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Drum
Drum.png
Details
Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Drum is an Instrument that Players can use to play Shanties with in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[]

Every Player Pirate acquires a Drum during their Maiden Voyage, which they can use at any time during their adventures on The Sea of Thieves. The Drum can be accessed from the Equipment Radial Menu. The Cosmetic design of the Player's Drum can be switched at Equipment Chests. These designs can be purchased from Equipment Shops and only change the visual appearance of the Instrument.

Drums have one Interaction, which is to play Music! Players can take out any Instrument to start playing a Sea Shanty. The Shanty will play as long as the Player holds down the button. If a player lets go of the button and holds it down again, another Shanty will play from the start. Other Player Pirates can join in on the Shanty with instruments of their own. The first Pirate to start playing a Shanty will be the lead Instrument, playing the melody of the song. Other Pirates will then play backing to the lead instrument. When the Lead Instrument player lets go of the button, they will give the lead Instrument to another Player, who will then play the melody instead. Once the previous lead player starts playing again, they will then play backing instead.

The melody of the Drum is whistled by the Player Pirate.

Players will start to play out of tune if they are drunk with Grog. Instruments also sound muffled if Players are using them below water.

Players can acquire the Shanty of Legends from the Mysterious Stranger once they achieve the status of Pirate Legend. With the shanty, they can use their Instruments to play the tune in front of the stairs of any Tavern to gain access to the Athena's Fortune Hideout.

Variants[]

All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Drum by default. Other versions are available for purchase from the Equipment Shop.

  • Total Cost: 1,747,400 Gold  145 Doubloons  498 Ancient Coins
Image Name Source Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Drum.png
Aristocrat Drum Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Aristocrat "If there's one thing aristocrats do right, it's beat their own drum."
Drum of Plenty.png
Drum of Plenty Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
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Festival of Plenty "Merrick’s greatest passions, drumming and feasting, brought together in one instrument."
Drum of the Damned.png
Drum of the Damned Equipment Chest
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Ferryman of the Damned "You don't have to be a ghost to create a stirring rhythm with a dead pirate's drum. Use it to honour their adventures!"
Drum of the Deep.png
Drum of the Deep Equipment Chest
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The Hungering One "This drum has a legacy of hunger, violence and blood. So... yeah, have fun with that."
Drum of the Wailing Barnacle.png
Drum of the Wailing Barnacle Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Wailing Barnacle "Dredged up from a shipwreck, this drum plays with the echoes of the deep."
Fearless Bone Crusher Drum.png
Fearless Bone Crusher Drum Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Fearless Bone Crusher "Now this is a drum that will rattle your bones."
Frozen Horizon Drum.png
Frozen Horizon Drum Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
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Frozen Horizon "The tinkling timbre of this frosty drum has been known to help pirates unwind after a long day of buccaneering."
Gilded Phoenix Drum.png
Gilded Phoenix Drum Equipment Chest
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Gilded Phoenix "A simple instrument in a magnificent form, not unlike a simple pirate in a Gilded Phoenix Jacket."
Mercenary Drum.png
Mercenary Drum Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Mercenary "You often like to keep an emergency stash of gold inside this drum."
Obsidian Drum.png
Obsidian Drum Equipment Chest
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Black Dog "A dark drum beats a dark tune, in time with your dark heart."
Sailor Drum.png
Sailor Drum Equipment Chest
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Sailor "You won't impress anyone at shanty practice with this, but at least you showed up."
Silver Blade Drum.png
Silver Blade Drum Equipment Chest
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Silver Blade "The crew of this doomed vessel barely had a chance to practise their shanties before sailing headlong into danger."
Twilight Hunter Drum.png
Twilight Hunter Drum Equipment Chest
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Twilight Hunter "The question is… where did you get the skin for this drum?"
Wild Rose Drum.png
Wild Rose Drum Equipment Shop 25 Doubloons
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Wild Rose "George and Rose learnt to play drums from Merrick. Thankfully, they didn't summon any megalodons."
Admiral Drum.png
Admiral Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Admiral "With this, if you must play, no one will notice you're not actually playing on beat."
Bilge Rat Drum.png
Bilge Rat Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Bilge Rat "Not sure this can still be called a drum but it's an interesting conversation piece that sounds like a drum."
Bone Crusher Drum.png
Bone Crusher Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Bone Crusher "Now this is a drum that will rattle your bones."
Castaway Bilge Rat Drum.png
Castaway Bilge Rat Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Castaway Bilge Rat "Not sure this can still be called a drum but it's an interesting conversation piece that sounds like a drum."
Ceremonial Admiral Drum.png
Ceremonial Admiral Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Ceremonial Admiral "With this, if you must play, no one will notice you're not actually playing on beat."
Grand Admiral Drum.png
Grand Admiral Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Grand Admiral "With this, if you must play, no one will notice you're not actually playing on beat."
Hunter Drum.png
Hunter Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Hunter "The question is... where did you get the skin for this drum?"
Imperial Sovereign Drum.png
Imperial Sovereign Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Imperial Sovereign "For the style conscious pirate who doesn't know how to play the other instruments."
Rogue Sea Dog Drum.png
Rogue Sea Dog Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
41 41
Rogue Sea Dog "This can't help you play better but it also can't help you play worse. Win win."
Royal Sovereign Drum.png
Royal Sovereign Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
41 41
Royal Sovereign "For the style conscious pirate who doesn't know how to play the other instruments."
Ruffian Sea Dog Drum.png
Ruffian Sea Dog Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Ruffian Sea Dog "This can't help you play better but it also can't help you play worse. Win win."
Sea Dog Drum.png
Sea Dog Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Sea Dog "This can't help you play better but it also can't help you play worse. Win win."
Sovereign Drum.png
Sovereign Drum Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Sovereign "For the style conscious pirate who doesn't know how to play the other instruments."
Glorious Sea Dog Drum.png
Glorious Sea Dog Drum Equipment Shop 4,000 Gold
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Glorious Sea Dog "A steady beat will help your crewmates work together and seize victory!"
Azure Ocean Crawler Drum.png
Azure Ocean Crawler Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Azure Ocean Crawler "Beat out some tunes and get your crewmates out of their shells."
Drum of the Ashen Dragon.png
Drum of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Ashen Dragon "Beat a hot rhythm fast enough to make even a dragon dance."
Forsaken Ashes Drum.png
Forsaken Ashes Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Forsaken Ashes "Watch your fingers on this red-hot drum!"
Kraken Drum.png
Kraken Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Kraken "This sea-monster inspired drum would surely appeal to a certain 'Merry' Merrick..."
Legendary Drum.png
Legendary Drum Athena's Fortune Shop 4,950 Gold
150150
Legendary "When a pirate like you designs to drum a beat, all who hear will tap their feet."
Ocean Crawler Drum.png
Ocean Crawler Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Ocean Crawler "Beat out some tunes and get your crewmates out of their shells."
Parrot Drum.png
Parrot Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Parrot "Perfect for dancing to the beat of the jungle!"
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Drum.png
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Drum Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Scorched Forsaken Ashes "Watch your fingers on this red-hot drum!"
Scurvy Bilge Rat Drum.png
Scurvy Bilge Rat Drum Equipment Shop 10,050 Gold
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Scurvy Bilge Rat "Not sure this can still be called a drum but it's an interesting conversation piece that sounds like a drum."
Triumphant Sea Dog Drum.png
Triumphant Sea Dog Drum Equipment Shop 17,200 Gold
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Triumphant Sea Dog "A steady beat will help your crewmates work together and seize victory!"
Ghost Drum.png
Ghost Drum Athena's Fortune Shop 24,550 Gold
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Ghost "The beats of this drum echo in ways that some find most unsettling... like ghostly heartbeats."
Deep Ocean Crawler Drum.png
Deep Ocean Crawler Drum Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
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Deep Ocean Crawler "Beat out some tunes and get your crewmates out of their shells."
Inky Kraken Drum.png
Inky Kraken Drum Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
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Inky Kraken "This sea-monster inspired drum would surely appeal to a certain 'Merry' Merrick..."
Nightshine Parrot Drum.png
Nightshine Parrot Drum Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
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Nightshine Parrot "Perfect for dancing to the beat of the jungle!"
Cultured Aristocrat Drum.png
Cultured Aristocrat Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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Cultured Aristocrat "If there's one thing aristocrats do right, it's beat their own drum."
Dawn Hunter Drum.png
Dawn Hunter Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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Dawn Hunter "The question is... where did you get the skin for this drum?"
Drum of the Silent Barnacle.png
Drum of the Silent Barnacle Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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The Silent Barnacle "Dredged up from a shipwreck, this drum plays with the echoes of the deep."
Eastern Winds Jade Drum.png
Eastern Winds Jade Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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Eastern Winds Jade "Vigorous drum beats are said to mirror a dragon's mating call. Maybe take it easy with that next drum solo."
Sunshine Parrot Drum.png
Sunshine Parrot Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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Sunshine Parrot "Perfect for dancing to the beat of the jungle!"
Thriving Wild Rose Drum.png
Thriving Wild Rose Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
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Thriving Wild Rose "George and Rose learnt to play drums from Merrick. Thankfully, they didn't summon any Megalodons."
Venomous Kraken Drum.png
Venomous Kraken Drum Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Venomous Kraken "This sea-monster inspired drum would surely appeal to a certain 'Merry' Merrick…"
Dark Adventurers Drum.png
Dark Adventurers Drum Athena's Fortune Shop 1,181,250 Gold
150150
Dark Adventurers "The Reapers comprehend a forbidden truth: everyone prefers drummers."

Pirate Chat[]

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for Drums:

Drum chat.png

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