no question Dodge opens up other goodies, but the Wizard I'm constructing has no need for them.
plus its a sort of general question: what keeps a character alive for longer? +1HP per level or +1 to AC.
Diffan wrote: What what's your Con score?
Con is 12,
at Level 10 this would be 58HP with avarage rolls
the other option would be Arcane Armor Training for AC+2 from Leather, at the cost of a swift action when casting. But I thought I rather have half the AC bonus and have it apply to touch attacks as well.
RE: Does it Blend (I mean Stack)
from the Combat
Dodge Bonuses: Dodge bonuses represent actively avoiding blows. Any situation that denies you your Dexterity bonus also denies you dodge bonuses. (Wearing armor, however, does not limit these bonuses the way it limits a Dexterity bonus to AC.) Unlike most sorts of bonuses, dodge bonuses stack with each other.
I think that is flat out general enough to make the dodge bonus from the feat stack with all others, even without extra mentioning it in the feat description.