Eldritch Menagerist (Summoner/Witch)

As the beasts join together for protection and strength in number, so too does the eldritch menagerist surround himself with a pack of eldritch familiars that enhance his understanding and ability to access different aspects of his patron. These familiars, known as associate familiars, form a symbiotic bond with their master, who is able to transfer inimical magic by sacrificing the wellbeing of his loyal, bestial aides to remain inviolate. As his power grows and his link to his familiars strengthens, the eldritch menagerist is even able to take on the forms of his various brood members. (Original Concept by Oceanshieldwolf)

Primary Class: Summoner.

Secondary Class: Witch.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The eldritch menagerist selects three witch skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal summoner class skills. The eldritch menagerist gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The eldritch menagerist is proficient with all simple weapons. An eldritch menagerist is also proficient with light armor. An eldritch menagerist can cast arcane spells while wearing light armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, an eldritch menagerist wearing medium or heavy armor, or using a shield, incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has a somatic component. A multiclass eldritch menagerist still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.

Spellcasting: An eldritch menagerist casts arcane spells drawn from the witch’s spell list, and adds the following summoner spells to that list: 1st level–lesser rejuvenate eidolon*, life conduit†; 2nd level–lesser evolution surge*, lesser restore eidolon#; 3rd level–control summoned monster#, evolution surge*, improved life conduit†, rejuvenate eidolon*, restore eidolon#; 4th level–greater evolution surge*, summoner conduit†, transmogrify*; 5th level–greater life conduit†, greater rejuvenate eidolon*.

An eldritch menagerist also adds the following druid spells to his list: 1st level–summon nature’s ally I; 2nd level–