While normal folk aren’t always wealthy or lucky enough to gain teaching for magics or even afford the books to do so, there are a few that pick it up from observation or studying a single tome from the local library enough to get the basics. A male of this class is called Lil’ Wizard. Gender-neutral would be Lil’ Caster.
Hit Die: d6.
The lil’ witch’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (all skills taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), and Survival (Wis).
Skill Ranks per Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Lil’ Witch Main Ability Scores:
The Lil’ Witch mainly focuses on DEX for combat and INT/WIS for their spells.
Table: Lil' Witch
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All of the following are class features of the Lil’ witch NPC class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
Lil’ witches are skilled with the dagger, power rod, and quarterstaff. Lil’ witches are not proficient with any type of armor or shield. Heavier armor interferes with a lil’ witch’s movements, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail.
A lil’ witch casts either black mage spells or white mage spells, which are drawn from the black mage or white mage spell list. On creation, the lil’ witch decides what spell list she will learn. A lil’ witch begins play with 1 1st level spell of her choice. The lil’ witch also selects a number of additional 1st-level spells equal to her Intelligence modifier to add to her list of spells. Each time a character attains a new lil’ witch level, she gains one spell of her choice to add to her list of spells. The free spell must be of spell levels she can cast. Like most mages, a lil’ witch can find or purchase scrolls with spells to add to her repertoire.
To learn or cast a spell, the lil’ witch must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level (Int 11 for 1st-level spells, Int 12 for 2nd-level spells, and so forth). The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a lil’ witch’s spell is 10 + the spell level + the Lil’ witch’s Intelligence modifier. In addition, a lil’ witch gains additional MP for having a high attribute (Intelligence—see Table: Bonus MP per Day (by Spell Level) on the MP System page).
If the lil’ witch selects white mage spells, she uses her Wisdom score instead of Intelligence.
Lil’ witches learn a number of cantrips, or 0-level spells. These spells are cast like any other spell, but they do not consume MP and may be used again. Lil’ witches begin with 2 0-level spells and gain an additional 0-level spell every three levels after 1st level.
At 2nd level, a lil’ witch gains the Familiar feat as a bonus feat.