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The rules as written don’t allow for the possibility, and there’s every reason to think that magically-created grease is not literally the same substance as mundane grease and therefore does not share the properties not listed in the grease spell description. Moreover, grease is one of the best spells for its level in the game, which makes many DMs leery of ...


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KRyan makes an excellent point- even without the ability to light the resultant substance on fire, the spell is by no means use impaired. On the other hand, actual grease certainly is flammable, and when a word used in rules text does not have a defined game-specific meaning, most people default to the normal meaning of the word. If the substance created by ...


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No. Artifacts are not just magical items, they are also physical manifestations of the plot. As the Pathfinder SRD states, Rather than merely another form of magical equipment, artifacts are the sorts of legendary relics that might become the focus of whole campaigns—sparking quests to recover them, fights against their wielders, missions to ...


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From my experience clerics make excellent buffers, but since that is already handled by your bard go with Dwarf Warpriest. It is a combat focused character with some healing powers (sounds like its what you really want to play anyway). It is a hybrid class: meaning it draws features from its 2 parent classes (in this case fighter and cleric). It gets some ...


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Odd scores are worthless to you, since you’re primarily interested in your modifier (which halves the number and drops the fraction), and just about all bonuses to ability scores come in even numbers. So you’ll get the most immediate bang for your buck by upping the odd scores to the next (even) number. So +1 Cha, +1 Con, +1 Str, +1 Wis, probably ...


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Yes, you can This feat only affects spells with the cold descriptor. The text doesn't say that you can't prepare a Rime Fireball, only that it won't be affected. It is perfectly legitimate for your player's Wizard to prepare his Rime Fireball (with the required +1 level increase). During casting, he'll have the option to either: Expand one of his ...


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Pathfinder Says Nonhumanoid Ghouls Aren't Often a Thing According to the ghoul's supernatural ability disease A humanoid who dies of ghoul fever rises as a ghoul at the next midnight. A humanoid who becomes a ghoul in this way retains none of the abilities it possessed in life. It is not under the control of any other ghouls, but it hungers for the ...


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When designing hexes, the golden rule of creating custom spells still applies: Compare your spell to similar spells, and to other spells of its intended level. Now, as you've noticed, hexes are different from spells, partially for thematic reasons but primarily because they can be used at-will, usually with the limitation of "not twice on the same ...


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Unfortunately, the rules don’t explicitly define the terms they end up using when it comes to shields, especially when used as weapons. There are a number of ambiguities, in both Pathfinder and the 3.x rules that they derive from, around their use. The way the rules end up working, shields can have a number of “modifier” terms associated ...


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Some notes: Dwarf and cleric mesh excellently. Wisdom is far more important than Charisma, and Constitution increases survivability, something that is very valued in a cleric that will be in the thick of things. Furthermore, as you get access to some martial weapons by virtue of being a Dwarf, you're in a pretty good place to melee. By dumping Charisma, you ...


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Yes, RAW is existing for wondrous item creation. For general information regarding item creation read the "Magic Item Creation" section. After that the "Creating Wondrous Items" section of the pdfsrd may answer all your questions. This article also contains a link to a table called "Estimating Magic Item Gold Piece Values" for estimation of prices in ...


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Zombie Lord and Skeletal Champion are exactly what you are looking for. Zombie lords are the fleshy counterparts of skeletal champions—intelligent, cunning, and envious of creatures whose bodies aren't rotting away. Despite their decaying flesh, they are not slow like common zombies, and can easily pursue fleeing prey. Zombie lords are more powerful than ...


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All of the simple weapons. Maybe even ammunition weapons, because the ammunition might not be the weapon, but even a red-hot crossbow will make metal ammunition pretty hot, though there lies debate. There's actually two ambiguities here, both of which totally work in your favour. 1. Pathfinder never says what weapons are composed of You might picture a ...


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AC Penalty is made to reflect the difficulty of performing certain actions while wearing different types of armor. In a full suit of plate armor, the check is -6, but in just a set of plate arms, you get -7. This suggests that wearing a full set of armor is less cumbersome than wearing just part of it. Which, for a well-crafted suit of armor, makes ...


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Fake Spellcasting If 3.5 is on the table, go with the factotum, from Dungeonscape. Basically “Indiana Jones, the class,” the factotum makes incredible use of Intelligence, and also gets a smattering of spell-like abilities off of the sorcerer/wizard list. An excellent class in general, though you will have somewhat less stabby. See how to ...


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To determine whether your target has concealment from your ranged attack, choose a corner of your square. If any line from this corner to any corner of the target's square passes through a square or border that provides concealment, the target has concealment. When making a melee attack against an adjacent target, your target has concealment if his ...


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this got me thinking of ways I could add flavorful rp and a bit of depth by "faking" being a spellcaster. Why not use Wands and Sleight of Hand? As long as you can use the wands reliably, you should be able to use sleight of hand to cast with the wand while making it look like there is nothing in your hand :) The challenge here might be using wands ...


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The Heavens mystery already gives you most of the spells that work with Awesome Display: color spray, hypnotic pattern, and rainbow pattern. About the only one you're missing is Scintillating Pattern. If you want Scintillating pattern, the only good way I know of to get it as an Oracle spell is to be an Elf for the oracle archetype Ancient Lorekeeper, at ...


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You've answered part of your own question here: People in the group are suggesting I either go with an Aasimar Cleric or Warpriest, or a Paladin. Problem is, I don't really want to roleplay either. Sounds like you had your heart specifically set on playing a dwarf. Dwarven clerics can be viable. Your high stat is a 15 and your low is a 10. If you ...


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http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lc12 This sums up the rules with the scenarios pretty well. It seems that you do take the damage of the poison on your initial saving throw at the moment you were hit with the poison. you make another save on your turn and start the frequency clock.



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