Bardic Inspiration

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Not to be confused with Inspiration
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Bardic Inspiration is a Class Feature of a Bard. This ability allows a Bard to inspire their allies and influence the outcome of their rolls. The version at level 5 and onwards is called Improved Bardic Inspiration in the UI.

See also: The College of Valour Bard enhancement Combat Inspiration
See also: The College of Swords Bard enhancement Blade Flourish


Inspire an ally to go beyond their capabilities with your performance. They can add a D6 Physical.png+1d6 bonus to their next Attack roll, Ability check, or Saving throw.


Bonus action + Bardic Inspiration Charge
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft

At Higher Levels

When the Bard reaches Level 5, the bonus increases to D8 Physical.png+1d8

When the Bard reaches Level 10, the bonus increases to D10 Physical.png+1d10

Condition: Bardic Inspiration

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Duration: Until Long rest


How to learn



Helping Alfira at the end of Act 2 allows the use of the unique Improved Bardic Inspiration class action once per long rest. This functions as normal Bardic Inspiration but uses a d12.

Items that interact with Bardic Inspiration[edit | edit source]

  • Blazer of Benevolence: When you inspire an ally using Bardic Inspiration, you gain 4 temporary hit points.
  • Boots of Brilliance: Play your instrument to restore one of your Bardic Inspiration slots (Recharge: Long Rest).
  • Cap of Curing: When you inspire an ally using Bardic Inspiration, they also regain 1d6 hit points.
  • Wondrous Gloves: Your Armour Class increases by 1. In addition, if you have Bardic Inspiration, you gain 1 more use of it.