Dracognostic (archetype)

This archetype may only be selected by races which have access to dragonmarks (dwarves, elves, gnomes, halflings, humans, half-elves and half-orcs).

In the Blood: At 1st level the cryptic selects one dragonmark available to members of his race, and receives Skill Focus for that mark's associated skill as a bonus feat. If he later gains a dragonmark, it must be the chosen mark. This replaces the Scribe Tattoo feat normally gained at 1st level.

Draconic Talents (Sp): As long as he maintains his psionic focus, the cryptic may use the spells which would be granted to his chosen mark by the Advanced Dragonmark feat as spell-like abilities at will (caster level equals half his cryptic level, minimum 1; save DC = 10 + spell level + his Intelligence modifier). If he does not maintain his psionic focus, he must expend 1 power point with each use of these abilities. This replaces the cryptic's Lesser Insights ability.

Psychic Dragonmark (Sp): At 3rd level the cryptic can use his chosen mark's 1st-level bloodline spell as a spell-like ability with a caster level equal to his cryptic level. At every 3rd level thereafter, he gains access to bloodline spells of one level higher in this fashion (to a maximum of 6th-level spells at 18th level). The save DCs of these effects are equal to 10 + spell level + his Intelligence modifier. To use one of these spell-like abilities, the cryptic must expend power points equal to 2x the level of the spell; in addition, he may choose to augment the spell as if it were a psionic power, increasing its save DC by +1 for every 2 additional power points spent (subject to the normal limits on power point expenditure). This replaces the cryptic's Evasion, Swift Trapper and Unchanging Pattern abilities.

Insights: The cryptic may choose from the following insights in addition to the normal insights allowed to cryptics. As he lacks the Evasion class feature, he cannot select the Improved Evasion insight unless he has gained Evasion from another source. This modifies, but does not replace, the cryptic's Insight ability.

  • Dragonmark Focus: Increase the caster level and save DCs of the cryptic's Draconic Talents and Psychic Dragonmark spell-like abilities by +1. A cryptic must be at least 12th level before selecting this insight.
  • Favored in House: The cryptic receives the Favored in House ability of the Dragonmarked bloodline. A cryptic must be at least 6th level before selecting this insight.
  • Heir of Siberys: The cryptic receives the Heir of Siberys ability of the Dragonmarked bloodline. A cryptic must be at least 18th level and have selected both Favored in House and Dragonmark Focus before selecting this insight.
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