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Bards use their songs to enhance their party's performance. The effect of their songs varies depending on the harp they use.
The bearer of this certificate has expertly harnessed the power of song and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Bard.
The Bard (吟遊詩人, Gin'yūshijin?) is a Job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal. Bards use their Sing ability to support their allies or, in the 3D versions, deal damage to their enemy.
- Special Ability - Scare
Each use the Bard's 'Scare' command reduces all enemies' levels:
- Enemy level = Enemy level - 3
Multiple uses of 'Scare' can eventually lead to enemies running away instead of attacking in battle. An enemy will only run away if:
- (Lowest character level) - (Enemy level) > 15
If the above condition is met, then the chance that a monster will choose to Run will be:
- %Chance to Run = 100 - Monster Hit%
As an enemy level is decreased there is the potential of reducing its Magic Attack Multiplier. Bosses are immune to 'Scare' and will also never attempt to Run.
- Special Ability - Cheer
The Bard's 'Cheer' command gives an additive bonus to physical Base Damage for each party member. Base Damage = Base Damage + (10 * # of Cheers) (for physical attacks only).
3D Remake VersionsEdit
- Special Ability - Sing
Selecting Sing will cause the Bard to sing a song depending on which harp the user has equipped. The song will always be performed as the first action of each turn.
|NES Version||Remake Versions|
|Name||Attack Power||Other Bonuses||Element||Other Information|
|Spark Dagger||23||+2 Agility||Lightning||None|
|Main Gauche||35||+3 Agility||None||None|
|Poison Dagger||40||+4 Agility||None||Inflicts Poison.|
|Madhura Harp||60||+5 Mind||None||None|
|Loki Harp||60||+5 Mind||None||None|
|Lamia Harp||60||+5 Mind||None||Inflicts Confusion.|
|Dream Harp||60||+5 Mind||None||Inflicts Sleep.|
|Apollo Harp||60||+10 Mind||None||Inflicts Silence.|
|Name||Defense Power||Magic Defense Power||Other Bonuses||Other Information|
|Feathered Hat||10||16||+2 Agility||None|
|Ribbon||23||20||None||Protects against all status ailments.|
|Ballad Crown||35||34||+10 Vitality and +10 Mind||Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith. 3D remake versions only.|
|Mage Robe||13||13||+1 Intellect and +1 Mind||None|
|White Robe||31||45||+5 Mind||None|
|Bard Vest||32||28||+2 Agility and +2 Mind||None|
|Mythril Bracers||2||4||+1 Intellect and +1 Mind||None|
|Rune Bracers||11||13||+2 Intellect and +2 Mind||Protects against some status ailments.|
|Diamond Bracers||13||16||+3 Intellect and +3 Mind||None|
|Protect Ring||18||18||+2 to all stats||None|
The Bard appears as a character card.
Bard from the Final Fantasy III 3D version has a Triple Triad card.
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