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Serpentine Bracer  

AC: 1
DEX: +3 AGI: +9
Focus: Burning Affliction II
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL except IKS
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Merchant Value:5 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Doriath
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2021-12-16 19:06:14
Page Updated:Sat Jun 16th, 2018

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 625pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 35

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This item is found on creatures.

Estate of Unrest: Greater Unrest (Level 85 - HH)
NPC Name
Reanimated hand

Lower Guk
NPC Name
a reanimated hand

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Serpentine Bracer
# May 03 2008 at 3:43 AM Rating: Good
4,580 posts
This remains a common drop (in my experience) from the A Reanimated Hand in Lower Guk. I looted two bracers in two kills last night while hunting the Ghoul Lord.

Tribute value of 48 remains accurate as of this date.

Guild Hall vendor offers 4p and change for this.

Not lore, so they remain a good choice for those that like to do a cheap dexterity kit for lower characters.

And of course the Burning Affliction II focus effect is very nice for all the dot-casting classes, keeping in mind it decays on level 45 and later spells.
for those of you keeping score at home
# Mar 17 2006 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
worth 48 tribute points.

It acually make bigger damage
# Jul 19 2003 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
I notice the same like Zippergut - for sure my DoTs do higher dmg then it is described for spell.
And this is valid for all my five DoTs.

I am druid lvl 46 right now!

So now I have to check if it is still 6 ticks or more!
New Effect
# Jul 12 2003 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Has new Focus Effect....Burning Affliction II, not sure what it does >.<
RE: New Effect
# Dec 05 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
Here is what it does nice and simple.

For Detrimental Spells (cause damage) that are lvl 44 or lower and last at least 24 seconds (that is 6 ticks or more after initial damage effect) everytime it causes damage there is the probability that the damage will be greater than the normal damage amount by 0% up to 20%.

For spells above 44 the effectiveness is reduced by 10% which means this effect is rendered obsolete by lvl 54.

Modern Rasp

Edited, Sun Dec 5 14:11:14 2004
RE: New Effect
# Jul 16 2003 at 9:09 AM Rating: Excellent
Burning Affliction is what Extended Affliction has become. Extended Affliction increased the duration of detrimental spells that normally last at least 5 ticks (a.k.a., DoT's) by 20%. So, if you hade a 10-tick duration DoT, having an item with the Extended Affliction focus would make it last for 12 ticks. Same damage per tick, just keeps going longer.

What Burning Affliction does is that it increases the damage per tick by a random amount. For example, here are damage values per tick from my Venom of the Snake spell (normally, this spell does 59 HP per tick, and lasts 7 ticks). This information is from my log file. This is for three applications of this DoT:

63, 62, 61, 63, 60, 69, 70, 70 = 64.75/tick avg.
66, 68, 69, 67, 63, 61, 63, 66 = 65.38/tick avg.
70, 68, 66, 66, 64, 68, 59, 69 = 66.25/tick avg.

So, on average, it appears to give roughly a 10% increase in damage per tick.

However, notice that the duration of these spells, when I actually cast them, was 8 ticks. The spell is listed as having a duration of 7 ticks. So, maybe (and I'm just guessing on this next part) Burning Affliction extends the duration as well as the damage per tick.

Verant's patch message that described the change in replacing Extended Affliction with Burning Affliction heavily implied that the duration extension was going away and was being replaced by an increase in the damage per tick.

However, with all this said, maybe my information on my spell's normal duration (without the focus effect) is in error.

I will be testing this out in the future.

Scruetayp Vivisectivore, 44 Leezard Necromancer, Quellious Server
RE: New Effect
# Aug 10 2004 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Dude..that is SO wrong....

Burning Affliction and Extended Affliction are NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT the same thing.

Burning Affliction affects the amount of damage per tick.

Extended Affliction affects the number of ticks.

The do work in conjunction with each other.

BOTH effects are still in the game as of 08/09/04.

These are the facts.

Edited, Tue Aug 10 04:54:48 2004
RE: New Effect
# Dec 01 2004 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
308 posts
Extended Affliction is no longer in the game as of 01 DEC 04. All Extended Affliction items, to my knowledge, have been replaced with the appropriate Burning Affliction level. I can only confirm that Serpentine Bracers now have Burning Affliction II as I just looted one off of the Reanimated Hand in Lower Guk. Any other item's I'm not positive about.
RE: New Effect
# Mar 02 2004 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
37 posts
From what I have heard, most DoTs now get an extra tick whether or not you have a focus effect. I haven't really looked that closely to see if this was happening for me since I'm usually too busy with other things to count ticks. :)
RE: New Effect
# Jul 21 2004 at 9:10 AM Rating: Decent
114 posts
Just because it's lasts 7 ticks doesn't mean it only hits 7 times. Don't forget - it ticks once when it hits THEN lasts 7 ticks, totalling 8 rounds.
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 26 2003 at 4:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Someone gave me one for free
Serpentine Bracer
# Jan 10 2003 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
A friend gave me one of these, and I gave it to my lvl9 (atm) VS beastlord and I love it. I wish I could get another one. But can't buy it. :(

redangel :O
# Dec 15 2002 at 11:34 PM Rating: Default
How much are these these days?
RE: Price
# Jan 02 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
Just biught these on drinal for 125p

27th necro
Doh, again with the iksars...
# Dec 03 2002 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
748 posts
Great, just like the Symbol of Loyalty to Vox, this item can be worn by everyone... EXCEPT IKSAR! Oh well, just about the only iksars who would want to wear it anyway would be necros and SKs (who benefit from the Extended Afflicion II). I gave this to my gnome necro; since she's only lvl 6 atm, she'll get good mileage out of this, as the effect works on DoTs all the way up to lvl 44.
# Oct 16 2002 at 7:01 PM Rating: Default
I got this and Elf-Hide Gloves (5 Dex 5 Agi) for 15pp!
sullon prices
# Aug 15 2002 at 4:02 PM Rating: Default
All i Know about this item is its great on sullon pvp server for enchanters druids and mostly of all necromansers. It extends the affect of any dot spell maybe a snare and root, by 22%.
so if your doting for 300 your gona get around 400. this works for all dots. so you kill faster or save a woping 22% mana. whats this mean you end up leavaling 22% faster if your a necro.
How much thay worth well on blue servers i seen em cheep i no idea wy. but on sullon pvp server people love em. i seen some selling around 4k for 2 serpentine braces. last one i seen was 3500pp.
RE: sullon prices
# Nov 07 2002 at 10:43 PM Rating: Default
Seen this for as low as 25pp and high as 500pp (they was drunk) on Sol Ro, but average price is 50-100pp when i look :)
RE: sullon prices
# Sep 17 2002 at 10:52 PM Rating: Default
Bought mine for 100pp on morrelle-thule
# Jul 23 2002 at 7:51 AM Rating: Default
This has got to be the most insane price by far I EVER seen! Bought 2 of these for 50p at the tunnel one day and My jaw is still dragging on the ground! I rubbed My eyes twice to make sure it wasn't -9 dex or some thing!
Anyway, My Halfling Druid has one and My Barbarian Shaman has the other.... I am still shocked at this price! Any other pc. of equipment with these stats would be a deal @ 200p and more! Take the EX-Hood. that goes for about 150p on My server.
Sometimes I just CANNOT believe the junk that goes for hundreds of Plat and then this pc. goes for 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm thinking "Who the H**L is running this show!!!!!!
Something that I never hear mentioned about high Agi. is that in reality when it comes to carring loot, Agi. translates into Str!!! When You're over weight you loss Agi!!! Soooo if Your Agi. is high you can carry like 50lb.s over weight and still not, slow down running,still able to dodge with reasonable ability, ect. ect. just keep it somewhere above 100 & something. I do it all the time. My Halfling has low Str. but His Agi. is very high so I sometimes carry 150 lb.s!!!!! Forget the ac aspect of it...Use it to compensate for Str!!
Iksar shaman screwed too
# Jun 19 2002 at 5:23 PM Rating: Default
Everyone is complaining that their monk can't wear this now, I was planning to give mine to my shaman for the extended affliction. Cant now :(
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 13 2002 at 4:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "Non-plate classes can wear many wrist and feet items that are made of plate (like Efreeti Boots or this item), but cannot wear platemail in general. "
# Jun 13 2002 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
iksar ablities

Infravision practicaly EVERYONE has this...

Forage yeah this is nice, but its not like you can depend on it soley, just doesn't work that much

Regeneration: its always twice as much as normal regen, its also the same as troll regen.

better stats: for some classes perhaps, i wouln't really say this was really a factor tho.

overall i conclude none of these really make the iksar need to be balanced, so maybe iksars can't wear plate, thats fine, but to me it just seems to much nice armor is not iksar usebable, such as blood ember,all the other KUNARK ARMORS which should not have been plate because they came out whith KUNARK and it could have been easy for em to be iksar wearable, another thing is this bracer, i was gunno wear this for the effect and now if i want it i have to spend a couple k or replace one of my good pieces of armor, i can think of a couple other iksar useable armors with plate graphics but i won't list them case it makes em get nerfed, so basically i think verant should make more armor iksar useable, because i feel iksar get screwed more then once, ATLEAST the kunark armor should be iksar usebable.
RE: plate
# Jun 17 2002 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
I beg to differ. Forage doesn't work that much? I have a lvl 25 Druid and he is always picking stuff up. Most of the time I have to end up destroying what he picks up because I have nowhere to put it. I can't remember the last time he bought food or water from a merchant. lol
RE: plate
# Jul 05 2002 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
The difference there though is that your's is a druid ability, whereas with an Iksar it is an innate skill and therefor doesn't increase in skill. It's like hide for Dark Elves and such. Just something to think about.
RE: plate
# Aug 10 2002 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
ok here's the break down on why iksar can't waer this.........

plate armor can only be WORN by plate the moral of the story is, a half druid can waer because halfling warriors can wear, but a iksar monk can't wear because no iksar can wear plate, the down side to having an ac bonus from being scaled *shurg* not a big deal.

so in lamen's terms, i repeat:
if the race can waer plate, then there are items that classes can wear that are plate even though they're class can't normally wear plate ( called a loop hole)

but if their race can't wear plate, then no class of that race can wear plate
Focus Effect
# Jun 05 2002 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
Now has a focus effect of:
Extended Affliction II
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 07 2002 at 2:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hey way to go ******* just like it says in the picture
RE: Focus Effect
# Sep 28 2002 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
hey, prick, it wasn't in the picture at first.
Too Easy to Get?
# May 30 2002 at 12:14 AM Rating: Default
Why do these bracers sell for 50 pp? Look at the stats. Are they too easy to get or something?
RE: Too Easy to Get?
# Jun 24 2002 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
Yeah, they're pretty common. The Arch Magi camp in Lower Guk most of the time pulls the Hand as well and it drops this quite often.

Price may have changed a bit since the addition of the focus effect though. I know I want one for my gnome necro now.
update this plz
# Jan 22 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
OMG, I have about 4 of these bracers and my Iksar monk is wearing 2. Update the item plz!

RE: update this plz
# Jan 25 2002 at 7:13 PM Rating: Default
well, past tense, my iksar monk was wearing two. I logged on Wed. morning after the patch, they were still equipped. When I died, I was unable to equip them. After further inspection they were no longer all/all. The patch changed them to the above info. :( of course the gm's were unable to explain why this change had been made. however, this is all classes, which means a druid can wear them (But DRUIDS CAN'T Wear PLATE! So, that pretty much invalidates the argument that iksar can't wear them because they're plate) Grrrrr! Thank You SOE, now, can you name another item that sells for 50pp on any server that is as good as this????? The GM on my server couldn't.
Oh well, looks like its back to the worthless shackles for my iksar monk.
RE: update this plz
# Jun 01 2002 at 12:37 AM Rating: Default
The worthless shackles..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
and yes i wear a tynnonium on one wrist, and a steel on the other.
RE: update this plz
# Feb 07 2002 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
"well, past tense, my iksar monk was wearing two. I logged on Wed. morning after the patch, they were still equipped. When I died, I was unable to equip them. After further inspection they were no longer all/all. The patch changed them to the above info."

Maybe you should have read the patch message, since they mentioned the mistake they made with certain beastlord usable plate graphic items was now fixed.

"however, this is all classes, which means a druid can wear them (But DRUIDS CAN'T Wear PLATE! So, that pretty much invalidates the argument that iksar can't wear them because they're plate)"

No, it doesn't. Iksar cannot wear ANYTHING that has a plate graphic. The "role-playing" reason being that Iksar cannot breathe with plate armor covering their skin. Non-plate classes can wear many wrist and feet items that are made of plate (like Efreeti Boots or this item), but cannot wear platemail in general.

"Thank You SOE, now, can you name another item that sells for 50pp on any server that is as good as this?????"

Just about any 50pp item is better than Serp Bracers. There's a very good reason why Serp Bracers are so cheap, and it isn't just because they are common as dirt.

"Oh well, looks like its back to the worthless shackles for my iksar monk."

Too bad that you don't realize that basically every single monk shackle is better than Serp Bracers.

If you were wearing Vox bracers (far, far superior to Serp bracers, and also an all class, plate graphic item) when they fixed the mistake, you would have some reason to be upset. However, Verant actually in a way saved you from your own cluelessness (not a flame, we were all clueless about the mechanics of EQ at one time) since I can guarantee that whatever you are now wearing on your wrists is a superior item.
Better than one thinks?
# Dec 13 2001 at 11:02 PM Rating: Default
The argument against this bracer because of it's AC value may be a foolish one. I had the same argument when it was given to my Erudite paladin. The AC1 of the bracer versus my banded bracer was too much of a drop to make the weight savings worth it. However, when I put it on, I was astounded to see that my overall AC had improved significantly!

The jury is still out, and I have not sold my banded bracer as of yet, but I do want to see if my combat success improves as a result of wearing this.

Bejaizen, of the clan Izrhume
16th Rank Paladin of Quellious the Tranquil
7th Legion of The Nameless
RE: Better than one thinks?
# Dec 20 2001 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
Most likely the reason for your ac jumping a lot is your agility in the first place. I doubt you put 5 points in agility at character creation, which is needed for an Erudite. Any agi under 75 will get you a SEVERE hit in your ac. So this put your agi from 70 to 79. The ac jump is understandable.
RE: Better than one thinks?
# Jan 09 2002 at 4:05 AM Rating: Default
You are 100% correct. If his agility had been 75 or above to start with, his AC almost certainly would have gone down when replacing the Banded Bracer with a Serp Bracer.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 10 2001 at 9:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I've started both a Human Monk(Trulith, my first character) and an Iksar Monk(Third or forth). Now here's how I see it.
RE: Iksar vs Human
# Nov 14 2001 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
What, exactly, does this have to do with the Serpentine Bracers?
RE: Iksar vs Human
# Dec 03 2001 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
A couple of things. Monks love this bracer because it's light and has a high + AGI on it. There are flavors of monks, two of the most common are str monks, and agi monks. One focuses on hitting hard, the other focuses on not being hit. This bracer is amazing for agi monks. Almost as good as the Hero Bracer is for str(arguably as good as the Hero Bracer because it is significantly less weight to have to work around and still keep under the monk weight limit. The AC difference can be compensated for by the monks natural AC bonus by staying under the weight limit. It's not even LORE!). But, Iksar can't wear plate-based armor, and this bracer is plate-based. One of the best, cheap AGI itmes and agi Iksar monks can't use it. Much of the conversation in this thread is based around usage of the bracer by monks. Someone got tired of it and decided to set the record straight about the costs/benefits of each race. A little off-topic, but as long as it puts an end to all the other off-topic posting, I'm fine with it.

RE: Iksar vs Human
# Jan 18 2002 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
My monk is a dex monk/agi monk. So, my focus is on hitting a lot(as opposed to hard) and not getting hit. The information posted here isn't entirely accurate as well, iksar can wear this item...if you don't believe me come to Tarrew Marr and inspect Mebik (he's wearing two of them). I'm not sure if the item was recently updated or not, but it was definately iksar wearable. So, there's my two CP.
48th Warrior of Brell
Tarrew Marr

Edited, Fri Jan 18 22:51:35 2002
Iksar can no longer wear this item
# Jan 25 2002 at 9:10 AM Rating: Default
308 posts
Iksar can no longer wear a Serpentine Bracer. Some moron at Verant apparently thinks that "plate graphic" = "plate class armor". Obviously this is not plate classed armor, if a druid or a wizard can wear it, but noooooooo, it has a plate *graphic*, so in the patch on Jan. 23 2002 they nerfed it to be useable by every single race and class in the game EXCEPT for Iksar.
RE: Iksar vs Human
# Jan 18 2002 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
btw, I'll be submitting a new screenshot and update for this when I get home tonight.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 23 2001 at 5:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Learn how to speak properly. Ignorance is no substitution for lack of education. Try looking "FUNNER" up in the dictionary. Oh yeah..btw..the word "gullible" is not listed in the dictionary. ...English is my "BESTEST" subject....PICK UP A BOOK>>>READ>>LEARN....GET OFF THAT DAM COMPUTER AND REALIZE THAT YOU FORGOT HOW TO FUNCTION IN REAL LIFE!!!
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 24 2001 at 8:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Amen to that.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 18 2001 at 7:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) u suck cooock
#Ardnahoy, Posted: Oct 16 2001 at 9:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I have several of these bracelets and they are great except for their AC. My pali gave them up to my ranger since the pali spends more time in the front lines than the sissy little ranger. My rogue has two of these. Can't believe how cheap they go for! Everyone should have one as soon as they can afford one.
RE: Monks suck
# Oct 22 2001 at 10:12 PM Rating: Default
Monks can solo Fine i do it all the time They Solo 10 times betetr then warrors i'm level 45 and i'm soloing In Sol B, Would be Easyer if people did not Train 20 Mobs upt to the Ent and i did not Lag though :)

Greater Kobold Takes a half to 1 And a Half red off of me that means.. Sit for 30 Seconds or Mend!

I have FBSS and a Master Wu's Trance Stick Yes But i'm not twinked in the Sence all my other stuff Sucks and this is my Main.. Cured slippers ew... Burnyai hide mask ew... My AC is around like 864 or somthign i can't remember and my ATK is like 983 And my Hp is like 1213 or somthing

Yes monks have low HP and AC

they Get Block witch Mine goes off almost Every time they take a round on me, Mend that heals 25% Max Hp and at 101 it NEVER Fails And A Kick that does over 100 Dmg and later it can do more and nwo they gave monks Trpple Attack at 60 and There Kick does better Min Dmg at 51 And better fighting Radio at 55 and up There not that Bad..

I had a Warrior Soloing Next to my with a Fungi Tunic and Crap He died 5 Times before i ever did... Warrios Suck at soloing Monk are a LOT better at it.. and yes there not the best.. Necros and Mages Are..

I'm a level 45 monk Iksar
The great monk debate
# Aug 15 2001 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
Sheesh. To see everyone fighting over a buncha pixles on a screen is hysterical. I figured okay I will see which better for myself. So I have two monks a human and a lizard. They are both mid thirties now. You know what? Same difference. Human can go more places raise faction better and take less time to gain levels (or so it has seemed to me, don't shoot me if you disagree). Lizard has regen, can see in the dark and swims like a fish. I fixed the see in the dark with a good light source and raised the sneak quickly on the lizard. I like them both for different reasons, but to tell people they are stupid because they PREFER one to another is just plain foolishness.

Personally I am GLAD that lizards cannot wear all the same things that humans can. It makes it more of a challenge to find cool things for each character.

If ya wanna get absolutely specific about "why can't I wear this" stuff, why can't an iksar wear the initiate symbol of Cazic Thule? They may have changed this but last I knew it was not lizard wear. Strange huh? well we did not write the script so we have to play along.
Iksars are better
# Aug 08 2001 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
WTF are you people goin onsaying that Human monks are better?
you must be the stupidest person alive! ok human monk. what to they have special? NOTHING the only reason why ppl create human monks is because of being non KoS everywhere, why are they non KoS? BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN DO NOTHING TO HURT THEM. iskar monk more AC regen inhanced vision and start with a skill of 100 in swiming but all you lighties can come up with is that they are KoS some places. so what? i think it is fun killing halflings in nek forest to get better faction with neriak. more of a aventure then just goin to one of then many places lighties can lvl and get to 60 so the can twink there noobie players. want a adventure make an Iskar. want to get to lvl 60 fastest and twink a noobie lightie you have then keep on doin that the do that. but its more funner to be a Iksar.
RE: Iksars are better
# Aug 26 2001 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
All spelling errors aside, you're pretty much right on the advantages of Iksars. Although Humans do get a little less delay on their fists overall. Don't think it overbalances the regen though.

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