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Sparkling Shortsword  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 18
DMG: 14 Dmg Bonus: 31 AC: 15
Magic DMG: 4
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +12 CHA: +12 WIS: +12 INT: +12 AGI: +12 HP: +75 MANA: +75 ENDUR: +75
SV FIRE: +15
Recommended level of 62.
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 04:42:54
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is found on creatures.

Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind
NPC Name
Baltaldor the Cursed

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind

Uploaded January 11th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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# Nov 12 2004 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
145 posts
anyone know if this weapon generates agro if the Magic DMG portion is "resisted"?
# Jan 22 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
There is a full set of ranger only armor. Once you turn in the elemental chain molds, it becomes class specific..
The sparkling shortsword is a good weapon to use until something better comes along. You wont necessarily have something better when your progress to the planes as someone suggested earlier..

Botwa Cazador
let it rot
# Nov 27 2003 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
120 normal damage non crit no aa skill that improve melee damage.

202 max crit no aa skill that improves melee damage. "only used it for 30 min to see max crit, so it might be a wee bit higher"

compaired to earthcaller "ranger epic" max crit 162. im not trying to mix stuff up. but once the mob takes the +4 magic damage it turns into a 18/18 1hs. but then again the mob might resist the +4 magic damage and turns out to be a 14/18 1hs. still pretty darn good in my opinion. Im a firm believer on + damage weapons.

another hunter ranger

RE: let it rot
# Dec 10 2003 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
magic damage works like this actually, its between 14-18 damage per swing, not ethier 14 or 18. Anyways this is a great wep imo, definately great for me as a bard.
RE: let it rot
# Dec 10 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
I'd agree this is a great bard weapon. Assuming you have all your instrument and singing aa's and a Voice of the Serpent, this is a worthy weapon to upgrade over your epic until you see a Songblade drop from Time.
RE: let it rot
# Jul 26 2004 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
My bard uses this as well.

VERY fast hitter and crits well over 200 dmg.

Helps if mob is Tashed or Malo'd.
RE: let it rot
# Sep 06 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
I wouldnt say WELL over 200. With my bard its highest crit is I think 203. May be differnt for a ranger tho.
RE: let it rot
# Dec 10 2003 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
Your logic, and every other thought process you presented in that post is completely flawed. You are a moron. Either take more, or fewer narcotics... Whatever it takes. Please.
Decent Weapon
# Oct 13 2003 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
I was awarded this sword last week as an app. Obviously most people fighting in this zone will have better weapons, but this is a nice sword for a warrior until you get an EB procing weapon. The +4 Magic damage seems to hit quite regularly and I see alot of 150+ hits and max so far with this weapon for 186. I hold agro well with this thing using my red epic in my offhand.

I must say that it's more suited for a bard with the nice CHA boost and fast ratio. Too bad the thing is so tiny...looks silly on me as a fat ogre!
RE: Decent Weapon
# Sep 06 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Default
As a bard my highest hit is 120 tops...Thats WITH the +4 magic dmg which i have to agree lands ALOT. I woudl think everyone who can use this but warriors hot for 120ish.
# Jul 02 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
"Sometimes i even stick my windspeeder in mainhand, but rarely."

Neat you found a way to put a secondary only weapon in main hand.
I suppose its common...
# Jun 29 2003 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Last night this dropped and when the GL took names I put mine in, he acted surprised I didn't already have one(I am an App and have only been in Air twice) and immediately awarded it to me. This leads me to believe this guy is up ALOT and that like everyone else says this is his only or super common drop. After enduring many "Hey, he's not a twink, why'd he get it?" jokes I got a new sword.
RE: I suppose its common...
# Sep 06 2004 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
He is up alot. A whole lot hehe. In fact EVERY time I have raided here he is up...dies fast, and only drops blade that I have seen.
#Cannodamusq, Posted: May 07 2003 at 11:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I use this in my mainhand with SSS in offhand for raids/groups (bard of course). But i use Lava Infused Bludgeon for soloing because i like the proc, hehe. Also i get sick of always using the same weapon. Sometimes i even stick my windspeeder in mainhand, but rarely.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 22 2003 at 7:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well... this is strictly my opinion
RE: Lets look at this...
# Aug 01 2003 at 11:07 AM Rating: Default
Rangers will go for this sword almost every time it would drop. Despite what alot of people think, Rangers do not just sit back and use a bow all the time.

Line of Sight still screws things over on a consistent basis, and I use my swords alot, even though I have a Stonewood Bow, and EQ/AM3.

Bards should talk about why Bards want an item, and not speculate about classes they know nothing about.
RE: Lets look at this...
# Jun 14 2003 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
well it might be that its got low delay and nice dmg, but if your on the stage in game that your able to get this weapon, then you do NOT have any use of this as a war, cuz alot of other agro proc weapons are out there, even more easy to get, and as for a Rogues, this weapon is pretty cool, still there is better for a rogue offhand, like the ones with Skillmod backstab 12%... but if they dont have those yet, this weapon is pretty damn nice, as for Rangers, this is almoste GOD, still alotta good weapon out there for rangers aswell, but still this is good, this is also nice for Bards.... only class i cant see this sword go to is WARRIORS, they have no use of it cuz they would never hold agro with out agro procs in PoP anyways... thats my cp

Edited, Sat Jun 14 15:35:15 2003
try looking at the stats
# May 13 2003 at 11:10 AM Rating: Default
don't get me wrong.. I play a bard, too... and this is more geared to bards, but jsut look at the stats. charisma? VERY important for bards (charms, mezzes, lulls, prices) and not really to the other classes. AGI, DEX, HP's, and AC... important to all of the classes that can use. last is mana, which is only used by rangers and bards.

~Nendaen Songweaver, bard of the 40th rythm~
RE: try looking at the stats
# Jun 23 2003 at 10:36 AM Rating: Default
wth are yall talking about.. just because your in elemtnatls dosnt mean that you cant use this.... Alot of people Server X-fer to be in a better guild and they come Naked... we have had 7 rot so i looted one just for look

Edited, Mon Jun 23 10:57:37 2003
Why argue..?
# Mar 05 2003 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
This sword drops from Baltador the Cursed and appears to be his only drop. Double digit kills and hes never dropped anything else and always dropped this sword. He is also located just past the first island and stands in the way of the second island, so you HAVE to go through him. What it boils down to is, after a couple weeks worth of farming PoAir, every damn body who can use it has one. Its a great weapon for rangers, its also a great weapon for warriors to use when they arent tanking and want to crank up the dps.

Dont ***** and moan about what class should get this before a different one...its a guaranteed drop off a mob you have to kill every raid. If you farm PoAir (look at the drops, theres no reason not to), youre gonna get one.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 09 2003 at 4:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) and for those who talk about wasted stats... your dumb. So what if a warrior doesnt use the wis or int or the mana or whatever IT DOESNT MATTER.. if it is a very good ratio (good for agro) or has a agro inducing proc it should go to the warrior over others (unless it has specifics such as backstab modifier on the 17 / 19 dagger that if i see a warrior with i will have to slap em) Rangers share many weapons with the war because their spells.... Sks can lifetap and Palys can stun and both can deal with undead very well BUT their nukes just are not up to par with a ranger... a ranger can deal masive amounts of damage even with just a decent weapon and using spells.... THAT is the reason you dont get a 24 / 24 1hander like the paly / sk or a 20 / 24 like bards (though bards can deal alot of damage with songs its still not as effective as pure damage from a ranger) so BIT YOUR QUITCHIN! also as a warrior i would use a 19/20 with no stats over a 16 / 20 with 20 str sta dex and agi. why? cause stats dont matter! (its all about hp (first) resist (second)) other than that you want as much damage as you can get
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 05 2003 at 7:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i may just be a stupid newbie but i think that this would be for a bard because the low delay and bards dont get double attack
who cares
# Dec 12 2002 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
Look, with the magic dmg it is effectively an 18/18 weap, WHO CARES which class, all classes that can use it would greatly benefit from the stats. So stop your whining about who gets it.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 12 2002 at 1:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) bah warrior garbage give it to the ranger or bard...
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 12 2002 at 4:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Uh... dude, seriously, no. You don't roll on things like this. Less squak please.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 11 2002 at 10:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) of course we share w/ war.. they fig we are archery types n dont need anything realy cool for our own .. besides w/ out any str or sta stats unless u have others to max ya out its not realy good in that way but over all yes its a kick butt weapon
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 11 2002 at 9:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Isnt this the zone which becomes accessible only after you kill VZ, TZ, and RZ? As part of flagging for the "elemental" kingdoms?
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 12 2002 at 9:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Additionally...its really starting to **** me off...Why do Rangers ALWAYS have to share the best 1hs weapons with Warriors??
RE: Heh
# Dec 13 2002 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
Ummmm... you're joking right?

Have you seen how many War only weapons there are? I'll give ya a hint. You'd be hard pressed to find many. Warriors have to share just about every weapon out there with at least one other class. In fact, about the only high end War only weapons out there are the ones that proc pure aggro, which no other class would want (Pallies and SKs don't really need the proc and get better class only weapons anyway).

Rangers aren't a high damage class because of Ranger only equipment, they are a high damage class because of thier spells and other skills. Of all classes, Rangers are the last who should be whining about anything. They are an amazing class in thier own right and versatile as all get out.
RE: Heh
# Dec 18 2002 at 9:34 AM Rating: Default
I would have to agree, Rangers are a very versitile class, however, I really would like to see a full set of ranger only armor with all pieces having decent Dex and still have decent AC, then again, can get that with mixed items anyway, just would look cooler ;)
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 12 2002 at 12:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You are both wrong at 12dex and 12cha this is such the bard weapon. On any other class this weapon is just a waste.
RE: Heh
# Dec 12 2002 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
ever think that just maybe a warrior should be able to use 'any' edged weapon? that is the mastery of a warrior, right?
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 12 2002 at 7:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Super hardcore up against low MR mobs...I think wars at this point would probably want weaps with enraging blow anyways, no?
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 11 2002 at 6:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) omg
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