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Vile Substance  

Skill: Throwingv1 Atk Delay: 25
DMG: 3
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Disease (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 30
WT: 0.0 Range: 50 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Lore:You can only imagine
Item Type:Throwingv1
Merchant Value:0 pp 0 gp 0 sp 1 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-02-21 08:49:18
Page Updated:Tue Jan 1st, 2019

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 22

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Clan RunnyEyeTemple of Droga 2.0

Quests: This item is used in quests.

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A Vile Substance
# Sep 25 2004 at 5:43 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
Still drops as of tonight on the Terris-Thule server.
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<Forgotten Omen>
# Nov 27 2002 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
674 posts
Ok, so more an dmore ive been checking banks and the docks for stuff thats for sale... why? because with some of the weird prices (like a 12/24 shaded blade... or somehting like that... sold for 6pp to me) I check em. ANd these 2 places have interesting stuff thats 'imported' from higher ups. well. I saw this on the docks guy in FP. I am still low enough to benifit from this effect. the mob will take about 12hp and not regen right? thats a GOOD thing especially at lower levels. Its just makes me wonder why they will not let rogues poison arrows. I didn not realize the game supported ranged/effect items... but i guess the wind saber... hummmm

i bought it for like 2cp or something. not bad at all.
'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
bugged or broken?
# Nov 15 2002 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
i tried throwing this thing with my rouge yesterday and it said "you are to far away to hit your target" in red text. so i moved closer and closer until it said "you are too close to throw this item" in yellow text. i walked backwards and kept clicking the throw button and all i got was red and yellow text. i couldent throw this thing. it might have something to do with it tried throwing it at a player character on sullon OR it might have something to do with the fact i was in the paludal caverns. im not sure but i could throw this at all. also i dont think the range was 50. i think it was about 30 which means verant screwed with it.

anyone else have this problem?
RE: bugged or broken?
# Dec 29 2004 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
I had the same issue as well as a guildy. Used the range slot, created a key, but doesn't work like a bow. Any ideas?
RE: bugged or broken?
# Jul 23 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
674 posts
on PVP servers they try and say that this (or items like it) can be left in range, while Ammo hold daggers or stars, and those are bugged to carry the effect infinate times as long as you have ammo??? With the new system where the game automatically searches inventory for ammo of the same type, its possible....
'Valdon Gravedancer' Terris-Thule. Dwarven Cleric 34th circle.
'Junglebug Sugarpants' Terris-Thule. Halfling Druid. 52nd season.
'Shinook Eldergod' Terris-Thule. Troll Shaman of 32nd rite.
'Soultree Vixen' Terris-Thule. Woodelf Ranger of 34th season.
# Mar 11 2002 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
20 posts
I won one of these in a roll after a guild raid. I still have it as a mememento of the occasion. It says that it only has 3 charges. I don't plan on wasting 'em. After all, I'll be a sitting there and someone will inspect me and look in the range slot. A Vile Substance... Ewww
RE: Charges
# Nov 10 2002 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
where does it say it only have 3 charges?
# Aug 04 2001 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
Pretty sweet, if weird, item. I'm guessing when it actually hits them,the message is something like this:

YOU hit a SOANDSO for 2 points of damage!

Soandso is diseased!
These are not unlimited :(
# Jun 19 2001 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
Would be cool, but no they aren't unlimited. You'll need to throw em and hit with them for the effect to proc
# Jun 10 2001 at 8:19 PM Rating: Default
Uhm IMHO this syas charges unlimited which tells me that if you equip this in your range slot whatever is in your ammo slot becomes the wep that will proc disease but then again what di know?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 08 2001 at 8:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It's a biological weapon hand grenade. Grenades are cooooool... I better sign off before the FBI tracks in on me again...
Not worth it
# May 31 2001 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
This item is a thrown item and has a small chance to proc when it hits the mob. It is NOT, I repeat, is NOT RIGHT-CLICKABLE. You throw it like a bomb and it hits the mob for a single digit amount of damage. The effect has like a 10% chance of going off, so you gotta throw 10 of these before you can expect it to work. Once you throw it, it's gone.

Also this mob is extremely rare, so don't look for it without a Ranger, as the distance track is extremely useful in catching him.
RE: Not worth it
# Oct 31 2001 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Actually, the janitor is not especially rare. Fighting on the ramp between the first and second floors, I see this guy about once an hour or so.

I use the vile substances to spare my shurikens, which are difficult to replace when I'm far from the nearest monk guild. Worthless as weapons, but like shurikens, are more of a pulling tool then a weapon. The range on this is less than half of what a shuriken is, but I used this to pull a Pickclaw Destroyer who was so close to the Gorge zone that I couldn't get in melee range without zoning. This got him after mean.

Never actually had one of these proc disease. It must be a rare proc.
# May 02 2001 at 2:20 PM Rating: Default
Don't believe everything that you read.
It is not triggered.
It is a proc.
You must not miss the critter in order for it to proc.
Procs on thrown weapons
# May 01 2001 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
There is a similar item in Lake of Ill Omen off of Pond Sturgeons. Pond Sturgeon Spines proc Poison. This is not 100% but regular proc chance. Don't go farming these expecting to be Mr. Diseaseguy. However, if you like throwing nasty funk then be my guest.
its not right clickable..
# May 01 2001 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
It procs when you throw it, it has one after its thrown, it is gone. Its NOT right have to throw it and hit for it to proc..
duh 8P
# May 01 2001 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
if it says triggered and unlimited its a right click not a proc. Reads random if its a proc, thought you guys knew this stuff by now 8)
# May 01 2001 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
These are neat! Disease grenades, basically. How undeniably fun. I hope more vial-of-stuff weapons are added. Where did the janitor get it, anyway? Just general cleanings-up?
Ummm guys?
# May 01 2001 at 3:57 AM Rating: Default
Why would you need a stack?

if it's clickable, then it's an unlimited charge item.

There is no EXPENDABLE label on it...also, it doesn't show that there's any charges on it.

Either it procs when thrown, or you can click it a million times, and it'll never go away.
This is for Part 2 of Cold Iron Quest of Paineel
# Apr 30 2001 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
You need this for a second quest out of Paineel after recieving the Leggings of Riddosan for the Cold Iron quest. You 2 of these and a slime from the bottom of the Greenblood river and a unknown 'substance of an experimental nature' which is from a side quest in Freeport Necro guild. The side quest and the final quest itself is currently unsolved on the Rodcet Nife sever. BTW. the quest yeilds yet more armor of Riddosan which is ERU/SK only.

Sanguinary Irrigger
lvl 22 SK of Cazic-Thule.
no no no
# Apr 30 2001 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
Triggered means its Rightclickable...I want this
RE: no no no
# Apr 30 2001 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
The effect could be wrong, alot of the newer items turn out to be slightly off on some effects. Its most likely a 1 shot weapon with 100% chance of procing, just tossing the vial at them and get em covered in....whatevers inside
# Apr 30 2001 at 5:02 PM Rating: Default
Hail All,
This would seem to fall in-line with what is happening in the Karanas with the plaque. Is the Goblin Janitor new? I haven't been to RE too much, but in the times I have been there I have never seen him. My gut feeling is that this is for the dynamic quest that is happening, much like the Bandit Runners in QH dropping the clay and stuff a few months back.
not worth much at all
# Apr 30 2001 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
Unfortunately, it's a proc (at least it probably is) and so you'd need several in order to get it to go off.
# Apr 30 2001 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
If this were stackable, it might be worthwhile for rogues... but... it still seems lame.
# Apr 30 2001 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
how much instan dmg....DoT.... and castin time if any please
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