I've read up online but it doesn't seem there are that many people talking about the Sorcerer's maestro bloodline. The adventure path I'm doing will be a play-by-post(PbP) roleplay heavy campaign with politics and espionage. I thought an illusionist/enchanter would be fun. The maestro bloodline was suggested as being relevant thematically to the adventure path, and I like the idea of having a music centered character that is not a Bard.

  1. How can you maximize spells per day for the maestro bloodline without relying too heavily on rare items?

  2. How can you maximize illusion and enchantment spell DC with the maestro bloodline? I already will be taking a trait that gives a +1 to illusion pattern DCs.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Idea generation questions are generally too primarily opinion-based to be answerable here, as there's no way to choose a "best" answer. If you were to ask for a build that maximized damage per round, for instance, there's clearly a way for an answer to be better than the others - but there's no way to say "this build is the best for what you want to do" given such generic parameters. \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 6:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this also could be broken down into 2-3 questions. One for optimizing build choices (around a specific goal, probably Illusion or Enchantment spell DC or spells per day... or making it so people don't realize you're spellcasting), and 1-2 more about "How does this class feature work?". It's absolutely fine to have multiple, related, questions. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 12:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ To be clear, it is totally acceptable to ask multiple, separate questions on a lone topic. I think each of these is a perfectly valid question, but I recommend here eliminating all but #4 as I think if an answer explains that sufficiently, that answer may, in turn, answer other questions before they need to be asked separately. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 17:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ I have them separate because according to d20pfsrd bloodline arcana is a section of the bloodline, not the whole thing. I will paste that section here: Bloodline Arcana: Whenever you cast a spell with a verbal component and no somatic or material component, you treat your caster level as if it were one higher. \$\endgroup\$
    – samuraiben
    Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 17:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ This should be further separated into different Stack questions (1/2), (3/4/5), and (6). ie "What can I do to maximize Illusion and Enchantment spells as a Sorcerer?", "How do these Maestro Bloodline abilities work?", and "How does a metamagic feat work at low levels?" \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 18:35

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You can maximise your low level charm and sound spells with Runestones of power or even a level one ring of wizardry, and taking spell focus and the greater version ups your DCs.

Note: okay some of those are expensive but they really pay of.

Edit: I found out on RPGBot that, unfortunately, maestros ability set is actually under powered. I'm not sure how this would affect your campaign, but this is what i found.

Class skill:

perform (good if your split classing to bard but situational)

Bonus spells:

  • ventriloquism (OK)
  • hideous laughter (good)
  • suggestion (good)
  • shout (bad)
  • dominate person (great)
  • mass suggestion (good)
  • power word blind (great)
  • greater shout (trash)
  • wail of the banshee (great)

Bonus feats:

  • Deceitful (trash)
  • Greater Spell Focus (enchantment) (Awesome)
  • Lingering Performance (trash)
  • Persuasive (trash)
  • Skill Focus (Perform) (trash)
  • Spell Focus (enchantment) (Awesome)
  • Spell song (bad)
  • Still Spell (good)Bloodline arcana


  • Bloodline Arcana: (okay)
  • Beguiling Voice (good)
  • Fascinate (only OK because you already have spells for this)
  • Perfect Voice (bad (cast tongues) )
  • Inspire (just cast heroism)
  • Grand Maestro (OK but good for free)

I know its not maximising but for me, maximising would be playing an enchanter wizard with enchanting school, though (Of course) Maestro is way cooler.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The character is clearly planned to be a Sorceror, which cannot make use of pearls of power. Runestones of Power are the (more expensive) alternative for spontaneous casters. d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/r-z/runestone-of-power \$\endgroup\$
    – YogoZuno
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 2:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sorry about that \$\endgroup\$
    – user50904
    Commented Jan 28, 2019 at 21:14

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