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Ancient Snake Fang  

Quest Item Placeable
Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 11 Dmg Bonus: 33
Backstab DMG: 11
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Weak Poison (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 15
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Piercing
Merchant Value:10 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Xzzy
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-19 03:37:45
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: 200pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is found on creatures.

Stonebrunt Mountains
NPC Name
Slyder the Ancient


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Quest Name
Collier's Weapon Treatment

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Stonebrunt Mountains

Uploaded August 10th, 2019 by Nniki
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# Apr 23 2004 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know what this item procs at?
# Aug 05 2002 at 1:46 PM Rating: Default
it was a typo, ice tooth is 11 29
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 29 2002 at 3:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 11dmg 20 dly is almost the same as 11 dmg 30 dly? what the hell are you smokin?? that a big f***in difference
RE: need a calculator?
# Oct 15 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
Actually, 11/20 and 11/30 can mean the difference between a 100 platinum item and a 1k platinum item. :) Just thought you'd like to know
Wanna buy
# Feb 08 2002 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
I wanna buy this on bertox server so if you sellin one send me a tell or e mail me at

Oggyman Shadowreaver
20 shadow knight
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 01 2002 at 4:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I hate Wizards!!!!!
# Jan 16 2002 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
Anyone know the average backstab with this thing?
# Mar 03 2002 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
at lvl 34 I can get up to 168 with 109 str and 167 skill. only had it a fiew hrs but that's he highest so far.
not bad
# Jan 14 2002 at 5:53 PM Rating: Default
Well i just bought this today in Firona Vei and i think its not such a bad weapon. The stats are almost the same as my Icetooth Claws 11dmg 20 dly.. with this being 11dmg 30dly. Makes a nice dual combo for a 20 war.
# Nov 06 2001 at 10:16 PM Rating: Default
To the guy that said this is a good caster weapon, it is good for caster BUT there is a better for wizzys my friend. Its called Solcist icy wand, class wizzard/ race all meele skill none, effect shock of ice, activated triggered/ Unlimited 40dd nuke, no cast time, NO CAST TIME! I migh just make a wizzy to use the one i got =). Btw it drops in Kurns tower, in FOB. Good luck!

Skyller drakoon 22 rogue The rathe,
Kioshi Nioshi 60 druid Ayone Ro
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 18 2001 at 11:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well I'll just have to be the 1st player to post a price on this item! I've check for days in EC with no luck on a PC is 2pp!!
RE: Price
# Oct 29 2001 at 12:24 PM Rating: Default
196 posts
Woot, hehehe, I'm all for that!
yeah it is wolrth it
# Sep 13 2001 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
You get thick caustic liquid which can make a new wepon but got to figure out how to do it.
# Sep 08 2001 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
Heh, forget for melee there are much better weapons out there. For casters however this is very nice. Now dont go off about how caters shouldnt melee, i know this, but I would love this weapon for my wiz to kill spiderlings in one shot without using mana or to finish off the snared mob without using a full nuke. Not many wiz usable weapons out there with a dam over 9
RE: Casters
# Jan 16 2002 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
Dagger of Frost - 12 30ish? But 12 damage for sure. 4 int, 20 sv cold. Procs 38DD ice based spell.
# Sep 07 2001 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
I believe I know what this is for. In Erudin, visit the inn with the man named Collier in the upper floors. Using sneak I managed to get a quest out of him.
He says he needs the blood of a necro, an ancient posion sac, an ancient poison fang, and a venemous spikefish gland.
RE: Use
# Sep 10 2001 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
52 posts
Necromancer blood drops in Befallen. What is the venemous spikefish gland?
RE: Use
# May 27 2002 at 2:39 PM Rating: Default
necro blood off heretiv invader in stonebrunt
RE: Use
# Nov 26 2001 at 3:37 PM Rating: Default
71 posts
Spikefish gland.. hmmmm i think there is a spikefish in kerra isle...... not sure if he has any glands though... and definatly not sure if he is venemous.. .. pretty sure there is a spikefish there though.. check it out
RE: Use
# Sep 10 2001 at 5:22 AM Rating: Default
Hm, that sounds like he can actually make an even better weapon using those items. Getting back a single dose of Poison for this would be rather feeble.
So-so weapon for rogues
# Sep 07 2001 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
Mr. Anonymous who posted about the Rogue's use of weapons... Careful what you say =p I'm a 55 rogue and I tend to go more for dam/delay... but for my OFF HAND. Main hand is Ragebringer (obvious choice since I don't have access to Primal or Priceless, PLUS the Dam/Delay on RB is quite nice) with currently a BP as offhand. (Hard to beat the dam/delay of 10/21 for offhand) There's a few other weapons I wouldn't mind using offhand instead of the bloodpoint... but it'll be a while. However... as an 11/30 this weapon is not worth offhanding at mid-higher levels due to the delay, and again, it's not too suitable for a rogue at these levels either for main hand. (other weapons easier accessable and better. Gloomwaters aren't that expensive and are a little slower with a little less damage but has str/hps) or a Slime Coated would probably be a bit better than this as well. (as it has no stats). Also... having no stats on this.. TrakTooth is much better and ya probably only need a little higher of a level to obtain one through hunting. (10/20 pierce main hand only) Serp tooth is also much better (13/25 +3str either melee).
Also.. the poison proc on this weapon is nothing for a rogue, unless it procs often (which means said rogue using will be taking alot of agro). Maybe use this baby when you need to get aggro off of something (Ala the old SBD's)
RE: So-so weapon for rogues
# Oct 31 2001 at 12:04 PM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
While I don't play a rogue, my understanding is that you'd want a weapon like this (high damage) to hotkey swap into main when your backstab button pops. then backstab, get huge damage, since backstab is based on weapon damage, not delay, hit the hotkey to swap back, and keep fighting. Using that technique, all of the 10 or less damage weapons you mention are not better, you'd want both, if you could get them.
RE: So-so weapon for rogues
# Sep 22 2001 at 12:57 PM Rating: Excellent
All those piercers would be great if a non-twinked mid level rogue could actually get them.
most of those are off of mobs much much higher than that, therefore, at this level, for non-twinks, it would be an awesome upgrade to the bloodstained fang that some are using, you get 2 damage, and you don't lose any delay.
not to mention the poison effect, even if it only procs once per battle. unless you want to sit and reapply poison to your blade, you only get one off anyway.
Of course if you've had one of those really expensive piercers from the start, you'd have absolutely no clue what the value of this was.
Not a bad weapon
# Sep 07 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
Just entered the stats on this into Coplands, and for a bard at least this isn't a bad piercer. Rates at 176 DPM for a 21st Level Bard with 115 str. A Crystal Grinder (which sells for over 500p on Xev) only rates 154 DMP.
Cry me a river
# Sep 07 2001 at 8:23 AM Rating: Default
Wha wha wha.
Somebody call the Whaaambulance. We are sorry you cant solo these mobs :(
weak poison
# Sep 07 2001 at 1:49 AM Rating: Good
weak poison:

Weak Poison
Adding 2 Poison counters
Decrease Current Hitpoints by 6 (L1)
DoT for 60 Hit Points (HP) in 10 ticks

Classes: None

Skill: Instantaneous
Allowable Targets: All

Range to Target: 20 feet

Resistance Check: Poison

Spell Duration: 10 ticks (60 seconds)
Duration Formula: 8

When someone casts: Soandso attacks with a poisonous strike.
Spell cast on you: You have been poisoned.
Spell cast on someone: Soandso has been poisoned.
Spell fades: The poison has run its course.
RE: weak poison
# Jun 13 2002 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
one addition, procs exactly at level 15.
# Sep 06 2001 at 8:37 PM Rating: Default
Agreed Mr. Anonymous...

I've heard a lot of rogues say they go for weapon ratio because they need to do damage real fast... Well, a level 58 rogue once told me, the higher the damage, the better... what's better? Doing 200 damage in 6 seconds meleeing, or 3900 from backstabs? He said to trust him... BS with 10+ dmg weapons will easily out damage just poking with good ratio weapons

But I watched my 52 druid buddy get mulched by this guy since he could never land a snare on him... watch out =)
RE: Agreed
# Sep 07 2001 at 1:44 AM Rating: Default
The new named mobs in SB are 100% snare resistant (that big kodiak, this guy, and old ghostface)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 6:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yep, as usual we're getting the shaft, even if people always say druids are invincible.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 10 2001 at 7:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Man I hate droods
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 06 2001 at 8:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the dmg is 11 great for only really rogues cause of the bstab but why the hell would a warrior or anything else bother with this when it comes off a lvl 40 mob anyway?? at their lvl they all will probably have a wurmslayer anyway
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 06 2001 at 11:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) all probably have a wurmslayer... no. Probably not, gay delay for a warrior. 15stone. gay. I wouldn't use the Gayslayer at any level. Other than that, good post. =)
RE: THIS is worth getting
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:05 AM Rating: Default
Weight is 5. A stone=14 pounds. 14x5=70. I almost doubt this is a 70 pound dagger. ;)
RE: THIS is worth getting
# Sep 07 2001 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
Actually, one stone equals 10lbs...good way to see this in action is go fishing in Fiorona Vai, you can catch all kinds of stuff like 16lb bass....weight 1.6...

Great little rogue piercer though...nice high dmg for those backstabs...grats on a nifty little item you little theives :).

Delsinion Barlepop
RE: THIS is worth getting
# Sep 07 2001 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
A stone is an actual unit of measurement. Merriam-Websters defines it as equalling 14 pounds. As TheUnnamedOne pointed out, the measurement units in EQ are neither pounds nor stones. Just encumberance units (EU they should be called) to decide just how slow your guy's going to walk once you're carrying 30 BPs, 9 legs, and 7 arms.

And food and water.
Weights in EQ...
# Sep 07 2001 at 12:09 PM Rating: Default
Actually, the weight system in EQ is seriously misrepresented. Sure the 15 pound bass shows WT:1.5 but does that mean that 1 bass weighs 1.5 or a stack of 20 bass weighs 1.5? (are the bass stackable? I'm not sure)

Think about it... Wurmslayer is WT:15.0, I seriously doubt there's ever been or ever will be anyone that can fight with a 150 pound spear in one hand.

If you calculate a stack of 15 pound bass equals 1.5 then you get 1.5 equals 300 pounds. That doesn't make sense either.

WT in EQ is just an encumbrance system. It doesn't have a consistent actual pound value associated with it, its just a way to keep your character from carrying around his entire inventory of 20 weapons and 3 full suits of spare armor on him at once without any penalty.
RE: Weights in EQ...
# Sep 07 2001 at 2:25 PM Rating: Default
Hate to break it to you friend, but its worth the time to look up ancient weapons. There were weapons that weighed upwards of a hundred pounds or more. While a 150 pound spear does sound a little odd, take a look at the old scottish claymores. A sword that is almost the size of a man completely made out of forged steel is not light by any means.
RE: Weights in EQ...
# Sep 10 2001 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
Hate to break it to you, but a 6 foot blade weighing 150 pounds would have to be made of spent uranium. Claymores usually weighed around ten pounds or so.

"Overall the swords weighed much less than people think, most only six or seven pounds, although there are examples that weigh as much as ten pounds."
RE: Weights in EQ...
# Jan 22 2002 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
Wow....great website! Very informative!
RE: THIS is worth getting
# Sep 07 2001 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
551 posts
Did you see this snake... his fang HAS to weigh at least 70 pounds... that makes the damage so much higher, and the delay higher as well... imagine trying to thrust a 70 pound dagger at someone, and just imagine when it hits!!!
Pain Lord Darknyss Grimscale
92 Iksar Crusader of the Greenmist
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 06 2001 at 4:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Monk item!
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