In Pathfinder, do Witches have a Patron spell slot?
APG pg 70, under "Patron Spells" says:
At 2nd level, and every two levels thereafter, a witch's patron adds new spells to a witch's list of spells known. These spells are also automatically added to the list of spells stored by the familiar.
pg 69, under "Witch's Familiar", at "Store Spells", states:
Starting at 1st level, a witch's familiar stores all of the spells that the witch knows. This does not allow the familiar to cast these spells or use spell-trigger or spell completion magic items. Starting at 2nd level, and every two levels thereafter, a witch's familiar adds new bonus spells to the witch's spell list based on her patron.
The first quote, from pg 70 states twice that the witch learns the spell - it is both "add[ed] to [the] list of spells known" and "added to the list of spells stored by the familiar", while pg 69 seems to state that spells stored by the familiar are the spells known.
pg 65, under "Class Features", then "Spells" states:
A witch can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table 2-10. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Intelligence score (see Table 1-3 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook).
This is weak evidence though, as pg 39 of the CRB states much the same - no mention of domain slots, which are listed on pg 40-41 of the CRB:
A cleric gains one domain spell slot for each level of cleric spell she can cast, from 1st on up. Each day, a cleric can prepare one of the spells from her two domains in that slot. If a domain spell is not on the cleric spell list, a cleric can prepare it only in her domain spell slot. Domain spells cannot be used to cast and spells spontaneously.
There appears to be no evidence that Witches have a special patron (analogous to domain) spell slot. However, the Witch "Prepared Spells" page from Dyslexic Character Sheets clearly shows a patron spell slot with a "+1" by it, and "Spellcasting for Pathfinder Autosheet v6" lists it as a standard "Bonus Spells" option.
Note that I am not asking about spell slot levels occupied by patron spells, as in these questions:
- Clarification on the witch, known spells, patron spells and bonus spells per level (TLDR point 4 is close, but specifies spells known, and the answer appropriately confines itself to the question).