Arcane Venator (Inquisitor/Wizard)
While most churches feel secure in their standing in the world, a great many of them recognize the threat of arcane magic. Thus, the Society of Arcane Venators was born. The primary purpose of this organization is to serve as watchdogs over those who wield arcane might. In part, an arcane venator’s duty is to keep a watchful eye over arcane practitioners, counteract any overreaching of their power as a group or individually, and prevent them from seizing worshipers of the divine. *Note: In the Golarion Setting, the Society of Arcane Venators makes a perfect counter-organization to the Razmiran Priesthood. (Original Concept by +5 Toaster)
Primary Class: Inquisitor.
Secondary Class: Wizard.
Hit Dice: d8.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The arcane venator may select three wizard skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal inquisitor class skills. The arcane venator gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The arcane venator is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand crossbow, longbow, repeating crossbow, shortbow, and her deity’s favored weapon. She is also proficient with light armor, medium armor, and with shields (except tower shields).
Arcane School (Su): At 1st level, an arcane venator chooses a single school of arcane magic. She casts spells from this school as divine spells, and are gained through her study and investigation of arcane magic. School powers are likewise drawn from the arcane venator’s divine source, and use her Wisdom modifier in place of her Intelligence modifier to determine their effects. This ability otherwise functions as the wizard class feature of the same name and replaces judgment.
Arcane Lore (Ex): At 1st level, an arcane venator adds her Wisdom modifier to all Knowledge (arcana) and Spellcraft skill checks in addition to her Intelligence modifier. This ability replaces monster lore.
Domain: An arcane venator must choose either the Knowledge or Magic domain, even if her deity does not grant those domains. Alternatively, she may choose the Spellkiller inquisition in place of one of the two domains. This ability otherwise functions as the inquisitor’s domain ability.
Detect Magic (Sp): At will, an arcane venator can use detect magic, as the spell. An arcane venator can, as a move action, concentrate on a single item or individual within 60 feet and determine if it is magical, learning the strength of its aura as if having studied it for 3 rounds. While focusing on one individual or object, the arcane venator does not detect magic in any other object or individual within range. This ability replaces detect alignment.