So, I'm to make a level 1 character using Spheres of Power in place of the Vancian magic system. Conventional classes are allowed, albeit per the conversions that replace their casting.
This means gestalting two casting classes does not stack casting. I'm considering doing a healy, naturey, 'druid-themed' soul weaver, but I haven't a clue what I should use for my second class.
And if not for that concept, just in general what are good gestalt SoP combos?
Soul-weaver and hedgewitch(go for green magic and maybe black magic or herbology)
might still be okay...
Shifter if you're more into changing shape, since bestial traits are pretty good and work without going completely down alteration sphere.
Thaumaturge also works well since it already get's low talents but has some nifty spell boosting stuff.
If you want to just be a full caster, getting no extra talents is kinda lame, you should explain that you want your character to only cast stuff.
Kaouse is right. Magic Talents are your spells known, and that's a major class feature.
Now, Caster Level not stacking makes sense. But saying you can only get your spells from one class for a gestalt game is kind of weird. Still, if that's what your GM has said (if you're confused, double-check this!), that's up to them.
Isn't number of talents a function of Caster Level? You start with 2, and gain 1 for each Caster Level (plus any bonus talents from feats, class features, etc.).
your talents is based upon class, thamaturge have almost none, incanters gain way way too many.
to be clear, this confusion comes about because spheres allows you to multiclass casting without losing anything. you gain CL and it stacks just like BAB and is not separated. However, magic talents are gained as a separate thing based on class as shown on the table.
I have the book and the feature is written as:
Magic Talents: An incanter gains 2 magic talents at every oddlevel and 1 at every even level, according to Table: Incanter.
nothing to do with Caster level.
however, it's still up to GM whether they stack or not, there's obviously no rules for or against this.
some classes say
Magic Talents: A shifter gains a magic talent every time shegains a caster level, according to Table: Shifter
mind you, but your specific class, soul weaver
Magic Talents: A soul weaver gains a magic talent every level,according to Table: Soul Weaver.
they all simply end with according to table CLASS.