As described above, stats MUST be 15, 15, 15, 15, 12 and 10.
THIS Bard has a truck load of HP at level 1 because he retains all HP from Fighter and Thief progressions.
ie, at least 5d10 from Fighter, plus a d6 for each Thief level reached above 5th.
This would equate to 5d10 plus a max of 3d6.
Then at Bard Level one (and thereafter), would add a d6 per Level.
Experience starts at 0 when he becomes a Bard.
Fascinate--Yes, they can do it, but it IS an Easy Button in DDO.
I have not tried it yet, but from what I understand, it hardly fails.
In 1st Edition, at Level 1, you have just a 15% chance to succeed, and Saving Throws are rolled to "shake it off".
As level rises, so does the chance to succeed. 1st Edition loved to detail each and every level.
Roughly every 3 levels, a Bard's success rate increases by 10%.
Around 11th Level, a Bard still succeeds only 50% of the time.
How does that compare with DDO's Fascination Success rate?