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Lore Item No Trade Placeable
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 21
DMG: 13 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +15 DEX: +5 STA: +10 HP: +50
Attack: +30 Haste: +40%
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Blessed by the Storm Lord
Item Type:1H Slashing
Light:Stein of Tears
Lucy Entry By:unknown
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-11-27 19:42:42
Page Updated:Sun Dec 15th, 2019

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Ranger Epic: Swiftwind and Earthcaller


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East Karana
Quest Name
Ranger Epic 1.5: Heartwood Blade

Nedaria's Landing
Quest Name
Ranger Epic 1.5 Pre-Quest
Ranger Epic 2.0: Aurora, the Heartwood Blade

Northern Felwithe
Quest Name
An Epic Request (Ranger)

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One of two rewards to the Ranger Particle Weapon quest. The other is Earthcaller.

Uploaded December 15th, 2019 by iventheassassin
Updated December 11th, 2022
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Swift Spirit effect nerfed
# Mar 09 2017 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Just got this today on my Ranger on Erollisi Marr - The Nameless.
It's no longer listed as having the Swift Spirit effect (graphic uploaded) it does not show the effect in the effects window.
Woot Epic rules!
# Dec 21 2005 at 7:10 AM Rating: Decent
Just got it yesterday (Special Thanks to Silvanos, Anenia and Eskozor ;))

With all the new expanions and all the new gear that has came isn't hard to do this quest You just only need patience for do it )

Windcaller Naewil Ranger 55th of Bertoxxulous

Edited, Sat Jan 7 16:09:16 2006
Worn or spell?
# May 19 2005 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
Does the haste effect count as worn or as spell haste?
RE: Worn or spell?
# May 19 2005 at 11:25 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Type: Worn
# Mar 02 2005 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
I just got this bad boy and sold my wepons that I was using before(Sword of the Bloodsworn and Blackened Acrylia Blade) and bought an Ornate Stone Battle Hammer. Talk about great dps.I ened up having to buy the Jade reaver and MQ the Swirling Sphere of Color but well worth it for the 40% haste and +30 atk.

Edited, Wed Mar 9 08:20:30 2005
RE: Have fiaqnlly achieved 1/2 of my epic
# Aug 15 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, first of all, unless you are super uber (Time equipped or weapons close to those) Swiftwind is probably the best secondary weapon for a ranger. By using your OLoS, your losing about 20% haste as well as 30 atk. If I was you, I'd get rid of the OLoS and the SCHW, because to me, they don't compare to a Swiftwind.

54 Ranger of Tunare
RE: Have fiaqnlly achieved 1/2 of my epic
# Dec 26 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
97 posts
do you even know how to reply to a post? you just typed in the title and put RE: before it yourself, didnt you? i can tell because your message is above the post, and you forgot the exclamation point on the end. nice one.
Have fiaqnlly achieved 1/2 of my epic!
# Jul 30 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
166 posts
Greeting rangers of Norath. Just wanting to let everyone know that I am now the owner of this fine sword, grats to IA for the help.

Now, I am having some real problems. Pre-epic I was using a tox axe in main with an ornate long sword of slaughter in the off hand, deadly combo. I was excited to get my swiftwind unitl I acctually equiped it. It did not really improve my DPS, leaving the tox axe in the main hand. I am guessing that this is a situational item, now, and I had SCHW for haste before my epic. It seems like I can kill mobs faster, solo, with the hand wraps and the tox/OLoS combo then I can with the tox/swifty combo. Have yet to try the OLoS/swifty combo because of the 30+ delay of the OLoS.

Oh well, I did 1/2 of it and am raiding PoH to get the SEoC so I will have both. I just wanted to let the rangers out there know this, so that if they have really nice weapons already, this probably wont be an upgrade for you. It is still a cool status symbol to have your epics. I am a lvl 52 woody ranger by the way, only took me a year to get this far, hehe.
Ranger epic
# Jul 27 2004 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
I m a lvl 46 Ranger on Bristlebane server and my name is suilen and i think this is the Epic and i want to know who i talk to to start the epic quest
Re: Paying 10k for SSoC MQ
# Jul 23 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
Aredhiel, your in LoS if im correct and they raid PoSky everyone once in awhile. I used to be guilded with them and I got the piece on one of the sky raids. They may not do it anymore, but you may be able to tag along to another guild's raid there.

<Foreign Legion of Order>
# May 19 2004 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
not really that hard

Main parts are Jeaver,Hole and Sky
# Apr 07 2004 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
Got me Soulbound Hammer toinight off Jael, just need Swirling Sphere of Color now to get me Swifty ;) I however dont have the means to acquire one myself, nor do i know anyone with one or any ugilds that have been raiding PoS lately. On BRISTLEBANE, if you have one or know someone who does, or a guild that's been raiding PoS lately, PLEASE leave a post here or send me a tell in the game, thanks much <bow&wink>

Aredhiel the White
Faelin Bloodbriar and the Worn Note
# Mar 28 2004 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
167 posts
I read thru the posts and did see anything about Faelin Bloodbriar that I'm about to share. When I've seen her, she is always running around. Hailing her does not stop her for conversation. So I just ran behind her, gave the worn note (on the run) and quickly hit the Give button. No problems at all. I got her ring in return and she despawned. If you have experienced other different results, please let me know.

As to other posts on better Ranger-usable weapons, I think the idea is to foster a sense of pride and completion of a long and arduous quest. Anyone is able to collect enough plat to buy a sweet bazaar sold item.

In many ways, quests of this nature bring together several aspects of why we play the game. A sense of adventure, shared danger with comrades-in-arms, and the thrill when you achieve your final goal. After all, we are "Ever-Questing".
**steps down from soapbox**

Edited, Mon Mar 29 13:43:40 2004
# Feb 06 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Default
betta sword out there for ranger than this.....
RE: sword
# Mar 03 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
For those of us without access to the high end gear of the Elemental Planes and such, this is a GREAT Ranger sword for what is does for archery alone. It's very hard to get 40% and better haste items, let alone with Attack bonuses. MANY Rangers, even with better swords for melee, switch to Swiftwind when doing archery so they can get the attack bonus and get 40% haste. It still has great uses.

Also, this is still fairly comparable to almost every weapon we could buy in the bazaar, but with the haste . . .
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RE: sword
# Mar 22 2004 at 8:14 AM Rating: Default
531 posts
As far as I'm aware, regular worn haste items have NO effect on archery. If you want an item that effects archery you need to get yourself a good quiver. Quivers give 1/3 their weight reduction to bow haste. Thus, A Fleeting Quiver with 60% weight reduction will give you 20% bow haste.

Haste SPELLS on the other-hand will effect bow haste so get a Chanter, Shaman, or Bard(if grouped with them) to give you haste.

You would probably be better off with a good 36% haste item and better weapons than these swords. If money is a big problem, then these swords might be the upgrade you're looking for.
RE: sword
# Mar 22 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Excellent
195 posts
Yes, worn haste DOES effect archery. They only gave us quiver haste (equal to 1/3 of the weight reduction) because our bows were, at the time, so badly underpowered.

Swiftwind is not the best weapon in the game, but for those us that will most likely never get to the really high tier stuff, it is GREAT! Haste, Attack, great stats and resists. While the damage/delay isn't as good as a Stained Axe, for example, the stained axe is most likely being used at 22-31% haste. Haste to 40% and this is comparable.

You say get 36% Haste item? Hmm, how about I buy one in the bazaar? Whoops, they are up for sale at 150K for plat-for-dollars cheaters to buy. Go kill something with one? Well, too high level for Naggy and Vox, guild not strong enough for some of the others. Yet, with help from friends we were able to get to Pegasus/Griffon Isle for this epic!

I have eyepatch of plunder as well (20% self spell haste) so I'm at 60% melee. With my Fleeting Quiver (60% WR, so 20% archery haste) I'm at 80% bow haste.

Please do your research before posting that worn haste has no effect on archery, like on a Ranger forum where this has been researched.

Let me also point out that if your spell and worn haste has already put you at your haste cap (like at 84% for me) archery is then added to it. So if I'm at 84% through worn and spell, I'm at 104% archery because of my fleeting quiver. It's true and documented by people much smarter than me!

Edited, Fri Apr 2 18:00:19 2004
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RE: sword
# Jun 30 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Yes there are much better melee weaps for folks with Ele planes access. I STILL want to complete this for the +30 ATK for archery, and you need to complete Swiftwind to get the part needed to go with the Hate drop for Earthcaller. Earthcaller is a wonderfull solo weapon due to the SLOW. A Ele geared Ranger wouldn't use either epics all the time BUT they would still use both some of the time situationally. Thus its still worth the effort. I hope to get the Hole part done soon to make my Swiftwind Smiley: smile
RE: sword
# Mar 02 2004 at 2:05 PM Rating: Good
5,311 posts
You can say there are better items than the epics for most classes. So why are people still completing their epic quests?

It's a matter of pride to a lot of us.
what lvl?
# Dec 31 2003 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
What lvl do u need to be to do Swiftwind epic. Or what lvl should u be?
RE: what lvl?
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
I started at 51. Some people say you must be 51 before quest NPCs will talk to you. Getting Swiftwind is easy if you have 5 high lvl (60+) friends.

By the way, Swiftwind is primary only now.
RE: what lvl?
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
well with beasts you can do it at lvl 1 because there is no plane drops required but for rangers you MUST be at least 46 for planes and at 50 the NPC's will talk to you
FYI it is still secondary...

Edited, Mon Jan 19 11:54:06 2004
RE: what lvl?
# Jan 20 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, turns out I am just an idiot. A friend told me about the change not to long ago. I dont know if he typed it wrong or I read it wrong, but its absolutely SECONDARY only. Thats much better. Sorry about the confusion.
RE: what lvl?
# Mar 01 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
You can begin this epic at 46. Whether or not the NPCs will talk to you after that is based upon faction.
Epic guides at
# Nov 17 2003 at 12:53 PM Rating: Excellent
60 posts is a nice step-by-step guide telling you who to talk to, where to get what, and who to give it to. is a nice checklist (with auto-print Javascript) that lists each step. I suggest you print this out and check off each thing as you do it. You can do some things in a different order, but some items are used for intermediate tasks before being turned in. You might give away something you still need. Before you attempt a step out of order, make sure any turnin items aren't needed for other tasks.

Here's how I broke it up...

1-6 Getting the Shiny Tin Bowl
7-11 Getting the Hardened Mixture
12-16 Getting the Ancient Pattern
17-20 Getting the Platinum Speckled Powder
21-22 Getting the Enchanted Clay
23 Make the Runecrested Bowl
24-27 Getting the Ancient Longsword
28-34 Getting the Refined Mithril Blade
35-36 Getting Swiftwind
37-38 Getting Earthcaller

Obviously those can be broken down differently, but that seeemed pretty logical to me. Basically you have to do the whole epic minus the SEoC from Plane of Hate to get Swiftwind. Toward the end, the quests for the two items become intertwined, so that the only thing you can really skip to get just Swiftwind is the SEoC.

You give Faelin the Refined Ancient Sword to get Swiftwind. To spawn Faelin, you need to give Telin the sword first. You get that version of the sword from Usbak the Old. Usbak is spawned by giving Kinlo the hammer. That version of the hammer is from Mairee upon turning in the hammer off Jaeil and the SSoC from Plane of Air. The original version of the sword is from Telin in exchange for the Warmly Glowing Stone, which is from the stone off Venril Sathir's Remains and from the Runecrested Bowl. The bowl is from the Ancient Pattern, Platinum Speckled Powder, Enchanted Clay, and the Hardened Mixture. The Hardened Mixture is made in the Shiny Tin Bowl.

As you can see, you really have to do steps 1-36 to get your Swiftwind. The SSoC (and possibly other parts) could be MQed, but someone will have to do the first 36 steps to be able to get Swiftwind.
Stacks with haste?
# Oct 03 2003 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
I was wondering if this effect stacks with haste? I know you can have 1 haste item, 1 haste spell, and 1 haste song. Is this consedered a haste item?
RE: Stacks with haste?
# Oct 07 2003 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
Swiftwind is item haste. Stcks with certain bard songs and spell hastes.
LDoN upgrades
# Sep 12 2003 at 8:57 AM Rating: Decent
Well LDoN is out now so I was curious, any epic Rangers out there who can fill me in on how the swords have changed. In other words how many slots are available and what type are they?
RE: LDoN upgrades
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Tue Jan 20 10:10:34 2004
SwiftWind Secondary Only
# Aug 29 2003 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
Ummm by the way, SwiftWind is Secondary slot Only. Description above says Primary and Secondary.
MQ turn in
# Aug 07 2003 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
Question on the swirling sphere MQ turn in. I am just about ready to do it, and a friend has swiling sphere. Dont want to ***** this up. Just EXACTLY how is it done? I've never done an MQ before, beleive it or not lol
RE: MQ turn in
# Aug 07 2003 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
I just did this last night, both myself and the person who was mq'ing the swirling sphere for me were dubious to the turnin-npc. She gave the sphere then I gave the dwarven smiths hammer and it was faction needed apparently.
RE: MQ turn in
# Aug 10 2003 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
OK, but when he turns in his piece, does he hit give THEN i give my piece? Or do I do it while his give window still open?
In other worfs, does he do his WHOLE transaction before mine? i.e. he gives swirling sphere, then hits give, then I give hammer, then hit trade? Or does he give and keep window open while I give my piece? Then he hit give and I hit give? this is where I am confused.
RE: MQ turn in
# Aug 23 2003 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
No, you don't have to turn it at the same time as the person who MQ it for you does. Let them turn it and then turn your part in.

Yesterday as I was crossing the Bazaar I /ooced that I was looking for a MQ Swirling Sphere of colour./ Someone who turned out to be a 57 epic (Swifty & Earthcaller) RNG told me he got the sphere and agreed on MQing it for a Tigeraptor Cloak and Long Sword of Ethereal Energy :-)

We then went to Mairee Silentone in Erudin Palace, he gave the sphere, told me he'd done so, then i gave the hammer, and Bob's your uncle. 15 minutes later i'd my epic in hand :) I then went and grouped in PoV to try it out, and it rules !

Many thanks to Andaeinn for his helping me getting Siwfty :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 23 2003 at 9:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yay, got me swifty!
which is easier
# Jul 06 2003 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
which is easier to get swiftwind or earthcall and can just a lvl 57 get the stuff for it or kill all the stuff

RE: which is easier
# Jul 11 2003 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
You have to complete the whole quest to get both earthcaller and swifty. Swifty is easier to get as it's all straight up fights/quests.

Earthcaller is a PITA as you need to get the SEOC from Hate which is an ultra rare drop.

So in order to get EC, you have to do all the steps of swifty. Then when you have swifty, EC only one drop from Hate away. It's getting that drop that will make you pull your hair out.

Edited, Fri Jul 11 10:33:51 2003
RE: which is easier
# Nov 10 2003 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
Unless if your guild is strong enough to kill Inny who I think drops it commonly.
Turn Ins
# Jun 05 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
When you turn in the Hammer of the Ancients, do you get 2 "small bit of Mithril Ore" or does the first turn in mob give it back for the second turn in? Or is it required to repeat the steps to get another "Hammer of the Ancients"? I havent seen this posted anywhere else.
RE: Turn Ins
# Jul 11 2003 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
You get one small piece of mithril ore. You give that small piece of mithril to Kinlo to get the refined mithril blade. You give the mob that spawns from the soulbound hammer the ancient sword and he gives you refined ancient sword.

Turn in refined ancient sword to Telin Darkforest. This will spawn Faelin Bloodbriar. You then giver the refined ancient sword, and you get swiftwind.
Love it
# May 23 2003 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Swifty is great - A few minor things I have noticed that i would like to talk of / share .

Swifty has per haste of 40% - please remember there is a haste cap and a dly cap . Haste cap is quite low below 50 but not so relevant as youll be 50 ish when you get this. DLY cap .. no weapon can have its effective delay dropped below 10 ( this has been stated regularly by verant and soe) bear it in mind when choosing primary - It will take you a lot longer to get earthcaller but with this pairing soloing is great - 40% haste 50% slow and 500 dot means mob is a lot less scarey.

Im not getting into the ratio / dly pri/sec thing as people have already stated this correctly and if peeps dont get it they should have bought a finger waggler on ebay not a ranger :).

Some primary weapons to consider
Lupine dagger - Club of ice ocean - Long sword of ethereal energy - Edge of the nightwalker (<< my personal choice) - Snowchipper - all have advantages - good ratio , some proc , some have good stats , none are too slow . Quite a few are at the cheaper end of the market ( on a mature server so wont get into prices)

All in all swifty rules .... i love it :) the lightning on the blade ... the effort to get it all worth it and I am trying for earthcaller too - oh and soloing rangers ... eyepatch of plunder should get you to your haste limit as it is a spell :)

Ninjergranni Cazic Thule
RE: Love it
# Jul 01 2003 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
Actually the haste cap is 100%
RE: Love it
# Jul 26 2003 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
No - the haste cap is dependant on level and only reaches 100% at 60. See for a full discussion.
RE: Love it
# May 25 2003 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Ya ill try to find it .

It wasnt from a parser it was something to do with the actual game mechanics in that it ignored anything less then 10 dly and made it 10 due to a codding restriction I think
RE: Love it
# May 24 2003 at 7:19 PM Rating: Excellent
From what I've read there is no minimum delay cap. The way Everquest logs it only records once a second, so parses show the minimum delay to be 10 (1 second), even if you're hitting faster. I've never seen SoE stating there was a delay cap either - could you post a link? I'm interested to see if there really is a delay cap or not.
RE: Love it
# Jul 08 2003 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
204 posts
I've searched and searched.. and no luck, but I also remember reading about a "delay cap" of 10. What i can't remember however is where i read this (most likely dev corner) or if it was referring to a hard cap including haste, or a minimum delay that would be placed on an item. Mosscovered twig is the fastest weapon i personally know of, and it would make sense if that's what they were referring to.

If i happen to be able to find the post itself, i'll put a link here.
Yes the Swirling Sphere of Color is MQable
# Mar 04 2003 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
Mariee Silentone was dubious to just about all my toons. Had a DE Rallos Zek warr MQ the sphere with my ranger, went fine. Just make sure you hand in the sphere first then the hammer that she gives you back, not the hammer that Kin-dude in Kaldim gives you.
Level Requirment
# Feb 14 2003 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
What is the lowest level possible to do the final turn in to Faelin BloodBirar? If there is a part you need to be a higher level that that on then please tell me which part and what level =P

RE: Level Requirment
# Jun 06 2003 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
195 posts
If you are not at least 50 for final turn in to Faelin she will eat it. SHe will also not despawn adn have to be killed or repopped by a patch.
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# Feb 08 2003 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone ever mq ed the Swirling sphere part of the quest if so any tricks to it?
# Feb 10 2003 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
In January, I had the Swirling Sphere MQ'ed for me.

Both my guild-leader and I were apprehensive to the NPC. Obviously, neither of us wanted to find out whether this mattered. So, my guild-leader put the Sphere into a trade window with the NPC, waited while I finished casting SupCamo on him, and then hit 'give'. Then I hit 'sneak', came up from behind, handed her my contibution and got my reward.

Again, whether we needed to do this is uncertain to me, but it seemed the safest bet.

Best of luck on your questing ... I hope this helps :)
# Feb 13 2003 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
Got the MQ done with my ranger at dubious last night. As long as you're not KOS, you can get this done.
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