|Justin Riddler RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 8|
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I was reading through the Hell's Rebels players guide for inspiration on characters for an upcoming play through of the AP. The thought of doing a Maestro Bloodline sorcerer intrigued me, however I am slightly confused on how one of the bloodline feats works with the class, Spellsong
You can combine your bardic performance and your spellcasting in two ways.
- First, you can conceal the activity of casting a bard spell by masking it in a performance. As a swift action, you may combine your casting time of a spell with a Perform check. Observers must make a Perception or Sense Motive check opposed by your Perform check to realize you are also casting a spell. This uses 1 round of your bardic performance ability, regardless of the spell's casting time.
- Second, as a move action, you can use 1 round of bardic performance to maintain a bard spell with a duration of concentration. You can cast another spell in the same round you are using bardic magic to maintain concentration; if you do this, your concentration on the maintained spell ends when you end the bardic performance the spell is part of.
The Maestro Bloodline gets a power that works as the fascinate bardic performance ability, but you get uses per day with each use having a duration rather than bardic music rounds per day.
So both abilities require you to use a round of your bardic performance ability, which you do not receive from the bloodline. And both abilities only interact with Bard spells you cast... but you are a sorcerer.
Viewing this as a feat that is only beneficial if you multi-class, you still do not receive a bonus feat until level 7, so you are mostly Sorcerer by that point.
It is unlikely that there will ever be an errata or FAQ on how this works, but you never know. With the bloodline being suggested in the Player's Guide for this AP, maybe enough attention will get a clarification.
For discussion, how would you home-rule on this bloodline and feat interacting?