Hey, its me blinx, ill just be posting some stuff i find interesting/ funny.
Bard! Hey it's not really melee heavy but its fun as hell xD
Paladin of course
It really depends. Fighters scale really well, except in the later levels where they are outclassed by everyone. Barbs are good at early levels, but they can only do so much a day because of enrage. Paladins suck at earlier levels, but they get better later on.But the best melee class to be is a Cleric :) You get lots of Buffs, Divine meta magic, access to Full plate, and Turn/rebuke undead.Or you could always be a rogue. Every group needs a skill monkey and someone to disarm the trap.