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Scirocco
05-26-2002, 05:04 PM
Revised to add the Girdle of Magnificence, Blood Cord, and the two new Karana/Tunare diety specific belts (made through cultural tailoring). Of the crafted belts, the latter are notable for the 10 AC AND 10 wisdom, which surpass the old champ, the Cobalt Drake Belt (which still has the advantage of not being limited to any particular class or race or diety).


Windraider's Belt: Wt 0.50. +35 AC, +10 Str, +7 vsMg, +7 vsFire, +7 vsCold, +7 vsPos, +7 vsDis, LORE MAGIC NODROP Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [TOV-Zlexak]

Belt of Marvelous Visions: Wt 0.30. +30 AC, +10 Str, +20 Agi, +20 Dex, MAGIC Effect of Marvelous Visions. (+50 Sta, haste, 72 min. duration) All Classes. All Races. [The Deep-Thought Horror Overfiend]

Girdle of Magnificence: Wt 3.00. +25 AC, +15 Str, +15 Wis, +15 Int, +7 vsMg, +7 vsFire, +7 vsCold, +7 vsPos, +7 vsDis, +50 HP, +25 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP All Classes. All Races. [Katta-Lcea Katta].

Silver Girdle of Stability: Wt 15.00. +25 AC, +3 Str, +2 Wis, +2 Int, +2 vsMg, +2 vsFire, +2 vsCold, +2 vsPos, +2 vsDis, +50 HP, +50 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP All Classes. All Races. [TOV-Lendiniara the Keeper]

Ssraeshzaen Blood Cord: Wt 0.10. +35 AC, +20 Sta, +20 Wis, +20 Iny, +10 Cha, +100 HP, +100 Mana, +12 vsAll. LORE MAGIC NODROP. All Classes. All Races. [Ssraeshza Temple-Blood of Ssraeshza]

[b]Belt of the Destroyer:[/b] Wt 0.50. +25 AC, +10 Str, +15 Wis, +15 Int, +15 vsFire, +75 HP, LORE MAGIC NODROP Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [TOV-Dagarn the Destroyer]

[b]Belt of Virility:[/b] Wt 0.00. +22 AC, +20 Sta, +20 Agi, +20 Dex, +25 Int, +75 HP, +75 Mana. All/All [Grieg's End-Grieg]

[b]Belt of Dwarf Slaying:[/b] Wt 0.00. +20 AC, +15 Str, +15 Wis, +15 Int, +5 vsMg, +5 vsFire, +5 vsCold, +5 vsPos, +5 vsDis, +100 HP, +100 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP Effect of Aura of Battle. All Classes. All Races. [Kael Drakkel-Quest]

[b]Girdle of Living Thorns[/b] Wt. +20 AC, +15 Dex, +15 Sta, +15 Agi, +15 vsFire, +15 vsDis, +15 vsPos, +100 HP, +100 Mana, Effect: Spikecoat (instant). All/All. [PoG-Tunare]

[b]Tainted Scale Belt:[/b] Wt. 1.0 +15 AC, 15 vsMg, +15 vs Fire, +15 vsCold, +15 vsPois, +80 HP, +80 Mana. [Ssra Temple-Glyph]

[b]Walrus Fang Belt:[/b] Wt 0.00. +15 AC, +50 HP, MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Siren's Grotto-Behemoth]

[b]Belt of Inconsistency:[/b] Wt 0.00. +15 AC, +1 Str, +1 Agi, +1 Dex, +1 Wis, +1 Int, +3 vsMg, +3 vsFire, +3 vsCold, +3 vsPos, +3 vsDis, +70 HP, +70 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP All Classes. All Races. [PoM-Quest]

[b]Chitinous Belt:[/b] Wt 1.00. +13 AC, +5 Str, +5 Sta, +5 Wis, +10 vsDis, MAGIC Classes: Bl Ra Sm D C P Sk B Mk Ro Wr. All Races. [Fungus Grove-Shik'nar Royal Guard.]

[b]Girdle of Reflection:[/b] Wt 2.30. +12 AC, +6 Wis, +35 HP, LORE MAGIC NODROP. Classes: Sm D C P Ra Bl. All Races. [Kael Drakkel-Quest]

[b]Belt of Guardianship:[/b] Wt 1.00. +12 AC, +3 Str, +3 Wis, +3 Int, +3 vsMg, +3 vsFire, +3 vsCold, +3 vsPos, +3 vsDis, +20 HP, +20 Mana, LORE MAGIC. All Classes. All Races. [Twilight Sea-Hydro]

[b]Bat Fur Belt:[/b] Wt 1.00. +12 AC, +12 vsDis, LORE MAGIC NODROP. All Classes. All Races. [Dragon Necropolis-Carrion Bat].

[b]Belt of Oomgado:[/b] Wt 0.10. +11 AC, +6 Str, +8 Dex, +2 Wis, +2 Int, +2 vsMg, +10 HP, LORE MAGIC Classes: Wr Ro Mk B Sk P C D Sm Ra Bl. All Races. [Tenebrous Mts-Emissary Oomgado]

[b]White Dragon Scale Sash:[/b] Wt 0.10. +10 AC, +15 Wis, +15 vsMg, +10 vsFire, +15 vsCold, +15 vsPos, +10 vsDis, +90 HP, +90 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP Classes: C D Sm Bl. All Races. [Kael Drakkel-King Tormax]

[b]Belt of Scintillation:[/b] Wt 0.30. +10 AC, +4 Str, +4 Sta, +4 Agi, +4 Dex, +10 Wis, +10 Int, +15 Cha, +25 HP, +50 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP All Classes. All Races. [Umbral-Rumblecrush]

[b]Tunarean Soldier Belt:[/b] Wt. 3.0. +10 AC, +10 Wis, +40 HP, +40 Mana. Classes: D. Races: Human, Wood Elf, Half Elf. Tunare only. [Crafted-Wood Elf Cultural Tailoring]

[b]Stormreapers Reinforced Belt:[/b] Wt. 3.0. +10 AC, +10 Wis, +40 HP, +40 Mana. Classes: D. Races: Human, Halfling, Half Elf. Karana only. [Crafted-Halfling Cultural Tailoring]

[b]Straw Spun Belt:[/b] Wt 6.00. +10 AC, All Classes. All Races. [Frontier Mts-A Forest Giant Arbor]

[b]Spiked Seahorse Hide Belt:[/b] Wt 0.00. +10 AC, +4 Str, +4 Sta, +4 Agi, +4 Dex, +4 Wis, +4 Int, +4 Cha, +1 vsMg, +1 vsFire, +1 vsCold, +1 vsPos, +1 vsDis, +25 HP, +25 Mana, LORE MAGIC Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [Siren's Grotto-Felspine]

[b]Spider Fur Belt: [/b] Wt 0.00. +10 AC, +5 Agi, +5 Dex, +40 HP, MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Velketor's Labyrinth-Icepaw Kobold]

[b]Silvery Belt of Contention: [/b] Wt 0.00. +10 AC, +4 Sta, +5 Wis, +5 Int, LORE MAGIC Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [Kael Drakkel-Veterans]

[b]Nightmarish Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.10. +10 AC, +10 Str, +10 Sta, +8 Dex, +4 Wis, +4 Int, +25 HP, +25 Mana, LORE MAGIC Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [The Deep-Thought Horror Corrupter]

[b]Brell's Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.10. +10 AC, +10 Str, +10 Sta, -5 Agi, -5 Dex, +50 Mana, LORE MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Hole-Yael]

[b]Sarnak Hide Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.10. +9 AC, +4 Str, +4 Dex, +4 Wis, LORE MAGIC All Classes. All Races [Howling Stones-The Crypt Excavator]

[b]Thick Banded Belt: [/b] Wt 0.50. +8 AC, +15 Str, All Classes. All Races. [Lower Guk-Ghoul Supplier]

[b]Grotesque Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.00. +8 AC, +10 Wis, +10 Int, +100 HP, +100 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP Classes: C D Sm Wz Mg E N Bl. All Races. [Fear-Dracoliche]

[b]Girdle of Wurmslaying: [/b] Wt 0.20. +8 AC, +4 Str, +4 Wis, +4 Int, LORE All Classes. All Races. [Velketor's Labyrinth-Velk's Experiment]

[b]Girdle of the Blood Fiend: [/b] Wt 0.80. +8 AC, +4 Str, +6 Wis, +6 Int, -4 vsFire, +4 vsDis, +10 HP, +30 Mana, LORE MAGIC. All Classes. All Races. [Tenebrous Mts-Gorelaz Verilak].

[b]Cobalt Drake Belt: [/b] Wt 1.00. +8 AC, +5 Sta, +8 Wis, +4 vsCold, +5 Mana, MAGIC Classes: Wr Ro B Sk P C D Sm Ra Bl. All Races. [Crafted]

[b]Dweamorvine Garland: [/b] Wt 0.50. +8 AC, +7 Agi, +5 Wis, LORE MAGIC NODROP Classes: D Bl. All Races. [Fear-Tentacle Tormentor]

[b]Earth Blessed Belt: [/b] Wt 1.00. +8 AC, +3 Sta, +1 Dex, +3 Wis, +1 vsPos, +1 vsDis, +2 HP, +5 Mana, LORE MAGIC Classes: D. All Races. [Twilight Sea Quest]

[b]Belt of Growth: [/b] Wt 1.00. +8 AC, +2 Str, +2 Wis, +2 Int, +2 vsMg, +2 vsFire, +2 vsCold, +2 vsPos, +2 vsDis, +10 HP, +10 Mana, LORE MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Twilight Sea-Hydro]

[b]Silverleaf Belt: [/b] Wt 2.00. +7 AC, +10 Wis, +20 vsMg, +60 HP, +60 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP Classes: D Bl. All Races. [Hate-Inno's Chosen]

[b]Runebranded Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.10. +7 AC, +8 Str, +8 Sta, +8 Dex, +25 HP, +25 Mana, LORE MAGIC Effect of Haste. All Classes. All Races. [Seb-Froglok Krup Knight]

[b]Mucilagenous Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.80. +7 AC, +6 Wis, +10 HP, MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Howling Stone-Bile Sentinel].

[b]Woven Cord of Mistletoe: [/b] Wt 0.10. +6 AC, +10 Wis, +15 Cha, +7 vsPos, +7 vsDis, LORE MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [PoG-Prince Thirneg].

[b]Reed Belt: [/b] Wt 0.00. +6 AC, +5 Wis, +10 HP, MAGIC All Classes. All Races. [Dagnor's Cauldron-Bilge Farfathom].

[b]Honeycomb Belt: [/b] Wt 2.00. +6 AC, +8 Wis, +2 Cha, +75 Mana, LORE MAGIC NODROP Effect of Haste. Classes: D Bl. All Races. [PoA Quest].

[b]Bone Clasped Girdle: [/b] Wt 0.10. +4 AC, +7 Str, +7 Sta, +7 Dex, +75 HP, +75 Mana, MAGIC Classes: N E Mg Wz Sm D C B Bl. All Races. [Fear-Golems].

[b]Girdle of Flayed Iksar:[/b] Wt 3.0. +6 AC, +8 Sta, +8 wis, +30 Mana. All Classes. All Races [ ]

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Discussion: Lots of nice belts with high AC, but in my opinion the Haste effect on many of the highest AC belts is wasted on druids. For the best combination of overall AC, Wis, Mana, resists, and HP, the Belt of Dwarf Slaying still takes top honors. 15 to wis, 100 mana, 100 hp, 5 vs all, and 20 AC to boot.

Lcea's new drop is a close contender, but is significantly lower in HP and Mana.

The Windraider's Belt has 15 more base AC, and an additional +2 vs all, but at the cost of no wisdom, no mana, and no hp. Sure it has haste, but so what? Not a good tradeoff for a druid.

The Belt of Marvelous Visions has similar problems. The effect does give a nice Stamina (and thus, HP) boost, but it has no resists and no wisdom or mana.

The Silver Girdle of Stability is better than either the Windraider's or BMV, with 50 mana and hp. However, the low stat pluses to wis and resists make it relatively inferior.

The Belt of the Destroyer is the belt that probably takes third place. 5 more AC than the BDS, same +15 to wis, a nice 15 to FR (but none to the others), and 75 hp, but no mana. The haste effect, however, means that druids are unlikely to ever see it.

What was second place? The White Dragon Scale Sash. 90 to hp and mana, 15 to wis, 10-15 vs all, but only 10 AC. I think the BDS is better, but the better resists on this belt make it a very close second.




After this grouping, there is a myriad of choices. Most have wisdom in the 5 to 8 range, and several have decent HP and Mana stats as well. The Belt of Inconsistency would be a good choice; while it has low wisdom, it has 75 HP and Mana (and that 75 mana is the equivalent of over +12 to wisdom).

Similarly, the Belt of Guardianship, while it only has +3 to wisdom, has 20 mana, which makes it in effect a +6 wis belt. With 12 AC, 20 hp, and +3 vs all, a +6 wis equivalent belt is very nice.

The Spiked Seahorse Hide Belt is very similar, with the 25 mana translating to another +4 in wis (so +8 in effect). And so on....:)

Overies
05-26-2002, 07:15 PM
Most of those belts are non-druid-attainable if you know what I mean.

L1nd4r4
05-26-2002, 07:40 PM
Few casters will see the Tormax belt, and even fewer will see the THO belt. The rest... all druidable.

Lacking any meaningful effect like FT or a clicky nuke/DOT really the only thing that matters in the list is +mana. AoB is a nice bonus though!

Inles
05-26-2002, 07:58 PM
using tainted scale belt myself, didn't see it on the list.

15ac +80 hp/mana 15 save all resists. (priest and int casters)

Great belt for me because I'm way over the 255 wis limit. Its basically a tormax belt to me, maybe a little better. Drops off the glyph in ssra.

BaubenPeachins
05-27-2002, 06:01 AM
so basically best waist (in terms of mana pool) that is NOT no-drop is the uber tailored belt or a girdle of flayed iksar

btw there's a good druid usable belt on rumblecrush (and a druid actually won it last raid when it dropped) like 10ac +wis/int mana/hp and 5sv all i think

Scirocco
05-27-2002, 12:11 PM
Added Belt of Scintillation. Need more info on the Tainted Scale, which isn't listed at Alla's yet.

Spuzy
05-27-2002, 12:34 PM
Blood Cord--like everything in Ssraeshza Temple--got a huge upgrade. Its 35 AC +20 STA, +20 WIS, +20 INT, +10 CHA, +100 HP, +100 MANA, +12 SV ALL

Happyfeet Funkmaster
05-27-2002, 01:09 PM
Any belt with 100hp/mana and some resists is good, BoDS is better because of the AoB on it.

More AC means jack btw...just keep in mind the majority of druids who would have a shot in hell at Belt of Marvelous Visions or Windraider's Belt are probably well over the soft AC cap...so it's a moot point.

The top belts for a druid are Belt of Dwarf Slaying > Ssraeshzaen Blood Cord > Girdle of Living Thorns (not that a druid would ever get this, simply because the effect is utterly useless) > White Dragon Scale Sash

Happyfeet Funkmaster
05-27-2002, 01:30 PM
oh I forgot the best belt in the game, the THICK BANDED BELT ELITE AC, LOTS OF STR FOR CARRYING MY PHAT LEWT TOO.

le freez
05-27-2002, 01:56 PM
Tainted Scale Belt
MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO DROP
Slot: WAIST
AC: 15
HP: +80 MANA: +80 SV FIRE: +15 SV DISEASE: +15
SV COLD: +15 SV MAGIC: +15 SV POISON: +15
WT: 1.0 Size: SMALL
Class: CLR DRU SHM NEC WIZ MAG ENC
Race: ALL


thanks magelo :)

Perk Ynipples
05-27-2002, 04:56 PM
Lucky enough to get one when we killed CT. Not as nice as the belt of dwarfslaying, but it's going to be a while before I see that. While I'd like some resists, the 100hp/100mana combonation is really nice. Low AC, but it does have 10wis as well.

Agree though, overall the Belt of Dwarfslaying is still the best druid belt in the game. Unfortunatly its also the best cleric and shaman belt, and the HP makes it craved by most tanks as well =)

www.magelo.com/eq_view_pr...?num=40175 (http://www.magelo.com/eq_view_profile.html?num=40175)

Jentriken Aspenbark
05-27-2002, 08:25 PM
omg perk your the only other person i've ever seen with a maple leaf mask :p

Nuvian Caelestis
05-27-2002, 09:18 PM
I like girdle of living thorns personally. I never cast bladecoat, mainly because I'm lazy, but when I'm soloing I have shielding up (which won't stack with out coat line) or on raids I just click the belt because an extra few ac from memming/casting/unmemming bladecoat isn't going to save me on raid-caliber mobs anyway. It's also nice to have it for another instantclick junk buff for dispelling stuff.