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Tri-Coated Metal Casing  

WT: 0.4 Size: SMALL
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:rethcaw
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 00:02:10
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 53

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This item is found on creatures.

Plane of Innovation
NPC Name
a defective clockwork


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

Plane of Tranquility
Quest Name
Jimlok's Friend (Clockwork Talisman #1)

Used in 1 recipe.
Recipe list - Premium only.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Innovation

Uploaded November 13th, 2021 by Nniki
Updated November 14th, 2021
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# Dec 22 2019 at 6:52 PM Rating: Excellent
67 posts
a defective clockwork
junkyard area
approx. 30 mins.
first kill
# Aug 04 2009 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
122 posts
Zoned into POI and dropped off first spider I killed. First spawn on the right pathway. Note in POJ also dropped for me on first kill. Don't know if they changed the drop rates on all this stuff or what, but so far it's easy!
Seems easy enough these days
# Jun 28 2009 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Took me about 10 minutes to get it. Didnt go to any special area just ran around randomly and looted all the spiders.
Good News
# Jan 28 2006 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
Just thought I'd post something that might make ya feel better: tonight I was in PoI for about one hour with a level 70 Pally and myself (lvl 69 Ranger). We were fighting our way towards the area where it's claimed that the defectives camp. Halfway there, we were having trouble with all kinds of adds - and one happened to be a roaming defective. I killed it thinking it might be the only one we'd get to that night, and, in fact it was ... it dropped the Tri-Coated Metal Casing.

First defective killed, dropped the piece I needed. Luck can play a part in the game, too.
Rolling for drops
# Aug 08 2004 at 10:51 AM Rating: Default
If you went there wth a group that was there to help u get this drop than u needed to roll for it u need new friends.
# Mar 11 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
Started crawling right from zone in today to get gate neck drops and found casing on each of first two spiders we killed. I was floored, and extremely happy :)

The Size C Spring still elludes me though...
# Feb 21 2004 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
i leveled in poi from 51 to 56 and i've only seen it drop twice, the first time i was being nice and gave to the other ranger who wanted it, second time i rolled and i won this ! =) (killed at zone it, dropped off a spider)
How to get it:
# Feb 08 2004 at 2:47 AM Rating: Excellent
OK, here's some information on how to get this drop in about 2 hours.

1) Do not run around killing the mobs near the zone in hoping it will pop and drop. It won't unless you have the luck of god. Don't waste your time.

2) Follow:

Bring a group. We did this with 64 Pal 64 Rog 65 Rog 65 Shaman bot. We got 3 in about 5 hours.

Go RIGHT from the zone in and follow the main tunnel past Anizok's tower. Keep going and you'll pass a door on your left and then you'll come into a large open area. There are 3 exists from the open area: straight, a door on the right, and a short tunnel on the left that leads down to another door with a model room. You want to go LEFT. This is the spider area.

This short tunnel has several spawns. At the top of the ramp (tunnel entrance) there is a wanderer that spawns and wanders down. About 30% of the time, it will be a spider. Its PH's are a rat clockwork, and a busted power source. At the far end of the tunnel (the door) there is another wanderer that spawns and wanders up. Same spawn style, 30% spider. As you go down the ramp, on the immediate left wall is a spawn, that will be either a model (obsolete, archaic) or a scrap collector. Right there is about where you want to set up to announce you own the spider area.

A little ways in the tunnel makes a 90degree right. At the elbow are 2 spawns. They are spiders about 80% of the time. They can occassionally be an obsolete model, but mostly they will be defective clockworks. To the right, on the inside of the turn's elbow will be a model (obsolete, archaic) or a scrap collector. This mob is never a spider. As you follow the tunnel through the turn, it will turn back 90degrees left. On both the inside and outside of the elbow of this turn there are spawns that are also, about 80% of the time, defective clockworks. They can spawn an obsolete or archaic placeholder though. In the middle of the turn is a static model mob (obsolete, archaic).

The mobs here have a fairly long aggro range and like to add, but the camp is pretty easy overall. The group above held it without kei or virtue with no real problems. Occassionally respawns will add after you break it. If you're lucky you'll get up to 6 spiders per round of spawns. Expect the Casing to drop no more than 1 time ever 2 hours and you won't get too impatient. We got 3 in about 5 hours.

Through the door is a room where, on the left side, alot of corroded models can spawn (which you need to drop the Size C Spring). This area can get you through the POI part of the quest in a single night.

Good luck.
How to get it:
# Aug 22 2009 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
This is dead on good advice.

Worked for me too. Three times.
Bonesmasher/95 Nec
Craseon/95 War
Hyrax/95 Enc

RE: How to get it:
# Jan 08 2006 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
This spot is dead on 2 spiders and poof it dropped I killed spiders all over the zone for hours before I read this and tried it.
RE: How to get it:
# Jun 11 2004 at 9:42 AM Rating: Default
I followed Aldariens advice .. when i arrived at the spot there were 2 spiders I killed them and both dropped the Trimetal casing.

So this spot is gold.

tri-coated metal casing on spider
# Jan 26 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
was in poI a couple days. lots looking for it so kept a low prfile and killed lots of suff, I got good exp considering how many i killed and the amount of time i was there. spiders dropped it, they can spawn as wandererers or as a static mob, got mine off a static mob spawn. was fun fighting there.
# Dec 30 2003 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
are these MQable?
# Dec 07 2006 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Can't MQ this, as it's a combine in a nodrop container resulting in a nodrop turn in for the necklace.
Self Bonk !!
# Dec 18 2003 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
A group of us went into PoI tonight, and recieved a tell from someone asking if they could tag along and loot a Tri-coated Metal Casing if it drops . . . we say "NP". About halfway into our stay at PoI, one drops, send a tell, and So-and-so loots it. Later on I check out Allakhazam - and give myself a big /BONK! Lesson: If someone askes to loot something, check it out first :-)

Good luck to you all who are trying for it, and a big gratz to those who have it. Don't give up, it will get into your hands sooner or later :-)
super rare
# Nov 30 2003 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
super rare.. I've been hungin POI for this item for days now.... sigh.. I'm a 65 bst and i've must have killed everything in POI at least three times.. lol.. good luck getting this piece, cause i'm about to give up on this quest.
# Nov 26 2003 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
I just want to say that I spent lvls 57-60 in poi...only saw one drop. Now i come back here to help a friend farm tinkering pieces and two dropped in less than 10 minutes. ;p damn the system
Common, Yeah right!
# Jul 11 2003 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
I have now spent four days trying to get this to drop and 2 of theses days i had grps that were there to help me get the drop. once i had seen it and that was first time i killed this mob but lost the roll. i've almost got a whole lvl in this zone just trying to get the one item to drop.

Ellenor Ranger 54 seasons
Drizzle Ro
RE: Common, Yeah right!
# Jul 21 2003 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah this thing needs to be changed to Rare. Iv'e killed in PoI many times and just saw the drop tonight and lost the roll.
# May 03 2003 at 5:33 PM Rating: Default
have seen it drop from the tall skinny models, the same that drop the large smoothe metal torque.
Drops From
# Feb 17 2003 at 1:25 AM Rating: Excellent
Only ever seen this drop from a (defective colckwofk) spider, not from any other mob
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