Bomber Mage (Wizard/Alchemist)

A bomber mage strives to fuse the consistent techniques of his arcane spellcasting with the volatile science of creating bombs. Unlike the alchemist, the bomber mage uses the arcane energies at his disposable to modify and enhance the effects of these explosive devices and increase the power of their detonation. In addition to his arcane bombs, the bomber mage also employs the use of extracts to enhance his arcane capabilities. The bomber mage is essentially a primary spellcaster that can support his allies in combat with ranged incendiaries or with spell effects through extracts, should he exhaust his complement of his spells, or require different tactics to defeat his foe. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)

Primary Class: Wizard.

Secondary Class: Alchemist.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d6.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The bomber mage may select three alchemist skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal wizard class skills. The bomber mage gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The bomber mage is proficient with all simple weapons, but not with any armor or shields. Armor interferes with an bomber mage’s movements, which can cause his spells with somatic components to fail.

Spellcasting: The bomber mage casts arcane spells drawn from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. A bomber mage must choose and prepare his spells ahead of time. The bomber mage does not cast cantrips and gains the detect magic and read magic cantrips and places them in his spellbook as 1st-level spells. He also receives bonus spells per day if he has a high Intelligence score. A bomber mage otherwise learns, prepares, and casts spells as a wizard of equal level. In addition, a bomber mage of 3rd level or higher gains the ability to create extracts (see Extracts), using his bomber mage level as his caster level. For the purpose of these extracts, a bomber mage considers any spell in his spellbook as a formulae.

Alchemy (Su): At 1st level, a bomber mage gains the alchemist’s ability to create mundane alchemical substances such as alchemist’s fire and smokesticks. When using Craft (alchemy) to create an alchemical item, a bomber mage gains a competence bonus equal to his class level on the Craft (alchemy) check. In addition, a bomber mage can use Craft (alchemy) to identify potions as if using detect magic. He must hold the potion for 1 round to make such a check. This ability and extracts replace cantrips.

Arcane School: This is exactly like the wizard ability of the same name, except that the bomber mage must select the