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A bard can cast chord of shards when he wants, but the spell only has an effect during the bard's own bardic performance The 1st-level bard spell chord of shards can be cast effectively only during a round in which one of the bard's own bardic performances is either started (as a standard action at levels 1-6 and optionally as a move action at levels 7-12 ...


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During your bardic performance, The spell text is pretty clear, however, you can cast the spell without being in a bardic performance, but since the spell duration is instantaneous, the spell will simply fail because it cannot do anything if you are not in a bardic performance. Note that the spell does not require you to be in a bardic performance to be ...


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Regarding horns, I have successfully played my trumpet with only one hand many times, and I am not a superhuman adventurer!


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Yes, the Entertainer background is exactly that - a 'background' feature. It reflects what the PC did before they took up the life of adventuring. The overlap of having two musical instruments thus applies. It reflects that your Bard character's entire life has been immersed within the world of entertainment - as such, they have mastered (and possess) a ...


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No, Battle Chant allows you to make attacks at range and still trigger Battle Cries. Battle Cries: Battle cries are triggered by flexible melee attacks. So, normally a Bard can only trigger his Battle Cries while making melee attacks, which is similar to the way most flexible attacks work. Sometimes, though, making a melee attack isn't possible for ...


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You seem to be missing an important section of the class description for the Bard. Under the section titled "Spellcasting Ability" it states "Your magic comes from the heart and soul you pour into the performance of your music or oration." Also reading the description of vicious Mockery, it say you unleash a string of insults laced with subtle ...



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