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Bard

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Bard

Bs fe07 nils bard.png
Nils as a Bard in The Blazing Blade.

Musicians whose songs inspire allies. Cannot use weapons or attack.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Bard (Japanese: バード Bard) is a basic class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Present in four games in the series, it plays two different gameplay roles in its different appearances.

In the Jugdral duology, Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, the Bard is an offensive magic class with access to both light magic and the three forms of anima magic. They possess significant magical power, skill and speed, but are lacking in defensive stats as with most offensive magic classes. The class is exclusive to two characters between the two games: Lewyn in the former and Homer in the latter. Bards promote to the Sage class.

In the Elibe duology, The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade, Bards act instead as the direct male equivalent of the Dancer class, performing songs to refresh their allies and give them another turn of movement. Here, it is a pure support class with no offensive ability whatsoever, and cannot promote at all; the class is again exclusive to two specific characters, Elffin in the former and Nils in the latter.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 0 7 7 10 0 3 7 6 -- SNESRankFire.png C SNESRankThunder.png C
SNESRankWind.png C SNESRankLight.png C
Thracia 776 16 0 1 1 5 0 0 -- 6 4 SNESRankFire.png E SNESRankThunder.png E
SNESRankWind.png E SNESRankLight.png E
The Binding Blade 14 1 -- 2 7 0 1 0 5 6 --
The Blazing Blade 14 1 -- 2 7 0 1 0 5 3 --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 22 22 25 30 18 22 6 -- SNESRankFire.png C SNESRankThunder.png C
SNESRankWind.png C SNESRankLight.png C*
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A
SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 --
The Blazing Blade 60 10 -- 10 30 30 24 26 15 20 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? -- -- ? ? --
The Binding Blade 45% 45% -- 30% 60% 70% 0% 3% -- -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 45% 45% -- 30% 60% 70% 0% 13% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
The Binding Blade
The Blazing Blade
Play Innate.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe04 lewyn bard magic.png
Bard
Bs fe04 deirdre shaman magic.png
Shaman
(Julia only)
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 lewyn sage magic.png
Sage

Thracia 776

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe05 asvel mage magic.png
Mage
Bs fe05 homer bard magic.png
Bard
Bs fe05 linoan cleric magic.png
Cleric
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 homer sage magic.png
Sage

The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade

Base class
Bs fe07 nils bard.png
Bard


Playable Bards

Playable Characters
Name Game
Lewyn Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Homer Thracia 776
Elffin The Binding Blade
Nils The Blazing Blade
Playable Bard units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Musicians whose songs inspire allies. Cannot use weapons or attack. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
?? ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bard A professional traveling musician during the Middle Ages who made a living incorporating storytelling into their songs. For many communities of the era, bards were their only real form of outside entertainment. Bards are a common class in role-playing games with a class/job system. Their main function is to buff or debuff party members (especially in the Final Fantasy series), but are otherwise seen as useless in battle.
Japanese バード
吟遊詩人
• Officially romanized as Bard.
• Bard. This name is used in dialogue and ending titles.
Spanish Bardo Bard
French Barde Bard
German Barde As above.
Italian Bardo As above.


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References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter