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These chocobos cherish the dark and elemental magic in their souls.

The black mage companion is an archetype for chocobo (gray, orange, bronze, teal, and yellow) companions only.

Mage Skills

Black mage companions treat Spellcraft and Knowledge (Arcana) as class skills.

Not Quite Animal

The DC to use Handle Animal on a black mage companion is 5 higher, as if it were a nonanimal with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2.

Black Magery (Su)

The black mage companion receives a black magery from the black mage as a class feature. The companion may apply this ability with any spell-like abilities it casts.

This ability replaces share senses.

Choco Spell I (Sp)

At 3rd level, the black mage companion gains one of the following spell-like abilities: Choco Dark, Choco Flame, Choco Ice, Choco Stone, Choco Thunder, Choco Water, or Choco Wind. It may use this ability a number of times equal to 3 + its Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). All spells use its Wisdom modifier for spell effects. If the black mage companion already has the spell-like ability, it instead increases the number of uses by 5.

This ability replaces evasion.

Choco Spell II (Sp)

At 6th level, the black mage companion gains one of the following spell-like abilities: Choco Dark, Choco Flame, Choco Ice, Choco Stone, Choco Thunder, Choco Water, or Choco Wind. It may use this ability a number of times equal to 3 + its Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). All spells use its Wisdom modifier for spell effects. If the black mage companion chooses the same spell-like ability as the 3rd-level ability, it instead increases the number of uses by 5.

This ability replaces devotion.

Choco Spell III (Sp)

At 9th level, the black mage companion gains one of the following spell-like abilities: Choco Dark, Choco Flame, Choco Ice, Choco Stone, Choco Thunder, Choco Water, or Choco Wind. It may use this ability a number of times equal to 3 + its Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). All spells use its Wisdom modifier for spell effects. If the black mage companion chooses the same spell-like ability as the 3rd- or 6th-level ability, it instead increases the number of uses by 5.

This ability replaces multiattack.

Choco Spell IV (Sp)

At 14th level, the black mage companion gains Choco Meteor as a spell-like ability.  It may use this ability a number of times equal to 3 + its Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). All spells use its Wisdom modifier for spell effects. In addition, once per day, the black mage companion may apply any metamagic feat to any of its spell-like abilities.

This ability replaces improved evasion.

Choco Spell Mastery (Sp)

At 18th level, the black mage companion gains Choco Trishot as a spell-like ability. It may use this ability a number of times equal to 3 + its Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). All spells use its Wisdom modifier for spell effects. In addition, the black mage companion may choose another black magery to apply its effects on its spell-like abilities.

This ability replaces blood bond.