I was hoping someone could give me some clarification on the exact rulings of wilders and prestige classes.
Wilders and Prestige Classes
Many of the prestige classes presented in this chapter
improve a character’s manifester level, but do not
grant any benefit to a wilder’s wild surge, leaving the
wilder with little incentive to take a prestige class. For
wilders, when a prestige class level grants the character
additional power points per day as if they had gained a
level in their manifesting class, treat the wilder’s level as
one higher when determining the effects of wild surge
It says treat the wilders level as one higher when determining the effects of wild surge; does this include effects under surge bond and improved surge bond? Or is it only the base wild surge?
It’s a good question. My inclination is to say no, that only affects the base wild surge. That said, read the text of the affected bonds carefully. For instance, take healing surge. The number of hit points involved in its surge bond is equal to your wild surge, which is affected. But at long as you stick with prestige class levels, you aren’t getting the bonus feats from healing surge’s improved surge bond.
I’m not associated with DSP though, so my word isn’t official–it’s just my opinion based on my understanding of the rules.