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Festering Earlobe  

Slot: EAR
AC: 7
STA: +10 CHA: +5 INT: +10 HP: +90 MANA: +60
Recommended level of 58.
Focus: Affliction Efficiency IV
WT: 0.3 Size: TINY
Class: NEC
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:greger
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:34:56
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Planes of Power Item

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 60

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Ruins of Lxanvom (Crypt of Decay)

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 23 2003 at 7:41 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Quite a rare drop, we've only had 2 out of 15-ish Paffa kills
# Nov 21 2003 at 4:49 AM Rating: Default
For everyone saying this is the best AE4 item there is, they want ect. Decaying shoes of the Plaguebringer. Conservation of Solusek. Drops off Bertox. Harder to get, yes, but much better.
# Feb 05 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
1- Conservation of Solusek is NOWHERE near AE, being 15% Vs 25% mana preservation
2- It's easier to find good boots with focuses than ears
3- It's even easier to actually find boots with good stats than earrings
4- It's actually easier to get the boots than the earring because of earring's rarity (drop rate is around 1 in 30 to 40 kills)

This is one of the best pre PoTime necromancer earrings and THE best AE4 item you can find (before Conservation of Bertoxxulous, which is on a Time earring aka the perfect upgrade for a Paffa ear)

Oh yeah not to mention Festering Earlobe has 15 sv Disease, a quite rare save
# Dec 08 2003 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
300 posts
While the stats are much better, yes, the effect is not the same. CoS is a 15% mana pres. AE is 25%.
The truth about necros and this ear
# Oct 17 2003 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
If you dont play a high end necro you dont what this ear is worth to us. Im stuck right now with the stupid ring from veksar and ornate sleeves for mana pres. We necro's want mana we kill our selves for mana. And our efficiency and soloing relies on us useing lots of mana and getting back a.s.a.p. when soloing post 60. Soloing gaurds in HoH takes well over 50% of my mana on one set of dots. Which I stack 6 of. I can clear all gaurds killing nonstop with a lil med break but thats cuase im waiting on spawns. We give up stats for Ae4 and this gives us what we want hp's mana and a damn needed foci. Just my 2cp flame if you want but I do what most need a group to do alone. :P
RE: The truth about necros and this ear
# Dec 13 2003 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
300 posts
Personally, I'd ditch the Twilight ring and just pick up a Justice gavel for AE4. Sure, the stats are non-existent, but unless you have a really, really good range item, the gavel will be more useful.
RE: The truth about necros and this ear
# Jun 24 2004 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
I went with the skull of decay first. Lowering those long casting times has saved my *** more times than I can count. I only have AE III boots (dead dream) so I would kill for this earring.

Your point of a focus item being > any mana/hp item is correct tho.
Very Nice
# Jan 29 2003 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
For an item attainable by 3 people its some pretty nice ****.
RE: Very Nice
# Feb 20 2003 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
Event is bugged, don t think 3 peoples could handle the cycle now... 2 groups are a minimum, too bad 2 kills and no earing yet (
RE: Very Nice
# May 12 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Blah, all we seem to get is the earring. Had to let it rot last night, bacause we had no 55+ necros online.
# Nov 11 2002 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
Affliction efficiency 4 is currently bugged and only operates on spells below level 60, not level 65. If you have one, please feedback/bug it.

Note that it does not only modify HP spells - it also works on afflictions in general, so debuffs/dots/mezzes are also cheaper.

And yes, I know it's a necro item and I'm an enc. I use the Sharp Claw Ahlspiess, which has the same focus effect, and that's the bugged part.

Lath, Coercer, Veeshan.

Edited, Mon Nov 11 00:58:26 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 05 2002 at 2:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WOW! look at this peice of infected ear ..... hey i got an idea..... ill stick a peice of wire thru it and use it for an earring.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 04 2002 at 10:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) should be sk/nec
Re: omg
# Nov 04 2002 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
What amazing, incredible observations you just made! You should change your name to Watson!
RE: Re: omg
# Nov 04 2002 at 10:32 PM Rating: Default
haha, man, thanks for crackin me up =)
# Nov 04 2002 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
This has to be one of the best necromancer earrings to date.
+10 int= great since int cap is raise post 60
+10 sta and +90 hp= amazing on an earring, and for nec, hp=mana
+60 mana= insane on an earring
Plus it has 15 sv disease which is one of the harder svs to raise.

And to top it all off, it has a nifty mana reduction for DoTs.

Any necromancer awarded this is going to be one happy fellow.
RE: omg
# Nov 05 2002 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
I would have to agree this is a nice new addition to any necros gear, i would not say it is one of the best pieces or that it is something i would expect to find in the planes, but i guess VI wasted alot of time and armor on Vex Thal and just threw the left overs in a new expansions but would be a great for anyone 45 to 55, to bad they put that cap to make it so you have to be 58 to use it to its full capabilities. and if you are going to cap something alittle more resist would be nice because from what i understand resist is what it is all about in the planes.

Edited, Tue Nov 5 09:56:49 2002
RE: omg
# Nov 05 2002 at 2:17 PM Rating: Default
If you think this is too low end for 58+ necros, think again. This earring is my most wanted item atm. It simply rocks. I hope you know what the focus effect is? Doesn't look like you do. Do you know what 10sta 10int 90hp 60mana in earslot is? Very nice. VERY!

Vermis Mysteriis
63 Warlock
RE: omg
# Nov 05 2002 at 5:10 PM Rating: Default
okay to start off i know what the effect is and it works only on the spells up to 60 which is nice and at the same time has a draw back when we now have spells up to 65, i read it i am not illetirate. secondly i said it was a nice addition to any necros gear, all i am trying to say is this isn't what i was expecting from the new expansion some of the items out of vex thal are nice and some of the other items in the game are nice as well, all i was trying to say was that i was hoping for more. yes it is nice and many necros will be trying to get this on the raids they attend i will eventually want one as well as a necro.

here is the focus effect:

1: Lowers mana cost up to 25%
2: Restriction: Spells level 60 and lower
3: Restriction: 'Detrimental' spells only
4: Restriction: Minimum Tick Duration: 6
5: Restriction: Only applies to 'Hit Points (HP)' spells
RE: omg
# Nov 25 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Default
It's focus effect IV, which means it works on level 65 spells. It is bugged atm, and they are fixing it ;)
RE: omg
# Nov 09 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
I say this. Im not a necro, and I know this would be a nice addition to ANY lvl necros gear. You are comparing this too VT armor. It cant, I wont argue that. But do you know what all goes in to getting a key to VT?? You gotta kill numerous named mobs, which is easily done. The drawback is, you have to be awarded the pieces from each named, which means killing these several times. You are 42, so I will let it slide. Im not flaming you, just educating you.
RE: omg
# Nov 06 2002 at 7:10 PM Rating: Default
actually , maybe the site hasnt updated it yet, but the effection is not affliction efficiency 3 (which would work 60 and under) but it is affliction effiency *4* (working 65 and under)
RE: omg
# Jun 23 2003 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a level 65 necro and have VT key and I want this earing more than any other earing I have seen. AE4 items are hard to find... AE4 items with good stats are VERY hard to find. I think this is the best AE4 item for a necro in the game that I have seen.
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