Cordovan and Vargouille do a preview of the new bard enhancement trees due to come out with Update 22 patch 2.
Since the addition of Swashbuckler I’ve seen a whole bunch of bards running around I expect that once this patch is released I’ll be seeing a lot more. The video is a bit longer then 45 minutes but if you serious about bards it’s worth a watch.
Among other things they’ve added a few SLAs to Spellsinger and some melee boosts to Warchanter. Something they brought up early in the live stream was that they wanted to add things but didn’t want to take away things to bard so that builds wouldn’t be broken. I like this idea a lot. It keeps a lot of versatility and you have a lot of choices on how to build a character. To me this patch shows that while DDO is ever evolving it still stays true to its roots as much as possible.