Bard (XI)

Unlocking

Bard is one of the many advanced jobs in Final Fantasy XI. It can be unlocked by completing the lv30 quest, no other requirements.

Quests
Level 30 - Path of the Bard

Stat Distributions

Basic Stats

The basic stats range in rank from A to G. The actual stat is calculated based on your race and job level. In addition to the basic stat formula, some bonuses are applied, such as traits that affect them, as well as any stats your support job contributes.

HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
D - D D D F D D B
Level 1 Stats
Race HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
Hume 28 - 6 6 6 5 6 6 7
Elvaan 30 - 7 6 7 4 5 7 7
Tarutaru 24 - 5 6 6 6 8 6 7
Mithra 30 - 6 8 6 6 6 6 6
Galka 33 - 7 6 8 5 6 6 6

Combat Skills

Combat skills range in rank from A+ to F. In addition to the job's native skills, you may receive some skill through a support job (max skill increase) or equipments' traits (actual skill increase). Note that combat skills aren't gained automatically at level-up, but you need to use the skill to raise it. The numbers below are the caps for each level.

Fighting Skill Rank Magic Skill Rank
Dagger B- Singing C
Staff C+ String Instrument C
Sword C- Wind Instrument C
Club D
Throwing E
Evasion D
Parrying E
Skill Lv 1 Lv 10 Lv 20 Lv 30 Lv 40 Lv 50 Lv 60 Lv 70 Lv 80 Lv 90 Lv 99
Singing
String Instrument
Wind Instrument
5 30 58 86 114 142 190 212 250 310 373
Dagger 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 223 265 325 388
Staff 5 30 58 86 114 142 190 215 255 315 378
Sword 5 30 58 86 114 142 190 210 245 305 368
Club 4 28 55 82 109 136 183 201 230 280 334
Throwing 4 26 51 76 101 126 171 190 215 255 300
Evasion 4 28 55 82 109 136 183 201 230 280 334
Parrying 4 26 51 76 101 126 171 190 215 255 300

Learnables

Abilities

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Level 1 - Soul Voice
Level 20 - Pianissimo
Level 75 (Merit) - Nightingale, Troubadour
Level 83 - Tenuto
Level 93 - Marcato
Level 96 - Clarion Call

Job Traits

Level 5 - Resist Silence
Level 25 - Resist Silence II
Level 45 - Resist Silence III
Level 65 - Resist Silence IV
Level 75 (Merit) - Finale Recast, Lullaby Recast, Madrigal Recast, Minne Recast, Minuet Recast
Level 80 - Critical Defense Bonus
Level 85 - Fencer
Level 95 - Fencer II
Level 99 (Job Points) - Soul Voice Effect, Clarion Call Effect, Minne Effect, Minuet Effect, Pianissimo Effect, Song Accuracy Bonus, Tenuto Effect, Lullaby Duration, Marcato Effect, Requiem Effect

Gift Job Traits

These traits are automatically learned after spending enough Job Points. For example, to get the first DEF Bonus gift, you must have spent 5 JP or more on the Job Point traits. Note that aside from being gifted with the traits below, some songs are learnt this way as well. See the song list for those.

5 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +3), Capacity Point Bonus (+5%)
10 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +3)
20 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC +2, RACC +2)
25 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+7%)
30 JP - Magic Defense Bonus (MDEF +3)
45 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (MEVA +5)
50 JP - Superior 1
55 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+9%)
60 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +5)
80 JP - Singing Skill Bonus (Singing +5)
95 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+11%)
100 JP - Superior 2
125 JP - String Instrument Skill Bonus (String Instrument +5)
145 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+13%)
150 JP - Wind Instrument Skill Bonus (Wind Instrument +5)
180 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +5)
205 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+15%)
210 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +5)
245 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC 5, RACC +5)
275 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+17%)
280 JP - Magic Defense Bonus (MDEF +3)
320 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (MEVA +8)
355 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+19%)
360 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +8)
405 JP - Singing Skill Bonus (Singing +8)
445 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+21%)
450 JP - String Instrument Skill Bonus (String instrument +8)
500 JP - Wind Instrument Skill Bonus (Wind Instrument +8)
545 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+23%)
550 JP - Song Spellcasting Time (-5%)
605 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +6)
655 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+25%)
660 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +6)
720 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC +6, RACC +6)
775 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+27%)
780 JP - Magic Defense Bonus (DEF +4)
845 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (MEVA +10)
905 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+29%)
910 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +10)
980 JP - Singing Skill Bonus (Singing +10)
1,045 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+31%)
1,050 JP - String Instrument Skill Bonus (String Instrument +10)
1,125 JP - Wind Instrument Skill Bonus (Wind Instrument +10)
1,195 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+33%)
1,200 JP - Song Effect Duration (+5%)

Bard Songs

Level 1 - Knight's Minne
Level 3 - Valor Minuet
Level 5 - Army's Paeon
Level 7 - Foe Requiem
Level 9 - Herb Pastoral
Level 10 - Light Threnody
Level 11 - Sword Madrigal
Level 12 - Dark Threnody
Level 13 - Sheepfoe Mambo
Level 14 - Earth Threnody
Level 15 - Army's Paeon II
Level 16 - Foe Lullaby, Water Threnody
Level 17 - Foe Requiem II
Level 18 - Wind Threnody
Level 19 - Scop's Operetta
Level 20 - Fire Threnody
Level 21 - Knight's Minne II
Level 22 - Enchanting Etude, Ice Threnody
Level 23 - Valor Minuet II
Level 24 - Lightning Threnody, Spirited Etude
Level 25 - Mage's Ballad
Level 26 - Learned Etude
Level 27 - Horde Lullaby
Level 28 - Quick Etude
Level 29 - Advancing March
Level 30 - Vivacious Etude
Level 31 - Hunter's Prelude
Level 32 - Dextrous Etude
Level 33 - Fowl Aubade, Magic Finale
Level 34 - Sinewy Etude
Level 35 - Army's Paeon III
Level 36 - Light Carol
Level 37 - Foe Requiem III, Raptor Mazurka
Level 38 - Earth Carol
Level 39 - Battlefield Elegy
Level 40 - Water Carol
Level 41 - Knight's Minne III
Level 42 - Wind Carol
Level 43 - Valor Minuet III
Level 44 - Fire Carol
Level 45 - Army's Paeon IV
Level 46 - Ice Carol
Level 47 - Foe Requiem IV
Level 48 - Lightning Carol
Level 49 - Goblin Gavotte
Level 50 - Dark Carol
Level 51 - Blade Matrigal
Level 53 - Dragonfoe Mambo
Level 54 - Gold Capriccio
Level 55 - Mage's Ballad II
Level 56 - Shining Fantasia
Level 57 - Foe Requiem V
Level 59 - Carnage Elegy
Level 60 - Victory March
Level 61 - Knight's Minne IV
Level 62 - Bewitching Etude
Level 63 - Valor Minuet IV
Level 64 - Logical Etude
Level 65 - Army's Paeon V
Level 66 - Sage Etude
Level 67 - Foe Requiem VI
Level 68 - Swift Etude
Level 69 - Puppet's Operetta
Level 70 - Vital Etude
Level 71 - Archer's Prelude, Goddess's Hymnus
Level 72 - Uncanny Etude
Level 73 - Chocobo Mazurka, Warding Round
Level 74 - Herculean Etude
Level 75 - Maiden's Virelai
Level 75 (Merit) - Adventurer's Dirge, Foe Sirvente
Level 76 - Foe Requiem VII
Level 78 - Army's Paeon VI
Level 80 - Knight's Minne V
Level 81 - Earth Carol II
Level 82 - Sentinel's Scherzo
Level 83 - Foe Lullaby II
Level 84 - Water Carol II
Level 85 - Mage's Ballad III
Level 87 - Valor Minuet V, Wind Carol II
Level 90 - Fire Carol II
Level 92 - Horde Lullaby II
Level 93 - Ice Carol II
Level 95 - Pining Nocturne
Level 96 - Lightning Carol II
Level 99 - Light Carol II, Dark Carol II
Level 99 (100 Job Point Gift) - Fire Threnody II, Ice Threnody II, Wind Threnody II, Earth Threnody II, Lightning Threnody II, Water Threnody II, Light Threnody II, Dark Threnody II

Job-specific Equipment

Artifact Armor

Choral Attire Set
Level 52 - Choral Slippers
Level 54 - Choral Roundlet
Level 56 - Choral Cannions
Level 58 - Choral Justaucorps
Level 60 - Choral Cuffs

Choral Attire +1 Set
Level 74 - Choral Slippers +1
Level 74 - Choral Roundlet +1
Level 74 - Choral Cannions +1
Level 74 - Choral Justaucorps +1
Level 74 - Choral Cuffs +1

Brioso Attire Set
Level 99 - Brioso Slippers
Level 99 - Brioso Roundlet
Level 99 - Brioso Cannions
Level 99 - Brioso Justaucorps
Level 99 - Brioso Cuffs

Brioso Attire +1 Set
Level 99 - Brioso Slippers +1
Level 99 - Brioso Roundlet +1
Level 99 - Brioso Cannions +1
Level 99 - Brioso Justaucorps +1
Level 99 - ChoralBrioso +1

Relic Armor

Accessories
Level 70 - Bard's Cape

Bard's Attire Set
Level 71 - Bard's Slippers
Level 72 - Bard's Roundlet
Level 73 - Bard's Cuffs
Level 74 - Bard's Justaucorps
Level 75 - Bard's Cannions

Bard's Attire +1 Set
Level 75 - Bard's Slippers +1
Level 75 - Bard's Roundlet +1
Level 75 - Bard's Cuffs +1
Level 75 - Bard's Justaucorps +1
Level 75 - Bard's Cannions +1

Bard's Attire +2 Set
Level 90 - Bard's Slippers +2
Level 90 - Bard's Roundlet +2
Level 90 - Bard's Cuffs +2
Level 90 - Bard's Justaucorps +2
Level 90 - Bard's Cannions +2

Bihu Attire Set
Level 99 - Bihu Slippers
Level 99 - Bihu Roundlet
Level 99 - Bihu Cuffs
Level 99 - Bihu Justaucorps
Level 99 - Bihu Cannions

Bihu Attire +1 Set
Level 99 - Bihu Slippers +1
Level 99 - Bihu Roundlet +1
Level 99 - Bihu Cuffs +1
Level 99 - Bihu Justaucorps +1
Level 99 - Bihu Cannions +1

Empyrean Armor

Accessories
Level 80 - Aoido's Belt
Level 84 - Aoido's Matinee
Level 90 - Aoido's Earring

Aoido's Attire Set
Level 81 - Aoido's Cothurnes
Level 83 - Aoido's Rhingrave
Level 85 - Aoido's Calot
Level 87 - Aoido's Manchettes
Level 89 - Aoido's Hongreline

Aoido's Attire +1 Set
Level 81 - Aoido's Cothurnes +1
Level 83 - Aoido's Rhingrave +1
Level 85 - Aoido's Calot +1
Level 87 - Aoido's Manchettes +1
Level 89 - Aoido's Hongreline +1

Aoido's Attire +2 Set
Level 81 - Aoido's Cothurnes +2
Level 83 - Aoido's Rhingrave +2
Level 85 - Aoido's Calot +2
Level 87 - Aoido's Manchettes +2
Level 89 - Aoido's Hongreline +2

Fili Attire Set
Level 99 - Fili Cothurnes
Level 99 - Fili Rhingrave
Level 99 - Fili Calot
Level 99 - Fili Manchettes
Level 99 - Fili Hongreline

Fili Attire +1 Set
Level 99 - Fili Cothurnes +1
Level 99 - Fili Rhingrave +1
Level 99 - Fili Calot +1
Level 99 - Fili Manchettes +1
Level 99 - Fili Hongreline +1

Weapons

Level 40 (Artifact) - Paper Knife
Level 75 (Relic) - Gjallarhorn, Mandau
Level 75 (Mythic) - Carnwenhan


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