Songcraft

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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]

Artistry2.png

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.png 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 Effectcharmed.png
Startling Strain.png 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 Effectstun.pngEffectcharmed.png
Perform Quickstep.png [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 Effectcharmed.png
Dissonant.png 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 Effectcharmed.png
Healing Hymn.png 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.png 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.png [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 Effectcharmed.png
Rhythmic Renewal.png 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.png [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 Effectcharmed.png
Perform Bloody Chanty.png [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 Effectcharmed.png
Alarm Call.png 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
Griefcadence.jpg [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 Effectcharmed.png

*Base values of Rank 1 skills. Values scale off ability rank, equipped items, and character level.

Passive[edit | edit source]

Name Songcraft Reqs Description
Syncopation.png Syncopation Skill Points 2+ Decreases the cast delay and the chance of interruption when hit -50%.
Hold the Note.png Hold the Note Skill Points 4+ Increases the performance time of Quickstep, Ode to Recovery, Bloody Chanty, and Bulwark Ballad and Grief's Cadence +15 seconds.
Uptempo.png Uptempo Skill Points 6+ Decreases cast time speed -5%.
Disc performance.jpg Disciplined Performance Skill Points 7+ Decreases received Magic Damage -30% for 3 seconds when Magical Critical damage is received. This ability has a 20 second cooldown once triggered. Performance skills also grant the Rhythm buff every 3 seconds.

Rhythm:

- Increases Healing Power and Magical Attack +7 per stack.
- Decreases Songcrafts cooldowns -0.4 seconds per stack.
- Lasts 9 seconds.
- Stacks up to 15 times.
- Resets the cooldown of Startling Strain whenever a target you have Charmed is killed. 
Loudspeaker.png Loudspeaker Skill Points 8+ Increases the range for Quickstep, Ode to Recovery, Bloody Chanty, and Bulwark Ballad to 22m.
Allegretto.jpg Allegretto Skill Points 9+ Decreases Stun and Silence duration -10%.
Zeal.png Zeal Skill Points 10+ Every Successful Critical Damage/Critical Healing effect increases all Critical rates (including Healing) +5% and all Critical Damage/Critical Healing +75% for 6 seconds. This ability has a 12 second cooldown once triggered.

Combos[edit | edit source]

Songcraft self-combos: Effectcharmed.png

Class Songcraft combos with class Class combos with Songcraft Both classes have
Archery Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectslow.png none if charmed Effectslow.png
Auramancy if charmed Effectslow.png none none
Battlerage if charmed Effectslow.png none none
Defense Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectslow.png none Effectstun.png
Occultism Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectfeared.png none if distressed Effectstun.png if charmed Effectslow.png
Shadowplay Effectstun.png none Effectstun.png
Sorcery none none Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectslow.png
Vitalism Effectcharmed.png none none
Witchcraft Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectfeared.png none Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectfeared.png

References[edit | edit source]