Spontaneous casting Magus


Round 3: Revised Magus Discussion

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I just wanted to toss a quick thought out there.

I like the Magus. I was thinking of doing a spontaneous casting magus.

How does this sound:
Spell casting and magic pool off of charisma.
Keep the same Spells Per Day of a Magus.
Add a Spells Known. Same as Bard / Inquisitor.
The spells are drawn from the Magus spell list.

What do you think?

Scarab Sages

Sounds perfectly reasonable. I would, however, remove Pool Spell or make sure that it can only be used to cast spells already known. Otherwise it gets too powerful.


ElyasRavenwood wrote:

I just wanted to toss a quick thought out there.

I like the Magus. I was thinking of doing a spontaneous casting magus.

How does this sound:
Spell casting and magic pool off of charisma.
Keep the same Spells Per Day of a Magus.
Add a Spells Known. Same as Bard / Inquisitor.
The spells are drawn from the Magus spell list.

What do you think?

I could work very well, of course. However, I was really excited when the Magus was introduced as a prepared caster. In 3.5, there was heavy favoritism towards spontaneous casters. I was happy to see classes like the Witch and the Magus in PF.

Now, the Magus is kind of a prepared/spontaneous hybrid. Something I've never seen before. I'm even more exited about the uniqueness of the Magus.
I would be sad if the Magus was changed to merely another 3/4 spontaneous fighter/mage.

Dark Archive

I agree that you'll need to play with Pool Spell a bit. I'd probably say remove it and move Knowledge Pool to 5th level for some more flexibility and to make up for the loss.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

thanks for your suggestions, perhaps i havn't grapsed the spell pool yet


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