I am returning to the game after a baby-induced break . I am thinking of building a box group, I want to keep 3 current toons: mage, bard, shaman. I have been down the road of mage-boxes, it gets old . I am thinking: MAG, WAR, SHM, BRD, BRD, ? I want to have good dps, and I really like bard synergy, dissident, and alliance. My question is: if I want to be able to comfortably trigger bard alliance, what number of bards would I need? Would 3 bards be effective? I am considering the following for 6th spot: BRD, BST, DRU, MAG. BRD for dicho and more synergy awesomenes, BST for pet/melee/dissident, DRU for ports, alliance ae heals, MAG for pets and synergy (this is my least favourite option). Any thoughts? I use ISB (If I can get it to work again ) Thanks in advance.