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Shining Metallic Robes  

AC: 10
INT: +9
Focus: Spell Haste II
WT: 3.5 Size: MEDIUM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Shining Metallic Robes
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Doriath
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 19:31:46
Page Updated:Fri Jun 2nd, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 45

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This item is found on creatures.

Lower Guk
NPC Name
the ghoul arch magus

Steamfont Mountains
NPC Name
Yendar Starpyre


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Burning Woods
Quest Name
Enchanter Epic: Staff of the Serpent

Highpass Hold
Quest Name
Rogue Epic: Ragebringer

Ruins of Old Paineel (The Hole)
Quest Name
Shiny Robe of the Underfoot

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lower Guk

Uploaded January 11th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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Lucky me
# May 26 2009 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
Be sure to check Bazaar first, i was lucky and got it for 1500pp , but i had to goto LGuk anyway for the scribe part, si i bought the robe anyway and went to LGuk. Another lucky streak as the scribe was up, charmed him and got that part done. Thinking this was a lucky day i made a quick jump over to arch magus and he was up too , killed it and low and behold another robe, not lore great. Sold the second one in bazaar for 25k lol . Some of those lucky days make Eq so much fun for me =)
Forget Arch Magus - Go Yendar
# Feb 01 2009 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
171 posts
I gotta believe finding Yendar in Steamfont has to be a ton easier than going to LGuk so I did it that way. Had my druid track him after talkin to his bro in the mage guild Ak'anon, then logged in the toons to kill him with.
High resists? Pshaw, let's say UNGODLY resists.
Melee is MANDATORY here, you gotta beat him down. Tried first with 73 sham and 66 cleric. Nothing would stick spellwise / nukewise and we couldnt generate enuff melee to take him out. Got him down under 20% and then he ran us all over the zone. Couldnt root him and then they were both OOM. He was light blue to the 73 sham.
Went back with my 66 war and shaman, just kept casting Spirit of Puma. Only had to heal the warrior twice. Cake.
got my SMR!
# Feb 09 2007 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Got one today off of the first Arch Magus I ever encountered after maybe 4 or 5 place holders. Needed help to do it with my 48 chanter. Thanks to the friendly High Elf cleric who helped me out!

-Alda of the Nameless
# Jan 19 2007 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
pain in the butt if you've never been to lower guk lol. took my 69 mage out to get the robe. after getting lost w/ the ingame map not being much of help, I finally found the Arch Magus's room. killed the wizard twice, and Magus twice, and the spawn time wasnt that far apart...maybe 20mins to 30mins.
Price on Erolisi marr
# Nov 02 2006 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
I saw the smr in bazaar for 38k and it has been the only one there. I don't care how long it takes to camp. There is no way i am going to pay that much for it. Ive camped it for 11 hrs now and all ph's.
If you want the SMR....
# Jun 15 2006 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
If you want the SMR just go take out Yendar Starpyre. He is wearing it and drops it when you kill him. I went and slayed the gnome for my baby chanter after hearing how many peeps have had probs trying to get this from LGuk. He drops this robe every time. He is very resistant but not to bad of a fight.
The Post below me is gonna kill me!
# Apr 15 2006 at 4:40 AM Rating: Default
Your not gonna believe this but on Tunare i was farming the Fabled Executioner's Axe on my berserker. (4 and 1/2 hours!!!!!) I then headed out that direction trying to find a way to the floor up. I ran into this guy just randomly buffing and rebuffing himself, so i moved around and dropped him easy. (this was on my paladin of course)
Guide to Camping the SMR
# Nov 18 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
I thought I would share all the things you need to successfully obtain the SMR.

1.) 29 hours of free time
2.) 12 pots of coffee
3.) 4 packs of smokes (Roughly, one per Silversilk Leggings drop)
4.) Solitaire on your PC or Mac
5.) A friend to take over camp for a few, while you regain your sanity
6.) A good CD to rock back and forth in your chair to
7.) A soft, foamy covering for your mouse, when you bang your head on the desk

A detatchment with reality helps, but isn't required.

All of this is what got me through to the end. Now, onto the rest of my ENC's epic.
Any New Info
# Nov 11 2005 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
Ok - I've been camping the Arch Ghoul Magus for a week now, at least 5 hours a day. I have had the Magus pop numerous times. Most of the time he has popped 3 or 4 times in a row. I've have killed the Magus about 2 dozen times now, and have yet to see the glitter of a shining metallic robe... Only the crappy leggings.

I would petition the GM to find out if there is a problem, however, I haven't seen a GM on Druzzil Ro in well over 6 months.

I would buy the robe, But I don't have the 7k for which it is currently selling for right now.

I've read several posts that state the Magus is a rare spawn and getting him to spawn is what takes the time - Well, maybe they fixed his spawn rate, because I can usually get him to spawn serval times a day, and several times in a row.

If they did fix his spawn rate, they certainly have not fixed the drop rate on the robe :(
Yendar Starpyre
# Jul 12 2005 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
This robe is also dropped by Yendar Starpyre, a gnome in Steamfont. He roams around. He has really high resists and is some kind of intelligence caster. Took him down with me (52 rogue), 70 cleric, 65 bard, 62 SK, and 65 Ranger. This is a lot easier than camping the Ghoul Arch Magus in Guk for X amount of days. So far, I have killed him once and he dropped it once. Now i am missing just one piece for rogue epic (dang kedge robe). Hope this is a help.

Dromo,52 Rogue
Saryrn Server
Yendar Starpyre
# Jan 24 2007 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
To save yourself a trip to kedge and hours of camping phinny just move on to the part where you have to kill the general, the coercer that is with him drops the robe of kedge. hope this helps =)
# Nov 17 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
I am on the Firiona Vie server and recently have been helping a guildie camp the ghoul arch magus for this drop. 4 days and still no robes! I remember when I had to get these for my epic and they dropped the first time that I killed him. Did they nerf this drop or what?

Nelinye Velrayne
Enchantress of the 65th Season
Mystic Blades of Honor

Edited, Wed Nov 17 13:23:22 2004
RE: Nerfed?
# Jan 18 2005 at 7:53 AM Rating: Default
Edit: Removing all my posts and stopping payment on premium because of karma trolls, and poor administration.

Edited, Tue May 10 12:28:22 2005
RE: Nerfed?
# Jul 03 2005 at 4:38 PM Rating: Default
how is allakhazam poor administratoin?
RE: Nerfed?
# Jul 20 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Default
Probably because they said they wouldn't fix his karma or something like that.
# Oct 03 2004 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
OK, this may seem like a silly question and I don't know where else to post it. I have noticed that some items that have a pic on allakhazam have a transparent portion (like the SMR DE fem pic) on DE, HE, and Erudite females. I don't see this in game. The robe doesn't have a transparent portion. Then I got to thinking, I have never seen any armor like this. So my question is; is there some graphics setting I'm overlooking or is this something that has been changed in the game or what. I have all the Luclin graphics turned on, /dopropertinting on, texture quality maxed. Is there anything I'm overlooking?
# Feb 29 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know if it is just the Prexus server, but I looked these up in the bazaar a couple days ago and then have more than tripled in price. I had bought one two months ago for 1800 pp and now people are asking almost 10K pp.
Is this just happening on Prexus or is this global?
RE: Prices?
# Oct 02 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Probably global... on Tunare Server in Bazaar 20K only 1 available in there
Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock!
rogue epic aslo
# Apr 26 2003 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
hehe just droppin in to say that rogues may need this for their epic too :P it is used for a side quest to obtain the cazic quill which is a very rare drop off of mobs in Hate and the general in Kithicor.... 4 robes are needed robe of the oracle/ robe of the ishva/ robe if the kedge/ and the SMR.... just lettin peeps know us rogues aint just doin it for the money
got it quick
# Mar 20 2003 at 7:27 AM Rating: Default
OK. I'm only a 41 Enchanter so I know that i'm not supposed to be able to take this guy....but i did some how. I dont know how but i did.......i only wanted to do it for fun and see the guy that everyone complains about never poping. I got there and he was up already and no one was around, so i attacked him. I killed him after about 20min of duking it out. But when i looted him i got my SMR. so in the end i only took about 40 min out of my day trying to get it. How great is that!!!

Christatoc Helbringer
Chanter of the 41st season
#Grigner, Posted: Jul 11 2004 at 2:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Liar. He's level 45. Thats red to you theres no way you soloed him. Even with a summoned or charmed pet. and I doubt you did it with a charmed pet.
# Feb 02 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
nice robe almost got it...but i just kept my crystalline robe...looks good with everything i got...and the rest of ym gear makes up for lost stats
# Dec 03 2002 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
please dont do this, its bad dont ya know,
many enchanters want said robe for the epic only to go to l guk and some lvl 64 or 65 monk is farming them to sell in the bazaar...

I say bah
5k-6k robe
# Sep 23 2002 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
This is selling for 5k-6k on Torvonnilous server. I sold one for 4999k last night. won it on a roll.
RE: 5k-6k robe
# Oct 08 2002 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
76 posts
Someone tell me I'm not losing my mind here. Last time I've checked, the SMR was selling for 3k to 4k max on the Innoruuk server. But the other night in the bazaar, I've actually saw the SMR sell for 10K.

Did VI nerfed the drop rate on it to hike up the prices?
RE: 5k-6k robe
# Oct 11 2002 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
The increase in price is because of increased competition since Verant put Spell Haste II on this (thus increasing the speed of spells like Gate, Feign Death, Darkness, Root, and other low-to-mid level life-savers that INT casters need to get off fast).

I'm thinking of getting one myself, but it will have to wait. My BCR will do for now, and I *need* a horse for soloing. I think with the mana benefit of a horse my 42 necro will never need to med-break while soloing!
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 25 2003 at 11:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) not realy moonstone ring do spell hast 2 and they goes for 100pp at top max.
RE: 5k-6k robe
# Aug 25 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Default
281 posts
quote: "and if U pay over 3k for a robe with only 8int and spell hast II ur a dumb. "

I know that if I bought it it would be because it is part of my epic, not for the 9 int.

Edited, Mon Aug 25 16:44:41 2003
RE: 5k-6k robe
# Mar 25 2003 at 11:25 PM Rating: Default
dop sry the robe got 9int wooo
RE: 5k-6k robe
# Apr 16 2003 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
Moonstone rings extend range not spell haste..
SMR!! 975 Roll!
# Sep 19 2002 at 7:00 AM Rating: Default
Well good story to tell:

I was down in L Guk to get my mask of deception, hooked up with a group and we went to the Store Room. Killed a little, the ranger in our group tracked Arch Mage, so what the heck, we thru on our invis vis undead and went down there and killed him, he dropped it the first time! well at the time I had no idea what he dropped, so we rolled. ( I have never rolled hi on random 1000, never ) I rolled 975!!1 WOoot!!! Well now i have this on the Torv server and will be in bazaar selling this weekend. So if anyones interested. its going to 9k on our server, so Ive been told, but who knows the way prices are being driven down, due to people now knowing what they got.
What ta do?
# Sep 14 2002 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
Going to begin MQing the droppable parts of Enc epic. My guildies often wander in to LGuk, and no doubt we can take him downtown, but there is 1 slight problem....

Since he's a rare spawn, should I...
a) Buy the robe on Xev for 9 FRICKIN K!!!???
b) Stay up a couple of nights to get him to spawn and get the robe.

What ta do?
RE: What ta do?
# Oct 09 2002 at 11:44 AM Rating: Default
1,876 posts
I recently finished this part and have some info you may find handy.

Save your money unless you have nothing better to do with it.

The Arch Magus is indeed a rare spawn...I believe somewhere in the area of a 15% chance, with the SMR being his rare drop. (This has been discussed before).

I spent 2 nights camping for this with several members of my guild and other friends. Overall we had a great time. If you camp in the AM room and pull from Lord and Hand (and frenzy if you're lucky enough to have a nearly empty zone) a group of 50-55 (the makeup of my groups) will get decent loot and exp...and be relitively safe.

Patience is the key here, just get a good group together and have fun without worrying about the drop. Of course, you may have to wait a little bit and gain some strength before you go...

As far as MQing...I believe (I'd have to look at my notes again) that this is the only droppable part of the epic :( and since all our turn-ins are combines first, there is no nodrop MQs that can occur. (with the exception of the Copy of Notes portion...not sure on the MQability there).

Edited, Thu Jan 30 01:01:56 2003
Camping not worth it
# Sep 10 2002 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
My take on camping these things: Don't do it. Waiting 3 hours for a rare spawn and then waiting another three hours because he didn't drop the item you wanted is just not worth it. With the bazaar you can now get 3 times the ammount of pp you'd need to buy this item in the time it takes to drop.

And the people who do camp these things? All the time spent down here in the cellars makes em go insane. :P

Daxil Solshok
47 wiz Xegony
RE: Camping not worth it
# Apr 11 2004 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
the problem for me is that i DON'T have 5k to buy this friggin robe. thank god there was the fabled mob party going on down there today. it is amazing how there is never a rogue in lguk when i am there. anyhow, i worked this zone for 6 hours and we WERE killing placeholders and the ******* NEVER spawned, let alone drop this friggin robe. i did however manage to snag a Fabled Serrated Bone Dirk. i think the raid felt bad for me. oh well. i guess i do it again next week. i still have to get the damned kedge robe too. /sigh. now i see why people don't do epics anymore. with all the great weps out there, maybe it really isn't worth it anymore. and just a note, can SoE PLEASE update the graphics on the epic wep's? why do they look like such crap? hello, a 15/25 blade with mad stats and 40 haste should not look like something jack dumbass made in shop class.
RE: Camping not worth it
# Feb 10 2003 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
I'm guessing that you happen to have one for sale on your server, no?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 20 2002 at 3:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) want to trade for/buy this robe on Ayonae Ro, please send Garll a tell, would also like to arrange a raid into Lguk to pickup some stuff, FBSS, SMR, and other stuff
# Aug 07 2002 at 5:06 AM Rating: Default
They still drop it
Very lucky guy
# Aug 02 2002 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
HEHE I just read the last post and I'm very sorry dude. I was in lguk ent and all of a sudden some trains a lighty bard. Well needless to say the arch mage was in the train and very low on life may I add well me and another monk stared to kill it and he FD and I finsihed him off I didn't know it till 5 mins later what a tresure I came across.

Xotron Nitewing
45th Monk <Trao`Lech>
Vallon Zek
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