Revised Magister for PF1 (Part 3)

Okay, still working on the Revised Magister, for PF1. having covered the basics and spellcasting/spell selection, let’s get on with the work of revising and expanding class features! We’ll start with the existing magister mystic bonds. I’m not reprinting all the rules for existing mystic bonds here (you can go pick up the pdf still, if you want that info), but I’m giving all the revision rules you need. New mystic bonds will come soon!

(Preview of Magister art, by Kalleek. Does this mean a new pdf is coming?!)

Mystic Bond

At 1st level, a magister forms a bond with the powers of magic. This bond allows a magister to access some of the class features or specializations of some other spellcasting class. The magic source listed for the mystic bond must be one of the two mystic bonds the magister has selected (arcane, divine, or occult). For example, the arcane pool mystic bond is listed as being arcane, so only a magister that has selected arcane as one of their two magic sources can choose it. If a mystic bond lists multiple sources of magic the magister need match only one of them, and if it lists “any,” it has no mystic source requirement.

Any abilities gained from the mystic bond (or spells known taken from a list provided by the mystic bond) that have calculations based on an ability score (such as uses per day, or save DCs) is calculated using the magister’s primary or secondary spellcasting ability. This choose is made by the magister at 1st level, and cannot be changed.

Arcane Pool (arcane) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister

Arcane Specialization (arcane) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister

Divine Heritage (divine) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister. A character may select a subdomain, rather than a standard domain.

Special: A magister with the arcane power source may select divine heritage for the Air, Earth, Fire,
Magic, or Rune domain. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that domain as arcane spells.

A magister with the occult power source may select divine heritage for the Charm, Knowledge, Madness, or Void domain. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that domain as occult spells.

Divine Inspiration (divine) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister.

Special: A magister with the arcane power source may select divine inspiration for the dragon, elemental, flame, waves, wind, or winter mystery. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that mystery as arcane spells.

A magister with the occult power source may select divine inspiration for the ancestor, dark tapestry, lore, or occult mystery. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that mystery as occult spells.

Martial Bond (any) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister.

Sorcerous Bloodline (arcane) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister.

Special: A magister with the divine power source may select sorcerous bloodline for the abyssal, astral, celestial, daemon, div, djnni, efreeti, fey, infernal, marid, oni, rakshasa, or shaitan bloodline. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that bloodline as divine spells.

A magister with the occult power source may select sorcerous bloodline for the aberrant, accursed, dreamspiun, ectoplasm, harrow, possessed, psychic, or vestige bloodline. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that bloodline as occult spells.

Metamagic Pool (any) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister.

Patron (arcane) – Detailed in The Genius Guide to the Magister.

A magister with the divine power source may select a patron for the animals, death, healing, light, plant, protection, recovery, storms, thorns, water, winter, or woodlands patron. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that patron as divine spells.

A magister with the occult power source may select a patron for the ancestors, conspiracies, insanity, jinx, mind, occult, space, spirits, or stars patron. If this option is taken, the magister casts any spells known taken from that patron as occult spells.

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About okcstephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the publisher and lead genius of Rogue Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps.

Posted on May 11, 2022, in Game Design, Pathfinder Development and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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