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Bravely Default II - Bard Job Abilities and Proficiencies

This is a guide to the Bard Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Bard Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!

Bard Overview

Bard Overview
・Bards specialize in boosting allies' abilities, otherwise known as 'buffing'.
・Even a single buff can make a huge difference, potentially allowing you to breeze through battles with ease.
・Bards' turns also tend to come around quickly, making healing-based sub-jobs an effective option.

Bard Overall Stats

HP MP Strength Defense
Bravely Default 2 HP Ratio Bravely Default 2 MP Ratio Bravely Default 2 Strength Ratio Bravely Default 2 Defense Ratio
Magic Magic Defense Healing Power Agility
Bravely Default 2 Magic Ratio Bravely Default 2 Magic Defense Ratio Bravely Default 2 Healing Power Bravely Default 2 Agility Ratio

How to Play the Bard

Buff your party according to the situation

The Bard's repertoire of buffs ranges from protective ones to offensive buffs. Choose which buff to use according to the situation to maximize the Bard's effectiveness!

Bard Ability List

Ability Type Cost Level Effect
Don't Let 'Em Get to You Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20 MP 1 Reduce physical damage to multiple targets by 15% for three turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Don't Let 'Em Trick You Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20 MP 2 Reduce magical damage to multiple targets by 15% for three turns. Stats cannot be reduced below 65% of their base value.
Step into the Spotlight Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 20 MP 3 Increase the likelihood of a target being the subject of enemy attacks by 20% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Close Those Tired Eyes Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 12 MP 4 Attempt to put a target to sleep.
Born Entertainer Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 5 The effects of Singing and Artistry abilities are increased by a percentage based on the user's level divided by fifteen.
(Won't) Be Missing You Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 18 MP 6 Increase multiple targets' aim by 5% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Right Through Your Fingers Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 18 MP 7 Increase mutiple targets' evasion by 5% for three turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Hurts So Bad Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 8 Increase physical damage inflicted by multiple targets by 15% for two turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Work Your Magic Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 38 MP 9 Increase magical damage inflicted by multiple targets by 15% for two turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
All Killer No Filler Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 60 MP 10 Increase multiple targets' critical chance by 15% for two turns. Stats cannot be increased beyond 200% of their base value.
Screaming' It Out Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 54 MP 11 Perform a powerful non-elemental magic attack on multiple targets.
Shut Up and Dance Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 194 MP 12 Cause a target to act immediately after the user.
??? Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 66 MP 13 Damages everyone and has a chance to inflict sleep
??? Bravely Default 2 Support Ability IconSupport 1 Slot 14 Area effects of command abilities do not weaken the effect.
??? Bravely Default 2 Command Ability IconCommand 1 BP 15 Song durations are increased by 3 turns and stacks (limit of 99 turns)

The current ability list is a translation from our Japanese partners. Found any missing info? Leave a comment in the comment section below to aid our fellow warriors of light!

Best Abilities

checkmarkStep into the Spotlight
checkmarkHurts so Bad
checkmarkBorn Entertainer

Step into the Spotlight

If you're tank somehow just isn't taking aggro enough, this ability can ensure that the enemies will more likely do so. A great ability to use to protect yourself, your allies, or even your tank by increasing other party member's aggro rate!

Hurts so Bad

A damage buff is always welcome. Hurts so Bad is a team wide buff so the more attackers you have in your team, the better its effects will be.

Born Entertainer

Increases the Bard's supportive abilities. While it may not shine at lower levels, it's definitely a skill worth considering later on. It also increases the effectiveness of the Pictomancer's skills (which we still have no info for so stay tuned!).

Bard Speciality and Special Ability

Speciality

Specialities Effects
Extended Outro The effects of Singing abilities last a turn longer.
Encore When singing, there is a 25 chance to use a random song after the first song.

Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Bard to Level 12.

Special Abilitiy

Special Ability
Battle Hymn
Increase all allies' physical and magical attack for three turns.
Bonus Effects
Aim +15%
Conditions
Use Singing x12

Bard Weapon Proficiencies

Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Bard job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Bard job.

sword icon bravely default 2 Bravely Default 2 Dagger Icon Bravely Default 2 Ax Icon Bravely Default 2 Shield Icon
Bravely default 2 Spear Icon Bravely Default 2 Bow Icon Bravely Default 2 Staff Icon

How to Unlock the Bard Job

Defeat Orpheus

Bravely Default II - Orpheus.png

Orphues the Bard is an enemy you encounter in Chapter 1. Eliminate his underlings first to make the battle easier!

How to Beat Orpheus

Best Sub-Jobs for Bard

Black Mage

The Bard is a great Sub Job for the Black Mage and vice versa. This sub Job can give the Bard the offensive capabilities it needs to further help the team!

Bravely Default 2 Job Guides

Jobs List

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List of Jobs

Jobs
Freelancer Bravely Default 2Freelancer White Mage Icon.pngWhite Mage Black Mage Icon.pngBlack Mage Monk Icon.pngMonk
Vanguard Icon.pngVanguard Thief Icon.pngThief Bard Icon.pngBard Beastmaster Icon.pngBeast Master
Gambler Icon.pngGambler Berserker Icon.pngBerserker Red Mage Icon.pngRed Mage Hunter Icon.pngRanger
Shield Master Icon.pngShield Master Pictomancer Icon.pngPictomancer Dragoon Icon.pngDragoon Sword Master Icon.pngSword Master
Spirit Master.pngSpirit Master Salve-Maker.pngSalve-Maker Oracle.pngOracle Bastion.pngBastion
Phantom.pngPhantom Arcanist.pngArcanist Hellblade.pngHellblade Bravebearer

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