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Kylong Chestplate  

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AC: 22
STR: +5 DEX: -2 WIS: +3
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Kunark Chain
Color (RGB):70, 20, 20
Submitted By:Ramulet
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 02:43:09
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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Howling Stones (Charasis)
NPC Name
a hexbone skeleton
Skeletal Procurator

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# May 17 2007 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
also drops from "an undertaker skeleton" roamer near drusella's room
Value of Kylong
# Apr 26 2003 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
42 posts
One additional thing that makes Kylong not quite as awful as some is its usefulness to iksar shadowknights (or warriors) who cannot wear Blood Ember, Sentient, or other forms of plate. Sebilite Scale looks slightly better, but Kylong isn't too far behind.

Considering, though, that a Netherbian Chitin (AC20 STR2) goes for under 50pp nowadays, I wouldn't pay lots of money for 2 more AC and a couple more stats.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 06 2002 at 9:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is the biggest piece of junk I have encountered in HS and I hang out there quite a bit.
RE: Give me a break
# Jan 06 2003 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
Understand that for the era when this came out, an AC of 22 with stats was great for some of these classes. Go ahead, what was better? Name something that (a) doesn't require more than 1 group to get and (b) existed when Kunark came out.

Trak drops better, but I guarantee you that I could drop this guy and the whole wing with a group that would drop dead before getting Trak to half. AFAIR, either naggy or vox drop better, but they're still tougher than this guy by far.

Nope, this is good loot for the era. I do wish that VI would go back and re-do a few more of the old zones soon to focus on making some of this stuff worth the effort NOW, but still... nothing beats the risk/reward of HS solo exp unless you can solo in PoP or The Hole. A necro can solo in HS as early as 51 if he's really good.
# Oct 02 2002 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
for the amount of effort it takes to get into HS and fight through it, this and most of the kylong armor are pretty ******. They are sort of comparable to the Twilight Sea Quest armor without the saves.

what a crock.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 02 2004 at 5:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) for the amount of effort it takes to get into HS ?????
RE: crap
# Aug 24 2004 at 11:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Try looking at the DATE when that was posted was a different time then and HS was harder to enter. Would be nice if people would realize that just because they started playing last month does not make them experts. Should read more and speak less
Tanks and Mana
# Jun 16 2002 at 1:29 AM Rating: Excellent
Torylori, you are horribly misinformed. First off, your hybrid tanks (for sake of arguement I'm only going to count these as Paladins and Rangers ) need all the mana they can get and I'll tell you why:
Paladins - Stuns, Roots, Buffs when Cleric is LoM
Rangers - Snares/Roots, Harmony (if pulling), Buffs, Jolt/Flame Lick
The biggest problem we wisdom-hybrid tanks have is lack of sufficient downtime. While you caster's are sitting around medding, we are in the midst of combat keeping you alive. We don't have time to med. So again, we need all the mana we can get.
Oh, and I know some munchkin out there is going to want to get all high and mighty and flame me for calling Paladins and (especially) Rangers tanks. Don't bother. If you don't believe that either of these two classes can tank (yes, even post-50) then you also are misinformed.
RE: Tanks and Mana
# Jul 13 2002 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
As a Tank-Warrior
who has a Druid and a Ranger too I must say I look for mana when ever I play my ranger. A GOOD Ranger is welcome anywhere and a bad Warrior is LFG.
ranger wearable
# Jun 12 2002 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
So rangers can wear this item, as can iksar, but shamen and rogues cant....well, that makes a hell of a lot of sense doesn't it? And what warrior 45 + would want it? As pathetic as my gear was at that level, I even had better.(unfortunately I'm still wearing most of it) :P Don't get me wrong, I dont begrudge the little treehuggers...err, rangers...their 22 ac bp. I just think that if it's going to be available to chain classes and iksar it should be consistent and be available to ALL chain classes. But what do I know, I'm just a big ignorant savage. :)

Beornegar Frostwolf
51 Champion
Order of the White Fang
RE: ranger wearable
# Jun 13 2002 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
I agree :( so right now Shaman's are left out (like normal) on wisdom items. I'm really getting sick of this.

Not to Slam my Meat shields ... but what the heck do they need Wisdom in the first place? They do not cast spells, after all they are TANKs.
RE: ranger wearable
# Jun 13 2002 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
160 posts
Well, if ya want a real explanation I can't give it to you other than this: Since the Kylong were/are Iksar, chain-class armor IS plate type armor to them. Only typically plate wearing classes were on the list before. I mean perhaps even though it is chain, it is made in a style similar to plate while being physically made from chain links to allow cooling for us cold-blooded Iksar.

As to why shamans and rogues can't tolerate it...I don't know. Maybe the powers that be decided that Rangers needed another step in their armor uppgrade path, while Shaman and Rogues were deemed okay in that regard. Anyway, it's not very good armor for either class in any case IMO. Not enough WIS and no HP/Mana for a Shaman, and not enough AC, Str or HP for a Rogue to care. Much better stuff around for either class. Just my 2cp, but I think I make sense. Not every item is made for every class that COULD use it.
# Jun 12 2002 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
well, all of u who were upset that rng etc couldn't wear, and thought that they should be able to cuz pic makes it look like chain mail...

as of today, with the new patch, WE CAN! :-)

see...VI does listen sometimes
why iksar can use
# Oct 25 2001 at 6:34 PM Rating: Excellent
35 posts
The Kylong were a mountain dwelling tribe of Iksar that strove for esoteric knowledge. They had vast libraries of ancient magical tomes that had been acquired from the Shissar sorcerers, and strove to understand and put the rituals documented in the tomes to practical use. When the Kunzar armies marched upon the Kylong they where distroyed
Misleading Icon
# Sep 25 2001 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
It's a chestPLATE -- and the Classes list is exactly the list of Plate-wearing classess - no Shaman or Rogues either, for example -- so you're really only going on the the misleading icon.
RE: Misleading Icon
# Jun 13 2002 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
Key Word is CHESTplate ... meaning Chain Classes.

Breastplate is Plate Classes.

Tunic is for Leather Classes.

Cause Shaman's I know can wear all the other pieces, so if this is Plate armor .. All pieces would not be wearable by Chain classes.
RE: Misleading Icon
# Sep 29 2001 at 9:28 AM Rating: Default
Funny, last I knew iksar were not a plate wearing race
RE: Misleading Icon
# Feb 21 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
I've got a great idea...I have an iksar SK...this item seems like it should be plate as it's name suggests. I CAN WEAR IT. I'll come here and biotch about how i can wear it and how i shouldn't be able to! how good life is! /sarcasm off

Who cares? by the time you get in a group to get this NO DROP breastplate, you should have much better anyway.
RE: Misleading Icon
# Jan 23 2002 at 7:10 AM Rating: Default
Well just try to remember that it was Iskar that made it =P.

Dont feel bad I wish my Ranger could wear it too. =(
Another mistake of Verant??
# Jun 15 2001 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
it seem this is mail chest piece, and ranger can't wear it ? All other kylong piece are wearable by ranger and not this one? Is the picture is a fake, or Verant have forgotten us ? Argh someone tell me that ranger can put this !
RE: Another mistake of Verant??
# Jun 13 2002 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
They also left Shaman's out too, unless they corrected since then.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 2:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HAHAHHAHAHA OMG! You must be a newbie, you acually think this POS is worth 40k!!!!! LOL HHAHAHAHAHAHAHHah
RE: a
# Aug 21 2001 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
Well I've personally never been so lame as to call people idiots while anonymous, but hey. It's no drop so it's worth nothing at all. If it was tradeable, it would rock. AC 22 is decent but the one comparable chest I can think of is Tree Weave at 25. Difference? Look at the weight. 0.8? 22ac? Wow. I'd pay around 5k if I could use it, which I can't.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 24 2001 at 3:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I WANT IT !!!!!!!! AHHHHHH THATS CRAZY WHATS THE PRICE ON THIS LIKE 40K ?
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 30 2001 at 7:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Picture shows no drop
#Anonymous, Posted: May 27 2001 at 8:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) er and it reallyy sucks even for a wis caster
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