If a character multiclasses into both Magus and Arcanist, how does Arcane Pool and Arcane Reservoir interact?

  • Do they merge, like Grit and Panache (i.e. one can use points from both to power any ability using such points)?
  • Are they tracked separately (each must be used on their own abilities)?
  • Or do they just overlap (use the biggest pool for all purposes, ignore the other)?

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Those are different resource pools

Unlike grit, luck and panache, that clearly do have interactions between each other in the rules:

Grit, Luck, and Panache

Grit, luck, and panache represent three different means by which heroes can gain access to the same heroic pool, using it to accomplish fantastic feats. For characters with a mix of grit, luck, and panache, they pool the resources together into a combined pool. (Those who use panache and luck gain twice their Charisma bonus in their pool.) For feats, magic items, and other effects, a panache user can spend and gain luck points in place of grit or panache points, and vice versa.

Neither the Magus's Arcane Pool nor the Arcanist's Arcane Reservoir have anything that will let these pool interact, or allow you to share abilities from one class with the other.

There are, obviously, exceptions to this. Like the Blade Adept Arcanist Archetype, which uses the arcanist's pool to fuel her magus-like abilities.

A blade adept can select any of the following magus arcana, using her arcane reservoir in place of the magus’s arcane pool.

If you are thinking into multiclassing those two, you should really take a look into this archetype.


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