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Reed Belt  

AC: 6
WIS: +5 HP: +10
Focus: Burning Affliction II
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Klerik Ul'Eror
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-12 00:01:01
Page Updated:Sun May 5th, 2019

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 933pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 30

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Dagnor's Cauldron
NPC Name
Bilge Farfathom
The Fabled Bilge Farfathom

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Dagnor's Cauldron

Uploaded May 5th, 2019 by Drewinette
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#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 08 2004 at 1:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yeah soloed a giant snake in butcherblock today, dropped the belt. Was a cake job and I only needed to heal myself twice.
just lucky aye
# Sep 30 2003 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
I was in unrest and loged cuz i was sleepy loged back on next day and desided 2 go to island and i seen some guys and i wanted to kill them go fig im a barb war so i sent my dru friend tell come heal me so he did and when he was on his way i seen bilge farfathorn so when my friend got there i had him sow me and track bilge he went to find him as he was bilge run right to me i hit him it was over fast as my dru body came up and put a dot on him and me lev 51 war go fig heheh .He droped the peral kedge totem . then not 2 min after he run past again and my friend got the reed belt wow lucky aye. grin 51 war Hizerthanu Guys on vallon zek.
Effect Change
# Jul 12 2003 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
Just noticed last night that my DoT damage had jumped, Drifting Death was doing about 74 per tick rather than 65. Then checked my Reed Belt and found that Extended Affliction II has become Burning Affliction II. Checked the 7/10 patch message & sure enough there it was, silly me had skimmed right over without reading of the change. Haven't watched to see if other spells are changed also, if they are the increased damage will make up for shorter duration of Ensnare & such, INMHO. It's about time for me to pass this on to an alt anyway, too bad, I've used it much and happily.

Glourfindel, Druid of the 48th Season
Einaar, Paladin of the 36th Crusade
Haldur, Bard of the 23rd Verse
Lucky night
# Sep 25 2002 at 9:01 AM Rating: Excellent
Went to Dagnors with my 45 druid today looking for the cleric quest bp gobbo for a friend.

Sat on the island in the middle with the dwarfs on it and killed any wandering goblins I saw as well as some rats and skellies that aggroed whilst I was medding. After about two hours of this I was thinking of calling it a night when I see a named mob on track.

Great I think, about time and head off to wax him. Very easy drifting death and I think just one drones of doom curtesy of my ES arms.

So I loot up and am suprised to see no ingot (for the cleric quest) but instead a belt. Cursing my luck that what I was after hadn't dropped I loot the belt and see the nice stats. It's only now that I look again at the mobs name and realise this is the elusive Bilge I have heard tell of, not the guy I was after (Dwigus).

Anyway to top it all off I then hit track again and who is up but Dwigus, Karana bless his little cotton socks. The two must have spawned at very nearly the same time. So I ended up getting the thing I wanted and had a nice belt to show for my efforts as well. Very happy little halfling.

P.S. When I found Bilge he was about halfway between the fab four and the goblin camp heading south. He conned light blue to me at 45. Dwigus was found on the rock...I tracked him down and reached him just as he came out of the water headed east across the island. He was still dark blue.

Dweebil 45 druid
Hylore 50 cleric
Falguran 22 shaman

Edited, Wed Sep 25 10:01:58 2002
Extended Affliction
# Sep 01 2002 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, Snare is affected by Affliction Extention. The "Affliction" line of focus items are not limited only to damage-dealing spells such as DoTs. Affliction focus items also affect roots, snares, DoTs, and debuffs (such as the druid spells like Fixation of Ro or enchanter spells such as enfeeblement). Essentially, nearly every offensive spell with a duration is affected by these focus items.

On the flip-side of the coin, nearly all defensive spells with a duration (such as SoW and other buffs) are affected by the "Enhancement" line of focus items.
RE: Extended Affliction
# Dec 03 2002 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
It does affect Snare. I have performed many experiments to time the duration of my snares with and without my Affliction focus item. Keep in mind that Extended Affliction affects the MAX duration. For Snare and Root, the mob gets a small chance to break the spell every 6 seconds, regardless of the spell's maximum duration. So, you have to go by the maxmimum duration you can achieve with and without the focus.

Since druid DoT's have fixed durations (60 seconds), they always benefit from the focus.
RE: Extended Affliction
# Nov 28 2002 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
Snare is not affected by Extended Affliction. It only applies to detrimental HP spells as in the description. Snare could be considered detrimental from one point of view, but I don't believe it is considered such by SOE. Regardless snare does not affect HP so it is not affected by this focus. I really don't know about Root since in a sense it is a detrimental HP spell. It also does not affect debuff spells that do not have an HP component. I believe this focus is really only supposed to be for DoTs.
# Aug 10 2002 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
Would it be possible for a 31 druid such as myself to try and camp him or should i wait till lvl 34? Right now my wis is 173 and im still wearing my small leather belt LOL. Also what im reading from all the posts tells me that he isnt camped a lot or would it be hard for me to try n find a camp even if i COULD handle him?

31st Druid
Rodcet Knife
RE: Possible
# Aug 27 2002 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I would wait for 34; it should be a whole lot easier. You also shouldn't have too much problem camping him. Not a lot of people have the patience to wait around for Bilge to pop. I think most people, and this is what I did, just pop into Dagnor's and see if he is up. If he isn't go do something else. It took me about a week to find him up. I think I was about level 40 at the time and he was a cake walk.
The Camp
# Jul 01 2002 at 5:33 PM Rating: Decent
Yesterday a guildmate told me about the PKT & I was like "I think i'll check it out. Well, I sat for a while & nothing (I'm not one of the most patient people either) so I thought to myself, with my luck this guy will never show, so I left. Then today I logged on after work around 6pm & I was still in Couldron thinking what am I doing here? Clicked on track & there was 'ol Bil runnin around like a chicken without a head. When I finally caught up to him I rooted & dot'd him. It was indeed CAKE as they say. He dropped was the belt. It made my day =)

Chrysta <Liberation Army>
40th Lvl Druid
Focus Item
# Jun 05 2002 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
Now has Extended Affliction II
(20% duration to root, sanre, and DoTs)
as of patch on June 5th 2002

Edited, Wed Jun 5 15:13:21 2002
RE: Focus Item
# Jun 07 2002 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
according to the patch of the patch message, "The Affliction focus line should now only be affecting spells that do damage," hence, not roots and snares now.
RE: Focus Item
# Aug 27 2002 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Well, everytime I cast either root or ensnare, my Reed Belt sparkles. It may be that they fixed it so Extended Affliction doesn't affect them, but it doesn't look that way from the spam. Of course I haven't timed them to know for sure.

Edited, Tue Aug 27 18:14:56 2002
RE: Focus Item
# Jun 12 2002 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
Druid Root spells do damage, anyone notice them sticking for longer ?

Edited, Wed Jun 12 11:21:52 2002
RE: Focus Item.. Instructional
# Jul 30 2002 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
If the effect works with the spell, you will see a text message like :

" Your Reed Belt begins to sparkle "

or some such message. that will let you know that the item is used for that line of spells or that spell. If you see that message you will know that the effect is in motion and being used.
RE: Focus Item
# Jun 21 2002 at 4:57 AM Rating: Good
Prodigal Son
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Grasping roots? I don't know what the higher spells do, but for my 18 ranger the dmg is an initial DD, not a dot along with the effect and thus wouldn't be affected.
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RE: Focus Item
# Jun 06 2002 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
Well... That's very good for Shamen & Druids, only vaguely good for Clerics.

I can see this becoming very popular again.
# Apr 23 2002 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
is bilge still spawning? where does he spawn? does he spawn on the island outside of unrest?
Camping Bilge
# Apr 10 2002 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
I camped Bilge for 3 days, at about 4-6hrs each day. He spawned only once and Dwingus spawned 6 times. Dwingus was good exp for me at level 39(Druid), so that was a refreshing exp encounter. Also, good quest item for Clerics, good BP quest! Bilge dropped the belt witch to my belief actually sold easily for 800pp (terris thule server). He was quite easy to kill for me. Ensare, Fury of Air...Combust / Fury of Air...Combust! Might have been eaasier, but he was self-Healing. His nukes werent to terrible. God tired of waiting for POP, so left, but good news is, bring fishing pole and plenty of bait! Improved fishing skill from (0) to (165), got to love getting fish scales easily and for free (Endure Breath) and imporved swimming skill from (165) to (195)! Good luck all, hope you get the PKT! God knows I'd love to have it and may go back when im pulling KK fish and have to med-up in DC, LOL

39 Hafling Druid
Crimson Legionares (Terris Thule)
Solo on fellow shorties!
# Feb 11 2002 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
Was running through the cauldron today looing for Dwigus for a Cleric quest and for the first time since I started playing (almost 3 years) I found him and got the belt. A great feeling I had when the belt showed in the loot window. Definitely a in the right place at the right time for this NPC killing.
# Jan 20 2002 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
I am not sure there is any way to make him pop. Its really just luck i think. And i dont think he has a PH, he is a 35th lvl shammie with Sow, he runs fast, so its not hard to find him if he's up, he's running around the zone. Also, he's a fast swimmer. And i noticed, even within range, i couldnt cast on him, i had to wait for him to aggro. So just have sow, and get close to him, after that he's cake, At lvl 47, i rooted him, and hit him twice with CaleFaction and he died lol. CaleFaction hits for 447dd, root is 104. so he isnt all that strong. Im not sure how he will do at ppl with lower levels. All i can say is, Try to hang out in the center island, across from the Unrest Ent, best place to keep checking your track, as he runs around fast, so if he's up, he'll be on your track, i hope this helps everyone.

Dirkan RainCaller<Champions of Thanatos>
47th druid on the Karana Server
reed belt
# Jan 07 2002 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
I am so lucky to have been able to log on during the haloween gm event. the belt that droped had about the same wis and better ac with some other +s
# Dec 06 2001 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
Is there a PH for Bilge?
For Sale
# Nov 20 2001 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
I have one of these for sale on Drinal - send me a tell if you want it

Irtuk Ironforge 35 Cleric
Stonecrafter 17 Enchanter
assorted supporting cast
# Jun 12 2001 at 12:31 AM Rating: Default
Yeah i saw him once when me and a friend were goin to unrest to chill and help power lvl a friend. My druid friend tracked him down and asked me about him. I didnt know who he was, damn, wish i would have known now! lol...well thanks for the info and im sure ill be camping him alot...peace!

Tenil Terrorbringer
Karana Server
Knight of Truth
Mithaniel Marr
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 7:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Actually, the PKT is a piece of junk - I pity the druid that put so few ability points into wis he needs to take the stat hits from holding a PKT instead of a sarnak battle shield or paw of opolla. This is a nice belt though, I may be wrong but I think it's the highest waist slot wis a druid can get on a tradeable item.
RE: nice belt...
# Jul 16 2001 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
LOL! Are you an idiot? You take stat hits with the Paw of Opolla as well for one thing. For another thing, with one slot carrying so much of the wisdom boost, you can afford to drop some of yer other wisdom boosting items to equip mana boosting items, or items with higher ac. The totem is invaluable to almost any wis based caster. Taking 9 strength is nothing compared to the amount of mana that you will receive for 18 wis, and the amount of wisdom items you will be able to drop for mana items will make you extremely formidable.

Vizian Wrathebringer
45th druid of the Tribunal
Ravens Wings Guild
Getting Bilge Farfathom
# Apr 25 2001 at 11:10 AM Rating: Default
I have been hunting Bilge Farfathom for a couple of sessions now and Have yet to seem him pop. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Naeditha Frontris
Guild Dreamers
Karana Server
39 circle
Very good stats
# Apr 16 2001 at 8:33 AM Rating: Default
I was just looking around possible zones to hunt in and named mobs to camp for good loot and this belt seems like one of the best wis items i have seen along with the Gatorscale Leggings. IMO the thing is worth around 800pp
Common Drop
# Jan 25 2001 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
The Rarity as of the time of this post reads "Rare" which isnt entirely accurate. Bilge Farfathom actually drops the Reed Belt almost 9 of 10 times. Bilge himself is a rare spawn which makes one think that the reed belt is a rare drop. Bilge's rare drop is the PKT (pearl kedge totem)

Both are very nice items...good luck all.
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 17 2001 at 7:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
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