Final Fantasy Wiki
Advertisement

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

Description

Bard is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is a male-exclusive job, obtained by training a male unit in magickal jobs. The Bard boosts all allied units' stats (including the caster) via Bardsong from anywhere on the field. It costs 3,850 JP to master in the original version and 7,900 JP in The War of the Lions.

Stats[]

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
WotL(War of the Lions): Lv. 5 Summoner, Lv. 5 Orator
PlayStation: Lv. 4 Summoner, Lv. 4 Mediator
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[]

Bardsong[]

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

Description
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
Finale
(Last Song)
1 All allies 5 100
The ultimate song. Increases allies' CT to 100.
Success Rate: 50% Accuracy Per Target

Reaction abilities[]

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[]

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

Overview[]

Seraph Song.

The Bard is a support-oriented job that can buff its allies with global abilities, meaning it will affect all allies regardless of range. The job's attribute-enhancing songs are particularly useful in long fights, though these songs have lower accuracy the more allies there are on screen. The Bard has high magickal stats, but almost no defensive capabilities.

Bards are useful for JP grinding, because once selected, the ability will repeat, earning the same amount of EXP and JP. For example, if the player has selected Seraph Song and the CT is 10 turns, it will repeat after 10 turns provided the player has not selected another ability to be performed.

Overall, while providing powerful effects to the entire party regardless of range, the Bard lacks the fight presence, and being forced to focus on singing means he cannot do anything else, essentially meaning the player fights with one fewer party member. His effectiveness mainly manifests in extended fights.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

Edgar - Chainsaw2.pngThis section about an ability in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is empty or needs to be expanded. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Bard [4-028C] Opus series card.

Bard appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as an Ice-elemental Backup card.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Knights of the Crystals[]

KotC Bard.png

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

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

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.

Advertisement