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Acumen Mask  

Slot: FACE
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 4
WIS: +2 INT: +5
Effect: Gaze (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 20
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: WIZ
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Biny
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-25 10:22:48
Page Updated:Thu Apr 20th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 30

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Acumen Mask

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Temple of Solusek Ro
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Uploaded October 27th, 2017 by snailish
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Why use this item, you ask?
# Mar 28 2002 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
The number one reason every wizard should have this item is because it contains an instant-casting self-buff spell. Melee are not the only ones who get hit with AE dispel, and rather than pay someone else to farm something for you (goblin skull earring), or doing a long, involved quest (coldain ring), you can do this very simple quest.

Also, like the Eye of Innoruuk, you don't have to cannibalize your stats to wear your buff item, as this has a decent intelligence modifier.
RE: Why use this item, you ask?
# Oct 04 2003 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
106 posts
Insta-click buff is a great thing, agreed. But does this one stack with a Telescope effect? I wouldn't guess it to do so.
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#aurei, Posted: Oct 20 2001 at 8:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what the hell y does it above say found in sol ro and some1 ranting off about it elsewhere ?
RE: mmm it says found in sol ro
# Nov 10 2001 at 6:27 AM Rating: Default
67 posts
If you look above that it says "This item is the result of a quest". The NPC who gives the quest is in temple of Solsek Ro.
#aurei, Posted: Oct 20 2001 at 8:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what the hell y does it above say found in sol ro and some1 ranting off about it elsewhere ?
RE: mmm it says found in sol ro
# May 28 2003 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
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# Oct 17 2001 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
Just wondering at what level can you use the effect gaze?

Thanks in advance,

Terris-Thule Server
RE: Gaze
# May 28 2003 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
As it's a level 12 spell, you'd probably be able to cast it at level 12 at the least, if not sooner.. Best way to find out would be to quest for it. =) Even if you can't use the gaze effect, the +5 to intelligence is still handy for a low level caster to have. =)

Jhakhm DelNonai
29 Beastlord
Firiona Vie
Easy Quest
# May 26 2001 at 6:11 AM Rating: Excellent
Ok, now I have done all four of my over the hill (30's) Wiz quests. Staff of the Wheel, Gem Inlaid Gauntlet, Runescale Cloak, and Acumen Mask. Yea!!! This quest was pretty easy. I had a lvl 30 chanter friend that went with me and we did the entire quest. We both needed the glowing skull off the skeletal monk in guk, so we both decided to do the quest together. WE started in Mistmore, yes thats right MM, because he needed the rune off of one of the creatures in there. Bad idea to start off there. Needless to say we both were killed (me twice and he three times), and no rune for him.

So we were depressed, so off to Guk. He knew how to get to spider room, so we got there and jumped in the water. Of course we had enduring breath, so we had plenty of time to fish around for the cave. We get to the cave, you have to be looking up, because its in an air pocket underwater. WE jump up there and both the monk and the necro were in there, they dont aggro. WE loaded up. And chanter mezzed all of them (including the pet). Monk was green to me and Necro was blue, I am lvl 34. WE took the Necro first, he went down easy. Two blasts of 305, and what ever damage the chanter was doing, took care of him. Monk also went down easy, but problem, when he is almost dead, he bolts for it. You have to chase him through the water and kill him before the froggie guards get to him. First two times we killed him, he droped the mask. Dont know what the drop rate is, since we both got them on first two attempts (beginners luck, maybe they were feeling sorry for us for being killed im MM).

Next it was off to OOT, on Oracle Island. Just go straight out of the water from the dock. You will run right into it, go to the left around the island. You will see the Goblin Headmaster. Again, I had the chanter cast an aera affect mezz this time, so we do not get any other unwelcome guests. He mezzed, and I blasted the Headmaster. None of the others came after us, so he went down fast too, he was also blue to me at 34. Once again, looted the bonechiped mask off of him the first kill. We left after this kill, since there were alot of goblins there, who were just waiting to break mezz and attack. One in fact did attack, but I ran and chanter gated back to sis island. Then I ported us out.

Now to Unrest, ouch. Not a fan of that place. We get there, cast inv vs undead. WE walk into the castle. No idea where to go. And we hear a shout, need two for ghost room. Sweet, so we group there, at the blood pool. Killing all kinds of stuff. Killed the ghost 2 times, but no DWB, but I did get the Jaded Band for my ranger. This one really sucked, we killed at least 20 of these suckers, no skull. I was getting pissed. Finally, after about 2 hours or so, one droped the skull.

Last item was the Patch of Shadow off Shadowed Men. WE got a group together for this - we hunted them in WC, south west corner. They spawn about in groups of four. And spawn very fast, and are very fast (soc - faster than sow). WE killed about 10 of these before one droped the patch. But all the group memebers wanted something off of them, so we all stayed till eveyone got what they wanted. Chanter got gloves, Necro needed book, and I needed patch. Some were blue to me some were green.

Mask is nice upgrade to the sheer bone mask, yes the effect is not so great, no sure if I will ever use it, but since I dont even buy those spells, probably wont.

Now I have done most of the wizzy quest at my lvl, that I know about, now I have to go back to just killing.

Take care and good luck, it is nice item.

Philibus Sophisticus
35 Wiz of Bertox

Why gaze?
# Apr 14 2001 at 6:41 AM Rating: Default
Gaze is nothing compared to 'sight'. Who will ever use Gaze?
RE: Why gaze?
# Apr 29 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
To answer that.. Acumen Mask owners will use gaze. Why do you use sight when there is magnify? Point is the whole spell line is relatively worthless, so the fact that gaze is the effect here and not sight makes no difference. I still have it hotkeyed so i can zoom in a tad, WITHOUT having to mem any stupid sight type spell.
RE: Why gaze?
# Jul 09 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
It's an insant cast self buff. People pay big pp for the gobbo earring and it has grim aura. Now no high lvl needs grim aura cast on them, but something that you can click all day long to stay in your primary buff slot, helping to keep that AE Dispell from stealing all your good buffs, that we can use.
# Feb 25 2001 at 9:36 PM Rating: Default
what does the effect: gaze do?
RE: gaze?
# Mar 16 2001 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
Self only vision magnification up to 50%
No drop or not
# Dec 30 2000 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
is the acumen mask no drop or not because I keep getting mixed reports.
RE: No drop or not
# Feb 24 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
this is a no drop item now found out the hard way
RE: No drop or not
# Feb 04 2001 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
Yes, it is.
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