I found an announcement of a D&D competition in Austin, TX next month, so I thought I'd post the details here and ask a question.
"Mage Duel in April
By customer request, Dragon's Lair will be hosting Mage Duel, a D&D free-for-all that lets players build their own magic-using character and then face off with others in a tournament of combat for a prize paid for by entry fees.
For a $10 entry fee, players will get to design their own magic-using character with 20th level, max hit points, 380,000 gold to spend and battle it out against other players in double elimination format.
The tournament will take place at Dragon's Lair Austin on Sunday, April 3rd starting at around noon."
My question for this community is, going with standard magic using classes and prestige classes found within the PH and DMG, what do you think the strongest combination would be? Let's assume you can only choose from the available Magic using classes (ie no multiclass with ranger, fighter, monk, paladin, etc).