Yesterday I wanted to play with a guildie that is heroic TR grinding his main toon at level 15 right now so I hurried up and capped my PDK2/Bard18 swashbuckler so I could Iconic TR back to level 15. I just wanted to try something new and was ok if it wasn't optimal. So far I took Bard 8, Rogue 3, Ranger 4 for another swashbuckler variation. In haste, I took classes and levels without really planning ahead, like... at all.
How on earth do I synergize ranger and swashbuckler? Having swf and twf is sorta novel but they don't seem to work together (right?). Mainly I'm hoping for a few big ideas on how ranger and swash can be mixed effectively in my situation.
And trying to do trapping without capping off with another rogue level (minimum) seems like flogging myself, so most of my ideas involve at least Rogue 4 at this point.
My first thought is Bard 12, Rogue 4, Ranger 4 for the 'classic 12' config but wonder if Bard 12 core abilities really change the game much and I note that bards don't pick up any spells at level 12.
My next thought is Bard 10, Rogue 4, Ranger 6 for many shot burst damage to spice up play after 1.5 melee swashbuckler epic lives. More ranger levels help with some of the rogue skills too. And some of the swash enhancements work on Bard levels in multiples of 5.
That's all I got so far...