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#1 Feb 18 2014 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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I'm down to playing two times a week, and I am beginning to be concerned that my gear is out of date. I'm still sporting Empyrean +2 because most of the additions from Skirmish really didn't add much of a gear bonus for bard. I have a nice pair of sidegrade gloves I got early on in the SoA release, but since then I haven't really seen anything great. I'm still wearing level 75 earrings, for crying out loud.

What's the current best in slot for bard?
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#2 Feb 18 2014 at 3:54 PM Rating: Good
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Would also like some more perspectives on this. Empy has really good bonuses. Skirmish gear seems to largely suck for BRD other than stat vomit.

I imagine with the PDT and magical evasion etc that a lot of the relic reforged would be good to idle in.

Edited, Feb 18th 2014 2:02pm by Olorinus
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#3 Feb 24 2014 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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Empy +2 is still pretty good all around. It's sad, really. Brioso Slippers +1 are a pretty good piece when you don't need the +Scherzo. Reforged relic is largely best-in-slot for battle barding. That's... pretty much it.
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#4 Feb 25 2014 at 10:16 PM Rating: Excellent
It is surprising how little the relic actually boosts "Bard" related stats. As you said, it's fantastic for the sake of DD purposes, but not great for the song aspect of the job.
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