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Dark Ember  

Lore Item Placeable
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 32
DMG: 13 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +2 WIS: +5 HP: +20 MANA: +20
Effect: Burn (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 35
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Smithing Hammer of Firbrand the Black
Item Type:1H Blunt
Light:Tiny Glowing Skull
Merchant Value:23 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Divine
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-02 10:34:17
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: 700pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 37

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This item is found on creatures.

Eastern Wastes
NPC Name
Firbrand the Black
The Fabled Firbrand

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Eastern Wastes
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Uploaded October 26th, 2016 by snailish
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# Sep 26 2004 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
kinda angry that the procs are lvl 36 but this is stil a very good item
i like this alot
# Apr 16 2004 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
i got this for 250pp today (i desided it would be a nice birthday present to myself)
what levels
# Feb 01 2004 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
i am a 32 bst that said i whould help some frends to git dark ember if i am 32 and a 34cliric and a 30 druid can we kill him?
Cost Ha Ha
# Nov 22 2003 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
I have a level 40 Dru on Tunare, and I got this for him at level 35 in the bazaar for 100pp. Looking at the rest of these posts, I got a hell of a deal. Just goes to show what a little patience can do for you when buying something.
I will admit that it took me two days of shopping before I got the price I wanted, But it was worth the wait! As a Druid, I don't hit too well in melee fights, but I find this to be an Excellent item to have for those difficult times just before I ding to a new spell level. The old spells are not always enough to do the job, But this has saved my bacon more than once.
# Feb 15 2003 at 3:51 AM Rating: Default
Can I get this thing at lvl 38? i just dinged, and I have a 31 warrior friend who wants to help me. Would we be ok, or would i be better off alone? Or should i just stay the hell away from him for now?

# Mar 14 2003 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
depends what class you are. but youd be safe with a group of 3 due to erratic spawn adds that occasionally occur.
Common drop
# Feb 06 2003 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
I went in with some guildmates and stayed for about 3 hours, 2 of these dropped. We also got alot of orcish lutes and Ry`gorr armor.
RE: Common drop
# Apr 14 2003 at 7:39 AM Rating: Default
You must have went during a ring war or something. Firbrand the Black spawns about 1 out of every 10 blacksmith and 1 out of every 10 times he has this. During ring war he is always up and always has this!

Eldrik Kirdle
54th season druid
Vallon Zek
sweet weapon
# Jan 21 2003 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this thing in the bazaar earlier for only 450pp, I used it and a couple of other things along with a shammy near by to pl myself in blackburrow from 1-10 in about 2 hours
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 30 2002 at 7:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Could I solo this guy as a 40druid?
got a good deal
# Oct 26 2002 at 2:54 PM Rating: Default
Today i bought a Dark ember in bazaar on the seventh hammer server for 350p and a centi warhammer, i think i got a pretty good deal, its usually around 850-1k
RE: got a good deal
# Dec 09 2002 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
This weapon proc for me at 35. Though it is more consistent now at 36 but it did at 35.
RE: got a good deal
# Mar 04 2003 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
Depends on DEX :)
Proc level
# Oct 17 2002 at 5:50 AM Rating: Default
Procs at lvl 36
# Oct 07 2002 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
Hey i was just wondering what lvl does this thing proc?
what now
# Sep 24 2002 at 7:20 AM Rating: Default
to the guy who l.ost the two dark embers how could you have lost two at the same time when their lore?

Arguing on the internet is much like the special olympics if you win or lose your still retarded
RE: what now
# Dec 29 2002 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
8 posts
And talking about disabled people like the way you do makes you an *******.

Edited, Sun Dec 29 07:23:45 2002
RE: what now
# Oct 01 2002 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
First figure out how to use the reply.
Second figure out how to READ THE POST!

Silly mortals
Eldrik Kirdle 43rd lvl Druid
Vallon Zek
Worst day ever
# Jun 27 2002 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
In my year of EQ life, today was the wrost day ever. I got two dark embers stolen from me, for those of you keeping score at home thats 3kpp gone in one day.

The frist was to someone i was PLing. He was using a Veilum Warhammer so i lent him my Dark Ember while i was PLing him. Halfway through he asked to trade hammers, i resisting laughing and said id rather keep mine. Anyway druing a short med break, he loged with my hammer.

After that i went back to Eastern Wastes to get a new one. Anyway after waiting four hours for FirBrand to pop, i get ready to cast harmony, and BAM KSed.

The moral of this story is not to trust newbies and make sure you annoce when your camping something

Oh btw, died three times that day

Edited, Sun Jun 30 19:08:50 2002
RE: Worst day ever
# Aug 11 2003 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
i did something like that before i had 1 weapon on my char and in bank i let a newbie use it he went ld and never said anyting i when through 3HOURS before i asked a good friend of mine to get me 800PP to get a dark ember
RE: Worst day ever
# Oct 15 2002 at 2:26 AM Rating: Default
Way to go there STUPID ! How about letting me hold all of you plat you have in the bank while you switch chars ....*snikers* Anyone who has played EQ (even newbies) know Trust must be earned NEVER let someone hold something you cant aford to loose and you ALWAYS announce your camps...and BTW ksing is only considered once a target HAS been enguaged NOT almost or about to ....So sorry about your bad luck....PS I will sell you my Dark Ember I got right before this guy thought he was going to drop him. Man he was mad too , said something about casting harmony and I was a kill stealer.
RE: Worst day ever
# Sep 13 2002 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
The only people I would ever PL are guildies or people that I know IRL. Coincidentally, those two groups are also the only two I would EVER loan gear or cash to. Did the lyin theivin *&#$% fit into either of those two categories? If not, what were you doin givin him your gear?!?!?!
RE: Worst day ever
# Sep 11 2002 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
don't know how what price you calculated for it, but they go at 700pp in the bazaar these days. Still quite an amount though.

And use your guild to make this stealer's life miserable.

goodluck obtaining a new one..
RE: Worst day ever
# Aug 12 2002 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
Ummm and the lesson we've learned today is...


I feel bad for you, but it's common sense dude...
RE: Worst day ever
# Oct 13 2002 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
I have about 10kpp worth of gear and cash loaned out ot members of my guild, none of whom I know in RL. But I've known them a long time in game, and trust them.

But never loan something you can't afford to lose, especially to someone you don't know well.

BTW, a centi warhammer would have been better for PLing, and cheaper too.
RE: Worst day ever
# Jul 17 2002 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
I think, perhaps, you are a little too trusting?
Battle Cleric
# May 07 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
Prodigal Son
20,643 posts
After spending some time wearing a dress and playing with dolls, I decided to drop the wussy image and start getting fierce. Got a Netherbian Chitin to swap out with my Crystal Covered Shroud (stats are worse except for the AC, and fire resist) got me a Charred Guardian shield and this baby.
I'd been working up my melee skills with a Velium Etched mace then switched to this. Granted it's a bit slow, but I'm hitting for 25-30 a pop and with haste buffs, I'm almost doing viable melee damage. It procs like mad which is a nice little bonus. The stats kick *** and overall I'm VERY happy with this (I paid 500pp for the DE and a Goblin Soulcaller neckpiece to a guildie)
publiusvarus wrote:
we all know liberals are well adjusted american citizens who only want what's best for society. While conservatives are evil money grubbing scum who only want to sh*t on the little man and rob the world of its resources.
RE: Battle Cleric
# Sep 30 2002 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
Ok bro no offence i know your a cleric, 25-30 ain't viable melee damage at 52, my 15th lvl ogre war hits for 30-34, albiet with 215str and a centi, but at 52 i hope your healing more then hitting.

15th lvl warrior
Thouluxe Paells

Edited, Mon Sep 30 23:31:13 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 23 2002 at 2:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ill buy one of these im in nro send tell if anyone wants to sell to a newbe pally lvl 10
RE: ill buy one
# Apr 23 2002 at 8:16 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Hey, great. I'll go look for you. Oh wait, maybe you're on a different server. Also, you probably won't be on at the same time. Hopefully, you are able to sense my sarcasm. You will be very unlikely to get one of these by posting this here. A better idea would be to add one to your want to buy wishlist. Even better would be to go to your server's auction zone, or use the auction channel, and buy one online. Although, how a lvl 10 has 1000pp to spend on a weapon, I don't know. Furthermore, if you have 1kpp to spend, buy a good slashing weapon. centi shortsword will outdamage this, and is about 400pp. for 2 handed, you can pick up a mithril 2hander for about 500pp, and that will also outdamage this.

Leave these to the poor clerics and druids, who can't use the good slashing weapons.
Great item
# Apr 10 2002 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
Personally, I think this is a great weapon for me. I'm a 39 Druid, just bought it for 1k. When I solo I use it along with my ToV. When I'm in a group I use my Paw of Opolla and my ToV. I think the difference between WIS is not all that a big deal, especially when I can melee :).
And as far as a Duid not using a weapon after 34 (or whatever lvl) that's purely a Druid's OWN choice. If a Druid is worth anything he/she will already have done thier part (DS/snare/dot/DD) in the group BEFORE they begin to melee.
RE: Great item
# Mar 07 2003 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
Personally I think you need more wis. Youre not going to be hitting those higher lvl mobs. I likt it and all for now hoping to get Sheild of Bane Warding soon and paw of opolla. Thats 29 wis bud, Youre choice on DE and ToV.. but its alot less wis
RE: Great item
# Jun 27 2002 at 12:28 AM Rating: Excellent
44 posts
I agree, as far as any character, caster or no, is concerned you need a weapon of some kind. So why not make it one as nice as this so that you can survive when you are out of mana. Just my 2cp.

Tuuvan Arboremplexo

Edited, Thu Jun 27 01:19:54 2002
The Maiden's Eye
# Apr 05 2002 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
I found this on the ground in The Maiden's Eye on the moon. It was one the Toiler hill so i thought maybe someone might have looted it and dropped it, which means they now drop on the moon. Can anyone confirm?
RE: The Maiden's Eye
# May 06 2002 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
You are so lucky to have found one just laying around. I got lucky and purchased one in NFP for the low price of 650pp =0 and have been very happy with it since then!
RE: The Maiden's Eye
# Apr 11 2002 at 2:52 PM Rating: Default
i can confirm that you are one of the luckiest sob's alive )
RE: The Maiden's Eye
# Oct 14 2002 at 11:55 AM Rating: Default
or one of the lyingest, lol
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 29 2002 at 9:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I need one for my main and I am willing to do anything for one. I am on the Sullon Zek server and my name is Neion. Ive offered 10k to someone before. If ur quiting or anything plz notify me if u have this
# Feb 06 2002 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
I was huntin in FM when some druid comes up to me and gives me two 10% reduction pages with a Dark Ember and 6800pp of other stuff. Woot! Now i'm a twinked lvl 26 druid and i didn't even meen to be.
RE: Hehe
# Mar 01 2002 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
Yup did that with a level 5 on the Karana server. Quit that server for another so just gave all my stuff to a newbie. He got about 12k worth of caster equipment.

Every once in a while you get really lucky :)
# Jan 20 2002 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
How much damage does the proc do? And at what Level does it proc at? Any help would be nice because it's between this and a centi warhammer not sure which would be better for my druid.
RE: Effect?
# Jan 21 2002 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
114 posts
So far, I've only seen the Effect do about 14 points of damage when it proc's. I didn't get mine until level 39, but I've heard that it start proc's at level 35.
RE: Effect?
# Mar 27 2002 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
It started to proc for me the moment I hit 35, and the effect is the same for me a 14 point damage burn blast. I think no cleric or druid under level 50 should be with out one.
VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Dec 13 2001 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
I would also like to know if my Vah Shir Beastlord can equip this item. My druid has one collecting dust in the bank.
RE: VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
I just checked mine. VahShir: yes BST: no
RE: VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Dec 28 2001 at 1:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Here's an idea, log in as your Druid, go to the bank, right click on the hammer.......
RE: VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Feb 27 2002 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
RE: VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Jan 08 2002 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
RE: VAH SHIR Beastlord
# Feb 19 2002 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
Sometimes it's the simplest of answers. Not offten, but sometimes. <grin>
Beastlord - Vah Shir
# Dec 12 2001 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
Any one know for sure if these can be used on Beastlord Vah Shir's? I have one on my druid but the information says nothing about it being used on the beastlords or the Vah Shir.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 24 2001 at 6:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I will buy one of these on the Solusk Ro server and I am selling a velium etched Stone Mace send email to
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 24 2001 at 6:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 37 now be quiet
RE: proc
# Oct 27 2001 at 2:11 AM Rating: Default
Mine did at 35 on my druid... if that helps
proc level???
# Oct 23 2001 at 7:24 PM Rating: Default
Bah! I still have not seen anyone who knows what level this procs at. It was recently gifted to me by a good friend but it is on my 11th level cleric atm and will not proc. /sigh Will suck hard if I must wait til 25 or so for it to proc like Velium weapons!
RE: proc level???
# Dec 04 2001 at 2:20 PM Rating: Excellent
I got this weapon at level 34... it didn't proc. I leveled to 35, and it started.
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