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A bonded object can be used once per day to cast any one spell that the wizard has in his spellbook and is capable of casting, even if the spell is not prepared
You expend the magical power stored in your arcane focus. This gives you the ability to cast one spell you prepared today and previously cast, without spending a spell slot.
The loss of being able to cast any spell from your Spell Book was a HUGE reason to take the Bonded Object. For those that loved collecting as many spells as possible. This gave you a reason to acquire that one spell that could only be used under only the most unique situation. Compared to the Arcane Focus that is no better than an extra casting of the spells you could only guess what you might need that day.
I understand that now all Wizards get the Arcane Focus so it should not be as powerful as the Bonded Object, but I would love for it to become so in some way (possibly by Feats or Magic Items). As it is there is little versatility in collecting all the spells you can, compared to collecting all the Scrolls (or Magic Items) you can. Which is what I thought the developers where trying to limit.
I would like to know others options on this.