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Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 17
DMG: 5 Dmg Bonus: 31
Backstab DMG: 5
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +3 AGI: +3
WT: 2.4 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ROG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Piercing
Merchant Value:5 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-14 17:45:26
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is found on creatures.

NPC Name
spectral guardian

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Zone Name
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dropped off spectral guardian
# Aug 05 2005 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
1,251 posts
right beside Xalgoz :)

[Thu Aug 04 21:10:36 2005] Targeted (NPC): spectral guardian's corpse
[Thu Aug 04 21:10:36 2005] Right click on the NPC to consider him.
[Thu Aug 04 21:10:36 2005] You receive 4 platinum, 4 gold, 11 silver and 4 copper as your split.
[Thu Aug 04 21:10:40 2005] --You have looted a Spectral Pestle.--
[Thu Aug 04 21:10:42 2005] --You have looted a Tombcarver.--
Still a noob. :-P
Characters on Drinal, Povar, EMarr, Firiona Vie.
How much? :confused:
# Nov 30 2003 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
I found this weapon near the library. Since this a rare drop and a nice weapon at that, how much should I sell it for? Thanks for your guys' help
Have one for sale on Kane Bayle!!
# Jun 03 2003 at 6:51 PM Rating: Default
If you need one I have one for sale....for 200pp pst
Yes, it's rare
# Jun 01 2003 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
Just got one off a spectral guardian in the church area. Spent about 8 hours there until this dropped.

Cypher Guild, Stromm Server
Best Use
# Jul 03 2002 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
1,262 posts
I was given this by one of my guild officers who stumbled across it one day. For damage this thing is pretty bad. But it really shines in PvP caster duels. Most casters have a minimum cast time of 2 and the TC has a delay of 1.7. Along with my FBSS I hit far faster than they can cast. This gives a lot of interrupts. For ordinary melee its not bad but at level 41 I have better off handers. But its first slot in my duelling kit right next to my pumice stone.
Who drops Tombcarver?
# May 12 2002 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know who drops the Tombcarver?
RE: Who drops Tombcarver?
# Sep 05 2002 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
I believe it's the rare drop from any of the mobs. Got it off a spectral guardian? I think?
Excellent piercer
# Jan 31 2002 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
At 28th, I still use my tombcarver from time to time in my offhand. It's super fast and should be considered as an essential for any rogue. However, at 30th, I'll put it away and use my Burning Rapier (7/20) full-time because of the procs. So, if you're looking to get a Tombcarver on Tarew Marr, send Fluxus a tell and I'll cut you a really good deal. Rogues need to stick together (and halfling rogues get an additional 20% off!!!).
I got a deal
# Dec 17 2001 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
I paid 100pp for this on povar. I am now weilding this in main hand and a crystalized shadow rapier in off hand. My spine chill spear and yak will be sitting in the bank until I am high enough lvl for the procs on them.
RE: I got a deal
# May 04 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
I only paid 30 for it on Brell last night and I haven't even gotten to play with it yet but i will later on tonight!!!!!!
RE: I got a deal
# Dec 27 2001 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
I love this weapon after having it for about 10 days now. The problem I have with it though is that for group fighting it can get you killed if you are fighting anything higher than an even con, it works great for soloing most blues. I am now a lvl 30 rogue and after trying this out in LoIO with a group at the Sarnak fort, I quickly realized that I was pulling aggro away from our warrior, ranger, and the monk. I don't have any haste items yet and I doubt they did either but the speed on this was awsome. The bs was low, highest I got was a 61 but over all speed was amazing. I have started toting my spinechill spear with me so when I get a group I use it to keep the aggro where it belongs...on the tank. The mob might turn and hit me once or twice after sticking him in the back for 126 dmg but the tank can easily pull aggro back.

BTW, I got a chanter to cast haste on me and I attacked a mob and all that was in my text box was "You hit a sarnak recruit for 15 dmg" and his hps just steady dropping. Can't wait til I have enough plat for an fbss.
RE: I got a deal
# Feb 16 2002 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
group with a SK, if played right you'll never get aggro.
RE: I got a deal
# Jan 02 2002 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
I got another great deal in faymart the other day, paid 800pp for a locustlure. I wield the locustlure in main hand and tombcarver in off hand. I am smokin. I almost have enough plat for an fbss now. I know there are better haste items but for now the fbss will work. I love my rogue and my guild is raiding cazic on friday so I will hopefully get some rs out of it. I like my mith bp but want rs arms legs and misc other slots.

Rogues rule!!!
Battan Stabsemdeep
Thief of 31 blades
# Sep 11 2001 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
Strange that some people will pay 9k easily for a 9 19 Lametation but consider a 5 17 as junk when they would never have a chance of obtaining either for many levels.

If rogues were only concerned about backstab damage they would be using weapons like the Gunthark Harpoon paired with a shield in favor of dual-wielding a Slimecoated Harpoon and Burning Rapier. I don't think I've ever seen a rogue above 13 ever using a shield and using extremely slow high-damage weapons - especially when that monster backstab your planning on either misses or succeds in making that critter very interested in how you taste.

Personally I would put 600 to 700 pp as a quite nice price for this. Especially since its very rare to see more than 1 or 2 Kaesora items for sale at the same time unless its from one person.
RE: Strange
# Sep 18 2001 at 5:08 AM Rating: Decent
Rogues conside BOTH regular damage and backstab damage when choosing weapons.

If the gunthark harpoon was rentable many rogues would be using it, which is excatly the reason it is NORENT.

A very good evaluation of the value of a rogue weapon is straight dam/delay, as the greater main hand damage bonus from low dealy weapons, is balanced with backstab potential of higher damage. 5/17 is worse than a SBD (8/27), and the SBD has a useful proc, so it should value at less.

Now if it was usuable by warriors it would be worth more, but well it is rogue only.
RE: Strange
# Oct 16 2001 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
22 posts
in the main hand, the 5/17 might be better simply since you get more chances at putting in your bonus damage. When backstab recycles, simply switch to your high damage weapon and stab, then switch back to the quicker weapon.

Having the best ratio isnt necessarily the best for main hand.. it is for offhand, since you have no bonus damage there. If you can juggle a couple weapons, you'll do the most damage overall.
RE: Strange
# Oct 16 2001 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
It is very true that you can get a damage increase by doing weapon swapping, and then your analysis of weapons changes.

However if you are not into weapon swaping, which is the case for a large part of the rogue comunity, then stright dam/dly is a good approximantion of weapon quality for both main hand and off hand.

But even taking weapon swapping into consideration, you have to be fairly high level for the main hand bonus to make this better than a burning rapier (a resonable point of comparison), and at that level you sould have access to better weapons.
RE: Strange
# Jan 21 2002 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
Just got my BR, and I'm using TC in the offhand until i hit 30th. Delay is 17 for TC, versus 20 for BR. I choose the TC until the BR procs. Am I wrong here?

25th lvl Rogue
Tarew Marr
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 10 2001 at 4:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i wouldnt pay more than 100p for this **** ..correction i would NEVER buy this **** ..WHO the *** cares about a lousy dmg5?? for newbies maybe! so far ive gotten the eyerazzia 10/24 and crystalline spider fang 10/22 i would MUCH rather keep those weapon that have a slower delay but twice the dmg ..that tombcarver should drop off a mob in the 20's its a newbie ****** weapon!
RE: weapon SUCKS!
# Sep 11 2001 at 10:21 PM Rating: Default
Do us all a favor and keep your ignorant comments to yourself. This is a good weapon for lower lvls who can't afford to get the "uber" weapons you have. Go jerk off with some gasoline or something, then get that foot long ***** out your @$$, it really seems to be putting you in a bad mood.
RE: weapon SUCKS!
# Sep 17 2001 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
316 posts
Would not have worded it precisely the same way, but I agree with Shamz. Amazing how some people in this game seem almost to have been instantly incarnated Uber and were totally spared having to ever be a Newby at all. When they turn around like this and disparage items that some of the rest of us CAN afford or WOULD appreciate obtaining, all the while showing off that they have some very nice things which we cannot yet hope to get, I lose the last shreds of any respect I would normally have had for them as fellow players.
looks nice- but... ?
# Aug 28 2001 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
I am a lvl 21 rouge with backstab (of course) and i was wondering if this weapon would be better than a gloomwater harpoon in the second hand slot.
this may be an obvious question but i would still like an answer if anyone can help.

also- what would the going price for this be on the Tribunal server?
Got a deal!
# Aug 24 2001 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
I suppose I got a deal on this. I'm a 21 Rogue on Povar, and some Druid was selling this in Oasis for 150pp. Naturally, I bought it. I still prefer my Walrus Tooth, but it's a good weapon.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 20 2001 at 2:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well hotdamn! this is an amazing weapon (considering everyones trying to sell it) I wish I had one of my own
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 06 2001 at 1:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Got one of these for sale for 600pp or best offer. send tells to Aaldian
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# Jun 20 2001 at 7:16 AM Rating: Default
I picked up a tombcarver on the rathe with my shadow knight and promptly went to the tunnel to sell it after learning it's worth on this website.
Good luck trying to sell this for 640pp, I couldn't get one offer over 200pp. I agree it should be worth the posted price, it's a nice weap with nice stats, but sadly I'm having troubles giving it away.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 17 2001 at 10:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Tombcarver for sale 550pp email me at
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 11 2001 at 11:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i have a tombcarver i am willing to sell. 600pp.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 03 2001 at 3:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Selling Tombcarver on Lanys T'Vyl in boarding Freeport zones..... Wish i could use it
which is better?
# Jun 02 2001 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
Whats better a serrated bone dirk or this

oh yeah the SBD doesn't proc yet only lvl 10
# May 29 2001 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
Duel wield has nothing to do with the delay in the primary. Every time the offhand weapon would attack if it were in the primary hand, it rolls to see if it actually will. So if u had this weapon offhand and a 34delay weapon in primary, u would hit twice offhand for everyonce primary (theoreticaly thinking that u will win every dw roll that occurs)
not as nice as it seems..
# May 25 2001 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
I am not sure EXACTLY how dual weild works, but if you had this weapon as your second hand weapon and a higher dmg higher delay weapon as your first hand (for backstab) .. The second hand weapon would have to wait for the first hand weapn to strike before IT strikes.. So the delay wouldn't really matter on it unless you had it in first hand.. but it would really suck for backstab.. this weapon is good for a twink until they get backstab.. but after that I would try to get 2 weapons with a little higher dmg and delay.. preferably the same weapon or close to each other..

If anyone DOES know exactly how dual weild works and I am wrong.. then please share what you know because I think the tombcarver is a great little weapon as far as ration and speed and would like to see myself proved wrong
#Anonymous, Posted: May 14 2001 at 1:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Looking to buy this weapon for my rogue *smile*, email me at Thank you.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 29 2001 at 10:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) looking to buy this weapon on saryrn. send me a tell. to mammothus or zapho or bhanz. or write to
yes this is a good weap
# Apr 12 2001 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
hey this is a great off hand weapon i had one since lvl 2 some random druid twinked me heh yeah but i still got it great weapon also its got that coll rogue weapon grafic in your inventory slot
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