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Venomous Axe of the Velium Brood  

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Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 11 Dmg Bonus: 33 AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Recommended level of 35.
Effect: Poisonous Chill (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 35
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Axe of the Frost Spiders
Item Type:1H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 08:43:53
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: 7,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

Velketor's Labyrinth
NPC Name
a Frenzied Velium Stalker

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Velketor's Labyrinth

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Drops off Stalker
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
This axe drops off the Frenzied Velium Stalker, not the Broodling (as listed above).
# Nov 13 2003 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
had this axe from 31 to 40. than i bought me a stained axe of the scions and i switch them in and out while using a defenders lightblade in primary. all in all this is a good wep for rangers and other meleers who want to taunt the monster off the caster.
RE: Axes
# Nov 13 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Default
not flaming but it seems like u would hit awfully slow with a DLB and a veno axe
RE: Axes
# Apr 15 2005 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
I use a Gut Piercing Longsword with this sucker, hits pretty nice with both of the procs, although DPS is not what it could be with other weps. This is a pretty nice axe though, considering i picked it up for 300pp Smiley: grin
Some Info
# Oct 01 2003 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
I picked this weapon up because of the 80 damage proc.Is not bad for the price(usually under 500pp)I say the graphic is Ok, nothing imposing--it looks like a big hatchet.Usually Procs once or twice in a fight,less in the offhand --this will vary depending on your dex.
To get or Not to get, that is the question?
# Aug 12 2003 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
in a Ranger who just turned 45, and had to put my GBS in the bank, and make use of it only for fletching, but now im at a loss. I have Flamesong in Primary, and im looking for a good procing weapon for secondary, Im not sure whether this would be a good buy, or another procing weapon, and money is kinda tight, any suggestions would be helpful.

Taekkan Flameblade (Crimson Stalkers) 45 lvl Ranger -Kane Bayle
Making a Comeback
# Aug 06 2003 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
Once Velks became the preferd zone for upper lvl's this axe became the preferd off hand weapon. It also replaced the SSoY as the procing weapon of choice.
However once SoL came out the centi long sword took over as the prefed off hand weapon, and velks was abondednd for zones like UP and eventully PoP zones.
Now with eveyone wantoing procing weapons again this weapon is once again in demand.
Still Proc?
# Apr 09 2003 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know for sure if this will still proc even if it is in the secondary slot?
RE: Still Proc?
# Dec 17 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
Heck yeah. My warrior has this weapon on primary, but his DEX is not so hot at just 114 unbuffed. And yes, I'm using the DLB on the offhand. I'd be lucky if it procs twice whilt fighting mobs in DSP.

As soon as I have a level 39 shaman DEX buff, it procs at least four times.

p.s. Bought this axe for 75pp in povar server bazaar, excellent!

Edited, Fri Dec 17 23:13:19 2004
RE: Still Proc?
# Apr 09 2003 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Yes, I currently use frostbringer in primary, and veno axe in secondary. Both proc fairly frequently. Its a beautiful sight.

Edited, Wed Apr 9 11:55:33 2003
RE: Still Proc?
# Apr 09 2003 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I gave it back to me and it still procs in secondary.
Recommended Level...
# Apr 01 2003 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
I just tranferred this weap to my 21 warrior and somehow in that transfer it developed the line

Recommended Level 35

and AC is only 6, not 10.

RE: Recommended Level...
# May 31 2003 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
6 AC is listed under Dmg Bonus. AC is 10
When I equip this weapon, I get an extra 16 AC. However, I also have a Jagged Blade of Mourning, which has a Dmg Bonus of 6 AC and normal 3 AC, but I only get 5 AC when I equip that. Im lvl 45 but there is no lvl req on the Jagged Blade.
Anyone know how this works?
RE: Recommended Level...
# Jul 01 2003 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
You defense skill rating affects how much ac you actually get from items. If you have high defense skill, then you get even MORE ac than the item shows. Also, you could have also had an ac raising spell on, like the Skin line.

EDIT: Oh, and the DMG Bonus has nothing to do with the ac on the item, it only affects damage.

Edited, Tue Jul 1 13:49:40 2003
# Mar 26 2003 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
I dont care if anyone badmouths this weapon, it rules for an off hand for a rogue or ranger. It will proc once, maybe twice a fight for me at lvl 39 with 171 dex, about 85 dd.

Edited, Wed Mar 26 16:28:15 2003
this weapon rocks!
# Mar 21 2003 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
i traded a lammy for it and i love it im on the nameless and they go from 700pp to 1k
# Feb 17 2003 at 11:48 PM Rating: Default
52 posts
I'm not even going to waste my time scrolling up,but whoever teh ****** saying that the vaxe is good pretty good for a level 13 warrior ust starting out with dual wield is a moron. This weapon doesn't proc until level 35. To buy it for a level 13 warrior is retarded. If you can flop that kind of cash around at that level, buy something that does good damage regardless of level. You'd think a twinkie was smarter than that. Sounds more like someone who doesn't even know what the blade is. and now I read another msg of a teen level twinkie saying it procs only once in awhile for doesn't EVER proc for WONT proc until level 35! until then it's a generic weapon for the cost. Buy something that makes sense for your level!!!

Sorry.....but man I can't stand when peeps blast out crap that isn't real. And seeing the green mist with the skelly heads rotating and seeing the bad guy lose 85 hit points just ISN'T happening for these TEEN level players! ugg. :O) ok....Valium administered....calming down.....<sigh> .....all better. BE REAL FOLKS. The truth shall set you free! :O)

P.S. and I wasn't kiddin about the valium either lol :O) Sad that something so stupid could get me so torked off :O) but hey....maybe someone sneezing across the parking lot would have gotten me the same today. Me postal...Me holiday....Me get to work twice as hard tomorrow to get to have today off, because most normal people still go to work on this one. and to those other Rural Carriers out there....we have the flippin count to make us crazy the next four weeks too! :O)
RE: Duh
# Apr 09 2003 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
I have to admit that im an impulse buyer and i saw this for 500pp so i grabed it for my lvl13 Ranger i knew that he wouldnt get the proc but i also had a Centi SS on him and i needed something cause dual weild at 17 and i have a bunch of other druid buddys so thats like 2 hours away. But now i found an easy quest with a proc at lvl20 instead i recomend Wakizashi of the Frozen Skies because even though its only 6/22 it has a 74-81 DMG proc and at lvl20 that its huge its almost the lvl of a lvl19 druid DD spell.(about 100) and its not lore so dual weild 2 of those is more of a twink i think at least. Just my 2 cp.
RE: Duh
# Apr 07 2003 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
In fact, it originally did proc at Level 1, and as such was THE twink weapon for a while.

Not surprisingly, the proc level was raised to a more logical start-point.
RE: Duh
# Jul 02 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
ya today i was on and saw a lvl 2 bard running around with this in his hand claiming it was his 1st char, but what kind of a sinsable person would givew this to a lvl 1 when they can use/sell it? just a question
what combo to use
# Feb 09 2003 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
Im thinking of tweaking my ranger and im not sure what combo to get him im thinkinhg of wepoans any two of the following:
venomous axe of veluim brood (for when he gets to 35),centi LS,wurmy,centi SS and lammy can u please help me thank you in advance.
RE: what combo to use
# Apr 09 2003 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
AS i stated about i think that the Wakizashi of the Frozen Skies is great for untill you get to lvl35 for the proc and its an easy quest so that gives more money for armor. I had a buddy that had a Gaurd Captians Mallet and a Frostbringer but he sold it all for a Windblade and more of his gear and even though he had a better weap the heals that i had to do increased about 2 to 1 so im my oppinion the gear can go farther than the weaps. But then again im only a druid. Right.

Edited, Wed Apr 9 00:59:48 2003
RE: what combo to use
# Feb 09 2003 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
170 posts
From that list there... for sheer DPS (when you're soloing for example), always have Lammy in primary hand, and probably either Centi LS or the Axe (axe will probably give you better taunt) in the offhand. Ditch the Centi SS. You'll never want it.

If you're grouped and you don't want agro, switch over to Wurm in primary and put either the Centi LS (more damage) or the Axe (better taunt again) to keep your number of attacks down, but still get good damage. Lamentation is not a good off-hand weapon.

Hope this helps.

Edited, Sun Feb 9 12:37:12 2003
This has been nerfed...
# Feb 03 2003 at 7:27 PM Rating: Default
I just got one, and it now has a "suggested level" of 35, and has dmg 3 until then, d'oh!
Whats better
# Jan 11 2003 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Whats better? A Jagged Blade of Mourning or this? And anyone know the average price on this? Help would be appreciated
Venom axce
# Dec 25 2002 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
I got the Jagged blade or morning of friend for 400PP then traded it for this weapon and It seriously outdamages most warriors. now all I want is to get another jagged for the 10 Dex and deftness then I am set
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 21 2002 at 12:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Orange
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 21 2002 at 12:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im planning to get this for a secondary for my 31 rogue .. i know im below recomonded level .. but im not too worryed about that (its 10/24 to me right now) ... but would that be a bad idea? how bad is the aggro on this thing? and abo what should i pay on soulsek?
the Pos and Neg of agro.
# Oct 31 2002 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
GOt the VAxe at 39 and using in primary; paired with a Centi ss it was 41 have a Wurmy primary, VAxe secondary and FBSS. It is a killer combo...still procs once or twice per/fight. Much better than the Sword of Skyfire I had, and does more damage with proc than lammy for alot less pp.
The Upside, and downside is the agro....its great for peeling Mob's off castors, but makes it tough for the tank to hold onto the Mob. To better manage agro, and interupt castors, I think something like the lammy offhand would be a big plus.

Just my 2 cp)
RE: the Pos and Neg of agro.
# Mar 08 2003 at 9:16 PM Rating: Default
If you are thinking that the axe is the problem with your aggro problems, you're wrong. The wurmslayer just has too much delay, and that is where you are having the problems, but also, a ranger shoudln't be tanking anyway, so you're doing fine. The only time you would have to worry about aggro is when ya gotta get it off of a castor, which you have said you do fine. And about a lammy in offhand, that would be a big mistake, stick with what you have. ( just realised his post is dated like half a year ago... lol, i'll post anyway )

Gukbob Thunderfart
Officer of Fist and Flame
Proud Warrior of Morell Thule
this aint agro weapon in offhand
# Oct 20 2002 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
this weapon aint as good as you think....that is for agro
i was in a grp in DL about 2 months ago and i was wielding lammy and green jade axe(this is a sweet weapon even with the -15sta) and there was a warr a couple lvls higher than me(she was yellow to me) wielding lammy and venom axe, after "stealing" taunt off her a few times she came up to me and inspected me and quickly asked...does green jade axe have proc? well no...itz just that this weapon in offhand can deal out major *** dmg(double for max of 70ish..that is consistant 40+ dmg per hit)if you are a warrior and looking for some major *** taunt..lammy woud be best choice that is unless you have 150+dex(i had jbom and venom axe once have had like 145ish dex.. procs like 2-3times in a battle in prim..pretty good agro) this would be your weapon
Great Offhand Wpn
# Oct 15 2002 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
This is an excellent offhand weapon for those with good to excellent dex stats. I play a ranger with 140 dex and this thing procs at least two times per battle and sometimes more, it's much better than the short sword of yak and I suggest you get one before people realize how great it is. I got one for 800pp while most others are around 1500-2000pp and well worth the price if you calculate two procs per minute into the damage per second of these items they are way over damaging of lammy's and centi LS. With Call of Sky and this puppy, my ranger is procing like mad, these are fun to play with, ranger is level 45 now. Uses Lammy in Primary. Though I much would prefer a swift blade of zek hehe.
Dual Wield
# Sep 25 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
Since I have started to dual wield this with a Shimmering Partisan (+20 DEX) I have noticed a big increase in procs per fight. Most so far has been three and this is with a DEX of 127. The added AC is a nice bonus. My only complaint is the "normal" damage on this can be on the low side and it is hard to put down MOB's without the help of the proc's.

Best Regards, Krushu Atrociter

Edited, Wed Sep 25 17:10:20 2002
RE: Dual Wield
# Sep 25 2002 at 7:56 PM Rating: Default
well for lower level people who start dual wielding (13 warriors) its a half-way decent item if you can't get twinked
nice at twice the price
# Sep 03 2002 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
Just got one the other day, I paid 1k in the Bazaar on Torv server. Paired with a Centi SS in my off hand im now putting out some serious damage for my lvl...Sold my Sword of Skyfire to raise the cash. Love this thing, it procs 2-3 times a fight...more on Hill Giants. Be carefull in Groups against tough Mobs tho, your main tank will have a tough time holding agro.

Edited, Tue Sep 3 15:56:29 2002
Mine all Mine
# Aug 25 2002 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
A friend borrowed mine and he practically begged me to swap for his Centi SS - after much thought (2 seconds) I declined the generous offer. I got mine the old fashioned way - camping TS for hours upon hours and finally winning a roll. I immediately wanted another one, refusing to believe I shouldn't be able to dual wield them even though I know it is Lore.

People still want them - they can buy from someone else cause I won't be selling unless one of my alts wins another one. As for the twinking, I agree it is total BS to have a level one be able to use these. But then I used some two hander (Stormshield?) from Sebilis that doesn't proc till 50 and then only spirit armor, so it was really just good for all the stat adds. Now that thing should proc at like 25, the proc is so weak. Anyway............

aka Pugilistt Fisticuffus, 48 Warrior
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 14 2002 at 7:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) How muchh would one of these cost on Rallos Zek server?! Cause My warrior uses Wurmslayer and Centi SS And im gettin rid of that piece of SH** Centi SS (known as a weapon).
# Jul 09 2002 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
WOW. I borrowed this from a friend to try it out. I like it :) the DMG/DLY was lower than my JBOM but the 85dd proc goes off on a regular basis :) If you want to keep aggro off of the monks and rangers this is the toy for you :)

my rangers combo.....
# Jul 04 2002 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
My ranger uses this in offhand with a lupine dagger in primary and most of the time i outdamage the warriors in my group lol.I dont have the proc yet (im only 32) and you gotta love the AC with this my new ac is 707 unbuffed.
RE: my rangers combo.....
# Nov 23 2003 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
And why exactly do u want to outdammage the warrior in your group ? To make the cleric waste mana on you ? Ranger are not tanks, equip yourself with nice DPS weapons with no proc, survive and dont make ur group killed. *sigh*
RE: my rangers combo.....
# Dec 19 2003 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
641 posts
Rangers are not tanks........ oh give me a break. In your world ONLY warriors can be tanks? Only clerics can heal too I suppose? I can just hear you in a group: "Oh no, the pally cast a heal!! You're not a cleric!!! Take back that heal!!" Better tell Sony to cut out some classes for you. If I'm soloing a mob strictly melee then who the hell is the tank???? If a cleric is soloing melee then the friggin cleric is the tank. The very best tank is the one you got, not the one you wish you had. Bloody class snots, every class has good and bad points, but no class sucks. Yes, rangers suck at summoning pets, but then again, necros suck at foraging. Yes rangers suck at feign death, but then monks suck at tracking.
Double *sigh*
Sorry, but another "Ranger can't tank" post sent me over the edge, better now.
Donbayne 100 Rng - Uinian 100 Dru - Breru 100 Sk - Nyenie 82 Brd - Ruusan 76 Clr - Braru 75 Mag - Syqen 100 Shm EQ Stromm/Luclin
RE: my rangers combo.....
# Jan 05 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
Hey hold on here, i never meant to say that ranger sucks, i guess that if no warrior or paladin, or shadow knight was in the group i would say : "Go ahead and tank away" since it would be the "very best tank" according to your definition.

My point is that in the previous post he was braging that he was OUTDAMAGING the warrior so there was one. To much ppl get their party whiped because they "can" do something. Warrior who "can" pull when a Paladin, a monk, a bard or a sk are there, bardz who "can" CC when there is a enchanter, druids who "can" heal when a cleric is around and so on...

Stick with what you do best, Do your best when you have to do something else.
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