The word "bard" ordinarily puts folk in mind of those itinerant minstrels, fair of voice and nimble of finger, who earn their coin performing in taverns and the halls of great lords. Few know, however, that bards in fact trace their origins back to the bowmen of eld, who sang in the heat of battle to fortify the spirits of their companions. In time, their impassioned songs came to hold sway over the hearts of men, inspiring their comrades to great feats and granting peace unto those who lay upon the precipice of death.
Bards inspire allies to battle forward with melodies of soothing, strengthening or healing properties. Born as archers, these minstrels learned how to evoke magicks to empower their allies' spirits, greatly boosting their prowess in battle.
- Carpenter — Bows.
- Leatherworker — Leather armor.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Heavy Shot||ARC||1||Weaponskill||50||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.|
|Straight Shot||ARC||2||Weaponskill||50||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.|
|Raging Strikes||ARC||4||Ability||Instant||80s||Increases damage dealt by 10%.|
|Venomous Bite||ARC||6||Weaponskill||60||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Misery's End||ARC||10||Ability||Instant||12s|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 190.|
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
|Bloodletter||ARC||12||Ability||Instant||15s|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.|
Shares a recast timer with Rain of Death.
|Repelling Shot||ARC||1||15||Ability||Instant||30s||Jump 10 yalms back from current position. Cannot be executed while bound.|
|Quick Nock||ARC||18||Weaponskill||140||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.|
|Windbite||ARC||1||30||Weaponskill||60||Instant||2.5s||Deals wind damage with a potency of 60.|
|Mage's Ballad||BRD||1||30||Spell||Instant||80s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.|
|Foe Requiem||BRD||1||35||Spell||1.5s||2.5s||Increases damage taken by nearby enemies by 3%. MP is drained while singing. Effect is lost if targets move out of hearing distance, and ends upon reuse.|
|Barrage||ARC||38||Ability||Instant||80s||Triples the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Additional effects added only once.|
|Army's Paeon||BRD||1||40||Spell||Instant||80s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.|
|Rain of Death||BRD||1||45||Ability||Instant||15s|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.|
Shares a recast timer with Bloodletter.
|Battle Voice||BRD||1||50||Ability||Instant||180s||Increases direct hit rate of all party members by 15%.|
|The Wanderer's Minuet||BRD||1||52||Spell||Instant||80s||Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.|
|Pitch Perfect||BRD||52||Ability||Instant||3s|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 when Repertoire stack is 1, 240 when Repertoire stack is 2, and 420 when Repertoire stack is 3.|
Can only be executed when the Wanderer's Minuet is active.
|Empyreal Arrow||BRD||1||54||Weaponskill||50||Instant||15s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 230. This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.|
|Iron Jaws||BRD||1||56||Weaponskill||50||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|The Warden's Paean||BRD||1||58||Ability||Instant||45s||Removes one select detrimental effect from a target party member or pet. If the target is not enfeebled, a barrier is created nullifying the target's next detrimental effect suffered.|
|Sidewinder||BRD||1||60||Ability||Instant||60s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Troubadour||BRD||62||Ability||Instant||180s||Adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung.|
|Caustic Bite||BRD||64||Weaponskill||60||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.|
|Stormbite||BRD||64||Weaponskill||60||Instant||2.5s||Deals wind damage with a potency of 120.|
|Nature's Minne||BRD||66||Ability||Instant||45s||Increases HP recovery via healing magic for a party member or self by 20%.|
|Refulgent Arrow||BRD||1||70||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s|| Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.|
Can only be executed while under the effect of Straighter Shot.
Physical Ranged DPS actions
|Second Wind|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|8||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores own HP.|
|Foot Graze||Physical Ranged DPS||12||Ability||Instant||30s||Binds target.|
|Leg Graze||Physical Ranged DPS||16||Ability||Instant||30s||Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.|
|Peloton||Physical Ranged DPS||20||Ability||Instant||5s||Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.|
|Invigorate|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|24||Ability||Instant||120s||Instantly restores 400 TP.|
|Tactician||Physical Ranged DPS||32||Ability||Instant||180s||Gradually restores own TP and the TP of all nearby party members.|
|Refresh||Physical Ranged DPS||36||Ability||Instant||180s||Gradually restores own MP and the MP of all nearby party members.|
|Head Graze||Physical Ranged DPS||40||Ability||Instant||30s||Silences target.|
|Arm Graze||Physical Ranged DPS||44||Ability||Instant||25s||Stuns target.|
|Palisade||Physical Ranged DPS||48||Ability||Instant||150s||Reduces physical damage taken by a party member by 20%.|
|Heavier Shot||ARC||8||Adds to Heavy Shot a 20% chance that your next Straight Shot will deal critical damage.|
|Enhanced Dexterity|| ARC
|20||Increases dexterity by 8.|
|Enhanced Dexterity II|| ARC
|40||Increases dexterity by 16.|
|Enhanced Dexterity III|| ARC
|60||Increases dexterity by 24.|
|Bite Mastery||BRD||64||Venomous Bite and Windbite are upgraded to Caustic Bite and Stormbite respectively.|
|Enhanced Empyreal Arrow||BRD||68||Guarantees the trigger of the additional effects for Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, and the Wanderer's Minuet when these actions are executed while under the effect of Empyreal Arrow.|
Song Gauge in PvE
Singing Mage's Ballad will display the action's corresponding Song Gauge, indicating the effect's time remaining.
Singing Army's Paeon will display the action's corresponding Song Gauge, indicating the effect's time remaining.
If the Repertoire effect is triggered while Army's Paeon is being sung, the bard is granted increased attack speed and damage.
Singing the Wanderer's Minuet will display the action's corresponding Song Gauge, indicating the effect's time remaining.
If the Repertoire effect is triggered while the Wanderer's Minuet is being sung, the action Pitch Perfect will become available.
Repertoire is accumulated when the damage over time effect for Venomous Bite (Caustic Bite) or Windbite (Stormbite) deals critical damage. When active, the status grants additional effects to songs such as increased damage dealt.
Song Gauge in PvP
Using Heavy Shot on a target suffering from a Caustic Bite effect inflicted by you will grant Repertoire. Likewise, Straightshot will grant Repertoire when used on a target suffering from a Stormbite effect inflicted by you.
When Wanderer's Minuet is active, Repertoire can be spent to use the action Pitch Perfect. When Army's Paeon is active, Repertoire increases damage dealt and reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time.
- FinalFantasyXIV.com Bard on the official website.