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Rod of Insidious Glamour  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY
Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 6 Dmg Bonus: 30 AC: 2
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
CHA: +12
Effect: Alliance (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ENC
Race: HUM ERU HIE DEF GNM DRK
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Blunt
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:6 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:240
Submitted By:Karisma Sunfyre
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2020-06-19 12:38:51
Page Updated:Mon Jan 16th, 2017
Classic Item


Average Price: 1,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 30

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Rod of Insidious Glamour
# Sep 27 2016 at 5:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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This item is a must-do for enchanters from a role-play perspective, utility of this item has been strongly debated since classic era EQ. This quote from 2001 is a good overview of why it was a decent cheap option (emphasis on cheap vs. what you could do with some plat or krono on a current progression server). Besides, it gives a good glimpse into old-school chanter gear shopping:

Virvallen wrote:
Well, the truly lovely thing about the rod is.. Well, it doesn't take the ring slots. You can have electrum star ruby for insanely cheap, and the steins for insanely cheap, and then when you take up charm kiting, you have the rod. You really don't need int at all when charm kiting, except for perhaps spectres, where every little bit counts, and charisma isn't as much of an issue when you're breaking charm intentionally every 20 seconds or so anyway.

However everywhere else where an enchanter can go nuts on the charm kiting Overthere, Eastern Wastes, etc, the rod, in conjunction with the rings is insanely useful for keeping a pet for the full duration of the charm. Likewise when you venture into places like Kael where mez is useless, and you're just charming to do crowd control you will want as much charm gear as you can afford. The rod being very easy to come by, and a huge plus to charisma, makes it quite affordable for it's performance.

Best charm gear setup for insanely cheap:

Rod of Insidious Glamor 12
Crude Stein 15
Electrum star ruby ring 7
Electrum star ruby ring 7
Golden cat's eye bracer 7
Golden cat's eye bracer 7

That's 55 charisma for around a K, with just cost of gems if you do the quests and are a jeweler, with self buff and an item like the incandescent mask that most 'chanters wear all the time by default anyway you're well into the 200 charisma range.


Should the triggered level of this item be more like level 10? Yes... or it should have benevolence (the higher effect) instead.

Note: some found this useful for PVP lagging people back in the day, though savvy PVP players just turned off particle effects. This was really only a factor when some were on bad dial-up.

We need a modern item window pic of this item.

We could use a pic of someone wielding it.
PvP
# Dec 02 2009 at 3:46 AM Rating: Good
Just a funny nostalgic story...this was actually quite useful in PvP. Now you're probably looking at this and saying WTF!? Well, back in '99 internet connections were not so good. This item has a zero cast time...so you could spam click it and the particle effects would often slow the other guy down sooooo bad you could kill him with ease. We called it the "lag stick".
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 28 2003 at 6:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This thing is the ***** for pvp, get in their face and start spamming, a sure way to lag even the fastest video cards...really not much good unless you are hunting with a friend or 2 though
non chanter
# Mar 25 2003 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
can non chanters trigger it?
RE: non chanter
# Jul 09 2005 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
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No, only enchanters can inventory click this item. Some items can be inventoried clicked by the wrong classes, like the AoN. This is NOT one of those items.
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Stop Knocking it
# Oct 16 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
I see people keep saying it is not that good. IT IS A QUEST ITEM. i like doing quests because soloing can be boring sometimes and you want a change. ya you probable will have a better item by the time you hit 25 because the bazaar makes it very easy to buy and sell. Look at it as just doing a quest. thats it.
It's uses
# Jul 30 2002 at 7:39 PM Rating: Default
It's a weapon with some nice CHR to it - for chanters like myself that enjoy soloing alot, this lets me have a weapon in hand with some CHR instead of no weapon and alot of CHR.

So why a weapon?

Your chanter pet won't break a mez and no pet will break charm now - sure, you can zap the mob, but why waste the spell if you don't need to - this lets me give the mob a smack, get the pet in action and save me a spell slot, all while still having CHR.

As for the idiots that say this is great for spell spamming - get a life - it's ***** like you that are making the bazaar even worse by piling up bodies and casting sentinel. Everyone who can please down-rate those idiot's posts and get rid of them.
Effecrt
# Nov 28 2001 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
Alliance
Increase Faction by 100 (L8)


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Classes: Enc (L8)

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Skill: Alteration
Allowable Targets: All

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Range to Target: 200 feet

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Resistance Check: Magic + 25

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Mana Required: 35
Spell Duration: Instant
Casting Time: 3.50 seconds
Spell Recovery: 2.25 seconds
Recast Delay: 2.50 seconds

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Spell cast on you: You feel quite amicable.
Spell cast on someone: Soandso looks friendly.
Spell fades: You no longer feel amicable.
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