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 6.1:

  • Battle Voice can be used without a song active
  • Repelling Shot can be used from farther away (15 yalms instead of 5)
  • The Wanderer’s Minuet now changes to Pitch Perfect on activation

View the latest changes for 6.1 at the Official Site, located here!

Bard Best in Slot (BiS)
Patch: 6.05
Updated: 6 Jan, 2022
Stats & Materia
Item Level >>> Critical Hit > Determination >= Direct Hit >> Skill Speed