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Mildaria

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Bard Discs
« on: November 25, 2015, 08:53:15 AM »
Bard discs over time look something like this: (may want to open image in new tab)



General Disc Rules:

Use Epic + Fierce Eye every 3 minutes. When you burn, you can use everything except for two things:
1. Funeral Dirge doesn't stack, pay attention to the rotation. Ideally, T'Vyls goes first, followed by Dirge.
2. Spell/Melee damage bonuses don't stack, so use the BP and when it fades use 2nd Spire.
3. Use a decent burn melody if the fight is short.

Disc Descriptions:

- Bard Epic (Spirit of Vesagran):
Effect: nuke crit chance, DoT crit chance, Accuracy %
Stacking: Stacks with everything
Use: Use every 3 minutes along with Fierce Eye.

- Fierce Eye:
Effect: Crit DoT/HoT/heal/nuke chance, DD crit % mod, hit damage %, proc rate, crit hit damage %
Stacking: Currently broken and overwrites/overwritten by IoG.
Use: Use every 3 minutes along with Bard Epic. Currently, FE and IoG do not stack. Bards should take care not to overwrite an enchanter's IoG.

- First Spire of the Minstrels:
Effect: 7% hit damage reduction (group)
Stacking: Unknown
Use: If you think your group would benefit from this (i.e. some of them might die) more than the other spires, go for it.

- Second Spire of the Minstrels:
Effect: spell damage bonus (all spells)
Stacking: Doesn't stack with other spell damage bonus effects.
Use: Use after BP clicky fades (~1 min), otherwise any time it's up.

- Third Spire of the Minstrels:
Effect: 21 hit damage bonus (melee)
Stacking: Doesn't stack with other hit damage bonuses
Use: Low ADPS, useful if you don't have hybrids in the group.

- BP Clicky (Ionian Arpeggio - TDS):
Effect: spell damage bonus (fire/cold/magic DDs), melee damage bonus
Stacking: Doesn't stack with other spell/melee damage bonus effects (Spires)
Use: Use any time it's up (ADPS from this has no synergy).

- Quick Time:
Effect: delay reduction (HHE%), ATK, chance to hit %
Stacking: The HHE% doesn't stack with RF, but other effects do stack.
Use: Use every 10 mins, ideally for burns. Consider letting RF run its course before firing QT.

- Thousand Blades:
Effect: crit chance / crit damage
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Use when burning.

- Dance of Blades:
Effect: Bladewhirl proc, Triple/Flurry % chance
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Mainly used for the powerful resist/delay debuff. Also increases the bard's DPS.

- Flurry of Notes:
Effect: proc every swing (weapon procs only - no spell procs)
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Extra DPS or proc tricks (memblur, etc).

- Frenzied Kicks:
Effect: Reduce reuse time on Selo's Kick.
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Use when burning.

- A Tune Stuck In Your Head:
Effect: Extends songs by 6 seconds.
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Use whenever up or save for disc/burn. High uptime.

- Funeral Dirge:
Effect: Increases melee damage NPC takes.
Stacking: Doesn't stack with T'Vyls Resolve.
Use: Ideally rotate SK T'Vyls followed by Funeral Dirge.

- Bladed Song:
Effect: Reverse damage shield on NPC.
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Avoid if low # of debuff slots on NPC. Use whenever up. Low ADPS.

- Cacophony:
Effect: 11k DoT + stun
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Avoid if low # of debuff slots on NPC. Use whenever up.

- Song of Stone / Lyrical Prankster:
Effect: 9 / 5 swarm pets
Stacking: Stacks with everything.
Use: Helps ADPS for mages. Low DPS.

- Vainglorious Shout:
Effect: Frontal AE stun/resist debuff/small DD
Stacking: Stacks with Bellow if you land Bellow first.
Use: Useful for resist debuffing.

- Boastful Bellow:
Effect: Single target resist debuff/small DD
Stacking: Stacks with Vainglorious Shout if you land Bellow first.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 03:49:38 AM by Mildaria »

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Re: Bard Discs
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 02:56:52 PM »
Thanks for posting Mildaria, very thorough!