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Black Fur Boots  

Slot: FEET
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 9
STR: +3 STA: +3 WIS: +3 AGI: +3
Effect: Spirit of Wolf (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: SHM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Boots of the Black Dire
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):50, 50, 50
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 16:48:47
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Shaman Epic: Spear of Fate


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West Freeport
Quest Name
Shaman Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest

Item Lore: Boots of the Black Dire

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Jun 16 2007 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
I killed Black Dire with the help of friends when Luclin was the latest expansion out. I still keep these boots in the first slot of my inventory all these years later. 1 because clicky sow is useful and 2 because they are a momento to a wonderful journey I have had as a shaman.

"Always remember that when you became Heyokah, it was the passing of a noble, yet misguided being that allowed you to do so. You should hold a special place in your heart for him and what he was in life. To help you remember him, we will fashion this pelt into a pair of boots and give them to you. With every step you take, you must think on the Dire, else his death be in vain forever."
# Dec 26 2011 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
If this were facebook I would click on the like button.
Sevlore Fisti`cuffs
100 Ashenhand
<Eye of Eternity>
Erolisi Marr
Black Dire
# Jan 02 2007 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent I was venturing through Castle Mistmoore when I happened upon this over-grown mistwolf. I cleaned out the area around him using Pacify and med up for the battle with him, expecting a tough fight. Well, it was interesting for the most part... I dispatched him fairly easily to my surprise with only having to root and heal myself twice. He conned light blue to me at 57 so it's definitely do-able solo. Now knowing what the Black Dire pelt is for, I'm a lil bummed that I looted it with my pally. But easy enough for me that I plan to set up a kill week for all the shammies in my guild for the sole benefit of those who would enjoy a set of clicky SoW boots. As a side note, my resists were all around 140s and he only tapped me for no more than 12dmg at a time... his normal attacks did the most damage... resisted all other spells as well...hope what limited info provided helps...good hunting to you all!!

Sliren Flycatcher
57 Paladin of Mithaniel Marr
<Heart of a Wolf>
Erollisi-Marr (Morrell-Thule)
# May 04 2006 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
Hmm took me a bit to find the mob, but once i did it dropped like a rock in a pond. Thing is weak did it with a 70 necro / 70 shaman
other classes use.
# Apr 07 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
sry about former, pressed wrong button on my keyboard. anyway, i was wondering, since the SK and enchanter epic are both on the same faction.... could you build faction up and then get these boots to use on your chanter or SK? i have been curious, but im aprehensive to True Spirit since i havent done my epic.....
# Nov 17 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
If anyone here reading my post comes from Emarr server (Erollosi Marr) and are ridiculously bored and want to help a fellow shaman out then could you please send a tell to Kinak!!! hehe Level 65 shaman... no epic.. and whenever i try to start my epic.. i get stuck up in POK buffing people. OH yeah.. can't play till like January of the '06 hehe.. as of today i'm suspended from school.. LOL

rather easy
# Mar 08 2004 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
you dont need 2 full grps to take this dude out. all you need is an enc, clr, and war.
Did it 2 days ago
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
Very easy, lvl 44 sham just running behind a 65 necro.. got it within 30 mins I think, only crap part was the mistress..
# Nov 27 2003 at 8:57 PM Rating: Default
Awwww well I guess I'm doing mine late at lvl 11 huh? =P
you're not not a retard
# Dec 12 2003 at 11:43 PM Rating: Default
shhhhh, it's past your bedtime
easy to get
# Oct 02 2003 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
I have read all these post and will tell you all this, I got the boots for my Shammy when he was lvl 5, and had alot of pissed off Shammy in my guild. Thats right lvl 5, and here is how you do it.
Zone in invis and head to his spawn point, if he not up go kill Advisor and the 3 chicks he hangs with in that room. Invis back up and head back to Black Dire spawn point. Pull him to zone and zone out. wait 2 min and zone back in, only mob you will see is Black Dire, he will stay at zone line for a little while before pathing back. After zoning back in, wax him. Did it with my lvl 51 Warrior and a lvl 53 Shammy friend. Logged to Shammy and looted. Headed to RM did the piddly crap there, headed tp FP then OOT, then to NK, then we were off to EJ, did turn-in in EJ and got killed about 4 seconds after I got the Boots, Shammy friend gated out we met back up in EF and I had my clicky sparkle boots. But they do not work till LVL 9. was mad so I had to go out and kill some bears for an hour and get lvl 9.
That was along time ago though, and I have heard that it can be clicked lower than lvl 9 now, but not sure, going to get a friends lvl 1 Shammy the boots to see if this can be done.

Overlord Bustauff
Dwarven Godfather

Mystic Preecher
Shaman of the Tribunal
James Hays
easy to get
# Nov 15 2006 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
I'm confused. Your lvl 5 did this quest? I have a lvl 11 & can't do it.
RE: easy to get
# Apr 25 2004 at 6:23 PM Rating: Default
Zone in invis and head to his spawn point

first off u have to be lieing cause if u r lvl 5 u really cant kill crap. Secondly how many lvl 5 shammys do u know that have invis spell?
RE: easy to get
# Mar 06 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
Actually if you reread the post, you'll see that he invised to spawn point with his warrior. Note, that he also said he had a Shaman friend with him, that could have invised him, or he could have used cloudy potions. Also note, he said he logged on the lvl 5 shaman to loot the pelt, indicating that this was not the character he pulled the dire with. When I first read the post I thought he was saying that he invised in with the lvl 5 shaman as well, it became clear at the end of the post.

RE: easy to get
# May 18 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
Cloudy potions.

Used one last night on my 21 shaman so I could run through EJ to do the turn in.

Think before you speak.
RE: easy to get
# Mar 08 2004 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
seeing that you at lvl 5 got the boots, i must ask if you have done the rest of the quest?? getting the boots at your level is no good really. btw, you did not get them. you had 50+ lvl friends get them.
RE: easy to get
# Jul 13 2004 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
u guys are both idiots. he said specifically he did it with his 51 warrior and a 53 shammy friend, then logged his lvl 5 who was parked nearby to loot. Thats an awesome move and i say congrats for being able to pull this off so easy. Second how is it that getting these boots at his level is "no good really?" what a dumbass comment haha
no lvl require
# Sep 08 2003 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
Confrim , quest and boots effect do well at my lvl6 bar shaman and got lvl7 with quest xp giving out. Just need do the quest step by step to get enough faction !
Yay , cast sow before got sow spell ... :)

Edited, Mon Sep 8 08:22:34 2003
# Aug 14 2003 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
By the way if you dont want to do the whole quest u can just kill the black wolf and wait 4 someone to do all the quest and the wolf inn ef will spawn turn in the pelt and there u get it.... and as long as the wofl stays anyone can quest over and over and over
# Aug 14 2003 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
Nvm I Soloed the worlf at 54 8D ...
My pet did the dammage i tank while i was hitting.
i only needed to slow it and weakened it
I did a big train of dark elf all the way to zoneline
Rooted the black wolf
come back killed it like nothing
O and the other wolf will agro it just takes them about 3 second before they start attacking.
# Jul 10 2003 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
Why not Froglok, or is on there now???? any one know
RE: Frog
# Jul 10 2003 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, found out, it does not say it on this site, but i looked at a someones magelo, and saw that it said frog on it :)
# Jun 21 2003 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
I (56 Mage) couldve solo'd this lil' doggie... had 50 shaman friend cuz he needed boots... gave my pet plate armor and muzzle, gave his pet muzzle... i wanted his pet to absorb HT but he didnt attack and i got hit with it (so i got GHealed twice). Burnout, 33pt DS, alacrity, and a couple shammy stat buffs took him down easy, pulled single with malosi, shm landed slow on first cast, took 3 tried to get DOT landed, used 550hp heal on pet twice, shm GHealed my pet twice... i nuked a couple times with char, i was WAY overprepared for this fight... the dogs around him conned light blue, but as a HIE they were all apprehensive (not sure if race makes a diff)

Just wondering if i do this again and hand in the pelt can i trigger SOW for myself from inventory? This would be great but its probably like Cucible of Escape, so Dru and Wiz are the only ones who can trigger at all... thanks.
my email
# Jun 03 2003 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
My E-mail is send me a mail so i can learn more...
i'am wondering if a rogue 65 kinda junki and a shaman level 42 twink as hell 8) check my magelo profile name's guki...
I dont know about the rogue tho...
So once i have the fur i just got turn it in to the same wolf in Ef elmerald forest right ??
# Jun 03 2003 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
Nice boots for my shaman but...
can u just go in mm and kill the advisor and then go kil the wolfs ..

i already did the quest to the wolf but just wondering if you can do it without going throw all the trouble...
That's pretty nice i wonder if other class can do it and click it ??
Just bring a couple of friends
# May 21 2003 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
Took the Black Dire down the other day with the help of my guildies (57 Pally, 51 Tank, 53 Cleric). The Pally single pulled two of the Blood Wolves, and then brought the Black Dire out to meet his fate. The Dire resisted all of my spells (I'm a 44) with the exception of Togor's Insects. So he was slowed and the two melees had Alacrity on them - you do the math.

The Dire does have a lot of HP but can easily be handled as long as he is solo pulled. If you make the mistake of pulling all four Blood Wolves along with the Dire then I hope you camped a cleric at the zone!!!

Best Regards,

Krushu Atrociter
Is this self only SoW?
# Mar 24 2003 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
I'm gonna get the boots for myself anyway just wondered if I can cast sow on others with these?

Oddball Sowfercopper <Veterans Of Legend>
52 Ogre Shaman - Bristlebane
RE: Is this self only SoW?
# Apr 04 2003 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
It's self only. However the instant cast time is VERY nice, especially when you'rr being chased by baddies and can't offord to stop and refresh your sow.

Note also that you don't have to equip them to SoW yourself, you can use the effect from an inventory slot too.
RE: Is this self only SoW?
# May 07 2003 at 6:14 PM Rating: Default
63 posts
I would actually be inclined to say the self-only restriction is a BENEFIT of these boots, rather than a detriment. A shaman has plenty of ways to sow his party mates. But these boots allow the shaman to use sow as a junk buff against dispellers. They also make it practical to travel using Scale of Wolf, since a surprise break of Scale can be recovered from with just a click.
black dire
# Feb 28 2003 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
i recently did the black dire portion of my epic...

group had:
2 druids
1 paladin
1 magician
1 wizard
1 shaman (me)

mage pulled with a dispell, paladin got agro, then we all nuked like mad.. dropped him in about.. oh.. 15 seconds lol

i got a screen shot that says i got the killing hit 8) woot
Easy Stuff
# Jan 12 2003 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
well, i just made 34 and i was bored one day, so me and a friend of mine- 61 Warrior - decided to start my epic. i started the first 3 stages, and completed them without much diffuculty, then we zoned into MM to take out the dire. i buffed him, and he single pulled the dire to the zone. after the initial HT, the dire didnt really do to much. i didnt try to land anything on him, and just healed my friend- he went down in about 2 mins. no need for massive grps.
This has saved my life
# Dec 09 2002 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
On my shaman this item has saved my life more then once. I normaly have spirit of cheetah memed when outdoors and I have a hot button to my boots. There has been times where I have eathier took a wrong turn or found a friend of what ever i was running from while i was under spirit of the cheetah's effect. If i had to stop to cast sow i would probbly be dead, however with these boots the moment i slow down from spirit of the cheetah i can get spirit of the wolf back without even having to stop! Truely a great item
A Great Shaman Epic Piece
# Oct 09 2002 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
35 posts
Several months ago, my guild and a few friends went into MM to pull the Black Dire for his fur. We had two full groups and were able to pull the Dire with Harmony from my druid friend. From there, it was a very simply and complete spanking of the Black Dire.

I got the piece of fur, headed to EJ and got my boots. I simply love them.

The SoW is clickable even when running and at zero-mana cost. Nothing like never having to stop to cast SoW on yourself again from the spell you memorized.

The stats are not the best, but it really is a badge of honor to have them on.
# Sep 04 2002 at 2:34 AM Rating: Default
I only needed three people...

57 SK [did all the work. . . .]
41 Shaman [healed, buffed]
31 druid [healed] ~shrug~
good boots
# Aug 18 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
These things were a lifesaver on more than one occasion for me, I don't know what I would have done without them. Makes a good fireworks show too. Stats could be a little better I guess, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. SoW did just fine. A must have for all shammies.
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