Ive recently reincarnated my "Eternal Voice" caster bard, I "upgraded" to Shard (From Rad Gen) and went pure, and so far Im happy with the result. I also pumped as much STR into it as I could muster, to resist PF kd's, at the cost of having 4 epics and less cha (34 base).
Ill update this build soon (got it at home), as well I can suggest a route for Chaos Gnome.
(Will then recreate it on in the build forum, since this is archived)
I have not had a chance to see how this impacts my Bard yet, but has the latest change completely destroyed this Build Zerr? It seems now if you have a caster bard but don't put every drop of points you have in CHA you are pretty much worthless....
Am I reading it wrong? Some hope would be nice since I reincarnated my PURE Cha Bard into this because there was really no point to pure CHA, and now it seems that it is the opposite.