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Old 10-18-2008
 
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This thread is for a Bard character class. I think this class could have quite a bit of potential depending on how it was portrayed, and the type of mechanics it had.

Some Ideas:

Obviously one of the Bard skill trees would be "Music". Music would consist of very powerful status affliction, damage over time, and buff spells that are balanced by a relatively long cast time (Playing an instrument).
Example: Lullaby - Mass Sleep
The Bard has the option to keep music spells going indefinitely by continually recasting at the right time interval. This allows for another skill:
Instrument Mastery - Allows bard to move at 60% movement speed while playing music. Increases music spell power after the first 5 seconds of playing to a maximum of 115%

Effectively the "Music" skill tree would be the spiritual predecessor to the Paladin's Auras. Except that this new spell type would be significantly more powerful.

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I imagine some ACDC-esque guy just skipping along swinging his guitar into the faces of anything and everything that gets in the way, all the while singing Danny Boy.

Honestly though I don't see the bard class being one that does any sort of meaningful damage himself. Rather I see him as a support hero who drives enemies against themselves or causes moderate buffs and debuffs for his friends and foes respectively. An interesting idea, but I think the WD is going to be one to overlap some with his mass confusion/terror spell and his aoe spells.
 
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I imagine some ACDC-esque guy just skipping along swinging his guitar into the faces of anything and everything that gets in the way, all the while singing Danny Boy.
Well, there's a reason why they call it an 'axe'.

But in all seriousness, I can't quite see Blizzard implementing such a class into D3. The concept is just a little too iffy and doesn't exactly lend itself to awesome graphics full of blood and explosions. And to be frank, I don't think the Bard has enough variation in its skill set. I mean, aside from singing songs to cast spells, what else can it do?
 
 

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They want all classes to be able to solo just as well as single play, so I can't really see a bard being 'primarily' a buff class- seeing as how no class should have any sort of initial function to it to be considered for any sort of grouping.

At least I believe that's what they're going for.
 
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Old 11-06-2008
 
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Well I imagine the big guy from DeathClock running around with a microphone and a electric guitar strapped to his back; does this character clas sound a bit silly to any of you? I just don't like that yet...
 
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Old 11-22-2008
 
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Oh how you read my mind! You hit it right on the head, oh I love that! haha

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