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9.4.3 The Bard Profession
Armour type: A combination of ringmail armour and leather armour for the limbs. Balance type: Mainly Equilibrium. Suggested Statpack: Intelligent, Wise Skillsets: Voice: Comprised of various utility, damage, and affliction skills, Voice is a Bard's main arsenal. In PvP, a Bard focuses on gaining resonance by undeafing his or her opponent while applying afflictions and eventually finishes with damage. In PvE, the Bard can utilize both damage and healing at the same time. Thespia: Composed of a plethora of passive songs requiring instruments to be played, the Bard gains most of his or her defenses from this skillset such as Flight and Warding for PvE. A handful of offensive songs such as Revelation and the ever important Cruel Lament are critical in PvP, allowing the Bard some breathing room in certain combat situations. Artistry: Mainly a utility skillset, Artistry contains a Bard's ability to paint portaits, craft books, and fashion letters. Sketches are helpful with certain situations such as walls and escaping conflict. For PvP purposes, sketch's afflictions help push for successful victories. Artifacts made for this profession: - Harp of Harmonies: 450 credits - This is a powerful artifact, allowing the bard to play any Thespia song without the use of any other instruments. - Silver Papermill: 100 credits - This small device will allow bards to create 50 pieces of paper with only 10 wood commodities, instantly. - Syntax: PUT WOOD IN PAPERMILL, CRANK PAPERMILL - Truesilver Quill: 350 credits - Allows you to create sketches with 100 attacks. - Torc of Enunciation: 400 credits - Increases the duration of your Yoth Voice attack by 50%. - Mark of the Patron Lord: 100 credits - This item can be attached to an instrument, making it reset to its owner, not decay, and increases song length by 40% for songs that require one instrument, 20% for songs that require two instruments. - The effect is cumulative. A song that requires two instruments played with both instruments having Marks attached will be increased by 40%. See Also: HELP VOICE, HELP THESPIA, HELP ARTISTRY, HELP BARDS, HELP STORMWEAVERS, HELP PROFESSION LIST