The Bard Handbook Oh! blame not the bard - Thomas Moore
After languishing as a second tier class in 3.5 the bard is back. And quite frankly it is possibly the most interesting and fun class to play yet. This handbook will continue to expand as we learn more, especially in March and April of '09. Table of Contents The Bard's Role The Bardic Virtues Weapons and Implements The Bardic Armor Attributes Races How to be a better leader Powers that always have an effect Powers that Target Weak NADs At Will Powers Encounter Powers Utility Powers Daily Powers Paragon Path Epic Destiny Multiclassing, Part 1 Multiclassing, Part 2 Feats Skills Links Virtue of Valor Builds Virtue of Cunning Builds Other Builds, Part 1 Other Builds, Part 2 Other Builds, Part 3 Equipment Everything here is open for discussion. Valid and detailed critical input will help this guide be the best it can be.
Fomatting, layout and general outline shamelessly cribbed from sCRuLooSe's excellent Warlord Guide. Every thing that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art,
Killing care and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or hearing, die. William Shakespeare - Orpheus Notes on the Rating System Sky Blue
: The best of the best choices.
: Special forces but not elite.
Black: If you consider average acceptable for combat, this might be for you.
: For corner cases only. These options require VERY specific circumstances to even consider.
: This is a false option.
3/15/09 - Rated all powers for all 30 levels.