If I were to run battle bard I'd go with something like this. Battle Bard
More focus on the damage output of NB with the ability to put up the 50% health debuff, and if sh*t gets crazy and you need mass heals you can always pump virtuoso into coda of restoration.
I'm doing this at the moment. Mind you I'm only 43 so some points aren't all the way in, but you get the drift. Bard Runner
You have the ability to never ever get caught in a bad situation. 1 on 1 you have 2 different ccs to keep people locked up. You can throw an aoe snare and shift away. Run speed increase on shifting, plus the shield affect on shifting.
Cadence won't heal as much because you're missing out on the nightblade talents, but overall you can do some pretty good mitigation while you do what a bard does best. Completely negate dots lulz.
Edit: Also with this build you've got an oh **** button with 30% damage mitigation and you can also pop into guardian phase immediately following that for a pretty big endurance jump. Edited, Apr 14th 2011 2:07pm by ArexLovesPie