But dunno if a bard can mitigate damage as fast and good as palie due to prr, more saves, id say better selfheals as well because of lays.
Things that make ee easy when soloing as melle hybrid imo, is preping blitz before fights and burst like manyshot to get first 2-3 stacks. Plenty of displace clickies, prr just in case and emergency selfheals.
I dont think another melle can do that as efficient as palie and artie (juggs) without the sacrifice of geting a debuff from silver flame pots.
Therefore placing paladins on top of the list, but to clarify, i farm ee gear with my buddy and his 4 boxes, so im speaking from a standpoint of 1-2 man ee questing with no babysitter or shiradi stun proc bot.
With a babysitter of course a fury or blitz barb is one of best.
But... Who wants to play a babysitter with all the sweet stuff you get from exalted