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Trueborn Drum of Dark Rites  

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AC: 5
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STA: +8 INT: +8 HP: +35 MANA: +40
Recommended level of 53.
Focus: Percussion Resonance 14
WT: 0.3 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Lucy Entry By:Daethe
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-09 14:14:39
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Lost Dungeons of Norrath Lost Dungeons of Norrath

Average Price: 500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 55

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Zone Name
Mistmoore Catacombs

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Jul 20 2006 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
Is this better than selo's drum of march?
# Mar 12 2008 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
I gather you mean the instrument modifier? Then this is the same as selo's. Obviously this one has stats albeit with level rec. Another thing to bear in mind is animation graphics. Selo's is held in offhand while this is held in primary. Personally I think drum in primary makes for a weird animation. Selo's look so much better.

Edited, Mar 12th 2008 6:57pm by PugPenguin
Test Drive
# Nov 19 2004 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
I just bought this drum on 7th Hammer for 200p - they regularly run for 200-400p.

Took it out for a "test drive" to check the recommended level and make sure i got the full 24 mod. My bard is level 30 so if the recom level is a factor i would definitely see a change in speed using selo's.

Lined her up on one of the walls in PoK and ran to the farthest wall straight shot. Pulled out the old stopwatch and it takes her 20 seconds with this drum. Using my old tambourine with 22 mod it takes her 22 seconds.

You definitely get the full mod on this drum at lower levels.

hope this helps
Sullon Zek
# Jun 12 2004 at 12:32 PM Rating: Default
I used to play on a reg server where they sell for 200pp and common in my ldons but not in Sullon zek Holy cow 5k is avg price for one of these babys
Big Money
# Apr 09 2004 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
haha, i just sold this to some pawn shop idiot for 3k pp !
# Jan 25 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
I would just like a clear answer to this issue. Considering the fact that this drum has a recommended lvl of 53 do you only get a fraction of the 2.4 modifier or the whole effect at any lvl before 53? Seems like the only justification for this being sold in the same bazaar as 3 SDotM for at most 1/10 the price could be that you must be 53 to use the full 2.4 modifier on the TDoDR whereas you can use the 2.4 modifier of SDotM at lvl 1. Can anyone clarify this for me with more than just yes or no answers?
RE: Confusion
# Feb 12 2004 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
You do get the full effect at lvl 1 from this drum. I am a lvl 57 bard and have been using this drum from day 1. You can usually buy them in the bazaar for 300p on the bristlebane server and they are really a steal at that price. Considering they are one of the top drums in the game and the price difference between these and thunderous drums is in the 10k's it really is a no brainer.
# Dec 23 2003 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
these sell for like 500pp on bristlebane now, really really cheap..
# Nov 22 2003 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
208 posts
Dropped off a Steward Omnivore today
Endless Knot
120 Shadowknight
Everquest Player Since 2001
# Nov 13 2003 at 6:58 PM Rating: Default
OMG PPL... the TDoK sells for around 65K+ on Vallon... if you are gettin it for under 10K buy a few and transfer a toon to Vallon and make some quick and easy cash.
# Nov 21 2003 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
# Dec 13 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
tdok = thunderous drum of karana

Which sells for 10 to 20 times the price of this drum.
# Nov 14 2003 at 3:18 PM Rating: Default
that'd be great, except that you lose items in server transfers.
# Nov 21 2003 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
Not anymore.
no one wants to buy
# Oct 31 2003 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
I have had 5 of these drop in 12 adventures in MM. I won the roll for two of them (one is on my mule) and nobody seems to want to buy one. I am selling them for 1k. I'm pretty sure that is reasonable.
Modifier question
# Oct 24 2003 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
Very generous Guildy gave my alt 8th season Bard these drums yesterday. Obviously I won't benefit from the stats until I reach 53rd, but my question is; will I still get the +140% modifier even at my low season?

RE: Modifier question
# Oct 25 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
Mod question
# Oct 24 2003 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
Very generous Guildy gave my alt Bard these drums yesterday. Bard is only 8th season. Obviously the good stats won't come into effect until I reach 53rd, but, my question is; will the modifier of +140% still apply to my songs? Or will the modifier be lower, and if so what?

Tunare is Mind Blowing
# Oct 19 2003 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
Quick note these are going for around 325 to 500 pp, yeah not a typo!!! I don't get it either, they have the same mod as SDoTM, plus stats, and is primary equipable so you can off hand a weapon! good GOD!!!

Yeah you know i bought one for my lvl 12 bard lol.

Krolzic Warblades
Knights of the Silver Dragon
34 Dwarf Warrior
# Oct 18 2003 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
God that sucks you guys buying TDoK for only like 4k.Vallon Zek (PvP) they are selling for well over 20k even sometimes 30k. I guess that is what you get for being on a PvP server. I bought a TDDR for 3.5k yesterday. Lotta Inflation.

Raven Moon
44th level Bard
Vallon Zek
RE: Inflation
# Nov 13 2003 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
I dont know which Vallon you are on but on VZ it sells for 65K+ at teh least
Drops from...
# Oct 16 2003 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped from Steward Warden in Mistmoore Catacombs. Lvl 54 avg group.
% Modifier
# Oct 14 2003 at 4:49 AM Rating: Default
The %Modifier also depends on your level but at
level 49 this drum become as good as the 35% naggy drum, i have made the test with elemental rythm songs and same results at lvl 49.

and from 49 to 53 this drum jump from 35% to a
40% modifier !

For lvl 45+ this drum is the best and it's cheap !
# Oct 05 2003 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
This is > selos, it does the same dmg but u can weild a weapon and it also has stats, just b/c its not as rare its cheaper :O
# Oct 01 2003 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
what do thye look like equiped?
RE: look?
# Oct 17 2003 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
The drum fits in the right hand. This is opposite of most other drums. Because of this the animation doesn't look right with the Bard pounding on air with his right hand which has a huge drum attached to the outer side of his wrist.
RE: look?
# Oct 07 2003 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
It looks just like a standard drum when equiped. I my self was looking foward to a nice unique look like the TDoK.But still, a very nice drum indeed.
Not a bad drum...
# Sep 24 2003 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
I picked one of these up in the Bazaar on Xegony for 975pp. Since I just transferred over from a different server, and was basically naked 3 days ago, it was a nice upgrade to my UBER (*grins*)tambourine of rituals.
# Sep 13 2003 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
one of these dropped today off a blue mob. Wasnt anything special. Lucky bard was in our group so he got to loot it. We didnt bother rolling
RE: common
# Sep 14 2003 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
got another one today, just to update you. must be really really common lol
RE: common
# Sep 26 2003 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
Seen 6 in 35 adventures. Is that common? I think so.
# Sep 11 2003 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
Seems to be farly common.. had 2 drop in one adventure. was not sure on the modifier at the time.. and iam also not a bard so i dont know much about them.. but seems like i nice drum
RE: Drop
# Sep 11 2003 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
102 posts
Yeah, not bad, although the ridiculously common Thunderous Drums of Karana, which go for 2-8k (depending on server), and have a much better percussion mod, will continue to ensure that the percussion instrument market is dead and buried.
RE: Drop
# Sep 11 2003 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
Some people dont mind losing 15% effectivity if they can save 50% off the price of tdok. On Saryrn tdok go for 8k and selos go for 2k (sold my old one for that last week) so these should be worth something in between. Same mod as selos but +stats and primary equipable.

edit 9-13-03 sold TDDR for 2.5kp on Saryrn.

Edited, Sun Sep 14 00:46:37 2003
RE: Drop
# Sep 25 2003 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
Liberal Conspiracy
I've bought TDoK on Saryrn for under 4k several weeks ago. I haven't priced them since, but at the time there was four of them for sale, ranging between 4-6k.

Saw these drums drop in Mistmoore last night, but given the stats I didn't have any reason to try to NBG them. Rolled and lost, but no biggie. With TDoK getting cheaper all the time there's little reason to get excited over these.

[edit: Last night we went on two MM adventures and saw four more of thes edrops (2 named in each, each with a drum). Expect these to be worthless quickly with that sort of drop rate]

Edited, Fri Sep 26 15:11:23 2003
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
RE: Drop
# Dec 01 2003 at 6:28 AM Rating: Decent
633 posts
Your forecast proved correct: 5 posted in Baz. atm for 500p to 800p on Saryrn.
# Sep 11 2003 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
Modifier is +140%, same as Selo's drums of the march.
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