I took leadership.
So my cohort is going to be a cleric/divine bard/bone knight. I know it's not the greatest thing in the world, and I don't care. In fact, my group has specifically banned me, at my own request, from classes that have 9th level spells. Even Warmages.
The character is going to be an undead, so I can dump Con entirely. I was thinking he's going to be mainly a self buffer and meleer, but now that I'm dumping con, I'm rethinking his stats, and putting more into charisma, so as to increase the save DCs.
Level 12 cleric1/Divine Bard4/Bone Knight 7, and no, CC isn't allowed, I don't think, because the DM doesn't have it, otherwise I would be all over knowledge devotion. Domains are going to be planning and undeath, obviously, and he's going for divine metamagic. Also, he's a battle bard, so he's going for dumping dex and pumping strength, and wearing heavy armor, thanks to his lovely divine spells.
I'd like some help optimizing this concept. Spells chosen so far, as well as possible other choices:
EDIT: Build is now Cleric1/Divine Bard11. It's just all around better, and I can still use heavy armor. All I lose is greatswords, really, and I can get those if I want. Character sheet is here: http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheets/view.php?id=101558
0:Prestidigitation, Detect Magic, Ghostharp, Ghost Sound, Read Magic, Cure Minor Wounds
1:Remove Fear, Comprehend Languages, Grease, Improvisation
2:Alter Self, Mirror Image, Heroism, Cure Moderate Wounds
3:Haste, Hymn of Praise(SpC), Slow, Unluck
4:Greater Blink, Greater Mirror Image, Shadow Conjuration
Possible Choices for next available spells:
1:Protection from Evil
3:Unluck, Good Hope
More help would be appreciated, especially in the way of spell choices. Also, right now, the only feats I know that he will take are Persistent spell and DMM persist, or at least I think I want to. I know I can persist hymn of praise, greater blink, and greater mirror image, but is that worth the investment?
Final thought: I'm going to get him a weakening arm graft from libris mortis. Should I spend the feats to craft it myself if I won't use them again? I might craft one for my main character, but otherwise that's 2 feats to save a bit of gold. Worth it? I'd have to also buy wands of ray of enfeeblement to craft them.