Cosmic Sage (Wizard Archetype)
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It is amazing how some people can consider themselves masters of magic when they have no idea what it is or where it came from. For the cosmic sage, magic is a secondary effect of understanding the universe. He is a scientist who studies the fantastic.

Casting: The cosmic sage may combine spheres and talents to create magical effects. The cosmic sage is considered a High-Caster and uses Intelligence as his casting ability modifier. (Note: All casters gain 2 bonus talents and may select a casting tradition the first time they gain the casting class feature.)

This replaces the spells class feature.

Spell Pool: The cosmic sage gains a small reservoir of energy he can call on to create truly wondrous effects, called a spell pool. This pool contains a number of spell points equal to her level + her Intelligence modifier (minimum 1). This pool replenishes once per day after roughly 8 hours of rest.

Magic Talents: A cosmic sage gains a magic talent at every even-numbered class level, and 2 magic talents at every odd-numbered class level.

Arcane Bond (Ex): At 1st level, the cosmic sage may choose a familiar or a bonded object as any other wizard. If the cosmic sage chooses a bonded object, then he can use it to access magical knowledge he does not normally possess. As a standard action, he may grant himself the benefit of any one magic talent he does not possess. This effect lasts for 1 minute. If gaining a magic talent other than a base sphere, he must possess that talent’s base sphere and fulfill its prerequisites. He may do this once per day at 1st level, plus an additional once per day for every 4 class levels he possesses, up to a total of 6 times per day at 20th level. Multiple uses of this ability do not stack. If he uses this ability again before the previous duration has expired, it replaces the previous use.

If the cosmic sage’s casting tradition includes the focus casting drawback, the bond can also be their focus, but does not have to be. If their tradition includes the somatic drawback, holding the bonded object does not interfere with using sphere abilities. In all other respects, his arcane bond works as it does for a normal wizard.

This modifies arcane bond.

Scribe Scroll: At 1st level, the cosmic sage gains the scribe scroll feat as a bonus feat. The cosmic sage may ignore any talent or feat requirements when scribing or reading a scroll.

This modifies scribe scroll.

Sagacious Secrets: Beginning at 2nd level, the cosmic sage begins to assemble magical secrets to aid in his spherecasting. He may create a book of notes and formulae that can help him assist in his spherecasting. Despite its contents, it is just a normal book, and if lost, can be replaced in about 8 hours - the book is only for quick reference.

When the cosmic sage spherecasts, he may consult his notes and gain a +1 enhancement bonus to caster level. This bonus increases by +1 every 4 level after the 2nd, to a maximum of +5 at 18th level. Using this ability increases the casting to a full-round action, if it is not a full-round action or longer already.

This replaces arcane school.

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