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Item Database - Improved Red Tape

Improved Red Tape Icon #38761 Your target has their initiatives lowered by 250 points. There is also a chance of other 'weird' effects happening.
Flags Default Target, Item Texture Override, Buff Nano, Disable Statel Collision
Patch 17.6
QL 116
Crystal Weird looking Red Tape
NCU 36
Nanocost 190
School Psionic
Duration 6 minutes
Attack time 2.8s
Recharge time 1.2s
Range 12 m
Effect icon Icon 39315
Stacking order 36
Defense skills
Nano resist 100 %
Attack skills
Psychological modifications 50 %
Biological metamorphosis 50 %
To Use User Psychological modifications >= 538 and
User Biological metamorphosis >= 538 and
User Visual profession == Bureaucrat
On Use Target Modify Stamina -25  
if Random roll <= 25  
Target Modify Agg/Def -50  
Target Modify Projectile AC -40  
if Random roll <= 40  
Target Modify Melee init -250  
Target Modify Ranged init -250  
Target Modify Physical init -250  
Target Modify Nano init -250  
Target Modify Projectile damage modifier -10  
if Random roll <= 25  
Target Modify Skill lock modifier 15  
if Random roll <= 35  
Target Modify Critical decrease -2  
if Random roll <= 45  
Keex @ 2005-10-02 17:40
chestloot in SL static dungeons/missions
tegrere @ 2005-11-10 07:13
lol, cool, its kinda like gambling, lol, except all the effect r, whats the point of this and not normal red tape? is it to cast on ppl in pvp? lol.
MsManners @ 2005-11-22 19:26
What's the point of this over red tape? You're mad! let's see, There's an EXTRA 200 POINTS on the init debuff, there's -50 Agg/Def, and then it looks like if you get a low enough roll you get all those "lame" effects. I'll trade you a red tape for a wierd looking red tape if you like, heck, I'll give you two ;-)
Bluetape @ 2006-02-08 18:46
I got this nano as soon as possible. It's a unique stacking debuff, and that always helps against bosses. It stacks with malaise/UBT, and the -50 agg/def massively slows down attack speed. On pandemoneum raids, my main contribution is just tab/improved red tape/repeat. It lands very easily.
nomad1 @ 2006-04-08 22:31
"All enemies in the area have their initiatives lowered by 30 points." gogo Copy-Paste :P
Both this and Red Tape are not AoE nanos, secondly 30 points? more like 230 :)
Yakobo66 @ 2006-07-07 15:54
and 2 more crit decrease.... this + the -11 = veeery nice
Blaumann @ 2006-10-25 13:12
Do I get this right? There's a 55% chance of this nano doing nothing but burning 190 nano? oO
pusikas @ 2006-11-25 00:10
It always lowers aggdef by 50% and initiatives by 230. Rest is random. Can't be stressed too often: this nano stacks with all other init debuffs, crat/doc/MP, whatever, and it lands on things that cannot normally debuffed, like alien bosses, HI eremites, whatever.
slakrrr @ 2006-12-31 19:54
Where in the shadowlands is a good place to camp for this nano?
GhostUK @ 2007-01-04 15:09
Any dungeon with lvl 116ish mobs will do :)
slakrrr @ 2007-01-07 02:13
Anyone know where a dungeon in SL with level 116ish mobs is?Thanks
Zinrax @ 2007-09-10 16:37 marked The Underroot Passage, seems a good place for us omni's.
zerogates @ 2007-10-19 01:10
this crat debuffs are annoying as hell, they last too damn long without any way to clear them other than death. Fix it FC virus scanners or free move stims or something.
Lazy @ 2008-12-01 02:03
jokeUsa @ 2009-04-27 09:16
zerogates @ 2007-10-19 01:10
this crat debuffs are annoying as hell, they last too damn long without any way to clear them other than death. Fix it FC virus scanners or free move stims or something.
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gdb2222 @ 2009-06-28 02:29
Pricecheck 500m?
Manicmouse @ 2009-08-01 14:31
100m on RK1 today
Darketernal @ 2009-10-27 02:31
yeah this lasts too long, need a way to clear it when not in fight or somethin
Binarybot @ 2012-02-13 08:32
With 17.6, this became a new nano (, but they both stack (even though its same effect, same name, etc, they are still different nanos). So old crats who got this nano are very useful in a raid (since you can double this effect, plus all other tapes and init debuffs, etc).

Haven't tried yet to see if you can upload and cast both from the same toon, but the effects of -100 aggdef seem to be amazing if you can find a crat still slinging the old nano.
Binarybot @ 2012-02-13 08:34
Since the comments update on both nanos, the currently dropping nano from 17.6 through today is (
Binarybot @ 2012-02-13 08:35
reverse that last one (sorry, no edit). 222687 was the old one, 267311 is the new.
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