Bard

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Bard is a class which can be unlocked via the Tombstone & Dice Tree of the Levelling System.

Passive[edit | edit source]

Keep Up The Pace[edit | edit source]

Tooltip
Whenever you move 10 or more spaces forward in a single movement, reduce one of your cooldowns by 2.

If the Class Talent is active: Now reduces up to 3 cooldowns by 2 turns. Movement requirement increased to 12 spaces.


Buff.png Category: Buff

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Whenever you move 10 or more spaces forward in a single movement, reduce one of your cooldowns by 2.
  • If the Class Talent is active: Whenever you move 12 or more spaces forward in a single movement, reduce up to three of your cooldowns by 2.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Cheerful Song[edit | edit source]

Cheerful Song
CheerfulSong.png
In-Game Description
Tooltip Move all living players within 25 spaces of you 2 spaces forward, also making them Unable To Kill You for 2 turns.

If only you were affected, move 10 spaces forward instead.

If the Class Talent is active: You now always move 10 spaces forward.

Categories
Skill
Characteristics
Uses Unlimited
Cooldown 6
Other appearances
Punk Bard
PunkBardCheerfulSong.png
Pop Idol
PopIdolCheerfulSong.png
Harmonious
HarmoniousCheerfulSong.png

Standard Use[edit | edit source]

  • Move all living players within 25 spaces of you 2 spaces forward. They gain 2 turns of Unable To Kill PlayerName. If only you were affected, move 10 spaces forward instead.
  • If the Class Talent is active: Move all living players within 25 spaces of you 2 spaces forward. They gain 2 turns of Unable To Kill PlayerName. Also move an additional 10 spaces forward.

Charismatic Smile[edit | edit source]

Charismatic Smile
CharismaticSmile.png
In-Game Description
Tooltip Get a random item from the shop you're currently visiting for free!

If the Class Talent is active: For every 7 Rupees you spend at shops (excluding the Pawn Shop) this cooldown ticks down 1 turn.

Categories
Skill
Characteristics
Uses Unlimited
Cooldown 5
Other appearances
Punk Bard
PunkBardCharismaticSmile.png
Pop Idol
PopIdolCharismaticSmile.png
Harmonious
HarmoniousCharismaticSmile.png

Standard Use[edit | edit source]

  • If used at a shop: You gain a random item from that shop (which is in stock) for free.
  • If used while not at a shop or while no items are available to buy at a shop: Nothing happens besides the skill going on cooldown for 2 turns.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Beware that Charismatic Smile cannot be used to gain an item which has just been sold to the Pawn Shop that turn; this is because such an item cannot normally be purchased until a future visit.

Passive Effect[edit | edit source]

  • If the Class Talent is active: For every 7 Rupees you spend at shops (excluding the Pawn Shop) this cooldown ticks down 1 turn.

Event Use[edit | edit source]

  • Use against the Greedy Goblin of the Archaeology Dig; Effectively counts as giving 1 item to the Goblin.

Plot Twist[edit | edit source]

Plot Twist
PlotTwist.png
In-Game Description
Tooltip Whenever you're the target of a Dark Spell and this skill is not on cooldown, you'll hold onto the Spell for 1 turn or until you're the target of another Dark Spell. You can choose a new target for the Spell you're holding.

If the Class Talent is active: You can now hold onto 3 Spells at the same time, each for a duration of 2 turns.

Categories
Skill, Passive
Characteristics
Uses Unlimited
Cooldown 6
Other appearances
Holding
PlotTwistHolding.png
Punk Bard
PunkBardPlotTwist.png
Punk Bard Holding
PunkBardPlotTwistHolding.png
Pop Idol
PopIdolPlotTwist.png
Pop Idol Holding
PopIdolPlotTwistHolding.png
Harmonious
HarmoniousPlotTwist.png
Harmonious Holding
HarmoniousPlotTwistHolding.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This skill loses the Passive category while it's holding a Spell.
  • Spells redirected by Plot Twist count as having been cast by the original caster.

Standard Use[edit | edit source]

  • Choose the held Spell. Then choose which player to redirect it towards.
  • Choose one of up to three held Spells. Then choose which player to redirect it towards.

Passive Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Passively stores one targeted Dark Spell until your next Effects Phase, or until you are targeted by another Dark Spell.
  • If the Class Talent is active: Passively holds up to three targeted Dark Spells for 2 turns, or until you are targeted by a fourth Dark Spell.

Secret Item Interaction[edit | edit source]

This is one of the secrets of BGO.

Spoilers
Using any of the primary 6 charges of a Guitar reduces the cooldown of Cheerful Song by 2.

Playstyle[edit | edit source]

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • TBD

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • TBD

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Keep Up The Pace has several infinite movement loops:
  • With Black Lotus: The Iron Giant will, by itself, be usable repeatedly. Also, Arcane Relocation with enough Speed will, by itself, be usable repeatedly; without the KUTP Talent, this requires 16+ Speed (or 6+ Speed with the Arcane Relocation Talent); with the KUTP Talent, this requires 20+ Speed (or 8+ Speed with the Arcane Relocation Talent.)
  • With the Talent, if you have Black Lotus with Two Halves Of Coconut with either a Duplicate Two Halves or The Sands Of Time, the 2 items will trigger each other repeatedly.
  • With the Talent, if you obtain 3 of the following (including Duplicates from Compose/Magic Mirror/Hammer Of Hephaestus), you can trigger KUTP over and over again: Two Halves Of Coconut with 10+ Speed, The Iron Giant, Arcane Relocation with enough Speed, The Sands Of Time specifically with Two Halves (and The Pied Piper's Pipe specifically with Sands and Living enchantments.) Kronos' Sickle can also be used if your other 2 items/skills for the combo have a 5 turn cooldown or less.
  • The Avaril + Blink Staff (with a Duplicate of either) or The Avaril x2 + Obsidian Drop, along with Dino Mount x2 for either combo, can also work.

Dual-Class Synergies[edit | edit source]

Enchanter[edit | edit source]

  • Speed boosts that Enchanter has access to in general help with triggering Keep Up The Pace when rolling. In long games, you can even trigger the KUTP Talent on every roll with 10+ Speed (or just basic KUTP with 8+ Speed.)
  • Arcane Relocation can trigger the Keep Up The Pace Talent if you focus on gaining Speed; you require 20+ Speed for the KUTP Talent with Arcane Relocation unless you have the Arcane Relocation Talent, in which case you need 8+ Speed. (Without the KUTP Talent, you need 16+ Speed or 6+ Speed with the Arcane Relocation Talent.)
  • If you get a Black Lotus with nothing on cooldown and trigger KUTP with Arcane Relocation, KUTP and Black Lotus together reset Arcane Relocation's cooldown fully, so you can move yourself forward with Arcane Relocation over and over until Black Lotus wears off. Magic Affinity, Momentum from Condensing Fairy Crystal, Acceleration from Condensing Happy Crystal, as well as Lolrus, Ninjas, and Cocaine from Cards Of Fate from Condensing Happy Crystal can help with the Speed requirement. However, Black Lotus can be quite difficult to get, esp. without some sort of cooldown reduction loop requiring other classes; the best method appears to be visiting the Ninjas' Asian Pond with a high amount of luck; Nature's Blessing can help with the Luck or rarely give out Lotus itself.

Merchant[edit | edit source]

  • Trade Routes allows you to frequently visit shops for use of Charismatic Smile. In particular, you can visit The ACME Shop and use Charismatic Smile to gain Hypno Glasses or preferably ACME TNT. After doing so, sell the high value item to the Pawn Shop. Then, in future visits, ideally buy out all the cheap items in the Pawn Shop, then regain the high value item from the Pawn Shop with Charismatic Smile and resell it to the Pawn Shop.
  • Keep Up The Pace can be more reliably triggered when rolling by raising Speed with Acceleration, Soul Speed, and Momentum; Trade Routes allows visiting The Magic Shop for these Spells.
  • ACME Rocket (ideally with a death blocker) and Explosive Sheep can be used to reliably trigger Keep Up The Pace (including w/Talent.) Hand Grenade and Rocket Boots can unreliably trigger KUTP as well.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Harmonious Bard skin is a personal skin for AmIKawaiiUguu.