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Metallic Drake Scales  

WT: 0.4 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Lore:Shiny scales fallen from an elder metallic drake
Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:2 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Torelian
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 05:26:56
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Dragons of Norrath Dragons of Norrath

Average Price: 100pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is found on creatures.

Accursed Nest: Lair of the Blackwing
NPC Name
a black wing drake
a Nest templar

Thundercrest Isles
NPC Name
an Isle defender
an Isle reawakener


This item is used in quests.
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Plane of Knowledge
Quest Name
Dragons of Norrath Cultural Equipment

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Stillmoon Temple
Thundercrest Isles

Item Lore: Shiny scales fallen from an elder metallic drake
Metallic Drake Scales

Uploaded January 18th, 2017 by Lessw
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Metallic Drake Scales
# Jul 05 2016 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
This item is no longer used in tradeskills.
Metallic Drake Scales
# Jul 06 2016 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
Wreb wrote:
This item is no longer used in tradeskills.

Can you add a screenshot of this item? That way we can see it no longer has the tradeskill tag.
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what are these used for now
# Dec 08 2007 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
any ideal on what these are used for now that they don't work for cultral armors
# Sep 29 2006 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
Are any of the instances where these drop kitable?
# Feb 01 2007 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
180 posts
All of the nest instances are kiteable. I don't think anything summons in any of the DON instances, except for the nameds.
Drops off
# Jun 07 2006 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
Also drops off "a nest defender" in The Accursed Nest (Instanced) have not verified if drops off them in non-instanced...dropped off Red con and also a yellow con to the 70s...2 in about 4 hours...however it was some slow Root/dot kiting
# Jan 01 2006 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
402 posts
Any hints on getting a lot of them please? It seems like the Nest is best bet vs Creator although lately I've had terrible luck with the Nest.

Edited, Tue Jan 10 03:45:01 2006
Quick Question
# Aug 10 2005 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts
Is the drop rate affected by the average group level? Since they seem to drop in Thundercrest, Stillmoon and the Accursed Nest maybe this is something that could be a factor.
RE: Quick Question
# Dec 18 2005 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
I believe it is relative to the overall level of the group. I have done 3 Black Wing missions in the past 4 days where I agro kite the mobs.

The first group was 3 people. All lvl 70. Got about 1 per hour. We were there for just a little over 2 hours and scored 2. The 2nd group was 4 people. All lvl 70. Killed 20 mobs and got 1 Metallic Drake Scale and 1 Glossy Hide. Not too shabby. We were there right at 2 hours.

Just got done with another one but there were two lvl 66 toons, one 65 toon and two lvl 70 toons. Mobs were about 66 to 68. We killed 25 mobs total in 90 minutes. At least 2 Auspex's but no scales or hides.

I love these missions for exp and farming. Mobs don't summon and there is a lot of running room to kite by the portal. Have the two other casters sit on the big rock in front of the water fall. I just kite the mobs around in a circle in front of them. Depending upon the group makeup, We can do between 6 and 10 mobs per spawn cycle. Exp is not as good as MM's or PoF Tables but being ablet to rack up on scales is why I'm there. The exp (~5 to 9% per kill) is a benefit.

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RE: Quick Question
# Jan 01 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Was in there this afternoon for about 3 hours. Only got a Glossy Hide off a red con Templar (73?). Killed about 7 or 8 Auspex's but no metallic scales.

70 Necro Brumelin Badassedness of Terris Thule
RE: Quick Question
# Nov 29 2005 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
322 posts
They are more common, relatively speaking, in Nest than they are in Creator, when comparing the two tasks, but you are still talking 1 or 2 drops per mission usually.
RE: Quick Question
# Oct 03 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
Group average level has to be at least 68+ and even then they are rare drops.

Happens in creator missions and I have heard in the nest as well but I havent done a nest yet, so I cant say. Never seen one in stillmoon yet.

where do they drop
# Jul 07 2005 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
do they only drop off missions or do they drop in the regular zones as well ?
rare drop
# Jun 09 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
I got 1 to drop in the mission tracking the kryin(spelled wrong) its the first mission the ranger gives though rare is an understatment we did 15 mission & got 1 drop.

Isle Reawakener in Creator
# Jun 06 2005 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
Had these scales drop today from an isle reawakener in The Creator mission.
Metallic Drake Scales
# May 25 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
They must be very rare. I do mass consecutive dons day in and out and have never seen one drop. I do however find them occasionally on the vendors in PoK.
Have gotten a couple so far
# May 23 2005 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
Got 2 from Sickness of the Spirit which is the group Tier 2 DoN mission mostly because we killed every single mob on the way to each NPC needed. I think we killed all the mobs in the court yard on zone in accept the 2 guardians in the middle.

Also did the Simple Task that is in Thundercrest Isles and again killed all the mobs on the way to the Western Island where the 2 names and got one from that mission.

Metallic Drake Scale
# May 15 2005 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
I got one in Stillmoon the other day. off trash mob.
BOught as Vendor Garbage
# May 04 2005 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Bought 3 today off the vendor in the Guild Hall.. Some idiot actually sold some and I was lucky to have been in GH all day afk so none of it poofed.

The selling price if I sold it back with 203 Charisma was 1p9g5s and the buying price for me to get it was 2p9g9s.

I plan on selling them in the bazaar once I get back to my PC so I figure.. nice profit for staying afk.

Edited, Wed May 4 06:17:05 2005
RE: BOught as Vendor Garbage
# May 29 2005 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
Bought 3 today off the vendor in the Guild Hall...Some idiot actually sold some

Are you calling one of your own guildmates an idiot? /grins and /laughs !!!!!!!!!!
Drop rate on scales
# Apr 28 2005 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
173 posts
I have been on serveral missions in both Stillmoon and Thundercrest Isles.. I have seen 1 drop in Thundercrest Isles, but none in Stillmoon.. I have heard they will only drop off drakes ( regular and nameds ) on missions and only in the nest and TCI with a better shot in the nest.. A guild friend said the drop rate was nerfed like 2 weeks after the expansion came out..
RE: Drop rate on scales
# Apr 30 2005 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
I have never seen one drop anywhere except Accursed Nest and Thundercest Isles missions. I have done "History of the Isles" many times and seen 1 drop ever. I've only done 3 Nest missions and seen 2 drop.
# Apr 17 2005 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
wut are the names of the venders
price check
# Apr 03 2005 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
bought one off a vendor, thought it was trash - sold it cheapest in bazaar for 40k.
# Apr 01 2005 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
Do they drop off regular drakes? or only named drakes? I have been on Thundercrest Shared Tasks and havent see one drop yet

Edited, Fri Apr 1 18:02:59 2005
# Mar 28 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
Has any one seen these drop yet?
RE: Tradeskills
# Apr 24 2006 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
see about 2-4 times on a typical nest mission. now only if i knew what they were for when i looted them instead of selling to vendors
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RE: Tradeskills
# Mar 30 2005 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, I have looted a few in Thundercrest and Stillmoon shared tasks.
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