I'm sure the answer, as with many classes, is "slight to none." Paizo really punishes one for multiclassing. Please indulge me, this is my first post here.

I'm making my first magus, and I'm after the classic Shocking Grasp-centered gish, with a bit more utility hopefully. I'm looking at a half-elf strength-based build (probably with the bladebound archetype), and adding in a level of cross-blooded sorcerer (orc and draconic) for +2 per die damage to SG.

If I can, also thinking of sneaking in a level (possibly 2?) of the Stargazer prestige class for a hex and a familiar, and for the Stargazer sidereal arcana.

My question is, an I trading away too much to get these abilities? For example, Bladebound takes away the familiar I would get with Stargazer.


closed as primarily opinion-based by Purple Monkey, A_S00, YogoZuno, Ifusaso, Bloodcinder Apr 7 '18 at 0:29

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the site! Take the tour. Unfortunately, the site can't offer speculation on your speculation. That is, I suspect this question shortly will be closed until the question's edited so as to include an exact level-by-level advancement scheme. That's not a punishment or anything! The site wants to give you answers you can use, but it sounds like you've not yet made decisions—when you do make what you think are good ones, edit the question, and the folks'll help you with the scheme you've picked. Thank you for participating and have fun! \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Apr 6 '18 at 22:56