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Ball of Velium  

Charges: Unlimited
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Required level of 40.
Effect: Velium Shards (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 7.0)
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Misc
Submitted By:Siacay Espseras
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-12 08:19:22
Page Updated:Tue May 8th, 2012

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 40

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This item is found on creatures.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Crystal Caverns
Velketor's Labyrinth

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also drops off of
# Mar 09 2008 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
a crystalline watcher
Ball of Velium
# Aug 26 2004 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
I just got one of these of a Crystalline Hunter in Velketor's Labyrinth near the entrance.

Edited, Tue Nov 23 01:12:07 2004
RE: Ball of Velium
# Aug 27 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
61 posts
duplicate post (sorry)

Edited, Tue Nov 23 01:12:51 2004
# Apr 12 2004 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
great for stuning casters
# Apr 08 2004 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
in CC: two off 'a crystal spiderling' and one from 'a crystal crawler'. strange, six months ago I farmed up huge amounts of silk and didn't see any until now.
Right Clickly Nuke
# Jul 03 2003 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
I have Blazing Bracer of Fennin Ro (think its from ragefire or talendor) good range, excellent for pulling, and not to bad casting time
Required Level
# Mar 10 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
This item now has a required level of 40.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 10 2002 at 9:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OK, THIS ITEM SUCKS, I GET IT!!! I was waiting to try the proc, i got it grouped at 32, I thought a inf nuke item was kewl, and i thought velium shards did more than 12. Yes, the cast time sucks ***, and yes, this item does suck. But this is the first infinite nuke item i have ever seen, and i dont see why any tanks should complain, this just adds to the list of items that make them makeshift casters. Maybe if something like this was avaliable in the teens, it would be sought after by peeps. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY INF CHARGE CLICKABLE NUKE ITEMS, PLZ POST IT. THANKS
RE: Inf nuke items ROCK!!!!, regardless
# Mar 09 2003 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
this item is a good low agrro mana free pulling item for casters. you can also use the claas specific ceramic bands that cast a low level nuke. such as white ceramic band for mages, casts a 5 point nuke and is useable from your inventory slot, infinite charges. blue ceramic band for enchanters so on so forth.

Before you post something sucks, think about how it might have some situation specific use. this gives you a range 200, mana free, arrow free way to pull mobs.

Volcanus Eruptus
62 Evoc mage
Vallon Zek

Edited, Sun Mar 9 18:00:29 2003
RE: Inf nuke items ROCK!!!!, regardless
# Apr 30 2003 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually it's range 30, I've tried to pull with it... You need to be in melee range to hit them. Ask a monk about pulling toys, they usually know =p. Happy Dragons are low agro pulling 200 range nukers, and apparently rechargable (1 point nuke). Another are pumice stones, 200 range little dispel, nice for those DS'd ccasters, but limited on charges. Casters have their pottery made casting rings, those are the nice mana free, infintite charged, low agro pullers.
# Jun 04 2002 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
246 posts
If you do not have something with better stats in your range slot by the time you are big enough to get one of these then you better re-evaluate your gear. As for the effect: It would not suck as a prok. The little bits of extra damage always help. It also wouldn't suck it the casting time was 2-3. I got one of these and always found better things to do in the 7 seconds this would take to cast. I ended up destroying mine within minutes, so I never got to see the graphics people say look so cool. Maybe it does look really cool. I'm not here to dog on its looks, only its uselessness.
RE: Why?
# Jun 05 2002 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
It's a toy. A lot of people will have nothing, or effectively nothing in range at the level they go to crystal caverns. Like a small wisdom diety, or a batling eye, or a bow with no stats. It turns all your resists green, and your hand red.
RE: Why?
# Oct 13 2002 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
Word. A monk casting? thats awesome =)
# Jan 18 2002 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
Got one off a crystal spiderLING last night in Crystal Caverns.

Effect is Velium Shards, Zero Range, 7 second cast, 12 hit points maximum damage.

Can't be used for pulling, do more melee damage in 7 seconds H2H as a monk.

It DOES have +1 to all resists, so this is a useful item for some magic runs. Other than that, this is a toy. It looks cute when equipped. It makes spell effects.

Zinj, Fat Monk of Norrath
47th Rung on the Ladder of Life, Vazaelle.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 25 2001 at 1:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) who drops this item in cc
Its uber rare in thurg
# Aug 15 2001 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
well at lvl 39 to 41 i was soloing the mines for ez xp i soloed the hole mine sep the 2 dwarfs i have a total of about 30 hours all together fighting in the mines and about 15 hours figting spiders in CC and i have never seen the thing drop well just posting i really don't need this item cause i got a bow of the huntsmen (can't wait till the thing procks) well just telling ya with about 45 hours of fighting stuff that can drop these things they must be uber rare if i have not seen them drop 1 time or maybe its just some luck.
RE: Its uber rare in thurg
# Sep 10 2001 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
Got one off a crystal webmaster in CC this mornin
# Aug 12 2001 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
effect seems useless as far as i can see. no range - no pulling. 7 secs casting 12-14 damage sucks IMO....


1 sv all in range isn't too bad. 3 str or 1 sv all... hmmm... ah well, At this point I got the room in my inv to shoose between 10 hp/1 sv all/3str and 3 wis...

still looking for a range toy that i can use for pulling, or for a toy in my range slot that actually has some decent stats ( like the item the mages can summon with the save poison on it;)
Pimp Graphic
# Aug 07 2001 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
I got mine off of a spider in Velks Lab the other day, pretty much useless cept for the fact I'm using Sword of Pain/Clay Guard Shield and it looks kind of stupid, so I just equip my Ball o' Velium and there you go, I'm more pimp then ever. Not worth TRYING to get, but if one drops loot it to just be cool =)
Like me =)
COOL Graphic!
# Aug 06 2001 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
I have been camping the Crystal Caverns and obtained this item. I almost didn't loot it because I didn't know what it was and I am SO GLAD that I did!

I haven't tried using its SHARDS OF VELLIUM effect yet - the reason I love it is because of the GRAPHIC! This item produces a red, pulsing graphic around your hand that is the same graphic used for some famous Monk thing or other... essence of Do maybe?

At any rate to get the graphic: Everquest will (of course) want to show the items in your Primary and Secondary Weapons slot. I have a Cone of the Mystics in my Primary Slot, a Crystal Webshield in my secondary slot, and the Ball in my Tertiary slot. If I click on either the cone or the Crystal Shield in the Persona screen, of course the Cone and Shield show up in the graphical representation of the character. However if I then pick up (thereby unequipping and requipping) the ball, the Primary and Secondary items vanish and I have the pulsing red glow!

I have made a hotkey slot for my Ball of Velium and absolutely love it. When I zone in I click on the ball quickly, replacing my primary graphics with my tertiary graphics, then run around the zone as normal. It looks particularly good on my Redheaded Female High Elf Chanter, when she is wearing her advisors robe.

I never even knew that it DID anything! I will have to try it now (the SHARDS OF VELLIUM thing I mean.) I just wanted to say if you ever have the chance to loot this item, DO IT! It ROCKS!

Enchanter of 35 Circles
Draconis Rampant


Kishi's Statistics:

(Warning: this WILL take time to load up, be patient! However it DOES have a picture of my High Elf Chanter wearing her new Advisors robe and sporting her Ball of Velium.)
Does it has to be in range slot to use it?
# May 17 2001 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
Does it work like Jboots where you dont have to wear them in your feet slot to use it? Does it work from an open slot in your backpack?
No, it doesn't Suck, you're just looking at it wrong.
# May 07 2001 at 9:04 AM Rating: Excellent
43 posts
Ok, it's not useful for pulling, it has a very low-melee cast range but..

-Spell interruption is always helpful.
-Some classes are very limited on range-slot items and the resists never hurt.

But, more importantly -
Why are items nodrop?
(according to VI)
#1 - Limit who will loot the item (ie only those who can use it loot it)
#2 - Quest items (to limit powerleveling twinks with such items, etc.)

Notice that this item is All/All and is not LORE? Additionally, it weighs 0.0 but still requires medium+ containers.

To my knowledge, all items that are NODROP, but Not Lore and have no class/race restrictions are for quests. (albeit not all of said quests are functional)

Citizens of Frost Stone (dwarves in CC) are dubious to everyone. But they have a bank, and vendors. Presently, only rogues, monks, and enchanters can utilize the vendors. My suspicion is that this item will soon be utilized in a faction quest. After all, Velius IS still under construction. ;)
RE: No, it doesn't Suck, you're just looking at it wrong.
# Jan 31 2002 at 2:36 AM Rating: Default
I, also, can sell to the merchants and I am a gnome magician with brell serilis. aprehensive is what they con to me.
RE: No, it doesn't Suck, you're just looking at it wrong.
# Jul 28 2001 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Good idea about the faction quest, this may well be true, but some of your info is wrong. Myself, a dwarf pally, am apprehensive to the dwarven merchants in CC and can sell to them with ease. Any who disbelieve this can log into Bristlebane server and come watch me do it if they really want to.
# May 03 2001 at 3:19 AM Rating: Default
It is a random drop from any velious spiders. Since there are spiders in CC, Velks, and Thurgadin, it is possible to obtain them from any of these locations. As for the actual item, it is clickable, but only wihtin melee range. Not useful for pulling. It is a 7 second cast time anyways, would be easier to just chuck a shrukien at the mob. As far as usfulness, there realy isnt any, its a great looking effect tho for those of us not used to casting ice spells (im a 57 magician). It feels good, as an elemntalist, to have control of another element other then fire. Although i did use it in a duel one time with my wizard friend. We both went OOM towards the end of the fight, and started piercing each other. Then i reached into my backpack and whipped this guy out and started casting. It was actually uselful for a moment, helped me take down the wizz.
# May 01 2001 at 9:12 PM Rating: Default
Fer all yo that say this sucks two words

SPELL INTERUPTION on critters .. need not say more ..
Crystal Caverns
# Apr 24 2001 at 9:20 PM Rating: Default
Where is the world is Crystal Caverns is it a new zone or somthing ???
RE: Crystal Caverns
# Jun 03 2001 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
Crystal Caverns is in the Orc Fort in EW. It has been there as long as the rest of Velious.
# Mar 28 2001 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default
Ya know, guys. It's not that everything in the world is SUPPOSED to be useful. :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 26 2001 at 3:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I M 37 ! INSSUFISANT LVL GRRRRRRRRRR
# Mar 20 2001 at 7:38 PM Rating: Default
Does procing this ball halp to aggro mobs onto you? if your casting it and fighting at the same time?
no, very useful
# Mar 04 2001 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
This takes the place of 100 arrows i need to carry and my heavy bow..for a monk this is particularly nice
RE: no, very useful
# Sep 17 2002 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
This is completely NOT useful. It has a POINT BLANK range, can't be used until level 40 and has a 7 second cast time. For a whopping 12 damage (I was playing with one of these and using it to nuke a snow bunny to death and it never scored a higher hit that 12) and +1 to all saves.
Only usefulness
# Feb 12 2001 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
The only use I have found for this, is to fine tune yourself while binding wound. You know, when you have bound yourself to JUST over 50%, by say 1hp, well, just cast this on yourself, takes you just below 50%, allowing one more bind wound on self while soloing, other than that, not much actual use for process.

what is deal w these and merchants?
# Jan 26 2001 at 2:43 AM Rating: Default
I had of these and tried to sell to merch in dorf town. The merch sed she would give me 29 plat for it - woo hoo! But then when you actually press "Sell" she says "I'm not interested in buying that" ... some weird bug? Do merchs in other zones do the same thing or can you actually sell this otherwise worthless thing for 30 plat somewhere?
RE: what is deal w these and merchants?
# Jan 28 2001 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
Since these are no drop and no drop can't be sold its most likely a bug.
RE: what is deal w these and merchants?
# Feb 21 2001 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
The item has a valule in the game but then it checks the nodrop status when you click to sell it and finds it cannot be dropped and thus not sold....

It has happened with all items since opening....

Nothing to worry about ;)
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