Bard Openers
Guide Info
Last Updated: 26 Oct, 2021
Patch Applicable: 5.58

Bard Openers

For all openers:

  • Use Pitch Perfect at three stacks as able, and Refulgent procs as you get them.
  • Hold Barrage until the next GCD if you already have an Refulgent proc.
  • The best potion is high-quality Grade 4 Tincture of Dexterity.
  • Try to use your second oGCD in the normal-ping openers as late as you can without cutting into your next GCD.

2.44s to 2.47s GCD

2.48s to 2.50s GCD:

2.48s to 2.50s GCD (high ping):


Opener FAQ

Why are Barrage and Sidewinder delayed?

To make sure all party-wide buffs are up before they get used. If your group has everything up a bit sooner, go ahead and use the skills then.

Should I use Refulgent Arrow between Stormbite and Caustic Bite if I get a proc?

No, getting both DoTs up is top priority.

Why are the openers different at different GCDs?

The GCD makes a meaningful difference in how far the end of Wanderer’s Minuet is going to move (within the oGCD window) from its original cast. As a result, whether we want WM to be the first or second oGCD varies. Also, at a faster GCD a 13-GCD Tincture becomes more feasible.

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  • 26 Oct, 2021
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