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Chitin Shell Armor  

AC: 17
WT: 6.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Belce
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 02:44:29
Page Updated:Sun Apr 8th, 2018

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is found on creatures.

Upper Guk
NPC Name
a giant heart spider

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Upper Guk

Uploaded July 5th, 2019 by stickleback
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This is so messed up
# Nov 22 2019 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
1,048 posts
Ogre can wear this, but they can wear only large. Iksar can wear this, but they can wear only medium. Elf can also wear this, but they can only wear small/medium. So how is it that if Iksar and Elf can wear this, that human, erudite and half elf can't? Why not dark elf? There should be no piece of armor in this game that is both ogre and elf wearable. If it's one size fits all, then all races should be able to wear it otherwise normal size restrictions should apply.

Oh, and All classes? Really? It's quite clearly a chain graphic, so you're telling me that a high elf enchanter or wood elf druid can wear this? Seriously? Even if it was classified as leather, like the small scarab breastplate (another problem item that is classified as leather despite having the word breastplate in the name and a plate graphic), INT casters still should not be able to wear it. This is just as bad as all the plate armor in the game that is Iksar useable despite the fact that the lore clearly states that Iksar cannot wear plate at all. It would be more understandable if this was an item that was added later in the game by employees who weren't around during original era and were not familiar with the lore, but this is an original era item placed in the game by Brad McQuaid's original development team. so they should have known better. The same with all the Iksar wearable plate that was introduced while they were still there.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2019 6:35am by animekenji
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This is so messed up
# May 25 2022 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
112 posts
It's an error in mass updating items. I think when adding Elf Beastlords. You can see how it was supposed to be in the original item screenshot.
# Apr 05 2011 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I think its funny the first poster or that shaman poster says posting from 10 years in the future~ well its now 10 years in the future!
finally dropped
# Jun 20 2005 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
1,251 posts
finally dropped yesterday, after 14 shields and maybe 20-25 hours of camping...Smiley: mad

my GF used to say: so, you're after the spider...AGAIN!

well, am a happy camper now Smiley: yippee 7 AC difference compared to the Patriarchs leather (at my level). plus poison resist plus the cool looks. :)

Still a noob. :-P
Characters on Drinal, Povar, EMarr, Firiona Vie.
# Dec 18 2002 at 6:19 AM Rating: Default
Yes, a Iksar necro can wear this. Looks like chain, so be wary of n00bs mistaking you for a shadow knight. ;)
# Aug 17 2002 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
FYI In 2 hours last night I farmed 5 shields and this armor from the spider. I had to destroy 2 other sets of armor since it is lore.
RE: Farm
# May 26 2003 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
Did the thought of an /ooc so someone else can have one cross your mind?
# May 22 2002 at 4:16 PM Rating: Default
If I read this right than an Iksar Necro can wear this. Is that right?

Uuglie 44 WarTroll
also Iksar
# Mar 25 2002 at 3:00 AM Rating: Default
I just bought one on off a merchant for 92 pp and it´s now equipable by iksar too. Considering that it has one more AC than the flayed skin tunic it is worth at least the same, because Iksar necro´s will love it. It is lore now.
# Jan 18 2002 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
Okay the graphic would suggest that it shows up as chain/banded but that doesn't always mean anything. I'd like to get one for my Beastlord to get rid of that leather look but somebody told me it showed up like leather. Anybody know?
RE: fashion
# Jan 26 2002 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
It looks like banded, i have one on my beasty. Look goes good with Gnome skin sleeves i think.
Other spiders
# May 17 2001 at 8:07 AM Rating: Default
This is nice armor for large rogues and shaman as until they can get their class armor. be warned though if you go in there and camp him all the other spider can aggro on you unless high enough lvl and there are about 15 other spiders in area
#Anonymous, Posted: May 04 2001 at 12:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think they need to really change the level to obtain this puppy, 15 is way tooo low!
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 30 2001 at 2:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: what does this look like?
# Apr 24 2001 at 9:10 PM Rating: Excellent
It has the same look as banded/chainmail/ringmail. Well worth camping for if you can use it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 11 2001 at 11:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i dont know why this one is lvl 15 to attain and the chitin shell shield says lvl 20 when they both drop off of the same NPC. Both drop of the giant heart spider who is about lvl 18-20. blue to me at 23.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 11 2001 at 11:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 17 2001 at 1:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is a very old picture before Kunark "pending Lore" was the name for "Lore" in the origanal game hehe
RE: Old
# Aug 09 2001 at 2:26 PM Rating: Default
551 posts
Actually, "Pending" means that they are deciding whether or not to make it LORE yet. Sometimes, they like the idea of allowing people to get more of them to sell, or give to younger players... but if these things become highly farmed, overpriced items.... they make em LORE.
Pain Lord Darknyss Grimscale
92 Iksar Crusader of the Greenmist
RE: Old
# Apr 04 2001 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
188 posts
You are an... nm, I dont want to flame. Dont post if you dont know. Pending lore is an item that they are going to make lore. So if you have a backpack full of em and they finally make them lore, you're sol. So, what do you think patent pending means? Just curious.
RE: Old
# Jul 01 2002 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
Actually "patent pending" means the patent is under review. There is an amount of time built in before a patent is issued to allow for others who may have been ripped off(a la Tesla) an opportunity to prove they actualy created an invention. It also allows a review of old pattents to verify that the item is actually new, and not just a minimal redress of something existing.
Pending Lore?
# Jan 14 2001 at 7:41 PM Rating: Default
WTF does Pending Lore mean?

RE: Pending Lore?
# Jan 18 2001 at 1:05 AM Rating: Good
When they first decided they were going to make some items so that you could only own one of them, they came up with Lore items. To give people time to get rid of extra that they had, for a time they made items that were going to be lore PENDING LORE. They weren't Lore YET, but you have better get rid of your extras, because soon they would poof...

Troglok, Troll Shaman of Innoruuk, Xev server
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