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Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 20
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 31 AC: 4
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Snare (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 49
WT: 5.0 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Hammer of Trapping
Item Type:1H Blunt
Merchant Value:0 pp 2 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Agamenoar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 09:58:30
Page Updated:Wed Jun 6th, 2012

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 102,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

NPC Name
Loremaster Piza`tak

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Zone Name
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20 min spawn timer
# Aug 03 2015 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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So from what I can see this guy spawns every 20 - 22 mins.

No anklesmasher after 5 hours of camping this guy...
So ridiculous
# Jun 06 2012 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I dont care if it's a gold plated pile of excement from the fabled golden goose, Nothing should take this long to drop.

Just know that if you desire this weapon, You will sell your soul to an eternal prison of staring at a moniter and developing DVT from being stationary for so long that rigor mortis sets in. Long after those trivial states of being, if you are disciplined enough, you migh see this after another couple of days.

2 weeks of 12 hour days checking my computer every 26 minutes and still going. Whomever thought the drop rate for this item was reasonable should have his balls ripped off and stitched to his forehead.
My experience camping Anklesmasher
# Oct 18 2011 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
I thought I’d add my comments to this thread. I decided to try to acquire Anklesmasher for my lvl 57 warrior on Povar. After reading the thread here, I decided to make a study of it. Here was my experience. I parked my lvl 85 rogue there for three days, and logged onto him every 26 minutes. I saw a total of 47 spawns. The place holder spawned 21 times (once he spawned four times in a row). The Loremaster spawned 20 times (once 6 times in a row), and the Grand Lorekeeper spawned 6 times (once back to back). During this time Anklesmasher dropped 4 times from the Loremaster. This yields an overall drop rate of 8.5% per spawn, and 20% per Loremaster spawn. These occurred on spawn numbers 5, 18, 32, & 47. The longest interval between drops was around 4 ½ hours. In addition to Anklesmasher the silver rapier dropped 4 times, the boots dropped once, the breastplate dropped 5 times. Sometimes only the books dropped, but there was always at least one of the books each time the Loremaster spawned. There may have been a few other things that I didn’t keep track of.
Usually when I popped in 3 additional mobs attacked, but occasionally it was much more. One time I had to fight off 16 mobs in addition to the Loremaster. I don’t know how to account for this. I was always standing NW of the mob, to stay furthest from the door. Some of the adds came from upstairs, and a few times I ended up with mobs from the queens chambers as well.
I hope this helps others who are considering camping this weapon or the Pally quest. I found one person selling Anklesmasher in the bazaar, but they wanted 104k plus change. Way over priced! I’ve now got 4 of these lore pieces placed on 4 toons. I may try to sell one of them, but wouldn’t think of charging more than 50k for it. Even that is over priced in my opinion, but it might be worth it for a Pally. My lvl 63 Pally hasn’t tried his yet. But my warrior loves his.
I just wanted to share my experience.

Farming the hammer
# Jan 17 2011 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
119 posts
I've been farming the Anklesmasher for my rogue, warrior, monk; and guildies. It's not the most common drop in the game, but it does drop. You have to be persistent, and maybe every 20-40 spawns, it drops. He does have the obvious HUGE hammer in his hand when it drops. Pretty exciting to see.

It is GREAT experience for my lvl 50 chars down there. Do NOT use an AE nuke, as it pulls them all up from down below in the royal room..and that can be a real problem. I didn't get it, until I realized that the whole zone seemed to crash the party...because I kept using my cleric's AE nuke. Bad idea. I died.

Great camp. Good exp. Need a pick lock char to get you in...but it's loads of fun. Go with empty backpacks, cause spells and all sorts of vendor trash drop.
It don't come easy....
# Sep 03 2010 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
119 posts
At least it sure didn't for me. I have been camping Loremaster Piza'Tak for two weeks. I probably took the room 100 times in all. FINALLY, the hammer showed up, and it's mine. I want a second one for my rogue, looks like two more weeks of camping that basement.

Is good experience for my 56 bard and 62 rogue. They have their healer mercs, and I two box with my 69 cleric and her ogre tank. We have managed to fall down the trap door, right next to or close behind the second locked door (near the Loremaster). Be careful of that one. I probably died six times down there...falling down the hole and panicking instead of just taking on the mobs. DON'T run around. Best to stay there and drop all your toons down the hole. It's not that least compared to the main room above. You only agro the King and his entourage. The Queen is in the next room.

I don't think this hammer is worth any 75-120K, but it is a seriously nice snare item, and probably worth 25-35K to me. It's mine, until I get something better.

I envy you posters who happened to walk in on the hammer. I didn't work it 24/7, and other people passed through that might have gotten one too...but like I said, I probably dropped in 100 times...and got some nice exp for my toons and tons of little spells/fine steel, various drops...mostly vendor fodder.
# Jul 04 2010 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Took about 3 hours here, Grand Lorekeeper was up when I got there, then 3 Loremasters, 3 PH's, followed by 4th Loremaster who dropped it (was equipped, looks like a PoP-era stumpbeater now).

Did with 80 necro (ally faction): FD, send pet, pet kills it, feign pet, stand up, suspend pet (pet still feigned),loot, camp... no faction hits as long as you don't dot.
# Jan 06 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
I had a friend who needed the anklesmasher (the only snare weapon for pally), so we decided we would camp him. He does pop next to the second locked door. He and place holder pops every 26 minutes. It took eight hours and seven named to pop before he finally gave it to me.
# Mar 12 2010 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Just to clarify, the Anklesmasher is no longer the only tradeable pally-useable Snare-proccing weapon. I know because my paladin was using another before-- Sargasso Spear... handy because Beastlords can also use that spear.
Dropped today on Povar
# May 22 2009 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Dropped for me today. Cleared library of all mobs. Went down killed king room. Then killed queen room. Went back to library, and he was the only re-pop. Knew he had Anklesmasher, cuz he was wielding a big ol' hammer :). Also dropped greenmist book.
Happily I got him in less than 30 minutes of "camping". Pulling all mobs in each room at once, was a piece of cake for 83 rogue and wimpy merc.

Been one awesome week. Got a Willsapper also.

Good luck to you all and may you get your's quickly also.

Wdor Multiface
83 Rogue

Edited, May 22nd 2009 8:09am by azdbaxx

Edited, May 22nd 2009 8:10am by azdbaxx
Drop rate
# Jul 24 2008 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
41 posts
Killed about 30 mobs total either ph or named before I got this weapon. Got one Preserved Chokadai Vocal Cords Also. he will be wielding the weapon if he has it.

Edited, Mar 14th 2009 2:47pm by nostories
Question on Damage bonus
# Jul 13 2006 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Okay stupid question here, but could someone explain the damage bonus aspect? For example this weapon reads Damage bonus 15 (@ lvl 70) so does that mean at lvl 70 this is a Delay 20 Damage 25 weapon?
Question on Damage bonus
# Oct 15 2008 at 5:27 PM Rating: Excellent
226 posts
to clarify on this.. dmg bonus is additional.. so the weapon remains 10 dmg 20 dly... but if you swing it and you do 35 dmg on your hit, you then add the additional damage bonus and your hit would be 50 dmg instead of 35. It does not effect the damage rating of the weapon, but rather the end result damage that is actually dished out.
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Question on Damage bonus
# Jul 29 2006 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, as I understand it. Damage bonus is level-based so the higher your level, the higher the bonus damage. I think it may also change based upon the type of weapon (2handers get higher bonuses than 1handers) and may also depend on the length of delay (100 delay would have greater bonus than 50 delay). But what do I know, I am a wizard!
Question on Damage bonus
# Nov 30 2007 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
I think what the original poster was really asking is if the damage bonus is added to the base damage before the damage is determined or if it is added to the damage after the damageis determined.

In other words, is it a 25dmg/20dly weapon at level 70 (15dmg bonus at that level) OR is it a 10dmg/20dly + 15dmg weapon at level 70?

I don't know the answer to this, and would very much like to know as well.
Question on Damage bonus
# Aug 11 2006 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
346 posts
Damage bonus varies depending on the Delay of the weapon and your level. The higher the delay and the higher the level you are the more it is. There may be a few weapons which have an even futher increased damage bonus but I don't think there are many if any at all.

Damage Bonus is added on at the end of the calculation of how much damage we do, so the weapon wouldn't act like a 20 delay 25 damage weapon. Going with old school DnD defining you could call it a 20 delay 10 damage weapon with +15 to damage.
Question on Damage bonus
# Jul 25 2007 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
well, theres 2 kinds of damage bonus as far as weapons are concerned. There is 1handed bonus, and 2 handed bonus. on one handed weapons, the damage bonus is always the same, regardless of the delay. on 2handed weapons, the slower the weapon is, the higher its damage bonus is.
Dropped for us 2nd pop on 2nd day
# Jan 03 2006 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
We camped 9 hours rogue70, monk59, necro65, shaman 70 way over kill was there more or less for support of friend camping got one 1/3/06 11pm est
TONS of named
# Aug 06 2005 at 3:09 AM Rating: Default
well here is a little input on the anklesmasher

took my 70 mage cler ench and 55 monk down to get me one had the mage imp inv and run down untill i came acros any undead then just nuked the **** out of them as pet tanked very easy re inv. got down to just past the bridge and needed to CoHero the cler and ench as there was many undead and lots of adds 4+? at a time and one or 2 dark blue to lvl 70 then proceded to the locked door did a /who all rog 55 70 lfg and sent a tell told him i would pay 1k for him to run to chardock and then i could /invite(name) and CoHero him down to open the door for me and send him home with a talasman of return all went to plan (= got in np had the monk FD grouped most of the time did get about 1 AA in the 3+ hours i was down there with the monk. The correct room is the one right b4 the 2nd locked door it is the bottom of the library if you come down the steps of the first floor library into the (bacement library) after proceding down stop at the bottom of the steps and turn facing them the correct mob spawns in the back left corner of this position the secret hole in the floor is just bhind the stairway dont fall in it is a pit to the king
now in the 3 hours i camped here i started by clearing the first floor then the bacement then used my eye of tallon scout down into the pit and found my way back to the other side of the locked door targeted a mob in there and then sent my pet in to get agro and bring a hell of a train out killed them all 6+ and then just kept the 1st floor and bacement library floor clear i got 6 nameds in a row to spawn 3 of the guy who doesent drop the anklesmasher then 1 loorkeper then 1 of that other guy then 1 more lorekeeper followed by a PH and campd
loot was vocal cords then legings then cape then books then legings then anklesmasher great night hope this accualy helps someone (= GN
#Shakuden, Posted: May 07 2006 at 3:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Commas and periods are your friend, mate.
# Jun 20 2005 at 9:05 AM Rating: Default
52 posts
I was getting ready to flame a little about what weapons people were listing as "AWESOME" primary's or offhander's to dual wield with Anklesmasher....Then I looked at the dates and understood much better lol.

In the present day game, this (anklesmasher) can still be a very welcome addition to a Warrior/Monk/Paladin (any class without a spell for snare). I can't see it even being decent ratio for a lower class with the current weapons available out there. However; Take a Paladin....A Paladin has no way to snare that I am aware any other means, except for drops with a handful of casts, which after using, may be placed in the nearest garbage can. Same with Monk and Warrior (to the best of my knowledge). I play all caster classes, so I am drawing this knowledge from friends and from the massive amount of reading I've if I am incorrect, please let me have it with both barrel's :O) (just make sure you know what you are talking flaming on "i think so's", ok? :O)

Ok...back to my train of thought. Paladin dps sucks. I know that, you know that and especially Paladin's know that. Due to this fact, it's more time consuming for a Paladin to solo. If a Pally had this weapon, he could save a lot of mana and time killing (mobs die a lot faster when you can just crush them with no slaps in the face and having to take time to either get a heal off on themselves...or even more if they have to root, back up, heal themselves, re-root, re-engage the mob, etc....or when the mob starts to run, and it takes you awhile to get a root off, you may end up with more mobs to deal with and no time to determine what they con, which one is the most dangerous, etc. In other words...for Paladins, I could see this as a KILLER solo weapon. There are a couple Smaller slow proc weapons that a Paladin can use as well. One drops in a water area from mermaids or something like that....Wavecrasher/wavesmasher...something like that...and another from a dragon in Dragon Necropolis (again...i think)...I was just thinking that with the bandolier, a Paladin/SK/Warrior could effectively solo a lot more content with first slowing with slow weapon, switch to snare until it proc's, then go to your best melee weapon. Hmm....makes me want to make a Paladin and try that theory out and see how it works :) I guess the reason I keep going back to Paladin, is because they would be the best of the tank type classes to be able to most benefit from these weapons, because they can heal themselves WAY easier/quicker than a warrior fumbling with his box of bugs bunny band-aid's :O), thus making them more effective as a solo class (kinda like a ghetto version of a beastlord). I'm not really sure what a monk is capable of, but I DO know they have MUCH MUCH better dps...just not sure if they have any innate healing or snaring or slowing abilities...or other options with weapons. An SK already has snare (i think), and tons of ways to both increase damage per second and steal mana, health, etc from their enemies or through spells. Bah.....again...I've got 6 toons from 63-70..pardon...make that seven (one was given to me :O) Four of which are level 70 and in higher end guilds on TT, but I've just never gotten into the tank/melee type classes.....YET!!! :) I just hope the game lasts long enough for me to take them all to 70!! :O) woo hoo!

If there is a Pally or another tank class that has no other way to snare other than a weapon like this, please post how effective it is and if it's effectiveness ever ends (as in : Is there a certain level that it doesn't work on mobs anymore? Is soloing impossible at a certain level? Or something like that) I think my next toon will be a Paladin, so I am looking forward to some first hand knowledge about this "toy" :) Thanks in advance.
RE: Value
# Jul 13 2005 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
169 posts
Pricing for this item goes back to 2002 and you will see that it always has been an expensive weapon. Right now 2 are for sale on my server, one for 85k and one for 125k. Weapons that proc a slow or root, or have a rightclicky slow or root have always been in high demand by those classes that can not slow or root. It does open up possibilities when soloing, however I would not say it alters your gameplay experience with a certain class *that* much. Changing out weapons has become a lot easier with the Bandolier so in that aspect, these wepaons have become even more usefull for the soloing, non-rooting/slowing Class. :)

The Snare on this should work on any mob where a Druids Snare works on. However, regular Snares are getting resisted more in the high end GoD and OoW zones so that is where the usefullness of this weapon will wane off.

Still drops?
# Jun 16 2004 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Hey guys, sorry to be a nub, but i haven't seen one of these for sell in AGES, just wondering - do they even drop anymore? I really need this for pvp on my monk, but no point going down there if it doesn't drops... np to kill the mob tho :D ty in advance
RE: Still drops?
# Apr 26 2005 at 6:05 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped for me last night on AB fro the first Loremaster I had spawn. Wasn't the drop I wanted though, was hoping for the History of the Di'zok.
RE: Still drops?
# Jul 12 2004 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
Looted one the oter day, was doing epic for some cleric alts. Procs alot yes, and it landed 4 of 5 procs on mobs in plane of earth... Ill guess its rare as hell, as ive never seen it drop there before.
RE: Still drops?
# Jul 06 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
Sold it for 150k

procs alot btw ;)
RE: Still drops?
# Jan 30 2010 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
119 posts
Bought mine for 30K in the bazaar. Couldn't believe the price...and didn't bother asking.

Would love to get my own, but from the sounds of it....lots of hours and need a pick lock to get down there. Can't do that with my little 57 rogue or 61 bard.

Oh well.....30K wasn't so bad, eh?
RE: Still drops?
# Jun 29 2004 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Saw one for sale today in the bazaar on Antonius Bayle server, was going for 150k lol
# Feb 16 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
So sweet I never even knew what i had lol. I got this during a chardok raid and was the only one that wanted it. I put up on my trader a few times as low as 5k so glad it didn't sell. I think my monk will have to run around with it for a bit and fear kite maybe. Or maybe i'll put it back up for sale for 50k.
# Feb 15 2004 at 9:07 PM Rating: Default
This thing holds argo so great. Procs alot and on raids can proc 12 times on a mob. Even if i dont stick all the time it gives alot of hate. A great wepon up till about 65 then there are much better wepons you can ealy get on any desent raids.

65 war
65 necro
easier to get snare weapon now.
# Feb 13 2004 at 6:39 PM Rating: Default
JustthoughtI would share dont buy this !

thier is a quest out of fiona vie now captian neliths brother that yeilds a 1 1hslash snare weapon that procs confirmed at 29 but may proc sooner than that.
RE: easier to get snare weapon now.
# Feb 27 2004 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
yeah but monks can't use 1hs weapons
# Dec 30 2003 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
These things are way over priced on Povar Server.

I don't know what they sell for on other servers, but on Povar people sell them for 100K.

Sure it has snare, but sheesh.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 02 2003 at 2:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nuff said
RE: This dropped last week off of Vindi, or the Statue of Ra
# Dec 19 2003 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
lies, i'm sorry but you don't know what your talking about, the anklesmasher has never dropped off anything other than loremaster piza'tak in chardok. neither thde statue or vindi have anything remotely close in their loot tables
Procs at...
# Jun 20 2003 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
This began to proc for me at 49. With 120+ Dex it procs about once a round and that's all that I need. Now if I could just get my ID to work better.

Edited, Fri Jun 20 10:34:10 2003
# May 14 2003 at 10:48 AM Rating: Default
at vazaelle this cost 45k, and i was ready to get one, other guy get before me.....i never sow one before...but look like have a nice effect...
Price today
# Apr 25 2003 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
What is the going price for this item now-a-days?

Smiley: jawdrop
Sweet weap for aggro.
# Mar 06 2003 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know when this proc's? I was told level 1 but have not been able to test this out. I use this on my level 60 warrior Main Wavecrasher and off Anklesmasher. This combo has huge aggro and im asked to switch to my 44 44 2hs when im not MT on raids. This seem to be extremely rare only have ever seen 1 other that was for sale on Xev for 42K
RE: Sweet weap for aggro.
# Mar 13 2003 at 7:32 AM Rating: Default
Most good Kunark weapons proc at 50, so that's my guess. I know it procs by 54, because that's when I got mine.

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Warlord Teriuk Blackarrow
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#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 09 2002 at 7:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sold on Veeshan for 18k
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 29 2002 at 4:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Looking to buy this weapon on Povar. I am paying well for it. If you haveone, please send a tell to Meneur, or Menefus.
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