View Full Version : [3.5] Prc that feat-synergize well with 3.5 Archmage

2011-02-08, 11:30 AM
Hello folks!

Which Arcane Full-CL-Progression Prestige Classes (for Wizards) have some feats or gain feats during their levels that are needed for Archmage entry?

Some PrC that I have found so far are:
Master Specialist (needs Spell Focus, gains Skill Focus Spellcraft)
Initiate of the Sevenfold Veil (needs Spell Focus)

Which PrC do come to your mind? The PrC does not need to be too powerful (that is already covered with full caster level progression)

Thank you in advance!

Kobold Esq
2011-02-08, 01:09 PM
Master Specialist is probably the "best" choice because of the two shared feats (one of which is granted by the class), if you're using that as the metric.

If you're just looking for other random full caster classes that aren't too tough to get into, Loremaster is a good one. Not super powerful, but the secrets are nice little boots, plus eventually free identifies at will, along with some bardic knowledge and Legend Lore.

Oh and of course: Use Magic Device as a class skill. Keep yourself stocked with cleric/druid scrolls and wands.

2011-02-08, 01:37 PM
I reccomend the geometer, there isn't a level in the class not worth taking.
Theres no dead levels or lost Cl's meaning that you can easily cover the skill monkey role in the party and get several class features such as getting silent spell and still spell free on your wizard stuff and gaining a free spell on the list. The capstone at level 5 is whenever he uses a glyph that lets you cast it as still and silent your spells are at +1 Cl.
The only problem is it requires 4 ranks in 2 cross class skills and 9 in a knowledge, (arcane,) and decipher script.

2011-02-08, 05:38 PM
@Kobold Esq
I have already feared that master specialist might be the very best choice for archmage entry. Loremaster would be great, if it could be accessed at level 6. I am very into levelling out prestige classes, and so it would be nicer if i would not need to take 5 levels of wizard. Still, I'll think about it.

I like the geometer. The entry skills are not that big a problem (I play a Wizard with able learner). As far as I understand the class, a spellglyph only "grants" you silent spell, not still spell. Or am I overlooking something?

@All: I really appreciate your advice! Perhaps you know of a 10 Level class which would also be nice (besides master specialist) for archmage entry? If there is none: Bad luck for me. : )

2011-02-08, 06:22 PM
Mage of the Arcane Order isn't bad. It doesn't feat synergize with Archmage, exactly, but the two* free metamagic feats offset the feats spent on qualifying for Archmage.

Unless you are using Cooperative spell for Arcane Thesis abuse, I suppose technically you are only getting one for free and being reimbursed for Coop. spell. with the other.

2011-02-08, 06:25 PM
I like Conjurer5/Incantatrix3/Master Specialist1/Incantatrix+X/ArchmageX. As an Elf, I'll probably take an Olin Gisir level (Lost Empires of Faerun 23).since I already have everything but the Knowledge: History ranks.