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Blue Crystal Staff  

Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 35
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
INT: +10 HP: +10 MANA: +30
SV FIRE: +20 SV COLD: +20
WT: 0.6 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WIZ
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:The power of Solusek Ro radiates from this item
Item Type:1H Blunt
Submitted By:Alderon
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:32:59
Page Updated:Thu Apr 27th, 2023

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 46

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This item is found on creatures.

Kedge Keep
NPC Name
Phinigel Autropos


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Temple of Solusek Ro
Quest Name
Wizard Epic: Staff of the Four

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Kedge Keep

You may also hail a harbinger of the seas in Kedge Keep to spawn a loot-locked version of Phinigel Autropos that will only drop the Blue Crystal Staff.

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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MQ Information As Of 2014
# Mar 29 2014 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Ok So I did this MQ for my Guildmate on 03/29/2014. I had it on my level 90 bard. True spirit faction was not up to par so Arantir would not accept my trade. I stood behind him, and had to HIDE & SNEAK to get him to take it. Now i'm not sure if just one will work, HIDE might work by itself. But I used both and he accepted it just fine, and then my guildmate turned in the other 2 staffs and got the final piece she needed.
# Dec 26 2008 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
mark this as rare or uncommon. dropped 2 outta 25 times.
Successful MQ
# May 28 2008 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
i just successfully MQed both the blue crystal staff and gnarled staff for an aspiring wizard. my faction was indifferent. no need to sneak
Not MQable anymore
# May 10 2008 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
Went to do the phinney staff turn in today for my Wizzy and you can NO LONGER MQ it!!!!
Not MQable anymore
# Nov 22 2009 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
that is incorrect, something must have been wrong or the wizard must have not met the level requirement for the turnins, because I can confirm that this MQ still works.
How much to MQ?
# Sep 17 2004 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know how much the MQ of this goes for?
How much to MQ?
# May 23 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
Just some info I would like on the MQ...

Does the MQ still work?

As I gather, the MQ'er has to do the turn in 1st, correct?

Also does the MQ'er have to have a certain amount of faction with Arantir?

Only reason I am asking these question is because I had a friend try to MQ the blue crystal staff, but Arantir just gave it back to her.

Any recent info would be appreciated.


How much to MQ?
# Mar 08 2008 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
331 posts
To MQ the Blue Crystal Staff, have the person with the BCS shroud into rogue form. The quester and the MQer then meet in Halas. The quester then spawns the turn in NPC. The MQer enters hide & sneak and turns in the staff. Then the quester hands in his portions.

MQ complete. ;)
# Jul 12 2004 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
I was lucky i suppose.. got staff off this dude after first kill. 65 pally and Bard with 61 wiz. pally and bard lost 1% hp each.. complete overkill!!! But dont take a chance have a good tank and you should be fine for him.Now all i need is golem hehe so close :)

Blader Atomical
61th Level Sorceror
Anyone have tips for MQing this staff?
# Jul 08 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
Need some info on MQ. Is there faction you need to have for it etc. Dont want to lose the other 2 staffs in the process.
PffffT!!! PfffffT!!!
# Apr 18 2004 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
Soloable with a non-EP flagged/VT/Ssra geared lvl 65 Mage, 140 ish AA's

Did i say soloable? I meant overkill

Fried Fish anyone ???

BTW u sure he drops the Part of Yaeth's Compendium 73 right page ????????
# Dec 01 2003 at 7:36 PM Rating: Default
199 posts
This staff mqable, got one off phinny last nigh
I got super lucky and thanks To Elza guild
# Oct 25 2003 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
Ok this is a funny one but first let me thank Elza guild. For what? let me tell you. I was going after my BCS on Veeshan server and my guild killed him once in the afternoonbwith no drop so I camped him. I fell alseep because I woke up and saw that I had biggie except I was bound on ledge in Phinnys room...underwater. Well I had gone from almost 58 to 53. Then Elza guild shows up Rezzes me while killing Phinny when he popped and gave me the Blue Crystal Staff. So I was very lucky got staff on second try and back up to 57. Thank you Elza, I can't say it enough.

Mystereon Deathfinder 57 (again) Wizzie
# Jun 26 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
I've single pulled Phinny with this technique, I'm sure others know as well but if you're a Wizard, Bind yourself to the ledge, then send your eye down there to target phinny, then invis up and swim down into the room on the opposite side of where Phinny be, Get down to the bottm of the cave. Then with Phinny being still targeted, just root him(he'll resist anyways) and immediately GATE. You might get hit or might not. Once you gate back to the ledge, Phinny himself just appears and you and your group can take him out. And BTW, this must be one of the worst camps to get Epic pieces... I've heard of people killing this dude of up to 20 times just to get their piece... He's about a 12 hour respawn.
RE: Pulling
# Jul 11 2005 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
Also you can bind at zone in. Trot down to phinny, use an eye to target him. Then swim to the very top of his room and aggro. I usually use my flux staff or annul magic, then gate. If you aggro him when he is at the center highest point of his room you'll get like one seahorse add that's it. I duo'd him about an hour ago this way. 65 wizard, and 70 cleric, was pie.

Unfortuneatly he didn't drop a staff. So I'm going back this evening and we'll see what happens.
RE: Pulling
# Jun 27 2003 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
Have attempted Phinny 4 times. First 1 was a success with about 12 peeps, next 2 were success with Rng-65, Wiz-65, Clr-62, Mag-64 and Wiz-55. Last one was with about 20 peeps with the Wiz-65, and the max of the rest was 56, and we died on Phinny twice. Didn't realise Seahorses respawned so fast and we didn't have time for only cleric to med up. We wasted a lot of mana on seahorses and were fairly disorganised.
(By "success", I mean we killed Phinny, no Wiz staff dropped yet.)

There is a post under the Gnarled Staff that says someone killed Phinny 67 times before he dropped the Blue Crystal Staff.

Anyone had a harder time than that yet?

RE: Pulling
# Sep 01 2003 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
If you followed the pull strategy you wouldn't have had to fight the seahorses.
RE: Pulling
# Oct 02 2003 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
Hehe, hadn't seen your post at the time.

Got him last night. Just lulled the seahorses, and SK pulled Phinny. We had a full group of 58 -65 with no healer (Ranger don't count =P). 63 Chanter hasted us, and lulled guards.
I don't think anyone got as low as 90pct health.

That's about 7 kills and no wizzie staff.
RE: Pulling
# Jan 02 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
Lost count. I think I'm up to 9 attempts now and no staff.

But, the Seahorses can now see invis. I'm sure this is a change. I have never seen any capable of seeing invis before.

I went with a mage, and 3 of the 4 Seahorses could see invis, we killed them, but too slow and they were respawning before I could drag Phinny out. So we had to kill another Seahorse.

2 Guardians spawned down in Phinnys room. And now only 1 of the 4 seahorses could see invis after the respawns.

PERHAPS Phinny is casting See invis buff on them. Not sure.

Edited, Fri Jan 2 00:57:44 2004
MQable Wizard Staff
# Jun 24 2003 at 3:25 AM Rating: Good
Please be very careful about attempting to MQ any of the wizard staffs. I attempted this recently. A friend of mine *a druid* had the blue crystal staff he was holding for me for MQ. When I finally got both of the other staffs, we headed for Halas to do the MQ. The druid DID NOT have the faction needed for the turn in, and Arantir ate all three staves. I spent approximately a week petitioning to attempt to get my staves back. Normally, a GM will not give back items lost during an MQ attempt, but the one I spoke with was very nice, and gave me my two staves back. Please be careful about MQing.
RE: MQable Wizard Staff
# Jan 25 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
For the love of god you do NOT need True Spirit faction for the quest. Open trade window, have someone cast invis on you, then hit the trade button and you are fine. For MQ just have 3 people in the group with the 3rd non MQ person being one that has the invis spell. Stop wasting staves...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
# May 23 2003 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
Sorry about this, but I went to Kedge with my ranger friend to see if he was up, he was, but level 60's were camping him. They didn't need the peice, so they invited us to join. He dropped it. I did VS two days earlier and got that peice on the first kill. Now on to Fear as soon as possible.
Epic Turn In Lvl?
# May 21 2003 at 6:12 AM Rating: Default
Whats the lowest lvl u can do the turn in for the epic of all 3 staves?

Zanumren Zap
49th Wizard Gnome
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Drop Rate
# May 19 2003 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
I just want to say that I am sick of this camp! I have killed Phinny more than 10 time (lost count) the fact that this guy has like 4 epic pieces on him makes it a pain in the *** to camp since the only times that I have heard of this staff dropping there were no wizzies there to loot the thing. I started camping him at lvl 50 and now at 59 I STILL don't have this drop. Well I just wanted to ***** a little bit to let anyone who is thinking that this camp would be quick...well it isn't.
# Apr 08 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if Phinny is a 24 or 12 hour spawn time?
# Mar 28 2003 at 7:35 AM Rating: Default
Ok, I don't care if everyone knows this or not. Here is the no fail method of pulling Phinigel Autropos! Get a lvl 65 paladin or close, if they are lower than 65 without the HoTs and great ability to heal themselves then bring along another person who is a healer.

Anyway, gather at least one other person who needs the epic piece, preferably mage/wizard combo is nice. Now get to the ledge, after you're there the mage or wizard sends an Eye of Tallon out into phinigel's lair to get a target on him.
The paladin will then proceed to swim in targetting distance of each of the 4 swirlspine seahorses and cast pacify on them. The second the last one is pacified the paladin will target the person with phinigel on target, assist, and boom pull with a spell such as stun since he is immune.

I have done this twice and it was a single pull both times the first try and both were successful kills. And to top it off I have my Blue Crystal Staff because of it. :p You do not need anyone who isn't a paladin or healer on this one, just bring whoever needs the epic piece and at most a paladin and a healer (ie. 58+ shaman / druid or a 56 cleric) because any extra will just create more aggro to throw around and ***** things up. Good luck getting your staves wizards...

Liveye (lvl 60 Wizard Ayonae Ro)

PS- Heh if anyone, like me, has a short friend list all other methods suck badly. Please use this method so we can get phinny in an out as quickly as possible and get him dropping more staves.
What does it look like
# Mar 26 2003 at 12:09 PM Rating: Default
When phinigel is holding this item what does it look like? The mage staff or a tiny little wand with a blue tip?
# Mar 19 2003 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
I was in a Phinny Raid for a caster a I know and this dropped unfortunetly there where no wizzies where there, so I got the chance to loot it for a mate of mine was just wondering if this is MQ'ble and what faction ya need to be able to hand it in

# Feb 10 2003 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
umm ya cheating way doesnt work i did it with a 51 ranger solomen is a joke to keel i chain stunned while ranger beat him down and he didnt drop the three staves he dropped a robe of the initiate and darkwood stave.
# Jan 30 2003 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
Can this stil be MQ'd after the faction changes?
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 09 2002 at 6:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I killed this overgrown tadpole 5 times got my staff finally i thought it was going to be a waste to kill him cuz i didnt see the staff in his hand and actually went AFK for two hours and came back and he was stil up luckily but it cost me 16 deaths lol. i went afk underwater bound right there and got killed by something when invis fell then drowned 15 more times a guildie came down and fed me a EB Song for an hour beofre i got back was very sad i was lvl 58 from lvl 60 lol.
RE: Times
# Sep 22 2002 at 7:59 PM Rating: Default
Smiley: yikes OMG! If that is true id kill myself! Sorry pal....guess that will teach you NOT to go afk while underwater Smiley: smile. Even with EB item its still dangerous!
# Aug 08 2002 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
is the spawn times corrct? I have been going there every day and he is never up. does he spawn and then despawn?
Cheating Way!!
# Jul 08 2002 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
The cheating way to do this is simply kill solomen (yes its hard) But he drops the 3 staves.. then all you have to do is give them to Arantir and Get the bag then give it to Solomen and you IS DONE! (Done this at 51 and my 15 wizard friend has these 3 staves waiting to hit 51!!)
RE: Cheating Way!!
# Aug 02 2002 at 10:11 PM Rating: Default
Yeah. And I killed the sleeper.
RE: Cheating Way!!
# Dec 05 2003 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
THE SLEEPER IS DEAD!!!! well, at least on one server :)
RE: Cheating Way!!
# Aug 04 2002 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
Can u be more detailed pls . Did u killed Solomen and got 3 staffs ?
How many people u need to kill him ?
Do u have other mobs get agrro , when start fighting him ?
How many HP he has?

Thank u.

RE: Cheating Way!!
# Aug 10 2002 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
even "if" true, you would need people willing to trash their true spirit faction.
RE: Cheating Way!!
# Aug 11 2002 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
Like shadowknights? or people that already have thier epics?
RE: Cheating Way!!
# Sep 22 2002 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
This post just came up from a deep part of my brain. And thought id post this, NOT to prove the guy that claims Killing Solo will get you the staffs, but to inform ppl about the faction thing.

From the Sept 4 2002 patch.

- There is a fellow named Moltak in Sol Temple. Killing him gives a negative faction adjustment with the True Spirit faction. BUT, if you have a very, very bad faction with True Spirit, killing him will also reset your faction to a more tolerable level. So don't mess with this fellow unless folks on the True Spirit faction are willing to kill you on sight.
- Made some modifications to the faction effects of the Wizard Epic quest.
Pulling Phinny. The EASY way.
# May 19 2002 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
69 posts
We've done this several times, a few with 0 deaths. It's quick, easy, virtually painless. I'll post this in a few places so people know it.
Phinigal Autropos is a 53rd level Wizard found in the depths of Kedge Keep. He has 4 seahorses around him and 2 guardian seahorses that spawn when the swirlspines are killed. How do you kill him the easy way? You NEED a monk (or else he WILL die) and a tank. Both groups get into the bottom of the ledge, back around below. The monk swims AROUND the lair to the opposite side of the ledge while invis. The monk swims close enough to aggro ALL 4 SEAHORSES and then drops invis. He swims back up to the side opposite the ledge. When he shouts that all 4 seahorses are on him, the main tank swims down and tags Phinny and takes him to the ledge. Monk FDs. Swirlspines go back to their spawn spot (with or without killing the monk). Phinegal MUST BE KEPT back into the back corner of the ledge and people must push him into the corner to kill him. If you attack him and force him back out of the ledge, he will aggro the 4 seahorses and you will have a s**tstorm on your hands. Fight him in the corner back in the ledge and hopefully some wizard will have a Blue Crystal Staff.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 20 2003 at 6:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ahem, I believe the correct term is Cluster F**k. Thank you... :p
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