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As a spy, you presumably have a lot of deception-related skills. One good option is to make it look like a suicide. People who commit suicide generally don't want to be resurrected, and won't come back if you try. If you also create a fake corpse (find someone who died of old age and thus can't be resurrected, and disguise their corpse as the sorceress's),...


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If you're looking for permanent ways to get rid of her without the 'ease' of resurrection, there are a few options available to you. I'll only go over the ones that you could potentially purchase and don't need to have a pre-determined target, since you have magic-items as a tag. Note, I'm assuming you have the requisite UMD score to be able to use spell ...


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Use adamantine arrows to bypass appropriate damage reduction As you've noted, the primary purpose of the special material adamantine seems to be damaging objects, yet adamantine arrows are typically a lousy choice for, for example, destroying a dungeon wall. But that's not all the material's good for. The universal monster ability damage reduction says ...


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I think you've found a rare thing in Pathfinder - a way to stack four effects that all affect the same thing, even two different multipliers applying at full effect instead of additive. Too bad it's not a generally-combat-useful thing, but creative players and non-combat solutions are scary with the kinds of lifting power this will give you. Muleback cords ...


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Does that automatically pinpoint the invisible character? NO If not an automatic thing, should enemies near the invisible character be given a free chance at detecting where the invisible character is at? YES Even if the invisible character is able to stealthily move away after their warning, do enemies have an increased chance at hitting him/ her because ...


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This tangle can be cut through by noting two things: The diagonal rule doesn't apply to movement actions, it applies to measuring distances. (PHB, p. 147) The distance you can move in a round is measured depending on what you're doing, not the number of actions used to do it. Note “Movement in Combat” (PHB, p. 147) talks about total distances, not adding ...


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Except for one particularly fastidious GM, I have never seen this rule implemented. I have seen tables talk about this rule, which partially guides the answers below. And of course, some people somewhere do use it, but there are a few good reasons it is seldom used (in my experience): Handwaving Magic Item Identification One reason you don't see this ...


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Maybe you mean Effigy Master from Complete Arcane? It is an arcane caster PrC (1) with wondrous item as requirement (2) where the character is as said "Fascinated by the animating force of life itself" (3), gains the class skill "Craft effigy" that allows it to create constructs (4) though there is no healing or cauldron involved. The art for the effigy ...


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From the SRD: Stacking Stacking refers to the act of adding together bonuses or penalties that apply to one particular check or statistic. Generally speaking, most bonuses of the same type do not stack. Instead, only the highest bonus applies. Most penalties do stack, meaning that their values are added together. Penalties and bonuses ...


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Your assumption of RAW is correct. You would upon scoring a critical hit and them failing their save, paralyze them for one round. The round starts on your initiative count and the paralysis ends just before your following initiative count. The benefit is that while you yourself aren't deriving a benefit from the paralysis, the targeted creature loses ...


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Multiplication of "xN" multipliers on a roll is a special case with a special rule in the game (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/basics-ability-scores/glossary#TOC-Multiplying). It doesn't even apply to all multiplication in the game, just that on rolls that use a multiplier. Division is not lined out as a special case, it works like normal math (plus rounding down ...


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You are a rogue type, and clearly evil, so you need to think nonlinearly about this. There's a lot of spells and magical doodads that might/could help, but the easiest practically-no-cash-required way is to make them unwilling to return. "If the subject's soul is not willing to return, the spell does not work." So - kidnap a kid, or loved one, or ...


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The wisp is not immune Their immunity ability has the following text: Will-o'-wisps are immune to all spells and spell-like abilities that allow spell resistance, except magic missile and maze. Slumber is a supernatural ability. Supernatural abilities are neither spells nor spell-likes, and don't allow spell resistance. They meet none of the criteria ...


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Usually, yes. Silence specifically prevents sound, not all vibration. (Remember that heat is a vibration as well - a complete lack of vibration would indicate absolute zero, and probably herald the end of times.) It prevents only those vibrations that occur in ranges that can be heard. This stops most vibration-based direct attack spells (sound lance) and ...


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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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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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I suggest casting Geas/Quest on the person with a command along the lines of "I will refuse to come back from the dead until I am alive and will not reveal that this is a command to anyone/anything, even myself" and then killing them or letting them die. The problem with this is that Geas does end at some point (1d/CL?), and can be broken by other means. ...


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The fleshwarper from Lords of Madness uses grafting to modify and improve his familiar, though it becomes an aberration, not a golem. There’s also no cauldron in the art, though there are a lot of glasses and beakers. Probably not what you had in mind, but just to toss it out there. The art is Note the upgraded monkey familiar.


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First off: I think you're right about the "golden rule of custom magic item creation". The headbands you're proposing to make would be much cheaper than making comparable items of add-a-competence-bonus-to-your-skill. This would seem to prohibit you from making these custom headbands, although you could still make the standard headbands of +2, +4, or +6 ...


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From a flat RAW and maybe even an RAI perspective, I'm inclined towards no. Specific trumps general, and were BE a higher level spell than Feeblemind, then I might give it some leeway, but because Feeblemind specifically mentions 4 spells that can be used to cure it and Break Enchantment isn't listed I would say that it doesn't work. However, fun trumps ...


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Some creatures have damage reduction which can only be pierced by adamantine weapons. One example is the flesh golem which has "DR 5/adamantine".


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No, they overlap. If you have a Composite Longbow +2 and a Strength score of 18, you'll be limited to +2 instead of +4 on your rolls. Make that bow a +1 Adaptive, and now you'll get the full +4. The benefit is the flexibility although arguably you'd be better off applying Adaptive to a normal longbow.


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From the PHBv1 for 3.5e Attacks of opportunity An attack of opportunity “interrupts” the normal flow of actions in the round. If an attack of opportunity is provoked, immediately resolve the attack of opportunity, then continue with the next character’s turn (or complete the current turn, if the attack of opportunity was provoked in the midst of ...


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For this answer, I assume the other players have access only to True Resurrection, or inferior magic. Let's see when this spell doesn't work: The target is dead since more that 10 years*CL. If you have a way to distract the team for 200 years, that can do it. It can't resurrect constructs. That seems difficult to exploit It can't resurrect undeads. This is ...


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I'll give it a shot. You might be able to exploit the "Creatures died from old age can not be resurrected" rule, in conjunction with the Genesis spell. As the spell description states, you can determine the environment on your freshly-created demiplane: "You determine the environment in the demiplane, reflecting most any desire you can visualize, such as ...


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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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This DM would rule that a pearl of power only needs to be in the caster's possession for it to be used The pearl of power's description says, in part, "Once per day on command, a pearl of power enables the possessor to recall any one spell that she had prepared and then cast that day," and Using Items on Use Activated says, "A few [magic items] must simply ...


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The Technomancer is a prestige class that advances the spellcasting progression of a different class. As such, it isn't a casting class itself. Not every prestige class that add levels of spellcasting (getting "+1 level of spellcasting" basically counts as having one more level in the casting class of your choice for determining several spellcasting-...


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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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