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Energeian Orbs

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:08 am
by Kaldolur
Greetings -

With the servers down, I was wandering aimlessly through EQTC and came across a large series of pottery items called "energeian orbs". The variety includes "cloudy, dull, foggy, misty, murky, pure and translucent" in addition to various elements (fire, ice, light, metal, etc...)

Does anyone know what these are for? I looked through Allah's, EQ Guides AND Caster's Realm with no hits. EQTC shows how to make the item(s), but there are no recipes that use them. Lucy's lists them (very colorful pictures), but links to no information about them.

They fit in the "power source" slot - but I can find no explaination for what they do there or the effect they have.

Can anyone shed some light on these mystical creations, please?

Re: Energeian Orbs

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:28 am
by Zady
These items came out with The Buried Sea expansion. I'm not sure if you have seen, or knew about the new armor that came out with that expansion, as well. They all have "energeiac" in the title somewhere... like Polished Energeiac Plate Gauntlets = http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=66805 or Feral Energeiac Leather Leggings = http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=67798. There's different armor for the different levels, sort of like how cultural is.

Basically when you open your inventory window, you will see the empty equipment slot for the energeiac orbs to go into. Now, my understanding is that if you have energeiac armor on, equipping an orb is suppopsed to increase it's power somehow.

Zady doesn't have any energeiac armor, so I couldn't give you any stats or numbers on that.

Re: Energeian Orbs

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:36 am
by riggett
Here is a link on the druid forums that explains the stats of the various power supplies.
http://thedruidsgrove.org/eq/forums/sho ... hp?t=15971

The amount you get of the stats is based on the level of the armor. I do not personally have any but the purity level of the armor determines what percentage of the power supply stats you get.

Re: Energeian Orbs

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:20 am
by Kaldolur
Ok - thanks. I think I get it now, but MAN it isn't easy to understand. The reason I hadn't found anything more on EQTC was because I had spelled it wrong /sheesh.

Here's the basic rundown as I understand it: Each of the Energeiac pieces of armor has a PURITY level (the ones I see on EQTC show 15, 30 and 40). This is the PERCENTAGE of the stats on the orb that will affect your armor.

For example: If your orb is a +10 str, +10 wis, +10 hp & +10 mana - and the purity level of the armor is 40 (40%), then you would get +4 str, wis, hp & mana added to the armor. Am I understanding that correctly?

The one link to Allah's shows Feral Energeiac Leather Leggings at purity 75. Do you suppose the higher-purity armors drop on raids and such, instead of being player-crafted?

My head hurts. I'm going to go drink a dwarven ale. WTB the good old smithing recipes x)

Re: Energeian Orbs

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:41 am
by Tchien
I believe they are purchased with raid currency (Phosphites and Phosphenes) that are rewards for the Solteris raid events in addition to loot drops, as well as some amount of currency is apparently mob dropped during those events.

Re: Energeian Orbs

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:23 pm
by Bolwyn
Also, they just added slot 13/14 augs on the Katta vendors that add more purity to your Enegieac stuff. (the +20 purity augs are 900 orum... ouch)