Bark of the ancients

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Bark of the ancients
Armour-Bark of the ancients.jpg
Bound chest (body) armor
Blank image2.jpg     Requires:
Level 19
     Constitution required: 14
     Absorbs: 10–18 damage
Procs-Healing icon.png  Proc: Heal
Procs-Backlash icon.png  Proc: Backlash



As the poet said, "Only God can make a tree"
— probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

— Woody Allen



You must be at least level 19 and have at least 14 constitution points to be able to craft and use the bark of the ancients.


The bark of the ancients can absorb between 10 and 18 damage in each round of a battle.


The bark of the ancients has the following procs associated with it:

  • Procs-Healing icon.png  Heal: The heal proc is a defensive buff that will over time heal a certain percentage of damage that has been dealt by an opponent. Heal is a level 1 proc on bark of the ancients.
  • Procs-Backlash icon.png  Backlash: The backlash proc gives a chance to cause damage against an opponent based on the damage inflicted upon the proc user in that round. Backlash is a level 2 proc on bark of the ancients.


The bark of the ancients can be combined with one or more of the following items to form the set Oath of the ancients:

Belts Belt of the ancients
Boots Path of the ancients
Hand armor Touch of the ancients
Head armor Crown of the ancients
Weapon Ancient oak staff

When two or more set items are used together, your entire set-up receives an additional bonus. See the Oath of the ancients page or the sets page for more information about those bonuses.



You must craft the bark of the ancients chest armor with the assistance of the Crazy hermit, the merchant in Dark Forest.


To craft the bark of the ancients you must collect and deliver to the Crazy hermit the following:


You cannot trade or give the bark of the ancients to another player.


You can disenchant the bark of the ancients.

You can expect to receive between 45 and 75 blood rubies when you disenchant and destroy the bark of the ancients.


  • 3 June 2010: Bark of the ancients was included in the first release of Chronicles of Blood

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