The new profession will feature two new skills and nine new bard abilities. Three new instruments will be introduced: the drum, lute, and flute. You can perform in a band of up to three members, with each member requiring a unique instrument.
Additionally, Vitality has improved to be more prevalent. For example, restoring Vitality will be critical to maintain your character’s strength, and maintain maximum stats and skill gain rates.
A new skill, Entertainment, will govern your ability to perform songs and riddles with the power inspire allies and demoralize foes. Riddles specifically can confound your enemies, with efficacy split between humans and creatures. When performed on a creature, that creature takes on an AoE effect. Humans, however must be target-specific and require constant focus in order to successfully perform a riddle.
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Legends of Aria Key Features
- A Living, Breathing MMORPG: Explore a true open world without limitation. Build, explore and adventure with thousands of players in a living breathing world defined by you.
- Skill-Based World: Legends of Aria returns to a true skill based system. Build your character your way, be you a crafter, adventurer, merchant or humble fisherman. Hone your skills through use and play your way with a choice of over 32 unique skills.
- Return to a True Sandbox: Legends of Aria is inspired by the original sandbox MMORPGs. Experience a world that does not hold your hand. A world that is driven by you and shaped by our community. A world of dangers, where friendships, enemies made and your actions written into legend.
- Community Servers and Modding: The first MMORPG to fully support player run servers. Legends of Aria is designed to be modded from top to bottom including custom gameplay rules, custom content and even entirely custom created worlds.
Full Disclosure: Legends of Aria is represented by Team CriticalHit, a games PR company co-founded by former MMORPG Managing Editor Bill Murphy.