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Bard Archetypes


Table: Bard Archetypes

Archetype / Alternate Class Feature Class Features Changed or Replaced
Class Skills Weapon & Armor Spells Bardic Knowledge Bardic Performance Cantrips Versatile Performance Well-Versed Lore Master Jack of All Trades
Bardic Performance Core Mechanic Countersong Distraction Fascinate Inspire Courage Inspire Competence Suggestion Dirge of Doom Inspire Greatness Soothing Performance Frightening Tune Inspire Heroics Mass Suggestion Deadly Performance 5 11 17
+1 +2 +3 +4 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6
Paizo
Animal Speaker X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X



Arcane Duelist X

X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Archaeologist X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X X
Archivist X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Buccaneer X








X





X




X
X
X

Celebrity X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chelish Diva X
C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Court Bard X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Daredevil X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dawnflower Dervish C
X
C
C
C
C
C





X
C
C
X
X
X
Demagogue X X X
X
X
X
Detective X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dervish Dancer C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dirge Bard X
X
X
X
X
X
Geisha X
X
Lotus Geisha X
X
Magician X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Sandman X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Savage Skald X
X
X
X
X
Sea Singer X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Songhealer X
X
X
Sound Striker X
X
X
X
X
X
Street Performer X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Masterpieces*
Racial Archetypes – The following class archetypes are available to members of the listed race.
Prankster (Gnome) X
X
X
X
X
X
Shadow Puppeteer (Wayang) X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Watersinger (Undine) C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3rd Party Publishers
4 Winds Fantasy Gaming
Bardic Weapon X
X
X
X
Violent Performance X
C
C
X
Rite Publishing
Moso C
C
X
X
X
X
X
X=replaced, (X)=optionally replaced, C=changed
*Each masterpiece has an associated cost to learn it. Typically, a bard must spend one of his bard spells known of a specific spell level or select it in place of a feat.