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Exquisite Velium Claidhmore  

Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 36
DMG: 32 Dmg Bonus: 111
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 5.7 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:2H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 06:32:55
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019
Scars of Velious Item

Average Price: 2,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Western Wastes


Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Sontalak also drops this.
# Feb 08 2007 at 2:48 PM Rating: Good
451 posts
Yes. Nabbed 3 different types of "Velium Claidhmore" from rats in DN, but Sontalak in West Wastes dropped the exquisite version for me. Was surprised but what ye gonna do :)
Why is every post about price?
# May 27 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
30 posts
I read most of the posts here, and nobody said anything about who drops this or how to get it. I could care less how much it costs.
Nice blade at 46
# Jan 30 2003 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
I picked one of these last night in the bazaar for 5000pp on Kane Bayle. It's the first time I've seen one there since I started playing a few months ago. As a level 46 paladin who was using a Weighy Polearm, this seemed a nice upgrade until I get to 50 when I can see which I prefer. I noticed that the average damage I was doing has gone up by nearly 10 which makes the battles a little shorter, and the other benefit is that it's quite light compared to others so it doesn't sap the stamina as much as a ACG or Polearm.

The other nice thing about this blade is that it should be quite sellable afterwards as the market isn't flooded with them.
# Jan 06 2003 at 12:13 AM Rating: Default
Nvm, i have the 32/40 version, but still, its nice...
Very Nice
# Jan 06 2003 at 12:12 AM Rating: Default
Very Nice weapon, 2 were selling on Fennin, both 1k. I would expect more but im not complaining! I asked the guy if i can trade my Jagged Long Sword and 175pp and he said ok. Well I love this thing. Highest crit at lvl 40 is 194, hit regularly for 73. One question, how long will this last before i should get an upgrade? im lvl 40 right now.
# Jun 17 2002 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
Price on this is less then 10k, around 6-8k on Fennin Ro. Hard to find one selling though, seems to be pretty rare.
# May 23 2002 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
I went through the whole comments and no one said the actual price of this weapon, wtf is it worth if i have pp but nothing to trade?
Nice sword
# Apr 23 2002 at 8:54 PM Rating: Default
First off, epic would own this weapon for many reasons. Epics have UBER effects/procs, if not uber they are still very good. They also have HELLA stats. I am talking from a paladin perspective but 15ac, str/sta/dex/hp/etc, 150dd, and the ability to 2h bash with this without the AA ability just beats the fook out of this claidhmore having 1 less delay to make it have slightly better DPM or dmg/dly ratio or whatever. This weapon is VERY good all the same though and is a bit easier to get then epic and to top it off can be sold. As for the sk listing all the DPM, those seem to be messed up. You have tempered velium claidhmore (it's 32/40, needs a correction on this site, check any other site and you will see it's 32/40) beating this 32/36. How can the same dmg weapon with 40 delay beat a 36 delay? Doesn't make sense. The best weapon on your list is a 23/29 weapon. I am sorry but that is just pure bs. No way 23/29 beats 32/36. Maybe if it was 23/26.. Not to mention these weapons with haste, that helps the higher delay weapons MUCH more then the lower delay ones. I think this has to be one of the best 2hander exquisite velium weapons. It has a cooler look then the axe, weighs less then lance, and is slash which is a way more common skill for hybrids/warriors since epics are 2hs and a lot more/better 2hs exist. I recently bought this for 9950, the guy didn't know value on it and I QUICKLY agreed to the price. I have only seen it a few other times and those people wanted 15-20k on Fennin Ro. With this and fbss its like a 32/30 weapon and with my valor of marr (paladin 25% self haste) it's an INSANE 32/25! I have maxed out so far hitting for 138. Thats with 920 atk. I would have to say I LOVE this weapon. I am currently using it over my Argent Protector (42/49, 10ac/str/wis/int, 25hp/mana) for a few reasons. First it just looks damn better. I love claidhmore look and anything is better then a runic carver or blade of xalgoz looking sword. Secondly it weighs almost half what AP weighs. Third it has better a better dmg/dly ratio period. Lastly it is way faster then AP so I can hold taunt a LOT better. Missing 2 or 3 hits with a 50 delay weapon REALLY hurts. Thats no dmg output in 15s econds. With this if I miss 3 times I am only 11 seconds which still sucks, but a lot better then 15. I miss stats on AP but I think the better dmg output more then makes up for it.

Edited, Tue Apr 23 21:53:13 2002
RE: Nice sword
# Oct 28 2002 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
But this sword is a MILLION times easier to get than any epic and certainly the pally epic. =)
RE: Nice sword
# Dec 07 2002 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
The Pally epic isn't hard, it just has bottlenecks. The bottlenecks are what make the epics hard, not the encounters.
The reason I quit playing warrior...
# Apr 18 2002 at 1:22 PM Rating: Default
I used to have a 31st level ogre warrior... then I ran into a 5th level halfling warrior with one of these... when I saw him again, I was 33 and he was 30th...

Being outdamaged by a midget with a sword 3 times his size was kind of disgusting... and he had the nerve to complain that I wasn't taunting enough...
# Oct 19 2001 at 8:20 AM Rating: Default
I need a new sword and this one looks like a good upgrade from my babs. If you have one send me a tell on tornovilous or send me an email
RE: buy
# Mar 28 2002 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
hmm a decent upgrade to a babs??!? more like one of the greatest upgrades in history. Babs is crap in a can
# Sep 24 2001 at 8:53 AM Rating: Default
WTT a Nathsar Greatsword for this
# Jul 02 2001 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
I have a Nathsar Greatsword and it is VERY good but i would like the Exquisite Velium Claidhmore
more. Im willing to trade my nathsar Greatsword and about 400pp for this sword.

Tichinde Serbie
Kingdom of Steel
RE: WTT a Nathsar Greatsword for this
# Aug 04 2002 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
save up another 10k and its yours
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 19 2001 at 3:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just don't understand why verant decided to make the "epic" weapons. They are not overly hard to obtain, and don't blow away weapons that drop now in stats. Plus how is it special if so many high levels have the epics? What are they gonna do with all the time they spend now? They can't quest for better weapons, because if verant did they would get complaints from people like the ones above me that the epics aren't the best weapons. Yes I think Verant should have made new quests for each class of high levels, but not have called them epic weapons. The "epic" weapon should only be one per class per server, as it isn't really "epic" if all people 55+ have one.
RE: Why?
# Sep 13 2001 at 12:45 AM Rating: Excellent
374 posts
Because they were pretty much the best weapons you could get at the time they were made (they came with Kunark, not Velious, where most of the weapons that are 'better' than the epics are dropped) Besides that, who says a weapon like this is better than an epic? It's not all about the damage ratio. Besides the epics having a sweet ratio, awesome stats, and an interesting and powerful proc, as well as many having a unique and nifty effect, Verant might have made these to discourage the constant barrage of twinks going around getting the best of everything just by shouting "I've got 500K! Looking to buy any uber items I could never hope to get on my own!". The epic quests, which apparently are not "overly hard" (ever try the cleric epic?) are an interesting addition to the role-playing factor of the game. Questing for the most powerful weapon for your class (read my post again if you still think other weapons are better just cuz they have a better ratio) would seem to be very fun to do. As for Velious weapons that actually are better than epics (things like primal velium and pretty much any weapon that drops off Vulak'Aerr), you really expected that Verant would make a new expansion and have weapons and armor that's no better than the existing stuff? I don't think people would whine if Verant makes new quest weapons that are much better than the epics; instead I would expect everyone to whine if Verant DIDN'T make anything better than the epics. In fact, there are going to be new epic type weapons for every class included in the shadows of luclin expansion. What do you do when you spend all your time getting your epic and Verant makes new and better weapons? Pardon my French, but quit yer ******** and go out and get those weapons, duh! If you really valued all that time spent on a game that much, maybe you shouldn't be playing this game at all. Well, I'm done ranting and raving for now. Don't take all this personally, whoever wrote the original post; this is just a general attack on all the 'whinos' out there.
RE: Why?
# Jun 19 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
The problem with your idea of 1 per server is that you cut anyone that isn't in the biggest baddest guild on the server out of all epics.

RE: Why?
# Jan 10 2002 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
My 2cp, I think the epic should be based on the player and how they play a character, let the NPC ask you questions with multiple answers. If you play a pally that loves tanking and likes taking hits and perfurs one hand over 2.....give him a one hand with 12/20dam adds more ac and sta less str and other stats and procs tashi. Or a wizard that prefurs mana regen,int, and a damage shield a 1/10 wand with high int, C2 and beserker spirit as it proc.
I think this system would individualize each player in the game as to how they prefur their character.
The Items required for the weapon would be changed to fit the type of epic item.
And if a player runs his epic quest and says later I don't like this item.......Change your answers and do the quest again. So you have 2 epic weapons..Can only use em one at a time so you have a choice of which you prefur to go with the group your in. =)

My 2cp
Think it would be cool to see 2 shadow knights with epics that don't resemble each others, but you can still see that they are epics by the acid dripping off a blade or a shield growing and shrinking around the melees hands.

Aricon Drinksalot
Durinal 54th pally =( with no sense of urgencey to get my standard, over rated epic.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 15 2001 at 9:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I BET YOU HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN LVL TO EQUIP IT LIKE YOU DO FOR THE WEAPONS LODIZAL DROPS.
# Feb 27 2001 at 8:32 PM Rating: Default
There is a lvl limit on items. Its called NO DROP
# Feb 15 2001 at 11:10 PM Rating: Default
Sorry, sir, but that's BS
# Feb 19 2001 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
there has never been a level limit for any item. altough there probably should for certain god and dragon items. it would make a bit more sence that way. but there isnt one for any item at all
# Feb 27 2001 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
Club of the Ice Ocean, dropped by Lodizal cannot be equipped until level 51
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 01 2001 at 6:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LoL! Good joke, too bad I have seen level 40s with the Club Of The Ice Ocean equipped. So get a life, you ******* newbie.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 07 2001 at 10:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 08 2001 at 12:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) He probly has a life an doesnt play as much as u dumb ***.
# May 13 2001 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
Just because someone sees someone else with a weapon that you never have means they are a dumbass and don't have a life? Dude, you are about as stupid as a rock. At least rocks don't make themselves look like idiots. What you said is something like this:
"You saw someone in real life with a 1.6 GHz Computer, that means you have no life and you are a computer geek / loser ***."
Does that make a lot of sense to you? Nope. So go back to Crushbone and try to kill that 'illusive' orc pawn that you haven't succeeded to kill yet.
# Sep 13 2001 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
374 posts
Hey now! I haven't been able to kill that darned pawn yet either! Just becuase you're in an uber guild and twink all your characters doesn't mean you should go around boasting all the time. BTW, if anyone manages to kill one of them, could you perhaps let me get the sweet loot? Orc pawn pick....<drool>...LOL
# Jan 10 2002 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
Open raid managed to kill the orc pawn the other day, i wanted to roll for the pick but somene ninja looted and ran. I was told that someone said he didn't have anything=(. Like most of the others i was being rezzed after the horrible battle and didn't get to see what all was said in the zone when it died. If we ever see him again and the pick drops i hope there are no lvl restrictions on it, or i might have to hold onto it for a while till I can use it.
# Sep 09 2002 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
# Apr 16 2002 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 02 2001 at 7:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Lol, that was a burn!
Found in Dragon Necropolis (nt)
# Feb 15 2001 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
These new weapons are ridiculous
# Feb 15 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
The ratios on these new velious weapons are insane. They are as good as a FD, and on top of that they're not NO DROP. I know this doesn't give any stats, but I thought the epics were supposed to be untouchable from other non-epic weapons. If you just want to do lots of DMG as a Pal/SK, just get one of these? Who needs an epic?
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# Sep 13 2001 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
374 posts
One thing everyone seems to forget is that the epics came with Kunark (except for the original pally epic, Fiery Avenger, which came with the original EQ, which is why it sucks so much). When Verant made a new expansion, they either had to include weapons which were much better than epics, or get pelted by hate mail from tons of angry players. They should have included improved epic quests with Velious. Actually, there are still plenty of unexplored aspects of Velious, so maybe they have. Also, it's rumored that such "new epics" will come with the Luclin expansion. Whether they will only add one epic, for the BeastLord class, or add improved epics for all classes, I have no idea.
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# Apr 18 2001 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

Depends on class, for example 2 hand slash is hands down the best DPM (damage per minute) for sks in game.. but:

Two hand slash Sk

Blood Runed Two Hander - 841
Innoruuk's Curse - 790
Frozen Zweihander - 713
Thunder Runed Great Sword - 700
Tempered Velium Claidhmore - 675
Executioner's Blade - 670
Ykeshan Broad Axe - 667
Frostreaver - 666
Exquisite Velium Claidhmore - 656
Exquisite Velium Battle Axe - 656
Sword of Rile - 644

As you can see for them this is beat out by a lot of other weapons. Inny's curse is the SK Epic, the only weapon that beats it out in DPM pretty much does not exist. It dropped in Kaesora in no rent form and is now out of the game, though on this site some guy says it drops in velks now.

These new weapons like this do beat out some planes weapons even, but they are also found in very hard areas. Many come from dragons necropolis and such. A friend took my 54 druid for a peek inside as part of my western wastes tour and everyone in there was level 57 plus.. many 60's (this was on tribunal)

You are right about the no drop, that means many of these uber weapons trickle down.. especially since many high level sks and warriors (especially human sks) prefer one hand weapons.

A human sk gave my 28 troll twink one this:

Argent Defender - 554

I had no idea it was as good as it is, thoughit sleems slow at 49 spd 33 dam, it beats out the DPM eventualy of:

Noctivagent Blade - 513

and the moss which i have (dont have a noc blade yet ; ) )

Mace of the Shadowed Soul - 484

Of course at 28 battles are not lasting that long.. so I can tell that a moss is much better for me now (so subsequently a noc would be) This is kind of a strange irony you see in the SK class, the high level sks like the one hand weapons which are really not as good for them in DPM for the big long battles they are in.

Of course non large races can't bash with 2 hand either but I guess they can with the epic? The sk who gave me the argent was using an:

Ebon Mace - 584

at the time which is still a better dpm and since then he got his epic ; ) so i'm happy for him.

Now I'm just hoping people in my guid "dump" other big two hands like this one for instance on my sk.. drool.. One of the 2 hand piercers with the funky graphic would be real nice.
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# Mar 06 2002 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
Check out the petrefied heartwood flameberge (probably spelled it wrong, just look under tunare's drops) 50dmg 39dly with 40ac and insane stats. Frostwrath is a 24dmg 22dly 1her. Shovel of the Harvest, Primal Velium Claidhmore, etc.
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# Feb 15 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
Hell, a lot of these dust many Warrior weapons, yet I'm still gonna go for the Epic weapon. Why? Think of how much more proud you'll be when you get the Epic weapon as compared to these. I mean, sure, I'd love to have a lot of them, but once I complete the Epic Quest to get mine, I won't use anything else, purely out of the pride factor. Besides, when you weigh it out, the Epic weapons are a LOT nicer than virtually anything that drops in Velious from a player standpoint.

Just my 2cp worth.

Xarien Somberstar
37th plateau Warrior of Rallos Zek
Tholuxe Paells server
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# Feb 18 2001 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
First off, the epics have stats, lots and lots of stats...and don't tell me stats don't matter, and even if they don't matter i'm sure the massive stat bonuses and procs the epics have doesn't make up for the tiny difference in ratio. 32/36 is only slightly better then 36/41. And hey, I'd rather have a big glowing sword over this anyday =)
RE: These new weapons are ridiculous
# May 13 2001 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
Aye, stats do matter a lot, but now that people have discovered Primal Velium weapons, I am beginning to think that the Epic isn't so awesome after all. Yes, it looks a lot cooler, but check out the stats on the Primal Velium Battle Axe( Avatar as an effect leaves this weapon in the dust.
# Feb 15 2001 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
Ok..I may get slammed/flamed/rediculed for saying this, but uh..the weapon ratio is better than the FA and slightly better than the FD. Now granted, no stats, no procs BUT I have to say this:
For this item, you -
1) Don't have to be under lvl 53 (that is still a problem right...anyone over lvl 52 can't get their Pally epic?)
2) You don't have to actually "epic quest" for it. By this I don't mean to bash questing...I love questing, but after reading the details of the really damn hard (and I think they SHOULD be hard) epic quests, I'm not looking forward to doing it.
3) Hell, you say you have the FD already, but you don't feel like running around with a sword on fire? Can't run around with it in it's scabard due to no Fire Dept or 911 in Norrath? Then go get one of these babies :)

Sorry...kinda tired...but am I wrong in thinking this is a damn sweet 2hs (even w/o stats/procs)?

RE: heh
# Feb 15 2001 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
184 posts
It seems to me that Verant has screwed up. They want people to do the Epic Quests (and I do enjoy doing quests), but then they make items drop from regular critters that are nearly as good, or sometimes even better. What's the point? Quests should have big rewards! Ry'Gorr armour is nearly the same as Crafted/Ro and is MUCH easier to get (and is certainly cheaper than Ro).

Here's hoping that Verant wakes up and makes the quested items a little better ... doubt it will ever happen tho =(
RE: heh
# Feb 15 2001 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
Actually The Kunark dragons drop the books needed to do the FA quest, which is the only thing that would require being under 53 (if you chose to get from naggy or vox instead) so the quest is still doable at any level.

As for the stats, I would NOT want to be on the receiving end of someone swinging this

Alogain Planeswalker
46 season's as a Paladin of Brell
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 14 2001 at 9:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) <sigh> everytime a cool new item comes out theres always one guy who has to ***** about it, you know verant is capable of putting good items in the game, this just happens to be one of them, as soon as i find out where it drops im gonna try for it
RE: here we go again
# Feb 15 2001 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
It's called they're jealous that someone beat them to it, so they have to claim it's fake. All they're doing is trying to draw attention to themselves, one way or the other.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 14 2001 at 8:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: seems fake
# Feb 14 2001 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
Its not :)
RE: seems fake
# Feb 15 2001 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
Not fake, can come off atleast one dragon in WW and also a WW quest.
Where does this drop?
# Feb 14 2001 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
Could be a damn good twink item, if it's common, like the info says...I'm kind of doubting it, with a ratio like that, but then again...the items we're seeing in Velious these days...
RE: Where does this drop?
# Feb 14 2001 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
its inside the dragon necroplis
RE: Where does this drop?
# Feb 15 2001 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
This is a quest item, and it is a very hard quest.
RE: Where does this drop?
# Feb 15 2001 at 10:30 AM Rating: Default
You're both right. The item (along with any other exquisite velium weapon) may be obtained by a Western Wastes quest (not an overly hard one, that is, if you can kill one fairly hard monster in the Western Wastes), also, they are dropped in Dragon Necropolis (though quite rarely) and from dragons in Western Wastes.
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