Occultism must have?


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Does a Bard need to have Occultism in order to learn spells when he advances in level? Or do you automatically add spells to your repertoire without needing to use the Learn a Spell ability? I'm contemplating whether I can have a 10 INT and be ok as a Bard, or if it needs advancing every 5 levels.


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If you're happy to stick to common spells, you gain a spell automatically whenever it says you do. If you want to learn other spells you encounter in the world, or anything rarer than common, you need to Learn a Spell via the appropriate skill.


And the same is true for any caster - sorcerers need to learn uncommon and rare spells via Learn a Spell before they can add them to their spell repertoire, and druids need to do so too to pick such spells during daily preparation.

I don't think it's mandatory - the list of common spells is big. However, it is clearly a good choice for casters.


Atalius wrote:
Does a Bard need to have Occultism

A Bard is Trained in Occultism by default.

A Bard can choose not to increase Occultism, I could see reasons for that, but without reasons, I would find that weird. Occultism and Performance are your 2 main class skills.


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SuperBidi wrote:
Atalius wrote:
Does a Bard need to have Occultism

A Bard is Trained in Occultism by default.

A Bard can choose not to increase Occultism, I could see reasons for that, but without reasons, I would find that weird. Occultism and Performance are your 2 main class skills.

A bard I built kept Occultism at trained only, and pursued Legendary in Performance, Diplomacy, and Deception. The character was a Maestro Muse and didn't pick up an additional muse.

Unless you pick up the Engima muse which focuses around Bardic lore I see little reason to spend your precious few skill increases on Occultism.

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