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Do Bane bonuses from multiple sources stack?

I am playing an Inquisitor who has the "bane ability" in which I can change my bane type that I apply each round I so choose for a certain number of rounds per day. My sword already has (evil outsider)...
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Can you be hidden when your opponent knows your general location?

I'm a sniper, and like to stay hidden during the fight to use my sneak attack, and bravely slay my enemies from afar. Stupid question: My party is about to slay a T-Rex from an aerostat. If I'm ...
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Building a Dagger Bard for flavour, that isn't completely useless [closed]

I'm going to preface this request for help with a big disclaimer: I am not worried about optimization. I am concerned with flavor first, function second. That said, I'd still like a character who ...
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Phantasmal Affliction double save

Phantasmal Affliction Curse: The target believes she has been cursed. She takes a permanent –4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks for 1 hour per caster level. After ...
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Bleeding attack (Belier's bite) and non-lethal damage

Bleeding attack feat causes unarmed strikes to deal extra d4 bleeding damage. Does non-lethal bleeding damage exist? If the attacker chooses to cause non-lethal damage with the unarmed strike, is ...
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How does the Half-Orc/Tiefling Favored Class Option for the Inquisitor interact with the Stern Gaze class feature?

First, the relevant rule excerpts. Favored Class Options Some of these alternate class rewards only add +1/2, +1/3, +1/4, or +1/6 on a roll (rather than +1) each time the reward is selected. When ...
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Path of War Maneuvers and bonus attack damage

I'd like a few clarifications on bonus damage and effects when using Maneuvers. I'm going to be playing a Stalker, and finally have a GM who is OK with me using this book (so much fear about the ...
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What is the point of applying shield spikes to a one-handed weapon?

I was looking over the weapon-creation chart towards the end of this page, and saw that one of the options available to you is making the weapon count as a light shield with spikes. However, when I ...
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Samurai multi-classing into paladin but with low CHA

I'll try to make this short. I am a level 12 Samurai at the moment and I wish to multiclass into paladin, but the sad part is I have a modifier of 0 in Charisma, so that's out the door unless you guys ...
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Can an Alchemist's Bomb be used as a trap component?

Ok, this will be a tricky question. This is an idea I got recently when creating a character specialized in explosives. I looked for ways to mimic a proximity mine with non-advanced technology. My ...
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Is a bag of holding waterproof?

Are the contents of a bag of holding (such as scrolls) safe from water damage while inside it when the bag is immersed in water?
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Can a character reduced to Tiny size but originally bigger use his Dexterity modifier for Climb checks?

In Pathfinder, Tiny or smaller creatures use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks instead of Strengh. It is quite easy to understand in terms of game balance and common sense alike. But then I ...
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What happens if you interact with a believed illusion

I started playing a wizard in our new campaign and we are struggling with handling illusion spells. We have had the following situation where we do not know what to do. I cast a box out of stone ...
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Combining feats with 2 standard actions in a round

In a Pathfinder campaign me and a friend are Co-DM'ing a campaign and we have a special fight planned for the party if they put in the extra work. They will fight 2, lvl 20, Mythic Tier III characters....
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Can a level 3 cleric prepare and cast his 3rd-level domain spell?

As a level 3 cleric with the Darkness domain, I think I get the ability to cast deeper darkness because the spell is listed as a 3rd-level domain spell. Yet as a level 3 cleric I can only cast 2nd-...
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How to debuff will or wisdom as a wizard

I want to play a wizard who specializes in the charm and dominate spells. But all those Enchantment spells saving throws are Will saves, and I'm worried about my spells not being effective. What are ...
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How does Slow affect round-long casting times?

The spell slow hobbles it's victims: Creatures affected by this spell are staggered and can take only a single move action or standard action each turn, but not both (nor may it take full-...
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Can a harpoon grapple at a distance?

The Harpoon has the grapple weapon quality. Does this allow the user to throw the harpoon and make a grapple attempt of a critical hit?
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Does an Alchemist (or any class with the Bomb feature) with Breath Weapon Bomb qualify for feats affecting breath weapon attacks?

I plan to play a Bomber (a Rogue who uses bombs instead of sneak attacks and has access to Alchemist discoveries that upgrade bombs) and by level 6 I plan to get Breath Weapon Bomb to turn regular ...
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What does an Unseen Servant roll for skill checks?

Let's say that Lazarus the Lazy is an eighth level wizard. He is too lazy to wash his dishes, so he simply uses them once and throws them out every day. Each night before bed, he summons an Unseen ...
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How does Undine weaponshaft resolve?

When a character activates the undine weaponshaft how does the order of actions play out between the successful melee attack and the activation of hydraulic push? As a full round action would the ...
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If a tiny creature is inside the space of a medium creature, does it gain cover against a second medium creature adjacent to the first one?

I'm the GM in a game, and a player and I have been using a rule for a while now, and suddenly neither of us can remember where we found it. The rough wording of it is something like "If a Tiny or ...
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Can you farm your clones for “your” body parts?

In Pathfinder, there is the spell Spherescry that requires you to use a part of yourself as a catalyst ingredient for the sensor (at least a digit). So, If the spellcaster prepared a Clone beforehand, ...
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How many divination spells are scrying?

I saw in the Pathfinder core rule book that there are specific spells called Scrying Spells, which allow the character to observe something as if they were there. However, there are just three of such ...
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Sutra of Tranquil thoughts, unclear how much XP

I have question in regards to the Sutra of Tranquil thoughts, ML20th This monastic tome describes ancient techniques of mental focus and is highly prized by psionic practitioners. If a psionic ...
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Can a mindless creature count as a willing target?

Can a mindless construct (let's say it was given motion by Animate Objects) or other mindless creature count as a willing creature for the purpose of spell effects and targeting? Let's say, for ...
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Does Superior Summoning still add 1 if you roll a 1?

When using Summon Nature's Ally X or Summon Monster X to summon creatures of a lower level (1d3 creatures of one level lower), does Superior Summoning still provide an extra creature if you roll a 1?
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Do summoned creatures give extra experience points, or are they part of the summoner's XP?

Let's say we fight a dretch worth 600 XP. That dretch summons 2 more dretches, each usually also worth 600 XP. If we defeat all three dretches, would we get 600 XP or 1800 XP?
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Fey Bloodline and non-arcane spells?

I have a Pathfinder character which is mostly an archer-type Ranger, but multiclassed with a level in sorcerer with the fey bloodline. One aspect of the fey sorcerer bloodline, is the bloodline ...
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Does a character get their STR bonus to the Bite attack granted by a Ring of Rat Fangs?

I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but I'd like a few other people to take a look just to be sure. The entry for the Ring of Rat Fangs states: The wearer gains a bite attack as a primary natural ...
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Is there a way to make a wyrmling dragon become an adult via anything from any book?

My party of adventurers have fought two black dragon wyrmlings now, for two different reasons, because of two different modules, maybe the authors from WoTC really dig the Dragon half of the game's ...
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Is it safe to use Pathfinder's skill system in a 3.5 campaign?

We're considering swapping out the skill system from 3.5 for pathfinder's skill system. We like pretty much every change. We're not going to be adopting any of the other changes, just the skill system....
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What are the effects of splash weapons and other non-magical sources of energy damage on golems?

Golems are, with very scarce exceptions, immune to spells, except for a few that affect them normally or have different effects (an iron golem takes damage from rusting spells, an ice golem takes full ...
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How much does a corpse cost?

I was looking over the core rules of Pathfinder, and found specifics in Eschew Materials stating that "you can cast any spell with a material cost of 1G or less without needing that component". As ...
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Difference between Pathfinder organized and core

I play Pathfinder with a group, but I've never played it a con. I'm taking my daughter to Origins this year, and we need to build characters for the Pathfinder society. What's the difference between ...
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How do multiple buff spells apply to a single weapon?

I was looking through the core spells and found the Paladin Spell Holy Sword, which states specifically that it overpowers whatever magic spells or enhancements that are placed on it. While this is ...
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Any reason to take an Unchained angel eidolon, aside from fluff?

I've read through the subtypes. From what I've seen almost all subtypes have some sort of natural weaponry (aside from the angels, archons, ...). Additionally most weaponry-like and damaging ...
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Does a level 1 tongues-cursed oracle only add the language to his list of bonus languages?

The oracle curse tongues says, in part, that the oracle that's so cursed must Pick one of the following languages: Abyssal, Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Ignan, Infernal, or Terran. Whenever ...
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Using Total Cover after ranged attack to guarantee stealth check

Is it true that a I would auto-succeed any stealth check if I did the following each round: Starting from prone behind any object large enough to grant total cover against the enemies in front of me. ...
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How long does the loss of Dex to AC from running last?

A character takes a full-round action to run and loses his Dex bonus to AC. But does the character only lose his Dex bonus to AC until he stops running on his turn? Or does the character lose his ...
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Does a free action Spell Like Ability provoke an attack of opportunity?

The specific scenario in question is an arcane bloodrager getting the free buff spells when entering his bloodrage at 4th level or higher. The bloodrage itself is supernatural and does not provoke, ...
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Can Skill Mastery let you take 10 with Use Magic Device?

The rogue special ability (advanced talent) Skill Mastery reads as follows: The rogue becomes so certain in the use of certain skills that she can use them reliably even under adverse conditions. ...
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How can I scale traps in a published adventure for a larger party?

I'm about to start DMing for a group of 7, mostly new to Pathfinder. I myself have not DMed Pathfinder before, and haven't played it recently. We'll be going through the Mummy's Mask adventure path, ...
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How to handle experience point distribution for inconstant group size?

Two of out of four party member are inconsistently participating due to their jobs. Up till now that was not a problem for us since we were playing self made adventures but now we start Wrath of the ...
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How does Seoni have the skill bonuses listed for her at 1st level?

I am reading an official sample character and have some questions. According to my understanding, a level 1 sorcerer has 2+(int modifier) + other skill points. And Seoni should only have 2 skill ...
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How does undead anatomy work?

Here is the description of the undead anatomy spell: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/u/undead-anatomy-i Here are the general rules about polymorph spells: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/...
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What is the process of a fighter becoming an Eldritch Knight?

According to the Pathfinder Core Rule-book, the requirements to become an Eldritch knight are: Weapon Proficiency - Must be proficient with all martial weapons Spells - Able to cast 3rd-level arcane ...
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Oread max age correct?

The Oread race seems to become venerable at 250, but they live for another 6d% after that? Does that honestly mean they could be venerable for almost three times as long as their entire life prior to ...
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Problem with understanding the rules for saving throws of familiars

According to the rules of familiars the following applies to saving throws Saving Throws: For each saving throw, use either the familiar's base save bonus (Fortitude +2, Reflex +2, Will +0) or ...
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How can a wizard research spells from his list on his own without expending money?

One of the players in our group, a wizard with the Spellslinger archetype, has asked me the possibility to research spells on his own. With this I mean that he is not concerned neither in creating new ...