Hey everyone, I'm trying to get the most of the Daggermark Poisoner PrC. Right now, my PC is an Investigator in a River Kingdoms campaign taking place around the city. He's taken Black Market Connections and Master Alchemist so obtaining reagents and meeting the entry requirements shouldn't be a problem. The GM has mentioned that the game is going to cap at level 12, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to go with my Inv X/Dag Y.
However, because Studied Strike doesn't synergise with Treacherous Toxin, the fifth level ability. I'm also a primarily ranged character, so I don't plan on sticking in the class for Swift Poisoning or Instantaneous Toxicology.
That said, I think I'm going to be taking at minimum three levels to hit toxic manufactory so I never need to worry about being able to come up with poisons on the road. So I'm trying to figure out the best number of levels to take. I was thinking either 3, 4, or 6.
Six gets the most mileage out of the class with three toxic tricks, swift poisoning, and toxic manufactory.
Three is useful for toxic manufactory, and four grabs another toxic trick (venomous bolt and pernicious poison are both super useful.)
What say you, optimizers and laymen alike?