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Blood Orchid Katana  

Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 23
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 30
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +6 DEX: +6 STA: +6 AGI: +6
Effect: Spirit of Wolf (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 8.0) at Level 50
WT: 2.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-08-24 17:06:17
Page Updated:Sun Sep 11th, 2016
Ruins of Kunark Item

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 55

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Veeshan's PeakVeeshan's Peak 2.0

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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very very very low drop rate
# Feb 10 2020 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
dropped today as of post 2/10/2020 @ 1am

was excited, gave it to the rog twink.

i have farmed this zone off and on for a long, long time. couple years and this is the first time seeing it drop.
got mine
# Feb 04 2017 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
yup still mine off of Travenro a few days ago.

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Finally ...
# Nov 04 2011 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
770 posts
Scored one from Traveno today. Have been plowing trash on and off in this zone for years looking for this item. Pair of SoW Katana's complete!!
Finally ...
# May 14 2015 at 3:36 AM Rating: Good
I can join your ranks as of today! I also have been randomly camping this sword for ages. One more trophy for my wall. :)
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# Jan 22 2011 at 1:31 AM Rating: Good
235 posts
Confirmed to drop from Travenro the Skygazer as of 1/22/11
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# May 18 2011 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
85 posts
Still drops as of 05/18/2011
Remove from Druushk loot list
# Sep 02 2009 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
47 posts
Received this email from SOE:

Me - 8/29/09:

" I have been killing both Druushk and Travenro the Skygazer in Veeshans Peak for several weeks now and have not seen the Blood Orchid Katana drop at all - or any of Druushk's other older items.

I did get a Orchid Bloom Katana to drop once off Travenro but not the Blood Orchid Katana.

Does the Blood Orchid Katana still drop at all in the game or has it been removed or moved to a different mob?"

GM Felthius response - 8/29/05:

"Hail Adventurer! GM Felthius here.

Thank you for contacting Sony Online Entertainment In-game customer service regarding your loot drop inquiry. To the best of my knowledge, the Blood Orchid Katana does not drop off of Druushk but it does drop from Travenro the Skygazer. I hope you find this information helpful."

Senior GM Felthius
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Recent info.
# Mar 08 2007 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Recently got this. There was a few items with clicky sow out there that was self-only, but this one is still clickable for your target and you. Drops off Travenro the Skygazer *For me at least* at the entrance to VP as a rarespawn named off the PH'es at the beginning. Good luck on your hunt! Took me days heh.

Edited, Mar 10th 2007 1:12pm by Daerken
# Jul 01 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
man i need one of these as a warrior...never to use for fighting but to cast whenever i need it, would be so awesome
# Mar 24 2004 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
Just because there is better stuff out there for this level, doesnt change the fact that it is a good weapon. So what if the stats arent all uber good. So what? Doesnt change the fact its a good weapon. 12/23 isnt that bad of a ratio either.

Edited, Wed Mar 24 01:10:34 2004
Class argument (sigh)
# Oct 13 2002 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
Most players at the level required to get this already have better. Thus its cast effect would probably be the defining element in who gets it. Bards have Selo's and Rangers have SoW. It probably would be awarded to the other classes in that case.
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Jan 08 2003 at 11:21 PM Rating: Default
While the exact nature of how this item would be awarded varies infinitely (as guilds are allowed to define this themselves) I doubt anyone in this day and age would even want it for SoW. Yes, that WOULD be useful, but for the amount of effort it takes to get into VP, and how lousy the loot is, I'd say this weapon would be treated as a melee epic. It's cool to have, but its utility is most likely outweighed by the fact that it's a symbol of status.
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Feb 18 2003 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
45 posts
It's utility is the ability to cast SoW. Hardly useless at any level for a melee.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 23 2003 at 4:19 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Acually Sow effect would be useless, by the time u can get here u would have run speed3 probably, and if u dont you can cast sow
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Nov 14 2003 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
thats ignorant... sow is way faster than run3... hell jboots are a little faster than run3... if i were a warr i wouldnt pass this up... i know warr's hate running through a zone and then all of a sudden get attacked then your sow wears off... lol... it sucks... plus... think of the money you'd save by not having to buy sow potions anymore... before you say somehting is useless... remeber there is always someone who would use it...
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Oct 26 2003 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent 3 is just like having Jboots (but I've witness where my Jboots is just slightly faster than run 3, running along side my wife's cleric w/ run 3). Run 3 is about 33% faster than regular running and sow at lv 50 is 55% faster, therefore, a sow effect is very usefull indeed.

Edited, Sun Oct 26 01:19:04 2003
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Oct 13 2003 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
Clicky SoW for warriors doesn't exactly grow on trees either. This is one of the main reasons I got VP key.

Can definitely say that I would never use this in melee though =)
RE: Class argument (sigh)
# Jul 23 2003 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Sow is faster than run 3. My cleric has run 3, and I'll still bum a sow when I'm going anywhere, particularly if its dangerous.
Great... an almost unachievable sow item for melee classes!!
# Sep 03 2002 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
1,036 posts
The sad thing is, other than J Boots, this is one of the few items in EQ that character's other than druids can gain sow from. And this thing is damn near impossible to get.

I think it's time the gnomes started producing more sow imbued items because I'm getting sick of forking out 100pp a time for sow potions.

Seems a total waste of time producing sow items for classes that cast it as an afterthought when the rest of us are running our legs to stumps across WC and other wonderfully large and dull zones.

Count to ten... breathe and stay calm.
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RE: Great... an almost unachievable sow item for melee class
# Mar 03 2003 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
It isn't a complete waste to have sow on items for classes that cast it anyways. I like equipping a sow item so I have one extra spell slot open.
# Aug 26 2002 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know the graphic of this thing?

Does it look like Wakizashi of FS? or Greenmist?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 03 2002 at 2:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ooops...double post. Sorry ;)
Veeshan's Peak or Temple of Veeshan?
# Jun 03 2002 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default
Up top it says ToV but it drops off of Druushk in Veeshan's Peak which is Kunark not Velious. thinks they need to update and revise some stuff on this site.

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Veeshan's Peak or Temple of Veeshan?
# Jun 03 2002 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
Up top it says ToV but it drops off of Druushk in Veeshan's Peak which is Kunark not Velious. thinks they need to update and revise some stuff on thus site.

Lesan Bloodrain
First Brood of the Bloodrain
58th Season Troll Myrmidon
Rallos Zek
# Feb 26 2002 at 9:20 PM Rating: Default
Great stats, any class rolling for it seems to deserve it, methinks it would be badass for rogue offhand.
Cool Weapon, Jealous Samurai
# Jan 08 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
I really want to get this weapon. problem is i dont see how a person could possibly kill that thing without at least three level sixtys. Also it says that Druushk is level 65 to kill. is that POSSIBLE?
RE: Cool Weapon, Jealous Samurai
# Jan 31 2002 at 7:30 AM Rating: Excellent
At least 3? :)
VP is a high end zone (although now largely eclipsed by ToV) and you'd need to get a large guild raid together to hunt it. I very much doubt that a single group would last very long here. Raiders should probably be, at a minimum, 54, to reduce the aggro range (which is considerable anyway in VP) and should aim to have an unbuffed MR of 100.

Sow sword
# Dec 02 2001 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
This item is real, i dont own one personally there is not a perma effect on it.. its right click castable on you and your friends it drops in VP im positive unless there is a new one in tov too that im not aware of yet. No it doesnt work in doungens that would just promote training 8OP

60th Warrior
RE: Sow sword
# Dec 12 2001 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
no your right it drops in vp and only vp
It's right-click
# Oct 04 2001 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
Ya goofs. You still can't sow indoors. And Veeshan's Peak (VP not ToV) is an outdoor zone. In fact jboots are useful for a Druushk fight since he dispels.

And yeah if curious you can right-click this to cast sow on yourself and others.
oh btw
# Oct 04 2001 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
Two corrections to this item:

Druushk is found in Veeshan's Peak, not Temple of Veeshan

The weapon's effect is not permanent, it's Triggered. (Right-click)

And it's not fake.
# Sep 29 2001 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
This drops in TOV I don't think verant would have any qualms about making it SOW indoors!
i may be wrong.
# Sep 13 2001 at 5:38 AM Rating: Default
But this looks fake to me. Unless verant has some sort of programming to disable the sow effect indoors (which i doubt). Something tells me that this item doesnt exist.
RE: i may be wrong.
# Jul 31 2002 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Also, if a weapon has a proc that cast's SoW. Like the ranger Lupine Dagger, it also says that you cannon cast this spell indoors.

So they have programmed it to not work indoors if it was a proc.
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it's not fake
# Oct 15 2001 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
"Unless verant has some sort of programming to disable the sow effect indoors (which i doubt)."

Doubt away.

right-click jboots: You cannot cast this spell indoors.
right-click tboots: You cannot cast this spell indoors.
right-click journeywalker boots: You cannot cast this spell indoors.
right-click sow potions: You cannot cast this spell indoors.
casting sow: You cannot cast this spell indoors.


right-click blood orchid katana: You cannot cast this spell indoors.

# Aug 18 2001 at 2:59 PM Rating: Default
You could be SoWed INDOORS, Perm effect! sweeet and that is a dementia of a ratio, AND there are insane stats!! I say overall this weapon is prolly one of the best 1 hand slash that comes of out Veeshan...

#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 24 2001 at 5:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) VI will more then likely disalow the sow effect in certain area's.... but if they don't... well... /em blows his load all over the screen
Rocking weapon to daul wield
# Aug 13 2001 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
This weapon rocks daul weilding low delay and perm. spirit of the wolf is just sweet no matter how you look at it.
RE: Rocking weapon to daul wield
# Aug 31 2001 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
A weapon with permanent Spirit of the Wolf. Well, I think I'll toss out my JBoots right now and just run around Norrath for fun.

I just hope VI hasn't gimped out on the graphics as there are so few really good looking katanas out there in the first place.

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