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Jade Shard  

WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 8 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 10:16:19
Page Updated:Tue Jul 17th, 2012

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 20

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This item is found on creatures.

Castle Mistmoore
NPC Name
a glyphed guard
a glyphed warder
a grinning gargoyle
a pledge familiar
a sneering gargoyle
an initiate familiar

Clan RunnyEye
NPC Name
a goblin warlord

Estate of Unrest
NPC Name
a carrion ghoul

Everfrost Peaks
NPC Name
a wooly mammoth

Grimling Forest
NPC Name
a grimling warblood

Highpass Hold
NPC Name
a guard
a Highpass citizen

Lake of Ill Omen
NPC Name
a goblin warrior
charbone skeleton
goblin warlord
icebone skeleton

NPC Name
Tentacle Terror

Netherbian Lair
NPC Name
A Trog Bull
A Trog Hunter

Ocean of Tears
NPC Name
a gargoyle
Sister of Erollisi

Paludal Caverns
NPC Name
a recondite charlatan

Qeynos Catacombs
NPC Name

Relic, the Artifact City
NPC Name
an unyielding edifice

Ruins of Takish-Hiz
NPC Name
Lifestone Guardian of Autumn
Lifestone Guardian of Spring
Lifestone Guardian of Summer
Lifestone Guardian of Winter
The Frantic Construct

Shadeweaver's Thicket
NPC Name
a charred corpse

South Qeynos
NPC Name
Vicus Nonad

South Ro
NPC Name
a deepwater crocodile

Swamp of No Hope
NPC Name
froglok shin shaman

The Feerrott
NPC Name
a gorilla

Warsliks Wood
NPC Name
a skulking brute
goblin spirit caller
Grachnist the Destroyer
The Fabled Grachnist The Destroyer


This item is used in quests.
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Quest Name
Gnome Cultural Armor (DoN)

East Cabilis
Quest Name
Iksar Cultural Armor (DoN)

East Freeport
Quest Name
Human Cultural Armor (DoN)

Quest Name
Erudite Cultural Armor (DoN)

Greater Faydark
Quest Name
Half Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)
Wood Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)

Quest Name
Troll Cultural Armor (DoN)

Neriak Commons
Quest Name
Dark Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)

North Qeynos
Quest Name
Half Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)
Human Cultural Armor (DoN)

Northern Felwithe
Quest Name
High Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)

Quest Name
Ogre Cultural Armor (DoN)

Quest Name
Erudite Cultural Armor (DoN)

Plane of Knowledge
Quest Name
Dragons of Norrath Cultural Equipment

Quest Name
Halfling Cultural Armor (DoN)

Shar Vahl
Quest Name
Vah Shir Cultural Armor (DoN)

South Kaladim
Quest Name
Dwarf Cultural Armor (DoN)

The Rathe Mountains
Quest Name
Froglok Cultural Armor (DoN)

Used in 18 recipes.
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No longer used.
# Jun 29 2008 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
At one time, this item was used in DoN cultural before the revamp.
Dropped three times in Everfrost Keep in an hour or so.
# Oct 04 2007 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
319 posts
When I was a wee one, i wanted jade shards for Journeyman's Water of Growth, and they were hard to come by on a budget. I tried to solo mobs that dropped them, but maybe got one by the time I was ready for Expert augs. The best drop rate was on vendors. And here today, in an hour or so of killing gobbies as fast as I could kill them, I got three. So I would say it is a pretty common drop there. However, it is all moot. The old DON cultural recipes are out the window now.
This mob dropped one this am
# Jul 16 2007 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
I got one of these off of the skulking brutes in warsliks wood while hunting HQ brute hides.
Did anyone ever try?
# Mar 25 2007 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
I'm curious... any chance anyone ever try taking Jades and "combining" them in to Jade Shards? Like combining them in a forge with a hammer or something to smash them in to shards?

I've been farming all over and haven't been able to get any to drop, so now I'm wondering if there's an "undiscovered recipe" for these things.
This mob drops it too
# Mar 06 2007 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
I got one off of a grimling warblood in the Grimling Forest.
# Feb 23 2007 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
I got one tonight off of a wooly mammoth while i was going for tusks.
Mage Research
# Jan 14 2007 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
145 posts
This item's original use was as Mage research component for level 20ish Fire Elemental. At each of the old tiers for pets ( every four levels), at least one of the mage pet spells had to be researched, and one of the components would be an uncommon drop off a mob, stuff like Ice of Velious and Pearl Shards.

Anyway, enough of the history lesson. These drops then, and I imagine now, will be random off of any low 20's mob in virtually any zone, so hunt where you like to hunt in low 20's ( or for DoN armor purposes, farm where you farm)and make sure level of mobs is low 20's and you will EVENTUALLY get some
# Aug 23 2006 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
Cleared Sol eye 3 times, and managed to get several Pearl Shard's but no Jade Shard.
droped in Sol Eye
# Apr 24 2006 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Got 3 jade shards in Sol Eye today averaged about 1 per whole zone wipe gess thats about 1 in 80 - 100 ish??? all 3 times it was a the goblins , one was a flame i dont remember what the other 2 were. Also picked up enough Fine Steel to start a Small army ( like 86 pc) , other then the gems it was the only thing i looted now that im 550lbs over weight & my buffs are gone its time to gate out of here.

Krispies of Xegony
( Warlock 61)
# Mar 15 2006 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Got 2 Jade Shards off a Tenatacle in Najena
Twilight sea
# Mar 05 2006 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Iwas in twilight hunting elementals and got 2 from fire elementals
found 1
# Feb 02 2006 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
dagnor's cauldron, aqua goblin tidal lord... 1 dropped in like 2 days of farming cauldron prawn
good money
# Jan 18 2006 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
I haven't found any in the wild but I have made a killing buying and selling them. Find them all the time on traders cheap (less than 100p) and always sell them for at least 425, usually in stacks of 5-15 at a time.
Jade Shards
# Jan 06 2006 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
298 posts
This is a semi-random drop. I have noticed that is drops more often from level 25 to 35 mobs more than anything else. 400pp on BB each in the bazaar for a price today. One dropped for me from the gor taku in shadeweavers (the white alien things) and he was about level 28. Just like blue diamonds will not drop on a level 10 mobs I don't think these will drop on a too low level mob. So hunting PC might n When I hunt lions in NK, ice of velious, jade shards and lambent stones also drop so I generally hunt there if I need some.

Edited, Sat Jan 7 06:58:07 2006
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you thought you heard was not what I meant.
Jade Shard from an Icebone Skeleton
# Dec 31 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
This has got to be some random drop, but hey one just dropped off an icebone skeleton at the ruins. My first one in 3 days after killing 1000's of goblin's. Maybe they got tired of me complaining about it lol, who knows. Now only need like 8 more ahahaha.

Edit: Almost forgot.. Lake of Ill Omen. Ruins by Windmill.

Edited, Sat Dec 31 18:43:29 2005
RE: Jade Shard from an Icebone Skeleton
# Jan 01 2006 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
But of course, when I took it back to do the combine for the water of below, it failed with my jewelcraft saying this combine was trivial. I bout died on the spot. Grrr.
Goblin Chronicles of LOIO and Warsliks Wood
# Dec 30 2005 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
Ok since the search for jade shards has become a personal issue now (:)) After countless hours in the Lake of Ill Omen I have compiled the following on Goblins (which supposedly drop jade shards). Numbers in Parenthesis are kills.

Goblin Soothsayer: (27) 1 Idol of Woven Grass, 20 Green Goblin Skins, 4 Illegible Notes, 2 Greenscale Emeralds, 2 Koada'Dal Blood Dolls, A Tambourine of Rituals, Words of Absorption plus 10 other words (Karana, Cazic Thule, Cloudburst, etc.)
Goblin Warrior: (234) lol 8 Runes of Obsession, 80 Green Goblin Skins, 4 Flame Agates, 1 Jade, 2 Pearls, 1 Rune of Al'Kabor.
Goblin Agressor: (6) 7 Green Goblin Skins.
Goblin Pitfighter: (1) Goblin Sparring Gloves.
Goblin Messenger: (1) An Unfinished Note. (Note here: if one of the mobs runs he will go get the Messenger, this guy is yellow to a 37 Pally). Snare or Root.
Goblin BloodTracer: (6) 6 Tier'Dal Sooth Dolls, 1 Amber, 1 Part of Tasarin's Grimoire Pg. 26, 6 Tiny Glowing Skulls.
Grachnist the Destroyer: (2) 2 Iksar Scaled Gloves (Lore Item), 2 Goblin Slavers Whips.
Goblin Battlemaster: (35) 3 Goblin Bracers.
Goblin Scout: (3) 3 Goblin Scout Beads.
Goblin Witchdoctor: (3) 3 An Iksar Witch Dolls, 1 Bloodstone.
Goblin Watcher: (2) 2 Watcher Signal Torches, 1 Red Headband.
Goblin Warlord: (47) 45 Goblin Warlord Warbeads.
Goblin Spirit Caller: (27) Words of Possession, Allure, Recluse, etc. 3 Spirit Caller Beads.
Goblin Hextracer: (1) 1 Froglok Hex Doll, 1 Golden Earring.

Now notice none of these dropped a jade shard, but I have made over 150pp killing all these.

The only things I have seen that have ever dropped Jade Shards in these two zones have been one Charbone Skeleton in LOIO at Undead Ruins, and 2 off Skulking Beasts in Warsliks Wood.
RE: Goblin Chronicles of LOIO and Warsliks Wood
# Dec 30 2005 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
actually i can confirm that they do drop off goblins in loio. i ran thru the caves near the war wood zone line and got 2 shards. granted i ckeared the tunnels about 5 or 6 times so the drop rate is not too great.
RE: Goblin Chronicles of LOIO and Warsliks Wood
# Dec 31 2005 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Ok well I tried what you said, I went to the tunnel's and proceded to kill everything that I could target... at exactly 100 Kills of Goblins (Warriors, Warlords, Spirit Callers, and the occasional Soothsayer) Still no jade shard. Either I have no luck or it drops randomly off of any mob in the whole world, at like 1 or 2 a day on some random mob. Thanks though, I am still looking.
RE: Goblin Chronicles of LOIO and Warsliks Wood
# Dec 30 2005 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks for that information, I will try there as soon as I log back in, because I really want to see where these things drop the most. I mostly was around the middle ruins and the undead ruin area, didn't check the tunnels.
Charbone Skeleton
# Dec 27 2005 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
I was camping the Undead Ruins in Lake of Ill Omen and looted a jade shard off of a Charbone Skeleton.
good lord these are rare.....
# Dec 14 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
Have been trying to farm these for a while (to equip alts with decent gear), and I have found a few spots where these things drop.

Seem to drop on the odd occasion from any of the gobbies in HHK basement.... though this is extremely rare. I was leveling from 20-30 on my cleric and got maybe 3 or 4 in the entire time.

Also the shardwurms in GD drop them... found that out trying to get the 2 cleric spells (celestial healing and improved invis vs undead) Had 3 or 4 drop in the space of a few hours.

I hope this information helps some of you in the same boat I'm in.... trying to equip alts without having to shell out the big bucks in the bazzy.

Meiglan -- 70 Half-Elf Ranger of Tunare - Drinal -
Cerillia -- 51 High-Elf Cleric of Tunare - Drinal -
price check
# Oct 05 2005 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
can i get a price check for these things im a lvl 26 mage and dont want to get ripped off
drops in PC
# Jul 21 2005 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
I had some drop for me in PC tonight
jade shard not junk!!!
# Jul 19 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
i hope some of you are on the stromm server ! I need these for my cultural armor! I am a lvl 30+ driud and am trying to get my armor and weapons upgraded! I have had little success in finding good stuff in the bazar for anything resembling a fair price!!!
course if i want to spend 30 000 on a scimitar that hits less than what i have now but is unuseable to me until lvl 45 then i guess its a bargain! ( not!)
any help in locating these, supposedly, all over items would be wonderful since i have found only one in a month of looking and am getting tired of fighting green mobs !!! i want to advance!!!
RE: jade shard not junk!!!
# Jul 19 2005 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
330 posts
Actually, if you are level 30 I would stop looking for Jade Shards and start thinking about the Expert level armor. It's only 5 levels more until you can wear it and it is much easier to come by due to the far better drop rates on components. By the time you find enough Jade Shards to make a suit you will proably have outgrown it.

For the expert symbols you will need Lambent Stones (common drop from a constantly farmed mob) and Fire Opals (vendor bought). You will need to look up the armor drop at EQTraders since they are race specific but it will probably be High Quality Cat Pelts.

Expert level leather armor is also often found for very reasonable prices in the Bazaar since it is a viable skill-up path for tailoring and has no tribute or vendor sell back value.
RE: jade shard not junk!!!
# Dec 31 2005 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
Just wanted to add my two cents here on the topic of going ahead and thinking about expert armor. Well ok fine you can make the armor easy enough, but here is the issue: For me I am a Dwarven Paladin, to get the expert augment book you have to venture into Kedge Keep and kill mermaids, now I'm 38th right now and in kedge keep.. I can barely get in the door without being utterly whacked in here, but I have to kill 40 mermaids to get that book of patterns. So really whats worse, hunting for jade shards everywhere? or getting whacked on a constant basis trying to kill mermaids so you can get that expert level book? I see what you're saying, but right now for me its not possible, so I do try to find the jade shards (which I might add: after numerous complaints, flame mails, etc to EQ about the drop rate, still nothing lol). Most of us also like to complete all the quests and not just run and buy the things, its funner to do the tasks for me. If you ask me, the whole cultural armor thing was a major ***** up by EQ and was not well thought out. Really they should increase the drop rate. Thats enough ranting for me lol.
Skulking brutes
# Jul 13 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
Well while I was out searching for ivory for my Halfling Culture Armor, I was hunting Skulking Beasts. Well I finally got a jade shard to drop off of these :O. I wasn't expecting it at all, cause I just wanted the ivory. This is also a good place (Warsliks Wood) to get experience if you're level 24-30. I posted some tactics for Rangers and also some of there drop items on the skulking beast bestiary forum.
Jade shard used to make cultural symbols
Blessed Water of (deity) + Jade Shard in Jewelers Kit gives you Journeymans Blessed Water of (deity).
Unrest drop these
# Jun 24 2005 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
I have been hunting all the list zone and mob list above and never recieved one shard for a 3 night outing and killing over 300 mobs doing so. made 400p in process so thats a plus, but I went to unrest on a guildie hint and spent 1.5 hours and got two drop. :0 I am one happy BL now.
Nothing particular
# May 09 2005 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
Seems these drop just about anywhere, off just about any lvl mob, they also seem to drop off of wyverns in CS, wish i had known their use when i had them, cause i sold a lot of em, seems their drop rate is a little better now, but with them being strewn about with the wind, good luck getting enough of these little buggers to make the new cultural symbols, just started that today, and only have 1 shard and 4 waters of karana, symbols seem to cost about 20pp to make, if you get the drops of these, or up depending on if you can find lots of these in the bazaar, so if anyone sees this, please let everyone know that jade shards are not worthless, but if they try selling the shards for tons of cash, expect journeyman symbol prices to skyrocket, but do please put these in bazaar, or check your local buyers there, i'm sure that someone would be interested
Fennin Ro server
# May 01 2005 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
Just received this shard off a Blazing Elemental in Solusek's Eye.
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