Bard

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Bard
Bard.png
Job Base: Archer
Job Type: 2-2
Changes At: Comodo
Number of Skills: 18
Total Skill Points: 91
Total Quest Skills: 1
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+2 +7 +3 +5 +9 +4


Overview

The voice of a Bard is laden with magical harmonies, singing hymns that invoke the ancient Gods of Asgard to instill fear in the hearts of his enemies and inspire his comrades to victory with songs of eternal youth and glorious charges. Where their female counterparts, the Dancers, are more bent on disruption, Bards specialize in support, which make them central in all defensive strategies during the War of Emperium.

Supporting with a Bard or Dancer requires a different approach than other classes. Music-based buffs are mostly percentage values, as opposed to the absolute values of Priest buffs, and require careful strategy and positioning, but playing as an Archer should already provide some experience in this respect. Despite their supportive role, one should not forget that Bards are also capable of dealing good quantities of damage, one of their main advantages over Hunters is their immense SP pool which allows them to continually use Double Strafe and Musical Strike instead of normal attacks, ensuring a very nice damage output.

In general, there are 2 types of skills for both Dancers and a Bards; skills which can be sung or danced without a partner of the opposite gender and those where the player needs another Bard or Dancer respectively.

As a Bard, only Instruments, Daggers, and Bows are available for weapons, whereas Dancers can use Whips instead of Instruments.

Frost Joker and Pang Voice are usable regardless of weapons.

Jobchange Guide

See Bard Job Change Guide for detailed information.

In order to become a Bard, one must go to Comodo and look for the Roaming Bard. The applicant has to perform various tasks:

Once these have been completed, the applicant will be made a bard by the Roaming Bard.

Skills

See Archer Skills for first class skills.

Solo Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Adaption to Circumstances.png Adaption to Circumstances
Cancels active Performance Skill the caster is performing. If a song is canceled, buffs the bard's movespeed and SP regen. 1 Active
Encore.png Encore
Recast the last Performance Skill that was cast at half of the SP cost. 1 Active
Assassin Cross of Sunset.png Assassin Cross of Sunset
Increases ASPD of all players in the 9x9 area of effect. 10 Active
A Poem of Bragi.png A Poem of Bragi
Reduces Cast Time and Cast Delay of skills used inside the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
Melody Strike.png Melody Strike
Use an instrument-class weapon to do ranged damage to a single target. 5 Offensive
Music Lessons.png Music Lessons
Increases damage with Instruments, Movement Speed while singing and the effect of certain Performance Skills. 10 Passive
A Whistle.png A Whistle
Raises Flee Rate and Perfect Dodge of all players in the 9x9 area of effect. 10 Active
Apple of Idun.png Apple of Idun
Increases the the Max HP of all players in the area of effect. Heals over time. 10 Active
Frost Joker.png Frost Joker
Freeze monsters and party members within caster's view by chance. 5 Active
Dissonance.png Dissonance
Hits enemies in a 11x11 area with a slow sonic attack, piercing their defense. 5 Offensive
The Ring of Nibelungen.png The Ring of Nibelungen
Adds DEF piercing ATK to party members that are wielding level 3 and 4 weapons. 5 Active
A Drum on the Battlefield.png A Drum on the Battlefield
Increases the attack for all other party members in the 9x9 area of effect. 5 Active
Eternal Chaos.png Eternal Chaos
Reduces the DEF and vit-type DEF by for all enemies in the 9x9 area of effect. 5 Active
Invulnerable Siegfried.png Invulnerable Siegfried
Increases the effectiveness of the Healing skills for party members in the 9x9 area of effect. 5 Active
Longing for Freedom.png Longing for Freedom
Allows the user to move, attack and use skills while performing an ensemble 5 Active

Ensemble Skills

Ensemble skills can only be performed when a Bard and Dancer are in the same party and standing beside each other. When an Ensemble skill is performed by a Bard and Dancer, the lower level of the skill is performed. (i.e. when a Bard that has learned Lullaby Lv.5 performs the skill with a Dancer that has only learned Lullaby Lv.3, the Bard and Dancer will perform Lullaby Lv.3)

Unlike solo performances, these songs will not grant their buff for 25s when leaving the area and are only in effect when players stand inside of it.

Skill Description Levels Type
Loki's Veil.png Loki's Veil
Casts a 9x9 area around the caster where all skills are disabled. 1 Active
Lullaby.png Lullaby
Sing a dreamy song to put enemies in a 15x15 area to sleep. 1 Active
Into the Abyss.png Into the Abyss
Cast a 15x15 cell area around the casters that nullifies item costs for most skills. 1 Active

Class Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Pang Voice.png Pang Voice
The Bard screams out at a single target, attempting to inflict Chaos status effect. 1 Active

Tactics

Weapon cancelling is a popular technique used among Bards to stop a song. By switching to another weapon while performing a song, the song is immediately interrupted. While is has the same effect as Adaption to Circumstances, switching weapons can be done at any time, where as Adaption to Circumstances requires both SP and can only be used 5 seconds after the song has started. Although it is also possible of to cancel a song by equipping a Bow, changing to another instrument has the advantage that the bard's shield does not become unequipped in the process.

Flashing is a tactic used to make full use of the bard. The bard casts a song for an instant, then weapon switches to a damage or status dealing configuration to participate in combat. This works because a song's effect stays on players for 25 seconds after a person leaves the song's AoE.

Additionally, the bard gains a temporary movement speed and SP regeneration buff when cancelling a song. Cancelling via Adaption to Circumstances grants a 4 second buff while weapon cancelling grants a 2 second buff.

Class Data

Job Bonuses

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8
STR 3 28
AGI 2 10 11 24 30 35 48
VIT 17 33 43
INT 5 13 21 40 47
DEX 7 15 16 19 32 38 46 50
LUK 6 9 20 41

ASPD

Weapon Base ASPD Base Delay
Unarmed
Dagger
Bow
Instrument

External Links

Bard
2nd Class
Skills
Solo Skills Adaption to Circumstances • Encore • Assassin Cross of Sunset (Slow Grace) • A Poem of Bragi (Lady Luck) • Melody Strike • Music Lessons • Pang Voice • A Whistle (Focus Ballet) • Apple of Idun (Gypsy's Kiss) • Frost Joker • Dissonance • Invulnerable Siegfried • A Drum on the Battlefield • Eternal Chaos • The Ring of Nibelungen • Longing for Freedom • Pang Voice
Ensemble Skills Loki's Veil • Lullaby • Into the Abyss
Quests Bard Job Change Guide • Bard Skill Quest • Rebirth Walkthrough
Weapons Bow • Instrument

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Classes of Ragnarok: Asgard Legend
Novice Class Novice • Super Novice
First Class Acolyte • Archer • Magician • Merchant • Swordman • Thief
Second Class Priest • Monk • Hunter • Bard • Dancer • Wizard • Sage • Blacksmith • Alchemist • Knight • Crusader • Assassin • Rogue
Expanded Class Taekwon • Star Gladiator • Soul Linker • Recruit • Gunslinger • Apprentice • Ninja

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