NIMBUS ITEMS

...and How to Get Them!

There's no need to be confounded, when a Nimbus has you surrounded! -- Bonzz

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NOTE: Any "benefits" listed below are the maximum known benefits. These benefits may be less at lower levels.

Data in red text is unverified and / or informational data.

ANYTHING IN RED BELOW IS INCOMPLETE, IN-PROGRESS OR INFORMATIONAL DATA.

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NIMBUS ITEMS

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Any item that includes an image is in-game verified.

Keep in mind that the below images are static screenshots. In-game, the Nimbus is actively dynamic (in motion).

 ITEM NAME EFFECT SOURCE MISC. NOTES
Arachnophobia Nimbus (Spiders) Marketplace

BUFF: +40 Poison Resist; Strike of Poison I (30 Damage Proc)

Ball of Fluffy Cotton Marketplace

A circle of clouds appears around your feet. You leave behind temporary puffs of clouds as you run.

BUFF: Levitation

Bladestorm Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Bladestorm Nimbus

Ghostly swords swirl around you.
Bristlebane Party Popper

Marketplace

A veritable storm of confetti surrounds you.

Broken Heart Nimbus Achievement

A broken heart appears on and off above your head.

Achievement: Erollisi Day

NOTE: This nimbus effect pretty much exactly like the Share the Pain Nimbus (see below).

Burning Crystal Shard (Pyrilen Aura) Claim

This item can be traded out for the Frozen Crystal Shard (see below) with Bertrand Bibblesworth in the Plane of Knowledge. It does not appear that you can possess them both at the same time, so you have to choose.

This item was one of two items you could claim for buying the box version of the Omens of War expansion.

Otherwise, there does not appear to be a way to acquire this item.

Butterfly Nimbus Marketplace

Tiny butterflies will fly around you.

BUFF: +40 to Magic Based Spell Damage.

Cherry Blossom Nimbus (Cherry Blossoms)

Marketplace

Gift: Cherry Blossom Nimbus

This item was a March 2011 offering in support of the Red Cross effort for the Japanese tsunami relief.

Otherwise, there does not appear to be anyway to acquire this item.

Crocus Nimbus (Crocus Blossoms) Marketplace

BUFF: +40 Poison Resist

Crown of Feathers Nimbus Marketplace

A feather will fade in / out on different sides of your head.

BUFF: +10 Metabolism (reduction to Food / Drink consumption).

Crown of Fire Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Crown of Fire Nimbus

This Nimbus causes flames to erupt from different sides of the top of your head.

BUFF: +40 to Fire Based Spell Damage.

Crown of Roses Nimbus Achievement

This Nimbus is a halo of Blue Roses that rotate around your head.

Achievement: Erollisi Day

Crystalline Shield Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Crystalline Shield Nimbus

A ghostly barrier pulses in and out of view around you.

BUFF: Mitigate 1% of Spell Damage (max 100 -- it can be "shattered" in combat).

Death an Decay Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Death and Decay Nimbus

Smoky vapors rise upwards from your right hand while a smoky vapor falls downwards from you left hand, along with an occasional tiny bone mixed in.

BUFF: +40 Disease Spell Damage

Dreamcatcher Nimbus Marketplace

A Dreamcatcher will appear above your head during the spell cast, but then it fades away and never seems to come back into view (the buff remains, however).

BUFF: +2 Mana Regeneration

(It may not stack with certain other buffs, like Mount Blessing Kala).

Ever-Growing Crystal Marketplace Blue and red rotating crystals fade in and out around your feet.
Evidence of the Party Marketplace Tiny bubbles emanate from the top of your head.
Fae Spirit Nimbus (Fae Spirit) Marketplace

"A Companion spirit joins you."

(This sounds like a familiar, rather than a nimbus.)

Fireworks Nimbus Marketplace Three different colors of fireworks explode above / around you.
Frozen Crystal Shard Marketplace

A dark cloud appears over your head and snow flakes drop down around you.

(Not to be confused with the item of the same name, below.)

Frozen Crystal Shard (Gelidran Aura)

Claim

This item can be traded out for the Burning  Crystal Shard (see above) with Bertrand Bibblesworth in the Plane of Knowledge. It does not appear that you can possess them both at the same time, so you have to choose.

This item was one of two items you could claim for buying the box version of the Omens of War expansion.

Otherwise, there does not appear to be a way to acquire this item.

(Not to be confused with the item of the same name, above.)

Fruitcake Nimbus Marketplace

A circle of fruit will spin around you.

 Buff: +20 Metabolism (reduction to Food / Drink consumption). 

Gears of Plenty Marketplace

A gear-shaped target ring fades in and out around your feet while gears drop from your hands.

Hand of Stone Marketplace

This Nimbus is a repeating cycle of your hands becoming encased in stone and them crumbling away.

Handful of Mud Marketplace

Dusty clouds emanate at your feet and around your hands.

Mistletoe Marketplace Mistletoe appears above your head.
Nightmare Nimbus Marketplace

A nightmarish face fades in and out around your head.

BUFF: +40 Magic Resist.

Nimbus of Burning Steps

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Burning Steps

Fire emanates from your feet. When you run you will leave the occasional fiery footprint behind (that fades soon after).
Nimbus of Daylight

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Daylight

Yellowish rays of light emanate skyward from your shoulders.
Nimbus of Discordant Chains

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Discordant Chains

Spiky chains whirl around your body.
Nimbus of Discordant Energy

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Discordant Energy

Red lightning emanates from your hands, arms and shoulders.
Nimbus of Discordant Souls

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Discordant Souls

Bladed balls swirl around you.
Nimbus of Discordant Spines

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Discordant Spines

Spikes, impaled through your body, appear and drip blood.
Nimbus of Dust Storm

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Dust Storm

Clouds of dust swirl around you.
Nimbus of Fire and Ice

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Fire and Ice

Fire emanates from you right hand and rises upwards, while an icy cloud emanates from your left hand and and falls towards the ground.

BUFF: +30 Cold Resists, +30 Fire Resist

Nimbus of Frost Marketplace

An icy cloud swirls around you, with occasional snowflakes.

BUFF: +10 Damage Shield

Nimbus of Growth

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Growth

Leaves emanate from near your head and swirl around you towards the ground.
Nimbus of Holly Marketplace

Red & Green Holly Berries, along with sprigs of Holly, swirl around you.

BUFF: +25 Charisma

Nimbus of Jack Marketplace A ghostly pumpkin head appears and rotates around you.
Nimbus of Jack (Appears to be the same as above.) ?? This appears to be exactly the same as the item above, except it is not Lore.
Nimbus of Lava Marketplace Lava drips from your hands and splashes around your feet.
Nimbus of Mata Muram

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Mata Muram

A cycle of ghostly crosses appear and fade around you.
Nimbus of Midnight

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Midnight

Purplish rays of light emanate skyward from your shoulders.

Nimbus of Runes

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Runes

Symbols appear and swirl around you.
Nimbus of Rushing Water

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of Rushing Water

A wave of water swirls around you.
Nimbus of the Air Queen

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Air Queen

Shards of light swirl around you as puffy clouds billow at your feet.
Nimbus of the Belfry Marketplace Ghostly bats fly around you.
Nimbus of the Burning Prince

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Burning Prince

Flames and sparks swirl around you, as balls of fire bubble up at your feet. 
Nimbus of the Burning Pyrilen

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Burning Pyrilen

Flames emanate from your hands and rise towards the sky.
Nimbus of the Confused Marketplace A yellow and a blue star swirl around your head.
Nimbus of the Crystal Gelidran

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Crystal Gelidran

Blue crystals circle around your feet and hands.
Nimbus of the Dazed Marketplace Two little green birds circle your head.
Nimbus of the Dead (Skeletal Hands Mist) Legends of Norrath

Your feet are surrounded by a black mist with skeletal hands reaching up out of it.

This Nimbus was originally acquired from the Legends of Norrath (LoN) card game. It was part of the July 2009 "Forest Giant Tournament Pack."

There does not appear to be a tradeable "Prize" version from any of the Marketplace LoN packs. Thus, it does not appear that it is currently possible to acquire this item.

Nimbus of the Faceless

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Faceless

Sooty smoke circles your feet, while sooty smoke also emanates from your torso and rises upwards.
Nimbus of the Gambler

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Gambler

Playing cards emanate from your hands and drop towards the ground.
Nimbus of the Frozen Gelidran

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Frozen Gelidran

Frozen mist drops from your hands and cloud up around your feet.
Nimbus of the Green Thumb Marketplace Your hands intermittently glow green and small leaves fall from them.
Nimbus of the Howling Wind

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Howling Wind

Swirls of wind rotate around you.
Nimbus of the Inquisition

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Howling Wind

Symbols swirl around your hands, while the same symbol appears on the ground under your feet.
Nimbus of the Jester

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Jester

A jester symbol swirls around your waist, while gold and silver coins swirl around your feet.
Nimbus of the Lit Way Marketplace

Unlit ghostly candles rotate around your head.

BUFF: Ultravision

Nimbus of the Lover

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Lover

Pinkish hearts appear from near your feet and float towards the sky as they swirl around you.
Nimbus of the Molten Pyrilen

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Molten Pyrilen

Red crystals circle around your feet and hands.
Nimbus of the Ocean (Water) ??

??

BUFF: Enduring Breath

Nimbus of the Ocean Lord

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Ocean Lord

Water surrounds you and drips from your hands.
Nimbus of the Plaguebringer

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Plaguebringer

Flies buzz around you while green clouds emanate from your hands and billow around your feet.
Nimbus of the Rain Keeper

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Rain Keeper

A white cloud hangs over your head as drops of rain fall down around you.
Nimbus of the Riftseeker

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Riftseeker

Colorful clouds rise upwards from your shoulders, while red and blue crystals rotate around your hands and roil around your feet.
Nimbus of the Rumbling Earth

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Rumbling Earth

Squarish rocks and balls of dust surround your feet.
Nimbus of the Storm Lord Legends of Norrath

Little puffy clouds move around you as lightning crackles from your hands and torso.

This Nimbus was originally acquired from the Legends of Norrath (LoN) card game.

There does not appear to be a tradeable "Prize" version from any of the Marketplace LoN packs. Thus, it does not appear that it is currently possible to acquire this item, even though at least one person has advised that they got it as a prize.

Nimbus of the Tempest (Tempest) Marketplace

"A tempest forms around you."

BUFF: +4 Damage Shield

Nimbus of the Tranquil

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Tranquil

A cycle of ghostly crosses appear and fade around you, as the same symbol rotates around your hands.
Nimbus of the Two Marketplace

A tiny awiak flies around your head.

This Nimbus is needed for the Achievement: Twelve Days of Frostfell.

Nimbus of the Void

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Tranquil

A bluish / purple-ish vapor rises from your hands.
Nimbus of the Wisp

Marketplace

Prize: Nimbus of the Wisp

Spinning "wisps" fly around your legs and feet.
Old Metal Button Marketplace

A dark cloud hangs over your head and lightning strikes the ground around you.

Party Popper Nimbus Marketplace

Confetti falls all around you.

BUFF / ALTERNATIVE ADVANCEMENT: This items says it will unlock "a passive alternate advancement ability that will increase the chance your dodge skill will succeed by 5%" This seems to match the "Item: Myrmidon's Skill" AA, except the levels of that AA do not have a 5% level (it goes from 4% to 6%, as best as I can tell). Otherwise, no AA seems to be granted. 

Path of Fire Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Path of Fire Nimbus

Fire will appear around your feet and you will leave behind temporary fiery steps as you run.

BUFF: +40 Fire Spell Damage

Path of Ice Nimbus

Marketplace

Prize: Path of Fire Nimbus (there appears to be two versions of this same Prize item)

Icy squares will appear under your feet, and leave a temporary icy path as you run.

BUFF: +40 Cold Spell Damage

Rose Petal Nimbus Marketplace

Rose petals fall around you from the sky.

BUFF / ALTERNATIVE ADVANCEMENT: This items says it will unlock "a passive alternate advancement ability that will increase the chance your dodge skill will succeed by 1%" This matches the description for the first level of the "Item: Myrmidon's Skill" AA (which is also a level of the AA), so it would seem this is the AA you get. 

Share the Love Nimbus Marketplace

Hearts spin around your head, turn into sparkles and then fall to the ground.

Buff: +10 Charisma

Share the Pain Nimbus

Marketplace

(It appears this item may only be sold as part of the Erollisi Day Nimbus Package.)

??

Buff: +10 Charisma

NOTE: The nimbus effect pretty much looks exactly like the Broken Heart Nimbus (see above).

Solstice Nimbus (Fall Weather) Marketplace "You feel fall weather coming on."
Spinefist Nimbus Marketplace Spike grow and regrow around your hands.
Token of the Light Army Marketplace Bluish balls of light emanate around your hands and feet.
Token of the Obliteration Army Marketplace Red clouds of light emanate around your hands and feet.
Tunare Party Popper (Tunare Confetti)

Marketplace

(It appears this item may only be sold as part of the New Years Party Pack.)

"Releases a stream of confetti."

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