raid force. Its not like this is the only other solution either, there are so many better pieces out there for SKs and the stupid proc on the BP and Legs are horrible.
RE: pos
# Nov 14 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
maybe we're just spoiled?

Goes hand in hand with statements like:

but just get 1400 points in NRo 1400 points in NRo 1400 points in NRo 1400 points in NRo (Yeah it'll take a while just keep working) and you can get 13 Sta 100hp with a type 3 slot so you can put something Nice in it along with 2 other type 2s. And it doesn't require a whole raid force. Its not like this is the only other solution either, there are so many better pieces out there for SKs and the stupid proc on the BP and Legs are horrible.

Note what I highlighted.... Why? North Ro LDoN Armor DIDN'T EXIST when PoP was released. Yes, I have vambraces, for example, right now that knock the ***** out out of my Ornate ones from WoS... but I expect it to. It's the way the game has progressed. ::Shrugs:: Ya deal, but I'm rather sick, as you may have noticed with my multitude of comments, of people whining about how much "this thing suxx0rs!" when it's from 4-5 expansions ago. Open your eyes people... I started playing seriously just before GoD's release... I should be making these mistakes, but even I can see that this armor was meant for a time long passed.
RE: pos
# Dec 06 2003 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Sat Dec 6 19:08:05 2003
Useless for a SK
# Nov 21 2003 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
I really see no reason why a SK would wear this Breastplate, and SOE is not going to change it. Some SKs on sent a petion to SOE asking then to consider changing it and were ignored. My recomendation to all SKs is to do what I did when the mold dropped. Get in on the roll and if you win sell the damn thing for 200k and buy a crafted BP with better stats.
The Effect on this BP sucks
# Nov 08 2003 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
The stats on this bp are just fine, however putting a level 55 spell on it? Not only a level 55 spell but a useless level 55 spell. My Sk is 62 with 55 aa's and RARELY if ever did i use shroud of death probably only if the cleric sucked or on ToV raids where you're taking lots of AoE. I have Soul Abrasion 2 and even though that translates this spell proc into 100hps i still dont use it, mana=life for the most part. Mental corruption a level 52 mana proc is more useful and can keep you going instead of having to sit and med when your in a grp, if you have a decent cleric wtf would u need shroud of undeath.

RE: The Effect on this BP sucks
# Sep 12 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Obviously they took my suggestion and added a level 65 spell instead the time of my original post mana was more important than health as mobs didn't hit so hard then and I had mana problems. The original spell on this BP was most definitely subpar compared to what the other classes had. However, now that I'm 70....I'll take the hps plskthx.

And to the other poster, considering at the time I did make the post, to come by a ornate plate BP was TOUGH then, they weren't routinely being sold in bazaar and any that were being sold were well out of the reach of most players. So to get one, you would most likely have to be raiding and by the time you were raiding mobs that would drop this you would've been 65 and thus had a better proc, so the level 55 proc sucked if you weren't going to be able to get the BP until 65, at which point its effect was useless.
RE: The Effect on this BP sucks
# Dec 21 2004 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
Gonaniel, You can make this BP at level 55, you don't expect them to put a 65 spell or a 60 spell on it do you?

It was made as a 55+ BP therefore they aren't going to have a 60+ spell on it because a 55 using a 60+ spell is stupid.

Hmmm just noticed how long ago he posted - oh well im making an SK so i was looking at the Ornate and couldn't help reading the flames etc. :P
RE: The Effect on this BP sucks
# Jan 29 2005 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
Why is it absurd to expect/desire a higher level spell on this than 55??? Have you looked at other ornate items? Enchanters get a level 63 spell to rt click on their ornate legs! "Stupid" or not its true, so why cant SK's want a spell they might use on their BP?
Of course several classas got screwed (Wizard, to name 1) by the spell choosen for ornate gear, but wth, if SOE cant make it fair the least we can have is the right to complain about what we got, lol.

Edited, Sat Jan 29 23:46:42 2005
*sigh* can you say gimp
# Nov 03 2003 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
ok let me just start by saying I play a 65 SK on Bertox server.
*Takes a deep breath* the clicky on this BP is about as useless as they come, at level 52 ya get a better one (mental corruption) and by the time ya have this you prolly have shroud of chaos that is also much better. I almost never use this, the ONLY 2 times I'll use this clicky is if I get rezzed in the middle of the fight and NEED a proc right then and can't wait a few tics till I can cast a good one or if I'm jus' running through say Black Burrow and don't feel like meming a real spell.
At 65 I use mental corruption bout 90% of the time and ONLY when I'm fighting mobs that'll resist it will I use shroud of chaos, I mean come on! What a totally useless proc, I've looked into it and EVERY other class has a level 60 spell or higher and we SKs get this useless crap, and ever before I had shroud of chaos I didn't use this spell I just stuck with Mental corruption.
*sigh* Sony hates SKs & Necros and someday they'll get the balls and do what they really wanna do, we'll all log in (us SKs & Necros) and we'll all be turned into assling pallys or druids

65 Lady of Death
Cathrine Bloodqueen
Bertox server
so lame
# Jul 26 2003 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
The effect on this is level 55 while every other Plate class has a level 62 effect....HMMMMMMMM can you say balanced? ....sigh
#Yeziliz, Posted: Aug 24 2003 at 8:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Balanced...I said it...ok this is the deal sks will kick any classes @$$ so the decided to give us less of an advantage
RE: so lame
# Oct 02 2003 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
You might want to play your class for another 30 levels or so and then try dueling.

You'll be in for quite a surprise when you find out just how many other classes can kill SK's fairly regularly in a duel.
# Jun 22 2003 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
I hope that someone at SOE checks these boards occasionally cause I just do not get this BP. I mean, not only is it a weak spell, its a spell you typically cast BETWEEN pulls, not in the heat of battle. If it drops, worry about it the next time. Plus, does this stack with Shroud of Chaos? I mean, with a one hour duration wouldn't an SK 63+ (and that has to be who they intended to have it from where the stuff is from) have that up if they wanted a tap proc?

You know what would have made a TON more sense? Aura of Darkness. Now THAT would be useful and its kinda comparable to the pally effect and complements it (pally cures ya, SK debuffs the mob and buffs you).

This just makes no sense.
RE: Sigh
# Mar 20 2004 at 2:49 AM Rating: Default
Yeah, the ornate bp molds are definetly lacking, not just for SK either. The paladin has a cure that looks great but I have yet to actually see it cure one damn thing, even after a dozen cast. Oh wait, it did cure a level 30 spell once, nm. If you want a good bp do 30 N Ro LdoN and get Royal Attendants, that is what I am working for
RE: Sigh
# Aug 26 2003 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
he he don't you ever wonder how pally's and sks group together. Im from sullon zek i never see group with them, but anyway in game lore paladins and sks should HATE each other.
RE: Sigh
# Jan 21 2004 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
I hate pallys, even in my own guild :P

But this effect on bp is crap :/ I would do the LDoN bp from Tak camp insted and put some major *** kicking augs on it.
# Apr 12 2003 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
I was just wondering does anyone know if each piece of armor takes the exact same mold or is it a different type of mold for each?
# Feb 07 2003 at 1:53 PM Rating: Default
Are you kidding me? Have you seen the Rog PoT armor? It's rediculous compaired to this and they are not made to tank! Again SoE shows there hatred toward us dark knights!

Redzick Hatebringer
Dark Elf Shadowknight of E'CI

# Jan 28 2003 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
if anyone has a screenshot of this armor...plz post a link
What the Hell
# Jan 23 2003 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
That effect on this BP must be a God Damn JOKE!!
Every other class as a PoP spell on there BP but we get a spell I barely even use now..BULL ****
RE: What the Hell
# May 30 2003 at 7:00 PM Rating: Default
Invigorate at 14.5 secs is still better then this... Damn at least give it fungal regrowth on the off chance you might be using pact of hate... grumble
RE: What the Hell
# Jan 27 2003 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
I agree the effect on it is pretty pathetic considering the lvl at which you'd get this. It should at least have Shroud of Chaos or maybe...maybe Shroud of Undeath to help out those *cough* Big Boned *cough* classes. But why not a right click life tap(bond of death/Zevfeer's bite or even drain soul... or as someone that always has Voice of Terris mem'd and wasting a spell slot on raids or groups where the warrior can't keep agro, why not that? When it comes down to it just about any spell better than True North would be good. hehe ;)

As for the color I really don't mind it. =) Being a woman playing a 63 female de sk I think pink would look absolutely fabulous with her purple ToV gear. So over all and excluding the effect this is an awesome bp.

Oh and with LoY coming out and the mention of being able to dye armor the pink MIGHT not be such a hard thing for you guys to live with so buck up whiners /big evil grin. ttfn
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 06 2002 at 5:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What, you guys forget the old PoG sk armor? I *think* it was PoG, for SK's it was pink, it was changed for some reason though, I don't know why they changed it though.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 06 2002 at 5:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What, you guys forget the old PoG sk armor? I *think* it was PoG, for SK's it was pink, it was changed for some reason though, I don't know why they changed it though.
# Dec 04 2002 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
takes 0 smithing skill to make these
RE: skill
# Dec 04 2002 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
The final combine takes zero skill. Making the sheets of metal requires effective skill of Smith(220). Same for the temper Brewing(220).
# Dec 04 2002 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
The armor is pink...

Shadowknight ornate armor is pink...

RE: ummm
# Dec 04 2002 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
8,619 posts
hehehehehehehehehehehehe sk armor is PINK!!!!!!! god you have to love Verdant!

one more chalked up for the good side <grin> we may not be able to duel you but damn we are better looking 8-)

Jarkeld Hammerhiem <darkstorm Dragons>
pally of the 35th sphere
Druzzil Ro

yes i know i will never be able to get it but i don't care 8)

Your mind is like a parachute it only works if it's open.
RE: ummm
# Dec 04 2002 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
I can't believe they'd do that to us. We work so hard to craft fine, dark armor. What do they give us for this great armor? PINK. A sissy, Paladin, color. I'm a Shadow Knight, I'm no frou frou Paladin prancing around with a flaming sword in my hands.
RE: ummm
# Dec 04 2002 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent

(PLEASE someone tell me this is a joke...or at least the armor is dyeable, PLEASE!!)

Smiley: oyvey
Renmazuo Skoaldiak of Tallon Zek Smiley: king
RE: ummm
# Dec 06 2002 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
151 posts most graphics card/monitor combos it appears slightly pink.

sort of like warm liver.
RE: ummm
# Jan 10 2003 at 12:53 AM Rating: Decent
I MUST SEE a screenshot! Someone please! Show me a screenshot!
RE: ummm
# Aug 24 2003 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
36th season Shadowknight (Yeziliz)
25th season Necromancer (Notiliz)
Karana server
# Dec 03 2002 at 6:40 PM Rating: Default
This BP is nowhere near that great, I'd stick with a Vindi BP over this... The pure fact that the buff on this bp sucks so bad it makes it damned near worthless compared to other BPs in it's range.

Renmazuo Skoaldiak of Tallon Zek <The Guildless>Smiley: sly

Edited, Mon Jul 28 12:30:58 2003
RE: Beautiful
# Jul 22 2003 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
you can usually find the Ethereal Sheet of Metal needed for this for about 450pp on Xegony in bazaar.

Skulmanok Letum'Ubique
DreadLord of Xegony
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