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Bard (吟遊詩人, Ginyuushijin?) 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 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 3,850/7,900 JP to master this job, depending on version.
A warrior who uses his voice as a weapon. May use Bardsong to support his allies in battle.
|Lv. 4 Summoner|
Lv. 4 Mediator
|Lv. 5 Summoner|
Lv. 5 Orator
|Move Rate||Jump Rate||Speed||Physical Evasion Rate||Base Attack||Base Magic||Base HP||Base MP|
Bard job command. Sing melodies in an exquisite voice to cause various mysterious effects.
The amount HP/MP restored by Bardsong is as follows:
|A song pleading for angelic protection. Restores MP.|
|A song praising the vibrance of life. Restores HP.|
|A song of encouragement and inspiration. Increases Speed.|
|A gallant song of battles fought and won. Increases physical attack power.|
|A song of the laws of sorcery and of the source of magick. Increases magickal attack power.|
|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.
|The ultimate song. Increases allies' CT to 100.|
|WotL Name||Description||Trigger||JP Needed|
|Increase magickal attack power.||HP Loss||450/500|
|Move +3||Increase Move by 3.||1000|
|Fly||Fly over enemies as well as any other obstacles.||1200/5000|
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Bard appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.
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