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Bow of the Huntsman  

Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 20
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Spirit Strike (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 49
WT: 2.0 Range: 180 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR RNG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Archery
Proc Rate:149%
Submitted By:Krondath Stonefoot
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 03:18:55
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Gleed's Bow


This item is found on creatures.

Kael Drakkel
NPC Name
Gleed Dragonhunter

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Kael Drakkel

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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And Now It has Proced
# Oct 12 2003 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
I've spent alot of time killing Lesser Tar Goos for coldain heads, and combing the bazaar for heads, and finally got the faction needed to walk up to Gleed, hand him the tail and get my precious bow. Having it for a while with the stupid "Your will is not great enough to command this weapon" and Finally at 49 it Procs!!
All Rejoice in the proc of the Bow of the Huntsman
Bow, love it.
# Aug 27 2003 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
I guess I got lucky on getting my Bow of the Huntsman ages ago. It dropped off a Frog in Traks Teeth. Go figure. Left it in the bank all this time too.
RE: Bow, love it.
# Nov 20 2003 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
That would be Bow of the Hunter that you got. Not even CLOSE to the same bow. hehe.
# Jun 10 2003 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
This effect proc's at 45.
# Jul 07 2003 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
Well my 48th level ranger on FV still can not get this thing to PROC. I get the message "your will is not great enough to command this weapon" or something similar to that. Maybe the weapon is bugged? Dunno. Anyways, if you have this bow please post at what level it procs
what lvl
# May 20 2003 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
what lvl does this proc?
RE: what lvl
# Jun 02 2003 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
Not procing yet at level 26.

Edited, Fri Jun 6 12:54:35 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: May 05 2003 at 1:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
Proc level?
# Mar 22 2003 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
Would someone please post the level that is needed to make this bow Proc? This is a great bow for a ranger. Thanks.
# Feb 02 2003 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
Is it possible to get 60+ people to go kill the see invis giants infront of him and then get sup invis then sneak behind gleed and do the quest?
Proc Lvl
# Jan 19 2003 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
92 posts
What lvl does this proc?
# Oct 23 2002 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
OK this is what happened to me. did a pop in to see if gleed was up. Now remember this is one day after POP when live and I have never been in this zone before. (Ranger by the way). Camo up, Sow, and I run around checking out the place. I do a who to see who can give me a hand. I am the only one in the zone. So I walk around to get the lay of the land. I have a idea as to where he is and I am careful because I know he has 3 see inv giants around him. At this point I am lost. (Thanks VI for the great maps) turn around and get the smack down layed upon me. Inv drops, ok don't worry still got sow so I run around alittle. Now I am getting hit with spells and I know what is comming next so I do a /loc. Next thing I see is Loading please wait....

Go back and get my body and lucky me there are some lvl 60's in the zone. I find my body and send them a tell asking if they can pull the see inv guards so I can do the turn-in for my bow. They in turn ask if I am a ranger and if the king is up. I do a track and he is. I let her know and she said ok once her friends come she will try to help me out. 5 min go by and I am still checking out the place when I do a who in the zone. 75 lvl 63 people in zone. I get a /ooc Please help seeker get his turn in for he is the one who spotted that the king was up. Next think I know the two guards are dead and it is open for me.

Now the fun Part..
I sneak in Inv up hugging the left wall as was posted here. find the pole with the flag and get as close as possiable, duck as was posted. Guess what went wrong.... Yep I forgot to drop Inv.... It gets better. I am thinking that I am still not close enough so I look at my feet to move closer and I drop off the cliff.... I got lucky, no argo yet so I drop my inv behind gleed and do the turn in. I am very happy and all the lvl 63 peeps are giving me grats. So all I have to do is inv up and sneak out of dodge. WRONG. The spell drops my sneak so I start running.. Made the first step, made the second, did not make the third... err.Loading please wait....I start my run from Thurg back. Now I am like who cares I got my bow I can make up the xp loss. Zone into EW inv and sowed with all my 3 ac buffs on. And low and behold I get jumped by some death group.. Try to make it to the zone at KD and there is a small problem, it seems that so many of the peeps in the guild that was killing the king zoned in that the zone crashed... /OOC Naked ranger with death squd in tow stay away... Finnaly the zone comes on line and I zone in. Seems the king despawned from the crash.. everyone is now in the arena for drops or faction (this is the number 1 guild on legends - L-12)and here I am naked no weapons, money and no way to get my stuff back. I get a /ooc anyone know where gleed is I need to do a turn in. Seems there is a lvl 51 ranger who needs some help. I send him a tell we hhok up and the see inv are up again. So I consent him and try to pull the inv mobs so he can do the turn in and grab my corpse. I hit one guard with snare and make a run for the wl zone. with one bulb I send him a tell that I made it.. Seems only one of the guards came eeeeerrrrrrr. So I heal up and try again.. Check track and guess what gleed is not even up... Bottom line I made some good friends with the ranger, a necro who tryed to charge me 100pp to summon my corpse (he did it for free) I owe him one, and I got my bow.

For all of the people out there who are not in a guild and always solo... Good Luck

Lvl 46 ranger
Wipeout at Gleed Dragonhunter
# Oct 21 2002 at 8:06 AM Rating: Default
OK have to post this as none of the Gleed Dragonhunter killers ever posted this.

We went to go kill Gleed and had a 3 group raid force that was there to do Plate cycle since KD was uncamped except for us at the time we desided to go kill Gleed and grab his bow - It was no problem getting thru to him at all. Killed all the easy giants on the way without a hicup and cleared a few by the see invis line.

Walked the shelf with the dogs on the right side drop off and then killed the 3 blue guards in the way and the undercon green guard jus in front of Gleed. When we pulled Dragonhunter - sure enough we weren't able to split him and his dog - no problem - we had 3 full groups 2 mobs = no problem.

THEN about 1 minute into the fight EVERY DOG from that island rushed us. I mean they WERE WAY WAY WAY out of our aggro area. I mean it was as if getting off of Orc lift in Gfay aggroed the orcs from Orc hill down to Kelethin. That is how far we were from the dogs. regardless - 4 to 5 dogs showed up from no where and wiped us out - only one group got off an evac.

The bottom line is either:
- someone trained us: didn't happen - I happened to be meleeing facing the archway and saw all of the dogs arrive and start smoking folks -sitters first. I saw no rogue element leading them and they are hardly from a main pathway.
- there is a relation ship between his dogs and that pack of dogs in that kennel island thing.
- this could be a new scripted event (doubtful) - but it is surprising NO ONE reported this before.

If you have never killed him before be carefull here. It might behoove your force to wipe the dogs out on your way to prevent the surprise we received.

# Aug 26 2002 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
YOu can still do this quest in sneak rangers. Sneak up behind him on the ledge and go into duck. Con him first to make sure you are ind.

Did this quest about 2 weeks ago with my guild and 2 of us got the bow.
RE: Sneaking
# Oct 06 2002 at 1:51 PM Rating: Default
Yeah u can. I read it long ago, and could never get help to do it, Carried Vluudeens Tail around for months and yesterday our party of 6 were killing nobles and commoners around bank when we needed a mana break. I superior camo'd up, went into sneak and started the long trip. They said I would die, indeed it felt possible as I approached the turn and all were red&yellow to me at 51, scowl and atk because they see though sup camo. But I heeded the early posts, dropped to a duck, sneak negaged, peeked over the corner by flagpole, he is very very out of reach unless u take off RUN, and carefully creep to very edge. Then trade completed I finally got the freakin bow, and no one aggrod me. Ranger can sneak, all others, sorry u gotta kill him i guess.

Anyway I hope this help, I sneaked from the entry to the bank area the whole way, might help people not die, as there were about 8 bodies all around the pole and below. GL all
# Aug 04 2002 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
Say you have high level enough enchanter to charm this guy (i don't know his level or MR), would you be able to do the turn if your faction isn't good with kromrif?
# Jul 16 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
You need high amiable faction with kromrif to do the quest, sneaking will not work.

Edited, Tue Jul 16 17:30:59 2002
RE: Faction
# Nov 19 2002 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
Had my mid-30's war in KD looking for Gleed a while back and found him spawned right before the bridge to the Tormax faction area, in the pit along with the wolf trainer. Gave him the tail and got the bow with him conning as dubious so amiable is not needed. He didn't give me the quest when hailed but I did get the bow for the turn in as I had heard could be done.
RE: Faction
# Aug 23 2002 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
133 posts

I just completed the quest today (8/23/02) as a Ranger by sneaking up to Gleed. I am normally KoS to giants (I know because Gleed killed me once before when I didn't sneak early enough and got too close).

Hitting the duck key is essential to getting the trade window up when you are on the ramp. It is safer then jumping down behind him.
RE: Faction
# Jul 28 2002 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
I beg to differ.. I have just completed the quest with the lowest possible faction with the giants.. Indifferent faction will work just fine.. Some nice souls from Fires Within (on The Seventh Hammer) were kind enough to remove the two giants who can see invis near the tunnel by Gleed. The third, as stated in a previous post, can be snuck by if you hug the left wall. Crouch down, sneaking until you just about fall off the ledge. While crouching, you'll be close enough to turn in the tail. Viola! Back off a little, and use your Thurg Gate potion to get outta there. :) This bow works like a machine gun when combined with a fleeting quiver.. I couldn't believe the difference between it and my old Runed Oak Bow.. A much needed upgrade! Thanks again Fires Within, for unknowingly clearing my path to the bow. :)

Alanthor Windstryker
51st Season Pathfinder
The Seventh Hammer
Warriors have just as much claim
# Mar 21 2002 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
Im a 53 Ranger on Povar and I have this bow. Granted Rangers may use bows better than warriors but this doesnt mean warriors dont have just as much claim to it as rangers. Besides If your a ranger and you want this bow kill Vuldeen and get the tail that way you can plan a guild raid, clear up to Gleed and sneak to hand in the tail and get your bow then wack Gleed and let the warriors have a cgance at getting the bow too since they cant sneak. Thats what I did.

Dubh Stormwarden
53 pathfinder
Warriors have just as much claim
# Mar 21 2002 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
Im a 53 Ranger on Povar and I have this bow. Granted Rangers may use bows better than warriors but this doesnt mean warriors dont have just as much claim to it as rangers. Besides If your a ranger and you want this bow kill Vuldeen and get the tail that way you can plan a guild raid, clear up to Gleed and sneak to hand in the tail and get your bow then wack Gleed and let the warriors have a cgance at getting the bow too since they cant sneak. Thats what I did.

Dubh Stormwarden
53 pathfinder
Acrylia Arrows
# Feb 13 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
yess there Smithed then Flecthed chuncks of condesced shadow/fire/ice i thought they where located just outside of Pauls Cauldron.....they might have been nerfed if anyone knows there drop that would rock....Acryila is another piece i cannot find yet but to fletch Acrylia arrows 10dam + Lvl damage +4 Bane....*cackles* trivial at 230 fletchen side and Trivial at 140 Smithen side i havent made One of these yet But i have read alot off posts about them............The Search Continues

Cantessa Frostbane
40th Season Ranger
Torvo Server

ps Feel free to EM at shasta345@hotmail or just post Please
Can you say HP's?
# Jan 30 2002 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
Myself (51 Drood), a 44 Drood and 43 Cleric took him down. Only took about 50 minutes give or take )

Got a tail, essence of rathe. Anyone want to speculate on the worht of the tail, or the subsequent Bow you can get from the quest?
RE: Can you say HP's?
# Oct 06 2002 at 1:58 PM Rating: Default
50 minutes are u serious, cant be. Myself at 44, a 55 bard, a 50 mage took him out in 6 min, id never spend 50 min killing him in the back area with aggro all around. oh well, at least u got it, but get a tank for him, a high warrior or bard seems to work as bard can do so much with songs while fighting still. Anyway, Seen vluudeen up once in 4 months time so no idea on spawn rate but I can remember fighting in gd and chking for months for the pop, and once in 4 months is all I saw. Prob easier to just kill gleed with a strong party.
RE: Can you say HP's?
# Feb 12 2002 at 8:43 AM Rating: Default
# Jan 22 2002 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
We killed Vladdeen and nobody wanted tail so I took it. Now, all can see is how rangers can sneak to turn it in. Being a warrior and no sneak, would wolf form work?
RE: Warriors
# Jan 28 2002 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
easiest way would to just work faction up with the giants :( and after you do this and want no more from the city (assuming you are a goodie 2 shoes :P) go back to killing giants and regain faction with coldain and skyshrine
Bow Kiting
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
I got this bow last night, dropped on a Kael raid and the warrior that won the roll passed to alow me to take it, as the only guildie ranger there.
I have recently started making the Acrylia / Condensed shadow arrows, 10d 125 range 9d bonus and +4 magic bane. I decided to try it on a target of opportunity this morning, a poor, unsuspecting Drakel dire wolf. With a tailored quiver lowering the delay to 28 ( gotta get a fleeting to take this down to 24 delay ) and 30% haste from the silver chitin wraps, I snared the wolf.
One acrylia arrow just to try it; 136 damage, no proc.
Switching to my usual ammo, silvertips for 2 damage 150 range: hits averaged in the 50 to 60 range, one crit for 224 and a couple of 80 damage procs. Dead wolf in half a minute or so, casting ensnare and panic animal to keep from having to run around leading it.

Hits with this bow are the equal to the raincaller, as 2/3 the delay for kiting, and crits with the combination of this and acrylia arrows could max into the 300 plus range with high archery skill, as well as having the potential of an 80 damage proc on any shot.
RE: Bow Kiting
# Feb 06 2002 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
Since when do tailored quivers reduce the dleay on any bow? From everything i have read (and just looked to make sure before posting this) tailored quivers do no usch thing. The fleeting does yes and i love that quiver. Was lucky enough to get on made . So just checking .
RE: Bow Kiting
# Feb 12 2002 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, tailored quivers lower delay. And ya know, fleeting quivers are tailored too. But a "tailored quiver" does drop the dly, just not close to as much as a fleeting one. The "weight reduction" number is actually a haste number when it comes to quivers, however that was the only way to show it, and i'm sure there was somethin in the programming like variables and values that they could just reuse that number then...lazy bastards (hehe j/k). All (or almost all? not sure) arrows are 0.1 weight anyway, would seem silly to have weight reduction on quivers (as explained by one of the developers a long time ago when this feature was implemented.
RE: Bow Kiting
# Jul 01 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
All quivers provide some measure of delay reduction as stated by verant.
RE: Bow Kiting
# Mar 04 2002 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
Dex of 77? You don't shoot yourself in the foot with your bow do you?
Hail, a Sweet Bow
# Jan 02 2002 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, now we can bicker and argue all day about who should/shouldn't get this item. Blah! Instead of whining all the time over items a class can/can't use, could someone please just gimme a loc or guide to this guy?? First of all, if yer in a group fighting named in Kael's and this drops: A) you got alot of balls or at least some skill B) anyone in a group who whacks him and can use this SHOULD have a shot at it, heh, no pun intended...regardless of class. As a 51, *un-twinked, Ranger of Tunare, I'd be happy for the warrior that won the roll for this, *happier if I won, obviously, but I'm gonna complain about why a ranger should get this over a warrior
Anyway, getting back to the subject, any info on exactly where to find this chump is much appreciated, after all, if I ***** up on the tail part, I can always kill his *********
# Dec 11 2001 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
Vluudeen spawns every few days, not sure how many. With all the recent Luclin patches, each time the servers go down all mobs are reset. Vluudeen (along with all other weekly spawns) have been up after every patch, or as many as 2 times a day. If you go to the South entrance to the shardwurm cave, it is a static spawn in the first right tunnel.

If rangers can sneak and turn in the tail, would that mean indifferent faction is high enough to run the quest? Gleed will not talk to my warrior at apprehensively. If I got the warrior to indifferent would he give the bow?
# Nov 10 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
can somebody tell me what is the spawn time for this wurm.. of do it have a ph or have to be triggered? thanks for the help
Hats off
# Aug 08 2001 at 9:54 AM Rating: Excellent
I top my hat to both Niccodemus and Varanuss for such concise posts on the Ranger "Strategy" I to am a Ranger working my way through the ranks on Tunare and indeed it is a difficult class not to play...but to play well. Many of my friends and Guildmates have come to depend on both my pulling ability and my abilty to distract mobs off the casters and dropem fast (we have to kill them fast we dont have the AC or HP to live through the long fights) hehe and Many a night i have dahsed through the halls and forests of any zone to the shouts of "Pull Ranger Boy" and so i did!
To those who think the ranger is not a worthy class.. you must be playing with Ebay rangers in group ...or those who truly dont understand the class to its fullest potential. SO to the rangers out there with Tallent i tip my hat to you all! (and to keep this post relavant to topic... I WANT THIS BOW!!!) lol
RE: Hats off
# Aug 28 2002 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
well said my man! :) i myself is only a 46 ranger alth i have like 60 days playing time. So therefor i think i know my class well. i have maxed out all weapons skills available and to my lvl and i got pretty good equip (bought LSoEE and barbed ringmail the other day hehe and got 5k to spend on nice bow) and i HATE seeing rangers higher lvl telling me that rangers need STR and AGI! i think thats pants. yeah STR and AGI are helpful. my rangers has a lot of STR and AGI stuff but we need ac and hp more. i see rangers my lvl with like only 1500pp max. my ranger has 1900 and AC 946 self buffed. I am quite happy with it and i find i tank pretty well. I know i should xp more but trading is fun too ) altho i cant wait for 49 hehe. nice spells then. anyway! got a few friends that are helping me get this bow soon ) hope sneak works or else i gonna kill those little dorkfs for a few hours hehe ) well GL to ya'll and learn your class b4 telling me what to do )
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