Philosophical Savant (Oracle/Wizard)

From the grandest educational establishments to the dens of tribal shamans, knowledge has always been garnered by those who seek answers to the most unsolvable of divine questions. Those who delve deep into these mysteries in pursuit of answers are known as philosophical savants. These philosophical savants are seekers of knowledge and messengers of enlightenment. The life of a philosophical savant is often defined by an extraordinary revelation or some deeper calling that governs their ethical and doctrinal outlook. While the philosophical savant occasionally relies upon divine inspiration and the dogma of her god, she prefers to set her keen mind, reason, and logic to the task of solving such questions. Her belief in the divine allows her to leap beyond the bounds of logic that so readily binds other scholars, while allowing her to achieve feats unknown to those who aren't divinely blessed or cursed. Through the combined knowledge of the divine and the arcane, philosophical savants utilize their sheer arcane willpower to learn hidden secrets and theories that have been long forgotten. (Original Concept by Tyrannical)

Primary Class: Oracle.

Secondary Class: Wizard.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Die: d8

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The philosopher may select three wizard skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal oracle class skills. The philosopher gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier. Some revelations grant additional class skills.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The philosopher is proficient with all simple weapons, and with light armor.

Spellcasting: A philosophical savant casts divine spells drawn from the cleric/oracle spell list and the sorcerer/wizard spell list. The philosophical savant can cast any spell she knows without preparing it ahead of time. However, casting a sorcerer/wizard spell that is not on the cleric/oracle spell list expends a spell slot one level higher than normal. If a spell appears on both spell lists, the philosophical savant uses the cleric/oracle spell list to determine its level. In addition, a philosophical savant gains bonus spells for a high Wisdom score. A philosophical savant otherwise learns and casts spells as an oracle of her level.

Oracle’s Curse: This is exactly like the oracle ability of the same name, except that the philosophical savant must choose the new Scholar’s Burden curse. Any school spell learned as a mystery spell is considered a divine spell and does not require a spell slot one level higher to cast it. In addition, a philosophical savant is considered a wizard for the purpose of qualifying for arcane discoveries, and may choose one in place of a regular feat.

School Powers: At 1st level, a philosophical savant gains the powers of her arcane subschool or elemental school. She gains her first schoo