From level 1-19 I was Running my Bard as Bard/Ranger/NB with 0 points into Ranger. Majority of my points into Bard and 8 Points into NB. Everything was working out splendidly. In those 19 levels I probably died a total of 3 times in PvE. But, I wanted to switch out to Riftstalker and play more as a Battle Bard, which I did at Level 19.5.
Within the first 30 minutes of switching out to B/NS/RS I died 3 times. Essentially, not having the pet had a huge negative effect. My deaths have all occurred as a result of fighting multiple mobs. Here is my build: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1Mcip.ycdo0k.Vh
I would appreciate any tips or thoughts on my build. Perhaps a word of wisdom may help me not regret my decision.