Edited: For Bard skill tree Is WAY too long. Training the skill is painful - streaming last night for 3 hours and I only manged to level up one skill to 40. That was with 47 million XP and a guidance potion. Stacking that skill to a 3 stack took 37 seconds + 13 seconds cast time at that point, making it 50 seconds to cast the spell. I'd be dead way before that. Currently with the cast times as they stand, I don't see how I could effectively use this at all in combat unless I was with other people in a group. There would be no way to play by myself - which is the majority of my game play. Even in a group - a 2 second buff that takes 50 seconds to cast isnt worth it.