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Quintessence of Knowledge  

WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:100 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Fleven
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:32:57
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Average Price: 150pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Crafted: This item is crafted by players.

Reagent for Spells

Spell Name
Talisman Gate

Reagent for the Plane of Knowledge gate talismans.

Uploaded December 19th, 2022 by iventheassassin
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Shaman Only
# Dec 10 2016 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I tried to make it. (me being a magician with the SPELL for Talisman of return, thought I can make talisman but can't use???? what the frak!)

Turns out you have to have the tradeskill Alchemy.

So Shaman only making ability. or whatever class gets access to alchemy.

Shaman Only
# Dec 10 2016 at 2:54 PM Rating: Excellent
zetagod wrote:
I tried to make it. (me being a magician with the SPELL for Talisman of return, thought I can make talisman but can't use???? what the frak!)

Turns out you have to have the tradeskill Alchemy.

So Shaman only making ability. or whatever class gets access to alchemy.

Correct, shaman only which it shows in the recipe information on this item.
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Sadly No Rent
# Oct 31 2004 at 7:47 AM Rating: Good
I think the one down side to this whole thing of price vs. gate potion is this... Once you buy a gate potion, it stays with you til you use it. If you're not the mage summoning the Talisman of Return, then every time you log on you have to hunt down a mage who can summon you one. Otherwise, this is 3x as good as a gate potion, since it costs 1/3 the price on most servers.

Although the Talisman of Return will only work for lvl 46+, too. While a gate potion works for all.

Edited, Sun Oct 31 07:49:19 2004
Sadly No Rent
# Feb 12 2009 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
This is also used for the Binden Concerrentia ... it is reusable and can easily be gotten now that Earth, Air, Water and Fire time zones are open by level.
Petts 115 Beastlord of Torvonnilous (now on Bertox)
Slapau 115 Monk of Torvonnilous (now on Bertox)
Cirena 111 Druid of Torvonnilous (now on Bertox)
Dohbee 115 Ranger of Bertox
Sadly No Rent
# Apr 13 2008 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
It's not no rent, maybe it was no rent at the time of the post but it's not anymore. For 105 plat gate isn't to bad. It takes you in front of fountain by Tarerd Gahar (near kaladim stone). I don't mind paying the plat for it at all. It's better then using my OT hammer, one less zone to cross.
Sadly No Rent
# Aug 16 2012 at 3:16 PM Rating: Default
Old post I know, but the item he was talking about being No Rent is not the Quintessence of Knowledge, but the item that uses it, Talisman of Return. Which is summoned by mages. Which is why he said you have to hunt one down.
All that is lost, is not Forsaken
# Aug 04 2004 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
76 posts
Still a nice item regardless of the clicky
Future Wizard of The Combine
# Apr 03 2004 at 10:10 PM Rating: Default
i just leveled up a shammy to 25 trained in Alchemy as high as it would let me (5) and it says "you are too inexperienced in your craft to even consider attempting this combination."
# Apr 26 2015 at 10:20 PM Rating: Good
82 posts
was able to craft this after I hit a skill of 23
# May 30 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
You have to be at least 18, maybe higher, for the attempt. Also, it isn't rec that you start trying alch till at least level 29.
# Dec 13 2003 at 10:08 PM Rating: Default
So can you just buy more regents to get more charges, or once you are out of charges you can no longer use the effect?
RE: Question
# Dec 27 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Default
1,273 posts
non rechargable sadly :(.

So either redo the quest, or start on the next one :)
Expensive? No.
# Nov 07 2003 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
For people with a PoK gate item that requires this and for magicians this is a very useful reagent to carry around. Yes, at first sight it looks a tad expensive especially since you can get a Thurg portion for a lot less. But... you can only carry one Thurg potion around. Also, you cannot give your Thurg potion to someone else. Magicians can summon their Talisman of Return and give it together with a QoK to a player if the need arises.

They come especially handy on certain raids where casters are required to bind in or just outside the raiding zone (HoT anyone?) --> ability to tag stragglers in PoK, gate back, run to SG and CoTH them all over (for those who are still not able to do the run). Gate back to just outside ToV and CoTH them again. Fast pickup.
Other situation for example: as a mage you're deep in a dungeon at your favourite cash cow camp. What? Bags full? Bind at the spot, whip out Talisman of Return, sell, and gate back. The money you make easily covers the expenses of QoK.

And I am sure there are many other circumstances where this will come in very handy.

Are you a mage capable of Talisman of Return ==> keep a stack at all times.
Are you someone with a PoK gate item => keep a few QoK's at all times.

[edited to fix spelling mistakes and sig]

Edited, Fri Nov 7 09:35:10 2003
# Oct 28 2003 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
We have a talisman of return (summoned item) that uses this as well, to gate to PoK.So, I can understand the mages buying a bunch, and now hopefully you all do too.
# Oct 22 2003 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
what exactly does this do?
# Aug 12 2003 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
So even the unlimited one costs 100pp+ per gate? That seems aweful expensive. I was thinking about doing this quest but not for that much. I can make Thurg potions almost for no cost.
RE: Cost
# Jan 02 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
was gonna buy a gate potion...single charge from trader in bazaar. THAT is expensive. rather have a charge to take me out for a hundred than the prices they ask in the bazaar. now i just need to find a friendly shaman to make me that cute little grey bottle less than i'm getting from them scalpers.
RE: Cost
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
I agreed with KimBab. Time=money. If you get stuck out in the middle of nowhere and you are a non-gating class then you'll be wasting a lot of time trucking it back to PoK. Time that could be spent getting the money of the agent back. Not to mention trucking it isn't fun and LDoN is =-p
RE: Cost
# Sep 08 2003 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
Cost isn't a big issue imo...i get 100pp+ just xping in a day. So carry 1 QoK on ya for emergencies...stuck at seb at 3am with no tp'er for example. Or even HS. You're not stuck in places multiple times a day (i'd hope not anyway) to where you need alot of QoK's.
RE: Cost
# Jun 14 2004 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
I would seriously hope that someone who has the ability to get the 3rd talisman doesn't have to worry about a measly 100pp per cast, lol. By that time money shouldn't be that much of an issue.
# Jul 21 2003 at 4:11 PM Rating: Default
98 posts
Does anyone have any usefull info? Like, perhaps HOW MUCH do the components cost? or HOW MUCH would you sell a stack for on your trader?

edit : post on a different page says 105pp to make. Factor in failures.. but shouldnt be many at this low of a trivial.

Edited, Mon Jul 21 17:09:02 2003
RE: sigh
# Jul 30 2003 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
by clickin the links above, they're shown to be 50pp and 75pp. so, 125pp average price(after carrying the 1). Hope that is useful to you.

The trader issue is entirely different depending on what server you're on. Be entrepreneurial and come up with a price. If they sell out fast, raise the price. If they take a long time to sell, lower it.
RE: sigh
# Aug 28 2003 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
Just bought the parts in PoK, with 105 CHA they cost me:

Tanaan Ginko - 62p 9g 9s 9c
Erudition Vine - 41p 9g 9s 9c

So for one completed Quinessence of Knowledge, it costs 104pp 9gp 9sp and 9cp. Anyone trying to make a living off these things would quickly learn get their CHA up to the 105 mark, so anything over 105 should be profit.

Based on how rarely I see them on Innoruuk, either no one is making them, or everyone is buying them. Price I have seen is 160pp. That is apparently too high, as I just bought the parts and I intend to have a friend make me some. (c: (BTW, cost me 2099pp 9gp 6sp for a stack of each.)
RE: sigh
# Sep 12 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
at 210 CHA prices are also:

Tanaan Ginko - 62p 9g 9s 9c
Erudition Vine - 41p 9g 9s 9c
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# Jun 27 2003 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
i think dargadan is being a smartass =P
RE: wow
# Jun 27 2003 at 1:29 PM Rating: Default
You are CORRECT my good sir!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 26 2003 at 2:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) so what are the components to make the reagant???
RE: ??
# Jun 26 2003 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
Well, let's see, up above it says:
This item is crafted by players

  • Quintessence of Knowledge (Alchemy, 21 trivial)
    [li]Erudition Vine (1) Storebought

  • [li]Tanaan Ginko (1) Storebought
    That would be Erudition Vine, and Tanaan Ginko.

    Edited, Thu Jun 26 15:42:21 2003
    # Feb 17 2003 at 6:59 AM Rating: Good
    106 posts
    Used as a reagent by the Powered Clockwork Talisman (15 charges of PoK Gate)... I expect this will sell pretty well if you have a 24/7 trader (when enough folks have made the talisman's that is!).
    RE: reagent
    # Feb 28 2003 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
    Yes, it's also used by the 5-charge talisman and the unlimited talisman...I am going to stock up my mule, I bet demand for this will build over time.
    RE: reagent
    # Apr 24 2003 at 5:41 AM Rating: Default
    not really best seller so far is the gate potion twice the cost to make but what ever floats ur boat :-)
    RE: reagent
    # Jun 09 2003 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
    This wont over sell the gate potions. But it DOES have very nice states for a neck slot item. My monk would LOVE this as would my druid. For my monk they gate effect would be a good thing to have. Buy a Stack of Quintessence of knowledge and be able to gate when I need or dont feel like running out of some mad dungeon.
    I feel the states on this make the regeant worth it. Just sux you have to be 65 to get into teir 5 zones :(
    RE: reagent
    # Jun 27 2003 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
    I sell pleanty of these. I'd say they DO sell faster than gate potions, but that's probably because they cost about 1/3 as much. People (mages mostly) come by and buy up 5, 10 or 20 at a time.

    However I stock both, you never can tell what is going to be in demand on a particular day. The best strategy I have found is to keep a wide variety of popular items on hand, and keep your mule up 24/7.
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