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Coldain Velium-Pick  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 29
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STA: +7
Effect: Velium Shards (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
WT: 10.0 Size: MEDIUM
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 09:44:52
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Giant Helmets
Mining Picks

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Great Divide
Icewell Keep

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Jun 30 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Default
What does graphic look like
# Apr 10 2004 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
I agree a pick might use a slashing motion, however there are quests you can do as a newbie dwarven rogue and the reward is a pick, which uses the piercing skill.
lol here link
# Feb 18 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Default
yay i got this i dont know why though
# Feb 18 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
used this on me rogue for no good reason its kool [link=javascript:view_profile(938316);][/link]
# Jul 18 2003 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
I have never understood a weapon being too small for someone medium sized to use.. i mean ?? what ?? the handle to short for a medium creature to hold onto or what?
# Dec 19 2001 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
*looks puzzled at the pick, Wonderig how can it slash?*
RE: Slashing?
# Apr 24 2002 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
ahhh... maybe cus the motion u use to swing it ...thus a slashing motion...

as compaired to the thrusting motion of piercing !!!!!!!!!!! assuming u think it should be a piercer :P

Edited, Wed Apr 24 07:31:50 2002
RE: Slashing?
# Apr 07 2002 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
One thing to keep in mind is that most picks (pickaxes) have two heads usually. One is a spike for loosening dirt, the other is a broad head with a sharpened edge. Maybe this one has both heads sharpened. Who knows, it's a fantasy game. ;)
RE: Slashing?
# Jan 25 2002 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
Obviously slashing means that it is wielded like a sword and dragged back along your enemies body, whereas piercing would be more of a thrusting sort of motion intended to impale. Slashing and piercing are weapon skills, not descriptions of the actual weapon.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 25 2002 at 9:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) a stabbing motion with a sword would be considered a pierce then?
RE: Slashing?
# Dec 16 2003 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, if u stab with a sword it is a piercing motion, but this is not how the average sword is really intended to b used, they are normally slashing weapons. A rapier on the other hand is ment to pierce (and is labled as such) A pickax is also best used with a sweeping motion of the arm causing a long cut on the opponent's body, and this is slahing.
RE: Slashing?
# Dec 16 2003 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
PS, not a flame, just clarity.
RE: Slashing?
# Jan 28 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
Hate to go against the grain, but....

Picks were used against plate armour becuase of the protection such armour gave from slashing weapons - just look at the Bec du Corbin (Crow's Beak?) Picks pierced the armour, and the head/body beneath it, and were pulled back out of the same hole. If used badly, on unarmoured opponents, they may cause a ragged slash, but they were piercing weapons primarily.
RE: Slashing?
# Oct 27 2003 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
# Dec 11 2001 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
This is a really good weapon.

ok its 12/29 with a 12pt effect velium shards. Can be used in either hand. Cannot be used by Half Elfs though =(

I recently aquired this weapon and with it I can hit anywhere from 20-40. The quest is relativly easy for a group of 34-40's. The proc doesn't do much but in battle an extra 12pts makes a difference.
halfies dont count
# Nov 14 2001 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
anyone know if this is really not for the half-elves?

RE: halfies dont count
# Nov 14 2001 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
It's not! This weapon is designed for small races and halfelf count as medium sized.
RE: halfies dont count
# Aug 01 2002 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
ISnt High Elf, Wood Elf and Dark elfs Medium races as well?? Just my Smiley: twocents


Edited, Thu Aug 1 11:42:49 2002
RE: halfies dont count
# Sep 11 2002 at 8:38 AM Rating: Default
Negative Batman. All of those races have as a Racial Bonus the ability to wear small or medium equipment and count as both sizes for most items.

Morgann Brightmantle
49 Enchanter
Bristlebane server

RE: halfies dont count
# Apr 24 2002 at 6:41 AM Rating: Default
blame it on the we all do 8)
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 16 2001 at 3:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) In reference to the guy above who states he had his alt ported to great divide to obtain an item from a mob his main just killed, I say thats a lotta crap. For those who have traveled to the land of ice and snow, the fact that ya hafta get the tooth from the dragon circle to be able to port there in the first place. So either way the alt character has to travel there on foot the first time. There is no port to GD available to any character unless he has the dragon tooth in his possession. Oh by the way before ya respond (if ya do - which i prolly wouldnt, feeling so embarassed) with some crap about giving a tooth to your alt ... nice try its no drop ... and LORE. So, not trying to bust yer bubble when ya say ya have done it many times ... thats a lotta crap
RE: lotta crap
# Nov 21 2001 at 3:55 AM Rating: Default
Actually, I'd feel more embarrassed about posting a haughty, mean-spirited message like yours, Bimlobicky. Nice attitude there.
RE: lotta crap
# Oct 22 2001 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
Well actually it isnt that hard. You can make the run from IC to GD at low level if you are careful. A high level sow can outrun anything on the way that aggroes and camo/invis make most things indifferent. A couple of higher level hp buffs(HB or SLN/symbol) could easliy keep you alive long enough to outrun something tat aggroed anyway. It is like crossing kith at night, you can do it at low level you just need to be careful.
# Oct 12 2001 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
Ummm, shouldn't Picks be Piercing weapons? Or am I nit-Picking...
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 08 2001 at 7:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You 2 that said you completed this at level 15 and 1 away at 16 is the funniest thing i've read in all the eq sites. I dont care how uber you are your gonna get ripped to shreds.
# Oct 09 2001 at 7:29 AM Rating: Default
Did you ever stop to think they might have had their alts ported to GD and then had them loot the corpses? I for one have done this and i know several others who have as well. Before you ridicule someone, please consider options carefully.

Ohh, and BTW...grats on soloing cazel with your lv12 enc, and on almost completeing your epic. I'm so proud of you.
Coldain Velium Pick
# Sep 02 2001 at 3:01 AM Rating: Default
Ok My warrior Norak just hit lvl 30 and it finally proc'd. to my dissapointment it was only the 12dmg proc. at least thats the most i have seen it do. have been fighting iceclad cougars but doubt their resistance is that high cause have seen it do as low as 2 dmg. either way a nice axe and still glad i did the quest especially when i have wurmslayer in my primary and this in secondary.
Coldain Velium Pick Axe
# Aug 14 2001 at 7:09 AM Rating: Default
got this for my warrior at lvl 16 through the quest. No it doesnt proc at lvl 1 and i believe it does more dmg then the standard ones. He is lvl 20 now and still no proc. Will update this when i know how much it does.
RE: Coldain Velium Pick Axe
# Jun 15 2003 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
78 posts
not sure if this is standard for all velium-enhanced weapons, but the 3 different ones I've had didn't proc until 25. Since this is a quest item, it could be different, or I could just be drunk.

And the standard proc damage was 12 pts...consistently

Edited, Sun Jun 15 09:46:22 2003
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 14 2001 at 10:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) has any half elf bards tried to equip this slasher after he/she was in dark elf form? i doubt that verant would let that slip by but i just thought it might be worth a shot, post back here if it works or not.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 7:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ack no half elves!! that is a seriously bad timing, I can't use it.
# Jun 09 2001 at 7:05 AM Rating: Default
I am a level 14 half elf paladin, I am one claw from finishing this quest, it is better than the weapon I currently have. I am glad that I found out what it get from the quest, hehe

See you on the flip side,
Dynasty of the Eclipse
RE: Yeah!!
# Sep 12 2001 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
Then you will be sorely disappointed when you can't equip this weapon. Half Elves (HEF) are not on the list of races that can use this...
whats it look like?
# Jun 08 2001 at 11:34 PM Rating: Default
whats it look like?
RE: whats it look like?
# Jul 17 2001 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
A pick same as the one in the hands of rygorr miners
# May 28 2001 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
i d like to know before i try this quest if i can use it in the secondary melee slot ?

Alanir Traincaller

40 th ranger Saryrn
RE: secondary
# May 29 2001 at 6:08 AM Rating: Default
yes, this can be used in the secondary melee slot.
how much damage
# May 08 2001 at 1:58 PM Rating: Default
how much dmg does the Effect do ?
RE: how much damage
# May 12 2001 at 6:42 AM Rating: Default
127 posts
Assuming the Velium Shards effect on this is the same as on the Velium weapons, it does 12 damage, and procs in the early to mid 20s. It procs with moderate frequency (I usually get hit with one or two procs when fighting Velium-armed Tizmaks).

The effect isn't so hot, especially on the plain Velium weapons, which have no where near this good a ratio, but its better than nothing.

I generally just give the Velium weps to newbies, myself, as I can remember the days when wisps were unbeatable because I only had a mino axe...
RE: how much damage
# Jul 01 2001 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
Being a Coldain Velium item, I would suspect that it procs right from level 1 as other store bought Coldain Velium does.
# May 04 2001 at 7:48 AM Rating: Default
I am a Half elf bard, so I can't use it. But, if I active my mask of deception to be like a DE, can I use it ?
RE: Bard
# May 14 2001 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
312 posts
#Anonymous, Posted: May 02 2001 at 2:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Maybe in dem overgrown melon heads dey tink demselves large, but me never seens a erudite remotely da size of a ogre, much less one of dem weak kneed barbs.
How sizes work
# Apr 14 2001 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
312 posts

Race - PRIMARY SIZE/secondary size
Barbarian - LARGE/medium
Dark Elf - SMALL/medium
Dwarf - SMALL/medium
Erudite - LARGE/medium
Gnome - SMALL
Half Elf - MEDIUM/small
Halfling - SMALL/medium
High Elf - MEDIUM/small
Human - MEDIUM
Iskar - MEDIUM
Ogre - LARGE
Troll - LARGE
Wood Elf - SMALL/medium

The primary is basically the majority of the items available to that race. The Secondary is the items outside of their size limit they can use, but it's limited for balance.
RE: How sizes work
# Sep 28 2001 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
Half-Elves are Medium only.
Erudites, I believe but im not certain are also Medium only.
Halflings, Dwarves, and Gnomes are all Small only.
To my knowledge the rest of the "How sizes work" post is correct.
I just wanted to make a few corrections.
If my post needs a few corrections, then please feel free to do so.
RE: How sizes work
# Jul 05 2001 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
Erudites are LARGE? Is that a typo?
Small Races Only
# Mar 06 2001 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
come on, it's not that hard to see that only small races can wear it. Half Elf and Iksar are both Medium Races!
RE: Small Races Only
# Apr 09 2001 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default

really? im still looking to see just
where it says small)

so half elves and iksar and medium races. where
does it say small only. my experience is that
half elves can wear small to medium armor so what
RE: Small Races Only
# Apr 24 2002 at 6:46 AM Rating: Default
for 1 thing its not armor
RE: Small Races Only
# Apr 11 2001 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
Half Elves can only wear Medium Armor, Woodelves can wear small or medium, not sure about high elves
RE: Small Races Only
# Apr 19 2001 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
All pureblood elves, High, Wood or Dark can wear small or medium.
Pureblood Elves.
# Nov 15 2001 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
High Elves and Dark elves wear only small armor. Wood elves Wear Small or medium.
RE: DEs an wear small!
# Dec 02 2001 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
AS most of my charas are DEs I should know... pure elf classes are small AND medium sizes...
RE: DEs an wear small!
# Nov 23 2002 at 2:30 AM Rating: Default
yeah, that's just poor game planning on Verant's part. Half elves are shorter than High elves, and thinner than dwarves, yet we can't wear small armor. WHAT GIVES?!?!
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 05 2001 at 12:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can't figure why a race would be barred from using this type of weapon but oh well. Oh, nm. I see that it's reserved for small-using races.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 29 2000 at 2:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Though the text is listed as showing it's usable by half-elf rangers like me, look closer. I just completed the cursed quest and found out my Elven Ranger friends can use it but I can't, you have no idea how flustered I am.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 29 2000 at 7:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL most quests in Thurgadain are for Small races or havent you noticed..
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 29 2000 at 7:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) pssst---- HIE stands for High elf not Half elf
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 18 2001 at 10:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hey idiot...
# Oct 27 2003 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
You're a complete idiot. The guy says, clearly, in his post that HE LOOKED ON THIS PAGE BEFORE HE DID THE QUEST. The guy you were replying to did not ever be rude or disrespectful towards you or anyone else in any way. Why would you flame him? Idiot..
# Apr 09 2001 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
I feel the same frustration. I apparently pulled up the ONE page that listed classes but not races. So i completed the quest and found it was not something a half elf could use. In my humble opinion, and I am entitled to my opinion, I think since this item seems to be available to every other elf in Norrath, half elves should be no exception. I further think "pssst, HIE ...stands for high elf" didnt have to post such an insensitive remark.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 07 2001 at 3:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Psst. Do some research before completing a quest.
# Apr 09 2001 at 4:04 PM Rating: Default

I think it would be a good idea to amend this quest to include half-elves.
# Dec 23 2001 at 9:33 PM Rating: Default
Hey Duma. ;) and you are right, I have a 1/2 elf war i mess with and armor/weapons are tricky for them all around. Unfortunately there are many items that wont work for them. My first mistake was resizing Crafted items to save wt. /auction WTS bla bla bla :P Kyl
The Zolz of many faces.. Shadowhawk
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 31 2000 at 11:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Pssst - if you read above pinhead, on the allakhazam description above the picture; it actually spells out HALF Elf, not HIE. That is what most people look at first, instead of the picture. Sheeesh at least be semi-observant if you are going to criticize someone else.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 01 2001 at 9:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Read again you drooling moron. It does not say Half Elf, it spells out HIGH Elf.
# Mar 04 2001 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
ELF - Wood Elf
HIE - High Elf
HEF - Half Elf
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