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I've just picked up bard for a multiclass, for the purpose of hopefully faster hunting. My main class is druid. Druid is pretty tanky, so I have been really annoyed with the incredible squishiness of being a bard (both classes traited Con, Champion + Robust).
So I've been told that it's better once you have Harmonics, because then you have "Anthem for damage absorbtion, gigue for eq reduction, continuo for health regen, wassail for mana regen, canticle for bal reduction, hallelujah for affliction removal," and bataglia to carry your harmonics from room to room.
The thing is-- I don't want to embrace class until I'm sure that bard is not going to continue to make me hate it. Will harmonics make enough of a difference that I won't be so aggravated anymore?
If not, my other favorite choice is DWC runewarden. I've heard these two classes (bard and runie) are about the fastest, or perhaps THE fastest, hunters out there. I like the flavor of both classes pretty well. It does not matter too much how they do in group or 1v1 combat. They both have interesting group mechanics I like, and I will be preferring druid for any 1v1 I do. I'm assuming runewardens are a lot more tanky than bards, due to the full plate and runes, but of course I don't really know.
So... advice, please?
****One other question I had is how to be able to move over mountains in the wilderness, since neither bard nor runewarden seem to have any dash or fly abilities (except for Raido, which is a one-way ticket). I really miss flying.