[Note: Though I posted most of this several years ago in a reply to another thread, as we still occasionally receive priest applicants who do not have or have not heard of the item, I feel that a new post might be useful given how important it is for priests to have.] This is a short guide on obtaining the Jeweled Apothic Dragon Spine Hammer, one of the best healing items for priests: There is also a group version of this hammer called the Apothic Dragon Spine Hammer (https://items.eqresource.com/items.php?id=151913) and both it and the raid version share the same recast timer as the Small Manisi Branch (https://items.eqresource.com/items.php?id=148830) from the EOK expansion. The branch is obtained from completing The Foretold Hour achievement (https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=8423) in Frontier Mountains, but I recommend that priests obtain the hammer because not only is the group version potentially easier to obtain but it also has the potential to be upgraded by completing what is now old raid content for most guilds. The group version heals for the same amount as the branch (40,000), but the raid version above is a slight upgrade, healing for 10,000 hit points more (bringing the total with a critical heal over 100k). These items can all be cast from inventory, so they do not need to be equipped to make use of the heal. To obtain the group version you'll need to gain access to Veeshan's Peak via this quest (https://ros.eqresource.com/scaledkey.php) which among collecting medallion pieces via missions or specific named also involves completing nearly all of the partisan quests for the Ring of Scale expansion (minus Veeshan's Peak). Then, you'll need to obtain a "Faded Apothic Dragon Spine Hammer" from this named mob in Veeshan's Peak: https://ros.eqresource.com/travenrotheskygazer.php Then you can use that hammer to start this quest: https://ros.eqresource.com/apothicdragonspinehammer.php which involves killing a bunch of trash skeletons in Howling Stones until you get an update and an essence bottle. When you turn that in, you get the group version of the item pictured above. To upgrade that to the raid version, you'll need to obtain a "Flawless Conflagarant Diamond" (https://items.eqresource.com/items.php?id=152463), found in every Ring of Scale raid chest. Once you get the diamond, toss and combine it in a forge along with 2 Mana Battery - Class Six (purchasable in Plane of Knowledge off Nelin Signus), the group version of the hammer, and a Smithy Hammer (purchasable in Plane of Knowledge off Blacksmith Gerta and others) to obtain the raid version of the hammer with the upgraded clicky. A 50,000 point heal may not sound like a lot but because the hammer has a fast cast time (1.0 sec), a relatively short recast timer (2.0 min), and can crit, it has the potential to provide a significant heal, especially between spell casts during the global recast timer (or GCD). The global recast timer is the 1.5 sec a priest/caster must wait after casting a spell to cast another spell (when the gems on the spell bar turn grey to prevent them from doing so). Spells cast from items (like the hammer) or from AAs can be cast during this time, though, making these especially important to have if a priest wants to make the most of every second. These items also do not have a mana cost, which makes them the only way some priest classes can heal when they are mana-drained or have just been resurrected and do not have enough mana to cast a healing spell.