Level 11 Blood Arcanist in need of feat Advice


Advice


Hello

Looking for feat Advice for a Human Blood Arcanist who will specialize in
The battering blast spell

I know I need spell Focus, spell spec
, Magee tattoo but I'm not sure what else

The Exchange

Having played that exact build (presumably you will take the orc bloodline), here's the basic setup.

Feats
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Spell Focus (Evocation)
Spell Specialization (Battering Blast)
Varisian Tattoo (Evocation)
Empower Spell
Maximize Spell
Intensified Spell (maybe - check with your GM on how they will rule on the interaction with battering blast)

Traits
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Magical Lineage (Battering Blast)
Wayang Spellhunter (Battering Blast)

Arcanist Exploits
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Potent Magic


Assuming you follow the advice by Belafon. Remember that you don't have to prepare spells with metamagic attached as an Arcanist, this let's you game things a bit. For example you could grab Echoing Spell to effectively get an extra spell slot. Similarly Toppling Spell could be of valueable use vs enemies with evasion.

Speaking off, you might want Spontaneous Metafocus if you are doing as I suggest. Reason being that it let's you still take a move action when spontaneously applying metamagic.

Exploit wise you have plenty of choices. But if you are following my suggesting then the Metamagic exploits would be helpful (free feats are nice).

Bloodline wise, remember that you can get Blood Havoc and there are more bloodlines than just Orc. Blood Havoc replaces 1 bloodline power for +1 damage per dice rolled. No need to hyper maximize as you will be dealing a ton of damage.


Temperans wrote:


Bloodline wise, remember that you can get Blood Havoc and there are more bloodlines than just Orc. Blood Havoc replaces 1 bloodline power for +1 damage per dice rolled. No need to hyper maximize as you will be dealing a ton of damage.

Blood Havoc wouldn't work for an arcanist, it only works for Sorcerer and Bloodrager spells.


Doompatrol wrote:
Temperans wrote:


Bloodline wise, remember that you can get Blood Havoc and there are more bloodlines than just Orc. Blood Havoc replaces 1 bloodline power for +1 damage per dice rolled. No need to hyper maximize as you will be dealing a ton of damage.
Blood Havoc wouldn't work for an arcanist, it only works for Sorcerer and Bloodrager spells.

All class features are written from the point of view of the class that originally got it. That does not mean that other abilities are not allowed to get it. In this case you are getting bloodline as if you were a Sorcerer with some exceptions.

By your same logic a multitude of archetypes and abilities would break due to only stating they work for the original class. Exploiter Wizard, Feral Champion Warpriest, Eldritch Archer Magus, most of the Rogue/Ninja/Slayer/Vigilante "Get X talent from other class" abilities, etc. So it's best to talk to the GM and determine what it is they allow and how.

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* P.S. If you wanted a reason why it shouldn't work it's because the original author did not intended it to work. Not because of the fact it says "sorcerer/bloodrager spell".

Of course we can always disagree.

The Exchange

As a general rule, the hybrid classes from the ACG do not count as their base classes for any purposes that are not specifically listed in the hybrid class description.

Having said that, it might be worth asking your GM, since in this case the blood arcanist isn’t just a hybrid class, it gets a full bloodline.

Having said that, blood havoc is really powerful. Especially since it can stack with other +1/die abilities (like the orc bloodline arcana). Many GMs outright ban it anyway.

Spontaneous Metafocus is a good add if you have the feat to spare. I didn’t because of the other stuff I was doing with my build and just prepared a couple different versions of the spell with different metamagics.

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