Firbold as Bard

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Postby bonerot » Dec 26, 2016 22:02

Is it against all logic to play a Firby bard? even if you add dex at creation? like the looks of a Firby but wondering how they do as bards?

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Postby Makish » Dec 26, 2016 23:04

worse.

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Postby Dranith » Dec 27, 2016 01:25

If you're going to go battle bard, then I can see Firbolg as an option. But even then, I'd still probably go Celt myself. The extra strength just really can't compare to the dex you lose by going Firbolg.
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Postby Syskaru » Feb 05, 2017 23:19

The bard class with buffs and gear it won't make a difference.


If you do 10 char 15 dex you will be good.

Friend used to play a firbolg bard and he was rr10
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Postby Makish » Feb 06, 2017 13:00

Syskaru wrote:The bard class with buffs and gear it won't make a difference.




#alternativFacts
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Postby play » Feb 10, 2017 21:43

Syskaru wrote:The bard class with buffs and gear it won't make a difference.


If you do 10 char 15 dex you will be good.

Friend used to play a firbolg bard and he was rr10


This information is not correct. Any player can get RR10 if they play enough.

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Postby Chysil » Feb 15, 2017 11:03

It is true that a firby bard won't be "gimped" (although a lot of people will say they are). In general though, there's two main reasons not to be firby:

-Worse starting stats. The lower dex won't be the end of the world, but it sucks

-Larger character model. I don't like being a large model when I'm usually the first target... although you could argue people would think you are a tank.



Ultimately, it's far more important how you play a bard, but all skills being the same, the celt will be marginally better than the firby.
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Postby play » Mar 01, 2017 22:30

Chysil wrote:It is true that a firby bard won't be "gimped" (although a lot of people will say they are). In general though, there's two main reasons not to be firby:

-Worse starting stats. The lower dex won't be the end of the world, but it sucks

-Larger character model. I don't like being a large model when I'm usually the first target... although you could argue people would think you are a tank.



Ultimately, it's far more important how you play a bard, but all skills being the same, the celt will be marginally better than the firby.


I would not recommend firbolg unless you want a big arrow saying kill me above your head in rvr. Nothing like a massive character sporting a drum to help make identifying easy. If you solo I suppose it would make no difference though.

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Postby Exde » Mar 06, 2017 18:49

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Firbolg compared to Celt...

-20 Dex
+30 Str
-20 Qui

Would you make a template with +55 Dex and +105 Str if you had the option to?
Of Course Not!

Yes Firbolg would be gimping yourself.
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Postby Vegamite » Mar 07, 2017 21:54

Firbolg or flop

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Postby losse » Apr 03, 2018 05:10

I have seen some really good firb bards over the decades. I think both may have been guild leaders. One was female firb lol.

They rocked. One would point out that being a firb, maybe you get tab targetted less.

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Postby pweet » Apr 03, 2018 13:24

Firbolg is not as bad as ppl think. 20dex is1% casting speed if you are fully buffed and sced.


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