Ok, so I know many MANY people have strong opinions on casters (both sorc and wizards) as far as prestige classes and proper races. This has nothing to do with "Warforged are the best casters" and "only use elf if you're going pale master for self-healing". This is simply a question... a possible challenge, if you will accept it. So by all means, listen, and then join the creative team...
Elves can be strong casters. Yes, Warforged gain self-healing and pale masters do also. But what about Archmage? Before the enhancement revamp, my elf was an archmage with enchantment as primary, evocation as secondary for his schools. His DC's were not as high as others have been, since I had decided to make my archer my primary toon. But since I've done (almost) all I can with him, I have looked over my other toons and come back to this one. and I'm having trouble figuring out this build. So I'm asking for help and insight into trying to tinker with him to get him to do what he should be able to, within certain guidelines:
1- He must be Elf.
2-His primary/Secondary schools are Evocation and Enchantment. I admit to being partial to using the SLA's for Evocation.
3- He must be an Archmage first- although I don't mind snagging the INT bonuses from Pale Master (but he will not use it's shrouds).
Currently at level 22, his focus in the Magister ED is Enchantment.
His gear is completely changeable. He currently uses the Epic Illusionists Robe (for +7 int), has a dreamspitter for it's Enchantment bonus, but nothing is permanent here. I mean, I've been using the bracers/gloves of the glacier for the longest time. I think it's time to update his gear by now.
So my question: What is the highest I can get his INT and Enchantment DC's without sacrificing his race, SLA's, and taking the pale-master shrouds? And how would you get this accomplished?