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    Default Enjoyed Bard in beta, what to pair it with?

    Im not sure what two other classes to pair bard with, in beta i was bard main then nightblade and riftstalker, but i only really used the bard skills and NB and RS were unused. I see alot of people pairing them with MM and Ranger, but why do you need them when the bard is a good ranged attacker on its own? Seems it can do everything itself (Although a pet could be handy)

    Thanks to any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignbrown View Post
    Im not sure what two other classes to pair bard with, in beta i was bard main then nightblade and riftstalker, but i only really used the bard skills and NB and RS were unused. I see alot of people pairing them with MM and Ranger, but why do you need them when the bard is a good ranged attacker on its own? Seems it can do everything itself (Although a pet could be handy)

    Thanks to any suggestions.
    You don't pair bard with NB for the root abilities per se, you pair it for the Passives. +15% damage on CP builders means 15% more cadence damage and thus 15% more healing. Next you get an additional 9% bonus to non-physical damage. Cadence is life based and thus you get more damage and more healing. It also gives you stealth and a CC. That's why you take NB.

    The tertiary soul is a preference game. Some take sab for the snare, some take rift for the escape tools. Blade dancer for the defensive utility, ranger pre-30 for the pet for pve.
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    thanks May stick with NB then, But then im tempted to pair with Sab, or MM/Ranger too!

    So many choices

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    This round of beta I went with Bard/Ranger/Nightblade. At level 23 I was about 70% Bard/ 10% Ranger/ 20% Nightblade. Ranger for pet mainly, but the ranged attacks did help pick nme off of high places where my songs didn't reach. Nightblade was really helpful and I intended on putting more points into it, stealth + ranged and stun attacks are nice to have when trying not to get steamrolled by the War's that have your number!

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