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Malevolent Vambraces  

Slot: ARMS
AC: 29
STR: +4 INT: +7 MANA: +30
WT: 6.0 Size: SMALL
Class: SHD
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Velious Plate 2
Color (RGB):100, 10, 10
Lucy Entry By:zebantik
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 08:29:12
Page Updated:Mon Oct 24th, 2016

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Shadowknight Kael Armor

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Kael Drakkel
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ac is king
# Apr 19 2002 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
And kael gear is superior to ss gear. Yer gonna wear resist gear on certain targets regardless of whether you got ss or kael gear, but for the exp hunts its ac that matter.
RE: ac is king
# Sep 05 2003 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
ac is not more important than stats. ac is important to a point, and that point can be met by thurg armor. the extra ac on keal vs skt shrine, is not worth the lost stats/resists/hp/mana.

since i have SKs in guild equipped both ways over the years, i can say for certianty, looking back they all would have rather had SS than kael.
RE: ac is king
# Nov 02 2003 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
AC is always important because you can always be buffed.
AC> +stats
# Jul 11 2001 at 2:10 AM Rating: Default
Think of it this way.

With lower ac and great stat armor, you would hit mobs a little harder, learn skills a little faster, and whatever else you get from your stat armor. But with high AC, that mob thats hitting you for 300, is only hitting you for 200. And resists are important too, cuz a lot of high level mobs have ae attacks that do 300 damage too.
RE: AC> +stats
# Jan 24 2002 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
300 only hitting for 200? that like wearing mad ac and then just going in naked? you exagerated a small bit there :(
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 08 2001 at 6:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i will be powerleveling on solusek ro server levels 1-50 the charge for levelss 1-20 in 500pp a level 1.5kpp 20-30 2k30-40 and then 4k 40-50 send me email to
# Jul 07 2001 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
honostly you really shouldnt compare Skyshrine to Kael armor. Sure Kael has a little better ac but it doesnt havenear as many stats as Skyshrine and as you go up in level ac isn't a huge deal as it used to be since things are hitting you for 300+ on a regular basis. The spells at this level really really hurt, and trust me its not a pleasent feeling when you get some of those magical DoTs in ToV.

Rethan Shadowbane
59 Revenant
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 07 2001 at 8:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Maybe things are hitting you for 300+ regularly because you dont care much about AC
RE: Compare
# Jul 17 2003 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
uhm.. thingz got 30mana and 7int.. uhm.. a AEing mob is easy even if it nukes you for 300-600dmg.. just life tap and stay alive. dont think like a pure melee.. think like a SK.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 07 2001 at 12:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) friend and i will be powerleveling peopel on sol ro from 1-50 in about a weeks time emiaiil em at
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 07 2001 at 9:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Shadowknights suck
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 23 2001 at 4:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) How old *are* you?
# Jul 07 2001 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
An ok piece?

Friend you are wrong. Cobalt is 25 AC
this is 29 ac..

And cobalt is considered great. So then these must be also because they have stats to them.

At least the Kael warrior armor is much better as it should be. Nothing against sk's though.
Kael Arms
# Jul 06 2001 at 1:23 AM Rating: Default
This is an okay piece, the INT, Mana, and resists are nice, but it's the same STR as the DarkForge. Nicer AC, though. All in all, I have to say that the Kael pieces appear to have better stats on them overall, of the 3 sets.
RE: Kael Arms
# Jul 06 2001 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
I think "... okay piece" is a bit of an understatement here. These arms quite literally rock for a shadowknight, infact I cannot think of any at all in the game that are better off the top of my head (maybe there is a pair that drops in ToV?).

As a matter of rule, Kael armor is generally superior to Thurgadin/Skyshrine armor for melee classes, as most of it has incredibly *insane* armor class.

Btw, comparing this armor to darkforge... LOL!! That's a good one ;)
i have detected an irony
# Jul 11 2001 at 2:15 AM Rating: Default
well, think about it hard and you realize that the main component for these vambraces drop in tov. i like irony
RE: Kael Arms
# Jul 06 2001 at 7:09 PM Rating: Default
There are better arms that drop in tov. 45 ac with massive stats. They drop off the boss. Strangely, they're SK, bard, and caster only.
RE: Kael Arms
# Jul 06 2001 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, but a bit more resists would be nicer. Especially on raids with all them damn AE spells going off everywhere.
RE: Kael Arms
# Jan 24 2002 at 4:21 PM Rating: Default
if u wwant resists go skyshrine armor...thats ahead of both thurg and kael armor by a longshot. hell...if you've got the time and the guild get both kael and skyshrine :P
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 05 2001 at 10:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ^
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 05 2001 at 10:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) jeez id say these are good enuff no need to make em better :)
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