Review – The Might of the Magus: Advanced Feats

26 June, 2011

Like the new sword and spell-wielding Magus but feel there are not enough options?  Well, this product will solve that problem for you.  While the new feats are primarily focused on the Magic, two thirds of them can be used by a wider range of classes.  So, if you like sorcery with your swordplay, consider giving this product a look.

Might of the Magus: Advance Feats is a 16-page PDF (14-pages if you remove the cover and OGL page) for the Pathfinder RPG for the Pathfinder RPG written by Sigfried Trent and published by Open Design.  This is the latest volume of Open Design’s Advance Feats line for Pathfinder.

The layout is primary traditional two columns and the table of feats clear to read.  The cover is full color while the interior art is a smaller version of the cover (also in color) and lots of interesting black and white runic designs which have a nice arcane feel to them.

Might of the Magus begins with an introduction to the Magus class and its abilities, discussing the potential overlap between the Magus arcana power and feats among other things.  As always, a useful overview of a new class in provided

The heart of this product is the thirty new feats, about a third are directly tied to class abilities of the Magus making this one of the most focused of the Advanced Feats lists.  Each feat is followed by a paragraph or so of commentary that explains the idea about the feat and sometimes discusses balance issues.  Several sidebars throughout also look at game and roleplaying issues.  As is usual for the Advanced Feat line, this provides a good amount of understanding of the design concerns that are helpful for those aiming to understand the system underlying Pathfinder.  The feats are good mix, building on the Magus’ specialty, mixing magic and combat, quite well.  (A list of useful feats for a Magus from the Complete Advanced Feats is included as a useful form of cross marketing.)

The product concludes with three example 20-level builds for the Magus: A fae swordmaster, a whip-wielder and a magus-monk hybrid.  Good food for thought is provided with these builds.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Compare and contrast with Secrets of the Magus.

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