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Lightning Core  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Lore:Small cold iron ball that no longer pulses with lightning
Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:6 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kanon@Fama Volat
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 05:20:55
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2014

Average Price: 5,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is found on creatures.


This item is used in quests.
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Used in 11 recipes.
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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Asylum of Anguish
Muramite Proving Grounds

Item Lore: Small cold iron ball that no longer pulses with lightning
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Farming one
# Oct 09 2014 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
Don't try to get one from MPG unless you're in your 70s and have no high lvl friends, lightning mobs are few and far between and this drop is rare. Get anguish instances, there's a lot more lightning mobs and they are easier to find (although it still took me 4 or 5 clears to get one). The only down side is the 2 hour lockout before you can re-get, and re-pops take forever.
Buying one
# Mar 15 2014 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
Buying one on Xegony Server. Send a tell to Terminate, Failcon, or Parown :)
# Jun 20 2009 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
I brought my Berserker to MPG at 65, figuring i can get him to 70 and get this drop at the same time for 70 to get 2.0.

My berserker just dinged 70, and still no Lightning Core.
Hella rare
# Jun 01 2009 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
OMG, it took a very long time to finally get one. Eventually got I it, but after a total of at least 25-30 hours, killing the lightning mobs in MPG, a few hours at a time. I was after one for my zerker 2.0. I cannot imagine farming 4 of them to make a lame magnetic BP. Good luck.

Eventually you will get one, but don't go there expecting one in a day or two. If you are that lucky, you should be playing craps, and not EQ.

Axe Master Spum
also dropped from
# Feb 16 2008 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
a lightning warrior diode in Anguish
# Feb 02 2008 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
I have yet to see one of these drop in MPG, I have seen them for sale in the bazaar but for sale for 90k on Quellious server.
just got my 3rd one last night in mpg
# Aug 07 2007 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
they drop off the lighning mobs , get about 1 amonth but i only play in mpg about 3 times a month so the rarety of that must be luck .
Lightning core
# Jul 28 2007 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
Looking to purchase lightning core please e-mail me @
or contact me on Prexus as Adore alternate is Houndog

thanks so much
# Apr 30 2007 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
dropped in mpg tonight
# Aug 30 2005 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
these are supposidly used in zerker epic 2.0
RE: epic
# Sep 09 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
I have talked to Berserkers with their 2.0, and it IS a poart of the pre-Anguish part of the quest.
Core Combo's
# Jun 15 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
52 posts
YES. You can add the lightning core's to charge your magnetic armor even AFTER you equip it, but YOU are the one who has to do it at that point. You can't give it to someone else to smith it for you. Once you add the core's (if successful), the item becomes "attunable" again (unless they have changed that rule since the last time I did a combo with them.....and I have done many of these combo's. I am guessing that it wasn't sony's intent to make the attuneable effect re-occur after doing so, and therefore would not be surprised if this has been changed. I have never failed (knock on my wooden head) on a charged upgrade as of yet, so I can't say whether or not the item is then destroyed. I had been told by others that it was, but Joziah's post contradicts what I have been previously told. Having not experienced it myself, I can't tell you for sure, though. Sounds like Joziah has experienced it firsthand, though, so I will certainly give him the benefit of the doubt on that matter.
# May 24 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
i believe the triv on magnetic bp (without cores) is 280something but to add on cores it is around too lazy to check out traderscorner but i think thats close :)
# Mar 29 2005 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I have been in MPG about a good week or so of total play time. have yet to see one.
# Nov 19 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
droped twp bp,core,and hand,with botts and arms today stayed at camp for about 1 /1/2 hours got the drops in CY camp , GL
RE: comfirm
# Dec 07 2004 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
Which is the CY camp? The only thing I can think of is Court Yard, which could be what we call the 6-way on AyRo. South of a open plaza with six exits. Is that it?
Questions about smithing
# Oct 31 2004 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
402 posts
FIrst, can you combine lightning cores with magnetic armor AFTER you equip it (Attunable so it becomes no-drop). Second, if you fail at the attempt to combine the cores with the armor, is the armor also destroyed?
RE: Questions about smithing
# Nov 03 2004 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
As i play on FV, i cannot answer your first question. But in response to your second question, the magnetic breastplate is NOT destroyed on a failed combine attempt. I know this because i have been unlucky enough to have failed this combine three times with 252 modified blacksmithing skill. This leads me to believe the trivial may be higher than 282, or has higher than average difficulty for its trivial. Of course, i could just be unlucky . . . .

Joziah Truesilver
69 Cleric
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# Oct 19 2004 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
1,352 posts
these seem pretty rare no?
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# Oct 21 2004 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
ive done over 50 aa in mpg so far and only seen 2 ever drop to give you a idea of rarity.
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