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Tinmyn's Oil Can  

AC: 30
STR: +20+1 DEX: +18+2 STA: +20+2 CHA: -5 WIS: +15 INT: +15 AGI: +18+2 HP: +455 MANA: +455 ENDUR: +455
Attack: +15 HP Regen +5 Clairvoyance: +4
Required level of 80.
WT: 1.5 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Information:
Increases in power of threes based on the value of coins you are carrying.

Item Lore:An oil can oozing with sticky black oil
Item Type:Charm
Charm Effect:Increases in power of threes based on the value of coins you are carrying.
Lucy Entry By:Ormus - TR
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-10-19 08:18:03
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Secrets of Faydwer Secrets of Faydwer

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 80

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Oil Cans

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Fortress Mechanotus

For max stats, you need to have exactly 243 platinum on you. (Or, any multiple of 3 afterwards: 729pp; 2187pp; 6561pp; etc.)

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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usefulness of this charm
# May 24 2014 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
I was like, WOW, I want this so I went and started it and then my merc charged me......hummmmmm

How can you keep a multiple of three on you if you have to adjust every 15 min.......another item not really worth the trouble.
Times change
# Dec 18 2008 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
633 posts
I sat down to lunch and was haivng a Pita bread sandwich, oh the irony! Brousing thru Alla I come across this Oil Can ... I thought maybe I would find a mathematical way around this that coin doesn't weigh anything...Monks rejoice but have to eat their purses...keep a "ton" of copper on your person and whenever your multiple gets out of wack just destroy down to a "good" number (feedback: ok, we need a Gnomish UI calculator now). Then the clock ticked 15 minutes and my Merc. exacted it's fee - is yours a multiple already? Would that be too slick or is it just too nasty! Nice hp's, but the rest lackluster or worse. What would you like with your PITA sammich?
this is what you want in money slots
# Jun 21 2008 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
258g, 6s, 6c, for awesome stats
this is what you want in money slots
# Jun 21 2008 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
258g, 6s, 6c, gives me 479hp/mana, w/ adventurers stone, and great stats to boot.
# Feb 13 2008 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
that you HAVE to loot coin from corpses, but you dont have to loot items. you should be able to do two things:

1) set it so that you don't HAVE to loot coins, and it appears as a coin on the corpse

2) set it so you can automatically REJECT a split. just because someone hands me 2cp doesnt mean i should be forced to take it.

this item is great. $oE's incompetence and inability to program make it a complete failure.
Timmy's Oil Can
# Feb 08 2008 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
50 posts
Haha wow. If even one of you is even half right in your explanation of how this thing works...which I'll probably never know....then the devs are as gramatically challenged as anyone.
# Jan 29 2008 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Jan 29th 2008 7:40pm by MerkerMonk
Oil Can
# Jan 11 2008 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
Just traded mine to a guildy for a Wendia's Charm. Only lost 135 mana and don't have to worry about looting or autosplit. Very nice charm if you never loot....PITA if you do.
# Jan 09 2008 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
Reminds me of those crappy DoN charms.Its 10pm,charm at 80%.Cleric is to far away charm at 50%.The guy next to you poops green,charm at 30%.I'm sure they are trying to be inventive but give me a break.Looting any coin or getting coin from auto loot could be one big pain in the ***.
Powers of 3
# Jan 09 2008 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
Everyone keeps saying multiples of 3, that is NOT the case, just as the charm says on it. It is POWERS of 3.
3x3=9 x's3=27,x'3=81,x's3=243,x's3=729 etc.
for what ever reason it sees 0 plat 2 gold 4 silver 3 copper as 243 also
Stupid Sony
# Dec 12 2007 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
BTW This is the stupidest thing i have ever heard. Charm only works with the coins u have on u. Hopefully Sony will wise up and nerf that lil bit. Working on my charm at the moment but if your telling me i can never loot a corpse again in fear of messing of my multiples of three I can tell you right now where Sony can shove it. They must have thought they were sooooo clever w/ this one.
Stupid Sony
# Dec 12 2007 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
you do realize you can destroy coins right?
Cog Marauders
# Dec 08 2007 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
The Cog Marauders cant be kited anymore. They got a speedup after last patch.
Cog Marauders
# Jan 03 2008 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
nightwhip wrote:
The Cog Marauders cant be kited anymore. They got a speedup after last patch.

Having solo'd this quest a few times, I went to check this out. It seems the Marauders were sped up and the place where I had kited before was no longer safe-the roaming gnomes who patrol the pad used to stay dead til the server or zone reset. They now pop back almost as fast as I could kill them.

I moved my kite place out farther in front of the pad to the large round disc. Pulled a Maurader and proceeded to kite him down using wiz instant nukes. Marauders don't regen once engaged so I was able to kite him down using instants. Took about 20 min because I was out of mana most of the fight and had to rely on mana regen to build enough for each cast.

tip: Save enough mana for 2 casts, just in case you get a Go*RM proc; you can use it instead of watching it fade away.
# Dec 06 2007 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
The adds CAN be mez'd.
They are low hp but hit hard.
the Cog Maruaders AE ramp. have fun!
# Dec 10 2007 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
Not ae ramp, single target.
# Dec 23 2007 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
346 posts
Yes, it's most definitely single target ramp.
How ?
# Nov 27 2007 at 8:17 PM Rating: Default
Key word kite. It was so much fun kiting a mob with no snare, for a group while they took care of the adds, have fun :)
# Nov 23 2007 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
Need a good grp to tank fight last mob, they have a ton of hp and pop 2 adds at 50%.
Another way though, is to get someone in grp that can keep aggro run mob around courtyard while the rest of the grp dots/nukes etc.this also makes peeling the adds off alot easier.
We did 6 last night very easily with pally stunning and running mob, 2 necs, shammy and druid. ( 5 in grp )
Necs peeled off adds aswell as maintaining dots on Marauder.
There are sometimes gnome roamers in courtyard, or other grps.We were lucky and had neither, but this could make things a bit harder if you have to dodge them aswell.
Very nice item for such an easy quest, can be done in one night.
Formula for max stats
# Nov 22 2007 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, here is the no doubt 100% formula for this charm

Carry money in multiples of 2pp, 4g, 3s for max stats

so you can have 4pp, 8g, 6s; or 243pp of 121pp 5g; or 2430pp, etc..

Also, note 243pp is the same as 242pp 10g (as someone else posted earlier) or 2pp, 3g, 13s is all the same... max stats

Formula for max stats
# Dec 24 2007 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
MAX stats are bassed on multipuls of three, says so in the charm. Don't need 2plat 4g 3silver, but that is a good one.

For those of you decent at math you should never have to destroy to much coin=-) for those of you who suck at math, get a different charm.

Multipuls of 3

Any multipul of 3 copper = 6AC, 91 to stats
times 3
Any multipul of 9 copper = 12AC, 182 to stats
times 3
Any multipul of 27 copper = 18AC, 273 to stats
times 3
Any multipul of 81 copper = 24AC, 364 to stats
times 3
Any multipul of 243 copper= MAX STATS

Like said on other posts, the money is based on true value, so it doesnt matter what form you have it in 1 plat = 1000, 1g = 100, and 1s = 10. When you add up all your numbers if they can be devided evenly into the 243 you get MAX stats on your charm.

Monks that dont like money you need 2g 4s 3c for max stats, you can handel 9 coins cant u?
Another Way To Get Max Stats
# Nov 22 2007 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
Here is another way to get max stats from the charm: 2pp, 4gp, 3sp
Lord Arahgorn of Brell Serilis- Cazic Thule
Quest Write-up
# Nov 21 2007 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
6 posts
Complete quest write-up at Oil Cans. Enjoy~
EQ KnowledgePit
maxed it
# Nov 21 2007 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
u need to have 7gold 2 silver and 9 copper to max it with the lowest weight

testet 2 minutes ago
How to Get it!
# Nov 20 2007 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
1) Speak to Tynman, right by zone in, in the pit area.

2) Speak to Sparks, just up the hill north near a tent

3) Kill Menders ( helicopter dudes) until a Can of Dirty Oil drops, loot it.

4) Return to Sparks.

5) Find and kill Troopers until a Warm oil drops, loot it and return to Sparks

6) Head to the middle of the metal tower area INVIS, when you go by the middle area you will get a task update

7) Kill Oozes, Wretched, Sticky ,Murky, loot 1 Unrefined oil from each (any oil will always drop one)

8 ) Return the 3 oils to Sparks

9) Hail Sparks, He gives you oil when you hail

10) Take oil to Tynman

11) Go tot he far WEST part of the ground area, in the "forest" area you will find LARGE Gnomes. Pull and kill them, they spawn 2 adds at 50%, squishy oils that hit for about 800 max and have low HP. Loot the Power Storages from the 2 you kill (1 each always drop)

12) Return Powers to Tynman, when you do he gives you a metal cutting blade, take this to sparks and give him it.

13) Hail sparks to get back a Oil-powered Gear which you take to Tynman.

Upon giving it to Tynman you finish the task and get a reward window, congratz on EXP, Faction and a New shiny Tinmyn's Oil Can.

Took us (2 guys 4 toons, MAG SK CLE ENC) 3 hours to complete for 2 Chars.

Edited, Nov 21st 2007 12:43am by Vandilizer
How to Get it!
# Nov 20 2007 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Vandil for President! Nm, he's from Burkina Faso!
# Nov 18 2007 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
The formula for max stats appears to be:

81plat * (multiple of 3)

This is an easy way to figure out large sums you can carry for max stats.
# Nov 21 2007 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
1,267 posts
I don't have the charm but from what I've heard, it's any multiple of 3. In which case the easiest way to check it in your head is to add the digits together to see if that is a multiple of three.
2445pp ---> 2+4+4+5 = 15, and 15 IS a multiple of 3 so the charm works
4493pp ---> 4+4+9+3 = 20, but 20 is NOT a multiple of 3 so the charm stops working

Also, the method is recursive. So if you had a huge amount of plat on you, lets say 9897969594pp, then you could repeat the method over until you have a figure that's clearly a multiple of 3 or not.
9897969594pp ---> 9+8+9+7+9+6+9+5+9+4 = 75,
75 ---> 7+5 = 12,
12 ---> 1+2 = 3, so 9897969594 is indeed a multiple of 3
Plat needed
# Nov 18 2007 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
You have to have 243 (or 729 or 2187 or ...) for max stats. That's 243 *worth* of plat, so 242plat 10 goldwill do. That means 243plat and 1 copper piece will give you zero stats at all - ie like not having it equipped.

Quest info
# Nov 18 2007 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
This item is the result of a quest in Fortress Mechanotus. It begins with the NPC Tinmyn, who is located close to the zonein area.

Quest name: Oil Cans

Talk to Sparks Diggleknob
Loot Dirty Oil from Steamwork Menders
Deliver Dirty Oil to Sparks
Loot Warm Oil from Steamwork Troopers
Deliver Warm Oil to Sparks
Search the oil yards for oil oozes
Loot 3 cans of unrefined oil from the oil oozes
Kill a Wretched Oil Ooze
Kill a Murky Oil Ooze
Kill a Sticky Oil Ooze
Deliver 3 cans of unrefined oil to Sparks
Talk to Sparks
Give high quality oil to Tinmyn
Loot 2 Cog Marauder Power Storage Crystals

(more to come as steps are completed, feel free to fill in the blanks if you have already finished this)
Quest info
# Nov 18 2007 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
All quest steps:


Both Tinmyn and Sparks are in Fortress Mechanotus around the tents at zone in.
All drops are common and drop from mobs in Mechanotus (whic ones is specified in the quest steps).
All needed mobs are kiteable and do not summon. Though kiting Cog Marauders might take a while (saw bards take up to 30minutes for 1).

The maxed stats:


Edited, Nov 18th 2007 1:48pm by Kikthin
How to max it?
# Nov 15 2007 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
For max stats:

243 plat, no other coins.

Or any power of 3 above 243 works aswell. Enjoy.
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