Elemental Savant (Oracle/Monk)

Among those that study divine magic, some become devoted to the elements as a spiritual ideal, honing their minds and bodies to exemplify what they see as divine traits in the natural elements of the world. These then are elemental savants, devout martial artists who wield the divine powers of fire, water, earth, and air. Called by the voice of the divine, elemental savants seek to understand the great mysteries of these elements by becoming one with them. Through this extraordinary relationship, the elemental savant can draw upon the mysteries of her chosen element to breath flame, fly through the air, walk on water, or melt into stone. (Original Concept by Big Lemon)

Primary Class: Oracle.

Secondary Class: Monk.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Die: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The elemental savant may select three monk skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal oracle class skills. The elemental savant gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The elemental savant is proficient with all simple weapons, in addition to those martial weapons proficiencies granted by her elemental mystery (see below). An elemental savant is proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Diminished Spellcasting: The elemental savant casts divine spells drawn from the cleric/oracle spell list, and gains one fewer spell of each spell level per day. If this reduces the number to 0, she may cast spells of that level only if her Wisdom allows bonus spells of that level. He otherwise casts spells as an oracle of equal level.

Intuitive Mind: Unlike most oracles whose divine magic is powered by force of personality, an elemental savant uses pure willpower to master and fuel his magic. She uses her Wisdom, rather than her Charisma to determine all class features and effects relating to her oracle class, such as bonus spells per day, maximum spell level she can cast, and the save DCs of her spells.

Elemental Mystery: This is exactly like the oracle’s mystery ability, except that the elemental savant must select the Flame, Stone, Wind, or Water mystery. In addition, the elemental savant is proficient with the following martial weapons according to her chosen mystery: Flame (falchion, scimitar, shortsword), Stone (light flail, heavy flail, warhammer), Waves (ranseur, nunchaku, trident), Wind (longbow, shortbow, shuriken). The elemental savant's chosen mystery attunes her to a certain element, according to the following energy type associations: Flame (fire), Stone (acid), Wind (electricity), Waves (cold).

Elemental Curse: At 1st level, an elemental savant’s bond with one element makes her susceptible to damage from her opposing element. She takes 1 point of additional damage per elemental savant level from opposing energy spells and effects as determined by her mystery: Air (acid), Earth (electricity), Fire (cold), Water (fire). This additional damage cannot be avoided in any way, even if the savant gains access to energy immunity to the given type of energy. In addition, an elemental savant gains Elemental Fist as a bonus feat, even if he doesn’t meet the prerequisites. She can attempt an Elemental Fist attack a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Wisdom modifier.