Bifurcated Magic and Prestige Classes

Rules Questions

You’ve studied the methods of both elven and human spellcasters. Pick two classes when you gain this trait—your caster level in each of those classes is treated as 1 higher as long as this doesn’t raise your caster level above your total Hit Dice. This doesn’t stack with any similar increase from traits such as Magical Knack.

I was wondering how this would work with let's say a wizard > loremaster.

They don't really have a caster level on their own, but since they do take the caster level of an existing caster class, they get one.

So could you have Rogue 2/Wizard 5/Loremaster 1 and have caster level 8?

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Of your three classes, only Wizard has a caster level of its own (as Loremaster simply boosts your Wizard caster level in this case) -- so in this case you would be better off taking the Magical Knack trait.

Now if your class levels were instead Cleric 3/Wizard 3/Mystic Theurge 2, the Bifurcated Magic trait would give you a caster level of 6 in both the Cleric and Wizard classes, with spells per day as a 5th level caster in each of these classes.

Yes, I'm well aware of magical knack I would have preferred taking magical lineage instead.
I sort of figured that would be the case, but I wanted to be sure. Thanks.

is there any other traits like magical knack?

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