Pathfinder RPG, derived from Dungeons & Dragons v3.5, published in 2009.

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What creatures can be improved familiars?

What are the rules for picking something from Improved Familiar in Pathfinder? How do you know what familiars are available — is it only the ones listed on d20pfsrd.com or are there rules that ...
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Can I mix Claws of the Beast attacks and Unarmed Strikes in a Full Attack?

Can you use Unarmed Strikes, like a headbutt or kick, with Claws of the Beast? I'm confused because of the somewhat conflicting nature of this Power's description. The description states that ...
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What do Claw Blades cost?

So my Catfolk rogue wants Claw Blades. You can find the description of claw blades here, but I can't find the listing price anywhere. What do they cost?
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Creatures with grab and a larger barbarian brutal pugilist AOO?

I have a question about how the monster ability grab functions and a specific scenario. If a creature with this special attack hits with the indicated attack (usually a claw or bite attack), it ...
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Does a Rust Monster's Rust (Su) apply to other kinds of touch attacks it makes?

I have a rust monster with the Greater Trip and Fury's Fall feats and the ability to cast a handful of spells, which opens up some situations I've not seen before. If I make a trip attempt with a ...
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Rules for creating new poisons

I suspect this question has a very easy and very specific answer, but I'm of the opinion that lack of a positive does not confirm existence of a negative. So, maybe one person who knows the rules a ...
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What is a spell?

Many systems and settings specify what a spell consists of, where its power comes from, and what forms it takes from inception to casting. Earthdawn's weaving and spell matrices in particular come to ...
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High ground combat modifier and how it applies to fly and spider climb

I'm confused when it comes to the high ground combat modifier and fly or spider climb effects. Its clear that any ranged attack does not gain a high ground bonus. But just what exactly gives you high ...
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Does pouncing from ceiling also deal fall damage?

One of my players is a 8th level druid. They favor wild shaping into a tiger. He cast spider climb and walked upto/onto the ceiling which was 30 feet high using the wall. He then wanted to use their ...
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How do the areas of effect of spell traps' triggers and spells relate to each other?

I'm a little fuzzy on how spell traps work with being triggered, so let me set up an example: A Fireball trap. It hits a 20ft radius, all targets in that area. Triggered via proximity of the Alarm ...
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Does witch hunter rage power work on alchemists?

For a barbarian with the witch hunter rage power, would an alchemist count as a viable target for the extra damage?
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Assassins using the Questionable Int stat

I'm working my way through trying to create my first PF character idea (to try and get a small grip on the system). Of note for the answer: I am considerably not an optimizer and care more for RP ...
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Would modifying a races bonuses/penalties to ability scores be unbalanced?

I am thinking of making a Kineticist. They benefit from a high Con (most of their skills depend on it), and a high Dex (for better ranged accuracy). However, the only races I can find that have a ...
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Limitations on Ranger: Falconer archetype animal companion?

So I was thinking of taking a two level dip into this class and the archetype appealed to me as flavorful. Falconer archetype page At 1st level, a falconer earns the trust and companionship of a ...
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What happens when you kill a lich and keep its phylactery?

I'm running a pathfinder campaign and the party just defeated a lich. In looting the area, they found its phylactery, but didn't recognize it as such and kept it as normal loot. So now they're ...
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How many attacks do I have in a standard action with natural weapons?

So I have a Toothy Half-Orc with claws - all primary weapons. In a full round action I can do 1 bite(1d4) and 2 claw(1d6) attacks. Primary attacks are made using the creature’s full base attack ...
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What AC is used when a prepared action is used to shoot something thats being thrown?

If an archer has prepared an action to shoot using a bow/crossbow/... when an alchemist is going to throw a bomb. What kind of check is it to hit the bomb as he is throwing it? I dont think you would ...
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Small unit tactics vs. larger group [closed]

What is a good source for tactics for a small group (~5) of mid level (10th) characters vs. a much larger group (50-100) (mixed group of ~5th levels plus leader and a dozen trolls) I'm interested in ...
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Does hostile juxtaposition work on my attacker?

Hostile juxtaposition will let me essentially swap places with another creature when attacked, allowing the attack to damage that creature instead. If the target of my hostile juxtaposition was the ...
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What feats specifically benefit a character's shield use?

I was building a defensively-minded cohort today when I realized that I've searched stacks of books for all the shield-boosting feats several times in the past, and decided that the Pathfinder ...
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Do I have to be a Bloodrager in order to have Bloodrage Rage Powers?

Although is seems like a no-brainer, I still have to ask :) Looking at rage powers, it's divided into three categories: General Rage Powers Totem Rage Powers Bloodrage Rage Powers Just by ...
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How many natural attacks / damage can I do in one full round?

So I'm building a new 5th level character and I'm going all in for STR built natural attacks character. Race: Half-Orc (Toothy) Urban Barbarian (2lvl) / Shapeshifting Ranger (3lvl) I rolled 18 in ...
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Does Amplified Rage stack with Normal Rage?

As the Feat suggests, Amplified Rage should stack with normal rage. Is this correct? So I would get +8 in STR and CON when I'm adjacent to a raging ally?
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Sorcerer Spell Daily Limit in Simple Terms

So the way it works, as I understand it, is at level 3 I have 5 level 0 spells(unlimited), and 2 Level 1 spells(6 times a day). What I need clarification on is do I get to cast each of my level 1's 6 ...
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How much would self mending clothes cost?

My friend is running a pathfinder game and I was wondering how much it would cost for my character to have clothes that mend themselves should anything happen to them (getting stabbed/ripped, catching ...
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Can you write spells prepared with “knowledge pool” in your spellbook?

Knowledge pool At 7th level, when a magus prepares his magus spells, he can decide to expend 1 or more points from his arcane pool, up to his Intelligence bonus. For each point he expends, he ...
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If a magical item has an effect that changes how it looks passively after its activated, would polymorph disable that?

So essentially I am trying to understand this is the situation: Kitsune with Fox shape feat has the item Demon Talon equipped to a stump. Let's say both of their hands, so two Demon Talons. If this ...
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Does this Catfolk build have any redundancy?

So my Barbarian / Kensai Magus was just killed (R.I.P) and I have to make a new 5th level character. I want a character with personality but at the same time be able to kick some ass. After reading ...
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Is there a tool for building races using point system? [closed]

I have a party. All players want exotic races. They know what they want and power level seems to be in line with or little above races found in SRD. We talked, and I agreed these races would exist in ...
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How do I get stoic loners to cohere into a group and care about each other?

I'm a part of a Pathfinder group. We meet every Friday night at 6-7, and play until 11:30. We have been meeting for the past 2 months, and the people in my group are pretty great. But our party is a ...
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Spells which require concentration such as detect magic [closed]

I was reading the question Why does detect magic last more than 3 rounds? and it got me wondering about concentration itself. There are various levels of concentration required as we can see from ...
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How can I boost the AC of a ghost dragon?

I am in the process of making a ghost dragon as a challenge for a mythic campaign, with a party of a druid, an alchemist, and a paladin. Applying the ghost template drastically reduces its AC from ...
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Does Detect Magic reveal illusion spells?

I'm running a game and my players entered a room which was under the effect of a Mirage Arcana spell to make the room look nice. One of the players cast detect magic. Does this reveal the illusions? ...
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What knowledge check is it when something from another plane tries to find out what a human is?

If you go to another plane and one of the native creatures tries to identify a material plane PC (assuming human for simplicity), what kind of knowledge check is it?
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Can a small creature take the “Bred for War” race trait using the “Adopted” race trait?

The wording of the Bred for War trait is as follows: Bred for War You tower above most other humans and possess a physique of hard, corded muscle. Benefit You gain a +1 trait bonus on ...
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How do I identify ongoing magical effects on a creature?

Pretty much as the title says, if I go up against an uberbuffed evil cleric, how can I identify what buffs he has? Detect magic only gives away the school of the spells, but I want to know if he has ...
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How can a character be rebuilt?

In the Pathfinder game I run, a player with a level 1 PC wants to change his class from fighter to rogue. The party made the acquaintance of a mid-level thief and during downtime the character wants ...
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In Pathfinder, how many classes can a character have?

I know I can have at least 2 classes, but can I have more? This is of course at the discretion of my GM whether he allows me to have 20 classes if I'd wish. But are there any set rules for this?
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How viable is shrink item and massive projectiles?

I'm sure it's been done many times in many variations over the spell's history, but I'm having trouble finding any reasonably conclusive ruling or argument as to whether or not it should work. Is it ...
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How many times can you sneak attack due to Invisibility?

It has come to my attention that I could be using sneak attacks wrong. I know how many times does sneak attack damage apply is similar, but its asked for 5th. It might word what Im asking better ...
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Can an Amulet of Mighty Fists have restricted special abilities?

If I have an amulet of mighty fists and some claws, can I enchant the amulet with the keen and/or vorpal weapon special abilities? If so, do they simply not function for somebody who wears the amulet ...
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Can a Bladebound Magus' Black Blade get stronger?

I am currently playing as a Bladebound Magus and I'm using a Scimitar that has a weapon damage of 1d6. I was curious if that a the Black Blade that the magus gets increases in damage as he levels or ...
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Pathfinder Kingdom Builder: How big, area wise, is a hex?

I know that every kingdom is constructed out of hexes and it's the basis for how large a kingdom is. This goes into what improvements it can have, how many, where the settlements are, ect. But one ...
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Can a metamagic rod raise a spells effective level beyond 9?

Say I have a Greater echoing metamagic rod (affects spells up to 9th level, normally would add +3 to the spell slot). Can I cast a 7th, 8th, or 9th level spell using the rod? Would there be any ...
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Can a metamagic rod affect a spell that has been metamagiced to be outside its normal spell level range?

Say I am a high level cleric. I have Flame Strike prepared with Empower metamagic, increasing it's spell slot by 2, resulting in an Empowered Flame Strike sitting in a level 7 spell slot. I also have ...
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How does having no Con score affect an Undead Kineticist's blasts?

I have been perusing the Occult Adventures content and like the concept of a Kineticist. I was about to add a few as enemies in my undead-focused campaign, when I remembered Undead have no ...
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Do ranged weapon feats apply to darts?

Do ranged weapon feats (like Rapid Shot, Many Shot, Deadly Aim, etc.) apply to throwing darts, or do they only apply to weapons like bows, crossbows and firearms?
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How can I get Dex-to-Damage for two weapons or an off-hand weapon?

I am looking into building a melee character who is Dex based and specializes in two weapon fighting. Is there any way to apply my Dex mod to damage for my weapons, or at least just my offhand ...
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Can Slayers pick the Combat Trick talent multiple times?

Can Slayers pick the rogue talent Combat Trick multiple times or not? I've seen long debates about this, but never found a good answer.
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What does it mean that you treat a weapon as a Martial Weapon?

Halfling sling staffs do 1d6/1d8 damage (small/medium). Halfling rope-shot do 1d4/1d6. In both of their descriptions (as well as in the racial description for halflings) it says that halfings treat ...