So I was chatting with one of my guildies, and talking about how Charisma-based classes tend to not play with other Charisma-based classes. And he brought up the Bard 19/Sorc 1 builds. "For the SP", he says. He doesn't agree with it, but that seems to be the reason given.
Now, I was on my Spellsinger at the time, and I'm looking at my SP bar.. 1599 SP.
Then I decide to do some fancy math and see how much SP is granted.
+180 SP, Sorc Level 1 w/Magical Training.
+17 SP, max extra bonus for Archmagi + 150 GS SP.
-25 SP, loss of Bard Level 20
-29 SP, loss of Bardic Capstone's +2 to Charisma, and the Bonus spell points that came with it.
= 143 SP gained.
... I admit, I am a bit confused about the "Bonus Spell Points" section. From what I'm reading, 1 Level of Sorc w/38 Charisma would be giving..an extra 140 bonus SP?
If I'm reading that right, that's 283 SP. If someone else could confirm, that'd be great.
Be the number 143, or 283, is it crazy of me to not understand this build? Multiclassing at the last minute loses you:
Improved Inspire Courage 3 (+1 Attack, Damage, Save vs. Charm/Fear Effects)
+3 Spell Pen
+3 Enchantment DC, +1 other DCs
+20% Duration to Beneficial Songs
+1 Attack Bonus
+1 Reflex Save
Edit:+2 to UMD/Diplo/many other Charisma-Based skills.
+1 Will Save
+2 1st Level Sorc Spells
+143/283 Spell points.
Is this really a useful tradeoff? I see a lot of good Bardic multiclasses out there, but this one just does not seem appealing. Anyone have any insight into this?