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Obtenebrate Short Sword  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 11 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Dooming Darkness (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ROG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:30 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Xzzy
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-14 17:45:25
Page Updated:Mon May 18th, 2009

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 2,439pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

Howling Stones (Charasis)
NPC Name
a crypt wurm
The Crypt Devourer
The Fabled Crypt Devourer

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Howling Stones (Charasis)
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Oh hey!
# Jun 14 2013 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Confirmed it still drops.

I was going through this area of Howling Stones, on my way to camp the Erudite Mask for my Bard, and I saw this mob.. decided it looked too happy being alive, so I made short work of it.. Had no idea this item dropped off of this mob, but got it first shot!

He is in the west side of Howling Stones, in a long hallway leading to the teleport pad.
1999 Vet.
Lots o' Chars :)
Solo Rogue weapon?
# Jan 12 2007 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped for me recently.

I have used Tserina's Whip (1-hslash, procs snare, primary only) as a Rogue, but this is better since you can equip it in secondary and leave a piercer in primary.
no proc for joo
# Jan 22 2004 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
Does not proc at 47 - will is insufficient

RE: no proc for joo
# Jun 24 2004 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
They updated the info above now. Procs at 50 apparently. ;)
anyone have anything good
# Jan 12 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
as in informatio on who drops it. or just what wing cuz so far, ppl here are saying all sorts of different things. west wing east wing north wing. etc etc..

anyone out there know anything firsthand ?
obtenbrate SS
# Oct 27 2003 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
When does the effect kick in? I bought this darned thing at lvl 25 and am getting kind of impatient.
RE: obtenbrate SS
# Jun 28 2004 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
92 posts
Dropped off the Crypt Wurm for me... West Wing... I was going for the Erudite mask.
# Oct 11 2003 at 9:52 AM Rating: Default
Magelo Says that this procs at 50 =(
Dropped Last Night
# Oct 07 2003 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
Group of three got this to drop last night off of The Crypt Devourer in the North Wing. Was actually the easiest of the named fights all night long. Anyone have an idea what this should sell for?
RE: Dropped Last Night
# Oct 15 2003 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
I have this weapon go from 3k to 1500pp. 1500pp for this rare item would be a fairly nice deal IMO.
RE: Dropped Last Night
# Jan 22 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
They are going for an average of 500p now. Bought 1 for my rog for 100p and another for resell for 100p. Sold it for 300p but the average i see in the baz is still 500p.
Proc Level
# Sep 11 2003 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
I have one of these bad boys, but it hasn't proc'd for me at 30. Not sure what level it will start working.

Edited, Thu Sep 11 19:37:02 2003
# Sep 08 2003 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
GOt one just now off The Crypt Wurm in West Wing, a pather right behind the painting....thought it was odd spot for a rare
Toucan Tanksem
of Vallon Zek, Sebilis, Venril Sathir, Antonius Bayle, and now Toukan of Povar
The Crypt Devourer
# Aug 27 2003 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
Literally just looted one off of The Crypt Devourer in Howling Stones. It was yellow to me at 49.

::edit:: Just got one off The Crypt Worm, too

Edited, Wed Aug 27 17:52:01 2003
I use mine
# Jun 25 2003 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
I use one offhand to snare fear all the time.
# Apr 03 2003 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know perhaps what lvl it starts to proc at?
Old Weapon
# Dec 07 2002 at 10:37 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
Old weapon, i believe. I've heard about it for a long time, but never actually seen one.
# Dec 06 2002 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
If any rogue is useing this he/she shouldn't be using this weapon alone in the offhand. I consider myself a utility rogue carrying Serrated bone dirk, and Locustlure, and a GOOD offhand piercer/1h slasher. wut you do if in combat switch this wep in and out as it's needed... really snare/dot combo's generate too much aggro to keep in the offhand permenantly.
# Dec 06 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Default
this new or old? and what drops this? my rogue would love this in second.
what lvl?
# Dec 06 2002 at 3:43 AM Rating: Default
what lvl does it start procing?
My take on the chopper here...
# Dec 06 2002 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
Well, the lack of stat boosts on this weapon is sure to make a lot of people whine, but it has its upside too.

First off, the dmg/dly numbers aren't terrible.

Second, it's droppable.

Third, it's offhand equippable, so it can be used for some proc action in the secondary slot without generating too much aggro in a normal fight situation.

Fourth, it procs Dooming Darkness for god's sake. It's a free DOT+Snare. Rogues naturally have high DEX, so this sucker should be procing a very respectable amount of times per fight.

It does have its drawbacks (a bit weighty, and not piercing, but that shouldn't matter much, since anyone capable of camping one of these should have at least passing knowledge of slashing weapons), but this is a solid and useful weapon. Couple this baby with a nice poker in the backstabbin' hand (the poker should have a healthy STR boost, to compensate for the absence of one here) and you've got yourself a nice combo. This thing plus a Bloodpoint could make for a pretty tough Rogue.

But these are just MY thoughts...

Edited, Fri Dec 6 01:07:06 2002
# Dec 06 2002 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
Aggro from this weapon is pretty easy to avoid. I dont have much weapon drawing aggro that I cant duck even with this equipped. Its a nice weapon, but I only equip it if something starts to run, it looks pretty neat too, looks just like the icon.

Edited, Thu Dec 5 23:57:54 2002
# Dec 05 2002 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
hehe why in the post does it say Luclin required last I looked Charasis was no where near Luclin hehe
# Dec 05 2002 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
Nice DoT.
1: DoT for 300 Hit Points (HP) in 15 ticks
2: Decrease Movement Speed between 49% (L29) to 60% (L50)

Zebekik Scaryshadow
29 Necromancer
-Veeshans Legacy-
RE: Dot
# Dec 05 2002 at 11:32 PM Rating: Good
300 posts
The effect is nice for ID-kiting, but it's impressive aggro in the hands of a melee already good at getting aggro might leave this as a solo/duo weapon.
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