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Coldain Hero's Insignia Ring  

Lore Item No Trade Quest Item
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 9
STR: +9 STA: +9 HP: +50
Effect: Shield of the Eighth (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 1.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Biny
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:32:59
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 55

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Coldain Ring #9: Coldain Hero's Insignia Ring


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Zone Name
Icewell Keep
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Another DS question
# Dec 04 2003 at 4:08 AM Rating: Default
Does this ring's damage shield stack with the 10th damage shield? ... so I can wield the 9th and 10th at the same time .. or is that not even an option
RE: Another DS question
# May 26 2004 at 7:05 AM Rating: Default
Does it stack with the DRU ring that you get from VIndi's head in PoG?
RE: Another DS question
# Jul 04 2004 at 5:00 AM Rating: Good
17 posts
You dont get a ring for Vindis head, you get gloves of earthcrafting. And yeah the dmg shield on this ring stack both with the gloves.. and the druid coat line of spells.
RE: Another DS question
# Dec 10 2003 at 5:04 AM Rating: Default
300 posts
No, the effect won't stack, afaik.
# Jul 27 2003 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
Could a well equiped 60+ Necro solo the ninth ring? Or would be possible with CHing cleric there just in case? Thanks for any info.
RE: Soloing
# Aug 07 2003 at 4:21 AM Rating: Default
Cannot be done.
Have to do stuff like the "plate cycle" in kael manor. Not possible solo/duo. Check out the quest description (link at top of page).
RE: Soloing
# Apr 07 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
You could probably duo the plate cycle with a necro and cleric. My friends and I have done it with just 3 (ranger, chanter, cleric) and we breezed through it. Im pretty sure that you could get a necro and cleric down there and they would be okay.
RE: Soloing
# May 15 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
69 time geared necro soloed plate cycle np
Solo'd Murdrick as a 54 Bard.
# Feb 14 2002 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
Moved my post to the actual quest forum, sorry for the spam guys.

Edited, Thu Feb 14 18:45:36 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 27 2003 at 6:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) die
Stacking Issues
# Oct 30 2001 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
For Damage Shields there are basically two types. "Personal" and "General". Personal ones are the self-only Coat series Rang/Dru get, Call of Earth, O`Keil's, and Shaman Potion. General are all others: Thorns, Mage DS, Banshee Aura. The ring is Personal type. You are allowed one Personal and one General Damage Shield without using Bard stacking tricks.

So for general usage, this WILL stack with Thorns, Mage, NEC/SK Damage shields, but not Shamen Potions or other minor personal DSs.

Hope that clears it up a bit.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Aug 05 2002 at 4:34 PM Rating: Excellent
Actually there are 3 kinds of damage shields. You have self-only dmg shields, alternate effect damage shields, and general damage shields. Self only would be like Thorncoat, spikecoat, ect. stuff you can ONLY cast on yourself. Alternate effect damage shields are ones you can cast on others, but there main perpose is not the damage shield (example is CoE, its purpose is ac buff, or force of nature, its purpose is atk/regen buff, yet these both get an added side bonus of a dmg shield, thus they won't stack under most instances), with the exception of potions, which are considered alternate effect w/o an alter. purpose. Then you have general damage shields, which are the damage shields ONLY meant as damage shields (i.e. shield of barbs, mage line, ect).

This is an alternate effect damage shield. Yes, it only is a damage shield at this ring, BUT the 10th ring is the upgraded version of the spell, which has atk, and regen.

This all becomes even more confusing when you throw in the buff Warder's Protection. Warder's protection is a buff that incorporates all of the best (one that overwright the others) level 50+ ranger spells. WP does however lower the overall effect of the spells (meaning that thorncoat isn't quite as powerful in WP then alone). As with this though, the damage shield on it is ONLY our level 56 (? i think thats when we get it) damage shield, allowing us to add an alternate effect damage shield buff. This is limited however, you can not use a buff that was already incorporated into WP. So no CoE, you can however use this ring or FoN (force of nature) or a potion damage shield. Each has its advantages and dis advantages alot depending on zone and what ring you have, and what type of mobs your fighting.

All of this is w/o bard damage shield, as far as I know it stacks w/ all of these above.

Hope this helps.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Jul 24 2004 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, the Mage line is not JUST a damage shield. Theirs also includes an additional fire resist buff component. Other than the false information, your post was very informative.

RE: Stacking Issues
# Jun 05 2002 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
Stacking also gets messy when you deal with Warder's Protection. But saying that I did not have WP I could stack COE or things, my personal shield, and then a mag/dru DS, so that makes three, oh then bard stacks with that.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Apr 17 2002 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
My wife has a Girdle of Living Thorns from Tunare. The Spikecoat effect she can activate stacks with both the Coldain ring DS and my druid's Shield of Blades. So you can have up to 3 DS up without the Bard Bracer stack.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Apr 16 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
CoE stacks with the mage ds. Boon of imolation and CoE gives a 29 ds so some of the ds's that you can cast on others do stack.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Nov 18 2001 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Actually, that is not entirely true. I play a level 57 ranger, and I normally have Call of Earth as well as Spikecoat up at all times. I cannot cast CoE over the top of the ring shield; apparently the 8 point shield of the ring makes it take precedence over the the 4 point shield from the spell.
RE: Stacking Issues
# Oct 30 2001 at 10:03 PM Rating: Default
89 posts
Stacks with level 56 "personal" druid spell Bladecoat (6 DS, +38 AC). Have not tried any of the other Coat spells on it but I'm sure they should still work.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 25 2001 at 9:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Stacks with all other damage shields. On my level 60 druid, I have a 46 point DS.. But this ring could only help a druid thorns powerlevel. :)
RE: Stacks
# Oct 29 2001 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
Doesnt stack with the ranger spell, Call of the Earth which is round 20ac & a 4point dmg shield.
Havent found anything else so far that it doesnt stack with.....
RE: Stacks
# May 05 2003 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
CoE = 25ac 4pointDS
# Oct 25 2001 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
Does any one know if this stacks with any other DSs? It would make this ring much better if so, but I guess DSs never stack..
RE: stack?
# Oct 26 2001 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
It stacks with every other DS. This is the same effect as the 8th ring. I need to get off my butt and finish the 9th.
RE: stack?
# Feb 21 2003 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
This does NOT stack with every other DS. Ranger CoE is one it will not stack with, just as an example.
RE: stack?
# Oct 26 2001 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
actually several do stack. Feedback, the -coat series, and either the druid or mage DS (one or the other, but not both) can all be stacked.
RE: stack?
# Oct 26 2001 at 2:57 AM Rating: Default
Bard damage shield songs(Psalm of Warmth/Cooling) stack as well.

Lanerin Leafdancer
54 Minstrel
Aurora Polaris
Tunare server
RE: stack?
# Oct 26 2001 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
How about shaman potions???
RE: stack?
# Oct 26 2001 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
Yes potions stack as well, if done correctly you can do over 50 points of damage to a mob just for letting it hit you. =)
RE: stack?
# Oct 27 2001 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
bleh 50 points, what mage / druid ds is 33, bard DS is around 40 ish itself with puretone and the two ds songs they have with this nad the shaman DS if it stacks. and Wiz DS plus singing steel bracer stacked. i have no doubt you could get above 100 DS.but then again you would have no HP buffs so you would die faster than normal
RE: stack?
# Dec 07 2001 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
HP buffs don't stack with DS's?
RE: stack?
# Dec 16 2001 at 3:11 AM Rating: Good
Only 15 buff slots are open, anymore and it will not take. If stacked correctly, you can get 146 point damage shield.

Bard bracer 9
Bard Psalm 26
Bard Rondo 22
Lava Diamond 25
Mage Cadeau 33
Shaman postion 31
RE: stack?
# Apr 30 2003 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
It may be because by the date of these posts, all expansions were not released, but every one of you failed to mention Cleric Reverse DS. Sistily listed enough to make a 146pt DS, but did not include Mark of Retribution (lvl 54, 15pt reverse DS) or the brand new Mark of the Righteous (lvl 65, 34pt reverse DS) that clerics can cast, which stacks on top of all the ones all of you have listed.
#Yawindd, Posted: Mar 10 2002 at 5:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LoL They dont all stack.
RE: stack?
# Aug 15 2002 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
Actually the ones Sistily listed do all stack. The total can actually go higher than that with bard singing mastery AA skill or Puretone.

Brother Poppso
Iksar Grandmaster
Exactly what Xaso said, but i like posting the whole thing =
# Oct 25 2001 at 6:11 PM Rating: Excellent
Shield of the Eighth
Damage Shield by 8 (L1)

Classes: None

Skill: Abjuration
Allowable Targets: Self

Range to Target: 100 feet

Resistance Check: Cold

Spell Duration: 600 ticks (60.0 minutes)
Duration Formula: 3

Spell cast on you: You are enveloped in a swirling maelstrom.
Spell cast on someone: Soandso is enveloped by a swirling maelstrom.
Spell fades: The maelstrom fades away.

# Oct 25 2001 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
its a damage shield that does 8 dmg everytime when hit
Shield of the Eighth?
# Oct 25 2001 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
Always the first question asked...what does the effect do?
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