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Essence of a Vampire  

WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:unknown
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 00:02:10
Page Updated:Sun Nov 26th, 2017

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 46

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This item is used in quests.
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Burning Woods
Quest Name
Enchanter Epic: Staff of the Serpent

Used in 1 recipe.
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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Hate

Rare drop off revenants in the Plane of Hate used in the Enchanter Epic.

Uploaded May 14th, 2022 by halfridge
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# Mar 29 2017 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Finally got this to drop after clearing the northern parts of Hate probably 6 or 7 times. Dropped off a MALE forsaken revenant.
female drops
# Nov 27 2013 at 8:16 AM Rating: Default
a female ( a forsaken revenant ) drop and u get 8 min on rot timer
female drops
# Nov 24 2017 at 4:24 PM Rating: Good
24 posts
I just got one from female as well.
female drops
# Nov 26 2017 at 12:24 AM Rating: Excellent
GlabVox wrote:
I just got one from female as well.

Thanks, added.
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Finaly got it
# Nov 26 2012 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
117 posts
I just finished my enchanter's epic today and this was the worst part of it by far.

It took me 3 days of camping on/off to get the essence. I got it off a female revenant. I think they're only dropped by enchanter class mobs since the female revenants and the Coercer are both enchanters.
the rarity of the drop...
# Nov 25 2012 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default

When it says "very rare" as a drop rate...they mean it!!!
I figured it might drop within 60-80 kills....but it seems that very rare is well beyond my estimate of 60-80 kills. Upon reading previous posts...the only female drop rate seemed kind of bogus to me; I can actually confirm that a female forsaken revenant did drop mine. So the female only drop rate seems accurate, still. Males are a waste of time, but unless you kills all revenants, you'll spawn less females, as a result...therefore increasing the number it might take to actually get your Essence to drop.

I kept track of how many male/female revenats it took to finally get it to drop...a staggering 156 kills...!
That's equates to roughly 3-4 hours of non-stop clearing the entire northern part of the zone, from the Hand of Maestro, north.

Good Luck on getting it to drop.

...and the posts where ppl say they got it within the first few kills....that was PURE LUCK, IMO...the real life drop rate is gonna be MUCH, much longer than that.
Still drops
# Oct 12 2012 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
It is still a pretty rare drop...

I personally have only seen it drop off a "female" forsaken revenant or Coercer T`Vala...

several hours of killing every revenant that spawned...but it does still drop as of 10/11/12 (unusual date hehe)
Item Info
# Aug 16 2012 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
This is supposedly a super rare drop off of a Forsaken Revenant in the Plain of Hate. I was just super lucky and got it on the very first one I killed (not to rub it in to all those who took hours to find it).

Forsaken Revenant are scattered throughout the zone so bring a couple of buddies or a merc and let the killing commence. Best of luck in getting a quick drop.
Finally got one!!!
# Aug 31 2011 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
20 posts
This and popping Felia are the toughest part of this epic.. Days on felia and hours of this essence... Pulled almost the entire zone with mobs on my monk and one finally dropped! yay! (I think it was Male vampire)
# Oct 22 2010 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
468 posts
You guys must have been hella lucky then. I killed every damn a forsaken revenant i could find on my druids track 3 seperate times. I got sh*t to show for it. Spent literally hours running around killing crap. No exp what so ever cause i had to do it when i got too high in level. Totally sucks. Im not even sure it actually drops. No one kills in hate anymore. Totally screwed on this one im afraid. EDIT: It finally dropped on my 4th clear through. Had one more forsaken revenant to go on my druids tracking list before i had to wait for respawns. To add a bit more info it drop from a female. I started collecting the fine insidious stuff just in case i decided to skip 1.0 and do the 1.5 pre quest. I saw every piece of armor drop though i didn't actually collect any till that 4th time around clearing them out and only saw 2 pieces drop that time. If i had started collecting from the beginning i would have had all of them.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2010 9:49pm by Rickymaru
vampire essence for ench 1.0 epic from pohate
# Aug 07 2009 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
got the essence off a female vampire in like 10 mins in pohate. killed maybe 4 total. lol.
# Mar 07 2009 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Orginally I was just killing everything hoping for a spawn and then in turn a drop. I finally got my drop.... 5 hours later. I really wanted it to drop of a male, but it just didn't. I got mine off the female, so I have to agree that it's Female only.
female for me
# Mar 06 2010 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Killed quite a few male and female and was there for only a couple hours and it dropped off a FEMALE
dropped off a male
# Jan 06 2010 at 2:25 AM Rating: Good
1,308 posts
dropped off a male.
Bonesmasher/95 Nec
Craseon/95 War
Hyrax/95 Enc

# Feb 14 2009 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped today after killing about 20 of the female revenants, sounds easy but for how rare revenants are and then ontop of it you have to find the even rarer female, it took about 4 hours of killing everything around to finally get the lucky one to spawn.
Female or male?
# Aug 21 2008 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
116 posts
Was trying to figure out if it only dropped off females or not...and by my luck it dropped off of a female. *shrug*

Only took about an hour of uber-plowing, don't know if I was just lucky though.

EDIT: After camping mini nameds in Hate for three days (3 hours ish at a time) but not specifically plowing, the essence dropped for me again and once again was a female. BE WARNED, some vamps have 7 min rot time and some have 27 minute rot time--it's best to just have the enchanter with you.

3rd essence, was in Hate for about 15 minutes and dropped again off another female. Right now I'm pretty sure it's female only.

Edited, Aug 5th 2009 1:25pm by AudacityoftheFeralkin

Edited, Aug 6th 2009 1:44pm by AudacityoftheFeralkin
does this even exist?
# Sep 16 2007 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
my guild and i were in PoHate a total of 7 hours....killed countless forsaken revenants and all we got was vampire dust and some there a certain area that this things drop in, or am i correct to say that it is an ULTRA rare drop from any of them? even at ultra rare, ya think we would have seen one in a 7 hour period....any info is helpful
does this even exist?
# Oct 12 2007 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent

i was farming for the seoc today at the "an eerie chest" site, and one of these dropped off a revenant. (12 Oct 2007). it may be ultra-rare, but i can confirm that it still drops from them. went through five or six spawn cycles so far, it happened to drop on like the third cycle i'd guess. just my luck, i'd get an ultra-rare drop i don't need, but the named i need won't spawn. :p
does this even exist?
# Feb 01 2008 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
This dropped for me off a female "A foresaken Reverant" in the building at 522, -200, 5. At zone in go over stairs to right then turn right again and follow the buildings it is the second one on the right
No Female huh?
# Mar 18 2007 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
wait.... how about this click on the link to the revenant low and behold it is the picture of a female^^^^^^^

Edited, Mar 18th 2007 12:25pm by Mjump
essence of vampire
# Mar 07 2007 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
can we note here that there is no such thing as a female forsaken rev.... the females are forlorn rev... and the males are forsaken-- which if it drops mostly from the females--- she's not even listed lol (forlorn rev!)
essence of vampire
# Apr 09 2007 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Incorrect, there are male and female models of "a forsaken revenant". The drop only comes from forsaken revenants, but I can't attest as to whether gender matters (yet).
Still Drops
# Dec 15 2006 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Found one today (12/15/2006) in PoHate... ran my chanter there for her epic. Dropped off of a female forsaken revenant.
# Jul 01 2006 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
Last piece for chanter epic, total of 16 hours, and I am talking about clearing everthing from zone in to the back(hand of maestro etc) before all the lowbie garbage can even respawn, tried running around tracking/killing them all for hours.. i have 10.. staffs of fire/earth.. Eye of inny etc etc etc but no EoV...

Ugh.. common Sony.
Drop Timer
# Oct 10 2005 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Just be fore warned that the Rot timer on the Essence of a Vampire is 7 mins, my husband got kicked from the game by the all to famous EQClient Crash and had to wait almost 5 mins to get back in and there wasn't enough time to zone back to save his rotting drop. Did I mention we spent 8 hours in PoHate for this one drop to have it rot because of circumstances that were out of our control... really sux

Good luck to the rest of ya!
Essence of a Vampire
# Oct 03 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Default
Dropped today 10/02/2005 off rev in Lord of Ire's room.
# Jul 18 2005 at 6:22 AM Rating: Decent
ok went up there 2 nights ago with me 60 Enc and on other comp duoing in a 67 druid pulled with my enc slow tanked it dru has 3 right clicky dots she healed me also but was up in hate no longer than 30 mins than one dropped only had to kill 2 reverants ... maybe i got lucky but oh well .. killed reverent to the right of the zone in fought way over the steps turned left at bottom of the steps the reverent infront of me i pulled with slow was a male reverent that dropped the essance ... bout 2 hours later guild popped into fear and dropped the wraith .... EPIC DONE

Mezzenufast Shadowz'Soul
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Hate Drop
# Apr 09 2005 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
220 posts
Dont mean to be a smart @$$ but I've been to PoHate twice and the second time I was there, EoaV dropped in 40 mins


Edited, Aug 1st 2020 9:27pm by ghengisjon
Where did the Essence drop?
# Feb 04 2005 at 6:05 PM Rating: Excellent
70 posts
I think I see a pattern developing. In every case where someone has reported an extremely HIGH drop rate or fast drop, they've been in a position to kill the place holders for Magi P'Tasa or Coercer T'Vala.

SasjaS reported three "Essence of Vampire" dropping in a short time while pulling the house just south of the bridge. That's where Magi P'Tasa spawns. megodude reported a drop just over the bridge from the zone in. Athdare reported a drop while hunting at the zone in. All of those could have been the spawn point for P'Tasa.

Somewhere I saw a report of multiple drops while hunting in the northwest corner of the zone. They were clearing the spawn point for Coercer T'Vala. zanatoz says his was next door to Coercer T'Vala, but it's easy to be off by that much. Estariel reported hers came from that place holder.

On the other hand, those who report killing hordes of revenants rarely specify which ones they killed. One did say they'd killed Coercer T'Vala a lot, but never mentioned the place holder.

This suggests a much higher drop rate from "A Forsaken Revenant" when it is a place holder. We know one revenant looks and smells like another, but those two are on a completely separate spawn cycle, so they may be on a separate loot table too.

I've been trying to help an enchanter with this drop and having no luck at all. He's as frustrated as many of the chanters posting here. After another fruitless night of Hate, I came back and reread the posts here and compared them to the maps. That's when I noticed a correspondence between where people kill and how often the Essence drops.

Tonight I plan to go back and focus on those two spots. If this works, the important thing isn't how MANY you kill or how LONG you spend there killing, but WHERE you find them.

Edited, Fri Feb 4 18:27:20 2005
# Feb 03 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
I have camped hate for 16hours now still no essence of vampire, and this is after they say the loot tables were increased to make it easier. Have druid tracking the mobs and killing everything in the paths still no luck. Will keep trying
# Feb 06 2005 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
221 posts
6 hours in Hate today finally yielded this. Too bad I'm farming the fine insidious to bypass 1.0. =/ Would have been longer had I not had my monk friend there to provide dps and train me constantly.
Hate Drop
# Apr 08 2004 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
I went to Hate today and got the drop from a female revenant just over the bridge near zone in.

Took just under an hour all up, we basically pulled all we could reach before repops and killed them.

So either the drop has been increased considerably or I got plain lucky. Maybe killed 10 - 15 revenants in that time.
still super rare
# Apr 07 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
I have farmed the minis atleast 1 night a week since the patch and have only seen 1 drop from a female rev. I have still never seen the SK hide drop so if they truely increased the drop rates they didn't increase them by much.
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