So we converted from D20 modern to Modern Path, and my character changed from a Mage to a Mystic. Which I'm liking. Can't wrap my head around using the Oracle spell list for a Demon tainted arcanist, and Witch is just wrong. Why would a New England blue blood with an Ivy League education use a spell list that revolves round swamps, rustic living, and hags?
My DM seems amenable to me creating a custom spell list roughly similar in power to the witch list, so no general purpose area-effect destruction, or not so good ones at any rate. He might decide I need to pick either Oracle or Witch though.
Overall, any advice on how to choose wisely? Or how would you choose? Bearing in mind:
By world law summoning & planar allies are invocation only, so that's out.
How many magic weapons/wands/rods did you find on your last trip to K-Mart? Yeah, me too. They're freakishly rare, but 1911A1s are available in a wide variety of finishes. They're a simple weapon also, so my character can use one. (Debating between Nambu Model 60 and a Walther PPK for general usage.)
Modern transportation, computers, the interwebs, etc all exist, and make a lot of PF cool spells kind of pointless.
Also, this character has access to low level divination stuff as spell-like abilities via feats.
Campaign is occult detective based, with major combats relatively rare.