Just remember, there are no bad classes, only bad players. ;) Its really just a matter of preference when choosing from those paths. Ranger is very good at dealing out extreme damage, is the best at ranged combat, so is a good choice if you like using a bow.
Swashbuckler is still very good DPS, and has some utility that the Ranger doesnt. I havent played with many Swashbucklers myself so I can't give you a very good description other than that, but evryone that I have managed to speak with enjoys the class.
Bard path seems to be pretty cool. You'll sacrifice some personal damage that the Ranger and Swashbuckler have, in order to enhance your group, and increase everyone's DPS.
So take a look at those, and some other suggestions and decide what you want to do from there.
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