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The Perform skill represents the ability to entertain via a performance. Unlike PnP D&D, in DDO there is a single Perform skill.
From Update 19, it adds 1 point of Sonic Spell Power per point of skill.
The Bard class gets the most use from this skill, as it serves two additional roles for it:
- It, along with the Bard's class level, determines which Bardic Music songs the character may use. Only the character's base number of skill ranks counts for this purpose. Bonuses are ignored.
- The Bard's Perform skill + 1d20 is the Difficulty Class of the Fascinate and Enthrallment abilities.
Some builds, especially multi-class bards, only need a minimum number of ranks of Perform. Here are the minimums for various abilities and enhancements:
|Ability or enhancement||Source||Minimum ranks|
|Inspire Courage||Bard 1||3|
|Skaldic Rage||Warchanter core 1||4|
|Song of Heroism||Warchanter core 3||4|
|Inspire Competence||Bard 3||6|
|Ballad Melody: Ironskin||Warchanter tier 3||8|
|Suggestion Song||Bard 6||9|
|Inspire Greatness||Bard 9||12|
|Song of Freedom||Bard 12||15|
|Inspire Heroics||Bard 15||18|
|Inspire Excellence||Epic feat||20|
|Mass Suggestion||Bard 18||21|