I'm looking for advice on how to play the first levels of a character I'm building. The character is a Wild Shape Mystic Ranger/Master of Many Forms, so in particular I need tips on what to do the first 5 levels (until I get Wild Shape). I would also appreciate suggestions for feats. I came up with 3 options so far:
Option 1: STR 9 DEX 15 CON 15 INT 13 WIS 17 CHA 10
Mystic Ranger allows martial range weapons, so I would use a longbow and spells like flare, guidance and resistance (at level 1). In this case I will probably take Alertness, since it is a prerequisite for MoMF, and other feats like Power Attack and Combat Reflexes are pretty much useless until I get Wild Shape.
Option 2: STR 15 DEX 9 CON 15 INT 13 WIS 17 CHA 10
The problem with this option is I can only use melee simple weapons and no shields, but feats like Power Attack and Combat Reflexes are an option. If the DM allows it, maybe another option is the exalted feat Intuitive Attack, which lets me use the WIS modifier in melee attacks (at late levels is pretty much a waste though).
Option 3: STR 9 DEX 10 CON 15 INT 15 WIS 17 CHA 13
This option optimizes the power of the final build, since when you get Wild Shapeyou don't care about STR and DEX. However, I'm worried about the first levels since I would probably give up combat.