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Cloak of the Ice Bear  

Slot: BACK
AC: 8
HP: +10
SV COLD: +20
WT: 3.5 Size: LARGE
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:50 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Darion O'Thanan
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 12:06:39
Page Updated:Wed Apr 12th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 78pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 30

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Zone Name
Everfrost Peaks

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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still in game
# Jan 17 2014 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
343 posts
dropped of karg icebear today, me and gwenlana took him down on our Classic toons, good fight, he had giant zweihander and twohanded sword, lol, crazy.
cloak dropped
Bazaar Cheep!!
# Sep 11 2002 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
Hehe, just bought this cloak for 40pp in the Bazaar for it's resists. :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 31 2002 at 11:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ive read all these messiges and you are all rong about marter icebear on how often he can spawn and where. He dosent spawn at giants or nere them he ends up there . I used to know a secret with him but i forgot the darn thing. and becose im back playing EQ I will ask
Drop From
# Jul 12 2002 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Also drops from Martar Icebear.. Punk is doable with two mid twenties, as long as one is a decent meatshield.
# Jul 07 2002 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
got a bit hasty with the enter button there. Anyways, for my assessment- This is one of the best cold resist pieces of armor for an affordable price and an out of the way slot. What I mean by this is the fact that there aren't many low-mid end cloaks worth their prices with great stats. Whatever cloak you were wearing before is probably dispensable for this one, especially if you are doing velious dragon raids or play on pvp with the constant threat of wizard ice nukes. You'd be surprised at how this 20 svc piece of armor can cripple an ice comet's damage. All in all- fellow pvpers, go out and buy this cloak, it is cheap so you can afford to lose it! I'd say buy for 100 or less, don't be impatient and pay more (as long as its reasonable go with it). Also I'm not sure what faction it hurts if any in Everfrost, but this mob is around 30ish, in case you want to check it out for yourself.
RE: Whoops
# Jan 19 2003 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
674 posts
very nice, especially for PVP and the fact its an all/all... HELLO casters...!
· 'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
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Great back slot
# Jul 07 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
# May 27 2002 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
easy to get and good cold resist, I got it for vox raid and it worked nice, didn't even get hit by her AE spells!,


Nuldas Everde
Ring of Honour
#REDACTED, Posted: May 21 2002 at 7:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OK I guess I am first here to ask. Can I buy that off of you. I'll pay 150pp instead. I have just a leather cloak that is plain terrible and I need something better. Email me
The Elusive Marter Icebear and his fuzzy cloak
# Dec 04 2001 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
Aloha all and well met.

I seek to add to the wealth of information on this evil man, so that he may be hunted and slain.

The Evil Marter Icebear tends to spawn on the flats around the Perma Frost gates. In hunting this man, a party of 26's can accomplish the task, but be wary - he hits very hard. A pair of hunters might include a druid/ranger/bard (for tracking) and complementary class for the battle, and the pair should be around 28th season for the hunt. A solo artist can accomplish the mission at around 31, but that is class and equipment dependant.

I have slain this foul man many times, and have found his cloak to be a very quick sale for 100pp each. Sadly, I have not the time to wait for the best possible price.

If you have the time, follow this evil man along his path. Starting from his birthsite near Perma he takes a meandering path that leads him arcoss the front of the Mammie Ruins (much to the bane of many a fallen Mamie hunter ...), then a lazy path to Megan's Tower and then heading over to the Bandl Flats region.

Sometimes, by the grace of the gods, another beast will spawn in his place. I have seen such forms as a "ice goblin whelp" and " a polar bear cub" spawn in his absence. It is most unusual to see a cub so far out on the tundra near the Mammie Ruins - slay it and head for the Perma Frost gate and keep tracking.

I wish the well future hunters of Marter Icebear for this fine cloak.

#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 19 2001 at 12:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The weapon does not drop off of Karg or Martar any more. Send me an e-mail if you have questions.
RE: Sword
# Dec 08 2001 at 12:32 AM Rating: Excellent
If you're talking about the Zweihander, yes it does unless Luclin changed it.

A lvl 35 shaman bud and I (lvl45 druid) nailed this guy since he popped, a week before Luclin came out. I gave my original cloak to another character so I needed a standby for the time being. I rooted him, my bud Dot'd/dd'd him poison style, and I nuked him to the point where even the snow beneath him was in flames.

He dropped both the cloak AND the Zweihander. I took the cloak, and my shaman bud sold the Zweihander.


Edited, Sat Dec 8 00:33:27 2001
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 13 2001 at 11:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It has too it's for the Rogue Epic quest! It must be rare or vary rare! Dumbass
I OWN this chump
# Oct 06 2001 at 3:21 AM Rating: Default
Well, actually me and another warrior owned this chump, but I dont really care, he killed me once, so me and Laurynce killed him twice. I will prolly kill him again too. I plan to kill everything that has killed me more than its fair share of times. Muahahahahaa
RE: I OWN this chump
# May 20 2002 at 8:35 PM Rating: Excellent
May i suggest that you do not go on a Sleeper raid?

16 Rogue
Fennin Ro
RE: I OWN this chump
# Sep 13 2002 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
Àctually I'd like to see him go and try to slay the sleeper twice for every time he dies...that would be one ENDLESS battle, but very funny too

Renmazuo Skoaldiak of Tallon Zek Smiley: king
I'm farming Matar ;)
# Sep 30 2001 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
I couldn't help it, i've just hit 34 as a ranger, and omw to Permafrost to bully the icegoblins, chanced upon Matar icebear.

Snare, Stingingswarm, Bow kite for a while engage in melee, and he started to run at 20% life.

Looted a cloak of him, and then hit track, hmm? he was up again. I ran over, medded near him, and this 34 warrior asks if he cna share the spawn. I say sure, no prob. I ask him if he needs help with Matar and got a curt reply "Don't need help from a ranger! i'm a warrior." ok fine. so while waiting, for him to heal up to full i just cast 4 light heals on him to heal him to full and 1 skin like rock to buff him for the fight. Then i sit back down to med, and on hindsight i hit the AFK button. Less than a minute later i get tells from this warrior, saying "elph me plz". Feeling evil, i decide to let him rot, since "he doesn't need help from a ranger".

Of course he gets the "AFK" reply from me.

Then here's what got my goat, i hear footsteps running past my medding point(underneath the stone giant statue), i thought it sounded like a Snow leopard, then suddenly
>Matar Icebear hits YOU for 71 points of damage.
>Matar Icebear was hit for 2 points of melee damage.
>Matar Icebear was pierced by thorns.
>Matar Icebear hits YOU for 71 points of damage.
>Matar Icebear was hit for 2 points of melee damage.
>Matar Icebear was pierced by thorns.
>Matar Icebear bashes YOU for 18 points of damage.
>Matar Icebear was hit for 2 points of melee damage.
>Matar Icebear was pierced by thorns.
>You are stunned!

I was like WTF? Half a bub of health down for no reason. Since i was SoWed i decide to stand up and make a break for it first and assess the situation. I see a Matar Icebear at abt 50%life, and an injured warrior at less that 20%(less than 1 bub) who trained me and kept running.

Needless to say, i was very pissed off. I sent a reply to him;
RNG: Why did you train him to me? I was AFK and medding!
WAR: I didnt see me plz
RNG: Of course i'll help you, i have you on track, better keep running.
WAR: ? i am running.

Then while tracking him, i proceed to lead Matar all the way back to that aggrogant POS warrior. The warrior, being low on health, cannot run very far and has to fight anyway.

WAR: help me snare him plz heal me plz thks

Feeling pretty frustrated, i decide to use him as my personal pet. I cast a skin like rock on him (heals him since it was already active from previous cast), then i cast Shield of thistles on him.

Of course, Matar proceeds to slay him and then i slay Matar, who thanks to my live damage shield, fights me at less than 40% life, and he starts to run even before doing more than 200damage to me.

Rule of the day: Be nice, and people might just help ya out.

By the way i'm farming Matar, since his cloaks are not lore, and i collected like 8 before i went to Gfay to sell them all at 200pp obo, but 4 were bargained down to 150pp and 1 was bargained down to 120pp plus a bronze cloak.
RE: I'm farming Matar ;)
# Jan 16 2002 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
35 posts
So because some silly warrior didn't see the wisdom in asking for your help, you decided that you would make sure he died so you could steal the kill. Killing two birds with one stone... not sharing the spawn, and paying back the ignorant warrior who dared to try to solo a mob several levels below him... that about sum it up?

You could have snared the mob, feared it and finished it with the warrior at your side. Demonstrating superior ranger tactics and capability - without being spiteful or vindictive. Hey you might still have outdamaged the warrior and taken the kill, but at that point the warrior had already said uncle.

While I could quite easily see myself acting similarly under your circumstances in the heat of the moment, in retrospect I would not have been proud of it... and I doubt I would have been so excited about the event that I felt i had to share it with the rest of the world.

I'm sure the warrior didnt try to solo matar again without help. You had an opportunity to make an ally that day. Eventually you will need a warrior as much as the warrior needed you.


49 Warrior
30 Druid
24 Bard

RE: I'm farming Matar ;)
# Jun 15 2004 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
1,494 posts
As far as I'm concerned, the Warrior lost any rights to help when he declared, "Don't need help from a ranger! i'm a warrior." That sort of class elitism doesn't help matters any.

Despite that, if I were in the same situation, I still would have helped him - if he hadn't deliberately trained the AFK Ranger (and don't try to tell me it was an accident... there's no way it could have been an accident at that point). Live by the sword, die by the sword. Try to scrape off a monster that's killing you on an AFK player, you deserve to have that monster dumped back in your lap.

No mercy for the obnoxious and rude.
RE: I'm farming Matar ;)
# Jan 19 2002 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
You could have snared the mob, feared it and finished it with the warrior at your side. Demonstrating superior ranger tactics and capability - without being spiteful or vindictive. Hey you might still have outdamaged the warrior and taken the kill, but at that point the warrior had already said uncle.

While I am not defending the Ranger's action towards this warrior, I will say something about his "superior tactics"...
They do NOT include a fear spell capable of working on human beings, the only fear spell a Ranger gets is "Panic Animal"... so a straight-up melee is usually the order of the day (with help from a few DoTs)

On a side note, the warrior could have kindly declined the offer for help without bashing another class.... so no one is really blameless in this situation - Ranger or Warrior.

But you and I being experienced players, it is all of our jobs to educate all players as to the strengths and weaknesses of all classes, so that when the next soloist refuses help based on class, it won't be in ignorance.

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RE: I'm farming Matar ;)
# Jan 19 2003 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
674 posts
I have been in groups as a cleric, where people dont listen, endanger themselves... and others. After a few warnings... I let them DIE. that right. DIE. Its a game, the warrior was a jerk, Think about it this way... even IN CHARACTER he had every reason to play it as he did. The only twinge of pity was purely ooc. (not that i play on a roll play server) just saying. As a druid... I most likely would have showed off and charmed him as a pet. Or yes, played it exactly as the ranger did. I mean this ranger oviously cares enough to offer help, then be snubbed... Id actually most likely find an even more evil thing. Like fear Martar, train 3 cats or mammoths on him, and let fear wear off. *wicked grin* however if you EVER say hellow to me, Ill take out 5 guys, drop you a heal sow and strg and regen before you can even send a tell. but in this situation.... there would be one more corpse on the tundra. Maybe even ask him if he wants a corpse drag and take him deep under the ice with his over twinked noob butt. :D
· 'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
· 'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
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· 'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 30 2001 at 8:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Always Drops
# Sep 30 2001 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
having hunted in everfrost most of my playing days, i have never heard anyone that has killed martar and not gotten the cloak, and i have seen martar killed 1 to 2 times a day. I have also seen martar kill more then i seen him die. But alas look out Martar once i hit 30 I will be back to nuke you to death.

Burlarr, victim of Martar once, future killer of marter
Wizard 22nd season
Dragon Elite
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2001 at 10:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If anyone has this item and is playing on Erollisi Marr i would like to purchase it from you for 150 pp. I am a warrior and would gladly pay for it.
RE: Bottom Line the cloak
# Sep 28 2001 at 3:49 AM Rating: Default
110 posts
Please take your trading to the classifieds at
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 18 2001 at 5:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Aug 15 2001 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
The svC+20 doesn't suck to me!

A nice addition to your resistkit in my opinion.
RE: Sucky?
# Nov 14 2001 at 4:49 AM Rating: Excellent
Yup. Its not an item I would wear 24/7 but its nice when facing a nasty mob and every little bit of sv cold is needed.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 02 2001 at 4:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) they happen to drop in the zone isle of SUCK of of king SUCK....
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 02 2001 at 4:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HOWS DOES ONE SAY .....THESE SUCK
# Jul 18 2001 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
I have been playing for 7 months on ECI and stay in everfrost most of the time and have never seen karg at all. Does he even exist on ECI?
Group up and twack Matar!!
# Jul 02 2001 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
57 posts
Hi all,

I just got this (Cloak of the Ice Bear) off Matar, and he was a *itch to kill. A group of 4, myself a 22 HEF RNG, 23 BRB SHM(Wulfheim), 24 BRB SHM(Lumdann) and a 27 HFL WAR(GuyStrom). We we just hunting Woolys and me and Guy were taking turns to pull. After about 4 hours of mammy culling, i finally got Matar on track. Shammy SoWed me, i ran over and whacked Matar and ran with my tail b/w my legs to let the Warrior tank. Matar really packs a punch when he's that much higher than you. (hits for 60+ consistently and doubles pretty often)

None of the spells would stick (of course) and after 1st 3spells, both shammy took turns medding and healing Guy, and myself whacking him for all i was worth, and taunting FAW when the tank's health was dipping and the Shammies were nearly OOM. Finally i was the only one with mana and had to back off to use Light heal on the WAR in between swings.

To cut it short, we finally beat the crap outta him, and i just barely won the roll... yippie!
Was so glad to finally have something to replace my back slot... still using my newbie lvl4 leather cloak heehee. It was so satisfying...

Thanks fer listening ;)
# Jun 10 2001 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
Ok So i was in everfrost by the ice giants with my 29Enchantres.....good thing a fellow guild memeber who was in his 50's was around to kill martar when he jumped and i took his cloak for my brother bard
# Jun 04 2001 at 7:51 PM Rating: Default
29 posts
Just killed Martar and got the cloak off him. He was yellow to my 30th bard. He killed me last time I went against him, tried to go head to head, he hits very hard for his level IMO in the 50-75 range. This time I kited him around a big hill and though he resisted a lot of my songs I wore him down eventually. There was a kilt on him too but I don't know what its for.
The payback was sweet. 8 )
Hope that helps.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 14 2001 at 6:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey Adita, I will buy this from you for 100pp if your interested stop by the shop. Thunderwind of the 43rd Season
always a drop
# Apr 20 2001 at 5:52 PM Rating: Good
I have killed both Martar and Karg quite a few times helping guildmates to get their cloak (nice cloak to bring to PoF) and both martar and Karg dropd the cloak every time

youll get a wizzy and druid quest kilt from martar, and will get a few swords from Karg as well as poloar bear pelts if someone hands in a quest wrong to him.
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