Epic Spellsword (Tome and Blood)
The epic spellsword weaves magic and melee together with unparalleled skill.
Since you mix combat with your spellcasting, your epic feat selection should mirror that combination. Keep up with the fighter-types with Epic Prowess and Epic Toughness, but make sure that the other spellcasters aren't kicking sand in your face by beefing up your spells with Epic Spell Focus, Improved Spell Capacity, or Intensify Spell. Try to resist the temptation to spread your ability increases too widely -- you're probably better off focusing on Strength and either Intelligence or Charisma, depending on what controls your spellcasting.
Other Options: If you have the time and ability, consider learning Epic Spellcasting and coming up with some unique spells that fit your tactics. If you're a finesse-fighter, focus on improving your Dexterity over your Strength -- if you can't hit the target, your spell channeling isn't much good.
Hit Die: d8.
Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Spells: The epic spellsword's caster level increases by 1 per even-numbered level gained above 10th. In addition, at every even-numbered level, the epic spellsword gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in whatever spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class, up to the number of spells per day possessed by a 20th-level character of that class.
Channel Spell (Su): The epic spellsword's ability to channel continues to improve after 10th level. At 15th level, the maximum allowable spell level that may be channeled by the epic spellsword is 4th. This maximum level increases by 1 for every 5 additional levels gained (5th-level spell at 20th, 6th-level spell at 25th, and so on).
Ignore Spell Failure (Ex): The reduction of arcane spell failure chance increases by 5% for every two levels above 9th (to 35% at 11th, 40% at 13th, and so on). For instance, at 17th level the epic spellsword could wear full plate armor and a large shield and suffer no chance of arcane spell failure.
Bonus Feats: The epic spellsword gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic spellsword feats) every 4 levels after 8th.
Epic Spellsword Bonus Feat List: Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Enhance Spell, Epic Prowess, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Epic Spellcasting, Epic Toughness, Epic Weapon Focus, Ignore Material Components, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Heighten Spell, Improved Metamagic, Improved Spell Capacity, Intensify Spell, Multispell, Permanent Emanation, Spell Knowledge, Spell Opportunity, Spell Stowaway, Spontaneous Spell, Tenacious Magic.
|11||Ignore spell failure 35%|
|13||Ignore spell failure 40%|
|15||Channel spell (4th), ignore spell failure 45%|
|17||Ignore spell failure 50%|
|19||Ignore spell failure 55%|
|20||Channel spell (5th), bonus feat|