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The theosophist believes that formal study and learning leads to wisdom and knowledge of the divine. He approaches his faith as a student rather than a devotee. As such, the theosophist gains an intellectual understanding of his religion. This allows him a more nuanced view of divine powers.

Slow Base Attack Bonus & Reduced Hit Die

Theosophists devote their time to study and introspection. As such, they are not capable combatants.

A theosophist uses a d6 for Hit Dice and has a slow base attack bonus progression. His base saving throws remain those of a normal cleric.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

The theosophist is proficient with the club, dagger, heavy mace, light mace, quarterstaff, and sling, but not with any type of armor or shield.


The theosophist's intense study grants him access to three domains, two of which must be domains his deity possesses.

The third can be any domain available to the character. He gains access to all three domain powers and domain spells.

Class Skills

Appraise (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int)

Skill Ranks per Level

4 + Int modifier

Scholar (Ex)

The theosophist gains a +2 bonus to Knowledge (religion), Linguistics, and Spellcraft checks.

Versatile Channeling (Ex)

The theosophist's study allows him to utilize divine energy more effectively. At 1st level, he must choose to channel either positive or negative energy for his channel energy class ability.

However, at 3rd level, he gains the Versatile Channeler feat no matter the alignment of his deity. He does not need to meet the feat's prerequisites.

Studied Spellcasting (Ex)

The theosophist's study of magic allows him to recall spells even if he has not prepared them.

At 8th level, the theosophist can choose one domain. He may lose any prepared spell that is not an orison or a domain spell so that he can spontaneously cast any domain spell of the chosen domain of the same level or lower.