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I irregularly play or DM D&D and have played Pathfinder only a few times. So I will try to answer question. First off your main concern seems to be how to defeat casters as a non-caster class. While the best method of defeating non-casters is to improve yourself the best way to compete with casters is to focus less on yourself and more on the weaknesses ...


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Blue Dragon Shaman 1 / Wizard 4 / Ur-Priest 2 / Mystic Theurge Blue Dragon Shaman's have both Bluff and Spellcraft as class skills, as well as Fortitude and Will as good saves.


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Cleric 1: Domains: Knowledge (all knowledge as class skills), Trickery (bluff as a class skills) Skills ranks taken: Bluff 4, Knowledge (religion) 4, Spellcraft 4, other Knowledges if enough skill points Base Saves: Fort +2, Will +2 Feat: Spell Focus (evil) Wizard 4: Skill ranks taken: Bluff (2 ranks taken as cross-class), Spellcraft 4, remaining ...


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Assuming the arcane spellcasting class has a poor Fortitude save and Bluff as a cross-class skill, you need a single level of anything that has a good Fortitude save and Bluff in-class. Then the +1 of your arcane class’s poor Fortitude save after 3 levels will add with the +2 of the good Fortitude save from the new class, and you can just dump all your skill ...


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Here is what I ultimately decided to get: Flaw: Distracted Human Bonus: Extend Spell Flaw Bonus: Melodic Casting Level 1: Heighten Spell Level 3: Metamagic Song Level 6: Dragonsong Level 9: Rapid Metamagic Level 12: Quicken Spell I will be deciding level 15 and 18 when I get closer up there.


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Taking Paladin now will not add a lot of tankiness. From Valor, you already have Medium Armor, Shields and Martial weapons, and most importantly, Extra Attack. As you can not swap existing levels to Paladin, I would not multiclass, unless: You expect to meet a lot of casters/monsters that make you save, as Aura of Protection would help you a lot in that ...


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Unless you can redo your level 9 Bard into a level 8 bard level 1 Paladin, I'm not sure that taking 4 or 8 levels of Paladin is worth it. (4 or 8 levels of paladin would be your best option multi-classing, and you'd only want to take your first level of paladin at level 13) I'm currently playing a melee bard dwarf which has much worse stats than you do, and ...


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I'll try to get the simpler issues done first - and the simplest one is Great Weapon Fighting. You should not take this. If you're using a spear, it is strictly inferior to the Duelling Fighting Style. See my answer here for the analysis. It's especially true for you because you want to tank, and for a quick and easy boost to your tankiness it's hard to go ...


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For combating single opponents, one of the more potentially lethal archetypes for a magus is the Hexcrafter. Hexcrafter to gain the slumber hex, and possibly the evil eye/misfortune hexes. Take the Elemental Spell metamagic and the Maximized/Empowered magus arcana. It would allow for a coup-de-grace requiring a pair of natural 20s to survive while still ...


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It's not always the best choice. Depending on what your measure of "best" is, it may actually be a worse choice. Pick specialty priest when you feel like the unique abilities are especially neat and that's what you want to play. In particular, there's no attempt at balance in the specialty priest options, so if that is part of one's measure of "best" then ...


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Skill points aren't how you max skills. Modifiers are how you get skills. If custom magic items are allowed, competency bonus items are among the cheapest to purchase and even a +10 skill item only costs 10K gp. For 40K you can get +20 to a skill, which is equivalent to having put the maximum number of skillpoints you are allowed into it at level 20. ...


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1) The Adopted trait doesn't do this, but seems like it could. GMs who reject the RAW approach to achieving this might be amiable to a house rule letting you do this with this trait. Racial Heritage is a Human Racial Feat that lets you count as any other race. You can acquire the feat as a merfolk by using Alter Self or Instant Enemy or Polymorph Any ...


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Bonus Spells Through Items In regards to the last part of your question, about getting more spells, without having to carry a lot of wands, there is a wondrous item from Ultimate Equipment. The description of the Page of Spell Knowledge is as follows: This page is covered in densely-worded arcane or divine magical runes. It contains the knowledge of a ...


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Not that I can find There's a bunch of stuff to let humans be other people, and you can be a Aasimar Human Goblin if you want, but no way to count as human if you're not already a half-elf/half-orc/aasimar/tiefling. Backwards compatibility (hah!) has you covered, though. From Races of Destiny, HUMAN HERITAGE [RACIAL] Your human heritage is more ...


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Regarding Racial Favored Class Bonus... Non-Human: No. Half-Human: Yes. Half-Humans Can a half-elf or half-orc select human racial favored class options? Yes. Half-elves and half-orcs may select racial favored class options, archetypes, traits, and so on, as if they were a full member of both races (a half-elf can select elf and human rules ...


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There isn't one Stormsinger 2 gives you a perform check as damage. Incantatrix 3 gives you free Persisted spells. Bard 9/Sublime 1/Rainbow Servant 10 gives you the entire Cleric spell list. There's a bunch - a LOT - of stuff you can do for a Bardbuckler if you're using sublime chord to buff melee fighting. Crusader gives you Song of the White Raven if ...


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PFSRD: Pack Lord Druid Archetype, Pack Bond class feature: The share spells animal companion ability only applies to one animal companion at a time—the pack lord cannot use it to cast a one-target spell and have it affect all of her animal companions. I've occasionally seen people read this and go "oh, only one of his companions can have share spells ...


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In terms of boosting your own AC, the two features (Draconic Resilience and Mage Armor) will not stack. Each is worded as setting AC to 13+DEX, rather than increasing your AC by 3. (Contrast this with the wording of the previously mentioned Shield spell.) So really, the only point of a draconic sorcerer learning Mage Armor would be buffing other people. In ...



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