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Drum of the Jharin Recruit  

Lore Item No Trade Placeable
AC: 2
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Focus: Percussion Resonance 10
WT: 2.0 Size: SMALL
Class: BRD
Race: VAH
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Percussion Instrument
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 20:02:09
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 4

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Jharin Recruit (Bard #2)

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Shar Vahl

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Jul 07 2003 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
Hun you have to unequip your weapon to use the drum.
# Mar 02 2016 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
That has changed a while ago. Now you can use the drum and have a weapon equipped at the same time. But then the animation looks a little bit weird
Equipping the drum
# Mar 26 2003 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
Ok so I have this drum...Yay!!! At the whopping Level of 6, how do I equip it? It won't go into my secondary slot at all, do I have to wait till I have dual wield to use it?
RE: Equipping the drum
# Jun 13 2003 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
1,262 posts
Most bard instruments are 2 handed secondary equipped. There are a few that can be equipped in the primary that are also 1 handed (the Jharin Lute is one of them) so you can put a weapon or shield in the secondary. A Flawless Ivory Horn is another.
RE: Equipping the drum
# Apr 08 2003 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
You have to unequip your weapon. You can only have one or the other at lvl 5. Not sure if you can do both after you get Dual Wield.

5 Bard
Solusek Ro
A few minor test results...
# Mar 11 2002 at 10:41 AM Rating: Excellent
308 posts
My little Jharin is level 17 now. I did a few tests, mainly trying to see if the Combine instruments are actually worth something.

I did this minor test with the level 17 bard song, Guardian Rhythms:

Base AC without buffs: 482
Base MR without buffs: 31

AC while Singing: 486
MR while Singing: 44

AC while using Hand Drum: 488
MR while using Hand Drum: 54

AC while using Combine Drum: 489
MR while using Combine Drum: 57

AC while using Jharin Drum: 489 (+AC on Drum, 493)
MR while using Jharin Drum: 57

AC while using Walrus Skin Drum: 491
MR while using Walrus Skin Drum: 60

Without getting into fancy percentages and such, it's pretty easy to see that the Jharin Drum is slightly better than a regular Hand Drum, and if you don't already have better, the Combine Drum is worth buying (roughly 17pp with indifferent faction and 90 charisma). I'd say that's awesome for a level 8 quest drum. The fact that you can't actually *buy* a drum in Shar Vahl makes doing that Recruit quest even more important; not only will you get a drum in a place where you can't simply buy one, the drum you get is actually better than the drum you would have bought. The added 2ac on the Drum of the Jharin Recruit is just icing on the cake. The only real downside is the 2.0 wt, compared to the low 0.5ish wt on other drums.

Now I wonder if there will ever be any higher level upgrades to these things... maybe a Vah Shir mini-epic, like the Iksar get? :)
nice drum
# Dec 13 2001 at 11:08 PM Rating: Good
198 posts
I can't remember what level I was before I had something besides a drum drum, but this at least has a couple AC very handy for the "caster" bard.
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