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Bard Artefacts

LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
I have been thinking about going bard for awhile. What are all the artefacts that bards can make use of? I am going to do my own research but would like to know if I miss anything. I'll post what I have later so we don't conflict.

NEED:
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OFFENSIVE ARTEFACTS
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Rapiers:
   Soulpiercer                  63     180     246    1600 credits
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Special Weapons
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None that help bard (I have a lot of these anyways)

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MISCELLANEOUS ARTEFACTS
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A golden pendulum: 250 credits
   - Capable of keeping perfect time, this artefact will reduce the
     time between a Bard's harmonics being called, and their arrival.


Silver tuning fork: 200 credits
   - Its presence in the inventory of its owner will allow Crystalism,
     Harmonics, and Devotion users to create vibrations or harmonics or
     rites with double the lifetime.

I have most of the rest as well.

Lessons 3350 per class 

1675 credits for Tri-Trans

Balance: 3,725

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  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What I have:

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    Special Weapons
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    Armbands of the Fist
        Steel Armband of the Fist    Raises to-hit by 20%  1000 credits

    Collars:
       - These increase damage done to opponents from abilities that are
         magical in nature. These abilities include cast (or grove) lightning,
         cast firelash, thornrend, staffcast, stormhammer, accentato, holocaust
         globe, kai choke, distort aura, utter truename, warp, taint, purity,
         decay, star tarot, thurisaz rune, educe iron, and mind crush.
       
       Collar of Agatheis      20% increased damage       1600 credits

    Critical Hit Pendants
         Stygian pendant           6% increased chance      1200 credits

    Metal Knuckles:
       - Increases damage: MAUL, PUNCH, JBP, HFP, HKP, UCP, & SPP

       
       Spiked Knuckles   35% increased Tekura damage      1600 credits                            
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    DEFENSIVE ARTEFACTS
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    Buckawn's Boots OR Buckawn's Amulet: 800 credits
       - Lets you avoid the web tattoo attack from players.
         Also lets you avoid thrown or dropped web bombs, but not
         web bombs that are in your hands when they detonate.

    Circlet of Determination OR Amulet of Determination: 850cr
       - Level 2 willpower regeneration

    Gem of Cloaking: 400 credits
       - Removes you from the who, clwho, and bw/qw lists.
       - Removes you from the help city and house induction lists.
     
    Lasallian Lyre: 500 credits
       - A magical lyre that allows you to summon a prismatic barrier around
         you. This barrier stops most physical attacks. What you can do while
         in one is severely limited. To use the lyre: STRUM LYRE (wielded or not).

    Prismatic ring: 600 credits
       - Imbued with all resistance enchantments (Cold, Magic, Fire, and
         Electrical) on one ring. Enchantments will never fade from this item.

    Ring of Endurance: 250 credits
       - Increased regeneration of endurance.

    Ring of the Magus: 275 credits (reduced from 750!)
       - Offers protection vs. magical damage. (Approximately 15% protection.)
        
    Shield of Absorption: 800 credits
      - Gives a 15% chance that a physical attack will be completely absorbed.
        Must be wielded. Stats on the shield are: 11% cutting, 11% Blunt.
        
    Veil of the Sphinx OR Hood of the Sphinx: 2000 credits

    Bracelets: (increase max health & mana. Only one bracelet works at a time.)
       
       Logosian bracelet:  1400 credits (increases by 15%)

    Rings: (to increase how much a health or mana elixir heals you)
       
       Logosian Ring:     2000 credits  (increases health by 30%)
       Ring of Noxtra:     500 credits  (increases mana by 10%)
       
    Regeneration Rings
          
       Ring of Draconic Vigour     Level 2 Health Regen:  850 credits
       
       Ring of Lucretian Clarity   Level 2 Mana Regen:    850 credits

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    MISCELLANEOUS ARTEFACTS
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    Aldar Diadem OR Aldar talisman: 1200 credits
       - Reduces the time it takes to recover equilibrium, by about 15%.

    Atavian Wings: 2000 credits
       - Lets you fly to a room ABOVE where the eagle's wings take you, with
         more exits. You can also reach 'On the clouds.'

    Bands of Mind Distension
       - These bands will increase the maximum number of MINDPRINTs a monk can
         remember.
       Ursine Band of Mind Distension   (+3 additional mindprints) - 100 credits
       
    Bracers of the Phoenix: 250 credits
       - Imbued with a powerful enchantment, these bracers will slow the rate
         at which a Blademaster's shin energy decays.

    Brooch of the Tempest: 150 credits
       - You will never be blown laterally while flying, or blown out of the
         trees.

    Chitin greaves: 500 credits
       - When worn, allows the owner to LEAP like a Horkval.
         The owner and wearer of the greaves must possess both balance and
         equilibrium to begin a leap and may not be prone. Balance is used.
         The leap may still be disrupted by slipping on icy ground, closed
         doors, gravehands, piety, grounding vibration, or banana peel.
         There is an endurance cost. No defences are disturbed by leaping
         beyond those disturbed by any other normal movement (such as,
         for example, a prismatic barrier).

    Dragonskin Quivers: 100 credits
       - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
       - These quivers, and their contents, never decay.

    Earrings of Sinope: 800 credits
       - A pair of earrings. You wear one, and somebody else wears the other.
         
    Gem of Transmutation: 1000 credits
       - Lets you change race up to once an Achaean month (once per rl day).
       - Lets you reset your racial specialisation once an Achaean month
         (once per rl day) in lieu of reincarnating. Syntax: RACE UNSPECIALISE.
       - This artefact will not work for anyone but the owner.

    Grimoire of Adaptation: 1000 credits
       - Lets the owner reset his or her traits up to once an Achaean month
         (once per rl day) with the syntax READ GRIMOIRE.

    Intellect Crown: 500 credits
       - When you are trying to mind lock someone else, this cuts the time
         that it takes to gain the mind lock by 40%.


    Liquid Rift expansions
       - These various tap devices will increase the capacity of the liquid rift.
       
       A Phaestean faucet     (x4 base liquid rift capacity) - 500 credits

    Lorewarden's stones
       - These items reduce the time between switching between multiclass classes
       
       Chip of the lesser lorewarden   (10 minute cooldown) - 800 credits
       
    Mask of Lifevision: 500 credits
       - Lets you use lifevision to see most hidden people. This does not
         simply work by being worn. Rather, wearing it allows you to use
         the ability 'lifevision.' This identifies some of those who may
         be walking around as ghostly forms, defeats some illusions, and
         reveals some forms of hiding or concealing of one's presence.

    Permanent Tattoos (also known as Artefact Tattoos): 100 credits
       

    Prospero's Greater Vault: 500 credits
       - Quadruples rift capacity.
       - Does not work for fluids.
       - Not stackable with Greater or Lesser Vault.
       - See other notes on the Lesser Vault.

    Ring of Flying: 400 credits
       - Lets you fly like an Atavian.

    Shadowcloak: 800 credits
       - A cloak that lets you use the necromancer shroud ability.

    Top Hat: 25 credits
       - This beautiful top hat has various interesting properties.
         It is a container, and it holds 75 items: put what you want into it.
         When you look in it, all you see is if it's empty or not.
         When you try to take anything out (GET x FROM HAT) you will not know
         in advance what item you are getting. The hat does not create new
         (or destroy existing) things, nor does it change the things you put in.
         If you put in ten things, and pull out ten things, you'll still have
         the same ten things exactly. You just won't know what order they'll
         come out. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

    Vambraces of the Berserker: 300 credits
       - Harness the power of the berserker to extend your battlerage's lifespan.

    Vibrating stick: 800 credits
       - Lets you warp through wormholes in space-time.
         Specifically, you gain the ability to WORM WARP and WORM SEEK.

    Wolverine's Claws: 500 credits
       - Magical claws you wear on your hands which will allow you to burrow
         like a druid in wolverine morph. These claws must be worn to grant
         their surpassing power. They do not conflict with any other worn
         item.

    Wyrmskin Packs: 100 credits
       - For sale in Moghedu, right next to the entrance, in a shop.
       - These packs hold 100 items instead of 50, and never decay.

  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,193Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Bard, like most classes, can make use of (for some definition of "make use" of) basically every artefact that isn't specific to another class. All of HELP ARTEFACTS STATS, a lot of HELP ARTEFACTS OFFENSIVE, a lot of HELP ARTEFACTS DEFENSIVE, most of HELP ARTEFACTS MISC. As a minimum, I'd say get:
    Rapier
    Tuning fork
    Pendulum
    Aldar talisman or Aldar diadem
    Strength gauntlets
    Intelligence sash
    Collar
    Critical pendant
    Shield of Absorption
    Constitution belt
    Bracelets
    Health regen ring
    Sip ring

    Chances are you already have a lot of those. There are a ton of useful artefacts that aren't class specific, too, like wings, boomerang, wand of portals, wand of reflection.
  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna bePosts: 3,302Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    Bard, like most classes, can make use of (for some definition of "make use" of) basically every artefact that isn't specific to another class. All of HELP ARTEFACTS STATS, a lot of HELP ARTEFACTS OFFENSIVE, a lot of HELP ARTEFACTS DEFENSIVE, most of HELP ARTEFACTS MISC. As a minimum, I'd say get:
    Rapier
    Tuning fork
    Pendulum
    Aldar talisman or Aldar diadem
    Strength gauntlets
    Intelligence sash
    Collar
    Critical pendant
    Shield of Absorption
    Constitution belt
    Bracelets
    Health regen ring
    Sip ring

    Chances are you already have a lot of those. There are a ton of useful artefacts that aren't class specific, too, like wings, boomerang, wand of portals, wand of reflection.
    Why is aldar important for bard? The only thing they use eq for is harms, no?
    Huh. Neat.
  • MorthifMorthif Posts: 1,451Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aldar is important to everyone!
    AntoniusAustereKyrra
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,193Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dirge uses equilibrium (in addition to voice balance), if I recall correctly. Harmonics obviously do, including Andante (call harmonics) and Battaglia. If you're bashing using Harmonics (and most people will be) you'll be calling harmonics every time you move, so reducing the cost there is a huge performance improvement.

    Then there's all the general purpose things that use equilibrium, such as touching shield, hitting shield, farsight, restore, etc. Reducing all of those by 15% is a big deal. Aldar is one of those things everybody should buy relatively high up on their priority listing.
    AtalkezMorthifKenway
  • MorthifMorthif Posts: 1,451Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Which is why it had a price increase. 
  • KenwayKenway San FranciscoPosts: 1,121Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Minuet uses eq. Worth it just for that.
    Bracers of frost are a bit high priced at 1000cr but if thats not an issue for you, ground freeze would  give you some room hinder that would make fighting a SP bard even more futile.

    - Limb Counter - Fracture Relapsing -
    "Honestly, I just love that it counts limbs." - Mizik Corten
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Thanks for all the feedback!
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What is the purpose of the Golden Pendulum? I bought it but when I call Harmonics it takes 3.4 seconds to recover (with diadem). So I am lost to the purpose of this.
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 2,572Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Leviticus said:
    What is the purpose of the Golden Pendulum? I bought it but when I call Harmonics it takes 3.4 seconds to recover (with diadem). So I am lost to the purpose of this.
    It halves the time it takes for the harmonics to arrive, it has no effect on equilibrium. The harmonics are there before you regain eq with the pendulum.

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    So why would I want to take 3.4 seconds every room to call harmonics?
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 2,572Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited June 2016
    Leviticus said:
    So why would I want to take 3.4 seconds every room to call harmonics?
    I use battlerage whilst waiting for eq if I call harmonics. More often, I'll battaglia them ahead, then barge on in. You do sometimes get a lucky anthem proc whilst still off eq, watching three ducal guards hitting anthem is quite satisfying :D

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,193Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited June 2016

    Mostly because Harmonics make you tanky as shit. Continuo is 15% health regen every 10 seconds, if I recall correctly, so it scales amazingly on maximum health (and nothing really stops Bard from maximising constitution, plus they have Aria on top). Anthem is amazing when it lands on the right damage type. Hallelujah is great for things that hit with Loki (e.g. Unsidhe, Underworld scorpions). It used to be even more worthwhile when Bard was affected by its own Canticle (faster balance recovery). Also, in case you're not aware, you can call harmonics off balance, so your first attack will/should be jab/call harmonics; your jab is probably somewhere around 1.8 so you're adding about 1.6 seconds to the first attack, in exchange for some pretty fantastic bonuses.

    Of course, if you're not hunting anywhere you feel like you need harmonics, don't bother with them. Faster to just plow straight through everything with jabs. I do that if I'm hunting places where I'm not in any danger of dying and there's no hidden affs to deal with.

    Ehene
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 244Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Didnt know you could call off balance!!!!
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