Bard

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The Bard is a class added by the Thorium Mod as of version 1.4.0.0. The Bard class' weapons, armor, and accessories focus on providing short, stat-improving empowerments while still dealing symphonic damage.

Although the Bard buffs themselves when fighting, a larger benefit can be found through teamwork; empowerments are also given to friendly players standing near the Bard, so they are a great addition to a multiplayer scenario.

The Bard class is largely developed, with content spread throughout the game. This includes 9 armor sets, 56 accessories, 29 buffs and 81 items.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Instead of using Mana, the Bard weapons draw from a unique resource called inspiration, which is increased using Inspiration Fragments, Revelation Shards and Epiphany Crystals. Inspiration regenerates automatically. Although many of the Bard items are specific to inspiration, the fact that it's separate from Mana makes it a tempting choice for another class' backup.

Symphonic Damage[edit | edit source]

The Bard's musical weapons hit with a specific damage type called symphonic damage. Accessories and armor can be used to augment symphonic damage output, and generic 'damage' buffs, such as the one from the Ebon Wood Tambourine, still increase a Bard's damage.

Music Sheets[edit | edit source]

In addition to firing projectiles or swinging objects to deal damage, the Bard may also summon grounded instruments using Music Sheets. As long as the Bard stands near this instrument, they and their teammates receive a buff (depending on which instrument is used), along with another bonus. For example, Music Sheet: Piano summons a piano which increases inspiration regeneration and gives everyone Movement Speed II.

Accessories[edit | edit source]

 
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Armor[edit | edit source]

 
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Buffs[edit | edit source]

 
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Empowerments[edit | edit source]

 
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Items[edit | edit source]

Brass Instruments[edit | edit source]

Percussion Instruments[edit | edit source]

String Instruments[edit | edit source]

Wind Instruments[edit | edit source]

Other Instruments[edit | edit source]

Music Sheets[edit | edit source]

Crafting Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Function Source
Cloth.png Cloth Used to craft a variety of Bard items Crafted from 4 Cobweb.png at Work Bench.pngWork Bench
Bloom Weave.png Bloom Weave Used to craft Ornate armor Dropped by Plantera
Shooting Star Fragment.png Shooting Star Fragment Used to craft a variety of endgame Bard items Dropped by the Celestial Towers

History[edit | edit source]

Game mechanics
 
Combat Minions • Special Ability
Environment Events • Music • Status messages
Thrower Thrower Exhaustion • Technique Scrolls
Healer Additional Healing • Auras • Healing Effects
Bard Empowerments • Inspiration • Music Sheets
Items Consumable • Crafting stations (By Hand) • Drops • Rarity • Vanilla item recipes
Game Game controls • NPC names
Player Buffs and Debuffs • Death Prevention • Defense • Inspiration • Life Shield