We had a our bi-weekly game night and we had a couple replacement PCs show up since two of them had died to a Treant the session before. I was expecting to see a Bloodrager and a WarPriest but got a Bloodrager and a Cleric since player 2 didn't have the time required to get a good feel for the new class. Oh well. The PCs were all level 7.
The Bloodrager performed really well. He was out damaging the Anti-Paladin, made all of his saves (except a Reflex save that actually had him fall into a pit trap the party built) and could take lots of abuse. He didn't cast any spells but did put his spell list to good use by using the party Wand of Shield. I think he enjoyed playing the class and it contributed well.
One of the encounters of the night was a Lillend with 6 elven archer followers. I switched them to human rangers and changed up the Lillend's powers to be that of a Skald. In this particular encounter the only real difference was the rage song. Between the rage song and Good Hope, the Rangers, despite being only level 2, were actually somewhat scary combatants able to hit well and deal decent damage. They still had lowish HP and the Anti-paladin and Bloodrager could one shot them on most hits. They didn't last long. The Lillend would return to haunt the party, this time with two Moondogs. In this situation her Rage song was next to useless and she went down quickly. Even though this wasn't really a Skald it still showed that the Rage song is much too circumstantial, although in the right situation it works very well.