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Howling Harpoon  

Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 35
DMG: 13 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WIS: +6 MANA: +40
Effect: Stun (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 40
WT: 4.2 Size: MEDIUM
Class: SHM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Piercing
Merchant Value:50 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 10:04:03
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 5,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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This item is found on creatures.

Karnor's Castle
NPC Name
Spectral Caller
Spectral Curate

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Karnor's Castle
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Proc level?
# Sep 08 2003 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
what level does this baby proc
RE: Proc level?
# Apr 01 2004 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
it states lvl 40 for weapon effect from what i see
# Jun 26 2003 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
Sorting Shaman piercers by Wisdom, this spear and 2 others are the highest you can get before entering Planes and no-drop weapons (Sky, Time, etc).

Purchased for 400pp in the Sol Ro Bazaar 6/24/03.
# Apr 27 2003 at 9:29 AM Rating: Default
Dropped off a Drovlarg Sentry at the entrance area in karnors
# Feb 14 2003 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Feb 14 11:41:26 2003
Nice weapon
# Feb 14 2003 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
I'm a lv 7 SHM (dont laugh) and i have this. It is an awesome weapon to have at low levels even w/o the proc and at high levels too.
Which one?
# Nov 28 2002 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
Ok, yesterday I was very lucky. I accidently spent 12pp on a chain helm, and then auct'd for banded armor. This 64 warr says she'll make me any pieces i need for FREE. That was good because I couldn't afford too many, so she makes me all but neck and legs. Anyway, I asked if she knew good piercing weps (I'm a Shaman) and she said lemme check on my alt. She comes to the area with the alt and GIVES me Spine Chill Spear, Howling Harpoon, Runed Circlet, and a few other items, for FREE!!! Now my question is, which spear is better? I have a piercing of 9 lol (I'm lvl 10) so is one better to raise my skill or anything? Right now I use the Spine since its faster and the HH can go in my range so i can get its stats as well. Thank you.

Hakunin, 10 Shaman
Finkel Micromagi <Gambits of Fate>, 24 Magician
Willeren, 17 Ranger
Tunare Server
RE: Which one?
# Apr 10 2003 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
137 posts
The faster the weapon, the more times you will swing at your target. The more times you swing, the more times you will get skill checks and thus you "Should" raise the skill faster.
Which one?
# Nov 28 2002 at 1:35 PM Rating: Default
Spear is good
# Nov 10 2002 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
its a good spear i tink. the stun is good stats are good. 6 wis 40 mana. i got it for 400 plat good price i think. it a good shammy item
Howling Harpoon
# Jun 27 2002 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
280 posts
Some time ago this weapon had its range value removed so it cannot be thrown now. Its one of the nicer range items a shaman can get. I saw a 52 mage /auc in EC for 500pp. I sent him a tell immediately and met him at T1. When he got there he said that he would take 300pp for it--I didnt even try to bargain him down. Very nice for the WIS/mana addition and even tho its a fairly high damage piercer by the time it procs at level 40 a shaman trying to melee XP giving mobs with this will get eaten alive, even if they are slowed. Still, might be useful fighting a mob that gates or CH's at low health. A slime coated harpoon is better for raising piercing skill since it has 10 less delay.

54 Ogre BattleMystic on Luclin server--Aggrok
RE: Howling Harpoon
# Mar 08 2003 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
As of March 8th, 2003, this item still has it's range value on it.
Is this better then a Spine Chill Spear
# Jun 23 2002 at 9:24 PM Rating: Default
Is this better, I'm depating weather I should get this or usemy spine chill spear can anyone answer this for me?
Thanks Falgoth/Kelvenmor
# Mar 17 2002 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
I would like to take a moment to thank fellow guild member Falgoth (retireing Kelvenmor) for giving me this weapon for next to nothing. I am using it in the range slot with a Jade Chockidai Prod in Primary. Anyone have any thoughts as to what my next weapon upgrade should be?

Orhavann Vonheeganhoven
Shaman of the 39th Season
Dragoon Warriors

If it can kill you, It can make you stronger.

Edited, Wed Apr 3 22:27:20 2002
RE: Thanks Falgoth/Kelvenmor
# Apr 04 2002 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
27 posts
I would encourage you to consider buying a Rune Etched Icewurm Fang. Better yet, get a good group together and go get one in Kael.
RE: Thanks Falgoth/Kelvenmor
# May 08 2002 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
What a fine suggestion, Jabbezz. Thank you very much. I don't know about a place for you to stand, but I'm pretty sure I could supply the fulcrum and lever. :)
# Jan 14 2002 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
I was in FV running to the bridge when all of a sudden a warrior yells for help right in front of me. I freaked out because I was a tad drunk - and everything was moving side to side. Anyway, I greater healed the lvl 53 warrior. It sucked my mana dry so I went to med in front of the bank. A few seconds later he asks if I have a howling harpoon. I said no. He asked if I wanted one. To my shock and amazement he GAVE me the HH! I just couldn't believe it. I was amazed at his kindness. Thanks Tatar.

Geldori Icepetal
42 Barbarian Shaman ~ Tunare
RE: Gift
# Nov 08 2002 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
You managed to pop off a Greater Heal while you were drunk and swaying side to side.....and you weren't interrupted? Ok.....
RE: Gift
# Nov 03 2003 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
1,817 posts
If channeling is high enough it is very possible. I've done it a few times with higher spells.
Proc in Range Slot?
# Jan 11 2002 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry for the stupid question in advance :)

But, if this is equipped in the RANGE slot, can the proc still go off while fighting with other weapons? Thanks.
RE: Proc in Range Slot?
# Jan 16 2002 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
No, a weapon only has a chande to proc when you attack with it, therefore only the weapon in your primary would have a chance to proc. It might proc if you throw it at a mob, but I don't think anyone would really want to do that.
RE: Proc in Range Slot?
# Sep 03 2002 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
221 posts
A weapon will proc if in your off hand as well, if you had dual wield as a skill.
Howling Harpoon
# Dec 25 2001 at 6:13 AM Rating: Default
I play on the Innoruk server and have seen these drop twice in one week. So maybe not that rare. Anyone want to buy it from me, send me a tell in game or e-mail me at I'll sell it for 2k

Ishaam Blooddagger
# Dec 24 2001 at 12:34 AM Rating: Default
I wanan buy one of these babies on brell
(or trade sum stuff for it) and alos a nice ammo slot item, send a email to me,

Edited, Mon Dec 24 00:43:04 2001
Throwing away 3k
# Oct 04 2001 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
Regards having an expensive wep in the range slot an throwing it by accident....don't have a macro made for the range weapon and you cannot throw it! that simple.)
RE: Throwing away 3k
# Oct 12 2001 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
Unless you get Charmed - then COUNT on throwing it.
Spine Chill vs Howling
# Aug 21 2001 at 9:09 PM Rating: Default
Just some food for thought. I recently picked up a spine chill spear for 750pp (A bargain by all accounts). It has a dmg ratio of 2.8 (10 28dly) which is slightly better than the howling harpoon as well as +6wis, +2sta, and 10sv v cold. It only weighs 3 and procs shock of ice (38dd). I guess the stun effect of the howling harpoon may at first glance seem a little better, but given that I normally pull using Tagars when soloing I find the Spine chill a better option and can normally get as many hits in while a mob is slowed plus my first dot as when it is stunned especially when puppy is in play as well. Any thoughts?
RE: Spine Chill vs Howling
# Sep 21 2001 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
well seeing as how the spine chill spear cant be put in the range slot and you had this and the spine chill spear you'd have to put the howling harpoon in the range slot and wield the chill spear.
Price Data
# Jul 23 2001 at 5:12 PM Rating: Default
I just bought one on Cazic Thule server. 2 guys were auctioning them in EC. One wanted 3k obo the other wanted 2k obo. I bought it for 1500pp off the second guy...Ogres just act dumb 8)
Howling Harpoon info
# Jun 11 2001 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default

Ok look. This harpoon can drop off Spectral Curates and also off Callers - where I got mine.

ALL loot in Karnor Castle is rare and random. Drolvarg Sentries can drop SS Boots, etc etc. The named mobs drop items as well, but this zone is random.

This harpoon DOES fit in range slot (I had mine equipped there), it does proc stun and it can be thrown if in a range slot.

RE: Howling Harpoon info
# Jun 14 2001 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
Just why would you threw a 4k weapon ? :P
RE: Howling Harpoon info
# Jul 16 2001 at 2:12 PM Rating: Default
119 posts
accidentaly is what hes trying to warn about
Shock Of Ice Not STUN
# Jun 04 2001 at 7:06 AM Rating: Default
Just got 1 last night. Procs Shock of Ice. Not sure what level it starts at. Im a 42 Shaman and it procs for me.
RE: Shock Of Ice Not STUN
# Jul 26 2001 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
There is an older version of this item that did proc Shock of Ice. Sounds like this guy might have bought his, and just got an older one
RE: Shock Of Ice Not STUN
# Jul 07 2001 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
You must be confusing zith Spine Chill Spear wich procs a forst based dd, this one has always, does, and will forever proc stun
RE: Shock Of Ice Not STUN
# Jun 05 2001 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
I have one, and it procs stun!!!! It procs all the time and it procs stun ether you are lying or one of ours is messed up
RE: Shock Of Ice Not STUN
# Feb 22 2002 at 3:12 PM Rating: Default
This weapon was changed during a patch some time ago... It used to proc something else. ( not sure what )--
Caution: Range Slot!!
# Jun 01 2001 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
(Correct me if I am wrong...)Haven't confirmed this personally :) But...if it is in the range slot couldn't it be possibly thrown at your opponent and lost? I think I will keep mine in the Primary Slot.
RE: Caution: Range Slot!!
# Jul 07 2001 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
Well when you put this in your range slot, this involves you're smart enough not to click on range attack hotkey, otherwise if you trhew it by mistake, it's your deficient brain's fault
RE: Caution: Range Slot!!
# Aug 21 2001 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
Once when CHARMED by an Evil Eye, I was made to throw my Dragoon Dirk from my range slot. This is probably a rare occurrance, but a definite worry!

30 Hafling Warrior
Vallon Zek
#Anonymous, Posted: May 13 2001 at 9:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just got one last night
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 8:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yes it does but only if you throw it!! and that would just be plain dumb
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 7:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) whats your point?
# May 12 2001 at 12:48 PM Rating: Default
does it proc when in range slot?
RE: effect?
# Jun 05 2001 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
Yes it does but only w2hen thrown and that would be just plain dumb
RE: effect?
# Jun 04 2001 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
Lootin it
# May 08 2001 at 1:46 AM Rating: Default
I just got one off of a spectral curate
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