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Breath of Harmony  

Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 18
DMG: 10 Dmg Bonus: 26
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Niv's Melody of Preservation (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 0.8 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:30 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:rale
Updated By:Sinyinae
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Ruins of Kunark Item

Average Price: 37,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 54

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Still Drops, Rarely !
# Jan 28 2012 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
Got one today after 24 spawns of Blood of Chottal, it finally dropped! lol, Took me 5 days with some hours of killing each day to get this. Talk of RNG luck Geesh lol.
# Aug 30 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
162 posts
i sold mine along time ago....but now im trying to remember, is this inventory clickable?
RE: click?
# Nov 08 2004 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
304 posts
Must Equip unfortunately. Will send an updated picture.
Is it really that ugly?
# Jul 16 2003 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
146 posts
Got one for my bard and it doesn't look too bad, actually. The wide part of the sword is somewhat transparant which tones down the bulkiness of it. Still a bit long than I'd like but all in all I'm very happy with this sword.

The graphic above in the description shows a big gangly wide sword. Is this really how it looks? My bard has Defender's Lightblade in the offhand and it's a really nice looking weap. Yeh yeh, function before form but I wish it would look more like the lean, low delay, weap that it is.

Edited, Tue Jul 22 14:51:57 2003
RE: Is it really that ugly?
# Mar 30 2004 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
actually the "bulkiness" of the look makes my bard looks cool ... he's a supposedly weak melee but carries a heavy looking weap!

Thus the Uberness of us Bards!!
RE: Is it really that ugly?
# Aug 20 2003 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
42 posts
Well lets think Here, BoT came out with Kunark while Defenders lightblade came out with PoP, of corse most weapons from Kunark will look ugly by comparession
Primary only
# May 16 2003 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
I've had my BoH for about 8 months and it's Primary melee slot only. I recently sent in the screen shot and correction. I'm curious though if this was a retro-active nerf or only the newer drops are PRI only. Anyone have one that is still either melee slot?
65th turning Druid of Tunare
65th song Bard of Tunare
Necro of 17 tappings
RE: Primary only
# May 17 2003 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
162 posts
i have not seen one that is both slots...mine is primary only as well
#singdarra, Posted: Mar 23 2003 at 9:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) actually bards do get double attack just need to get high enough to start doing alt xp :) nd yes bards rock. oh btw is the cast time on boh instant or what?
Picked this up
# Feb 14 2003 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Picked up this badass in Bazaar for 1400pp
Easy for me he said he meant to sell for 4k, but his loss.
Anyways, I use this and LSoEE at level 21, awesome combo

Purkussion Playa 21 Bard
on the Innoruuk server
#solozek, Posted: Feb 01 2003 at 12:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Looking for one of these on Cazic Thule PST to Setha
Level 50 to use effect now.
# Sep 30 2002 at 11:40 AM Rating: Default
36 posts
You now need to be level 50 to use the right click effect on this item. I have had it since level 48 and can finally use it at level 50. (Yes I sent a correction in <g>).
65th turning Druid of Tunare
65th song Bard of Tunare
Necro of 17 tappings
#Chordweaver, Posted: Sep 10 2002 at 4:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If anyone have one on Rodcet Nife, please send Ianluil or Oblaze a tell!
#ppmko, Posted: Aug 19 2002 at 12:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You need to have 100percent haste to even have the effect of double attack and if you can have 100percent hast than te monk you are grouped with should have haste as well.
# Aug 16 2002 at 1:48 AM Rating: Default
Went into crypt the other day. Dropped this guy. No bard so open roll, and lost roll. 12k, would have helped get me a LSoEE, oh well.
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
RE: Effect
# Aug 12 2002 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Niv's Definitly has:
1. a Str Bonus
2. a Regen Component
3. a Small *Spell* Damage Absorbtion

the Atk Bonus is a Result of the Strength increase.

Any Questions? :D
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:27 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
RE: Effect
# Aug 11 2002 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
the spell does just what is says:

Party: Increase Strength (10 - 24)
Party: Increase Attack (10 - 21)
Party: Heal (10- 17)
Party: Absorb Spell Dmg (10-21)

Healing and damage absorbing are two differant things. One can look like the other but they are not the same. this spell has a 17hp regen, and also has a 21dmg absorb.

sorry you dissagree TYNDER
Master of Tir Ildathach
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:26 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
#genial, Posted: Jul 24 2002 at 8:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) oh ya
# Jul 02 2002 at 5:37 AM Rating: Default
64 posts
For all you people wondering why bards get weapons with very nice damage/delay the answer is simple:


What this means is a bard with this weapon (10/18) will do (almost) the same damage as a warior with a >> 10/36 << weapon.

And wariors get a lot better then 10/36.

Understand why? Good. Now stop nagging.
# Jun 21 2002 at 6:03 AM Rating: Default
6 posts
I just got one of these bad boys on Solusek Ro for 4,500pp.
hit like monk
# May 12 2002 at 8:25 AM Rating: Default
when i was lvl 50 i had
dizok wristsnapper 10/18 stats
Breath of Harmony 10/18 effect nivs
with lute of the howler effect: illusion werewolf ups str atk and 40% haste

so 40% haste with 2 18 delay weps... i hit like a monk
60 Bard
60 Monk
58 Cleric
58 Shadow Knight
42 Necro
RE: hit like monk
# Sep 30 2002 at 12:22 PM Rating: Default
627 posts

I've been outdamaged by a monk even though I had 62 perc haste (werewolf and schw) on the ancient cyclops. No way you can outdamage a monk even if you twist in your dots and dd.
[65 Deceiver][] Derrict [/link](Halfling) <[]Hoss[/link]>
RE: hit like monk
# May 29 2002 at 7:57 AM Rating: Default
No you don't )

Crimson(beta) MÍmepasmort
Alliance des Seigneurs
RE: hit like monk
# May 28 2002 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
109 posts
I'm gonna have to Go with the Wristsnapper over this...

All bards say that the song doesn't stack with the DS songs, or the high Rune (damage obsorber) songs...the Wristsnapper is same ratio, with 5 ac, 7 agi, 7 int, 7 cha...and if you have better, can be put in ranged slot.


Gallowbraid, 51 SK
Jhoval, 48 bard (proud owner of Wristsnapper)
RE: hit like monk
# Oct 15 2003 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
Just an FYI, this effect stacks with both Psalm of Veeshan as well as Warsong of Zek, with those being the 2 high level DS's it definately stacks with them. As per runes, it does not stack with shield of songs but does stack with Nillipuss's march of the wee. Also stacks with Niv's Harmonic.

RE: hit like monk
# Jun 20 2002 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
And I would go with wristsnapper in offhand and BoH in primary for proc, but that's just my two cents :-)
RE: hit like monk
# Aug 19 2002 at 12:32 PM Rating: Default
50 posts
It's triggered insta cast...which means a bard can twist 5sons if you include the boh
# May 02 2002 at 8:38 AM Rating: Excellent
4 posts
Well, just my thoughts on this. I had this weapon paired with a wrist snapper, and although a pair of 10/18s were nice, I did some looking and realized there were also better for me. With the lute of the hower, and a sash of the dragon born, I found that I got better damage out of a lsoee main hand, and a guardians mace off hand. I recently hit 52, and when you add in Battle cry of Valshir, there is clearly no choice for me.

The weapon becomes clickable at 50, and the effect lasts for 3 ticks. It is also without instrament effects, so unless you have your epic, not really worth it in my opinion, and even then, I would say probably not.

Edited, Thu May 2 09:33:34 2002
Orcan Rogue
Carnival of Shadows
When does this Weapon Become Clickable?
# Apr 23 2002 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
When does BoH become clickable? I'm currently level 45 and it doesn't work, I'm happy that I got the weapon for a decent price, Traded Dark Scale Greaves (Worth around 4-5k, but i couldn't sell it) and 1,900 Platinum for this weapon.
#Lyristt, Posted: Feb 22 2002 at 12:46 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i have one on luclin server. i will sell it for 11k. send em a tell..after reading this, im sure it will go fast
RE: Breath of Harmony
# May 24 2002 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
This weapon is now only worth about 6k...
(Veeshan server)
And still very nice
I like it!
# Jan 10 2002 at 10:52 PM Rating: Excellent
46 posts
Excellent weapon, 0 cast time...10/18 ratio 0.8 weight...allows us bards to actually deal some melee damage when fear kiting. Try this... charm kite 2 mobs, once one goes down (you have to do some damage to it via dot or dd etc or just hit it) fear kite the second...with weapons like this one they go down fast enough to make solo worthwhile!
Worth It
# Jan 09 2002 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
19 posts
I paid 15kpp for my BoH on Tholuxe Paells and let me tell you it is worth it. I am using the BoH and a Defiance and my chat screen looks like a monks, along with a Sash of Dragonborn I swing so fast it isn't even funny.

Prim - Breath of Harmony
Sec - Defiance
Waste - Sash of Dragonborn

Playing Whistling Warsong

= Bard Blender!
# Oct 23 2001 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
It's common knowledge to me atleast that one of the greatest advantages to a bard is their stackable damage shields. I've seen bards pull of insane amounts of damage using their damage shield songs. Yet last I checked the psalms don't stack with Niv's. So you have already there knocked of 9pts of the bard DS by using this weapon. I just don't understand the appeal
RE: WTF?!?!
# Oct 26 2001 at 4:33 AM Rating: Excellent
4 posts
Agree. But not only does the effect not stack with our dmg sheilds songs, it doesnt stack with Sheild of Songs which is about a 60-70 point rune for me at level 53 with Kelin's 7 Stringed Lute which is refreshed every tick (I instrument twist in case you're wondering how I can get full song effects with a weapon.)
Given, Niv's is a good song in rare instances but not all the time.
This BOH has also bugged out my songs every time I've tried using it twisting its effect in.
I have no quarrels with dly 18 dmg 10 though, it's just too bad the harmonic dagger doesn't have that dmg/dly ratio. The effect on the HD is a lot more useful IMO.
To pay 20k for this weapon is rediculous.
BoH great now!!
# Oct 21 2001 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
since the patch changed the singing short sword can put on off hand for all instruments, then u can easy sing 4 songs with BoH and have full effects, Great! BoH now is not the weapon besides urs epic, is must have with urs epic! prices will go up a bit a guess :)
Still very hard to get...
# Oct 15 2001 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Auctioned it for 2 weeks in EC to buy in cash and no replys (was going to pay anything they asked for)...then yesterday someone accepted to trade it off out af charity to Harmonic Sabre, Crystal Chitin Armplates, Seahorse Spine Bracelet and 3k

I think I could have payed even more for it, plainly, it just rocks!
Defiance > BoH
# Aug 21 2001 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
69 posts
People have said that BoH is THE weapon of choice for bards until you can get your epic. The BoH is absolutely uber, but if you're looking for THE pre-epic weapon for bards, I'd have to say that Defiance beats BoH - not hands down, but by a reasonable margin.

BoH: 10/18, proc: Niv's Harmony of Preservation
Defiance: 9/19, AC 10, 8 dex, 6 str

On Bertoxx, you can probably get either of these weapons for around 25k, and considering I have neither of them its going to be a matter of which one comes around first. I'm pretty sure I could find a way to be happy with either one (or both :p).

"Its probably better to be fat than ugly. You can always get less fat, but there ain't no cure for ugly... except maybe beer."
RE: Defiance > BoH
# Dec 14 2001 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
68 posts
i prefer having my BoH, and my Swordbreaker in my offhand. still 1 piece from epic :(

RE: Defiance > BoH
# Oct 15 2001 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
i think the BOH is better, the defiance only has the ac over it realy after you consider to effect added to the fact you can sing 3 songs AND niv's withouth taking up an extra gem BTW.

but if you say so, then it is a matter of opinion =)
# Aug 15 2001 at 4:39 AM Rating: Excellent
8 posts
Name: Niv's Melody of Preservation
Level: 47
Mana: 0
Class: String, not required
Era: Original Everquest
Vendor(s): Kelethin Bard Guild
Qeynos Bard Guild

Approx Spell Cost: 36pp
Researchable: No
Type: Group Duration Health Regeneration Increase
Max Duration: 18 seconds
Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: Instant
Actual Effects: Party: Increase Strength (10 - 24)
Party: Increase Attack (10 - 21)
Party: Heal (10- 17)
Party: Absorb Spell Dmg (10-21)
Description: This spell is a group buffing spell, particularly useful for melees. It also stacks with Hymn of Restoration, and Chloroplast type spells meaning it can give up to 35+ hp regeneration per tick with the right buffing combinations.
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
#Tynder, Posted: Aug 06 2002 at 12:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This doesnt make any sense to me...does it to any of you???
#AstroCreep, Posted: Aug 06 2001 at 2:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If you have one of these on Karana /t me
#darkskz, Posted: Aug 03 2001 at 7:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I love this weapon but i'm going to sale it. it's on the for sale bord it you want it......
Breath of Harmony
# Aug 03 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
1 post
On Solusek Ro it seems to be extreemly rare . Send me a tell if your a rich Bard there . I am ready to sell hehe.
Web price
# Aug 02 2001 at 7:53 AM Rating: Default
1 post
Is 21k a normal price for this weapon? Just wondering cause you can never be too sure about prices on the web. Thanks
Fate has brought us together..
Duration of Effect and
# Jul 27 2001 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
123 posts
is it a good as playing an instrument when it is clicked?
Thank for the info if you have it.
RE: Duration of Effect and
# Jan 24 2002 at 7:07 PM Rating: Good
282 posts
No, clicked songs are the same as singing them w/o an instrument.
PsychoX / Troubadour / Tunare
Breath of Harmony
# Jun 05 2001 at 8:28 AM Rating: Default
Level for Affect is 50, and it's Primary only...and it's Ultra rare because Most servers have less bards than any other class...can you Imagine if a bard only weapon this good Dropped daily? it would be worth about 2cp...I've been told 3 dropping a month is a lot...i like it that way...i paid an arm and a leg for mine and So it should's Far too powerful to be common.
# May 26 2001 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
I find this weapon really useful for snare,fear,haste soloing. clicking the regen affect might be a slow regen but you know how long it can be to kill a higher blue with this technque and when ur already twisting 3 songs and its a long fight, this extra bit of regen really comes in handy
damage delay bard?
# May 14 2001 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
Maybe I am wrong so flame me if you will but WHY do bards get one of the best damage delay weapons? Monk I can understand but shouldn't a warrior get a weapon like this? Lamy isn't even this good
RE: damage delay bard?
# Jun 13 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
92 posts
Wurmslayer has a better ratio....

Twizta Notes <Prodigal Slayers>
Half-Elf Bard
Erosilli Marr

at this wont kill your STA heh heh
looks cool, seen a Bard with one wearing Royal Velium Frozen and alittle bit of SS =)
Looks like a Skyfire for the ones who think the pic is to dark...
RE: damage delay bard?
# Jun 21 2001 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
54 posts
Doesn't look like a skyfire...Skyfire has a Translucent Spine down the center with solid surrounding that...This has translucent surrounding a solid spine, and resembles a Sword of the Morning
# Oct 03 2001 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
109 posts
actually, skyfire _does_ look like this. you are thinking of a noctivigant (sp?) blade-also very cool. noc has same pic as SoM, Skyfire and BoH have same pic...all i can say is i would be glad for anyone in my group to have _any_ of these (i'm gonna use it!) uber weapons, though they would be twinks (25ish level...that's me...)

all good weapons, i like this one the most ;)
BTW, noc blade is a little darker than SoM i think because it's SK only (not sure about that)

just imagine...can bard epic go in offhand? that would be so undenyingly awesome that i couldn't even begin to imagine how the price on this thing would go up. i agree, this is a must-have for bards

ENJOY this cool sword bards, and keep making music for the rest of norrath!
RE: picture
# Nov 13 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
235 posts
The guy before u was right, this looks like a Jagged blade of Mourning, Blade of the Senchel, Noctivigant Blade, and maybe a couple others but NOT like a skyfire. Skyfire is more like a shorted Runic Carver.
Ok, I'll shut up now.

Slein Jinn
Dread Lord on everyone's least favorite server, E'ci
RE: damage delay bard?
# May 16 2001 at 12:44 PM Rating: Default
because perfection requires perfection for there equipment :P
RE: damage delay bard?
# May 15 2001 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
cause bards don't get double attack.
RE: damage delay bard?
# May 15 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
At a guess, Bards need a weapon to help keep them alive during visits to the planes, as healers/casters they have a high agro rate and are usually the first to die, looks like a balancing item to me.
Am I missing something?
# May 11 2001 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
My main is an enchanter and I have a twinked bard. This looks like a good weapon but am I missing something? Why is this ultra rare?
Rare Drop
# Mar 24 2001 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Out of 8 Bloods of Chottal I've killed, 7 Cones, 1 BoH
Inventory Primary Only
# Jan 16 2001 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
This can only be used in primary melee slot
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