I've played Pathfinder for a few sessions earlier but only with spontaneous casters or melee strikers and only at lower levels.
Now we're running a high-level campaign (starting level 12) and I've decided to play a witch, specifically the scarred witch doctor archetype (SWD from here on). I've talked to my GM and he's allowed me to use old version of the SWD which uses Constitution as its casting stat for all purposes. This also means that I will be playing an orc.
Now, I think I've managed to get a grasp on how prepared casters work, and specifically the witch, but there are some things that I would like some clarification on regarding ability scores, spells known, bonus spells per day and the witch's patron spells. I hope this isn't too broad, I'll try to keep the questions separated and well explained.
As I understand it, spells known start at "all level 0 spells and 3+Int mod (CON in my case) level one spells" that my familiar will know. Then at each level two more spells are learnt from the witch spell list. Do you also get the +Int modifier bonus at each level?
The orc race has the favoured class bonus: "Add one spell from the witch spell list to the witch's familiar. This spell must be at least one level below the highest spell level the witch can cast."
Do I understand it correctly if I then add 2 + 1 (favoured class) per level of witch where I choose that favoured class bonus?
I also assume that spells known is not affected by the ability score I have at level 12, but at level 1.
Bonus spells per day
Does the bonus spells per day table work in the same way? Where I get bonus spells per day per level with the increased ability score or is the bonus spells per day fixed by the ability score modifier at the level I am at?
Are patron spells completely separate from the other spells known and therefore not included in the 2 +1 spells known per level?
- Is spells known affected by ability score modifier per level?
- Is favoured class that grants +1 spell per level increasing the base spells learnt per level to 3?
- Is bonus spells per day affected by ability score at different levels or only at the current level?
- Are patron spells completely separate from spells known per level?