Quote Originally Posted by Fax Celestis View Post
On this, specifically: don't forget that some monstrous races qualify for prestige classes with their racial features (marrulurks, for example have sneak attack and death attack). Also, monsters that have "cast as a sorcerer of x level" (like, say, a rakshasa) who continue to take sorcerer levels stack those levels for determining your full casting.
Which reminds me... Could a Trumpet Archon take a level of Contemplative and advance its "cleric" casting, or does it have to have a class level first?