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Jewel of the North Launch Week - Bard Bugs

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This thread is to report bugs related to the new Bard class. Please do not report previously discovered bugs (either on live or on preview) or general feedback. All unrelated comments will be moved so that the team can better focus on the new Bard issues on PC.

NOTE: If you post an issue on this thread, please be assured that it is being read. Time will be spent reviewing issues and escalating them as efficiently as possible. We are not able to respond or give detailed updates to each individual post but all feedback and reports are being received.


  • silverrrrrrrsilverrrrrrr Member Posts: 145 Arc User
    - Encore does not count as using a daily power in the training day exercise.
    - You can have multiple Serenade marks active at once. I believe it may just be a visual bug, though.

    - Hovering over Forte in the character sheet shows an "untranslated" instead of the bard's forte stats.
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  • silverrrrrrrsilverrrrrrr Member Posts: 145 Arc User
    edited July 2021
    - Serenade is not applying the bonus healing to yourself. Screenshots are to show my active buffs. (I believe I reported this before, but I'm unsure about its awareness, so I'm reposting.)

    The encounter description says the 50% bonus only applies to the target, but the buff bar says it applies to the target and yourself.

    No serenade, critical defender's minuet on myself:

    Serenade bonus, critical defender's minuet on myself:

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  • psibeastypsibeasty Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    Ad Libitum doesn't seem to go off at all when the Improvised version from Performer is procced. I can spam it and the animation starts briefly, but never lands.
  • arazith07arazith07 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,662 Arc User
    Not sure what is my source of healing (I am DPS) below is my feat build. I did not use Rejuvenating Carol during the run either.
  • rjc9000rjc9000 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 2,404 Arc User

    Harmonize: This passive does not add any bonus to Action Point gain.

    Critical Tuning/Truly Inspired: Ballad of the Witch is not proccing the Critical Tuning and Truly Inspired passives.

    Steel March: The initial hit of Steel March is using projectile damage rather than the stated physical damage.

    Ballad of the Hero/Witch: The procs of Ballad of the Hero/Ballad of the Witch cannot score Critical Hits.

    Redoublement: Hitting any encounters during the Redoublement buff window automatically gives you Improvised Volti Subito/Ad Libitum, even if you don't have the Performer feat.

    Grandstand/Performer: When hitting 30 stacks of Playing to the Crowd, the damage bonus to Ballad of the Hero/Witch procs is not doubled.

    Grandstand/Performer: If you use the Grandstand daily on Ballad of the Hero/Witch, you don't get Hero's/Witch's Finale.

    Performer with Ad Libitum/Duet: Ad Libitum/Duet can sometimes get "stuck": you press the attack buttons and the animation plays, but no damage is applied to the enemy. From what I observed, this only occurs with the Inspirational versions of those powers given by the Performer feat.

    Minstrel Forte: An error was made when copying the DPS Forte onto the Minstrel Forte.

  • brynach#6977 brynach Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    "Valiant Wayfarer's Armor Package" is not working correctly.

    This is a bard fashion set that you can buy for 100k AD but currently the only item in the set that works is the hat.

    The pants, legs, chest, gloves are bugged and can not be previewed (invisible) nor made into appearance items.

    Please fix this, issues like this is just so sloppy.
  • nightptahnightptah Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    edited July 2021
    1) Previously purchased "Inscribed Garment Box" picked up correctly from ZEN-Market, however, when you try to open it on a new character, the system gives an error "you already have all the items in this set." However, at such a moment, the character has nothing of the kind. Thus, the character cannot receive items purchased in the ZEN-Market
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    UPD. Fixed after past technical work. Thanks

    2) In the description and discussions of the module it was said that since experience is removed from the game, the bonuses that increased it will be replaced with bonuses to the character's speed, however, in items that previously gave a bonus to experience, this function is simply removed. Only stats left.
    Perhaps it was conceived, but nowhere voiced. Or maybe there is a flaw in the replacement of the bonus.
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  • nova#2306 nova Member Posts: 148 Arc User
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  • aster#8001 aster Member Posts: 85 Arc User
    edited July 2021
    First BUG: If you summon your mount, after changing loadout, you will fall off the mount three times before being able to use it correctly

    Second BUG: if you play encore after aurora fantasia it replaces your tab with aurora finale until the end of combat
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  • reg1981reg1981 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,425 Arc User
    Using Encounter Duet after encounter Lunge often enables the moves the character forward as if your holding a direction. You can have your left hand off the keyboard and Duet will still launch you in a direction(Using thumb buttons on mouse for encounters).

    I'm trying to get a video of it, but many times Duet seems to get into a stuck state where you can cast it over and over and over and over with no cooldown. I'm not sure if it's actually doing damage or just a visual thing while the encounter is on cooldown. OBS recording now to catch the next time it happens and I'll look for damage floaters.
  • reg1981reg1981 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,425 Arc User
    Bug: There are no Bard weapons available in the Delzoun Treasure Box(Hero of hte North Supplies Pack. Requires level 15 to open, finally reached level 15 but get the error "You already have all the items in this pack"
  • joey#5668 joey Member Posts: 10 Arc User
    Bug: Sigil of the bard has a 3 minut cooldown, At mythic

  • rjc9000rjc9000 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 2,404 Arc User
    Not sure if design oversight or bug that was not adjusted, but:

    Pianissimo + Healing Word: The feat is using the wrong values for Healing Word. When under the effect of Pianissimo, Healing Word should be 160 magnitude, not 80 magnitude.

    The Pianissimo feat is supposed to reduce all afflicted songs' costs by 20%, but also reduce the potency of their healing magnitude by 20%.

    On preview, Healing word originally had a healing magnitude of 100, but was buffed to 200 magnitude after some patches.

    If going by the feats' intended design, the feat should reduce the heal over time of Rejuvenating Carol to 160, not 80 magnitude (which is on the old value).

  • reg1981reg1981 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,425 Arc User
    Is the cooldown on the Sigil of the Bard at mythic meant to be 2 minutes?
  • rockster#6227 rockster Member Posts: 1,061 Arc User
    No, all mythic artifacts should have a 1min cooldown.
  • reg1981reg1981 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,425 Arc User

    No, all mythic artifacts should have a 1min cooldown.

    And it turns out after being up all night I can't math... Cooldown is 180 seconds = 3 mins LOL
  • theelusiveone#4954 theelusiveone Member Posts: 161 Arc User
    BUG: When disguised in Undermountain during certain quests, song powers can't be used at all.
    Tab switches to perform mode, but nothing happens when pressing the number keys.

    Also the combat animations are not shown while disguised, your powers just seem to happen with no visual indication of the character doing anything.
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  • mamalion1234mamalion1234 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,406 Arc User
  • klyntar#7066 klyntar Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    Can't edit my controls in the Keybinds settings while using an AZERTY keyboard. Any change I make on my bard controls do not apply even after pressing apply and some controls even stop working.

    (Main issue is I can't move around during perform because some of the movement controls used by AZERTY keyboards are replaced by the quickplay controls, and since I can't change them they stop working.)
  • aubitronaubitron Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 10 Arc User
    When opening the Replica Twisted Weapons Pack (reward for end of the Dwarven King Adventure) you get the error "[Error]You already have all of the items in this package.", and therefore can't get the weapons. I have confirmed I don't already have them, as they are not in the collections area.
  • hastati96hastati96 Member Posts: 485 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    aubitron said:

    When opening the Replica Twisted Weapons Pack (reward for end of the Dwarven King Adventure) you get the error "[Error]You already have all of the items in this package.", and therefore can't get the weapons. I have confirmed I don't already have them, as they are not in the collections area.

    I have the same issue with various other boxes too:

    Undermountain Expedition Rewards
    Ornately Carved Box (Cloaked Ascendancy Campaign

    I can't open them or can't get the rewards because it tells me I already have them but I don't (I double checked lol).
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  • rikitakirikitaki Member Posts: 877 Arc User
    If Duet does not hit any enemy, it does not go to cool-down.
    (this might be a pure envy because other classes have to suffer a full cool-down on powers that take longer to recharge or cast)
  • mamalion1234mamalion1234 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,406 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    AS dps i have to say that you need to remove the delay after playing a song because in some cases you cant do anything and its huge dps loss.
    1: aoe casting ballad of witch you are disabled for 1.5 sec and the rest of the team kill the mobs or you die or someone else dies because you couldnt use your aoe daze.
    2: single target fights trials. you need to cast ballad of hero to buff rest and you miss 1.5 sec of the artifact call....
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  • mamalion1234mamalion1234 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,406 Arc User
    when you cast with encore the ballad of witch or hero sometimes they get stuck and you cant cast the finale.
  • rasvaidomrasvaidom Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 2 Arc User
    The Song Sheltering Etude in minstrel path does not work as described.

    The tooltip says "If a target is already under the effect of Sheltering Etude, the effect will apply its heal and end immediatly as the new effect is applied."

    This only works if the targets health is below 50% already. Otherwise the heal will not be applied.

    It is quite unfortunate since the Etude is the most important healing tool for the minstrel path and with the current meta it is needed to fill up the health of your groupmembers before they are below 50% since otherwise some heavy hits or groups of mobs with combat advantage or charge attacks may kill your party members before you may react properly.

    thank you for investigation, best regards
  • mamalion1234mamalion1234 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,406 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    the improvized version of contre do not change to the three conditions depending how long you hold it.
  • mamalion1234mamalion1234 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 3,406 Arc User
    edited August 2021
    improvized dancing lights deal much less damage comparing to others improvized powers.
  • jonchillyjonchilly Member Posts: 33 Arc User
    So I've been maining bard since it came out and found a few issues. Most of them are up above but there are a few more howeer I'll put them all here:

    1. Ad Libitum - with performer feat procs the improvised version but does no damage yet can cast it over and over and see the animation. This can also happen for Dancing Lights and Duet but mainly see it on Ab Libitum.

    2. The 50% chance on Ad Libitum does not feel right. 9/10 in a fight I will only be able to use it once. I've noticed that even casting a single at will whilst using Ad Libitum and spamming the key its bound too, does only one hit unlike griffons wrath for fighter which specifically has the number of charges left.

    3. Minstrel needs a bit more work IMHO. They hardly can put HoT on and the one they do have costs a lot even with the feat to reduce the cost at the cost of reducing magnitude which we don't need. I was hitting 10-15k HoT on Minstrel where my soulweaver can do anything between 50-80k HoT. Having to rely on Defenders Minuet for singular healing, where in a trial is near impossible, adding an initial heal to Rejuvenating Carol would resolve that too - even something like 350 magnitude would suffice with a guaranteed 150-200 magnitude HoT. Which brings the next point:

    4. Sheltering Etude - this skill is confusing. Most people would read it and think that if someone is above 50% HP and have Sheltering Etude on them, then casting SE again would mean they get the 400 magnitude heal and it reapplies SE. Where this is not the case - its only if the ally is under 50% already and you cast SE does it auto heal the 400 magnitude. I suggest rewording this skill or implement what it says it does correctly. Adding the timer above the performance bar would be a great help too as mentioned in an earlier post as well as the Ballad timer, currently there is no way to see when the ballad will end and when to hit tab to finish it off.

    5. The delay when you play a song not in a quickslot is ridiculous! That needs to go ASAP or be reduced to literally 0.0001 of a second. 1-2 seconds lost on an artifact call as well as enemies hitting you or you needing to heal an ally, its the difference between life and death or damage vs no damage.

    6. Lunge - sometimes I cast this skill and I do the full lunge towards the enemy and it hits them but does no damage. Or I will slide across the floor 3 or 4 times before I eventually hit the enemy.

    In general the initial Bard is decent, it still needs attention as DPS and Heal output are lacking a bit, noted that its not meant to be best at either role, performance management for Minstrel is near on impossible, and the one skill we have takes so long for only 1/5 of performance back. This should be increased to say 50-500 the longer you hold it maximum being 500 with a bit of a longer cooldown to compensate.

    Hope you guys see this and note what I've found. I'll keep noting down my findings as time goes on but the above are the most major I've found/seen.
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