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Sorcerer

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 70 (Amazon)
Scions of innately magical bloodlines, the chosen of deities, the spawn of monsters, pawns of fate and destiny, or simply flukes of fickle magic, sorcerers look within themselves for arcane prowess and draw forth might few mortals can imagine. Emboldened by lives ever threatening to be consumed by their innate powers, these magic-touched souls endlessly indulge in and refine their mysterious abilities, gradually learning how to harness their birthright and coax forth ever greater arcane feats. Just as varied as these innately powerful spellcasters' abilities and inspirations are the ways in which they choose to utilize their gifts. While some seek to control their abilities through meditation and discipline, becoming masters of their fantastic birthright, others give in to their magic, letting it rule their lives with often explosive results. Regardless, sorcerers live and breathe that which other spellcasters devote their lives to mastering, and for them magic is more than a boon or a field of study; it is life itself.

Role: Sorcerers excel at casting a selection of favored spells frequently, making them powerful battle mages. As they become familiar with a specific and ever-widening set of spells, sorcerers often discover new and versatile ways of making use of magics other spellcasters might overlook. Their bloodlines also grant them additional abilities, assuring that no two sorcerers are ever quite alike.

Alignment: Any.
Hit Die: d6.
Starting Wealth: 2d6 x 10 gp (average 70 gp).

Class Skills

The Sorcerer's class skills are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Fly (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Points at each Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Class Features

 Spells Per Day
LevelBase Attack BonusFort SaveRef SaveWill SaveSpecial1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1st+0+0+0+2Bloodline power, cantrips, eschew materials3--------
2nd+1+0+0+34--------
3rd+1+1+1+3Bloodline power, bloodline spell5--------
4th+2+1+1+463-------
5th+2+1+1+4Bloodline spell64-------
6th+3+2+2+5653------
7th+3+2+2+5Bloodline feat, bloodline spell664------
8th+4+2+2+66653-----
9th+4+3+3+6Bloodline power, bloodline spell6664-----
10th+5+3+3+766653----
11th+5+3+3+7Bloodline spell66664----
12th+6/+1+4+4+8666653---
13th+6/+1+4+4+8Bloodline feat, bloodline spell666664---
14th+7/+2+4+4+96666653--
15th+7/+2+5+5+9Bloodline power, bloodline spell6666664--
16th+8/+3+5+5+1066666653-
17th+8/+3+5+5+10Bloodline spell66666664-
18th+9/+4+6+6+11666666653
19th+9/+4+6+6+11Bloodline feat, bloodline spell666666664
20th+10/+5+6+6+12Bloodline power666666666

Spells Known

Level01st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1st42--------
2nd52--------
3rd53--------
4th631-------
5th642-------
6th7421------
7th7532------
8th85321-----
9th85432-----
10th954321----
11th955432----
12th9554321---
13th9554432---
14th95544321--
15th95544432--
16th955444321-
17th955444332-
18th9554443321
19th9554443332
20th9554443333

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Sorcerers are proficient with all simple weapons. They are not proficient with any type of armor or shield. Armor interferes with a sorcerer's gestures, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail (see Arcane Spells and Armor).

Spells: A sorcerer casts arcane spells drawn primarily from the sorcerer/wizard spell list presented in Spell Lists. She can cast any spell she knows without preparing it ahead of time. To learn or cast a spell, a sorcerer must have a Charisma score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a sorcerer's spell is 10 + the spell level + the sorcerer's Charisma modifier.

Like other spellcasters, a sorcerer can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: Sorcerer. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Charisma score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Spells).

A sorcerer's selection of spells is extremely limited. A sorcerer begins play knowing four 0-level spells and two 1st-level spells of her choice. At each new sorcerer level, she gains one or more new spells, as indicated on Table: Sorcerer Spells Known. (Unlike spells per day, the number of spells a sorcerer knows is not affected by her Charisma score; the numbers on Table: Sorcerer Spells Known are fixed.) These new spells can be common spells chosen from the sorcerer/wizard spell list, or they can be unusual spells that the sorcerer has gained some understanding of through study.

Upon reaching 4th level, and at every even-numbered sorcerer level after that (6th, 8th, and so on), a sorcerer can choose to learn a new spell in place of one she already knows. In effect, the sorcerer loses the old spell in exchange for the new one. The new spell's level must be the same as that of the spell being exchanged. A sorcerer may swap only a single spell at any given level, and must choose whether or not to swap the spell at the same time that she gains new spells known for the level.

Unlike a wizard or a cleric, a sorcerer need not prepare her spells in advance. She can cast any spell she knows at any time, assuming she has not yet used up her spells per day for that spell level.

Bloodline: Each sorcerer has a source of magic somewhere in her heritage that grants her spells, bonus feats, an additional class skill, and other special abilities. This source can represent a blood relation or an extreme event involving a creature somewhere in the family's past. For example, a sorcerer might have a dragon as a distant relative or her grandfather might have signed a terrible contract with a devil. Regardless of the source, this influence manifests in a number of ways as the sorcerer gains levels. A sorcerer must pick one bloodline upon taking her first level of sorcerer. Once made, this choice cannot be changed.

At 3rd level, and every two levels thereafter, a sorcerer learns an additional spell, derived from her bloodline. These spells are in addition to the number of spells given on Table: Sorcerer Spells Known. These spells cannot be exchanged for different spells at higher levels.

At 7th level, and every six levels thereafter, a sorcerer receives one bonus feat, chosen from a list specific to each bloodline. The sorcerer must meet the prerequisites for these bonus feats.

Cantrips: Sorcerers learn a number of cantrips, or 0-level spells, as noted on Table: Sorcerer Spells Known under “Spells Known.” These spells are cast like any other spell, but they do not consume any slots and may be used again.

Eschew Materials: A sorcerer gains Eschew Materials as a bonus feat at 1st level.

Favored Class Options

Aasimar (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/4 to the sorcerer’s caster level when casting spells with the good descriptor.
Catfolk (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times equal to 3 + the sorcerer’s Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds + 1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Drow (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add one spell known from the sorcerer spell list. This spell must have the curse, evil, or pain descriptor, and be at least one level below the highest spell level the sorcerer can cast.
Dwarf (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to acid and earth spell or spell-like ability damage.
Elf (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 13 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer's Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Elf (Horror Adventures pg. 39): Choose a terrain type from the ranger’s favored terrain list. When casting sorcerer spells in the chosen terrain, add 1/3 to the effective caster level of the spell, for the purpose of determining the spells’ duration.
Fetchling (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to either cold or electricity resistance (maximum resistance 10 for either type).
Gillman (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add one spell known from the sorcerer spell list. This spell must be at least one level below the highest spell level the sorcerer can cast.
Gnome (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer's Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Goblin (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Goblins of Golarion pg. 31 (Amazon)): Add +1 spell known from the sorcerer spell list. This spell must be at least one level below the highest spell level the sorcerer can cast, and must have the fire descriptor.
Half-Elf (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer's Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Halfling (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer’s Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Half-Orc (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 19 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 point of fire damage to spells that deal fire damage cast by the sorcerer.
Human (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Advanced Player's Guide pg. 23 (Amazon)): Add one spell known from the sorcerer spell list. This spell must be at least one level below the highest spell level the sorcerer can cast.
Ifrit (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Choose a bloodline power from the elemental (fire) bloodline or the efreeti bloodline that the sorcerer can use. The sorcerer treats her class level as though it were +1/6 higher (to a maximum of +2) when determining the effects of that power.
Kitsune (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/4 to the DC of enchantment spells.
Kobold (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Choose acid, cold, electricity, or fire damage. Add +1/2 point of the chosen energy damage to spells that deal the chosen energy damage cast by the sorcerer.
Merfolk (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to the sorcerer’s caster level when determining the range of any spells with the water descriptor.
Nagaji (Blood of the Beast pg. 16): Add 1/2 to the sorcerer’s caster level when determining the duration of transmutation spells she casts that target the sorcerer or spells she casts with the poison descriptor.
Sylph (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Choose a bloodline power from the djinni or elemental (air) bloodline that the sorcerer can use. The sorcerer treats her class level as though it were +1/6 higher (to a maximum of +2) when determining the effects of that power.
Tengu (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer’s Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Tiefling (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 to the number of times per day a sorcerer can use the corrupting touch infernal bloodline power, or +1 to the total number of rounds per day the sorcerer can use the claws abyssal bloodline power. The sorcerer must possess the applicable power to select these bonuses.
Undine (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add a +1 bonus on caster level checks to cast spells underwater.
Vishkanya (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Select one bloodline power at 1st level that is normally usable a number of times per day equal to 3 + the sorcerer’s Charisma modifier. The sorcerer adds +1/2 to the number of uses per day of that bloodline power.
Wayang (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 point of damage to any illusion spells of the shadow subschool cast by the sorcerer.
Wyvaran (Legacy of Dragons pg. 18): Add a +1/2 bonus to the damage of spells or spell-like abilities that deal damage of the same energy type as the sorcerer’s draconic bloodline breath weapon.