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Essence of Nature  

AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
CHA: +15 INT: +15 HP: +50 MANA: +100
Mana Regeneration: +5
WT: 2.5 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Light:Flameless Lantern
Submitted By:Jaradis Stormcaller
Lucy Entry By:lowkey
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-11 05:31:02
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Ultra Rare
Level to Attain: 60

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Plane of Growth
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for class?
# Mar 17 2003 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
should go to any class. ANY class can use more mana regen... and HP/mana item is good for secondary slot

Edited, Sat Jun 21 10:32:50 2003
RE: for class?
# Sep 04 2003 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
The class it should go to?
One of the four it names. Sound simple? It is because:
1. That's the way SOE wanted it.
2. The "other" classes (read as druids, cause I never hear clerics/shaman whining) get plenty of FT gear.
I see so much stuff dropping for wis casters that has FT, even saw a piece with INT on it yet it was limited to clr/shm/dru, that it's outrageous sometimes. Most of the INT caster FT gear drops in leet zones OR off leet mobs OR involves ridiculous quests that involve leet zones/mobs...
The classes that deserve this are named on it, AS INTENDED...
#REDACTED, Posted: May 28 2003 at 5:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok I'm gonna say this again. Wizard's are nothing more than their mana bar. Enchaters have pets and mega mana regen as a class ability, magicians have a pet, necros have a pet and insane mana regen anyway, wizards have A MANA BAR! If a wizard gets this item it will be worth more to them than 3 of these would be to any other int caster. Yes it's nice for all of them to have 15 FT on top of they're other crap but for a wizard no matter what it is essential for us to continue to do our half assed job of doing continual damage when our class is not made to do this. But anyway it doesn't matter any class should get a fair chance at this item unless they are just looking for a way to compress their FT1 items into 1 item, no one deserves this great item for that stupid reason.
RE: for class?
# Jul 10 2003 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I'll start of saying I don't have a wizard; however, wizards do get the harvest spells and their pet for mana regen. This paticular piece is useful to all classes. The CHA would be good for an enchanter if they don't already have dire charm. Just my own opinion tho.
RE: for class?
# Mar 29 2004 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
Wizzys get familiars, chanters get crack. Wizzys get harvest, its outdated in 10 levels, chanters get crack5! and sure, thye need cha, but who doesn't?
# Mar 02 2003 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
In my opinion the class that would overall benefit the most from this item, barring this person isn't already at the FT15 cap, would be a Wizard. Necros have insane mana regen as is, and even when totally OOM, they still can do damage via their pet, the same with Mages. Enchanters generally do damage via a charmed pet, and can C3 themselves whenever they want if they have the spell. The absolute only way wizards can do damage, at least the ones who are at the level they would get this item, is via using their mana. So IMO this would "benefit" them the most, whether it be soloing, or on a raid, etc.
RE: .
# Aug 22 2004 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
Well in my opinion wizards need this slightly less than mages. Mages get two forms of mana regen in their entire life span. Xegony's Phantasmal Guard and Mod rods. Wizards have familiars, harvest, and enough good mana/damage ratio spells.

People seem to think Mages have pets and that's enough. It isn't. Not even close. Mages need better pet heals, maybe some summoned pet toys that proc a slow (not chanty or SHM level but BST level) and if SOE feels generous enough, maybe some slightly better nukes.
RE: .
# Aug 01 2007 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
Wizards need all the mana regen they can get. Unlike mages, wizards have very little utility. We nuke. We root/snare so the mobs don't kill us while we nuke. That's it. Familiars and Harvest don't make that big a difference. They definitely help though.

While we do have plenty of good damage/mana ratio spells at our disposal, our full potential doesn't come out until we've gotten a ton of AAs.
Class most befefited?
# Jan 28 2003 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
I have had the opportunity to group with a lot of classes, and when it comes to an item such as this, I have to reflect back on past experiences.
1) "Wizzy with KEI LFG" = noone gets them cause they nuke early and die.
2) enchanters normally never run low on mana unless there is a bad pull, or a mob gates.
3) By the time you can actually take down Tunare most int casters are 255 Int.
4) Most Necros are full mana, unless pumping other classes, in which case, the FT 5 is very beneficial.

I suppose reflecting back, this item could actually benefit any of the 4 classes that can use it, but which would it help the most? Seems it is a situation on who is there at the time. It is definately a good enchanter piece, but the FT5 makes it really sought after. I am not sure, but there arent many FT 5 items are there? I think they left off two of the most needed classes on this item : Shaman and Cleric.

I hope this helped.
Leapokeum Smoecus 53 rogue, Prexus
RE: Class most befefited?
# Jan 29 2003 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
497 posts
This is in reply to your "Wizards with KEI LFG" thing...

As a wizard, I'm ashamed of some of our class... people whose cousins, nephews, friends, whatever invite them to play EQ with promises of twinkage and PLing. While hunting on my monk alt, I grouped with a level 50 wizard who had no idea how to quadkite, no idea how to manage aggro, and no idea that casting a rain spell while a chanter was trying to mez multiple adds was a bad thing.

/tell noobwiz This your main?
noobwiz tells you 'Yup'
/tell noobwiz You got PLed and twinked didn't you?
noobwiz tells you 'Yup'

All I gotta say is this... if you're level 50 and can't manage the concept of aggro or when to use certain nukes, go back to your character select screen and hit delete, or do some research. You WILL get people killed. You WILL be a burden at any raid you go on.

And remember. Just because you have one uber character, doesn't make you a genius at the rest. I've run into 50ish wizards who have 65 bard mains, or some such non-aggro intensive class, who claim that it's okay they got PLed up that high, they have a main. They then proceed to chain-nuke, pull aggro, and die.

Anyway, that's my little rant :)

Killer item, I'd give my flappy for it. Any class who can wield it, should be eligible. It's up to which player deserves it more, not which class.

I think all could benefit...

Wizards in the high end game (when this is attainable) can burn a lot of mana quickly in a raid situation, and every tic of mana regen helps the nukes keep coming, and the fighting becomes shorter because of that.

Chanters I don't quite see as much, unless they're doing a ton of crowd control. My old roomy was in my guild, epic chanter, and he was almost permanently FM.

Necros? Why not. They have killer mana regen spells, but that doesn't exclude them from FT gear.

Mages? See wizards ;)
RE: Class most befefited?
# Aug 22 2004 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Hmm i have a rant....Dieing does suck but it is a game not RL, so if you die cause someone does not know what they are doing with thier class, then teach them. If they won't listen then disband from the group and leave. This is a very complex game and it takes time to learn. If you don't want to take gambles people then find a raiding guild who knows what they are doing and don't get into any pick up groups.
What class deserves???
# Aug 30 2002 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
I have to say i agree with Ahmenhotep. Nothing amazes me more then all the ignorant little loot whores all trupeting their own class as most deserving. Fact is, this is an awesome piece for any class that is allowed to use it. So many items on this site have these moronic postings that i cant help but to wonder how so many stupid people have even aquired the skills to type.

Edited, Fri Aug 30 22:00:48 2002
RE: What class deserves???
# Dec 27 2002 at 10:11 PM Rating: Default
The 'this is just great for everyone' argument has been trumpeted too much. If youre in a guild capable of getting alot of stuff, there's the following criteria:

1) how useful it is to the guild
2) how useful to the person
3) how much that person deserves it

1) Wizard gets the most use out of this item on a raid. Let's look at the other classes: mage has less efficiency than a wizard, he's obviously getting less use out of a ft item; enchanter tash/mezz does not suck alot of mana, if youve ever been in a big CC fight, youll know that chanters dont burn mana hardcore; necros give mana to clerics.

Now just for the cleric thing I'm going to take two guilds that I know are on the exact same fights. I chose newer guilds that have gotten into VT within 3 days of eachother and have similar average FTs. Necro: 1.8FT, Wizard: 10. One of the Fires of Heavens necro profiles reads FT: 13.

2) Nec/Mag/Wiz derive their solo xp rate from their mana incoming. Magicians 63+ have a hard time soloing. Enchanters in POP are getting it easier, until they go into COD where the good spot has pulls of 5 at times!

3) This is simple: whoever raids the most, gets more.
RE: What class deserves???
# Sep 14 2004 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
----enchanter tash/mezz does not suck alot of mana, if youve ever been in a big CC fight, youll know that chanters dont burn mana hardcore---

Sorry sir what lvl Enchanters we talking about here? CC-Crowd control costs alot of mana to maintain Bliss is 300 a shot adds up quick,
Enc dont wave a magic wand and everything stops,it must be maintained untill the group can take care of it,sometimes thats remezzing something 3-4 times if its a big pull.Any class listed should have Equal dibs on this ultra rare.
RE: What class deserves???
# Oct 02 2002 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
It should be 0 weight cuz it's a great monk item ;). Fact is I would love one for my necro, and I can't complain about mana regen, but keeping everyone else in mana keeps me fairly low. 5 more mana per tick would be welcome. This would be awesome for enchanter too, nice cha, nice int, and FTV does stack with everything they get as well. Who can say what class deserves an item, depends on the raid, the guild, and your point systems I guess.
Loot rights
# Jul 09 2002 at 7:25 PM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
It's a good thing that everyone posts on here stating who should get what item, because I know for a fact that all the uber guildleaders consult these message boards to tell them who should be awarded items. If it wasn't for you guys, they'd be clueless how to run their guilds.

Edited, Tue Jul 9 20:15:20 2002
RE: Loot rights
# Nov 30 2002 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
202 posts

#REDACTED, Posted: May 22 2002 at 8:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you people crack me up :)
RE: lol
# May 23 2002 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
Uhhh, ever heard of Mezz & Charm Zilth?
RE: lol
# Jul 21 2002 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
if your raiding tunare, ench's are NOT mezzing (except in xp groups, which is unimportant because guilds doing this don't much care about how you do in xp groups). if you get adds, everyone switches to them, they are kited away, or a warrior is stuck on em till the main target is dead ... and the only charm theyre gonna be doing is dire charm. also the guild doing this is going to be giving it out based on the system they use, or what the officers decide, not what ppl say on boards like these.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 22 2002 at 2:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if i had any say this would not go to a chanter unless other casters cabable us using it hace already passed on it, personally id rather a wizzy have it.
but consider...
# May 22 2002 at 1:08 PM Rating: Default
consider the fact that in long fights where your clerics are in a cheal cycle, they are gonna go oom very very fast. Of the 4 classes noted in this item, I would consider a necro one of the top priorities. Clerics can only be given so much mana with mod rods, FT, bard songs, and KEI. Giving more mana to necro = more mana for clerics from twitches (something subversion i believe) = tanks stay alive.

54 monk CT
RE: but consider...
# May 25 2002 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
Yep! Cuz that's what necros were made to do! Give the clerics mana cuz it's more useful that way!

Give me a break. People who kill Tunare will most likely be rewarding this item to the people who contribute the most on raids by points or merit. Not by class...
RE: but consider...
# Jun 15 2002 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
To Zilth, your right about it not being automatically a chanter item because of the charisma, but it will still go to enchanters if they are active raiders just like any other class who can use an item..

To Blueworth, don't be stupid, items on raids are not given out depending on their useful ness in an exp group...

Ayanar, not saying it won't go to a necro, but necroes don't typically don't run oom on raids when they are feeding clerics, with lich and bard songs and kei they can get plenty of mana..

And Lord Alien, you are exactly right, unless it would be absolutely crazy to give an item to this or that class, then if you have a point system in your guild the most active raider who is gonna have the most points is gonna get it regardless of class, and if items are handed out by officers then they are not going to care too much about making sure it gets 100% effeciency, it will go to the most active raiders.
RE: but consider...
# Jan 30 2003 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
lich and KEI don't stack...FYI
RE: but consider...
# Sep 28 2002 at 5:40 AM Rating: Good
300 posts
KEI doesn't stack with Lich-series spells. And with group taps, mana-pumping and dots (even more useful now with new dot stacking), necros could use that mana every bit as much as any other class.
# Mar 24 2002 at 12:23 AM Rating: Default
If you really want mana regen...

Make a necro.

Mid 50s Iksar necro with Zland heart and Demi Lich regens over 30 hp a tick, with no hp loss.

Standing up.
RE: Mana
# Oct 16 2002 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
300 posts
Sorry Broxilius, you're slightly off here. Mid-50s Iksar don't have a standing regen of 48+ HP (about what Demi Lich takes per tick) unless they have spells/bard songs effecting them.
RE: Mana
# Dec 07 2002 at 7:31 AM Rating: Excellent
You don't need 48hp a tick regen for demi lich. Yes Demi lich is 48hp to 31mana a tick. However the damage is rated as PvP damage, and so you only end up taking 2/3 of it, or 32hp a tick. So a 56 Iksar sitting gets 16hp a tick plus 5 for ZHeart and maybe another 3 for AA regen, total 24 hp a tick. Now if you made friends with an equal lvl Beastlord you get Spiritual Radiance (5 mana/hp a tick) and Chloroplast (10hp a tick). Making 36mana and 7hp a tick. Not bad at all.

Man I still wish I could make my necro an iksar.....

But the morral here is this, if you a necro do the math next time your on. The lich line does not do full damage. I don't think shadowbond does either, but I haven't tested it yet to be sure.
RE: Mana
# Mar 24 2002 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
Bah, not 30hp

30 mana
i would
# Feb 03 2002 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
keel people i know for this. wow
All FT items stack
# Jan 10 2002 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
By: SlowTachyon
Safe to assume that 2 items with the same level of flowing thought (seen more than a few items with FT1) or even 2 items with differing levels (best level wins?) don't stack?


The most recent patch states that ALL forms of Flowing Thought now stack with each other.

By the way... HOLY CRAP! FT 5?!!??!?!!? MAN!

Edited, Thu Jan 10 14:43:52 2002
Flowing Thought
# Jan 01 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
Safe to assume that 2 items with the same level of flowing thought (seen more than a few items with FT1) or even 2 items with differing levels (best level wins?) don't stack?
RE: Flowing Thought
# Jan 04 2002 at 12:10 AM Rating: Good
34 posts
From what Lawrence Poe posted on the Wizard boards, all FT items now stack.
RE: Flowing Thought
# Feb 08 2002 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Up to a max of 15 points of Flowing thought will stack. (Not that I have to worry about that)

#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 19 2001 at 11:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is probably the best Pure Caster item ever...
RE: This
# Jan 01 2002 at 10:57 PM Rating: Excellent
34 posts
Sorry but your numbers are wrong.

Flowing Thought 1 = 1 mana/tick
FT2 = 2 mana/tick
FT3 = 3 mana/tick
FT10 = 10 mana/tick

Breeze = 2 mana/tick
Clarity = 4 mana/tick(L29) to 7 mana/tick(L48)
Clarity II = 11 mana/tick
Koadic's Endless Intellect = 13 mana/tick

So this is about the same as Clarity from a level 35 Enchanter.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 22 2003 at 2:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sorry but your numbers are wrong.
RE: This
# Mar 12 2002 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
why do u have a 48/42 2hb
RE: This
# Dec 20 2001 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
I agree, probably the best Pure Caster item... however:

Flowing THought I = better than nothing
Flowing THought II = Breeze
Flowing THought III = nice, but not clarity
Flowing THought IV = not in game yet (that I know)
Flowing THought V = low lvl Clarity (lvl 32/33)
Clarity II = best there is... but stacked with Flowing THought V = 16 mana per tick... very nice :)

the #'s after the FT = the amount of mana per tick added.

FYI :)

not just a flabby warrior... also a nutty chanter
has to be the best offhand caster item
# Nov 23 2001 at 6:00 PM Rating: Excellent
i have seen many uber items the only item that i have ever seen that was better was a caster shield with 10 to all stats 100 life/hp and a right mez .... but that was a GM event item

this is by far the best there is
anyone that gets one is more than lucky
best caster item yet ever?
# Nov 22 2001 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
is it possible that this is the best int caster item ever dropped!?!?
RE: best caster item yet ever?
# May 23 2002 at 10:31 PM Rating: Default
For a secondary item, maybe. Overall, no way.
RE: best caster item yet ever?
# Nov 23 2001 at 4:36 AM Rating: Decent
With the effect it has, I'd say it's pretty dam close.
# Nov 21 2001 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
Actually the name could have been better used on a Ranger/Druid item, but it is a very nice frigging item for all those pure casters out there, personally I would have thought it better to save an item like this for Solusek whenever they finally put him into a plane. and the person with the question about why she drops a int caster item does have a point since she isn't one of them as far as I know.
# Nov 22 2001 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Why do any of the gods drop multiple class items? There isn't a good roleplaying reason for it, it's gameplay only. If you went to the trouble of killing something this powerful you'd be fairly pissed if it never dropped an item usable for your class. Add to that the fact that most druids/rangers don't like spoiling their faction in PoG so it wouldn't make sense for her to have NO DROP items for just those classes.
Imagine it "Yeah, I'll just stand over here while you guys do all the work and take the faction hit, you don't mind if I loot do you?"
# Nov 21 2001 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
Just a thought. Why does a Druid Goddess drop an Enchanters dream? And does this mean she charms?
shootin from the hip here!
About Flowing Thought
# Nov 21 2001 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
24 posts
Flowing Thought V gives you 5 mana per tick regen. It stacks with mana regen-type spells (eg. c2, PotG, GoB). It's difficult to tell if FT stacks with itself, such items are rare and the effect is hard to notice. I've had a choker of the wretched (FT1) for a long time. At 1 mana per tick it's hard to tell if IT's working. I'm sure that FT5 will be more noticeable. I'm hoping that as more of these FT items enter the game, we can get ascertain this stacking issue based on empirical evidence rather than supposition or hearsay.

Currently, only Flowing Thought 1, 2, 3 and 5 are fully enabled in the live game. FT 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 say "Increase Mana by 0." I learned that by looking at the live spdat.eff with EqCaster.

Commenting specifically on this item, Essence of Nature... I was hoping it was something for my druid. I mean, with a name like that shouldn't it be? /sigh
RE: About Flowing Thought
# Nov 22 2001 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
Yeah but priests get a FT3 item for them but good luck getting it over a cleric :)
# Nov 21 2001 at 12:43 PM Rating: Default
wow, i've never seen flowing thought 5 before!! anyone have that program that gets the stuff from the game? I'm wondering how much mana you get per tick. thx
# Nov 21 2001 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
one thing I think is odd by your comments... it drops of Tunare... Tunare is a good aligned god... why would anyone good acctualy want to kill her? shouldnt they be worshiping her?

And if that was the case if people acctualy did that... why would she drop an item that is good for the good aligned Classes? like the 2h Sword that she also drops... people were complaining why SKs could use it...
RE: Hmmm
# Nov 21 2001 at 11:08 AM Rating: Default
What, having a paladin kill the froglock shin lord for ghoulbane didn't give you a clue of where roleplaying fell in the scheme of things?
RE: Hmmm
# Nov 21 2001 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
That would be precisely why they created the quest for it now. :P
wow.. to whom?
# Nov 21 2001 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
this item is really somthing to look forward to (not that I'm likely to get it anyways). And yes, I would give up my roll for a chanter to have it (maybe not to any chanter..) for they will probably make better use of it than me... still, I'd love it :)

Amanrahin Samshaidar
lvl 53 wizard of Tempest Draconis
RE: wow.. to whom?
# Nov 25 2001 at 12:37 PM Rating: Default
Personally I don't believe you shouldn't roll on this item just because your a wizard. Need before Greed looting is outdated and silly. As a 47 enchanter I prefer Can and will use looting. Just because it seems to be best for a particular class doesn't mean it sucks for someone else, and a wizzy gets just as much use out of this item as any chanter would. 15 cha is great but there is a reason that its flagged necro wizard mage enchanter, and thats because its the best wizzy off hand out there too. Classism in EQ revolts me and wizards have just as much a part in droping Tunare as anyone. Why should they have to wait in line for an uber drop just because some chanter could use it too?
RE: wow.. to whom?
# Dec 29 2001 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
No one would roll on this.. Guild officers would decide who gets it period. Not like your going to get many pick up raids on Tunare.. In the extremely unlikely situation of a Pick Up raid then yes, all those who would use it should get to roll..
# Nov 20 2001 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
Awesome item, seems strange that a Necro can use, given it drops off tunare. Although my necro is drooling to kill her and take this ;)
# Nov 20 2001 at 10:13 PM Rating: Default
Wow. Amen to that.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 20 2001 at 10:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Slawslayer youre a tool. God item isnt good enough for you, whine whine. Do us all a favor and dont post anymore, youre a waste of time
# Nov 20 2001 at 9:49 PM Rating: Good
Ok.. imho , to people saying 'this isn't very good, it should be more useful' STFU
Oh, no, a god doesn't drop a weapon that does 32000 damage/tick dot/lifetap/manadrain weapon what's all/all and goes on your little toe, it sucks!
My god people. Look.. Flowing Thought V.. stacks with c2/protection of glades/bard mana regen.
ANY caster could make MUCH use of this.
Personally, as a chanter, it is BADASS.
Lots of mana regening, goes in secondary, with epic in primary hand.. that's another ton of cha and int, freeing up even more slots for resist/etc gear.
Really good resists on the 3 saves it gives, good mana/hp, and decent ac.
If you don't freaking like the drops, don't go there. Go play diablo2 and use a trainer to make a weapon that kills everything in one hit.
If you think it's not any fun unless you are ungodly overpowered, and have zero risk when facing anything, you must never have even thought of trying a physical sport, eh?
Come on, this is a GREAT item, and I think you need to .. hell, do something more constructive than bash any 'uber' item that comes on web sites.
Perhaps you're just jealous or something, that you'll never get it. who knows.
*breathes* ok, I feel better now.
I'd just love to see this in my inventory some day, if I could be worth of being merited something like this. =)
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