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War Drums of the Rathe  

Charges: Unlimited
AC: 15
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +20 DEX: +10 STA: +20 INT: +15 HP: +150 MANA: +150
Required level of 65.
Effect: Tuyen's Chant of the Plague (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 3.0)
Focus: Percussion Resonance 24
WT: 3.5 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Lucy Entry By:Tase
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-26 04:49:24
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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This item is found on creatures.

Vegarlson, the Earthen Badlands
NPC Name
Peregrin Rockskull

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Vegarlson, the Earthen Badlands

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Some short info
# Jul 28 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
Dot mod cap is 3.9, so this brings you at max dot damage of 162 pretty easy.

Also you can use the effect from invetory, just like tympan from GoD, just which there was 2 other drums with the other 2 dots hehe ;)

Looks pretty much like the picture, more detailed. Not a bad drum but when you are able to get this it's not really that super. With instrument AA and epic you close to most caps.

Still status-symbol :p
# Jul 09 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
I went back through my guild's claim logs and found of about 12 kills the drums dropped only once. Is it really that rare or are we just having a run of bad luck?
RE: Rare?
# Jul 26 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
285 posts
1 in 12? That's probably a little on the lucky side. I've heard of guilds going 30-35 kills before their first drum. We're approaching 20 and no drums yet.

RE: Rare?
# Jul 28 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
Yes it's quite rare, (im very luck to see it drop on second stone ring hehe)
This should answer most if not all of your questions about i
# May 10 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
Notice you can enter your level and chose your instruments and see the increased modifier with AA also!
# Oct 06 2003 at 3:23 AM Rating: Default
do these look like a drum when equiped? or does it have some unique look?

RE: look?
# Nov 02 2003 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
574 posts
These drums do look like drums, they are slightly reminiscent of the Trueborn drums which we saw emerge with LDoN. They also taper in a bit from the playing surface. In my opinion although vastly superior to Thunderous Drums the look is poor. A nice gold/white or black particle effect would be awesome for these drums.

Hope this helps.
The Real Iksar

RE: look?
# Nov 02 2003 at 4:19 PM Rating: Default
I disagree, trueborn drums look noticeably different from these, these look just like the picture basicaly with runes on them.
mod on clicky?
# Jul 08 2003 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
Just curious, not that i'll ever get this, but does the right click chant add the mod from the drum or no? i'm assuming not since most right click items dont take focus effects into consideration, and instrument mods are kinda like focus effects, but hey, this is elemental maybe its different. Would be nice to have an extra spell slot when soloing. Thanks
RE: mod on clicky?
# Sep 26 2003 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
When you use the right click effect the drum modifier is included. I just got these drums last night and the first thing I did was use the right click on the next mob. My DoTs usually do 134 damage per tick. Using the right click effect on the drum it did 155 damage, and I think I was bumping into the modifier cap. Will have to drop some aa into Ayonaes Tutelage to see if this increases any.

Maestro of the 65th Aria
Terris Thule

Edited, Fri Sep 26 10:02:38 2003
RE: mod on clicky?
# Oct 16 2003 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
awesome thanks; my guild is getting closer and closer to elementals, so maybe im not as far from these as i thought....just need more playtime >.<
# May 27 2003 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
I won this drum the other day which dropped from Peregrin Rockskull. He is the boss of one of the ring events in Earth. This drum much like many of the PoP bard instruments is extremely rare. I currently have the only one on drinal server.
RE: rarity
# Jun 04 2003 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
Hey Gab can u post what percentage this adds to songs...if u dont know percent just adds stats from a simple bard song like guardian rythems or something relative to another drum

plz and ty

RE: rarity
# Jun 13 2003 at 5:06 AM Rating: Decent
Hmmm I know the modifier on this item is 3.4 compared to a modifier on Drum of the Beast of 2.6 With Ayonae's Tutelage 3 and instrument mastery 3, bards can reach the total modifier cap of 3.9 Here is the link to Lucy for more details

Edited, Fri Jun 13 05:28:18 2003
# Mar 25 2003 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
With a 3.4 mod, the damage that can be dealt by a lvl 65 bard with all the PoP dots over time is just ridiculous!

Considering they are mana free and can be twisted non stop until something dies (yes I know swarm kiting is much more effecient) creates a damage potential that far exceeds any other class OVER TIME. (Notice I said over time...) All I'm saying is with enough room, against a pure melee that dots can be landed on... a mob that might be impossible to take down single handed by any other class would just take time for a bard.

I guess that's the same with any other drum, but with these the damage potential is much greater.

Avenging Souls
RE: Ridiculous
# May 19 2003 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
With or without this drum, a bard can take down most of the eq mob (no summon = joke..., and even if its summon can be possible :P). If you think its so powerfull, you ever check the shaman / necro 65 dot ? Much more then us *wink*
# Feb 04 2003 at 1:45 AM Rating: Default
drool...hehe my bard may only be 52 and have drums of the beast but still drool
Best known drum, but reportedly will be very very rare.
# Jan 30 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
93 posts
According to some who have done it, this drum drops at the end of a 2 1/2 hour event...which results in only one item and it may not always be this one.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 31 2003 at 12:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dude, really, a 24 hour camp isnt considered rare anymore
RE: Best known drum, but reportedly will be very very rare.
# Jun 05 2003 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
Mkay... he's talking about a 2.5 hour long battle-fest event, and you're comparing it to a 24 hour camp of some rare mob?

Apples and oranges.
RE: Best known drum, but reportedly will be very very rare.
# Jun 10 2003 at 8:38 AM Rating: Default
/agree 2.5 hours is a drop in the bucket compared to the time I spent camping just about every other bard item in the game. Heck I spent more time then that camping mistmoore battle drums back in the day =P

Malorian 65 Bard
RE: Best known drum, but reportedly will be very very rare.
# Jun 15 2003 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
Clearly you have no idea how much effort it takes to get into the elemental planes, or how STUNNINGLY rare the bard instruments are.

2.5 hours? Yeah, 2.5 hours for 50-72 people, to finish the event and PRAY that the item drops.

Basically you're comparing a camp that can be soloed, without ANY flagging to an elemental ring. I've killed more named mobs than I can remember (well over 100), and have yet to see a SINGLE instrument drop.
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