View Full Version : Ultimate Magus with wizard alone

2009-07-06, 09:33 AM
Thanks, Spontaneous Divination. :smallwink:

The obvious: I'm making a wizard who is using the ACF Spontaneous Divination from Complete Champion to qualify for Ultimate Magus. I'm not going to get super-accelerated caster growth out of it (it might be interpreted that way for some, but remember that this is a character I will be playing), and the wording for Augmented Casting precludes using the slots from a single class to pay for metamagic (it would be too costly to fuel with just wizard levels anyway). Basically, the only thing I gain out of it are bonus feats at levels I would have had them as a wizard without Spontaneous Divination, and Expanded Spell Knowledge.

At 2nd level, Expanded Spell Knowledge lets me choose a 1st level spell to cast spontaneously, then a 2nd level spell at 4th level, then a 3rd level spell at 6th, then a 4th at 8th, and a 5th level spell at 10th.

I am asking for suggestions on what spells to make spontaneous, and other character options that would be helpful. I'm a conjuration specialist who's banned evocation and enchantment. I'm not trying to be a sorceror; I'm still in love with wizard spellcasting diversity and its superior growth is precious to me.

Other info: I'm a silverbrow human (Dragon Magic), which will let me pick up Practical Metamagic. Almost all official 3.5 books are in, but Dragon magazine, 3.0 material, anything setting-specific, and homebrew are all out. 28 point buy, probably going for 8/14/14/18/8/8. Feats I'm planning for are Quicken Spell (Human), Sculpt Spell (1), Metamagic School Focus (3), Practical Metamagic (Quicken Spell)(6), and I have no idea from there. I want Arcane Thesis but I don't know what spell I want to be Quickening with it. I doubt the campaign will reach or go beyond 15th level.

2009-07-06, 09:38 AM
Easy Metamagic: Quicken? (http://www.realmshelps.dandello.net/cgi-bin/feats.pl?Easy_Metamagic,all)

2009-07-06, 09:50 AM
Easy Metamagic: Quicken? (http://www.realmshelps.dandello.net/cgi-bin/feats.pl?Easy_Metamagic,all)

Easy Metamagic, besides being too easy (:smallwink:), isn't from one of my usable sources.

2009-07-06, 10:25 AM
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "Not trying to be a sorcerer"?

It seems like the obvious thing to do would be to load up on metamagic-friendly spells: Heighten and a compliment of Save-or-Sucks, Enervation and all of the obvious metamagics that go with it, or Still+Silent and a teleportation spell as your get-out-of-jail free card. Maybe an Energy Substitution or two.

That way, you can fill your wizard slots with interesting and fun things, but always have a plan B.

Also, Dispel Magic.

2009-07-06, 10:36 AM
Well, if you're getting spontaneous casting out of it, you might want rapid metamagic to go with it; maybe Silent Spell as well.

Other than that, i guess you're looking at the usual suspects: Split Ray, Empower, Spell Focus etc.

BTW, do you get to apply Arcane Spell Power +4, so you're CL 19 at lvl 15?