Holy Magi (Paladin/Magus)

(Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Paladin.

Secondary Class: Magus.

Alignment: Any good.

Hit Die: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The holy magi may select three magus skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal paladin class skills. The holy magi gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The holy magi is proficient with all simple and martial weapon, with light and medium armor, and with shields (except tower shields). A holy magi can cast arcane spells while wearing light or medium armor and using a shield without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, a holy magi wearing heavy armor incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component. A multiclass holy magi still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.

Spellcasting: The holy magi casts arcane spells drawn from the paladin spell list, and adds the following magus spells to that list at the indicated spell levels: 1st level—burning hands, mount, reinforce armaments†, returning weapon†; 2nd level—acid arrow, reloading hands†, scorching ray; 3rd level—flame arrow, force punch**, versatile weapon*; 4th level—dragon’s breath*, pellet blast†, shout. A holy magi otherwise casts spells as a paladin equal to her holy magi level. (Advanced Player’s Guide*, Ultimate Magic**, Ultimate Combat†)

Aura of Magic (Su): A holy magi has a particularly powerful aura corresponding to magical energies within her. This functions much like a cleric’s alignment aura, but is arcane in nature and becomes more powerful as the holy magi gains levels (see the detect magic spell for details). This aura is also the source from which the holy magi’s auras are derived. A detect magic spell will reveal any magical items upon the holy magi’s person, but if they are of a lower power level than her aura, they remain unrevealed as magical until they are beyond the aura’s radius. Thus, a holy magi can use her aura of magic to mask the power level of her own magic