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#1 Jan 09 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I'm a damn good Bard for my level considering I've had very little to guide me through the trying times. But now I have some questions.

-Ac buff - when grouped with a Pally will he need this or do his buffs have priority over mine?

-HoT - does using this interfere with healers healing ticks? what about if I were to use a lower level version?

-PoT - is the Bard a better mana battery than Enchanter? I chain my 2 path PoT buffs together and also keep the lower level longer lasting PoT buff running too.

-Buff times - is there a way to increase the duration of my buffs? if so what stats?

-Debuffs - how long do the AC debuffs last? also is there a way to make them last longer? if so how? do the 90 sec recharge specials, the cool looking combos, Melodic Blades is one of them I think, debuff mob Dex like I have heard or is it myth?

-It - did you see it too? or is it just me?

Ok, thank you for any input!

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#2 Jan 09 2004 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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-Ac buff - when grouped with a Pally will he need this or do his buffs have priority over mine?


Well generally bards dont use the AC buffs unless there is a shaman in the grp but I belive that the pallys AC buff is stronger at the lower lvs but when you get the lv 47/51 debuff I think its stronger...besides the added Agi helps as well for our power pool. The bard Ac buff will still be seen on the top like usual because of the Agi buff added to it.

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-HoT - does using this interfere with healers healing ticks? what about if I were to use a lower level version?


I dont belive our HoT spell stacks with the healers heal tho their heal would go over ours but its also not good to cast it in a grp as it draws alot of aggro...its only used as a last resort if the healer dies or you are farming/soloing.

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-PoT - is the Bard a better mana battery than Enchanter? I chain my 2 path PoT buffs together and also keep the lower level longer lasting PoT buff running too.


Well technically its not better as for the healing factor but it is much more handy as its only a single cast for a grp stead of having to cast it on each and every individual grp member.

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-Buff times - is there a way to increase the duration of my buffs? if so what stats?


Unfortunatly there is no way to increase the duration of our buffs...the only thing they let us do with our buffs is make the area of effect larger thru CM's.

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-Debuffs - how long do the AC debuffs last? also is there a way to make them last longer? if so how? do the 90 sec recharge specials, the cool looking combos, Melodic Blades is one of them I think, debuff mob Dex like I have heard or is it myth?


The debuffs last for 20 secs (Im pretty sure but not longer than that I belive tho my grp usualy kills guys before then) and there is no way that I know of thru CM's to make the duration last longer. Ive never acutally heard of that rumor tho the description of the skills do say they make the enemy "Stagger" tho I would assume from that description that if it did lower a stat it would be Agi.

Sorry for quoting most of what you said hehe...makes it easier when replying to them but I hope this all helps.


Edited, Fri Jan 9 04:59:39 2004 by Estar
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#3singforu, Posted: Jan 09 2004 at 8:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ditto...
#4 Jan 09 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok about the HoTs...

Someone told me that my HoT, while it doesn't affect the initial heal will replace the healer ticks...

And did I do something wrong when I updated to the level 34 HoT and bought the cm for it.. WOW 2 more points per tick.. what a dissappointment...

Why does Singforu get a gold star? I want a gold star.

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Suminarin 57 Elven Gypsy PPO
Elven bards make the best lovers.
Proudpine's resident Tard Bard.

Notebook 40 Gnome Cleric PPO
Future Tinker and Dread soloer.

This one time at Bard camp...

Haven't played since 5 June.
#5 Jan 09 2004 at 9:25 AM Rating: Default


hi i have healers and tank alts and the HoT messes with the healas tic i allways make sure the bard does not use him heal but a bards heal can be good if u r farmin or u r killin low lels when no healas r around
#6 Jan 09 2004 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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PoT - is the Bard a better mana battery than Enchanter? I chain my 2 path PoT buffs together and also keep the lower level longer lasting PoT buff running too.

eye didnt c an answer to this ?
from what ive heard it's 1 is better at lower levels, the other 1 is better in the mid levels, and the other 1 is better at the upper levels

#7 Jan 10 2004 at 12:08 AM Rating: Default
enc do have better pot spells then the bards, but the bards work for the entire group, making bards more efficient, since they dont have to cast on each party member
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