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Crystalline Spear  

Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 13 Dmg Bonus: 30
Backstab DMG: 13
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 6.8 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Piercing
Merchant Value:60 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 04:14:36
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: 15,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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Faydedar also
# Aug 15 2006 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
770 posts
Dropped from Faydedar today.

Havent seen one of these in years, used to be an elite weapon.
the problem
# Apr 13 2003 at 10:59 PM Rating: Default
The problem is we get all these new expansions and we get new and better loot but they dont upgrade the old stuff even if it is a old mob it should be better coming off a dragon. dont think this is worth even 50pp anymore just my 2 cents.

No way
# Feb 06 2003 at 9:05 AM Rating: Default
862 posts
13/30 isn't such a great damage ratio anymore. I have owned one hand blunt and slash weapons that did more damage and some of those had procs/effects/buffs on them and cost me 100PP or less in bazaar. Looks like this formerly uber item has been reduced to flea market junk making attending a dragon raid a much less attractive propostion. I guess Sony is making the risk/reward ratio on older drops less attractive to get players to keep buying the latest expansions.
If you were me and I were you, would we still be friends?
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# Jan 06 2003 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
Im a lvl 44 Beastlord. And I still carry this as my main weapon. Though the mobs I am fighting now are getting a little too tough for it. It has served me well. I got it about 15 lvl's ago. And it was a great weapon @ that lvl. So if you are lvl 30 or below, and thinking about getting this. I would have to say go for it.

Edited, Fri Feb 14 14:56:12 2003
Raids of fun
# Dec 15 2002 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
Just done my first Voxx n Naggy raid it was a blast! Accept the Naggy Raid , The leader (Ckrow) of the Order of the Sword on Torv server decided to change the rules of the raid at last minute and try n get GREEDY with the loot ever he did let loot go accept the Cloak of Flames that dropped off of Naggy. they stated they reserved the right to keep the cloak or the book due to prior reservs .....a read of there boards stated they would possibly reserve the goods from Naggy but no such luck ........Well in the end they kepth the cloak and Had a nice walk out of the dungeon , due to everyone leaving them behind.
However I did manage to get my hands on this spear ...wish I could use it ...:)
Lowcell Manadrainer
Torv server
Raids of fun
# Dec 15 2002 at 10:18 PM Rating: Default
Those were the days
# Dec 10 2002 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
PreKunark, this was "THE" rogue weapon. a 13 dmg piercer was unheard of, and wih the dificulity of taking down Vox, think back now, everyone was 50 at the highest, this was very saught after. But now that 12 and 13 dmg piercers are dropping like crazy, this weapon has been overlooked. The Risk vs Reward just isnt worth it anymore. Well Kudos to anyone that remembers when this was one of the best weapons out.

# Feb 08 2002 at 10:27 PM Rating: Excellent
Across from this dropping of a Dragon, there's NO reason it should cost more than 400, 500 max. I have a Sturdy Grimling Mining Pick at 12/29 and +3sv disease, which go for next to nothing on most servers now, a 13/30 with no stats doesn't sound that hot.

Ultra Rare, yes - Cool story of how you got it, sure - But 7000 for sell? Not a chance.

20 Rogue - The Nameless

Edited, Sun Feb 10 18:17:24 2002
RE: Price
# Jun 27 2002 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
Bards get a level 10 song that makes any weapon they weild magical. so dual weidling sturdy grimling mining picks on magic mobs is possible.

At the same time, this thing is HEAVY. You thought Centi Swords were stamina suckers well at 6.8 this goes to the top of the list.

So I can wield this one and twist in Stamina song, or the grimling pick and forget stamina.

Edited, Thu Jun 27 20:03:30 2002
RE: Price
# Feb 19 2002 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
You forget one thing, the grimling pick is not magic. A number of mobs may not be hit by the pick. True, that doesnt make up for the extreme difference in price, but then again how rare is this? I know I wouldn't sell something this rare for mere pennies. My bet is that most of these just get circulated between guildies and friends, and very very few are ever sold. But when they do sell you can bet its for a lot more than 500.

mad chanter
RE: Price
# Aug 12 2002 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Well, went on my *first* dragon raid last night, and contributed to Lady Vox's demise by having no less than seven straight spells resisted, before I died.
On the bright side, we took her out, with 6 almost full groups and a few buffers/clearers, and NO enchanters.

She dropped two of these big ol stickers, along with one bag, two Divine warhammers, and a rez stick.

No one out of the entire raiding party wanted the two spears at all... to sell or otherwise, so my little 19 rogue twink has a new toy.

Point being, 7K is entirely fictitious for this item, and generally is regarded as a crappy drop from Lady Vox. Could be useful to a lower level rogue for some big Backstab damage, but after just a few hours of use I have really noticed the stamina drain from it. I'd put price under 300 plat.
RE: Price
# May 08 2002 at 8:13 PM Rating: Default
who cares? this wep sucks...go buy a shadow rager! and have cash left!
Not worth crap anymore
# Jan 21 2002 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
This isn't worth most liky even 1k anymore with SoL SoV, i just got 12, 29 piercers for 1p each and there common drops only down side is not magic

# Oct 14 2001 at 3:56 PM Rating: Default
Um yeah i forgot....will take a trades for armor..or better off hander.
# Oct 14 2001 at 3:52 PM Rating: Default
Yeah i have one of these and i get into the 177 range with it at 29....I just got a CSfang so i swap and stab but im looking to sell this for about 3k on the A ro sever...first one on alphabetic lists(cant spell). so send me an E-mail at and we'll talk if you want to buy...
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 08 2001 at 9:23 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) See i can port it being 1000k too! makeing it so when i get the spear itself, i can sell for alot because people read the boards and think its actuially worth that much! Truth is, oif someone had enough to buy one of these norm price, theyed buy a fungi tunic and a few trak teeth and go make a rogue rather than pay a few 30-40kpp on a piece of garbage like this
Truly a nice weapon
# Aug 23 2001 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
Many Rogues malign the CS these days because it is slow. Yep, slow it is. Still, using this in the main hand and at maximum haste really only shifts my damage from spam hits to bigger backstabs versus a Trak Tooth for example. I could play the swap and stab game but I'm not going to.

It is a great weapon, it's major drawbacks being weight and slowness. Sure, take an upgrade if you can but she'll see you through to Ragebringer whether you get the epic at 50 or 60.
Not to depreciate the value but...
# Aug 22 2001 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
I got one for 300pp! That's right, 300pp! Now I can trade my jagged ice shard for a locustlure! Whooohooo!

lvl 45 rogue of povar
# Aug 17 2001 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
I don't know what the big deal is about the price. Look at somewhat identical weaps, dragon bone shard 17500, and thunder war spear 12500. Both don't proc and your paying 8000 more just for a -4 delay for the dragon bone. A high dmg spear is hard to find, unless its no drop. This isn't a warrior weapon, its meant for a rogue to get the high backstabb. It would be WAY too much if it was a slashing weap. But its not. Anyone wants it I might sell mine on cazic, trying to upgrade to a weapon that procs. Thats just my 2cp.
Another point this costs so much
# Jun 09 2001 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
All the newbies cry on the price of this, but you got to understand that this was one the BEST rogue weapon in the game. And its still damn rare as it is.
RE: Another point this costs so much
# Jul 03 2001 at 9:15 PM Rating: Default
lol not anymore...there are TONS of WAY better weapons. hey if you wanna cry, check out the stats on Mylorkor's Dagger of Blood.
RE: Another point this costs so much
# Aug 19 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Default
Ok, lets check out the Dagger of Blood (either pre or post-nerf). First question: how many of these do we honestly believe there are active in the game across all the servers? Maybe a half dozen or ten? Lets try comparing apples to apples here. Just because one new super weapon drops on your server, a weapon that will probably never go up for sale (at least not in platinum pieces, if you know what I mean) shouldn't realistically have any effect on the economy for other weapons. The economy is only affected when that item goes on the market and enough of them exist to establish a reliable price point.

Saldiven Wurmfood
51 Rake
RE: Another point this costs so much
# Jul 11 2002 at 4:46 PM Rating: Default
Your right Mursirkeshda.. And besides Mrylokars dagger of blood drops were? Temple Of veshan ,oviously alot harder to get than a Crytalline spear . And there only bout of few Myrlokars daggers on my server and the uber guild Cats in Hats has them.

Edited, Thu Jul 11 20:40:41 2002
RE: Another point this costs so much
# Jul 19 2001 at 3:50 PM Rating: Default
Key word: WAS. As in before epic weapons/Kunark, Velious and its uber items (Mrylokar's Dagger of Blood for instance). One of if not the best old world rogue weapon you can get.
RE: Another point this costs so much
# Jul 26 2001 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
I remember when the sheild of the slain unicorn was 4k on some servers, I bought one the other day for 100. Prices drop this one prolly still lists high because of those earlier prices and peoples reluctance to sell something they paid 10k for for 5k. People just have to realize that things eventually lose their value, its a fact in EQ just as much as it is in real life.
# Jun 07 2001 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
Thunder Runed War Spear is a 13/30 rog useable weapon.It also has 25hp and 5ac.Better weapon.
the Straight Dope
# May 24 2001 at 4:42 AM Rating: Good
You're both right. Ragebringer is 15/25, effect of Seething Fury: 40% haste, some atk, some ac.

This makes it approximately 15/16 or so.

Primal Velium one-handers are 13/20, 5 to all stats (except maybe 50 hp/mana), and proc Avatar.

With say, RB, and a primal velium weapon offhand (warsword, hammer, spear, all are 13/20), you'd essentially be wielding a 15/16 weapon and a 13/12 weapon. This is before your friendly neighbourhood enchanter hastes you.

Slymm Pikkins
47th Rogue
Tarew Marr
#Anonymous, Posted: May 20 2001 at 4:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 15/25. Please check your idiocy before insulting. Thank you, drive through.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 07 2001 at 9:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) shut up idiot. The RB is 15/15 with its permanent haste. Shut your mouth now please.
Better stuff than Ragebringer
# Apr 30 2001 at 8:06 AM Rating: Default
In fact, there is now a better primary (and backstabbing) weapon for rogues than Ragebringer itself.
It is the Primal Velium Spear.
No website references Primal weapons yet, but the most ubber members of the ubberest guilds (like Fires of Heaven, Afterlife or Vane) already have some.
You can only guess how powerful those weapons can be...
# Apr 11 2001 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
I did not know they were down to even 13k let a lone 5k, guess I do not need to save as much anymore =P
# Apr 03 2001 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
Hell no... this site is inaccurate paid 5k for mine
RE: Haha
# Apr 24 2001 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
FYI this site is only as accurate as the people who register and post prices...

So if ye got something to say go post how much ye paid for it and on what server to bring the price in line with current times......

Otherwise shush :)

Just my rant for the day..... ;)
# Jan 20 2001 at 11:25 PM Rating: Default
How can this thing be worth so much?!? 12K for this thing? I don't know about the dam/delay on rogue weapons, but I know that they can get something MUCH better for MUCH less.
# Apr 10 2001 at 4:11 AM Rating: Good
There are three reasons why this weapon is as expensive as it is.

First it is hard to get. Even if the demand for it is not high, the supply is even lower driving up price.

Second, It is dragon loot, and thus a novelty item, this too adds to the price.

Third, high damage rogue piercers are more valuable that you should think. This is because high backstabs are flashy, and because it is possible to do weapon swapping, changing to a high damage weapon for backstab, and changing back to a faster weapon right after.

For pure performance, it is not bad either. As a rule of thumb rouge pierces can be evalueted on the damage ration alone, as the main hnad damage bonus is balanced by backstab potential. This only applies at around level 30-55, where you have damage bonus, but not double backstab.
# Feb 11 2001 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
this weapon is GREAT for rogues, the backstab damage is VERY HIGH with a 13dmg weapon
# Jan 23 2001 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
For backstabbing, only the damage of the weapon is muliplied. Thus, the higher the damage, the higher the backstabs.
# Feb 05 2001 at 4:51 AM Rating: Decent
Also this is dragon loot and usually makes these types of items more rare than others so this is the primary basis for pricing. It might not be the best piercer in the game but it comes off of Lady Vox herself and that has to count for some thing.

53 Druid
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 09 2001 at 11:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this is bul **** just because it came off lady vox it dosent mean ****. there are better piercers out there and they should have given us some better loot off a uber mob this is plain crap from ******* verant again.
# Jun 09 2001 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
Shut up, if you dont like it dont play the class im tired of everyone saying they're class gets screwed out of everything...monks especially. If the people that actually appreciated monk equipment were the only monk players, you wouldnt hear "/rude Verant for not making these arms 40ac" or somethng out of control like that. If you think that rogues get screwed out of everything then DO NOT PLAY THEM!

Twizta Notes <Prodigal Slayers>
Half-Elf Bard
Erosilli Marr

Bards can still do decent melee at lvl35, PEACE!
# Feb 19 2001 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
The answer to your question is simply one word....Backstab! Take a look at the options a rogue has. 13 damage is awesome for the big backstab. To get a higher backstab you have to get the epic weapon or a gunthak harpoon.
RE: Backstab
# Feb 19 2001 at 1:26 PM Rating: Default
I've never played a rogue, so I'm not sure, but wouldn't the delay factor into how often you backstab? Therefore, with a better dam/del sweapon that has a lower damage, wouldn't you BS more often but with less damage, and since the weapon has a better dam/del it would work out better? As I said, I've never played a rogue, so I'm just wondering

Ierwen Sylvanson
44 Ranger
Grand Dragons
RE: Backstab
# Feb 19 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
Hehe, do jboots make you kick faster?

Dragon loot + uber rogue backstab make the price on this weapon so high.

RE: Backstab
# Feb 19 2001 at 5:34 PM Rating: Default
You can backstab every 8 seconds. Nothing will cahnge that. If you have a delay 17 Locustlure or a delay 30 spear, youll still have a chance to backstab only every 8 seconds.
RE: Backstab
# May 11 2001 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
Nothing will ever change that?

Uhm, augmentation, and I believe haste items. Though I don't know, don't have a haste yet. But the chanter line of hasting works mighty nice. Backstab recharges at the same rate as ID, until you are hasted, then backstab charges faster.

Shadowlord Tseimar Elg'Cahlbarra
Shadow Commander of House Reconnaissance, Order of the White Hand
37th Dagger
RE: Backstab
# May 24 2001 at 4:37 AM Rating: Default
Yes, haste decreases your BS delay.
Base (unhasted) recycle on BS is about 8 seconds.
High level rogues with epic + haste spells BS every 3-5 seconds.

Slymm Pikkins
47th Rogue
Tarew Marr
RE: Backstab
# Feb 24 2001 at 10:01 PM Rating: Good
48 posts
Just upgraded from a trak tooth to this spear. I traded trak tooth and 4k for it. well worth it. My max unbuffed BS was 229 with the tooth. Having this for only a few hours, I reached 293 unbuffed. Well worth the 4k pp I spent on it.

44 rogue
RE: Backstab
# Feb 24 2001 at 10:21 PM Rating: Decent
Ok. I didn't know about the 8 seconds thing. thanks for answering
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