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Earring of Diminutiveness  

Slot: EAR
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 10
STR: +9 DEX: +8 WIS: +9 INT: +9 AGI: +8 HP: +155 MANA: +155 ENDUR: +155
SV FIRE: +15 SV COLD: +15 SV MAGIC: +10
Recommended level of 70.
Effect: Shrink (Any Slot, Casting Time: 0.3)
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:This earring grants the ability to shrink others
Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Torzul_
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-10-17 16:35:02
Page Updated:Tue Oct 1st, 2019

Expansion: Depths of Darkhollow Depths of Darkhollow

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 70

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
DoD Level 68 Spell #4: The Search for Ilsuras
DoD Level 68 Spell #5: The Rage of Kelliad


This item is found on creatures.

Prince's Manor: The Rage of Kelliad
NPC Name
a Royal Protector

Prince's Manor: The Search for Ilsuras
NPC Name
a drachnid anarchist
a drachnid defiler
a drachnid dreadknight
a drachnid evader
a drachnid ritualist


Uploaded October 1st, 2019 by Drewinette
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Still drops
# Aug 20 2021 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
155 posts
Got one today 20 Aug 2021, on 3rd run through, it is useable on other players and npc's. Mercs /pets. I did the 4th 68 spell mission over and over just stop before you get to the prince room and drop the mission, if you finish the mission you get a 1 hour lockout. It dropped from trash mobs.
Does this still drop
# Oct 01 2019 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
63 posts
Hey was just wondering if this thing still drops ? im lvl 110 and running thru this Task " Search for Illsuras" like a dozen times already .. am i doing something wrong .. Id like to know if it still drops before i commit to doing these for 50+ times ..

a few things that baffle me :

1 . im lvl 110 so all the mobs are grey .. does that mean rare items wont drop due to my lvl and con of the mob .. and no one in my group is within their lvl range all above 100 ..

2 .. do I need to shroud down .. nothin in above posts or posts under the actual quest name mention anything about shrouding ..

3.. I never had to do the progression .. I.E. Dodh missions from Kelliad 1-5 .. i just hailed him said the key phrase and the quest select window popped up with all 5 quests avail .. so ive just been selecting #4 " search for Illsuras" .. my toon is a Heroic not sure if that matters also I just figured that sense the expansion is so old that they opened up progression and you didnt need to run thru all 4 or 5 quests anymore ?

any helpful feedback would be appreciated . running thru this task is easy but tedious .. and I would just like to know if the ring will still drop being my current lvl and stuff .. thanks
Does this still drop
# Oct 18 2019 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Yes. It dropped on the 23rd clear.
Does this still drop
# Oct 08 2019 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
I had it drop about 2 years ago when I decided to try for it. I ran through the mission about 10 times before I scored mine.

(I was level 100 at the time.)

Edited, Oct 8th 2019 5:37pm by cowspit
Still drops 12/15/2013
# Dec 15 2013 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
I worked on this line of quests on Dec. 15, 2013 on the Vox server. I ended up doing 'The Search For Ilsuras' 8 times and "The Rage of Kelliad" once. Seems there were more mobs in 'The Search For Ilsuras' I stuck with that one and did it over and over. So I did not have to wait for the mission timer, I never looted the dagger at the end and instead left the task and it kicked me out of the instanced zone 2 minutes later and I could immediately get the mission again. You can still take mercs in with you and they count as a group member, you still need 3 group members within 15 levels of each other.

I thought I was going to go crazy with doing this mission 8 times, I feel really bad for the people who'd have to try so much longer than I did. Mine dropped off a a drachnid defiler in the front part of the zone near the first locked door.

Edited, Dec 15th 2013 11:18pm by Tegs
It still drops..
# Oct 05 2013 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
I'm currently 4/6 on this drop. I've helped a few guildies get this item. Of the 4 i've had drop, the last task i did, i had 2 drop in the same task.

Marlox Stealth`Assassin
100 Shadowblade
Xegony Server
# Jun 15 2013 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
Man, i know i have horrible luck when it comes to random drops. but this item seriously has me to the point that i really believe it was taken out of the game. ive been after a shrink item with a faster cast time than anizoks 8 second cast. ive spent some time in mg, killed Bristlebane the last 6 times the jester has been up and right this second im currently doing my SEVENTY-THIRD complete clear of the search for ilsuras over the past few weeks when ive had free time. this is absolutly the rarest item ive ever seen or it has been taken out of the game since the previous comments below. again, i know ive always had THE WORST luck when it comes to random drops but this is just a whole nother level of rare....
# Jul 11 2014 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
Try the mechanical guardian instanced. rare zonewide is humanoid reductionizer shrink .5 casting time. ive been getting the ring as its a tad bit faster casting time. instanced also drops a nice rare aug as well. Fragment of heavy steamwork plating ac 30 hps mana 75 fire 5. Good place to kill a bunch of mobs what im doing now with my bard trying to hit 95 im 100 wizard.

# Oct 03 2013 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
276 posts
The game wouldn't be fun if it was easy.....
will the earring drop
# Jun 24 2012 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
101 posts
what if you stay in the zone instead of getting the mission again over and over, is there a chance that it will drop?
will the earring drop
# Jul 07 2012 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
1,166 posts
Mobs don't respawn in this instance.
Got it again...
# Feb 29 2012 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
I was showing a friend how to do the last 2 quests to get this. Did 4, then did 5. I had her do the turn in on 4 to see if it would flag her to get it on her own. It did not.

When timer was up, we did 4 one last time. This time it dropped in the Jail Area.

I hate her that it dropped so fast for her. :P

Good luck.
-Worthy Iam. Battle Cleric and Pinata of Many mobs, Lanys Server originally, now on Polvar.
Need a Hypnotist?

I got this this morning.
# Feb 27 2012 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
Took me about 35 times of doing the quests. I did both 69.4 and 69.5. It dropped off in 69.4. The mob that dropped it was one of the ones you first see as you come into the entrance.

You just need one person to group with you, and they do not have to be present, but, within 15 levels. You can use your Merc as the 3rd person to request both quests.

Bring a lot of empty bags. I made a LOT of money between the normal vendor trash loot and loot for my trader to sell.

95 Cleric with a Caster DPS. She would KS most everything, so, never in danger. I suggest you use an item like a Necrotic Divining Device with Track Corpse on it so you make sure you find all the bodies in your bloodbath.

I did the quest a couple more times after that just in case I got lucky. Was hoping to Auction Loot rights. No such luck.

If you do not do the last turn in, and just leave the quest, there is no wait for the timer, and you can redo it right away.

NOTE: 69.5 does not let you use your merc in the instance, but, can be used for requesting.
-Worthy Iam. Battle Cleric and Pinata of Many mobs, Lanys Server originally, now on Polvar.
Need a Hypnotist?

To get this quest...
# Feb 18 2012 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
I am almost at 95. Do I have to do any pre-quests to get the quests for this ring? Or can I just jump into it?
-Worthy Iam. Battle Cleric and Pinata of Many mobs, Lanys Server originally, now on Polvar.
Need a Hypnotist?

To get this quest...
# Feb 20 2012 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
You have to do the pre-quest chain in order to do the mission that drops this ear clicky, very easy to do, but you do need 3 people get the quest, having afk people outside while you're inside doing the mission works just fine.
Dropped today
# Jan 28 2012 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Took me about 15 clears. I would do 2 a day, took a week. As a 95 Druid I'd just round up a big group of mobs and AE them down. Takes 20 min to clear the zone. Dropped off a Drach near the zone in. Dont forget to check the corpse of Illsuras at the prince.
got 2 of them
# Nov 18 2011 at 6:59 PM Rating: Good
64 posts
Just farmed two of these. They dropped in back-to-back missions. /kickplayers task before you finish it, so you won't get locked out. Took about 1 hour to do 3x 68.4 and 1x 68.5

They both dropped in 68.4

Still dropping
# Sep 16 2011 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Just thought id let ppl know it still drops. Got one today on 2nd run, about the 60th kill total.
# Dec 31 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
26 posts
Anyone know if you have to be level 70 to use this? If not, what's the lowest level you can get into the zone to loot it?
Assassin for hire
Re: level?
# Jan 01 2011 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
2,689 posts
Should be any level to use, as it's not required on item or clicky. It's a DoDh mission, meaning there's a 15 level span limit, if it hasn't changed.

I'm not sure of any minimum level to request, but there probably is, something around 60 or 65. And of course, having completed the prerequisite tasks. But you could still get it at whatever the lowest level you can, and keep adding and removing people to get the maximum level down to whatever you wanted, as long as you stayed within the 15 level span, and kept at least one person in the instance most of the time to keep it from resetting.

Yther Ore.
Friar Bijou wrote:
Help me Obi-Wan Yther!!!
Very tedious
# Nov 03 2010 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Got this on my 16th clear from a trash mob in the rooms to the east. Approx 1150 mobs killed to get it. It's easy but tedious... it helps to have a ranger headshot all the spiders, that way you can clear instances quickly.
# Jun 29 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
Friend was helping me with this today and very lucky we got EoD x 2 drop. Sweetness
I'm Speechless.
# Jun 29 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
Very first time i did this task last year i got one on the 3rd mob i killed. I did this Task last night 6-28-10. First clear i went in pulled a very huge portion of the zone at once used counterattack (Rog). Started looting corpses. About the 20th corpse down in the pile i had one drop. Sold looting rights for 35k. I was thinking to myself what are the odds of getting another one. So i left the task got a new one went back. The Very first mob i killed in the 2nd instance i got another one to drop, i couldn't believe what i was seeing. 2 within 20 mins of each other. So i stayed in this particular task because well i only killed one mob and got one. So i pulled the huge train like i did in the first instance. Started looting and got to the 2nd to last corpse, $$$$ another one. I had 3 of these drop in 2 tasks. Sold 2 Gave one to a guild member.

Tricky SOE!!!!
# Feb 26 2010 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I have logged well over 100 of this mission and have finally gotten my second drop. After several months off for a sanity break, I returned back to 'Search for Illsuras' again this week to nab this earring for my giant zerker alt. I expected a long, boring road as before. First run thru I noticed something odd. Towards the end of the mission, where ya have to shrink thru the cell door to click box to open last door, I was automatically shrunk by some unknown force while I was fighting the last mob in the jail area. I was excited thinking the mob had shrunk me using the earring and that it would drop it. No such luck. The 2nd thru 5th runs thru had the same thing happen, I was auto-shrunk when near that cell. Strange, but I wasn't complaining, saved me some Ant pots.

On this 5th run thru, I had gotten to the end where the last 2 nameds are. I usually gate without killing them cuz noone has posted and there is no data saying the named drop the earring. This time, out of boredom, I decided to kill em and hope for some 170ish PP vendor trash. Again out of boredom I figured I'd check poor dead Illsuras and almost fell out of my chair. HE HAD MY EARRING!!!! I'm kicking myself for gating out all those times right before that last room. Tricky SOE!!! /sigh

Couldn't get the pic to load here, so here's a link to the screenshot showing the earring on Illsuras.>>> What's in his pockets? <<<

Edited, Feb 26th 2010 4:09am by Giniluv
31 clears
# Feb 25 2010 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
Got it on the 31st clear off of an evader.

>>--Samoa Deadshot-->
Cohort Chalybeius
Cazic Thule/Brell
# Dec 05 2009 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
It took me about 10ish clears but I got two total on consecutive mobs. Pretty lucky.
Master Artisan Kaepak Kampeador
# Dec 06 2009 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
Same, it took about 10 or 11 clears. It sounds like I was lucky too, after hearing people say they have cleared the zone 40 or 50 times.

The earring dropped in the first section before you get to the water tunnels.

784 mobs killed to get the drop.

Edited, Dec 6th 2009 7:50pm by eqlover
Drop rate
# Oct 17 2009 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Dropped on my 8th clear. Which is about average according to the magelo stats ~0.2% chance. i.e. every 500 mobs
# Sep 12 2009 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Over 100 full clearings now has netted me ONE, yes one earring. I walk out of a clearing zone now with 3 bags full of rogue drops... WTF?? Did the upped rate on rogue crap mess this up? Does it EVEN drop anymore?

What happened to the good ol' days of "Ive done this mission about 3 times and only seen 1 during during the 3 times ive done the mission."

I have also noted that the tradeskill drops have become more rare as well. On my first try for this drop I used to get bags full of research TS items and made a nice penny on them. Now there is maybe 4-5 drops per clearing...

Lets do some math. 75 (or so) mobs in instance could drop earring. 100 clearings = 7500 mobs killed for ONE earring. % ? Get me a calculator...

OBSCENELY rare imho.

Im so tired of looking at spiders....

Bloody rare!
# Aug 23 2009 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Been tromping thru this AGAIN for another alt. 32 clearings, some with lots of vendor loots, some with none, hasn't made a difference for me. With the upped drops of the rogue poison stuffs, maybe the loot table got messed? Plodding thru...... I knew I should have made my zerker a Dwarf! lol
Got one...
# Jul 13 2009 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
I finally got one to drop on the 12 clearing, from one of the mobs from the monolith area.
still no earring
# Jul 11 2009 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
51ish missions cleared now, no earring yet.
still no earring
# Jul 11 2009 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
52ish clears now...nuttin yet buta lot of stinkin elaborate defiant armor.
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