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Herbalist's Spade  

Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 43
DMG: 39 Dmg Bonus: 126
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Paralyzing Earth (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 49
WT: 3.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:2H Blunt
Merchant Value:0 pp 3 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-07-09 21:05:57
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
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Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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dig it
# Jan 30 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
got it today on my first try at wisen herbalist lol was tryin to find diffrent npc stumbled on to em killed em an got it eh
The Stone Breaker of Nameless
# Feb 17 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
got one as well camping for grand herbalist
Still Drops ??
# Aug 15 2005 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
Camped this for about 7 days on and off killing every PH / named - arms , spells , sandwich only .
Can any confirm if this still drops ? 2005? !

RE: Still Drops ??
# Nov 16 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, I can confirm it still drops, I just got one about 10 minutes ago.
RE: Still Drops ??
# Oct 08 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
1,074 posts
Dropped October 10th 2005 on Tunare server.
After 16 years, I'm not listing every friggin character.
RE: Still Drops ??
# Oct 02 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
droped 10/2/05 on stromm
battle cleric
# Sep 20 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
would be a good battle cleric item... they get root, but t root back up full heal. and go back in makes them almost more scary then a pally.
Bards can use it
# Mar 30 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
Ugg some people have no clue.. As to the people who say this is useless for Bard.. Get a clue. Even though it is combat and Bard have only 2hb(1) this weapon will still proc for a Bard.. You can proc on a miss and your attack rating or attack speed have nothing to do with proc rate.. It has been proven at the SteelWarriors that proc rate is independant and with a 305DEX you will proc 2 times per minute regardless of skill..

So this weapon is useful for Bards.. But at level 49 (when it procs) I don't see many Bards wanting to stand toe to toe with a mob for it to proc when we can just run away and chant..
# Mar 16 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Dropped for me last night. The wizened herb collector was not weilding it, so it was a pleasant surprise when I saw the herbalist's spade as his drop.
Better than taunt
# May 30 2003 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
This weapon is darn near godly in the hands of a warrior who has trouble gaining taunt from those stun casting pallies and SK's. Once the root takes effect the mob will hit whoever is closest to it. Think of it as 100% aggro all the time, soon as it procs just get belly to belly with the mob and NOONE is taking taunt from you, then if your alomost going to die just step back and the next closest person has the mobs attention. Nice ratio too and it procs 5-8 times per fight on average. There are many other uses for this weapon too, ghetto mezzing adds comes to mind. Well worth paying 35k for it and best of all its all/all
Proc Level ?
# Feb 19 2003 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
105 posts
I know the effect is a High level spell (my 54 necro uses PE to Plant a mob when needed)So that said I am really curious as to what level this thing will Proc.My thinking here is that the spell is of such a high level that the proc is probably also.PE(effect) is very reliable as a great root.I use mainly to stack Dots on the mob before allowing pet to engage.However,this weapon is of particular intrest to me as I also play a Beastlord.This may be the only way for a BL to be able to plant a mob.This weapon alone would make training up 2hb a must for me.Well if anyone has any real first hand knowledge of when it procs(if even if your high level)please let me know.Thanks
RE: Proc Level ?
# May 12 2003 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Lucy lists the proc level at 49.
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# Aug 14 2002 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
What lvl does this start Procing? I'd like to try it )

54 Wizzy
41 SK
29 Driud
# Aug 14 2002 at 3:09 PM Rating: Default
What lvl does this start procing?
For Sale
# Aug 13 2002 at 11:35 AM Rating: Default
I have one of these for Sale on the Tholuxe Paells Server, if interested Send email to with reasonable offer, Thanks
Beastlords for Root
# Jul 18 2002 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
BLs never get any root/snare spell. I've been using balls of yarn from stonebrunt quest to snare when I need. Would be nice to have for both dmg and proc. It's on my most wanted list hehe.

Kora Highkilt
41st lvl Barbarian Beastlord
yea but...
# Jun 26 2002 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
the one thing about this item is paralyzing earth lol.. sure nice proc.. but it roots for 3min lol.. which means fight to death
Herbalists Spade
# May 13 2002 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
280 posts
Seeing this as a 54 shaman who still melees a bit makes me drool--its about 20% better than the fungus coated tarmok staff which i have now--not even counting the proc. Im sure its fairly hard to get given its ratio, but I'll be leaving the hornets nest in BW to get one of these soon. For those who dont think a shaman can still melee dark blue mobs at this level, come partner with me sometime on Luclin will be a bit suprised. Anyway a nice weapon to whoever gets it.
54 Ogre Battleshaman on Luclin Server--Aggrok
#REDACTED, Posted: Apr 30 2002 at 9:48 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Doesn't matter that you don't have a 2hb skill. If your 1hb is high, and you can use this, it goes off that skill. Still an obvious Monk item. :p
RE: 2hb
# Jun 29 2002 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
What're you smokin', cuz I sure want some...

If you don't have 2hb skill.. get some, cuz if the weapon used 2hb, the weap will go off you're TWO-Hand Blunt skill... if it didn't, you could dual wield with it.

*quickly beats his head on the desk*
Where does EQ FIND these ppl, I swear. :P lol

Jarholi Scalefist
49 Monk
# Mar 01 2002 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone verify that this is a TRIGGERED spell and not a melee proc? if it is triggered, this is a mages WET DREAM! Everyone knows we got jipped out of the root line of spells, using our earth pet's 10-second root that doesn't stick as an excuse.
Faberin Midgetpunter
57 Magician

"Come on, noone will see you do it, just toss that gnome in the air and BAM!"
RE: verify?
# Mar 01 2002 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
I'm using one at the moment and it is definitely a combat proc, not triggered.

Sciuriin Sorsa
Druzzil Ro
# Feb 22 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
this is n awsome wepon i feel, but only thig is how can it be all al when bards can't use 2h anything, just a thought
RE: Hmm
# Feb 24 2002 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
Bards can use a few 2h weapons, they just don't get the skill. So while a bard can use this, he wouldn't have any skill in 2hb and it would be useless.
RE: Hmm
# Apr 10 2002 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
its not the weapon thats useless for melee...>:)
RE: Hmm
# Mar 07 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
Ummmm... you never played a bard did you? This weapon would be very useful to any bard. IF it truly is a triggered effect bards could dots kill mobs like other casters. It would be very nice to root and twist 3 dots on a mob that total about 100 hp a tick. Even if I have no 2hb skill as a bard the effect is enough for me to want this weapon for its right clickable effect.
RE: Hmm
# Mar 25 2002 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
It's a proc, not a clickable effect. Since it can't be clicked and bards have no 2 handed abilities, it's a waste to let a bard get this weapon. Indeed, the shovel should almost always go to paladins and SK's IMO: Warriors and rangers hardly ever use 2 handers, and 50+ casters and healers shouldn't be out there beating on mobs unless they're stupid or suicidal.

Balearic Pureheart
57 Knight of Tunare
Officer, Bloodsong
Lanys T'Vyl
RE: Hmm
# Dec 07 2002 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
Warrior's never use 2handers? Where do ya get that idea?

Dual Wielding is excellent for getting taunt, but with the damage bonus, most 2handers will outdamage even a very good dual wield combo.

Any not MT warrior should be using a higher damage, lower aggro 2hander

Even in most of my exp groups I can keep Aggro with a good 2hander, and if root sticks, I just stand super close while others back up a bit to keep aggro.
RE: Hmm
# Apr 20 2002 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
Why does everyone always forget about Monks? :P

This would be an awesome stick for a monk. Looks like a better weapon that the Tranquil staff to me.. 4.5wt compared to 10 weight, I'll take some ratio hits to save 5.5 weight.
upside down
# Feb 21 2002 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
551 posts
Ok, I've seen people use shovels before, and they always hit things with the stick end...

C'mon... I wanna whack the mob with that big metal digging part and hear that *CLUNK* sound like when I hit suits of Sentient armor or other metal mobs...

If only Verant put a little more thought and creativity into the items as some of the players can come up with...
Pain Lord Darknyss Grimscale
92 Iksar Crusader of the Greenmist
RE: upside down
# Feb 22 2002 at 9:56 AM Rating: Default
/cheer ^_^

I'm all for that. In fact, I think ALL two-handed blunt weapons should have the old "over-the-shoulder" swing the two-handed slashers did.

I guess I'll just have to settle for a Guard's Mallet ... I luv seeing people club mobs with that.

Khemosaabe "Tonto SPAM" Longbow (of Cazic Thule server)
Lvl 54 Slayer-of-Bunny-Wabbits
"Please. Call me by my **** name ... Lightning Fast Apologizer."
All/All 2hb?
# Feb 21 2002 at 1:29 AM Rating: Default
Got to love the 2hb that rogues and bards can use.
RE: All/All 2hb?
# Feb 22 2002 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
There's a lot of ghetto all/all 2hb. Mage summoned staves come to mind. As far as I know, all 2hb shovels are all/all. The idea being, come on, how much skill does it take to whack someone over the head with a shovel?
RE: All/All 2hb?
# Mar 23 2002 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
It apparently takes more skill to whack someone over the head with a shovel than any character in norrath possesses. None of them can figure out how to do it, so they just whack stuff with the stick end instead.
# Feb 20 2002 at 10:01 PM Rating: Default
Does this have the shovel graphic like mage focus items?
RE: Graphic?
# Feb 20 2002 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
102 posts
Yes, looks like a shovel.
Drops off...
# Feb 20 2002 at 9:24 PM Rating: Excellent
This dropped for me a LONG time ago off the named spawn outside of the Herb Shack (near the back porch) down past the mines. I don't recall the name offhand.
RE: Drops off...
# Feb 20 2002 at 10:41 PM Rating: Excellent
102 posts
Drops off the Wizened Herb Collector. Supposedly a semi-common drop, but I have seen far more dark scale sleeves (his "rare") than I have spades.
Ho ho ho
# Feb 20 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
Hey ... this isn't a bad monk item. Nice ratio and reasonable weight. The effect could cause some trouble.

Now all ye need are some stupid battle cries:

"I will dig your grave! Mwahahahah!"

"I shall Club you wit the Ace of Spades!"

"Shovel off your driveway for a dollar, mister?"

Oh-kay ... I'm done ^_^

Khemosaabe "Tonto SPAM" Longbow (of Cazic Thule server)
Lvl 54 Slayer-of-Bunny-Wabbits
"Gung Ho Grape"

Edited, Wed Feb 20 16:38:08 2002
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