Swords of Legends Online ‘Bard’ trailer

A well-cultured and elegant monk, deeply entwined with the forces of nature.

Swords of Legends Online

Publisher Gameforge and developers Wangyuan Shengtang and Aurogon have released a new trailer for massively multiplayer online action RPG Swords of Legends Online introducing the Bard class.

Here is an overview of the Bard, via Gameforge:

Class Overview

A well-cultured and elegant monk, deeply entwined with the forces of nature.

  • Roles: Ranged DPS and Support
  • Weapon: Elemental Harp

Bards have a deep and profound understanding of music, knowing how to combine the magical notes of their instruments and unlock powerful spells by channeling the forces of nature. They use this magic to hit their foes from a distance or provide support and succor to their allies with powerful healing melodies. Their versatility makes Bards a welcome addition to any ranks. Whatever the situation, they always strike the right chord!

Highly attuned to the sound of the elements, Bards can harmonically tune to the Dao of their allies to heal and strengthen them, or alternatively provoke imbalance in the forces of nature, resulting in powerful attacks which can unleash the full fury of the elements.

Background Story

The students of Zhenren Chixia obliterated the demons and gradually transformed Taihua Mountain into a peaceful paradise. Yet even while this was happening, ill-fortune befell Zhengyang, one of her students. Fellow student Zhengyang was blamed for this, and a series of disputes exacerbated the differences between the two of them, ultimately leading the latter to depart Taihua Mountain. Heshuo vowed to find the real culprit behind Zhengyang’s ill fortunes, and the students of Taihua Mountain subsequently split into two distinct schools. Those who left became the first Bards.

Class Zone

Hemmed in by the peaks of distant hills, the sound of the harp is eternal among the peach trees and pavilions around the Mountain of Wondrous Creation. The area is like an artist’s impression of reality, a painting epitomizing the idealized expression of beauty.

Masteries

Bards play an important role in combat by providing their allies with supporting damage or protection. They can also summon a special furnace that both they and their allies can use to apply buffs before venturing into dangerous situations.

  • Dissonance (Ranged DPS) – The spiritual energies of the five elements dance to the tune of the Bard’s music. Using their virtuosic skills, Bards can harness these elements, weaving specific effects into their magical attacks. This symphony of tone and element is what makes the Bard’s Soulforce so notoriously powerful.
  • Harmony (Support) – Bards can also manipulate the spiritual energy of the five elements and channel their Soulforce to heal the wounded or dispel evil spirits. Their magic can be used to protect their allies from harm by surrounding them in protective shields that mitigate damage or encasing them in ice to avoid fatal blows.

Swords of Legends Online is due out for PC via the Gameforge client, Steam, and the Epic Games Store this summer in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about the game here.

Watch the trailer below.

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