So I'm trying to figure out which of these builds would be more of a combat threat by level 10. Naturally combat wouldn't be the main focus, but my character should at least be respectable.
The character is a half elf Sandman Bard (meaning they get skill focus for free).
One path would stick with adaptability as its racial focus and the other would swap that for ancestral arms to get Proficiency in star-knife at level 1.
And the stats would look something like this
Int: 18 (started at 14, plus Racial Bonus and Headband of Mental Prowess)
Cha: 20 (point gains from 4 and 8, started at 16, plus Headband of mental prowess)
Now the feat paths would go like this:
Feat Path 1: Primary Weapon "Starknife"
Racial Feat: Martial Weapon Training (Starknife)
1: Divine Fighting Technique (Way of the Shooting Star)
3: Skill Focus(Knowledge, Disguise or Perform) I haven't decided whether I want Arcane, Maestro or Rakshasa for....
5: Eldritch Heritage
7: Accomplished Sneak Attacker
Feat Path 2 Primary Weapon "Shortbow"
Racial Feat: Skill Focus (Knowledge, Disguise or Perform)
1. Point Blank Shot
3. Eldritch Heritage
5. Accomplished Sneak Attacker
9. Arcane Strike
So between the two feat paths with magic items corresponding to the average WBL, which of these would do more damage?