Bard



Job Overview

Bard


A bright tune to soothe a party's wounds.... A brisk march to raise a party's spirits... A demoralizing lamentation to weaken a party's foes... The Bards of Vana'diel use music as their weapon.

A Bard (BRD) uses songs as the job's main advantage to boost the party's stats. Bards have many songs but only four non-meritable Job Abilities. A bard without an instrument or a player with the sub job bard can only keep one song up at a time, as opposed to instrument players that can use two. A party with multiple bards may stack more than 2 songs on the party as long as they are not the same song. The Bard job is available after completing the quest Path of the Bard.





Job Abilities

Level  Name
01  Soul Voice
20  Pianissimo
75 (Merit)  Nightingale
75 (Merit)  Troubadour
83  Tenuto
95  Marcato
96  Clarion Call

Job Traits

Level  Name
05  Resist Silence
25  Resist Silence II
45  Resist Silence III
65  Resist Silence IV
80  Critical Defense Bonus
81  Resist Silence V
85  Fencer
95  Fencer II

Group 1 Merits

Level  Name
Merit  Lullaby Recast
Merit  Finale Recast
Merit  Minne Effect
Merit  Minuet Effect
Merit  Madrigal Effect

Song List

{{#lst:Bard/Song List}}

Combat Skill Ratings

 Skill Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Dagger B- 5 144 388
 Staff C+ 5 139 378
 Sword C- 5 139 368
 Club D 4 133 334
 Throwing E 4 124 300
 Evasion D 4 133 334
 Parrying E 4 124 300


Magic Skill Ratings

 Skill Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 49 Cap at Level 99
 Singing C 5 139 373
 String C 5 139 373
 Wind C 5 139 373

See Bard Skill Caps for a by-level breakdown of Weapon Skill limits.

Job Specific Equipment

To see a side by side comparison of Artifact/Relic sets visit Bard Artifact/Relic Sets Comparison.
To see a side by side comparison of Empyrean sets visit Aoidos' Sets Comparison.
Artifact Set
Level Artifact
30  Choral Torque
40  Paper Knife
52  Choral Slippers
54  Choral Roundlet
56  Choral Cannions
58  Choral Justaucorps
60  Choral Cuffs
Artifact Set +1
Level Artifact
74  Choral Slippers +1
74  Choral Roundlet +1
74  Choral Cannions +1
74  Choral Justaucorps +1
74  Choral Cuffs +1
Relic Set
Level Relic
70  Bard's Cape
71  Bard's Slippers
72  Bard's Roundlet
73  Bard's Cuffs
74  Bard's Justaucorps
75  Bard's Cannions


Relic Set +1
Level Relic
75  Bard's Slippers +1
75  Bard's Roundlet +1
75  Bard's Cuffs +1
75  Bard's Justaucorps +1
75  Bard's Cannions +1

Relic Set +2
Level Relic
90  Bard's Slippers +2
90  Bard's Roundlet +2
90  Bard's Cuffs +2
90  Bard's Justaucorps +2
90  Bard's Cannions +2
Relic/Mythic/Empyrean Weapons
Level Weapon
75  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
80  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
 Twashtar (Empyrean)
85  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
 Twashtar (Empyrean)
 Daurdabla (Empyrean)
90  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
 Twashtar (Empyrean)
 Daurdabla (Empyrean)
95  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
 Twashtar (Empyrean)
 Daurdabla (Empyrean)
99  Gjallarhorn (Relic)
 Mandau (Relic)
 Carnwenhan (Mythic)
 Twashtar (Empyrean)
 Daurdabla (Empyrean)
Empyrean Set ( +1, +2)
Level Empyrean
80  Aoidos' Belt
81  Aoidos' Cothurnes / +1 / +2
83  Aoidos' Rhingrave / +1 / +2
84  Aoidos' Matinee
85  Aoidos' Calot / +1 / +2
87  Aoidos' Manchettes / +1 / +2
89  Aoidos' Hongreline / +1 / +2
90  Aoidos' Earring

Bard Guides

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