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Can Bards still AOE kite?

The simple answer is no. SoE nerfed actual area kiting a while back. Bard area effect songs will no longer harm a mob if you are moving. An alternative to this is charm or swarm kiting.

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How does /melody help twist Bard songs?

/melody helps with twisting songs and saves your wrists from carpal tunnel due to twisting manually. 🙂 (Note: Melody is not a perfect solution and still requires common sense and manual overview to ensure that your songs are twisting correctly. In some cases you will want to consider twisting your songs …

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Why do Bards need Instruments?

Instruments are the Bard’s version of focus effects, basically they make the song better (i.e., you will run faster, your dots will hit for more, etc). There are a few songs such as ‘Shauri’s Sonorous Clouding’ (invis song) and ‘Alenia’s Disenchanting Melody’ (group dispell) that require an instrument (or item …

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Where can I raise my pick lock skill?

The Plane of Tranquility (requires min level 46 to enter via the teleport stone in The Plane of Knowledge). In the first room you zone into you will see a stone table with a floating book  above it. This is a locked object and can be picked repeatedly to skill …

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How do instrument modifiers work?

The data field has always shown 24 internally. To prettify the math, many people referred to this as a 2.4 modifier (multiplier) over what you’d do if you didn’t have the instrument equipped, which we take as a baseline of 1 or 100%. This is equivalent to adding a modifier …

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How many songs should I twist?

On average twisting 3-4 is normal, depending your connection speed. Due to the duration of most normal bard songs, it’s generally not possible to keep five or more useful songs going simultaneously.

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What are the best songs to get aggro as a Bard?

Bard aggro pretty much sucks. We wear plate, but we don’t get taunt like Warriors do. There are some songs that will help generate better aggro than others. Snares, Chants (dots) are probably your best bet. Weapon augments such as poison or rune procs are also helpful.

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