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Unless something specifically says otherwise, fractions are always rounded down. See The Basics: Rounding Fractions In general, if you wind up with a fraction, round down, even if the fraction is one-half or larger. Exception: Certain rolls, such as damage and hit points, have a minimum of 1. So if you have Str 16, a greatsword will add +4 ...


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No, it doesn't bypass hardness at all. (This may have been different in D&D 3.x, but it isn't the case now.) The acid descriptor rules don't suggest acid damage gets any special handling, nor do the rules on hardness. There's rules on what energy damage does to objects, though - and from the notes on damage in d20pfsrd, acid damage is considered energy ...


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The sleeping opponent is considered a helpless defender and thus 0 Dex, receives no dex bonuses and is -5 to flatfooted AC. Does the defender ALSO suffer a -4 to AC for being prone? Yes, sort of. Here's what the Helpess rule says: A helpless target is treated as having a Dexterity of 0 (-5 modifier). Melee attacks against a helpless target get a +4 ...


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“Strength modifier damage” doesn't mean anything, because it's two fragments of two different pieces of the phrase. This wording is really common in 4e powers, and makes straightforward sense… once you've seen how to read it, that is. It's a little bit like a garden path sentence though, so it's not really your fault for reading it wrong. How you've parsed ...


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An ability modifier (strength in this instance), is calculated by taking the strength score, subtracting 10 and dividing the remainder by 2 (round down). So if your score is 18, your modifier is 4. So in the power with a text of 1[W]+str, with a longsword, the damage at L1 with a Strenght of 18 would be: 1d8+4 (plus other modifiers) As your strength ...


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In Pathfinder, energy damage specifically deals half damage to objects and does not bypass hardness. But there are some exceptions here. Spells Take a look at the 2nd-level spell Shatter. ...you can target shatter against a single solid non-magical object, regardless of composition, weighing up to 10 pounds per caster level. Psionics However, if ...



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