So, I know quite a few players are interested in the Bard class. I'll try to shed some light on information I've gathered thus far. I am currently in the process of compiling a list of their skills and hope to have the ones up to the level cap up soon, so stay tuned for that (no pun intended).
Racial Skill: Natural Extraction
Okay, so as you may already know the Elves are the only class able to become a Bard. Their racial skill ensnares the target in place allowing you to get a few hits in before the mob or enemy player gets to you. Pretty handy but not so great against long ranged skills as the snare only immobilizes your target, if you're in range they'll still hit you so take note of that.
Now the unique score sheet feature of the Bard class. You have two skills at level one which produces notes C and D. Later, I think it was Lv5, you get a buff called Music: Surge which increases your attack when you have CCD resonating (in any order). As some of you have seen in febber's Livestream the buffs did not refresh while it was still active... thankfully they fixed that and the buffs do refresh.
At Lv20 you receive another buff, this one a party buff, which also increases your attack power. Let me tell you, with both of the buffs going your attack jumps roughly 300 points. Very nice. Though in this game the mobs rarely go down in one hit (even ones you've out-leveled) which isn't a bad thing for a Bard since we want to build notes for buffs.
You're not paper thin but you're also not a tank. And the game has **** regen rate with food requiring you to stop and sit to take effect. So would be Bards, let your pet tank! I picked the Ram because it has a self-healing skill. Though the cooldown on it is a bit long it can usually go through 2-3 mobs before needing to heal and by then the skill should be ready.
The down side? You won't get your AoE heal until Lv30 so until then you are a buffer and DD in parties. So far a single Priest is capable of keeping a party alive in instances but I'm sure as we go along the bosses will start throwing nice AoEs at us.
So far I'm enjoying the Bard class a lot. Very unique system (least for me anyway) with the score sheet. The damage is great as long as you keep the buffs activated. I can't wait for more skills to be available to see what else we can do as a class. If you like challenging yourself being a DD, healer and buffer, definitely try it out. And we also get cool hats and armour too.
I'll be adding screenshots once I get back to my computer so bare with the walls of text for now. ^^; But hopefully this helped you guys a bit, if you have questions let me know and I'll try to answer them.