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Bard Chaos Dungeon Build Guide

Last Updated: September 28th 2023

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The Chaos build heavily focuses on large Area of Effect (AoE) skills with low Cooldowns to clear the content as fast as possible. This content isn't difficult and can easily be completed by spamming skills.

The Combat Stats are not as important as they are for PvP or Raid builds. Simply use the recommended Raid gear and Combat Stat distribution from the Bard Raid Guide.

Chaos Dungeon Skill Build

  • Stigma and Dissonance are very low Cooldown Area of Effects (AoE) abilities that clean up most packs of mobs.
  • Sonic Vibration works great at low levels, as they both CC mobs with stun. 
  • You can use Soundholic to take care of the tankier Elite mobs in Phase 2 and the Boss.
  • Sound Shock is used when other skills are down and to break the red crystals in Phase 3.
  • Heavenly Tune is a powerful Attack Buff you should cast whenever available.
  • Save your Serenade of Courage (Z) for the Boss in phase 2. Changing phases removes your buffs, so try not to cast it in Phase 1.
  • Use your second Awakening Oratorio once you unlock it since it does way more damage. Until then you can use Symphonia.


Chaos Dungeon is fairly easy to complete. A simplified rotation is used:

  1. Walk around in a circle to group up mobs.
  2. Cast Heavenly Tune.
  3. Cast Dissonance, then Stigma in front of you. The monsters will walk into the AoE, becoming slowed and staggered.
  4. If needed, cast Sonic Vibration to keep them stunned in the AoE.
  5. For tankier mobs, you need to use Prelude of Death. This spell applies a stacking debuff on any monsters hit. After 2 seconds, if any monster with the debuff dies, it unleashes a powerful explosion dealing insane damage to 1 nearby enemy. You can use this as a chain explosion of sorts, finishing off Elites and even Bosses. A common combo is Prelude of Death -> Prelude of Storm to deal burst damage, clearing large packs of monsters.
    • Ex: For bosses - Cast Heavenly Tune and Serenade of Courage. Gather small monsters near the boss and cast Prelude of Death. Then, cast your Awakening (Symphonia/Oratorio). The monsters should stack on top of the boss during your cast animation and their on death explosion will proliferate to the Boss dealing massive damage.

Check out the Chaos Dungeon Guide for more information.

Combat Stats

Sub-stat priority is not important, as the content is easy as long as the player is using matching Tier Gear and accessories. Crit and Swiftness stats help with speed clearing, but is not necessary if you don't have separate sets of accessories.


Runes enhance skills with extra bonuses. All Rune drops are account bound and have limited availability, so placement of Runes on the correct skills is important. Below are the recommend parings. Check the Rune Guide for more details.

Sound ShockQuick Recharge
Sonic VibrationProtection
Prelude of StormWealth
Heavenly TuneFocus
Prelude of DeathGalewind
  • Use Galewind on your main damage skill to reduce its casting animation.
  • Protection absorbs some damage while using your stationary or long animation skills.
  • Bleed paired with Dissonance helps apply the bleed debuff on multiple targets.
  • A low Cooldown skill like Sound Shock can be used frequently and has a higher chance to proc the effect of Quick Recharge.


  • Use your low Cooldown AoE abilities, Stigma and Dissonance to do most of the heavy lifting.
  • Cast Heavenly Tune for the attack buff.
  • For tanky mobs, use the Prelude of Death combo for the chain explosion effect.
  • Killing Elites, Bosses and breaking Rift Cores grant a 40% Cooldown Reduction buff.


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