It is almost time to TR my favourite Artificer character. During the course of his adventures in Eberron he has had the luck to assemble an Epic Timeblade and an Epic Envenomed blade and he is dreaming of reincarnating as a character able to make use of these two weapons for a life focussed on Epic content for a while. He also has an Agony, the Knife in the Dark that may come in handy.
One of the things he's like to try is being a 2/18 Rogue/Bard split, since his sister character discovered evasion he just doesn't think he can live without it. He'd also like to not be left up the creek without a paddle every time he comes across a locked door or trap (The extra Arti past life skills will complement the build nicely.). Another one of his sister characters is a level 10 Drow bard which was great fun until Turbine buggered up the Drow racial tree. The ability to cast CC spells like Otto's Irresistable Dance, buff those around him and deal two weapon damage is great fun. Enhanacements will centre around the rogue mechanic tree for extra skill points. He hasn't decided which rogue enhancement tree he will specialize in.
He'd end up being a human for the the extra feat and end up focusing on the TWF line ending up with over sized TWF and and of the spell metamagic feats that will help compensate for the loss of two levels of Bard.
He is thinking of the following starting stats and has +2 or +3 times in all stats all extra stat points will go into CHA :
STR: 12 (+1)
DEX: 16 (+3)
CON: 14 (+2)
INT: 14 (+2)
WIS: 10 (0)
CHA: 14 (+2)
Is this a doable build without sacrificing too much to be a master of all trades?
Or would a Ranger be a better idea?