Job Fundamentals

Bards are the bow users of FFXIV, with musical skills mixed in. As a Bard, you’ll use a pair of damage over time debuffs, which can trigger bonus effects during your songs. Reacting to these triggers while maintaining your DoTs and songs is the core of Bard gameplay.

Most Recent Job Changes

Patch 6.4:

  • The range of song passive buffs extended to 50 yalms
  • The range of Troubadour, Nature’s Minne, Battle Voice, Radiant Finale, and Peloton increased to 30 yalms
Stats & Materia
Item Level >>> Critical Hit > Determination >= Direct Hit >> Skill Speed