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Runed Bone Fork  
 

LORE ITEM PLACEABLE
Slot: RANGE PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 29
DMG: 5 Dmg Bonus: 30
Backstab DMG: 5
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
SV FIRE: +10 SV COLD: +10 SV MAGIC: +10
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WAR RNG SHD BRD ROG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Piercing
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:2 pp 4 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:240
Submitted By:Stren
Lucy Entry By:rale
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2020-06-29 14:20:26
Page Updated:Mon Apr 10th, 2017
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Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 18

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No longer equip-able in range slot as of Selo/Mangler launch
# Mar 19 2019 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
20 years after this item was released with the original game they have nerfed it to uselessness. What a bizarre decision.
*OFFICIAL*
# Aug 27 2011 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
Aug 27, 2011
Just got it after 2 place holders
Game time 7pm
Tribute
# Feb 20 2004 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
So now for all those lowbies smart enough to hunt in Guk (huge exp bonus) you also get decent tribute for the level. This little item is worth 240, for example.
pssh
# Oct 28 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
it is a great item i am wanting one my main prob is my race is not liked in guk being i am a lightie and it is a pvp server umm and on top of that it is often easier and alot less stressful because it is rare drop to find a good drop spot i will not give any sugestions but i am sure you know em and take a few hours at a time and bring in up to 300 on one run of loot by the time you got 1k or whatever you will be able to go to bazaar hunt down cheapest one buy it and you are rewarded

its a game dont blow a blood vessel from items not dropping its stupid if it is not nodrop find an alternative if it is good itll be found in bazaar if not there various zones i am sure just dont go nuts cos you killed 40000 gaz squires if you get exp what else do you need if you want the rare drop go find a sweet spot camp greenies and rake in the plat
RE: pssh
# Jan 10 2003 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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A little tip to make your writing more effective:

PUNCTUATION!
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Vox:
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Got it
# Jul 16 2002 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Guess what... went to squire room for exp, was there about 10 minutes lterally and BAM, theres the sqire with RBF... beat his head in and got it... very happy =)
PLS Explain
# Apr 09 2002 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
Ok now there seems to be a huge amount of hype about this weapon and I really cant seem to figure it out. All it is is a piercing weapon with a REALLY crappy ratio. It has no proc and only a few decent Saves. Are these saves actually worth over 800pp? Somebody pls explain what is good about this weapon
All about the PvP...
# Jun 22 2002 at 6:38 AM Rating: Excellent
This item is not actually used as a weapon, however it is a great resist item. On a PvP server resists are of the utmost importance. 10mr and 10cr will lessen the chance of ice comet landing by 3% and will lessen the damage by 3% or so. If you're at a raid in which the mob casts an ae fear or an ae firebomb etc etc, resists will come in handy.

Retsuo, 46th Season Ranger of Tunare
Celestial Empire
Rallos Zek

Edited, Sat Jun 22 07:30:17 2002
RE: PLS Explain
# Apr 10 2002 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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It fits in your ranged slot, you don't use it to fight with, just put in your ranged and gain the resist boosts. But its an insane drop now, I spent about 19 hours there till I got it. He had 9 Ph's in a row at one point, and he dropped it maybe one out of 15 times and is an 18 minute spawn.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 07 2002 at 1:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) anybody know the price of this thing wanna buy it on drinal server e-mail me at Shua824@aol.com
Lucky trade
# Apr 01 2002 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
I've killed this boy about a dozen times and have only gotten those darned undead collars. Then one day while I'm in Grobb, a young troll started looking to buy or trade for some old gear - I ended up giving him 2 silver fire opal rings - total cost to me was about 105 plat (chanter alt made them) and worth every copper.
Does it still drop?
# Mar 06 2002 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Can someone confirm that this still drops on the regular servers? I tried to camp it, got 10(!) neck pieces and never got the RBF. Thanks.
RE: Does it still drop?
# Mar 13 2002 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
I camped the Squire for 6.5 hours. I killed the Squire 8 times. The eighth time, the Squire dropped the Runed Bone Fork.

Miraz Haru'Galcorai
42 Bard
<Hands of Truth>
Solusek Ro

Edit: This happened today.

Edited, Wed Mar 13 22:37:35 2002
RE: Does it still drop?
# Jun 13 2002 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
UPDATE: I finally got my Runed Bone fork on the 11th try, and 17 hours worth of killing greens.

But when I took my lvl 20 cleric with me, my friend and I spent 1 hour there, the squire popped twice in a row, both times dropped the runed bone fork! There are certain spawns that seem to drop the rare drops a bit mroe often if you have a char thats similar in level to the mob. This has also happened to me getting xegloz's fang. 3 level 60s camped that spawn for 8 hours, without a single fang dropping, the moment we got some upper 30s char in there killing, it started dropping very frequently.

Maybe I am just imagining it after camping the squirt for 17 hours getting it, and then my cleric gets one but couldn't even use it. LoL.
15 mins
# Jan 13 2002 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
lv 30 sk got this with np casted invs on my self and just sat there ....15 mins went by and it spawned with it on..... u can see it on him when he spawn with him.....just becarefull if he runs he runs into a room with shamans that don't attack you if ur high enough but they will heal him....which is pain in the @$$ so just root or dark him :)
location location location
# Jan 08 2002 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
Does the squire spawn in the room with the boards at head height kind of near the necromancer?
RE: location location location
# Jan 29 2002 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
24 posts
It spawns right outside the ramp room and its on a 18minute timer.
RE: location location location
# Jan 10 2002 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
Spawns at EQ Atlas location 10. Give me a tell in game and i will give you the Exact /loc of his spawn and a spawn timer for you.

Atrel, Xev
Is this usable by Beastlords?
# Jan 01 2002 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
I'm a Vah Shir beastlord on one of the PVP servers, and I'd dearly like to get this item. But can I equip it? Can someone who has it post the (hopefully) updated class/race list for it? Thanks in advance.
RE: Is this usable by Beastlords?
# Feb 09 2002 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
As of this morning, the class list is still accurate (No BST)
Of course its worth it
# Dec 21 2001 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default
Im getting this for My Bard. heeeeelll yah its worth it brainplay (you noob) Resists are Important for Everything If Some one Sold it to me for 800pp I would Take it.. Although right now Im poor Spent 2k on My bard have 300pp in bank lol.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 07 2001 at 3:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 850+pp?! I dont think so! The only thing this piercer has going for it is the stats. 5/29 outright sucks! Bloodstained fang is 9/32 and it isn't even this expensive. Sounds more like some nOOb bought it real expensive and posted the price or someone intentionally boosted the price posted here for their own benifit. You can't even offhand it, its only good for range and primary. Sorry, it better have alot more than this if I'm going to be paying that much for it.
RE: this isn't worth it
# Feb 25 2002 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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You must be kidding... This thing gives you +10 resists to magic, fire and cold... AND it fits nicely in your range slot.

If you have EVER been to any high level raid, you would know that resists are more important than anything else. When that high level dragon is chain-casting an AoE fire spell that does 400 damage, even though you are so far away your arrows can't reach it, then you will realize just how useless AC or damage/delay is when the 400hp hit can be reduced to about 80 with resist gear on.

When I fight caster mobs, I put on all my resist gear. No caster is going to hurt me with their fists (if they even have fists), so AC is useless. I need a way to turn that 250hp frost slam into a 38hp frost slam. Off with the Skull Shaped Barbate and on with the Froglok King Crown. Off with the Orc Fang Necklace, and on with the White Gold Necklace. Goodbye Ry'Gorr Battlemail, hello Netherbian Chitin (used to be Dwarven Ringmail Tunic before Luclin hehe).

The proof will quickly become self evident. A close call against a light blue caster mob now becomes a joke.

Too F***ing bad we pallies can't wield this thing in our range slot.

/rude Verant
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/rude Verant
/rude Verant
/rude Verant

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Noble Lord Protector of the 70th Crusade
Fennin Ro - EQ I

Ardnahoy II
Fearless Guardian of the 40th Tour
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RE: this isn't worth it
# Dec 31 2001 at 5:46 AM Rating: Default
Hey dude, you checked out the resists, this little fork thingy is worth 1k, Im playin on VZ and magik resistance is important, the only "nOOB i see is this brainplay kid
RE: this isn't worth it
# Dec 28 2001 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
Funny that you used "nOOb" as an insult, since the only one I see here is you, brainplay. No one gives a rat's *** about the 5dam, 29del and what a lousy ratio that is, since no one in their right mind buys it to use as a weapon anyway. It's a range slot item with +10 to 3 resists.

The above price is pretty accurate. You just aren't knowledgable enough yet to realize why. When you finally get high enough level to start going on Vox/Naggy raids (just to give an obvious example), you will understand the value of this item.


Edited, Fri Dec 28 08:48:05 2001
Yeah it is
# Dec 10 2001 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good

I'm a warrior, and if someone said 'How would you like a range-slot item that gave you 10 to all your major resists?' I'd jump at the offer. 500 - 1k is worth those resists, especially when it's in the range slot.
i have some usefull info
# Nov 18 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
ok i'm a 40 wizard, and yes i waz pharming it (only to kill time) i waz in guk helpin a guildie kill mutant to do her quest. and after the kill i'd just run around all the PH's that weren't camped. well her comes the info on squire (wich i found out from a nice sk, and i just proved it to be right) when he spawns if he's holding a speer, he'll drop it (might be the fork, i've never seen it equiped) if you dont see him with it, u'll just get a necklace or the ussual frog drops.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 25 2001 at 4:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Paladins do not get piercing. They get 2 handed. That is all.
RE: mr. pally is wrong
# Jan 06 2002 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Pally's don't get only two handed piercing. There are also a limited amount of one handers that allow us to bash. Crystal Grinder is one example, allows you to train without losing the ability to stop those pesky casters.
RE: mr. pally is wrong
# Dec 27 2001 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
Messenger of the Queen, Pally only. is a pierceing weapon
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 03 2001 at 9:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Alright the person who said don't camp it just buy one is a frieken MORON shutup!
Very Lucky
# Oct 03 2001 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
Was wondering around in Upper Guk today and saw a Froglok that looked like he needed killin, this sucker dropped. Just lucky I guess.
Pricing??
# Aug 25 2001 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
How much does this thing go for usually?? I'm on Mith Marr server.

P.S. I bought it for 20 plat, and was wondering if it has fallen that much in price or was the guy that sold it to me a moron.
RE: Pricing??
# Dec 13 2001 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
Sold to you by a moron.
I'll buy it for 800pp as I have no desire to camp it.
lol
# Aug 25 2001 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
camped this sucker the other day and got it the second time squire spawned... just lucky...camped it today killed 4 squires and 7 placeholders no fork..
Hopefully some useful information...
# Aug 17 2001 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
I posted what I think maybe some useful information about the Squire and the Runed Bone Fork under the Squire category...

Outsiders ...
MY GOD
# Aug 05 2001 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
I sat in this camp for 9 hours straight, and the thing didn't drop ONCE. I got a whole PILE of Collars of Undead Protection, but no fork...I was HOT.
lucky
# Jun 07 2001 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
Funny story, really....
Went to check out Lguk to see if magus was camped. On my way through Upper Guk via lower i passed the squire. I noticed he wasn't camped for a change so I wanted to see what the big deal was (why I see ppl camping him all the time) So I killed him.
I kill him, and guess what? He dropped the runed bone fork.
I didn't even know how amazing this thing was. Oh well... begginers luck I guess.
Just dont call me a n00b cause I'll kick you're *****
btw Magus was camped, too :(
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