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Ice Burrower Skin  

AC: 24
STR: +6 DEX: +8 STA: +12 AGI: +3 HP: +23
WT: 1.2 Size: MEDIUM
Class: MNK BST
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Velious Leather 1
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Submitted By:Taurean
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 10:12:45
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 60

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This item is found on creatures.

Western Wastes
NPC Name
an ice burrower

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Western Wastes

Rare drop off ice burrowers in the Western Wastes.

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Didn't know it could happen
# Feb 10 2004 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
Lately I went there to solo some IBs, velium hounds and Mastodon, and an IB dropped of these nice BPs. No silk unfortunately, but i was quite surprised to see 2 of them drop at the same time. Depending on your luck again, they're not that rare. Looted 4 silks & 2 BPs today off the 6 IBs I killed
Love it
# Oct 29 2003 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Had a guildie killing IB in WW and one dropped I two boxxed my lvl 1 monk and with the assistance of my druid ported/ran him there to get it. Figured it was better than just letting it rot. It's pretty cool.
# Sep 22 2003 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
Killed 3 borrows and the 3rd one it dropped
Why couldn't I have been a BST last night
# Aug 06 2003 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
Last night I was in WW with an enchanter friend of mine. We were seeing if we could solo/duo there. True enough we could. I will pull stuff down in the tunnel (mammoth, and rhino's). But it seems the wall kept eating them once they got below 20% health. That sucks. Any way This little druid runs past while we were medding. Sure enough 5 mins latter he sends out a ooc to the zone saying anyone need this. We were the only 3 in the zone. So of course it went to waste. I guess it goes that way sometimes.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 09 2003 at 7:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) After killing over 30 of these i finally got one for a guildie today....grats Quick
Still Drops
# Jul 08 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
Good friend of mine got me this BP last night on the Rathe Server. Thanks Poh :)
I have this BP
# Jun 16 2003 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
Yeppers, was in Siren's Groto when friend sends tell, hey you want this (links BP)? I was like OMG where? Currently was wearing the Robe of Lost Circles and was looking for something better. She was like in WW. I was like where? One word, Dragons. I was like I will be right there. I have 10mins to get there. Got there with 1 and a half mins before it rotted away. So very very happy lol. But yes it still does drop.

53 Monk
Terris Thule forever baby!!
# May 28 2003 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
These bad boyz got lotsa Hp's AE 500 pointer nuke and dispell. The dont summon which rules so thats why you will see alot of druids smacking them around. My 61 Shammy pet it tough, cute but lets be real when those bastages rampage bye bye pet. So charming a brotheronium (spelling) with my chanter works best Malo a brother, tash, charm, haste, and hes ready to rock. He will do nice damage while I have agro from Slow, cripple, dots etc. I just run around in circles while the 2 pets destroy him. Each fight takes about 10min but man its fun and when u are 2boxin its pretty challenging. I usually kill the chanty once a night( poor guy just cant fight for shiet..
Well one day my monk will get a Bp. Ive killed 5 so far and no drops these bp's still drop right?

[blue] [b] Monngo's gear
RE: Nothing
# Aug 15 2003 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
the 500 point ae dispell you talk about is frontal arc only and yea they have an **** load of hps...killed 6 got my skin btw
RE: Nothing
# May 29 2003 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
They still drop, but the drop rate is pretty bad. Not sure what it is. Good friend of mine kites them for several hours a week and has nabbed 3 tunics over the course of the last 2 months or so. The most recent was last week.
Drop Rate changed?
# Apr 28 2003 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
I dunno if I got really lucky or if they changed the drop rate, I went there with 2 58 druids, 58 Beastlord, and me a 53 monk. Did the druid snare/dot thing, while me and the beastlord beat it up from behind. Whole fight took maybe 4-5 mins, and it dropped 2 of these, on the very first kill. We were playing on making this a couple hour endevor.
Got it
# Dec 09 2002 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
Acquired one last night in WW, and it took about 20 Ice Burrowers to get it. I upgraded to this from a PSC, I say upgraded because the weight from the PSC was the only thing bad about it. The AC on this is similar, and the stats are only marginally less in some respects to the PSC.

As for hunting these guys, we tried the Druid kite method described somewhere below. And actually we kind of stumbled on it by accident. I would Snare and DoT with my Druid, and when sufficient aggro was built up everyone else would join in the fight. The Melee would whack away from behind the mob as he chased my Druid around in a figure 8 pattern. I was thrilled when it finally dropped, it lowered my Monks weight from 23(1hb) & 25 (2hb) to 19 & 21 respectively. Our group consisted of the following: 60 Monk (mine), 59 Druid (mine), 62 Shammy, 59 Ranja, 53 Druid, 61 Pally, 54 Shammy, 55 Necro, and a 54 Pally.

Good luck to all who are hunting for one of these :)
RE: Got it
# Mar 21 2003 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
Ditto me today, again had killed something like 18-20 ice burrowers to get it . I also got one of the new research runes (for the 51-60 spells) yesterday off an IB, but other than that, about 75% of the IBs have had no loot at all, and the rest had a couple of Ice Silk.

I hunted all these all via charm-aggro-kiting in a circle while casting a couple of DoTs to keep aggro - I prefer to use a Velium Hound over the other critters in the zone because of their high rate of damage without any extra pet buffs (in fact, whenever I cast Savage Spirit on a Velium Hound I was using for this, it would promptly steal aggro from me and get unsnared and and uncharmed courtesy of the IB's dispell proc.

BTW, I've been stacking up a bunch of Junk Buffs ahead of my important ones (C3, PotC, Bladecoat) so that if (when!) the Ice Burrower manages to hit me, if it procs it won't rip off any buffs that are too hard to replace....
Still Drops
# Oct 11 2002 at 11:20 PM Rating: Default
BTW this still drops. Had one drop for me today. Monkey (had camped at entrance in case this happened) was logged on and woohoo. As I normally solo these....I won the roll =) Usually killable in about 35 minutes solo. They have 2 forms of regen btw both massive. Regen 1 is kiting regen...not too bad but still worth using a disease DOT to assist with it. Regen 2 INSANE !! don't let this happen....if you must FD from an add it has a MASSIVE regen...regened from 35 percent to 100 percent in 1 min 30 secs. And a mob with about 25K+hp thats a HUGE regen. Mob is fairly resistant to MR and resists ever of Fire. Good luck to you all... and for the drooling Monkeys... it only took 13 kills lol...Did I get lucky at 13 ? You decide =)

Me Me Me happy Me =)
RE: Still Drops
# Oct 15 2002 at 1:48 PM Rating: Default
when no one is on the aggro list, mobs regen much faster than normal...try it with any mob and you will see.

also, disease doesnt cancel out mob regen, thats a myth from noobs who got rabies and the damage over time from the rabies = their natural people try and say disease stops regen, it doesnt.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 29 2002 at 3:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you are a ******* idiot dude
RE: Still Drops
# Oct 28 2002 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
The reason you drop disease is not because it eliminates regen... it IS because most disease DOT's at this level are extremely long lasting, easy to land, AND effectively negates the regeneration of most [i]soloable mobs.
RE: Still Drops
# Oct 12 2002 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks forthat info Eblake.

Im still working on getting one for my monk, but i killed 11 IBs and know of 3 more kills, never seen a tunic. Oh well, ill just have to keep doign it, but seems like the IBs are acting wierd at the moment, uusally 5 or so up, now i seen 2 in 3 days of looking and PH killing.
# Apr 11 2002 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
This is now Bst, and all Bst races, also the "Effect:" was removed and wt is 1.2

Edited, Thu Apr 11 15:36:45 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 23 2002 at 2:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hehe, i got one for my 20 monk...gonna get him a pair a benevolent bracers now..Woot, this tunic ROCKS!!
#REDACTED, Posted: May 19 2002 at 9:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) No Drop?
RE: It Rocks!
# Jul 18 2002 at 4:15 AM Rating: Default
so what? at level 20 my SK was ally to CoV and could easily walk undisturbed all the way to ToV even, and all he has to do to loot the item is log off his main, log on his alt and then loot the item which was probably not needed by anyone else at the time. This happens quite often.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 09 2003 at 7:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Um will be eaten alive by burrowers and wolves
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 23 2002 at 10:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You can thank me later.
# Oct 25 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
A few days ago, my guild was setting up to take down The Kromzek captain in WW. We were standing next to charisa when one of these agroed us. We had 9 people at the scene, only 2 of them being 60 (pally and cleric.) Well the pally got agro first so he went down fast, then we jumped in there and our 59 chanter was able to slow it after 3 tries. We had one tank and I tossed a couple Cheals and that was it for the burrower, no drops but dam nice exp..I was 54 at the time and the exp bar moved nuff so that I could notice it, thats a big ole jump =) Good Luck monkeys
# Sep 06 2001 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
First of all, it's not a forgery, that graphic is very real, yes the skin tones don't quite match up but nevertheless it's the graphic for the Netted Kelp Tunic, Icecicle Tunic AND the Ice Burrower Skin. Secondly, I have a fungi tunic, I do love that regen, but I for one when grouped would MUCH rather have a stat wagon for a BP over regen when I'm likely sporting Regrowth anyways along with an extra 1k-5k HP's from the clerics and shamans at the scene. As for weight, at level 57 I ride frequently at a comfortable a 17 stones or so with good stats across the board so I could handle some more stones. I would definitely say weight matters but anyone that said this tunic shouldn't be worn by a Monk due to the weight obviously doesn't know much about Monk gear.

In regards to the Ice Burrower's that drop the tunic... I've known is this tunic for quite some time, I was in WW (ally faction so it's not as risky for me as it is for someone that's KoS to wander around there) and saw an Ice Burrower. I wanted to see just what kind of smack they laid down so I aggro'ed one. I never got hit for more than 180 in melee (they likely hit harder, this one only hit me 3 times) HOWEVER, proc'ed a 500 points AE AND a single effect dispell with every proc... he proc'ed every time he hit me as well.

So yes, I agree with Mandicus that 3 groups of 55-60 is about right and even with that, I'm more than positive someone's going to die regardless as even if the think hits for 180's, resists or not, that 500 point AE is going to dig into your skivvies with a vengence.. and the dispell is going to really suck too. It's VERY hard to get, but aside from 1 AC and the effect of Deadeye, I'd take this over the Icecicle tunic as it has better stats from where I'm sitting.

Good luck getting it, I'm gonna start prepping to kill some IB's soon myself ;)

Antiochus Powerfinger
57th Monk of <Misguided Intentions>
Mithaniel Marr
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 09 2003 at 7:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you need 3 groups to take one of these down there is something seriously wrong...EASYYYYYYYYYYY solo. Your 3 groups should be killing dragons not burrowers.
# Oct 24 2002 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
85 posts
Well, 3 groups not really needed. This is one tough beastie but we were able to kill several of them with just 3 people. A 55+ druid aggroed it and started casting his array of dots and snares. Once it was good and mad at the druid, us two beastlords, 54 and 56, sent our pets in to chew on its tail. The druid kept running in big circles around the valley to DN with the pets following behind and me casting a dot every so often. Went down without us losing any hp and rarely lost a pet.

Got one skin in half a dozen kills.

Sharrien Dreamstalker
54 Beastlord
# Feb 13 2002 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
Okies... new guild here... mainly family members... went to WW other day... to the right of the zone; 8 of us... 60cleric, 60monk, 60necro, 56warrior, 55druid, 54bard, 52monk, 52ranger.

We killed two Ice Burrowers (yellow con to 60). The first one nearly wiped us out. The warrior and myself(cleric) were standing with the IB down to E in ICE... the warrior was at very low life when I got my CH off on him and quickly rez'd the 60monk back in (who does the tanking) and was able to then polish the IB off.

The second IB was easy compared to the first. At the end of the fight I even had mana to spare.

Our intention was to get the 52monk out of his CCS... the IB dropped nothing :(

Not to say everyone should try this. It was a very hard and challenging fight, but it is possible with un-uber players to pull off.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 22 2001 at 5:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I know a guy on tunare who has it it looks just like leather or foremans tunic. so that pic is fake but lol if you wanna have a cool look just get some gnomeskin :) for parties and stuff and wear this in combat
RE: Deire Dragonfire
# May 26 2001 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
Heh :)

Turn on your Velious textures. Otherwise ALL velious leather will look like normal leather, etc.

Go into your eq config file and find a group of lines that look something like this:


Make sure they are all set to TRUE if you want to see the armors. Note that this will have a certain performance impact if you do not have a 64 meg graphics card - most importantly it will slow you down somewhat on your zoning (because you will be loading larger texture sets).

The last line (armor23) is for the monk textures. This you have to edit in MANUALLY for some reason - Verant mentioned this in a patch message a couple of months ago. Once you set everything to TRUE you will be able to see all the velious armors (they will no longer look like old world leather, etc)

Hope this helps :)
RE: Deire Dragonfire
# Sep 05 2002 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent


is all you need for velious leathers... orat least monk leathers.
# Apr 23 2001 at 7:46 AM Rating: Default
So what you're saying is, "Give me uber gear without making me work very hard for it!"

This kinda sucks
# Apr 22 2001 at 4:57 AM Rating: Default
It seems way too hard for a monk to get even some semi decent stuff. I have a 45 monk and I have had the same equipment for what seems like forever. There is absolutely nothing good that a monk can solo quest for on his own that is really any good. I think that Varant should spend a litlle time to come up with some decent items that a character wouldnt have to beg barrow and steel other high lvl characters to help him with a kill in which he may not get the roll on the item anyway. Even if he arranges the hunt himself. I guess I am just harping but it seems to take a lot of fun out of the game when you see guild leaders and such with great stuff and know that you have absolutely no chance of ever getting it yourself. Even at lvl 60 :(

Chakraaz <Sacred Legends> 45 Monk "Eci server"
ever heard of merit ?
# Apr 30 2001 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
Cause when you build merit with a guild you shall be rewarded. Just get a quality guild with good ppl and enjoy the times. Don't worry about loot so much, it will come to you. And yes, any 60 has alot of equip and should has a great chance of getting these items in the 55-60 range. Good luck.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 21 2001 at 5:05 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) God damnit you stupid loser monks (especially from my server) are making me look bad. Stop your whining
Any Iksar out there with this
# Apr 11 2001 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
Just out of curiousity, any Iksar out there with this BP? I would like to see what would look like for them.

I have a pic of a Phase Spider Carpase on my Iksar that is very boring just the grey scaled color.
RE: Any Iksar out there with this
# Nov 08 2001 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
This looks very pimp on iksars...same graphic as netted kelp tunic. Kinda grey middle with pinkish trim (sounds gay i know but it looks badass). Thats not a good description...hmm. Guess you gotta see it for yourself

Lothaine, Vicar
<Night Kids>
Druzzil rO
Skins and burrowers
# Mar 28 2001 at 9:15 AM Rating: Excellent
397 posts
First off these things spawn by the rest of the dragons that drop the +5 to everything talismans and they are tombstone at 58 so they are 61-62ish.

Second, this is the best non-sleepers bp that we currently know about so to dismiss this bp as not worth the trouble is a big mistake.

You can kill these things in the ne corner of west wasstes but I would suggest camping a cleric and possibly a necro there with coffins on hand for corpse recovery. Yes, sometimes 2 dragons agro or harla dar will walk by.

For already hunting dragons, these things are definately worth pulling if you have monks in your parties. The drop is kinda rare, but it's not nearly as bad as the kunark rare drop stuff.

Would suggest 2 or 3 lvl 55-60 parties to accomplish this decently.
# Mar 09 2001 at 7:44 PM Rating: Default
anyone know what this thing looks like on a human female, iksar male\female, and if we can get some links\pics of them?
RE: So..
# Mar 12 2001 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
Good idea. I'm having a debate with someone right now as to whether or not this is what we saw on the same female. I inspected her, he didn't. I could SWEAR this is the name of what I looked at. But this female was green to him at level 52. Any info or pics of this on a female would be cool.
Better and eaiser than this..
# Feb 04 2001 at 11:50 PM Rating: Default
The icicle tunic from the lord in velktors has better stats in my mind, not to mention your only 1 zone away from you bind spot, dont have to go through the grotto and survive WW, lvl 61 wurm sheesh-prolly hits for 400+
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# Feb 13 2001 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
The velktor is no cakewalk himself. He is lvl 65, hits for 850, and as far as i know, has never been killed on prexus
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# Apr 03 2001 at 9:14 PM Rating: Default
And drops , The icicle tunic of a Lord Dorkjalsdkjf some crap like that...**** long name...he's a monk like the Gaint noble look...but sort of firegiantish..
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# Sep 06 2001 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# Apr 20 2002 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
Lord Dohjamamadidntloveme
# Mar 11 2001 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
while true Velkator is closer to a bind spot actually getting through Velkator's and to the big guy himself is a major hunt in its own right. Top it off with Velky being a tough mob to kill (we are talking Trak raid style of groups) and the fact you would have to roll against any other monks in the raid AND it has to drop off the guy in the first place you all of a sudden have quite a few problems getting that tunic. The Ice Borrower Skin however is to my understanding a MUCH more casual hunt. I have not hunted for these personally but a friend of mine says that its usually just a casual hunt of about 2 to 3 groups levels 50+ (usually 55+ if just two group). These leeches are on par with I have heard Lodizal which can be taken down by a single group if well organized and clicking together right. So yeah you have to travel further but on the other hand you won't have to fight through a multileveled maze of crap and deal with UBER sorcerer at the end.
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# Feb 23 2001 at 6:42 AM Rating: Default
velktor has been killed on prexus
RE: Better and eaiser than this..
# May 10 2002 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
on prexus and about every other server lol, hes about vindicator level of toughness, maybe a bit higher. if you have a well trained guild and a good CHEAL order, you should be fine, as long as the clerics dont lag out. Not as hard as some things IMHO. but just because a guild kills him on your server doesnt make you special :P. if a guild on your server kills vulak, seru, or any of those other mofos, then you can feel special.
Unity has killed Velk
# Mar 08 2001 at 10:02 PM Rating: Default
Aye, I know Unity has done it.
Ice Burrowers?
# Jan 23 2001 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
Do ALL Ice Burrowers drop this wonderful tunic and do they drop this ALL of the time? If this is a "rare" drop then I would understand the Level to Attain being 60. But if this is a common drop, a monk would merely have to wait in the zone for a /shout Burrower Skin at (some loc).

I'd spend a week or so FD'ing in this zone for that if this is the case.

RE: Ice Burrowers?
# Jan 30 2001 at 10:38 AM Rating: Excellent
A good group of 60s could take one probably, they're a fairly moderate drop rate at 1 in 10 or so. They're kind of a pain in the *** so no one really kills them.
High level Monks might agree
# Jan 20 2001 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
73 posts
This should weigh 0.8 (or less), based on any 'legitimate' risk/reward, and the level required to obtain it.

Fer gawds-sake, it weighs the same as Lockjaw!

+3 AGI !?
+23 HP!!?

It's sad that *this* is the 3rd-best tunic which Monks could ever get... Counterpoint, and Counter-Counterpoint:

Naysayers: But my Gawd- it's better than Crafted! Shut Up, Whining L'il Monkeys! This thing Rocks! You should be grateful! Weight doesn't matter for high-level monks! Shut *up*!!! Argh!!!!

Monks: If you're still wearing Crafted, tanking level 60+ MOBs, then either you're an under-equipped, semi-naked "E-bay Idiot", or you're *just* an Idiot; and, yes, weight always matters.


In closing:

Looky, an AC 26 pair of gloves which weigh 0.0! and- looky, an Epic Quest reward that is... AC 15, and which has... weight.


Monk of the 50th (and a half) Disappointment,
Monk of the 39th /boggle, on The Nameless

Monk of the 12th Twink-me, on The Nameless
Monk of the 1st I_turned_in_my_guild_summons,

Monk of the 2nd You_Suck, Rallos~Blechk

Monk of the 1st I_was_Bored, on Test Server

Many names, of many Monks, variously statted to determine that maxxed AGI is the Golden Path for Monks.


RE: High level Monks might agree
# Dec 10 2002 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
It's not all that bad, given that a 60 monk has a 24 wt limit, and 12 STA = 48 HP, so the total is 71 HP. If you aren't soloing (i.e. you have a Healer or someone else is tanking), this will be better than a Fungi. I've killed 4 Ice Burrowers (using Charmed velium hounds) to date, and I'll keep killing them till my 61 monk has one. :)

Edited, Tue Dec 10 11:47:42 2002
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 27 2001 at 1:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 1.5 weight means nothing at level 60. I'm wearing 4.0 pants with a 6.0 weight weapon and I'm still underweight.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 5:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hi dumbass (minion)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 28 2001 at 6:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) heh, I just love seeing people in their 40's pretending to know everything, cracks me up.
RE: High level Monks might agree
# Feb 15 2001 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
73 posts
Where, in this thread, did you see "people in their 40's pretending to know everything"?

If that was directed at me, then by all means, bravely point to a single error in fact or reasoning in my post.

thx~ /duel
RE: High level Monks might agree
# Jan 30 2001 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
I'll just assume that wasn't directed toward me as I'm a 57 monk. Perhaps you'd better considder pulling your head out of your *** before you post about things which you know nothing about.
RE: High level Monks might agree
# Jan 28 2001 at 1:07 AM Rating: Good
I believe fungal tunic is better... an 18 point regen you just cant ignore....!!!!
seriously reduces downtime
RE: High level Monks might agree
# Apr 09 2001 at 2:21 AM Rating: Good
73 posts
I would actually like to parse a comparison...

Hypothesis : Ice Burrower Skin > Fungi Tunic in combat
# Jan 14 2001 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
Very cool look, i wonder what it would look like on an iksar monk.
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