Item GlossaryEverQuest icon

Bunch of Optic Nerves  

WT: 0.2 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Lore:A Bunch of Optic Nerves
Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:2 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 00:02:11
Page Updated:Tue Jan 1st, 2019

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 4pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 20

[Drops | Quests | Comments ]


This item is found on creatures.

Clan RunnyEye
NPC Name
an evil eye
an Evil Eye prisoner

Crystallos, Lair of the Awakened
NPC Name
a watchful sentry

Gorge of King Xorbb (Beholder's Maze)
NPC Name
an evil eye
Lord Soptyvr
Lord Sviir
Lord Syrkl

Lower Guk
NPC Name
an evil eye

Razorthorn, Tower of Sullon Zek
NPC Name
a raging beholder

Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
NPC Name
an evil eye
an eyegazer
an eyetrancer
an overfiend

The Devastation
NPC Name
a visionary
an evil eye
an eyegazer
an eyetrancer
an overfiend


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Quest Name
Halfling Cultural Armor (DoN)

South Karana
Quest Name
Crafted Bracers


Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Send a correction
Post Comment
I can remember
# Feb 14 2021 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
the days when every merchant in the game would have these to sell because of all the people who camped the eyes in gorge. Now, you have to go get them yourself.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Lower Guk Evil Eye
# Aug 18 2005 at 11:33 PM Rating: Good
21 posts
The Lower Guk Evil eye also drops these. On my monitor I can barely see them when I'm looting the corpse. The tip off is that the corpse wonb't rot once you've looted -- indicating that there is something more inside.
Evil Eye
# Jun 04 2002 at 6:32 PM Rating: Default
Again, enforcing the fact they are totally random, I was in EK hunting spiders with my level fifty-three warrior and I killed ONE, yes ONE of these and got a:

Polished Bone Bracelet (AC+2 WIS+3 INT+3)
A Bunch of Optic Nerves

So, again, Murphy's can bet I wasn't looking for these things with a Bracer of the Myrmidon and a Bracer of Beneavolance, but I got it..

I ended up destroying it :( or I would have done the quest and handed it to a new player.
Evil Eye
# Feb 14 2021 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
You do know there was a time in this game when players could give items to mobs and they would still be there when they died, right? I remember high level players with extra gear going to the newbie yards and putting items on bats, snakes, rats, and other trash mobs for new players to find. Spiders in EK do NOT drop what you said you got. Someone probably placed them there.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
Drop Rate
# Nov 29 2001 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
Drops on this are very random. One day, I kill about 30 before I get a single drop. Next day, 5 out of about 30.
# Oct 01 2001 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
WITH 151 chr and maxed faction status saphhire is 105pp cost bottomed at 120chr. bardic
Bunch of Optic Nerves
# May 04 2001 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
I spent days trying to get these stupid things. Finally, a lvl46 necro went into the maze and got me two bunches. After he gives them to me, I run to the merchant area in EK to buy some food ... and low and behold, the merchant had them for sale at around 5pp per bunch. You might want to try the merchants in EK before you go around killing evil eyes.

- Klaian Cernunnos (Druid of the 28th Season) <Veeshan>
the sapphire
# Apr 22 2001 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
forget the bundle of optic nerves- the sapphire is the problem most of us have getting. measley 120plat for us unless we have a full set of +Cha armor. anyone know if they drop of animals or something?
-Korraik Scalesword
RE: the sapphire
# Jun 05 2002 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
get a enchanter/bard with 150+ charisma to buy em for u
# Apr 15 2001 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
I've killed at least 20 evil eyes and have yet to get these to drop. Where are you finding them at ???
How many?
# Apr 12 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
How many of these make up a bundle?
RE: How many?
# Apr 23 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
62 posts
In some posts this item is incorrectly listed as a "bundle" of optic nerves, but it's just a typo. The name of the item is a bunch of optic nerves and only one is required for the quest.
# Dec 19 2000 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
i'm assuming these things are no drop, but are they lore? ie, can i get two bracers at the same time or do i have to do the quest twice in a row?
Neither lore nor no-drop
# Dec 25 2000 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
They are tradable, and not lore (but also not stackable). Also, they are actually called a "Bunch" not a "Bundle".

That's why crafted bracers are so cheap compared to the cost of the sapphire used to make them: the quest is good xp, even in the 30's, and can be done in bulk. If you find it easier to get money than xp, the crafted bracer quest is one way of getting a little boost.
Optic Nerves
# Dec 11 2000 at 2:39 AM Rating: Default
Used for Warrior Crafted armor Quest.
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.