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    Question Pure Bard Post Cap

    Well I am just 3 levels shy of cap, and already have a bit of leftover TP that I'm not sure what to do with. Any other post-capped pure bards out there who might have some advice?

    What are your postcap training goals as a pure bard?

    Also should i be training in any lores? I have not done so since i hit 75 in manipulation.

    Armor Use..........................| 165 65
    Multi Opponent Combat..............| 5 1
    Physical Fitness...................| 197 97
    Dodging............................| 132 36
    Arcane Symbols.....................| 5 1
    Magic Item Use.....................| 197 97
    Harness Power......................| 197 97
    Elemental Mana Control.............| 86 19
    Mental Mana Control................| 197 97
    Mental Lore - Manipulation.........| 175 75
    Perception.........................| 197 97
    Climbing...........................| 160 60
    Swimming...........................| 145 45


    Spell Lists
    Minor Elemental....................| 51


    Spell Lists
    Bard...............................| 118

    I'm thinking perhaps like dode, or considering thrown as I have a nice thrown weapon.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnix View Post
    Well I am just 3 levels shy of cap, and already have a bit of leftover TP that I'm not sure what to do with. Any other post-capped pure bards out there who might have some advice?

    What are your postcap training goals as a pure bard?

    Also should i be training in any lores? I have not done so since i hit 75 in manipulation.

    Armor Use..........................| 165 65
    Multi Opponent Combat..............| 5 1
    Physical Fitness...................| 197 97
    Dodging............................| 132 36
    Arcane Symbols.....................| 5 1
    Magic Item Use.....................| 197 97
    Harness Power......................| 197 97
    Elemental Mana Control.............| 86 19
    Mental Mana Control................| 197 97
    Mental Lore - Manipulation.........| 175 75
    Perception.........................| 197 97
    Climbing...........................| 160 60
    Swimming...........................| 145 45


    Spell Lists
    Minor Elemental....................| 51


    Spell Lists
    Bard...............................| 118

    I'm thinking perhaps like dode, or considering thrown as I have a nice thrown weapon.

    Thanks,
    If you're already hunting well with your current build, I would suggest:

    PF - 2x (affects a bunch of things)
    Spells - Not sure of the break points for a Bard, but something like 125/75 or something? Max 425/430 and get some more CS.
    Dodging - At least to 1x

    Those would be my first 3 priorities, but am sure someone will have some alternative approachs/guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaps View Post
    If you're already hunting well with your current build, I would suggest:

    PF - 2x (affects a bunch of things)
    Spells - Not sure of the break points for a Bard, but something like 125/75 or something? Max 425/430 and get some more CS.
    Dodging - At least to 1x

    Those would be my first 3 priorities, but am sure someone will have some alternative approachs/guidance.
    As i understand max for CS bonus is 121. Not sure how high to take 400s since i dont use any attack spells from 400s really. Would of course like to max bonuses for 425 and 430, how many ranks is that?

    Will have to look int PF as i'm not sure what more than 1x would do. Doding yeah i think its needed agreed. but i might prioritize something above it.
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    I believe 127/75 is the popular break down for max bard CS. Personally I would bring dodge up to 1x before more spells. Might be a good time to grab 25 ranks in Telepathy lore.

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    I went really different at cap, maybe we can meet in the middle. My CS is significantly weaker than yours probably but I have no problem blowing shit up so I went more defensive. Looks like you're runestaff?
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      Skill Name                         | Current Current
                                         |   Bonus   Ranks
      Armor Use..........................|     160      60
      Shield Use.........................|     302     202
      Combat Maneuvers...................|     114      28
      Brawling...........................|     201     101
      Physical Fitness...................|     201     101
      Dodging............................|     201     101
      Harness Power......................|     200     100
      Mental Mana Control................|     105      25
      Elemental Lore - Air...............|     150      50
      Mental Lore - Manipulation.........|     175      75
      Perception.........................|     201     101
      Climbing...........................|     120      30
      Swimming...........................|     160      60
    Spell Lists
      Minor Elemental....................|              43
    Spell Lists
      Bard...............................|             100
    2x shield/1x brawl/1x dodge gives a ton of DS and survivability, and I've been working towards 1x CM so I stop getting maneuver cheesed so bad. 50 Air Lore for Tower Shield with Medium Shield penalties, but want to go to 75 at some point.

    Generally speaking picking up 1x dodge is a very cost efficient option vs. continuing to convert PTP to MTP for mental skills
    Last edited by Atmani; 07-31-2020 at 09:32 PM.

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