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Short Sword of the Ykesha  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 8 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item can be used in tradeskills.
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Ykesha (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 37
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:250 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Krakanrok
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-18 20:51:35
Page Updated:Tue Apr 11th, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 600pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 46

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This item is found on creatures.

Lower Guk
NPC Name
the ghoul lord


This item is used in quests.
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Plane of Knowledge
Quest Name
Sage's Box of Research

Used in 2 recipes.
Recipe list - Premium only.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lower Guk

Uploaded August 12th, 2023 by iventheassassin
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The good ol' days
# Jun 02 2014 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
Oh how I pine for the days when my lvl 50 warrior had 2 yaks and a sash...

Items in the current game just lack....character.
# Jun 09 2013 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I killed placeholder, 30 minuted later spawned the name. Killed him, he dropped the sword.
Short Sword of the Ykesha
# May 02 2008 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
4,580 posts
At this date it still tributes for 270 points (worth updating as tribute values have been changed over time --mostly for high-yeild stuff though).

Sells to my guild hall merchant for 238p.

Reading through the much older posts it's interesting to note how this was once a much-desired weapon and even had a smithing path (the Troll-specific reforging) built in to try and update it.
for those of you keeping score at home
# Mar 17 2006 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
worth 270 tribute
2 wanted
# Jun 25 2004 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
Looking to aquire 2 of these. Send me a tell, Krenayn, 32 warrior, Brell Serrilis
RE: 2 wanted
# Apr 15 2006 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
how do i get the sword
Fabled SSoY
# Mar 17 2004 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
Fabled Short Sword of the Ykesha
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 16 AC:8
Effect: Wrath of Ykesha (Combat)
STA: +5 CHA: +5 HP: +25 MANA: +25 Endurance: +25
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, type 4: empty
Wrath of Ykesha
Spell Effect: Strikes your target with the force of Ykesha, stunning and doing 150 damage.

Drops every time

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Edited, Mon Apr 5 14:49:26 2004
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Mar 24 2004 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
Is the Fabled Short Sword of the Ykesha a replacement of the Old SSOY? As in, if I had a SSOY and then they updated to Fabled, is my old now fabled?

"I'd love to be the one to dissapoint you when I don't fall down."
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Mar 24 2004 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
No, Fabled SSoY drops off the Fabled Ghoul Lord, a special mob that is part of the EQ 5th anniversary events.
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Mar 24 2004 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
Well I want one!
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Nov 22 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
well he no longer spawns so you can't get one unless you killed him on 5th anniversary dates and looted one
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Jun 01 2006 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
i belive the fabled come around every year, but i cant remember forsure if the fabled in antonica came around when the fabled in kunark did a year later
RE: Fabled SSoY
# Jun 02 2006 at 12:58 AM Rating: Excellent
1,087 posts
yes, all the previous fabled came back with the newest year's fabled.
Pain Mistress Okami L`Assundre of Tarew Marr
Dark Elf Shadow Knight
Drinal (Tarew)
Retired after 500 days /played
Retired again
# Dec 03 2003 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
what is best price to sell or buy for?

# Aug 15 2003 at 7:34 AM Rating: Default
I give this to my pet when i'm solo'ing big hp mobs.

-65 Necromance
-65 Ranger
-51 Monk
You Young, Spoiled Whipersnappers!
# Jun 06 2003 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
Call me old-fashioned, but I still like the SSoY's. Yes, there's better weapons out there now, but with 203 Dex, these babies hum.

I use them soloing and if I'm MT with a group. If not I'll put them away for less aggro-drawing weapons...but with great sadness and reluctance.

But in my opinion Rangers are pretty much DEX'ers, so proc'ing weapons are their bread and butter.

Ahh, for the momories of the days gone by when Rangers were in their Ivy-etched armor and wicked, crooked short swords. I don't wear the ivy anymore, but I still have a very hard time of giving up my SSoY's.
Something else..
# Jun 05 2003 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
Bah, all you younger folks, don't waste your time. Buy a wasikashi of the frozen sky. Its hits for 2 point less. But it weighs 1/3 of what this one does, procs for more and 15 levels quicker. They sell for about the same. They can also be duel wielded and it is a reward for a quest. they are very common in the bazaar.

RE: Something else..
# May 01 2004 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
also an 80-85 point proc. I know because my ranger has 2 int he bank, but the weaker wood elf body just doesnt do well with the low end base damage.... the proc is awesome, but draws a pretty heavy amount of damage. some seem to have more of an agro, like an Obsidian shard seems to draw no additional agro for some reason.... where the WoFS does seem to **** them off, but you have ot love duel weird and 5 procs on a pickclaw gobbie... :) :)
short sword of the ykesha
# Apr 14 2003 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
i bought it in the prexes bazaar for 200pp
Bargin - I think
# Mar 12 2003 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
I am lvl 15 HFL ROG - I bought my ssoy for 105pp. The guy I bought it from was short of cash. The traders in the area are offering 170pp. I think I will hang onto this for a long time. (can't wait for it to kick in)
RE: Bargin - I think
# Mar 20 2003 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Unfortunately Badar, you'll be waiting a bit :) It doesn't proc until 37.

As to that proccing, as a Bard, I love dual-wielding these (will do so for two more levels until Black Blade of Tormenting kicks in :) ). With 180 unbuffed Dex they proc maybe three times per fight. But, with Katta's Song of Sword Dancing and a juicy Shaman buff, that jumps to five or six.

Not shabby. Not uber, but since I like proccers when grouped (just the trusty drum for soloing ;) ), these are the best I could afford.
RE: Bargin - I think
# Apr 29 2003 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Don't think of this as a weapon. Think of it as a tradeskill component. Follow the links above to the HONED SSOY.

Once it's transformed by a troll smith, the SSOY has 12 damage, 22 delay (21 delay if imbued, but then only usable by the 3 evil deities trolls imbue for).

Still has the proc. My warrior currently uses Frostbringer and a veno axe. I hope to replace both with Vengeful honed ssoys as soon as he hits 45 (43 now).

The way I see it, the superior ratio, and DD+ STUN proc should outtaunt the frosty/veno combo fairly well.

I have 5 combines worth of materials, and a troll smith willing to do my combines (I have a near GM smith {234 skill}, but hes human). I'm hoping for two successes.

Anyway, the point is, the plain old SSOY is kind of getting dated, with the 3.0 ratio. However, with the upgrade, the ratio is below 2.0, and it still has the awesome Ykesha proc.

Edited, Tue Apr 29 12:21:21 2003
Am I missing something?
# Jan 31 2003 at 5:16 PM Rating: Default
I read about this on a bard thread and had to check it out. Always looking for upgrades for my 55 bard.

I get here and immediately notice the ration... 8/24. My thinking, Am I missing something here? Slow weapon with a crappy damage. Sure it procs a stun and 75pt DD probably twice, maybe 3 times a fight with a bard dex of 175ish. I can EASILY make that damage up with either my troubador's mace or Jagged Blade of Mourning and never get aggro. Now I can see why this has been purchsed for so little. I can't imagine equiping it, even against a caster. Of course, I can interrupt any spell if I see it start casting in time. I can see the random stun as being decent (though a click one would be better). Oh well, so much for finding a replacement for the Jagged Blade.
RE: Am I missing something?
# Jun 05 2003 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
yeah, its dated. I can remember when they went for 2 or 3k plats. lol.. now its all but vendor fodder.
Only the first step in a journey...
# Feb 26 2003 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
316 posts
Follow the links out to the ends of their winding routes and you find these items are end results -- one generic and three deity-restricted -- that can be tradeskilled from the original lackluster dropped Short Sword of the Ykesha:

  • Honed Blade of the Ykesha
  • Vengeful Honed Blade of the Ykesha
  • Hateful Honed Blade of the Ykesha
  • Fearful Honed Blade of the Ykesha

  • Hope that's a little more helpful in divining the ultimate worth (or lack thereof, as you may decide for yourselves) of this item.

    Edited, Wed Feb 26 12:01:09 2003
    RE: Am I missing something?
    # Feb 26 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
    Yea you are kinda missin something.. like my predicessor sir rondam said, once upon a time, pre Kunark, there were few swords that could beat this damage delay ratio.. that was back when the SOL Ro quest armors where the bomb, and fine steel armor was a hard comody to come buy. Times when it took no joke, 60+ people to kill naggy and Vox was the closest thing to imposable there was.

    It's an old weapon that has out lived its glory days, better weapons drop of 15th level mobs now a days, and in much larger quantities.

    My ranger still uses one of these and his spear, just for nistalgia. In short this is a relic from an eariler time (about 3 years ago when Norath was new )

    56 Knight of Mith Marr
    Proud Member of Regret
    Nameless server
    RE: Am I missing something?
    # Feb 01 2003 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
    once upon a time, in a distant past (before kunark) this was THE sword.
    The thread you read must be kinda old )
    lvl range
    # Jan 23 2003 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
    right now im a 39(almost 40) warrior, and would 2 of these be good to use when im grouping?(meaning that ill have a speed and a dex buff)
    procs at 36 for all Ykeshas
    # Dec 18 2002 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Okay heres the scoop. I have it on good authority that all Ykesha weaps proc at 36. Check out this post. I traded a skyfire for the SS Ykesha and the DragonHorn Ykesha. Awesome combo at 36.;action=display;num=1040229312;start=0
    RE: procs at 36 for all Ykeshas
    # Mar 16 2003 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
    all ykeshas but throneblade wich still wasnt procing for me at 42, and the club which i cant say for sure but i think is 40. but otherwise have found nothing to say otherwise.
    this plus dragon horn ykesha
    # Oct 02 2002 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
    ok i just picked up 1 of these and i also have a dragon horn ykesha. i solo most of the time so i dont worry abt agro will these be good to duel weild ? i have a centi ss right now in off hand. only lev 36 so wont proc yet so im using the centi till then. any problems you think of plase say so . thanks
    Wow! And a question
    # Sep 09 2002 at 4:39 PM Rating: Default
    I made 24 stacks of kiola for some guy and he payed me 360pp and gave me this weapon...I knew it was a good weapon by the stats, but them I see it is lvl 40ish and worth stupid pp. I am amaized and replaced my newbie quest sword at lvl 9. Now for my question...what level does the proc start? 20? Should I put this in off hand (after 17 of course) or main...and what should I use with it? Anysuggestions would be great.

    Lvl 11 Human Ranger
    Xevn Server
    SSOY or Centi SS?
    # Aug 10 2002 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
    87 posts
    I'm a bard, with a Symphonic Saber in my primary and a Centi SS in my seconday. I won the roll for a SSOY at a guild raid and I'm torn: Keep my Centi SS or throw in the SSOY into my seconday slot? Frankly, looks like a toss up to me, I'd appreciate any input.

    Calthine Faeriesong
    Bard of the 40th Song
    Torture Guild
    RE: SSOY or Centi SS?
    # Aug 29 2002 at 9:39 AM Rating: Excellent
    Personally (I also play a bard) I would stick with the Centi SS for 2 reasons. 1. the str and sta bonus. 2. If you are using the symphonic saber you obviously are trying to avoid agro and the centi generates much less agro than the ykesha. (besides what bard after like 15th really TRIES to get agro, except to peal off of a caster.)
    # Aug 02 2002 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
    34 posts
    SSOY is good for damage but proc whacks you up aggro list chronically
    Wak procs at 20 if you really want to do dmaage at low level and a wt of 1.0 means even WE rangers can dual all night without yellow drain.

    Also take a look at the following cheap weapons
    Netherbian Ungius Pierce 8 25 +2 str +10 hp
    Gnoll slayer II 1h slash 15 40 +10 bane vs gnoll +25 disease resist - 2 chargees of campanion spirit - lots of gnolls around ...
    Club of Gnoll bashing 7 28 +2str +2 ag +5mana +5 HP +5 bane vs gnolls
    Drakkel Icereaver 2h slash 24 40 procs 31 point at lvl 30
    # Jul 07 2002 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
    I have a question. I've read the first page on this Yak and have had a history with this weapon Myself. I'm a woodelf Ranger and at level 11 I bought one of these for 40p! then bought a Centi ss for 280p and have been wielding them ever since. The Yak is in My off hand. Today I bought another Yak for 100p and was wandering weather I should sell it or hang on to it till Level 37 to try both together. I'm level 19 now almost L.20 and My Dual wield is maxed at 100 right now. I was fighting in a group last night and with the centi ss and the Yak I was easly doing the same damage as each of the two HUGE tanks with that group. I was a Shredding machine! I'd like to see if two of these would take some BIG Mob apart when I get to My late 30's -40's but thats a long wait. Is it worth putting it back or should I sell it?
    Even tho I like My Centi ss the Yak looks a LOT better! those Centi ss look like crap I think.
    OH, what the heck kind of picture is that???? Sure ain't no Yak!!
    any opinions would be a big help as I find My Ranger is always poor! Thanks.
    RE: Question!
    # Jul 18 2002 at 4:54 AM Rating: Default
    79 posts
    Damn, wish I had your luck, paid 500 plat for mine, which I beleive was a fair price, only PC'ed two of these before I bought mine, one guy wanted 500, another wanted 700. Auctioned kinda rarely on Firiona Vie, as mine is only the third one I've ever seen auctioned. I love this thing, even with only 8dmg, I still hit mid 30's with it, and it will start procing my next level, which I then hope to purchase a 2nd one. Soon, I wil be the deadest ranger around!!! I am such an aggro puller already, sheesh...I am about to start getting trounced, oh well.
    Draws Nasty Aggro
    # Jul 03 2002 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
    1,262 posts
    The proc is a 75 pt DD spell plus a 0.1 second stun. If it procs its a guaranteed caster interrupt. With my 41 rogue, 133 DEX, I see this proc at least once and often twice in a fight. It gets resisted about 1/3 of the time vs some mobs like drolvargs. Against giants I rarely see a resist. It really depends on the MR of the mob you are fighting how often it gets resisted.

    I can vouch for one thing - this baby draws aggro like no poison I have ever used. I am pretty sure its the Stun portion of the proc that does this. Thank goodness for Evade skill.

    Edited, Wed Jul 3 08:25:12 2002
    # Jun 19 2002 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
    i got one for 100pp at level 11 is that a good deal?

    Edited, Wed Jun 19 20:19:57 2002
    RE: .....
    # Jul 03 2002 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
    1,262 posts
    Great price. Doesn't proc till 37 though. Hold onto it.
    that sucks
    # Jun 13 2002 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
    o man this thing procks at lev 37...its going to be forever till i get ta use this only 24 agh
    # Jun 12 2002 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
    Procs at 36 or 37

    Funny when I remember that the SSOY used to be THE sword pre Kunark... Times change
    RE: Proc
    # Jun 12 2002 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
    Procs at 37
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