Arcane Observer (Wizard/Investigator)

Arcane observers are students of both arcane theories and alchemical processes. They spend their off-time researching spells in more scientific way by seeking to combine the study of the physical and mystical world. By using a more ritualistic style of casting, the arcane observer creates stronger effects when using magic to alter, transform, or create, using that which is around them. (Original Concept by JonathonWilder)

Primary Class: Wizard.

Secondary Class: Investigator.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d6.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The arcane observer may select six investigator skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal wizard class skills. The arcane observer gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The arcane observer is proficient with all simple weapons, but not with any type of armor or shield. Armor interferes with an arcane observer’s movements, which can cause his spells with somatic components to fail.

Spellcasting: An arcane observer casts arcane spells drawn from the wizard/sorcerer spell list and the alchemist formulae list. If a spell appears on both the wizard spell list and the alchemist formulae list, the arcane observer uses the wizard spell level. For instance, ablative barrier is a 2nd-level alchemist formula and a 3rd-level wizard spell, making it a 3rd-level arcane observer spell. If a spell appears only on the wizard spell list, it can only be prepared as a spell (see Arcane Alchemy). Furthermore, if an extract (spell) only appears on the alchemist’s formulae list, it can only be prepared as an extract.