Magicians have the following game statistics:
Abilities: Intelligence determines how powerful a spell a magician can cast, how many spells he can cast per day, and how hard those spells are to resist in the same way that Intelligence determines such factors for a Wizard.
Hit Die: d6.
The magician's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Administrate (Int), Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Perform (Stage Magic) (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (N/A), Spellcraft (Int), Use Magic Device (Cha).
Skill Points at 1st Level: (6 + Int bonus) x 4.
Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 6 + Int bonus.
Level Attack Bonus Fort. Save Ref. Save Will Save Special 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 +0 +0 +0 +2 Spontaneous Casting 4 2 - - - - - - - -
2 +1 +0 +0 +3 5 3 - - - - - - - -
3 +1 +1 +1 +3 5 3 2 - - - - - - -
4 +2 +1 +1 +4 5 4 3 - - - - - - -
5 +2 +1 +1 +4 Special Ability 5 4 3 2 - - - - - -
6 +3 +2 +2 +5 5 4 4 3 - - - - - -
7 +3 +2 +2 +5 5 5 4 3 2 - - - - -
8 +4 +2 +2 +6 5 5 4 4 3 - - - - -
9 +4 +3 +3 +6 5 5 5 4 3 2 - - - -
10 +5 +3 +3 +7 Special Ability 5 5 5 4 4 3 - - - -
11 +5 +3 +3 +7 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 - - -
12 +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 - - -
13 +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 - -
14 +7/+2 +4 +4 +9 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 - -
15 +7/+2 +5 +5 +9 Special Ability 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 -
16 +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 -
17 +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 2
18 +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3
19 +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4
20 +10/+5 +6 +6 +12 Special Ability 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
The following are class features of the magician.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Magicians cannot depend on magic alone to earn a living or to defend them from danger. Magicians take time to learn the basics of combat and to wear armor if they must. Magicians are skilled with all simple weapons and the short sword. They are proficient with light armor but not with any type of shield. A magician can cast magician spells while wearing light armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. However, like any other arcane spellcaster, a magician wearing medium or heavy armor or using a shield incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component (most do).
Spells: A magician casts arcane spells and unless otherwise noted is bound by the same rules and restrictions on learning, memorizing, and casting spells that apply to wizards. A magician is limited to a certain number of spells of each spell level per day, according to her class level. She may prepare and cast spells as a wizard does, provided that she knows the spell and that she can cast spells of that level. She must prepare her spells by getting a good night's sleep and spending one hour studying her spellbook each day. A magician's starting spells, ability to add two new spells to her spell book each time she advances in level, and ability to copy or research additional spells for her spell book is exactly the same as for a wizard.
The principal difference between a wizard and a magician is their spell list. Magicians and bards use a form of power that is more gentle and subtle than the power used by wizards and sorcerers. Although there are many spells which wizards and magicians have in common, most wizard spells require power far more extravagant than that available to magicians. However, a magician is not simply a "lesser wizard"; through their subtle arts magicians have access to some spell effects for which the fierce energies of the wizard and sorcerer are not well suited. Thus magicians are capable of casting spells of healing and other subtle magics that are beyond the ken of practitioners of the greater path.
Spell Mastery: Magicians may take the feat Spell Mastery.
Spontaneous Cantrips: Magicians are masters of minor magics and can channel stored energy into 0-level spells that they haven't prepared ahead of time. As a standard action, a magician can "lose" any prepared spell in order to cast any 0-level spell known. If the magician wishes to use any metamagic feats to modify the 0-level spell, the prepared spell expended must be of the appropriate level or higher. The casting time is a full round action if the normal casting time is a standard action and for spells with longer casting times the spontaneous spell takes an additional full round action to cast.
Magician Special Ability: At 2nd level, and every 4 levels thereafter, the magician gains a special class ability chosen from the list below:
Bonus Feat: The magician may select choose a bonus feat from the following list (all prerequisites must be met normally): Brew Potion, Combat Casting, Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Item, Diligent, Eschew Materials, Metamagic (any), Scribe Scroll, Skill Focus, Spell Focus (Divination), Greater Spell Focus (Divination), Spell Focus (Illusion), Greater Spell Focus (Illusion), Spell Mastery, Spell Penetration, and Greater Spell Penetration.
Helpful: A magician who takes this ability has learned to be extremely helpful when adding her expertise to a group effort. When the magician Aids Another with a skill, she adds a +4 bonus to the acting character's skill check. When the magician Aids Another with a skill, she adds a +4 bonus to the acting character's skill check in lieu of the normal +2. This ability may be taken more than once, each time adding an additional +2 bonus to the Aid Another action.
Lorewise: The magician's years of study and research have made her a walking library of esoteric facts, stories, and rumors. The magician gains the Lore ability (identical to the bardic version), rolling 1d20 and adding the magician's class level and Intelligence modifier to the result. 5 or more ranks in a relevant Knowledge skill may also add a +2 bonus to the check result.
Skill Mastery: The magician chooses a number of class skills equal to 3 + Int modifier. Thereafter the magician may take 10 when using any of these skills, even when conditions or distractions would otherwise not allow it.
Versatile: Magicians tend to be very adaptable characters, often picking up unusual skills while traveling, studying, and adventuring. Each time this ability is taken, the magician may choose to add any 2 skills to his list of magician class skills.
Path Specialty: School Specialty +1
As the Magician advances in his understanding and mastery of the lesser path of arcane magic, he develops an affinity for one of the two main schools of his art. At 4th level the Magician must choose either Divination or Illusion as his specialty school of magic. Thereafter, every path specialty gained applies only to the character's chosen specialty school. Every 4 levels after 4th, the Magician gains an additional ability that applies only to the chosen specialty school. At 4th level, there are two immediate benefits.
Spell Potency: The magician gains a +1 bonus to the DC of any spells of he casts from his chosen specialty school. This stacks with Spell Focus and Greater Spell Focus.
Arcane Insight: The magician gains a +1 insight bonus to saving throws against spells of his specialty school.
Path Specialty: Spontaneous Casting
At 8th level the Magician gains the ability to spontaneously cast spells of his chosen specialty school. The magician may sacrifice a prepared spell to cast any known Divination or Illusion spell (as appropriate) of equal or lesser spell level. The casting time is a full round action if the normal casting time is a standard action and for spells with longer casting times the spontaneous spell takes an additional full round action to cast.
Path Specialty: School Specialty +2
At 12th level the magician's Spell Potency and Arcane Insight bonuses increase to +2 in her chosen specialty school.
Path Specialty: Spell Power +2
At 16th level the magician adds +2 to the caster level of any spells cast from his chosen specialty school. This ability stacks with [Greater] Spell Penetration when overcoming a target's spell resistance.
Path Specialty: School Specialty +3
At 20th level the magician's Spell Potency and Arcane Insight bonuses increase to +3 in her chosen specialty school.
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