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Cloak of Greater Pernicity  

Slot: BACK
AC: 12
STR: +25 STA: +10 CHA: +25 HP: +120 MANA: +120 ENDUR: +120
Recommended level of 60.
WT: 0.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-17 23:20:37
Page Updated:Sat Feb 8th, 2020

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Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 60

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This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Plane of Knowledge
Quest Name
Aid Fimli

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Knowledge

Now results in a (yet-to-be-discovered? or implemented?) quest.

Cloak of Lesser Pernicity now results from the Aid Fimli quest.

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Info about Pernicity cloaks
# Mar 19 2008 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
342 posts
While I am not certain if the Cloak of Greater Pernicity is still attainable via quest *, there is an easy explanation for them showing up in the Bazaar to this day: Players who were wearing one BEFORE the Attuneable change are removing them for sale.

I know this for a fact because I HAVE one on a lower level Paladin and never unequipped it. The item does NOT say NoTrade. This was intentional when they made the change so players who were unhappy with the stats or item in general could trade or sell it to another character.

When this cloak was first seen (late 2002-early 2003) there was no level restriction and the stats were different:

Cloak of Greater Pernicity (2002 version)
Slot: BACK
AC: 12
STR: +25 STA: +10 CHA: +25 HP: +50 MANA: +50
WT: 0.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL except BER
Race: ALL except FRG DRK

In 2005 they added Endurance +50.

Then after a patch in October 2005, the HP / MANA / END were increased to +120 each and Disease +25 was added. The change to this item was unintentional. Quickly recognizing the glitch (120 HP/Mana/End on an item a level 1 character could use), SOE planned to revoke the stats. This created a furor in the forums from people who had spent large amounts of platinum to buy the new cloaks. Backpedaling a bit, SOE then added the Recommended Level 60 and ATTUNEABLE flag the following month (November 16, 2005 patch). Any character wearing one BEFORE the patch could unequip and sell/trade it as long as they did not re-equip (and thus Attune) the cloak.

This patch also introduced the Cloak of Lesser Pernicity which restored the old stats and quest reward with a new name. A subsequent patch added a hand-in quest to allow exchange of the "new" cloak for the old one:
"After the next patch you will be able to turn in the 120 hit point Cloak of Greater Pernicity to Aid Fimli and he will hand you back the Cloak of Lesser Perncity which has the exact same stats as the old cloak." (Gordish, SOE Moderator, 11/18/2005) *

One unfortunate incident was the temporary replacement of the Aid Fimli quest reward during this time (prior to the Nov. 16, 2005 patch). Players who completed this quest received the Cloak of the Wise. As far as I know, SOE did not make provisions for players to exchange this for the true quest reward. *

Since then both cloaks have been made ALL/ALL and the Cloak of Greater Pernicity has had its TRIBUTE value removed.

Now, if you look through the quotes and links below, there seems to be an indication of a "symbols" quest that may still reward you with the Cloak of Greater Pernicity, complete with the 120 HP/Mana/End. I have no further information on this and if anyone out there does, feel free to post it here.

There are other minor changes to the original cloak but these are the significant ones. I hope this clears up some of the confusion.


1. SOE Thread Bug or upgrade?:

10/28/2005 03:01:54 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
It's a bug and will be fixed.

11/18/2005 20:57:25 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
After the next patch you will be able to turn in the 120 hit point Cloak of Greater Pernicity to Aid Fimli and he will hand you back the Cloak of Lesser Perncity which has the exact same stats as the old cloak.

11/18/2005 23:22:55 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
The Cloak of Greater Pernicity mishap was a bug. We tried to come up with the best possible solution to fix the bug without causing problems with everyone involved.

2. SOE Thread Aid Fimli:

11/01/2005 18:27:34 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
The problem was that we fixed one of the quests from PoP. When we fixed it the reward that was on the quest was the Cloak of Greater Pernicity. Looking at the risk vs. reward of the other quest we upped the stats on the reward to match what you needed to do in order to complete the quest.

As you know the cloak was also a reward for a much easier quest in the Plane of Knowledge. So after the last patch you now have this much better item that is being rewarded from a much easier quest. Players were doing the quest to farm cloaks to sell them on the market.

We put the cloak of the wise on that quest for now until we can get a better fix in place. The issue is that the better fix requires an items update to the servers and the servers will need to come down for that. Unfortunately we were in the middle of changing a lot of the Depths items and we couldn't do an items update last night when the servers came down.

Once we do the next items update there will be an item that will be rewarded from the quest that was an exact copy of the old Cloak of Greater Pernicity but it will have a new name.

3. SOE Thread I am starting to doubt Cloak of greater pernicity will really be nerfed:

11/02/2005 18:58:28 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
After the next items patch to live the quest from Aid Fimli will drop a Cloak of Lesser Pernicity. It will have the same exact stats as the old Cloak of Great Pernicity.

The Cloak of Greater Pernicity will remain in game as a drop from the symbol quest that was fixed. The stats on the cloak will remain where they are at currently but the item will have a recommended level of 60 on it and it will become attunable.

The cloak of the wise was placed there temporarily to stop people from farming the Greater Pernicity cloaks until we could get an items update to live and fix it properly. Unfortunately we can not return the new quest item for those who have completed Fimli's quest while the cloak of the wise was being dropped.

I apologize for the issue with the cloak, it was a mistake on our part and I hope this solution will be fine with everyone.

11/02/2005 21:10:12 - Gordish (SOE Moderator)
People who paid 100K plat for a 120 hp/mana item is not getting what they paid for if I reset the items back to 50/50. The solution that I'm going with will allow anyone who purchased a 120hp/mana item to keep it and not be on the losing end of a mistake on our part. Anyone else who does the Fimli quest will be rewarded with the original item minus the new name.

With the items being attunable the Greater cloaks that were gotten for "free" without doing the harder quest, will eventually work themselves out of the system.

Edited, Mar 19th 2008 2:22pm by Kuponya
Info about Pernicity cloaks
# Jun 14 2008 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
Good info, thanks. Unfortunately, that hand-in quest where you get the CLoak of Lesser Pernicity when you give Aid Fimli the Cloak of Greater Pernicity, does not work anymore.

When I tried this (I had an un-attuned cloak on an old char) Aid Fimli gave me the words "you need to hand in all items together" or something, as if he were expecting that I handed in the old quest items like the Silicone grease and such. So he gave my cloak back and no cloak of Lesser Pernicity. I would much rather have this Lesser Cloak since it is a great twink item, while the Greater Cloak is a trivial item these days.
Info about Pernicity cloaks
# Jun 05 2008 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts

The Cloak of Greater Pernicity will remain in game as a drop from the symbol quest that was fixed. The stats on the cloak will remain where they are at currently but the item will have a recommended level of 60 on it and it will become attunable.

Anyone know what this "symbol quest" is?

Info about Pernicity cloaks
# May 30 2018 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
The stats are close enough that I'm going out on a reasonably stable limb here:
Still attainable
# Mar 18 2008 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
There must be a way to get these, you can get them every now and then in the bazaar so they must still be available some how.
Still attainable
# Mar 19 2008 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
342 posts
One reason is that some people never ATTUNED the cloaks to their characters.

See my post above for more info.

Edited, Mar 19th 2008 12:33pm by Kuponya
Stromm is over priced
# Feb 05 2006 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
Stromm's pricing is a joke. The Cloak is now what. about 40 more AC and HP's and now attunable. sot the price up more than 5x the origonal. used to go for about they are average 65k. /shrug
same ol same ol
# Nov 25 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
omg ive looked over these post and it seems nobody knows the new quest for the greater cloak. anyone seen or heard yet?
RE: same ol same ol
# Jan 01 2006 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
There isnt one, the origanal greater percinity was an accident, it was never sposta be given out, and there will never been another quest for it
lesser cloak
# Nov 19 2005 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
I seen the cloak of lesser for sell in the bazaar on Emarr ,.. now,.. how do you get either ???? that is the question

monk of the 58th fist
New stuff
# Nov 16 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
The cloak is now reccomended level 60 and attuneable. I hear they made a cloak called " Cloak of Lesser Pernicity" with the original stats of the Cloak of greater Pernicity.
Kniving of Maelin(vazaelle) 38 rogue...
I hope to see this new cloak soon.
Confirmed i did Cloak of Greater pernicity quest and recieved Cloak of lesser pernicity.

Edited, Mon Nov 21 20:20:32 2005
Way to go
# Nov 08 2005 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default

Edited, Sat Nov 19 11:15:18 2005
How to get pernicity cloak now?
# Nov 07 2005 at 6:02 PM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
The Aid Fimli quest now gives Cloak of the Wise.. so which quest is giving out Cloak of Greater Pernicity now? Anyone know?
# Oct 31 2005 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
this quest now gets you cloak of the wise
# Oct 30 2005 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
old stats plus 120 hps/mana/endurance and +25 disease.

Also see it is selling for WAY MORE now. It's going from 50k to 120k on povar atm.
Dgwai Finarphir of Rallos Zek
85 Cleric ~ Povar
# Oct 31 2005 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Gordish, EQ developer, has already said this was a bug, and the cloak will soon return to it's old stats.

Thread on EQLIVE is Here

Don't pay the high price, or you will regret it.
# Nov 14 2005 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
102 posts
You are probably aware of this, but, to inform those who are not, Gordish decided NOT to return the cloak to its old stats.

Instead, it will keep the new stats, become recommended 60, and attuneable. Further, as noted by other posters, it will no longer be awarded by the Aid Fimli quest. (As of the next item patch, that quest will award Cloak of Lesser Pernicity, which will give a cloak with the same stats as the CoGP -used- to have)

The newly 'uber' CoGP will continue to be the reward of a different quest.
# Dec 02 2005 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
128 posts
And has anyone any clue as yet to how to attain the next generation of CoGP other than bazaar ?

cloak of wise
# Oct 30 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
Cloak of the wise comes from turning in the pages of Dark Power.
The new Cloak of Greater Pernicity is patched to where if you had an old 1 sitting in the bank or on an alt, the stats are now updated too.
Quest reward changed
# Oct 28 2005 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this quest, and was rewarded with a "Cloak of the Wise"
# Oct 27 2005 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
The new patch on Oct 27 changed

Cloak of Greater Pernicity
Str +25 Sta +10 Cha +25 HP +120 MANA +120 Endurance +120
SV Disease +25


Spellbent 66 mag The Nameless
# Oct 27 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
after 27th. oct patch this cloak now have 120 hp/mana/end !! and no lvl req. or rec..
i smell a nerf inc.
Bazaar auction channel
# Jul 04 2005 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
Got one for 5k to replace my spider fur back piece.
nerfedd for tribute
# Aug 24 2004 at 12:38 AM Rating: Good
seems a patch or two ago they nerfed the tribute turn in value of cloak from 23k and change to 13 k and change still good for a quick fix but a lot of time. used 2 be good for buying cloak in bazaar for 8 or 9 k and getting 23k in return tribute but this drove price back up to 12k for cloak which is what you are basically getting in tribute. all well.
worked like a charm.
# Jun 27 2004 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default
My cleric is kos to the gnomes and gnome potion didnt work. So I brought my enchanter in on the other account and invised my cleric, ran to the gnome for turn in and then used the enchanter to charm him. After he was charmed I did turn in and got the note.

Another way around the KOS thing if you have an enchanter friend or another account =).
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 19 2004 at 9:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OMG this is just about the EASIEST thing I as a lv 65 BL could think of getting the only thing that I cant get however is the Golden Tipped Boar Horn NO one sells them in Bazaar and ive asked if someone could go to PoTactics and get me one they said yea but Ive yet to get one if I could get the Horns (not flagged) I could farm this sure its Lore but give it to your other chars so you can have one for each :D!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 19 2004 at 9:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Double post sorry..
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 10 2004 at 12:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They should req. level this thing, FAST
its ok
# Jun 04 2004 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
ok ok people. there are BETTER things out there, me, well i have a 65 paladin main, so then i made him a SK counter part. then the SK got better, but there still both cool. bout the cloak, its good stats till lvl 60-65, so try to get it when ur early 50's, good hunting.

Vertanis Thule. 65 Paladin
Volrrath Van`Carten. 65 Shadow Knight
THIS OR the flowing argil
# Apr 22 2004 at 9:16 AM Rating: Default
My warrior is currently lvl 55 and can't decide between the 2.

11-AC 7-DEX 7-AGI 7-STA 70-HP 45-END

Her strength is already above 200 unbuffed and usually maxes out with a shamy or druid in group.

So the question is do I go for the basic hit points or the stamina? At lvl 55 it appears that argil gives 5 more hp (1STA = 5hp @ 55) and has decent mellee stats and resists. Any advice?
RE: THIS OR the flowing argil
# Apr 22 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
sorry calculated wrong

10 sta = 50hp (@ lvl 55) + 50hp = 100hp
7 sta = 35hp (@ lvl 55) + 70hp = 105hp

My thinking is since shamies often max out my stamina, when that happens my high stamina gear becomes less usefull. Where as if my gear was high in actual hit points my gear and max hp would be less affected by these buffs.
RE: THIS OR the flowing argil
# May 08 2004 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
The big thing to think about is: how often do you have shaman buffs. Usually you can max your Sta without really trying, with an Fo7 and stamina buff.

Raid buffed, the FA will give 20 MORE hp, since your sta will be maxxed even without it.

For that reason, RAW hp is typically considered better than STA. However, if you ONLY group, and never have a shaman, the CoGP would be better.

Edited, Thu Jun 10 12:00:04 2004
RE: THIS OR the flowing argil
# Jun 03 2004 at 1:00 AM Rating: Default
Wait so you mean Flowing Argil will give you more hit points correct? (70 vs 50 raw hp).
RE: THIS OR the flowing argil
# May 07 2004 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
In almost everycase, pure hps always are prefered over stamina hps. Second, dont worry bout your strength, it is the easiest to max and shouldnt be your primary concern as a warrior. Your focus should be stamina (hps) and agility (ac). I wont go farther then that since i dont know warriors well enough beyond those points.
Illusion: Gnome works.
# Mar 27 2004 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
I'm an Agnostic, Dark elf. Had a buddy of mine cast Illusion :Gnome and i was able to do my Turn ins with Sanfyrd(sp). One of my Alts will be a Very hapy recipient of the Cloak :)
can i get this
# Mar 02 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
ive read all of these post and was waondrin if a lvl 40 warrior could do the quest.i know that it says u have to be lvl 62+ but would it be possible to get the items and make the cloak at my lvl?please answer this so i can know the answer
RE: can i get this
# Apr 12 2004 at 10:30 AM Rating: Default
OK, I cant get this %*&# guy to give the quest to either of my tanks and I have all 4 peices on both, I am starting to get mad. I made a post earlier asking for help but it is gone so I am reposting. 1 is a 56 DE SK, who has the planar manual which I though was supposed to help with faction in POK, The other is a 52 Human Pally without the manual. The aid just keeps saying I am busy. Why wont he give either 1 the quest?
RE: can i get this
# Mar 02 2004 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
619 posts
No, you couldn't. You can't zone into Tranquility (and this into the later zones) until level 46.

You could possibly buy 3 of the drops in the bazar, however the Bundle of Wires is NO DROP, so you would have to find someone to MQ it.

Quest info for KOS folks
# Jan 06 2004 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts we go. This is the hard and fast truth about the turn-in in Ak'anon if you are KOS. I turned in two sets today, (grease, horn, wires, and shard). First toon was a 65 DE/SK/Inny worshiper. Second was a 63 Trl/Shm/CT worshiper. Had a chanter buddy cast Gnome Illusion on both. The Sk was Dubious, and Shm was Indifferent. Both turn in's were successfull. I am going to assume that Gnome Illusion Potions would be just as successfull. If on Xev PST to Sallar or Shaame if you have a question.

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