Originally Posted by Haibara
Yes because Bards have all the money/sp pots in the world to keep healing.
300sp per Heal isnt cheap you know e.e.....
Besides, a Bard isnt only meant for healing/buffs. We have Ice Magic ll for a reason D:<!
Sorcerers also have the same water magic II skills. If you go "Oh, I want to be an awesome magic attacker!" then going sorcerer should be your first option. If you do not like healing or buffing, then a bard should be the last class you want to be. If you want to be a bard because it looks good, okay, just don't go around in parties and expect people to be forgiving if you stink at being a bard. (Which I didn't. Because I sucked major-bad at being a bard at first.) Being a bard takes practice, unlike other classes.
When to use a SP pot/combo pot.
When to use heals.
When to use buffs.
When it's okay to attack.
Most classes only need to deal with 2 of those. And some of the simpler ones only have to worry about spamming a few skills while moving. (lol gs/sorcerer/th)
A bard at level 90 should have around 2.2~2.4k SP, which is enough to heal 7~8 times in one sitting. That's more than enough if you don't over-heal the person and you know when to use heal and buffs. The attacker may also be at fault if they try to take on a huge mob without clearing it with the bard first. However, most of the time, it's usually the bard who gets lazy, attacks, or zones out. That's why the stigma of "it's the bard's fault" floats around.
Being a bard is a huge responsibility (considering it's a game and all). Some people enjoy being relied on, others do not. If you don't like the responsibility, scrap the heals (or use them sparingly since you will be attacking) and become an attack bard. They CAN be stronger than a regular water sorcerer with Sound of Water Element, but they are also less bulky/sturdy.
In order to be a good bard, you must have honor. Honor and a pe-... SP pots.