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Mariasha's Sharkskin Gloves Walk Through
Artifact Name and Stats:
Mariasha's Sharkskin Gloves is a level 40 artifact designed for Archer classes.
Studded/Reinforced armor using classes also enjoy partial use.
Starting NPC and Location:
- Level 0: Bow +3.
- Level 1: Bonus to archery speed +3%.
- Level 3: Crush, Slash and Thrust resists +4%.
- Level 4: Damage Over Time/Disease.
- Level 6: Bonus to archery range +3%.
- Level 8: Heat, Cold and Energy resists +3%.
- Level 10: Create Item, Arrows.
Artifact Guardian and Location:
Coral Sharks: Oceanus Hesperos, /Loc = 47,600 / 29,900
Step 1: Pickup the Heavy Strongbox.
Step 2: Get out of the water, quickly!
Strategy and Hints:
At the bottom of the sea, in the middle of Oceanus Hesperos, lies a Heavy Strongbox containing Mariasha's Sharkskin Gloves.
All one needs to do to acquire them is to swim down and retrieve the weighty case and bring it to shore.
There's one problem. The waters surrounding the Strongbox is infested with Coral Sharks.
You can pick up the Heavy Strongbox by left clicking it, and when you do all the once docile Coral Sharks in the area will attack you.
The Sharks here 'con' blue to a 50th level player, but they come in a swarm; be warned.
If that were not enough, the Strongbox bearer will also be affected by a speed de-buff called The Weight of Atlantis.
The object is to grab the Strongbox and escape the sharks. The best way is to sprint to the island to the west.
DO NOT SIMPLY SURFACE! The sharks will get you every time. A combination of west and up works best.
Some people do this in a group, one runs while the other uses AoE crowd control spells (roots, mezz, stun) to slow the pursuit of the Strongbox bearer.
A Ranger speed spell has also been reported to work well.
A Bard/Skald/Minstrel using the realm skill Speed of Sound or a Healer class with insta heals is very useful.
I've soloed this with my 50th Skald using Speed of Sound.
Mariasha's Wall scrolls drop from various Skyros in Mesothalassa.
Last Revised 09/26/05