kinevon wrote:Bladebound doesn't even cost you Spell Recall...it's the Kensai half of your build that did that.
What choices and options does it take away? Bladebound Magi have access to the full Magus spell list. Bladebound Magi have a weapon that they can fully use their arcane pool points to empower. Bladebound Magi lose spell recall, but that can, easily, be covered by using Pearls of Power. Bladebound Magi have a lower personal arcane pool, but have access to a second arcane pool that they can draw off of, or use for additional abilities that a normal Magus does not have.
Unless something is stranger than I think it is, a Bladebound Magus has a base weapon that is close to the "normal" weapon enhancement of a martial character before they start adding enhancements to it from their arcane pool ability.
How many 5th level martial types are going to have a +3 keen weapon? Not to mention that they have more flesibility in their weapon than most martial types. After all, everything from their arcane pool point can be tailored for the current combat.
And, even though they start to get arcana late, they can still get mosty of them, including the ones that let them add ghost touch or bane to their weapon, as well.
Sure, you can't get agile, but you should know that going in, so you aren't going to miss something you knew you wouldn't have to begin with. And agile, IMO, is overrated. The best way to do more damage, obviously, is to do moah damage.
Then again, my kensai bladebound magus is str & int, not dex and int. Not a great AC, but no need to give up Power Attack, if he wants it.
True, my confusion. All my Magi are Kensai....