Quote Originally Posted by MuinainenKoski View Post
As a side note, monk is not a possible splash with a bard, due to alignment restrictions?
Correct.
I got little interest in THF bard build, as I have a warchanter already and it works quite well. Was aiming for something caster/cc/utility route.
If THF or TWF doesn't appeal, you can go for S&B instead. I have a build for a S&B SS:
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Level 25 True Neutral Human Female
(2 Fighter \ 2 Rogue \ 16 Bard \ 5 Epic) 
Hit Points: 355
Spell Points: 845 
BAB: 15\15\20\25\25
Fortitude: 12
Reflex: 15
Will: 9

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(32 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 25)
Strength             16                    26
Dexterity            12                    14
Constitution         16                    18
Intelligence         12                    12
Wisdom                8                     8
Charisma             12                    14

Tomes Used
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 20
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 20
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 20
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 20

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
                 Base Skills         Modified Skills
Skills           (Level 1)            (Level 25)
Balance               5                    11
Bluff                 1                     7
Concentration         5                    37
Diplomacy             1                     7
Disable Device        5                    28
Haggle                5                    11
Heal                 -1                     4
Hide                  1                     7
Intimidate            1                     7
Jump                  7                    17
Listen               -1                     4
Move Silently         1                     7
Open Lock             5                    19
Perform               n/a                  29
Repair                1                     6
Search                5                    28
Spot                  3                     8
Swim                  3                    13
Tumble                5                    11
Use Magic Device      5                    33

Level 1 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Power Attack
Feat: (Human Bonus) Toughness


Level 2 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Shield Mastery


Level 3 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Cleave


Level 4 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR


Level 5 (Bard)


Level 6 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Maximize Spell


Level 7 (Bard)


Level 8 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Rogue Haste Boost I
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song I
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage I
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song I
Enhancement: Bard Spellsinger I
Enhancement: Human Adaptability Strength I
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
Enhancement: Human Versatility I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Rogue Sneak Attack Training I
Enhancement: Improved Concentration I
Enhancement: Improved Concentration II
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic I
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic II
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music I
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music II
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery I
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery II


Level 9 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Extend Spell (can be swapped for Empower Heal later)


Level 10 (Bard)


Level 11 (Bard)


Level 12 (Fighter)
Ability Raise: STR
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Slashing Weapons (or Piercing)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Shield Mastery


Level 13 (Rogue)


Level 14 (Bard)


Level 15 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Great Cleave


Level 16 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage II
Enhancement: Bard Inspired Damage III
Enhancement: Bard Spellsinger II
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery II
Enhancement: Human Versatility II
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song II
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic III
Enhancement: Bard Song Magic IV
Enhancement: Bard Energy of the Music III
Enhancement: Fighter Strength I
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery III


Level 17 (Bard)


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


Level 19 (Bard)


Level 20 (Bard)
Ability Raise: STR
Enhancement: Bard Extra Song II
Enhancement: Bard Lingering Song II
Enhancement: Human Versatility III
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Song III
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Incredible Song I
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Incredible Song II
Enhancement: Bard Lyric of Incredible Song III
Enhancement: Bard Wand and Scroll Mastery IV


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


Level 22 (Bard)


Level 23 (Bard)


Level 24 (Bard)
Feat: (Selected) Overwhelming Critical


Level 25 (Bard)
The idea is to provide a mix of buffs, heals, CC via Fascinate, SP regen from Spellsong Vigor, and some melee DPS; the shield mastery feats boost PRR & doublestrike. Since I don't take the THF feats, the idea is to use either scimitars (if you take IC:slash) or rapiers / picks (ICierce).