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Monster Templates

Bard (CR +1 or +2)

Monster Codex pg. 246
Acquired/Inherited Template Acquired
Simple Template Yes
Usable with Summons No

Capable of inspiring its companions to accomplish great things, a bard creature is most effective when surrounded by allies. It also gains some limited spellcasting. A bard creature's CR increases by 2 if the creature has 10 or more HD.

Quick Rules: +2 on all rolls based on Cha; can use bardic performance† for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + its HD + its Cha modifier (using its HD as its bard level to determine the bonuses and types of performance); can cast a small number of bard spells (see the Bard Spells Known table, below) using its HD as its CL and gaining two spell slots of each level for every level of spells known.

Rebuild Rules: Special Attacks bardic performance† (can be used a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + the creature's HD + its Cha modifier, using its HD as its bard level to determine bonuses and types of performance); Bard Spells can cast a small number of bard spells (see the Bard Spells Known table below) using its HD as its CL and gaining two spell slots of each level for every level of spells known; Ability Scores +4 Charisma.



Bard Spells Known
HD0123456
1-421
5-8221
9-12221
13-16221
17-20221
21+221