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Wand of the Black Dragon Eye  

Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 18 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
INT: +15 HP: +75 MANA: +75
Effect: Envenomed Breath (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 5.0 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Blunt
Lucy Entry By:Mordrakken
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-08-21 08:40:45
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 58

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Temple of Veeshan
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mage melee
# Aug 05 2003 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
been in tov now for a few months and i melee and hit the mobs. since i have most the same buffs as a melee does i hit 3 to 4 times per regular mob and on the names granted only hit 1 MAYBE 2 times but it this procs only once the extra dps helps.

p.s. you can melee a mob if you have a good tank and it's alot of fun 1hb is max and i'm working on the others also

61st Battlemage of Sonorous
#REDACTED, Posted: May 16 2003 at 5:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) int caster items are so boring to look at 8)
# Nov 06 2002 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
Got mine today, very nice item. And yes, it is combat proc as it says in pic. With boon on (239 dex) I was proccing this like mad each and every fight. Lol, my 1hb was 3 and is now 98 :P (used chetari for a long time).

And yes, I will use this in combat all the time. After slow, I can't sit anyway, so wth. I also have a horse, kinda funny beatin on the back of a mob while mounted hehe. Don't proc as much that way (cant boon myself while riding) but its about 150-400 xtra dmg per battle and every pt counts ).

Gozz info : 200k hp, casts cold aoe and dispells one buff every 15 seconds or so, give or take. 4 clerics in CH rotation with chanter runing and we owned him twice now, dropped wand twice, box once and circlet once. Drops you from max ally to kindly. Mana sieve is useless, stick to runing tank, with lag spikes you can save the raid, I know I did 4 times already. He is susceptable(sp) to COLD, NOT FIRE. We beat him with 35 the first time and 23 the next. It's all about timing the CH right to give clerics the most mana. And we are a HoT guild, never been to NToV.

I'm still giddy about this oh so nice toy :).
Mage Melee
# May 21 2002 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Tomash meleeing? /shiver ~~

Very nice item indeed.
-Starcow 60 Priest 100 Cleric- 100 Mage
-Blood of the Horde- Stormrage
-Nexxus of faith- Torv
-Pandemonium- Zek
Look Again
# Apr 02 2002 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
This is a triggered item. I would not need to melee to use it. Seems to me, it is the ultimate wiz weapon....triggered DOT for kiting...I snare/root and watch the Mob die as I sit medding...Am I missing something here?

Apeiro 55 Shaman
Shaunacha 52 Wizard

Edited, Tue Apr 2 15:05:33 2002
Double take
# Jul 13 2002 at 8:36 PM Rating: Excellent
188 posts
Says triggered on the discription, but the pic shows (combat). I tend to beleive the pics.
RE: Double take
# Aug 21 2002 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
i got it today and its not triggered :(
RE: Look Again
# May 02 2002 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
Well..this does rule, however, the DoT is a pretty low one for the level required to get this. Also, it's no drop so that cancels out any twinking (which would have been totally cool). Seems the proc really isn't the gravy on this one. Very nice, though

Gratz to whoever got it 8)
Sigoniax Eve
80 Paladin
Erollisi Marr

*The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning..Choose your path*
Mage melee
# Feb 19 2002 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
Of course casters are not meant to melee all the time, bad call imho. I however do alot of melee when i grp. My Tola cloak with 40 % haste, and add chanter / shammie haste to that makes me deal some decent damage, with my pet. This weapon got a sweet dam /delay quota and add the most important..the dot. With this a mage can do a very large amout of damage to mobs.

Tomash Uber
60 arch mage
Nexxus of faith
neat lil toy
# Dec 01 2001 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
207 posts
This one actually has better damage/delay than the mage epic. That's saying nothing of the clickable proc.

And pure casters DO mele guys. Not much, not often, but it does happen. At least if the caster knows what they're doing.

It's a matter of knowing how to play your class correctly. There are times when you don't have time to med, and BADLY need to do a few extra damage to get a creature running.

Last night, teaming with a troll warrior in iceclad. He pulls two cougars instead of one. I AoE a few times then run outta mana. Both cougars are still up. Sic the pet on one, run in there with a Journeyman's Staff for the other, manage to wack it enough to get it running. Didn't do much damage, but got about 60 extra in.

Both die, I'm oom, tank finishes with 36hp left.
NEAT huh? =)

BTW: he was telling me to run for my life this entire time. heh.

The whole caster mele thing doesn't pay off often, but there ARE times when it saves lives. Particularly if you're good enough to draw aggro off a healer and mele a few wacks till someone can taunt it off ya.

Granted, does require a certain ammount of fatalism and balls of steel, but better an oom caster die than the cleric followed by the entire group. Just my 2cp.

Faelawen Starfyre, The Mad Mage of Povar

RE: neat lil toy
# Jun 22 2002 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
Meleeing may be ok at lower levels, but don't even consider it vs. a mid to high level mob unless its on the run away from you, you'd be better off medding for another nuke/dot, whatever your specialty is, just Carnivores opinion though.

If you were actually able to land a hit on Gozz or any other badass mob, you better pray that he doesn't reposte on you, pure casters melee... you will most likely be watching the "loading screen". I have seen a few chanters go nutz in Dreadlands with a Tolapumj's Robe and some sort of nice 2 hand blunt with their skill maxed hitting in the 60's it can be done. But I guess I would just rather see them medding for crowd control/buffs/charms and such instead. Its up to you to play your class how you like to. Just don't give the raid leader a headache by meleeing dragons instead of nuking them like your supposed to *wink* They give us jack for ac and pitiful weapon skill caps for a reason.

Edited, Sat Jun 22 20:54:09 2002
RE: neat lil toy
# Dec 21 2001 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
I'd be interested in seeing you melee Gozzrem myself.

At the level folks are to even see Gozzrem, they only melee for giggles. Pure casters 1hb maxes out way too low to land hits with any frequency on these mobs. Cougars are different from ToV dragons.
UMMM did anyone forget soloing?
# Nov 10 2001 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
I dont always have friends on because i play (and work ) on an erratic schedule and when im soloing (yes enchanters have to solo sometimes) i would LOVE to have this fine piece of lumber in my hand , enchies have to be the hardest chars to solo with IMHO they get crap ac crap atk and their damage spells dont compare to WIZ MAG or even DRU , heck if i had a snare spell i could do better (snare fear dot pet and follow with nukes )
Im doing 518 with my discordant mind at 46th lev
# Jun 20 2001 at 12:24 PM Rating: Default
For the casters that can solo,

This is a great piece to have not only for the int and mana but because when you have your last raptor who needs to die and you cant even see a red in their life, would you want to waste your mana or hit it once to finish it off? I like this weapon alot and would consider trying very hard to get it for myself but id rather work on my epic instead, hella nice stats though.
dmg / del
# Jun 04 2001 at 2:15 AM Rating: Default
And the Warrior epic is the worst there is
in the game just except it =P

You could get something better within 100k
and they arent worth doing no 1 month quest to
get 2 lightsabers. The dmg and delay is better but
casters dont melee because they will be riposted for's a scenario...A wizard is nuking
Cazic Thule and it summons him after 4 ice comets but the warriors taunt it off him and his distance naturally makes agro lower so he backs away and notices he is oom after some resists =/ oh wait! i have my handy dandy better than warrior
epic wand so then once being close and missing him
he kills you very fast, it is just too bad your bonehead wizards enchanters mages and necromancers ALL had the insane motive to do that....with time comes wisdom with wisdom comes intellegence...would some people really have the quality of life improved once another's classes one weapon's dmg / delay is put a little lower?

I hope not..

Wutro the Benevolent Enchanter
RE: dmg / del
# Sep 04 2001 at 6:31 AM Rating: Excellent

Heh, mobs can't riposte when you hit them from behind, so that argument isn't really valid....

But on to the real issues...

I've heard the whacko stories some people give about actually dealing damage to real mobs as an int caster with a nice weapon, and imho it's BS.

Even wielding something like 20/30 (wiz epic), and int caster with max melee skills, at L60, can do maybe 100-something melee damage to a green caster frog in sebilis, if the rng is nice to them. On any mob of importance, their chances of even landing a hit go way down. Perhaps with Staff of the Silent Star the damage just might be high enough to be consider a real contribution, but anything lesser definitely not.

Good dmg/dly on caster weapons is primarly for two purposes... killing off the last invisible sliver of a mob's life when soloing, or when in an all caster AE group... and killing super low greens (i.e. L60 farming spider silks, etc).
RE: dmg / del
# Oct 15 2001 at 8:22 AM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
As a wizard I would like to say that it is almost never ever ever ever ever worth my time to hit something. My damg/second in melee is pathetic while my damage/second even when you count in medding is much much higher. So instead of wacking something, med for a minute and then blast it.
# Jun 04 2001 at 2:03 AM Rating: Default
i never post on you item flamers but this
is too too obvious i really thought someone would notice now. now of course it does 200 dot and 30dd er so but you right click it, it says triggered up there it would be stupid to make it a random effect, give Verant a little credit c'mon
Now of course why would you feel the need to melee
if it was random because its not something most will bust out just to melee, this is just a weak item for what it drops off of. Most have their epic by the time the they can get this sebilis lvl 60 dropped no drop wand. Cant anyone see, you right click and it does a 300dmg over 1-2mins when someone in your groupa already has a higher poison class spell on them. Now the mana / hp
and 15int is very sweet for my twink but by then people do have their epics. just to reclarify .
You right click the wand and it casts Envenomed Breath at a slow casting time ill guess . all i would suggest doing with this is MAYBE other classes can use the item right clicking it from their inventory and soloing monks or pulling tanks
might be desperate enough to use it...

Wutro the Benevolent Enchanter
Of course Caster Melee
# Jun 03 2001 at 9:44 AM Rating: Excellent
Of course Casters Melee.

1. When you nuke them down to nothing, and need a few more hits in just to finish, to save mana.
2. While raiding, you sometimes get agro'd and can not sit down to med, if you attack, you get 100-200 more damage.
3. Last thing you want to do is burn a crap of mana for a skel who pops out at you.
4. Farming!

Johnet 60 Wizard
Best for Enchanters
# May 27 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
Enchanters have STR spells, Speed spells, Boon of the Gauro, Illusion WW, Higher AC than the other caster classes, and can fear and stun among other things.

In the hands of a Enchanter this would be deadly, ESPECIALLY on people/mobs that have ultra high MR, atleast they can melee.

# May 26 2001 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
I love all you idiots who say casters dont melee who don't play a caster. Your right if you say I can't tank, I cant, I dont ahve teh AC or HP for it. But I sure as hell do pick up a weapon and bash on the mobs. Hehehe, right now my druid has a Jade Mace and a Hang Man's Noose. =)

53 Wanderer, Solusek Ro
Why the Melee
# May 21 2001 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
My God, this is sad. Every time I come here people fight. This wand is awesome. The stats are great, and the melee is there for anyone who solos. Why, you may ask? Before you jump down my throat (this goes more towards Necros) ever camp a spawn and have a dumb-*** greeny come up to you while your pet is occupied? It may interrupt you once in a while too. This can be useful to break those damn add-ons quick and get back to the real work. IMO I'd love to have one of these.

Zerraxus Ner'Zhul
54 Necro
# May 09 2001 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
so casters can't melee like warriors. at least you can still get a few whacks in with this one=)
caster melee
# Apr 19 2001 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
who cares if casters can't melee, I would still want it just for the INT and mana. This is a good item
RE: caster melee
# May 06 2001 at 1:40 AM Rating: Excellent
I'm not aware of all the other classes epic stats, but mine at least prety much owns this item by far, not to mention the nice passive resists you get from an epic.
Caster Melee?!?
# Apr 05 2001 at 7:04 PM Rating: Default
What the hell are you all talking about. Don't casters' weapon skills max at like 100. Yeah the offensive skills of a level 19 warrior are going to let you just WAIL on mobs... whatever. Casters can't melee. End of story.
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# May 11 2001 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
All I know is my 1hb skill maxed at like 130 (or something) at lvl 60 (I'm an enchanter). I hit about 1 in 3 times on low blue, 1 in 10 on high blue/white and 1 in 20 on yellow/red.

I like to melee just for fun when I'm FM so a nice fast weapon for casters is cool cuz it allows us to THINK we're doing alot of melee damage hehe =)

Kaelyn "The Fashion Crusader" Shields
60th Phantasmist of Xev
Grey Council
Looks are everything!
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# May 08 2001 at 1:28 PM Rating: Default
What in the hell are you talking about...Think Before you say... I don't know about other casters But I am an Enchantress of the 52nd level and I have a 2hb skill of 113 and a 1hb of 176, and with my Wardstaff Can Melee for up 72 points of damages just to say you are so wrong in saying our skills don't go past 100....Maybe we weren't meant to melee and most don't but given the time when I am FoM and in no specific hurry or danger you had better believe I am up there next to the Tank hitting mobs =P
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# Apr 07 2001 at 6:00 PM Rating: Excellent
Hey bro, maybe if you didnt pay so much attention to the damage/delay you would see why this is a good caster item. 15 int with an additional 40 mana makes it so good. Instead of focusing on what casters dont have, look at what they do have, and how this item helps them out. *grins* but since it does have a sweet damage/delay ratio, dont you hate it when your running through a newbie zone and a level 20 monster attacks you and you have to ice comet it? with this you will totally own all movs level 20 and below *laughs*
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# Apr 09 2001 at 5:24 AM Rating: Default
What people seem to always fail to understand is the fact that CASTERS CAN'T MELEE. It has nothing to do with weapons, or AC, or HPs, its all about skills!!! A caster with maxxed skill in 1hb and offense will a haste item and spell, and all the shaman buffs you can throw at him will hit on average for about 1/5 of what a warrior using the same weapon would. Before you start adding up your melee damage ask a warrior why they all seem to throw the bloodpoints away shortly after they get them! That is the only weapons skill they can't get to the cap, and therefore they do way less damage with them despite the great dam/delay ration and the lifetap proc. If a level 15 or lower caster had this item then it would be great to melee with, for anyone higher level than that its usefull only for the stats and the rightclick effect.
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# Apr 06 2001 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
actauly caster atleast priest classes melle skills go to max of 200 pre50 like the warriors casters just dont get the skills like kick and such
RE: Caster Melee?!?
# May 04 2001 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Druids max at 175 in their melee skills, and advance at a max of (level+1) * 4 instead of the (level+1) * 5 formula of the Melee classes. INT casters advance at (level+1) * 3. I assume clerics advance on the same lines as druids.

So at low levels, the difference in the 'To Hit' and damage numbers isn't that great. This is quite significant at higher levels however. At 51, it is quite rare that I can do much damage through melee, so I only use it if I'm soloing and only a tiny sliver of hps remains, not enough to waste mana on. However, even if you can't hit a creature, a processing weapon can still go off on a miss. This one appears to have a Right-Click effect though, which is much nicer. If I were an INT caster, I would like to have this weapon.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 05 2001 at 10:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Just imagine an Enchanter with Illusion WW and Swift up, That'd reach the haste cap and become an 18/7 weapon!!!!! *drools*
RE: Enchantah
# May 06 2001 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
it would if there wasnt a minimum delay of 9..
v/s epics
# Apr 05 2001 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
Anyone else notice that this weapon has a better damage/delay and higher damage proc that the warrior epic?
Hello? Anyone home? Was: v/s epics
# Apr 07 2001 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default
Big dumb warrior fail to notice one thing: caster's don't melee! Who really cares what the dam/delay is on a pure caster weapon is if they rarely use it. I would also like to note taht when they do get in close they will not be hitting very often at all. Once they are OOM, would you rather have them sit around totally useless or have a chance at doing atleast some additional damage.

WARRIOR of Bristlebane
RE: Hello? Anyone home? Was: v/s epics
# Oct 30 2001 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
actually i'd like the caster to med as fast as he can, and then nuke some more. i am pretty sure he will do more damage that way, then trying to melee anything.

Roxas Nitehowler
52 pathfinder
hunter Roxas Nitehowler
Plainswalker of illumanati

hunter Roxas
WoW retired
RE: v/s epics
# Apr 05 2001 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
this only confirm how much VI sucks. the warrior FA is the ONLY totally useless ( 2 jade maces are much better) and it is one of the hardest to get.

# Apr 05 2001 at 2:12 AM Rating: Default
with this weapon a necro could almost beat down a warrior without fear or drain. LOL what planet you on? The necro would NEVER hit that warrior lol and if its a large race warrior all he's gotta do is sam you when you try and cast...and even if that failed you would hardly cast thru someone quading you as fast as most wars can these days
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 05 2001 at 12:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Maybe FoH will stop ******** about how bad loot is now.
RE: W00t
# May 06 2001 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
and mabey you will realize this item kinda way sucks for the level of difficulty. but wait, your level 20 and you wouldnt realize this, I bet this is your dream item isnt it?

I dont see why people flame FoH, just because they are good and they kill first and they have a vocal leader dosent mean you need to troll random MB's and flame them..
RE: W00t
# May 08 2001 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
I rarely post on these message bords, but your comment about FoH brings back bad memories. To the point that I quit playing Everquest because of the FoH. They work hard at claiming ownership of every zone worth hunting in and often ruin the game for everybody else. I've seen them destroy three huge guilds, because they could. I know that the GMs were talking about disbanding the FoH and I really don't know how they escaped getting disbanded for the harrasment they caused to other players. But then again most of the criminals on death row think that they are good people, I think that FoH is suffering from this delusion. After 9 or more months of not playing Everquest, I'm back playing it again, but I will not play on the same server as FoH.

Formerly, Windwolfe 25th level Druid,..Guardian of the Nature Virtue, and former officer of the Crusaders of Virtue.
Oh My,...
# Apr 04 2001 at 8:35 PM Rating: Default
This is like, the penultimate of all Caster usable weapons. Its better then MY Epic, anyway... I think that this will be ultra rare drop off ultra rare spawn. If it werent no drop, then im thinking 1milpp+. just because of stats. the rarity would jack it up even more. so, WTG for anyone who has this, and WOW do i want one...=P
# Apr 04 2001 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
What a sweet item to give to casters...

This would be devistating in the hands of a ShadowKnight.
RE: Dang!
# Apr 25 2001 at 6:01 AM Rating: Default
uuuuum... just to clear up something, SKs can't use this weapon, but it is a decent weapon, alough for what it drops from i'd say it's pretty worthless, by time you could get this you would already have your epic which is probably better(or is supposed to be, thats the general idea of epic weapons)

just my 2cp
RE: Dang!
# Apr 04 2001 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
This thing would make a caster actually want to melee at times! Wohoo!
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 11:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wicked for any Necros out there as anyone knows Necros the only caster that can really do dmg in melee as thay are always bashing on them feared mobs when soloing. And with this sweet weapon i think a Necro could almost beat down a warrior of equal lvl without fear or pet just bash and leach and drain
RE: Necro
# Apr 23 2001 at 1:25 PM Rating: Default
ur one funny guy to think that necros melee, I actually hit mobsin the first fews lvls and than I released its useless at my lvl.....when I do hit I do about 1-16 dmg that is worthless.....and you dont sound like a necro. A necro of equal lvl can bash a equal lvl war with no fear or pet that is the funniest thing I have ever heard
RE: Necro
# Apr 05 2001 at 3:55 PM Rating: Default
Any Necro around L50 on Innoruuk that wants to melee me without casting Fear is welcome to try. Casters melee doesn't go up nearly as far as other classes, and you have nowhere near the AC. The 40 mana is a bonus, and it might be great for pulling when ever-camping without having to waste mana when you're just pulling to your pet. And lifedrains worth a dang have like a 6 second cast or more, do you really think I won't be smacking you while trying to cast? A 50 Necro can smoke a 50 Warrior with a good pet or root/DoT/Fear tactics. But melee? You have the melee skills a War has at maybe L30 (at best), and half the HP or less. And a War at that level will be DW better stuff then this. A 60 Necro with this could maybe melee an L40 War. Maybe. Melee an equal level War? HAHAHAHAH

And you don't sound like a Necro anyways. Why would I run after something bashing it when I could be sitting and medding while my pet and DoT's finish it off? Let's see. I could chase it and hit it for an average of maybe 30-40 damage a round. In the time I could melee for 200 damage with CoB up I could probably cast Ignite Bones with the mana I would get from medding.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 4:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
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