I am planning to build my first ever caster and could use hints / feedback on what I've thought so far. Here is what I have been thinking:
Race: human since I'd like to have the dragonmark of finding and that +1 skill point per level doesn't hurt either.
36 points spent in:
I got +3 tomes on everything.
2 Paladin for saves.
Is it possible to add 2 Rogue for evasion and trapping?
Is int enough for trapping? Is 16 sorc "enough"? It leaves you out of 9th level spells and gives only 1 8th level one, how bad is this in relation to end game?
Which order should I take levels? 2 rogue immediately, then 2 paladin?
Where should I allocate skill points? Spellcraft and concentration are obvious choices. How much do I need in UMD? If it is viable to go for trapping, how much should I have in search/disable?
What feats should I take? Quicken, max, empower, what else? Are extend,heighten,enlarge useful?
Which spells should I focus on? I can probably get blood of dragons from GH favor at some point so I can change them later.
What enhancements should I take, as I've understood SLA's are where the power is?
Should I go for draconic or shiradi? Shiradi if only 16 levels of sorc and do damage by missile spam?