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    Dwarf in the Playground
     
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    Default feats for my bard?

    so as you may know from my "songs for my bard?" thread, i'm playing a bard in a friend's campaign. the first session is tomorrow, and I just realised I know nothing about bardic feats!

    the character is level four, human, and I already know about snowflake wardance.

    thanks in advance!
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    Ettin in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Song of the Heart(+1 to Inspire Courage)
    Words of Creation(IIRC, +2 Inspire Courage, stiff requirements)
    Lingering Song(better at higher levels, music lasts 1 minute after you stop singing, lets you stack normal courage and Dragonfire)
    Melodic Casting(Perform instead of Concentration, can cast while singing)
    Dragonfire Inspiration(1d6 damage per Inspire Courage bonus, replaces normal bonus from music)
    Nymph's Kiss(extra skill points, bonuses to Cha skills)
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    Colossus in the Playground
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    What kind of a Bard? You can be buffer, melee, ranged, arcanist or even healer. Your focus entirely determines your feats. Some generic feats just about every bard wants though:
    -Melodic Casting
    -Song of the Heart
    -Words of Creation (if applicable - an Exalted feat)
    -Dragonfire Inspiration (if applicable - a Dragonblood feat)

    That coincidentially also pretty much happens to get you maximized Inspire Courage. Beyond that, whether you focus on casting, melee, range, singing, buffing or healing determines your future feats.
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    Dwarf in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    two questions, what books are those in (I almost deffinately have access to them whatever they are) and what does IIRC mean?

    the party as I know is as follows:
    killoreen druid (spelling? they're in races of the wild)
    warforged cleric
    halfling rogue
    half-orc barbarian
    binder or psion, pretty sure he decided on psion
    bard (me)

    I think I want to bebuffer/arcanist. sublime chord looks like a cool PrC but i need to be 10th level...
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    Ogre in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnomas View Post
    two questions, what books are those in (I almost deffinately have access to them whatever they are) and what does IIRC mean?

    the party as I know is as follows:
    killoreen druid (spelling? they're in races of the wild)
    warforged cleric
    halfling rogue
    half-orc barbarian
    binder or psion, pretty sure he decided on psion
    bard (me)

    I think I want to bebuffer/arcanist. sublime chord looks like a cool PrC but i need to be 10th level...
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    Colossus in the Playground
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Yea. If you want to be arcanist, you'll need the additional:
    -Extend Spell
    -Quicken Spell (around level 15)
    -Rapid Metamagic (to use Quicken Spell with Sublime Chord)
    -Haunting Melody (a debuff song)
    -Lingering Song

    and a bunch of metamagic wands.
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Rod of Extend Spell (3000 gp) better than getting a feat, imho.
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    Ogre in the Playground
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    I believe it's Lyric Spell that lets you use n+1 music uses to cast an nth level spell. That's only a couple more spells, but the flexibility is nice. Might be in Complete Arcane, I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glimbur View Post
    I believe it's Lyric Spell that lets you use n+1 music uses to cast an nth level spell. That's only a couple more spells, but the flexibility is nice. Might be in Complete Arcane, I'm not sure.
    Versatile spellcaster may be better.

    use two spell slots of one level to cast a spell of a level one higher.

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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    Wait, wait, wait.

    Take the Dragonfire one.

    Proceed to play such classics as "Burning Love", "Ring of Fire", and "Great Balls of Fire".
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    Ettin in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: feats for my bard?

    If you want to be a buffer/arcanist, the typical build is Bard 9/Virtuoso 1/Sublime Chord 1/Virtuoso 9. That gets you 9th level Sorc spells, nearly full music, and has only moderate requirements.
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