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Sutramancer

Sutramancers look beyond the standard, western schools of magic in order to truly understand the nature of the universe, and embrace the secrets of sutra magic, choosing a single type of ofuda in which to specialize.

Bonus Feats: Whenever a sutramancer gains a bonus feat, he may select any sutra feat for which he qualifies, in addition to the feats that he can normally select.

Sutra Studied

At 1st level, the sutramancer gains the Sutra Caster feat, even if he does not meet the prerequisites. Further, the sutramancer treats his sutra caster level as being equal to his wizard level, rather than 1/2 his wizard level.

This ability replaces the arcane bond class feature

Sutra Understanding (Ex)

The sutramancer uses his Intelligence in place of his Wisdom for the purposes of casting sutras, the maximum number of sutras he can cast per day, the maximum number of sutras he can know, the saving throw DCs of sutras that he casts, and any other effect relating to casting sutras that would normally depend on his Wisdom score.

This ability replaces the scribe scrolls class feature

Ofuda Specialization

A sutramancer can choose to specialize in one of the three types of ofuda: charm, punitive, or warding. This choice must be made at 1st level, and cannot later be changed. Each day, a sutramancer can cast one additional sutra that corresponds to the type of ofuda with which he specialized. Additionally, the sutramancer treats his sutra caster level as two higher than it actually is for the purposes of sutras of the chosen type.

A sutramancer that chooses to specialize in one type of ofuda must select one other type as his opposition ofuda, representing knowledge sacrificed in one area of sutra lore to gain mastery in another. It is more difficult for the sutramancer to cast sutras that correspond to the type of ofuda that is his opposition ofuda. Casting such a sutra uses up two of his daily uses of sutra casting. Additionally, the sutramancer treats his sutra caster level as two lower than it actually is for the purposes of sutras of the opposition type.

A sutramancer may choose not to specialize in any type of ofuda. If he does so, he does not gain any benefits or drawbacks as a result of this class feature. Like choosing an ofuda type to specialize in, this choice may not later be changed.

This ability replaces the arcane school class feature.

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