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I wanna play the classic scoundrel-minstrel Bard, one subclass is Troubadour, and the other one depends. I tought of using dual blunderbusses and going for Streetfighter, but what else would work?

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Troubadour/Psion is an excellent combination and can fit the theme imo. The most effective thing is to combine summons (Chanter side) and Mind Control (Cipher side). Basically you can turn a whole army against one single leftover foe. But can cast a ton of other stuff, too. Can sing and cast all day, no need for weapon usage at all (still possible of course, just not needed and not particularly effective).

Troubadour/Beguiler is similar but is more roguish. It gets bonus dmg for weapon attacks if the enemy is afflicted and he gains lots of focus if he csts against afflicted enemies (weapon usage not needed to gain focus, but still effective). 

Troubadour/Debonaire also fits the Scoundrel-Bard theme well imo (and so is Troubadour/Trickster). The Troubadour/Debonaire can almost guarantee critical hits because he can mass-charm with an invocation cone and then get a 100% hit-to-crit conversion on those charmed enemies (nice with weapons and/or abilites which do something special on crit - or in order to circumvent PEN-issues etc.). 

Troubadour/Priest of Skaen? :brows: Little dark, but Preist of Skaen has Rogue elements (like turning invisible).

Troubadour/Streetfighter also works very well with an arqubus (especially the Red Hand) if you use your own summoned Wisps (The Lights Danced across the Moor) to distract you. You can stack 50% recovery reduction from Streetfighter with twice the bonus of Sure-Handed Ila (20% reload bonus AND 20% recovery bonus which both apply to reloading weapons). Until getting the Wisps one can use Blunderbusses to trigger the Steetfighter passive.

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IMO the closest to my image of the D&D bard archetype (i.e. Jack-of-All-Trades Fighter/Mage/Thief) is Trickster/Skald singing The Long Night's Drink with Ryngrim's Repulsive Visage and Mirrored Image and alternating between melee attacks and cheap invocations (Thunder Crashed, Killer Froze Stiff, Ben Fidel's Neck, Her Revenge).

Incredibly versatile melee caster rogue: tanky, very damaging, lots of crits/phrases, enemies are severly debuffed and CC'd, still pretty good against Resolve affliction immunes. Lots of self-contained synergies BUT will be even more awesome with a brute force Barb + Willbreaker and a Disruptor Theurge storm/electricity-focused.

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3 hours ago, Boeroer said:

Troubadour/Debonaire also fits the Scoundrel-Bard theme well imo (and so is Troubadour/Trickster). The Troubadour/Debonaire can almost guarantee critical hits because he can mass-charm with an invocation cone and then get a 100% hit-to-crit conversion on those charmed enemies (nice with weapons and/or abilites which do something special on crit - or in order to circumvent PEN-issues etc.).

Troubadour/Streetfighter also works very well with an arqubus (especially the Red Hand) if you use your own summoned Wisps (The Lights Danced across the Moor) to distract you. You can stack 50% recovery reduction from Streetfighter with twice the bonus of Sure-Handed Ila (20% reload bonus AND 20% recovery bonus which both apply to reloading weapons). Until getting the Wisps one can use Blunderbusses to trigger the Steetfighter passive.

how would you build these 3 Debonaire-Trickster-SF? which stats for each to focus on? any "must have" gear?

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Debonaire or Trickster: different gameplay because usually you'd pick a Trickster for melee combat and a Debonaire for ranged or reach weapons. No particular gear in mind, but Trickster would profit a lot from gear that raises defenses, like Gipon Prudensco, Bracers and Cape of Major Deflection and so on. Using Sasha's Singing Scimitar as main weapon would be a smart choice imo because it allows for a free empower use in every encounter with an invocation which is very cool. Something like empowered "Killers Froze Stuff" and then smack the helpless enemies is good. Can be paired with a second sabre for dual wielding - or pick a shield for more defense.

Troubadour/Debonaire could use a weapon with increased crit effect (see stuff like the pistol Scordeo's Trophy or the pike Wicked Beast or the hunting bow Essense Interrupter or so). Pistol + modal (rushed reload) suppresses the reloading bonus of Sure-Handed Ila, so you might as well use two pistols + two weapon style, Sure Handed Ila + Aefyllath Ues Mith Fyr chants and Scordeo's Trophy + Eccea's Arcane Blaster. Full guns(l)inger. ;)

Troubadour/Streetfigther should maybe get Maia's armor (Sharpshooter's Garb) at some point and use a pet like Cutthroat Cosmo or Abraham, Acina's Tricorn, Ring of the Marksman. 

As with nearly all Rogues I wouldn't put too much into Might but would prefer DEX, PER and INT. Melee Trickster might want some Resolve, too. 

 

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