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Bardic music

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Bards receive a series of active abilities collectively called "bardic music", "bardic songs" or "bard songs". A Bard may perform one song per rest period per level of Bard. Bards can take enhancements to use their music more times per rest. The Tier 1 Spellsinger enhancement Lingering Songs extends the duration of beneficial songs.

Bard songs are not spells: they can naturally be played while moving at full speed; they are not subject to Spell Resistance; and a Bard who is hit while playing does not need to make a Concentration check to avoid being interrupted. However, swimming, tumbling or climbing a ladder interrupts the performance, and so does being crowd-controlled (for example tripped).

List of songs[edit]

The primary bardic songs are:

Spellsingers can gain:

Warchanters can gain:

Fatesingers can gain:

  • Dirge (tier 1)
  • Siren's Song (tier 3)
  • Reign (tier 3)
  • Aria (tier 3)
  • Turn of the Tide (tier 5)

An epic feat allows bards to access another song:

Perform rank requirement[edit]

The listed number is the needed Perform rank required in order to gain access to the specified song, which can only be increased by spending skill points. Having an item increasing your Perform score, skill boost, or any other artificial method of boosting your Perform skill will not give access to a song if you do not have enough ranks in the first place.


The following equipment affects bardic music: