Agreed. But...

December 13, 2007 06:54AM
He gave three examples of what seemed to be character builds he'd like to try: Paladin, transmuter and invoker. I ruled out the Paladin due to their many restrictions in consideration to exploration, and replaced it with a warrior.

That said, bards are very good explorers. They have several utility options that no one else does. Still, they wouldn't be on my list of necessary components to a great exploration group. They can't heal like a healer can (e.g. plague, poison, healing sleep, etc.), and they can provide as much steady damage as a warrior or invoker, they cannot rescue like a warrior, they cannot provide immunity to all the elements, and the list goes on.

As it's been said before, bards are a jack-of-all-trades, and master's of none. The only one huge difference bard's have over anything else is mass sleep with zero drawbacks other than the lag of the song. Everything else can be done better by the other three (invoker, healer and warrior).
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Paladins as explorers

mmmmk December 12, 2007 01:49PM

They're pretty damn good.

Blackbird December 13, 2007 01:59PM

Re: Paladins as explorers

_Magus_ December 12, 2007 04:07PM

I'd also mention that bards are really nice in explore groups -nt-

Mek December 12, 2007 09:46PM

Agreed. But...

_Magus_ December 13, 2007 06:54AM

Bard is necessary in addition to, not in place of any of the three nt

elmeri December 13, 2007 09:54AM


elmeri December 13, 2007 09:58AM

Don't forget symphonic echoes on those bloodlusted lvl 60 mobs. nt

Yhorian(VIP) December 14, 2007 02:01AM

I don't think i'd ever take a trip to hell to explore beyond the 1st circle without a bard. The mana regen is important nt

istirith December 13, 2007 07:14AM

About bards...

mmmmk December 13, 2007 05:58AM

Hah. Bards are amazingly handy at a large number of things. Mass-sleep, heal, buff, you name it. nt

Yhorian(VIP) December 13, 2007 06:37AM

Bards are literally the best groupmate ever. For anything.

Sam December 13, 2007 06:17AM

Good post, thanks for the insight ~nt

mmmmk December 12, 2007 07:03PM

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