Post by Kaminari Exonar on Jun 3, 2017 19:26:45 GMT
The role of the bard in battle, and let me tell you now, they are many fold, not simply in RP, but in actual metered combat.
Of course, just starting out, it may seem like you're stuck as a healer, but in time, once you have reached your full power and are able to employ all of the skills on the Bard HUD, you will find a deal of power, defensive and offensive, though, do watch out, the heals on the Bard HUD have one brutally long cooldown timer.
But in RP, the bard can taunt an enemy to fury so they lose their concentration. We are capable fighters, honestly, anyone that can use a staff can rock, it may not do as much damage as a two handed sword, but the staff shoots a very wide prim, making it easier to hit from the corners, you don't have to face your opponent to hit them, and that is a nice advantage.
Bards can heal, offer council to the troubled, I like to say that the Bards are the psychologists of their day, we understand better than most the workings of the mind.
The only thing is, the Bard HUD doesn't have a resurrection, only the Chief Bard can currently raise the dead, and only if there is no Arch Druid present.