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Totem of the Wurines  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +10 DEX: +5 STA: +5 WIS: +10 INT: +10 AGI: +5 HP: +115 MANA: +115 ENDUR: +115
Recommended level of 67. Required level of 53.
Effect: Divine Barrier (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 2.0)
Recast Delay: 28800 seconds, Recast Type: -1
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:A wurine tribal idol
Item Type:Armor
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Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-15 03:46:02
Page Updated:Fri May 13th, 2022

Expansion: Depths of Darkhollow Depths of Darkhollow

Rarity: Zonewide Random
Level to Attain: 53

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Elder Longshadow #1: Freeing an Elder


This item is found on creatures.

The Hive: Freeing an Elder
NPC Name
a drachnid warrior

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
The Hive: Freeing an Elder

Drops ONLY in the low level version (65 and under) of the task.

For more invulnerability clickies, see this wiki article.

Uploaded August 17th, 2021 by Drewinette
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# Jun 04 2022 at 5:35 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Deep Orc Slave dropped one for me.

Edited, Jun 4th 2022 6:37am by ioms
# Jun 12 2022 at 3:49 PM Rating: Excellent
ioms wrote:
Deep Orc Slave dropped one for me.

Edited, Jun 4th 2022 6:37am by ioms

Was this in a particular task or in an open zone?
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Confirmed from Freeing an Elder [65], off Drachnid Warrior.
# May 03 2022 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
1 post
Looted off a Drachnid Warrior.

Screenshot of loot message

Edited, May 3rd 2022 5:09pm by Darret
Just right!
# Jun 04 2014 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
2,929 posts
Juston's walkthrough is perfect. I just used 3 toons with no mercs instead. Got a totem in the first mission, after about 20 minutes. At level 100 killing here is trivial, especially with Tectonic Tremblor. Two casts will waste a mass of mobs. Biggest problem is looting, destroying all the darn unstackable swords and finding the mobs since they're scattered throughout the zone, of course. But well worth the effort for an item this useful.

Now to sell all that crap cluttering up my bags!

PS Another suggestion is to clear the zone accompanied by a level 70 rogue. The rogue's SOS allows him to follow without getting agro and he can do the looting, to save time and annoyance. The 4gp swords and the orc head that drops from every orc are the main loot headaches. Interestingly, the rogue I used was getting XP, even tho all the mobs were grey to my 100 druid, and he went from 70-72 in one clear. That wasn't even a full clear since I had the rogue on AAXP at first, which was a waste since the XP rules are different for AA versus regular XP and mobs that are grey to the highest member of a group give NO XP to any other member in the group. But regular XP, the lower level groupmate will get XP if the mobs are at least LB to him.

In other words, if you're going to engage in the mind-numbing task of pharming this item you should at least max out the benefits!

Edited, Jun 5th 2014 9:57am by Sippin
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# Oct 05 2012 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
Here is how I did this with a 95 Druid and 95 Bard.

1.Bind at quest giver Shadowalker Dustspirit with druid.
2.Secondary Bind AA at instance with druid.
3.Shroud down to level 65 on bard in Plane of Knowledge.
4.Teleport bind AA bard and druid to Shadowalker Dustspirit.
5.Give shrouded bard some plat for mercenary upkeep.
6.Cast Plane of Knowledge Ring on druid.
7.Shroud down to level 65 on druid in PoK.
8.Unsuspended mercenary on bard (must keep merc out to count as third person the whole time)
9.Say “I’ll aid” to Shadowalker Dustspirit with bard and chose “Freeing an Elder” it will not say normal or easy and the hard choice will not show up. Only one quest will appear in the window.
10.Remove shroud on druid.
11.Secondary Recall AA port to instance on druid.
12.Zone in.

Fully buff up druid, everything you have.
Pop cleric merc on druid for HP buffs then suspend.
Pull as many as you can, basically until you get stunned too much or lag too hard.
Vinelash the group.
Use the 91-95 AE’s (or higher for future expan packs)(Crashing Hail, Tectonic Tremor, Helical Flare, and Lunar Chill)
Use Remote Sunburst for heals.
Have the Twincast spell and AA ready and use any time they are up.
Plus any other damage pluses, aura, wolf, first spire, etc.
Find the pattern you like to clear zone, mobs path funky in the water areas.
Loot everything except the swords and orc heads, they don’t sell for enough to warrant the space they consume.

Vendor sell all loot after every couples of clears, depending on bag space. Each clear is 5-7k plat.

Takes 40min to an hour depending on how big you pull. Clearing the bodies takes the most time.

I got the totem on clear 8 and clear 9. If you see the Mask of Ardent Spirits drop you got the hard version somehow. If you follow these directions as close as possible you’ll be good to go though.

[Tue Oct 02 21:12:52 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Tue Oct 02 22:13:37 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Wed Oct 03 17:34:15 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Wed Oct 03 19:07:18 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Thu Oct 04 17:29:19 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Thu Oct 04 18:16:05 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Thu Oct 04 19:28:46 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Thu Oct 04 22:06:13 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.
[Fri Oct 05 09:58:55 2012] You have been assigned the task 'Freeing an Elder'.

Edited, Oct 5th 2012 10:37am by juston3

Edited, Oct 5th 2012 10:38am by juston3
# Mar 10 2022 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
328 posts
Can simplify Juston's method if you have a 3rd toon you can shroud and park in front of quest giver. Less back and forth that way. Shroud other toons, get quest, unshroud other toons, port to instance.
some information
# Jun 07 2012 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
1,043 posts
Got this to drop in 2nd misison we did. Let friend loot. now just dropped again in the 8th mission. Going to try for a 3rd later.

edit : got another in 12 mission. I almost gave up halfway through when the hive wardens choker dropped. but continued and got the totem at mob 215 in the 12 mission.

Edited, Jun 8th 2012 6:10pm by Shuraz

edit : got another in 13th misison first pull ( 55 is mobs). all done now. good luck

Edited, Jun 9th 2012 1:16pm by Shuraz
ya mane
# Nov 06 2009 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
Got 3 of these in one instance today, pretty good drop rate.
Totem 4 Tasks 4 Drops
# Jun 23 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
I'm currently 4/4 on getting the DA clicky. With the average grp lvl of 65. Basically after i get the task i go back at 85 and just mass pull as many as i can an Riposte kill em all with Counterattack/Rogue's Fury. Each time i have done this has resulted in one dropping for me..

Edited, Jun 24th 2009 3:10am by Marlox
Still Drops
# Mar 15 2009 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped today, on the 1324th mob
Totem of the Wurines
# Sep 14 2007 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
Would you like to know how many mobs there are in a Hive instance? Because I can tell you!

It took me 2 full clears, and a few partial clears to get the drop. Each instance houses 265 mobs (from logged experience messages), so I would say the drop rate is something like 1 in 1000 kills, or 0.1%.

The previously posted information is accurate. Get a normal version of longshadow 1 "Freeing an Elder". The one without "(Hard)" in the title.

I'm not completely sure of the level requirements, but the maximum spread for the mission is only 10 levels (a PC shrouded to 60 produced an error message). If a group average level of 65 must be obtained, the only way to do this is to have all members of your group shroud to 65, and then get the mission.

Once you have the mission, you can deshroud, and then go farming. To be safe, I had a level 65 shroud enter the zone first, to ensure the mob level was maintained while deshrouding.

The mobs are light-blue to a level 75, have less than 30k hp and hit for around 500. If you're consistently taking hits of 1.5k you might not have a low enough group average level to get the correct version of the mission, but there could just be a few hard-hitting mobs.

You do NOT have to engage or kill the named to get the drop.

As indicated, it should be a zone-wide drop from any mob. My drop came from a spider in the bottom floor of a structure on the bridge network. On the map, the structure next to the south-eastern hive.

The recast timer is item-dependent, not type dependent, and therefore does not share a timer with Feral Guardian Channeler. You can use both in succession.

I hope this clears things up a bit.

Edited, Sep 15th 2007 1:28am by WreiFV
Totem of the Wurines
# Sep 02 2008 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Thank you very much for the detailed information. I lucked out and managed to get a totem half way through my first clearing! But I wouldn't have even known about the lower level ''easy'' version of this (and the other ELs) mission if not for you.

Checking various item databases, it seems no one has reported on the rare drop from EL4 easy.


Edited, Sep 2nd 2008 8:30pm by Enokhaon
# May 18 2007 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
223 posts
Where does this drop? In a regular zone? Instanced (EG, mission)? Any known mobs that drop it?

Looks like a Feral Guardian Channeler, but with a Recommended/Required level on it. Would personally prefer this one, for the higher hp/mp/end, since all my stats have been maxxed for ages.
# May 18 2007 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
1,352 posts
Witheran Prowler Mask -random drop Elder # 4 on hard
(according to Another Life website

Totem of the Wurines - Elder Longshadow Task #1 (zone wide random on EASY instance only?- must have group lvl average of less than 65)

Feral Guardian Channeler - Elder Longshadow Task #5 (normal difficulty)

mask of vanishing - Leviathan #4
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