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Geomancer

A geomancer is attuned to ley lines and imbues his spells with their energy. A geomancer has the following class abilities.

Find Ley Line (Su)

At 1st level, a geomancer gains an instinctive ability to locate ley lines. He gains the Ley Line Magic feat as a bonus feat.

As a full-round action, he can concentrate on the type and/or strength of ley line he wishes to find and learn the direction and distance to that ley line.

If the geomancer is within two miles of a ley line, he may increase the DCs of his spells according to the closest ley line. If the closest ley line is weak, he may add +1 to his spells’ DCs. If it is strong, he may add +2. If it is titanic, he may add +3. A caster level check is not required for this ability; the geomancer may increase his spells’ DCs appropriately as long as he takes a full-round action to locate nearby ley lines.

If, after he’s located the nearest ley line, the geomancer moves to a spot where a different ley line is closest, this ability ends and he must spend another full-round action to detect the nearest ley line (thereby increasing his spells’ DCs, if he wishes).

This ability replaces arcane bond.

Ley Line Manipulation (Su)

At 5th level, a geomancer strengthens his connection to ley lines.

If he is within two miles of a ley line, he may prepare one spell per spell level he knows with a metamagic feat (which he must possess or an available ley line must provide) for free. The ley line’s strength limits the metamagic feats he may apply by how many levels they would normally increase a spell when being prepared (weak—1 spell level, strong—2 spell levels, titanic—3 spell levels). He may not prepare a spell with an effective level higher than 1 greater than the highest-level spell he can cast, or higher than 9th level.

This ability replaces the 5th-level wizard bonus feat.

Ley Line Adept (Su)

At 15th level, the geomancer’s control over ley lines greatly improves. His ley line manipulation ability improves such that he increases by 1 the maximum metamagic spell level increase provided by a ley line (weak—2 spell levels, strong—3 spell levels, titanic—4 spell levels).

Additionally, once per month as a full-round action, he can either “unlock” a ley line or “lock” it with a metamagic feat he possesses without performing a ritual. A “locked” ley line refers to a ley line that always provides the same effect. For example, a weak ley line might always provide an Enlarge Spell effect, and a strong ley line might always provide an Echoing Spell effect. Some locked ley lines have multiple effects or a smaller list of effects to choose from than normal.

This ability replaces the 15th-level wizard bonus feat.

Ley Line Mastery (Su)

At 20th level, the geomancer gains unparalleled command over ley lines. At will, he can unlock a ley line or lock it with a metamagic feat he possesses. Additionally, the maximum effective spell level for spells prepared with her ley line manipulation ability increases to 11th. This ability replaces the 20thlevel wizard bonus feat.

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