Coven Saint (Witch/Cleric)

Witch covens tend to focus primarily on hexes, arcane magic, and matter pertaining to their individual patrons. However, within each coven, a witch with an affinity for the divine often emerges to serve as the coven’s spiritual advisor. These coven saints radiate an aura of divine power and use both a familiar and a special talisman to wield their magic. In addition to hexes, the coven saint also employs special powers granted to them by her deity. Whether defending themselves against their enemies or aiding their coven members, coven saints wield potent magic that can cripple or even kill the most powerful of foes. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Witch.

Secondary Class: Cleric.

Alignment: A coven saint’s alignment must be within one step of her deity's, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis.

Hit Dice: d6.

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

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The coven saint is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the favored weapon of her deity. A coven saint is not proficient with armor or shields. Armor interferes with a coven saint's gestures, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail.

Aura (Ex): At 1st level, a coven saint gains the cleric’s aura ability.

Domain: Like a cleric, a coven saint’s deity influences her alignment, what magic she can perform, and her values. Although not as tied to the tenets of the deity as a cleric, a coven saint must still hold such guidelines in high regard, despite that fact she can go against them if it serves the greater good of the faith. At 1st level, when a coven saint gains her familiar, she must select one domain from among those belonging to her deity. She can select an alignment domain only if her alignment matches that domain. With the GM’s approval, a coven saint can be devoted to an ideal instead of a deity, selecting one domain to represent her personal inclination and abilities. The restriction on alignment domains still applies.

Each domain grants a number of domain powers, depending on the level of the coven saint. A coven saint gains the bonus spells listed for each domain, and the associated bonus spell slots. The coven saint uses her level as her effective cleric level when determining the power and effect of her domain powers. If the coven saint has cleric levels, one of her two domain selections must be the same domain selected as a coven saint. Levels of cleric and coven saint stack for the purpose of determining domain powers, abilities, and bonus spells. This ability replaces patron spells, and the hexes gained at 1st, and 8th, and 16th level.

Talisman of Faith: A coven saint gains a special talisman through which to channel her faith. This talisman functions as a divine focus and a holy (or unholy) symbol. This talisman is not made of any special material, but is always of masterwork quality. The coven saint can add additional magic abilities