My Buccaneer is now level 40 and in Mooshu. Having played the class thus far, I have noticed a glaring exception: no area of effect abilities. The closest the Bucc comes to attacking multiple targets is if you can pull off a Bladestorm and are stand by a second enemy. It's seems like a real issue. Bucc's don't get all that many direct abilities anyway. The get (by lvl 40) two def buffs, 2 str buffs and 3 direct attacks. Two of those 4 buffs you won't use as they are lower tiers, and 1 of those three direct attacks, which are all of the same attack in different tiers, isn't very useful as it just doesn't hit that hard. You get more oompf out of a regular attack. If you don't spend any practice points, that's all you get. Now, with a Swashbuckler subclass and a special piece of equipment, i have two backstab/sneak attacks which I always use before my Bucc's attacks, just because they hit harder and one of them causes a bleed effect as well. The other abilities you get as a Bucc are all passive and, as nice as they are, are no fun. I'd like some buttons to press and am sorely lacking an AoE attack.
We'll see how it feels once I get to lvl 50, but at this point, my Pirate feels weak and not as useful as I'd like.