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Gauntlet of the Fire Ring  

AC: 10
Skill Mod: 2H Blunt +10% (39 Max)
STR: +8 DEX: +3 STA: +3 HP: +20
Haste: +31%
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Item Type:Misc
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Lucy Entry By:teutebod
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-06-12 11:48:07
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Shadows of Luclin Item

Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Greatstaff of Thunder
# Oct 07 2003 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
Note sure if this event even still exists, but i found the thread so i'm posting anyway.

IMO these would be best put to use by a warrior weilding a GSoT for the 2hb mod while tanking. With a 250 cap on 2hb +10% would bring you to a grand total of 275, then adding triple attack AA's you've got some very decent DPS along with massive aggro from the proc and less riposte dmg due to the lower delay.

The only thing that would turn me away from this item would be the 31% haste and mediocre stats. That would drive the bidding up WAY too high for it to be really worthwhile, and considering 90% of the guilds capable of this event are likely farming 41% haste items that have decent stats, I'd probably opt to save those points for Xanamech's choker or similar. However, if you're a warrior in a DKP guild, good choice of loot if you think you're probably gonna get out bid on the Breastplate.

Wisdom of the ages or useless ramblings, your choice.
RE: Greatstaff of Thunder
# Feb 05 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
Wisdom of the ages or useless ramblings, your choice.

Useless ramblings, because skills cap at 252.
RE: Greatstaff of Thunder
# Jun 13 2004 at 6:21 AM Rating: Default
Skills can only goto 252 in number because that is the highest number any skill has visibly gone to, an example being meditation. However as they have stated many times the cap on every skill is 255 so this would help a slight amount. Further proof of this is the items in Vex Thal which are made only for priest classes and caster classes that give a 1% increase to meditation skill. Why would they be in there if a skill that went in number to 252 could effectively go no further? Because it does go further to 255 as do all skills in existance on Everquest...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
RE: Greatstaff of Thunder
# Oct 24 2003 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
ever heard of the term.."perfume on a pig" ??...would still be a warrior ....Pallies and SK's can also get AA for triple attack and there is no issue with aggro if you have one of them tank.
# Feb 01 2003 at 8:54 AM Rating: Default
according to magleo they are 31 haste
Bards can use 2hp
# Oct 11 2002 at 8:02 AM Rating: Default
Bards have 2hs and 2hb skill but it never goes above 0. Bards can use a very few 2-handed piercing weapons and we use them very effectively since our piercing skill is usually quite high. Bards with a Goranaga Spear can hit pretty hard for a non-double attack toon.
# Jan 29 2002 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
Last I checked my bard couldn't use a 2h item. The stats are nice but the 2hb modifier goes to waste. (

Earman Wax 54 Cavalier
Prairie Stormdog 34 Bard
RE: Bards?
# Oct 09 2002 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
bards CAN use 2hb, they cant use 2hp or 2hs, if you will notice, there are all/all 2hb weapons out there, like the OT gate hammer

Teknonerd - 56 cleric
Teknonurd - 53 bard
RE: Bards?
# Dec 08 2002 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts

Yup, 2hs too. Just not as many good items out there for us as 1hs
RE: Bards?
# Jan 29 2002 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
for bards the extra 2hb skill goes to waste...for the other classes that can use 2hb? main (42sk) has a skill of 192 for 2hb...max it out and add this to it and'll hit quite a bit more than you did before, as the proficiency of the weapon will go up.

in any case, this is one ubersized ring. grats to those who aquire it
RE: Bards?
# Feb 04 2002 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
FYI, they're gloves... "Gauntlets" of the Fire Ring (Fire Ring = Ring of Fire)... therefor they are the gloves of the ring of fire basically.
SKill boosts good
# Jan 29 2002 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
The skill boosts are immense. If you have 200 skill in 2HB, then 10% boost is about 20 skill points.
a gain in 20 skill points will probably net you 3 attack per point so it's like a +60 attack item.
That's a hell of a lot of a bonus. It's like a level 50 vs a level 54.
If it is 30%ish haste, then this item is pretty uber if you ask me.

Oh yeah, interesting note. Levels are all capped at 252. So anyone who has a skill level close to 252 won't get much of a boost with this. For us pallies it's good tho. We have a skill of about 225 so the 10% will get us to max.
This was from someone who talked to Poe at the fanfaire.

RE: SKill boosts good
# Jan 29 2002 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
Poe does spells. He evaded questions like these quite a bit. One thing he did say is that these items were an attempt at something "new" and they "no" they won't take you past your class max.
Dumb abreviations
# Jan 29 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
RGB = Red Blue Green
CC = Cocoa cudgle
SBC = Stupid Bladed Carpets
GoFM = God of Fairy Men

let me know if i am Close 8)

i don;t mind them so much you you have to realize that people come here to look for info, and if you spout out RMB, FBSS, RGB, SPHT, and So on they (and maby the intended party you desinged the post for are not going to understand a word you are trying to tell them. it takes a few more seconds to type out Split paw hide tunic but at least they know what it is instead of SPHT...
just my 2cp
wow nice
# Jan 29 2002 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
these are nice ..much better then my.silver chitin handwrapps that i am currently wearing
some of us are not in Uber clans and have Uber items like lvl30 twink characters with trak armor
these are really nice..imho
59th paladin
rathe server
55th warrior
# Jan 29 2002 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
As an unguilded 55th warrior on fennin I would wear this and a TBB over my current FBSS and Indo guantlets. The 2HB bonus is icing:)
not too many, just enough
# Jan 29 2002 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
551 posts
As a 49 ShadowKnight, with not enough money for a REALLY good 2HS, I found myself buying a cheap Soulbinder, 24 36 +2agi, +2 int, proc 105pt DoT Lifetap (Seems some ShadowKnights get bored of 2HB after a while). However I'm capped at 200 skill now... not sure how high we can get our 2HB up to, but THESE guarantee me at least another 20 skill points! Secondly, I do not have any haste items, meaning these would be GREAT for me... The ONLY problem I see is the AC is kinda low for what you'd expect to come out of the Fire Ring.

Remember, there are still people out there working on their mains that don't have he time or the "uber guild" to obtain some of the BEST equip in the game... while this quest takes time... it's not exactly a trip to the Planes.

P.S. I know this quest takes some planning, effort, teamwork, and skill... if this quest IS harder than the Planes, please let me know.
Pain Lord Darknyss Grimscale
92 Iksar Crusader of the Greenmist
RE: not too many, just enough
# Jan 29 2002 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
It is harder than the planes... =P

Wave 3 isn't THAT tough, but I'd consider it a 58+ 18 or so people raid minimum however...
Haste % ??
# Jan 29 2002 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
I have a friend who has these gloves but neither of us has found out definitively what the haste is. We've heard its 33% but that's unconfirmed
RE: Haste % ??
# Feb 04 2002 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
Haste is unconfirmed untill more people get this item and parse the speed increases.

Currently the going Haste percent is 31 on the gloves.
# Jan 28 2002 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
Unless haste is really good.... I dont see too many using this.

Monks/beastlords would have gotten the most use out of it I think but they cant use it. Pallys/Sks/Warriors at this level have dragon haste or better at the level it takes to do this, as do bards/rng/rogues.

Now if this was dropped by a level 40ish mob... or even if it were droppable I could see it not being considered "junk" but as the other people who have been in ring of fire recently... its not exactly up to par to the quest.
RE: huh?
# Jan 29 2002 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
+10% to 2HB is not to be sniffed at. This is an insane boost (assuming that your 2HB is maxxed)! This might in fact make 2HB a workable weapon for a monk with the right high-end 2HB weapon (and there are some very nice ones). Of course, the haste opens up a slot, so you can concentrate on other effects or stats. Very nice item, but as with many Luclin items, it is only useful if you're willing to re-tool your character to take advantage of it.

Remember when Verant said that much of Luclin would require you to re-think the way you play. I think items like this are what they had in mind.
bst item
# Jan 28 2002 at 7:45 PM Rating: Default
as a beastlord i would have loved to be able to use this, i use a 2hb weapon and the haste and +10% on 2hb would have been exellent.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 03 2002 at 2:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Verrant just did this to **** off all the monks out there and it has made me pissed off im a lvl 30 monk and this would really come in handly FU VERRANT!
# Jan 28 2002 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
Although the haste on it is good, it is a bit low ac for a rogue/bard. But, this is only because of the 2h blunt modifier being so high. I'm guessing that to many rogues/bards do not use 2hblunt, and there aren't that many people besides maybe ranger's that would take the ac hit (not as big for us to the plate classes), in return for 2hblunt +10% (if you use a woodmans staff or something), and the haste. Very nice item if you plan on getting it and have the means to get it. Otherwise, can be percieved as junk by most.
RE: Rogue/Bard
# Jan 28 2002 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Uhm... Ach, do you play a rogue or bard? I think you should be saying "a bit low for a WAR/PAL/SK" not "low for bard/rogue". These gaunts seem to kick some righteous ***** and I REALLY wouldn't mind having a pair. Many people get a misconception that a rogue needs AC as much/more than a warrior... this isn't true! There's reasons we have Evade (drop aggro, get it back on them tanks). Our forte isn't in damage mitigation (Basically what AC is for... That's the tanks domain). Ours is in evasion/avoidance. It's best for us to not take a hit at all, then to take reduced damage.

-Sylik Shadowsoul,
Bristlebane's Prime Assassin
<Adamantine Kinship>
Mithaniel Marr

Edited, Mon Jan 28 18:23:32 2002
RE: Rogue/Bard
# Jan 28 2002 at 9:16 PM Rating: Default
Quest gaunts and CC gaunts are better than these...Even for a rogue. They are not terrible, but not great. RvR is not so good, unless the haste is SBC/RBG level, then maybe it has some use,GoFMs are even on par with these, minus the haste.
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