So, I am in a rather complex build, and I'd like to be able to enter the Evangelist PrC at ECL 4. Current build is thus:
Graveknight 2 (template CR is being treated as class levels in this game)/Swashbuckler 11 // Fiery Creature 1 (also template)/Dread x/Evangelist
Starting ECL for the game is 13, and I'd like to hit the 3rd level boons from Evangelist by the start for major roleplay/character history reasons. This means I have to get into Evangelist no later than ECL 4.
There are three entry methods on the flexible part of the class, of which I have to meet at least one:
5 ranks in any skill that's not Knowledge (Religion).
Ability to cast 3rd lvl spells (in this game, psionics count too).
Now, I had a viable build, but the DM ruled that SLAs and PLAs do not count for the entry (although Pathfinder's Development Team did rule that they do count in June of 2013). DM has also ruled it cannot be directly from an item (such as Prayer Beads of Healing).
So, is there a way I can make this build work with early entry?