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Slot: RANGE
Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 60
DMG: 45
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +5 DEX: +5 AGI: +5 HP: +50
Effect: Whirlwind (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 4.0 Range: 200 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Archery
Stackable:No
Submitted By:Darby Sureshot
Lucy Entry By:Chromite
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 04:53:10
Page Updated:Sun Jul 26th, 2020

Expansion: Original Original


Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 46

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Ranger Test of Ranged Attack


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Zone Name
Plane of Sky
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Thanks Darby
# Jul 31 2001 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
I love playing my Ranger and think that with the right approach and gear a Ranger can be just as valuable as any other class in the game. That said, I am a lvl 40 Ranger on Torn and have been getting discouraged as of late from all the negative things I have been hearing/reading about "worthless" rangers 50+ (mostly from Rangers too). It's common to see players from every class want improvements for their characters, but the discussion about Rangers and their desparate needs were just down right discouraging. I have spent a lot of time playing my character and coming to expect that I had nothing to offer my guild or friends in my "golden years" was killing me. BUT, I see great hope here. If I can stand way off and do unlimited, very nice damage, no aggro meaning no mana waste for clerics/healers, and still have my melee and caster abilities in reserve, then there is GREAT hope. Be warned mob, Rotane is coming!
RE: Thanks Darby
# Nov 06 2001 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
>no aggro meaning no mana waste for clerics/healers

It is certainly not aggro-free. Every mob 50+ can and will summon you when you top it's aggro list. Hit your /disc and pop off 8-10k of damage on something in 2min and you are one dead ranger.

Terror says, "You will not evade me Woodlund!"
YOU have been summoned!
Where items drop in PoA
# May 10 2001 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
Can you tell us what isle the items drop from? I only need the Shimmering Pearl and no one is able to tell me know where it drops :(
RE: Where items drop in PoA
# May 13 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
Shimmering Pearl drops on Island #9 off 'Eye of Veshan' Not sure on rarity as I am going to island 9 for the first time today. Good luck on completing the quest!
trueshot
# Apr 30 2001 at 9:32 AM Rating: Default
i would like to see the damage i could do with this bow i have 230 skill in archery and with the 30/40 bow i am using at the moment i have done a high of 1000 points of damage if ya count in the double damage that i have done. Ranger after lvl 55 with high archery are vary nast and can do a lot of damage with out getting agro.


Kenerilie
Tarew Marr
57 ranger
DROOL
# Apr 27 2001 at 10:11 AM Rating: Default
wow, i am a 52 Ranger on Brell Serilis, all I can say is that my mouth hung open after I read the dmg examples....I finally had to close it after about 10min....DROOOOLLLL........
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 26 2001 at 12:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) poster above who says it sux is potentially retarded
/disc?
# Apr 23 2001 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
what exactly does "trueshot/disc" mean please?

Thanks,
Xirxes
28 ranger on The Rathe
RE: /disc?
# Jun 15 2001 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
it means disc = discpline
Whirlwind
# Apr 20 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
Alright, I have finally played with the bow enough to post the effects of the proc. Whirlwind is not the same as the named Druid spell (whirl wind)... the proc on this bow works indoors and is unresistible, however, the duration of the stun varies greatly depending on the target. The proc yeilds a 100dd(always this number), levitate(for the duration of the stun), short stun(0~5 sec). If the mob is rooted it will take a DD check to see if it breaks, if it makes this root will hold. The stun does take place before the dmg of the arrow, for rangers level 51 up usually means double damage. As with other procing weapons you do not have to make contact to proc, it is possible to have the effect go off on a miss.

I have gotten proc's to go off on mobs such as the upgraded innorruk, but the stuns are just a 0 stun inturruption, along with a flicker of levitate.
bow of the huntsman by fleetfut
# Apr 20 2001 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default

There is a Bow called Bow of the Huntsman,
obtained by a kael quest or by killing the
giant that gives the quest.

The quest isnt too difficult if you have
good faction with the giants, the mob you
have to kill has a lot of hp mind.

stats are 20/30 effect: spirit strike.
bow of the huntsman by fleetfut
# Apr 20 2001 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default

There is a Bow called Bow of the Huntsman,
obtained by a kael quest or by killing the
giant that gives the quest.

The quest isnt too difficult if you have
good faction with the giants, the mob you
have to kill has a lot of hp mind.

stats are 20/30 effect: spirit strike.
Oh...my GOD!
# Apr 20 2001 at 7:50 AM Rating: Default
*whipes the drool off his keyboard* This is just...Damn, I don't have words to say how great this bow is. *Continues thinking about having this bow*

Kinnison
13 Ranger
Zeb..err zex...dammit that Z server..can't pronounce it.
This Bow Rules period
# Apr 09 2001 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
To be Honest my main is a cleric and my ranger is a twink project. This bow is awesome. I am a bow kiting fool. Delay doesn/t mean much with sow going, and if the targeted is snared you are golden. Proc? Who cares about procs. 45 damage is almost a proc in itself and the mob has little chance of hitting you since you can shoot backwards and running. The proc is a bonus and with these stats i could care less it proced strike.
A log of its damage
# Apr 06 2001 at 9:07 PM Rating: Excellent
I let Darby pop a few shots at me with his 55 /disc. A few things to note: his archery isn't maxed, his str/dex isn't maxed, he isn't lvl 60.

Still he did some awesome damage... check out how often I had to be healed :)

-bort

PS: If it matters, I am 3 levels lower than Darby, with 1000AC

[Thu Apr 05 00:35:31 2001] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
[Thu Apr 05 00:35:47 2001] Darby's bow crackles with natural energy.
[Thu Apr 05 00:35:49 2001] Darby hits YOU for 448 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:35:54 2001] Darby hits YOU for 336 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:35:59 2001] Darby tries to hit YOU, but misses!
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:04 2001] Darby hits YOU for 172 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:08 2001] Darby hits YOU for 368 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:13 2001] Darby hits YOU for 444 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:14 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:14 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Big *** Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:18 2001] Celestial light pumps through your body.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:21 2001] Darby hits YOU for 120 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:22 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:23 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:25 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:29 2001] Darby hits YOU for 84 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:31 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:31 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:34 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:34 2001] Darby hits YOU for 292 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:39 2001] Darby hits YOU for 252 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:43 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:45 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:46 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:48 2001] Darby hits YOU for 348 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:48 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:53 2001] Darby hits YOU for 532 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:57 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:57 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'holy ****...'
[Thu Apr 05 00:36:58 2001] You tell your party, 'niceone'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:02 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:02 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:03 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:05 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:08 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:08 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:09 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:11 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:14 2001] Darby hits YOU for 84 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:15 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:15 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Big *** Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:18 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:19 2001] Celestial light pumps through your body.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:23 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:23 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:26 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:28 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:33 2001] Darby hits YOU for 316 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:38 2001] Darby hits YOU for 356 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:42 2001] Darby hits YOU for 392 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:44 2001] Solstavor begins to cast a spell.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:44 2001] Solstavor tells the group, 'Heal Inc. on Bortas'
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:47 2001] Your wounds fade.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:49 2001] Darby hits YOU for 228 points of damage.
[Thu Apr 05 00:37:56 2001] Darby tells the group, 'that is it... shoot'
[Thu Apr 05 00:38:20 2001] You tell your party, '532 pretty damned good'
RE: A log of its damage
# Apr 07 2001 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
WOW on the damage!!
What damage arrows was Darby using?
RE: A log of its damage
# Apr 11 2001 at 1:50 AM Rating: Default
whole $#!+!!!! 532 dam with a bow is alot! it would kill many monsters in the 20's in one hit!!! i cant even do that kind of damage in a quad hit!!! is it 532 dam with the proc???
RE: A log of its damage
# Apr 28 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
Heh thats ok, but i think the highest know(on the rangers glade anyhow)is like 840ish dmg. While 532 is veryv ery cool, it isn't the best. Now to think of what the ranger could be doing inbetween those shots....Calefaction(400ish DD) Call of flames(205dd). Now that would ammount to some very mean dmg.
RE: A log of its damage
# Apr 17 2001 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
Darby's arrows were summoned from a Tolan's bracer... so whatever damage those are :P

The 532 damage was a critical hit, did not include a proc, and was double damage (as I was standing still) while using the lvl 55 trueshot disciplne.

He has since scored a 602 crit :) /cheer

-bort
RE: A log of its damage
# May 18 2001 at 1:28 PM Rating: Default
Acutally highest critical using trueshot on the glade is said to be 1100ish on a velk the sorcery. The bow was a efetti bow. Since delay is one of the factors in damage on trueshot. IE higher delay larger hits.

Kinwen
RE: A log of its damage
# Jun 05 2001 at 10:20 PM Rating: Default
You are correct, high delay does aid with higher hits.

The hardest I have seen Darby hit with this is now 902.

He needs to work on his archery! ;)

-bort
RE: A log of its damage
# Aug 22 2002 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
ive heard of double crits for over 1khp
with trueshot disc, archery 3 and all
RE: A log of its damage
# Oct 07 2003 at 7:20 PM Rating: Default
Tolan's summed bracer arrows??? Arent those like 1-3dmg ?????!!!!

There are 11 +4dmg arrows now =x sweeeeeet.
not a useless proc to a psycho rng ; )
# Apr 06 2001 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
OK, a situation I find myself in quite often: I'm soloing and everything is going bad . . I'm missing, mob is hitting, spells fizzle, then I'm half gone, mob is barely hurt. Most would zone, but I'm a stuborn ranger. I root, then snare, then dot, then back off and sit/med/heal. When root breaks, I stand bow kite for a bit, root, dot sit. Every other root I recast snare. Ok, I usually win, though it takes awhile and cost me 20pp or more in arrows. But . . this is not possible if the mob is a caster, as he will stand there rooted nuking me. Now with Windstriker, I see mob begin casting, I stand and shoot . . *smack* mob is interupted. I sit back down till he begins casting again. Only question is, does the effect break root (usually DDs do, though not always). Also with the huge dmg this delivers with /disc trueshot, you can literally save a life (mob is chasing down Enc in yur grp . . no one can taunt off quick enough. Rather than chase mob and Enc around (usually futile), stop, click off attack, hit range attack. If it procs, you saved your Enc. Even if it doesn't proc, the huge dmg very well may be a successful taunt also saving your Enc. Anyway, I'm a pyscho ranger, and it would be fun to try 8-)
RE: not a useless proc to a psycho rng ; )
# Apr 06 2001 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
As with all weapons, I discourage people to rely on proc; procs are too unreliable. Just think of it as an added bonus :)

Once you pick yourself up a Tolan's bracer, arrow prices become a moot point.

Once you get yourself up in levels, with the trueshot /disc.... wooo :)

-bort
Hoss Bow
# Apr 05 2001 at 11:17 PM Rating: Default
Darby was hitting for i think 550ish tops, with disc, all i have to say is that it totally rules :P, gratz bro

-Farn
Um...
# Apr 04 2001 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
The only thing this bow is good for is pulling. The delay on it is pretty nasty. However, the damage is very tasty.
Proc, ok, but the delay will really put a hamper on this bow. The Range is 200. That means you have one, maybe two shots until the critter jumps you. That is, Unless you run backwards with SoW on. You might get 3 shots then.
RE: Um...
# Jun 16 2001 at 9:51 PM Rating: Default
Worried about delay? go get yourself a fleeting quiver! I know not every ranger can afford to get him/herself a fleeting quiver, but any ranger prancin around 9th island in Sky can!
RE: Um...
# Apr 06 2001 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
Doh, one other note: the 55 /disc is supposedly based on delay of the bow.. *not* dmg. If thats the case, this is uber. If its not the case, its *still* uber :)

-bort
RE: Um...
# Apr 06 2001 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
Hmm, if you are a war/sk/pal... maybe.

If you a ranger, you get double damage if the target is not moving or rooted (think: being tanked by someone else)

If you are a 55+ ranger, you get a nice disciplne for damage. See my log posted above.

If high level rangers only shoot one or two arrows with their /disc.... well... in the words of Mr T, 'I pity da foo...'

-bort
RE: Um...
# Apr 04 2001 at 11:22 PM Rating: Default
One, maybe two shots? Funny... I often get in 3 or 4 shots with a bow of 75 range. Arrows add in, too, yanno... A smart ranger knows to snare as soon as the beastie is in range... And...well...backing off with SOW? DUH!

Higher delay ain't that much of a biggie if it hits harder, you know?
RE: Um...
# Apr 04 2001 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
I'm 99% positive that this bow is probably going to outdamage all other bows (save *maybe* primal) when used with the Trueshot Disc. Trueshot favors high dmg high delay bows over low dmg low delay ones.
Nice Bow
# Apr 04 2001 at 8:46 PM Rating: Good
The proc is the same proc that Drakes on Isle 7 have. When landed, the target floats in the air (like levitate) and is stunned for 10 seconds.

Darby was poping shots off in the arena for some very impressive numbers, I'll let him post the details :)

-bort
RE: Nice Bow
# Apr 04 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
Hail Bortas,

Not sure if a whirlwind spell exists, did not find it looking at the enchanter spells. The proc is a 100dd, and a levitate/stun/spin that seems to last up to 10 seconds (normally less). I am still learning about it myself.

Far as other details...well I still have yet to get a max crit with Trueshot *shrug* so far my best hit is only 456 with double damage and /disc bonus. With my previous bow (33/60) my max was a critical for 504, which has been hit on several occasions. I will edit it later after I get lucky with some big blows... but those are far and few between. Right now if I was guessing I would say the average hit is for 90, and 180 if standing still (without root).
RE: Nice Bow
# Apr 05 2001 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
Whirlwind is a druid spell from around 19th lvl. Been a long time since I used it, but I did against the Evil Eyes in the gorge. It does have a stun as well.
OT need more bows like this.
# Apr 04 2001 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
This bow actually makes archery worth-while past level 10. <cheer>

Proc on a bow? I don't care if its 10 damage, it's about time we started getting some.

I'd like to see a toned down mid-level version of this. Rangers need another quest bow that is superior to the TrueShot, forget Raincaller.
And throw some effect on it like Ignite or even Flame Lick :)

*Daydreaming*

Class-specific Bow quests.

Rangers (stats should kick *** on all the others)
proc : Grasping Roots (or maybe the next root spell) (this would do 10 damage extra and take a little of the kiting out of bow kiting :)

Paladins - No clue.. Cancel Magic?

Shadowknights - procs 'Scent of Dusk' (Minor resist debuff to help with thier lines of spells)

Rogues - procs 'Poison Bolt' (about 35 damage)

Warriors - procs 'Drowsy' (10-20% slow depending on level of caster)


One other idea. I would like to see a weapon (or bow) with a proc that can be one of several random spells. Perhaps a flaming bow that procs 1 of several druid fire nukes randomly, but with every shot, level 1, 5, or 9 dd spells (5, 11, and 37 damage I think).
RE: OT need more bows like this.
# Oct 22 2001 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
i was wondering why you said to forget raincaller, with 3 dmg 150 rng arrows i can shoot 350rng. that means i can shoot 4 times before a unsnared noncasting mob can even come close to me. the quest is not that hard, the only hard part comming from the mermaid in kk which can be done by 1-4 people. the 6 str/dex make it valuable even when its not being used to shoot things. granted there needs to be a few more bows made availble the ones out now are by no means worthless.

Ranklin Moonbow
Ranger of Tunare
49th season
RE: OT need more bows like this.
# Apr 05 2001 at 2:10 AM Rating: Default
You have some damn good ideas there, Ivalice. As a Paladin, I wouldn't mind the 'Drowsy' proc. I can't really think of a Paladin spell that would be a good proc on a bow, except maybe Stun, but that's not even a good one. Actually, how about 'Yaulp'. I'm only 27th (tomorrow maybe), but I know Paladins that are in their 40's that still use Yaulp (well Yaulp II, but same diff), and considering they have Yaulp III now (since Velious) as a lvl 56 spell, I'm sure there are Paladins using it. So a bow that procs 'Yaulp' would be most kewl. Any Paladins agree, or have better idea?
Proc Sucks
# Apr 04 2001 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
The Proc Sucks, but eerything else to it is awesome. Rangers gotta love this one. =)
RE: Proc Rocks
# Apr 06 2001 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
Stun a caster mob from 200feet afar. Who say it sucks?

With haste and /trueshot, against CHing big nasty boss mobs, this bow simply and truely rock!

And, even without proc, THIS BOW ROCKS! =)
RE: Proc Sucks
# Apr 04 2001 at 7:08 PM Rating: Default
Try to shoot on a caster, I bet you'll be happy when it procs and when it stuns the caster
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 6:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What does it matter if the proc sucks? It's still a proc on a bow, how many other bows have procs? I love when n00bs talk about procs on weapons not being any good, BOO HOO! Pretend the proc isnt there then, a proc doesnt suck unless it does harm to the user or their party members plain and simple.
RE: Proc Sucks
# Apr 04 2001 at 6:51 PM Rating: Default
I believe the proc has a 0 second stun built into it. If thats the case its NOT useless.
RE: Proc Sucks
# Apr 05 2001 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
Actually, the stun is upwards of 8-10 seconds, and the target floats and spins in the air. This is the same effect that the Drakes on Isle 7 in PoA have (very nasty stun :/ )
RE: Proc Sucks
# Apr 05 2001 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
It is the same spell that Phinny casts....very nasty
RE: Proc Sucks
# May 15 2001 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
I believe the druid spell is whirling wind. The proc on the bow how ever is whirlwind (nasty spell the drakes use...).
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