Minstrel

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The Minstrel (also known as Maestro) is the 3rd job class of Bards. Minstrels are primarily a support class, utilising musical skills to buff their teammates and hinder their enemies. Their signature skill, Poem of Bragi, eliminates the cast delay between skills, allowing most skills to be spammed. With such a powerful utility, Minstrels are often an essential part of parties, in both PvM and BG/WOE.

The female counterpart of the Minstrel is the Wanderer.

There is currently one completed player written guide:



Builds

Severe Rainstorm Hybrid

This build capitalises on the damage potential of 2418.png Severe Rainstorm, while still giving your full supportive potential with 321.png Poem of Bragi among other skills.

By stacking a lot of DEX and Ranged damage bonuses, you can deal a very respectable damage using Severe Rainstorm. This build is particularly useful in helping clear out large mobs, like in Old Glast Heim, Horror Toy Factory, and Bios Island. This can even be used to help chip away at an MVP's HP, when your party is lacking in DPS.

Note that your signature skill, 321.png Poem of Bragi, is still your number one priority. This means that you must make sure you have a total of 150 INT when you're using your instrument. As such, it's a good idea to stack as much INT bonuses as you can on your instrument, keeping the rest of your equipment slots free to be filled with damage-oriented gear.

Reverberation Hybrid

This build, on the other hand, focuses on the skill 2414.png Reverberation, which can be spammed under Poem of Bragi to deal consistent sustained damage to a small AoE. Do note that you are not affected by your own songs, so you need to have another Minstrel in your party to make this build work. Additionally, this skill costs a lot of SP especially when you're spamming it, therefore it's a good idea to only use this when you also have a Sorcerer in your party.

While Severe Rainstorm is best for mobs, Reverberation is ideal for destroying bosses. You can maximise its damage by stacking both ATK and MATK bonuses in your gear. You can even combo Severe Rainstorm with spamming Reverberation to push your DPS even higher.

Note that with this build you will still need to have 150 INT when using your instrument to get Poem of Bragi's maximum effects.

Pure Support

Also known as the "Song Slave" or "Bragi Slave" build, this simple build focuses only on the supportive function of the class, ignoring most of the class' offensive capabilities. The main goal of this build is to stay alive and keep 321.png Poem of Bragi active the whole time, allowing the rest of the party to do everything else for you.

The only thing you need for this build is to have a total of 150 INT to get Poem of Bragi's maximum effects, as well as some survivability gear to keep yourself alive. You can also stack movement speed bonuses with certain equipment and by using a Halter Lead, to make sure you can keep up with the party while keeping Poem of Bragi active.

Note that this is a very passive build, and you'll essentially be the same as an autofollow dual-client Minstrel. If you're looking for a more engaging, active playstyle, go for one of the Hybrid builds listed above.

Stats

Skills

Archer

Skill Type Properties Description
43.png Owl's Eye Passive
  • Max Level: 10
46.png Double Strafe Damage
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 12
  • Cast Delay: 0.1s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Bow
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 1


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property
Number of Hits: 2

44.png Vulture's Eye Passive
  • Max Level: 10
47.png Arrow Shower Damage
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 15
  • Cast Delay: 0.5s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Bow
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 1


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property
Area of Effect: 3x3:3x3:3x3:3x3:3x3:5x5:5x5:5x5:5x5:5x5

45.png Improve Concentration Support
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 25:30:35:40:45:50:55:60:65:70


Area of Effect: 7x7

147.png Arrow Crafting Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 10
  • Requires not being over 70% carry weight
148.png Arrow Repel Damage
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 15
  • Fixed Cast Time: 1.5s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Bow
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 1
  • Cast cannot be interrupted


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property

Bard

Skill Type Properties Description
315.png Music Lessons Passive
  • Max Level: 10
318.png Unbarring Octave Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 12:14:16:18:20
  • Cast Delay: 4.0s


Area of Effect: Screen-wide

316.png Melody Strike Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 1:3:5:7:9
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.2s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.3s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 1
  • Cast cannot be interrupted


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property

317.png Unchained Serenade Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 18:21:24:27:30
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument
319.png Perfect Tablature Support
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 24:28:32:36:40:44:48:52:56:60
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
320.png Impressive Riff Support
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 38:41:44:47:50:53:56:59:62:65
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
321.png Magic Strings Support
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 40:45:50:55:60:65:70:75:80:85
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
322.png Song of Lutie Support
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 40:45:50:55:60:65:70:75:80:85
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
1010.png Pang Voice Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 20
  • Var. Cast Time: 0.8s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.2s
  • Cast Delay: 2.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Cast cannot be interrupted
Skill Type Properties Description
304.png Amp Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 1
306.png Lullaby Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 20
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
309.png Battle Theme Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 38:41:44:47:50
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
311.png Classical Pluck Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 15
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
313.png Acoustic Rhythm Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 20
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
305.png Encore Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 1
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
307.png Mental Sensing Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 20
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
308.png Down Tempo Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 30
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
310.png Harmonic Lick Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 38:41:44:47:50
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
312.png Power Chord Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 10
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip

Clown

Skill Type Properties Description
394.png Vulcan Arrow Damage
  • Max Level: 10
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 12:14:16:18:20:22:24:26:28:30
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.6s:1.76s:1.92s:2.08s:2.24s:2.4s:2.56s:2.72s:2.88s:3.04s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.4s:0.44s:0.48s:0.52s:0.56s:0.6s:0.64s:0.68s:0.72s:0.76s
  • Cast Delay: 2.0s
  • Walk Delay: 2.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 1
  • Cast can be interrupted


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property

395.png Sheltering Bliss Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 30:40:50:60:70
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip


Area of Effect: 7x7

396.png Marionette Control Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Ally
  • SP Cost: 100
  • Range: 7
488.png Wand of Hermode Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 20:30:40:50:60
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip


Area of Effect: 3x3

489.png Tarot Card of Fate Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 40
  • Var. Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 3.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Cast cannot be interrupted
487.png Longing for Freedom Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 15

Minstrel

Skill Type Properties Description
2381.png Windmill Rush Attack Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 82:88:94:100:106
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 2.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 15x15:17x17:19x19:21x21:23x23

2382.png Echo Song Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 86:92:98:104:110
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 2.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 15x15:17x17:19x19:21x21:23x23

2383.png Harmonize Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ally
  • SP Cost: 70:75:80:85:90
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 5.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted
Skill Type Properties Description
2412.png Lesson Passive
  • Max Level: 10
2414.png Reverberation Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 28:32:38:42:48
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.1s:1.2s:1.3s:1.4s:1.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 5x5

2415.png Reverberation Melee Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 1
  • Range: 0


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property
Area of Effect: 5x5

2416.png Reverberation Magic Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 1
  • Range: 0


Attack Type: Magical
Element: Neutral
Area of Effect: 5x5

2418.png Severe Rainstorm Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 80:90:100:110:120
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.5s:2.0s:2.5s:3.0s:3.5s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 5.0s:5.5s:6.0s:6.5s:7.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Bow
  • Required ammo type: Arrows
  • Required ammo amount: 20
  • Cast can be interrupted
2427.png Song of Mana Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:140:160:180:200
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 90.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:13x13:15x15:17x17:19x19

2428.png Dance With A Warg Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:140:160:180:200
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.5s:2.0s:2.5s:3.0s:3.5s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 90.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:13x13:15x15:17x17:19x19

2431.png Lerad's Dew Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:130:140:150:160
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 180.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:11x11:13x13:13x13:15x15

2516.png Severe Rainstorm Melee Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • Range: 11


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Weapon property
Area of Effect: 11x11

2417.png Dominion Impulse Support
  • Max Level: 1
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 10
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Range: 11


Area of Effect: 11x11

2419.png Poem of The Netherworld Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 12:16:20:24:28
  • Var. Cast Time: 3.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Consumes 1 Protect Neck Candy
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 3x3
Number of instances allowed at once: 5

2422.png Deep Sleep Lullaby Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 80:90:100:110:120
  • Var. Cast Time: 2.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 10.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:13x13:15x15:17x17:19x19

2423.png Circle of Nature's Sound Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 42:46:50:54:58
  • Var. Cast Time: 2.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 15.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 7x7:9x9:11x11:13x13:15x15

2430.png Saturday Night Fever Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 150:160:170:180:190
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s:2.0s:3.0s:4.0s:5.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 180.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 7x7:9x9:11x11:13x13:15x15

2432.png Melody of Sink Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:130:140:150:160
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 180.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:11x11:13x13:13x13:15x15

2433.png Warcry of Beyond Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:130:140:150:160
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 180.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:11x11:13x13:13x13:15x15

5007.png Frigg's Song Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 200:230:260:290:320
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 2.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Consumes 1 Regrettable Tears
  • Cast cannot be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:13x13:15x15:17x17:19x19

2413.png Metallic Sound Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Enemy
  • SP Cost: 64:68:72:76:80
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s:1.5s:2.0s:2.5s:3.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 2.0s:2.5s:3.0s:3.5s:4.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Cast can be interrupted


Attack Type: Magical
Element: Neutral

2420.png Voice of Siren Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 48:56:64:72:80
  • Var. Cast Time: 2.0s:2.2s:2.4s:2.6s:2.8s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 5.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 5x5:7x7:9x9:11x11:13x13

2421.png Valley of Death Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ally
  • SP Cost: 50:53:56:59:62
  • Var. Cast Time: 3.0s:2.5s:2.0s:1.5s:1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Range: 7
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Consumes 1 Regrettable Tears
  • Cast can be interrupted
2424.png Improvised Song Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 40:45:50:55:60
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 3.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
2429.png Sound of Destruction Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 50:60:70:80:90
  • Var. Cast Time: 0.0s:0.5s:1.0s:1.5s:2.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 6.0s:7.0s:8.0s:9.0s:10.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 9x9:9x9:11x11:11x11:13x13

2425.png Gloomy Day Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ally
  • SP Cost: 60:75:90:105:120
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 10.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted
2426.png Great Echo Damage
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Ground
  • SP Cost: 80:90:100:110:120
  • Var. Cast Time: 2.0s:2.2s:2.4s:2.6s:2.8s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 10.0s
  • Range: 9
  • Consumes 1 Protect Neck Candy
  • Cast can be interrupted


Attack Type: Physical
Element: Neutral
Area of Effect: 5x5:7x7:7x7:9x9:9x9

2434.png Unlimited Humming Voice Support
  • Max Level: 5
  • Target: Self
  • SP Cost: 120:130:140:150:160
  • Var. Cast Time: 1.0s
  • Fixed Cast Time: 0.5s
  • Cast Delay: 1.0s
  • Cool Down: 110.0s:120.0s:130.0s:140.0s:150.0s
  • Required weapon type(s): Instrument:Whip
  • Cast can be interrupted


Area of Effect: 11x11:11x11:13x13:13x13:15x15

Equipment

See Also