For questions about the bard, a charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. The bard class appears in D&D, Pathfinder and many other tabletop RPGs.

For questions about the bard, a charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. The bard class appears in D&D, 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.

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