I've been trying to figure out what to do with my old hagglebot after she was given a free LR. I've finally worked up a build that has given me a chance to experiment with the only bard prestige I have not tried, Virtuoso. I'm posting it up here hoping for some feedback and expecting the usual criticism towards the dragonmarks of finding. I have to say I am in love with enthrall combined with invisibility. I also was able to grab a moonhowl axe and elyd edge which have helped with the leveling pains.

I find my role in groups so far is to ease mana pains for those blue bars which is funny because I'm not using spellsinger. Basically the enthralls/fascinates seem to make it much easier for healers and the extended hastes/rages take the burden off the Arcanes. I do find I am particularly squishy but that was to be expected.

Any tips from the other bards out there? Feat selection after 9 is obviously in the air. Combinations I should be looking for regarding feats, spells and enhancements?

Here she is,

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Chest Blesser
Level 25 True Neutral Human Female
(20 Bard \ 5 Epic)
Hit Points: 337
Spell Points: 945
BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
Fortitude: 10
Reflex: 12
Will: 11

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
Strength             10                    12
Dexterity            10                    10
Constitution         16                    18
Intelligence         10                    10
Wisdom                8                     8
Charisma             18                    30

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7

Level 1 (Bard)
Feat: (Human Bonus) Extend Spell
Feat: (Selected) Least Dragonmark of Finding


Level 2 (Bard)


Level 3 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Negotiator


Level 4 (Bard)


Level 5 (Bard)


Level 6 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Lesser Dragonmark of Finding


Level 7 (Bard)


Level 8 (Bard)


Level 9 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Greater Dragonmark of Finding


Level 10 (Bard)


Level 11 (Bard)


Level 12 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Toughness


Level 13 (Bard)


Level 14 (Bard)


Level 15 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Empower Healing Spell


Level 16 (Bard)


Level 17 (Bard)


Level 18 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell


Level 19 (Bard)


Level 20 (Bard)


Level 21 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Inspire Excellence


Level 22 (Bard)


Level 23 (Bard)


Level 24 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Heighten or Spell Focus: Enchantment?


Level 25 (Bard)
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song III
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song II
Enhancement: Bard Music of Makers
Enhancement: Bard Music of the Dead
Enhancement: Bard Virtuoso I
Enhancement: Bard Virtuoso II
Enhancement: Bard Musical Prodigy
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark Use I
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark Use II
Enhancement: Extra Dragonmark Use III
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Charisma I
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
Enhancement: Human Versatility I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Improved Haggle I
Enhancement: Improved Haggle II
Enhancement: Improved Perform I
Enhancement: Improved Perform II
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song I
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Incredible Song I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic II
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic III
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic IV
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music I
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music II
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music III
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music IV
Enhancement: Bard Charisma I
Enhancement: Bard Charisma II
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery I
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery II
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery III
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery IV
STATS: for people who don't like the planner code export
32 point
Str: 10
Dex: 10
Con: 16
Int: 10
Wis: 8
Chr: 18

I had some +2s available from cakes etc that went to Charisma, Strength and Constitution.

FEATS
8 Heroic
There are six required feats in my mind,
  • Extend
  • Least Dragonmark of Finding
  • Lesser Dragonmark of Finding
  • Greater Dragonmark of Finding
  • Negotiator
  • Empower Healing

This leaves me with 2 heroic feats to sort out. I'm thinking Quicken and Toughness will be the appropriate choices.

2 Epic: Inspire Excellence looks appealing but what to take for the last? Perhaps Heighten or Spell Focus enchant

SKILLS
Perform: Max
Haggle: Max
UMD: Max
Concentration: Max
Diplomacy: Max
Balance: ~10
Jump: ~10
Leftover points in spot/listen or perhaps hide/move-silently to help when invisibility fails.

Enhancements
See planner for what I will most likely be using. The key enhancements are the Virtuoso line, including Music of the Makers and Music of the Dead. Also wand mastery to help conserve mana.

Playstyle
I spent the beginning of her life spreading a few buffs, whacking things with the moonhowl and wand healing when needed. Now I find it best to be invisible and plug the gaps in the group, enthrall/mez adds, make sure everyone is hasted/raged or otherwise buffed to the fullest. Then help the healer. Are there any tricks I should be made aware of?

I am definitely anxious to work on her but I'm finding myself spread a little thin on alts. This is, however, the first time I've been excited about leveling my hagglebot. Definitely eager to explore the Fatesinger destiny.

That's about it, your input is appreciated.