Thundering Chorus

Thundering Chorus Baneful beats of this waist-worn instrument rile the skies, invoking the occluded power of the storm.

Tier ST
MP Cost 120
On Equip +5 DEF
Effect(s) Party Effect: Within 4.5 squares Inspired Icon Inspired for 7 seconds.
Lightning Strike: Deals 900 Damage within 3 sqrs.
If Wind Dancer Robe equipped: Cast range of the lightning strike increased to 10 tiles
If Augur of the Tempest equipped: Recursive thunder explosions to the lightning strike dealing 200-250 damage
Max Cast Range 5 tiles
Range Multiplier x1.25
XP Bonus 7%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 850
Dismantling Value 40 Mythical Material

Part of the Storm Caller Bard Set.

One of the few lutes with the ability to deal damage. The lightning strike can be upgraded by equipping some of the items of the ST set. You lose the ability to give yourself and the group a DEF↑ DEF boost but you gain +5 DEF on equip.

The Wavecrest Concertina outclasses this lute in terms of DPS and is considered easier to obtain but the Thundering Chorus’s instantaneous damage with its slightly bigger AOE radius has the edge on fast moving targets or bosses that are often invulnerable.