I just went back to my bard trainee on Atlantic who was sitting there idle for months. Had some putrid heart / Despise dungeon points left and bought four (4) items off the Wisp at the entrance of Trammels Despise to boost a training suit for the guy. Pieces with mana regen, LMC & LRC stuff I was looking for. Two pieces of jewelry and two suit pieces - all at 100 / 100 durability when bought. When I began the training with one of the provocation bard mastery songs (inspire), my bard was at 93 provocation and 94 music - that was yesterday. The guy just sits on his swampie in an Inn or on a ship with no fighting activity at all but 'he' is / was casting the inspire bard mastery song over and over and in the mean time, the durabiliy of the two jewel parts wore down to 48/48 and the two suit parts went to 55/55 durability while skills went up to 100.x music and 99.x provocation ... Now I'm a bit worried if those pieces will make it before the bard reaches elder status ... heck, I find this kind of super fast 'wear down' - especially the reason why - a tad bit silly to be honest!