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Item Database - Burden of Competence

Burden of Competence Icon #245030 He will tell you that power is a disadvantage for you unless you follow his ways.
Flags Visible, Has Multiple Count, No Drop, Unique, Has Damage, Disable Statel Collision
Can Carry, Wear
Patch 15.2 15.4
Change QL:
Type Armor
Slot Back
Equip time 0.2s
Mass 0.2kg
To Equip User Computer literacy >= 1750 and
User Expansion sets & Shadowlands and
User Level >= 215
On Equip User Modify Max health 220  
User Modify Strength 30  
User Modify Agility 30  
User Modify Stamina 30  
User Modify Intelligence 30  
User Modify Sense 30  
User Modify Psychic 30  
User Modify Projectile AC 1600  
User Modify Melee AC 1600  
User Modify Energy AC 1600  
User Modify Chemical AC 1600  
User Modify Radiation AC 1600  
User Modify Cold AC 1600  
User Modify Poison AC 1600  
User Modify Fire AC 1600  
User Modify Nano pool 30  
User Modify Body development 30  
User Modify NCU memory 22  
User Modify Max nano 220  
Taeglen @ 2004-06-07 00:29
holy shit.
z0xx @ 2004-07-16 23:10
yeah... holy shit... btw... The Beast raids fails often? I mean 10k AoE if the nano draining process is failed.
killacow @ 2004-08-10 16:56
i wonder how much it'd sell for if it wasnt nodrop?
Dokalicious @ 2004-08-27 23:39
people wouldnt sell it
Keex @ 2004-09-29 23:33
of course they would sell it. it would only take time. beast raids are a bit like tararaids now, even on RK3. RBPs have been sold often enough either :)
zyx21 @ 2005-02-07 23:20
If you like the +30 to each stat, then wewt get this.

Otherwise, try Bellum Badonis Coat or your prof's Chosen/Faithful Backslot if you're over-concerned with AC's. Bellum Badonis is easier to get too.
olezero @ 2005-04-26 15:57
bellum costs like 80m... and it looks gimpy
zyx22 @ 2005-05-23 06:22
So go farm your own? theres a thought.. :)
Preymo @ 2005-06-01 17:27
Bellum isnt for all profs, and even if you wanted it, its mainly only good for the attributes, most people dont want armor for AC's

Burden 4tw
sorin18 @ 2005-06-24 12:57
I wander if this is any good for my shade ^^
sorin18 @ 2005-06-24 12:57
uhm.... ofcourse it is :D
Boomer @ 2005-07-30 20:56
The bonuses on this backpack were the final step to getting my Ql 300 Combined Mercs On !! :)
rewws @ 2005-09-08 13:20
is this like one of the best items ingame?
Rktim @ 2005-10-04 15:41
i would say yes but people weary rearly agre whith what i say...
pkv @ 2005-10-19 04:27
Its the best item ingame... for twinking, if it was not nodrop I would just get it to get ql250+ symbs on and then sell it again ;/ otherwise: raiding for it and then just having it root in the bank ftw :o
Skarmory @ 2005-11-14 16:41
Ah, so THIS is what all those people have in their back slot, that I had no idea what it was...
Cthulhu @ 2005-11-14 22:35
Everyone <3's the jetpack
Anonymous59 @ 2005-12-06 20:15
This item looks so nice when worn !
randin @ 2005-12-11 08:39
it can be good for shades, however most shades prefer to use the evades of a cloak. just depends on how you want your char to be.
12lettername @ 2005-12-23 09:38
Sitting bored, did a little math, and from perks and maxed abilties and this item alone, a solitus adv can get 943 agility 956 str 954 stam 929 intel 929 psy 889 sense. My point? Ql300 symbiants are hard to get on.
shibbi @ 2006-01-08 03:31
meh...whats that damn helmet called...looks like it goes with this item...meh...whats it called...
Salovida2 @ 2006-01-12 13:35
this is good for keeping you 2 seconds nano tick on a atrox doc
Shojumaru @ 2006-01-16 02:45
Uber twinking item... Not every-day wear item.
seky2 @ 2006-01-31 16:58
I`m inlove with this`s simply the best back item in game.
Enfo @ 2006-02-11 03:57
shibbi @ 2006-01-08 03:31
meh...whats that damn helmet called...looks like it goes with this item...meh...whats it called...
Helmet of Hypocrisy
obrayn @ 2006-02-27 01:37
This is the end game item for now... Hard to get, good luck grinding points..
Kyai @ 2006-04-15 06:13
Its really nothing more than nova dillon on speed. I keep mine in a backpack.
Rktim @ 2006-04-21 21:09
I will use it fore tickdowns and cuse it looks cool.. hell even if it only gave 160 to all AC and 1 to all abiletys i would still use it.. lub (ps wtb now! oh whell atleast im 1/5 there when it comes to raid points)
Zuoxi @ 2006-06-07 02:56
ONLY 22 ncu? Suxx0r
Yakobo66 @ 2006-06-23 15:28
lmao 22 ncu in your back noob not a slot
Gurudee @ 2006-07-20 05:25
Hard to find anything not to like about this item.
Looks hawt, buffs are's not a robe ;-P
If anything in this game says "I really have been there and done that" this is it.
freezzzfoore @ 2006-09-09 17:49
where to get this?
noir1991 @ 2006-09-11 14:49
Freezzz learn to READ posts
Awaren @ 2006-09-19 04:18
I dont get why people wouldn't wear this, it's just uber. What other back armor is out there that would be better?
Afireinside @ 2006-09-29 15:57
depends on your prof and aims.
Spirit Shroud, Notucomm, RBP, Scorpio tank, some Prof-locked back-armors...
There are quite a few nice alternatives for high-lvl back-armor ;)
Yakobo66 @ 2006-10-16 14:37
hehe awaren... try searching for Shadowweb Spinner MK X =p
lpx @ 2006-11-05 07:12
not the best back item.. i'd like to see some RS,NR and Evade mods on it but not bad ac's and you gotta admit it's pretty damn cool looking
Venderim @ 2006-11-24 03:48
This is more of a twinking item, and to look cool of course. I'd take a spirit shroud or RBP for general everyday use, thats if I had a spirit shroud or RBP =)
vlada @ 2006-11-27 16:18
get over it people,its a twinking item and an epeen increaser not for everyday use ><
deniska @ 2007-01-25 08:58
There are much better epeen increasers, namely RBP, Sparking Scimitar of Spetses, farm city.
This is only a twink item, and frankly, the amount of effort to get one doesn't worth the 10 QL difference in the symbs you gonna get :)
Ats @ 2007-01-31 23:44
this sucks for pvp

pelisse of the ely nymph > burden
Rktim @ 2007-02-16 17:18
*blinks* Im trying to decide... RBP... Or Burden... dmg.. or looks and +10ish to all skills.. ubernes.. or awsomnes.. so hard >.<
mjohna1 @ 2007-04-09 16:12
umm .. i dont wanna sound a noob .. but ... whats RBP stand for? lol
votex @ 2007-04-12 19:01
How many points on HC atm to get this.. ?
Ilikebunnies @ 2007-05-08 18:17
RBP = Robust Backpack.. tara drop. Adds 60dmg for some dmg freaks with billions.
Xyphos @ 2007-05-23 06:30
I've seen this on a few enfo's, it makes em look kinda like a Gundam from "Gundam Wing" XD
wooshell @ 2007-06-22 10:47
Just got that precious thing for my Engi.. it looks great when worn with full officers :) Jetpack FTW
I'd love it even more if you could switch the bonuses it gives, somehow like the spirit shroud works.. 30 to all abilities/nano/trade/melee/ranged/evades
Otinsainpas @ 2007-08-03 14:26
the amount of effort to get one doesn't worth the 10 QL difference in the symbs you gonna get :)

if you really think thisway, you have no clue about twinking.. when chosing your "endgame setup" every single points in abilities counts.. who wants to be in low-level gear?

Nook1e @ 2007-08-07 16:04
This baby aint just for symbs. Non-cookie-cutter twink jobs ftw :)
soladoc @ 2007-09-14 12:47
got Burden yesterday, now I got Burden for twinking, RBP for DMG, OFAB soldier back for pvp/solo and Spirit Shroud.. well I dunno why I have that anymore ;)
Dalek @ 2007-10-19 15:07
Wonder why they changed level req to 215.
hardstyler88 @ 2007-11-14 16:34
because minimal lvl to enter beast raids is 215
Undercutting @ 2008-05-14 05:38
its 205
Shadow.ik @ 2008-05-14 17:15
At RK2 Clan side it's 215 :)
frox2k6 @ 2009-03-15 14:31
How many of these drop from the beast? Just one?
alesicis @ 2009-07-16 10:57
18.1 patch LOL
Xebulba @ 2009-07-30 13:16
Ats @ 2007-01-31 23:44
this sucks for pvp

pelisse of the ely nymph > burden if we could all find the terminals that sell the "turn into an agent for 30 seconds" forms <_<
Troika @ 2009-11-06 05:51
I want this just to put in my social tab.
sampiks @ 2009-12-05 01:56
and now there are 1 lvl with burden ><
Anarchangelx @ 2010-03-03 10:32
Robust Backpack as RBP. Acronyms done wrong. To the game creators that strived to make thousands of stirring item descriptions and redolent names, only to have them ignored or reduced to illiterate gibberish, and wonder if it was all worth it, it was, we are not all ignorant.
Moniker @ 2010-05-05 03:09

Now drops from "The collector"- the new six man instance in pandemonium.
Troika @ 2010-06-07 10:37
yummytacos @ 2011-07-25 21:57
I should have gotten this at Tara last night but some asshat 220 sold in full alphas and endgame gear fucking took it for social
yummytacos @ 2011-07-25 22:09
hmm make that beast oops lol but anyway ubar twinkin item for teh troxes
kajori2314 @ 2011-08-30 19:45
wtb lootrights, paying up to 750m. /tell lemme (rk1)
shaynd @ 2012-05-13 02:06
yummytacos @ 2011-07-25 21:57
I should have gotten this at Tara last night but some asshat 220 sold in full alphas and endgame gear fucking took it for social

thats normal
houserocker @ 2016-12-21 12:08
Can now be upgraded with loot from Pyramid of Home, to +45 abilities, +50 AAD +100 AAO. Making it by far the best offensive backpiece, very close to the best [generic] defensive backpiece (50 AAD and 11 to all evades from trickle), and also close to the best HP backpiece (612-724 HP depending on breed). Crazy.
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