Spell Strike (Su): The blade adept can deliver touch spells with her bonded weapon. This works as the magus ability of the same name.

Touch Injection

Range personal
Target you


While the spell lasts, you can deliver the substance with a mere touch. To do so to an opponent, you must make a successful melee [touch attack]

Touch Attacks

Some attacks completely disregard armor, including shields and natural armor—the aggressor need only touch a foe for such an attack to take full effect. In these cases, the attacker makes a touch attack roll (either ranged or melee).

Can I deliver the effect from Touch Injection using a weapon (by using the Spell Strike ability)?

I presume no. I can't find a concrete definition of touch spell, but I presume it's supposed to be in here:




You must touch a creature or object to affect it. A touch spell that deals damage can score a critical hit just as a weapon can.

It is only implied that spells with a range of touch are touch spells, and it is only implied, if at all, that spells with a range of touch are the only things that can be considered touch spells.

Can Spell Strike deliver the Touch Injection spell's touch attack?


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Touch Injection isn't a touch spell (its range is “personnal”) and the delivery is not a spell (just a touch attack), so you can't use Spell Strike.

At 2nd level, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell list, he can deliver the spell through any weapon he is wielding as part of a melee attack. Instead of the free melee touch attack normally allowed to deliver the spell, a magus can make one free melee attack with his weapon (at his highest base attack bonus) as part of casting this spell.

(emphasize mine)

Flavor-wise, since

You must hold an elixir, infused extract, poison, or potion in hand as you cast this spell. The held substance drains from its container into a magical sac in your body.

I'd say you can't use your sword.


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