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Ancient Tome of Necromantic Magic  

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STA: +7 WIS: +10 INT: +10 HP: +50 MANA: +35
Recommended level of 60.
WT: 0.9 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Type:Armor
Submitted By:Amehtest Starweaver
Lucy Entry By:rale
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-03-09 07:59:50
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Lost Dungeons of Norrath Item

Average Price: 505pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 60

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Miragul's Menagerie: The Forgotten WastesMiragul's Menagerie: The Frosted HallsMiragul's Menagerie: The Morbid LaboratoryMiragul's Menagerie: The Spider DenMiragul's Menagerie: The Theater of Imprisoned Horrors

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Dropped by another mob
# Jun 05 2005 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Dropped by a Bone-Riddled Dervish
# Aug 06 2004 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
They nerfed the tribute on this item by over half. You now only get 675 pts for this book and I used to get almost 1300 for it before. Was one of those items that I used to just turn in for pts since its not bard equipable. This has in effect driven down the price for it in bazaar on 7th hammer and now it sells for 300p average price. I always see like 10-12 for sale at a time whereas before when the tribute was higher, there were 6 for sale.
Simple economics:
1. Sony wants to get pp off of servers so they introduce tribute masters.
2. PPL turn in all sorts of junk and rack up hundreds of thousands of pts.
3. Sony doesnt want the junk and decides to wipe all ppl's points out sayin it was a mistake.
4. ppl find this book and other junk in bazaar, buy it, and turn it in for pts. In effect, clearing out the bazaar of this and many higher pt items
5. Sony finds out that ppl are not spending enuf PP and are using stuff from bazaar to get pts and decides to nerf the pts on most all items.
6. ppl stop thinning down the stuff in bazaar and the junk starts piling up and brings prices down again.

How many ppl do you see still carrying around the Spirit Tome from Kaesora? It used to be worth almost nothing but now goes for around 100p SOLELY because it has a tribute of 197 pts.

EDIT: oh I forgot to mention it drops in the lvl 65 Normal lvl dungeons, I've seen it several times. The "level to attain: 60" is only true if you're in a group where the average level is 62.6 or higher and then you choose the normal adventure or if your grp is average lvl 57.6 to 62.4 and you choose hard setting.

Edited, Wed Sep 22 19:34:23 2004
Good deal / weapon?
# Jun 03 2004 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
I got this weapon for 600pp at bazaar, does anyone think its a good primary for a 17 necreo
Proud Owner
# Jun 02 2004 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
I'm proud to own one of these on Drinal, and I picked one up for a mere 200pp. Seems to be quite the deviant in price though, I think whoever sold it forgot a 0 :) The rest in the bazaar are going for about 2k-2.3k
On Veeshan & Sullon Zek
# Apr 19 2004 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday, I bought one of these on Veeshan for 550pp. Last week, I bought one on Sullon Zek for 1900.

Yes, it's a Type 7 aug slot, too.
Type 7
# Dec 03 2003 at 4:51 AM Rating: Default
This is now a Type 7 augment slot.
Got one last night
# Nov 14 2003 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
On a lvl65 adventure in Everfrost. Dropped off a named Holgresh on a collection mission. Was an upgrade for both the Chanter and Mage, who rolled off on it.
Durdaen Darkpoint
Lvl85 Dark Elf Assassin
# Oct 09 2003 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
meleeing clerics roxxor... but most casting classes shouldn't be melee'ing even if u have c3+ on cause medding is still +mana regen
drop info
# Sep 13 2003 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
dropped off a "Gabbling Construct", in "Miragul's Menagerie: Theater of unimaginable horrers".

difficulty: normal
levels: 65x5, 61x1
adventure: kill 52 mobs
Differnet slot type then weapons
# Sep 11 2003 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
7 posts
One redeeming feature of this item, is that unlike all those "other affordable weapons", it has a slot type 1, instead of a slot type 4 (that weapons have). This could make it easier to augment and depending on the augment could end up making a very nice item. This will simply give you the ability to use other augments in the PRI slot. Is that goning to make it worth it? Depends on the augment used.
Torgun Istari
High Elven Wizard of Tunare
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 11 2003 at 8:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ummm can any of those classes cause more damage from a melee weapon than their casting abilities? aaaa NAW .. just sit down and med caster-boy .. Guess whats a bigger PoS .. a caster that > than 60 who melees .. if you do then your in the wrong groups so quit beating up on greenys... BUT your right about a person > 60 and doesn't have something better. None of those classes would swap out a epic for this =)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 12 2003 at 6:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Bah i am a lvl 50 cleric and i still melee with C3 and the right spells i have no problem keeping mana up, healing, and meleeing.....curently useing Bottle of Gelatinous Slime which i just won tonight in a granted i only hit the mob for about 20 damage with it but i get 2-3 procs per fight with a good dex buff. With each proc laying out 250 damage that is a nice chunk of damage mana free. Look me up on Brell anytime i will show you casters dont have to sit on their ***** all day to get the job done. As for epics i dont belong to a major guild so i will likely use this for a long time, and be damn happy for it.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 11 2003 at 3:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) please tell me this is a quest item, otherwise its the most worthless PoS yet. very lame item for something that is PRI only and recommended level 60. thanks to PoP there are dozens of affordable weapons for the listed classes with better stats and the ability to actually inflict damage. add SEC to equippable slots and this is redeemed, otherwise... junk.
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