The Complete Bard's Handbook is a sourcebook for the 2nd edition of Dungeons & Dragons, dedicated to the bard class. It was published in 1992.

Thief, musician, clown, actor, acrobat—just a partial list of the many twists on the bard class to be found in this book! Seventeen bard kits, multitudes of abilities and powers, new magical items, new proficiencies, rules for gaining patrons and followers, over 100 bardic instruments, and much more await you within. The Complete Bard's Handbook gives you everything you need to create a bard the world will never forget!


  • Chapter 1: Character Creation
  • Chapter 2: Bard Kits
  • Chapter 3: Demi-, Multi-Classed, and Dual-Classed Bards
  • Chapter 4: Proficiencies
  • Chapter 5: Bard Abilities
  • Chapter 6: Magic
  • Chapter 7: Music
  • Chapter 8: Role-Playing Bards
  • Chapter 9: Comrades

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