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Fine Antique Amice  

AC: 7
DEX: +5 CHA: +5
Focus: Enhancement Haste II
WT: 3.0 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)

Item Type:Armor
Lucy Entry By:Oumlagar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-07-27 09:13:31
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 30

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This item is the result of a quest.
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Quest Name
Lohie's Music Exhibit

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Knowledge

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Focus effects and Bards
# Mar 25 2005 at 1:31 PM Rating: Default
I believe there are some FE's that work for bards, one i'm pretty sure of is extended range, not a huge thing for bards, but handy when trying to single pull one mob with another a few feet over his shoulder.
RE: Focus effects and Bards
# Jul 02 2005 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
197 posts
We have aa's that extend the range of our songs but I have experienced no FE that do so.
RE: Focus effects and Bards
# Jul 02 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
197 posts
We have aa's that extend the range of our songs but I have experienced no FE that do so.
Spell focus items and bards
# Mar 16 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
Spell focus items do not have any effect what so ever on bards. Haste as in silver chitin hand wraps and the like only affect weapon. The bard damage is only affected by instruments, AA, and Disciplines, and to a certain extent otehr songs nothing will affect the speed of the song you sing. Which bites and is in no way fair lol, but hey cant have everything.

Clarion- 55 bard Terristhule
Citing sources
# Jan 14 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Oups sorry clicked twice.

Clarine Tonneaudebierre, Bardess of Karana

Edited, Wed Jan 14 12:21:10 2004
Citing sources
# Jan 14 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
Could you cite your sources when you say: "I saw so and so on this cite", so that one wondering can read the same thing you read, instead of contentig oneself with rumors?

For me, I bought some MR gear, saw that they were also haste iems, took some information, found out tht haste gear doesn't stack, wondered if it was working for me bardess.

I tested it out, I can play four songs when not interrupted, with or without the Haste gear, and no more. So *my* conclusion is that haste is not for songs. It *is* still for bard when going mellee, as it stacks with haste spells or songs (it seems not with both).

So the item resulting of the quest migth still be interesting for a bard *but not for his songs*. If the instruments are not worth more than the coat, which is arguable.

My two coppers, have a nice day ;)

Clarine Tonneaudebierre, Bardess of Karana
RE: Citing sources
# Nov 13 2004 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
308 posts
Focus Effects, in my memory, have NEVER worked for bard songs. Which is a bit fair, when you figure bards can play/sing songs while sitting, moving, and fighting, something that pure-casters only dream of. Also, most Bard songs don't suck mana like pure caster spells, so things like Mana Preservation would be completely useless. Probably easier, from a besign standpoint, to just give them their own line of 'focus' through instruments.
-- All characters currently retired --

"Subtlety is the key to most victories."
Bard songs?
# Feb 25 2003 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
Just about all bard songs take 3 secs to cast. So will this item work for bard songs? Or does the min duration prevent it from working? Just want some clerification=)
RE: Bard songs?
# Mar 09 2003 at 5:51 AM Rating: Default
312 posts
Bards don't have focus items. They have instruments.
Instruments work much better then normal focus items, the thing is, bards have nothing that extends the duration of their songs.
RE: Bard songs?
# May 31 2003 at 6:10 AM Rating: Decent
Not entirely true.. apparently a SPELL HASTE item will quicken even a bards songs (to 2.89 seconds instead of 3)

this aint mush but its a good way to get rid of that small bit of lag between twists.

this is a fact as tests have been done on casters realm to prove it, so dont bother to so it aint so. If some guy sits down for 3 hours and works out numerically the DPS of his twists, i aint gonna argue with him.
RE: Bard songs?
# Dec 22 2003 at 12:59 AM Rating: Default
That's BS. Focus items (except for FT items) don't work on bards. Period. Whatever you read on castersrealm was just someone mouthing off. Bards already get (most of) their songs for no mana, so SOE decided that further improvements to their songs would be unbalancing, and a spell haste item would be THE most unbalancing ability of all... AFAIK, bards have no way to reduce the casting time of any of their songs, not instruments, not their epic, not any focus items anywhere in the game.

If they DID work, there would be a very simple way to check. Just equip the item and right click on a song gem. It would say 'Casting Time: 3.0 Your Casting Time: *reduced length*.' And the fact that you're talking about DPS (wtf?!) proves it... DPS is DAMAGE PER SECOND.

I'm sure this rumor just got started because people assumed that since this quest has a 'musical' theme, it must be a bard item.
RE: Bard songs?
# Jan 13 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
I would presume by DPS he is referring to the DPS that we deal out with DoT songs. My DPS is generally 25 or so with 3 DoTs.
RE: Bard songs?
# Dec 02 2003 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
I was not aware that focus effects worked on bard songs - assuming you are correct, the effect only works with Beneficial Spells. So your reference to DPS and this effect is misplaced.
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