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A performer capable of bolstering allies with song. The enhancing effects of the bard's music on the party more than make up for his weakness in individual combat.


Bard appears as a playable character in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. It is a Core class, unassociated with any specific title.


As with all Core characters, the Bard is a subpar character, with poor stats, limited Soul Breaks, and limited versatility. The Bard is one of the few Core characters that can reach Level 99, but even at that level it is terrible stats save for Magic, Resistance, and Mind. However, it does have a niche use as a supporter. It's access to Rank 4 Support gives it Wrath, Breakdown skills, and status attacks, and Rank 4 Bard gives it some abilities to buff the party's stats, including its own Soul Breaks giving a good boost to attack. This means the Bard, in practice, follows the rule of its official description - it is weak on its own, but very effective at supporting a party of physical fighters.


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Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
10 454 11 13 22 25 22 20 20 72
50 2,048 46 50 74 82 74 22 22 91
99 4000 95 95 130 142 130 25 25 118
Rank (Max: 5) 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1


The Bard can use Support abilities up to Rank 4 and Bard abilities up to Rank 4.

Soul Breaks[]

Name Designation Relic Effects
Gauge Type Duration Power (Including potency of stat increase(s) and chance of effect(s) occurring)
Valor Minuet I

Valor Minuet I

Default N/A 2 N/A 20s 20%
Temporarily raise the party's Attack a small amount.
Valor Minuet II

Valor Minuet II

Unique Madhura Harp (III)

Madhura Harp (III)

2 N/A 20s 40%
Temporarily raise the party's Attack a large amount.


Record Materia[]

Record Materia Description Acquirement
Concert Musician
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Deal slightly more physical damage when an instrument is equipped. Awarded for breaking character level cap.
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Attack hits all targets, but deals only light damage. Obtain the Concert Musician record materia. Chance to obtain with Bard in the party.
War Ballad
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Begin battle with Regen, and gain a small amount of Attack. Break Bard's level cap 2 times and obtain the Zealot record materia. Chance to obtain with Bard in the party.
Chant of Repose
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Attack becomes a single-target magic non-elemental attack that deals moderate damage, with a small chance to Sleep. Break Bard's level cap 3 times and obtain the War Ballad record materia. Reward for raising the Bard to Level 99.


Bard can equip the following weapon types: daggers, and instruments.

It can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.