Spell Icon Identify  


1: Identify

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Mana: 50 Skill: Divination
Casting Time: 5 Recast Time: 1.5
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 100
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Fizzle Adj: 25 Deletable: Yes
Blockable: Yes Focusable: Yes
Dispellable: Yes Interruptable: Yes
Target Type: Single Spell Type: Beneficial
Source: Live 08/18

Game Description

Provides magical information about the item that your target is holding.

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

Spell: Identify
Spell: Identify
Spell: Identify
Spell: Identify



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Is it still used?
# Apr 08 2013 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
262 posts
Can anyone tell me if this spell is still used for ... well what it is supposed to do?

I picked up Salil's Writ pg. 64, and looking it up online, they say there is a left and a right half. So I did what it stated and used Identify on myself (since I need a target) and nothing. I put it in a bag, in a top slot ... no way to tell. Nothing in the description of the writ that says it has been identified.

Is this spell used for anything anymore?
Is it still used?
# Apr 08 2013 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
Just to clarify, you have to have the item on your pointer and have yourself targeted for it to work.
Bazaar vendor
# Feb 01 2008 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
Bazaar vendor Holois Gueinds has this spell
spell loc
# May 03 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
Clockwork Merchant @ 1073, -1003, 32
a clockwork merchant @ 2083, -371, -180, (General Spells)
Halois Gueinds @ 74, 45, 2
Cabilis West
Keeper Suffering @ 281, 821, 18
Erudin Palace
Telor Beteria @ 703, 804, 38
Gukta (in Rathe Mnts)
Scribe Flogglebig @ -2055, 1984, 1
Scribe Figglebog @ -1652, 334, 1
Neriak - Commons
Tkaz H`Rugla @ 162, -970, -23
Nedorl Ipabrun @ 674, 807, -54
Shadow Haven
Mark Blotter @ 1187, -295, -46
South Qeynos
Pai Berenis @ 311, -609, 5
Southern Felwithe
Srell Tumblebrook @ 448, -811, -1
West Freeport
Xinari Anara @ -54, -1076, -187, in the Academy of Arcane Sciences
spell loc
# May 11 2007 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
Where would a Drakkin Necro get the spell Identify? Mark Blotter and the lady in West Freeport won't even talk to me? Suggestions?

spell loc
# Jul 26 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
Bazaar would probably be your best bet if no one in Crescent Reach sells.
In Shadowhaven
# Oct 07 2006 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Mark Blotter is selling this spell.
this spell
# Jun 07 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
this spell like voice graft ,i think are just fun spells ,they really dont do anything but give you a laugh
this spell
# Jul 31 2006 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
Then obviously you dont know what it is used for or how it is used
this spell
# Nov 18 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Be helpful instead of mean!

This spell is used in some different quests to identify different items that are called the same thing, but are actually different. I know that it is used in the Creator missions, and I know of another quest where you need to collect 10 staffs from 10 zones, but they are called the same thing. When you identify them they tell you which zone they are from. I'm sorry for the life of me I cannot remember what these items are called, but the drop from the DSP era of zones. I'm sure there are tons of other quests where you need to identify things as well. Plus, sometimes, items do say amusing things ^_^

For the non-mage there is a quick little quest to get an item called the Star of Eyes. It says mage only, but anyone can use it from inventory. Usefull, especially if you cannot get a mage in your Creators!
this spell
# Oct 07 2012 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
Quianth wrote:
Be helpful instead of mean!

That's why his/her name is LittleRat.
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# May 27 2008 at 7:11 PM Rating: Excellent
226 posts
items he/she is refering to are Lucid Shards, used for Vex Thal access. (no longer required with the revamp of level restrictions instead of keys to zones)
this spell
# Jan 02 2007 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
702 posts
You are absolutely right in its usage. Maybe even a better explaination is quite a few of the Iksar quests involve looting "pages" and with this spell you can Identify which ones you have, therefore you know which ones you are missing and can then shout in the zone for them or head to the Bazaar. Either way this spell can become quite useful on the collection quests.

this spell
# Oct 08 2015 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
1,738 posts
This is also true for the Parts for Bellfast quest in Corathus Creep, which requires obtaining items which otherwise appear identical.
Vendor Loc
# Dec 30 2005 at 3:12 PM Rating: Default
Telor Beteria (General Spells) in Erudin Palace
# Oct 23 2005 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
BAZZAR Halois Gueinds
# Sep 22 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
This spell is sold in Neriak Commons from Tkaz H`Rugla in the casters guild for 8p2g5s6c
Re: Where is it?
# Sep 11 2005 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
I just purchased a copy from "Clockwork Merchant". He sells the int. caster general spells in Ak'Anon. May be able to purchase from your home town in the casters guild general spells.
13 Magician
Trubunal (Ayonae Ro)
Where is it at?
# Sep 11 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Hi ppl. Where do i get this spell. I could not find it. Is it a drop or store bought or both?
RE: Where is it at?
# Dec 16 2005 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
Found in shadowhaven in library Mark (Blottles?spelling) 2p 9s 9c.
RE: Where is it at?
# Mar 08 2006 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
Mark Blotter
# Feb 09 2004 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
If this is the spell I think it is, it's useful for identifying lucid shards for the key to Vex Thal. It can also be used to identify which quarters of the medallion for the PoTactics key.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 09 2003 at 1:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) THIS SPELL IS PLOP
how do I use this
# Sep 09 2003 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
I must be missunderstanding this spell because i thought you could target someone cast the spell and find the stats of the persons primary slot or something that's what it sounded like in the discription I'll take another look but will someone please tell me exactly how to use this spell and what it does............would be mist appreciated
RE: how do I use this
# Sep 12 2003 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
142 posts
This spell is used to retrieve the lore information from an item. You pick up an item on the cursor and cast identify, it will display any secret text that belongs to it. You can also cast this on anyone else while they have something on the cursor, and they will see the lore info.

An example would be the clay bracelet quest. You have to collect 4 different "runes" from 3 gnome necromancers throughout Norrath and 1 from an aqua goblin in OOT. Each of the runes says Rune of Clay, but when you cast identify it will say left, right, bottom, or top.

I've never found a good use for this spell.

Edited, Fri Sep 12 09:25:15 2003
RE: how do I use this
# Dec 19 2005 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
I've been told it comes in very prominently in instanced zones. It can make the difference between life and death for your party when using the right object can easily beat a certain enemy and using the wrong one will wipe out your party.

I think the main purpose of this spell is for Instances.
RE: how do I use this
# Sep 21 2003 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
thank you for your help
Identifying No-Drop items
# Sep 09 2003 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Was just wondering how a caster can identify an item that is no-drop on another character. Any advise would be helpful.

Edited, Tue Sep 9 12:46:05 2003
RE: Identifying No-Drop items
# Sep 09 2003 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
The person with the item needs ot hold it on their cursor. You target the character and cast Identify, and THEY will see the item lore.
Some items have amusing lore...
# Aug 18 2003 at 5:10 AM Rating: Excellent
...if you cast identify, for example, on Shainai's Nightie from Shar Vahl, it says "You beat up a little girl to get this."
# Jul 03 2003 at 9:56 PM Rating: Good
To make Identify work, you MUST have the item you want to identify "floating" on your cursor, after that, target yourself and click on the gem that is identify.
# Jun 15 2003 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
for the Mage focus items you need "a Torch"
which identifies as "Torch of Alna"

but you can get confused if you buy "a Torch" from a vendor since the names are the same
# Jun 10 2003 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
So i just got identify and i used it (by getting item and pretend to drop it then when drop message comes up cast spell)and it says exactly wat the name of the otem is woohooo kewl spell NOT !!!!!!! Please advise how this spell hlps me cos i never had it before and am wondering.Smiley: confused
RE: Identify
# Jul 17 2003 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
I'm a lvl 40 wiz and have yet to use this spell to tell me anything I didn't already know. As best I can tell, there is no point to this spell. I doesn't even tell you the difference between the two runes of fulguration.
RE: Identify
# Jul 12 2003 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
Try identifying something that's a lore item, or some stuff from ToFS.
# May 21 2003 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Identifying a fishgill necksash gives you the message "What ye lookin fer fishbreath?"
What it does
# Mar 05 2003 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
Some items have a bit of text associated with them, and you use Identify to find out what it is.

For example, I had a Black Acrylia Halberd, and when I cast Identify on it, I got the message: "Item lore: shadows swirl on the head of this halberd." Or when I cast Identify on a Shield of Shadows: "Item lore: the shield glares at you."

Sometimes it's just fun stuff like that, or sometimes you need to, for example, collect 10 runes all named the same thing. If you use Identify, you would get a different message for each one.
What it does
# Dec 27 2002 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
It Tells you what effect an item has when cast on the item itself.
RE: What it does
# Jan 20 2003 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
so.. in other words if you casted this spell on the item Spell: Identity" it would say in a little box:

1: Identify

Or something to that manor?
# Dec 21 2002 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
What does this pell do anyways
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