I'm currently trying to create a character that uses alchemist's bombs as his main source of damage, can use the Explosive Missile discovery and has a strong Will save.
After a lot of research, I only found one possible way to get a good Will save and the bomb class feature : the arcane bomber wizard archetype. The wording on its bomb ability is a bit confusing :
At 1st level, the arcane bomber gains an ability nearly identical to the alchemist’s bomb ability. Unlike the alchemist, at 1st level, the arcane bomber chooses one type of energy from the following list: acid, cold, fire, and electricity. He can throw bombs of that type, but cannot modify them with discoveries. This ability stacks with the alchemist bomb ability to determine the level of bomb damage, but an arcane bomber that becomes an alchemist does not gain that class’s bomb ability, nor does an alchemist that becomes an arcane bomber gain this bomb ability.
This ability replaces arcane bond.
If I first take levels in alchemist then levels in arcane bomber, does my bomb damage keep progressing ? What about my daily allotment of bombs ?