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Troubadour (トルバドゥール, Torubadūru?) is a recurring Bard ability in Final Fantasy series.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XI Edit

Troubadour is a job ability available to Bards in Final Fantasy XI who have earned enough merit points to learn it. Troubadour will double the duration of a song's effect. Generally, beneficial songs last 2 minutes, plus any modifiers for using special instruments. This is a tier 2 merit ability, as such it takes 3 merit points to learn initially. At this point, a Bard can use troubadour once every twenty minutes. It can be upgraded with 4 points a second time, reducing the recast time by 2 minutes, and then 5 more to reduce the recast time again.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

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Troubadour is a Level 62 Bard ability. It has an instant cast time with an off-global cooldown of 180 seconds. Troubadour adds an additional effect to the song currently being sung. The ability can only be executed while singing Mage's Ballad, Army's Paeon, or the Wanderer's Minuet. The effects are applied to the caster and nearby party members within 20 yalms, and lasts for 30 seconds.

  • Mage's Ballad — Increases maximum HP by 15%.
  • Army's Paeon — Reduces physical vulnerability by 10%.
  • The Wanderer's Minuet — Reduces magic vulnerability by 10%.

Etymology Edit

A troubadour is a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages. The songs of troubadours deal mainly with themes of chivalry and courtly love.