Pact-bound Adept

(Dragon Magic variant, p. 46)

Pact-bound adepts are sorcerers who have learned to transcend their beliefs about spells and magic and embrace arcane power as dragons do.


Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 9 ranks , Spellcraft 9 ranks

Feats: Draconic Heritage

Spellcasting: Must be able to cast 3rd-level arcane spells.
Special: Must have an active dragonpact (see page 87) with a dragon.

Hit die


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Spellcasting: At each level other than 1st and 4th, you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also attained a level in an arcane spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one arcane spellcasting class before becoming a pact-bound adept, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Improved Pact (Su): You learn to alter the magic that flows through you so that you can gain greater benefits by way of your dragonpact. At 1st level, your caster level with spell-like abilities from your dragonpact improves by one. In addition, at 1st level choose a single dragonpact that you currently have; you gain spell-like abilities as if you had sacrificed a spell one level higher than the actual spell sacrificed.

For example, a pact-bound adept who has sacrificed a 3rd level spell as part of the flames of crimson wrath dragonpact would gain three daily uses of burning hands and two daily uses of protection from energy (fire), as if she had sacrificed a 4th-level spell.

At 4th level, your caster level with dragonpact spell-like abilities improves by another one, and the spell-like abilities from your chosen dragonpact improve as if you had sacrificed a spell two levels higher than the actual spell sacrificed. Each time you enter into a new dragonpact, you can choose to apply this benefit to the new dragonpact in place of the previous dragonpact.

Dragoncast (Su): Starting at 2nd level, you become able to channel magical energy in much the same way that dragons do. Three times per day, you can cast any arcane spell (of a level equal to or less than your class level) as though it were affected by both the Silent Spell and Still Spell metamagic feats, removing the need for any verbal and somatic components. Neither the casting time of the spell nor the spell's level changes for this casting.

Eschew Materials: At 3rd level, you gain Eschew Materials as a bonus feat. If you already have this feat, you can choose any other feat for which you meet the prerequisite.

Bonus Dragonpact: At 5th level, you gain the ability to enter into a second dragonpact. The second dragonpact can be with the same dragon or another dragon, even of another kind. You can't enter into the same dragonpact twice.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Spellcasting
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Improved pact +1
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Dragoncast +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
3rd +1 +1 +3 +3 Eschew Materials +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +1 +4 +4 Improved pact +2
5th +2 +1 +4 +4 Bonus dragonpact +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Concentration CON no no
Craft INT no no
Diplomacy CHA no no
Knowledge (arcana) INT yes no
Profession WIS yes no
Spellcraft INT yes no

Spells for Pact-bound Adept