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Get the most out of equipped instruments!
—In-game description.

The Bard (詩人, Shijin?) is a crown in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is obtained after Lilibelle's death in the Animal Burrow.

The crown's special ability allows the user to gain stat boosts when they are equipped with an instrument. The crown is a good support job in battle, since the crown's first three abilities buff up the party's overall stats by 50%. These abilities are highly useful in the earlier stages of the game, since spells like Protect and Berserk do not become available until the later stages.

Those using the crown should focus on buffing the party instead of attacking, since the crown only gives stat bonus in the magic category and harps make poor striking weapons. The Bard crown has no actual proficiency with both kinds of magic, so the player should only equip Bards with Level One spells. The crown eventually loses its worth in the later stages when Lux becomes available to the player. The job's special armor, Poet Tunic, provides a 10% boost to the user's Spirit and Intellect stats.


HP Strength Intellect Spirit
1.1 1.0 1.3 1.3

Short Sword Sword Bow Staff Spear Axe Book Harp

Offensive Magic Recovery Magic Evade Magic Evade


Name Description AP Gems Needed Image
Ditty Sing a song to raise party's attack and magic power. Lasts three turns. 2 None Ditty
Motet Sing a song to raise party's defense and magic defense. Lasts three turns. 2 Lapis ×5
Aquamarine ×5
Aria Sing a song to raise party's status attributes. Lasts three turns. 3 Topaz ×2
Sapphire ×6
Lapis ×6
Amethyst ×1
FF4HoL Aria
Fugue Sing a sad song that stops your foes in their tracks. Lasts only one turn. 4 Ruby ×3
Emerald ×7
Lapis ×7
Amethyst ×2
Diamond ×1



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.

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