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Bard (吟遊詩人, Gin'yūshijin?) is an ability type in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and part of the Other category.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Bard school centers on buffing the party. Several Rank 5 Bard skills grant the party a stat boost that is small at first, but increases with repeated uses. Some Collector's Events that focus on the game's sound track prominently feature Bard skills, either as dungeon rewards or requiring their usage to defeat a unique boss.

Notable abilities in the Bard school include: Requiem, the sole damaging Bard ability; Rallying Etude and Mana's Paean, which boost the psrty's ATK and MAG, respectively; Spellbend Etude and Enveloping Etude, which cast Shell and Protect on the party; several Rank 5 "Hymn" abilities that boost the party's stats more and more with repeated usage; and the Rank 6 ability Allegro con Moto.

List of Bard abilities[edit | edit source]

Rank 2[edit | edit source]

Users: EdwardDeschDeuceAriaTyroAlmaSarahMorrowCait SithOrranGogo (V)BardThancredRamzaLarsaSerafieKefkaHildaRikkuGarnetEikoElarra

Record spheres: SerafieKrileEikoAemo

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Lullaby
FFRK Lullaby Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.50s N/A None Sleep (20%) Lesser White Orbx8 Lesser Ice Orbx5
Put all targets to sleep.
Requiem
FFRK Requiem Icon.png
2 (+2) Magical 1.65s 4.20 None None Lesser White Orbx8 Lesser Dark Orbx5
Deal sonic damage to one target.

Rank 3[edit | edit source]

Users: EdwardDeschDeuceAriaTyroAlmaSarahMorrowCait SithOrranGogo (V)BardThancredRamzaLarsaSerafieKefkaHildaRikkuGarnetEikoElarra

Record spheres: SerafieKrileEikoAemo

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Rallying Etude
FFRK Rallying Etude Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None ATK +15% (25s) White Orbx5 Power Orbx3 Wind Orbx3
Increase the party's Attack.
Mana's Paean
FFRK Mana's Paean Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None MAG +15% (25s) White Orbx5 Power Orbx3 Dark Orbx3
Increase the party's Magic.

Rank 4[edit | edit source]

Users: EdwardDeschDeuceAriaTyroSarahMorrowCait SithOrranGogo (V)BardThancredLarsaSerafieKefkaHildaRikkuGarnetEikoElarra

Record spheres: SerafieKrileEikoAemo

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Spellbend Etude
FFRK Spellbend Etude Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None Shell Greater White Orbx5 Greater Power Orbx3 Greater Earth Orbx3
Increase the party's Resistance.
Enveloping Etude
FFRK Enveloping Etude Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None Protect Greater White Orbx5 Greater Power Orbx3 Greater Earth Orbx3
Temporarily raise the Defense of all allies.

Rank 5[edit | edit source]

Users: EdwardDeuceAriaTyroSarahCait SithOrranGogo (V)BardThancredSerafieKefkaHildaGarnetElarra

Record spheres: SerafieEikoAemo

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Angelsong
FFRK Angelsong Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None Regen Major Earth Orbx10 Major White Orbx6 Major Holy Orbx6
Grant major Regen to all allies.
Mage's Hymn
FFRK Mage's Hymn Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None MAG +10% Major Earth Orbx10 Major White Orbx6 Major Dark Orbx6
Briefly raise the Magic of all allies up to a large amount, and grant one stack of Mystic Bard to the user. If the user already has Mystic Bard, add another stack (up to four). Amount of stat increase depends on the Mystic Bard stacks on the user.
Each stack of increases party stat boost by additional 10%, to a max of +50% with four stacks
Warrior's Hymn
FFRK Warrior's Hymn Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None ATK +10% Major Earth Orbx10 Major White Orbx6 Major Fire Orbx6
Briefly raise the Attack of all allies up to a large amount, and grant one stack of Battle Bard to the user. If the user already has Battle Bard, add another stack (up to four). Amount of stat increase depends on the Battle Bard stacks on the user.
Each stack of increases party stat boost by additional 10%, to a max of +50% with four stacks

Rank 6[edit | edit source]

Unlocking access to Rank 6 Bard abilities requires the individual character to be at Level 65 and have their second level cap broken, unlocking their Record Spheres. The player can then use Bard Motes to unlock access to Rank 6 Bard. Note that only characters with innate access to Rank 5 Bard will have the Empowered Sphere that includes access to Rank 6 Bard; characters who must use their Record Spheres to access Rank 5 have no Empowered Sphere for Bard and cannot access Rank 6.

Users: EdwardDeuceAriaTyroSarahCait SithOrranGogo (V)BardThancredSerafieKefkaHildaGarnetElarra

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Allegro con Moto
FFRK Allegro con Moto Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None None Earth Crystalx10 Holy Crystalx6 White Crystalx6 (Note that this ability cannot be crafted, and is received from Empowered Spheres. These are the base components as extrapolated from its honing materials.)
Reduce the offensive magic casting time of all allies for three turns.

Japan-only[edit | edit source]

Rank 5[edit | edit source]

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Goddess's Paean
FFRK Goddess's Hymn Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None MND +10% Major Earth Orbx10 Major White Orbx6 Major Holy Orbx6
Briefly raise the Mind of all allies up to a large amount, and grant one stack of Sacred Bard to the user. If the user already has Sacred Bard, add another stack (up to four). Amount of stat increase depends on the Sacred Bard stacks on the user.
Each stack of increases party stat boost by additional 10%, to a max of +50% with four stacks
Ode to Victory
FFRK Warlord's Hymn Icon.png
2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None Cirt change +10% Major Earth Orbx10 Major White Orbx6 Major Power Orbx6
Briefly raise the critical hit chance of all allies up to a large amount, and grant one stack of Tactical Bard to the user. If the user already has Tactical Bard, add another stack (up to four). Amount of stat increase depends on the Tactical Bard stacks on the user.
Each stack of increases party stat boost by additional 10%, to a max of +50% with four stacks

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