Originally Posted by toapat
taking Prestiege paladin is pretty much a terrible idea, for these reasons:
Half the spellcasting of Paladin. just because you normally only gain every other level to spellcaster level, doesnt mean that loosing 1 paladin casting progression every other level is worth it.
there are NO acfs for Prestiege paladin. the way PrC paladin condenses makes ACFs and substitution levels even more of a headache to take.
He could flip it. Take the ACF's for his normal paladin progression then get the normal pally class features back via prestige paladin.
That said, I tend to agree that if you're going SotAO you shouldn't be dropping that many caster-levels. This leads me to assume that you're going to be using the mystic ranger spell-casting for SotAO then, right?