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EQ Bards is home to the amazingly versatile and exciting Everquest Bard class! This is a new community created with the mission to have a permanent class resource site so Bards and friends a like can learn everything they every wanted to know about the Bard class.

2020 Update – I don’t have as much time to maintain this site these days and i’m also not playing EQ as it’s just too much of a time sink with everything else I do IRL. If you are active and are interested in purchasing the domain, or helping maintain the site. Reach out to muse at eq bards dot com

Update:

Okay so I caved and am playing on Agnarr. (thanks Doctor) 🙂
Cheers!

Update: 
Hey Bards. I am guessing many are back for Everquest’s latest progression server Agnarr. Unfortunately, RL doesn’t allow me to play EQ much these days.  However, I plan to keep the site live and am updating the software etc. on a regular basis. If there are updates needed for Bard Instruments, Songs, or anything else, I encourage you to contact me and help contribute to the site.  You can reach out to me via the contact form or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EQBards/.

Cheers and happy Barding 🙂

– Muse

Update:

I had originally hoped that the creation of this site would help bring the Bard community back together, help new Bards find needed information and perhaps seasoned Bards to share their experiences. It did not attract the following or contributors as I had hoped. I will continue to keep the site up as a static resource, but am too busy IRL to continue to add content at this time. If you have anything you want to have added, please reach out via the contact form on this site.  Thanks and Happy Barding 🙂

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From the Daybreak Forums

  • Spell messages with zonewide range
    by Holdover on July 7, 2020 at 5:47 am

    It was requested in the Veteran forum that an odd circumstance be posted to this forum. It seems to happen off and on that spell, disc or pet spell damage messages are heard from quite some distance, in some cases across the zone. A bit from my log follows, while I am standing in the underground city in Shard's Landing. The mobs being fought are at the area near zone in, quite literally across the entirety of the zone.[Mon Jul 06 23:34:05 2020] MageWhoLivesThere hit a wild naeya for 200158 points of fire damage by Blazing Jet II. [Mon Jul 06 23:34:11 2020] Kenarn hit a wild naeya for 120000 points of poison damage by Virulent Talon Strike V. [Mon Jul 06 23:34:47 2020] Kenarn hit a wild naeya for 120000 points of poison damage by Virulent Talon Strike V. [Mon Jul 06 23:35:20 2020] Kenarn hit a naeya plainshound for 120000 points of poison damage by Virulent Talon Strike V. [Mon Jul 06 23:35:30 2020] Kenarn hit a wild naeya for 120000 points of poison damage by Virulent Talon Strike V. [Mon Jul 06 23:35:56 2020] MageWhoLivesThere hit a wild naeya for 214330 points of fire damage by Chaotic Inferno. [Mon Jul 06 23:36:30 2020] MageWhoLivesThere hit a wild naeya for 182803 points of fire damage by Blazing Jet II. [Mon Jul 06 23:37:08 2020] MageWhoLivesThere hit a wild naeya for 230111 points of fire damage by Chaotic Inferno. [Mon Jul 06 23:37:56 2020] MageWhoLivesThere hit a wild naeya for 114949 points of fire damage by Spear of Molten Arcronite. [Mon Jul 06 23:38:11 2020] Kenarn hit a wild naeya for 85924 points of fire damage by Fire Elemental Bolt XIII Rk. II.

  • Lack of thought relating to gear
    by Lelandod on July 7, 2020 at 5:25 am

    I'm sure there are many examples of this out there... The lack of thought/foresight that goes into gearing "upgrades" is pretty astounding. I play a Monk, and I'm using a GMM raid belt from TBL. I cannot "upgrade" to a ToV raid belt without losing DPS because they all have a lower flying kick bonus (16) than the TBL belts (20). In addition, the best HDex/HStr belts don't have Overdrive Punch, leaving me with no good option besides losing certain stats by switching to a ToV belt or just remaining with what I have. The best HDex wrists are Ice Woven instead of Velium Enhanced, there are no ToV upgrades to legs in terms of HDex, no upgrades to Cleave or Fero... It's pretty annoying that I have nothing to look forward to in an entire expansion of gear as a DPS class outside of a few HP/AC boosts that are useless to me and some very minor HDex upgrades on a few pieces of gear here and there. If we're never going to see anything creative or cool in terms of gear upgrades (outside of Chase loot, which is alright), would it be too much to ask that somebody at least verify there are actual upgrades to DPS gear in each slot from one expansion to the next?

  • Rizlona Bind Wound cap
    by jmfcterribad on July 7, 2020 at 4:06 am

    On Rizlona, my bind wound is 255/275. The character sheet says I should be able to get 20 more skillups. The achievement window under General > Utility Proficiency shows my class has not yet attained the level 50 skill cap. It's been 100 bandages at 255 skill and no skillup. Is this a bug?