Earlier this week, we released the Book of Magic: 10 Arcanist Exploits for Pathfinder. Today we are sharing with you two of those exploits.
First up, we have School Defense (Ex). This is for great for an arcanist that finds himself in a campaign featuring an enemy favoring a particular school of magic. In a horror campaign, necromancy would be an excellent choice. Meanwhile in a game where revolution is a major theme, choosing enchantment is a wise idea. No matter what, School Defense is a solid choice.
School Defense (Ex): The arcanist chooses one school of magic—her intense study grants her special insight into that school’s effects. She gains a +1 insight bonus on dispel checks and saving throws against spells and spell-like abilities of the chosen school. This bonus increases by +1 for every 5 levels the arcanist possesses (up to a maximum of +5 at 20th level).
Next up we have Unfettered. I like this one since it can give an arcanist a way to really differentiate themselves from other arcane casters. The arcanist can cast any of the cure spells if she wanted to help with healing, or she could cast enthrall if she wanted to be more bard-like.
Unfettered (Su): The arcanist selects one spell from a spell list other than the sorcerer/wizard list and adds it to her spellbook and spell list at one level higher than its original level.