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Troubadour (トルバドゥール, Torubadūru?) is a recurring Bard ability in Final Fantasy series.


Final Fantasy XI[]

Troubadour is a merit ability available to Bards at level 75. It requires 3 merit point to learn initially. It increases the casting time for songs by 1.5 and doubles the effect duration for 1 minute. Generally, beneficial songs last 2 minutes, plus any modifiers for using special instruments. It can be recast every 10 minutes.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Troubadour is a level 62 Bard ability. It has an instant cast time with an off-global cooldown of 180 seconds. Troubadour adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung. The ability can only be executed while singing Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, or the Wanderer's Minuet. The effects are applied to the caster and nearby party members within 20 yalms, and lasts for 30 seconds.

  • Mage's Ballad — Increases maximum HP by 15%.
  • Army's Paeon — Reduces physical vulnerability by 10%.
  • The Wanderer's Minuet — Reduces magic vulnerability by 10%.


A troubadour is a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages. The songs of troubadours deal mainly with themes of chivalry and courtly love.