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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.

Last Update: 01/08/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Heavy Shot

Lv. 1

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: 20% chance next Straight Shot will deal critical damage
Duration: 10s

Straight Shot

Lv. 2

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate by 10%
Duration: 30s

Raging Strikes

Lv. 4

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

Venomous Bite

Lv. 6

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Venom
Potency: 40
Duration: 18s

Misery's End

Lv. 10

Ability Instant 12s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 190.
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.

Bloodletter

Lv. 12

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 130.
Shares a recast timer with Rain of Death.

Repelling Shot
Class Quest

Lv. 15

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

Quick Nock

Lv. 18

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 120 TP 12y
12y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.

Windbite
Class Quest

Lv. 30

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 25y
0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 60.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 50
Duration: 18s

Mage's Ballad
Job Quest

Lv. 30

Spell Instant 80s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate of all party members within a radius of 20 yalms by 2%
Duration: 30s
Effect is lost if party members move out of hearing distance.
Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if critical damage over time is dealt by Caustic Bite or Stormbite
Repertoire Effect: Resets the recast timer of Bloodletter and Rain of Death

Foe Requiem
Job Quest

Lv. 35

Spell 1.5s 2.5s - 0y
20y
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

Lv. 38

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

Army's Paeon
Job Quest

Lv. 40

Spell Instant 80s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate of all party members within a radius of 20 yalms by 2%
Duration: 30s
Effect is lost if party members move out of hearing distance.
Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if critical 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.

Rain of Death
Job Quest

Lv. 45

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
8y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 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 party members by 15%.
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: Increases critical hit rate of all party members within a radius of 20 yalms by 2%
Duration: 30s
Effect is lost if party members move out of hearing distance.
Additional Effect: Allows execution of Pitch Perfect if critical damage over time is dealt by Caustic Bite or Stormbite
Can be stacked up to 3 times.
This action does not share a recast timer with any 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, 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
Job Quest

Lv. 54

Weaponskill Instant 15s 50 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 230. This weaponskill does not share a recast timer with any other actions.

Iron Jaws
Job Quest

Lv. 56

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 50 TP 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

The Warden's Paean
Job Quest

Lv. 58

Ability Instant 45s - 30y
0y
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.
Duration: 30s

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

Troubadour

Lv. 62

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
20y
Adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung.
Mage's Ballad Effect: Increases maximum HP by 15%
Army's Paeon Effect: Reduces physical vulnerability by 10%
The Wanderer's Minuet Effect: Reduces magic vulnerability by 10%
Duration: 30s
Can only be executed while singing Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, or the Wanderer's Minuet.

Caustic Bite

Lv. 64

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Poison
Potency: 45
Duration: 30s

Stormbite

Lv. 64

Weaponskill Instant 2.5s 60 TP 25y
0y
Deals wind damage with a potency of 120.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 55
Duration: 30s

Nature's Minne

Lv. 66

Ability Instant 45s - 30y
0y
Increases HP recovery via healing magic 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 300.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Straighter Shot.

* The following actions were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Shadowbind, Swiftsong, Hawk's Eye, Quelling Strikes, Blunt Arrow, Flaming Arrow, and Wide Volley.

Role Actions

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role.
Both jobs and classes can select and use up to ten role actions.

Action Name

Acquired

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Second Wind

Lv. 8

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.

Foot Graze

Lv. 12

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

Leg Graze

Lv. 16

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

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.

Invigorate

Lv. 24

Ability Instant 120s - 0y
0y
Instantly restores 400 TP.

Tactician

Lv. 32

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
20y
Gradually restores own TP and the TP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Halves enmity

Refresh

Lv. 36

Ability Instant 180s - 0y
20y
Gradually restores own MP and the MP of all nearby party members.
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Halves enmity

Head Graze

Lv. 40

Ability Instant 30s - 25y
0y
Silences target.
Duration: 1s

Arm Graze

Lv. 44

Ability Instant 25s - 5y
0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 2s

Palisade

Lv. 48

Ability Instant 150s - 30y
0y
Reduces physical damage taken by a party member by 20%.
Duration: 10s

Trait

Traits

Acquired

Effect

Heavier Shot

Lv. 8

Adds to Heavy Shot a 20% chance that your next Straight Shot will deal critical damage.
Duration: 10s

Enhanced Dexterity

Lv. 20

Increases dexterity by 8.

Increased Action Damage

Lv. 20

Increases base action damage by 10%.

Enhanced Dexterity II

Lv. 40

Increases dexterity by 16.

Increased Action Damage II

Lv. 40

Increases base action damage by 20%.

Enhanced Dexterity III

Lv. 60

Increases dexterity by 24.

Bite Mastery

Lv. 64

Venomous Bite and Windbite are upgraded to Caustic Bite and Stormbite respectively.

Enhanced Empyreal Arrow

Lv. 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.

* The following traits were removed with the release of patch 4.0: Enhanced Venomous Bite, Enhanced Raging Strike, Enhanced Quick Knock, and River of Blood.

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 70.

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Song Gauge

Singing Mage's Ballad will display the action's corresponding Song Gauge, indicating the effect's time remaining.

If the Repertoire effect is triggered while Mage's Ballad is being sung, the recast times for Bloodletter and Rain of Death (learned at level 45) are reset.

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 reduced cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay.

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.

Using Straight Shot will display the action's corresponding gauge, indicating the duration of its effect.

A simplified version of the Song Gauge was introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.

Straight Shot Duration

Last Update: 03/26/2019

Actions & Traits

Job Actions

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Cost

Range


Radius

Effect

Heavy Shot

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
Minuet/Paeon Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if used on target suffering from a Caustic Bite effect inflicted by you

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Straight Shot

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Heavy Shot
Combo Potency: 1,000
Minuet/Paeon Additional Effect: Grants Repertoire if used on target suffering from a Stormbite effect inflicted by you

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Caustic Bite

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Additional Effect: Poison
Potency: 250
Duration: 15s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Stormbite

Weaponskill Instant 2.3s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Caustic Bite
Combo Potency: 500
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 200
Duration: 15s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Empyreal Arrow

Weaponskill Instant 5s 250 TP 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Repelling Shot

Ability Instant 10s 250 TP 5y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm backstep
Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 2s
Cannot be executed while bound.

Bloodletter

Ability Instant 15s - 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Cannot use while under the effect of Army's Paeon or the Wanderer's Minuet

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

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

Blunt Arrow

Ability Instant 40s - 25y
0y
Silences target.
Duration: 2s

The Wanderer's Minuet

Ability Instant 25s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Allows accumulation of up to 3 Repertoire
Duration: 30s
Repertoire Effect: Allows execution of Pitch Perfect

※Action changes to Army's Paeon upon execution.

Troubadour

Ability Instant 45s - 0y
20y
Adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung.
Army's Paeon Effect: Reduces damage taken by 5%
The Wanderer's Minuet Effect: Increases damage dealt by 5%
Duration: 10s
Can only be executed while singing Army's Paeon or the Wanderer's Minuet.

Pitch Perfect

Ability Instant 3s All Repertoire 25y
0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500 when Repertoire stack is 1, 1,250 when Repertoire stack is 2, and 2,000 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
Triples 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.

Army's Paeon

Ability Instant 25s - 25y
0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Allows accumulation of up to 4 Repertoire
Duration: 30s
Repertoire Effect: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time by 5%

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP Actions

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas.
The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two, so be sure to choose abilities which complement your combat strategy!

Action Name

Type

Cast

Recast

Effect

Recuperate

Ability Instant 45s Restores 25% of maximum HP.

Muse

Ability Instant 60s Restores 25% of maximum MP.

Enliven

Ability Instant 60s Restores 50% of maximum TP.

Purify

Ability Instant 30s Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from self. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.

Concentrate

Ability Instant 30s Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s

Safeguard

Ability Instant 60s Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

Bolt

Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s

PvP Traits

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.
The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three, so consider your preferred playstyle before making your selections!

Traits

Effect

Increased HP

Increases maximum HP by 500.

Increased Action Speed

Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.

Increased Damage Dealt

Increases damage dealt by 3%.

Decreased Damage Taken

Decreases damage taken by 3%.

Increased Healing Potency

Increases HP restoration by 5%.

Decreased Recast Time

Decreases recast time of additional actions by 10%.

Increased Resistance Duration

Increases duration of resistances by 50%.

Increased MP Regeneration

Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.

Increased TP Regeneration

Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

The "Increased Resistance Duration" trait is applied to the following resistances:
PvP: Stun Resistance
PvP: Heavy Resistance
PvP: Bind Resistance
PvP: Slow Resistance
PvP: Silence Resistance
PvP: Sleep Resistance

Adrenaline Rush

In the Feast, 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 combatting enemies and 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 to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 6,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: Reduces target's HP recovered by healing actions by 25%
Duration: 15s
Damage dealt is not affected by increased damage or vulnerability effects applied by other players.
Can only be executed while the Adrenaline Gauge is full.

Job Gauge

Job gauges are a new user interface element introduced in Patch 4.0. Learn the unique playstyle of each job to truly shine in battle!

Song Gauge

Singing Wanderer's Minuet or Army's Paeon will display their corresponding song gauges, indicating their remaining time.

Using Heavy Shot on a target suffering from a Caustic Bite effect inflicted by you will grant Repertoire. Likewise, Straight Shot 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.

A simplified version of the Song Gauge was introduced in Patch 4.1. Players can enable or disable this UI at any time.

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