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Walrus Skin Drum  

This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Focus: Percussion Resonance 13
WT: 0.5 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Merchant Value:3 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Jadae Pacifica
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-22 03:07:44
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: 197pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Siren's Grotto

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Drop Info
# Jun 17 2008 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
263 posts
This also drops off of a Siren Sorceress.
drop info
# Jul 15 2003 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
Could someone post some info on where they got they drum to drop? I have been camping the sirens in front of the sirens grotto cave for a couple days now and no drums. Can you see the drum when the siren has them? I have had several horns drop and you could see the horn in their hands.
RE: drop info
# Aug 11 2003 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
You can see them carrying the drum most of the time. I see the enticers carrying them while I was looking for the Runed Seashells for the coldain shawl. Good Luck on them. They do not see invis but do help each other if attacked.
RE: drop info
# Jul 28 2003 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
We got about 3 or 4 of them to drop inside sirens grotto while hunting for runed sea shells for coldain shawl and ring quests. Zone in to SG, evac to opposite side of zone and head back in a bit. Swim down in the well there, and there's a bunch of swordfish, sirens, and some kind of elemental looking things, don't remember the name. Lots of Thurg armor gems drop here as well.
DoT comparison!
# Jun 13 2003 at 4:34 AM Rating: Decent
Now that DoT values are shown, here is the direct comparison between a Combine Hand Drum and a Walrus Drum at lvl 40:

Tuyen's Chant: 42 per tick / 48 per tick
Fulfil's Chant: 28 per tick / 32 per tick

That makes a sweet increase of 14%!
Clearation De Info
# Feb 04 2003 at 10:01 PM Rating: Default
DotB is 55pct and does hit the selo's line (or seems to when i wield it Smiley: bowdown )
Anyhow yea Main Hand instru are usually the best (Lute of the Howler, TDoK, DotB, etc.)

This drumis 30pct and is imho better than selo's if your deciding which to purchase as Selo's usually goes for up to 5k more and is only 5pct better (wow 30 sec less a fight)

Save your money, Save your time... dont stay in line. Your a bard live up to the title (or down for you anti-bards)

55th Troubadour
Melodico Harmonico
Recruit of IH
# Jan 14 2003 at 11:05 PM Rating: Default
how much is this worth on my server someone wants to sell one for 8k is it worth it?
RE: prices
# Jun 25 2003 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
8k for a Walrus Skin drum?! Im on the Vazaelle server and the highest i've seen is 1k.
# Jul 17 2002 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
you never will notice the true power of a lot of instruments due to the cap (speed caps, etc)...
every bard song caps out at some point and usually a lot of instruments are a waste due to it.
# May 19 2002 at 1:49 AM Rating: Default
Why would someone sell this to vendor, just bought this for 17pp /shrug
Percent Add
# May 04 2002 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Eqdiva lists this as a 30% drum. Testing for speed is pretty subjective, when i get time I will go someplace quiet and dot my self with and with out and try the rythems line with and without and post the averages.
RE: Percent Add
# Oct 10 2002 at 5:07 PM Rating: Excellent
*checks watch* Still waiting... :P
single hand instruments
# Mar 22 2002 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
Drum of the beast is also used in one had only allowing a second item to be heald its something like 45% to percussion thouhg ive heard it adds nothing to the selos line not sure if thats been changed
# Sep 01 2001 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
Perhaps the the fact that the picture states:
"Slot: Secondary" shows the items true value.

Is this one of the valuable instruments that allow the user to use something else in the other hand? If so .. then these drums would simply rock (please excuse the pun - still a newbie bard).

Alieran 51 necro
Shihad 21 bard.
RE: Slot:Secondary
# Dec 11 2001 at 3:50 AM Rating: Default
Sorry my friend but you can't wield any instrument (that I know of, I have tried of lot of them) that you can wield a weapon with. I am sure these are no different, since hand drums also say they are secondary only.
RE: Slot:Secondary
# Jul 18 2002 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
There is a vah shir only lute that you can quest for in shar vahl thats primary only and you can wield it with a weapon. i think its the lute of the jharin recruit, cant remember the name exactly, but swinging with only your off hand isnt that effective. But its great for not having to switch out both weapons to use your lute.
RE: Slot:Secondary
# Mar 15 2002 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
Flawless Ivory Horn from Shadeweavers is Primary allowable, which allows you to use a secondary weapon.

Skitz Gilespie
47 Bard 7th Hammer
RE: Slot:Secondary
# Jan 07 2002 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
Ahem....Denon's Horn of Disaster and Lute of the Howler come to mind.... I've heard there are others as well.
RE: Slot:Secondary
# May 31 2002 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
the newbie quest lute out of shar val is also primary only, which lets you use a weapon

-Lutra Mustela
Vah Shir Jaharin Officer of the 47th song
RE: Slot:Secondary
# Oct 10 2002 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
Lute of the Howler, Drums of the Beast, Denon's Horn of Disaster, Velkentonors (sp) Horn of Disaster, Denon's Drums (dunno rest of name), Erjav's Flute (Again, dunno rest) are all Primary Useable, making it so you can have a weapon in offhand. All of those, though, are either super rare, or very expensive to buy. Some worth it, some aren't.
Uber Stuber Lemon Pie
# Aug 18 2001 at 12:42 AM Rating: Default
I dont wanna sound spoiled, but some ranger gave this to me for free, lol! This is the best drum in the game i know of.
walrus drum hmmm
# Aug 01 2001 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
now with that drum on I go so fast it gets me sick everytime my brother lvl57 enchanter sold it to me for 800pp worth like 5k on mm server

Saxxon Maxxon (fleur de lys)
Bard lvl51
Mithaniel Marr

# Jul 11 2001 at 9:15 AM Rating: Excellent
Just got a Walrus Skin Drum in a trade and tested it against other instruments my wife has.

Lvl 53 Bard singing Chant of Battle (inc dex/str)

Just the song increase - 18 points
Regular Drums increase - 32 points
MM Drums increase - 37 points
Walrus Skin increase - 41 points
Selos Drum increase - 43 points

I have no idea how anyone figures the percentages for these instruments , but these are the stats.

RE: Stats
# Jan 23 2002 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Where would Nostrolo Tambourine fall on that list?
RE: Stats
# Jun 23 2002 at 3:38 PM Rating: Excellent
Drums go in this order:

Hand Drum (i.e., regular drum)
Combine Drum (sold in Katta Castellum)
Mahlin's Bongos (Part of the pg 24 top epic quest)
Mistmoore Battle Drum
Sharkskin Drum (from Kedge)
Nostrolo's Tamborine
Walrus Skin Drum (from Sirens)
Selo's Drums of the March (Naggy)
Drums of the Beast (from SG)

Edited, Tue Dec 17 17:08:46 2002
# Jul 09 2001 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
11 posts
this drum is dropped off the Sirens, and adds 23% to percussion. I have no idea of it's value, has anyone sold one and if so for how much?
Genashai/Vaeliluu-Firiona Vie
Nayomae -EQ2-Antonia Bayle
RE: stats
# Jul 10 2001 at 10:31 PM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
Have just acquired a walrus drum I did a little testing against my tambourine. I came up with 29% added to the song, versus the 23% of the tambourine. Granted that's 6% fewer than Selo's drums but still a nice addition, never really cared about the 5 int from the tambourine anyway.

Talios Sulharai
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 04 2001 at 2:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) All racial jokes aside, what's the deal w/ this thing? Are there really ANY bards fighting here that don't have selo's drums? Even if these are 30%, that's still 5% less than selo's drums. No stats... the only possible advantage is that these may be a little lighter than selo's. (sorry, i dun remember exactly how heavy my drums are).
This adds 30% not 27%.
# Jun 18 2001 at 1:35 PM Rating: Excellent
#Anonymous, Posted: May 30 2001 at 5:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Aparently Walrus skin is metallic in siren's grotto, since iksar can't use this 8P
RE: Plate drum!
# Jun 02 2001 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
248 posts
Iksar can't be bards, also they lack the appropriate number of fingers to play most 'conventional' instruments. Typically they simply prefer to hear the agonized screams of others echoing within their city walls (plus, that 'Menudo' crap was still wildly popular until they banned it.

Also, I think it's totally unfair (woe is me!) that a fine Ogre Shaman like myself can't equip a mandolin, even though it's All/All (and the vendor won't give me a refund!). The sad thing is, my friend (an Iksar monk to boot) can equip it, and the gm's told me that if any 'fix' was made, they'd probably just remove ogres from the all/all because it'd be "too hard to code" the models. YOU SLACKERS! Quit makin' more planar-level gear and make some good JUNK for us to play with!

If anyone needs me, I'll be at the bar.
- Paghk
Shaman of Doom
RE: Plate drum!
# Sep 23 2002 at 3:54 AM Rating: Good
An Iksar may not be able to be a bard, but a bard can be an Iksar. :) It's called an Iksar Hide Mask.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 24 2001 at 11:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'd say they start in Erudin, lol...
# May 15 2001 at 11:43 PM Rating: Default
Just wondering...does the Erudite bard start in Erudin or Paineel?
RE: Hmm...
# Aug 18 2001 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
There is a new city only bards can start in called Nilodnam hehe, i am so origonal, just like Qeynos.. Well, all race bards can start here and livve in harmony... literally.
RE: Hmm...
# Mar 01 2002 at 3:33 AM Rating: Default
If you keep making puns like that, i will hunt you down and give you a nice, big El Kabong!! wit hmy store bought lute.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 28 2001 at 8:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) bah. lol..the FV quested tambourine gives the same % (23%) as this lvl 52 I did the quest in about 5 to 7 hours...why go to a uber high lvl dungeon for this? hehe. tambourine at least looks like a tambourine instead of drums looking like a picolo =p
RE: Duh
# Aug 18 2001 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
I am sure you are wrong. This drum has a higher precussion percentage increase than the tambourine. But I do agree, the tambourine looks cooler.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 20 2001 at 10:40 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Troll is the only way to go for a bard cuz of their charisma ! :o) .
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 20 2001 at 9:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) does anyone know if this drum has any useful side effects or if it looks special or what?
# Feb 20 2001 at 8:07 AM Rating: Default
What? My Iksar Bard can't wear this! Damn Verant.
# Feb 19 2001 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
Finally, the halfling bards get a decent percussion instrument.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 19 2001 at 10:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HEY! JOSHIE SQUASHY FROM GEMSTONE?!?! HJAHAHAOWHAOWHOAHAAHA
RE: Races
# Feb 19 2001 at 9:15 PM Rating: Default

this is too funny
RE: Races
# Feb 19 2001 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
Yes i been looking all over for a percussion instrument for my troll bard he cant use most of the others
RE: Races
# Feb 20 2001 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
ahh me tu me crush last drum me stomp on make drum go boom boom crunch crunch!
RE: Races
# Aug 19 2001 at 12:43 PM Rating: Default
It's nice that ogres can use these drums, but I think that they are more into wind instruments if you catch my drift.
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