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Etude is a type of Song used by a Bard. It has no Area of Effect, and can only be cast on one person at a time. Etudes boost the primary stats of STR, DEX, VIT, AGI, MND, INT, and CHR.

Etude Song List

Songs are learned by Bards only, at the following levels:

22: Enchanting Etude (CHR)
24: Spirited Etude (MND)
26: Learned Etude (INT)
28: Quick Etude (AGI)
30: Vivacious Etude (VIT)
32: Dextrous Etude (DEX)
34: Sinewy Etude (STR)

62: Bewitching Etude (CHR)
64: Logical Etude (MND)
66: Sage Etude (INT)
68: Swift Etude (AGI)
70: Vital Etude (VIT)
72: Uncanny Etude (DEX)
74: Herculean Etude (STR)


The lower level Etudes give a static boost to a specific stat, which caps at +9 at ??? combined skill, below the natural skill caps for BRD75.

+3 with Singing Skill 105-114 on a BRD subjob.

The higher level Etudes give a bonus which gradually decreases over time at a rate of one point per 10 seconds until the song expires. The initial bonus reaches +15 at 475 combined skill, which requires +25 String and/or Singing skill from equipment or merits over the natural caps at BRD75.

Instruments that give a bonus to Etude add one to the attribute bonus for each +1.

Instruments that Enhance this Song

Name Lvl Effects
Rose Harp 36 Etude +1
Rose Harp +1 36 Etude +2
Mythic Harp 70 Resist Vs. Dark +15, Etude +1
Mythic Harp +1 70 Resist Vs. Dark +20, Etude +2
Millennium Horn 75 In Dynamis: CHR +3, All Songs +2
Gjallarhorn 75 CHR +4, All Songs +2, Singing Skill +10, Wind Instrument Skill +10