Bard Debuffs

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Bard Debuffs

Postby Horcrux » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:26 pm

Credit goes to Stuce of EQdiva for doing all the math and research for this...

The following is a list of all the debuffs a bard can play on raids.

At level 70, a bard with all his songs, has the following statistics' debuffs available:

Commonly Used:
Harmony of Sound(drum)
Ancient Chaos Chant(drum)
Vulka's Chant of Fire(drum)
Fufil's Diminishing Dirge(drum)

Sometimes Used:
Denon's Desruptive Discord(string)
Vulka's Chant of Frost(drum)
Vulka's Chant of Disease(drum)
Vulka's Chant of Poison(drum)
Largo's Absonant Binding(singing)

Rarely Used:
Largo's Melodic Binding(singing)
Denon's Bereavement(string)
Cassindra's Insipid Ditty(string)
Katta's Song of Sword Dancing(drum)

Due to the nature of songs, raids and lag, one bard may only be
responsible for 3 to 4 debuffs at any given time. In extreme
circumstances a bard could possibly pull off 5 debuffs, but the
possible drawbacks usually outweigh the limited benefits easily.
The following groups of songs are practical song line ups for
specific debuffing goals.

Magic Resistance (values assume max mod and pertinent aa's)
Harmony of Sound (62 MR, CR, FR) (unresistable)
Ancient Chaos Chant (42 all resists) (chromatic 0)
Fufil's Dmininishing Dirge (84 MR) (magic 0)
TOTAL: 188 Magic Resist debuffed

*note: Denon's Bereavement (62 MR) (poison 0, AE song) does
not stack with Harmony of Sound, but is an AE song, so when
AE stun/damage is called, it's a great song to memorize, as long
as we're not mez'ing, since it has a damage component.


Fire Resistance
Harmony of Sound (62 MR, CR, FR) (unresistable)
Ancient Chaos Chant (42 all resists) (chromatic 0)
Vulka's Chant of Fire (109 FR) (fire 0)
TOTAL: 213 Fire Resist debuffed

Cold Resistance
Harmony of Sound (62 MR, CR, FR) (unresistable)
Ancient Chaos Chant (42 all resists) (chromatic 0)
Vulka's Chant of Frost (109 CR) (cold 0)
TOTAL: 213 Cold Resist debuffed

Poison Resistance
Ancient Chaos Chant (42 all resists) (chromatic 0)
Vulka's Chant of Poison (109 PR) (poison 0)
TOTAL: 151 Poison Resist debuffed

Disease Resistance
Ancient Chaos Chant (42 all resists) (chromatic 0)
Vulka's Chant of Disease (109 DR) (disease 0)
TOTAL: 151 Disease Resist debuffed

Armor Class
Largo's Absonant Binding (96 AC, 239 Agi) (magic 0)
*note: this song will not land on mobs immune to speed changes, nor slow changes

Largo's Melodic Binding (50 AC) (magic 0, AE song)
*note: this song will not land on slow immune, and is overwritten by Absonant Binding

Denon's Disruptive Discord (92 AC) (magic 0, AE song)

TOTAL: 188 Armor Class Debuffed (142 if immune to snare, 92 if immune to slow)

Character Statistics
Largo's Absonant Binding (96 AC, 239 Agi) (magic 0)
Cassindra's Insipid Ditty(79 Int, 79 Wis) (magic 0)
Katta's Song of Sword Dancing (25 Dex) (magic 0)
*note: the dex debuff is a weapon proc and does not stack with cripple
TOTAL: 239 Agility, 79 Intelligence, 79 Wisdom, 25 Dexterity debuffed

Detrimental/Curse/Poison/Disease Removal

Aria of Innocence (16 Curse Counters)
Aria of Asceticism (46 Disease Counters, 46 Poison Counters)

I posted this list to try to educate my guildmates on the
debuffing virtues of a bard, but I figured some people on
here might appreciate having a quick list handy of bard
debuff numbers.

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Postby Areo » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:28 pm

Hmm someone smart could prob use this to seriously weaken mobs, if we had 3 or 4 bards wandering around with nothing to do...
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Postby Yoshikawa » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:36 am

we have bards in this guild ??
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He'll stand high before us
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Our swords will shine over the light
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Postby Areo » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:44 am

Ya they hang out with the zerkers...
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Postby Horcrux » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:34 am

Well I'm a bard whos leveling up a Zerker to box with....

But yeah, 1 bard can do any 1 of the above and keep it up (minus resists and such). All I'm missing is the Ancient Chaos Chant (get ready for me to go all out on the first Chaos Rune heh) and more decent instrument mods.
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Postby Toisrus » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:04 am

I have a 65 bard I am trying to level up. I would love to bring my bard along on raids and try some of this stuff.
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Postby Stashed » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:02 pm

whats a bard?
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Postby arielyn » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:23 pm

this is actually really good information.

as you progress, bards will become major debuffers. gotta love DoT's that will kill you.

i hated raiding some mobs where all i did was debuf. i missed the good ole days of "Sing Mana!"
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Postby Bilnick » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:42 pm

arielyn wrote:this is actually really good information.

as you progress, bards will become major debuffers. gotta love DoT's that will kill you.

i hated raiding some mobs where all i did was debuf. i missed the good ole days of "Sing Mana!"


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Postby Horcrux » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:40 pm

Bump....

I have my Ancient GoD Chant, so now I can massively debuff like my first post says!.
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