This build is from Sigtrent's build request thread
Build Name:The Badger Bard
Author: Sigfried Trent
Last Updated: 05/27/10
Key Words [Bard, Warchanter, TWF, Open Lock, Evasion, Haggle, Balanced]
The requester wanted a haggle character that was good at TWF melee, ranged combat, casting, survivable... "good at everything." Clearly that means you will not be best at much of anything but I think its a good call to try and make a true jack of all trades kind of bard.
At the core I needed to make sure Haggle was high, if not utterly maxed out. After that I focused on combat skills, backed up by solid buffing and healing. Control casting should work well at low and mid levels but will peter out as the build levels. Between multi classing and not maxing charisma, casing CC is really a specialists game. Still, spells like dancing ball stick around long enough that a 5% chance of landing is still helpfull against a crowd of mobs and irresistible is great barring SR. Of course fascinate is great CC against anything not outright immune so I think you can say its at least decent at crowd control.
Anyhow, I went with 2 fighter for the feats which you need if you go for combat and casting, and rogue 2 gives you evasion and the ability to work in more skills for that well rounded feeling. Warchanter is a natural fit and was part of the request. All around the build does decent work, buffing, fighting, healing. Its a bit gear dependent to keep them all up. Healing needs good meta items for it to hit hard enough to matter, good weapons go a long way to making solid DPS, you really want some SP and HP items, and nearly every stat is useful to have boosted (except wisdom and int). Repeating crossbow gives you a ranged option. Not a ton of DPS but they are great when solo for kiting around shooting things and bards make better use of them than most classes can. Great for killing perching mobs and the like.
Nothing too special here. It's a versatile character that you can play in different ways as the situation demands. Its not a tank so watch your agro. You don't throw DPS like a maximized DPS build, but then average players tend not to have maximized DPS builds.
You could drop the ranged weapons feats for empower healing and heighten to make a bit more of a caster. You could also move level ups to charisma and take heighten and spell pen for a better CC focus.