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| Song of Valor (1010)
|| As long as the Bard|
is singing the song
|| DS, TD
| Defensive Strength
|| +10 (all)
Song of Valor creates an aura of protection around a bard, increasing defensive strength (DS) by a base of +10 against melee, ranged, and bolt attacks and a +15 bonus to elemental target defense (TD). Training in the Bard Base circle provides an additional +1 DS for every 2 ranks above 1010. Song of Valor also helps defend against sheer fear.
Mana (MP) cost = 10 + 1 per 2 additional DS bonus
3 MP, +1 for every 5 DS bonus over +10.
As you begin to sing of valiant legends, you feel more protected.
You no longer feel a sense of protection.