What I've done
im going to make this short and sweet im not a guide maker crafter person but i have been working on bard for quite some time in order to get him away from his useless reputation
I give up but look...
Bard needs to be played like a traditional bard. build your support stuff then build Ardent censer to give your palls a boost of attack speed in battle then build iron locket to protect them while hearding the enemy and landing Q's thats all you need to know. buffs and debuffs just like bards are meant to be. straight armor and MR runes mana quints