Pathfinder 2 Oracle Class

Your conduit to divine power eschews the traditional channels of prayer and servitude—you instead glean divine truths that extend beyond any single deity. You understand the great mysteries of the universe embodied in overarching concepts that transcend good and evil or chaos and law, whether because you perceive the common ground across multiple deities or circumvent their power entirely. You explore one of these mysteries and draw upon its power to cast miraculous spells, but that power comes with a terrible price: a curse that grows stronger the more you draw upon it. Your abilities are a double-edged sword, which you might uphold as an instrument of the divine or view as a curse from the gods.

Key Ability Charisma - At 1st level, your class gives you an ability boost to Charisma.
Hit Points 8 + Con Modifier - You increase your maximum number of HP by this number at 1st level and every level thereafter.

During Combat Encounters...

You draw upon your mystery to empower yourself in combat, balancing miraculous effects with the increasing severity of your curse as conflicting divine demands overtax your physical body. You cast spells to aid your allies and devastate your foes, or depending on your mystery, you might wade into battle yourself.

During Social Encounters...

You rely upon the insights drawn from your mystery. You might leverage your curse to intimidate people or hide its effects to better blend in.

While Exploring...

You recenter yourself to bring the terrible metaphysical conflicts causing your curse back under control so you can draw upon your mystery’s power again later. You remain aware of supernatural forces acting around you, perhaps peeking into the future to gain insights.

In Downtime...

You might seek to learn more about your mystery and the divine wellsprings that fuel your power. Associating with others interested in the subject of your mystery can make it easier to live with your curse. You could associate with an organized religion or even start your own faithful following devoted to your mystery.

You Might...

Others Probably...

Table: Oracle Advancement
Level Class Features
1Ancestry and background, divine spellcasting, initial proficiencies, mystery, spell repertoire
2Oracle feat, skill feat
3General feat, signature spells, skill increase
4Oracle feat, skill feat
5Ability boosts, ancestry feat, skill increase
6Oracle feat, skill feat
7Expert spellcaster, general feat, resolve, skill increase
8Oracle feat, skill feat
9Ancestry feat, magical fortitude, skill increase
10Ability boosts, oracle feat, skill feat
11Alertness, general feat, major curse, skill increase, weapon expertise
12Oracle feat, skill feat
13Ancestry feat, light armor expertise, lightning reflexes, skill increase, weapon specialization
14Oracle feat, skill feat
15Ability boosts, general feat, master spellcaster, skill increase
16Oracle feat, skill feat
17Ancestry feat, extreme curse, greater resolve, skill increase
18Oracle feat, skill feat
19General feat, legendary spellcaster, oracular clarity, skill increase
20Ability boosts, oracle feat, skill feat

Class Features

You gain these abilities as an Oracle. Abilities gained at higher levels list the levels at which you gain them next to the features’ names.

Ancestry and Background

In addition to the abilities provided by your class at 1st level, you have the benefits of your selected ancestry and background, as described in Chapter 2.

Initial Proficiencies

At 1st level you gain a number of proficiencies that represent your basic training. These proficiencies are noted in at the start of this class.

Divine Spellcasting

Your mystery provides you with divine magical power. You can cast spells using the Cast a Spell activity, and you can supply material, somatic, and verbal components when casting spells. Your unconventional access to this divine power means you can usually replace material components with somatic components, so you don’t need to use a material component pouch when casting spells.

At 1st level, you can cast up to two 1st-level spells per day. You must know spells to cast them, and you learn them via the spell repertoire class feature. The number of spells you can cast each day is called your spell slots. As you increase in level as an oracle, your number of spells per day increases, as does the highest level of spells you can cast, as shown on Table: Oracle Spells per Day

Some of your spells require you to attempt a spell attack roll to see how effective they are, or have your enemies roll against your spell DC (typically by attempting a saving throw). Since your key ability is Charisma, your spell attack rolls and spell DCs use your Charisma modifier.

Heightening Spells

When you get spell slots of 2nd level and higher, you can fill those slots with stronger versions of lower-level spells. To cast a heightened spell, you must have the heightened version in your repertoire; for example, you can’t cast a 3rd-level version of a spell that is only in your repertoire at 1st level. Many spells have specific improvements when they are heightened to certain levels. The signature spells class feature lets you heighten certain spells freely.

Cantrips

A cantrip is a special type of spell that doesn’t use spell slots. You can cast a cantrip at will, any number of times per day. A cantrip is always automatically heightened to half your level rounded up-this is usually equal to the highest level of spell you can cast as an oracle. For example, as a 1st-level oracle, your cantrips are 1st-level spells, and as a 5th-level oracle, your cantrips are 3rd-level spells.

Table: Oracle Spells per Day
Your LevelCantripsSpell Level
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th
152
253
3532
4533
55332
65333
753332
853333
9533332
10533333
115333332
125333333
1353333332
1453333333
15533333332
16533333333
175333333332
185333333333
1953333333331*
2053333333331*
* The oracular clarity class feature gives you a 10th-level spell slot that works a bit differently from other spell slots.

Spell Repertoire

The collection of spells you can cast is called your spell repertoire. At 1st level, you learn two 1st-level spells of your choice and five cantrips of your choice. You choose these from the common spells from the divine spell list, or from other divine spells to which you have access. You can cast any spell in your spell repertoire by using a spell slot of an appropriate spell level.

You add to this spell repertoire as you increase in level. Each time you get a spell slot, you add a spell of the same level to your spell repertoire. At 2nd level, you select another 1st-level spell; at 3rd level, you select two 2nd-level spells, and so on. When you add spells, you might add a higher-level version of a spell you already have, so you can cast a heightened version of that spell.

Though you gain them at the same rate, your spell slots and the spells in your spell repertoire are separate. If a feat or other ability adds a spell to your spell repertoire, it wouldn’t give you another spell slot, and vice versa.

Swapping Spells in Your Repertoire

As you gain new spells in your repertoire, you might want to replace some of the spells you previously learned. Each time you gain a level and learn new spells, you can swap out one of your old spells for a different spell of the same level. You can also instead swap a cantrip. You can also swap out spells by retraining during downtime.

Mystery

An oracle wields divine power, but not from a single divine being. This power could come from a potent concept or ideal, the attention of multiple divine entities whose areas of concern all touch on that subject, or a direct and dangerous conduit to raw divine power. This is the oracle’s mystery, a source of divine magic not beholden to any deity.

Choose the mystery that empowers your magic. Your mystery grants you special spells called revelation spells and might later grant you divine domain spells. It dictates the effects of your oracular curse, adds an additional cantrip to your repertoire, and gives you one or more trained skills. Drawing insight and power from the collective divine influences that fuel your magic also provides you with a special benefit.

The following oracle mysteries are presented in this book.

Ancestors Voices of past generations teach and haunt you.

Battle You embody the virtues upheld by heroes of legend.

Bones Death always seems near, and the dead speak to you.

Cosmos You draw power from the stars and the spaces between.

Flames You dance with fire and do your best to remain unscorched by it.

Life The teeming energies of life flow through you out into the world.

Lore You gain access to unparalleled, overwhelming knowledge.

Tempest Wind, waves, and storms rage at your beck and call.

Revelation Spells

The powers of your mystery manifest in the form of revelation spells, which are a type of focus spell. Casting a revelation spell costs 1 Focus Point and increases the effects of your oracular curse. You start with a focus pool of 2 Focus Points. You refill your focus pool during your daily preparations, and you can regain 1 Focus Point by spending 10 minutes using the Refocus activity to reconcile the conflicting or unconventional nature of your divine mystery.

Focus spells are automatically heightened to half your level rounded up. Focus spells don’t require spell slots, and you can’t cast them using spell slots (see Divine Spellcasting). Taking feats can give you more focus spells and increase the size of your focus pool, though your focus pool can never hold more than 3 Focus Points.

Revelation spells have the cursebound trait, unlike other focus spells. This trait means they increase the severity of your oracular curse (see below) when cast. You can’t cast a cursebound spell if you don’t have an oracular curse.

You learn two revelation spells at 1st level. The first is an initial revelation spell determined by your mystery. The second is an initial domain spell you select from one of the domains associated with your mystery, which you cast as a revelation spell, causing it to gain the cursebound trait.

Oracular Curse

Drawing on multiple disparate sources of power inevitably places an incredible stress on your body, manifesting as a supernatural curse. The more revelation spells you cast, the worse the effects of your curse, but these increasingly conflicting energies can also provide you with divine benefits.

The specific effects of your curse are tied to your mystery, but all curses follow the same progression. A curse continually gives you a mild but constant reminder that you carry otherworldly power. As you cast revelation spells, your curse intensifies, first to a minor effect and then to a moderate effect.

Your curse progresses to its minor stage the first time you finish casting a revelation spell after your daily preparations. Once your minor curse has manifested, it remains in effect until you rest for 8 hours and again make your daily preparations. If you cast a revelation spell while your minor curse is in effect, you progress to the moderate curse effect immediately after you finish Casting the Spell. The minor effect continues to affect you, though some moderate curse effects might alter the specifics of your minor curse. At higher levels, you can cast more revelation spells, progressing your curse to its major stage and then an extreme stage; these stronger curses are cumulative with the effects of the lower stages and can alter them. When you Refocus while under the effects of your moderate or stronger curse, you reduce your curse’s severity to minor in addition to regaining a Focus Point.

Drawing upon your mystery’s power while your curse is at its worst causes an irreconcilable conflict between you and the sources of your power. Immediately after casting a revelation spell while under the moderate effect of your curse, you are overwhelmed. While overwhelmed, you can’t Cast or Sustain any revelation spells— you effectively lose access to those spells. You can still Refocus to reduce the effects of your curse and regain a Focus Point, but doing so doesn’t allow you to cast further revelation spells. These effects last until you rest for 8 hours and make your daily preparations, at which point your curse returns to its basic state. At higher levels, you can grow to withstand your curse’s major and even extreme effects, enabling you to cast more revelation spells without becoming overwhelmed.

Your curse has the curse, divine, and necromancy traits. You can’t mitigate, reduce, or remove the effects of your oracular curse by any means other than Refocusing and resting for 8 hours. For example, if your curse makes creatures concealed from you, you can’t negate that concealed condition through a magic item or spell, such as true strike (though you would still benefit from the other effects of that item or spell). Likewise, remove curse and similar spells don’t affect your curse at all.

Oracle Feats [Level 2]

At 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you gain an oracle class feat.

Skill Feats [Level 2]

At 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you gain a skill feat. You must be trained or better in the corresponding skill to select a skill feat.

General Feats [Level 3]

At 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter, you gain a general feat.

Signature Spells [Level 3]

Experience enables you to cast some spells more flexibly. For each spell level you have access to, choose one spell of that level to be a signature spell. You don’t need to learn heightened versions of signature spells separately; instead, you can heighten these spells freely. If you’ve learned a signature spell at a higher level than its minimum, you can also cast all its lower-level versions without learning those separately. If you swap out a signature spell, you can replace it with any spell you could have chosen when you first selected it (i.e., of the same spell level or lower). You can also retrain specifically to change a signature spell to a different spell of that level without swapping any spells; this takes as much time as retraining a spell normally does.

Skill Increases [Level 3]

At 3rd level and every 2 levels thereafter, you gain a skill increase. You can use this increase either to increase your proficiency rank to trained in one skill you’re untrained in, or to increase your proficiency rank in one skill in which you’re already trained to expert.

At 7th level, you can use skill increases to increase your proficiency rank to master in a skill in which you’re already an expert, and at 15th level, you can use them to increase your proficiency rank to legendary in a skill in which you’re already a master.

Ability Boosts [Level 5]

At 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter, you boost four different ability scores. You can use these ability boosts to increase your ability scores above 18. Boosting an ability score increases it by 1 if it’s already 18 or above, or by 2 if it starts out below 18.

Ancestry Feats [Level 5]

In addition to the ancestry feat you started with, you gain an ancestry feat at 5th level and every 4 levels thereafter. The list of ancestry feats available to you can be found in your ancestry’s entry.

Expert Spellcaster [Level 7]

The intricacy of your divine power has grown clearer over time. Your proficiency ranks for divine spell attack rolls and spell DCs increase to expert.

Resolve [Level 7]

You’ve steeled your mind with resolve. Your proficiency rank for Will saves increases to master. When you roll a success on a Will save, you get a critical success instead.

Magical Fortitude [Level 9]

Magical power has improved your body’s resiliency. Your proficiency rank for Fortitude saves increases to expert.

Alertness [Level 11]

You remain alert to threats around you. Your proficiency rank for Perception increases to expert.

Major Curse [Level 11]

You’ve learned to better balance the conflicting powers wreaking havoc on your body. Immediately after completing the casting of a revelation spell while you are affected by your moderate curse, your curse progresses to its major effect, rather than overwhelming you. This effect lasts until you Refocus, which reduces your curse to its minor effect. If you cast a revelation spell while under the effects of your major curse, you are overwhelmed by your curse.

In addition, increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool from 2 to 3. If you spend at least 2 Focus Points before you again Refocus, you recover 2 Focus Points when you Refocus instead of 1.

Weapon Expertise [Level 11]

You’ve dedicated yourself to learning the intricacies of your weapons. Your proficiency ranks for simple weapons and unarmed attacks increase to expert.

Light Armor Expertise [Level 13]

You’ve learned how to dodge while wearing light or no armor. Your proficiency rank for light armor and unarmored defense increases to expert.

Lightning Reflexes [Level 13]

Your reflexes are lightning fast. Your proficiency rank for Reflex saves increases to expert.

Weapon Specialization [Level 13]

You’ve learned how to inflict greater injuries with the weapons you know best. You deal 2 additional damage with weapons and unarmed attacks in which you are an expert. This damage increases to 3 if you’re a master and 4 if you’re legendary.

Master Spellcaster [Level 15]

You truly understand the deep and complex divine power within your mystery. Your proficiency ranks for divine spell attack rolls and spell DCs increase to master.

Extreme Curse [Level 17]

You have mastered a perilous balance between the conflicting divine powers of your mystery, gaining the power to change your fate, but straining both body and soul. When you cast a revelation spell while affected by your major curse, your curse intensifies to an extreme effect instead of overwhelming you. All mysteries share the same effects for their extreme curse.

When affected by your extreme curse, you become doomed 2 (or increase your doomed condition by 2 if you were already doomed). Once every 10 minutes, when you fail an attack roll, skill or Perception check, or saving throw, you can reroll it and use the second result. The reroll has the fortune trait and doesn’t require you to spend an action, meaning you can use the reroll even if you can’t act. These effects are in addition to all the effects of your major curse, and they can’t be removed by any means until you Refocus to reduce your curse to its minor effect.

If you cast a revelation spell while under the effects of this extreme curse, you are overwhelmed by your curse, and you remain doomed 2 even if you Refocus.

Additionally, if you spend at least 3 Focus Points before you again Refocus, you recover 3 Focus Points when you Refocus instead of 1.

Greater Resolve [Level 17]

Your unbelievable training grants you mental resiliency. Your proficiency rank for Will saves increases to legendary. When you roll a success on a Will save, you get a critical success instead. When you roll a critical failure on a Will save, you get a failure instead. When you fail a Will save against a damaging effect, you take half damage.

Legendary Spellcaster [Level 19]

You can harness divine power at a level few others can match. Your proficiency ranks for divine spell attack rolls and spell DCs increase to legendary.

Oracular Clarity [Level 19]

You now fully grasp the nature of the divine power behind your mystery, allowing you to work magic akin to miracles. Add two common 10th-level divine spells to your repertoire. You gain a single 10th-level spell slot you can use to cast one of those two spells using oracle spellcasting. You don’t gain more 10th-level spells as you level up, unlike other spell slots, and you can’t use 10th-level slots with abilities that give you more spell slots or that let you cast spells without expending spell slots. You can take the Oracular Providence feat to gain a second slot.

Mysteries

Choose the divine mystery that fuels your mystical power. Your mystery might represent a pantheistic devotion to all the deities with power over the subject of your mystery, veneration of a particular ideal, or a conduit to raw divine energy. Whatever its origin and nature, your mystery determines the revelation spells you can cast and the oracular curse that overtakes your body when you do. You learn skills related to that mystery, gain access to a cantrip, and gain a special benefit drawn from the combined divine knowledge and experience of your mystery.

Reading a Mystery Entry

A mystery entry contains the following information, followed by a description of that mystery’s curse.

Mystery Benefit The mystery benefit is a special ability (or abilities) you gain from your mystery.

Trained Skill You become trained in the listed skill. A few mysteries make you trained in more than one skill.

Granted Cantrip You automatically add this cantrip to your spell repertoire, in addition to those you gain through divine spellcasting.

Revelation Spells You automatically gain your mystery’s initial revelation spell at 1st level and can gain more by selecting the Advanced Revelation, Greater Revelation, and Diverse Mystery oracle feats.

Related Domains These are the cleric domains associated with your mystery. You select one initial domain spell from one of these domains at 1st level, which you can cast as a revelation spell with the cursebound trait.

Ancestors

The voices of generations past speak to you, and you hear their words. You might resent the constant interruption, or you might revere the spirits of those who came before. Perhaps you hail from a culture with strong ancestral traditions, such as the Shoanti Skoan- Quah (Skull Clan), a traditional dwarven community that worships Torag’s family pantheon, or a group that reveres Erastil or Pharasma. You might commune with powerful psychopomps who shepherd souls to the afterlife, with the River of Souls itself, or with those spirits who have become trapped outside of the great cycle of spiritual rebirth. You learn from their whispers and the fragments of their memories, but opening your mind to their knowledge and experience also allows them to meddle in your worldly affairs.

Mystery Benefit The whispers of your ancestors have bestowed additional knowledge upon you. You gain an additional ancestry feat at 1st level and another additional ancestry feat at 11th level. These feats can’t be ones that grant physiological effects, such as additional senses or unarmed attacks.

Trained Skill Society

Granted Cantrip guidance

Revelation Spells initial: ancestral touch; advanced: ancestral defense; greater: ancestral form

Related Domains death, family

Curse of Ancestral Meddling

The ancestral spirits you commune with haunt you and meddle with your belongings and actions, either out of a well-intentioned (but ultimately detrimental) attempt to assist you, as punishment for your audacity in circumventing the traditional means of achieving divine power, for their own amusement, or a mixture of the above. Your hair, clothing, and belongings constantly shift and stir, seemingly of their own volition.

Minor Curse One of your ancestors becomes predominant in their meddling. The first time you gain this effect each day, roll 1d4 on Table: Ancestral Influence to determine which type of ancestor becomes predominant. This predominant ancestor guides you to use their preferred type of action. When you try to use one of the types of actions listed for the other ancestors, you must succeed at a DC 4 flat check. On a failure, you spend the action but gain no effect (though you don’t lose the spell if you were Casting a Spell). If your action would take 1 minute or longer, it’s long enough that you can overcome the meddling, and you don’t need to attempt a flat check.

During combat or another tense, round-by-round encounter, other ancestors wrestle for control of your actions. When you roll initiative, and then at the end of each of your turns during the encounter, roll 1d4 and change your predominant ancestor appropriately. Once the encounter ends, you return to the influence of the ancestor you first rolled for the day.

Moderate Curse The flat check DC to use other actions is 6, and you get the moderate curse benefit listed for your predominant ancestor in Table: Ancestral Influence

Major Curse (11th) The flat check DC is 8, and you get the major curse benefit listed for your predominant ancestor instead of the moderate curse benefit.

Table: Ancestral Influence
1d4AncestorPreferred ActionModerate Curse BenefitMajor Curse Benefit
1MartialStrikesYour Strikes gain a +1 status bonus to attack rolls and a +2 status bonus to damage.Your Strikes gain a +1 status bonus to attack rolls and a +6 status bonus to damage.
2SkillfulPerception and Skill actionsYou gain a +1 status bonus to skill checks and Perception checks.You gain a +2 status bonus to skill checks and Perception checks.
3SpellcastingCast a SpellNon-cantrip spells without a duration gain a status bonus to their damage and healing equal to the spell’s level.Non-cantrip spells without a duration gain a status bonus to their damage and healing equal to the spell’s level +3.
4You choose which ancestor guides your actions.

Battle

Warlike forces fill you with physical might and tactical knowledge, aiming to have you uphold the glory of combat, fight to improve the world, prepare against the necessity of conflict, or endure the inevitability of war. You might draw upon deities such as Gorum, Iomedae, Rovagug, the Horseman of War Szuriel, the Queen of the Night Eiseth, the Vudrani god Diomazul, and others, or you might find power in the unending conflict between the armies of Heaven and Hell, the Elemental Planes, the Outer Gods, or even the collective spirits of those who fought in wars over the ages.

Mystery Benefit You are no stranger to the trappings of warfare. You are trained in medium and heavy armor. At 13th level, if you gain the light armor expertise class feature, you also gain expert proficiency in these armors.

Choose one weapon group that embodies your mystery. You are trained in all martial weapons of that group. At 11th level, if you gain the weapon expertise class feature, you also gain expert proficiency for martial weapons in your chosen group, and you become trained in advanced weapons in that group.

Trained Skill Athletics

Granted Cantrip shield

Revelation Spells initial: call to arms; advanced: battlefield persistence; greater: heroic feat

Related Domains might, zeal

Curse of the Hero’s Burden

You thrive while adrenaline flows and your life depends on your might alone, but holding the collective battle prowess of the ages within you leaves your body weakened after a fight. You smell faintly of steel and blood no matter how you try to remove or mask the scent, you appear more muscular than you actually are, and you hear the faint clash and clamor of battle in the distance at all times.

Minor Curse Your body languishes when you aren’t bringing harm to your foes. You take a –2 status penalty to AC and saving throws, but each time you make a Strike, you can suspend these penalties until the start of your next turn.

Moderate Curse The strain of conflict wears upon your body, even though you gain vitality from it. Making a Strike reduces the penalty from your minor curse to –1 rather than suspending it entirely. You gain a +2 status bonus to weapon and unarmed damage rolls. You also gain fast healing equal to half your level while in a non-trivial combat encounter.

Major Curse (11th) Your body proves capable of truly heroic feats, but doing so interferes with your mental focus. Your moderate curse’s fast healing is equal to your level, and its damage bonus is +6. You gain a +1 status bonus to weapon and unarmed attack rolls, but you are stupefied 2.

Bones

Your mystery imparts an understanding of death and undeath in all their macabre complexity. You might have had a brush with death yourself—maybe even dying and returning to life—or carry the touch of undeath in your blood. If you commune with deities, you might speak with guardians of death like Pharasma and the psychopomp ushers (the most powerful among creatures that guide souls through the afterlife); a bringer of death like the Mantis God Achaekek or the Horseman of the Apocalypse Charon; or a herald of undeath such as Urgathoa.

Mystery Benefit You can cleverly leverage the subtleties of life and death to your benefit. Each day during your preparations, you can choose to align yourself in the confluence of positive and negative energy so as to gain negative healing, which means you are harmed by positive damage and healed by negative effects as if you were undead. If you already have negative healing, instead the DC of your recovery checks is equal to 9 + your current dying value.

Trained Skill Medicine

Granted Cantrip chill touch

Revelation Spells initial: soul siphon; advanced: armor of bones; greater: claim undead

Related Domains death, undeath

Curse of Living Death

Your body is slowly decaying even though you are alive, and using your powers furthers this unnatural living death. You carry a touch of the grave about you, manifesting as bloodless pallor, a faint smell of earth, or deathly cold skin.

Minor Curse Bones protrude through your skin and your flesh rots, combining with a stench of decay and an unearthly chill. Non-magical effects that would restore your Hit Points only grant you half as many HP as normal.

Moderate Curse Your dead flesh continues to rot, affecting your health. You become drained 1, and this drained condition is cumulative with any other drained conditions you gain. This drained condition is removed only when you Refocus; effects that normally remove the drained condition reduce your drained condition to drained 1 instead. In addition, you gain resistance to poison equal to half your level. You gain a +4 status bonus to saves against diseases, poisons, and death effects, and if you roll a success on such a save, you get a critical success instead.

Major Curse (11th) You stand just steps from the grave. You become wounded 1. This wounded condition is removed only when you Refocus; effects that normally remove the wounded condition reduce your wounded condition to wounded 1 instead. When you would attempt a recovery check, you can choose to get an automatic success instead of rolling, and if you roll a critical failure on a save against a disease, poison, or death effect, you get a failure instead.

Cosmos

Celestial bodies great and small exert influence on you, giving you sublime cosmic power. Perhaps you see the glittering stars as a divine blessing, or perhaps you feel drawn to the infinitely dark spaces between. You might uphold deities like Desna, Sarenrae, or the deific lovers Shizuru and Tsukiyo who represent the sun and the moon—or you might draw power from dark entities from beyond the stars, like certain Outer Gods, or destructive gods of the night like Zon-Kuthon or the rat goddess Lao Shu Po.

Mystery Benefit Your body is as much an astronomical one as it is physical. You gain resistance equal to 2 + half your level against all physical damage.

Trained Skill Nature

Granted Cantrip dancing lights

Revelation Spells initial: spray of stars; advanced: interstellar void; greater: moonlight bridge

Related Domains darkness, moon

Curse of the Sky’s Call

You have your head in the clouds—and not just figuratively. Your body is drawn toward the heavens, making you lighter and less substantial than you should be. Your eyes glow with starry light, and your hair and clothing float and drift around you.

Minor Curse Your unnatural lightness makes it hard to keep your footing and interact with other physical objects. You are enfeebled 1 and take a –2 penalty to saves and DCs against Grapple, Shove, and other forms of forced movement.

Moderate Curse Your body is drawn further skyward. You are enfeebled 2, and the penalty from your minor curse increases to –3. You are treated as one size smaller for wind effects. You gain a +2 status bonus against Trip attempts, you only take half as much damage from falls, and you gain the effects of the Powerful Leap and Quick Jump skill feats. You weigh only half as much, and your Bulk, should someone need to carry you, is also half as much.

Major Curse (11th) As your body rises, you float just above the ground beneath you. You become enfeebled 4, and the penalty from your minor curse increases to –4. You can walk on liquids as if they were solid; you gain the effects of the Cloud Jump skill feat; and you don’t leave tracks, trigger weight-sensitive pressure plates, or otherwise connect with the ground below you.

Flames

Fire lives at the center of the world, the center of the sun, and the center of civilization. You might revere this elemental force, siphon power from the Elemental Plane of Fire, or venerate a collection of deities such as Asmodeus, Sarenrae, the Tian goddess of disasters and volcanoes Lady Nanbyo, or the elemental lord of fire Ymeri.

Mystery Benefit Like fire itself, you flicker and dance, avoiding effects that would quench your vitality. You have expert proficiency in Reflex saves. At 13th level, if you gain the lightning reflexes class feature, your proficiency rank for Reflex saves increases to master, and when you roll a success on a Reflex save, you get a critical success instead.

Trained Skill Acrobatics

Granted Cantrip produce flame

Revelation Spells initial: incendiary aura; advanced: whirling flames; greater: flaming fusillade

Related Domains fire, sun

Curse of Engulfing Flames

You see flames and smoke wherever you look. These flames might be imagined, or they might be a preternatural glimpse of the metaphorical fires that empower the entire multiverse—but you always see them. Fires flare noticeably (though not dangerously) in your presence, you occasionally smoke slightly, and your body is almost painfully hot to the touch.

Minor Curse The smoke, heat, and crackling flames of your curse fill your vision and all your other senses. Creatures further than 30 feet are concealed from you. You can’t benefit from effects that would allow you to ignore or mitigate this concealment, as normal for effects of an oracular curse.

Moderate Curse Smoke and flickering visions of flame fill your senses more completely, and harmless flickers of obscuring flames also fill your space. You are concealed from other creatures, though as the other creatures aren’t cursed themselves, they can benefit from effects that would allow them to ignore or mitigate the concealed condition, as normal. All other creatures and objects are concealed from you regardless of distance; however, when casting a fire spell, you automatically succeed at the flat check for this concealed condition for targets within 30 feet.

All your senses become imprecise beyond 30 feet, meaning everything past 30 feet that you’d normally be able to see is hidden from you.

Major Curse (11th) The flames surrounding you are no longer simply visions. An aura of fire surrounds you in a 10-foot emanation, dealing 4d6 fire damage (basic Reflex save) to all other creatures in the aura at the end of each of your turns. You lose 1d6 Hit Points at the end of your turn each round, with no save; if you have a weakness to fire, increase the number of HP you lose by that weakness.

You can suppress your aura until the start of your next turn by spending a single action, which has the concentrate trait, to diminish the flames, causing neither you nor anyone in the aura to take damage. While Refocusing to reduce your curse, you are continually diminishing the flames, so you don’t lose HP. The flames subside if you fall unconscious, but they resume when you wake up unless you rested for long enough to reset your curse. As usual for oracular curses, you can’t mitigate or reduce the lost Hit Points in any way, though you can still heal the lost HP normally after the fact.

Life

The never-ending flow of positive energy within living beings is palpable to you. You might uphold the sanctity of life, or perhaps you seek to undermine it. You might draw power from the collective vitality of the world’s living creatures, hold some connection to the Positive Energy Plane, or revere a collection of deities including Irori, Pharasma, Sarenrae, and the god of medicine Qi Zhong.

Mystery Benefit Your body is a deep reservoir of life energy. At each level, you gain Hit Points equal to 10 + your Constitution modifier from the oracle class, instead of 8 + your Constitution modifier.

Trained Skill Medicine

Granted Cantrip stabilize

Revelation Spells initial: life link; advanced: delay affliction; greater: life-giving form

Related Domains death, healing

Curse of Outpouring Life

Life energy flows outward from you and connects you to all living things, but you expend your vital essence to do so. Your presence comforts the ill and injured, causes scars to fade slightly, spurs new growth in plants, and otherwise infuses your surroundings with vitality.

Minor Curse As your life force seeps outward, it becomes more difficult to keep your body functioning. Effects that restore Hit Points to you take a status penalty equal to half your level (minimum 1) to the number of HP you recover.

Moderate Curse The flow of life energy away from you can’t be reversed. In addition to the effects of your minor curse, you can’t be healed by magical effects originating from other creatures. However, if you are unconscious, magical effects can restore you to 1 HP (but no higher). You are affected normally by healing elixirs, potions, and other items. When you cast heal and all your targets are living creatures, you roll d12s instead of d8s for the amount of healing.

Whenever you finish casting a non-cantrip spell, you restore Hit Points equal to the spell level to your choice of either one target of the spell or the creature nearest to you. You can’t heal yourself in this way. This healing has the healing, necromancy, and positive traits, as well as the tradition trait of the spell.

Major Curse (11th) Life energy tears through you to empower your magic. Some of your spells carry positive energy with them. Each time you use a spell slot to cast a 5th-level or higher spell that takes 2 or more actions to cast, you disperse positive energy in a 30-foot burst with the effects of a 3-action heal spell with a level 4 lower than that of the spell you cast. This healing occurs immediately after you finish Casting the Spell. You don’t benefit from this healing. Instead, you lose double the number of Hit Points rolled for the heal spell.

Lore

Knowledge and information come freely to you. You might use this lore to gain power or perhaps to understand the divine mysteries of the multiverse. You might have a conduit to the fabled Akashic Record, maintain a subtle telepathic connection to the collective subconscious of all living creatures, or follow in the footsteps of deities such as Abadar, Irori, Nethys, Irori’s scholarly nephew Gruhastha, the fey triune goddess of fate Magdh, or the lawful aeon god-figure known as the Monad.

Mystery Benefit You hold more mystical knowledge within you than most. You have one additional spell in your repertoire of each level you can cast.

Trained Skill Occultism and one Lore skill of your choice

Granted Cantrip read aura

Revelation Spells initial: brain drain; advanced: access lore; greater: dread secret

Related Domains knowledge, truth

Curse of Torrential Knowledge

You have a link to true divine knowledge, but your mortal mind struggles to process and act on what you know. Loose materials around you, such as dust, grains of rice, and droplets of water, slowly shift to form strange runes or faint indecipherable writing, and you sometimes speak unintelligible truths or statements in unknown languages without realizing it.

Minor Curse You take a –4 penalty to initiative, as trying to process a surge of information about what’s happening around you slows your ability to respond to it.

Moderate Curse The flow of information through your mind grows. The attention you divert to process this huge influx of information means you are always flat-footed. At the start of each of your turns, you automatically make one check to Recall Knowledge as a free action. This uses a skill of your choice that has the Recall Knowledge action, using a result equal to 10 + your proficiency bonus in that skill (with no other bonuses, penalties, or modifiers).

Major Curse (11th) The massive flow of information clouding your mind overwhelms your ability to communicate with others. You can understand all languages, but you can’t speak, use linguistic effects, or otherwise communicate with your allies. If you Cast a Spell with a verbal component, you must succeed at a DC 5 flat check or the spell is lost. You gain a +4 status bonus on saving throws against linguistic effects.

Tempest

The fury of the wind and waves pounds in your heart, whether your power flows from natural storms, a conduit to the elemental Planes of Air and Water, or through reverence of deities such as Gozreh, the tengu god of storms Hei Feng, the demon lord Dagon, or the elemental lords of air and water.

Mystery Benefit You can see perfectly through wind and water, and you send electric charges through both air and water. You never take penalties to Perception from wind, rain, fog, or other precipitation, or from looking through water or being underwater, and such conditions don’t cause anything to be concealed from you.

When you deal physical damage with a non-cantrip air or water spell, you deal an additional 1 electricity damage per spell level.

Trained Skill Nature

Granted Cantrip electric arc

Revelation Spells initial: tempest touch; advanced: thunderburst; greater: tempest form

Related Domains Air, Water

Curse of the Perpetual Storm

You are the center of your own tiny tempest, ever surrounded by wind and rain that worsens the more you tap into your elemental powers. Even when you are calm and at rest, your hair and clothing are blown about by gentle winds, you are slightly damp, and your touch often comes with a static shock.

Minor Curse An aura of a whirling storm whips up in a 5-foot emanation around you and in your space. The aura puts out small non-magical fires 1 round after they’re lit or brought into your aura.

Electrical energy builds up within your storm, turning you into a lightning rod; you gain weakness 2 to electricity, and electricity spells or effects that have additional effects for a creature wearing or holding metal treat you as though you were wearing metal.

Moderate Curse Your minor curse’s aura expands to a 10- foot emanation and carries rain on the winds. The whirling winds impose a –2 circumstance penalty on ranged attack rolls using physical ammunition that target you or originate from you. Your weakness to electricity increases to 5 or half your level, whichever is greater, but torrential rain grants you an equal amount of fire resistance.

Major Curse (11th) Your minor curse’s aura expands to a 15-foot emanation and grows stronger. High winds blowing outward in the aura impede creatures’ progress. The aura is difficult terrain for Large and smaller creatures on the ground, and for Huge or smaller flying creatures. You aren’t affected by this difficult terrain.

The electricity arcing through you becomes dangerous. Any creature that touches you, including with a touch spell or a melee unarmed attack, takes 1d6 electricity damage.

Oracle Feats

At every level that you gain an Oracle feat, you can select one of the following feats. You must satisfy any prerequisites before taking the feat.

Glean Lore [1 action]

Feat 1
Divination Divine Oracle Secret

You tap into the collected lore of the divine, accessing a variety of potentially useful information. Attempt a Religion check to understand the information you gain. The GM sets the DC (similar to the DC to Recall Knowledge), potentially adjusting the DC of the check for topics far removed from your mystery.

Critical Success You comprehend the lore accurately or gain a useful clue from the divine about your situation.

Success You learn two pieces of information about the topic, one true and one erroneous, but you don’t know which is which.

Failure You recall incorrect information or gain an erroneous or misleading clue.

Critical Failure You recall two pieces of incorrect information or gain two erroneous or misleading clues.


Reach Spell [1 action]

Feat 1
Concentrate Metamagic Oracle

You can extend your spells’ range. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that has a range, increase that spell’s range by 30 feet. As is standard for increasing spell ranges, if the spell normally has a range of touch, you extend its range to 30 feet.


Widen Spell [1 action]

Feat 1
Manipulate Metamagic Oracle

You manipulate the energy of your spell, causing it to affect a wider area. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that has an area of a burst, cone, or line and doesn’t have a duration, increase the area of that spell. Add 5 feet to the radius of a burst that normally has a radius of at least 10 feet (a burst with a smaller radius isn’t affected). Add 5 feet to the length of a cone or line that is normally 15 feet long or smaller, and add 10 feet to the length of a larger cone or line.


Cantrip Expansion

Feat 2
Oracle

Study broadens your range of simple spells. Add two additional cantrips from your spell list to your repertoire.


Divine Aegis [Reaction]

Feat 2
Abjuration Divine Oracle

Trigger You attempt a saving throw against a magical effect, but you haven’t rolled yet.


You summon divine energy to shield yourself, offering protection against other traditions but leaving you exposed to other divine effects. Until the beginning of your next turn, you gain a +1 circumstance bonus to saving throws against non-divine magical effects, but you also take a –1 circumstance penalty to saves against divine effects.


Domain Acumen

Feat 2
Oracle

Every oracle’s mystery touches on a divine domain of the deities that fuel it; you can access that power. Choose one of the domains associated with your mystery for which you don’t already have an initial domain spell. You gain an initial domain spell from that domain, which you cast as a revelation spell. It gains the cursebound trait. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Bespell Weapon [Free Action]

Feat 4
Oracle

Frequency once per turn

Requirements Your most recent action was to cast a non- cantrip spell.


You siphon the residual energy from the last spell you cast into one weapon you’re wielding. Until the end of your turn, the weapon deals an extra 1d6 damage of a type depending on the school of the spell you just cast.

  • Abjuration force damage
  • Conjuration or Transmutation same type as the weaponDivination, Enchantment, or Illusion mental damageEvocation a type the spell dealt, or force damage if the spell didn’t deal damageNecromancy negative damage

Divine Access

Feat 4
Oracle

Your ability to tap into divine magic surpasses the spells traditionally available to you (the divine spell list). Choose one deity who grants one of your mystery’s granted domains. Add up to three cleric spells of your choice granted by that deity to your spell list. You can select from these spells when you add or swap spells in your spell repertoire.

Special You can select this feat more than once. You can’t choose the same spells more than once, but you can choose a different domain or a different deity with the same domain you’ve previously selected with this feat.


Vision of Weakness

Feat 4
Oracle

You can call upon divine insights to single out your foes’ weak points. You learn the vision of weakness revelation spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Advanced Revelation

Feat 6
Oracle

Prerequisites initial revelation spell


You learn an advanced revelation spell associated with your mystery. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Spiritual Sense

Feat 6
Divination Divine Oracle

You have a vague connection to the Ethereal Plane that enables you to notice spirits. While you’re exploring but not Searching, the GM rolls a secret check for you to find haunts that usually require Searching, as well as spirits, creatures on the Ethereal Plane, and beings made entirely of spiritual essence such as celestials, fiends, and monitors.

You can also potentially notice ethereal creatures and spirits inside solid objects, provided they are within 30 feet of you. This applies while Searching, while Seeking, and on the automatic secret check you gain while exploring even if you aren’t Searching. You can still notice spirits only on a successful check, and you can’t see them if they’re more than 5 feet inside an object.

When you notice a creature with your Spiritual Sense, you also learn its location, making it hidden to you if it had been undetected.


Steady Spellcasting

Feat 6
Oracle

Confident in your technique, you don’t easily lose your concentration when you Cast a Spell. If another creature’s reaction would disrupt your spellcasting action, attempt a DC 15 flat check. If you succeed, your action isn’t disrupted.


Debilitating Dichotomy

Feat 8
Oracle

You can give others a glimpse of the impossible conflicts and unchecked power that courses through your body. You learn the debilitating dichotomy revelation spell. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Read Disaster

Feat 8
Divination Exploration Oracle Prediction

You spend 10 minutes and open yourself to the divine mysteries of the world, peering into the most sinister portents of the future. You gain the effects of augury, except you learn only about the dangers ahead; any results of “weal” are instead “nothing,” and results of “weal and woe” are instead “woe.” If you are legendary in Religion, you take only 1 minute to Read Disaster.


Oracular Warning [Free Action]

Feat 10
Divination Divine Oracle

Trigger You are about to roll initiative.


You have a flash of insight about impending danger related to one ally, and you can shout or gesture to warn that ally of the threat a moment before it materializes. One ally of your choice can roll twice for initiative and use the better result; this is a fortune effect. If you are legendary in Religion, you receive two visions and can warn two allies, granting them both this benefit.

You are momentarily thrown off by the divine insight, however, and you must roll twice for your initiative roll and use the worse result. This is a misfortune effect. The two effects are tied together; if you would avoid the misfortune effect for any reason, or if any of your allies would negate their fortune effect, your Oracular Warning does nothing. Depending on whether you use gestures or call out, this action gains either the visual or auditory trait, respectively.


Quickened Casting [Free Action]

Feat 10
Concentrate Metamagic Oracle

Frequency once per day


If your next action is to cast an oracle cantrip or an oracle spell that is at least 2 levels lower than the highest-level oracle spell you can cast, reduce the number of actions to cast it by 1 (minimum 1 action).


Surging Might [1 action]

Feat 10
Manipulate Metamagic Oracle

With a complex gesture, you focus the divine power of your spell to overcome enemies’ resistances. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell, the spell ignores an amount of the target’s resistance equal to your level against all the following types of damage: chaotic, evil, good, lawful, negative, and positive. This applies to all damage the spell deals, including persistent damage and damage caused by an ongoing effect of the spell, such as the positive energy within a field of life. This doesn’t cause the spell to ignore immunities, only resistances.


Domain Fluency

Feat 12
Oracle

Prerequisites initial domain spell


You command a deep understanding of the divine domains related to your mystery. Choose one of the domains associated with your mystery for which you have an initial domain spell. You gain an advanced domain spell from that domain, which you cast as a revelation spell, causing it to gain the cursebound trait. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Greater Revelation

Feat 12
Oracle

Prerequisites initial revelation spell


You learn a greater revelation spell associated with your mystery. Increase the number of Focus Points in your focus pool by 1.


Magic Sense

Feat 12
Detection Divination Divine Oracle

You have a literal sixth sense for ambient magic in your vicinity. You can sense the presence of magic auras as though you were always using a 1st-level detect magic spell. This detects magic in your field of vision only. When you Seek, you gain the benefits of a 3rd-level detect magic spell on things you see (in addition to the normal benefits of Seeking). You can turn this sense off and on with a free action at the start or the end of your turn.


Forestall Curse [1 action]

Feat 14
Concentrate Metamagic Oracle

Frequency once per day


You’ve learned to forestall the effects of your curse somewhat. If the next action you use is to cast a revelation spell, the severity of your curse doesn’t increase.


Mysterious Repertoire

Feat 14
Oracle

Your mystery holds unknowable depths of magic not always associated with the divine. You can have one spell in your spell repertoire not on the divine spell list, in addition to spells you’ve added to your spell list from feats like Divine Access. You cast that spell as a divine spell. You can swap which spell you add and from which tradition as you could any other oracle spell, but you can’t use this feat to have more than one spell from another tradition in your spell repertoire at the same time.


Diverse Mystery

Feat 16
Oracle

Prerequisites Advanced Revelation


You have broadened your understanding of the divine and can tap into the wonders of a different mystery. Select one revelation spell from a mystery other than your own. You can choose only an initial revelation spell or an advanced revelation spell.

When you cast this revelation spell, you gain the effects of the minor curse from that mystery in addition to the normal curse effects you gain from casting a revelation spell. This additional minor curse effect remains until your next daily preparations. Any ability that lets you cast a revelation spell without increasing the severity of your curse also prevents you from gaining this additional curse effect.

You can’t cast your chosen revelation spell if any of the following conditions are true: its mystery’s curse effects directly conflict with or negate the effects of your own mystery’s curse, the curse would have no effect on you (for example, removing an ability from your original mystery that you lack), or either of these criteria would be met once you finish Casting the Spell.


Portentous Spell [1 action]

Feat 16
Manipulate Mental Metamagic Oracle Visual

Your spellcasting is rife with strange lights, esoteric gestures, and other captivating effects that befuddle your foes. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell, any creature that attempts to use a reaction triggered by your Cast a Spell activity takes a –2 circumstance penalty to attack rolls and skill checks rolled as part of the reaction. In addition, if the spell includes a spell attack roll or requires a saving throw, creatures you hit or that fail their saves are fascinated with you until the start of your next turn.


Blaze of Revelation

Feat 18
Oracle

Your mind and body can, for a short time, withstand the devastation of overdrawing your curse. When you would become overwhelmed by your curse, you can forestall the effects for up to 1 minute. On each of your turns during that time, you can cast one revelation spell granted by your mystery (but not domain spells, spells from Diverse Mystery, or other revelation spells you gained from other abilities) without spending Focus Points or taking any further negative effects.

At the end of the minute, the durations of any revelation spells you cast during that time end, you take the normal effects from being overwhelmed by your curse, and you must attempt a DC 40 Fortitude save.

Critical Success You aren’t otherwise affected.

Success You are drained 2 and can’t reduce or remove this condition until your next preparations.

Failure You are drained 4 and can’t reduce or remove this condition until your next preparations.

Critical Failure You die.


Divine Effusion

Feat 18
Oracle

The power of your mystery surges through you like a font of divine energy, even when your own magic dwindles. Twice per day, you can cast a spell after you’ve run out of spell slots of the appropriate spell level; the two spells you cast with this feat must be of different spell levels.


Mystery Conduit

Feat 20
Oracle

The power of your mystery enables you to cast more than just revelation spells. When you cast a spell of 5th level or lower that has no duration, instead of spending a spell slot, you can advance the effects of your oracular curse in the same manner as when you cast a revelation spell. A spell cast in this way gains the cursebound trait.


Oracular Providence

Feat 20
Oracle

Prerequisites oracular clarity


Your mystery grants you access to deep reserves of truly miraculous divine power. You gain an additional 10th-level spell slot.


Paradoxical Mystery

Feat 20
Oracle

Prerequisites Greater Revelation


The truest depths of your divine mystery are fathomless and contradictory, granting you changing powers that even you can barely begin to fathom. Each day during your daily preparations, choose one basic or advanced domain spell from any domain from the Core Rulebook or another domain to which you have access, or any initial or advanced revelation spell from another mystery. You gain that spell as a revelation spell until your next daily preparations, and it has the cursebound trait.


Section 15: Copyright Notice

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