Associated School: Wood.
Replacement Powers: The following school powers replace the flexible enhancement, splintered spear, and cooperative defense powers of the wood school.
Scroll Blade (Su): You can wield any paper, parchment, or cloth scroll as if it were a melee weapon. In your hands, the scroll acts as a short sword with an enhancement bonus equal to 1/2 the level of the highest-level wizard spell on the scroll; a scroll with only a cantrip or 1st-level spell on it counts as a masterwork short sword and a nonmagical piece of paper or parchment counts as an ordinary short sword. You are proficient in this weapon, and feats and abilities that affect short swords (such as Weapon Focus) apply to this weapon. You cannot wield two scrollblades at the same time.
Activating this ability is a free action. A scroll blade only retains its abilities in your hands. The scroll blade has hardness 0 and hit points equal to the highest-level wizard spell on the scroll (minimum 1). Each successful hit by the scroll blade reduces its hit points by 1; this damage cannot be repaired, but does not affect casting from the scroll. When its hit points reach 0, the scroll is destroyed.
If a scroll contains a spell with a metamagic feat, this ability uses the original spell level of the spell (a scroll of empowered fireball counts as a 3rd-level spell).
At 3rd level, when using a 4th-level or higher wizard scroll as a scroll blade, you can choose to reduce its enhancement bonus by 1 (minimum +1 enhancement bonus) to treat it as a reach weapon. For example, you could use a scroll of charm monster (a 4th-level wizard spell) as either a +2 short sword or a +1 short sword with reach.
At 5th level, when using a 4th-level or higher wizard scroll as a scroll blade, you can choose to reduce its enhancement bonus (to a minimum of a +1 enhancement bonus) to give any of the following weapon properties: defending, frost, icy burst, keen, ki focus, shock, shocking burst, speed. Adding any of these properties consumes an amount of enhancement bonus equal to the property’s cost. You must know the prerequisite spell or spells to craft the weapon property in question (for example, you must know haste to be able to give your scroll blade the speed property).
At 20th level, scrollblades you create have hardness 5 and do not take damage when you successfully strike opponents with them, though they can still be damaged normally.
Scroll Toss (Sp): You can throw a weapon created with your scroll blade ability with a range increment of 20 ft. Upon striking its target, the weapon crumbles. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Intelligence modifier.
Activation Strike (Su): By infusing a scroll blade with your magical energy, at 8th level you can cast any one spell from a scrollblade as a swift action when you strike an enemy with it. The spell cast from the scrollblade targets the struck enemy only. If the struck enemy is not a valid target for the spell, it has no effect. The scroll crumbles into dust once so used. You can use this ability once per day at 8th level, and one additional time per day for every four wizard levels beyond 8th.