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Assistant Researcher's Symbol  

AC: 42
Skill Mod: Dodge +8% (36 Max)
STR: +15 DEX: +25+2 STA: +15+3 CHA: +15 WIS: +25+3 INT: +25+3 AGI: +25+3 HP: +285 MANA: +285 ENDUR: +285
Attack: +20 HP Regen +2 Mana Regeneration: +2
Focus: Alacrity of the Aneuk
WT: 0.9 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 8 (General: Raid)

Item Lore:Worn by those who excel in research for the Brotherhood
Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Demorgoth (Dark Horizon - Zeb)
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-16 03:27:49
Page Updated:Thu Mar 15th, 2012

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Gates of Discord Gates of Discord

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Discord Skin Samples


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

Zone Name
Abysmal Sea

Item Lore: Worn by those who excel in research for the Brotherhood

Uploaded February 2nd, 2019 by Drewinette
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Useable at 1
# Jul 27 2009 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
2,990 posts
On FV this is tradeable and it appears to be useable at level 1. Given its stats and its all/all status, this is one of the ultimate twink items on FV! Saw one in Bazaar for 750kpp so it's not a cheap twink item, tho...
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
# Nov 05 2007 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
263 posts
Unlikely to ever replace this until a true definite upgrade is found. The 42ac and the 8% dodge mod alone guarantees that.
# Nov 08 2007 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
451 posts
Dodge mods:
PoP: +8%
Exquisite Phoenix Feather Mantle
Bidilis' Hauberk of the Elusive
Galladan's Stormwrath Tunic
GoD: +8%
Tome of New Beginnings
Assistant Researcher's Symbol
DoD: +10%
Shimmering Illsalin Jewelcrafter Stone

Separated by era.

Edited, Nov 8th 2007 5:48pm by Aegishopi
# Nov 29 2007 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
263 posts
[quote=Aegishopi]Dodge mods:
PoP: +8%
Exquisite Phoenix Feather Mantle
Bidilis' Hauberk of the Elusive
Galladan's Stormwrath Tunic

(not feasible altenatives; these items either are way too low on ac and hp for a tank to wear, or can't even be worn by tanks at all)
GoD: +8%
Tome of New Beginnings
(an okay alternative, but the ac is really lacking on this item for tanks)

Assistant Researcher's Symbol
(perfect balance of ac, hp, and mods).

DoD: +10%
Shimmering Illsalin Jewelcrafter Stone
(assuming it would take quite a few missions to even get this to drop, no thanks)
Not that hard
# Sep 12 2006 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
My rogue solo'd all tongues except Ixt, Zun, Tunat.......not exactly a hard quest, just requires patience like all other GoD quests, cept Tome of New Beginnings.
# Aug 29 2006 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
alexas whyte is in the room u port into from natimbi... didnt see him at first and went to bank to get my stuff for turn in and couldnt find him, and group was waiting on me.. so went back later and there he is... i hate the aby sea.. find npc is great if there is no wall of different deck levels

make sure u have open bag slot... just combine salt and a tongue and give them back to him

Finally got mine.
# Aug 11 2006 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
Well, just got mine today on my monk.
After 6months or so of camping the Ikaav Tongue, finally had it drop off a Binder in KT.

I'm really happy to finally have this item.
Although it'll probably be upgraded soon. Ah well, such is EQ.
No reason to argue over the length
# Mar 09 2006 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
Despite what anyone says, If you're in tacvi guild, you can duo or trio all of the tongues, loot them on raids, or otherwise. This isn't really a quest you're supposed to do all at once. It's 'research' and you do it slowly as you get tongues, while you explore GoD /shrug. If you have most of the tongues anyhow, then getting tunat tongue gives you a good reason to push for the other tongues.
# Dec 18 2005 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
Not even 1% shielding. =)
Antonius Bayle
RE: Focus Effect
# Aug 16 2005 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I have that neck item and would switch it out for this item anyday.

Sanoara Tunaschild
Prelate of Fenin Ro
# Mar 20 2005 at 4:34 AM Rating: Default
I can acquire and almost have all the simple tongues, as do several of my guildies in Grey Hawke on Karana, for those of you on other servers that have this, or are capable of getting ya think its worth the trouble? are the drops from Zun and Tunat definately necessary?
RE: Dream
# Apr 26 2005 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
The Zun'Muram and Tunat'Muram Tongues are DEFINITELY needed to finish the quest. The Tunat tongue only drops from Tunat'Muram. The Zun'Muram tongues can drop from any Zun in Tacvi now.
RE: Dream
# Jul 04 2005 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
Think Zun in txevu also dropped tongue for us. (then one you kill for tacvi shortcut key)
# Feb 15 2005 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Per today's patch for DoN this is now 285/285 and has its effect revamped to quickening of the aneuk also added 2hp/mana regen and some attack as well as a few other bells and whistles.
RE: Revamp
# Feb 15 2005 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
672 posts
Exact wording in the patch message been :
- Assistant Researcher’s Symbol now has the focus Quickening of the Anuek. The Hit Points, mana and end have been adjusted to 285. Added +20 attack, 2 hit point regeneration, 2 mana regeneration. Added +3 to combat effects, strikethrough, and accuracy.

Just to state the "bells and whistles" more precisely =)

Edited, Fri Feb 18 06:21:19 2005
Focus Effect...
# Feb 06 2005 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
Given what all must be done in order to complete this quest... the Spell Haste IV is the perfect finishing touch.

Makes me really want to finish this quest and "upgrade" either of those slots.

RE: Focus Effect...
# Feb 07 2005 at 8:51 AM Rating: Default
More than likely, this item was skipped by Sony during the Tkarish/Tacvi item overhaul. Seeing as this quest has been solved now, and the blatant oversight on this item is visible to all, I'd wager that it sees a revamp in an upcoming patch (hopefully with a more worthwhile focus).

I'll wait and see, I haven't destroyed my tongues... yet...
RE: Focus Effect...
# Feb 07 2005 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
I would agree this quest is practically an epic quest, but so is the reward. Just look at the stats on this thin and the additiional modifiers I would love to be sporting this around on my neck. For a neck item or waist I have yet to see its equal, I'm not saying it dosen't exist I'm just saying I've never seen it.

Variat 59th necro
RE: Focus Effect...
# Feb 07 2005 at 8:55 AM Rating: Default <--- Very nice, and far easier to obtain neck item. <--- Very nice, and far easier to obtain waist item.
RE: Focus Effect...
# Jul 31 2005 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
OK - so you post some other nice items here, but they aren't comparable. At this level of play, the intelligent non-tank player is looking at only 3 things: Effects, foci, and resist balance. Everything else is just gravy, and exists on most items. It's all a big balancing act - "Shall I drop swap bracers and lose focus X to get an improvement on Focus Y that I have on my boots? If I go back to old gauntlets to regain Focus X, is the net difference worth the change?" Your two links have different foci and effects. This is still a nice "catchall" item that has a broad spectrum of effects and Foci (BTW that the spell haste is not SH4 but Alacrity of Aneuk - the picture is out of date, I imagine).
RE: Focus Effect...
# May 03 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
That belt comes from Anguish and it's far easier to get? Riiiight.

I can understand on the neck item, since it's from Txevu and you need to kill a mob in Txevu for this quest anyway.
RE: Focus Effect...
# Jul 15 2005 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
The belt came from Ture, he is the easiest mob in Anguish other than the Trash mobs. but I disagree with Txevu mini drop for a few reasons 1. they have a big loot table but only drop like 1 item, and 2. clearing Txevu trash is harder than clearing Anguish due to the tight spots and turns
RE: Focus Effect...
# Mar 03 2006 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
maybe so, but guilds still hitting Tacvi hard are prob still gearing up for entry to CoA, and therefore it certainly is not easier to obtain.

Edited, Fri Mar 3 21:36:55 2006
RE: Focus Effect...
# Feb 06 2005 at 4:37 AM Rating: Default
LoL I read your post then looked at the mobs that need to be killed for this and came back and was gonna say what are you talking about then I saw the </sarcasm> hehe now I get it much like the reward for this quest your post was also a joke.
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