|Number of Skills:||18|
|Total Skill Points:||91|
|Total Quest Skills:||1|
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 Jobs. 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 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.
- When armed with an instrument:
Job Change 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:
- Item Collection
- Making friends with Mr. Snowman in Lutie
- Singing Test
Once these have been completed, the applicant will be made a bard by the Roaming Bard.
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