So, I had not played TT Pathfinder till Kingmaker so I was instantly in love with the hybrid classes.
These are my ramblings, and some of you have great ideas that I have not had to feel free to correct me where I am wrong, I will not mind.
It might help newer players as well.
!. Magus. Gods. They do exactly what is on the tin, burst DPS. They can hit with their arcane enhancement and arcane accuracy, they have piles of feats and feat analogs (Magus Arcaana), their spell list is focused.
War Priests. I have less experience with them but they may be better than a Magus. They are what the Crusader archetype wishes it was. They can hit, and their spell list has a great deal of buffs so no worries on DC checks.
Bard. I love bards, I think the old 1.5 edition idea for a bard was better than what we ended up with in 3e/3.5e/Pathfinder but they are still excellent. Again, they can hit, support like no ones business, and still have enough feats to debuff enemies. Dirge bard is your friend. If you want to do everything yourself a bard may not be your class but make no mistake a bard makes everyone around them better.
4.Back in my playing days, aprox 153 years ago, I loved playing a Ranger, but lets be honest, if you never use a Ranger or Paladin spell you are not losing anything. They were a poorly added on part of those classes that did not add anything to your class power and with the adding of spell DC they are even weaker.
So, Bloodrager. Mmmm. Bloodrager may actually be overpowered except that it is so MAD. The spells a Bloodrager gets actually work within that class, a first for a 4 level caster. Also, for newbs, Primal has no downside, always choose Primal. Ton of fun to play, good abilities.
Skald. Sounds great, but Paizo basically just gives you a slightly weaker Bard. There is not much to say and their only redeeming factor is their Spell Kenning. They are fine, but probably a sub-par Bard.
Inquisitor. First I want to say I like the Inquisitor, I am not trying to hate your favorite class! Really!
But they suck.
They are MAD. They have no bonus feats. Their class abilities scream physical combat, but if you use all of your feats on helping you hit etc, you have no feats for spell focus, spell pen etc.
Also, if you give yourself good combat stats (Str, Dex, maybe some Con) your Wis and Cha will be low and your DC will be terrible.
I want to love them but wow, it seems to be a weak class. It is a burst damage hitter like the Magus, so probably flanking and teamwork feats would be your best friend.
Anything else? Anyone have any questions or comments?