Let it never be said that I don’t read my replies. And I got a good one for “A build forming” and I want to address DarkSable, has he could be correct.
“your saves are already gonna be killer form the monk; I would go with either 14 monk or 8 ranger. If you really do want silly high saves, go with the 2 pally, but I wouldn’t think anything else would be worth it.“
I thought of both 14 monk or 8 ranger but here is the thing what does those levels really do for you? Lets look at the break down.
14 monk vs 12 monk. +1 BAB, +1 all saves, Diamond Soul for a SR of 24, more slow fall, no more damage, no more AC, No more move speed.
To me the monk power curve as many false tops. Or should I say many plateaus. There are just so many levels of ho hum, between great plateaus, I can’t build into a ho hum level.
8 ranger vs 6 ranger, +2 BAB +1 will save, Imp Wild Empathy, and a 2nd level spell (what + bark skin?).
2 Pally vs 0 Pally +2 BAB, +3 Fort Save, Smite evil(1),LoH(1), Divine Grace (+x to all saves X = Chr bonus; +6 item = +3 to all), Intim as a class skill
2 rouge vs 0 rouge +1 BAB, +3 Ref savem d6 sneak attack, Trap Finding(might be okay if there are points for search/disable but never super high) UMD & Intim as class skills as a huge starting pool if skill points, attack speed boost(E).
2 fighter vs 0 fighter +2 BAB, 3 Fort, 2 feats, attack speed boost(E), +1 str(E), +1 stunning blow(E)
I hope this helps you see my mental balancing act.