Sorcerer

Alignment

Any.

Hit Die

d6.

Class Skills

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

Skill Ranks Per Level

2 + Int modifier.

Table 4–12: Sorcerer

Spells Per Day
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Bloodline power, cantrips, eschew materials 3
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 4
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Bloodline power 5
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 6 3
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 6 4
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 6 5 3
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Bloodline feat 6 6 4
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 6 6 5 3
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Bloodline power 6 6 6 4
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 6 6 6 5 3
11th +5 +3 +3 +7 6 6 6 6 4
12th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 6 6 6 6 5 3
13th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 Bloodline feat 6 6 6 6 6 4
14th +7/+2 +4 +4 +9 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
15th +7/+2 +5 +5 +9 Bloodline power 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
16th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
17th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
18th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
19th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 Bloodline feat 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
20th +10/+5 +6 +6 +12 Bloodline power 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the sorcerer.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Sorcerers are proficient with all simple weapons. They are not proficient with any type of armor or shield. Armor of any type interferes with a sorcerer’s gestures, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail.

Table 4–13: Sorcerer Spells Known

Spells Known
Level 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st 4 2
2nd 5 2
3rd 5 3
4th 6 3 1
5th 6 4 2
6th 7 4 2 1
7th 7 5 3 2
8th 8 5 3 2 1
9th 8 5 4 3 2
10th 9 5 4 3 2 1
11th 9 5 5 4 3 2
12th 9 5 5 4 3 2 1
13th 9 5 5 4 4 3 2
14th 9 5 5 4 4 3 2 1
15th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 2
16th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 1
17th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2
18th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 1
19th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
20th 9 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Spells

A sorcerer casts arcane spells which are drawn primarily from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. 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 4–12. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Charisma score.

A sorcerer’s selection of spells is extremely limited. A sorcerer begins play knowing four 0-level spells and two 1stlevel spells of her choice. At each new sorcerer level, she gains one or more new spells, as indicated on Table 4–13. (Unlike spells per day, the number of spells a sorcerer knows is not affected by her Charisma score; the numbers on Table 4–13 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. The sorcerer can’t use this latter method of spell acquisition to learn spells at a faster rate, however.

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, thesorcerer 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, and it must be at least two levels lower than the highest-level sorcerer spell the sorcerer can cast. 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. She does not have to decide ahead of time which spells she’ll cast.

Bloodlines

Each sorcerer has a source of magic somewhere in her heritage that grants her spells, bonus feats, anadditional 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 sorcerer’s list of spells known. These spells cannot be exchanged for different spells at higher levels (although variations might exist, with GM permission).

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 (Sp)

Sorcerers know a number of cantrips. They can cast these spells at will as a spell-like ability. The number of cantrips a sorcerer knows is noted on Table 4–13 under 0-level spells known. Cantrips are treated like any other spell cast by the sorcerer in terms of duration and other variables based on level.

Eschew Materials

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