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Here is what I ultimately decided to get: Flaw: Distracted Human Bonus: Extend Spell Flaw Bonus: Melodic Casting Level 1: Heighten Spell Level 3: Metamagic Song Level 6: Dragonsong Level 9: Rapid Metamagic Level 12: Quicken Spell I will be deciding level 15 and 18 when I get closer up there.
The bonuses to attack provided by Battle Song Expertise and White Lotus Dueling Expertise both are of the feat type of bonus. Multiple bonuses of the feat type do not stack. In fact, in general, multiple bonuses of any single type don’t stack.
Taking Paladin now will not add a lot of tankiness. From Valor, you already have Medium Armor, Shields and Martial weapons, and most importantly, Extra Attack. As you can not swap existing levels to Paladin, I would not multiclass, unless: You expect to meet a lot of casters/monsters that make you save, as Aura of Protection would help you a lot in that ...
Unless you can redo your level 9 Bard into a level 8 bard level 1 Paladin, I'm not sure that taking 4 or 8 levels of Paladin is worth it. (4 or 8 levels of paladin would be your best option multi-classing, and you'd only want to take your first level of paladin at level 13) I'm currently playing a melee bard dwarf which has much worse stats than you do, and ...
I'll try to get the simpler issues done first - and the simplest one is Great Weapon Fighting. You should not take this. If you're using a spear, it is strictly inferior to the Duelling Fighting Style. See my answer here for the analysis. It's especially true for you because you want to tank, and for a quick and easy boost to your tankiness it's hard to go ...
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