Bard Leveling Guide (1-50) – Lost Ark

Bard Leveling Guide (1-50) – Lost Ark

Lost Ark Bard Class Leveling Guide

Ready for your journey to level 50 with Bard?

In this beginner guide, we’ll cover the important abilities, tripods, and more to make leveling as smooth as possible.

After you hit level 50, we recommend checking our Bard end game guide.

To learn how to play another class, check out our other Lost Ark class guides.

If you want to know how well Bard performs in the current meta, visit our Lost Ark tier list.

Stats

Prioritize gear with Specialization and Swiftness for extra damage and clear speed while leveling. Endurance, Domination, and Expertise are useless stats.

Skills

Skills can be reset at any time at no cost. Prioritize skill points towards skills that let you clear mobs of monsters as quickly as possible on a low cooldown. Here are the most important skills.

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Important Skills

Dissonance

  • 1-1-2
  • Primary leveling skill for killing mobs of enemies. A great AoE multi hit move that also slows monsters on a low cooldown.

Stigma

  • 3-2-1
  • Used in conjunction with Dissonance. Has a slight delay but the slow from Dissonance helps land Stigma on mobs of monsters.

Soundholic

  • 1-1-2
  • Primary DPS skill but it isn’t that good until you max the skill out to level 10. Mainly used for taking out elite and boss monsters.

Sonic Vibration

  • 2-3-2
  • Long cooldown damage ability. You only need to use it when you don’t have your other cooldowns available from your main skills.

Sound Shock

  • 3-3-1
  • Good filler ability. Does good DPS on a good cooldown but the AoE capabilities of this skill are lacking. Still a great skill to have in your arsenal is great for destroying obstacles.

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Extra Points

Whenever you have a few extra points left over:

Heavenly Tune

  • 1-1-1
  • Buff skill that gives you extra damage and attack speed. Good ability to use on bosses to make things smoother.

Skill Progression 1-50

  • Level 14
    • 10 Dissonance
  • Level 20
    • 10 Dissonance
  • Level 24
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 7 Soundholic
  • Level 30
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Soundholic
  • Level 33
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Soundholic
    • 7 Stigma
  • Level 38
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Stigma
    • 10 Soundholic
  • Level 41
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Stigma
    • 10 Soundholic
    • 7 Sonic Vibration
  • Level 45
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Stigma
    • 10 Soundholic
    • 10 Sonic Vibration
  • Level 47
    • 10 Dissonance
    • 10 Stigma
    • 10 Soundholic
    • 10 Sonic Vibration
    • 7 Sound Shock

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