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Dark Reaver  

Lore Item Placeable
Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 42
DMG: 20 Dmg Bonus: 137
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Steal Strength (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
WT: 9.5 Size: LARGE
Class: SHD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:A Dark Reaver
Item Type:2H Slashing
Light:Flameless Lantern
Merchant Value:8 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Kaine
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 03:06:35
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lower Guk

Uploaded February 7th, 2024 by iventheassassin
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GM event?
# Jul 01 2006 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
I looted this weapon not too long ago from a Skeleton King (GM event?) that was up in East Commonlands, shouting messages around 3 PM EST on The Rathe.

Leads me to think because, although he was a blue con, he was indifferent, yet he ran up, attacked me, then ran backwards and started attacking someone else. Monster AI does not do this.

My current level 10 Shadow Knight's enjoying this, but, sadly, he cannot use the armor that he dropped.

Edited, Jul 1st 2006 at 10:58pm EDT by Zakassis
Sword Owns
# Feb 03 2004 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
Isn't the best weapon out there as far as DPS (or anything else, really), but this is a free 27 (I think) STR - it stacks with other SK STR buffs.

It lasts long enough...just use the weapon til it procs when the buff wears off, and you have a self-buffed additional 52 STR at level 56. One of the most valuable things an SK can have, IMO.

Venerable Hyli Hazardous :: 62 Savage Lord
Venerable life less :: 62 High Priest
Khaann Dae`Lach :: 56 DESK
Captivating Carnage :: 47 ENC
Skoriae Skorches :: 45 Wizard
Tholuxe Paells

Edited, Tue Feb 3 14:36:33 2004
# Nov 23 2003 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
Fun item to give to a pet, I remember "back in the day" actually using one. It was fun
dark reaver
# Apr 28 2003 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
Gave 150 for it in the bazaar. I just like 2h slash. It gets the job done. maybe if a dark reaver cant do it you should not have pulled it up here. Ha Ha...been there done that
Just for Looks
# Mar 19 2003 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
As a lvl 5 De Sk i bought this in bazaar for 12pp. After trying it out against a runic caver i have to say that The Dark Reaver is a crappy sword without the proc, but im keeping it around just cause it looks cool.
# Sep 13 2002 at 9:24 AM Rating: Default
Prices for this thing on Erollisi Marr have dropped ridiculously low- a 14th level SK friend of mine bought one for 25pp in the Bazaar and there were others on offer for similar prices. There are better weapons out there, obviously, but for untwinked SKs this thing rocks and for that price who can resist?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 08 2002 at 7:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you morrons who are useing it 24/7 are dumb its not a good wep at all but the Prok is awsome, get high dex and make it prok once (it lasts long time) than use a very high dmg wep like a Argent Protektor or a Srt of Gronnen and you will hit for about 50 more dmg...or even more.
# Jan 18 2003 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
By the way, some lady from the Fundamental Toilet training school called, you're late for class.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 08 2002 at 8:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) btw for you n00bs you will be hitting for 50more dmg than you do normaly with yer normal wep. i hit for 140 with Argent Protektor and when i get this wep to prok i hit for 180+
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 06 2002 at 8:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dexterity makes it proc you moron
It's OK
# Jan 01 2002 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
It seems like an OK weapon, but I think that a BABS would be a better investment - 4 more damage and 3 less delay. Sure, it doesn't have the proc, but by the time you can use it you've already got some nice spells.

Also, let's consider the damage that you're losing to this thing - at 30th level, those 4 points translate to 10 points of damage not inflicted per hit, which means 20 damage you're losing for every double attack you get off. Unless you've got rather high agility and tend to make things proc alot, it's not worth it.
# Dec 12 2002 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
Dex increases the proc, not agility. Just dont want anyone reading this to get confused :)

Vontar (51 Paladin)
Not bad at all
# Dec 27 2001 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
I had this when I was around 11 and gave it up for a wurmy. When I sold the wurmy to raise cash for an FBSS at 40, I was forced to fall back on this weapon, only to find that it is a great blade after all.
# Dec 27 2001 at 9:41 AM Rating: Default
im lvl 20 with about 107 str...i was wondering about how much damage everyone hits for with this beast...i was givin it by a 54 shammy and wondering if i should switch from my BABS...right now they both hit for 28hp
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 15 2002 at 11:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i droped this on my lvl 4 ogre SK and he hit for 20+ so you will hit about the same. ur a higher level but i have more strength. on a side note if ne1 has ever seen these things on a guy how funny would it be to see it on a gnome. it would be atleast twice his
RE: damage
# Jul 08 2003 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
69 posts
That is a false assumption. at level 20, he is no longer restricted by the melee damage cap as you are at level 2.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 04 2002 at 9:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this isnt a beast... :)
my sk and a dark reaver
# Dec 03 2001 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
Well I fell into one of these from a former guildmate who was wanting rid of his. He sold it to me for 275pp. Not a terrible price from what I see here. My sk is only a lvl 13 but it seems to be a fairly nice weapon. Procs at 30 from what I'm told.

Extra advice, if you want to play around with various melee skills this is a pretty good weapon to use while you 2hs, but there are obviously better weapons out there so trade up when you feel the time is right and dont lose any sleep over it :-)

My sk is becomming my weapons mule, I keep falling into good stuff from friends and high lvls who like the way I play and so I end up trying alot of weapons. Currently I've been using a Glowing Velium Axe for 2hs, and the other day my main found a new sword I have to get transfered over, but I'm gonna hold onto my Dark Reaver till 30 so I can at least try its proc ;-)

Ok, no idea why any of that is relivant, but there it is. If you have one, may it slay many things for you, if you want one, go for it, its worth paying a few hundred for. :-)
keep the reaver as long as ya can
# Sep 23 2001 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
Im a 40th lvl Iksar sk , i was given a dark reaver when i was only 8, i still weild it today ,and it is still a very effective weapon.

My friends tell me i need a better weapon, maybe they are right, but as long as its still doing the job i see no need to get a new one.

those who say it should be sold when you reach 30 are crazy , its just starting to proc. Now you dont need to have syphon strength memorized(unless ya wanna), free up a spell slot for them new lvl 30 spells :)

Sshamath Charrvelaraust
Knight of the Shadows
Crusader of Greenmist
Still Carry the Reaver
# Sep 18 2001 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent

Even though I do not use this weapon as my primary, I still carry my Reaver around. Typical strategy is to equip the reaver, pull with siphon str., hit with reaver until it procs, then switch to MOSS to finish it off. This is very handy if you are an Ikky or a DE. With extra buffs, you can have the base strength of an ogre or troll, and if thats the case, imagine what the stats on an ogre or troll is like! :) Although Switching can be a bit of a pain, the extra str is worth it, I promise you.
Root Me On)
# Sep 10 2001 at 6:01 AM Rating: Decent
I was a lvl 11 troll Sk, hunting the tyop of guk one day, and a Pally I believe gave me a Dark Reaver, and now i am 45 I have had alot of weapons,but all of them were 1hs, peircing and hunting HIGH mobs i dont like to start a new trade. and I have been using this Dark Reaver since, Its not a BAD weapon, and my guildmates tell me to waves it over the destroy button, but hes my thing, I want to b the only SK to hit 51 with a Dark Reaver, I will probaly do it) /btw it procs at lvl 30, siphon str +25 str, it kinda sucks to have a Uber shamen buff u to 221 and then the sword procs and u r back to

Vorrhees Darkheart
Bertox serv.
Gravediggers Union
/Innoruuk doesn,t want me, And Cazic Thule is afraid Ill take over
think about it
# Aug 23 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
Now Now the proc steals 20 str from mob to you ....... so the proc goes off 20 plus Str + siphon str = 30 + str and with some haste this thing could kill ...........
RE: think about it
# Aug 28 2001 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
but does this proc and siphon str. stack?
RE: think about it
# Nov 01 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
i know for a FACT that they stack (been messing round on my friends 30sk
Newb SK sword
# Aug 19 2001 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
In my opinion, this is a good 2hander for newb sk's. But once you get to 30, you'll want a better hit/dmg ratio so I suggest a myth 2hander which has perm haste and sells for 1k. that's my 2cp
almost 400+pp
# Aug 19 2001 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
on the nameless it goes for 300pp and down now a days
RE: almost 400+pp
# Aug 21 2001 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
On Cazic Thule I see it for 200 - 250 in EC
RE: almost 400+pp
# Sep 24 2001 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
I was lucky to get 90pp on Innoruuk for this!
# Aug 16 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
I just traded 2 backpacks of bone chips for one of these on Torvonnilous. 48pp for this is a good deal in my opinion.
# Jul 27 2001 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
In dealing with the damage cap, perhaps using a lesser damage, lesser delay blade prior to 20th would be better for you lower levels... Try axe of the Ironback.

Oh, 150pp is about right for this not 400+

# Jul 23 2001 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
Khissh, Iksar shadow knight and swinging one of these meanies... classic 2hs and looks great with a dark armor combination like banded and dreadscale.
Can't be worth 461 PP
# Jun 13 2001 at 6:59 PM Rating: Good
Someone gave one to my pet while we, 40th necromancer and 45th clerric, cleared and held the assassin room.

Admittedly, my pet did get the proc off a lot ... and he was hell dangerous with it before he died. He was our tank, you see.

Saminga Daemonregina, 41st Necromancer, Rodcet Nife.
RE: Can't be worth 461 PP
# Jun 16 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
Nah, not 461pp, you have to check the Pricing Data. There are a lot of high points in there from awhile ago. (including one from myself) You have to kind of take an guestimate on the average based on the most recent price entries.

I don't think it's worthless enought to just give to a pet though. =/
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 07 2001 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I Trade me AC Account Lvl 82 Swordfighter
# May 26 2001 at 12:05 AM Rating: Default
Ghoul Cavlier in lower guk... where are those at? I thought lower guk was, well, boring so i kind of ran through it when i adventured... i mighty hung around for something like this...
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