Tattooed Sorcerer with Eldritch Heritage Arcane: What happens in PFS?


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Lantern Lodge 3/5

My PFS character is going to face a problem in about 2 levels time.

Tattooed Sorcerer is an archetype that replaces your first level bloodline power with a special tattoo familiar:

tattoo familiar:

A tattooed sorcerer gains a familiar as an arcane bond, as a wizard equal to her sorcerer level. Her sorcerer levels stack with any wizard or witch levels she possesses when determining the powers of her familiar—this ability does not allow her to have both a familiar and a bonded item.

Unlike most familiars, her familiar can transform itself into a tattoo that she carries in her flesh. Transforming into a tattoo or back to normal familiar form is a move action for her familiar. In tattoo form, the familiar looks like a stylized version of itself, but does not count as a creature separate from the tattooed sorcerer. In tattoo form it continues to grant its special familiar ability, but otherwise has no abilities and can take no actions except to transform from tattoo into creature. A familiar tattoo cannot be erased or dispelled.
This ability replaces her 1st-level bloodline power.

Loving it, but I'm going to hit a snag when I try to take Eldritch Heritage feat line for the Arcane bloodline. I want to get to the 3rd and 9th level bloodline powers, but to do so, I need to get Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane Bloodline, which gets me...Arcane Bond. How do Tattoo Familiar and Arcane Bond interact in general, but more specifically in PFS?

Will I:
1. Get two familiars (one of which must hang in the background since PFS will only permit me one 'companion'?
2. Be forced to take Bonded Item? (Does a tattoo familiar count as a familiar for the purpose of not having both a familiar and a bonded item?)
3. Get the one familiar, and if so, how will the level of the familiar's ability be determined for a multi-classed sorcerer?

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

I think the two familiar levels would overlap with each other, so there's no point in getting the arcane heritage.

Sovereign Court

Arcane bonded items are upgraded for half cost per the PFS FAQ. Since you really only want the later Arcane Heritage options, half off an expensive items is just gravy.

Liberty's Edge 4/5

Except this part- Arcane Bond (Su): At 1st level, you gain an arcane bond, as a wizard equal to your sorcerer level. Your sorcerer levels stack with any wizard levels you possess when determining the powers of your familiar or bonded object. This ability does not allow you to have both a familiar and a bonded item.
In this case, agree with BNW, that they overlap and you have one familiar.

5/5

I'm not sure what your point is -- you say you want to get the 3rd and 9th level bloodline powers, but Eldritch Heritage isn't going to do that for you anyway. Why were you thinking of taking it in the first place?

Scarab Sages 4/5

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Tony Lindman wrote:
I'm not sure what your point is -- you say you want to get the 3rd and 9th level bloodline powers, but Eldritch Heritage isn't going to do that for you anyway. Why were you thinking of taking it in the first place?

I'm guessing it's because it's a prereq for Improved Eldritch Heritage, although with a character level 11th prereq as well, the usefulness in PFS for the Improved Eldritch Heritage stuff is only going to be available for a limited number of scenarios before hitting Seeker level.

Lantern Lodge 3/5

Ferious Thune wrote:
Tony Lindman wrote:
I'm not sure what your point is -- you say you want to get the 3rd and 9th level bloodline powers, but Eldritch Heritage isn't going to do that for you anyway. Why were you thinking of taking it in the first place?
I'm guessing it's because it's a prereq for Improved Eldritch Heritage, although with a character level 11th prereq as well, the usefulness in PFS for the Improved Eldritch Heritage stuff is only going to be available for a limited number of scenarios before hitting Seeker level.

This...is actually a very good point... I might look up an alternate feat tree then. =(

Thanks for the responses, y'all.

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