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Prismatic Dragon Blade  

Lore Group: Epic Weaponry
Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 1H Piercing Atk Delay: 22
DMG: 24 Dmg Bonus: 31 AC: 25
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +20 STA: +30+4 CHA: +25 INT: +20 HP: +205 MANA: +190
Required level of 65.
Effect: Kinsong (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 0.8)
Recast Delay: 360 seconds, Recast Type: 6
Focus: Performance Resonance 12
WT: 1.4 Size: MEDIUM
Class: BRD
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 8 (General: Raid)
Slot 3, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:The draconic prism sparkles in the hilt
Item Type:1H Piercing
Light:Flameless Lantern
Submitted By:Fleven
Lucy Entry By:Kilzadi
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-09-10 09:13:58
Page Updated:Sun Feb 5th, 2017

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Omens of War Omens of War

Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 70

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Bard Epic 1.5: Prismatic Dragon Blade

Crafted: This item is crafted by players.


This item is used in quests.
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Nobles' Causeway
Quest Name
Bard Epic 2.0: Blade of Vesagran

Northern Felwithe
Quest Name
An Epic Request (Bard)

Lore Group: Epic Weaponry
Item Lore: The draconic prism sparkles in the hilt

Damage/delay changed on 13 October 2004.

Bard epic 1.5.


Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Mar 04 2021 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Just a quick note, the dire mobs are a 6 hour respawn and very fragile with a 115. You don't seem to need to do much damage and it might even just be time based. They may require at least one shot of true damage because for me the dire panda despawned but no dragon took it's place. Best to hit once with fists and turn your back and wait with a low end damage shield.
Great weapon
# Jan 03 2013 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I just received this fine weapon last night....thanks to my guilldies from Skulls of Fury on Bertox. I sure am glad I did this at level 69 where this weapon actually is of some use. I did the 1.5/2.0 on my Cleric when she was 91, and unfortunately the weapon had absolutely no use for her at that level EXCEPT for the fantastic click effect. All in all, a great weapon for the level, and I am looking forward to competing the 2.0. Back in January 2005, I did the 1.5 for my ranger, and WOW what a tough quest back in those days. Completing the 1.5 then was challenging enough...I can't imagine all you guys working on the 2.0 in COA back then.

New Picture
# Mar 24 2008 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
New Picture
# Apr 22 2008 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
Might want to turn off MQ before you take screenshots ;-)
New Picture
# Jun 12 2008 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
yeah.. think of all the trouble he will be in for posting a screenshot with a green BRD and VAH.. hes toast.
Fight smarter not harder.
# Sep 08 2007 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
>"For the beginning parts of this quest Excavator Quellin must be kill to spawn >Tarn. Does anything need to be done other than talking to the Latarnic(not exact >name) to make him spawn? i've killed Quellin 4 times already and no Tarn any >assistance would help.."

Yes, He can't be up anywhere else in the zone or he won't spawn by zone in. I did the same thing, killed Quellin 4 times and nothing only to find him up way in the back of the zone already.

Excavator Quellin = Tarn????
# Nov 15 2006 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
For the beginning parts of this quest Excavator Quellin must be kill to spawn Tarn. Does anything need to be done other than talking to the Latarnic(not exact name) to make him spawn? i've killed Quellin 4 times already and no Tarn any assistance would help..
# Jun 04 2006 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
"Epic 1.0 had an effect(dance of the blade) like all other epic over the "all instruments" mod..."

Dance of the Blade is a proc, not a focus effect
Grin and Bare it!
# Apr 09 2006 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
Bards love to tell stories and it appears read them too. Keep the Lore and Myths coming, makes a great class more fun. If you don't like fun, read no farther!
Nuff said
# May 29 2005 at 4:01 AM Rating: Good
Prismatic Dragon Balde for most is a REALLY nice up grade. but then there are the High end guilds who think 1.5 is a PoS but no matter what its at lest a good cliky till your guild can do anguish . or till you get your orb.1.5 is mainly there for the guilds who just arent ready for CoA. when you are ready for CoA its just a nice click till you get your 2.0
Worn pic
# May 16 2005 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
Here is what it looks like worn:
Bard & Dragon
# Jan 13 2005 at 6:58 PM Rating: Excellent
Actually the myth makes perfect sense in so far that if you read old Nordic and Ancient Icelandic texts such as the Gregas you will find that bard were indeed used to quell the tempers of dragons. Bards for there bravery were thusly correlated to dragons, and after many years the legends, as all have, have become smudged so that most dragons have close ties with the minstrels in lore.
RE: Bard & Dragon
# Mar 27 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
Those of us who read the Hobbit (or if you wish, There and Back Again) may recall that the person who took down Smog was a man of half elven descent named Bard.

Edited, Sun Mar 27 14:14:09 2005
LOL Trekkie wannabes
# Jan 06 2005 at 2:36 AM Rating: Default
Wow! You people sound like a bunch of Trekkies arguing about Old Klingons/New Klingons LOL

If I recall correctly,Bards in folklore are known for using their music to sooth a hostile dragon hence the phrase " soothes the savage beast..." which has been re-phrased many times over the centuries. Whenever a "dragon" attacked a village, the local minstrels(bards) would be sent to calm it,usually with a cow for feasting. And the dragons breath was so hot it felt like fire burning the skin(sun-burn style). Also,Bards are the ones who "created" the "dragon" myths as well....going from village to village performing for adventure-craving farmers.
Of course this is folk-lore,not reality. It's still debatable whether dragons truly existed or were exagerations of other large lizards/reptiles that became extinct 1500 to 3000 years ago.
RE: LOL Trekkie wannabes
# Feb 13 2006 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
actually, the sayingis "music soothes the savage breast"
RE: LOL Trekkie wannabes
# Apr 10 2006 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
depends. No one can really prove which came first.

the quote is from a play called The Mourning Bride, by William Congreve, and it's actually "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast."
and two:
an old latin phrase Musica delenit bestiam feram - Music soothes the savage beast

Both sides argue that theirs is the original. Even on google searches, different places say that theirs is for sure the original or "real quote".
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#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 26 2004 at 8:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You know I thought for a long time about it and I never got why they always equate bards to have something to do with dragons. I've never seen lord nagafen get up on his hind legs and do a little dance and song for Vox or anything with his 20 foot guitar. Then I realized it, it makes no sense. Sony makes no sense and songs doing anything other than sending their vibrations along air particles to your eardrums makes no sense either. So it's just random story line that has nothing to do with anything. As is this post, it makes no sense and is just randomly insterted here for no reason...
RE: Hrm
# Dec 13 2004 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
Shooting from the hip here, don't feel like doing research, but if I remember right, aren't bards one of the few, or maybe it's only, class that worships, or can worship Veeshan. In fact, I think they were even given an Imbue song just because there were no pure wis/int casters that worship that particular deity to imbue for the masses.
RE: Hrm
# May 15 2006 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
514 posts
Yes, only Human Bards may worship Veeshan.

Bards do not get an imbue song.

For cultural armor (deity based, prior to DoN cultural armor), the Dragonkin armor (HUM, Deity:Veeshan)
uses Fused Dragon Crystals. That crystal is made in a kiln by combining the four Foraged dragon crystals
from Skyfire Mountains (the same foraged crystals used for the BRD 1.5 subquest combines).

Edited, Mon May 15 16:37:41 2006
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RE: Hrm
# Dec 21 2006 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Half Elf Bards can worship Veeshan also.
RE: Hrm
# Mar 20 2007 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
514 posts
The new race of Drakken can worship Veeshan now.
Before that it was only Bards of any race (not sure of the agnostics, Vah Shir).
Why I mentioned Humans only (my mistake) was that at the time of my post only Humans could make this specific deity based armor. Not sure I am making this any more clear....
RE: Hrm
# Dec 09 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Excellent
18 posts
In general fantasy when a dragon isn't out pillaging and hording treasure, they are resting in their lil caves. If anyone brave enough wants their generally massive hord of treasure, they would need a VERY sneaky rogue type, OR a charismatic bard to play on the dragon's oversized ego and flatter and praise them, and tell them of great stories, while everyone else made off with the gold. Also, bards love to write stories, in the DND setting bards are often entertainers, but also LOVE to accompany a hero/villain on his/her great/evil journey and tell the tale. A bard would love the chance to meet a dragon, and I could easily see bard's befriending the good dragons, making it to their lairs, telling them of great events of the outside world that the dragon has missed in its possible centuries of slumber. So there, I hope that helps you understand why bard's are related to dragons. Not all dragons are RAAAHH *breathes fire* RAAAHH *destroys village*, etc, they are extremely intelligent creatures with large egos and their 3 loves are gold, praise/flattery and knowledge. And bards are excellent providers of the last 2.
RE: Hrm
# Nov 26 2004 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
Makes perfect since if u know lord of the rings. Been a while since i read but the book before the 3 movie ones in the end a bard was playing i think a lute then pulls out a bow and shoots down a dragon in one shot. Considering how so much of this game is taken from lord of the rings not strange. I still think bards should get special dragon bane bow / arrows.
RE: Hrm
# Nov 26 2004 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Wrong, Charsion. The character's name was Bard, however he did play an array of musical instruments. Since he spoke the language of the birds (i forget name?) he was told of Smaug's weak spot in his scale mesh by one of the eagles i think that was at the "Front Gate" as it was called.....and yes, before he shot his last arrow,"a little birdie told me" that to aim for his gut. He did, and down goes Smaug in all of his terrible glory.


Edited, Sat Nov 27 13:12:24 2004
RE: Hrm
# Dec 11 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Actualy, you are BOTH incorrect...

First, the character of Bard was NOT in The Lord Of The Rings, he was in The Hobbit.

Second, no he was not a "bard", his NAME was Bard, he was a guardsman of Dale and after the fall of Smaug, became King.

He did not "speak the language of the birds", and was not told of Smaug the Dragon's weakness by one of the Eagles that was at the "front gate". He was told of the weakness by a thrush, who followed Bilbo into Smaugs lair from the secret entrace. And the Thrush spoke the language of men.

The weakness was a missing scale on the dragons breast, and Bards arrow struck there, bringing an end to Smaug.

RE: Hrm
# May 05 2005 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
Jesus christ....nevermind....there is no point...your ******** was enough to pretty much point out what a pathetic human being you are lmao...WTF dude
RE: Hrm
# Dec 23 2004 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
read closely =P it says that the thrush or whatever was a little bird like thing. i in no way related him to the eagles. and yes he did play instruments to raise entertain the crowds as well as fight as a soldier..look it up for yourself =P
RE: Hrm
# Jan 16 2005 at 10:28 PM Rating: Default
A) I never said it was in lord of the ring i said it was in the book before those 3.

B) Also didn't say if it was a bard or it was bard a name. He did play instrument so it doesn't matter if he was a bard or name was bard. Like i said long time since i read the book but i thought i remember it saying THE Bard acting as if he was nameless athough i could be wrong but as i alrdy stated it can be gathered that if his name was bard or not he was bard type person cause he playing instrument etc.
Am So Sorry to have to post
# Nov 23 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Default
It seems you all have enjoyed your arguments far too much to notice. SOme of you are not even bards. So I will spell this out for you.

- You do not get dragorn Prismatic Blade 2.0 from handing in the prisms and from the bile etched blade.
- Prismatic Dragorn Blade is not epic 2.0 it is epic 1.5.

- This listing is an error.

True it has been updated from its 19/19 or whatever the lame stats were before. Now If I am wrong on this then there is a mob at the end of bard epic 2.0 that has no lawful purpose now.
--- --- --- Orshilak/Oshiruk --- --- ---

He is the owner of the Black Chaos: Boots, Guantlets and Breastplate. He is the mob that is fought for epic 2.0. Alkron Wyrmsong in NOble's Causeway actually has some interesting reading on this mob. And if you notice it is just off of the WOS entranceway (actually the last bridge before Govoroth turn left.)

I suspect nothing of this encounter except that it is awesome and grave danger. With all of the new intruments and with all of the aa's a bard can do more damage than warriors. Most of the UI's used do not count things such as bard songs etc. It was devised by warriors who fudge the statistics.

Let me give you a brief description on Bard damage.

Each song being sung is not a hanging buff therefore it is created in short-term that means it is intended and is credited as being bard damage.. this being unique to Bards we can see the difference of a DS being cast on someone. It can hang there for 10 mins. That is not work and is not a unique as to be able to generate hate. It is a given buff. Buffs do not gain aggro or impede upon the present moment such that the creator is placed in danger. So it is not counted in as being Melee Damage.

So for Bards a DS doing upwards of 100 pts of damage is calculated by how many times a mob can swing in EQ time (tick) some say 6 some say uprards of 8, higher level mobs have been seen attacking people who were unattentive and hitting for more. Lets say 6. Iimmediately that is 600 pts credited to bard damage. Exultant Bellow us another aa' ability, melee itself, Procs and of course ae snares or slows. Easily 1,000 per tick.

Each mod added gains significant improvement until all mods are maxed. That makes this 120% or 22 instrument usable favorably, crit 5 and dot crit a very well liked item. Only thing is I wish EQ would make Bard DS critable as well.

# Oct 29 2004 at 12:33 AM Rating: Decent
can the the 120% to all insturments stack with other instrument
RE: hi
# Oct 29 2004 at 1:05 AM Rating: Excellent
6,998 posts
No, it only uses the highest instrument modifier you have on you.
# Oct 11 2004 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
Does this weapon have graphics like the notes on the original epic? Just curious.
# Oct 04 2004 at 6:27 PM Rating: Default
this is nice the +120% to the music forms...think about that maybe we get +120% to something us rangers..
RE: mm
# Feb 13 2006 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
considering that bards were designed with mods/focus effects like this in mind from the beginning (as in eq classic), I doubt that rangers will see a focus effect close to 120%

the mod is ok, it's better than the 1.0; but it's hardly critical. There's better brass mods that can be had, and if you really need a high percussion mod then you're using a drum. The other mods are pretty useless 90% of the time
# Oct 03 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Default
now before you all go off on how bards arnt dps and stupid stuff like that, remember we still have dps and its needed if we're takin up a slot in a group. I just wanna know why the bard, who doesnt get double attack naturally, is the only class to have a damage on 1.5 that is not bigger than delay. Hell all the casters and even warriors got it...why not bards?
RE: ratio
# Oct 29 2004 at 10:07 PM Rating: Decent
maybe my math is off, but it looks like 24 is bigger than 22 to me :)
RE: ratio
# Feb 13 2006 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
for reference, the origional ratio was 19/19. After upgrading it matches the ratio of other 1.5s better than it origionally did.
RE: ratio
# Oct 05 2004 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
I have a Bard as well as a Mage and Rogue. Bards get more bang for the buck than any class. Self haste, Group haste, Stat Buff, DS, Proc Songs, HP & Mana Regen, Slow, Snare, Mez, Charm, DoT, Stun, and NOW you want to have a better DPS than rogues? Heck no.... then Bards would be called Druids and hated by everyone. Bards are balanced and +120% to all instruments is pretty uber.
RE: ratio
# Oct 03 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
Personally, i agree with you, but here's the real issue.

Take a look at all other pre-time bard equipable weapons. How many have better than a 1.o ratio? Our top pretime weapon (ratio)in my opinion is the ultra rare Rune Stamped blade, and that is just comparable to this for ratio.

Rogues have the same issue. Because they are tied to their BS mod, and the max damage on the blade. How many pre-time weapons with better than a 16 dam 18 delay.

We are also the only other class that doesn't hard cap our piercing skill. That being the case, by limiting our ratio, it ensures that we cant outperform our rogue brethren. Yes they get double attack, be we self haste to 90% and get double atk with aa. Add in DS, regen, and natural plate mitigation, and we take mobs down faster than they can dream. Its a fine balancing act, and honestly a 1 ratio is a hell of a lot better than the 16 / 26 we had on epic 1.0.

RE: ratio
# Oct 04 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Default
The Prismatic Dragon Blade is going to be changed to a 24 dmg 22 dly weapon at next patch...

and natural plate mitigation

AH AH AH, where did you see that? bard damage mitigation is the SAME (or could say worst) as a caster... sorry, but even with 1500AC, i mitigate the same as a caster with 900AC...
RE: ratio
# Nov 11 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
Yet another ignorant poster ...

Go to and you will see how mitigation stacks up. Bards (plate) are much better than casters (silk)
RE: ratio
# Oct 06 2004 at 5:56 AM Rating: Excellent
If the only thing you disagree with in the post is a comment on bards plate mitigation rate, why post the snide comment?

But for reference, it also depends on a variety of other factors, including aa (CS / ID). I can assure you that we mitigate damage MORE OFTEN than any silk class, which in truth is what it is really about. Why make us a plate class otherwise. High end gear has comparable HP / Mana, and accross the board stats.

Saying that we mitigate the same as a silk class is just silly, it implies that a AC has no benifit, which any tank / knight can tell you it does. It's also why clerics can tank a mob (though for short periods) and druids and shamans have a more dificult time of it.

Other modifiers
# Oct 01 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
Your "focus effects" are the other modifiers associated with the blade:
Stringed Instruments: +120%
Brass Instruments: +120%
Percussion Instruments: +120%
Wind Instruments: +120%
Singing: +120%
Stun Resist: +5%
Bards get robbed!
# Oct 01 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
Well, all other Epic 1.5's have 2 effects, generally a click effect and a focus effect, except the Bard 1.5.

Even the Warriors get a focus effect, I mean, really, if Warriors get a Focus Effect and they're not even casters, shouldn't bards get SOMETHING?

I feel robbed:(
RE: Bards get robbed!
# Oct 01 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Excellent
The instrument mod is their focus effect.
RE: Bards get robbed!
# Oct 12 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
Focus effects do not work for bards, so instrument mod is good. As far as I know we are simply flagged to not allow any focus effects to work on us.
RE: Bards get robbed!
# Oct 04 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
Epic 1.0 had an effect(dance of the blade) like all other epic over the "all instruments" mod...
# Sep 30 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
Very nice, obviously =)
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 01 2004 at 11:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yup bard is evryones best frend now
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