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Sturdy Grimling Mining Pick  

Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 29
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 31
Backstab DMG: 12
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 0.4 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Piercing
Light:Fire Beetle Eye
Merchant Value:0 pp 8 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Thamok Aiglos
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-12 00:01:02
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Average Price: 52pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 40

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Katta Castellum
Quest Name
Grimling Picks

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Tenebrous Mountains

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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well worth it
# Aug 15 2002 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this wep fer the Dmg Bs and never heard of it before and it is well worth it i was amazed to see that i was Bsing fer 81 at 16 and have used itand continue to use it up into my 30's im 34 now and highest un buffed Bs is 161 i need to find where to make some cash to get the Jagged Ice Shard 12 29 eff shards of sorrow 60dd and IS magic so those damn invulnerable shamans cant avoid my BS muahaha.
Too bad it aint Magic :(
# Jul 24 2002 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Have been using this along time now on my Beastlord.

Its a good newbie piercing weapon that also works as a light source when equipped.

Fast & good damage, but its not magic, so its a pain when you get ambushed by grimlings.

Now it has a 'magic' light source but it is not classed as a magic weapon...

Wake up Verant and fix it !

Its like the Vah Shir merchant in Shadow Haven that refuses to speak to other Vah shir's since he is disgusted by them....argggh.

Sometimes i think the game should be called 'Everpatch'.

23 Beastlord on Bertoxx

Edited, Wed Jul 24 20:37:41 2002
good trade material
# Jul 14 2002 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
i just traded mine soon as i got it from my guild for a centi short sword better for my warrior class in the 1hs department :) I will eventually duall weild a centi war ham for the blunt exp

Barbarian Warrior
10th Blade
# May 12 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
I just recieved this weapon for dancing for some guy in Rivervale, I am only lvl 9 and it kicks butt for my level. I noticed it says recomended lvl 40 so I may be using this weapon for a long time, I saved 230pp in this deal :)
picks show up?
# May 10 2002 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
do the picks appear on these guys when they are just standing there or not? i am running around inside these caves and not seeing any on them.

or are they (egads) that freaking nerf'd?
RE: picks show up?
# Dec 30 2002 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
The picks aren't nerfed. I spent about three hours there mining acrylia from the grimlings, and collected about a dozen of these in the process. The grimlings just don't show as carrying them, is all. Won't know till you turn one upside down and shake him....after cutting off his arms and legs, of course. Watch the teeth tho. Some of them are rabid.
nice weapon
# May 01 2002 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
I love this weapon. First picked one up off a vendor for about 1pp 6 gold. Gave it to my 16 rogue, was amazed how much damage they could cause backstabbing with it at that level. Rogue went from level 16 to 26 faster than any of my other characters. Had some fun in the 20s wielding this in the rogue's main hand, applying poisons to it and wielding a WoFS in the offhand which procs a lot with the high rogue dexterity. Aggro management was fine, just rotated weapons, ducked in and out of combat. Have now acquired the pick for my other characters. Recommend it to anyone.
# Apr 29 2002 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
I bought this for 100plat in EC tunnel and gave it to my lvl 11 warrior and can't wait till I have duel wield it rocks even for us lowly warriors.

pick a winner
# Apr 13 2002 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
I just bought this weapon for 50pp and this sucker rocks! I tried a backstabb on a spiderling to see what this thing could do (just for the heck of it) and I plastered it for 81 points of damage! I'm only a 15th lvl rogue, but that's gonna only go up as I gain levels. I'm completely amazed that this isn't a magical weapon! What else does this pick need to do to be magical? Stand up and do the Funky Macarena?! I'm gonna be using this for quite some time (even if it isn't magical...)

Edited, Sun Apr 14 00:50:12 2002
# Apr 08 2002 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
Im a lvl 25 rogue and i BS for 125 max..with the that Pick. I must say i love this weapon becuase it has a slow delay and for my lvl to be BS'ing that high is AWSOME Lol. I would recomend any rogue to buy this weapon. Even though its not magical it still comes in handy when a High BS is needed ( all the time lol).
SGMP is light source
# Apr 01 2002 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
Seems to also serve as a weak light source (about the same as a fire beetle eye.)

I agree with one of the prior posts: this item is incredibly lightweight, has +3 sv disease mod, serves as a light source -- how the heck can it *not* be a magic item? =(

Bought 1 for 2pp from Vendor
# Mar 08 2002 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
I was shopping in Shadow Haven - looking for cooking supplies when what to my wondering eyes did appear but this light weapon. 2pp the vendor said. I plunked my coins on the bar and the weapon was mine. Better stats than my Crystallized Sword. Non Magic but so what. I got other weapons I carry that are magic. 2pp - cheaper than bronze.
Got One
# Feb 16 2002 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
1,262 posts
Just got one last nite. My 31 rogue so far has had a high backstab of 165 with this thing. My Crystal Grinder BS max has been 116. I'll keep the CG for now since the SGMP is not magic. But how many creatures at my level are magic only to hit? I haven't found any so far. If I do I will switch back to the CG in my main and Serrated Bone Dirk in my secondary.

And before any says it: THIS IS NOT A MONK WEAPON!!!!!
# Feb 08 2002 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
Think about this

Mining Pick 12/29 - 100pp
Crystalline Spear 13/30 - 7000ish

Crystalline Spear is drop off of Lady Vox, a rather difficult dragon, and has NO Stats on, and apart from it being magical, and the pick not, you're getting a darn good deal with this pick.
# Feb 04 2002 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
would make a decent bard weapon for the money since they got that new song that turns thier weapons magical
quick question
# Jan 18 2002 at 11:01 PM Rating: Default
I'm wondering how these cannot be MAGIC items. Without jumping down my throat for being a dumbass, how does a weapon have a save and have such a low dly/low weight (0.4) and not be a magic item. Seems kinda unusual to me. I think they should make it LORE and stick MAGIC on there.
I have a slightly differernt pick, maybe?
# Jan 01 2002 at 2:24 AM Rating: Default
i got one that is lore, and doesent have the extra damage bonus? Did i get a different one or whats up with that?
RE: I have a slightly differernt pick, maybe?
# Jan 04 2002 at 12:16 AM Rating: Default
Correction the one i got isnt lore. but it still doesnt have the damage bonus... so whats up with that?
RE: I have a slightly differernt pick, maybe?
# Jan 06 2002 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Damage bonus depends on the level and class of the wielder.
# Dec 13 2001 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
I got one of these in EC yesterday and immediately tested it out on spiders and bears with backstabs for 150 to 181 unbuffed!! To it to the Overthere on some bigger mobs and got anywhere from 33 to 181 points over about 3 hours.

Addonnicus Crue
34th season rogue
Razor's Edge
jagged ice shard
# Dec 11 2001 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
um, jagged ice shard is 12/29 5sv cold and procs a 60dd...u guys are forgetting this "old velious" stuff lol
RE: jagged ice shard
# Dec 19 2001 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
Traded This plus 2k for a Jagged ice shard =) No im not forgetting velious weap hehe
This is a quest component
# Dec 09 2001 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
Turn in four of these to the gnome governer in the Gnomish area of Katta and you get an even nicer weapon. But it is no drop...
RE: This is a quest component
# May 30 2002 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
The weapon you get in return is a 2HS pick with the same graphic. Did the quest with my pali. Stats blow, no drop, ugly 2 hander, and you loose 4 picks.
I currently have about 30 of these spread over 4 chars. I farm the mines for the acrylia ( bite my *** dr00ds!!) I save these for when I sell other stuff in EC and give them to noobs in the tunnel. They drop 1 out of of every 25-35 Grimlings. My warrior and Rogue each duel wield them also. Very few low lvl mobs are "magic only"
Air elementals in EC and Ghouls in Oasis are a couple to note.
GL to those of you who want on (or 2) of these. A deffinate must-have!
dmg bonus + backstab?
# Dec 09 2001 at 1:33 AM Rating: Default
is the listed dmg bonus factored in for rogue backstabs? if it is, this would make for some pretty wicked backstabs, if not... well it would still be a pretty decent rogue piercer, but not for the lvl to attain.
RE: dmg bonus + backstab?
# Mar 19 2002 at 3:03 PM Rating: Default
Damage bonus is added after BS is calculated. And it is a very good piercer for the level to attain, which is not 40. I was there trying to get small pieces of Acrylia with my 48 rogue and 40 cleric. all the grimlings were blue to Cleric, and green to Light blue to Rogue. So they are in the 33-35 range. A good group of low to mid 30's should easily be able to get this item, very small agro range single pulls are easy. And dont forget the highest damage piercer for rogues is only 15 damage. So unless you are twinked or BUY a better weapon (like I had to), this is your best bet to raise your backstab a considerable amount. I was still using the Burning Rapier up to about 38 when I bought a Slime, just to get those extra points, thena week later bought a TR war spear which I'll probably use till I get my RB. Slimes are reletively cheap, definatley a good buy if you are on a budget, but if you want to earn one yourself in the low 30's this is a very good choice.

Also these are NOT common, i fought there for about 10 hours and got 1.

Edited, Tue Mar 19 15:03:52 2002
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 08 2001 at 11:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I did give one that i bought to a noob beasty 8). He was very happy
# Dec 08 2001 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
This is part of a quest in Katta Castellum. The quest is to turn in 4 of these mining picks, although I can't remember who the quest giver is at the moment. I believe he is in or near the gnome area.
# Dec 08 2001 at 6:42 PM Rating: Default
This is a nice weapon, but its not magic, and is it really lvl 40 to attain? if i was lvl 40 i wouldnt use it.
A bit More Info
# Dec 08 2001 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
Although most items are getting labeled as common, due to the fact that Luclin has only been out such a short time, this item is indeed very common. In about 2 hours of hunting in the various mines located in the zone, our small party recovered about 15-20 of them. The specific MOB is called a Grimling OreFinder. They only sell for a paltry amount to vendors - so I suggest ya give em out to newbie BST characters. :P

Edited, Sat Dec 8 16:19:56 2001
RE: A bit More Info
# Jan 30 2002 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Wed Jan 30 14:10:39 2002
# Dec 08 2001 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
Great Rogue primary, good damage on it for a suffecient backstab.
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