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The melodies from plucked strings are able to reach even the ears of distant allies. String Instruments are good for soothing the bodies and minds of allies with a Paeon or Ballad.

  • One of the primary magic skills of the Bard. It is used when a String Instrument is equipped. Singing Skill is also taken into account when the String Instrument Skill is being used.

Note: Since String Instruments are equippable by Bards only, this skill is useless when subbed.

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 47 Cap at Level 99
Bard C 5 133 373

Song Range

Song Range is dependent upon String Instrument Skill only and will increase with level. The table below illustrates range breakdown. Exclamation

  • Note: The listed values (10', 11', etc) are just outside the range. The farthest the song will reach is actually 0.1 before them (9.9', 10.9', etc).
Song Level 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16' 17' 18' 19' 20'
Knight's Minne 1 3 <69
Valor Minuet 3 9 <69
Army's Paeon 5 15 <69
Herb Pastoral 9 27 <69
Sword Madrigal 11 33 <69
Sheepfoe Mambo 13 39 ~69 <225
Army's Paeon II 15 45 ~69 <225
Scop's Operetta 19 57 ~69 <225
Knight's Minne II 21 63 ~69 <225
Valor Minuet II 23 69 <225
Mage's Ballad 25 75 <225
Advancing March 29 87 <225
Fowl Aubade 33 99 <225
Army's Paeon III 35 105 <225
Light Carol 36 108 <225
Raptor Mazurka 37 111 <225
Earth Carol 38 114 <225
Water Carol 40 120 <225 228
Knight's Minne III 41 123 <225 234
Wind Carol 42 126 <225 228 238
Song Level 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16' 17' 18' 19' 20'
Valor Minuet III 43 129 <225 233 244
Fire Carol 44 132 <225 228 238
Army's Paeon IV 45 135 <225 231 244
Ice Carol 46 138 <225 236
Lightning Carol 48 144 <225 232 246
Goblin Gavotte 49 147 <225 237
Dark Carol 50 150 <225 228 242
Blade Madrigal 51 153 <225 234 249
Dragonfoe Mambo 53 159 <225 234
Gold Capriccio 54 162 <225 228 242
Mage's Ballad II 55 165 <225 233 249
Shining Fantasia 56 168 <225 239
Victory March 60 180 <225 230 249
Knight's Minne IV 61 183 <225 231
Valor Minuet IV 63 189 <225 236
Army's Paeon V 65 195 <225 242
Puppet's Operetta 69 207 232
Goddess's Hymnus 71 213 236
Warding Round 73 219 242
Chocobo Mazurka 73 219 242
Song Level 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16' 17' 18' 19' 20'

See: Combat Skills for more Skill information.

Equipment that Enhances this Skill

By Amount Added

Name Skill Increase
+7 +6 +5 +4 +3
String Torque CheckCheck
Choral Justaucorps +1 CheckCheck
Marduk's Crackows CheckCheck
Musical Earring CheckCheck
Erato's Cape CheckCheck
Bard's Slippers CheckCheck
Bard's Slippers +1 CheckCheck
Choral Justaucorps CheckCheck
Lambda Sash CheckCheck
Minstrel's Coat CheckCheck
String Earring CheckCheck
Taillefer's Dagger CheckCheck

By Equipment Slot

Weapons

Level Name Jobs Bonus
70 Taillefer's Dagger WAR/RDM/THF/BST/BRD/RNG/NIN/COR/DNC +3

Neck

Level Name Jobs Bonus
65 String Torque All +7

Body

Level Name Jobs Bonus
58 Choral Justaucorps BRD +3
62 Minstrel's Coat MNK/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/BRD/DRG/SMN/BLU/COR/PUP/DNC +3
74 Choral Justaucorps +1 BRD +6

Waist

Level Name Jobs Bonus
75 Lambda Sash MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/BRD/RNG/SMN/BLU/PUP/SCH Salvage:+3

Feet

Level Name Jobs Bonus
71 Bard's Slippers BRD +3
75 Bard's Slippers +1 BRD +3
75 Marduk's Crackows WHM/BRD/SMN +5

Back

Level Name Jobs Bonus
74 Erato's Cape WHM/BLM/RDM/BRD/SMN/BLU/PUP/SCH +4

Earring

Level Name Jobs Bonus
35 String Earring All +3
70 Musical Earring All +5

See: Combat Skills for more Skill information.

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