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Hey all, just wondering in general, what metamagic feats would be good for a Beguiler? Let's assume his 9th level feat is Rapid Metamagic, and as a Beguiler he gets Silent Spell and Still Spell as class bonus feats.
IIRC, the Beguiler list depends on a lot of save-negates for its offense, so I'd at least consider Heighten Spell. The essentials are Extend and Quicken, with Chain being very good. More than that, though, I don't think you need. (unless you're using MM reducers like Arcane Thesis)
@Boci: Beguilers get no rays except through Advanced Learning, so Split Ray would be less than useful.
If you're fond of using Legion of Sentinels you may appreciate taking Invisible Spell (from Cityscape), as making the sentinels invisible should make them more effective. Otherwise it's not terribly useful, though, since few of your spells have visual aspects.
There's a rather good Beguiler Handbook over on Brilliant Gameologists which includes an overview of metamagic feats.
If you have access to Splatbooks, pick up ultimate feats. It has lots of really useful feats, but several that are fantastic for the Beguiler are:
Enchanter: Reduces the spell-slot increase from metamagic by one, to a minimum of 0. There's another feat, Metamancer (I think), that lets you spontaneously cast metamagic spells with no increase in casting time. Even if you don't take the latter, you can now still/silence your spells for free with your beguiler feats, and if you took any others (Extend could be quite useful, for example) then it just gets more and more useful.
Also; Beloved Master means that anyone under the effect of one of your Enchantment spells who is in melee with you grants you the effect of half cover. (+4AC, +2 Reflex Saves, IIRC)
Other than that, Spell Focus: Enchantment is useful and needed for the above feats.
Oh, and get the skill trick Conceal Spellcasting, it's a thousand times more viable than stilled and/or silent spells, except in specific circumstances. Still, with Enchanter and Conceal Spellcasting, you could easily Silence spells in social situations and disguise the somatic components as nervous gestures or what have you, so you can charm and dominate with ease.
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