View Full Version : New Bard Spells I would Like to see.

01-06-2008, 09:13 AM
I see Many threads about Cleric Spells, Wizard/Sorcerer Spells and even Paladin spell, but not much on new Bard spells they would like to see added. So here is a list of spells that I think would fit well in this game. I will be using 2 sources, the Players Handbook (PHB) and the Spell Compendium (SC).
* Some of these spells are not bard only. Description of spells will get to the point. Only listed spell I feel likely they will add.

1st Level

Beastland Ferocity (SC)
Level: Bard 1, Druid 1
Range: Touch (Short for DDO)
Duration: 1 Minute/level

Gives the ability to continue to fight at 0 - -9 Hps, between -1 - -9 Hps you gain a +4 Enhancement bonus to Str. You still die at -10 Hps.

Note: What this will allow in DDO is another buff to hand out that will allow people to continue if the ever get disabled, equivalent to an extra 10 Hps before you die. You can cast it before they are disabled. no more being stuck disabled just out of reach of salvation :D

Inspirational Boost (SC)
Level: Bard 1
Duration: Length of Song

adds +1 to your morale bonus granted by your inspire courage, spell lasts until song is expired.

Notes: who doesn't want another +1 to hot and Dmg?..:D

Ironthunder Horn (SC)Transmutation
Level: Bard 1, Sorcerer/Wizard 1
Range: 30 feet
Area: Cone-shaped Burst
Saving Throw: Reflex

on a failed reflex save target falls prone.

Note: Basically the ability to trip with a spell

Undersong (SC)Transmutation
Level: Bard 1
Target: Self
Duration: 10 Min/Level

Perform skill replaces Concentration Skill duration of spell.

Note: I am sure many a Bard has a higher perform skill then concentration skill, and many a times i find myself failing concentration checks. This spell would replace concentration checks with perform checks for interrupted spells, and make Perform useful :D

2nd Level

Mirror Image (PHB)Illusion
Level: Bard 2, Sor/Wiz 2
Range: Self
Target: Self
Duration: 1 Min/Level

Creates decoy duplicates of you (1d4+1 per 3 Levels, max 8.) Full description here (http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/35/sovelior_sage/spellsMtoO.html#mirror-image)

Note: This has to be one of the most requested spells on the forums (other then Silence which i do not see ever being added) and would take lots of work to implement. One of my Favorite Lower level spells.

Sonic Weapon (SC)
Level: Bard 2, Sor/Wiz 2
Target: Weapon
Duration: 1 Min/Level

affected weapon deals a extra 1d6 Sonic dmg.

Wave of Grief (SC)
Level: Bard 2, Cleric 2
Range: 30 Ft
Area: Cone-shaped Burst
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving throw: Will neg.

Cone imposes -3 penalty on attacks, checks, and saves.

Note: Nice little debuff

3rd Level

Invisibility Sphere (PHB)
Level: Bard 3, Sor/Wiz 3
Area: 10 ft Radius

Makes everyone within 10 ft. invisible

Note: would be nice toe have an area of effect invisibility spell for Bards

Creaking Cacophony (SC)
Level: Bard 3, Druid 3
Range: Medium
Area: 40 ft. radius
Duration: 1/round level
Saving throw: none

Sound distracts and makes foes vulnerable to sonic dmg.

Note: Nice little debuff to cast before your sonic spells that will cause all affected to take double dmg from sonic spells and make them more useful

Dirge of Discord (SC)
Level: Bard 3
Range: Close
Area: 20 Ft Radius
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving throw: will Neg

All within 20 ft take -4 on attack rolls and dexterity, and reduce speed by 50%

Note: Another nice debuff

Dissonant Chord (SC)
Range: 10 Ft
Area: 10 Ft Radius burst centered on self
Saving throw: Fort half

Deal 1d8/2 levels (max 5d8) sonic Dmg in 10 ft burst

Note: Would be nice to have a 3rd level dmg spell

4th Level

Resonating Bolt (SC)
Level: Bard 4, Sor/Wiz 3
Range: 60 ft
Area: 60 ft Line
Saving Throw: Reflex Half

Sonic energy deals 1d4 dmg/level (Max 10d4)

Note: Like lightning bolt but less dmg and shorter and sonic.

5th Level

Cacophonic Burst (SC)
Level: Bard 5, Sor/Wiz 5
Range: Long
Area: 20 ft
Saving throw: Reflex half

Noise deals 1d6/level (max 15d6) sonic dmg to all within area.

Note: Like fireball but sonic and higher max dmg, more dmg spells for bard are always nice :D

Wail of Doom (SC)
Level: Bard 5
Range: 30 ft
Area: Cone-shaped Burst
Saving throw: will partial

Deal 1d4 (unamed) dmg/level (max 15d4) in 30 ft cone, plus subject panicked or shaken

Note: another Dmg spell and debufff

6th Level

Dirge (SC)Evocation
Level: Bard 6
Area: 50 ft radius burst centered on self
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving throw: fort neg that round

Enemies take 2 points of str and dex dmg/round

Note: Nice continuing Debuff

Resistance, Superior (SC)

Level: Bard 6, Cleric 6, Druid 6, Sor/Wiz 6
Duration: 24 hours

Subject gains +6 on saving throws

Note: Resistance, greater should be added to (4th level spell +3 to saving throws)

Well that is my list, like I said I only added spells that make sense for DDO and that may be more likely then others.

01-06-2008, 09:24 AM
I did this (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=97458) once. ;)

Bladeweave, Cloud of Bewilderment, Vertigo, Allegro, Baleful Blink, Shadow Conjuration, Body Harmonic, Shadow Evocation, and Revenance would also be pretty nice.

01-06-2008, 05:58 PM
Not a big interest in bard spell i guess :p..

01-06-2008, 05:59 PM
You should've titled it "Bards need more spells because they're not powerful enough compared to melee."

I bet that would've got you some responses. ;) :eek:

01-06-2008, 06:21 PM
You should've titled it "Bards need more spells because they're not powerful enough compared to melee."

I bet that would've got you some responses. ;) :eek:

But then I would not be true to myself... And I need to be true to myself :D:p

01-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Some excellent selections. Its a shame that most bard spells are jsut taken form the wizard/sorcerer list. There are so many good unique bards spell out there.

01-06-2008, 07:27 PM
I want more spells ... for everyone :D

even Bards


07-02-2010, 03:51 PM
I would be very happy with Shadow Evocation at 5th level. Bard 5th level spells are sparse and something like that would be really nice. I would love to turn a level 5 spell for Fire Wall or Fireshield

07-02-2010, 07:30 PM
I would be happy if bards had useful spellcasting options beyond Buffer, Enchantment Wizard Junior, and Healbot Junior.