The troubadour is a helpful class that makes use of support skills in battle. Outside of battle, they know the spell Holy Protection, able to keep weaker monsters at bay. After mastering this class, the troubadour can become a Luminary provided they have also mastered the Dancer and Jester classes.
|Battles to Master||140 (PS1)|
|2||Novice||EagleEye||13||Field||Tells the player where the closest town is||0|
|3||Poet||X-Ray||27||Field||Allows the player to determine whether a treasure chest is actually a monster or not. A blue aura means that the treasure chest safe to open. A red aura means that the treasure chest is a monster.||2|
|4||Lyricist||SleepSong||40||One Group||Has a chance of putting one a group of enemies to sleep||0|
|5||Warbler||Repel||55||Field||Prevents weaker monsters from attacking the party||4|
|6||Crooner||AwakeSong||75||All Allies||Cures all allies of the sleep status||0|
|7||Songster||MistSong||110||One Group||Has a chance of preventing one group of enemies from casting spells||0|
|8||Minstrel||AngelSong||140||All Allies||Has a chance of restoring a fallen ally with 50 percent of their max HP||0|
|2||String Plucker||War Cry||5||One Group||A blood-curdling cry that causes the enemy to quake with fear.||0|
|3||Bedroom Jammer||Lullaby||11||One Group||A soothing song that will make your enemies sleep like babes.||0|
|4||One-Hit Wonder||Silly Song||21||One Group||A loony tune that gets a group of enemies rolling in the aisles.||0|
|5||Touring Act||Dawn Chorus||31||All Allies||A stimulating song that rouses party members from their slumber.||0|
|6||Star Turn||Spellbinding Song||43||One Group||A singalong that seals away enemy spells.||0|
|7||Platinum-Seller||Soothing Song||55||All Allies||A calming song that restores at least 20 HP to all party members.||0|
|8||Living Legend||Angel Song||85||All Allies||Occasionally resurrects a fallen ally with half HP restored.||8|
Amount of battles are counted from 0, not from rank to rank.
|Priest||HealSong||All Allies||Restores 20HP to All Allies||0|
|Martial Artist||WarCry||All Enemies||Has a chance of startling enemies, preventing them from attacking||0|
|Jester||GagSong||One Group||Has a chance of making one group of enemies laugh, preventing them from attacking||0|
|Mage||CurseSong||One Group||Lowers the defense of one group of enemies||0|
|Sailor||WaveSong||One Group||Has a chance of putting one group of enemies to sleep||0|
|Shepherd||RamSong||One Group||Has a chance of putting one group of enemies to sleep||0|
|Warrior||WarSong||All Allies||Raises the defense of all allies||0|
The troubadour is quite frail and should be put in fourth position from the left. Its only use is to make the Luminary and then a Druid. It takes some time to become a Druid and so has to be started as soon the player clears Alltrades Abbey. However, the rewards are great. In the 3DS version, troubadours are able to learn Soothing Song naturally, which is a decent way to restore HP for free in battle.
The hybrid skills aren't particularly worth getting as there are similar skills that do the same thing.
- Troubadours appear as NPCs in various games, including IV, VIII, and XI.
- Josef Starling
- Serena's use of harpistry and singing in battle are traits of the profession.