Well i don't really know where to put this thread, So I'll just slap it down here.
Anyways First off i would like to say i'm a complete noob to this game and anything DnD related, I only played pnp like once or twice, But i am having a blasty blast here with this game, I used to play it a bit a long time ago and i'm just now coming back and everything's totally different...great. SO. I guess what i'm wanting is a utility crit kind of build. Buffs, heals and the like, but i don't wanna be to squishy either, What i have planned out so far is a dwarf bard (I know thats a terrible combo) that uses a heavy pick and a light shield, I took the improved shield bash feat, improved sunder, and im planning on picking up all the shield mastery feats too. Gonna splash a fighter level or two in there to pick up kensei for picks and i'm going to go ahead and get the dwarven enhancements for picks as well. i'm deciding on either precision or power attack, But i just wanted to put this here before i got too far in levels so that any of you more experienced players could maybe tell me if this was a bad idea, or to give me any advice. Thanks in advance
Another few questions i have is
1: Do bards have arcane spell failure, Even on their divine spells like cure light wounds, ect.
2: Is there a way to remove or somewhat negate spell failure if im using a shield for instance, Because i notice that it says 10-20% spell failure for small or large shields and then like 40% for a tower shield.
3: Would a bard/favored soul combo be any good or is that a bad mix, Im not really sure if their alignments allow it, I know a paladin has to be lawful good, im not too sure about FvS's.