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Tinkerin' Tools  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY
This item can be used in tradeskills.
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Tinkering +2% (6 Max)
WT: 2.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: ALL
Race: BAR ELF TRL OGR GNM IKS VAH FRG
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Lore:Gnomish power tools
Item Type:Misc
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:20 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:60
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2021-09-04 03:59:50
Page Updated:Sat Sep 7th, 2019

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin


Average Price: 700pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is found on creatures.

Echo Caverns
NPC Name
Dack Tiktopper



Zone(s) Found In:


Zone Name
Echo Caverns

Dropped by Dack Tiktopper
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# Mar 18 2005 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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allak please update the pic lol

here's the updated one
Tinkerin' Tools

Respawn time on all mobs in this area is 15-20min. Only 5 need not to be killed: preacher, priestess, asther, roy, and pete.

Edited, Fri Mar 18 22:10:14 2005
Geerlok Clockwork Contraption
# Apr 30 2004 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
For those not wanting to camp this guy for ages to get these, try going to the bazaar and buying a Geerlok Clockwork Contraption which gives a 5% skill mod to tinkering, as opposed to the 2% mod on this drop. Smiley: wink2
Dack the Wizzy
# Oct 12 2003 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
Well Dack killed me once so I have had revenge on him about 50 times to outfit all my alts and now he finally dropped the tools - I am not finished with him will kill him a few times again. Now it just takes a few smacks to drop him.

Darttoma
Level 50 Pally
these tools are way to hard to get
# Jun 22 2002 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
i hate this guy i have killed him well over 200 times and have not gotten these tools. is SoA so cruel that they put something to finally help tinkering then slap it on a underconned gnome and when you are high enough to kill him without gettin your a** handed to you he wont drop the item.im sorry for the rambling but this is nuts ive already spent a fortune on tinkerrring and i want the tools increase the drop rate sony stop being jerks. have a nice day:)
RE: these tools are way to hard to get
# Jul 08 2002 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
Got these tools tonight after killing the little *******, and all his friends, about 50 times before they dropped(wasn't farming them just grinding in tunnel). Does anyone have any idea how much they're worth? Since they seem to be an extremely rare drop would 5k be asking too much?

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RE: these tools are way to hard to get
# Sep 13 2002 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
i got it on my first kill here

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Drop Rate or Luck
# Jun 14 2002 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
Got the tools on the first kill. I'm either very lucky or the drop rate has increased. I have a gnome friend who is going to make me a rebreather, I'll give these to her.
RE: Drop Rate or Luck
# Jun 17 2002 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
I'm sorry my friend, you will NOT be giving those to your friend, as they are..........
CLASS: NONE
RACE: NONE
RE: Drop Rate or Luck
# Jul 06 2002 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
Ya she will. That is a mistake. It is all/gnome.
RE: Drop Rate or Luck
# Jan 21 2003 at 9:50 PM Rating: Excellent
No, i'm looking at them right now, and they are:

all/Bar Trl Ogr Gnm Iks Vah

What the other races would want with them is a mystery to me.
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RE: Drop Rate or Luck
# Aug 29 2003 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
also add frog to the list of races
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Ah yeah!
# May 30 2002 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
I've been killing this phreek (what else would you call a gnome wizard that nukes for 185 and PUNCHES for 80 at lvl 25???) ever since he killed me. This has dropped once out of about 20 kills. He doesn't drop anything else worth while (deluxe toolbox, whoopy!) but I like to kill him anyway. I'm a lvl 31 rogue and I solo him with troubles sometimes. At lvl 28 a solo class could take him I think.
Wizard
# May 13 2002 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
This gnome is a wizzy. He DDs do up to 181 points damage. Not that tough once you survive the first several blasts.
Bastard gnome is ripping me off
# Feb 25 2002 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I have killed him no less than 80 times and have NEVER seen the tools drop. I have the toolboxes on me and all my alts, and heve given some to guards just so they dont rot.

My gnome is sitting just outside this room waiting for the day that I actually loot the tools and transfer them to him.

This guy is light blue to me now. I hope to get the tools while he still gives me that pixel of exp.
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# Jan 07 2002 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
Here is the info you are all requesting in the threads:

Dack is located through the "Secret Entrance" from Shadowhaven (on the way to Fungus Grove). When entering the zone, you will go left along the wall, and the entry opens into a hallway behind a torn curtain. There are several named NPC's in this area, surrounded by mutants. He can randomly spawn, though he was the first NPC in the opening to the right more than 1 time. I killed him twice, and realatively easy at level 51. I would estimate his level to be around 20 to 30 max, he is a melee type, and hit for max 50 against my necro. Both times I killed him, he dropped a Deluxe Toolbox, 10 slot container 3.5 wt. His Respawn time is about 15 minuites at most. The key to killing this guy is to pull him out of that room, as there is a priest healer who heals him quickly and often. The nice thing about the priest, (and im not sure if its a bug) is that when attacked, he despawns, I used fear and when it wore off he depopped. That is critical, as it can be very frustrating getting your mob down to 1/4 health and having to start the fight again after the priest does his business.

There are several other named NPC's in the cavern as well, all of them have a 15 min respawn time, and a rare/common drop.

Happy Hunting!
RE: item
# Jan 22 2002 at 5:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just a few things. Dack is a caster. He is way easy for a 46 warrior, I was able to solo the whole area there when I was that lvl, just bring alot of bandaids which you can buy from that same zone (dont attempt killing Roy, he's a lil tough and never droped anything for me). Almost all the named in that area can spawn anywhere in that area, it will either be a mutant or a named. The ones that dont apply to the rule are The Preacher, Roy, that guy protecting the shrooms, the gnome hiding in the corner with the rocks, and that high elf princess and her lil dwarf female next to her. The preacher does not depop when attacked, he depops when he takes a step. I was able to melee him to death but most of the time my attacks pushes him back too far and he trys to step towards me and depops or his corpse gets stuck in the wall or one of the rocks, he didnt have a drop any of the times I was able to loot him. If you dont want to deal with him healing our mobs, just aggro him and move away and you wont have to worry about him. Not all of the named have a common and rare drop, the ones that do are Dack, Crinthia, Torrin, that dwarf male that either has a torch or pick, and that high elf chick. I've heard the shroom guy has a rare but I've never seen it.

Edited, Tue Jan 22 04:13:41 2002
RE: item
# Aug 04 2003 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
At level 50 i have killed roy several times just for fun and he drops a decent ring for a low level alt... just my 2coppers worth
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# Dec 22 2001 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
ok i give i have looked all over on both sides of echo and have yet to find him. where is he at.

thanks.
Read This and know
# Dec 20 2001 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
This fellas is easier than anything to kill after lvl 25. he drops the box every time and you will not take any faction hit other then the Mutant one. The box is great regarding the bonus to tinkering and also comes in handy as a GIant size container with 10 slots to hold stuff.
RE: Read This and know
# Dec 20 2001 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
The tools are not a container. What you have is the deluxe toolbox, his common drop. The toolbox does not give the bonus to tinkering.
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# Dec 19 2001 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
My friend got one on the first kill while he was just messing around. How much would something like this go for? I know there are the tinkered 5% items but sofar this seems to be the only tinkering held skil mod so I figure I should be able to get a Tailoring and Smithing mod item for this? =) -- Prozzden of Innoruuk
RE: No Trade for Tailoring
# Dec 20 2001 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
You won't be able to trade this for the Tailoring tools, never mind two-for-one; tailoring tools are one of maybe three items tinkers can actually sell for a profit. If you ask nicely, and the tinker is a friend, you might be able to trade for the smithing tools.

Any gnome that can afford to tinker can kill this MoB, and the other tools also require drops off mid-level MoBs. If you provide the tinker with the required dropped component for your tool and the Tinkerin' Tools, then you should be able to trade. That's how I got my fletching tools.
His level?
# Dec 19 2001 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know this MOB's level?
any faction
# Dec 19 2001 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
Is there any faction hits when you kill the gnomes?
This Item
# Dec 18 2001 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
Tools are pretty rare, and we're updated to all/gnome. Faction on the guy is Mutant Outcasts

Edited, Wed Dec 19 11:39:42 2001
Hrmmm .
# Dec 18 2001 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Ok, my question is.. Gnomes are the ones who will want this item, but we gotta *kill* a Gnome to get it . . that doesn't make sense to me. Won't we lose faction or something? Doh!

RE: Hrmmm .
# Dec 20 2001 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
Well, it wouldn't make sense to be on an ogre NPC. What would an ogre NPC be doing with a tinkin' kit?
More like rare drop
# Dec 18 2001 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
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The tools are not common. I've killed this little gnome at least 50 times and only seen him drop the tools once. He does drop a deluxe toolkit (like the ones purchaced in IC) every time he does not drop the kit though. Nice free 10 slot bag for the bank with giant capacity. Gotta like that Hehe.

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RE: More like rare drop
# Dec 30 2001 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
could one of you send me an email
Johnathon@thereasons.com
RE: More like rare drop
# Dec 19 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
I killed the bugger 14 times, right now I have 5 of the toolboxes in my inventory and 8 in my bank, I got the tools around my 11th kill, must have been pretty lucky.
RE: More like rare drop
# Jan 03 2002 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
What is this guys spawn time and where exactly does he spawn? I couldn't find him.

Edited, Thu Jan 3 08:53:16 2002
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