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Tolan's Darkwood Vambraces  

Lore Item
Slot: ARMS
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 18
Effect: Stinging Swarm (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 4.0) at Level 45
WT: 6.5 Size: SMALL
Class: RNG
Race: ALL except IKS VAH FRG
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):90, 45, 22
Merchant Value:320 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Avitar Statshor
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-13 22:49:08
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 2,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

Old Sebilis
NPC Name
blood of chottal

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Old Sebilis
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Worthless by 45
# Dec 05 2004 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
YEah let's face it by the time you can even use the effect these are worthless. If I had these things I'd trade them in for something with some stat modifiers. Even Acrylia Studded would be better than lugging this thing around. At least hte BP and Greaves have some decent stat modifiers and the bracer at least has summon arrows. But this piece........ no this is just worthless.
Worthless by 45
# Sep 05 2008 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
244 posts
Except that it frees up a spell gem slot and
(I don't know for sure) stacks with another dot?
Also no fizzle on a clicky.
Worthless by 45
# Nov 02 2017 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent
1,050 posts
By the time you can use the clicky, you already have better spells in the Stinging Swarm line and Stinging Swarm will be nothing more than a very minor annoyance to the mobs that you will be fighting from that point onwards even at max damage per tick and assuming no resists. Freeing a spell gem doesn't make up for that.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
# Dec 02 2004 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
I lvl 20 and i cant belive u cant use them till the upper end =[
I like it, I like it
# Sep 04 2003 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
1,050 posts
Just replace my Ry'Gorr Iron Armguards with one of these. I really wanted to use the effect because my conjuration sucks, but I just dinged 31 today so now I have to wait. The AC isn't bad though, so it will help keep me from getting beat up as much and thank heavens it isn't *gasp* green.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
i want this
# Sep 22 2002 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
i want to buy this
eldogress or anychar with eldog in front of name.
# Aug 31 2002 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
why is it to use these things you have to be 45 the spell is like level 30 for rangers and 20 for druids and snare is like level 6 druids and 9 rangers whats the big deal if we can use them ealry it doesnt make no since......
# Dec 20 2003 at 5:17 AM Rating: Good
1,050 posts
At the time Tolans was supposed to be uber high level armor for rangers. I guess there are now a lot of pieces that make some of the Tolans gear look sad. The point of the clickable effect is not so much the effect itself, but the fact that you don't have to have that spell occupying a spell slot to use it. Having all the Tolans gear about doubles the number of spells you can have active at one time and I think that it would be inappropriate to have that ability at too low a level. 45 seems about right to me all things considered.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
# Mar 26 2003 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
This piece along with the rest of the gear is used for opening spell slots. Instead of haveing to mem a spell you can click, equip this and mem a spell like a heal or a dmg shield. Its just to make things easier in that respect. The downside is the fact that they are only 18 ac and the click effect, where as you could buy many other items with much better stats. Still tho, me likies mine :)
# Jan 02 2003 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
Sure it makes sense... ALL the Tolans gear is level 45 to work... including snare which we get at level 1. What level a particular class gets a spell has absolutely no correlation to when it can be used as an effect from gear or procs on a weapon. Smiley: tongue

Valiantt 49 Ranger Karana
# May 23 2002 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Cast time on this item is 4 seconds, very tolerable. Notice the range on this spell? 250. That's not bad at all, specially for those times where you run out of arrows, or you when the mob is at a higher level and you get that annoying "The target is too far above / below you". Nice way to pull the mob, and does a lil more damage while you're bringing it home. AC is very nice, although comparable to CC arms, I'd much rather have this handy effect than some stats. Also brown plate is cool look =)
these rock
# Mar 15 2002 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl 21 ranger and at my lvl there is no freaking way i would get rid of them. I bought mine for 2k, which was a huge cash hit, but as soon as i look at the ac i know it was a good purchase! I just wish the proc lvl was a little lower. I still wish we didn't get shafted in terms of plate armor, and other large ac pieces, but at least we have something to look forward to: tolan's equipment.

Reoanish Treestalker
21th lvl ranger
resident of Torvo

Edited, Fri Mar 15 23:34:01 2002
# Feb 16 2002 at 9:13 PM Rating: Default
RE: damn
# Feb 16 2002 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
now that i think of it, these arms aint that bad compared to the crummy dark assasin arms i got last night, off a lvl 57mob that took 3 groups to beat, ac14 str4 dex7 hp5, id figure they atleast give these more or as equal ac to the kunark counterpart, like the moktor armor that drops for plate classes, quite dissapointing rangers get shafted again with armor and weapon
Ranger Must
# Jan 30 2002 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
I hardly ever post in these boards but I have a set of these and last night I broke 45 and now my pulling has totaly changed. These things ARE GREAT, here is why. They cast rather fast no mana and you get skill points when you use them just like casting the spell.

The AC is great as well.

Cast time
# Jan 04 2002 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
360 posts
Just so as to post some useful information here:

The cast time on these is NOT hideously inflated. It seems to be about the same as casting the spell. And it never fizzles.

/em laments his rather poor Conjuration skill.
# Dec 18 2001 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
uaaaa i bought tolans sleeves yesterday on AB for 1kpp;] guess its vERY lucky trade;]
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 25 2001 at 12:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Looking to buy a pair of these on the Karana Server. Give tells to Pullse, thanks
Got it rather cheap
# Sep 13 2001 at 8:20 PM Rating: Good
127 posts
I'm not going to post this in the pricing info, because it would skew it all to heck, but a friend saw one of these being auctioned the other day, and purchased it for 731pp. I then bought it off of him (him being a Warrior), for roughly that amount.

Not saying that you could always get this anywhere near that cheaply, but starving rangers, take heart: it IS possible to find some nice deals on Tolan's.

Now, just gotta wait 2 levels til 45 to actually get to play with the effect... :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 12 2001 at 11:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If anyone is selling these on Terris Thule, please send me a tell. Sorry for the SPAM.
#Zaztik, Posted: Aug 04 2001 at 1:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Selling these on the Prexus server. Send tells to Zaztik. CASH only!
# Jul 07 2001 at 8:33 PM Rating: Excellent
I have these sleeves, it's really all in all not the effect that makes them sell for 5k, it's then 18. Being a ranger and not being able to wear plate can stinks as far as ac goes.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 07 2001 at 2:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nothing to get exited about not very good proc lvl 14 druid spell.
RE: Proc
# Jul 10 2002 at 4:44 AM Rating: Good
104 posts
Nothing to get excited about? I beg to differ. The AC is good until you get to higher end gear, most of which is NO DROP. No stats, no resists, but hey, that would be geting a bit too crazy. Obviously the main thing here is the DoT. You add up the effects of the Tolan's Bracer, Gloves, and this, and you turn your ranger into soloing kiting machine.

Snare is a REAL low mana spell, but when you are low on mana, it is nice. When I solo I will sometimes pull with it since it is free, if I think I can finish the mob before it will drop. (otherwise I use ensnare) The Bracer is godly, the arrows arn't incredible damage that you summon, but imagine being able to forage your food, summon your arrows, and only go back to town when you have to bank all your loot. Add to this the arms, and you have a FREE 117pt DoT you can stack as you bow kite, or better yet, root, stack this with Immoliate, and med(the druid way). When you run out of mana for that, you can start bow kiting, and you have an unlimited supply of arrows. Basicly as long as adds are not a problem, you have the potential to kite any non summoning, non caster mob you can land a snare on. Pretty nice. If you do it right, you can basicly remain untouched. Or root and stack dots and med until the mob is softened up a bit, then roll in and melee the rest of the way. Heal up and go again.

Safe Travels
RE: Proc
# Nov 13 2001 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
Someone's obviously missing the point here, yes it may be a Lvl 14 DRUID spell, but it is a Lvl 30 RANGER spell, and as we are talking about a RANGER only item, what it is to a druid is meaningless.
RE: Proc
# Aug 19 2001 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
Speak for yourself. Only a lvl 14 spell proc but it uses no mana, & the things have a 14 ac. I just got a pair & I love them I use them all the time. When I am bored I go kill Hill giants with them. They make it much easier leaving more mana to root & snare.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 24 2001 at 2:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I dont get it is this guy selling this item?
# Apr 23 2001 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
all spell casting class specific armor procs at 45, newb's =-)
RE: proc
# Sep 14 2001 at 3:37 AM Rating: Default
127 posts
Armor doesn't proc, Honust. Maybe you should be a little more careful tossing around the "newb" comments, eh? Otherwise you may find yourself plastered with it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 09 2001 at 6:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anyone know what lvl this frickin thing procs at? i got all the tolan stuf but im just lvl 30
RE: proc
# Mar 10 2001 at 12:11 AM Rating: Default
ops you know i mean left and hold the mouse button not right
RE: proc
# Mar 10 2001 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
ok proc is usualy for weapons. armor is right clicked (trigered). suggestion right and hold the mouse over your arms in invitory and plase the resuliting floating image in the hot key bank. press the number of the hot key instead of haveing to right click it all the time.
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