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Prestidigitator's Robe  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 12
STA: +15 INT: +15 HP: +60 MANA: +90
Effect: Shield of Lava (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 16.0)
WT: 0.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: MAG
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Type:Armor
Appearance:Cryosilk Robe
Color (RGB):250, 30, 0
Submitted By:Nevex Manastorm
Lucy Entry By:Agamenoar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 09:58:32
Page Updated:Wed Oct 26th, 2016

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Magician Skyshrine Armor


This item is used in quests.
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Neriak Third Gate
Quest Name
Phylactery Will Get You Nowhere

West Freeport
Quest Name
Phylactery Will Get You Nowhere

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Nov 04 2002 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
I think verant duped us again. The boots from the skyshrine quests have the effect summon bandaids. And an 8 second cast time at that. =/
RE: odd
# Apr 16 2004 at 6:14 PM Rating: Default
i have the PoG version of the boots, the effect seems like crap but ive found it much more useful than i thought i would. im looking to upgrade soon, but ill still carry my PoG boots around for resist and effect reasons. never know when a monk wants some bandages, or when soloing you need to get your HP up quick.
# Nov 20 2001 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
2 robes dropped in two laps of HoT Sunday. So, yep, they're dropping.
Effect is a waste!
# Aug 13 2001 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
Most mages that get this robe will be 55+ as you need to get the silk robe fron HoT in ToV. So most will have Cadeau of Flame. The only time I would use tis is if I'm power leveling a twink. Is Verant no advocating this? How is it that the Necromancer, Cleric, Shaman, and Druid Robe/BPs all have 54+ spell effects and the Magician, WIzard, and Enchanter's robes have a 49- spell effect?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 04 2001 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) YOU AINT ARCH MAGE OF FENNIN RO
Tattered Silk Robes
# Jun 23 2001 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone else notice that the robe blank drop in temple of veeshan testing halls, to make this robe, seem to be broken. As a guild we must have been round there 40-50 times, and had at least 10 plate, 10 leather, 10 chain chest pieces. Not 1 robe however. In fact of all the pro dragon guilds on Cazic Thule, i've only heard of 2 robes dropping total. To me it seems blatantly wrong that the robe isn't dropping in proportion to the other chest pieces. I'd be interested to hear if there's the same sort of issues on other servers, as i've tried bug reporting it, putting it on the official eq forums, and even advising the guides so they can report it up the line. As of yet i've still to get any sort of acknowledgement that they're even looking at this..
RE: Tattered Silk Robes
# Aug 06 2001 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
Yea the drop on this is nerfed. We've gotten about 7 plate, 10 chain, 5-6 leather, but only 2 robes. It does drop, its just nerfed. Verant hates casters, if you didn't know already.. 8)
RE: Tattered Silk Robes
# Oct 31 2001 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
honestly i believe you guys are making up numbers.... my guild farms ToV like crazy but lately been in PoM. All are casters on loot but 3 or 4 (thats about 10-12 others) have their SS robes, and weve had about 2 total leather tunics drop. We have plenty of people in full SS armor, but leather is the most rare, from most common to most rare its plate, chain, silk, leather.

Omagis Omegasummon
55 conjurer
solusek ro
# Jun 17 2001 at 11:20 AM Rating: Default
This Doesn't get droped. NEVER! I killed this guy 21 times.(I'm not kidding) and my friend on tunare killed 7times nothing ever droped.
btw does anyone have the screen shot of this robe? )
# Jun 13 2001 at 5:04 PM Rating: Default
I strongly suspect the idea that Frankel drops this robe is a hoax. I suspect for these reasons:

1. Frankel can be attacked and killed by players who do not own the Velious expansion. Do you really think that VI allow players who do not own SoV to procure this incredible piece of NO DROP equipment?

2. The risk vs. reward doesn't seem adequate. To do the Skyshrine quest you have to go farm rats in Dragon Necropolis, then kill mobs in ToV. Why would anybody EVER do that tough quest if they could just get 6-12 high level people together and kill this gnome a few times?

3. As game designers, VI usually does try to make equipment drops make at least a little sense from a roleplaying standpoint. Why on earth would a gnome pirate possess a magician robe that is granted only to those who've proven themselves to the inhabitants of Skyshrine?

4. Frankel cons green, kicks quite a lot of *** for his level, and is 100% MR. This is usually done to discourage players from killing certain mobs like guards in newbie zones. i.e. VI doesn't want us killing little Frankel.

5. Despite the points above, I've made two attempts on Frankel. The first time, I just attacked him with my wife (55 magician and 55 necro.) Neither of us could stick a single spell to him, and we both went through several pets just to get him down a quarter bubble of health. We realized we couldn't possibly beat him and gated out.

Our second attempt on him, we had a pretty strong crew gathered to kill Cazel for an enchanter friend of mine. I talked them into hitting Frankel as well. That was 4 55+ tanks in uber equipment tearing into this gnome and he held his own pretty darn well. The enchanter Tashed him and I still couldn't stick any spells on him.

When we killed him he gave zero faction adjustments, zero experience, and zero loot, not even cash. So Frankely (hehe sorry), I don't believe anybody camped this guy from level 55 to 58 because from what I've seen, he's darn near impossible to kill, and doesn't give any experience in that level range anyway.

That said, I'll continue to kill him whenever I get the people together, just because its kinda fun, and you never know, I could be wrong.

Nefarius Frobozz, Level 56 magician
Terris Thule
Gnome pirate
# Jun 13 2001 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
First off... is there really a pirate named Frankie in S Ro? If so, where?

I think some people have him confused with Frankel the Pirate in NORTH Ro, who does guard the boat dock to Velious.

If I am wrong PLEASE let us know.

Ok, so in the hopes of a sweet robe, I assembled some friends last night to take on Frankel.
Group consisted of two 53 mages, a 57 wizard and a 55 enchanter. After the first fight we added a 52 cleric to keep the good pets alive longer.

The fight that ensued was definitely fun, but by NO means easy. The enchanter was not able to stick a single spell, except for Tash. So that, unfortunately, meant we couldn't slow him.
The mages stuck purely to chain casting pets and lava shielding them. Not a single mage nuke hit. During the first fight (without cleric) each mage went through about 8 pets each. Yeah, the lvl 51 earth pet beasts--about 16 of them. The wizard was able to stick his high level lures on Frankel.

Once we got the hang of it, we killed him MUCH easier the second and third time. Adding up nuke damage, approximate pet damage, and lava shield damage, this guy has well over 20k hps. The wizard alone did about 10k in lures. Frankel beats himself to death on DS, and pets melee for 30-58 dmg a hit. The fight itself lasted about 5 minutes. And all this to take on a mob that cons grass-green at 53. Oh yeah, he max hits for 177, and backstabbed my pet for 517. Ouch.

Net result? NOTHING. He didn't drop a single thing. We gave him a 2hb staff and a 2hs sword in the hopes of slowing him down. He did not wield them, nor did it slow him down. He did, however drop the items that we gave to him when he died.

If anyone has recently had some good loot from him (ahem, ROBE).... or thinks they got experience from him at 50+... or knows where this Frankie in S Ro is.. please post.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 7:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Are u really sure that this rob is a drop from Frankie the Pirate ?
#Anonymous, Posted: May 23 2001 at 3:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yep its the rare drop of Frankie the Pirate,
# May 18 2001 at 1:42 AM Rating: Default
Can somebody really confirm this drop of Frankie the Pirate?

I killed him 3 times...and no robe

Ah can a lvl 55 mage solo him? You cant stick any spells on him...

You sure
# May 17 2001 at 8:45 AM Rating: Default
You SURE this robe drops off of that little pirate guy in SRO? I am lvl 55 and am thinking about attempting this if its true.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 04 2001 at 1:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This also drops off the guy who guards the boat to Velious. It's a rare drop, but at lvl 55 the guy gives good exp so it's a good camp.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 04 2001 at 1:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yeah I can confirm that this drops off the guy in Sro, I camped him from 55 to 58. My name is Dinks, so send me a tell on Fennin Ro server.
RE: Drops
# May 07 2001 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
Im a 52 Mage, Do you think I can solo this guy effectively? I have good Coldain faction, do you think I will have to kill him so many times that I go from Amiable to Dubious or worse to get it? Last, I have the torn enchanted robe from Kael, but I would rather do this one. Can anyone CONFIRM where the pristine emeralds drop? Please only post if you know what you are talking about.
# Apr 28 2001 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
An orange robe! Woot! Finally an original color for mages!!!! They ruined our apothic cause of that stupid advisor next stop...ToV to get the stuff for this robe heh
Lure Spells
# Apr 26 2001 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
Better check with VI again since now on the test server there is a shaman lure spell. Guess VI has decided that it only cares about certain classes not be touched and to heck with rest.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 26 2001 at 2:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Better check with VI again since on the test server Shamans are gettting a lure spell.
alot easier
# Apr 24 2001 at 5:48 AM Rating: Default
well its just alot easier to use boon to dmg sheild all the tanks then i use the robe effect to cast on any pets in the group. the only time i realy get any use out of the robes effect is when im hanging out at the tunnel . i wear the robe for the stat bonuses but atleast the effect isnt summon bandages or even worse reclaim energy.
# Apr 20 2001 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
if im not mistaken, the spell is castable on other players, which would mean the effect could be cast on other players, so basically mages can keep there melees buffed with a dmg shield during the entire battle, without wasting a spell slot or mana for it.
About the graphic...
# Apr 19 2001 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I sure hope that the new expansion will bring some new robe graphics. The old ones are cool and all, but we certainly need some new ones. Every robe is simply an old robe texture with new colors, which is cool I guess... but I want new ones :P If I'm not mistaken, this is the same look as the Mage robe from the plane of hate (maybe a bit brighter.) Ah well... nice stats and all, slightly odd effect (good for all those mage tanks out there though) but sure coulda used a new look.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 18 2001 at 9:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) LOL...i like the last post :)
# Apr 18 2001 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
(looks at stats)

(prestigidates all over the keyboard)
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 19 2001 at 1:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol
# Apr 18 2001 at 6:49 PM Rating: Default
ignore that last post, i was thinking of the wizard quest robes, this is magician.
# Apr 18 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
shouldnt this have effect: enticement of flame?
RE: Effect?
# Jul 20 2001 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
Figured id tell ya. Enticment Of Flame is the effect on the wizzies skyshrine robe. Just to let you know.
RE: Effect?
# Apr 18 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Excellent
72 posts
No, the lure line of spells is limited to Wizards only. VI has firmly stated that there will be no classes that can have any lure spells besides the Wizard.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 18 2001 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) DAMN! I want one.
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