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Arcane Fist

The Arcane Fist has spent his life mastering unarmed combat and arcane magic.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Arcane Fist has no weapon, armor or shield proficiencies. Can only use class abilities unarmed.


Level Base Attack Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Flurry of Blows Unarmed Damage Spells Per Day
1 +0 +2 +0 +2 Improved Unarmed Strike, Canny Defense (Ex), Arcane pool, cantrips, spell combat -2/-2 1d4 2/0/-/-/-/-/-
2 +1 +3 +0 +3 Spellstrike, Elemental Fist -1/-1 1d4 3/1/-/-/-/-/-
3 +2 +3 +1 +3 Magus arcana 0/0 1d6 3/2/-/-/-/-/-
4 +3 +4 +1 +4 Perfect Strike (Ex) +1/+1 1d6 3/2/0/-/-/-/-
5 +3 +4 +1 +4 Bonus feat +1/+1 1d6 3/3/1/-/-/-/-
6 +4 +5 +2 +5 Magus arcana +2/+2 1d6 4/3/2/-/-/-/-
7 +5 +5 +2 +5 Iaijutsu (Ex), Monk Training +3/+3 1d6 4/3/2/0/-/-/-
8 +6/+1 +6 +2 +6 Improved Spell Combat (Ex) +4/+4/-1/-1 1d8 4/3/3/1/-/-/-
9 +6/+1 +6 +3 +6 Elemental Flurry +4/+4/-1/-1 1d8 4/4/3/2/-/-/-
10 +7/+2 +7 +3 +7 +5/+5/0/0 1d8 4/4/3/2/0/-/-
11 +8/+3 +7 +3 +7 Bonus feat, Superior Reflexes (Ex) +6/+6/+1/+1 1d8 4/4/3/3/1/-/-
12 +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 Magus arcana +7/+7/+2/+2 1d8 4/4/4/3/2/-/-
13 +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 Iaijutsu Focus (Ex) +7/+7/+2/+2 1d10 4/4/4/3/2/0/-
14 +10/+5 +9 +4 +9 Greater spell combat +8/+8/+3/+3 1d10 4/4/4/3/3/1/-
15 +11/+6/+1 +9 +5 +9 Magus arcana +9/+9/+4/+4/-1/-1 1d10 4/4/4/4/3/2/-
16 +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Counterstrike +10/+10/+5/+5/0/0 1d10 4/4/4/4/3/2/0
17 +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Bonus feat +10/+10/+5/+5/0/0 1d10 4/4/4/4/3/3/1
18 +13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 Magus arcana +11/+11/+6/+6/+1/+1 2d6 4/4/4/4/4/3/2
19 +14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 Iaijutsu Master (Ex) +12/+12/+7/+7/+2/+2 2d6 4/4/4/4/4/4/3
20 +15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 True magus +13/+13/+8/+8/+3/+3 2d6 4/4/4/4/4/4/4

Diminished Spellcasting

A Arcane Fist may cast one fewer spell of each level than normal. If this reduces the number to 0, he may cast spells of that level only if his Intelligence allows bonus spells of that level.

Arcane Pool

Same as Magus

Canny Defense

At 1st level, when an Arcane Fist is wielding his chosen weapon, he gains the canny defense ability. This is identical to the duelist prestige class ability of the same name.

Improved Unarmed Striked

At 1st level, an Arcane Fist gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. An Arcane Fist's attacks may be with fist, elbows, knees, and feet. This means that an Arcane Fist may make unarmed strikes with his hands full. There is no such thing as an off-hand attack for a monk striking unarmed. An Arcane Fist may thus apply his full Strength bonus on damage rolls for all his unarmed strikes.

Usually an Arcane Fist's unarmed strikes deal lethal damage, but he can choose to deal nonlethal damage instead with no penalty on his attack roll. He has the same choice to deal lethal or nonlethal damage while grappling.

An Arcane Fist's unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that enhance or improve either manufactured weapons or natural weapons.

An Arcane Fist also deals more damage with his unarmed strikes than a normal person would, as shown above.

Spell Combat

Same as Magus

Elemental Fist

Gain Elemental Fist as a bonus feat. Can be used once for every level of Arcane Fist.


At 2nd level, whenever an Arcane Fist casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell list, he can deliver the spell with an unarmed strike as part of a melee attack. Instead of the free melee touch attack normally allowed to deliver the spell, a magus can make one free melee attack with his unarmed strike (at his highest base attack bonus) as part of casting this spell. If successful, this melee attack deals its normal damage as well as the effects of the spell. If the Arcane Fist makes this attack in concert with spell combat, this melee attack takes all the penalties accrued by spell combat melee attacks.

Magus Arcana

Same as Magus

Perfect Strike

Same as Kensai


Same as Kensai

Monk Training

Treat your Arcane Fist -3 as your monk level for qualifying for feats.

Improved Spell Combat

Same as Magus

Elemental Flurry

By spending an Arcane Pool and an Elemental Fist apply pool strike arcanum to all attacks in one round. Must have pool strike arcanum. Replaces 9th level Magus Arcana.

Superior Reflexes

Same as Kensai

Iaijutsu Focus

Same as Kensai

Greater spell combat

Same as Magus


Same as Magus

Iaijutsu Master

Same as Kensai

True magus

Same as Magus

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