« on: January 11, 2019, 08:26:06 PM »
What are everyone's thoughts on the following two feats:
Minor Magic [General]
Benefit: You may cast Detect Magic at will as a spell-like ability. In addition, pick a 0-level spell from the Cleric, Druid, or Sorcerer/Wizard spell list. You may use it as a spell-like ability. If it is a damage-dealing spell*, you may cast it at will, otherwise you may use it three times per day.
If the spell you picked was off the Cleric or Druid list, any saving throw DCs are Wisdom-based. Otherwise, choose if you want to use Intelligence or Charisma for the saving throw DCs. Once made, you cannot change this.
Magical Study [General]
Prerequisite: Minor Magic.
Benefit: Pick one spell from the Cleric, Druid, or Sorcerer/Wizard spell list. The spell level cannot be higher than one half your level round up. You may use this spell as a spell-like ability once per day. The spell you choose must come from the same spell list as the spell you chose for Minor Magic. Use the same ability score for DCs as the one you selected for Minor Magic.
You must provide any expensive material components and pay any XP costs of spells, as though you cast them.
Special: You may take this feat more than once. Each time you do, you either gain a new spell from the same spell list or you gain another daily use of a spell you already selected.
(* I had elsewhere defined this as Acid Splash, Disrupt Undead, Electric Jolt, Launch Bolt, Ray of Frost, and Sonic Snap. I also have them dealing increased damage.)
Anyway, I took the inspiration from Martial Study. I don't have the hard limit of taking this just three times. It seems it could be a nice way to give non-casters something to play with. Obviously, it doesn't fix any issues with any broken spells. I'd considered putting in some restriction to limit how much full-casters can take this, but I haven't yet.
Do you think this would be a net improvement to the game? Do you see any abuses or issues? The only thing that jumps out at me as it's currently written is full casters could start cherry picking off of other lists.