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Melodious Truncheon  
 

MAGIC ITEM PLACEABLE
Slot: PRIMARY SECONDARY
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 23
DMG: 11 Dmg Bonus: 26
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Melodious Befuddlement (Combat, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 50
WT: 1.5 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Blunt
Stackable:No
Merchant Value:4 pp 8 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Tribute:1472
Submitted By:Mizy
Lucy Entry By:Elured - Fennin Ro
Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
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Updated:Fri Nov 4th, 2016
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Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 45

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Dropped From a bottomless devourer
# Dec 06 2015 at 3:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dropped from a bottomless devourer on Lockjaw today. Wondering if this is one of the many, apparently, zonewide drops.
Dropped From a bottomless devourer
# Nov 04 2016 at 4:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Melochabre wrote:
Dropped from a bottomless devourer on Lockjaw today. Wondering if this is one of the many, apparently, zonewide drops.


QueII wrote:
yeah in running through here i just had one drop off a bottomless devourer 5 minutes ago.. so they dont drop off just the golems


Updated, thanks.
dropped off bottomless devourer
# Jul 13 2010 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
yeah in running through here i just had one drop off a bottomless devourer 5 minutes ago.. so they dont drop off just the golems
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Unresistable
# May 31 2010 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Confirmed unresistable at any level by players or mobs.

Upon proc it will say "soandso cannot be mesmerized by this spell", but on your next swing it will say "soandso has been awakened by soandso". If you time your attack right, any mob/player will be left mezzed for a few seconds.

Great for interrupting casters, especially with fierce eye aa (300% proc chance modifier) and jonthan's (self haste, 100% proc modifier) for a total of 400% proc modifier.

Love them, have them set up on my bandoleer for quick access to a stun. Just put them on at 20-35% of target's health to get the interrupts off (pretty much gauranteed to go off), then switch back to main weaps for the kill.
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ATTN: bards...
# Jul 10 2006 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Attention all bards...

get this. get it twice. youll never regret it.
VERY USEFUL
# Apr 24 2006 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a lvl 70 bard with 700 AA that LOVES this weapon. Just bought a second one today to use in offhand. When I have a mob that casts I just pop my bandolier slot which has these two babies and start chain mezzing WHILE i'm bashing on the mob and it can't get a **** thing cast. Very nice to have those extra procs here and there on top of the chain mezzing since sometimes mobs will get a spell off with mez resists and even between mez casts. These are especially useful against named mobs that cannot be mezed. I have interrupted RSS named mobs with just one of these things. Can't wait to see how effective it is with two. Bottom line is this is a must have for a high lvl bard that is fighting against a lot of casting mobs.
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VERY USEFUL
# Sep 11 2007 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
How many RSS names are mezzed by level 55 proc?

VERY USEFUL
# Jan 30 2008 at 5:38 AM Rating: Good
It used to be able to mez ANYTHING
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Recent?
# Feb 28 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone seen this drop recently?
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RE: Recent?
# Mar 10 2005 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep, dropped one tonight off a mortiferous golem for me. Surprised me, my pet was mezzed or whatever had never seen that.
Not Useless
# Apr 22 2004 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
I have been using this as a secondary weapon now for approximately 4 weeks in LDoNs and while I am not quite sure of the stats, generally get mezz's on this an average of 2 - 4 times per mob not using any other mezz tools.. This also increased blunt skill from 17 all the way up to my current 180 so I disagree that it is useless...It is true it may be related to level as I am level 54 bard. It was also pretty spendy at 1K in bazzar on Stromm
Mage Enhancement
# Mar 01 2004 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I believe that the best use for this item would be to give it to a pet. If a group doesn't have a mezzer but needs the CC, have the pet tank until the weapon procs. Then the pet will stop attacking and could then move on to the next.

It might seem like a waste of an 11/23 weapon but the only time I would use it was if I were solo in melee. Otherwise the proc could be more harmful than helpful. Maybe SOE should make this NO RENT and mage summoned. :)
useless
# Jan 12 2004 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Usless 1% memblur lol you would have to proc it few hundred times in 1 battle to be any use.

As for mez part its lvl based by the time you hit 20's this this would be usless.

Edited, Mon Jan 12 10:05:14 2004
???
# Dec 12 2003 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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what lvl that effekt work?
just a toy
# Nov 29 2003 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think this proc is much good to stop casters. I can get a mez off in just over 3 seconds, but it's not likely I would get a proc off in that same timeframe. The real usage for me is to walk around POK with lute of the howler in main hand and this in secondary making me look like the only bard that can play two lutes at once.
The real reason
# Sep 21 2003 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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The real reason you want to use this has very little to do with agro. As others have pointed out, agro-wise it's very dangerous.

The reason you use this is that mez is one of the ways you interupt casters, and while it would be messy for the chanter to mez late in the fight (I've seen it done) a bard could swap this in just as the cleric mob is hitting low health and about to complete heal. Proc mez and then swap it back out, having given the party 10 seconds to kill the mob before it can CH again. Very nice.
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RE: The real reason
# Jan 09 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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"a bard could swap this in just as the cleric mob is hitting low health and about to complete heal. Proc mez and then swap it back out"


Remind me...how do i get a weapon to proc on my command?...........pretty silly expectation if u think this will proc when u need it to.
rip off
# Aug 31 2003 at 9:45 PM Rating: Default
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I bought in baz for 100PP on veeshan, and people in eqsn and baz said anywhere from 100PP to 50KPP and i have no clue what its worth so can anyone please tell me, sincerely person with a level 11 bard
Price
# Jan 31 2003 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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this thing's going for 1500pp on Vallon Zek atm...
In a Word... KABOOOONG!!!
# Dec 25 2002 at 12:16 AM Rating: Default
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whats it worth?
# Nov 07 2002 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
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what is the current demand for this weapon? whats it worth?
Perfect duel wield.
# Jul 12 2002 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
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Perfect duel weild with this. Harmonic dagger 10/21 (procs 50dd plus 3 second stun), and this. 11/23 (procs stun and mem wipe) Personally, I have a hangup about believing that the secondary weapon is dependent on the primary, thereby meaning that the secondary has the opportunity to attack once per each hit of the primary, and cannot attack again untill it's delay time has expired, therefore, I would use this (11/23) in the primary, and the harmonic in the secondary (10/21). My theory is this, the primary and secondary will hit, the primary will once again hit after it's 21 delay is over, however, the secondary will still have another 2 delay points left to wait, and therefore will be forced to wait another 19 points of the primary before it can attack, meaning the secondary will not always have the opportunity to attack each and every time the primary does. Granted, they might be independent of one another, however, untill I find out whether that is definately true or not, I do not plan on putting the lower delay in primary. =P
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RE: Perfect duel wield.
# Jan 31 2003 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
I used to have this same "hangup". But go put a lightstone in your primary hand and check it out.
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RE: Perfect duel wield.
# Oct 06 2002 at 3:36 AM Rating: Good
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the two are independent of each other and based upon the delay. The secondary will swing based upon your duel wield skill; it is not dependent upon your primary.
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RE: Perfect duel wield.
# Apr 03 2003 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Switch the your two weaps between primary and secondary and see which one gives higher ATK.
Dropped from...?
# Mar 07 2002 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Is this a random drop off of any mob in the zone or does a specific mob/Named mob drop it?
RE: Dropped from...?
# Nov 07 2002 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
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droped off of bile sentinal in north wing.
11/7/02
RE: Dropped from...?
# Sep 03 2003 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Dropped off a mob in West Wing 09/02/03 Im thinking its a random drop, cause it wasnt off a named, and it was in the Room where you get the Groundspawn gloves (key quest)

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example of use
# Sep 20 2001 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Lets say for example, group of 4. Cleric, Wizard, Warrior, Bard. The warrior and bard are in melee - and the wizard overnukes, and then starts running, the mob chases, beating the wizard down, an the wizard is out of range of the cleric's heals... (fairly common situation).

The bard however, is using this weapon, it procs - the hate list is wiped - the tank who is attacking, taunts the monster fairly easily now.. its forgotten about the wizard, and only remembers the Bard - and the warrior who is tearing it apart. it might hit the bard for a moment, but no more on the wizard. As a matter of a fact, if this weapon is procing often, the wizard would never have to worry about overnuking and attracting the mobs attention.

Just one situation for this weapon.
RE: example of use
# Dec 05 2002 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, if hate was wiped a second before the wizard nukes, shaman/enchanter slows, or something does some other high aggro thing, the caster will be dead before the warrior can get aggro back.

All the mob will know is the warrior hit him a couple times and the wizard just hit for 2500 or so. I'll give after the wizard.

Mem blur is nice if you aggroed a mob you didn't mean to, or you've built up aggro on a mezzed mob, or someone who isn't suppose to have aggro has it. But if your warrior is doing a good job of holding aggro, mem blur will just mess things up.
RE: example of use
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Yeah, but what the guy said was that this weap is good for getting agro off a caster who has already grabbed it, and he's right... I've seen a *lot* of casters die due to their nukes. Even warriors with Taunt maxed out, and using very fast proccing weaps can have trouble holding agro after a multi-K-hp nuke.
dual wieldable
# May 24 2001 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
nice item. Love the proc, and its dual wieldable. Anyone know if it requires a high CHA to get it to stick, or is the proc independant of the wielder's stats?
Maybe its time for me to stop neglecting that 1hb skill.
Proc starts at....
# May 19 2001 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
The proc on this starts at 50, and it has to be one of the best procs around, it has saved many clerics and nukers in my groups, pulls the mob off of them automaticly, and clears them to heal and nuke again without danger of getting jumped on. I know many 55+ bards that wont trade this for anything, they may get better weapons to solo with but this will always be in there hand for groups.
RE: Proc starts at....
# May 19 2001 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
Oh yeah, they can also be duel wielded, stops casters cold everytime.
Why a bard would use this
# May 15 2001 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
To get all the kills on raids of course. Not that its needed though. The group with the bard (who knows what their doing) will get most of the kills. This only insures that the expis goign to the right group :P.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 15 2001 at 2:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) To get all the kills on raids of course. Not that its needed though. The group with the bard (who knows what teir doing) will get most of the kills. This only insures that the expis goign to the right group :P.
how mez works
# May 15 2001 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
actually the way mez works is that when it is cast it wipes the previous hatelist and starts a new one . however the stun component sticks AFTER the list has been wiped so the chanter becomes the sole person on the hate list
which is why it is important to always taunt mezzed mobs.
RE: how mez works
# Jun 16 2001 at 7:18 AM Rating: Default
pretty close discription cept for the fact that the first time you mez it does a total hate list wipeout including the stuin the chanter did with the mez spell the reason chanters get jumped upon breaking mez is because 2 reasons first being once a mob is mezzed if you recast mez on them it will increase their "sleep time" but it wont erase the hate list so everytime the chanter recatss mez on the same mob they just add themselves higher on the hate list. second is if a mob is being hit while a chanter is mezzing it for somereason even if the mob is succesfully mezzed the hate list isnt erased its as if they resisted your mez even though they didnt that is why its very important to assist and to taunt b4 waking a mob.
RE: how mez works
# Jul 29 2001 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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That is erroneous and I won't allow you to pass on bad information. The original poster was sort of correct. What mez realy does is completely reduce the agro radius to nul. It resets the agro list and wipes the current agro list. However the effect of mez lasts kind of like a dot, so that, like a dot, the hate list has only the caster of the mez on its list. Furthermore there is an additional component to raise enchanters on the hate list, even above other casters. When mez is broken then unless someone else has done something to put themselves ahead of the enchanter on the hate list, the mob will of course attack whoever is at the top of the hate list.

Any subsequent casting of the same lvl mez spell on a mob does exactly the same effects as described above. A further wipe will occur, so that if a warrior had taunted for 30 seconds and put himself at the top of the hate list the subsequent mez will wipe that agro.

Just as a side note, invisibility has the same effect as far as agro radius. It resets the faction for the mob who views you and reduces the agro to nul until such time as your invisibility breaks. The coders of course had to put a visual effect to this so they write out your polygons on everyone elses computers. This write out time has a definite time to be down, HENCE the casting time for invisibility.

Furthermore the same can be said for gaining levels versus mob levels. The more levels you gain, the smaller the agro radius of mobs. Unless it's a mob that has been coded to never lose agro. This is thrown out the window when you sit. For when you sit down, it effectively rewrites your agro level back to lvl 1.
RE: how mez works
# Feb 06 2002 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm Im not sure exactly how mez works, entirely. But I do know that my enchanter has mezzed things, and after that mez wore off on its own, the targeted mob is mem wiped. So personally, I don't buy into that DoT idea.

I believe that mezzes have a *chance* to memblur the targeted npc. This chance is probably due to the code that was added to level 35+ mobs, which gave them a chance to resist memblur spells. Ask any monks about that nerf... before a Feigh Death would have *always* removed aggro - but now, mobs have to go to their spawn point before they have a 100% chance to forget.

In fact, a well respected enchanter that I know explained to me that the level 35+ memblur nerf effected enchanters' memblur spell as well. Prior to the nerf, memblur worked 100% of the time. Now, sometimes memblur takes a few casts before the mob truly forgets. This also explains why many monks must pop and drop a few times before their mobs forget about them.
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Bards and Mez and Taunt
# May 15 2001 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Personally I've experienced groups were the bard is the main tank (high-20 group - two bards actually) and where the bard twisted a mez song with whatever combat buff it was he used. It worked brilliantly to keep the aggro on him. So for pickup groups or caster groups it really rocks (I think - not that often I get to group with bards)

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RE: Bards and Mez and Taunt
# May 16 2001 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
yea 40 bard here.. among bards mez song is aka taunt song.. use it for that all the time

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#Anonymous, Posted: May 15 2001 at 1:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok ive had this Weapon for more lvls then i care to count. Basical its a great weapon to use to KS other peopel with, if you can do the dmg after it procs. What it Does is Clears all agro, mezes target for about 18 seconds if the are not hit right after the proc.
Actually...
# May 15 2001 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
Any enchanter will tell you that mez is a *MAJOR* taunt. Just ask me, after 57 levels of chanting, I can tell without a shadow of a dought, that the mem-blur function of mez just does NOT work.

This weapon is a massive taunt, and would be perfect for warriors.

I sold mine for 20k in cash/equipment,and the bard seemed REALLY happy to get this. They drop from bile sentinals in Howling Stones, but I think their rareity is on par with cobalt arm drops from zol knights in Seb. They just don't fall very often.

On the plus side, its melee stats are fairly decent, and it looks like a mandolin when wielded. So there is the comic effect of beating the monsters to death with a guitar. hehheh

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#Anonymous, Posted: May 15 2001 at 12:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this weapon sucks for tanks cause tanks are supposed to keep the agro
RE: heh
# Jul 04 2001 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually this weapon sucks for tanks because it's BARD ONLY, & as all of us learn-ed folks know, bards are most definitely not tanks. =)
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Bah
# May 14 2001 at 11:06 PM Rating: Default
It's not no drop. And I know both of these hypothesis could be incorrect but I'm thinking this: There is a chance that it just isn't a random... And if not, I believe this would be more then useless in situations where your killing unmezable mobs and reds. Most likely if you fight with your guild alot you will be doing one of the 2 and this would have you being the highest on the agroe because mez resists take you much higher on the list then a mez takes you down... Oh blah I'm thinking up other ideas to make this mroe detailed but fek I don't care anymore... this thing bites...
Effect...
# May 14 2001 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Basically it's a mez spell...
Stuns and wipes hate list...
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A Question
# May 14 2001 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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I hope this doesn't sound like a Flame, because I am genuinly curious, but, what good is this effect? It would seem to me that meleeing a mob and having this go off would quickly negate the effect, as you'd continue to be hitting it. I spose it would be good for crowd control or fleeing, but even then, its a random proc, so you'd have incredibly limited control over the effect regardless. I could be missing something, but it just doesn't seem that incredible a proc.
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RE: A Question
# May 19 2001 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
This weapon is in no way for crowd control, it is good for the stun and hate removeing effects. And this is a total "mem blur", after it wears off they walk away, i have tested it many times, after the proc stop attacking, (this takes some good timing) wait for it to wear off (takes about 9 seconds like most bard songs) then they just walk away, unless you are kos then you might want to get some distance =).
RE: A Question
# May 14 2001 at 10:57 PM Rating: Default
I think it works like similar to a monks feign death and lowers them on the hate list by quite a bit, so your main tank would have out damaged/taunted away the agro you once had by the time the effect was cleared.
RE: A Question
# May 15 2001 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
FD really doesn't work like that after mobs are over lvl 32. 32 and below it has a pretty good chance to make them forget. But enen 32 and lower FDing would generally just get the mob off me while down if successful, but easily reagro after standing.

What you may have been thinking of is rouge evade, that now lowers a rouge 500 points or places them between the 2nd and 3rd highest person on the mobs hate list, whichever is greater of the two.
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RE: A Question
# May 17 2001 at 1:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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it actually can help, if you mash the key throughout the fight, make a deagro hotkey to make it much easier

hotkey:
/attack off
/doabil 1
/sit off
/attack on

where the doabil # is the # of where feign is placed, type /doabil for more details

it only takes a split second when using a hotkey, and you don't miss any attack rounds.. just keep hitting it throughout the fight if you're up against a big mob that you don't want agroing on you(god, dragon, whatever) and every once in a while the feign will clear the damage you've done, making it hard/impossible to get the kill for the fight.. but in certain battles it's more important that you stay alive longer, than try to get the exp from it
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RE: A Question
# May 14 2001 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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No, you pose a good point. If it wasn't random, it would be sweet (well good for the least part). As it is, as a random, I'm not sure I'd want it going off (unless if you have a bunch of blues, then keep attacking one until mezzed, then start on another). Only problem with that is the delay is soooo sweet that it will attack in 2 seconds (you have to be quick to stop attacking). Though who ever heard of a slow typing bard? :)

As a weapon unto itself, it's not bad at all. My bard would love it (and it's not NO DROP).
Hmm
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This is nice, but what is the proc?
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#Anonymous, Posted: May 14 2001 at 6:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WHAT IS THIS OFF!?
#Anonymous, Posted: May 14 2001 at 10:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If I knew, I wound't tell you.
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