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Black Alloy Medallion  

Slot: NECK
AC: 6
WIS: +5 INT: +5
Focus: Mana Preservation II
WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Light:Flameless Lantern
Merchant Value:3 pp 2 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Ulthien McKennitt
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-09-09 08:14:13
Page Updated:Fri Mar 9th, 2018

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 512pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 30

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Zone Name
Clan RunnyEye

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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New mob to add to drop list
# Jun 05 2011 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
Unless the loot tables are messed up on TLP, there is a new mob that will drop this, although I would guess it would be considered ultra rare. Just looted one off of a Pickclaw Slayspell.
New mob to add to drop list
# Jul 02 2011 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
57 posts
I can confirm this. Just looted one of a Pickclaw Slayspell, on TLP Vulak server.
Spawn Points listed - Link
# Apr 15 2011 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
153 posts
The spawn points of the PH's and thus the ones that drop the Madallion are listed here under Picklaw Destroyers.:;mid=1301926443157629778;page=1#m1301926443157629778

Great for new characters
# Jul 27 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
This item is a must-have for all of my spell-casting characters (whom all happen to be below 44).

-The AC isn't dreadful (6)
-The INT/WIS is not shabby for a neck item (+5/+5)
-MPII is a great focus effect
There's no recommended level!

I have looted them off of Paluk, Lord Pickclaw, and Unak. Lord Pickclaw and Unak seem to have them more commonly.
Also sells occasionally in bazaar for 300-500 platinum.
Quick refresher
# Oct 04 2004 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
This is dropped off of the 3 mobs in Runneye: Lord Pickclaw, Battlewizard Unak, and Battlelord Paluk. All of these spawn at the 10 spots that the Pickclaw Destroyers do(In other words the destroyers are PH, or placeholders for the named mobs)
The wizard is a strong undercon so be careful if you have low hitpoints, take him out fast. The battlelord is easy, but he has such a good reputation, nearby pickclaws will most likely join in the fight. And last but not least, the easiest of the three, Lord Pickclaw.
One more thing, the Pickclaw Zekspeakers are healers and do a damn good job pissin you off when you're fighting other pickclaws. So, good luck to you, and while you are in Runneye, might as well kill the Evil Eye Prisoners for some Polished Bone crap.
I would not suggest hunting in Runneye till 20+.
Still Drops
# Sep 05 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
As of today this still drops...I was fooling around and decided to head over to Runneye to see if the medallion would drop and all three named were up...Dropped off Lord Picklaw.
Named Mobs
# Oct 20 2003 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
262 posts
I was in Runnyeye last night and couldn't find these "named" mobs anywhere on track...I went to all levels (I believe)...I guess it doesnt matter since you guys have had success with other "regular" spawns. Any info would be great =)

RE: Named Mobs
# Mar 10 2004 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
60 posts
As of yesterday this still drops, I ran my warrior down to runnyeye to get one for my new druid. I went to the spot where Battlewizard Unak usually spawns and killed PH and waited. While waiting I noticed "Battlewizard Unak begins to cast a spell" but there was no mob in front of me. I ran around a bit and finally found him, killed him and looted it.

So to answer your question, Yes, the nameds do still show up and this does still drop =)
Gollumum Gnollkiller
<Circle of Knowledge>
75 Warrior Lanys T'vyl

52 Paladin
Butcherblock EQ2
Easy to get MPII Item
# Apr 24 2003 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
This item is great I have to admit, but when some people buy it, they are buying it for the MPII effect. I just want to point out another VERY easy to get MPII item.

Fine Antique Ring
AC: 3
HP: +30 Mana: +20
Focus Effect: Mana Preservation II

This quest is very very easy and can be done at almost any lvl. The quest starts in PoK and is linked below.

-On a side note, the quest person is by the Kaladim/Kelethin portal stones inside one of the buildings.

Hope this helps, I sure loved it :)
RE: Easy to get MPII Item
# Jan 03 2004 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
The antique ring is great for mana effect but there is a secret behind the Black Alloy Medallion. Yes you could spend hours upon hours fighting giants for money. Or you can get up bright and early and camp the battlemaster and wizzy and loot as many of these things as you want. Twink your low level characters withem or sell them for 400pp a pop in Bazaar. The choice is yours!!
P.S. Mana and HP are good, but Wisdom and Intellagence are great!
RE: Easy to get MPII Item
# May 22 2003 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
I have the Fine Antique Ring already. I'm after this because I'm a Mana intensive Necro.
RE: Easy to get MPII Item
# Nov 04 2003 at 8:04 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
2 items with MP2 on them will not stack, you will not save twice as much mana. If you meant you are after the INT on it, get one of the polished quartz necklaces made with LDoN jewelcrafting.

This is mainly for the effect, like the first guy said.
Dropped off Picklaw Slayspell
# Feb 05 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
245 posts
Was surprised to have this drop off a Picklaw Slayspell in Runnyeye. While the item is an anticipated drop off higher level mobs in this zone, it was interesting to find it on a mob that's around level 18.

RE: Dropped off Picklaw Slayspell
# Mar 22 2003 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
Was Farming this morning and also got one off a Slayspell in bottom level

RE: Dropped off Picklaw Slayspell
# Nov 04 2003 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
It drops off the casters (slayspell, zekespeaker) as well as Lord Picklaw, Battlelord Paluk, Battlewizard Unak and even the occasional destroyer. Still, it's not exactly common. I've spent a fair amount of time soloing down there as an over-44 necro to get horse-money, but the most I've seen it drop, personally, is twice in a 2 hour farming spree (which is about 3 spawn cycles of the named and destroyers). I've looted and sold maybe 10 of them over a couple weeks.
# Sep 30 2002 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Mine doesn't have it, what's the difference. should i petition or something. Thanks...

Wizard of the 24th Season
Tallon Zek (PvP)
Alloy or Iron?
# Oct 01 2002 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
Do you have a Black Alloy Medallion or a Black Iron Medallion? Iron only has +3 WIS and INT, and no effect.

I traded up when I could afford to.

Also, some people have reported some kind of UI bug making the effect not show. Does it say "You medallion glows with a pale light" when you cast?

Edited, Tue Oct 1 17:45:53 2002
# Sep 25 2002 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
That price is low now that it's got MPII on it - these things go in the bazaar now for 1k+ - atleast on Xev - it's a great peice of gear though, well worth buying, my chanter wouldn't give her's up for the world!

So if you find one for under 1K, snatch that sucker up - you got a steal.
RE: Price
# Jan 08 2003 at 10:46 AM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
On Rodcet nife, they can often be found for 500, and Almost always are available for 700 or less. Make sure to PC it on your server, before you buy.

The different server economies are wildly variable.

Edited, Wed Jan 8 10:20:58 2003
RE: Price
# Apr 10 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
I caught a guy selling 5 of these in the Bazaar at 100pp each. I almost couldn't believe it. Yes they were the ALLOY. Bought them all, kept 2 and resold the others for 300pp each.

I still think 500pp is too much, even though this is one of the best mid-level neckpieces in the game.

Edited, Thu Apr 10 09:59:16 2003
RE: Price
# Oct 01 2002 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
I was about to buy one in the bazaar for 1k, but as I was on my way to the trader, I checked angain and someone had it for 500pp. I would have paid 1k, but didn't.
No Mana Preservation?
# Sep 12 2002 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
Just looted one of these, doesn't have mana preservation on it though.

Anyone hear of any changes?
RE: No Mana Preservation?
# Sep 12 2002 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
Never mind, seems to be some kind of UI bug
Which is more useful?
# Aug 30 2002 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
I umm... *acquired* one of these from Battlewizard Unak last night. =)

Which is better for a level 30 Troll Shaman: this or my trusty Chrys Talisman?

Chrys Talisman: 5ac, 3wis, 20mana, Affliction Haste II

BA Medallion: 6ac, 5wis, 5int, Mana Preservation II
# Oct 01 2002 at 5:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Overall, the BAM, no question. Affliction Haste is theoretically better when you need to get a ROOT off faster between hits to run away, but that's a much rarer situation than all the rest of the casting you'll be doing.
RE: Which is more useful?
# Sep 25 2002 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
The BAM hands down - with the Talisman you're only getting 20 mana - when that's used up, you're done.

With the BAM, you've effectively increased your mana pool by 10% - at 20th level that translated into an extra 70 point nuke if I tried to just nuke something to death - it's probobly more like 100-200 by 30th.
RE: Which is more useful?
# Oct 02 2002 at 10:12 PM Rating: Default
Talisman gives you the same mana as BAM, 3 wis + 20 mana = 50 mana, same as BAM. But, BAM effect is far more useful then talisman.

BAM is better.
RE: Which is more useful?
# Oct 03 2002 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Really depends on how you play your character. For my druid, I like the chrysoberly talisman. Of course, my preferred tactic right now is the snare/root/dot/sit method, so I get faster roots and dots, so more time to med, and less chance of being cuaght when root breaks, as it recasts faster. Since Shamen have a lot of dots, this might be true for you as well, if you solo a lot.

In a group, the mana preservation is much more important, as you'll be spending a lot of time buffing melees.
RE: Which is more useful?
# Oct 08 2002 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
I must agree with you... as a 40 Shaman who Solo's quite a bit. The Talisman and the Kobold hide boots (Extended Affliction II) make it more worth my while... although I am looking for a Mana Pres that will fit another slot. =)
RE: Which is more useful?
# Jan 08 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
Try the Dustscryers Crystal ball for the range slot
RE: Which is more useful?
# Jan 08 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
Try the Dustscryers Crystal ball for the range slot
RE: Which is more useful?
# Aug 31 2002 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
The Black Alloy Medallion, because of the wis stat. As you go up in levels, the extra wis gives you more mana, with the other, you just get the one drop of mana. Stick with the medallion.
# Aug 28 2002 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
OK, this is what I have noticed how the BAM drops in RE. I have farmed this zone for hours upon hours and have killed enough goblins for several lifetimes!

The only 3 Mobs that have dropped the BAM for me are Lord Pickclaw, Battlewizard Unak, and Pickclaw Slayspells... I have never seen the drop off the Battlelord and I have killed him 100+ times easy. Seen it three times off Slayspells and I must say that is a very rare drop. Pre Focus Effect they dropped like candy off the Battlewiz and Lord.... now camping there post focus the drop rate has been really nerfed.

Just what I have noticed.
Also on Lord
# Aug 27 2002 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
Also got this from Lord Pickclaw last week so obviouly any of these 3 main named drop it.
# Aug 27 2002 at 9:13 AM Rating: Default
I went there at level 44 hoping to get a BAM for my Cleric twink. Went straight for Unak's room, and agroed a few things on te way. Killed 2 slayspells, 2 foechoppers, and some other random crap. Killed Unak, and got the BAM on my first kill.
Not just Named Mobs
# Aug 27 2002 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
I went down to the bottom of Runnyeye in hopes of getting a BAM at lvl 35-ish but the zone was camped by a couple of high lvls. I ran around killing stuff just for the fun of it. Finally got a chance at Battlelord but he didn't drop the BAM .. dropped a BABS instead.

At anyrate he never popped again in a few hours so on the way it I killed some stuff. If you look at EQ Atlas , 4th lvl map. there is a diamond shaped room on the lower part of the map. There was a caster mob in there (don't remember his name) but you can imagine my surprise when there was a BAM on him instead of a piece of armour.

So if you in search of a BAM in Runnyeye then just kill all the stuff on the 4th floor and don't wait for Named mob.

Aalaria Xe'Losiba
51 DE Necro
Tarew Marr
RE: Not just Named Mobs
# Oct 02 2002 at 10:15 PM Rating: Default
His name is BattleWizard Unak
RE: Not just Named Mobs
# Aug 27 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
That was probably a Slayspell. The BAM used to be a ultra-rare drop off them. From the sound of it it still is and you got lucky. I had heard after the focus patch the drop rate had been nerfed on the BAM. It rocks now even more than before. My druid was wearing one before the patch and due to the mana pres 2 he still wears it at 45. No clue when he will dump it but he won't let it go for less than 1k now. Sold some prepatch for 750. Here's to wishing I'd waited to sell them.
# Aug 14 2002 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
I spent a few weeks in East Karana farming pelts and silks, and would run to Rivervale to bank, going thru Runnyeye. My 40 Ranger would run into Runneye, check tracking, and if any of the 3 named goblins were up I'd go take them down. I must have killed BattleLord Paluk, BattleWizard Unak, and Lord Pickclaw a couple of dozen times each over that last month or so (between the big May and June patches).

The BAM dropped only once, off Lord Pickclaw. It's the only thing I really care about in the zone, as it sells for 1500pp on the FV server, and they're not lore. One of the sweetest mid-level items in the game IMHO, and one of the most expensive (pre-lvl 40 that is). I must have gotten several of each armor piece, most common being the Coif (lore, sadly), then the BA Tunic, then the rest of the stuff. The BABS and BALS, jeez, I can't even begin to guess how many of those I left rotting (I play late at night, usually the only person in zone). The BAM is by far the rarest drop here as far as BA armor and weapons go, and certainly the best caster item to come off a 30-35 lvl mob that I've seen.
# Aug 27 2002 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
hehe, 40th Ranger you say?

You should take those BABS, BALS, and BA Coifs to the goblin merchants in zone .. use sneak and sell them instead of letting them rot. You can make around 100p for the coifs and 5-9 (I forget) for the swords. Then dump the cash in the bank that is in zone too ;)

Runnyeye is a one-stop-shop.
Unak Battlemaster
# Aug 13 2002 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped Battlewizard Unak today he put up a good fight. Easy to drop his health to 40% but then he will heal constantly. Had a 35th lvl Cleric and a 38th lvl Warrior. Pretty much walked to him and dropped him. Nothing else will aggro except Evil Eye, but he can be easily avioded if you are careful. First time we killed him he dropped the Black Alloy Medallion. If you go with a Cleric and a Warrior get his health to 40% and have the Cleric wrath him, he won't be able to recover after the wrath. Warrior was in full crafted armor with a Centi LS and a Lammy with a FBSS.

Edited, Tue Aug 13 16:43:51 2002
Medallion Rarity
# Aug 05 2002 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
134 posts
Seems since the UI patches that the BA Medallion is a lot rarer than before. It used to drop off Battlewizard Unak almost every time you killed him, but not since this last patch series - I've whacked Unak a bunch of times and seen no BAM's at all.

Anyone else see this?

Also, for those who want to try him, Unak is about level 34-35 and can chain-nuke for 180-250 a shot. Good MR/CR/FR helps, but be careful if you're under 50.

The other mob that used to drop the BAM a few times was Battlelord Paluk, who is also a mid-30's mob, though he's pure warrior. Haven't seen a BAM off him either since the UI patch series.
Tunare server.
RE: Medallion Rarity
# Aug 25 2002 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
I've actually had three drop in the last two days, one off the battle wiz and two off of slayspells. Before that it did seem that they dropped a lot less.
Can spells stack?
# Jul 25 2002 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
I have a ToV which has Mana Preservation I on it. If I get a BAM will Mana Preservation II stack with Mana Preservation I for spells below Lvl 20?
RE: Can spells stack?
# Jul 31 2002 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
The effects don't stack, but with the mana conservation II, it will cover all 44 and below.
~New to this zone~
# Jul 08 2002 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
Hello ALL:

Hoping someone can help me out since I'm new to this zone. What lvl is the mob that drops the BAM? and what mob for that matter? Hope there are some nice people out there that will let me know.


Teriandin 41 Druid
~Another (RETURNED) EQ Junkie - Top 5 Tunare Server~
Sannto 72 Beastlord
Reju 69 Chanter
Yosoy 58 SK
Shalimarr 54 Druid
Snapwigler 52 Cleric
RE: ~New to this zone~
# Jul 17 2002 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
The Black Alloy Medallion drops off of Lord Pickclaw, I think he is level 32-33 and an under con. He spawns in diferent rooms on the bottum level(4). Don't go alone if your are not an expert at crowd control.

Formee Topoopon
51 Shaman
Brell Serilis
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 08 2002 at 4:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) uhhh, didn't this use to be a 3 int / wis item with no AC? Was that recently changed or is the pic a hoax or what?
RE: nani?!?
# Jun 08 2002 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
You are thinking of a Black Iron Medallion. This is a different item.
Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
Now has a focus effect of:
Mana Preservation II

(The old Black Iron Medallion does not have a focus effect atm)
# Mar 04 2002 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
just wanted to let you know as of today March 4 2002, i was there in RE and Killed my First Slayspell Dropped the Bam, Killed the Lord ... dropped the Bam and arms (alloy) went and killed the Battle Wizard, Dropped another Bam, 15 minutes 3 Bams, 1 arms, a tunic, (and Gloves from a Destroyer that agroed on the way to the Wiz, after about 4 hours in there i found out that the DESTROYERS, SLAYSPELLS, LORD and WIZARD, are the ONLY ones that Drop Any Alloy Stuff AT ALL, the others RARELY drop the Iron, just wanted to let you all know...BTW i am a 48 Monk, Mend and FD are God Sends when Fharming Loot for your level 4 Ranger 8) 8)
RE: Bam
# Jun 28 2002 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
I have gotten alloy off of a foechopper, although it was a fairly crappy piece (shoulders), and most of the time you get nothing, with occasional blackened iron. So at least one piece of alloy is possible from foechoppers.
RE: Bam
# May 28 2002 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
I came to runnyeye to find some BA legs for my SK. I killed several gobs while I was there. I found a BAM on a Slayspell as well. Never did see the legs though. Also looted a BA coif of Lord.
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