I'm still toying with the "3 Bard" raid setup idea, I need to hammer out the numbers and get some more testing done in beta but it has more advantages than drawbacks. 1 "Support" Bard (buff bitch) to purely maintains Motifs and Coda of Cowardice/Coda of Distress 1 "DPS" Bard chains Cadence and Coda of Wrath/Fury 1 "Healing" Bard chains Cadence and Coda of Restoration It would also bring you: 1 Verse of Vitality kind every 20sec 1 Verse of Joy every 40 sec which is kind of insane You would also get all 3 fanfares Knowledge Power Vigour As well as 3 Anthems from the following Competence Defiance Fervour Glory 2 Bards can achieve a similar effect (1 bard working his balls might get close, bout 2~3 is optimal), but the GCDs spent refreshing motifs are GCDs effectively wasted. Of course, the person playing the buff-bitch would have to really hate themselves to play the role, but I'd take it upon myself rather than force it on anyone. But ..would a pure-DPS or pure-healer player in place of the 3rd bard achieve better overall performance? Probably. I'll get it tested in B6 and B7 before launch. I need more data, always more data.