Aura moderate transmutation; CL 7th
My friends and I ask, what is new or different? In this case, the description gives us nothing useful. Compare that to the idea of an AP where you conquer a kingdom! Without that prospect you are left to the hope that a multitude of authors pull off an engaging story.
Well I did have this great character idea for a dual scimitar wielding drow with a cat pet....
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
Which feats and how? I think all feats with mercy as a prerequisite, even if they also require the lay on hands class feature. Alternately as we like to say in our group, "what does hero lab allow?" hahaha.
Prestige class prerequisite - no. Lay on hands would specifically be required in my opinion.
Converting channels to lay on hands. Yes, five uses of channel energy could be used to activate Ultimate Mercy. However, your Paladin caster level would be zero meaning you would have to cast raise dead the same day as the death, hope you still have five uses left.
Extra Mercy. It just adds an additional mercy to the healer's toolbox. The Merciful Healers special ability here is to remove conditions from an increasing number of targets in their burst area, where the Paladin is able to remove an increasing number of conditions from single target.
I think the feats do double duty.
Having said all that, it's just the way I interrupt the rules, I'm certain there is a multitude of other ways of doing so making this a problematic archetype for PFS play. What the player is counting on could find huge variance between tables ruining their enjoyment of the class choice. Deserving of a FAQ.