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Bard
Abbreviation BRD
Japanese 吟遊詩人 (吟 or 詩)
Japanese Romanji Gin'yuushijin (Gin or Uta)
French Barde
German Barde
Expansion Pack Final Fantasy XI
Quest Path of the Bard
Bard

Abilities and Traits

Job Traits
Lvl. Name
5 Resist Silence I
25 Resist Silence II
45 Resist Silence III
65 Resist Silence IV
80 Critical Defense Bonus I
81 Resist Silence V
85 Fencer I
91 Critical Defense Bonus II
95 Fencer II
Job Ability
Lvl. Name
1 Soul Voice
20 Pianissimo
75 Merit Points Nightingale
75 Merit Points Troubadour
83 Tenuto
93 Marcato
96 Clarion Call

Magic

Magic
Lvl. Name Icon
1 Knight's Minne Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
3 Valor Minuet Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
5 Army's Paeon Light-BRD-Icon.gif
7 Foe Requiem Light-BRD-Icon.gif
9 Herb Pastoral Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
10 Light Threnody Dark-BRD-Icon.gif
11 Sword Madrigal Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
12 Dark Threnody Light-BRD-Icon.gif
13 Sheepfoe Mambo Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
14 Earth Threnody Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
15 Army's Paeon II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
16 Foe Lullaby Light-BRD-Icon.gif
16 Water Threnody Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
17 Foe Requiem II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
18 Wind Threnody Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
19 Scop's Operetta Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
20 Fire Threnody Water-BRD-Icon.gif
21 Knight's Minne II Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
22 Enchanting Etude Light-BRD-Icon.gif
22 Ice Threnody Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
23 Valor Minuet II Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
24 Lightning Threnody Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
24 Spirited Etude Water-BRD-Icon.gif
25 Mage's Ballad Light-BRD-Icon.gif
26 Learned Etude Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
27 Horde Lullaby Light-BRD-Icon.gif
28 Quick Etude Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
29 Advancing March Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
30 Vivacious Etude Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
31 Hunter's Prelude Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
32 Dextrous Etude Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
33 Fowl Aubade Light-BRD-Icon.gif
33 Magic Finale Light-BRD-Icon.gif
34 Sinewy Etude Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
35 Army's Paeon III Light-BRD-Icon.gif
Lvl. Name Icon
36 Light Carol Dark-BRD-Icon.gif
37 Foe Requiem III Light-BRD-Icon.gif
37 Raptor Mazurka Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
38 Earth Carol Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
39 Battlefield Elegy Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
40 Water Carol Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
41 Knight's Minne III Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
42 Wind Carol Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
43 Valor Minuet III Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
44 Fire Carol Water-BRD-Icon.gif
45 Army's Paeon IV Light-BRD-Icon.gif
46 Ice Carol Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
47 Foe Requiem IV Light-BRD-Icon.gif
48 Lightning Carol Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
49 Goblin Gavotte Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
50 Dark Carol Light-BRD-Icon.gif
51 Blade Madrigal Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
53 Dragonfoe Mambo Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
54 Gold Capriccio Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
55 Mage's Ballad II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
56 Shining Fantasia Light-BRD-Icon.gif
57 Foe Requiem V Light-BRD-Icon.gif
59 Carnage Elegy Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
60 Victory March Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
61 Knight's Minne IV Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
62 Bewitching Etude Light-BRD-Icon.gif
63 Valor Minuet IV Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
64 Logical Etude Water-BRD-Icon.gif
65 Army's Paeon V Light-BRD-Icon.gif
66 Sage Etude Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
67 Foe Requiem VI Light-BRD-Icon.gif
68 Swift Etude Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
69 Puppet's Operetta Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
70 Vital Etude Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
71 Archer's Prelude Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
Lvl. Name Icon
71 Goddess' Hymnus Light-BRD-Icon.gif
72 Uncanny Etude Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
73 Chocobo Mazurka Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
73 Warding Round Light-BRD-Icon.gif
74 Herculean Etude Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
75 Maiden's Virelai Light-BRD-Icon.gif
75 Merit Points Adventurer's Dirge Light-BRD-Icon.gif
75 Merit Points Foe Sirvente Light-BRD-Icon.gif
76 Foe Requiem VII Light-BRD-Icon.gif
78 Army's Paeon VI Light-BRD-Icon.gif
80 Knight's Minne V Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
81 Earth Carol II Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
82 Sentinel's Scherzo Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
83 Foe Lullaby II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
84 Water Carol II Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
85 Mage's Ballad III Light-BRD-Icon.gif
87 Valor Minuet V Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
87 Wind Carol II Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
90 Fire Carol II Water-BRD-Icon.gif
92 Horde Lullaby II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
93 Ice Carol II Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
95 Pining Nocturne Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
96 Lightning Carol II Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Light Carol II Dark-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Dark Carol II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Light Threnody II Dark-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Dark Threnody II Light-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Earth Threnody II Wind-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Water Threnody II Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Wind Threnody II Ice-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Fire Threnody II Water-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Ice Threnody II Fire-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Job Points Lightning Threnody II Earth-BRD-Icon.gif
99 Honor March Thunder-BRD-Icon.gif

- Honor March is only accessible when Marsyas is equipped.

Note: See Song Potency for details on every song and the potency of the Buff or Debuff they grant.

Combat Skills

Combat Skills
Combat
Skill Rank 49 99
Dagger B- 144 388
Sword C- 139 368
Club D 133 334
Staff C+ 139 378
Throwing E 124 300
Defensive
Skill Rank 49 99
Evasion D 133 334
Parrying E 124 300


Magic
Skill Rank 49 99 Master!
Singing C 139 373 409
String Instrument C 139 373 409
Wind Instrument C 139 373 409
See Also: Level-by-level Skill Cap Chart

Merits

Merits
Group 1
Name Description
Lullaby Recast Shorten recast time by 1 second.
Finale Recast Shorten recast time by 1 second.
Minne Effect Increase defense enhancement by 2.
Minuet Effect Increase attack enhancement by 1.
Madrigal Effect Increase melee accuracy enhancement by 1.
Group 2
Name Description
Nightingale Halves the casting and recast times of songs. Recast: 10min. Increase chance of spectacular "Fast Cast" effect by 25 percent.
Troubadour Increases the casting time for songs by 1.5 and doubles the effect duration. Recast: 10min. Increase chance of unerring song accuracy by 25 percent.
Foe Sirvente Reduces target party member's enmity loss. Increase effect by 5 percent.
Adventurer's Dirge Reduces target party member's enmity. Reduce enmity by 3.

Job Points

Job Points
Job Point Category Description Effect per Tier
Soul Voice Effect Reduces the casting time of songs while under the effects of Soul Voice. Reduces casting time by 2 percent.
Clarion Call Effect Increases the effect duration of songs while under the effects of Clarion Call. Increase the effect duration by 2 seconds.
Minne Effect Increases physical defense granted by Minne. Increase physical defense by 1.
Minuet Effect Increases physical attack while under the effects of Minuet. Increase physical attack by 1.
Pianissimo Effect Reduces the casting time of songs while under the effects of Pianissimo. Reduce casting time by 2 percent.
Song Accuracy Bonus Increases song accuracy. Increase song accuracy by 1.
Tenuto Effect Increases the effect duration of songs while under the effects of Tenuto. Increase effect duration by 2 seconds.
Lullaby Duration Increases the effect duration of Lullaby. Increase effect duration by 1 second.
Marcato Effect Increases effect duration of songs while under the effects of Marcato. Increase effect duration by 1 second.
Requiem Effect Increases damage over time of Requiem. Increase damage over time by 3.

Special Armor

Artifact Armor
Choral Attire Set Choral Attire Set +1 Set Image
Lvl. Name Lvl. Name
AF BRD.png
52 Choral Slippers 74 Choral Slippers +1
54 Choral Roundlet 74 Choral Roundlet +1
56 Choral Cannions 74 Choral Cannions +1
58 Choral Justaucorps 74 Choral Justaucorps +1
60 Choral Cuffs 74 Choral Cuffs +1
Brioso Attire Set Brioso Attire Set +1 Brioso Attire Set +2 Brioso Attire Set +3
iLvl. Name iLvl. Name iLvl. Name iLvl. Name
109 Brioso Slippers 119 Brioso Slippers +1 119 Brioso Slippers +2 119 Brioso Slippers +3
109 Brioso Roundlet 119 Brioso Roundlet +1 119 Brioso Roundlet +2 119 Brioso Roundlet +3
109 Brioso Cannions 119 Brioso Cannions +1 119 Brioso Cannions +2 119 Brioso Cannions +3
109 Brioso Justaucorps 119 Brioso Justaucorps +1 119 Brioso Justaucorps +2 119 Brioso Justaucorps +3
109 Brioso Cuffs 119 Brioso Cuffs +1 119 Brioso Cuffs +2 119 Brioso Cuffs +3
Weapon
40 Paper Knife
Relic Armor
Bard's Attire Set Bard's Attire Set +1 Bard's Attire Set +2 Bihu Attire Set Bihu Attire Set +1
Lvl. Name Lvl. Name Lvl. Name iLvl. Name iLvl. Name
71 Bard's Slippers 75 Bard's Slippers +1 99 Bard's Slippers +2 109 Bihu Slippers 119 Bihu Slippers +1
72 Bard's Roundlet 75 Bard's Roundlet +1 99 Bard's Roundlet +2 109 Bihu Roundlet 119 Bihu Roundlet +1
73 Bard's Cuffs 75 Bard's Cuffs +1 99 Bard's Cuffs +2 109 Bihu Cuffs 119 Bihu Cuffs +1
74 Bard's Justaucorps 75 Bard's Justaucorps +1 99 Bard's Justaucorps +2 109 Bihu Justaucorps 119 Bihu Justaucorps +1
75 Bard's Cannions 75 Bard's Cannions +1 99 Bard's Cannions +2 109 Bihu Cannions 119 Bihu Cannions +1
Accessory
70 Bard's Cape
Empyrean Armor
Aoidos' Attire Set Aoidos' Attire Set +1 Aoidos' Attire Set +2 Fili Attire Set Fili Attire Set +1
Lvl. Name Lvl. Name Lvl. Name iLvl. Name iLvl. Name
81 Aoidos' Cothurnes 81 Aoidos' Cothurnes +1 81 Aoidos' Cothurnes +2 109 Fili Cothurnes 119 Fili Cothurnes +1
83 Aoidos' Rhingrave 83 Aoidos' Rhingrave +1 83 Aoidos' Rhingrave +2 109 Fili Rhingrave 119 Fili Rhingrave +1
85 Aoidos' Calot 85 Aoidos' Calot +1 85 Aoidos' Calot +2 109 Fili Calot 119 Fili Calot +1
87 Aoidos' Manchettes 87 Aoidos' Manchettes +1 87 Aoidos' Manchettes +2 109 Fili Manchettes 119 Fili Manchettes +1
89 Aoidos' Hongreline 89 Aoidos' Hongreline +1 89 Aoidos' Hongreline +2 109 Fili Hongreline 119 Fili Hongreline +1
Accessories
80 Aoidos' Belt 84 Aoidos' Matinee 90 Aoidos' Earring

Cheat Sheet

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