I've heard talk that the Hexblade class may be too powerful, and I'm not sure if I can say that it is. It has a very glaring weakness. The hex is key to making the build work, and in order for it to work the creature gets to make a will save. If the Hexblade is to be effective, she would need to dump all of her stat points into CHA to increase that DC. This means that whichever attribute the Hexblade uses to determine it's AB suffers significantly. Hexblade attempts to make up for this by reducing the AC of it's enemies. This is an interesting way to approach the problem of hitting your target because it does not affect the AB Cap that so many of us melee fans are familiar with. After playing with the build for a while, I've discovered that it is impossible to bring the DC of the Hex above 48. While the staff could raise the will saves of mobs, the consequence on a Hexblade not having an effective curse is to leave it totally unable to hit anything and utterly easy to hit. Another possible build type I looked into was the Bard/Hexblade. I haven't been able to test it to see if the curse song actually stacks with the hex, but there is a feat that allows 1/2 of the Hexblade levels to be added to bard levels when determining the level of the bards curse song. The downside is that Bard is a medium BAB class. The max decrease in AC that a curse song can do is - 7AC. Using the bard's Snowflake dance to periodically increase it's AB by applying it's CHA modifier, it's conceivable that the Hexblade could fall back on the bardic abilities when her hex fails. This can only support the Hexblade to a limited extent, though, because the Hexblade needs to achieve 20 levels to access the Epic Feats that really make her shine, namely Epic Hexblade Curse (+2 to all effects) and Epic Misfortune (hex effects all in 30'). I haven't put much thought into what Epic Feats or equipment may help make a balance but for now it seems that while the Bard is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, the Hexblade is the master of one and it's one magic number is capped at 48.