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Crystal Fiber  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 26
DMG: 8 Dmg Bonus: 30
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 2.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:6 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-02-22 08:11:01
Page Updated:Fri Jan 28th, 2011
Scars of Velious Item

Average Price: 5pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 36

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# Nov 19 2001 at 9:35 PM Rating: Default
oops sorry about the double post.
I think its good
# Nov 19 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
This weapon has been a great pick up. I got it around lvl 14, for free. Its better than the yellow whip i used to have.
I think its good
# Nov 19 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
This weapon has been a great pick up. I got it around lvl 14, for free. Its better than the yellow whip i used to have.
# Oct 23 2001 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
did i say proc ? i ment dmg oops sorry bout that
2 less del 2 less dmg but procs often
not that good
# Oct 23 2001 at 4:02 AM Rating: Default
not that good for noobs
get whip of strangulation 6 24 and procs choke from lvl 10
total of 80 or 60 dot also reduces attack of mob and there is little difference in proc

some people...
# Jul 31 2001 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
8/26 either melee for as low as the 30pp that I bought mine for, what a great weapon! You guys are nuts to not like it, heck even some 40+ people use this and for lower levels it's the best bang for your buck out there. Kinda like when we used to buy fine steel weapons off the higher level players, none of them ever complained that FS weaps were crap they just offloaded them on players or merchants and went about their business...
RE: some people...
# Aug 28 2001 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
Oh, the good ol' days...when you were thrilled to be able to buy a FS weapon and if you were REALLY frugal maybe you could save up enough to make the "long" trek to Oasis and buy one of those magical Combine weapons...yep, those were the days... lol

Agree, for the price this is a nice little newbie weapon (gotta like the low wt too)...and it's even magic! These youngsters have it too easy, I say... :o)
RE: some people...
# Aug 02 2003 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
Felt kinda cheated myself. I played back then and thought I had good gear. Quit eq for a while then when I came back everyone lvl 20+ (occasionally lower) was totin lammy or wurmy or somethin snazzy like that that I always wished I could somehow manage to get but knew that it was just a dream =D
RE: some people...
# Jan 31 2002 at 2:37 AM Rating: Default
I wish those days would return *sigh*
RE: some people...
# Jun 01 2002 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
me too

EQ/VI is hounded and harassed by millions of screaming spoiled brats what can we do
RE: some people...
# Jun 01 2002 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
who knows, for all we know the CEO is only a 8 year old
# Jul 30 2001 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
This is a damn good weapon, i got it for 75pp in NFP on Mith Marr and at lv30(ranger) i do 21 damage. I suggest getting this with an icetooth's claw
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 28 2001 at 5:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Over priced
# Jul 10 2001 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
This item is easy to get and is only worth 50pp any level 30 can easily get this most mods on velious drop this wepon.
Descent Neb Item
# Jun 05 2001 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
Umm ok Im not knockin this thing for being a nice newbie item but when you get to the lvl you need to kill the hollow terror you should have MUCH better and be able to laugh your **** off at the stats hehe but thats just me and my 2 SSoYs talkin so peace
pretty darn good
# Jun 05 2001 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
I'm dual weilding it secondarily, and it has never let me down, excellent partner for Icetooth's Claws :)
# Jun 01 2001 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
hehe i guess this is a nice item... i got mine from my guild at lvl 5..errr...maybe 6... i cant remember but it has gotten me through some tough times....
Vendor price about 42pp
# May 13 2001 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
Wow ... I really got lucky. I saw this whip on one of the clockwork merchants in Ak'anon of all places and bought it for 42pp at 80cha.
Not bad
# May 10 2001 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
This is a pretty nice weapon. Most of the whips in the game are pretty pathetic, but this one sure cuts the cheese nicely. The DMG/Delay ration on it isn't half bad. Since most of the serious high level players have much better this is certainly a nice gift item. Plus it looks cool, what more can you ask for?

Fortunately you can't accidently throw this whip. Theres a whip out there with range on it (really crappy range too), kinda funny.

Have fun =)
# Apr 22 2001 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
I was lucky enough to have a high level guy give this to me when I was only level 3. Now at 23, I still use it and plan on using it for a long time. Works great with dual weild and will be awesome when i get my wurmslayer. It's delay will compliment the wurm nicely. :)

Solusek Ro
cool whip
# Apr 12 2001 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
i just got this weapon i traded it fer the slain unicorn sheild i lik
e it better
nice weapon
# Apr 12 2001 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
This is a nice weapon. A lot of tanks 40+ that aren't camping a weapon spawn usually have worse than this. There is one wierd thing about this though... it has a better dmg/delay ratio than the bbk(brazen brass kilij, a very common tank tweak item) yet the bbk is much more expensive, and more difficult to get. With this, no-one should buy the bbk except for status.
Nifty ive got 1
# Mar 29 2001 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
Ive got it it is sweet! i love it its trusty
This is a cool whip, baby!
# Mar 20 2001 at 8:39 PM Rating: Default
I just got one yesterday, and for a cool 50pp no less! I'm normally a 2 handed slasher, but using this and my SBS for bashing casters, I consistently hit for 15-17 damage with it. Plus, I seem to do more crippling blows also. Its good delay (For me at least) makes it ideal to taunt those pesky MOBs. WOOT !

Lvl 19 Warrior
Erollsi Marr
Cool weapon
# Feb 26 2001 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
Just got this from an unknown lvl 45 Ranger for 10pp. I am only lvl 10, let the good times roll...
the right price for the right tool
# Feb 13 2001 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
first of all i am a newbie as you all would put it.
i have one character, a level 19 SK DE on the vazealle server (sorry about spelling).
one day while in neriak i was shopping around and went into 'the toadstool', a relatively useless place to me unless you are a brewer or like to drink. upon left clicking the merchant i was shocked to find THIS whip in his stock. at first glance i thought it was a dumb cloth belt or a bow string but i thought i'd check on it because i am a fletcher. i saw the stats, i needed a magical 1hs, i checked the price;

30 something PLATINUM pieces

that's right. some fool sold this item to the merchant in neriak and i got it for the low low price of 30 plat.
everybody asks me about the whip. it is my pride and joy.

just thought i'd post what info i have on it.

oh, and with my 85 str it does around 17 dmg on average.

RE: the right price for the right tool
# May 13 2001 at 7:57 AM Rating: Good
119 posts
For people that hunt in the depths of the crystal caverns, this is easy to seems to be a common drop from many named spiders and terrors. More to the point, this is a lore item, so crystal fibers often rot because no one can loot them. For this reason I and many other people end up just selling them to vendors; better to get the 15pp or so (I think) from selling them quickly to a vendor than nothing at all.

Most of the other loot from mobs that drop the crystal fiber is worth far more, so it's usually not worth it for those people to sit around trying to find a player who wants to buy it. While it's a nice item, it's far too common for it to get a price that'll make it worth the wait.

Neriak is an unusual place to find one, so you were lucky and got a good deal. However the person who sold it isn't necessarily a fool. :)
# Feb 02 2001 at 1:35 PM Rating: Default
Heh, speeking of beer, there's an item called "Beer Stained Tunic" found in the tower of frozen shadows, just thought that intersting...
Twink weapon!
# Jan 04 2001 at 10:25 PM Rating: Excellent
Great for twinking (as there are no procs to worry about), but wait until level 8, or your skill progression will suffer (This kills level 1-8 MOBs with one hit. Fewer swings = slower skill profression).
RE: Twink weapon!
# Feb 10 2001 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
last time i checked, a weapon with 8 damage didn't exactly kill any mob over lvl 1-2 in one hit. an 8dmge wepon will hit for abou 16, maybe 20 hp, wich is about the hp of an averge lvl 1 mob
RE: Twink weapon!
# Mar 25 2001 at 6:48 PM Rating: Default
Um, yes this weapon can kill a level 1 creature at level 1 with one hit.
Rats, Spiders, Snakes have 15hp
Fire Beatles (Level 2) have 33hp
Level 3 MOBs ~60hp
RE: Twink weapon!
# Jun 05 2001 at 7:04 AM Rating: Excellent
The "one hit" argument isn't really the point here-- it's the fact that you make a kill in very few attacks early on, which means that all your fighting skills are going to suffer when you get up a few levels, making things TOUGHER than they would be if you'd worked your way up with the newbie weapon. Not just your attack skill for that weapon (unless you did fighting with other "weaker" weapons as well-- ALL the battle-related skills, because the fights are over so much faster. Fewer attacks means less opportunity for weapon and Offense skills to go up. Getting attacked less means Defense doesn't climb like it should. If you have other abilities used in (or just after) combat, they don't get a workout either, like Kick, Bash, the Monk's Mend skill (since you aren't getting beat down as much), Bind Wound, etc.... Not to mention what you AREN'T learning about how to handle MOBs with the class you're playing (unless you've played it though before). Warrior tactics differ from Monk tactics, from Mage tactics, from Shammy tactics, etc....

I learned this the hard way with my DE Rogue, Tresk. Twinked him with a full suit of Banded, and a Bloodstained Fang (nice magic Piercer, fairly cheap find off a merchant) for a weapon. Now he's just hit level 7, and my Piercing skill is only now getting within 10 points of my current cap-- the last two levels, I was missing about 6 of 7 attacks or so, and the enemies were getting powerful enough that instead of averaging 19-20 per hit like I did before, it was averaging about 7-9. That don't cut it in heavy traffic if you aren't hitting nearly every strike.

So Twinkers Beware! Nice weapons like these are attractive for how quick they let you kill, but that'll come back to haunt you later. Go ahead and buy things like this, but bank 'em at least until you get to 6 or so, maybe until you hit the teens if what you pick up is obscenely powerful for single digits. In the long run, it'll do you good.

Samsheed Sylverhart
of Rodcet Nife
The fiberoptic network is coming
# Dec 09 2000 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
Just think after you farm a bunch of these you can run a fiber optic data line to velious so that the dwarves can hook up a cable modem and order their beer online using an electronic data interchange setup. Boy that will cut the lead time on ordering beer for the dwarf bar.
RE: The fiberoptic network is coming
# May 24 2001 at 8:11 PM Rating: Good
Just call on the gnomes for the network engineering, and of course, you KNOW the halflings are gonna be the marketing arm....

Pretty soon the Wood Elves are gonna want to get in on it so they can get their home gardening tips without ever leaving their tree houses, and the high Elves are going to want data access to do more accurate magical calculations and spell predictions. The DE are gonna tap into the network and snoop on everyones packets, while the hummies are going to subscribing to the Elven Spice channel. The Trolls, Ogres and Iksar are going to get left out, because no one will want to run the cable through the swamps or out over the OT (too many critters in the ocean will think the cable is a snack or something to pull fresh snacks with), and the Erudites, being pompous, will develope wireless with a bounce from Luclan....

Heheheheheh that just kinda popped into my head... somebody please shoot me????
RE: The fiberoptic network is coming
# Feb 17 2001 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
Well i guess that's possible, but it's lore, so you'd have to get a bunch of people to farm em. Oh well
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 09 2000 at 3:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
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