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Book of Obulus  

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WIS: +8 INT: +8 MANA: +45
Focus: Improved Healing II
WT: 5.0 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Misc
Merchant Value:16 pp 7 gp 5 sp 8 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 02:40:13
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 2,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 45

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This item is found on creatures.

Karnor's Castle
NPC Name
spectral turnkey

Old Sebilis
NPC Name
froglok zol knight

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Karnor's Castle
Old Sebilis

Uploaded July 12th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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Got one in library
# Oct 08 2018 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped off a frog in the Library. Sorry I did not take note of which frog dropped it. But anyone reading the comments can see my post and be perhaps better informed. Perhaps it's a zone-wide drop. BTW, the frog was holding it in his hand before I killed him.
Arclan Cirel
55th Paladin
# Aug 27 2006 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
I have NEVER had it drop in Old Seb. Turnkey, took about 3 kills to drop, despite what they say, Myrk gloves are fairly common.
# Dec 02 2008 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
old post but worth a comment. had one drop today from iksar jail area - off a froggie. nice 1800 tribute suprise =)
# Feb 12 2008 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
It just dropped for me in Seb today. I have spent what feels like years in Seb, and today I got two things to drop that I have never seen there before (this, and Shieldstorm), both off hall trash.
Old posts
# Jun 24 2006 at 3:26 AM Rating: Good
33 posts
The posts below are pretty much very old but it should be said that contrary to at least one post below, the Book of Obulus *does* work and is great for neccy pet heals as well as mage pet heals. Have tested this personally on my mage and neccy. FYI
# Mar 12 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
well it says the thing is for lvl 45.. so I am betting it will start then.
What level for full effect?
# Oct 30 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
I recently got this for my 38th Cleric. I noticed that I wasn't getting a full 20% bonus to my Superior Heal. The base heal for S. Healing is about 583 (according to Allakhazam). Before I got the book, I would routinely heal for about 603 (I assumed that it was because clerics got a base bonus to their heals for some reason). With the book I heal for about 658. Since an extra 20% of the base 583 would make the heal about 700, I obviously don't get the full effect of the item. I was wondering at what level I can expect to get the full effects?
RE: What level for full effect?
# Jul 11 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
the focus is random up to 20%, same as the improved damage and burning affliction focuses. Some casts you get more than others. Over the long term, it averages out to about 10%.
Froglok Zol Knight...
# Aug 26 2003 at 4:40 AM Rating: Default
Found this in Old Sebilis from a Froglok Zol Knight, just outside the Disco room...
# Jun 28 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
This is very very said it works on 44 and under heal spells but drops off of a 50+ mob,any one find this funny?
RE: said
# Sep 17 2003 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
ehh complete heal lvl 39, superior heal lvl 34 so no .. i dont find that funny
RE: said
# Oct 26 2003 at 9:42 AM Rating: Default
Superior heal yes, Complete heal no. FYI to anyone who's looking for it. Doesn't work on complete heal.
# Jun 12 2003 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
I bought this on the drinal server for 2k yesterday. I like it...makes me look more grownup =). the +8 wis it has will really help me...I need a lot more wisdom stuff. this is a nice it
# Apr 02 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
Does anyone besides me find it ridiculous that you have to be lvl 45 to get this item, (from killing MOB) when the improved healing 2 stops working for ya at 44?? Just a thought.
RE: Ridiculous
# May 20 2004 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
If you start saving young you should be able to afford it. Im lvl 34 and I almost have enough and I haven't been twinked.
RE: Ridiculous
# Apr 02 2003 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
It doesn't stop working at 44. It ALWAYS will work on spells up to level 44 spells, even if the caster is lvl 65. Also, a cleric can easily get into a karnor's group below 45, I'd say 42 is about the lowest you should try it. You'll definitely want 45 and higher for the melees though.

So, since you'll be casting nothing but lvl 44 and lower spells, until you hit lvl 49, this really isn't so bad.

Plus, if you happen to have any other focus effects, like spell haste II (SH2) or Mana Preservation II (MP2), you might find that you'll prefer to keep using the lower level spells, since a lvl 34 spell (superior healing), with MP2, SH2 and IH2, will often provide more healing, for less mana, and cast faster, than the higher level spell.

Edited, Wed Apr 2 10:18:29 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 29 2003 at 3:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got this bad boy in the bazaar yesterday for 50p...thats right FIFTY PLAT...incredible
# Mar 01 2003 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
for how expensive this item is its incredilby easy to get. my 45 rogue and a 64 necro were in the basement. he was soloing everything and i was soaking exp. til we came along the turnkey and he was the first to drop anything and it was a book of the obulus. limp said it was super common and he didnt wanna bother selling it so he gave it to me and i put it on a 48 cleric alt. is it just me or are people to lazy to run down there and waste em?
# Jan 28 2003 at 10:09 PM Rating: Default
since this is for secondary ONLY slot. i have focus crystal in primary and in secondary i have a drachnid thyxl. should i switch to this or keep the thyxl? PLEASE POST AS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
RE: question
# Aug 02 2003 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
Well from looking at the Focus Crystal & Drachnid Thyxyl I would say that you are either very high level or that you have some friends that let you loot in a higher level area than you are. I would die to have both of the items you have, lol!!!

If you are level 51 or higher DRUID I would say that Obulus will do you no good, as the Healing Improvement II will only work on Healing Waters or down to enhance. Also, the WIS and other stats on both of the above blow away Obulus, hehehe

I only have a 46 DRU at the moment, so if you are any other Class (which from the Thyxl it looks like you are) then I really am not too sure... I will look up the healing spell levels on al of the classes on Thyxl and edit this post Smiley: smile

Okay, if you are a any of the following classes, here is what Obulus ***might*** work on (I am not too sure what spells Obulus is limited to, so no flaming please, hehehe). I did a search for any healing spell below 44 for each class the Drachnid Thyxyl is allowed to use and have linked them here:


Enchanter: (No heals came up on Chantys)

Magician: (No heals came up for Mag either)

Wizard: (No heals came up on Wizzies)

Basically, unless you are a NEC I would stick with the Drachnid Thyxl!

Edited, Sat Aug 2 10:36:38 2003
RE: question
# Sep 26 2003 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Magician gets pet heals and Improved Heal foci work with them.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 31 2003 at 3:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) depends what your focusing on, i mean do u want mana over int on hands or what? you need to be specific on that one, as for me i have hit my soft cap of 200int so anythin over is pretty much spitting at a inferno hehe, so lets be blunt, the 8int + 45 mana is awesome for any class who can use this, so you just need to think long.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 26 2002 at 9:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HeHe I stole this off a guy in errolis marr
Still only
# Sep 10 2002 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
Yeah this thing is still only worth about 1k. . . I'm gonna get one this evening with my Enchanter.
# Sep 08 2002 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
gotta love focus effects =) specially improved healing I, II, and III =) got mine a few months b4 the patch for 250 =), lucky me, id make one hell of a profit if i ever decided to sell it, but na i wont, i love the book too much =). everyone tryin to get one, good luck and hope you do get one, gl and happy hunting =D
Drops of the frogs too
# Aug 22 2002 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Just got this from a bok Wiz on dramp
# Aug 20 2002 at 2:59 AM Rating: Default
want to buy one of these on Ayonae Ro, send a tell to Garll
# Aug 21 2002 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
go to the bazaar just bought one there this morning on A Ro for 1400pp and have seen prices range fromm 1k - 2kpp
# Aug 10 2002 at 5:34 PM Rating: Excellent
Improved Healing I ( Or any other Focus I ) Works on Spells Lv.20 and below

Improved Healing II ( Or any other Focus II ) Works on Spells Lv.44 and below

Improved Healing III ( Or any other Focus III ) Works for Every Level.

Just to clear things up! GL
RE: Focus
# Feb 16 2003 at 4:20 AM Rating: Default
Just for added info:

Improved Healing III ( Or any other Focus III ) Works on Spells Lv.60 and below.

Improved Healing IV ( Or any other Focus IV ) Works for Every Level (or on lvl 65 and below, in case some day EQ lets you go above 65).

-Phude Bearteeth
lvl 50 Human Ranger
Good for clerics pre 51 or Non clerics of all levels
# Aug 05 2002 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
Got this book days ago and traded it for Acryila Studded Tunic. Book is great for non clerics or clerics pre 51. Manawise, I might keep it if I had another light source but I don't...need my shield.

Superior heal without book: 612
Superior heal with book: 654.

Tallor, 52 Cleric, Brell
Arclan Cirel
55th Paladin
It doesn't add up
# Dec 01 2002 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
Superior Heal without book: 612
Superior Heal with book: 654
Increase in healing: 42
Percentage of improvement over unfocused heal: 6.9%

--NOT-- 20%!

If the spell really did improve damage recovery by 20%, then your superior heal should have healed for 734, an increase of 122 points!

One reason I can think of for the spell not doing a fully improved recovery of hit points would be the target being healed only had 654 less hitpoints than his(her) total hit points.

Or perhaps the spell does a random increase percentage of healing between 1 and 20% improvement.

If that is not the case, then can anyone explain this discrepancy from the actual percentage of improvement over the alledged improvement?
RE: It doesn't add up
# Sep 13 2003 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
I have found that all focus effects that affect a number that is actually output to the console (healing, damage) vary by 1-20%, and it is possible that the effect will not happen.

Dotting classes using Burning Affliction will see this most clearly when using the dot the damage output looks like this (not a real log, sort of pseudo log):

Your Coldain Military Wristguard shines with mystical might
A Drunk Kobold has taken 155 damage from your Winged Death
Your Coldain Military Wristguard shines with mystical might
A Drunk Kobold has taken 162 damage from your Winged Death
--note here the lack of a message---
A Drunk Kobold has taken 144 damage from your Winged Death
--pretend that's the unaffected dmg output--
Your Coldain Military Wristguard shines with mystical might
A Drunk Kobold has taken 153 damage from your Winged Death
You have slain a Drunk Kobold!
You gain experience!
A Drunk Kobold says "Avenge me! This oaf did not think I was important enough to look up the actual damage output of a spell he uses every day!"

I assume that this random number is made when you see the message "Your (item) (does something)." and then it's effect is applied to the spell. It's only really easily demonstrable with one shot heals and dmg output stuff.. you'd need a log parser to check stuff like extended enhancement and affliction efficiency.
RE: It doesn't add up
# Oct 15 2004 at 7:20 AM Rating: Decent
Extended Enhancement is a fixed amount, 20% I think. 26ish minute spells (clarity, GoM, boon of the clear mind) are now about 31 mins (no variance). Also, the effect processes every cast, no chance of a miss.

Vaedian Darkelfgigolo,
46th enchanter
Morden Rasp

Edited, Fri Oct 15 08:23:38 2004
RE: It doesn't add up
# Feb 19 2003 at 2:55 PM Rating: Default
My experience with Improved Healing items is the percentage is random. So up to 20%.
RE: It doesn't add up
# Jan 22 2003 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
I have this book on my lvl 41 Cleric and his heals Vary by about 75hp. I have healed as low as 620 something and as high as 710ish.

so I would say random percentage.

/edit my bad Vary by 90ish. Can't add today. :o(

Edited, Wed Jan 22 23:35:54 2003
not just from brogg
# Jul 28 2002 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
it dropped last night in seb off a frog in exit camp
celestial heal
# Jul 22 2002 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
you said it yourself, celestial heal is 44 this book is 1 to 40 hence it wont work, i doubt it would even if 39 because it only applies to instant spells...

yup you are right I was wrong about lvls :)

Edited, Mon Aug 19 10:44:43 2002
RE: celestial heal
# Dec 15 2003 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
This is for instant heals only, excluding Complete Healing, Celestial is a heal over time, so effect won't work.
RE: celestial heal
# Aug 10 2002 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
Errr... correct me if I'm wrong, but effects with the suffix "II" effect spells level 44 and down.

Ttoth Amon
55 Wizard, Cazic Thule
# Jul 14 2002 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
so whats the current terris thule price for one of these? im interested. ec doesnt answer /shout pc on xx for me
great stats
# Jul 08 2002 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
yes, this thing has incredible stats, and is a good addition to resist gear for say, a nagafen raid. Although it would probably be better used on a cleric, I'm not about to give this one up again. and the int/wis and mana is priceless. Far beats a stein of moggok, even though stein is cheaper and easier to attain :)

Effect on Cel Heal?
# Jul 07 2002 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
Celestial Healing is level 44, but it's a heal over time spell. Anyone know if the book affects this spell as well? The only heals I use are Comp, Cel, and Remedy, so if not, it wouldn't help once a cleric gets past Sup heal, aside from the resists. One of those, 'If I happen to win one, great, but I'm not gonna save up the cash to buy one.'
RE: Effect on Cel Heal?
# Jul 13 2002 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
If you click on the name of the effect you will see the restrictions..

1: Focus Attribute: 7D (20)
2: Restriction: Spells level 44 and lower
3: Restriction: Only applies to 'Hit Points (HP)' spells
4: Restriction: Affects 'Instant' spells only
5: Restriction: 'Beneficial' spells only
6: Restriction: Exclude spell 'Complete Healing'
7: Restriction: Exclude spell 'Complete Heal'

The number 4: description says it only affects Instant spells. Wich means it wont do anything to Celestial Healing, as it isnt and instant effect heal :(

RE: Effect on Cel Heal?
# Jul 09 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
I also would really like to know the answer to this question if anyone is certain...
Random Drop
# Jun 09 2002 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
this dropes now random by frogs. got one from one of the mobs near zoneline when u was fighting way to guard.
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