Note: Before Songcraft was announced by Trion as the official English name of this skill set, it was referred to as Artistry by the ArcheAge community.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This specialization encourages fighters with the sounds of a lute or a lyre.
Lucius is considered the patron of the bards.
Songcraft is a support tree that offers a variety of buffs that are valuable in a group. It includes some heals, but is not as effective for that as Vitalism. It includes a unique mechanic, Performance, for group buffs.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Active[edit | edit source]
|Name||Songcraft Reqs||Description*||Cost*||Cast Time*||Cooldown*||Range*||Effects||Combos|
|Critical Discord||Lv1||Plays a sharp harmony that deals (67 + 150% Magic Attack) Magic Damage to an enemy and increases caster's Magic Critical Rate by 2% for 3 seconds. When this skill levels up, it increases damage, but also cast time.||21 Mana||1 Second||none||Single 20m|
|Startling Strain||Lv5||Stuns an enemy for 2sec with a special performance. After the Stun ends, the enemy is Charmed and susceptible to other Songcraft skill effects. Reduces caster's Cast Time -20% for 5 seconds. Does not stop a performance skill.||30 Mana||Instant||30 Seconds||Single 20m|
|[Perform] Quickstep||Lv10||Plays a lighthearted song for 15sec. Increases Move Speed +12-18% for allies within a 10m radius. Effect increases the longer you play. Can only stack with other Perform skills and shares a cooldown with them.||42 Mana||Instant||2 Seconds||Self|
|Dissonant||Lv15||Plays clashing sounds to reduce an enemy's skill damage and Attack Speed -15%. Deals (268 + 300% Magic Attack) Magic Damage to the enemy after 6sec.||73 Mana||1.5 Seconds||18 Seconds||Single 20m|
|Healing Hymn||Lv20||Plays a healing song that instantly restores +(62 + 120% Magic Attack) health to an ally. The healed ally can heal another 2 allies within 10m. The song can continue to be transferred up to 3 times.||355 Mana||Instant||15 Seconds||Single 30m|
|Hummingbird Ditty||Lv25||Reduces Cast Time -6%. Buffs caster or an ally for 30m.||72 Mana||1.5 Seconds||none||Single 25m|
|[Perform] Ode to Recovery||Lv30||Plays a healing song for 15sec. Restores health to caster and allies within 10m. Effect increases the longer you play. Can only stack with other Perform skills and shares a cooldown with them.||540 Mana||Instant||2 Seconds||Self|
|Rhythmic Renewal||Lv35||Summons a healing spring that restores +64 (+15% Magic Attack) health to caster and all nearby allies every second for 60 seconds.||942 Mana||2 Seconds||90 Seconds||Area 3m|
|[Perform] Bulwark Ballad||Lv40||Plays a song of the earth. Increases Physical/Magic Defense +960-1440 of allies within 10m. Lasts 15sec. Effect increases the longer you play. Can only stack with other Perform skills and shares a cooldown with them.||234 Mana||Instant||2 Seconds||Self|
|[Perform] Bloody Chanty||Lv45||Plays a lively song for 15sec. Increases Attack +16-24% and Attack Speed +20% of a target and allies within 10m. Effect increases the longer you play. Can only stack with other Perform skills.||199 Mana||Instant||2 Seconds||Self|
|Alarm Call||Lv50||Lifts Stun and Sleep debuffs and grants immunity to allies within a 15m range every second for 15sec. Canceled by using another skill.||263 Mana||Instant||60 Seconds||Self|
|[Perform] Grief's Cadence||Lv55||Plays a song of penitence for 15 sec. Decreases the debuff effects for caster and allies within 10m -20%. Effect last as the song is played. Can only stack with other Perform skills and shares a cooldown with them.||??? Mana||Instant||2 Seconds||Self|
*Base values of Rank 1 skills. Values scale off ability rank, equipped items, and character level.
Passive[edit | edit source]
Combos[edit | edit source]
|Class||Songcraft combos with class||Class combos with Songcraft||Both classes have|
|Archery||- if charmed||none||if charmed|
|Defense||- if charmed||none|
|Occultism||- if charmed||none||if distressed if charmed|
|Sorcery||none||none||- if charmed|
|Witchcraft||- if charmed||none||- if charmed|