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  1. #1
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    Default Rate my first bard build

    I haven't messed around with the char gen much so far. Nor do I have much experience in the game so far either (I re-roll WAAAYYY too much), but I decided I wanted to try a bard who could also somewhat hold his own. This is what I came up with. I'm sure it could be better if I multiclassed it but I prefer pure characters. Any (constructive) criticism is wanted and appreciated.

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    Level 20 True Neutral Human Male
    (20 Bard) 
    Hit Points: 242
    Spell Points: 670 
    BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
    Fortitude: 8
    Reflex: 11
    Will: 17
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
    Abilities        Base Stats         Base Stats         Modified Stats
    (32 Point)       (Level 1)          (Level 20)           (Level 20)
    Strength             16                 21                   22
    Dexterity             8                  8                    8
    Constitution         14                 14                   14
    Intelligence          8                  8                    8
    Wisdom                8                  8                    8
    Charisma             18                 18                   20
    
                      Starting            Ending          Feat/Enhancement
                     Base Skills        Base Skills        Modified Skills
    Skills           (Level 1)          (Level 20)          (Level 20)
    Balance               3                 16                   16
    Bluff                 4                  5                    5
    Concentration         2                  2                    2
    Diplomacy             5                 28                   28
    Disable Device       n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Haggle                8                 28                   28
    Heal                 -1                 -1                   -1
    Hide                 -1                 -1                   -1
    Intimidate            4                  5                    9
    Jump                  6                 11                   11
    Listen               -1                 -1                   -1
    Move Silently        -1                 -1                   -1
    Open Lock            n/a               n/a                   n/a
    Perform               8                 28                   28
    Repair               -1                 -1                   -1
    Search               -1                 -1                   -1
    Spot                  0                 10                   10
    Swim                  3                  6                    6
    Tumble                1                  1                    1
    Use Magic Device      8                 28                   28
    
    Level 1 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+4)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+4)
    Skill: Jump (+3)
    Skill: Perform (+4)
    Skill: Spot (+1)
    Skill: Tumble (+2)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+4)
    Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
    Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness
    
    
    Level 2 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Jump (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 3 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Jump (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Weapon Focus: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 4 (Bard)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 5 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 6 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell
    
    
    Level 7 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 8 (Bard)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 9 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell
    
    
    Level 10 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 11 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 12 (Bard)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Force of Personality
    
    
    Level 13 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 14 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 15 (Bard)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+2)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons
    
    
    Level 16 (Bard)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 17 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 18 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Feat: (Selected) Spell Focus: Enchantment
    
    
    Level 19 (Bard)
    Skill: Balance (+1)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Spot (+0.5)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    
    
    Level 20 (Bard)
    Ability Raise: STR
    Skill: Balance (+2)
    Skill: Diplomacy (+1)
    Skill: Haggle (+1)
    Skill: Perform (+1)
    Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song III
    Enhancement: Bard Extra Song IV
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack I
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack II
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Attack III
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery I
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery II
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Bravery III
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II
    Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage III
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song II
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song III
    Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song IV
    Enhancement: Bard Warchanter I
    Enhancement: Bard Warchanter II
    Enhancement: Greataxe Training
    Enhancement: Bard Musical Prodigy
    Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery II
    Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility I
    Enhancement: Human Versatility II
    Enhancement: Human Versatility III
    Enhancement: Human Versatility IV
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
    Enhancement: Racial Toughness II

  2. #2
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    Bit split in your directions. Your Bard won't be able to CC without investing in more feats, plus bard CC is a little lacklustre. While the feats/build points you do put into CC detract from your melee.

    Maybe this would work better for you?

    Str: 18 - level ups
    Con: 16
    Cha: 14

    FOP isn't very useful.

    Feats:
    Power Attack
    Weapon Focus
    Toughness
    Extend
    Improve Critical
    Empower Healing (personally I would go with maximise)

    Quicken could be very useful
    One spare
    Server: Thelanis
    Guild: Fallen Immortals
    Toons: Soza, Sozz, Sozza, Sossa (bards)

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