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Thunderous Drum of Karana  

AC: 10
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +12 DEX: +5 STA: +12 INT: +10 HP: +50 MANA: +50
Recommended level of 56.
Focus: Percussion Resonance 18
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Updated By:unknown
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Planes of Power Item

Average Price: 5,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 63

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Combine price
# Jan 01 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
89 posts
I got this on The Combine for 1000pp ;)
Duel Wielding
# Dec 12 2006 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know if this is a bug or not but I can no longer duel wield my thunderous drum of karana with my Troubador's Mace.
Particle effect
# Feb 07 2006 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
WHy did soe take away the particle effect of the drum thats the only reason I remember its name from what it looked like. LOL
Cries, moans, wails painfully!
# Jan 02 2006 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
THEY TOOK AWAY MY SPARKLIES!! other bards and i have had group cries over this. Why did soe take away the pink sparklies, my bards pants i dyed to match. The pink particles looked great with epic, why oh why oh did they take away the sparkles?
Deccesia 76th Season in my research of death in the service of Innoruuk. Veeshan/Luclin-Stromm
Sylania 70th Season of music inspired by the flames of Solusek Ro. Veeshan/Luclin-Stromm
SlimyJugs 20th Season of Beast affinity in service of . Morden Rasp/Povar

May hate, death and decay fall upon all thine enemies.
Now a very plain looking drum...
# Dec 07 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
304 posts
As of the 7th December 2005 patch, they no longer have the particle effect. Now they look like every other drum in the game.

Way to go SOE, next you'll remove the particle effects on epics.
Now a very plain looking drum...
# Jun 23 2008 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if there is another drum with particle effects? Or all they all *** looking now?That ****** me off >_<
RE: Now a very plain looking drum...
# Dec 15 2005 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Boy was I surprised when I logged on after patch and went to kite, finding that my drum no longer glows. =( Thats the only reason I kept this drum cuz I liked the graphics on it, now I guess its time to upgrade my drum. LOL
Draethiin Bae`qeshel
Bard of the 70th season

When all else fails....Fade.....
great for kiting
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
i got this for my bard makes kiting single mobs so much easier because all my current single target dots are precussion so with this drum i can runn really fast and my dots do more damage plus i can weild a weapon in secondary so if i need to kill off some annoying greenies without having to equip weapon and what not, very usefull drum
# Oct 08 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
whats the instrument mod on this?
RE: Percussion mod
# Nov 14 2004 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
342 posts
Inspecting this item displays:

Percussion Instruments: 28

thanks for the pricing info
# Oct 04 2004 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
3.2k on bb on this date the second one was selling for 100k
# Aug 02 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Just bought mine for 3.5k on Quellious Server. Also do you have to be able to dual wield to equip it and a weapon?
#The Glorious AracanaImperial, Posted: Sep 04 2004 at 9:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You bought the drum from me HAHAHHA
RE: Cheap
# Aug 13 2004 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
yes ... dual wield allows for a weap in 2nd hand ... thus u need it
i need this drum on luclin server
# Jul 20 2004 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
1 post
please reply if you can get me this drum i am willing to trade/sell a bloodguard soul ring for this and a bloodstained flute plz reply or email me at
# Mar 19 2004 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
WOOT Bought one on Torvonnilous for 5k last night I have been seeing them go for 9k and above. I got lucky. One time I saw one go for 3k but was broke hehe.
lucky punks
# Jan 13 2004 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
man u guys are lucky, i play on sullon zek, these go for 45-70k, i got mine for 43k and was excited
-I am Ertuu.
# Dec 08 2003 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
1,262 posts
# Jul 20 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Default
Big badda boom.
If a druid tanks in a forest, and nobody is around to see it, is he uber?
Earthkeeper Brudish FrozenThorn
yeah Im trying to twink, so shoot me its a top end server...
# Dec 07 2003 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
anyone know if the mod is lesser than 180% when lower than level 56 (the req)
RE: yeah Im trying to twink, so shoot me its a top end serve
# Jan 05 2004 at 2:42 PM Rating: Excellent
25 posts
to answer your question, no. All instruments still give the same instrument mod regardless of your level, but stat mods will still be decreased.

Hope this helps ya.


Irox Swiftwists : 36 Bard of The Tribunal ( magelo here )
Myrdin : Night Elf Hunter on Eonar

. . ." Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour apon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. " ~ W.S

#manutd, Posted: Nov 18 2003 at 1:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hello, good dicussion bros, but i got the drum for free, no i dont have the feeling ur guys have
# Nov 02 2003 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
Just bought mine in the Bazaar on Ec'i server on Sunday November 2nd, 2003 for as cheap as 4k =) i am soooooooo glad i found if for so cheap.

Good Luck,
65 Bard
Ec'i server
# Nov 02 2003 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
3 posts
Just bought mine in the Bazaar on Ec'i server on Sunday November 2nd, 2003 for as cheap as 4k =) i am soooooooo glad i found if for so cheap.

Good Luck,
65 Bard
Ec'i server
Price Drop
# Oct 09 2003 at 4:25 PM Rating: Default
156 posts
Ok, I play on Drinal. I remember when I was about lvl 10 or so with my mage, saw these for about 200k, **** my pants basically *cough* Uhm.. then about 2 months ago it was about 20-30k.. now I see them for 2.5k.. MAJOR PRICE DROP. Btw, price war going on as we speak and only reason I'd say the price dropped is because.. PoV/PoS Raids every day for BoT access, then you as soon as they get the stupid keys, they run and get a grp and try and to take out the mobs to drop this..still one of the coolest drums IMO and worth about 15k
Elder Itlan - 70 Beastlord, Drinal - Retired
RE: Price Drop
# Jan 03 2004 at 10:36 PM Rating: Default
You don't need a key for BoT anymore. That's why they, and everything else that drops in the zone commonly, is so cheap now. Every idiot and their friends can run in and kill what they want. It's why the zone has 100+ people in it at all times just about. :(
RE: Price Drop
# Oct 16 2003 at 1:31 PM Rating: Default
111 posts
I am on Drinal, too.
I see one here for 1,3k atm. And for THAT stats... rofl.
# Sep 30 2003 at 10:27 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
I am thinking of twinking my newb bard with these. Is the bonus lvl based also like the stats?

Sullon Zek
# Sep 25 2003 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts

Reason why these drums are exspensive on SZ is due to the fact that we are on a PvP server, Not the fact that Bard's are "The Ub3rest PK class ever, but due to the fact that if you are exping/farming/aa'ing in the planes, your going to get trained minimum once an hour.

So think about it, you have you nice exp group going on. Suddenly a SK/monk/bard runs up to your group with a train and FD's (necro's dont train since they have the hp's of a gnat) and suddenly your group's 1 giant has 15 buddies helping him. So that means that on blue servers drums drop every 3-5 hours non stop. On SZ on of the lowest pop. server's, even w/o the constant trains you see them once every 1-2 days, maybe?

This is a bard best droppable weapon. Blue server's means your free to camp items but on the Zek's its a different world and on a Zek you want the best wepons available to you.

RE: Sullon Zek
# Oct 14 2003 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Your post is not untrue, but you cannot discount the fact that bards are FAR more common on PvP servers than regular ones, due to their power in that environment. More bards=more demand=higher price.
#Syrieal, Posted: Oct 19 2003 at 10:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Shut up Bluebie...Another Reason they might be high priced is that only the neutrals control BoT, and they can make the price whatever the **** they want and we have to pay it... cuz most of the people that want to buy the item don't dont want to go through the hassel of pvping while pveing in a high level zone...
#sullonguy, Posted: Dec 23 2003 at 9:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PWNZERED SZ STYLE BLOOB
# Sep 23 2003 at 7:17 PM Rating: Default
19 posts
i was looking in the bazaar for this drum "on Sullon Zek(PvP Deity) server" and i saw it rangeing from 45 - 100k plat why is it so much?
# Nov 25 2003 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
34 posts
I have been watching sullon prices for a while on this item... Generally 49-50k.

Lowest I saw in looking for a month was 44.5k

Bought myself one for 45k. The worst part about this is my friend bought one on a blue server for only 4k.
# Sep 25 2003 at 11:28 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
not sure how long you've been on Sullon but all drums are very expensive there. Basically bards are kings(or queens...or...both) of pvp, the better the drum the better they are, and since drums affect selo's (run speed for the uneducated) dots and resist songs they're one of, if not the most important instruments to own. /me prepares for flames
Great for level 30
# Sep 17 2003 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
497 posts
I just hit 30 and bought this in bazaar for 9k.

I get the full bonus, and half of the stats (still great stats at my level). My chant does 30 dmg and Selo's is satisfyingly fast -- I'm going to have to mount a bug-shield on my helm :-)

level for effect
# Sep 15 2003 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
458 posts
The 2.8 modifier is not effected by level, I can confirm first hand. The stats are very much lessened, but on my 29 bard the modifier stands. I've tried swapping my old Walrus Skin Drum and my TDoK while running with Selos and the speed difference is VERY noticeable. Once I get to 30 I'll test the dmg with Fulfil's.

I saw them in the bazaar for 4500p the other day and couldn't resist (everyone else had them for 10k+)
# Aug 31 2003 at 9:51 AM Rating: Default
9 posts
I got mine for 2500PP on prexus so =P
the highest ive ever seen them on prexus was 9k
and thay were there a week before he lowerd them to 4k

I used to do 52 damage w/ walrus skin drums now i do 67 w/ Thunder drums
The graphic on this is RULE
And i can hold a whep w/ this
price on MM
# Aug 30 2003 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
36 posts
Saw it on Mith Marr Bazaar ranging from 20kpp down to 3500pp. =)

Submit Price Button
# Aug 19 2003 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
274 posts
I swear I hit that button only once. When you goto the price listing it looks like I submitted the price 20 times. Maybe it is broken, I am not sure. All I know is that I sold my drum for 15k. Average price on Rathe is 15-20k atm.
# Aug 19 2003 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
274 posts
Now the Submit message button doesn't work either. When I hit submit I get sent a perl script that does the form processing and it just sticks there. Then I go back and try to reload the page but don't find the message that I posted. Finially I got it to show when I hit back several times and click on the link to the page.

Edited, Tue Aug 19 15:13:09 2003
#singdarra, Posted: Aug 18 2003 at 11:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Im a retired bard but this is a joke these used to go for alot of pp but now you can get for like 7-8k and people sell dotb for more than these i mean you will see level 6 bards with these on now and the only reason there so cheap is b/c everyone and anyone who is 65 is either gonna be in pov or here and there just isnt enough bards around so these drums go for dirt cheap but they are the best by far unless you really value eb on dotb but in my case i just had ss hands. just my 2cp.
# Aug 16 2003 at 11:19 AM Rating: Default
45 posts
In my opinion, this is the best thing to happen to us not so uber bards in a while! Great modifier, great stats, great look and dirt cheap! I remember when DoTB where 20k, now TDoK are only 5! Thank you sony for making all us bards very very happy. Something gives me a feeling though that they either gonna change drop rate, or put a required level on it. Its just too awesome...
Gilneas Server
Pool, 60 Troll Hunter
RE: Awesome
# Aug 16 2003 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
13 posts
i just bought this for 9k today. so much cheaper than it used to be :)
Teaaman Lyrist
Troubadour of the 56th song
Lanys Server
# Aug 02 2003 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
my bard has Selo's drums and does 69 dmg per tick with tyuven's(sp) chants.. (flame, cold, posion, disease) and 49dmg with fuiffil's(sp).
was wondering how much I would do with these drums? anyone know?

Edited, Sat Aug 2 13:20:49 2003
Quote: "Flaming and arguing is like playing in the special olympics, you may win but your still retarded." -EQ player
# Aug 07 2003 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
38 posts
You should do about 81 damage with Tuyens and this drun (I'm assuming you are level 57
# Aug 16 2003 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Yeah, im 57, same damage
Gilneas Server
Pool, 60 Troll Hunter
Prices Dropping
# Jul 21 2003 at 8:24 PM Rating: Default
485 posts

Won this today in BoT, along with about 6 other people. The market is flooded with them and they're becoming VERY hard to sell. Was down to 18k when I left Bazaar.

Edited, Mon Jul 21 21:15:43 2003
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Rogues do it from behind.
primart secondary
# Jul 13 2003 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
All the instruments I have had that are listed as PRIMARY SECONDARY, and I don't own this drum but I would guess it is the same, are equippable either:

a) in offhand by itself with nothing able to be equipped, similiar to normal old world instruments or how a 2h weapon equipped mainhand doesn't let you hold an offhand item.


b) equipped mainhand allowing you to carry a weapon (or shield or anything besides an instrument) in the offhand.

For this drum that means you either hold it like a normal drum offhand with nothing equipped or you hold it like drums of the beast mainhand with an offhand item (weapon.)

The reason I know about this is because my wind instrument of choice is an ivory horn which is also primary secondary and allows me to get invisibility up by only having to switch my mainhand weapon out.

Also FYI instrument mods don't stack so if you had 2 percussion instruments equipped you would get the modifier of the better of the two not a multiplication of both mods.
RE: primart secondary
# Jul 22 2003 at 8:39 PM Rating: Default
102 posts
I do have a TDoK, and you are correct in your assessment of what can and cannot be equipped with it. It's a shame too, as I'd love to be able to wield a flute in the off-hand for handy invis songs when charm kiting.

Sadly, instrument juggling remains an important part of playing an efficient bard, at least in the mid-level game before getting the bard epic or some of the equippable armor pieces with instrument mods (like the Tear Shaped Ring).


#singdarra, Posted: Jul 01 2003 at 2:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) although these can be used in either hand im unable to equip a weapon in primary hand. and the look on these drums is something to drool for they look that nice i get alot of inspects.
# Jun 10 2003 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
73 posts
Could someone confirm whether or not these have luclin era model, tambourine model, or a newer planes of power model?
RE: Model...Pic?
# Jun 13 2003 at 5:11 AM Rating: Excellent
They look totally different than any other drums available to bards. They basically look like a glowing orb in your hand.
RE: Model...Pic?
# Jul 22 2003 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
102 posts
Essentially, they look like a pink/purple version of the Essence of Dol, but with the additional bonus of pink/purple colored particle sparklies.

#singdarra, Posted: May 22 2003 at 5:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) would love to see a pic of this drums i currently use dotb so if anyone got a pic send me at thanks.
# May 16 2003 at 6:10 AM Rating: Default
18 posts
yes...yes they do....same mod as puretone....2.8, 280% or just add the 180 to base like allas did....its correct.

and it drops off random named.
# May 15 2003 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Folks this doesnt drop off named giants.. It can drop off the Thangbrand.. He is a wolf on the opposite side of the mid section of earth/sand

Go to the right when you enter to get to that side as opposed to going left where the other wolf spawn is.

Also 180% to bard song? hmm sure about that asked the only bard I know that had em and his reply was "They don't parse that high!"
# May 16 2003 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
160 posts
It's been pretty well established on TCH that the named mobs in the sand wing and probably most others share loot tables to some extent.

There are reports of the drums dropping from Thangbrand, Valbrand, Rorek Steelthorn AND <firstnamehere> Sutherland.

So pretty much any named in the sand/earth wing could drop these. So just keep killing Kriger PHs and eventually you may get lucky and get something besides fungus clumps.
Merrilon Bladesinger
65 Bard - Druzzil
# May 15 2003 at 11:38 PM Rating: Default
24 posts

This dropped of Rorek Steelthorn in BoT for our group last week.

Last time I checked, he's a giant. Smiley: waycool

Kizma Blackace
60th Level Ranger
Infinite Odyssey
Veeshan Server

Edited, Fri May 16 00:00:29 2003
# Apr 30 2003 at 5:01 AM Rating: Default
2 posts
It says these are equipable in primary or secondary... does that mean you can hold them in secondary and a weapon in primary (as opposed to drums of the beast, which are primary only, thus forcing you to use weapon in off hand)
RE: primary/secondary?
# May 17 2003 at 4:40 PM Rating: Default
627 posts
Yes, you can equip this drum in either prim/sec and have another item equipped in the other slot. It makes swapping out weapons a bit easier.
[65 Deceiver][] Derrict [/link](Halfling) <[]Hoss[/link]>
# Mar 13 2003 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Drops from Thangbrand
#singdarra, Posted: Feb 08 2003 at 1:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Are these drums faster than beast drums?
what's this worth?
# Feb 07 2003 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
Just won roll on bards present..and need money, what's it worth? No one seems to know other than saying "a lot."
RE: what's this worth?
# Mar 12 2003 at 4:37 AM Rating: Default
21 posts
Gonna depend on your server, but I would say you could take the price of Drums of the Beast, and double or triple it. Correct me if I am wrong, but these are the best (mod-wise) drums in the game, so really you could charge whatever you want. I would say start out in the 200k range, and see how many bites you get.
Songsoft Itipid
RE: what's this worth?
# Mar 25 2003 at 12:03 PM Rating: Default
46 posts
These are the best DROPPABLE drums in the game... War Drums of Rathe far exceed these with a 3.4 mod.

I don't know what DotB go for on your servers, but on BB the average price is 25-35k.

I saw these for sale on BB for 60k... wish I had the cash at the time.

The .2 mod it has over the DotB didn't make all too much of a difference... At lvl 50 the chants (minus fufils curtailing) do 26 dmg per tick. With DotB thats 67.6 dmg per tic and with these its only 5 more, 72.8 damage per tic. A nice novelty in terms of functionality, yet I'd rather have these drums for the STATS while kiting!

All in all, if you are going to spend the money you will be better off buying DotB, and hoping to get these off a drop in BoT rather than buying them. Also the effect of EB can be clicked at lvl 1 from DotB... I can't begin to tell you how great these drums are for raid type water or airless encounters.

Either way, these are really nice drums... I was lucky to have the chance to try them out! Gotta love uber guildies!

Avenging Souls

Edited, Tue Mar 25 11:30:18 2003
RE: what's this worth?
# Mar 19 2003 at 1:45 PM Rating: Default
160 posts
One: 2.8 mod = yes, best mod in the game for a widely used type of instrument

Two: Its not so much better that anyone in their right mind, unless its a twink, or they have some obscene amount of money to blow, would buy this for 200k.

Three: If anyone other than a bard got this if they were in group, I'd simply cry. or something. Greed is so stupid over giving something to someone they could use for the rest of their eq career.
Eclyptic Starsonata
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[59 Rogue (0 :p)] 627686
Nandar Stormstrider
[63(25) Hierophant]
RE: what's this worth?
# Jul 23 2003 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
I dold these drums in less than 1hr for 250kpp when they werent dropping as frequently as now.
Particle effect
# Jan 20 2003 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
It is sort-of mentioned below, but...

These don't look like drums - it looks like a purple glowing orb, with particles coming out of it. It's the same as the rogue grandmaster poison trophy effect, except purple and with bigger particles.

It's rather cool, imho.

# Jan 19 2003 at 4:44 PM Rating: Default
23 posts
This is not from one of the "basement" wing bosses. This is from a PHed named spawn in the "Earth" wing - a giant dog I believe
# Jan 17 2003 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
125 posts
this is a 2.8 modifyer btw for those that want to know . have a nice day. oh and it drops off named giants
#singdarra, Posted: Jan 11 2003 at 9:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) whats the percent on beast drums these drums look very nice indeed.
Odds are...
# Jan 07 2003 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
93 posts
Odds are that the recommended level will only affect the stats, but it might affect the modifier too. I doubt it.

However, though this drum is tradeable, I think it will get into the hands of very few sub-recommended-level bards for quite some time. BoT is not a very crowded zone on my server; I just got in, and as yet, 15 players (counting the group I got to go in there) during peak hours...
# Jan 07 2003 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
what does 280% of base mean? it amplifies the songs by 280%?
RE: um
# Jan 09 2003 at 12:48 AM Rating: Good
72 posts
Let's say, as an example, a percussion-based song gives you 50 Magic Resist while singing (using no drum at all). If you use a drum with a modifier of 2.8, then it would give 50 x 2.8 = 140 Magic Resist.

I don't know why Alla lists them as percentage modifiers, it's much easier to explain by using multipliers... oh well.
# Jan 06 2003 at 6:42 PM Rating: Default
1 post
heh i know what bard has this item on quell...i think it has a cool effect when it's equiped
Bearlyght Justicefinder
Shaman of Tribunal
Quellious sever
% ?
# Jan 06 2003 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Someone Know the Skill modifier on this baby ???

So great stats ,just hope the Skill mod. will be as great as the stats ...

**edited some typo error**

Edited, Mon Jan 6 16:52:09 2003
RE: % ?
# Jan 06 2003 at 8:38 PM Rating: Default
117 posts
2.8 as another poster noted.
RE: % ?
# Jan 06 2003 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
3 posts
2.8 (280% of base)

Edited, Mon Jan 6 17:18:45 2003
RE: % ?
# Jan 07 2003 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Does the recommend level affect the 2.8 modifier? Or just the stats.
RE: % ?
# May 15 2003 at 11:35 AM Rating: Default
105 posts
I would say that is only affects the stats.
Jimdio Metallico
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