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Unlettered Arcanist

Some arcanists store their spells as whispered secrets within familiars instead of on paper.

The unlettered arcanist is an archetype of the arcanist class.


An unlettered arcanist does not keep a spellbook. Instead, she gains a familiar in which she stores her spells as a witch does, though she does not gain a witch's patron. Treat her arcanist level as her witch level for determining the abilities and benefits granted by the familiar. Anything that would allow an unlettered arcanist to add spells to her spellbook allows her to add spells to her familiar instead.

This ability replaces spellbooks.

Witch Spells

An unlettered arcanist follows a different arcane tradition. She uses the witch spell list instead of the wizard/sorcerer spell list.

This ability alters the spells class feature.