The scholar selects a number of 1st-level spells from the sorcerer/wizard list which could be used in potion- or oil-brewing equal to 3 + his Intelligence modifier. Henceforth, he can create potions or oils of those spells as though he had those spells prepared and possessed the Brew Potion feat, using Craft (alchemy) in place of the normal Spellcraft skill check.

Alternatively, the scholar can substitute any number of these spells each with a type of poison (such as arsenic or belladonna). He is treated as having the poison use class feature when creating and using any poisons selected in this way.