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Vial of Swirling Smoke  

Lore Item Quest Item
Effect: Gate (Any Slot, Casting Time: Instant) as Level 10
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Potion
Merchant Value:200 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:30
Page Updated:Sat Apr 15th, 2023

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 1,900pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
King's Court Casino


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The Rathe Mountains
Quest Name
Red Dragonscale Armor


Uploaded December 23rd, 2022 by halfridge
Updated December 26th, 2022
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Another PoK merchant
# Jan 30 2022 at 1:30 PM Rating: Excellent
87 posts
Also sold by Toxicologist Huey in PoK near the small bank, outside, and around the corner from the Parcel merchant.
Still 2 per vendor
# Dec 29 2020 at 8:22 PM Rating: Good
2,995 posts
Interesting, this item is still limited to 2 per NPC vendor. And it's LORE. This is an under-appreciated item, considering it's comparable to a druid or wizard self instant evac. 1000pp used to be real money back in the early days but now spending 1kpp to avoid a corpse recovery is a bargain. You can buy both and bank one of them in the shared bank space. Even as a druid I've been in a situation where my instant evac was down and my fade AA didn't work and I'm doubting I'll get to a zone-out before the pack of mobs that's on my tail can nuke or dot me to death. Or they can summon! This is a lifesaver in those situations. Sure, the sting of death has mostly been removed from EQ thanks to modern "care bear" policies but it still takes time to recover and is generally annoying. Ya know?! Smiley: tongue

Hey, notice how the Dino Island vendor charges 6x as much as everyone else. Price-gouging lizard!

Edited, Dec 29th 2020 9:26pm by Sippin
Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie ****Agnarr
FV: 115 WAR ENC CLE MAG WIZ SHD SHM Master Alchemist ROG Master Tinkerer & Poison-Maker
Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
Has Two In Stock
# Sep 01 2019 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
Loran Thu`Leth in Plane of Knowledge also carries this.
Unlimited Supply
# Apr 26 2013 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
Purveyor Eilos Berenzaltek in Shard's Landing is the first merchant to have an unlimited supply of these, rather than just two. Enjoy.
Unlimited Supply
# May 29 2013 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
761 posts
interstellarsurfer wrote:
Purveyor Eilos Berenzaltek in Shard's Landing is the first merchant to have an unlimited supply of these, rather than just two. Enjoy.

first merchant to have unlimited supply was Gregory Maligus in Plane of Tranquility
Come visit my housing creations 20+ in Cedar Country Meadows, ZEK.
Mirao Frostpouch Does not sell this item
# Mar 07 2010 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
As above. No longer sold. Next nearest merchant = PoT
Mirao Frostpouch Does not sell this item
# Apr 17 2010 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
485 posts
Mirao does sell them but he only comes with 2 on him to sell so once those 2 are bought you won't be seeing it till the next server down.
vials in sanctus seru
# Aug 04 2006 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
24 posts
A merchant named Vassa Nar in Sanctus Seru sells these lore items. Only one per customer if you got the plat. 1049P 9G 9S 9C per. Always good to have, especially when you are soloing.
# Jan 16 2006 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
Gregory Maligus

in building near bank
Where have they gone?
# Jan 14 2006 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
As of the date of this post none of the above merchants now have this in stock? Bug or nerf?
re: just found merchant that offers this item
# Apr 19 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Excellent
over in rivervale, look for Bimble Babbinsbort. checked to see how charisma will change the cost and this is what i found:

charisma= 190; cost= 1049p 9g 9s 9c
charisma= 140; cost= 1049p 9g 9s 9c
charisma= 115; cost= 1120p
charisma= 90 ; cost= 1244p 4g 4s 4c

hope this helps.
Great stuff
# May 22 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
66 posts
These are great. I keep one in a bag slot and make the slot a hot button. If things get hairy. Poof. I'm out. 1049 plat. BTW chrs of 110 is the most you can use on a vendor . anything over that is wasted and does nothing to change the price.
# Apr 19 2004 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
Barbarian potion merchant near the soulbinder / Potion merchant in PoT.

All merchants that sell these also have a limited supply.

Once they are out they are out until patch or killed.

Any merchant that sells invis potions, regen, etc sells these.

Gate Potions
# Jul 06 2003 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
Buy gate potions from a shammy, I don't think it's instant but it's cheaper (though still expensive). Combine 3 heliotropes to make it.
RE: Gate Potions
# Aug 19 2003 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
The thing to note here is that this is insta gate. Means that if you get in a bind, you can get out right away. I.e. you do the book portion of your Rogue epic alone and want out right away...(oldish post I know but I had to share, hehe)

RE: Gate Potions
# Aug 09 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know when the shaman made gate potions become trivial ?
And 3 heliotropes is all it takes ?
Any info on any of the other newer potions ? Like trivials, recipes, excat effects etc. ?

Great Stuff!
# Jun 30 2003 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
These saved my Dwarf Warrior butt a number of times =)
Casting time is instant and can't be interrupted. They are expensive but worth it for a warrior!
# May 28 2003 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
Just got it in PoK. Male barb shammy in building beside PoT stone for 1272 pp 7 gp 6 sp with 60 cha
# Feb 16 2003 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
these are lore, cannot stock up on them (
# Sep 06 2002 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
50 posts
You will pay at least 1054pp from a vendor for this. This was my price with Ally faction and 183 charisma. If you saw it cheaper, it was not a "Vial of Swirling Smoke". Check the name carefully, and look for the exact words "Effect: Gate".

This item is different from the crafted gate potions because it is instacast, has zero casting time. As soon as you right click it from an inventory slot, you gate instantly. That means you cannot be interrupted.

It only has ONE charge, so once you use it one time, it's gone - poof.
RE: Clarification
# May 27 2003 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
Might want to check your price, again. With an indifferent faction, and a CHA of only 97, I was offered this potion for 1049p,9g,9s,9c. And yes, it WAS the correct Vial. (Effect: Gate).
RE: Clarification
# Oct 16 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
I'm not really 100% sure on this, but I've been told the merchants slightly vary their prices based upon the number of a certian item they have in stock. If they have a lot, they'll sell it slightly cheaper. If they're running low they try and shaft you.
RE: Clarification
# Oct 04 2002 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
Will this gate you to your bind point or somewhere else?
RE: Clarification
# Oct 11 2002 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Gates you to your bind point.
vial of smoke
# Jul 26 2002 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
What about a plain (not swirling) vial of smoke looted off willowisps? Merchants offered money for them,then refused to purchase. Is there a quest involving them?
RE: vial of smoke
# Jan 25 2003 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
The plain vials of smoke off of willowisps are used for newbie armor...i particular for one of the bard armors.
cast time
# Jul 14 2002 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know if there is a cast time on these? Or are they instant?
good place
# May 06 2002 at 3:30 PM Rating: Default
theres a merchant in shadowhaven that sells these, hes a brewer sells a bunch of potions, all besides this one (including Enduring Breath) cost bout 15p to an indifferent con 37 charisma ogre, and he had these for sale for 135pp. Based off the price everyone else seems to be paying, this seems like quite a deal.

Grendon 54 Ogre Warrior of Southern Crusaders.
Bristlebane Server
RE: good place
# May 09 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
The price at amiable is 1054pp 8 g 5 s 0c.
The vendor is Zimloro. He's in the short n' stout section.
drops in Guk
# Dec 04 2001 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
I looted one of these off of a Huge water elemental, we killed it a few times and looted one.
# Oct 15 2001 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
I was going around EC looking for merchants selling muffins, 'cause I needed em for the Muffins for Pandros quest in WFP. So I go to the last Inn closest to WC but not the one in between the two orc camps, the one that has a grey hut next to it. The merchant that faces the door was selling a vial of this stuff. Didn't see the price though.
# Aug 23 2001 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
I believe that with my High Elf Pally i can buy these for under 1100pp, though i may be wrong...
RE: price
# Aug 23 2001 at 5:25 PM Rating: Default
175 posts
My 26 Erudite Enchanter can buy them for 1050pp and change
# Aug 14 2001 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
Im pretty much a master alchemists my gate potions are trivial at 175 skill which is where i cant gain in skill anymore which is quite irratating. only ones i know we can make are innothule swamp, everfrost, and latly field of bone. never heard of making these but i do know they sell gate potions at a vendor in firona vie. costs 1250pp.

P.S any shamans know what can make to raise skill more, and what the hell does the herb agrimony or something that costs 105pp and dont mix with any of the other sold herbs?
RE: Potions
# Jul 06 2002 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
Ok... firstly... Agrimony mixes with Lucern and Sage Leaf to make a Rejuvenation Lesser potion. Triv is 163 I think...

Secondly... try a large number of the luclin recipes to get over 175, such as:

Triv 180, Effect Grow
Maliak Leaf, Tri Fern Leaf

Elixir of Divine Endurance:
Triv > 180, Effect +10 to all saves
Blade Leaf, Beltherium Bark

Greater Mystical Infusion:
Triv > 180, Effect +100 Mana to mana pool...
Yerbhimba, Sickle leaf

Hawk's Eye Tonic:
Triv > 180, Effect archery bonus of some form
Star Reach Clover, Tri Fern Leaf

Elixir of Concentration:
Triv > 180, Effect Regen 2 mana per tick
Yerbhimba, Violet Tri-tube

Elixir of Greater Concentration:
Triv > 180, Effect Regen 3 mana per tick
Duskglow Vine, Violet Tri-tube

Mystical Aptitude:
Triv > 180, Effect Regen 4 mana per tick
Duskglow Vine, Yerhimba

Hope some of them are of interest to you... enjoy getting your stats up, I believe the last one is actually triv at 250ish...

Re gate
# Aug 14 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
Im a shaman myself and this isnt a gate potion that we can make and no to my knowledge 255+ in alcehmy isnt possible as 250 is the highest u need about 180-190 for gate potions the areas are FoB and halas but i heard vereant might be adding more destinations i would say how much they make to cost but that wouldnt be fair on all other shms )

But the cast time is 30 seconds
langurin 54 shm
pottin it up
# Aug 10 2001 at 11:48 PM Rating: Default
ive heard these can be made by reeeaaally high level potters, like 255+.. is that true?
RE: pottin it up
# Jan 27 2004 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
What Your thinking of is Spirtstones and Faithstone which are clerics and shaman respectfully. They allow them to port home a unlimited number of times
RE: pottin it up
# Oct 16 2001 at 1:41 PM Rating: Excellent
178 posts
No, it is not true.

There is a quest (actually a piece of one of the Coldain shawl quests), where with pottery you can make a Thurgadin gate potion. The trivial level for making the Thurgadin gate potion is pottery skill around 122.

The relevant quest is listed on this forum as "Saving Tanik".
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