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 6.5:

  • Empyreal Arrow potency increased from 230 to 240
  • Sidewinder potency increased from 300 to 320
Stats & Materia
Item Level >>> Critical Hit > Determination >= Direct Hit >> Skill Speed