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Runed Totem Staff  

Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 37
DMG: 9 Dmg Bonus: 119
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
HP: +5 MANA: +5 ENDUR: +5
WT: 11.0 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:2H Blunt
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:31
Page Updated:Mon Aug 24th, 2015

Average Price: 25pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 15

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This item is found on creatures.

NPC Name
Refugee Splitpaw

Lake Rathetear
NPC Name
a gnoll high shaman

South Karana
NPC Name
High Shaman Grisok
Kurrpok Splitpaw
Shaman Lenrel
Shaman Ren`Rex


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Iceclad Ocean
Quest Name
The Mighty Snowfang Hero

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lake Rathetear
South Karana

Uploaded January 1st, 2022 by iventheassassin
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I remember getting one free in 2001
# Nov 19 2019 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
Someone gave me one of these for free back in 2001 when I first started playing. A lot of people would bring one of these out of BB to give to a lucky newbie sitting around the Qeynos main gate. It was usually an upgrade for them because they'd be running around with something like a cracked staff/worn great staff or a rusty/tarnished weapon that they got from a decaying skeleton and it enabled them to hunt wisps for lightstones and greater lightstones, which was a really big help since they both sold for pretty good coin and if you were a human, barb or erudite, you needed one for a light source (the lightstones, not the staff) since fire beetle eyes and your newbie candle were too dim for many of the darkest areas. It was probably the first magic weapon that many players got in the early days of the game when good gear and money were a lot harder to come by, and in the days before bazaar when it was harder to connect with other players who had items to sell. In the early days of a progression server, it's a decent item but will become outdated pretty quickly as players start to spread out further from the low level dungeons as they level up and more expansions open.

Edited, Nov 19th 2019 5:42am by animekenji
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Kurrpok Splitpaw
# Oct 24 2013 at 10:24 PM Rating: Good
89 posts
The staff dropped off him today.
09 updater
# Feb 17 2009 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
This dropped tonight when i went exploring by the gnoll area. Just killed em all and that dropped. Though it has 5 Endurance to the weapon now along with a damage bonus of 48.
almost an oops
# Jan 07 2006 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
My warrior almost sold this as he thought it said "Ruined" lucky he caught the misread and gave it to his little druid sister.
It still drops and the stats are correct
# Jun 12 2003 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
I was taking my 23 Pally over to The Arena today and had to run through the gnolls at the zone. The were all Dark Blue so I decided to chance a self train. (The zone was behind me and there were only 4 people in the zone with no-one else at risk.)
Of the 6 gnolls who rushed me 2 were High Shamans. I won the fight with 35% health remaining.
On 1 of the Shamans I found this staff, on the other was a Runed Battle Staff.
The stats that are listed on this site are correct. I think the earlier poster is thinking of a different staff.
Hope this helps somebody out.

Norkhaan Maidenslayer:
Senior Necromancer
Officer In Charge Of ... "Stuff"
Neo Dracus Guild (R.I.P.)
The Rathe Server (EQ1)

Now addicted to WOW
Lake Rathe
# Dec 16 2002 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
I got this staff tonight in Lake Rathe, but it opped from a normal Gnoll. The Gnoll High Shaman never even had a staff weapon. Only a rusty mace. The gnolls were consistently popping with staff type weaps and eventually with the runed totem staff.
# Sep 18 2002 at 10:39 PM Rating: Excellent
387 posts
Believe it or not, this item used to be one of the really nice weapons in the game!
# May 10 2002 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
ILL BUY IT send me an email at as soon as possible, we will then discuss where to meet.
# Mar 07 2002 at 3:01 AM Rating: Excellent
I remember back in my n00b days huting in BB i was using a cracked staff (this was before the age of expansion and twinking). I had bout 7pp total and i saw somone auction this. As n00bs always do i asked for the stats and price. The guy replied and told me that i could have it for 5pp. this was my first magic item ever (i didnt even have a robe) and i was so happy! Used it to bout lvl 15 when i got my first robe (goosimer robe..ac8 :) and a water crystal staff...GOD was i uber then!

Talornin Wondermaker 51st lvl Wizard of Saryrn.
+15 mana +15 HP
# Feb 03 2002 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
I think the mana and hp is wrong on this item, mine is +15 mana +15 Hp, just thought I give ya the info, might have been updated.

#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 21 2002 at 10:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) can i please have this if so my name is lummin lvl5 mage in test server i will give ya 20pp for it
Great weapon for lower level char
# Jan 09 2002 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
I was running along on Orc Hill in Gfay one day when someone just up and gave me one of these, I was so happy!! I used it for a long time, I know till around 16th level.. give or take a level or two... Only thing is is that it's 2HB.. and it weighed alot. But I dont use it anymore and my 1HB sucks now which I think is more important considering the Enchanter Epic is a 1hb weapon. But really, this weapon was great as a lower level weapon, nice damage, and the stats are great for lower levels when the secondary slot isnt necessary for something else.. such as a Crude Stein, or Doll =)

I'd still like to thank the person who just up and gave me theirs, I still remember that generosity 30 levels later =)
free one from stranger
# Sep 23 2001 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
there was this friend of a friend of mine, who gave me everything off his necro, and in it he gave me a runed totem staff, even though i had already had a velium great staff (dont u just luv having friends and guilds). A guild member had already given me a velium great staff, but this one was a little better. Too bad i lost the velium, i couldve sold it for a lot.
LR is the place!
# Sep 13 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
In Qeynos and Freeport this item goes for 10pp to 15pp. Once I got my latest new character to level 6, here's how I got mine... I ran straight to Lake Rathe and announced a total of two times that I "WTB RTS". A druid in wolf form ran up to me and gave me one without a word. When I said "THANKS!!!", he replied: "np, they drop all the time here are are lore, so, enjoy!"
/e gates back to newbie land ;)

for sale
# Sep 04 2001 at 10:27 PM Rating: Default
I have one for sale on Bristlebane server, pls send a tell. I'm usually on evenings, Pacific time zone.
# Sep 01 2001 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
That price is WAY off. I bought one for 10pp 6 months ago. If it is for a quest, it is still too much, because in Lake rathe it takes about an hour to get one max. I got one in under 5 minutes.
RE: Price
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
The price is like that because some doofus posted a price of 10000pp. The max price would actually be 25pp.
Lake Rathe
# Jun 03 2001 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone in South Karana that is looking for this item just needs to step into Lake Rathe and get it off High Gnoll Shaman. There is usually always one there. Spawns pretty quickly. could only pick up one but there were two other corpses with them on. beware of easy trains though.

RE: Lake Rathe
# Oct 21 2002 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent

It also dropps off of the Gnoll Guards. Just look for one that's carrying a staff.

I was there (Lake Rathetear thas is) for about 30 minutes yesterday, and got three of them. I already had one, so those three just rotted.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 24 2001 at 1:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Hi i'd like to buy this staff please send me a tell i'm on at midnite to 5am est time my name is Blairtrist thanks
RE: buy the item
# Jun 28 2001 at 12:27 AM Rating: Default
please list the server when you want to buy stuff i get tired or reading posts that have people that have not enough sense to at least list there server on teh posts.

Corenth Darkheart
22nd Rogue of Ayonae Ro
umm it might be wierd...
# May 20 2001 at 4:38 PM Rating: Default
i killed a patrolling gnoll and he had on him 2 onyx earrings +2 agi a gnoll hide lariat and a runed totem staff does that strike anyone as a little odd?
RE: umm it might be wierd...
# Feb 04 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
Someone gave him some of the stuff
RE: umm it might be wierd...
# May 23 2001 at 9:42 AM Rating: Default
Not just a little odd...downright peculiar, bordering on pure unmitigated BS. LOL!

If it truly happened, nice loot, congrats! I've been hunting elites and comms in BB with my ranger and have only come up with one onyx earring (although a shammy camping the green room gave me an RTS that dropped because 1) he already had one and 2) he didn't want the weight on him.) I think it will be a nice gift for my brand new DE chanter I made last night. ;-)

Them that can, twink...
Enyari (Druid)
Talbhey (Ranger)
Erolissi Marr
#REDACTED, Posted: May 09 2001 at 5:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i would like to buy this staff off of yuo if you want to sell it
also drops...
# Apr 22 2001 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
This item also drops off of a named gnoll shaman. I forget his name. I almost killed him, but someone else finished him off and told me that this item droped.
Lucked Out
# Feb 21 2001 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
Was lost deep in Blackburrow last night with a train chasing me but had SOW.

Stumbled across a dead Splitpaw Refugee and looted it off him )
This is a wonderful weapon
# Feb 12 2001 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
This is my Mage's Weapon of choice. It was given to Kal at lvl 4 by a guild member. It still at lvl 12 does wonderful damage, and the HP and Mana boost is very nice. For anyone thinking of buying this for your character, do it!
# Jan 25 2001 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
Weight is a little off on this one. It actually weighs 11, not 10.
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