Sorcerer

You didn’t choose to become a spellcaster—you were born one. There’s magic in your blood, whether a divinity touched one of your ancestors, a forebear communed with a primal creature, or a powerful occult ritual influenced your line. Self-reflection and study allow you to refine your inherent magical skills and unlock new, more powerful abilities. The power in your blood carries a risk, however, and you constantly face the choice of whether you’ll rise to become a master spellcaster or fall into destruction.

During Combat Encounters...

You use spells to injure your enemies, influence their minds, and hamper their movements. You might be too vulnerable to get into melee combat, or your bloodline might give you abilities that help you hold your own in a brawl. While your magic is powerful, to conserve your best spells—or when you’ve used them all up—you also rely on cantrips.

During Social Encounters...

Your natural charisma makes you good at interacting with people.

While Exploring...

You detect the magic around you, finding treasures and warning your adventuring group of magical traps. When the group encounters mysteries or problems related to your bloodline, you try to solve them.

In Downtime...

You craft magic items or scribe scrolls. Your bloodline might drive you to research your ancestry or associate with affiliated people or creatures.

You Might...

  • Have a strong independent streak, and whether you embrace or reject your magical heritage, you long to distinguish yourself both as a spellcaster and as an individual.
  • View your lineage with fascination, fear, or something in between—anything from wholehearted acceptance to vehement rejection.
  • Rely on magic items, such as scrolls and wands, to supplement your limited selection of spells.

Others Probably...

  • Marvel at your ability to create magic from thin air and view your abilities with equal parts admiration and mistrust.
  • Consider you less dedicated than studious wizards, devoted clerics, and other practitioners of magic, since power comes to you naturally.
  • Assume you’re as unpredictable as the magic you bring forth, even if your personality proves otherwise.

Sorcerer Advancement

Level Class Features
1 Ancestry and background, initial proficiencies, bloodline, sorcerer spellcasting, spell repertoire
2 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
3 2nd-level spells, general feat, signature spells, skill increase
4 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
5 3rd-level spells, ability boosts, ancestry feat, magical fortitude, skill increase
6 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
7 4th-level spells, expert spellcaster, general feat, skill increase
8 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
9 5th-level spells, ancestry feat, lightning reflexes, skill increase
10 Ability boosts, skill feat, sorcerer feat
11 6th-level spells, alertness, general feat, simple weapon expertise, skill increase
12 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
13 7th-level spells, ancestry feat, defensive robes, skill increase, weapon specialization
14 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
15 8th-level spells, ability boosts, general feat, master spellcaster, skill increase
16 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
17 9th-level spells, ancestry feat, skill increase
18 Skill feat, sorcerer feat
19 Bloodline paragon, general feat, legendary spellcaster, skill increase
20 Ability boosts, skill feat, sorcerer feat

Sorcerer Spells per Day

 Level   Cantrips   1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
1 5 3
2 5 4
3 5 4 3
4 5 4 4
5 5 4 4 3
6 5 4 4 4
7 5 4 4 4 3
8 5 4 4 4 4
9 5 4 4 4 4 3
10 5 4 4 4 4 4
11 5 4 4 4 4 4 3
12 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
13 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
14 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
15 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
16 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
17 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
18 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
19 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1*
20 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1*