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With 2 or more levels in a different class and then 1 lvl in a familiar granting class (such as Witch) and the magical Knack trait (up to +2 trait bonus to CL) make the familiar abilities/level 3 (thus +1 INT, +1 Natural Armor, +1 "Special")?

All familiars have special abilities (or impart abilities to their masters) depending on the master's combined level in classes that grant familiars, as shown on the table below. The abilities are cumulative.

I assume that means no, but since a trait is half a feat and the feet boon actually boosts it up to +4 in a similar fashion it might be intended to work. What do you think?

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No. Caster levels bonuses are different than actual levels in a class.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic#TOC-Caster-Level

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+1 and this might impact your understanding of Magical Knack and your other questions - upped caster level does not give you more spells or anything other than an upped level-variable duration/range/effect for the spells you can cast. It is less than "+1 spellcaster level". –  mxyzplk May 21 '13 at 14:08
    
I did get that it doesn't give me any more spells, which is why I'm having such a hard time choosing between sorcerer and witch, as the witch can apply this bonus to a ton of different spells (if he ever has them prepared :-S ), while the sorcerer could apply this to spells he uses every day all the time. For crafting items the increased CL would still count though, as right? –  Julix May 21 '13 at 19:05

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