Magical Lineage: Swapping Spells


Rules Questions


I reread Magical Lineage, and I could have sworn that you could update the spell it affects every couple of levels, but I am not seeing any mention of that. Was I imagining it? or is that rule written somewhere else?

D20 wrote:
Benefit: Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell’s final adjusted level.

Shadow Lodge

Minigiant wrote:

I reread Magical Lineage, and I could have sworn that you could update the spell it affects every couple of levels, but I am not seeing any mention of that. Was I imagining it? or is that rule written somewhere else?

D20 wrote:
Benefit: Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell’s final adjusted level.

While feats typically allow you to change the specific spell it is applied to, I don't think any traits have this flexibility: They just aren't supposed to be 'that good'...

Source Ultimate Campaign pg. 57, Second Darkness Player's Guide pg. 13, Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1

Category Basic (Magic)

One of your parents was a gifted spellcaster who not only used metamagic often, but also developed many magical items and perhaps even a new spell or two—and you have inherited a fragment of this greatness. Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell’s final adjusted level.

versus:

Source Ultimate Magic pg. 156

Select one spell. You cast that spell with greater than normal power.

Prerequisites: Int 13, Spell Focus.

Benefit: Select one spell of a school for which you have taken the Spell Focus feat. Treat your caster level as being two higher for all level-variable effects of the spell.

Every time you gain an even level in the spellcasting class you chose your spell from, you can choose a new spell to replace the spell selected with this feat, and that spell becomes your specialized spell.

Special: You can gain this feat multiple times. Its effects do not stack. Each time you take the feat, it applies to a different spell.

Liberty's Edge

I think the only way to change the spell selected with magical lineage is by retraining the trait.


That's why you use Additional Traits for those shenanigans... I don't know if you can retrain traits.

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