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Old 05-18-2008, 11:20 AM
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I'm considering trying on bard for awhile. I have it leveled to 13, but in those levels, I rarely used any of my songs. My skills are something like 9 in singing, 6 in string, and 6 in wind. I spent about an hour spamming songs on myself in Bastok last night to raise my skills that high, but my cap is something around the high 30s.

Is there an easier way to raise these skills? I don't want to enter a party and handicap others because of this. At higher levels, I hear people saying you can cast spells on the fish in Sea for good skillups. Does that mean casting on mobs yields higher skillups than casting buffs on yourself?

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:41 PM
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Singing will level regardless of which instrument you have, so you won't have to worry about that.

Just look for parties on it, and you'll get your levels. It's like any mage job, once you get a party that starts using the specific spells/songs, it goes up fast.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:13 PM
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What I did in valkurm with my bard was sing nonstop to myself until I got an invite. It's a surefire way to cap wind string and singing, you shouldn't have a problem whatsoever.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:34 PM
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Horn will cap on its own in any xp party. For string, toss out random threnodies with a macro that equips a harp , on mobs your party is fightning

Bard only has a C class in both string and horn, so it won't take much to cap it at all each level.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:10 PM
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Aye, but as it is now, I feel like my skills are so undercapped that I need to raise them before I even start partying. I might feel better being at the level 10 cap while having bard at level 13, but right now, my wind instrument just dinged 7....so that's like...level 2 :x
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:23 AM
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it only matters for landing requiem and such. It won't affect the buffs much. I say just party. I used to sleep mobs then just constantly sing at em with horn, then with string -- seemed fastest for leveling them up
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At that level you don't even have any debuffs, so don't worry about it. Just party. The skills will go up
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Just keep jamming on your instruments. For the offensive stuff, what I did was cast foe I, then II, then III, so that that the highest one that actually lands, will stick. Doesn't work well when you're going backwards iirc due to it having no effect because a higher one already landed. You can do this for buffs too if you have that much more time to do stuff. This is also assuming that you're not busy trying to help cure or something.

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