Best in Slot gear as a Bard in Ruins of Kunark is more subjective than most classes, and can vary based on how you use your Bard. Generally a well rounded stat allocation is best for most situations. In this guide we will focus on AC and Melee stats. We will try to get the overall highest stat items. For many slots there are multiple items that are close in stat values. Some, but not all of these options will be shown in this guide.

We also will want Instruments. Our Epic 1.0 acts as all Instruments, but we still may want a stronger mod for a specific Instrument Skill in certain situations. We also need a haste item.

**You may also want to pick up resist gear to swap for raiding. A common way to get this is Jewelcrafting Gear (Ears, Neck, Rings, Face), Crown of the Froglok Kings (FR/CR – Helm), Crown of King Tranix (MR – Helm).**

Below are stats you can expect with the gear below. Your results will vary a bit depending on which items you choose, your race, and starting stats.

If I missed a better item in any slot, feel free to let me know in Discord.

Slot Item Drop Location
Singing Short Sword
BiS + All Instrument Mod (8)
Bard 1.0 Epic
Claw of Phara Dar
Option 1

Malevolent Runeblade
Option 2

Ivyshae Blade

Veeshan’s Peak 1.0: Phara Dar

Veeshan’s Peak 1.0: Xygoz

Kunark Quest

Singing Short Sword
All Instruments: 8

Selo`s Drums of the March
Percussion: 14

Denon’s Horn of Disaster
Brass: 15

McVaxius` Horn of War
Brass: 14

Lyran’s Mystical Lute
String: 15

Kelin`s Seven Stringed Lute
String: 14

Lyssa`s Darkwood Piccolo
Wind: 14

Ervaj’s Flute of Flight
Wind: 12

Unicorn Horn
Wind: 12

Bard 1.0 Epic

Kunark Dragons / Lord Nagafen

Poky Bard Quest

Kunark Dragons / Lady Vox

Veeshan’s Peak: Silverwing

PoHate: Maestro of Rancor

PoFear: Dread/Fright Terror

Poky Bard Quest

Lesser Faydark: Equestrielle the Corrupted

Pearly Sarnak Bauble

Twisted Bone Earring

Chardok: Arch Inspector Nibi`zi

Necro 1.0 Epic Sub-Quest

Neck Amulet of the Fae
Option 1

Pulsating Gem

Option 2

Necklace of Superiority
Option 3

PoSky Bard Quest

Veehan’s Peak 1.0: Nexona

Howling Stones: Drusella Sathir (Kunark Era)

Face Mask of Song
PoSky Bard Quest
Head Crown of Rile
BiS (Contested)

Skull-shaped Barbute

Singing Steel Helm

Veeshan’s Peak: Phara Dar

Lower Guk: the ghoul lord

Old Sebilis: Froggy

Regal Band of Bathezid

Di’Zok Signet of Service
Option 2

Djarns Amethyst Ring
Option 3

Chardok Quest

Chardok Quest

SolB: Efreeti Lord Djarn

Wrists Spirit Wracked Cord

Dragon Hero Bracer

Hero Bracers

Singing Steel Bracer

Imperial Wardog Collar

Chardok Quest/Chardok: Grand Lorekeeper Kino Shai`din(Rare Drop)



Old Sebilis: froglok armorer

Chardok: Deathfang
Blazing Vambraces

Dark Scale Sleeves

Singing Steel Vambraces

Golden Efreeti Vambraces

Skyfire: Zordakalicus Ragefire (Cleric 1.0 Dragon)

Chardok: a Wizened Herb Collector

Old Sebilis: froglok repairer

PoSky: Noble Doljorn/the Hand of Veeshan/Overseer of Air

Hands Blazing Gauntlets of Fennin Ro

Gauntlets of Fiery Might
Option 2

Skyfire: Zordakalicus Ragefire (Cleric 1.0 Dragon)

Lord Nagafen (Classic), Kunark Dragons (Kunark+)
Shoulders Poisoned Mantle
BiS (Select Races)

Chokidai Hide Pauldrons
Alternate: Stamina/HP Option

Hardened Bone Spaulders
Alternate: AC/Resists (Heavy)

Imbued Granite Spaulders
Alternate: AC/Resists (Super Heavy)

Old Sebilis: Trakanon

Chardok: Deathfang

Chardok: Grave Master Zo`lun

The Hole: a ratman warrior (pre-LDoN revamp)

Chest Singing Steel Breastplate
Old Sebilis: Trakanon
Back Shroud of Veeshan
Option 1 (Contested)

Hierophant’s Cloak
Option 2 (Realistic)

Siblisian Berserker Cloak
Option 3: Stats/26% Haste

Cloak of Flames
Alternate: 36% Haste

Cloak of Piety
Alternate: 34% Haste

Veeshan’s Peak 1.0: Phara Dar

Old Sebilis: Hierophant Prime Grekal

Old Sebilis: froglok trash Drop

Lord Nagafen, Talendor, Ixiblat Fer

Old Sebilis: Trakanon

Waist Bone-Clasped Girdle

Runed Bolster Belt
Option 2: 31% Haste

Runebranded Girdle
Option 3: 27% Haste

PoFear 1.0: a dracoliche

Gorenaire, Severilous, Lady Vox, Talendor, Faydedar

Old Sebilis: froglok krup enchanter/knight/shaman Kithicor Forest: Advisor C`zatl, Coercer Q`ioul

Legs Singing Steel Greaves
Karnor’s Castle: Venril Sathir
Feet Grey Suede Boots
BiS (41% Haste)

Tribal War Boots

Singing Steel Boots

Imbrued Platemail Boots

Veeshan’s Peak 1.0: Hoshkar

Chardok: Di’Zok sarnak mobs

Karnor’s Castle: drolvarg bodyguard/guardian/sentry

PoHate: “zombie” type mobs

Ranged Idol of the Thorned

Sarnak Backstabber
Alternate: STR/STAM

Frontier Mountains: Chief RokGus

Chardok: Overseer Dal`guur

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