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Totemic Breastplate  

AC: 19
Focus: Extended Enhancement II
WT: 6.0 Size: LARGE
Class: SHM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):140, 140, 100
Merchant Value:4 pp 4 gp 0 sp 0 cp
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Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:15:56
Page Updated:Sun Apr 28th, 2019
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Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 30

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Mountains of Rathe

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How can it be plate?
# Mar 08 2016 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
1,040 posts
Shaman is a chain class. They shouldn't be able to wear plate at all. If other races Shaman can get around the chain restriction and wear this, why can't Iksar?
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
# Mar 26 2003 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
Froglok shamans can wear Totemic pieces now, as they can wear both medium and small armor.
# Mar 08 2016 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
1,040 posts
Except they shouldn't be able to wear it because the description clearly says LARGE, not small or medium.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
How to get the Totemic BP
# Sep 18 2002 at 8:51 AM Rating: Excellent
58 posts

This is a fine piece of armor: very decent AC, and nice resists. Eventually you'll want better, of course (who would not?), but from level 30 to 50, this has been my mainstay. You can switch to another piece when you are in situations that require max wisdom. But even though you are not a tank, if you are doing your job, the mobs will slash at you and cast on you: so you want to have the best melee resist (= AC, heh heh) and spell resist you can get.

The totemic breastplate provides both of those quite well. It is not impossible to get. Here's how.

1. Grizzleknot bark. Grizzleknot is: easy to kill but hard to find. He's a rare wandering treant in South Karana. You could stay there for a week and not see him. (YOU have been hit by boredom for 1850! YOU have been slain by boredom!) So it's best to do two things, instead.

1A. Spend some of your time from 25 to 32 levelling up on the gnoll guards outside of splitpaw. While you are there, keep checking out /who ranger in the zone. Once an hour or so, politely ask the rangers, "Pardon me, friend, but do you happen to have Grizzleknot up on track?" People respond well to a polite request: they'll check. Eventually one of them will spot him for you.

1B. Take the southern route when travelling across Antonica. It's almost as fast, and it's safer than trying to get across Kithicor at night. When you are passing through S Karana, do a quick /who ranger, and politely ask for a track.

1C. As a named treant, level 28, Grizzleknot is a little tougher than the normal treant: but in your high twenties, you and a partner can easily take him down.

2. Lancer Fish fin. Lancer Fish are: easy to find but hard to kill. Kedge Keep is a very challenging dungeon. Fortunately, to get the fins you only have to go to the entrance. You need enduring breath: it's best to bring two full stack of fish scales with you, although you probably won't be here that long. Don't go AFK, though. If enduring breath fades while you're out of the room, you'll die.

2A. Lancer Fish range in level from 28 to 32. There are a lot of them. They will help each other out. They hit hard and fast, and they will not quit till they are dead. They are immune to cold-based nukes. They are immune to fear.

2B. That said, they are easy enough to kill, if you follow instructions. The first instruction is, until you're level 35 or so, don't try to solo these guys. You might get lucky, but if you're not: well, let's just say that a corpse recovery in Kedge is a task you want to avoid. So: find another shaman who wants a fin, get a tank, and maybe one other friend who wants to check out an underwater dungeon. A group of 4, in your late 20s or early 30s, will do fine here.

2C. Go to Dagnor's Cauldron (south of Butcherblock) put enduring breath on everyone, swim down to the bottom of the lake, and zone in to Kedge. When you come in the entrance, you're in a tunnel with an immediate left turn, followed by a right turn, and then the room opens up. You and your group are going to sit right there in the tunnel between those two turns. That puts you about four seconds from the zone line.

2D. Because you're underwater, you'll notice two effects: everyone's stamina bar decays, and it's hard to move backwards. You need to zing people with your stamina replenishment spell every once in a while. And you need to turn to move in a new direction. You can move a little, backwards, until SoW wears off: but once it's gone, you can't move backwards at all.

2E. As you move to the edge of the tunnel, you can see out into the large room (the Entry Hall). There will be as many as five Lancer Fish available. You only want them one at a time, though. There may be one or two hiding behind the pillar, one or two down low, and one or two up on the ceiling. Use different views to see from different angles.

2F. If there are two Lancers at the pillar, move sideways so that you are closer to one than the other. Then edge slowly slowly out into the room, until you get proximity aggro from that one. Turn around, and swim back into the tunnel where your friends are waiting. Slow it, put your two shaman dots on it, and your group will take it down pretty quickly.

2G. The rest of the Lancers can be pulled singly. If there are two of them side by side, just wait a moment and one of the two will swim away.

2H. Fins drop probably 1 time in 4 or 5, on average. If you run into a string of bad luck, it might take a couple of hours for both you and your friend to get a fin.

2I. If you get a multiple pull: zone. Just zone. The zone is right there: go ahead and zone. What? You think maybe your group can take both of those Lancers? Well: maybe you can. But if you're wrong ... My advice is, if you end up pulling two Lancers by mistake, zone right now, while everyone is still almost at full heath. That way, if you get stunned on your way out, you've still got time to get unstunned and safely out. Zone out, re SoW everyone while you're out in Dagnor's, and zone back in. Be patient, keep on living, and avoid a corpse recovery.

3. Banded Mail. Banded Mail is: easy to get, it just takes money (usually 1 plat per AC for banded, so about 15 plat). This is MEDIUM banded mail, although it doesn't say so. Large banded is labelled large, small banded is labelled small: medium is simply called Banded Mail. You can smith it yourself, if you have worked your smithing up high enough; or you can buy it from another player who has done so.

4. Crushed Dufrenite. Dufrenite is: easy to get, it just takes money (maybe 170 plat or so from a magic vendor, depending on your faction and charisma). Bring a regular Dufrenite to the Ogre camp at the northeast corner of Lake Rathe (near the Rathe Mts zone line). Hail the different Ogres there. They will grind, powder or crush your dufrenite for you. For the Totemic Breastplate, you want it crushed.

5. Take those four items across the lake to Kyralynn at the shrine at the top of the hill by the Barbarian camp at the southwest corner of Lake Rathe. She'll reward you with your new Totemic Breastplate. Wear it with pride!
RE: How to get the Totemic BP
# Aug 07 2003 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
As a tip I found that using charm/befriend animal works wonders here as the fish can just kill each other me and my druid friend took the first room no prob with this method. both of us 35ish at the time
# Aug 02 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
The Breastplate is my best piece of armor and I love the extended enhancement cause it means less mana needed. Aside from my polar bear cloak which I quested for. I bought the BP for 180pp (I think someone was being nice to me)at level 18 The quest sounds like i wouldn't have been able to get until much later.
To tank or not to tank? We are a hybrid class that can act as healers/casters/tanks you just have to adjust the Mobs you are hunting and if you are grouping or soloing. I usually ask the group when I get in do you want me to Heal and Buff or Dot,Buff,and De-Buff. I adjust to the way that benefits the group most. I have grouped with 3 casters where they needed me to tank. I have grouped with a new tank who didn't know the zone so I pulled to avoid trains. But if the group has 2 real tanks I sit and cast. Start your own groups and invite the classes you want and you can define your role by who you invite. There is no right way, the most annoying group mates are those who try to tell you how to play your class, I find another group. Its just like where you want to earn your exp, Highhold pass is great exp but I have found the people there way to uptight and obnoxious and it takes the fun out of the game. Keep your sense of humor and your sense of play. I am monk trapped in a Shamans body, but monks don't get SOW and I would die a lot more often without SOW.
# Jun 05 2002 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
As of the patch today (June 5th), this now has the effect of Extended Enhancement II. An educated guess that it extends buff durations.
RE: Effect
# Jun 28 2002 at 7:45 PM Rating: Excellent
128 posts
Indeed it does extend the time that your bufs last; 15% longer for all benificial spells cast that are Level 44 and lower, and last more than 8 ticks.
Vaal Halen
115 Bard
Council of Norrath
Xev>Druzzil Ro>Xegony Server
My *2000 cp!!*
# Mar 25 2002 at 12:06 AM Rating: Default
30 posts
Hehehe... tankin' Shaman, that's a good one.

hehehe. hehehe.

Go to Luclin and try that tankin' Shaman crap on the blue cons up there. Give me a yell when you need a CR shortly thereafter. And no, I don't mean the little alien's in ShadeWeavers... Come out to Scarlet Desert or Mons Letalis, and try tankin' a Dark Blue Tro Jeg or a Dark Blue Stonegrabber... that cute little Tro Jeg alien procs a nasty DD that can hit 230+ if not resisted (resisted... hmmm..), and that Stonegrabber can double ya fer over 100, and bash/kick fer another 60-80. See that stain on the wall? That's the last shammy that tried to tank what you're fightin.

As a 45 Shaman, let me break it down: YOU CANNOT TANK! YOU SHOULD NOT TRY! Do we get double attack? NO. Do we get Dual Wield? NO. Do we get a doggie? Sure, but it's just a melee dot 'til ya hit 55. I've had this BP fer about 20 levels now. I don't wear it every day, but it sits in my bank... Why? 'Cause I'm poor. I can't afford much else after blowin' a huge chunk of cash gettin' alchemy to 85, and gettin' enuff resist gear to last longer than 5 minutes on a dragon raid. We tried to take Faydedar down this weekend (PH was broken, oh well... had an impromptu party instead /shrug) and you better believe I had this BP on. You think my WIS was even close to 200 then? Not on yer life, (and it wasn't 'cause 'o the brandy, neh?) but you better believe my Fire Resist was over 100 (unbuffed, thank you very much), and my Magic Resist was over 90.

I challenge you to go on a City of Mist raid (ya know, where ya gotta go to do some more epic parts) and try that "Tanking Shammy" bit. If yer lucky, you'll only get yelled at fer a bit. If yer not lucky, yer gettin' x-loc'd outta there, and dang sure ain't coming back soon.

I solo'd most of my 30's and into my early 40's. I can still solo a dark blue if I'm VERY careful, but I dang sure ain't tankin' it, unless it's to keep my pet alive to do a bit more damage 'fore poor doggie bites it. Solo'ing now consists of DoT'ing and Slowin' (and maybe Enstill if ya can get it to stick that long), and runnin' around a bit, throwin' the occasional nuke at it to keep it's attention while yer doggie nips at it's heals. ('cause yer doggie get's double attack and bash, and will outdamage you MELEE wise if yer smart enuff to keep it alive).

/em walks off mutterin' about idjits that have a death wish. Tankin' Shammies indeed.

Edited, Mon Mar 25 00:06:46 2002
Shaman are HALF tanks!!!
# Apr 30 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
as a shaman 63 i know that what you said is false land Slow a the mob you wanna kill and tank to get your deffence skill up ive been meleeing since lvl 1 and now i hit for 60-160 with a good hammer don't tell ppl what or what not to do if your dont know the class =P
RE: My *2000 cp!!*
# Jun 01 2002 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
I know alot of 60 shammies than solo, and can tank giants at the WL zone in Kael quite well.
RE: My *2000 cp!!*
# Apr 22 2002 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
err jack of all trade master of none goes to the bard btw.

Shammies can tank. Also, clerics. Just have to pick the right mobs. Velious way. DL and KC doggies yep. And there are others. Just my 2 cents.



BTW I watched a 55 or better (con red to 53 cleric) shammy tank in Umbral Plains. It was just freaking amazing watching the troll tank a molkor(spelling off).

Edited, Mon Apr 22 20:08:57 2002
my 2 cp
# Feb 28 2002 at 10:51 PM Rating: Default
i play a 45 shammy and i spend alot of time on my ***( in a group)if you are a shammy that can do more dmg in meleee than with your dots and dd please tell me what you are using. hmm xp leach, keeping all buffed slowing mobs hmm, i think im pulling my own weight but i could be wrong. and if im getting hit alot from mobs then the there is a prob with the tanks. when im soloing im not getting hit much root, dot, med.anyway slam away if you must
RE: my 2 cp
# Mar 03 2002 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
I too used to hit for damage in the 25-30 range. My solution was the Granite Face Grinder now I best hits are for 96 damage and I would say my average damage per hit at 70+ not bad for a shaman. The stats are 29/36 wis10, int10, str10. I paid 3000pp on The Nameless for it.
Now says VAH also
# Nov 29 2001 at 5:28 AM Rating: Default
1,075 posts

So kitties get totemic, whee!
Not getting hit?
# Aug 04 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
Every Shaman i know over 50 gets beat on alot, heh. I've even seen some of them tank, which they are damn sure able to do for fun with that 75% slow and Regrowth. I've seen Shamans with more AC than myself (Ranger) and I don't mind, because they get beat on more than me, because i know my job. Warrior taunts it off Shaman after 1 hit, usually, and Shaman just casts a few Cann3 and Melees. <grin> Gotta love a Shaman. They all make their job look effortless ;)

Gilerael Chaosblade
Ranger of Tunare
Brell Serilis
Make the Tanking stop!
# Sep 24 2001 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
As a 40 almost 41 shaman, I never get beat on in a group. Its all just in how you fight, if you slam the mob(s) with debuffs and dots without letting the tanks get higher on the hate list you WILL be attacked, and I've seen shamans that do that. Needless to say if you ever wonder why people ignore your LFG's, its because everyone thinks we'll just buff ourselves and tank. The only reason Shamans seem less gimp then a oom cleric is because they usually have 40-50+ dropped weapons and Shamans are THE buffers. Without the high level weapons and buffs Shamans are every bit as gimp as druids and clerics, would you order your druid to go tank something? No of course not. I'm tired of all these tank-shamans making it harder on the group-friendly shamans to find groups. It has to stop now, or it'll get so bad it'll be pointless to play a shaman because the chances of getting in a group will be horrible! Now about that "Exp Leaching", thats just plain funny. A good shaman with a head on their shoulders will MAKE a group, sure we don't cast alot of spells but sending in your pet and dropping a slow and debuff on the mob does way more then the druid or wizzy nuking. You save so much health for your tanks when you slow, debuffing lets them hit harder more often, and your pet does alittle but noticible damage for you. Is that leaching? Hell no! Shamans are THE group class, followed up by a tie in second place between Bards and Enchanters. Shamans are the only class that can dot, debuff, buff all melee stats, slow, regen, and haste. If you want to know why I'm telling it like it is I'll gladly tell a short tale of how hard it is for me to find a group. I was at the Ry'gorr Fort for 2 hours saying I was LFG, then I looked over and watched a group next to me take a second druid that was only 34! I didn't find a group that day and haven't for almost a week now. People have been tainted by bad experences in groups with tanking shaman, I've been in groups that refused to take a shaman because he tanked! I've also been grouped with a tanking shaman before and he did a pretty poor job. I'm sorry Gil this isn't directed at you with any anger, you just said the wrong thing so to speak ;). To beat beforehand most flames and insults, I'm 40 a hair from 41 currently and over a year old, I'm no newbie and I know exactly what I'm doing. Sorry but its sad I have to even do that....
RE: Make the Tanking stop!
# Feb 11 2002 at 3:39 AM Rating: Good
I certainly don't know what groups you have been in, but I have not had any problem getting into groups. The shaman is well balanced and I play both caster and melee as the situation demands.

I have always asked the group what they want from me and 99 out of 100 times, the response is "do what you think is best."

I never have a problem getting a group on my server. In fact, just tonight, I was /tell and asked to join a group because they needed a "well-balanced shammy."

Maybe the problem is you.
RE: Make the Tanking stop!
# Nov 15 2001 at 5:07 PM Rating: Default
What I do is split my memmed spells in half. about half are buffs the other half are dot's and dd's. I keep everyone buffed and when a fight starts I cast and bash, when someone needs healed i back up and heal. This works expecialy well with a good tank or two. I have also found that as my level gets higher my tactics change and if a group wants me to fill a specific roll i do what i can to fill the roll required. The shaman class is a jack of all trades, they are not the most potent casters nor are they the most potent tanks but they have the capability to do both so how they are played is a matter of personal preference or what is needed at the time. I have had one group ask me to just keep the buffs up and that was all they wanted me to do and annother group wanted me to tank both groups were successfull.
RE: Make the Tanking stop!
# Oct 06 2001 at 3:07 AM Rating: Default

one comment, I am a shaman, My main is a shaman.

But Ill take druid over a shaman (sorry bud) at most camp.

2 reasons: They have harmony
They have snare.

Ok, to the Shaman-should-not-tank thing..
What are you smoking?

My group is all buffed up, the mob is debuffed... I have fulfilled my duty, Sorry for not sitting on my **** and decided to put more damage into the mob for my group. Yeah, right, as if Dot gonna actually last the whole fight. Oohh ooohh Our DD is just so mana-efficient and powerful (note: this is sarcasm, sorry guys our winter's roar sucks... unless you have jbb)

So let's see, I buffed my group, I debuffed the mob, I sent in my pet, I melee the mob... why am I a bad shaman again?
RE: Make the Tanking stop!
# Oct 02 2001 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl 45 shaman and I rarely get beat on in a group either but when I do it doesn't faze me one bit because my AC is very good. I'm tanking HGs during an effort to make some money for a JBB while also working on my weapon skills and I get great enjoyment watching the mob miss me over and over again. I'm in full totemic except for my new Black Fur Boots (from doing the first part of my epic) and definitely enjoy the AC it gives me. Got the bark while hunting at the spires in my mid 20s.

One of the great things about a shaman is the fact that they CAN solo if they want thanks to their AC (if they go that route) and slows. I love to group and do so whenever possible but I don't melee while grouping so I need to solo to keep my weapon and offense/defense skills up (off/def hit 200 a couple of lvls ago).

Don't blame your inability to get a group on shamen who appreciate the value of AC. Any group fighting at the Ry'gorr fort that didn't want a shaman would not be a group I'd want to fight with anyway...they evidently don't understand our value and what we can bring to a group - we can do more than just SOW. I've never had a problem getting a group and I rarely have to shout for one either...I usually get tells from people shortly after entering a zone and have to turn on /role after joining a group or I'll continue to get tells asking me to join another group.

Even though I'm a few lvls higher than you I'm not arrogant enough to think I know everything but I have heard about higher level shamen getting summoned by mobs while trying to get their slow to land. Don't know, not that high yet but I would definitely think having good AC might be useful in that type of situation. Or how about when mez breaks and the mob attacks the enchanter. The enchanter's HP are dropping fast, the tanks are busy with the 1st mob and you cast your best heal to save the enchanter's life...might just make the mob mad and have him come after you. Once again, think having good AC might be a good thing here. Not to mention the fact that it's kinda hard to get a spell off when you keep getting hit by a mob - sure is nice to have good AC thus enabling you to actually get a spell off while being beat on.

Right now my AC is 800+ self-buffed and I have 169 Wis (+110 mana)...not bad but not the greatest in the world. I like to think that I take the middle ground by trying to have both good AC and decent Wisdom (have heard other shamen say Wis in the 130s is enough but I don't agree). Bottom line, if a shaman doesn't have good AC he's a liability to a group...maybe the group at the fort had bad experiences with shamen in the past who thought they were tall druid (i.e. Testament of Vaneer instead of a shield) and couldn't take a beating.
totemic prices
# Jul 17 2001 at 2:51 PM Rating: Default
Ok, I play on Xegony and I have some Totemic from an old shaman I'm not playing anymore. I would like to sell it, but I dont know what are good price ranges for this stuff now. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

1 Bracer

(I put this on the BP page cause I thought it might get seen more here)

Thanks All,

#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 18 2001 at 9:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm not sayin the totemic bp or ither the ry'gorr
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 11:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I don't know if this is werid but i don't usually notice ac kick in. It seems the same to me. And i always wondered how the hell to guards hit for 150 when all they carry is a *short sword* Someone reply please and tell me what is going on
# Jun 27 2001 at 10:30 PM Rating: Default
57 posts
Coz verant put guards there for a reason,... to remove unruly elements. And since they have to be good at what they do, DO NOT believe them to con accurately. An example of such a case are the Paineel Skellie guards, they always con super low green, but have about 5k hp and hit consistently for 150+dmg and quad attack you even. And all they drop is coppers and a rusty weapon.

Talk about wasted effort! ;)
I a 18 season shammen
# May 25 2001 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
I a 18th Season shammie and i amm allways on the front line i heal if need be but leaching xp aint kool i do danm nere the damage of some of the tanks shammies are half tank as well!!!!!
#REDACTED, Posted: May 25 2001 at 2:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 12 2001 at 5:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well for 1 thing, with all this armor, i can tank better the most warriors
# May 17 2001 at 3:05 AM Rating: Default
plus you can duete very well with many classes if you have that AC upped. Sometimes it scares you when your tank has a lower ac though :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 07 2001 at 4:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I play on Tallon Zek. Traded rygorr battlemail, skull shaped barbute, charred guardian shield and 850pp for one. People would say I got ripped off, but I assure you totemic bp's are RAAAARE and those who sell them are usually very demanding. So all prices listed on totemic bp are pretty much just estimations. You'll find out when you try to get one.
RE: Thunderstep
# Sep 25 2001 at 8:04 AM Rating: Default
One thing to remember is this guy's on TZ.. My shaman there is currently using ry'gorr, but i'd waaaay rather the totemic with the MR to the point i'd almost do the same trade (i actually happen to have the same items floating around) .. Ok, so it's only 5 mr? Every bit counts and the push to get it to 100 or so to resist those bums with the lvl difference leaves us scratching for it in every slot available.. So we want it, and people know it, so they can push up the price like that.. Overall the economy on TZ is twisted with the resist gear being worth a heap more, plus it doesn't tend to have a centralised auction zone so much, sure there's gfay but that's just for the lights, meaning that if you're evil you've got the rarity/value of the item added onto the fact that it's harder to find someone selling even if they are wanting to.. If you're a crossteaming barby doll shaman then might be a bit easier, but then you're still cut off from a fair chunk of the population that may have them with all the ogres/trolly shamans spitting on you before they'd sell to you.. well, most anyway.. Anyway, enough ranting, lay off the guy and i agree with him that it's hardass to find and worth it for him if he had that to spare for it.
RE: Thunderstep
# Jul 15 2001 at 5:09 PM Rating: Default
I wholeheartedly agree with the post below. You got REAMED on that deal, man.

The ONLY reason I can see for questing Totemic anymore is just to say that you did it.

Ry'Gorr beats Totemic for all pieces except maybe the helm (IMHO, the ONLY good piece)

Wear what you'd like, though. All have their owns tastes, but I prefer my Ry'Gorr anyday.

btw, if VI would get their $#!t together and fix the graphics for Ulthork caps, THAT is the ultimate in fashion statement for a barb !! :)
#Anonymous, Posted: May 07 2001 at 10:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ARE U RETARDED!? look .. the ry'gorr bp is soo much better than the frakin totemic.. and the charred guardian shield has great ac/wis.. AND 850pp(which is what they sell for flat out on druzzil).. man o man u got RIPPED
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 01 2001 at 1:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Are you insane...I dont beleive you traded RY gorr fo rthat crappy breast plate. who cares if its rare the stats suck
RE: ?
# Apr 09 2001 at 1:08 PM Rating: Default
I don't believe it either.
I am planning on doing the entire totemic quest soon, and get this BP, but WHY would ye trade a Ry'Gorr BP for it? The stats on the Ry'Gorr are much better for a shaman, and it looks cooler too. If I somehow come into possession a Ry'Gorr BP before I get around to the Totemic BP quest, I wouldn't even bother.

Nydia Frostleaf
20th Season Shaman of the Tribunal
Soldier of the Stonefist Warriors
Rodcet Nife
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 09 2001 at 8:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Good luck getting the BP. I agree with the first post...these totemic bp's are very rare. ive been playing for 2 yrs, and just now got the bark. either be prepared for a long camp for Grizzleknot, or be lucky enough to be close by when someone does kill him and /ooc's for a shaman to go loot the corpse. this ranks up there as one of the rarest items to get, imho.
RE: ?
# Jun 03 2001 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
Well, I've only been playing about 6 months, but Totemic BPs are relatively common on Prexus, and go for around 1k. I plan on getting mine the old fashioned way (questing for it), but if not, they are routinely for sale in EC. Guess different servers have different frequencies though.

I do agree, the Totemic, IMO, looks better than the Ry'gor, but the Ry'gor is better, and trading 2.5k worth of equpiment and plat for a 1.8k (and that's being generous) breast plate aint my idea of a good deal. Still, to each his own. If you want the Totemic BP that badly, than you probably did both yourself and the peep you were trading with a favor. :)

~Agdi Spiritforge
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 06 2001 at 6:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm a lvl 22 shaman, i was given 1 peice of eq by a higher level... a savants cap +3 int +3 wis.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 05 2001 at 4:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) why would they make all this armor for a WIS based caster and make it SHM only and only the helm has WIS -- i understand that its good AC and prolly intended to be the best armor for the lvl but lets face it i had better armor at lvl 1-- in this day and age of EQ there are no real newby Shamans that dont get twinked to the teath -- and even if they are new -- some one usually helps em out -- they should nerf this gear!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 11 2001 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They should nerf the gear because it isn't good enough? Boy is that an amazing step of logic. Go play on Vazaelle where twinks are still at the moment pretty rare.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 07 2001 at 2:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm a lvl 37 non twinked shaman, and I have looked at these items and looked....and decided that it was not worth the time or effort with no wisdom bonuses to it...I mean, if I am getting hit in a group something is why do I need AC?
# Jun 09 2001 at 6:05 AM Rating: Default
WHAT!!! I totally disagree with the last two replies to shadowedhawk's post. What level are you two anyways? Shammy's are not tanks by anymeans - if we were, we would have plate wearing abilities (besides the few rare pieces available.) Try fighting Xene in Ill Omen and "take a few hits." 2 to 3 rounds and you have a dead worthless shammy - not exactly peachy for your group(s) either. If you are getting hit in a fight, either your tank doesn't know how to keep aggro or you have no skills in regards to casting without getting aggro. You debuff and slow after your tank does his first 100pts of dmg off. Let him get another 100 or so and DoT.
And by all means, DON'T SIT DOWN for at least 5-10 seconds after casting. By doing this, the mob will be taken down faster as the tank doesn't have to run after mob when it aggro's on you using only taunt so the mob doesn't waste you with ripostes, and the cleric(s) in the group will love you for not having to waste their mana healing your stupidity.

And in reference to leaching exp, that is not the case at all. You have a job to do - it is not to tank, it is to buff your tank, debuff,dot, slow, and (occasionally due to mana inefficiences and aggro tendencies) DD. When you are doing this, you are doing your job in the group - not leaching exp. Take clerics for example - if you want to see someone get reamed, watch a Karanor's Castle group's cleric stand up and start hitting a mob. The flaming will last at least a minute. You will serve your group a hell of a lot better by staying alive and not being interrupted when they need you.

Drakkan Qualatian - 50th Shammy of Tunare (1 Yellow left) :(
# Apr 26 2001 at 5:51 PM Rating: Excellent
If you're getting hit in a group you're probably doing your job instead of sitting on your *** leeching XP. A shaman who does his job is healing, buffing, debuffing the mob, dotting, DD, and generally getting the creature REALLY pissed at him. I don't know how many times I've been yelling for the tanks to get something off me because we have 3 mobs, 2 tanks, and me and the other healer are doing our jobs.
# May 01 2001 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
I agree with the last post, if u not getting hit either group is pulling too slow or u not doing your jobs...healer get hit a lot, when you're been attacked and able to handle yourself while group finish current mob, those FEW ac will be very important...
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 6:13 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) And also, your value as a healer is next to nothing at higher levels. We don't even get Superior heal until 51 - which is a drop in the bucket with your 3,500+ hp tanks. Leave the healing to the clerics with the mana efficient complete and celest heals and do your job.
# Aug 09 2002 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
Heh, ok.. I'm a bit older and wiser now.. I'm looking back at my old post... /bonk herself ... Well.. honest truth, I never got my totemic BP, only thing Totemic I ever got were the boots and I bought them, wore them for like 3 days!.. and then sold them, because someone was kind enough to give me some Jaundiced bone boots as a present for doing a char transfer for them =). Totemic stuff... bleh save your money and buy gear that actually helps your more important stats rather than just looks nice (although.. theres no better feeling than knowing your the kewlest looking shammy running around Norrath.. heh heh) Although.. previous sentance.. the "more important stats" are debatable, some shammy's say AC, some say Wis... I'm sorta striving for the in-between.. Although the totemic has very nice AC altogether for all you AC shammy's out there, but the only totemic piece I will even bother to seriously try and get now is the helm.. nice AC and Wis =) But.. I'm level 45 now and still have the Totemic Helm on my wishlist.. /bonk herself (again!) Guess it all comes down to what you want to spend your money on, and what will suit the way you play your char best.

Zeltaria Spiritwalker
45th Season Shaman
#REDACTED, Posted: May 01 2001 at 12:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
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