
Bard Difficulty Table 
Target
Creature 
Approximate
Difficulty 
Mongbat 
10.0 
Headless One 
25.0 
Orc 
59.0 
Earth Elemental 
70.0 
Ophidian Warrior 
74.0 
Efreet 
87.0 
Terathan Avenger 
93.0 
Dragon 
107.5 
Succubus 
112.5 
Ancient Wyrm 
125.0 
Difficulty ratings vary per
creature and will fall within +/ 2% of the values given in this table.
The Difficulty rating is the skill level at which the bard has a 50%
chance of success versus the creature. At this skill level 25.0,
the bard has no chance of success and can't make the attempt. At this
skill level +25.0, the bard is guaranteed success and cannot gain
skill against this creature. Using an exceptional instrument grants
the bard +10% chance of success. Using an aligned “slayer”instrument
grants the bard +20% chance of success. To compute the difficulty
of provoking two creatures, average their difficulty ratings.
Example: At 120.0 skill, a bard with a dragonslaying instrument
has approx. 60% chance of success to use an ability against an Ancient
Wyrm, or to provoke two Ancient Wyrms to fight. At 100.0 skill,
with the same instrument, the chance is approx. 20%.
Barding difficulty can be calculated by using the following method:
 Use the Animal Lore skill on the creature
 Add up the following attributes:
 Hit points
 Stamina
 Mana
 all Skills
 Add another 100 points for each of the following abilities:
 Spell Casting
 Fire Breath
 Radiation or Aura Damage (Heat, Cold etc.)
 Resistance to Poison
 Lifeforce Draining
 Summoning Undead
 Add another 20 points for each level of poison attack the creature
can do. This ranges from 20 for a level 1 poison attack to 100
for a level 5 poison attack
 If the creature's stats and skills total is 700 or less, continue
with step 7
 If the creature's stats and skills total is greater than 700,
subtract 700 from the end result of step 4, then divide the result
by 3 2/3 (or 3.67), and fnally add 700 to that result.
 Drop the numbers after the decimal point and then divide by
10. The result is the creature's barding difficulty.
