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Armguard of Shadows  

Slot: ARMS
AC: 30
STR: +10 DEX: +15 STA: +10 WIS: +10 AGI: +15 HP: +100 MANA: +100 ENDUR: +100
SV FIRE: +25 SV MAGIC: +25
Attack: +50
Recommended level of 60.
WT: 2.0 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):10, 10, 10
Light:Large Lantern
Lucy Entry By:rale
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 07:58:43
Page Updated:Sun Dec 12th, 2021

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 60

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This item is found on creatures.

Vex Thal
NPC Name
Aten Ha Ra

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Vex Thal

Uploaded July 4th, 2022 by halfridge
Updated July 5th, 2022
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stupid people
# Oct 04 2004 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
Learn about rangers before you go spewing crap about them. Rangers get innate attack every time they level. Rangers use their bows ALOT in the high end game with eq/am3.
styre your wrong....time and GoD equipped rangers only use their bows to TS with most of the time...being an EP ranger i melee most of the time...even in raids and to the person who said rangers cant out melee DPS wars your ******* stupid. WARS are tanks not DPS. Also there are ways to make melee DPS close to if not equal to archery
Very rare
# Jul 05 2004 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
Very Rare seems to be right, done this guy 11 times now and these have never shown up. THe stupid monk/bst legs have dropped like 4 or 5 times, the plate class veng 10 bp 3 times i think.

How rare are these in other peoples experience?
RE: Very rare
# Jul 20 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
Just killed AHR for the 6/7th time with my guild about 1 hour ago. These dropped and i won (dkp) , Theyre about the 4/5th we have had drop from AHR.

Never had a chain BP or plate BP yet , and only 1 robe. This is her most common drop we have had yet , Unfortunate for others , fortunate for me :)
A blessing if it drops
# May 05 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Excellent
63 posts
I am in a guild that has recently begun to raid VT. And if these dropped, then I would rejoice no matter who had the highest DKP, Ranger (like me) or Rogue.
The struggle to just get into this zone is a huge team effort. You won't be seeing this item by 2 boxing with 3 of your pals. You're going to need the whole hearted efforts of a lot of determined guildmates.
And if these drop, then I am going to be excited for the improved potential on any one of my mates that ends up sporting these lovely armgurads. It can only mean my team is gaining ground, and I will surely be a better ranger for it, even if I am not the one wearing them. The path to more adventures will surely require a lot of my guildmates getting upgrades and working out our tactics.

<steps down from soapbox>
RE: A blessing if it drops
# Jul 08 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
The struggle to just get into this zone is a huge team effort. You won't be seeing this item by 2 boxing with 3 of your pals. You're going to need the whole hearted efforts of a lot of determined guildmates.

What a difference a year makes. I just got done with a raid to VT with a pickup 2 groups. Several people 2boxing. We wasted Aten easily (though it took like 15 minutes or so) and the funny thing is that these arms rotted since I was the only one who could use them and I have QVIC arms already.
# Apr 30 2004 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
All of ya who can't decide who has better DPS - do a pasre on SIMILARLY EQUIPPED rogues and rangers - remember those Stonewood bows and whatnot ARE elemental level - rogues don't get any droppable elemental toys.
# Aug 17 2004 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
Rogues are the dps in melee and if they are similarly geared they beat any other melee
# Jul 09 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
We've done many Parces in my guild for DPS. I'm a ranger.. but sadly the rogues beat us out every time.
# Mar 24 2005 at 10:47 AM Rating: Default
/agree rogues once they get elemental gears...out dps archer rangers and melee rangers...but parce a 2 million hit point raid fight and you'd be surprised how little difference there is
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 12 2003 at 1:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) These are good for both rogue/ranger
RE: ya ya
# Nov 16 2003 at 7:23 AM Rating: Default
on the good side, attack is not capped, so a ranger with ven 10 extra will do more damage then one without, so what's your point favouring a rogue ?
it rocks for both )

hunter Roxas Nitehowler
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hunter Roxas Nitehowler
Plainswalker of illumanati

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RE: ya ya
# Nov 21 2003 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
cap: max of 250 worn ATK. this includes Vengeance and Swiftwind effects

Edited, Fri Nov 21 11:26:11 2003
RE: ya ya
# Nov 25 2003 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
worn attack cap is for both rogue and ranger though,my point is ,both ranger and rogue will have the same improvement with this armor .so this is not favoured to any of the classes

hunter Roxas Nitehowler
Plainswalker of illumanati

hunter Roxas
WoW retired
# Apr 13 2003 at 7:54 AM Rating: Good
the ranger/rog arguement is a waste of time. the dps of either class can be higher than the other. like dude pointed out, though rangers have the best dps in the game (overall) they are useless against lots of high-end encounters where you have to wall hump the mob (example ... within VT itself and mobs like Avatar of War). rogs are excellent dps ALL the time. rangers are THE BEST dps SOME of the time .. and are DECENT dps the rest of the time.

you can't say 'uber loot "x"' should go to class 'y' once youre talking about things like this that come from zones like VT. vengence 10 would help either class immeasurably, and therefore shouldn't be denied to either. besides, guilds that raid here will either use a tiered point system or some wacky attendance system to determine who gets what.

they are insanely good arms. the only possible waste would be if they were shaman usable =p .. imho .. though i usually never say classes should be exempt ... vengence 10 is just too nice

*by the way this thread assumes that the rangers have decent dex and have endless quiver and archery mastery 3. if the ranger doesnt have this, then the dps of the rog will always be higher .. that is unless the rog isnt using any weapons :P

Edited, Sun Apr 13 09:56:01 2003
RE: argument
# Dec 07 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Not gonna argue anyones parses on dps, or comment on whose dps is better. Just to point out that, most likely since this was posted, the line of sight issues with archery were, for the most part, resolved.
RE: argument
# Feb 04 2004 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
though rangers have the best dps in the game (overall)

If you say so.
Imo it really depends on the situation. Depending on the mob type and other factors, it can be anyone froma paladin to a magician.

I am a 65 Rog with wicked shank mainhand, ragebringer offhand and 1300 atk unbuffed. Generally I parse my dps at pretty close to that of rangers in my grps, but generally a small bit higher, less than 10% more. Now of course an elemental equipped ranger will smoke me, as a elemental rogue would smoke a ranger with sub elemental gear.

Anyway, in no way do I see how rangers can be defined as the best dps in the game, overall.

And about this item, its an awesome piece for anyone pre-time, ranger or rog. Save up those points )
Get A Clue....
# Apr 12 2003 at 12:41 PM Rating: Default
Ummm.... For one Rangers will never do more melee damage then Rogue or Warrior, TS is not melee damage and its true they out damage any melee with a bow but how common is it for a ranger in a group to sit back and shoot his bow? Im tired of reading stupid crap.
RE: Get A Clue....
# Jan 20 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
This is for Jerker and styre.

Jerker, your and you're have 2 different meanings in the english language. And you arent being very Charming by saying "your a smelly dumb druid"
Styre, Warriors will never out dps a ranger in a group -BUT a rogue sure will.
RE: Get A Clue....
# Apr 12 2003 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
ok first of all your a smelly dumb druid.
second of all if I have a ranger in my group he better have AM3 or at least that and EQ, otherwise he can go join the other group pulling 1 every 5 minutes. The only way I would ever group with a ranger is for DPS and without AM3 and EQ with an 11 dmg arrow I'd rather get a mage or another enchanter with CoD.

so in closing, your a druid, your dumb for making one and you suck...especially if your a wood elf
RE: Get A Clue....
# Apr 12 2003 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
Stop talking exactly. Rangers never out damage a rogue or warrior in a group?? PFFFT

Never sit back and use just the bow in a group??? PFFFT again.

Learn about rangers before you go spewing crap about them. Rangers get innate attack every time they level. Rangers use their bows ALOT in the high end game with eq/am3.

You're tired of reading stupid crap? I'm tired of people like you who have no clue at all.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 12 2003 at 2:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stop talking.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 12 2003 at 11:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Vegnence X! Wow!
Great for both
# Apr 12 2003 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
"but rogues also deal a lot more damage then rangers" better check parsing bud. EQ/AM3 ranger is pretty close to rogue DPS and during TS rangers will do more DPS. The added dex helps with archery but these are equally good for both classes.

Allied Giants
RE: Great for both
# Sep 16 2003 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
sure during ture shot they out dmg rogues... but when a rogue does duelist they out dmg rangers so it offsets. i currently have a 65 rogue and i out dmg most rangers also it is not always possible for a ranger to do bow dmg. if they cant hit with bow i really kick there *** in dmg. But there are also times where i cant BS then i really suck. so in the end there DPS is almost the same.
RE: Great for both
# Apr 12 2003 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
these arms are great for either class, we have 2 or 3 pair in guild now, and AM3 ranger with EQ will almost always out damage rogues with or with out TS disc, all my parses have concluded the same thing, rogues do hella good melee damage, but the speed thats rangers can shoot is faster than a rogue can backstab.

so before you flame me, I have played both lvl 65 rogue and ranger with vt gear and good weapons, and parsed both, ranger 95% of the time will out damage rogues unless the ranger has to use melee on walled mobs.

Edited, Sat Apr 12 11:58:24 2003
# Apr 12 2003 at 8:36 AM Rating: Default
it's good for either class listed, sure 2 of the stats goto waste on a rogue, but rogues also deal a lot more damage then rangers. I would say the DPS rogues pump out would allow this item to goto either class regardless of the wis/mana
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 12 2003 at 8:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This seems better for a ranger because of the mana and wisdom plus
Vengence 10!
# Apr 11 2003 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
Nice.... lol need i say more although they not MTing classes nice stats over all
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