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Sharkbone Plated Shoulderpads  
 

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Slot: SHOULDERS
AC: 31
STR: +25 STA: +15 WIS: +12 INT: +12 AGI: +20 HP: +140 MANA: +155 ENDUR: +155
SV FIRE: +25 SV MAGIC: +10
Attack: +20 HP Regen +2
Required level of 65.
Focus: Preservation of Solusek
Focus: Wind Resonance 10
WT: 1.3 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD BRD ROG BER
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Type:Armor
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:Eternal Wrath
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2020-06-23 07:03:02
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
*This item is the result of a raid event.
Planes of Power Item


Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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wind
# Apr 20 2004 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
Wind instruments are for the Arias as well. When I got IIM (with epic) it allowed me to cure most Ssra curses without swapping in a flute. Since only the MT gets a dedicated RGC caster, being able to cure myself helps me a lot. So that extra 20% can make a difference. I'm not in the elementals yet (curse you, Rallos), but it sounds like resists and cures are important there.
RE: wind
# Aug 30 2004 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Extra 20% can make a difference, but boost over epic of 1.8 to 2.0 on shoulders is only an 11% difference. Even worse if you have IIM, boost becomes 2.6 to 2.8 which is less than an 8% difference.
Not great for a bard?
# Feb 28 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
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As a bard I would pass on these to a hybrid. I haven't used a wind based song since I got Fading Memories and Tiny Cloak of Darkest Night.

Granted there aren't many better shoulders than these, but I would rather save my merit for gear with a more useful mod.


Wow, another genius. Think for a moment, then do a little research about the elemental plains. Let me give you a hint, there is a mask that replaces the bard epic for singing mod. No bard epic means you have to get a flute for the few songs we use it for. So, go buy flute, go get a flute off a raid mob with good stats, switch your weapons around to equip SSS or, get some of the best shoulders in the game that is also a wind instrument. As a bard I would love these shoulders and would NEVER pass them up so a sk/pally/rng could use the other effect. Bards get loot screwed enough being a plate class and watching all the vengeance items and focus effect items go to other classes so why not let us keep one of the few items made for us?
RE: Not great for a bard?
# Apr 04 2004 at 10:59 PM Rating: Good
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How often have you used invis since getting shoulder?
Your whole point about the singing mod mask is moot. What was that about when refering to a wind instrument mod? Epic is more than singing mod, more importantly it is percussion for hos/occ, stringed for regen, and brass for warsong. Getting mask doesn't change the need for the rest.
RE: Not great for a bard?
# May 19 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
I think you are missing his point. Yes, the epic has a mod for all instrument types. But when you get high enough into the planes you would rather swap out your epic for better weapons out there, but can't becuase you need the singing mod.

If you get the mask with the singing mod, then you can drop your epic and get items for each instrument that have an even better modifier than the SSS has. It is only 1.8 and there are better mods out there on other weapons and equipment.
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pass
# Dec 10 2003 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
As a bard I would pass on these to a hybrid. I haven't used a wind based song since I got Fading Memories and Tiny Cloak of Darkest Night.

Granted there aren't many better shoulders than these, but I would rather save my merit for gear with a more useful mod.
Gear
# Oct 21 2003 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
I agrree theres no way this should Default to a bard.
bards will use aura + wind insrument effect
Rng and SK will use Conservation and aura
Pals rarely use conservation and always aura
Warrior/rogue would only use aura.

So its really between brd/sk/rng imho equally
Pro and Con
# Oct 21 2003 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
There is a Pro and Con on this shoulder item having a wind instrument AND usuable by more than just a bard.

As many guilds only have 2-4 bard mains, you will quickly equip those bards with these shoulders. And if you continue to farm this guy, you won't have shoulders rotting. At the same time, since this is wearable by more than just a bard and the added effects make it very desirable you just can not default this shoulder to a bard. Throw in the fact that this may be a rare drop will make it even more difficult for a bard much less any usable class to get it.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 03 2003 at 3:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I so like that clerics cant wear these. With the mana pres effect hybrids go right to the top of the list, and its pretty hard for hybrids to get their hands on these nice focus effects.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 08 2004 at 4:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) why the **** would a cleric claim a shoulder saving mana on DETRIMENTAL spells (DDs DoTs debuffs slows) anyway?
RE: No cleric YAY
# Oct 20 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Maybe if you stopped to think about what you were saying, you'd realize that even if clerics were on the list of useable classes, that they would not get preference on this item. First of all, they are a wind instrament if that pic really is correct. Bards would be first hands down unless they all had something similar. Not too familiar with bard gear tho. If you take that effect out of consideration, it would still be more likely to go to a hybrid because the focus effect is related to damage spells, not healing. Since when does a cleric nuke on a raid? I'd melee before nuking and I wouldn't even do that unless it was a gimp raid with some overkill force.
Ugh
# Apr 23 2003 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
I bet it'd look pretty weird for a Bard to be blowing into their shoulder while meleeing... I wish I knew what SoE is thinking.
RE: Ugh
# Mar 03 2004 at 8:18 PM Rating: Default
It's like beck, there's a harmonica attached to one of the shoulders...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
Best
# Apr 22 2003 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
These are the best Shoulders in the Game in my opinion for any class, these with Phoenix as cloak will give the best out of any other Combo.
Proc?
# Apr 11 2003 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
So the Daring effect is random so it only procs for bards? (wind instrument) Is that correct? Just confused about a wind instrument you wear for protection, can I sling a guitar over my back and get some ac? :)
RE: Proc?
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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This was a bug and was fixed in this morning's 'emergency' patch from Combat to Worn. The picture and information you see now is likely here to stay.
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RE: Proc?
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:04 PM Rating: Excellent
The "combat" effect was a mistake. They fixed it to be "Aura of Daring (worn)" in today's patch.
damn
# Apr 11 2003 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
Damn they just had to make this a wind instrament didn't they, heh=/
Am I missing something?
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
Umm....I may have just smoked way to much crack or something but the info that I am seeing says that a warrior CAN use these.
Whatelse are they going to call it
# Apr 11 2003 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
Shark Cartilidge?
Mod ?
# Apr 10 2003 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
We don't Care if the item is War usable or not ... or if .... The Sharks don't have bones ...

Does Faeries Exist ? ..... Dont think so ... So why not Sharks with bones :p

My question is ...... What is the ``$?%$&$/ skill mod on them ...

thank you
intel of VI
# Mar 22 2003 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
Anyone notice this says "sharkbone" where as sharks dont have bones? hmmm..i think VI needs to do a bit more research.
RE: intel of VI
# Apr 22 2003 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
What are Sharks teeth and Jaws made from?
RE: intel of VI
# Apr 23 2003 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
Cartilage.
RE: intel of VI
# Oct 07 2003 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah...sharkcartilage plated shoulderpads just wouldn't be the same. Maybe sharkTOOTH plated shoulderpads...well, in any case, I'm never going to get these anyway. -_-
Still, some of the other posters, most notably Yalingz and natocmdr (<--?) have a point: if snakes can kick, why can't sharks have bones? Oh well, I won't get too upset about it. Beats the hell out of what I'M wearing (Adamantite Shoulderpads (sp?)).
EDIT: Snakes that kick...the ultimate justification.

Edited, Wed Oct 8 10:04:01 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 22 2003 at 10:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Fine and dandy but VI doesn't exist more. Dumbass.
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# Mar 20 2003 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Think he's talking about plate armor... Armor that's usable by pal/shd/brd has almost always been also usable by cler/war. It is an interesting combination of wearing classes. I haven't seen any other item only usable by the hybrid classes.
RE: .
# Mar 21 2003 at 3:08 AM Rating: Default
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Actually, these are "plated" armor, not "plate" armor. Plated armor, I believe, is usually comprised of a chain garment, upon which sections of plates are overlayed, sort of like scales on a snake. The overall effect is much lighter and more maneuverable than full plate, but protects much better than chain. As for items only usable by hybrid classes, they do exist, though they aren't very prevalent.
RE: .
# Mar 20 2003 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
Take a look at Helm of the Grim Blessings then ;)
No Warriors
# Mar 20 2003 at 8:09 AM Rating: Default
45 posts
Wow armor that a Warrior cant use! never thought I'd see the day.
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RE: No Warriors
# Mar 21 2003 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
Umm gear is about the only thing a warrior has to look forward to. He gets his last skill (riposte) I believe at 30 and also his first discipline (resist). Next Disc at 40 then from 52-60 just one per level. No new spells or skills other than that so gear is a warriors life! =)

Gammal
56 Warrior
RE: No Warriors
# Mar 20 2003 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
Uhhhh..warriors can use like 2/10 of the armor out there dude...look around.
RE: No Warriors
# Mar 20 2003 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
2/10=1/5 always reduce your fractions there buddy...your math teacher must have been upset with you a lot. :)
RE: No Warriors
# Oct 04 2003 at 5:41 PM Rating: Default
2/10 = 1/5 = 20%
The world revolves around making a percentage out of things. Your economics/business studies teachers must have been very upset with you. =)

Edit : And all of you people looking at different classes being able to wear this item...stop it. The bards in your raid will kill you if you even suggest rolling for it, and frankly it would be justified. In fact, if the looter was taking this instead of a bard then inform your nearest bard support group and we'll arrange a RL lynching...oh yes we will.

Edited, Sat Oct 4 18:42:10 2003
RE: No Warriors
# Mar 20 2003 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
LOL picky picky picky, love it!!!
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