Shadowbringers Bard Guide
Verzell Varion [Adamantoise]
This guide will cover concepts of Bard gameplay, from fundamentals to optimization, as well as serving as a pocket reference for all aspects of Bard. Contributions from Im’hotep Rah [Goblin], Sana Cetonis [Sargatanas], Ellunavi Sevald [Sargatanas], Yumiya Nagatsuki [Behemoth], Elya Kura [Ragnarok]
Level 80 Gear Guide
5.55 Best in Slot (BiS)
Opener & Priority Sheet
by Elya Kura
FFLogs Self-Review Checklist
A standard list of things to check for when looking over logs. Note that this isn’t exhaustive, and specific fights may call for unique gameplans.
Fight-Specific Bard Notes
An overview of fight-specific tips for Eden’s Verse (Savage) and The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate).
Frequently Asked Questions
Taking the edge off of learning the job
No. Bard functions at any reasonable skill speed, but there’s almost never a good reason to meld it because it’s the weakest of the four substats on average.
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