This is an archetype for the inquisitor class.
Not all inquisitors seek to destroy pact magic. Those pact mages who worship gods benevolent to the furthering of pact magic often suffer at the hands of the fearful, and some become pact protectors as a result of this suffering. Pact protectors see pact magic as a gift from the gods and destroy those who would try to desecrate or destroy their sacred art.
Deity: A pact protector must worship a deity that promotes the practice of pact magic and possesses the Occult domain. Because of this promotion, the pact protector’s cleric domain must be the Occult Domain.
A pact protector can seal pacts with spirits. The pact protector’s binder level equals the character’s inquisitor level, and a pact protector binds spirits as an occultist of that same level. A pact protector uses Wisdom in place of Charisma on binding checks and when calculating the effectiveness of granted abilities.
This ability replaces judgment.
At 1st level, a pact protector aligns with any one constellation. The pact protector cannot seal pacts with a spirit whose constellation opposes the aligned constellation. Also, reduce the pact protector’s binder level by ½ when making binding checks with unaligned spirits.
At 3rd level, a pact protector treats all allies that are bound to a spirit as if they possessed the same teamwork feats for the purpose of determining whether the pact protector receives the benefits of those feats. The pact protector’s allies gain no benefits from those feats unless they actually possess a feat themselves and the pact protector’s allies must meet all other requirements in order to grant the feat’s benefits to the pact protector (such as positioning).
This ability replaces solo tactics.
At 8th level, the pact protector emits an occult aura that protects allied spirits from being expelled from their hosts. Allies within 10 feet of the pact protector (including the pact protector) gain a +2 insight bonus on Will saves made against exorcism attempts. This aura functions while the pact protector is unconscious but not if the occult protector dies or is not bound to a spirit.
This ability replaces second judgment.
At 16th level, the pact protector’s connection to spirit-bound allies improves. The range of the pact protector’s spiritual resonance increases to 20 feet and its bonus improves to +4.
In addition, the pact protector can grant the use of a single teamwork feat to a number of allies within 30 feet equal to ½ of the pact protector’s level as a standard action. The pact protector need not grant the same teamwork feat to all affected allies but the pact protector must possess this feat in order to grant it to an ally. Allies do not need to possess the prerequisites of this feat but they must be bound to a spirit in order to receive this benefit. Affected retain the use of this feat for a number of rounds equal to the pact protector’s level. A pact protector can use this ability a number of times each day equal to 3 + the pact protector’s Charisma bonus (minimum 1).
At 17th level, the pact protector can bind with a constellation aspect.
This functions as the occultist class feature. A pact protector can select Extra Constellation Aspect in order to bind with an additional constellation aspect.
This ability replaces slayer.
At 20th level, a pact protector’s connection to spirit-bound allies becomes unbreakable. The range of the pact protector’s spiritual resonance increases to 30 feet and the bonus improves to +6. In addition, a pact protector can affect allies that are not bound to a spirit with resonance of harmony. Instead of granting such an ally a teamwork feat, resonance of harmony grants it one minor granted ability from a spirit that the pact protector is bound to for 1 round per inquisitor level. If the minor granted ability has daily uses, your allies share uses with you following the rules outlined by the share granted abilities ability. Finally, the pact protector becomes immune to exorcism attempts.
This ability replaces true judgment.
Pact Magic Unbound Vol. 2 © 2012, Radiance House. Authors: Alexander Augunas and Dario Nardi.