Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Pocket Guide to Pocket Items

It's come to my attention that there might be some of you out there that are unsure exactly what you're supposed to do with the pocket items you can get in the game. So I've decided to put together a little primer for those who might be unfamiliar with these cool little flavor gadgets.

What exactly is a pocket item? A pocket item is one category of items that can be unlocked by the Tome of Knowledge. Usually it entails killing a special named mob of some kind. Since this notification can be easily missed, a good way to check for any items you are qualified to get is to open up your ToK and click on the Rewards tab on the left side.

Then click on the items submenu to see all the items you have unlocked so far in the game. If you have not yet done so, now is the time for you to make a trip to the Lyceum in the Inevitable City or the Library in Altdorf to purchase the item itself from the appropriate vendor.

After you have bought the item, you will then need to equip it in a pocket item slot. You can only equip two pocket items at a time. I guess Mythic didn't want us to have too many of these overpowered items active at any particular time. You will also need to drag the item to a hotbar slot in order to activate it. Activating it is as simple as left clicking on the hotbar slot button itself.

All pocket items have an emote associated with it that informs you and everyone around you what happens when you activate it. Some of them even have special animations and sounds. Pointless fun and great for any collectors out there.


  1. I loved the pocket items until I tested them with a friend. They cannot hear or see anything you do with the item. It's the same with sheathing your weapon, it only affects what YOU see. Very sad.

  2. That's a shame. I really thought they would as everyone should have the sound and animation files on their client. Hopefully, they can fix that in a future update. Have you noticed if they can see the emote message or not as well?

  3. Check to see if the emote text was filtered to another tab, it's apparently in the same category as NPC flavor text though it's the same color as player emotes. My pocket item emotes show up in a different tab because of how my filters are set up.

    If it isn't viewable to others I'd bug it. There's a lot of things that really seem like they were meant to be seen by others that aren't (weapons sheathed, cloaks turned off etc)

  4. actually, only PARTY members can see the effects of pocket items, and not all items still. visual effects are visible


  5. It all depends on your graphic settings. You have to turn on the effects for all players in order to see when others use pocket items. Also it seems that with the latest patch some pocket items have more than a flashy visual and emote, recently I got a pocket item that will cast a shield on me with a cooldown of 1 hour.