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Bard Physical Ranged DPS

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.

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All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 80.
"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 4.5x to 5.0x.

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Heavy Shot

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
Additional Effect: 20% chance of becoming Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Straight Shot

Lv. 2

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Can only be executed when Straight Shot Ready.

Raging Strikes

Lv. 4

Ability Instant 80s - 0y
0y
Increases damage dealt by 10%.
Duration: 20s

Venomous Bite

Lv. 6

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Venom
Potency: 40
Duration: 30s

Bloodletter

Lv. 12

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Shares a recast timer with Rain of Death.

Repelling Shot
Class Quest

Lv. 15

Ability Instant 30s - 5y
0y
Jump 10 yalms away from current target.
Cannot be executed while bound.

Quick Nock

Lv. 18

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 12y
12y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Additional Effect: 30% chance the recast timer for Bloodletter and Rain of Death will be reset

Windbite
Class Quest

Lv. 30

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 60.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s

Mage's Ballad
Job Quest

Lv. 30

Spell Instant 80s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Grants Mage's Ballad
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: 40% chance to grant Repertoire when damage over time is dealt by Caustic Bite or Stormbite
Repertoire Effect: Resets the recast timer of Bloodletter and Rain of Death
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Furthermore, the recast timer cannot be affected by other actions.

the Warden's Paean
Job Quest

Lv. 35

Ability Instant 45s - 30y
0y
Removes one select detrimental effect from self or target party member. If the target is not enfeebled, a barrier is created nullifying the target's next detrimental effect suffered.
Duration: 30s

Barrage

Lv. 38

Ability Instant 80s - 0y
0y
Triples the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Additional effects added only once.
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Army's Paeon
Job Quest

Lv. 40

Spell Instant 80s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Grants Army's Paeon
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: 40% chance to grant Repertoire when damage over time is dealt by Caustic Bite or Stormbite
Repertoire Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 4%
Can be stacked up to 4 times.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Furthermore, the recast timer cannot be affected by other actions.

Rain of Death
Job Quest

Lv. 45

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
8y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Shares a recast timer with Bloodletter.

Battle Voice
Job Quest

Lv. 50

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
20y
Increases direct hit rate of all nearby party members by 20%.
Duration: 20s
Can only be executed while singing Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, or the Wanderer's Minuet.

the Wanderer's Minuet
Job Quest

Lv. 52

Spell Instant 80s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Grants the Wanderer's Minuet
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: 40%chance to grant Repertoire when damage over time is dealt by Caustic Bite or Stormbite
Repertoire Effect: Allows execution of Pitch Perfect.
Can be stacked up to 3 times.
This action does not share a recast timer with any other actions. Furthermore, the recast timer cannot be affected by other actions.

Pitch Perfect

Lv. 52

Ability Instant 3s All Repertoire 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 when Repertoire stack is 1, 250 when Repertoire stack is 2, and 450 when Repertoire stack is 3.
Can only be executed when the Wanderer's Minuet is active.

Empyreal Arrow
Job Quest

Lv. 54

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 230.

Iron Jaws
Job Quest

Lv. 56

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: If the target is suffering from a Caustic Bite or Stormbite effect inflicted by you, the effect timer is reset
Additional Effect: 35% chance of becoming Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Sidewinder
Job Quest

Lv. 60

Ability Instant 60s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: If the target is suffering from a Caustic Bite or Stormbite effect inflicted by you, Sidewinder potency is increased to 175 for one effect, or 260 for both
Shares a recast timer with Shadowbite.

Troubadour

Lv. 62

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
20y
Reduces damage taken by self and nearby party members by 10%.
Duration: 15s
Effect cannot be stacked with machinist's Tactician or dancer's Shield Samba.

Caustic Bite

Lv. 64

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Poison
Potency: 50
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: 35% chance of becoming Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Stormbite

Lv. 64

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 60
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: 35% chance of becoming Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Nature's Minne

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 90s - 30y
0y
Increases HP recovery via healing actions for a party member or self by 20%.
Duration: 15s

Refulgent Arrow
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 340.
Can only be executed when Straight Shot Ready.

Shadowbite

Lv. 72

Ability Instant 60s - 25y
5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Additional Effect: If the target is suffering from a Caustic Bite or Stormbite effect inflicted by you, Shadowbite potency is increased to 160 for one effect, or 220 for both
Shares a recast timer with Sidewinder.

Burst Shot

Lv. 76

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 230.
Additional Effect: 35% chance of becoming Straight Shot Ready
Duration: 10s

Apex Arrow

Lv. 80

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Soul Voice: 20 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Soul Voice Gauge Cost: 20
Potency increases as Soul Voice Gauge exceeds minimum cost.
Consumes Soul Voice Gauge upon execution.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 5.0: Misery's End and Foe Requiem.

Role Actions

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Leg Graze

Lv. 6

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Afflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Duration: 10s

Second Wind

Lv. 8

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500

Foot Graze

Lv. 10

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Binds target.
Duration: 10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Target unbound if damage taken.

Peloton

Lv. 20

Ability Instant 5s - 0y
20y
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
Duration: 30s
Effect ends when enmity is generated. Cannot be used in battle.

Head Graze

Lv. 24

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Interrupts the use of a target's action.

Arm's Length

Lv. 32

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 6s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 5.0: Invigorate, Tactician, Refresh, Arm Graze, and Palisade.

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

Heavier Shot

Lv. 2

Adds to Heavy Shot a 20% chance that you will become Straight Shot Ready.
Duration: 10s

Increased Action Damage

Lv. 20

Increases base action damage by 10%.

Increased Action Damage II

Lv. 40

Increases base action damage by 20%.

Bite Mastery

Lv. 64

Upgrades Venomous Bite and Windbite to Caustic Bite and Stormbite respectively.

Enhanced Empyreal Arrow

Lv. 68

Guarantees the trigger of the additional effects for current Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, and the Wanderer's Minuet when Empyreal Arrow hits a target.

Straight Shot Mastery
Job Quest

Lv. 70

Upgrades Straight Shot to Refulgent Arrow.

Enhanced Quick Nock

Lv. 74

Adds to Quick Nock a 30% chance that the recast timer for Bloodletter and Rain of Death will be reset.

Bite Mastery II

Lv. 76

Adds to Stormbite, Caustic Bite, and Iron Jaws a 35% chance that you will become Straight Shot Ready.
Duration: 10s

Heavy Shot Mastery

Lv. 76

Upgrades Heavy Shot to Burst Shot.

Enhanced Army's Paeon

Lv. 78

While under the effect of Army's Paeon with at least one stack of Repertoire, singing Mage's Ballad or the Wanderer's Minuet will grant Army's Muse, reducing weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay.
Duration: 10s
Allowing the effect of Army's Paeon and accumulated stacks of Repertoire to expire without singing Mage's Ballad or the Wanderer's Minuet will grant Army's Ethos.
Duration: 30s
While under the effect of Army's Ethos, singing Mage's Ballad or the Wanderer's Minuet will grant Army's Muse. Both Army's Ethos and Army's Muse require stacks of Repertoire, the number of which will determine the potency of the latter.
1 Repertoire: 1%
2 Repertoire: 2%
3 Repertoire: 4%
4 Repertoire: 12%

Soul Voice

Lv. 80

Increases Soul Voice Gauge by 5 each time Repertoire is granted.

* The following traits were removed with the release of patch 5.0: Enhanced Dexterity, Enhanced Dexterity II, and Enhanced Dexterity III.

Job Gauge

Song Gauge

Upon learning the Mage's Ballad, the Song Gauge will be displayed, which indicates the effect's remaining duration. When damage over time is dealt by your Venemous Bite/Caustic Bite or Windbite/Stormbite, there is a chance you will be granted Repertoire, resetting the recast timer of Bloodletter (acquired at level 12) and Rain of Death (acquired at level 45).

Singing Army's Paeon will display its corresponding Song Gauge, which indicates the effect's remaining duration. When damage over time is dealt by your Venemous Bite/Caustic Bite or Windbite/Stormbite, there is a chance you will be granted Repertoire, reducing weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay. This effect increases for each stack of Repertoire you accumulate up to a total of four.

Singing the Wanderer's Minuet will display its corresponding Song Gauge, which indicates the effect's remaining duration. When damage over time is dealt by your Venemous Bite/Caustic Bite or Windbite/Stormbite, there is a chance you will be granted Repertoire, allowing the execution of Pitch Perfect. The Repertoire effect can be stacked up to three times.

Soul Voice Gauge

Upon learning the trait Soul Voice, the Soul Voice Gauge will be displayed. This gauge increases in tandem with Repertoire, and is depleted when using the action Apex Arrow (acquired at level 80).

Simple Mode

Song Gauge

Mage's Ballad

Army's Paeon

The Wanderer's Minuet

Soul Voice Gauge

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 80.
"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 4.5x to 5.0x.

Last Update: -

"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 4.5x to 5.0x.

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Caustic Bite

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.
Additional Effect: Poison
Potency: 200
Duration: 18s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Stormbite

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Caustic Bite
Combo Potency: 600
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 200
Duration: 18s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Burst Shot

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Minuet/Paeon Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if used on target suffering from a Caustic Bite effect inflicted by you
Minuet/Paeon Additional Effect: Increases Soul Voice Gauge by 5 if used on target suffering from a Stormbite effect inflicted by you

Apex Arrow

Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Soul Voice: 50 15y
15y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Soul Voice Gauge Cost: 50
Potency increases as Soul Voice Gauge exceeds minimum cost, increasing up to 200%.
Consumes Soul Voice Gauge upon execution.

Empyreal Arrow

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if under the effect of the Wanderer's Minuet or Army's Paeon
Additional Effect: Increases Soul Voice Gauge by 5 if under the effect of the Wanderer's Minuet or Army's Paeon
Maximum Charges: 3

Sidewinder

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
Additional Effect: If the target is suffering from a Caustic Bite or Stormbite effect inflicted by you, Sidewinder potency is increased to 1,000 for one effect, or 1,500 for both

The Wanderer's Minuet

Ability Instant 45s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600.
Additional Effect: Grants the Wanderer's Minuet
Duration: 30s
Repertoire Effect: Allows execution of Pitch Perfect
Can be stacked up to 3 times.

※Action changes to Pitch Perfect while under the effect of the Wanderer's Minuet.

Army's Paeon

Ability Instant 45s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600.
Additional Effect: Grants Army's Paeon
Duration: 30s
Repertoire Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time by 5%
Can be stacked up to 4 times.

※Action changes to Barrage while under the effect of Army's Paeon.

Repelling Shot

Ability Instant 30s - 5y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm backstep
Additional Effect: Increases weaponskill potency by 20%
Duration: 6s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Troubadour

Ability Instant 30s - 0y
20y
Adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung.
Army's Paeon Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time as well as spell cast time and recast time by 10%
The Wanderer's Minuet Effect: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while singing Army's Paeon or the Wanderer's Minuet.

Pitch Perfect

Ability Instant 1s All Repertoire 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500 when Repertoire stack is 1, 1,000 when Repertoire stack is 2, and 1,500 when Repertoire stack is 3.
Can only be executed when the Wanderer's Minuet is active.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Barrage

Ability Instant 15s - 0y
0y
Doubles the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Additional effects added only once.
Duration: 5s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Army's Paeon.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 5.0: Heavy Shot, Straight Shot, Bloodletter, and Blunt Arrow.

Additional PvP Actions

These actions are only available during PvP and are unique to each role. Only two can be set at any given time, so be sure to choose abilities which complement your combat strategy!

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Leg Graze

Ability Instant 45s - 25y
0y
Afflicts target with Heavy +50%.
Duration: 4s

Foot Graze

Ability Instant 45s - 25y
0y
Binds target.
Duration: 2s

Head Graze

Ability Instant 45s - 25y
0y
Silences target.
Duration: 2s

Arm's Length

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
0y
Nullifies stun, sleep, bind, heavy, silence, knockback, and draw-in effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces damage taken by 20%
Duration: 10s
Effect fades after nullifying one adverse effect.

Peloton

Ability Instant 60s - 0y
20y
Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members.
Duration: 10s

* Additional actions for each role have been revised.

Adrenaline Rush

In PvP duties, adrenaline rush will replace the limit break action and, unlike limit break, can be used by single players. The adrenaline rush gauge can be filled through combating enemies and completing other objectives, dependent on the PvP duty.

Action Name

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Terminal Velocity

1.5s - Adrenaline Gauge 30y
30y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 6,000 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
Additional Effect: Reduces target's HP recovered by healing actions by 25%
Duration: 10s
Damage dealt is not affected by increased or decreased damage effects applied by players.
Can only be executed while the Adrenaline Gauge is full.

Job Gauge

Song Gauge

Singing Army's Paeon will display its corresponding Song Gauge, which indicates the effect's remaining duration. When damage over time is dealt by your Caustic Bite or Stormbite, there is a chance you will be granted Repertoire, reducing weaponskill cast time and recast time. This effect increases for each stack of Repertoire you accumulate up to a total of four.

Singing the Wanderer's Minuet will display its corresponding Song Gauge, which indicates the effect's remaining duration. When damage over time is dealt by your Caustic Bite or Stormbite, there is a chance you will be granted Repertoire, allowing the execution of Pitch Perfect. The Repertoire effect can be stacked up to three times.

Soul Voice Gauge

The Soul Voice Gauge increases when using certain actions such as Burst Shot, and is consumed to execute Apex Arrow. The potency of Apex Arrow increases as the Soul Voice Gauge exceeds the minimum cost.

Simple Mode

Song Gauge

Army's Paeon

The Wanderer's Minuet

Soul Voice Gauge

"Revisions" show the changes made from Patch 4.5x to 5.0x.

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