A warrior who uses his voice as a weapon. May use Bardsong to support his allies in battle.


Bard is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is a male-exclusive job, obtained by training a male unit in magickal jobs. By Bardsong, the Bard boosts all allied units' stats (including the caster) from anywhere on the field. The Bards have high magickal stats, but almost no defensive capabilities. Bards, like their female counterparts, Dancers, can be used to gain EXP and JP in a battle because their songs repeat based on how many turns the initial Charge Time was. It costs 3,850 JP to master in the original version and 7,900 JP in The War of the Lions.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 5 Summoner, Lv. 5 Orator
Lv. 4 Summoner, Lv. 4 Mediator (PS version)
Musical Instruments Hats Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 5% Low High Low Average

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Bardsong[edit | edit source]

Bard job command. Sing melodies in an exquisite voice to cause various mysterious effects.


Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Seraph Song
(Angel Song)
1 All allies 17 100
A song pleading for angelic protection. Restores MP.
Restore MP: 20 + Magic Attack
Life's Anthem
(Life Song)
1 All allies 17 100
A song praising the vibrance of life. Restores HP.
Restore HP: 10 + Magic Attack
Rousing Melody
(Cheer Song)
1 All allies 13 100
A song of encouragement and inspiration. Increases Speed.
Amount: +1 Speed
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target
Battle Chant
(Battle Song)
1 All allies 13 100
A gallant song of battles fought and won. Increases physical attack power.
Amount: +1 Physical Attack
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target
Magickal Refrain
(Magic Song)
1 All allies 10 100
A song of the laws of sorcery and of the source of magick. Increases magickal attack power.
Amount: +1 Magic Attack
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target
Nameless Song 1 All allies 10 100
A thoroughly mysterious song passed down through many an age. Bestows various types of protection.
Effect: Reraise, Regen, Protect, Shell, Haste.
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target
(Last Song)
1 All allies 5 100
The ultimate song. Increases allies' CT to 100.
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target

Reaction abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Magick Boost
(MA Save)
Increase magickal attack power. HP Loss 450/500
Faith Boost
(Face Up)
Increase Faith. Magick 500/700

Movement abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Description JP Needed
Move +3 Increase Move by 3. 1000
Fly Fly over enemies as well as any other obstacles. 1200/5000

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Knights of the Crystals[edit | edit source]

KotC Bard.png

Bard appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

FFT Angel Song.png
FFT Life Song.png
FFT Cheer Song.png
FFT Battle Song.png
FFT Magic Song.png
FFT Nameless Song.png
FFT Last Song.png

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In medieval Gaelic and British culture, a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities. Originally a specific class of poet, with the decline of living bardic tradition in the modern period the term "bard" acquired generic meaning of an epic author/singer/narrator, or any poets, especially famous ones. For example, William Shakespeare is known as the Bard or the Bard of Avon.

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