Occult Exploiter (Arcanist Archetype)

Arcane Reservoir: Each day, when preparing spells, the occult exploiter’s arcane reservoir fills with raw magical energy, gaining a number of points equal to 3 + 1/4 her arcanist level. Otherwise, this ability functions as a standard arcanist’s arcane reservoir.

This ability alters the arcane reservoir class feature.

Bind Spirit: An occult exploiter may seal pacts with otherworldly entities known as spirits. In order to summon a spirit, the occult exploiter must learn the spirit’s ceremony, constellation, personality, and seal by completing its four Knowledge Tasks; see Researching the Spirit for more information on this process. An occult exploiter begins play having completed all four Knowledge Tasks for one 1stlevel spirit of her choice that belongs to her chosen constellation (see tunneled lore below).

Each day, an occult exploiter may bind one spirit to her soul using pact magic; see Performing a Pact Ritual. This spirit’s level may not exceed the occult exploiter’s maximum spirit level, which is limited to 1st-level spirits at 1st level. At 4th level and every three arcanist levels thereafter, the occult exploiter’s maximum spirit level increases by 1, to a maximum of 6th-level spirits at 16th level.

An occult exploiter’s binder level is equal to her level. The DC to resist an occult exploiter’s supernatural powers is equal to 10 + 1/2 the occult exploiter’s binder level + the occult exploiter’s Charisma modifier.

This ability replaces the arcanist’s 1st-level exploit.

Diminished Spellcasting: An occult exploiter can prepare one fewer spell at each spell level (including cantrips) than is usual for an arcanist (minimum 0), as presented on Table: Arcanist Spells Prepared in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Class Guide.

Tunneled Lore: At 1st level, an occult exploiter chooses one constellation. She may only seal pacts with starless spirits and spirits belonging to her chosen constellation. All other constellations are barred to her.

Binder Secret: Beginning at 3rd level, an occult exploiter may select a binder secret in place of an exploit. The occult exploiter’s level stacks with any pactmaker levels she possesses for the purpose of meeting the prerequisites for binder secrets.

This replaces the arcanist exploit the occult exploiter gives up for this binder secret.

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