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

The Bard 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 bestows the user stat boosts when they equip an instrument. The crown is a good support job in battle, since the crown's first three abilities raise the party's overall stats by 50%. These abilities are highly useful in the earlier stages, since spells like Protect and Berserk do not become available until later.

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

StatsEdit

HP Strength Intellect Spirit
1.1 1.0 1.3 1.3


Short Sword Sword Bow Staff Spear Axe Book Harp
C C C C C C C B


Offensive Magic Recovery Magic Evade Magic Evade
B C C C

AbilitiesEdit

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
Motet
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
Fugue

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.