Bard

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Bard
Character Bard.png
Bard concept art for RO.
Info
Job Tier 2nd Class
Job Base Archer (male)
RO Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+2 +7 +3 +5 +9 +4
RO2 Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT WIS
none none none none none

Bards are traveling musicians with the ability to perform magic through song. They can partner up with Dancers to initiate powerful spells.

Bards are only available in Ragnarok Online.

Background[edit | edit source]

At a leisurely break, the Bard especially likes to sing and finds their calling in poetry. The song he was singing grew more and more, and he finally acquired magic power. When he sang, the flora became silent and beasts gathered near him, listening to his song and gently keeping quiet. The sound of his powers spread widely and finally entered the ears of King Tristan III of the Kingdom of Rune-Midgarts. The King invited him to listen to his song and be impressed and asked him to join the ranks of the adventurers.[1]

Job Change Quest[edit | edit source]

See Bard Job Change

Notable Bards[edit | edit source]

Races[edit | edit source]

Only male Normans can become Bards.

Armor[edit | edit source]

The Bard costume as seen in RO2.

Bards can only equip gear designated as:

  • Bard Class Only
  • 2nd Class Only
  • All Classes

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Bards can utilize the following weapons:

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Almost all Bard skills were localized to completely different names in the international version of Ragnarok Online (iRO). This list is the English translation of the original names from the original version of the game (kRO).

Solo Skills Ensemble Skills Quest Skills
RO MusicLessons.png Music Lessons RO InvulnerableSiegfried.png Invulnerable Siegfried RO PangVoice.png Pang Voice
RO MusicalStrike.png Musical Strike RO DrumOnTheBattlefield.png Drum on the Battlefield
RO Dissonance.png Dissonance RO LokisVeil.png Loki's Veil
RO FrostJoker.png Frost Joker RO EternalChaos.png Eternal Chaos
RO AppleOfIdunn.png Apple of Idunn RO Lullaby.png Lullaby
RO Whistle.png Whistle RO MrKimARichMan.png Mr. Kim, A Rich Man
RO PoemOfBragi.png Poem of Bragi RO IntoTheAbyss.png Into the Abyss
RO AssassinCrossOfSunset.png Assassin Cross of Sunset RO RingOfNibelungen.png The Ring of Nibelungen
RO Encore.png Encore RO RagnarokSkill.png Ragnarok
RO AdaptationToCircumstances.png Adaptation to Circumstances

Advanced Jobs[edit | edit source]

Bards can go on to become a Minstrel or transcend to Clown.

1st Class 2nd Class 3rd Class Transcendant
Archer Bard Minstrel Clown

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In medieval Gaelic and British culture a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Official kRO Website 2019 Apr. 04
  2. Bard 2013 Mar.