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 6.3:

  • Nature’s Minne is no longer a single-target skill. It affects all party members in a 20 yalm range, increasing healing received by 15%. It now has a 120s cooldown.
Stats & Materia
Item Level >>> Critical Hit > Determination >= Direct Hit >> Skill Speed