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Frost-Covered Tome [Melee Version]  

This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +3 STA: +3 HP: +30
SV FIRE: +15
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:Frosted Tome of Battle
Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:RondorNorador
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 07:08:00
Page Updated:Sun Mar 18th, 2012

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is found on creatures.

Tower of Frozen Shadow
NPC Name
Narmak Berreka
The Fabled Narmak Berekka

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Tower of Frozen Shadow

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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naggy/vox books
# Dec 03 2003 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
Zallon mentioned Naggy and Vox books which can be used in place of scales for the epics. What are them exact name of these books? And do they really work as a substitute?
# Nov 28 2003 at 7:37 AM Rating: Decent
loc of spawn for Narmak Berreka who drops this is on 4th floor ToFS at p887, p83, p176
Comming back
# Nov 01 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
My 45 troll SK and my brother's 51 dwarf cleric where crawling our way through the 4th floor when we came upon this guy - would have been OK too, except it turned into add central on us and he was low mana at the time to boot - didn't know at the time that this guy was carrying such a nice peice - when I saw the book I figured my bro was gonna get something nice.

Sigh, ah well - he wants a ring from the 5th floor, so we're comming back eventually.
# Sep 20 2002 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
there's an odd myth out there that this book can be used for the paladin epic the same way Vox book can, looking for confirmation as I have my Naggy book, and using this would save me a couple of raids ;)
Level to obtain
# Jul 07 2002 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
Could a lvl 30 cleric and a lvl 31 warrior get this easily?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 27 2002 at 5:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yea easily. Go for it.
# Jul 03 2002 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
i got this book out of ToFS i dont think i have ever herd of it dropping off of gore.
Naggy raid usefulness
# Mar 13 2002 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
Only use I can really see this for, for higher lvl ppl, is Naggy raids...and that is just what I intend to use it for. 15svfire in range slot is quite nice. :P

Edited, Wed Mar 13 11:38:37 2002
quick swiching
# Sep 26 2001 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
I think I have an easy way to switch, I use it all the time. I just made "hot buttons" out of my range slot and my first general slots. I put them at the bottom of my hot button list.

Normally, I leave the book in the range slot at all times. When I want to shoot my bow, I just pick it up from the hot button, click once on the range slot hot button, fire the bow (another hot button, of course), click again to swap back and then return the bow to the gerneral slot.

This may sound a bit complex, but it couldn't be easier. Note that you never actually have to put the book into the general slot, just hold it with cursor as you hit the "range attack" key. Just click-click, fire, click-click.

Hope this is useful,

- Qweller

RE: quick swiching
# Mar 14 2002 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
Aye, this is a good strategy for medium and small races that can't slam. As a warrior I us dual weild, prior to level 55 I had no way to interupt mob's casting so I kept a sheil in an open inv slot. When I say "MobX begins casting.." I swapped the sheid into 2nd melee, hit bash, and swap the 1h weapon back in. Worked great. At first it's awkward but you get the hang of it. At level 55, warrior's kick will stun, no need for sheild anymore.

Balker Neehigh
The Commune
RE: quick swiching
# Nov 10 2001 at 2:05 PM Rating: Default
not complex at all actually if one actually tries it. i do the same on my bard for instruments except i have 3 slots. really good for people who do not have alot of right click item macros or spell macros
Two of These
# Sep 14 2001 at 9:29 AM Rating: Excellent
There are two of these items. I believe one is from Frozen Shadow and the other from Lord Bob(as he is known because his name is too hard)

One is for warriors and the other is for casters.
The casters one is not no drop either which is cool.

Abraxa Starwalker
# Aug 22 2001 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
this item was changed I guess, it now drops off Lord Dojoafsadfasdfasf (monk guy in Velks) and has the following stats:

AC2 50HP 50Mana 5 sv Magic
RE: changed
# Sep 08 2001 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
No, this version still drops in tofs. Dropped for me last night.

40th SK Zeb
Range Slot
# Apr 15 2001 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
This item can be equipped in the range slot. I have had one for about two months, and switch it out with my bow depending on if I am pulling or assisting. Just make sure if you do this that you DO NOT accidentally throw this at the mob when pulling! hehe I usually get rid of my 'range attack' button when I equip this just to be safe, since this is far too sweet of an item to risk losing because of a stupid mistake! Have fun and safe hunting!

Drakokorin Glasjaaw
47th Warrior
Circle of Legends
"If it doesn't con red, and looks at ya funny...Kill it!"
RE: Range Slot
# Sep 06 2002 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
8,619 posts
True. Only items with a range stat, Range: xx, can be thrown - everything else just sits there. So DO remove your range attack key when holding a Runed Bone Fork, for this - it doesn't matter
Jarkeld Hammerhiem Lvl 36 Paladin/Lvl 30 Armourer
Lestril Hammerhiem Lvl 40 Monk/Lvl 28 Provisioner Blackburrow server
Iaedian Tailchaser lvl 60 Fury/36 Jeweler. Proud member of <Bane> Crushbone server

Your mind is like a Parachute, it only works if it's open.
RE: Range Slot
# May 26 2001 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default
I have one of these. Doesnt get thrown when ya hit the range button. It either does nothing or makes it look like ya holding this in second hand and nothing in primary. Does both im not saying it should i saying it DOES.
Ranged slot?
# Apr 12 2001 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
Can this item be held in the ranged slot. I.E. can it be used while holding a two handed sword
RE: Ranged slot?
# May 13 2001 at 2:10 PM Rating: Default
More info
# Feb 19 2001 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
Narmak Barreka is a random spawn off all the mobs on level four. In other words, any mob can be his PH. Usually, if you're camping Cara's room, you'll pull him at least once.

This is an *awsome* item for pallys/rangers/SKs because they dont need a bow to pull. Its great for warriors on a naggy raid, or when they arent pulling.

By the way, Narmak IS a shadowknight, so he does have an HT. He does also drop a Sheild of Shadows, which is nice SK only sheild. Worth a lot. :)

Good luck to yall. :D

Delphi Aegis
A ranger's POV
# Dec 29 2000 at 9:04 PM Rating: Default
I recently acquired one of these and I'm not sure which I'd rather have in my range slot - this or my raincaller, which has stat bonuses of its own. Of course the fire resist is good for dragon raids and the like so I may switch between the two on occasion. I'm sure anyone else who has a magic bow of some sort would face the same dilemma.
RE: A ranger's POV
# Mar 03 2001 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
Another Ranger's PoV:
This would be an item mainly used as resist gear although for a Dragon raid a RBF is probably better, unless you have enough magic resist elsewhere. Under rare circumstances would I ever use this in place of a bow (i.e. I'm not pulling).

Ionas Bladesong
Tunare's Guards
E Marr
Drops from...
# Dec 12 2000 at 7:52 AM Rating: Default
This item drops off a common named mob on lvl 4 of the Tower of Frozen Shadow. The mobs name is Narmek Berraks (or something along those lines) and is a Suit of Armor. Was blue at 39, fairly easy kill. There are usually shadows around him though. Everytime we killed him he dropped this tome. He never dropped anything else except coin. This may or may not be for a quest. The item can go in hand slot or ranged. Hope this helps.
RE: Drops from...
# Dec 18 2000 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
Interesting...will meleers give up a second weapon or shield to look like they're holding a book, or will they give up their bows & arrows so they can have these bonuses? Looks like a lot of the loot from here is like that. Sweet, but has a little catch...
RE: Drops from...
# Dec 27 2000 at 4:47 PM Rating: Default
Once you're in close combat, equip the book in your range slot. I have a 25 warrior and only use arrows for pulling. It would be nice if there were an easier way to swap items than using the mouse.
RE: Drops from...
# Dec 28 2000 at 6:48 AM Rating: Default

I play an SK, so I pull with spells, I would gladly give up my bow for the stats that this books gives.

Kilenia Zahadoom, Shadow Knight of the 39th season.
E. Marr server.

RE: Drops from...
# Jul 31 2001 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
I got one of these from ToFS. Normally, if I am pulling this stays in one of my little bags. If I am required to peel; I may swap it out with the bow.

All other times it stays there in my range slot as it is a very handy piece.
RE: Drops from...
# Mar 03 2001 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
I think it would be great to just equip in my secondary slot if I'm just hanging around and not hunting, kinda like the broom/shovel for the mage quests =)

Ionas Bladesong
Tunare's Guards
E Marr
RE: Drops from...
# Apr 30 2002 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent

Yes, that studious look really clashes with the full suit of plate mail my paladin wears. Makes people stop and think or ask. :)

RE: Drops from...
# Dec 12 2000 at 8:31 AM Rating: Default
I got a Shield of Shadows from this named as a rare, SK only - ac 15 int 6 mana 20 svm 12 I believe. Looks like an MM shield but dark purple when equipped.

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