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Thunderous Drum of Karana  

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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
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 17:59:04
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

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

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This item is found on creatures.

Torden, the Bastion of Thunder
NPC Name
Rorek Steelthorn
Thorolf Sutherland
Ymir Stormseer

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Torden, the Bastion of Thunder

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Combine price
# Jan 01 2007 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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
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?
Now a very plain looking drum...
# Dec 07 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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 gay looking now?That pisses me off >_<
RE: Now a very plain looking drum...
# Dec 15 2005 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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
great for kiting
# Feb 03 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
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
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
3.2k on bb on this date the second one was selling for 100k
# Aug 02 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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?
#REDACTED, 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
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
man u guys are lucky, i play on sullon zek, these go for 45-70k, i got mine for 43k and was excited
# Dec 08 2003 at 1:55 PM Rating: Default
1,262 posts
"Boom Box"
# Jul 20 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Default
Big badda boom.
yeah Im trying to twink, so shoot me its a top end server...
# Dec 07 2003 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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
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 )
#REDACTED, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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.
#REDACTED, 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 hell 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...
#REDACTED, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Saw it on Mith Marr Bazaar ranging from 20kpp down to 3500pp. =)
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