Spell Icon Minion of Darkness  

Description

1: Pet Power Increase (20)
2: Limit: Max Level(75)
3: Limit: Min Level (56)

Details   Raw Spell Data, Lucy Spell View

Mana: 0 Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 Fizzle Time: 0
Range: 100 Location: Any
Time of Day: Any Blockable: Yes
Focusable: Yes Dispellable: Yes
Interruptable: Yes Short Buff Box: No
Target Type: Self Spell Type: Beneficial
Source: Live 01/19

Game Description

Increases the power of certain summoned and animated servants.

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

Duration:
3.0 mins @L1 to 3 hour(s) 15.0 mins @L65
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Level of Pet
# Aug 21 2019 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
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We are playing on "Ragefire" which is a TLP server. Old content like this has renewed interest.

Recently we acquired the Orb of Swarming Darkness (OSD) by doing DoN missions. OSD has the focus "Minion of Darkness" (MoD).

TSS was releasing soon (we'd been away for a while) and I wondered if it would work on the new pets. There were mixed reviews but this post has comment about both the high and low ends.

First off, I'd like to greatly thank Adonhiram for a posting on the Magician's Tower discussing a lot of details about how pet foci work. In the article "PET FOCI IN EARLY EXPANSIONS Part I, how they work" he states that it is the level of the spell NOT the level of the pet that matters (opposite of what is stated above).

As a mage, I can easily test this. This is not to say that it works the same for other classes of pets as I've seen much posted by Necs and Bsts that contradict some of what Adonhiram said for mages. For a MAGE pet, Adonhiram is correct.

To test the minimum pet level was easy. I cast a 48 Earth Pet using my level 57 spell. According Whiteowl, the 48 should not focus, according to Adonhiram, it should.

It did focus. Cast w/o the MoD, the pet conned level 48. Cast with the focus, it conned level 50.

For the maximum level, that was more difficult. Adonhiram stated that, if it works on TSS (spell levels 71-74; Pet's all level 70) it is very slight. What is completely obvious is (and stated in the article) that it does not increase the pet level. Both the unfocused and focused pets are 70s. What is less clear is the hidden stats like accuracy and such. It would take some long parse runs to tell. The nuke portion of pet damage doesn't change (we ran focused and unfocused pets side by side).

The melee portion of pet damage is less clear. In a joint fights with both focused and unfocused pets (two of each) you couldn't tell any difference. If there is a difference it is small just as Adonhiram stated. Personally I'm no longer bothering to equip it to cast my TSS pets.

PET POWER: Again according to Adonhiram, Pet Power means NOTHING mathematical. Rather it represents a unique (based on pet focus effect) column in a DataBase from which to pull a pet model. The pet models are prepared by the Devs. Pet Power is nothing more than a number that essentially means "pet models focused by MoD" and nothing else. The models are what the devs decide and they've made a least one mistake in the past that proves it isn't mathematically calculated (a particular focused pet in a series was worse than unfocused).

Necro Pets and Minion of Darkness
# Jul 14 2017 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I know this is old content, but sometimes it can be hard to find information on the effect of Minion of Darkness on certain pets. Maybe someone will find this information useful 10 years from now. :)

HP amounts are approximate.

Pet name Level Pet LVL Class HP Max Hit Kick Bash Backstab
Child of Bertox 65 60 WAR 4200 78 59 59
Child of Bertox - GODS 65 62 WAR 5000 81 60 60
Saryrn's Companion 63 60 ROG 2500 73 0 0 216
Saryrn's Companion - GODS 63 62 ROG 3100 76 0 0 238
Legacy of Zek 61 60 WAR 3300 73 59 16
Legacy of Zek - GoDS 61 62 WAR 4000 76 60 17
Emissary of Thule 59 47 WAR 2700 69 0 40
Emissary of Thule - GoDS 59 48 WAR 3300 76

The most useful benefit to a focused pet is the enormously increased out of combat hp regen. For mages, I'm sure the benefit is more useful because the pets are beefier and have pretty substantial nukes, but for necros the impact to your pet is almost unnoticed.
Pet lvl
# Jul 28 2008 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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For "Minion of Darkness" to effect your pet. The belt must be equipped before the pet is summoned. and the pet has to be the right level. The Min lvl for the effect is 59,

Based on Alla spell data)

It shouldn't work on the 59 necro pet spell. (its a 47)

By Alla's spell data it should start working on:

Spirit of Alladnu (68 bst)
& Legacy of Zek (61 Necromancer)


(These are my Personaly Tested Results, They do contradict above data ;)

I've tested with my bst. It does work on Alladnu. it DOES NOT give any message or indication that it worked on the pet

Alladnu hit for 86 before the belt. (noted in /log) with belt he was hitting for 94. (I don't have any aas for my pet)

Bst Log:

[Mon Jul 28 04:22:34 2008] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:36 2008] Your Ornate Defiant Leather Boots shimmers briefly.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:36 2008] You begin casting Spirit of Alladnu.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:45 2008] You summon the spirit of Alladnu.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:45 2008] You have become better at Conjuration! (79)
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:45 2008] Targeted (NPC): a scorpion
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:45 2008] Right click on the NPC to consider it.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:52 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a scorpion Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:52 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a scorpion for 86 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:52 2008] a scorpion has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:54 2008] Targeted (NPC): a scaled wolf pup
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:54 2008] Right click on the NPC to consider it.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:56 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:57 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a scaled wolf pup for 86 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:22:57 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:01 2008] Targeted (NPC): a scorpion
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:01 2008] Right click on the NPC to consider it.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:04 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a scorpion Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:04 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a scorpion for 86 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:04 2008] a scorpion has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:07 2008] Obisidian`s warder says 'As you wish, oh great one.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:13 2008] Your Ornate Defiant Leather Boots shimmers briefly.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:13 2008] You begin casting Spirit of Alladnu.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:22 2008] You summon the spirit of Alladnu.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:27 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:27 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a scaled wolf pup for 94 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:27 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:32 2008] Targeted (NPC): a carrion beetle hatchling
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:32 2008] Right click on the NPC to consider it.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:35 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a carrion beetle hatchling Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:40 2008] Taunting attacker, Master.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:42 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a carrion beetle hatchling for 94 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:42 2008] a carrion beetle hatchling has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:46 2008] Obisidian`s warder tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:47 2008] Obisidian`s warder hits a scaled wolf pup for 94 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:23:47 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Obisidian`s warder!

Nec Log:

I tried emissary of thule as well as servent of bones. The Servent of bones pet was uneffected by the belt. however. the emissary of thule pet was. He was hitting for 69 before the belt (no pet AAs at all) and 76 with the belt

[Mon Jul 28 04:05:15 2008] Logging to 'eqlog.txt' is now *ON*.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:16 2008] You begin casting Emissary of Thule.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:32 2008] Your Rotting Murkglider Drape flickers with a pale light.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:36 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:37 2008] You are hungry.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:37 2008] You are out of food.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:38 2008] Gasekn hits a scaled wolf pup for 41 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:38 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:42 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:43 2008] Gasekn hits a scaled wolf pup for 69 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:43 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:51 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:53 2008] Gasekn hits a scaled wolf pup for 69 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:53 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:56 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scorpion Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:59 2008] Gasekn hits a scorpion for 69 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:05:59 2008] a scorpion has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:02 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scorpion Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:02 2008] Gasekn hits a scorpion for 69 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:02 2008] a scorpion has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:04 2008] Gasekn tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:04 2008] Gasekn hits a scaled wolf pup for 55 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:04 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:06 2008] A decaying skeleton tries to slash YOU, but misses!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:06 2008] Gasekn kicks a decaying skeleton for 57 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:06 2008] a decaying skeleton has been slain by Gasekn!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:19 2008] You begin casting Emissary of Thule.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:20 2008] Gasekn says 'As you wish, oh great one.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:23 2008] You are out of food.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:34 2008] Your Rotting Murkglider Drape flickers with a pale light.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:41 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:41 2008] Janab hits a scaled wolf pup for 76 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:41 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:45 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:46 2008] Janab hits a scaled wolf pup for 70 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:46 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:53 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:55 2008] Janab hits a scaled wolf pup for 76 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:55 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:59 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:59 2008] Janab hits a scaled wolf pup for 76 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:06:59 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:01 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a scaled wolf pup Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:02 2008] Janab hits a scaled wolf pup for 54 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:02 2008] a scaled wolf pup has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:08 2008] Janab tells you, 'Attacking a decaying skeleton Master.'
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:09 2008] You are hungry.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:09 2008] You are out of food.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:11 2008] Taunting attacker, Master.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:12 2008] Janab hits a decaying skeleton for 76 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:12 2008] a decaying skeleton has been slain by Janab!
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:16 2008] A decaying skeleton tries to slash YOU, but misses!
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:17 2008] Janab hits a decaying skeleton for 76 points of damage.
[Mon Jul 28 04:07:17 2008] a decaying skeleton has been slain by Janab!


Edited, Jul 28th 2008 6:15am by Whiteowl

Edited, Sep 16th 2008 5:25pm by Whiteowl

Edited, Sep 16th 2008 5:27pm by Whiteowl
Pet lvl
# Jul 20 2009 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Good effort on your test work. However, your premise is incorrect. The level for effect is spell level, not the level of the summoned pet. You only need to equip while summoning. This specific pet focus was developed pre-beastlords. The devs never went back and fixed it. That's why it doesn't work for the 62 & 64 beast pet (not sure on the lvl 60 pet).
Pet lvl
# Jul 28 2009 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, those people i have asked and talked to regarding this all agree on that is it acually the lvl of the pet that matters. What do you base your facts on if you dont mind me asking?

Bacco
Pet lvl
# Jan 11 2010 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a VT (Luclin) level foci, when the highest pet in the game was mage epic (lvl 49, focused to 50). If the pet had to be level 59 for this to focus it, it would have been useless at the time as it would be whole'nother expansion before you saw a pet higher than level 50.
Pet lvl
# Jan 12 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct. It should read:

1: Pet Power Increase (20)
2: Limit: Max Spell Level(75)
3: Limit: Min Spell Level (59)

Beatlord pets lv 62 and 64
# Sep 11 2007 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
Minion of Darkness does NOT work on Beastlords Spirit of Araga and Spirit of Sorsha spell level 62 and 64 pets which is retarded but true. This is true for any item that has Minion of darkness focus including the RSS and DoN Vendor ranged items

Edited, Sep 11th 2007 2:26pm by Orchyd
info update
# Jul 08 2007 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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when worn and casting necro lvl 59 spell pet (emissary of thule) -
does NOT give effect emote, like "your drowned man's hair flickers"
pet hits for 76 max damage, with and without augmentation buff
pet still cons light blue to level 59 necro.


ps- emissary of thule hits max 69, without the focus effect.
Are they working?
# Feb 28 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
My necro Foci used to report when you casted a pet, now they don't anymore. Minion of Darkness is supposed to affect pets level 59-75 and even the LDoN focus doesn't report anymore. Anyone have any idea whether they removed the "Your Drowned Man's Hair" glows with power or whatever statements?
Effect When Casted or Worn
# Apr 14 2006 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Howdy All

Do you have to wear this item for pet to be affected or just when you cast it?

RE: Effect When Casted or Worn
# Apr 29 2006 at 5:24 PM Rating: Decent
It only needs to be equiped while summoning the pet after that you can equip something else.
Stacking
# Feb 02 2006 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
does it stack with the LDoN version?
RE: Stacking
# Feb 06 2006 at 4:48 AM Rating: Default
They don't stack. Non of these focus items, do, they just check which is better and use that focus.
aprox dps increase...
# Jan 07 2006 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't have the dps parsed but overall the dps of the pet seems to increase by about 10-15% with that sphere
Pet Power ?
# Jul 19 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
Could someone explain to me as you would a child, what does Pet Power refer to ?
Hit Points ?
STR ?
ATK?
All of the above ?

Thanks for the heads up, if you gotta link to a good splenation of the details I'll take it.

Sofurious
http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=1149272
RE: Pet Power ?
# Aug 28 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
what this and all the other pet power items do, is raise the dammage of the pets them selves as well as the hp and other stats just like rdahl, what it means for a pet caster is a tuffer harder hitting pet. say your a 61 mage, youhave a air pet who has the level of a level 60 "monk" (even though it bashes for 35 and dosent seem to ever freaking kick) if i rember right his stuning spell also does around 180 dd dammage, this effect would do several thigns, 1 it would rais his level by 1-2 levels, make that stun spells dd effect do about 188 dammage make the pet hit for 1-2 more dammage max as well as give it more hp. so its like geting a whole new pet spell.

i think mages get there next air pet at like 67 or so, this would basicly make that level 61 air pet as a 61.5 pet, not as good as the level 67 air pet but a lot better in the long run then the 61 pet with out the focus.
RE: Pet Power ?
# Aug 02 2005 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I can not fully explain, but since no one else has replied...

It increases hp, atk, stats, damage table, mitigation table and sometimes level.

Here is a discussion of how pet armor effects a pet, but included are statistics with and without dpoc (ldon pet focus aug) so you can derive the info you are asking about.

http://www.beastlords.org/forums/index.php/topic,2070.0.html
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