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Staff of the Dreaded Gaze  

Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 36
DMG: 8 Dmg Bonus: 111
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
INT: +6 MANA: +40
Effect: Invoke Fear (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 7.0) at Level 40
WT: 5.5 Size: LARGE
Class: NEC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:2H Blunt
Merchant Value:18 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:30:56
Page Updated:Sat Feb 8th, 2020
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Average Price: 85,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Ultra Rare
Level to Attain: 40

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.


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This is a very rare drop from Xalgoz. It is confirmed to still drop on live servers as of February 2013, as well as progression servers and the Al'Kabor server.
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Xalgoz for the modern man...
# Mar 09 2019 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Down here in Kaesora right now, praying for a miracle. It's March, 2019... Years upon years after most of these posts were made and I have returned after a long hiatus to the peerless joy that is sitting in a pixelated world doing nothing hoping on a digital lottery to shine it's algorithmic joy upon me. The server is Agnarr, TLP PoP-locked server, and I'm down here with my 46 Iksar necro about to ding 47 after kill upon kill of light blue mobs, including Xalgoz.

There's a new addition here in Xalgoz's death disco of some "undead" high elf enchantress who does not look undead at all. She's a real ****. Spawns about 10 seconds after killing her. Anyways I really really really hope I don't have to be down here forever.

Obviously I'm bored I'm writing this post. Best way to do this is to invis vs undead and run behind Xalgoz down the ramp. You should be able to pull the three mobs including Xalgoz (or pH) from this spot without dealing with the whole room. Down the ramp leads to a chamber beneath Xalgoz room that contains about 3-4 more skeles. You can avoid the majority of them, one of which is closer in his own room, by chilling at the bottom of ramp. (I kill them because what else am I gonna do?) Once you break the camp of 3 (Xalgoz/PH) it's easy because his sidekicks spawn quicker so you can dispatch them and deal with Xalgoz alone afterwards...
Just did this and now dealing with PH.
Now I'm praying he Cometh with staff. So far always drops fang and necklace, although he just dropped a Blade of Xalgoz not too long ago. I will be giving that away.
May EQ live another 20 years...!
Meh item (now)
# Mar 02 2019 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
63 posts
On TLP server Agnarr this item is listed for 100k plat which is about 2.5 krono currently (to give you an estimate of the "worth"). But... this item is now "can equip" so the clicky only works for necros which in my book makes this item quite weak. A 7 second fear is not that great and very, very situational. Even if you find that clicky is awesome, it is 2.5 krono awesome? :-)
"Ultra Rare" drop is an understatement
# Jan 29 2016 at 1:35 AM Rating: Excellent
38 posts
I hunt rare mobs/rare drops for the fun of it, so I decided to try for this staff. It does still drop, mine dropped on a regular server January 28th 2016, but the amount of named you have to kill in order to see the staff is unreal. I did not do a tally like Healeyu did on the post below, but I would guess it had to be about 80 to 100 named before I saw it drop. Not phers...100 NAMED. I couldn't believe how rare this thing is and how long it took. Almost a month of checking it many times a day. It must be a 1% chance drop rate or some crazy number like that. Xalgoz will pop almost every other time so it is not hard to get him, it's just that he drops (2) 1hander swords and a medallion , or (1) 1hander, (1) 2hander, and the medallion almost every time. When the staff dropped it was with a 1hander and a medallion as usual. This was more rare than Raster or any of the other named/drops I have done, even the vocal chords from Chardok drop more often than this staff imo.
# Jul 02 2012 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
770 posts
During the Fabled time frame of 2011, my semi-afk magician alt lived at the Xalgoz spawn for a month. I killed him quite literally hundreds of times. Set an audio trigger so I could ignore the spawn until named popped. Never saw the staff drop, so I have serious doubts the Fabled Xalgoz has the original treasure table.

I have since acquired a Staff in trade, so I have zero intentions of revisiting Kaesora ~
fippy it dropped
# Oct 04 2011 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
still dropping on fipppy darkpaw
Still drops off Xalgoz on Al'Kabor Server
# May 28 2010 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
On the mac server this still drops. Code was froze for our server circa Apr 2003 so no fabled mobs.

We were leveling my new Necro and a Ranger and decided to get HS key pieces. Xalgoz was up, no staff was visible as folks have mentioned, but he dropped it on our first kill. Didn't even know this staff existed and was nice I was there with my lvl 38 Necro.

Edited, May 29th 2010 11:19am by Conholio
maybe drops
# Apr 12 2010 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
I'm fairly sure this dropped off Xalgoz within 2 years or so. I got one awhile back while farming Xalgoz for HS key. I do recall reading it was super rare at the time and now it says no longer dropped. I don't know the current state of the item but it definately dropped at that time.
# Jan 10 2010 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
does anyone know if this thing still drops.. i have kill the named 129 times and haven't seen one yet
...oh god not another Everquest post
# May 30 2006 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
8,185 posts
so...the year is 2006, I'm not even sure if anyone goes to HS anymore, I wanted to because I'm a 70 Necro and I do so love to slaughter a whole zone. I find that I need a key, I search Alla for the details and start camping Xalgoz and the Chancellor. I finally got my key but, my natural curiousity has gottenthe better of me, "What else do these npc's drop?". So I check...and then I drool. So I start camping this guy after I'm keyed for this staff. Now all this time a friend of mine is just baffled, why does a 70 Necro with Copper Hammer of Striking and the Icewell MM Shield want this p.o.s. staff that has a spell 15 levels lower then the Fear I have? Sadly he will never know because he's a rogue and I wont tell him...but have you EVER been so bored that you just do stupid quests or farm stupid items just to have them? OH YEAH ITS NOT STUPID CUZ ITS NOT NO TRADE!!! $$$ Now the F**ker just needs to drop it...If I could count that high I'd tell you how many I've killed, that's even why I'm writing this really insanely long and drab post, maybe he's spawned now I shall go check, peace out.

Edited, Tue May 30 05:15:41 2006
Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
...oh god not another Everquest post
# Nov 25 2008 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
LOL. Does this even drop?

I camped this guy back in 2003 (before I quit for 4+ yrs) for easily 8 hrs, maybe more and the staff never dropped.
I just decided to come back to the game a few days ago and decided to go back here with my 71 cleric for good times.
Why is a cleric camping you ask? Just b/c I never got it to drop "back in the day", so I want to come out on top and finally nab it. Plus, if I don't give it to my necro then I'll probably sell it for some much does it go for anyway?

Well, since NO ONE even goes here anymore, I simply made my way down to Xalgoz and he was up, so I cleared him out along with a few nearby mobs and just cast invis vs undead, log out for 30 min and come back...hehe, if I did this a few years ago, I would run the risk of losing the camp.
Anyway, I've been doing this off and on all day (killed about 10 spawns and all but 3 were Xalgoz). Every time he dropped the stupid iksar necklace and 2 fangs. DROP IT YOU *******!!

As you can see, I've mostly came back for old school rare drops. Just the thrill of finally getting a much-coveted item to drop that I never saw during my run from 2001-2004.
Been back for about 4 days and so far:
1) FBSS (L Guk - frenzied ghoul) ...check
2) jboots quest ... check
3) Staff of forbidden rights .... pending

-Healeyu Rezmore
71 Cleric

Edited, Nov 26th 2008 12:18am by Healeyu

Edited, Nov 26th 2008 1:14am by Healeyu
# Jun 28 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Does anyone know if he's holding it when he has it? or does he trigger it so you know he has it? anything at all? about 15 Xalgoz kills in the last 3 days, only 2 blades, always 2 teeth and shrunken iksar skull necklace. Oh an interesting side note he makes the grunting noises like a human when you hit him, like a bandit in the Karanas =)
RE: visible?
# Sep 16 2004 at 1:42 AM Rating: Default
It is not visible and there is no indication that he has it.
# Jun 15 2004 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
should be invetoryclickable, sucks to change 2 slots for this everytime u have to cast.
I want one !!!
# Feb 15 2004 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
Is there anyone on the Innoruk server who has one for sale ?
I am willing to pay up to 10 k for it or if I am broke I'll trade well too.
If you have one send a tell to Maschoui or Zorrae.
procs in the 40's
# Feb 05 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
my frind was telling me way back when that it procs in the early 40's
70 Monk
RE: procs in the 40's
# Mar 08 2004 at 6:18 AM Rating: Default
Uhm.. this isn't a proc buddy.
RE: procs in the 40's
# Oct 27 2004 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
lol, thats funny. if you had an item, clickable item and your waiting for it to proc. *chuckles*. Your like into your 50's, the thing is crap, you still hold onto it wondering when it will proc ...
# Oct 13 2003 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
Slot: Primary
Skill: 2H Blunt ~ Atk Delay: 36
DMG: 8
Effect: Invoke Fear (Must Equip. Casting Time: 7.0)
INT: +6 ~ Mana: + 40
WT: 5.5 ~ Size: Large
Class: NEC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, type 4

EDIT: Just sent in a screenshot. Hope it gets posted up there. Smiley: smile

Edited, Mon Oct 13 19:37:11 2003
Proc lvl and cast time
# Sep 02 2003 at 7:31 PM Rating: Default
im thinking about getting one of these for my now lvl 31 necro. 2 questions that i havent seen answered by reading the posts, what is the cast time? and when can i use it? ive seen many complain about cast time and saw someone say they couldnt use it at lookin for more specific answers please help =) thanks
RE: Proc lvl and cast time
# Sep 08 2003 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
7 second cast time but I dont know what level you can use it. I seriously doubt you can use it before level 34+ cause that is when you would get the normal spell to begin with. I am Level 22 and I just got mine in the bazaar for 5k. WOOT! Can't wait till I can use it. 42 second long fear rocks!
Stingy SoB
# Aug 15 2003 at 1:02 PM Rating: Default
39 posts
14.5hrs on 08/14, 09 Xalgoz, no staff. Lots of Blades, & Fangs, but no Staff.
16.0hrs on 08/15, 18 Xalgoz, no staff.
15.0hrs on 08/16, 20 Xalgoz, no staff.

I'm in the middle of day 4, no joy yet. I have so much time on my hands, I'm getting delirious. But I've caught up on ironing & much house work, so it's not all bad :)

Solo-able by untwinked 50 NEC, 30 minute timer on the button. If you sit at the bottom of the 1st ramp down behind the alter, there are no wanderers. Once broken the 1st time, you can get away with just killing the 3 main church guards & xalgoz. When 20 minutes since last Xalgoz kill have elapsed, begin pulling the 3 guards down the ramp 1 at a time, use /pet back off to keep your pet from prematurely engaging. You will have 5 minutes to spare before Xalgoz pops all by his lonesome. Pull him down the ramp same way, & kill him. Go afk for 20 minutes, rinse repeat.

Cretaceous Sather
Iksar Heretic of Stromm

Edited, Sun Aug 17 00:57:15 2003
RE: Stingy SoB
# May 30 2006 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
8,185 posts
rofl! you do laundry? ...and 70 Necro, been camping this thing on Fennin drops yet but I'm a necro I dont really mind sitting in a zone by myself Fd wasting absolutely all my time.
Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
Casting time
# Aug 08 2003 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
Anyone know the level this procs? At 35 i still cant click it.
This staff still drops as of today!
# Aug 05 2003 at 3:47 AM Rating: Default
308 posts
Long story short (kinda)...

I'm a level 54 beastlord. I had just finished up with a group in the Torgiran mines (where I got my black powder, woot!), and decided that while I still had some good buffs, I would run to Kaesora to get a Xalgoz fang for my Charasis key. I used invisibility to drop down through the holes, and run down towards the church area. The first time I saw an undead mob is where I stopped to summon my warder and buff us up for some greenie steamrolling. I fought my way down to the church, and cleared the mobs out of the first tower on the left, then the platform in front of the church. While I was fighting, I heard Xalgoz casting spells, so I thought to myself, "Great! He's already up for me to kill!". After clearing the platform, I pulled out the mobs in the room with him, and everything was ready for a nice safe fight with a low blue mob. I pulled Xalgoz out, and once my pet was on him, I dropped Ice Shard and Frost Shard on him for some fast damage early on (mainly because the other two folks who had entered the zone had already worked their way down to the church, and I could see them watching me fight on the platform Smiley: wink) , then stepped up to melee with him. Towards the end of the fight, he was almost dead, and my Ice Shard had refreshed, so I stepped back and let him have it. I was about to become a very happy Iksar!

I looted the corpse, and of course he had the shrunken skull medallion for the Iksar shaman cudgel quests. Great, my shaman is an Iksar, and he's almost to this part of the quests, so maybe I can MQ this necklace. Next, I looted my Xalgoz fang, and since I already have a Jade Chokidai Prod in the bank, my Charasis key is just a short time away. To top it all off... he also dropped the Staff of the Dreaded Gaze! My necromancer is level 52, and of course he's also an Iksar, so this staff will come in extremely handy for him! This was just one of those kills that makes you feel good about killing it, since I managed to loot three items that will help out three different Iksar of mine. Woot woot woot, I'm so glad I decided to run down to Kaesora and kill Xalgoz for his fang! Smiley: yippee
Well Worth It!
# Jul 31 2003 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
After almost 3 weeks of dilligent camping I finally got the staff and it was well worth the time and effort. Don't be put off by the casting time because like anything, practice makes perfect! Once you get a MOB feared go ahead and cast early and often to make sure it stays feared. I recast every time a MOB's life bar goes down a bubble and it seems to work well. You've got nothing to lose -- especially manna.

Good luck!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 04 2003 at 10:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sells for 30k and 60 in bazaar on BB server
Seemed common
# May 20 2003 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
Went down do the curch last night specifically for this staff, got there and Xalgoz was already up, killed him and he dropped the usual loot (a rune, necklace and 2 fangs) he spawned three more times in a row, the third time dropping the blade and only 1 fang, then a PH spawned then Xalgoz spawned again and dropped the staff, 5 Cycles, 4 out of 5 being Xalgoz
Good luck to the rest of you after this fine staff
# May 04 2003 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
Dropped 5/3/03 on Drinal for me.
# Apr 09 2003 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
Got one tonight on Prexus Server. For sale to highest bidder and/or Pally equipment. Also posted on

Thordaek Thunderblade
51st Paladin of Prexus
Dropped 2-2-03!
# Feb 02 2003 at 6:26 AM Rating: Default
After years of occasional visits to Xalgoz, he finally dropped the staff tonight! It's still there!!!!

RE: Dropped 2-2-03!
# Feb 11 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
105 posts
GRATZ !!!! I WANT ONE!!! /cries
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