Bard

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Bard
Bard.png
Job Type: 2-2
Changes From: Archer
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

Bard

The wind's musical poet.

The one that likes sings when on break, and likes poems has found the job. His singing voice improved and at one point started to have magic in it. When he sings, the fields grow calm and animals gather around and and listen to him sing. His magical singing spread throughout Rune-Midgarts where King Tristan III hears as well. The King invites the Bard to perform. Impressed by his amazing talents, he asks the Bard to join the adventurers, and so he joins the journey.

Description

After a life of plucking their bows, many Archers feel the itch to strum strings of a different kind. The Bards of Ragnarok Online are the right choice for the idealists among Archers who wish to change the world with their poetry.

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 percentual 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 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.

Changes

The following skills for this class have been altered. See the corresponding page to find which servers are affected:


Job Change Guide

Requirements
Job Level: 40
Class: Archer
Item(s) (Consumed): 1 Type of Flower, 1 Sticky Mucus, 1 Squid Ink, Trunks (Optional)
Quest Corequisite(s): Snowysnow Quest
Rewards
Items: Instrument (Varies/Optional)
Experience: Base EXP: Job EXP:
None None
Quest Reward(s): Jobchange to Bard


1. Find the Roaming Bard, Lalo, who is at (226,123) on the Comodo town map. This is a short distance from the bottom right of the Kafra. After a short conversation with the bard he will request that the player brings him a flower. The flower must be one of the following:

2. Once you have given the bard a flower, he will tell you to go to Lutie to become friends with the Snowman in Lutie:

See: Snowysnow Quest

3. Once you become friends with Mr. Snowman, return to the bard to finish the quest. He will require the player to type exactly what he sings.

4. After successfully copying the bard's lyrics, he will change your job to Bard. Upon job change, the bard offers to give you a weapon if you have 60 trunks. Each type of trunk gives the player a different weapon.




Skills

See Archer Skills for first class skills.

Solo Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Adaption to Circumstances.png Adaption to Circumstances
Cancels active Performance Skill the caster is performing. 1 Active
File:Encore.png Encore
Recast the last Performance Skill that was cast at half of the SP cost. 1 Active
File:Assassin Cross of Sunset.png Assassin Cross of Sunset
Increases ASPD of all players in the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File: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
Musical Strike.png Musical Strike
Use an instrument-class weapon to do ranged damage to a single target. 5 Offensive
Musical Lesson.png Musical Lesson
Increases damage with Instruments, Movement Speed while singing and the effect of certain Performance Skills. 10 Passive
File:A Whistle.png A Whistle
Raises Flee Rate and Perfect Dodge of all players in the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
The Apple of Idun.png The Apple of Idun
Increases the the Max HP of all players in the area of effect. 10 Active
File: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 9x9 area with a slow sonic attack, piercing their Defense. 5 Offensive

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 Acoustic Rhythm is performed. (i.e. when a Bard that has learned Acoustic Rhythm Lv.5 performs the skill with a Dancer that has only learned Acoustic Rhythm Lv.3, the Bard and Dancer will perform Acoutic Rhythm Lv.3)

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Invulnerable Siegfried.png Invulnerable Siegfried
Increases resistance against all Elements and Status Effects of party members within the 9x9 area of influence. 5 Active
File:A Drum on the Battlefield.png A Drum on the Battlefield
Party members within this skill's 9x9 area will have increased ATK and DEF for the skill's duration. 5 Active
Loki's Veil.png Loki's Veil
Casts a 9x9 area around the caster where all skills are disabled. 1 Active
File:Eternal Chaos.png Eternal Chaos
Reduces all DEF derived from the VIT stat to 0 for all enemies within the 9x9 area of effect. 1 Active
The Ring of Nibelungen.png The Ring of Nibelungen
Provides a bonus of armor piercing damage (ignores DEF) to all players within the 9x9 area of effect, as long as they're wielding level 4 weapons. 5 Supportive
Lullaby.png Lullaby
Sing a dreamy song to put enemies in a 9x9 area to sleep. 1 Active
Mr. Kim A Rich Man.png Mr. Kim A Rich Man
Increases the EXP earned from monsters killed in the affected 9x9 area. 5 Active
File:Into the Abyss.png Into the Abyss
Cast a 9x9 cell area around the casters that nullifies item costs for most skills. 1 Active

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Requirement
Quest
File:Pang Voice.png Pang Voice
The Bard screams out at a single target, attempting to inflict Chaos status effect. 1 Active 40 Pang Voice Quest

Soul Link

See Bard and Dancer Spirits.

Skill Description Levels Type
Please Don't Forget Me.png Please Don't Forget Me
(If level 10 Assassin Cross of Sunset is learned) Decrease attack and movement speed of all enemies within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:Fortune's Kiss.png Fortune's Kiss
(If level 10 A Poem of Bragi is learned) Improves CRIT rate of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:Humming.png Humming
(If level 10 A Whistle is learned) Improves HIT of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:Service For You.png Service For You
(If level 10 The Apple of Idun is learned) Increase Max SP and SP regeneration while reducing the SP consumption of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active

External Links

Bard  · Clown
2nd Class
Skills
Solo Skills Adaption to Circumstances · Encore · Assassin Cross of Sunset (Please Don't Forget Me) · A Poem of Bragi (Fortune's Kiss) · Musical Strike · Musical Lesson · Pang Voice · A Whistle (Humming) · The Apple of Idun (Service For You) · Frost Joker · Dissonance
Ensemble Skills Invulnerable Siegfried · A Drum on the Battlefield · Loki's Veil · Eternal Chaos · The Ring of Nibelungen · Lullaby · Mr. Kim A Rich Man · Into the Abyss
Transcendent
Skills
Solo Skills Arrow Vulcan · Marionette Control · Tarot Card of Fate · Longing for Freedom · Wand Of Hermode
Ensemble Skills Moonlit Water Mill
Quests Bard Job Change Guide · Bard Skill Quest · Tarot Card of Hope · Rebirth Walkthrough
Classes of Ragnarok Online
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Second Class Priest · Monk · Hunter · Bard · Dancer · Wizard · Sage · Blacksmith · Alchemist · Knight · Crusader · Assassin · Rogue
Transcendant Second Class High Priest · Champion · Sniper · Minstrel · Gypsy · High Wizard · Professor · Whitesmith · Creator · Lord Knight · Paladin · Assassin Cross · Stalker
Expanded Class Gunslinger · Ninja · TaeKwon Kid · TaeKwon Master · Soul Linker