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Let's start off with some names. We have Derek the Darkstalker, Bob the Beholder, and Nancy the non-Darkstalker. It's the middle of combat, and the map currently looks like this: . . . . . . . . = 5 ft square . . . N . . . N = Nancy . . . B . . . D = Derek . . D . . . . B = Beholder . . . . . . . At this point, neither Derek nor ...


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Let's take your position at face value. Specifically where and how does Keen Mind override the specific limit on the number of spell's you can prepare? Yes, you can accurately recall every page of your spell book. Arguably, this means you could prepare your spells without having a spell book (although this depends on how you resolve the conflict between two ...


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Yes. Because weapons are categorized by their relative size to the wielder, your Medium fighter would treat a Large dagger as a one-handed weapon according to the following rules. A weapon’s size category isn’t the same as its size as an object. Instead, a weapon’s size category is keyed to the size of the intended wielder. In general, a light weapon ...


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This GM would take a shortcut… The benefit of the feat Perfect Strike pretty neatly (for the most part) cancels the attack roll part of the drawback of the pugwami gremlin's unluck aura. This GM would simplify things and say the warrior makes his attacks normally when using the feat Perfect Strike's benefit while affected by the unluck aura, the remaining ...


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Looks like that use of the feat was not part of the designers's intent(Source: Jeremy Crawford twitter): Question: Does a wizard with the Keen Mind feat have unrestricted prepared spells? Answer: The Keen Mind feat isn't meant to change how a wizard's spell preparation works.


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A featless fighter isn't less capable of overcoming level appropriate challenges than a fighter with feats. It's true that feats like Great Weapon Master are a straight up DPR increase, especially when compared to an ASI in a non-combat stat. However, the ASI's are still providing very useful benefits. The fighter with feats has the advantage of a high ...


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That feat and burglar below it are from the June 2016 unearthed arcana. Everything in UA is beta and not usable in AL events.


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A caster level from spell-like abilities is insufficient to meet a caster level prerequisite for an item creation feat The Pathfinder Core Rulebook FAQ on Item Creation includes this brief exchange: Does having a caster level from a spell-like ability meet the caster level prerequisite for selecting an item creation feat? No. Thus a monk with the ...


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The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rules says, "If a character has the same feat more than once, its benefits do not stack unless indicated otherwise in the description" (113). The feat Alertness does not indicate otherwise, so a creature already possessing the feat Alertness that sends spinning an ioun stone (dark blue rhomboid) actually has the effect of ...


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It can overcome, but not as competently Just like with Magic Items, if you do not add feats to the game, non-spellcasters are hit the hardest. Spells are not modified much by magic items or feats, but a Maul strike is. (I will only consider DPR, other thing are very hard to quantify and compare) Ability Score Improvements are so strong that there are ...


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Probably not. The closest parallel I see is Improved Uncanny Dodge, which prevents a barbarian from becoming flanked. This defense denies a rogue the ability to sneak attack the barbarian by flanking him, unless the attacker has at least four more rogue levels than the target has barbarian levels. I read this as an implication that only the actual ...


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Although the feat Robilar's Gambit does say, "Anyone who strikes at you gains a +4 bonus on attack rolls and damage rolls against you," the feat's benefit ends with this sentence: Resolve your attack of opportunity after your foe's attack (Player's Handbook II 82). So in this case strikes at means attacks. Of course some controversy surrounds what an ...


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An attack roll represents your attempt to strike your opponent on your turn in a round. If there is an attack roll, there was an attempt to strike, a strike at the target. Robilar’s Gambit triggers any time an attack roll is rolled against the one who has the feat. Grapples and trips involve an attack roll (the touch attack to start it), and touch attacks ...


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In this case, the two feats are not actually interacting directly. Deflect Attack simply grants extra chances for an Attack of Opportunity. Evasive Reflexes simply grants you an alternate option to resolve a chance to make an AoO. However, Deflect Attack has specific clauses detailing how you may use your AoO when an opponent attacks you armed or unarmed. ...


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No. By a strict RAW reading, the most this feat would do is remove the time requirement of memorizing the newly prepared spells, but not the long rest requirement to change the list in the first place. If the feat did modify the long rest requirement, it would say so. Why? Because even when changing something as menial as a level 1 magic missile, you still ...


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Because there are some magic items that allow profession checks to create them. Scrolls allow for profession (Scribe), Staves allow for profession (woodcutter), Runes allow for an applicable profession check, Wands allow for profession (woodcutter), Wondrous Items allow for applicable profession checks. I know that you can't use master craftsman to create ...


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No From the text that you linked to, A heightened spell has a higher spell level than normal (up to a maximum of 9th level). Unlike other metamagic feats, Heighten Spell actually increases the effective level of the spell that it modifies... The heightened spell is as difficult to prepare and cast as a spell of its effective level. They are simply ...


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Both Evasive Reflexes and shifting defense allow you to take a 5-foot step, period. They let you do that even though it isn’t your turn and you couldn’t otherwise take one. They are each an exception to all kinds of rules around 5-foot steps. Normally you can only make one a turn, but these specifically allow you to take a 5-foot step when you normally ...


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The monk can use his flurry of blows base attack bonus to determine the feat Deadly Aim's benefit The Pathfinder Core Rulebook FAQ includes this exchange: How does a monk's improved BAB when flurrying interact with feats like Power Attack and Combat Expertise, which have different effects depending on your BAB? The monk uses his improved flurrying BAB ...


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tl;dr - Alertness does not stack with the dark blue rhomboid stone, but does stack with the cracked version. How Bonuses Stack The important aspect of bonus types is that two bonuses of the same type don't generally stack... Bonuses without a type always stack, unless they are from the same source. Source: d20pfsrd Dark Blue Rhomboid Ioun Stone: No ...


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Because the feat Master Craftsman lacks a Special entry like, for example, the feat Skill Focus, a creature can't take the feat Master Craftsman multiple times. I've read that to expand the feat's mandate one should, if the GM allows, apply it to a very broad Craft or Profession skill like, for example, Craft (metalworking) rather than Craft (bows) or Craft ...


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Note: This answer deliberately covers the rules at their most basic, ignoring the multitude of options and exceptions to focus on the question at hand. For instance, the question doesn't indicate the creature possesses the universal monster ability grab—a discussion of which would easily double this answer's length—, so that's ignored below. Grappling one-...


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Reading the rules in a strictly literal sense, I don't think it actually counts anything as a true grapple. Make a ranged attack against a foe that has something you can pin (clothes, armour, bags) and something to pin it to (nearby perpendicular surface). If you hit, you roll an opposed grapple check. Yes, while this uses the rules from grappling, it does ...


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I don't know if it is awkward to answer my own question but after my last game, i now have a more plausible answer in general, just sharing it here for future reference : Most of the spells that an Eldritch Knight uses in thick of battle, does not require material components thus making the need for a foci redundant and having war caster feat feasible for ...


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Some feats assume a creature can take multiple 5-ft. steps even when the feat doesn't allow the creature to A creature really can't take more than one 5-ft. step in a round unless a special ability explicitly allows it. The Player’s Handbook on Take 5-Foot Step says You can move 5 feet in any round when you don’t perform any other kind of movement. ...


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Ambiguous This is a question that comes up often in discussions of Magic of Incarnum, and there just is no solid, credible, certain answer. The text itself could go either way (for that matter, planar chausible refers to incarnates specifically, which makes one wonder what happens when a non-incarnate shapes it). Either allowing the double-dip, or forcing ...


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Let's see the description of Flurry of Blows: For the purpose of these attacks, the monk's base attack bonus from his monk class levels is equal to his monk level. For all other purposes, such as qualifying for a feat or a prestige class, the monk uses his normal base attack bonus. It seems pretty clear that as a lvl4 Monk you have a -2/+4 Deadly Aim ...


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Wild Shape I would personally rule that, for the purposes of Swift Avenger, you use your ranger levels instead of your druid levels. After all, ranger is the class that actually grants wild shape, while druid does not. So I would rule that you have the wild shape of a 14th-level druid (from scout 8/ranger 6 and Swift Avenger), and that this would still be ...



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