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Rubicite Bracers  

AC: 9
WT: 2.3 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL except IKS
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):155, 15, 15
Merchant Value:1 pp 4 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Starfury7
Lucy Entry By:Atarak
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-15 03:02:59
Page Updated:Fri Apr 13th, 2018

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 1,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 80

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Uploaded September 12th, 2022 by halfridge
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For the trivia-minded...
# Mar 14 2003 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
115 posts
For the trivia-minded, these were originally dropped by the Tae Ew Diviner in Cazic Thule (long before the CT revamp).

Rubicite armor drops were removed from the game (replaced by Ravenscale drops) in the October 13th, 1999 patch (the same patch that moved the Journeyman's Boots off of Drelzna).
good for noobs
# Feb 20 2003 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
1,049 posts
This is only good for twinking a noob. My Ry'Gorr bracers are better than this and only cost me 50PP each. The prices listed for this item are way too high. Just because it doesn't drop anymore does NOT make it more valuable than similar or better items that do still drop. I saw someone in Veeshan bazaar recently trying to sell the Rubicite Breastplate for 60k. I also saw someone selling the Iksar Ceremonial Chestplate, which has a higher regen rate for only 4.5k. Iksar Chestplate is clearly the more useful of the two items yet the rubicite still sells for more. Why? Because it no longer drops. Wake up people! You are stupid if you drop a ton of cash on old world gear that is long outdated when you could have more recent gear that is a lot better for a lot less money. 60k?? Even a fungi only goes for 50k on most servers.

Edited, Sat Feb 22 22:28:04 2003
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RE: good for noobs
# Dec 10 2003 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
You don't get this for the stats, you get it because its old-school EQ.

I remember seeing warriors and bards in their candy apple red armor running around, and it was really noticable then with so few colored armors. I wanted some for my warrior badly, but I wasn't their godly 45-50 range so I was out of luck. Then it stopped dropping completely one day, and I gradually saw it fade away, to be replaced by Lambent ("Blubecite" for its color) and other "newfangled" armor types.

But when I see a real Rubecite armor piece, it brings back the old EQ, when I was new to the game. And I get that old newbie feeling again, even after playing for 4 years and more.

Keep your Iksar Ceremonial Breastplate. It will be replaced by something better and dropped from people's minds and inventories in a flash. THIS is something you keep!

63 monk
Cazic Thule
You'd think that...
# Apr 09 2001 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
Considering the fact that a lot more powerful stuff is dropped nowadays, you'd think that they'd bring back Rubicite. But I guess that'll never happen...
You'd think that...
# May 01 2009 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Just over 8 years later and Rubicite is dropping again as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations. It's funny seeing an AC8 bracer drop from a level 80 "a lizard protector"!
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