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Jade Reaver  

Quest Item Placeable
Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 40
DMG: 23 Dmg Bonus: 134
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 12.0 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:2H Slashing
Merchant Value:4 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-19 11:57:46
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 4,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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City of Mist
NPC Name
a black reaver


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Zone Name
City of Mist

Used in the Ranger and Druid Epic Quests

Uploaded October 28th, 2023 by Drewinette
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Jade Reaver
# Jan 11 2020 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
49 Mage, Water Pet, Tier II Healer killed two reavers while exp-ing and the second reaver dropped the Jade Reaver.

Lord Ghiosk popped and I ran because merc was OOM healing pet after I got him down to 75%.
Cycle = 20 Jade Reavers
# Sep 05 2012 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
Been a long time since I went to City of Mist and a friend ranger needed a Jade Reaver for 1.0.

Killed Guard Captain for A Stone Key. Followed Rosun's post to get to the ramp, illusioned through the door and got Key of Torsis from Neh'Ashiir.

Then I took the elevator up and killed some Black Reavers. The last one started the repop cycle. I didn't count them but when it ended I had 20 Jade Reavers.
110 Wizard of IL
Great method, or luck?
# Sep 16 2009 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
1,273 posts
I was helping my wife on her ranger alt's epic by hunting for a jade reaver and I believe I discovered an amazingly successful approach. The black reavers spawn in three areas: ground floor, up the elevator, and far sky room (I don't know the real room names, but those work!). Having killed the reavers in each area, they each spawned their respective named after just 1, 2 or 3 kills. For farming jade reavers this is a bad thing as it ends the cycle. Well on a hunch I left each named stay alive as they aren't kos to me. When the cycles respawned I killed the reavers again, and on both the ground floor and elevator areas the black reavers spawned a non-named spirit and ended the cycle, again after between 1-3 black reavers. However when killing the black reavers in the far sky room I spawned 77 black reavers as they continued to spawn until the black reavers on the ground floor began repopping. This granted me 5 jade reavers, and a happy wife :).

So, my theory on how to reproduce this success:
1. Go to the far sky room and kill the black reaver(s) until Neh`Ashiir spawns, and leave him alive.
2. Wait about an hour
3. Now kill all the black reavers on the ground floor and elevator rooms until there are none left up in the zone
4. Leave the named that they spawn alive, just in case
5. Head back to the final sky room and wait for the black reaver there to repop
6. If the theory is correct, you'll now have an hour of back-to-back black reaver spawns

a) I'm told there's a 2 hour respawn on black reavers, so you can adjust the pause of step 2 appropriately. Although in all honesty about 5 minutes of nonstop reaver killing will almost certainly get you a jade reaver.
b) If the named are kos to you then pull them/the reaver away from the normal spawn spot to avoid accidentally killign the named.
Easy reaver
# Aug 03 2009 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Got a jade reaver for my epic as a 62 dru with a merc tank. Here is how:

Get key from the guard captain - a skele iksar on balcony to right as you enter.

Zerg your way to the locked door (map on eqatlas is useful)

Pull throne room - easy with a merc tank.

You only get one black reaver here and he probably will not drop a jade reaver.

So, move to the recess by the top right door and bind/camp here.

return after two hours when room has re-poped.

Pull the black reaver and kill it, three more reavers will pop one after another followed by the big bad skele iksar. You may get blinded.

If you get no jade reaver, come back two hours later, rinse and repeate until you do.

If you zerg the room each time you get a fair bit of loot too.

Edited, Aug 4th 2009 5:55am by biabeli

Edited, Aug 4th 2009 5:57am by biabeli
some hint
# Jul 27 2008 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
i got 2 jade reaver solo as 65 ranger today. there are some things i learned and wish to share.

1. from what i read here, it feel like jade reaver isn't that rare at all. so i decide to just kill the 1st one and log to other char, come back 2 hrs later and repeat. it took me around 20 black reaver kills. and i got 2 jade reaver in the last chain.

2. get the stone key is easy, and you can pull the black reaver to the corridor behind throne room to kill it. very easy as a 65 ranger.

3. when i killed the 1st spawn, i tried to look around and found out a way to get to the 3 more spawns above spawn room without needing help from anyone else. this is what i did:

a. kill my way north from back of throne room (elevator) and follow the corridor east until i hit a door with the iksar flower symbol. hug wall to right and there's a hidden wall right next to door.

b. you 'll find youself at a transparent ramp with goos, kill your way up until you hit a locked door in the air island. have soe on yourself, stand high on the stone block next to door and then run quick to the right of building to bypass it. i failed the first try and fly back to transparent ramp, successes on 2nd try. isn't too difficlut if you have done this kind of lev bypass before.

c. keep killing towards the last building, the named iksar ghost (name start with neh or something like that) is what we're after. go to the outside of the building(door locked), /tar n and taunt her, she'll come out and you can lot the elevator key from her. use wolf form and sit to see thru walls. if you're higher and have hail of arrows you can pull the black reaver inside as well.

4. so with that key you can go back to elevator to kill the 3 reavers above throne room. i didn't figure out how to single pull them out yet. i just fight all 3 at once. i chain my 3 fast nukes on the middle one first, when i dies it might spawns lord rak with is non arggo. that is much easier afterwards. the fight is roughly as hard as trash mob in BoT. with pots it shouldn't be a problem. killing those 3 make it so much faster, i actually got my jade reaver on my second camp time is less then 2 hr.

5. if you really want some ninja action, you can by pass the throne room by going into the temple to right upon zone in, go to top level, and you can see a banner hanging on wall, jump to top of it, and jump to top of wall where lots of mobs are on partol. then you can continue to find the hidden wall to transparent ramp.

hope this helps =)

Edited, Jul 27th 2008 9:55am by rosun
# Jan 18 2005 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
I really believe that that price... is wrong Lol
RE: Price
# Jan 18 2005 at 9:34 PM Rating: Excellent
then again it is an epic piece
RE: Price
# Mar 21 2005 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
True dat. But nobody ever sells these, well, not n my server. Take a look at the mage epic peice "Crown of Elemental Mastery" it sells for upwards of 100k
RE: Price
# Feb 05 2007 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
429 posts
Not a fair comparasion though.

Crown of Elemental Mastery is in the next to last island in Plane of Sky. Not many people can get that far and not many people like to go there at all. Defiantly not a place to get xp. When my guild raided the plane, a total of 5 dropped before we ran out of things to kill. It's not as rare as some people state, it's just not many wants to go there at all.

OTOH Jade Reaver drops in CoM and that zone is usually frequented by mid level players looking for xp so there are lots more people. As a result, lots more chances to farm Jade Reaver and more ends up in bazaar so the price are much lower.
RE: Price
# Oct 14 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
These are always for sale in the bazaar on Povar.

I was wondering why that lameass thing was so much, until a RNG I know said he needed one for his epic.
RE: Price
# Feb 15 2005 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
honestly murq, no one cares what you think, your opinion doesnt matter and everyone laughs behind your back :P heh heh
Jade Reaver
# Nov 13 2004 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Just got my jade reaver tonight. I'm a 52 ranger, and was wandering around the zone with a 52 beastlord and a 56 wizard killing everything that moved, when we ended up back near the reavers (in an area none of us had ever been to before), and were joined by a 57 wizard who asked if we wanted to try a reaver. We said, "sure", and since he had a key, he grabbed one, with two adds which were quickly dispatched. Too make a long story short we all got wiped, but as I was climbing out of the water at 16% health after being blinded and with the wizzies dead and the beastlord one hit from heaven I thought, "I can either die running or die looting", so I parked a Wanderer add with ensnaring roots, limped over to the first corpse and right-clicked....JADE REAVER...woohoo....I dropped it into my herbalist pack just as the second reaver rushed back over and beat me into oblivion. A few seconds later I popped naked into pok secure in the knowledge that puppy was safe on my cor and wouldn't rot. We all got 95% rezzes, and a group of four low to mid 50's pulled off an epic piece we weren't even really after at the time. Not a bad pay-off for a run that was just supposed to bring a little excitement to a dull evening. :)
RE: Jade Reaver
# Nov 29 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
Aw, crap! I should be so lucky!

Good for you! Woot! :D
# Sep 30 2004 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
Early, Early this morning my hubby got the itch to go to CoM to hunt his Jade Reaver for his Ranger Epic, esp. after we had just looked it up in the bazaar (17k on Rodect Nife). We got a small group together (Me a 56 Shammy, hubby 56 Ranger, two guild members a 66 Mage and 59 Paladin), and headed to CoM. After buffing up, we headed inside towards the back, killing everthing in site. After finding a place to camp, the mage said he was going to pull the reavers to us. He pulled one to us! We kill it! No spawn.. never seen that before..... hubby loots it... JADE REAVER!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! The look on his face was priceless. Here we were ready to sit in CoM for endless hours killing Black Reavers and the stupid thing drops on the first kill. =)

Good luck to everyone that tries to camp these things. (And I agree they should make em no drop, along with that thing the Mage's need for their epic)..
RE: Luck?
# Oct 14 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
I saw two of these in the bazaar night before last, one of them was 5k and the other was 7k. I'm not sure why the drop in price, unless they really aren't that rare of a drop anymore.
stupid jade reavers
# Sep 09 2004 at 5:15 AM Rating: Default
About a month ago i had formed a group to go help me get my jade reaver. We started off just fine got a couple of items no one else wanted (Thorneblade of the Ykesha) and then we proceded to kill the black reavers. We had 3 spawns of reavers that we we're killing and every one of them was chaining. I died alot there, cause the stupid reavers decided to pick on the poor druid. needless to say after about 2 hours or so we had chained about 80 reavers and had 2 jade reavers drop. Our group was

56 druid (me)
65 paladin
58 cleric (with epic thank god)
57 rogue
58 bard (cleric's hubby)

Have fun with this guy if you plan to kill him (druids and rangers) those stupid mages can go to hell with their stupid soloing capabilities.
BTW average price now a days on The Rathe is around 10k.

Cashan Darkwood
56 Preserver of Tunare
#REDACTED, Posted: May 16 2004 at 2:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) camped this several times for friend (ranger) no luck...
RE: bah
# Jul 02 2004 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
Ok. This is a late post. Very late. I finally got Swiftwind. Got the Jade Reaver from a guildie who got it from a friend of theres. Then I got Swiftwind that night at 3 am lol.
Still trying...
# Apr 23 2004 at 2:19 PM Rating: Default
I have been after a Jade Reaver for the last 3 months now, been to CoM 6 times and all six times I have came up empty. I feel like that zone hates me. Smiley: tongue I am a 62 Season ranger without the first half of my epic and I am starting to get to the point where I am farming plat for a Jade Reaver in the bazaar which are 12-15K on The Rathe. So if anyone is willing to sell one they have for cheap, like 500-1K plat I will buy it. Hehe Smiley: grin
Doh Too long
# Apr 18 2004 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
i have been trying to get this CRAP for my druid epic for Too long now i cant afford them (15k) in baz ...... its teh hardest part so far .... i been looking for jade reaver for more than a whole day that 24 non stop playing i have given up camped all over the plac e and nothing... Bleh
Gl all
RE: Doh Too long
# Apr 21 2004 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Must have been our lucky night last night.Three of us (65 ranger, beast, shammy) looking to fill out an hour or so of time to play, decide to head over to COM to try for the shammy book off Lord Ghiost or whomwver he is. Zone into EJ, notice the BL epic scout is up, so we pay him a visit. Couple min later one BL epic totem piece. Trot over to COM, find a captain of the guard , pick up a key to the door, which goes on your keyring now whoot. Clear the walkway, open the door and harmony the inside guys, pull the reaver out. Few min later reaver dead, Lord pops on first kill. Whoot, he goes down, shammy gets her books. I check the reaver, damned if the only black reaver we pull and kill drops a jade reaver. End of night all three of us have a epic piece. Was a good night.
Ranger of Tunare

The Rathe
WooT WooT
# Mar 23 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
I was joining a new guild forming on Morden Rasp last week. Anyways, while I was waiting for an invite from the only officer on, I casually mentioned where Im stuck in my epic. He just happened to be in a group camping Reavers at that moment. 30 minutes later I get the invite and the Jade. ONE HAPPY RANGER. Swifty your days are numbered til your in my hands.....
Bazaar Campers
# Mar 15 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Excellent
I have been working on my epic for quite a while now. This part of it has been the worst, not fighting the mobs, but fighting to get at the place to kill the mobs. I have put groups together dozens of times, only to find them camped. We have tried different days, times and just sitting and waiting for the others to leave. Without fail on each of these occasions, later that night one of the people in the group before me has ended up in the bazaar with one of these for sale.
I try to play this game fairly, and absolutely refuse to pay for any piece of my epic, but this has got me totally disgusted to the point of either giving up on my epic, or bullying in past a group that is camping them.
I have nothing against making a buck, but in fairness to all, these should be like other epic items and be no drop. That way they have to be earned, and the greedy can not monopolize the camp.

Just a frustrated Druid on Tunare
RE: Bazaar Campers
# Apr 10 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
heh tell that to the mages that try get quillmane and have damm trackers kill it for sport to get cloak just for lev effect.then they try to MQ it for 20k just be glad jade reaver aint no drop and go to bazaar and buy one for 10 k .
RE: Bazaar Campers
# Aug 22 2004 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
Just wanted to put my 2cp into the mix,,been trying for the jade reaver off an on for two years now and have finally given up. I'm starting to think its junk anyway but that might be because i don't have it,,oh well anyway I say go ahead and kill Quill when you get the chance. Had plenty of the reaver held under my nose that i don't care to think about it. just a note on quillmane if you know what your doing you can get him to spawn alot and it doesnt include running around mass killing everything that moves either. Bah but i'm not sharing that info. Signed: A disgruntled druid

P.S. sony that popping noise you hear is your head being pulled out of your $$$
RE: Bazaar Campers
# Aug 14 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
10K?? They are currantly up for between 20 and 30k on Firiona Vie server.
RE: Bazaar Campers
# Mar 16 2004 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
It's a fairly tough time to get anything it seems lately! I went to CoM a few weeks ago, once as an open raid (which bombed because the only rogue we had was <200 picklock and broke her only lockpick trying to open one of the tower doors), but my guild's raid the next day went much more smoothly, albeit getting only 5 reavers total and 2 JRs dropping. Don't give up!! Our server (I'm on Tunare) is very crowded, but hopefully you will find a good time. Best bet is to check the zone first and then assemble your raid, this works best in a guild ibviously where you can just geta yes or no on the spot of who can come, or give a heads up possibility raid. I agree these should be no drop; there are PLENTY of items in this game to sell, and they need to be monopolistic and try to gain a buck rather than helping someone get their epic. People are willing to pay, but I find more and more willing to camp everyday, with all the inflated prices as of late. Hope you get it soon; and if you need assistance I would be more than happy to assist you as Fissed (46 bst) if you needed it. Good luck!
Do to others.......
# Mar 01 2004 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
My thoughts on campers not letting epic get there drops.
It may be wrong but if someone plays me like that Ill probly just do the killing blow and loot it. When they flame me Ignore them. I hate chumps and If someoene wants to be a chump well Ill treat them like one. I sell in bazaar but never like the 150K crazy crap I see. I help others and like to be helped but if someone want to be a jerk well hardball is hardball

See you in the game.................

Edited, Mon Mar 1 20:48:42 2004
BAH!!!! Go Camp Them
# Feb 23 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
These aren't that rare of a drop anymore!!! Just get you a group and go camp them, you should have one in four or five kills of the Black Reavers. I went on raid for shaman epic and we had to kill all of the BR's to get the epic guy to pop and we got 3 of the jade reavers. So just get a group and go camp them.

Sir Bardolor Baadazz
lvl 61/23 Paladin
<Protectors of Wolves>
# Feb 10 2004 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
ok im on tunare im at this part of my quest and i cant find a decent grp to kill the reavers, i went to bazaar to se how much they jade cost, it sells for 150k :( wtf!!!
Choices, Choices
# Jan 26 2004 at 6:27 AM Rating: Excellent
So, from reading posts below, I gather the following.

I should...

(A). Camp Quillmane instead, and offer trade to people who need it, but i dont dont....

(B). Buy it in Bazaar from people who camped it, but dont need it....


(C). Quit whining, get a group together, and camp it.


My Choice? (C)

I think ill respect my epic more if i earn it.

# Jan 23 2004 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
So, for the ranger epic, you can simply buy this in the bazaar and use it for the turn in?
11k +?
# Jan 17 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
Oh,WAOW! If only.

Saw only one in the bizarre on EM server...20k.

Rather take myself to CoM and rip one off the deader body of a BR. :-)
Does it still drops ?
# Jan 06 2004 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
I've been killing the dark-vador-like mobs since lvl 45. I never really bothered about the drop rate. Since revamp i've been in CoM numerous times, without bragging i can say i've killed ,since the very first, roughly 160 dark-vador-like's, everywhere they pop, from the throne room to the trapped tower. The grand total of drops is : 0 !
I admit that i never camped the tower for hours and days and weeks BUT...
Either i'm really unlucky, either SOE needs to really improve the drop rate, either SOE needs to make it drop again :oD.
I mean : the 3 shammy books are dropped each time !
The need of a rogue to actually reach the last reaver makes it often tricky. I got the key for throne room but i dont got elevator key (no rent but is it soulbound ?) and i dont think a key exists for tower (anyone ? :oP)
Reaver Spawn Time
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
Been camping these guys for a bit now. They have a spawn time of roughly 2 hours.
# Dec 08 2003 at 11:38 PM Rating: Default
I started druid epic like three days ago and have been booking on the whole thing...Then i have to get a Jade reaver...And the whole thing goes down the pooper.
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