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      Member since: January 30, 2020
      This content is coped from EQFreelance.net all credit goes to the original poster Mildaria
      Please read the full thread on their site here for full and more up to date details. This is a good baseline for our returning players to start will and we will be evolving upon the concepts discussed here!

      Bard Discs — By Mildaria

      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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