A charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. Appears in DnD, Pathfinder and many other tabletop RPGs.
While bards have some differences per each game system, the iconic bard follows these main traits:
-Charisma (natural charm) is a primary stat for them.
-They hit better than an arcane caster but not as well as a normal melee front-liner like a Fighter or Barbarian.
-They have some spells that are arcane in nature but a good chunk are mainly buffing or supportive and limited healing.
-They have access to buffs that no other class does that they can bestow upon the party.