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Crystal Chitin Shield  

Lore Item Placeable
AC: 20
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WIS: +9 MANA: +40
WT: 1.0 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Merchant Value:0 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 03:31:25
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 44

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This item is found on creatures.

Velketor's Labyrinth
NPC Name
Crystal Fang
The Fabled Crystal Fang

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Velketor's Labyrinth

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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got a good deal
# Jul 30 2003 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
yup i was in PoK today just about to log when i see this guy shouting wts cc shield just out of curiousity i asked him how much and he replied 1K! i ended up getting it for 900pp not bad considering it goes for much more most of the time. Not a bad shield and now ive got a cool graphic haha. Good luck all and safe hunting
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# Feb 13 2003 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
Prodigal Son
20,643 posts
For the longest time, the shield was non-magical...the only piece of CC armor that wasn't magic! This being an issue because of Bash. When Clerics got that ability I went out and grabbed one of these, only realizing magic tag! Doh! But just last night....I found out that they are now indeed magic.
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Velks Rules
# Jan 31 2002 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
ok trying to hit 60 i try to get spot at the top in Velks as much as possible.Exp rocks up here and if u can chase away all the lv 60 aaxp hogs then u will get uber loot and uber exp.Today was about the best drop day ive ever seen.In the 15hours i was at the top today i saw 5 Silver Chitin wraps,2Crystal Chitin Shields,1Crystal Chitin bracer,2crystal fangs,5CFEs,1CLR,2CBM,3CJG,2CC,and 2CFO.yeah ...was a good day for loot but most of the CCstuff is lore so i couldnt loot .i kindly passed on those rolls damn im going to create twinks just to pick up the lore items i cant hold when i win rolls.=)but i love velks its my favorite place to be in game cept ToV.Between all the peeps comin and going from group we had 3 peeps ding 60 today too which is great!

57 Knight
Who drops it?
# Oct 19 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
Ok everyone has seemed to Dance around the important thing on this item. WHO DROPS IT, is a random drop within the zone or a specific mob? I've played EQ long enough to know what is a good item and I really don't need a million different opinions on which shield is better because of resists or mana ect ect ect. Just curious...Thanks
RE: Who drops it?
# Nov 12 2001 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
It says above that it is dropped by the Crystal Fang which means that you have to get into the Ledge Group to get it.
# Oct 12 2001 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
anyone no of a current price for this shiled.
Jensen Greatwar
RE: Price
# Aug 22 2002 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
It depends on what server you are on and whether or not you have Luclin. The Bazaar is a GREAT place to get AWESOME prices for hard-to-find items, though if you don't have the expansion good luck finding someone with one of these, and expect to pay full price, or more.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 03 2001 at 2:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well, I'm completely baffled as to why this shield would even be considered for anything less than 18k. A Sarnak Battle Shield on Dro still sells for 20k in which, for wis casters this is much more useful. Even if your maxed for wis the 40mana is incredible. 1200pp?? Well, VL is newbville i guess so that makes sence.
RE: Hrm
# Oct 18 2001 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent

Plus SBS is down to 12kpp due to Chradok upgrade. So many ppl are raiding Chradok that alot of equipment, once rare, is now becoming somewhat common.

RE: Hrm
# Apr 05 2002 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
LOL 12k? hehe when was this? On Povar I seen a SBS for 1500pp the other day, and bought a CC shield 2 days before that for 3k. Hmm maybe we just messed up or something P
RE: Hrm
# Apr 25 2002 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
Hey Dip, that previous post was from last October. duh
RE: Hrm
# Oct 12 2001 at 4:20 AM Rating: Excellent
The Sarnak Battle Shield is much rarer and has some very nice resistences included. Plus it looks very nice. This shield here is a nice upgrade to the Charred Guardian Shield, a pure increase in AC and Mana. Both nice stats but resistence is what many high level player are after for raid situations.

great deal!
# Aug 23 2001 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
damn, I just bought one on a whim today in EC... he was asking 1200pp, I tentatively offered 1k, and he accepted. I bought to twink my pally alt a little. damn good item for so little money.
oh yeah...
# Aug 11 2001 at 3:11 AM Rating: Decent
Pricing, payed 10k for mine, worth every penny and consider myself lucky to have gotten it that low. Seen em /auc'd upto 19k and selling fast.

as to the rarity, I know someone on our server who is a 57 cleric, been camping his spawn for pretty much well 9 hours a day for a week and is still ***** outta luck on getting his.
# Aug 11 2001 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
This shield is really quite awesome, just put one on my 46 shaman and im one happy ******* :)
20ac 9wis 40mana and when you equip/unequip it yah should see the mana spike up and down heh.

Its truely an awesome item with the stats for sure, but the ac is just too damn fine. currently my shaman with just agility cast on him has JUST under 900ac and lemme tell yah, he is truely a pain in the *** to kill... takes an even con mob forever to even drop him to half.

moral of the story, AC IS KING!
rare now
# Jul 29 2001 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
Since patch fangs does pop occasionally not more then once a day and he never drops shield. we killed him 3 times in one week no shield just cheap loot. I think if you have the shield you should keep it seen one for sale for 22kp OBO. E-marr.
# Jul 26 2001 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
In regards to the post about this being rarer, how rare is something that is dropped twice by a MOB that spawned 20 minutes apart? Yes, Crystal Fang spawned back to back, and he dropped the shield both times. When we pulled him the second time, I made a joke about how funny it would be if he dropped the shield again. When I checked the corpse, lo and behold, there was the shield. Our cleric was happy getting the shield the first time, but since we didn't have any wisdom casters for the second shield to default to, we randomed it and our enchanter won. The rarity of this being uncommon is correct, it is not a rare.
RE: Rariry
# Jul 28 2001 at 5:06 AM Rating: Default
You got lucky..
much more
# Jul 09 2001 at 7:44 PM Rating: Default
ok i have one of these this is way more then 750 people everyone it is much rarer now too
# Jun 27 2001 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
I have seen lots of people talking about switching from Charred Guardian shield to this, it was a good idea but now is even better. I bought this shield when it had the stats posted above(12 AC +9 wis +10 mana) for 500pp on Morrell Thule. The next day they changed it on a patch to 20 AC +9 wis +40 mana. I've never been so happy in my life. It is DEFINATELY worth it if not just for the AC, but the +40 mana. I had a testament of Vanear prior to this but the addition to mana probably makes up for the one wisdom I lost. So once again the stats are now
AC: 20
Wisdome 9
Mana +40
BTW the graphics are like the shimmering orb
# Jun 15 2001 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
well since nobody has answered the Where part, I'll do so. I have this shield, looks like the typical magical pulsing disk worn by many casters. Also Crystal Fang can be found ALL the way to the top of the dungeon. He spawns up the quite a bit and I have killed him twice with a single solid group buffed with Protection of the Grove.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 15 2001 at 6:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Im a level 41 druid and I never seen anybody use one of these before, do they really exist?
Another Plus
# Jun 10 2001 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
Might I Point out one other bonus to this item. It weighs ONLY 1Lbs !!! so its lots better than charred, I want one for my druid, weight is always important to me.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 06 2002 at 10:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) can't
#REDACTED, Posted: May 06 2002 at 10:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ignore this.. just testing to see if you can use html in sig's
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 7:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You all are aguing about things that really couldn't matter less. 2 AC more than CGS? 10 Mana?
What is Crystal Fang?
# May 20 2001 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
I noted what drops it but when looking at the bestiary list I don't see any Crystal Fang. Does anyone have any info please?

#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 12 2001 at 10:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why the hell doesnt someone WITH the shield say where to get it, the mob, and all that ****. Jesus christ nuttin like reading through a ******** of posts and seeing no useful ****** information.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 12 2001 at 10:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Apr 12 2001 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
how much????
looks like?
# Feb 15 2001 at 7:59 PM Rating: Default
What does it look like? The coldain shield?
I'm the one wearing it
# Feb 15 2001 at 10:00 AM Rating: Default
and i received a shock when i tried to bash something with it, that the target was imune!
I didn't notice, but it isn't magic.
Basically turns it into a non bashing wis caster item.
Deliverance guild
Nice upgrade to the CGS
# Feb 12 2001 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
Hmm this is a nice upgrade to the Charred Guardian Shield. Would like to get my hands on one. =)
RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# Feb 13 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
It is a great upgrade to th Charred Guardian Shield (AC 10, WIS+9), but I need to ask... what would a necro want with this? =P
RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# Jul 15 2001 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
Gee, maybe my eyes are just a bit fried form reading all these posts, but does it SAY that a necro can even USE this? I think not, my friend. :)

/em begins to cast Insight on Ronium.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 07 2001 at 6:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just to answer the question about why an Nec would need this...
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 13 2001 at 10:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It is a nice upgrade to the CGS )
Depends on class, as druid ac is pretty pointless
# Feb 15 2001 at 10:12 PM Rating: Default
1,075 posts

7 ac to a druid is like a cup of water being dumped into a river.. just not going to make a diff. A shaman or cleric would get a lil use out of that much ac though I suppose.

Main use of this item is cosmetic. I imagine its the crystal graphic like the transparent shields of thurgain... which are kinda cruddy except for the cold res. I'd really like this to switch out with mine and have 9 wis more too.

# Mar 01 2001 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
one day when your double'd for 150 or so you'll learn to respect the power of ac. if ya dont got it, your gonna need to. cause on any raid you will learn that without ac or resist gear you are useless and a liability

vermis mysteriis
53rd wanderer of prexus
*A Fire Inside*
RE: Depends on class, as druid ac is pretty pointless
# Feb 15 2001 at 11:43 PM Rating: Good
LOL...first of all AC is deffinately important to a druid, at higher levels we group, and we play the same role as clerics or shaman play. Healer and debuffer. Making us a good target for mobs to kill, so any AC getting is good. Equal to that of resists stats and less important than Wisdom and mana of course. Secondly your analogy about the cup of water being dumped into a river, would make the assumption that druids have alot of AC(river)that a shield with an extra 7ac(cup of water) wouldn't matter. Truth is, with the leather armor restrictions, druids have little AC. And the river analogy wouldn't even work with those who have alot of to a high level warrior, see if he is willing to give up 7ac...i am sure he will disagree with ya.

Taylon Moonshadow
44 druid
Povar Server

Sorry, just got out of a lecture in my comp class discussing statements of fallacy.
RE: Depends on class, as druid ac is pretty pointless
# Feb 25 2001 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
I agree, it's always nice to be able to grab a bit more ac. Comes in handy when that mob decides to turn on you, lets you take a few hits while the tank (hopefully) taunts it off you. :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 13 2001 at 1:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) AC +12 is super and while the +10mana isn't great, the weight is fantastic! I have a HIE cleric and weight is always a major issue so where do I get one?
RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# Feb 13 2001 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
AC +12 is super and while the +10mana isn't great, the weight is fantastic! I have a HIE cleric and weight is always a major issue so where do I get one!
RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# May 03 2001 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
I beg to differ on "..while the +10mana isn't great..", when you have your WIS maxed, +10 mana is 10 more mana you didn't have before. now lets say you have +10 mana on 5 slots ... do the math.
RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# May 13 2001 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
By the time you can get this shield, 10 mana is going to be maybe 5% of a single cheap spell. 10 mana is what, 1/3 of the mana for root?

Don't kid yourself, the 10 mana is not that great. I'd rather have the 10 mana than not have anything at all, but you aren't going to notice it either way.

Let me put it this way-- compared to the charred guardian shield, you're getting 2 more ac and 10 more mana. The 2 ac means more than the 10 mana.

RE: Nice upgrade to the CGS
# Jun 06 2001 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
This is a major upgrade for anyone who plays a HIE cleric compared to the CGS. Number one reason why its better ? Look at the weight. CGS is 8 lbs, CCS is 1 lb. Thats 7 more lbs you can use to upgrade a different slot with a heavier piece of you need to and 7 more lbs you have before you need to bank. Considering clerics dont travel well you want to put off if you can because the areas you are going to are a real pain at this level.

So, 7 lbs lighter, 2 more raw ac and 10 more mana. Sounds like one hell of a deal to me.

Granted a Strathbone is better, but thats so insane of a rare drop its not even worth mentioning IMHO.

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