The tattooed sorcerer has embraced the ancient traditions of Varisian spellcasting, and uses colorful and intricate tattoos to enhance her magical powers.
A tattooed sorcerer has the following class features.
A tattooed sorcerer gains a familiar as an arcane bond, as a wizard equal to her sorcerer level. Her sorcerer levels stack with any wizard or witch levels she possesses when determining the powers of her familiar—this ability does not allow her to have both a familiar and a bonded item.
Unlike most familiars, her
familiar can transform itself into a tattoo that she carries in her
flesh. Transforming into a tattoo or back to normal familiar form is a move action
for her familiar. In tattoo form, the familiar looks like a stylized
version of itself, but does not count as a creature separate from the
tattooed sorcerer. In tattoo form it continues to grant its special
familiar ability, but otherwise has no abilities and can take no actions
except to transform from tattoo into creature. A familiar tattoo cannot
be erased or dispelled.
This ability replaces her 1st-level bloodline power.
This ability replaces her Eschew Materials bonus feat.
Whenever a tattooed sorcerer gains a bloodline spell, a new tattoo manifests on her body to represent this spell. Her bloodline spells are always enhanced by her Varisian Tattoo feat, even if they don’t match the school to which her Varisian Tattoo belongs.
At 7th level, a tattooed sorcerer can create a spell tattoo once per day with a single touch as a standard action.
The recipient of the spell tattoo must be willing to receive the spell
tattoo. If she gives the spell tattoo to herself, it does not count
against the regular limit of magic tattoos she can have. The spell
tattoo must be of a spell that she knows that has no material or focus
component. She can maintain one spell tattoo created by this ability at a
time—if she uses this ability again, the previous spell tattoo she
created fades away. Spell tattoos she creates with Inscribe Magic Tattoo
do not count against this limit. She can use this ability twice per day
at 11th level, and three times per day at 15th level.
This ability replaces the bloodline feat gained at 7th level.
At 9th level, the tattooed sorcerer can pick any one spell she knows for which she has a Varisian Tattoo feat. This spell must be one that lacks focus components and costly material components. She can now use that spell as a spell-like ability once per day. This spell-like ability is not enhanced by her Varisian Tattoo, but it functions at +2 caster levels above her sorcerer caster level. Whenever she gains a bloodline power at a later date, she may change this spell-like ability to another qualifying spell.
This ability replaces the 9th-level bloodline power.