After reading through the Unified Blow thread and the discussion about Arcane Archers, I wonder if there would be any balance issue to allow the High Magic ability, Oak of the Archmage, to be used with bows as well as staffs.
In 2.0 you can cast Enhanced Relic on staves. So if you had an enhanced staff with all 4 flavors, it's a much cheaper way to channel all 4 flavors for 4 points vs the 12 points of high magic to do it with any other weapon in hand. It does not however make sense to pick multiple elements (if you lack the magic item) since it cost the same per purchase and it'd be smarter to just pick Higher Manifestation.Huh, then what advantage does Oak of the Archmage have over Higher Manifestation? Especially with it costing one more High Magic point.