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Oakwynd  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM ARTIFACT NO TRADE PLACEABLE
Slot: RANGE
Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 20
DMG: 175
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 0.1 Range: 150 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Lore:Bow passed down by the Oakwynd family
Item Type:Archery
Stackable:No
Submitted By:Willis Mcbillio
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Oxgoad
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2019-09-12 08:46:12
Page Updated:Sun Sep 8th, 2019
*This item is a result of a GM Event.


Rarity: No Longer Dropped
Level to Attain: 1

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This is reported to have been awarded to one ranger per server after winning the Best of the Best competition in 1999.

It's also been reported that this is false, and that it actually came from the GM event "The Demise of Ghargin Dumblok" which happened following the kidnapping and rescue of Firiona Vie after the launch of Ruins of Kunark.

The item lore ("Bow passed down by the Oakwynd family") is in reference to the end of the event in which the troll Ghargin Dumblock was slain by Lyirae Oakwynd with the bow, avenging the death of her twin brother Loriysn. On some servers, the bow was even given to classes other than a ranger.
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Buying
# Aug 27 2017 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
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Paying more than Lucky for this on FV. Not really. Please sell to lucky. He's really unlucky.

Edited, Aug 27th 2017 7:25pm by SgtPhysics
WTB
# Aug 26 2017 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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WTB

Edited, Dec 7th 2017 11:04am by Lucky702
real deal
# May 21 2012 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I also have this bow on firiona vie. I did not acquire it from poster vaut below, so there are at least 2 of these bows on FV.

authentic magelo proof:
http://eq.magelo.com/profile/2367792

it's not for sale. I'm just confirming it's a real item and not GM only or something.
real deal
# May 25 2013 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't suppose you would be willing to /testcopy it over for me?
Oakwynd
# Oct 21 2009 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I have this bow on firiona vie server, i bought it from Versihle (the winner of the BOTB on our server) 2years ago, i paid 14.6 mil for this bow and i think it was a great deal.
at level 1 the bow hits for mid 30's-40's at lvl 10 60ish with 100+ crits from time to time, but at level 20 i was shooting for 200+ and critting for 430ish.
My chars name is Moogu on FV and i will show anyone who wishes to see it :) and since its on FV server it doesnt have the "no drop" tag. the bow is NOT for sale so please dont ask how much im selling it for etc,etc.
its currently parked on a lvl 30 woodelf ranger .

Edited, Oct 21st 2009 8:29pm by vaut
Doubt it's still around
# May 21 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
You can do a search on EQ Rankings for specific items. On this particular day, 05/21/07, no one that uses Magelo currently has an Oakwynd equipped, further leading me to believe that there are not likely any still around. Could be, but seem unlikely.
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# Aug 18 2009 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I've heard that everyone that got this bow all agreed to not use it after a few months because it overpowers their characters so much. So they wouldn't have it equipped and you wouldn't be able to find them even if they did have a magelo
Doubt it's still around
# Oct 19 2007 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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desperately sad!
Current info please?
# Apr 30 2007 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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We know this bow is no longer dropped, etc. However, someone out there has it on an active account. Lucy indicates a Live Verified date of "2007-04-29 17:49:52". I would love to hear about current game performance/experience with this monster of a bow.

I would happily trade all of my range stats for this thing just to silence the "Rangers who use a bow should die" folks. Part of that issue is of course SOE's neutering of Ranger archery power. But I digress. :)
Current info please?
# Sep 25 2007 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Pre-Nerf Am3 W/Zek Bow + Full VT/Mauradir Mire = 14,000 Crit.
So Pre-Nerf Am3 Oakwynd would do over 50k Crit W/Ts, About 1/2 that Non-Ts.
And if they Had HoA during that era, and you quad critted, thats 200k+.
Your dead of course, but OMM just lost 1/5th of his life lol.
Stonewood with Nerfed-Am3 = 2000'ish Ts, 1,000ish Non-Ts.
So this would prob hit 8,000 Ts, 4,000 Non-Ts.
Only problem is, SoE's Nerfed Am3 Dmg Cap.
When I played on Iirc, even with Focus of 7th + Champion the Damage is pretty gimp compared to Pre-Nerf Am3.
Still, it hits like a truck and you will 1-round a warrior with a good
TS + HoA + Quad Crit with this.
But not even this bow, or probably anything in the future will come remotely close to Pre-Nerf Am3.
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RE: Current info please?
# May 21 2007 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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No one on Tarew/Drinal that sitll uses it. Probably retired.
On Tarew, it was awarded to a rogue or druid (I forget what he was at the time) because it was not a BotB award, but form a GM event listed below.
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Lol
# Jan 11 2007 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
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If by "The Dev favorite class is a Ranger" you mean they are going to be an Imbalanced, over-powered class when it cmes out thats ironic considering current Ranger in EQ1 is now the gimpest class in Everquest.

I've been playing a Ranger for 6.5 years, I love it to death, but I know of what I speak. Its been on the downhill since SoE took control, they casterated rangers by taking away the Pre-Nerf Am3 (Luclin Era). Anything ability a ranger can do, a class can easily 1 up it. Examples for you Nay-Sayers:

Track? Druids can track AND port. And any class can track with MQ2 :)
Dps? Rog/Ber/Monk plz.
Tank? Until WS runs out.
Heal? With what spells?
Ranged Dps? 2 words. Pure, Caster. 1.2k-2.7k Crit off SoulSeeker tickles OMM.

Couldn' pay me to play Vanguard, caught word that SoE is co-devloping it
and prob going to be in charge of running the servers. And we all know what a marvelous job they do of running the Eq Servers lol

Edited, Jan 11th 2007 3:30pm by Omniwrath
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# Oct 19 2007 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I think thats the pessemistic way of looking at rangers. Flip that around and ask what other classes can track, DPS, tank, heal, And ranged DPS? Hybrids are the most versatile as a rule of thumb (healing/buffing/fighting), but no other class has as much utility use as a ranger! We offer more possible solutions to a problem than any other class can. Also, we can cover so many bases - healer dies, we can chain heal to survive the mob; tank dies, we can tank that mob allowing the group to recover; no slower, we can earthcall (well... it helps!); add arrives, we can kite or snare & root it. In an emergency, it's a good ranger you want in the group because above any other class we have the potential to fix problems.
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# Jul 08 2008 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I know that this is more than a little late, but I felt like I needed to put my two cents in. Bards are infinitely more versatile than rangers. Don't get me wrong, I love my ranger, and always will, but it still bothers me that bow DPS is only the better option for about three levels nowadays.

I would love to see more bow-related AAs (point blank shot, farshot, precise shot, manyshot, just to name a quick few from D&D, which SoE so clearly rips and renames content), or a consistent damage output like there is with melee weapons instead of the "5, 900, 47, 823, 150, 207, 417, 1028" kind of numbers I see. I would love to see a way (and I'm going to catch a lot of anti-WoW heat for this, but please keep in mind I've never even played that game) to "specialize" a ranger in archery. Hell, even the name is RANGEr.

I don't necessarily thing that SoE should un-nerf AM3, but there are so many other route to fixing archery that haven't been looked down.

Edited, Jul 8th 2008 7:59am by nyteshayd
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# Dec 26 2006 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
The lead dev's favorite class was the Ranger, fact (Don't believe me? Play a ranger when Vanguard is released). End of Story
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# Sep 25 2006 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
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My Friend on Maelin Starpyre has it.
He let me hop onto his account the other day. One hell of a bow.
Unhasted he can out Parse My Rogue. My Rogue Fully DpoB Geared/Title With 1.3k Aa's.

His name is Iirc. He Retired his Ranger Long ago. But still logs on once in a blue moon to chat. So /T him and he'll show you this beast.
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# Aug 25 2006 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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To accompany the explaination below, here is where it actually came from.



The Demise of Ghargin Dumblok (GM Event)

Caught within the Skyfire Mountains, Ghargin Bumblok faced off against Lyirae Oakwynd and Firiona Vie. The vile fiend was an aid of Danak's and had slain Lyirae's brother Lorisyn Oakwynd some time ago. Ghargin met his end by the bow of the brother he slew, in the hands of the vengeful sister.

The bow was awarded to one player per server, at the end of the event.

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Origin of this bow
# Dec 20 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Default
Funny that nobody's said actually where this bow came from, so I'll clear that up for everyone who's still confused.

This bow was awarded to 1 ranger per server in 1999 for winning the Best of the Best contest held by GMs. Yes, the bow goes byebye when someone ixnays their account (such as it has on the Fennin Ro server), unless they start it up again, as does any other piece of any other player's gear if they cancel their account.

What I don't get is why someone would be stupid enough to let their account just go away if they had this bow. Most likely those accounts would have sold for 1k dollars easily just because of that piece of equipment.
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RE: Origin of this bow
# Feb 12 2006 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
Funny that nobody's said actually where this bow came from, so I'll clear that up for everyone who's still confused.


Maybe because that isn't entirely true.
It "may" have been given out in a botb, but most can be traced back to a storyline event near the opening of Kunark.
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RE: Origin of this bow
# Feb 16 2006 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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to expand on that actually,
BotB tournaments, particularly at that time, Titles were the prize incentive.
"IF" , and that's a big "IF" , one of these were given out at a botb, it was a rarity, and most likely a mistake.
Besides, why would the rangers have gotten an artifact and title, when all the other classes only got the title?
Artifacts at the time were soley reserved for participating in major storyline events.

It originated from the storyline event, and you didn't even have to be a ranger to get it.
On Tarew at the time, it was a druid or rogue that has it (I forget now, it's been a while)

Someone suggested once that it was a botb prize, and others backed it up for some reason.
Some of us were there though, and remember exactly where and how this bow came about.


edited for spelling


Edited, Aug 25th 2006 at 8:37pm EDT by Kalysta
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wow
# Oct 16 2005 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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a ranger in possesion of this is the best DPS in the game, end of story
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this bow
# Jun 10 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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I have seen it on an inspect after it was linked to me about 2 years ago so it is player used
#mikkilian, Posted: Jun 07 2005 at 2:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No one has one of these, never have. What it is, is a leaked GM/Developer weapon. They play all the events before they go live, in a testing stage. They do the encounters with alot less than 54-70 ppl, so they use weapons like this to test stuff out. NO PLAYER HAS EVER HAD ONE OF THESE, OR EVER WILL. All it is, is something to drool over, and dream, unless of course your a GM/Developer.
RE: Quit with the BS...
# Feb 12 2006 at 9:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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actually, one person per server has one. so you need to, quit with the BS and dont put wrong info on a message board. also, i would like to see the person who has this on the server you play on kick your *** for telling him it doesnt exist.

Edited, Sun Feb 12 21:00:13 2006
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RE: Quit with the BS...
# Aug 17 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Really now? Try telling it to the person that had it when I inspected him. If you read the tag ARTIFACT, that means only one exists per server ( I think.. Someone correct me if i'm wrong)
RE: Quit with the BS...
# Aug 18 2005 at 12:06 PM Rating: Excellent
From what I've heard, it was given out to one person on each server during a GM event. Yes, artifact means that only one exists per server. Hopefully people will not be squabbling about the artifact items that dropped in SolC and such.
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# Mar 25 2005 at 6:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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This Bow is way sick i grouped with a guy on the Seventh Hammer sever he had it.... the regular damage on that thing was unbelievable i saw him hit casualy for around 500-600 al though i dont know if thats good nowadays
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# Oct 10 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I dont get it why did they make such a item droppable, and why did they only give it to one player... does that mean only one person had/has it and if the person is gone from EQ forever would the item be lost forever as well?....
But the question still comes again and again when will they if they would send out the item again and would it be to any random player that may use the item or would it be to a player who has been on EQ for the longest time? just gets lucky enough to see or obtain it? and if they were to send it again do we need to fight a VERY HIGH LVL mob?
RE: CONFUSION
# Dec 09 2004 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
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Likely a GM weapon, as in possed only by GM's. They have toys like these for fun.
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RE: CONFUSION
# Dec 17 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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GMs don't have super powerful weapons. They have flavor weapons that have ratios your level 5 alt would laugh at. True GMs, however, can summon any item. Guides do not have this ability.
RE: CONFUSION
# Oct 01 2005 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
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gm's dont have godly items. they have items that have effects that only they can use. they have effects that are required to fix pc problems. guides dont get ne of it though
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# Aug 17 2004 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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dose any 1 know any more artifact wepons
links!
# Jul 07 2004 at 1:13 AM Rating: Default
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Every once in a while someone links this on Bertoxx (usually in pok or baz or some other high population zone). Since there's a link everyone (or atleast near everyone) seems to think that someone on the server has one and has linked it and now people are just linking the links. Not true at all. Just because someone links it DOES not mean they got a link from someone who has it, or that there's even one on the server. I myself am able to link any item, or give the stats to any item in the game in under 1 minute easily. Gimme a tell sometime and i can prove it =P Not many people know how. It's quite a closely guarded secret, so if you DO know how, please keep it quiet, and if you don't know how...sorry =( lol
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RE: links!
# Sep 04 2004 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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;tell fenninro.ximena is a pretty good link bot if you need links
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saw one
# Jul 02 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw one linked on the Trbunal servere on 6-1-04 during a Werewolves in WC GM event, but the person who linked it did not ever let anyone inspect it and said they recieved the link from someone else, but no-one could verify if it actually dropped during that event.
Oakwynd
# Jun 08 2004 at 11:07 PM Rating: Default
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There is a ranger wandering around Venril Sathir with one of these PHATTY bows, I myself play a ranger as well & drool over it... it was just linked in the bazaar, LOL someone said, anyone wanna buy a stoneood compound bow?> IMPO the best bow ever!!!!! then next: soandso /ooc's yea, that is one fine bow! but I only have this piece of junk: Oakwynd..... Bazaar gets quiet, peeps say it is a faked link, yadayadayada... so he invites everyone to come inspect him at nexus entrance & Voila, confirmed, one on VS now as well..... will post actual screenshot when IO pull it off my trader acct. Late!!!!!!
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# May 23 2004 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Should be taken out, period. The best artifact in existance is the FT10 staff of alkabor and this bow is about 10 times better than that. A poorly planned move...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)

Edited, Sun May 23 01:32:55 2004
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# Apr 02 2005 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Im sure all rangers would love the +10 ft staff... I know my rogue would... yes, they should make all FT items melee usable so we all have a chance to get em... infact they should remove casters and hybrids from them
*sarcasm off*
stop whining because its better than your FT 10 staff, look at the zerker epic 2.0 and compare it to everyone elses... then look at zerker epic 1.0 and compare it to the rest of the 1.0's, the 1.0 zerker epic is about 10 times better than any other 1.0, so stop ******** about the bow that ONE ranger per server has... rangers die enough as it is
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Oakwynd and the cap
# Apr 13 2004 at 9:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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First, I don't think the "cap" is 2450... pretty sure you can hit higher with Windstriker, the quested bow from PoA... 45/60.

Second, After a lot of digging around, I found some reference to the GM event where this was used. It apparently was used by a GM controlled character, Lyirae Oakwynd, to avenge her brothers death. As far as I can tell, it was never player useable or obtainable.

(Ripped from some website, forget which now... just copied to.txt file...)

The Demise of Ghargin Dumblok (GM Event)

Caught within the Skyfire Mountains, Ghargin Bumblok faced off against Lyirae Oakwynd and Firiona Vie. The vile fiend was an aid of Danak’s and had slain Lyirae’s brother Lorisyn some time ago. Ghargin met his end by the bow of the brother he slew, in the hands of vengeful sister.



Edited, Wed Apr 14 00:51:50 2004
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