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*Bard Class Overview! https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter/news/detail/11489193-developer-blog%3A-bard-class-overview

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Bard
Abbreviation: BD
Role: Healer
DPS
Ability Scores
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Secondary:
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Bard (BD) icon

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Bard (BD) artwork

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The Bard is a versatile adventurer, the bard commands the power of song to be a powerful healer or a stylish combatant. Regardless of their path, it is a bard’s ability to perform that determines how far they can go. Upon reaching level 11 bards may specialize in either healing or dps.

Ability Scores

Initial score of Bard
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
15 15 14 10 12 20
Statistic Effect of Ability Score on stat
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Stamina Regeneration 0.5%
Maximum Hit Points 0.5%
Critical Severity 0.5%
Control Bonus 0.5%
Control Resist 0.5%
Forte 0.5%
Physical Damage Boost 0.25%
Action Point Gain 0.25%
Movement Speed 0.25%
Magical Damage Boost 0.25%
Outgoing Healing 0.25%
Recharge Speed 0.25%

Powers

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect
1
3
At-Will
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Reprise
Range Melee
Arc 200°
0.4 Delivers a fourfold attack to enemies in a cone before you, dealing physical damage each hit.
Magnitude: 35
1
3
At-Will
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Fleche
Range 80
0.6 Deal psychic damage to target enemy.
Magnitude: 180
5
4
Encounter
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Duet
Range 20'
0.7 16 Delivers a twofold attack to nearby enemies, dealing arcane damage each hit.
Magnitude: 230
Added Effect: Daze
Duration: 2s

If you hold a direction while initiating the power your character will launch in that direction.
1
4
Encounter
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Lunge
Range 60'
0.25 18 Lunge at target enemy dealing physical damage.
Magnitude: 400
Added Effect: Stun
Duration: 1s

Dancing lights/Tooltip

2
4
Encounter
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Flourish
Range Self
0.9 18 Increases the damage bonus or healing potency of your next encounter power or song by 50%.
Duration: 9s

Activating any other encounter power or song reduces the cast time of this action for the next 4s.
2
6
Daily
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Inspiration
Range Self
0.8 Grants you and the nearest party member within 15' immunity to most control effects, reduces damage taken by 15%, and increases damage bonus by 15%.
Duration: 12s
Added Effect: Heal over time
Heal Magnitude: 200
Duration: 12s

Blazing Encore/Tooltip

3
5
Class Feature
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Soloist Increases damage bonus by 10% whenever there are no party members nearby.
6
5
Class Feature
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Songward Whenever you are in Performance Mode, absorb 50% of incoming damage up to 20% of your total maximum hit points. This pool of hit points gradually regenerates when not in Performance Mode.

In addition for 6s after entering Performance Mode you are granted immunity to most effects. This effect may only occur once every 12s.

Mystifying Strikes/Tooltip Sforzando/Tooltip Quickstep/Tooltip

2
7
Mechanic
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Perform
Range Self
0 Enter Performance Mode allowing for the activation of songs via a sequence of notes. The required inputs may be viewed in the tooltip of each song.

You must have at least 100 performance to begin. The Performance Gauge fills gradually over time and is depleted when you play a song.
2
7
Mechanic
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Free Perform
Range Self
0 Enter free perform mode and create songs. Must be out of combat.

Paragon Path

Minstrel

Bard Minstrel

Abbreviation: BD MI

Class Icon Player Secondary Minstrel Selected.png

A travelling songwriter and performer; the minstrel's call to adventure is a call for new material. Not just great to have around at the tavern, the minstrel spins ballads and carols on the battlefield that revitalize and strengthen their allies. The minstrel sings ballads that can heal, cleanse, and even make their allies more durable.
Choose Minstrel to play as a healer. Healers focus on keeping their teammates alive while their team keeps the attention of the enemy.

Once you choose a paragon path, you must switch to an empty loadout, pay astral diamonds or use a retraining token to change paths.

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect

Arpeggio/Tooltip Phantasmal Concerto/Tooltip Serenade/Tooltip Delayed Play/Tooltip Bassline/Tooltip Curtain Call/Tooltip Defender's Minuet/Tooltip Warding Carol/Tooltip Aurora Fantasia/Tooltip Sheltering Etude/Tooltip Reprised Carol: Enhance/Tooltip Reprised Carol: Recover/Tooltip Arpeggio Fortissimo/Tooltip Vamos Alla!/Tooltip Play it Back/Tooltip Startstruck/Tooltip The Gift of Song/Tooltip Natural Talents/Tooltip Musician's Forte/Tooltip Crescendo/Tooltip Diminuendo/Tooltip Art of War/Tooltip Rhapsody at Arms/Tooltip Vamp/Tooltip Sudden Muse/Tooltip Desperate Finale/Tooltip Pianissimo/Tooltip Storyteller/Tooltip Gambler/Tooltip

Songblade

Bard Songblade

Abbreviation: BD SB

A DPS role that focuses on supplementing the groups power while performing visually stylish moves. The swashbuckling songblade is as much a master fencer as a master musician. The songblade complimeents their swordplay with a variety of magic for a fighting style as versatile as it is flamboyant.
Choose Songblade to specialize in DPS. DPS are damage dealers who focus on dispatching foes while their party members keep the enemy's attention.

Once you choose a paragon path, you must switch to an empty loadout, pay astral diamonds or use a retraining token to change paths.

Level Type Path Icon Name Range
AoE
Cast Cooldown Effect

Con Moto/Tooltip Staccato/Tooltip Ad Libitum/Tooltip A Due/Tooltip Volti Subito/Tooltip Lore/Tooltip Tailwind Mambo/Tooltip Steel March/Tooltip Ballad of the Witch/Tooltip Ballad of the Hero/Tooltip Advancing Parry/Tooltip Advancing Blade/Tooltip Masterful/Tooltip Musician's Flow/Tooltip All the World's a Stage/Tooltip Battle Harmony/Tooltip Bladesinger's Forte/Tooltip Backup Performer/Tooltip Voice Throw/Tooltip Battlefield Ostinato/Tooltip Elemental Medley/Tooltip Ballad Colla Voce/Tooltip A Due/Tooltip Redoublement/Tooltip Martial Performance/Tooltip Performer/Tooltip Lore Master/Tooltip

Equipments

  • Collection/Epic Equipment (Bard)
  • Collection/Epic PVP Equipment (Bard)

External Links