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Rakusha Cloak  

Slot: BACK
AC: 10
SV FIRE: +10 SV MAGIC: +10
Haste: +36%
WT: 0.1 Size: MEDIUM
Class: MNK
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 04:50:50
Page Updated:Tue Apr 25th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 55

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Plane of Hate
NPC Name
Grandmaster R`Tal

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Plane of Hate
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#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2003 at 11:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) um monk here i can tell you agi IS huge factor specaly after they nerfed out mitigation lol sure we have high ac so fugging what when a mob hits you for max dmg each time ac means squat now. AGI/DEX rule all for monks i still get nailed for high dmg alot but come dual me on RN and wach how much you miss my *** im 63 an fight 65 tanks and win i do 6K+ dmg in the same time they hit me for2.5k cause the hardly land blows my agi is 223 dex 233, hell im a stat **** cause my sta is 209 self buffed and my str is 220
RE: lolol
# Mar 22 2003 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
******, AGI gives a tiny boost to AC avoidance and is the rate you learn def skills. It's not that big of an effect. The only reason why you THINK you're dodging all those blows is your defensive skills whihc has nothing to do with AGI.
RE: lolol
# Mar 21 2003 at 8:19 PM Rating: Default
k well whatever i dont see a monk on your list and ive seen as my agi goes up the less im hit
RE: lolol
# Mar 18 2003 at 10:52 PM Rating: Good
"im 63 an fight 65 tanks and win i do 6K+ dmg in the same time they hit me for2.5k cause the hardly land blows "

hehe, actually the reason the ratio is of your dmg to theirs is so is because of the purposes of the classes. Tanks are meant to take dmg and monks are meant to dish it out. For a tank to beat a monk he has to out joust him...not to say your agility doesnt have alot to do with this but the roles of the class types has more to do with it than anything. Well that and their apparent lack of jousting ability...

56 warrior
Ccraxtd Skullz
55 shaman
holy crap
# Oct 25 2002 at 11:10 AM Rating: Default
this page has the most flames and disses i have ever seen on a message board before!!! for christs sake its a video game and everyone is getting their panties up in a bunch over dumb stuff!!! lol
Iksar too
# Aug 15 2002 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
Got one of these last night off of monk miniboss..Grandmaster Soandso. It is now Iksar wearable also....

Leezard powah!
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 21 2002 at 1:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "Someone mentioned that the Rakusha was some kind of mythical shapeshifter.  I thought that the name was actually "Rakshassa", an evil, shape-shifting creature from Indian (as in the country of India) mythology."
Default drop
# Feb 23 2002 at 10:38 AM Rating: Default
Dropped by R'Tal last night on Bertoxx. Only one monk among us and coincidentally human. Poor guy is going to have to FD half the time to keep himself off the number one spot on the hate list with this and epic fists.
CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Feb 12 2002 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
Cloak of Flames (Naggy): +10 AC +9 Agi +9 Dex +15 vsFire +50 HP 0.00 Wt 36% Haste
Cloak of Crystaline Waters (Kelorek'Dar in Cobalt Scare): +10 AC +9 Agi +9 Dex +15 vsCold +50 Mana +0.10 Wt 36% Haste

I know my Monk will be wearing the CoF once she gets leveled up. Both the CoCW and the CoF are quite buyable on Brell. Both Dragon Cloaks have 9 dex/agi which are the primary Monk stats. The CoF also has 50 HP which is very important to a Monk. 10MR is also a great thing to have for a Monk.

In conclusion the Rakusha Cloak is not a bad Monk Item but neither is it what I would consider good God Loot. Overall, Inny drops some pretty poor loot for being a God, but then he is the DE God and I guess he is compairable, God-wise, to the DE Gaurds in Nek.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Mar 19 2002 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
Agi and Dex are only marginally useful to monks - they are NOT primary monk stats. Agility gains you some small amount of AC - probably 2 AC if the rest of your gear matches the CoF/CoCW. Dex is also of marginal utility. Sta/HP is what saves our hides time and again.

I do agree that the CoF/CoCW are comparable items. The 50 HP of the CoF is HIGHLY desirable. The 10 MR on the Rakusha is sweet, and I'd love to have it, but since I already have a CoCW that I will some day convert to a CoF, I'd probably pass on this item so another monk could get it.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Apr 18 2002 at 5:12 PM Rating: Default
OMG! HOW can you say AGI isn't a primary monk ability when it is THE primary monk ability. AGI doesn't only add AC, it PREVENTS you from getting hit, PERIOD. High agi = less hits, plain and simple.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Jul 31 2002 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
YOU ARE WRONG. had to put it in caps hoping i can knock you off your little pedastal up there. 6.666 AGI = 1 AC, and that is it, nothing else. "less hits" comes from block/dodge/riposte, which again come with level. Stats like agi and dex are junk, AC and HP are all that matter

Eamonn Foxfists 51 Disciple

#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 14 2002 at 8:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Less hits does come from block, dodge and riposte. But exactly what stat do you think these skills are based on? Yes, you would be right to think that they are based on Agi.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Sep 18 2002 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
ok well you keep your Agi/Dex gear and i'll keep my HP/AC/Sta gear and we'll see who lives longer in any fight.

Baron Tantricz Tabularasa
Iksar Grandmaster of Celestial Fist
Vallis Scortor
Ayonae Ro
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 21 2002 at 6:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I never said that AGI/DEX gear was better than AC/HP/STA gear. I don't think that I would last longer than you in a fight.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Jan 30 2003 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
The only thing that determines a block, dodge, parry, whatever is skill level only.
Agility adds a tiny amount of AC. It also determines how quickly defensive skills improve.

I think the person that posted Agil being the primary monk stat was kidding.

Edited, Thu Jan 30 07:47:47 2003
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# Mar 27 2003 at 4:35 PM Rating: Good
Sometimes I like to stick my finger in the door and slam it alot.
RE: CoF or CoCW as good or better
# May 21 2006 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
2003 was a good year.
Odds and Ends
# Nov 09 2001 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
72 posts
Someone mentioned that the Rakusha was some kind of mythical shapeshifter. I thought that the name was actually "Rakshassa", an evil, shape-shifting creature from Indian (as in the country of India) mythology.

Why does anyone have anything to complain about with regards to this item? It is monk only! There should be no discussion of monks versus other classes because NOBODY but monks can use this item! If you aren't a monk, why are you even reading about this item?! I don't read stuff about enchanter-only items. If I did, I wouldn't post things about how enchanters are evil and monks are good.

Innoruuk has a rather large loot table containing some 10 or 15 items. Many of the items that he has SOMETIMES show up on the mini-bosses. This includes the Rakusha cloak which very rarely shows up on Grandmaster R'Tal.
RE: Odds and Ends
# Dec 15 2003 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
54 posts
Rakusha is a japanese word and amongst other things (male geishas) a ninja tactic, I guess that's the most fitting one. The tactics lure the victim into laziness by giving them wealth, women, whatever the victim desires and bringing them to fall through their weakness. Guess you could say the monk moves so quickly, they exploit the laziness of their victim to strike them. Only reasonable explaination I could find /shrug
Haste % on this, and others
# Aug 03 2001 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
138 posts
36% haste, as found out via showEQ, here's a link to other haste item %'s
Hethp Thme!
# Jul 10 2001 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
28 posts
Hethp thme!! I canth geth thmy thongue back in muh mouth. Thith ithem wockths!!!

# Jun 29 2001 at 11:28 AM Rating: Default
Anyone know what the haste % in this bad boy?
# Jun 19 2001 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
My god I never heard so many lil' ****** in my life. All classes complain about monks. Monks get this, monks get that. STFU. You dont have to deal with the hassle of pulling for your fragile warrrior asses. Sure you get your crafted, your indo, cobolt. We get cured silk and less then par cresent armor. Most all Kunark armor is better then the planes gear. Monks planes gear is sadly barely better then cresent gear. So before you go ******** about us getting some halfway decent gear. Look at the **** you guys get. It's ten fold to what we get. Oh and one last thing STFU
# Sep 18 2001 at 7:43 PM Rating: Default
1 small thing is overlooked by almost all monks. we armor wearers need the higher ac,cuz our naked ac (determined by defense skill) is much lower then that of a monk at the same level. besides monks have higher skills in dodge/parry/reposte and even get another skill here: block.what i am trying to say is,monk can reach the same ac on his char, with much lower ac items.
it's all in the balance of the classes.

Roxas Nitehowler
52 pathfinder
hunter Roxas Nitehowler
Plainswalker of illumanati

hunter Roxas
WoW retired
# Oct 02 2001 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
you say monks have higher skills in dodge/parry/riposte and also get block....slight correction. Yes, monks have higher skill maxes in dodge and riposte, but they have the skill block INSTEAD of parry, not IN ADDITION to, which is how you said it. Anyway, everybody is evened out in the end, monks have higher natural ac, but lower ac on gear...other meleers have low natural AC, but higher ac on gear. Doesn't matter where ya get the ac, as long as ya get it.

Oh by the way...because I play a monk and I'd like to fan the flames by non-monk players whining about gear and what-not, you guys seen the legs dropped by the Avatar of War? Flayed barbarian skin leggings, monk, that's higher than the warrior kael bp. Eat that(ya ya ay AoW is unkillable now that giants can't be mezzed...the fact is that the item exists). Oh and how about Brother Xave's headband? monk only, 45 ac, tons of stats, 15 to all resists, and haste(prolly the 40 percent variety), vulak'aerr has been dropping it =)
# Aug 31 2001 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
Frankly I prefer when SK's pull for me.
# Jun 09 2002 at 1:21 AM Rating: Default
Thats funny, cause when I arrive to a raid the first thing the sk puller says is, can you pull please mr monk?

LoL. Anyone who thinks an sk is a better puller then a monk (Assuming the monk is competent) is not an sk or a monk! I got both and know better.
# Feb 25 2002 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
Then, why're you anonymous? You should proudly be displaying your name, class, guild, and, especially, server! Then we know ho not to pull for. ;)
# Jun 23 2002 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
I'll post my class, race, etc here. I'm not ashamed.

Human monk, level 51 (nearly 52) on the Zeb server.
Primary puller for raids both planar and not.
Even the higher level SK's yeild to me. Why? Because I'm damn good at my job and I take pride in being *the* puller.


Edited, Sun Jun 23 18:17:42 2002
monk cloak WTF
# Jun 17 2001 at 2:13 AM Rating: Default
I play a 55 monk and i have this cloak its one of the best haste you can get it drops off that warriors miniboss NO longer is it from Inny its a pretty damn rare drop but well worth getting

P.S. who gives a **** about if monks get better equpment or is warriors do this site is ment to give info not to biccer like 3 year olds

Bowan Dragoonclaws
RE: monk cloak WTF
# Mar 02 2002 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
Everyone else cares about monks getting better gear the only ones not complaining are the monks.

A Troll
RE: monk cloak WTF
# Jul 22 2001 at 11:08 PM Rating: Default
I have seen the war mini-boss drop this cloak since the date of your post twice. Just a fyi thing.

Ambree Vryce
55 Master
Forever Exiled
Tholuxe Paells
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2001 at 9:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) SHUT THE ******* UP YOU WHINING B I T C H E S!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 07 2001 at 12:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OMG, youre all a bunch of idiots, All you whining monks make me so mad, don't you understand that monks are meant to use their body to fight? Sure weapons can be nice, but you guys can do as much damage as a warrior with your damn fists (Well, as much as most warriors =) And yeah theres a bunch of nice monk items, even lower price range, cane of tranquil is example (1.5k).
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 11 2001 at 7:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Actually, no. Warriors outdamage monks in the high-end game (granted though, it isn't by much).
RE: Come on Guys!!
# Mar 26 2002 at 2:48 AM Rating: Default
warriors out damage monks at higher end of the game???? then why is it when i'm trying not to get attacked and the war is taunting i still get agro eazly? i'm sorry but no warriors do not out damage me.
# Jun 05 2001 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
A rakusha is a magic creacher and shape shifter that would steal energy from other living creatures to sustane it self (normaly killing the creacher to get it. Sometimes I love the names in everquest. =) Sometimes I wonder why the names don't follow what the item does tho.

Why not call it, realy light cloak for a guy who moves realy fast, and hits stuff?

I want superman's cape, it may suck, but its got a big "S" on it. =)

Euda Manslayer :saryrn
Haste %
# May 28 2001 at 6:09 PM Rating: Default
47 posts
Despite all the crap posted on this board going both ways, no one has bothered to post the haste percentage. Anyone know it? Is it 36% like a CoF?
RE: Haste %
# Jan 04 2003 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
It was confirmed at 41%
#Anonymous, Posted: May 11 2001 at 7:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Theres TONS of nice items for EVERYONE and you all get soooo upset over 1 item for monks. I play a lvl35 monk and dream of this, just as all you ther classes dream of your class specific weapons.
Re: Weps
# Apr 28 2001 at 9:58 AM Rating: Default
Nice cloak doubt I will ever see it as I am not in an 'Uber' Guild and therefore unlikely to ever kill Inny..oh no wait am I being Ignorant cause i called him Inny..doh woe is me..

Another thing I would like to say, you named 3 Weps, Jade Mace (15k) Wu Stick (5k) KD (5k), then say the list goes on and on, well come on then name some more good Monk weps..oh you mean a crappy baton? or are you talking the cracked staff? I for one would love to hear it.

Of course you mean IFS (25k+) Or maybe a Peacebringer (25k+) or maybe the TStaff (25k+) or maybe you mean Efreeti's Ice Staff (God knows) You notice something familiar about all these weps? notice how they all have an outrageous price tag? do you even know why that is? let me inform you 'rarity' ahh so all these 'great' monks weps that you want to bang on about are stupidly rare, and very very hard to get a hold of.

Personally I will do a few Fear and a few Hates for the experience of having done them, but after that I will not waste my time on either, 12 hours of hard bloody work, on the off chance that this cloak might drop, or a Sode, bah hardly worth the hassle really is it. Esp since I already have a haste item and usually I am grouped with Shammy/Chanter for Haste buffs. Bah now I have rambled.
# Apr 04 2001 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
Anyone saying Monks get all the good items needs to roll up a monk and play one.

Jade Mace? Hmm Whenever that drops in KC EVERY class including casters roll on it.

Why? Because it's ALL/ALL.

There is a reason Warriors get a plethora of nice items and monks get squat.

Fear armor with the exception of boots and gloves is pretty weak.

About the Armor -- Monks dont have to worry about bothering with a "set" of armor, which is a blessing in disguise

Having cut and pasted pieces from across Norrath for 55 levels - let me say this is a "blessing" I could do without.

Dalnir armor sucks. At 55 I am still wearing 1 piece of cured silk. Heck at 51 I had 3.

PLAY A Monk then make comments about "Blessings".

Thelonius Monk
Master of the Lost Circle
# Jun 23 2002 at 5:14 PM Rating: Default
What the heck are you doin' with cured silk at that level. You should be down to your last piece of Wu's, and if luck has it, every piece of that shoulda been replaced. I'm only 51 and I finally ditched my last piece of Wu's for upgraded items, and it wasn't twink stuff. Simple raids to places like Kael, Western Wastes, and even the Fear Plane finished me up. *shrug* Might wanna re-evaluate your gear man.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 27 2001 at 6:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You're wearing a piece of cured silk at 55?
Drops on Grandmaster R'tal
# Mar 26 2001 at 3:02 AM Rating: Good
Rakusha dropped off Grandmaster R'tal (Kirakuei mini-boss) on Karana Mar 26, 01.
RE: Drops on Grandmaster R'tal
# Jun 11 2001 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
Me and my guild on Sol Ro were in Hate a little while ago i was playing my warrior at the time and i hear GRandmaster R'tal is incoming to us he gets here we whip him down he dropped the Rakusha Cloak(won by our pulling monk) and indoclite BP and greaves i happily won the BP=P was really great. hes alot tougher then normal Kiras butnot big meany like others. He drops cloak rare and will always dropp 2 peices of indo.
RE: Drops on Grandmaster R'tal
# Apr 13 2001 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
Rakusha is probably pretty rare off this guy still. We killed him tonight and my hands were trembling as I pulled him...I was hoping for the cloak so bad, but only a couple pieces of Indo dropped :P oh well, another day.
How it looks
# Jan 11 2001 at 1:23 AM Rating: Default
For those of you wondering, it looks like a red dragonscale tunic/sarnak emblazened tabard, just worn in the back slot.

Kinlaar Bladestorm <Scions of Veeshan>
# Jan 07 2001 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
Does anyone know if this has been made iskar useable? The picture just says humans, but the description says all races. Any info would be helpful.
RE: iskars?
# Jan 10 2001 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default
It's usable by Iskars...I looted mine last night
# Mar 25 2001 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
# Jun 22 2001 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
Og? Of? Someone has their tail in a knot. My CHARACTER (yes, my character, not me) is an Iksar and I, personally, don't care what people call that race. Or how many typos they make. Take a chill pill. You might start to care less when you get out of elementry school.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 21 2000 at 10:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ac10
RE: monk cloak wtf
# Mar 06 2001 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
Its a Very nice item indeed, Monks do get a lot of good items.

Youre a newb though, and fail to realize that it drops off Innoruuk and other classes have nice loot from him. Not to mention the class armors that drop there. Monks really have the short end of the stick in Plane of Hate, minus this cloak here.

Heres a copper, buy a clue
God! Whine whine whine...
# Mar 03 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
I am really pissed off with people like you. Every other class has an easy time getting any armor they need. Lets see, WArriors have crafted, SKs have DF, Pallies has Ro armor, Rangers have that ivy cords stuff, Pure casters, well, all they need is INT and mana stuff, Clerics can wear fine plate, and shamans/druids, well, they can wear leather. Rogues can wear whatever, I dont know about them. But what do monks get? Cured Silk? And a Fighting Baton compared to a Wurmslayer/Lammy? Then the warriors wine that "Hey! That monk gets a haste cloak off a DEITY. When you on the other hand can either go get a CoF off a goblin or a Cloak of Crystalline Waters from who knows where.

Ok, Im done ranting.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 06 2001 at 4:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) wow, youre a newb, whoever posted the "God! Whine whine whine..." on the other hand, so is the original poster, but thats another story.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 21 2001 at 3:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) calling it a lammy is real ignorant too??...i suppose you are one of the gronks that gets offended by clarity being called crack...well fyi ignorant means uninformed and he obviously was talking about a lamentation which often gets called a lammy by high lvl players so maybe it is you who is the ignorant newb mister flamer....if you gonna burn someone do it right!! i just did to you !!
RE: monk cloak wtf
# Jan 15 2001 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
make a monk then whiner
RE: monk cloak wtf
# Dec 29 2000 at 11:18 PM Rating: Default
i wouldnt mind having this either! have to go kill this god til it drops some time :)

Iksar Monk
Erosilli Marr
RE: monk cloak wtf
# Jan 10 2001 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
Actually monks do not get every good item. You will find that trying to stay under 14 weight causes many items to be unuable by monks =)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 26 2001 at 9:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) also we get alot of crap out of the planes. every item has equal to or worse than stats (when compared to non planar even non kunark stuff) i know that sentance sucked, shhhhh
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