I thought I'd drop a quick update.
Level 17 now - won't have time to play much the following days though..
I changed the build split to 14 paladin / 4 ranger / 2 monk.
Nets me +4 damage, and another feat (completionist) for some more damage/hp/saves (+2 saves since paladin).
The cost? -2 damage and only one level 4 spell: zeal probably most of the time, CSW in particularly intensive quests.
Pretty much switching from HotD to DoS since 4 ranger gives me die hard (prereq to DoS). Saves, defenses and hitpoints are better (75 68 57) but I lose some heal amp. I will let you know how it goes.