So I am one of 2 players in a gestalt campaign for Reign of Winter (25 pt build).
I have a build I like, but I've been kind of interested in Words of Power too.
Wizard (Spellslinger) 1/Magus (Eldritch Archer, Kensai) 19//Monk (Scaled Fist) 1/Gunslinger (Mysterious Stranger, Musket Master) 1/Fighter (Trench, Armor Master) 4/Paladin 3/Unchained Rogue 11
1) Wizard (Spellslinger) 1: I like guns. I like spells. I like guns that cast spells.
2) Magus (Eldritch Archer, Kensai) 19: Cantrips means saving lots on ammunition. Arcane Pool. Fighter or Spell feats. Eldritch Archer works with firearms. Kensai gives INT to AC, INT to initiative, INT to damage, always act in surprise, etc.
3) Monk (Scaled Fist) 1: CHA to AC & CMD, Improved Unarmed for multiple close attacks without holstering firearm
4) Gunslinger (Mysterious Stranger, Musket Master) 1: CHA to Grit, Touch AC extended, CHA to damage. Free Rapid Reload.
5) Fighter (Trench, Armor Master) 4: 3 bonus feats that gets Unhindered Shield (buckler with spell casting and armor bonuses). DEX to damage with firearms, AC bonuses.
6) Paladin: Smite Evil, CHA bonus to all Saves, Immune to Fear, Immune to Disease, Swift self-heals. Wands of curing.
7) Unchained Rogue 11: sneak attacks (7d6 with Accomplished Sneak Attacker), in Surprise and 1st round (with lots of sneaking and Perception). Avoiding damage for some of the worst attacks in Pathfinder. Very scout(y) class. Add DEX to damage with Unarmed. Sniping. Free bonus attack when rolling initiative (@ 10th).
Bane Baldric; Goggles of Sniping
Seems MAD, but 25 pt build. INT for spell casting, AC, Initiative; CHA for AC, Grit, damage, Saves. DEX to AC, attack rolls vs Touch AC, and damage. You only need INT and either CHA or DEX high. The other can be moderate.
I have briefly looked over Words of Power, and its seems like an interesting ruleset. My question is this: is replacing the Magus levels with Word of Power Sorcerer worth the effort of learning the new rules? There are plenty of other things I can do with that time, if not.