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Blackened Alloy Mail  

AC: 16
WT: 7.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):50, 50, 50
Merchant Value:7 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 10:38:35
Page Updated:Fri Jun 2nd, 2017

Expansion: Original Original

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Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 20

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Clan RunnyEye

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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The Black Dwarf
# Apr 24 2002 at 5:22 AM Rating: Excellent
40 posts
Just picked up a set of this stuff within the past few days (non-stop, mind you). Been killing anything that moved and wasn't named. Got most BA armor off of Pickclaw Destroyers, with the Coif, Mail, and Girdle off of Lord Pickclaw himself (with a lot of help, of course). Thanks Shanluk, for the assist. ;)

Been seeing quite a few BABS on the gobbies as well, mostly Destroyers, but also some of the lessers on 4. Not to mention the 1hs BA as well, which isn't all that bad to me and my ignorance of most higher end items. First time I'm grabbing a full set of anything, so its a fine day when this Black Dwarf goes strolling through the city in his new suit... Safe travels, folks...

"Insert Message of Wisdom Here"

Edited, Mon Jul 22 10:54:32 2002
# Oct 23 2001 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
I've been hunting here for a total of 20 hrs now. I've seen BA arms, legs, collars, bracers, both swords, waistbands. I've yet to see girdle and mail and spaulder. I don't know if those r the rare drops of all the BA, but i'm staying here till I get it all. And oh, if u just would like BI armor, it drops in spades off of all the mobs on the 4th lvl. BA only drops (for me at least) off of destroyers, veterens and named mobs (lord pickclaw, battlelord paluk, battlewizard unuk).

And as a side note about farming. On prexus server, i've never seen more than 4 or 5 people in the zone at any given time. And those people r roughly my lvl with the odd 50+ thrown in for flavor. This stuff just doesn't seem to have the appeal it once had when it first came out. I don't know why, it is ideal for mid lvl twinking by players such as myself, (I am a completely self made player, bought or fought for everything i have) I almost have the full suit for my wee woodelf ranger. Gonna stay here untill i get the whole thing..

And reference trains. The trickiest part is clearing the 4th floor. Once that is done, it's almost clear sailing. Haven't been trained on by more than 3 (all little itty bitty green guys, not much problem) Just remember that the only ones above 23 are the named mobs. A slayspell can get annoying if he lands his nuke for 107, but that's the most i've taken in one shot. Otherwise it's low 30's to single digits.

This stuff does look pretty cool on a troll sk, i already got a full set for myself. The weight is great. (I run outta inventory space before i get encumbered with a unbuffed str of 134)

Happy hunting and stay safe

Braxar Soulseether
SK deathtech of the 34th season
"Save your screams of mercy. Let me hear your death knell"
RE: Rarity
# Oct 31 2001 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
If it is that rare, I guess I was lucky to get one. I got one off of a Picklaw Destroyer right at the Gorge zone on the first floor. Gave it to my brother, who's a bard (in exchange for his banded mail, which I'm selling). Has a nice look to it, and is more weight efficient than banded, but not quite as good as plate. Nice little item.
New Armor??
# Jul 06 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
I'm guessing this must be a relatively new addition, because about 3 months ago (maybe a little longer) everyone was going absolutely nuts for BI armor. It was obviously a fashion show, because BI armor has lousy stats, with the exception of the crown (or coif) and maybe the belt, but that's iffy. Stats on BA seem a little better, but I'm still not too impressed. Just a little food for thought -- why is it goblins can forge all this armor, and yet they can't even wear pants? Say "no" to goblin crack.
RE: New Armor??
# Oct 31 2001 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Kunark goblins have much more decorum, and actually wear a loincloth high enough to eliminate the "crack" problem. Being on Kunark must do them good, as they always seem more robust and powerful at a given level as the equivalent Antonican goblin. The Antonican goblins have a wider variety of casting skills (just on the first two floors I've seen shaman, wizards, enchanters, and clerics) than the mostly shamanistic Kunarkian goblins, but Kunark goblins seem to be more powerful casters.
# Jun 17 2001 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
uh.... I know I'm just a level 12 newbie, but isn't this just banded with one more ac and .5 less weight? So why is this worth 50pp? I wouldn't pay more than 20. Banded is 1pp per ac, so this (if it was banded but it basically is except looks cool) would be 16pp, and I think 4pp for .5 weight is kinda expensive, but hey, some people are crazy.
RE: um....
# Aug 10 2001 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
BA is 1 point higher in AC, .5 less in weight AND magic... banded is not magic. It is my experience that the more MAGIC armour you're wearing the higher the possibility of partial resists to any DD spells cast on you. Also, magical boots allow any kicking class to kick magical creatures such as wisps and ghouls, and magical gloves allow the large races, with innate slam, to slam a wisp or ghoul when not using a magical shield or any shield at all
RE: um....
# Aug 24 2001 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
Uh... Are we sure about this? My 17 Troll SK has magic sleeves, shield & Gauntlets (I actually traded for Sentient! =)...but I can't slam the ghouls in EC or WC. It states ther're invulnerable. I'll test once I get magic shoulders and boots.

RE: um....
# Nov 14 2001 at 11:12 AM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
If you have a magic shield, use bash. It will work on magic only mobs. Once you get magic shoulders, you will be able to slam.

Bash=Offhand shield

Sleeves have no attack capability, and gaunts will only help if you are fighting hand-to-hand.

Hope this helps.

BTW, the Mail has only 1 more ac than banded, but legs and arms have 2 or 3 more each. I got the mail for my warrior, mainly to match the arms and legs, plus weight reduction of full set is nice. Also, bronze (seems to be about the same ac as BA), is 2pp per ac and heavy as an anchor.
RE: um....
# Oct 30 2001 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
Put a Lightstone or Greater Lighstone in your off-hand. This will make Slam a magic attack.
RE: um....
# Jul 30 2001 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
Banded is a crafted item, so thus, fairly easy to get. Blackened Alloy is a camped item and thus, not so common. (A) People pay for the look (B) People WILL pay more for the lighter weight and extra AC. Generally, after Banded/Bronze armor, the price curve on armor goes WAY up.
RE: um....
# Jun 19 2001 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
It's mostly because of the way it looks.
RE: um....
# Aug 21 2001 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
I think its sassy
Re: blackened alloy mail
# Jun 06 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
Would anyone know homw much one of these blackened alloy breastplates cost? I didn't see any prices listed, but I could have missed it. Personaly, I could use something better than banded plus I think I'd look rather dashing in black.

Malloch Eloihim
Gnomish Rogue of the 12th veil of secrecy.
Currently risiding in the Warrens, Drinal.
Camp or Craft
# Jun 06 2001 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
Reference the post made by a player suggested that BA armor won't hurt the market for crafted goods.

1) Verant put trade skills in as an after-thought.
2) Verant doesn't encourage player-made items because it "diminishes player interaction ", i.e. group camping.
3) I started playing on Saryrn Server when it was brand new. Nobody had cleaned out the Dungeons of Kunark yet and you could easily demand, and get, 2pp per AC on Bandedmail. You can't give it away now. ( truly !! I sell-low end items like that to merchants just to cut into the market glut.)
4) Granted that the trade skills for homemade armor got alot better after the big patch a few months ago, BUT Verant is NEVER gonna allow players to make items even matching what you can get at the levels of expertise it takes to craft items. Take Brellium armor for example. Arguably, when its enchanted and imbued, its the best player amde armor around, but you have to be VERY high level just to get, and/or buy the items to make it. Trivials in the 250 range !!!!
5) I'm on your side. I'd love nothing better than for Verant to make this a simulation rather than mindless-D&D-hack-n-slash. (course most of the d u m b a s s teenagers would play even more poorly than they do now)
6) as a side note, please learn the diference between there/their/they're, and where/were/we're, and than/then, and your/you're.

#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 19 2001 at 12:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I agree with the fact that EQ is a Hack and Slash only game. The only way to gain levels is to kill mobs. Stupid if you ask me. Take a cleric, running around healing and ressurrecting peeps will maybe make some cash, but no exp, unless hes in a group. So lemme explain this, being alone, healing people gets you no exp, but be in a group, dont even take a single hit at a mob, and you gain exp... Verant should think about firing some of its employees for having an IQ of 40 and under... Laughable... UO has a better skill system than EQ. As for There, Their, They're and such, hehe that too I agree with you. Im a crappy Canadian like you Americans like to call us (i've experienced this in summer camps in USA). I am French Canadian, so english is not my primary language. Still I can make the difference between those... So I think it's funny to see you guys who only have to learn english (and let's face it, even a retarded chimp could learn english), cannot write it correctly.
RE: Camp or Craft
# Oct 12 2001 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
A retarded chimp could learn english? ummm...No. English is one of the hardest languages in the world, due to the fact that it's basically a bastarized language. I was born and raised in America, so I like the language, but do you realize how many other languages it incorporates? A lot of phrases make no sense in the way they are spoken. Ask anyone from another country how hard it is to learn english, it's not easy at all.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 07 2001 at 4:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a d u m b a s s teenager and I find that quite offensive! And I do not play poorly!
RE: Camp or Craft
# Jun 19 2001 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
Wrong!!! I have yet to see people who really Role play their characters. Most ogres speak with childish vocabulary, but hmm... I have seen halfling clerics that have lower int than an ogre shaman and yet the halfling could use more than 4 letters in a single word... Go figure...

"Never ask a necromancer for help, he might as well decide death fits you better than life!"

Mortiss Coldhearted 40th level necromancer
Cazic Thule
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 7:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) RE: YOUR ALL FOOLS
The Schznitt!
# Jun 05 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
I think this stuff is awesome for those of us who poor blood-sweat and tears into getting a character off the ground when we've just started Ever Questing. It looks awesome, great weight/armour class ratio for a Wood Elf Ranger... did I mention this stuff looks awesome?

Champion Of Faydark
Ranger of the Ninth Season
Servant of Tunare on The Rathe Server
Who is Dropping
# Jun 05 2001 at 10:51 AM Rating: Default
Can anyone tell me where the alloy stuff is dropping, off what gobbies? Also what level in runyeye i am assuming the 4th floor but ? i was in there last night and a black enamal spaulders dropped and thats it, the king was camped and i just roamed around killing everthing i could find and no more decent drops the entire night, any help would be appreciated.
# Jun 01 2001 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
Is it more or less then banded?
RE: ac?
# Jun 04 2001 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
1 more AC than med banded (1 less than med bronze)
.5 wt less than med banded (about 1/2 wt of med bronze)
yes ity is black
# Jun 01 2001 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
I was given this armor from a kind ranger in runny eye the other day and yes it looks black. AC is 16 wt. 7.0 . It looks great but no saves. dose anyone now what the armor is sold for on XEV sever? Hope some one can help me with this

Ranger of Tunare
Hmm . . .
# Jun 01 2001 at 9:48 AM Rating: Default
Hmm . . .
Statwise, looks like Ornate Chainmail. This piece, anyway.
# Jun 01 2001 at 5:42 AM Rating: Default
What is this selling for?

I picked some up in Runny Eye on the day of the patch.
Vs. Player made
# Jun 01 2001 at 2:52 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone noticed that Blackened Alloy is lighter and more AC than banded? And that Dark muslin is more AC and the same weight as raw silk? I thought VI was trying to encourage trade skills...
RE: Vs. Player made
# Jun 01 2001 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
There are always those that would rather camp than craft. I don't think it will cut much into the trade skill market at all.

RE: Vs. Player made
# Jun 01 2001 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
its more weight, my banded mail has only 5.0 weight. maybe this would be better than large banded, but i think small (if you can wear it) is better.
SMALL Banded?
# Jun 04 2001 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
... because Medium sized banded mail is wt 7.5, and I'm sure Large is heavier still.
Incompetent girly-men?
# Jun 01 2001 at 1:02 AM Rating: Good
If someone wants to have fun with this game by decking themselves out in some stylish armor, I say they've got a lot better idea of how to enjoy EQ than someone who whines about getting the latest uber armor with all the stat bonuses and effects. This game was a lot more fun when it didn't take 60 of you closest friends to be able to fight in a zone where you have to get the one rare drop that will let you finish out your set of purple polka-dotted armor with "all the great ac, stat bonuses, saves and extra hp/mana." Grow up. It's just a game.
RE: Incompetent girly-men?
# Jun 02 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
ok what was your message good for .. these post are to give players with information on the armor to people who dont know about how the armor looks or how good it goes with a certain class. People like you who get on and decide they need to whine about how people play a game are more up-tight than people who wanna make an awesome characters with good stats. So unless youve got something to say about the new blackend alloy mail then dont post anything please.
RE: Incompetent girly-men?
# Mar 22 2002 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
At least he's not hiding behind an Anonymous label. Plus I agree with his point. Just beacuse SOME players don't like this armor because it is only "slightly" better than banded, doesn't mean that those who like it for looks are wrong.

Also, Everyone keeps comparing this to MEDIUM banded, and saying "it's only .5 less weight." Note however, it fits large races, and for them, its quite a bit lower.
Alright, I'
# Jun 11 2001 at 10:27 PM Rating: Excellent
I'll spell this out for you, since you obviously missed the subtlety of my first post. I'm saying that this armor is wonderful stuff for lowbies and shouldn't be dissed like some people are doing by complaining about its lack of stats.
I like it
# Aug 20 2002 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
114 posts
I'm one of these so-called 'lowbies', but at level 16 I'm struggling to upgrade the armour I already have, and if this stuff looks cool then that's fine by me. It's on my wish list already, and as soon as I can survive the journey through Kithicor I'll be going for it! :)
RE: Incompetent girly-men?
# Jun 04 2001 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
Now now...just because he's posting a message not to your liking is no reason to try to prohibit his right to speak. We're not ***** after all... I hope ^_^

Thanx for all of the post, fellas. Me r twinked out in the latest visible Blackened Alloy armor and I's one fine lookin' lizzie SK. Look out, forces of good and light! >:)

lvl 12 Iksar Shadowknight (Cazic Thule Server)
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 01 2001 at 12:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You effeminate little fashion nancy. Who cares what color it is ?? I can't believe that you teenie punks are so into appearance over substance that it even extends into EQ world. How totally pathetic. Sure, its great to be decked out in black or red or green or whatever, but If its got great AC, stat bonuses, saves, and extra hp/mana, then I couldn't care less if it was pink with purple polka-dots. You freakin' incompetent girly-men.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 01 2001 at 9:59 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Don't be an a$$-lick, d00d...being "in fashion" is part of the game for some people. Just like number-crunching "munchkin-play" is part of the game for others.
RE: Armor color
# Jun 01 2001 at 10:37 AM Rating: Default
I think he was actually trying to say that bein' in fashion was perfectly fine, he was complaining bout all the guys who run round trying to get the best armour in the game (who usually end up with a hodge podge of crappy looking stuff but nm thats just my opinion :-)
#Anonymous, Posted: May 31 2001 at 10:32 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well the Pickclaws have been playing with HQ ore now for some time. It's not surpriseing they got better at it.
Color ?
# May 31 2001 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
If someone has gotten this or has come across this...could you please post what color it appears to be. And also perhaps a short description of its apparent design?

I know it says "Blackened Alloy Armor", but I've heard conflicting reports of it looking like ... bleeah!... Ry'Gorr Armor! My SK currently has mostly BI armor/black armor pieces...if this stuff's black, I want it! :)

Lvl 11 Iksar Shadowknight (Cazic Thule Server)
Shameless EQ fashion victim...Looking evil is half the fun!
RE: Color ?
# Jun 17 2001 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
its black
RE: Color ?
# May 31 2001 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
Looks just like BI armor....i have the legs on my dwarf. Its weird, the legs are 11ac which is 1 more ac than bronze, but the mail is 1ac less than bronze.
RE: Color ?
# Jun 02 2001 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
Aye 1 ac less but 5.0 wt less also so for some classes it means more loot true i would as a warrior not trade the ac but some would.
Which gobbos?
# May 31 2001 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
Which gobbos does this drop from? I'm wanting to get a set for my Pally...
# May 31 2001 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
Well I knew it would happen some day... The gobos got smarter. Come on alloys? thats some serious stuff for goblins. I mean the traditional way for the normal fantacy goblin logic was this "As soon as he figures out which end was the pointy on he was promoted to guard duty" Oh well, nice stuff comming out of there.
# Jun 20 2001 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Well, the goblins might well be able to produce alloy, why wouldnt they? You guys should use yer brains a bit more, check this out... Everyone is amazed that gobelins can make alloy, but no one speaks of goblin wizards?!? Come on, im sure that if there were magic, it would be far more harder to cast a spell than make an alloy... Haha, laughable fools...

Mortiss Coldhearted, 40th lvl necromancer
# Nov 23 2001 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
Liberal Conspiracy
Well sure, but as near as I can tell, the only spell those goblin wizards know is ForceShock. Now, when they start turning invisible and casting AoE's on the party.. THEN I'll be worried ;)
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
# Jun 04 2001 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
Next we'll have goblins replacing gnomes.

You know, a Goblin Cannoneer blows YOU up for 535 damage!
# Jun 17 2001 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
know that message that sometimes pops up while running around in runneyeye now? "If the halflings hate the goblins so much, why don't they just root the place out? Probably because they're not that stupid. One with the wall indeed." I believe thats how it goes. Well I think the halflings may just do that if the gnomes get whiped out. Imagine what you'd do if you suddenly became the shortest race on Norrath. I'd kill who made me shortest, at any price.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 31 2001 at 4:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Actually, Sentry Boots from Skyshrine look like ry'gorr as does all sentry armor.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 31 2001 at 5:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I somehow doubt that most people who wear rygorr armor are capable of killing in skyshrine.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 31 2001 at 11:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was told that this stuff looks like Ry'Gorr when worn. I cannot yet confirm this personally. Kind of hope so though since there are NO Ry'Gorr boots it'd be nice to get a pair of booties to match Ry'Gorr. =)
#Anonymous, Posted: May 31 2001 at 10:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hey what this new armor look like is it like normal blackend iron i hope so cause black is the shizznit
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