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Bracer of Defense  

AC: 15
STA: +3 HP: +20
WT: 2.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:15 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-11 23:53:44
Page Updated:Sat Oct 22nd, 2016

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Average Price: 1,800pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 47

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This item is found on creatures.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Scarlet Desert

Drops from Grol Baku bodyguard

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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bracer of defense
# Jul 18 2004 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
info for the player on German Kael server:
drops only from grol baku "Wohlt├Ąter". Tried all the other mentioned bakus, but no drop from them. Got 2 Wohlt├Ąter to spawn at the tents (camp 6 and 8 on atlas-map) and first drop was robe second was bracer ))).
# Feb 13 2003 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
Got one of these for 500pp in the bazaar today =)

Looks like plate on my Iksar sellbot, but this puppy is goin on my Froggy heheh
got two today
# Jan 23 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
52 war and my 48 shaman bot have been clearing the 2nd Grol Baku tent from Twilight if you head left after zoning in, I think it is #6 on eq atlas map. At 52 they pulled singly, have been camping them off and on for a week or so. Bracer fell off a Grol Baku Benefactor and a Bodyguard. The vas ren wanderers won't add for me at this level but the lightcrawlers will, you can safely fight the Grol behind the rock on the twilight side of the tent but if you dont have snare (and I dont) they wander into the desert as they get near death. The exp keeping this tent clear isnt so terrible either, they seem to spawn at near a half hour so if you clear the six spawns in and around tent you have about 15 mins of killing the light blue and rarely dark blue light crawlers, sunflowers, vas ren and bloodtribe that are all over the place right there. After a substantial amount of grol baku killing I am still not kos to them lol. All in all it is a good bracer and a good spot to exp grind if you can solo/duo them.
All you need
# Aug 18 2002 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
199 posts
This drops in several different places and off a couple different mobs in the zone. First would be in the grol baku cave thats to the right if you're coming in from TS zone. The cave is past the 2 sun revenant camps. Kill any of the grols in there for a shot at either a grol baku bodyguard, or a grol baku keeper, or even drops off grol baku retainer from time to time. The other 2 spots are the 2 camps to the left as you're coming in from TS, the first tent as you're coming in has a PH in there, cant remember which one but a grol baku bodyguard, retainer etc will eventually spawn there if you kill it long enough. The 2nd tent is a bit further up along the wall and the PH is the alien thats directly behind the tent along the wall, if you kill these mobs you will get a bracer of defense and a lot of other goodies. From what I've seen this hasn't been nerfed, I rarely kill the PH anymore but if I see one up I'll run over and kill it, I'd say I've gotten the bracer probably about 4-5 times in the last 3 months or so. Good hunting all
# Aug 07 2002 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Gah, a whole thread covering everything from this is a good bracer to how much it was worth pre-drop-nerf...but not one bit of INFORMATION about where in the zone to camp for these.

For those of you that have gotten this bracer, just say where you got's really that simple. NO ONE comes here to read that you have it on your SK, they come here to find out where they can get one too.
RE: where?
# Aug 10 2002 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
Just for you. Tonight a Ranger (51) and I (Bard 48) found this on the bodyguard. He was roaming close the the Greig's End zone. Hope you find him there.

Blackcurrant Melody < Valiant Legion >
Druzzil Ro
RE: where?
# Aug 19 2002 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
He popped in the South end of the zone at loc -1744, +180. Of course the PH'ers are one of the common Grol Baku's. It dropped the Bracer.

Falaban Frostbane
*Bushido Clan*
Sells kinda cheap
# Jul 28 2002 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
A few months ago i bought these for 1kpp. I don't know if thats the PC but if its not im guessing its probably around 3-4k
Which part of zone?
# Jul 17 2002 at 4:18 AM Rating: Default
82 posts
I've been hunting Scarlet Desert for quite some time now looking for this bracer.

Which part of the zone do these drop in? Is it the grol baku camps in the South-East corner or the scattered grol baku in the North?
drop rate even worse
# Jun 25 2002 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
The named still show up regularly, maybe a little less, but the bracer drop has gone WAY WAY WAY down. I used to be able to count on a Bodyguard dropping one but now I'm getting mostly Floower's Sleeves and those dumb *** robes
Also on keepers.
# Mar 01 2002 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
Just got one from a grol baku keeper.
Not just bodyguards
# Jan 17 2002 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
Group of 4 50-52 camped the Grol Baku camps and this dropped from a Sentinel. Very easy kills with low HPs. So it appears to be random, never saw the bodyguard in 3hrs we were there.

Edited, Thu Jan 17 23:11:41 2002
Lvl to attain?
# Jan 06 2002 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
Lvl to attain: 47 = true? So a 56 monk could take this guy maybe?
this bracer...
# Dec 21 2001 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
They've indeed nerfed the drop on these already, to the point where its hardly worth trying. The bodyguards can be anywhere in several large parts of the zone wandering, and aren't that easy. The bracers do sell pretty well though - before the nerf I sold 2 for a hefty amount. When compared to other bracers available for plate classes, even warriors, these stack up very nicely against stuff from west waste dragons and higher.
RE: this bracer...
# Dec 21 2001 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
Oh, and by the way....the bodyguards did not drop these every time, even before the apparent nerf. It's the rare drop. They commonly drop a 'robe of benefits' or a 'custodian's staff', both of which are VERY crappy.
I must be lucky then ... ;)
# Dec 23 2001 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
1,075 posts

I got this bracer from bodyguard everytime (just got another one from a bodyguard who FINALLY spawned) I've got 6 bracers from 6 bodyguard kills. Now it spawns so seldom I don't have to worry about selling or twink dumping =/

I got the robe of benefits or custodians staff from the Benefactor, who also always had a drop though it varied amongst those two items. I got robe of benefits from some other named caster several times also.

I have a lot of trouble selling this thing anyway.. I don't know what it is but it seems like on the tribunal server people ignore the auction (even when you list the stats) if its an item they don't recognize. I was trying to sell it for 4 k plat and some guy asked me for the name about six times while I guess he was looking it up. I was trying to sell before it was up here or on other sites.

I gave 2 to a couple of my twinks and 2 others to friends for xmas presents and I traded one for a goranga idol for me, whee!
Got 6 of them?
# Feb 06 2002 at 5:33 AM Rating: Default
That's wierd... they are lore. Wish I new how to carry multiple Lore Items.
RE: Got 6 of them?
# Feb 11 2002 at 5:19 AM Rating: Default
You can have up to 8 of the same Lore Items if you want, just make 7 alts on your account and once your main gets one just drop it off to them, then after that, go back and get another then drop off to an other alt. Do this over and over till all your alts and your main gets one = 8 Lore Item.
Was common, seems to have got the nerf stick
# Dec 21 2001 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
1,075 posts

The bodyguard dropped them every time and the body guard spawned often enough that when getting one you'd go drop for twink (lore) then come back to this usually empty zone that no one else does ;)

The bodyguard spawn seems to have been SEVERELY nerfed though in a recent patch. ANY rare is far more rarer there and he is like NEVER seen. There used to be several lore things I'd get pretty quick from named and I thought this was just the new EQ but no such luck I guess.

Honestly this bracer is VERY good for the area it drops in when you figure it kind of equals the clerics POG no drop bracer and exceeds at least both the sk and bard kunark bracers (16 ac on both but thats really it) Since its lore, either classes kunark bracer and this would be a good combo (since they could only use the kunark effect on one bracer anyway ;) )

The odd thing is you can't sell these.. not for jack poo.. ahaha average price 900 plat? AHAHHA my bottom. I was trying 4 k and thats what other people suggested. They don't even seem to drop now and are really one of the best bracers in the game you can reasonably get via an auction. The funny thing is I did not even get an OFFER. The only offer I got in auctioning these was from a level 6 newb who offered 175 plat and a serpintine bracer.

Oh well, i've got on on my sk as a companion to her kunark bracer, one on my cleric since its great ac and hp and a couple more in storage for friends I guess. I'll be danged if I'm going to sell one of the best droppable bracers in the game you'd ever reasonably see at auction for only pennies.

I even tried offering it for trades.. specifically for FAR more common things like sarnak battle shield or barbed ringmail. I think the problem right now is horses though, everyone wants raw cash. The thing is though that everyone else with 8 k also wants raw cash so I see the same people every day in east commons trying to sell the same SBS, noct blade and barbed ringmail all for like 7 - 9 k plat which no one else wants of course because they also are saving for a horse.
# Dec 21 2001 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
at 60 for warrior its 6hp per sta, its class based so i don't know the others...i'd say 5 maybe? for the hybrids and 4 for cleric...thats total guessing though hehe

Fattus Bigbaddus
warlord of Acropolis
RE: hp
# Jun 01 2002 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
...and 45 warrior it's a fraction over 4hp per sta, 4.05 to be a little more precise hehe.

Hope this helps :)
RE: hp
# Jan 23 2003 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
you must not be a warrior because i get 62hp from this thing subtract the 20 and thats 42 from sta on it......
# Dec 21 2001 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
how many hp does 1 stamina give at level 50?

anyhow these are good bracers.i doubt they are common.
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