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Totemic Bracers  

AC: 9
DEX: +5
WT: 2.3 Size: SMALL
Class: SHM
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):140, 140, 100
Merchant Value:1 pp 4 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 03:08:49
Page Updated:Sun Apr 28th, 2019

Expansion: Original Original

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Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 30

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Totemic Bracer


This item is found on creatures.

The Rathe Mountains
NPC Name
Oculys Ogrefiend

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Lake Rathetear
The Rathe Mountains
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# Apr 12 2002 at 3:29 PM Rating: Default

Shamans need AC and hitpoints first of all. The more hp you have, the more you can CAN yourself away. Wisdom is always nice but AC is more important.

Lvl 23 shaman
# Apr 15 2002 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
113 posts
Again... the old AC vs Wis argument.

All dependant on how you play... my personal meatshield is excellent at keeping taunt, and it is much more important for me to have the mana to heal and buff him (i.e. wis and mana stats) than AC.

Now on the rare occasion that I solo, or I am grouped with someone unable to hold taunt, AC most definitely comes into play. But I still rely on my source of mana for rooting and dotting.

For my style of play, give me wisdom and mana stats. You can dress how you see fit =)
Wulfgarin Dergeistdesmonds
# Apr 22 2002 at 9:02 AM Rating: Excellent
The AC thing is sort of dependent on how you play until you get above 50. Above 50 you're gonna want to replace this item anyway. Personally, I enjoyed having a higher AC at these levels - I rarely ran out of mana when soloing, but I liked being able to tank for a bit when I had to. Of course, I'm a barbarian and started with higher wisdom than some.

Remember, WISDOM DOES NOT GIVE YOU MANA. Wisdom just gives you a bigger bucket to hold your mana in. If you have 1000 mana at the moment and your mana pool can hold 2000 mana, you're at 50%. If your mana pool can hold 1800 mana, you're at 55%. As long as you can cannibalize and keep the pool from going dry, there's no real need to have a bigger mana pool.

Once a shaman gets over lvl 50, it's impossible to play even in a group without getting aggro a good bit of the time. Mobs just do NOT like a 67% attack speed reduction, and a DOT that does 140 points per tick really gets their attention, too. Even root doesn't help when the mobs summon. When there is no chanter present, the shaman gets to "ghetto mez" by rooting off to one side, and you gotta tank a bit for that as well. And at that level, every HP you lose costs you mana in the form of missed cannibalization opportunities.

Edited, Mon Apr 22 09:57:08 2002
# May 11 2002 at 1:40 PM Rating: Excellent
113 posts
Very well stated Weissblau, and alot there to think about, especially since I am nearing that 50+ range (I am currently 45th). So far agro has not been a major concern for me, but looking forward to tougher and sneakier mobs in the near future...

I am searching hard for that oh so elusive Wis/AC balance. Thanks again for your post <bows humbly>
Wulfgarin Dergeistdesmonds
# Aug 03 2003 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
98 posts
Shaman HP = Shaman Mana
Shaman AC = Less HP lost when you get aggro
Shaman Fast Mana regen > Large Mana pool
need more wisdom items
# Oct 14 2001 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
you would think that totemic items for shamans would be mostly +wisdom
items :-(
This is one of the totemic quest you should just skip
# Oct 06 2001 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
Bracer of scavenging ac9 dex5 sta5

EXACTLY the same stats + sta.

only some plats more.

Skip the piece period.
At least Totemic guantlets got a decent ac for a priest glove.
RE: This is one of the totemic quest you should just skip
# Apr 18 2002 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
Its "only some plats more" if you are playing EQ as a market rather than a RPG :)) WHAT level do you need to be to get the scavenging bracers on your own power? :)
RE: This is one of the totemic quest you should just skip
# May 02 2002 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
I got one after a 30 minute camp in Warslik Woods off the Iksar Bandit Lord. My pally was level 32 at the time and was a relatively easy solo for the reward. Go get ya one!
Jabbezz 37th Paladin
Elihu 35th Shaman
Dropped in Dragnor's Cauldron
# Sep 22 2001 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
Found Cauldron Shell on a Goblin Tidal Lord
# May 08 2001 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
I killed 'something' ogrefiend (named clops) in rathe mtns and he dropped this...
No Wis
# Mar 08 2001 at 9:02 AM Rating: Default
Bad quest, item is dropped in favor of anything that gives mana/wis.
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