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Mar
22
comment Can monsters with multiattack take grapple and shove actions?
Unless those monsters are NPCs with classes. Oh except the stat blocks for the NPCs include the same silliness. So the Assassin from the MM can only multi-attack with a Shortsword, but not a Dagger. In fact the Assassin doesn't list "Dagger" in the stat block. So if we follow your logic and I give the Assassin a dagger, he can't use it anyways.
Mar
10
comment Should “resistance to damage from non-magical weapons” continue to affect monster CR once the party has magical weapons?
Plus having the required magic weapon may not be everything you need. What if you're disarmed of the weapon? What if you have NPCs in the party? What if there's a TWF with only one magical weapon? There are lots of ways this can affect the party.
Jan
22
comment Calculating the distance when shooting at a flying foe
Funny thing with the math is that is works for spells, but it kind of fails for moving objects that travel in an arc. My longbow may have a 1000ft range but it can't reach things 1000ft in the air. So beyond just the Pythagorean theorem, you need to calculate arcs :)
Jan
10
comment What is the fastest way to earn money without adventuring?
Crafting only costs XP in 3.5. In Pathfinder it's just gold.
Jan
9
comment Communicating with Conjured Creatures
@sadaqah I noticed the "fey spirits" line, but that's not actually a creature in the MM. So I can't really say if that somehow grants them a language.
Jan
8
comment What happens to objects, changed while transmuted using Minor Alchemy, after they revert?
Good point corrected to 'silver pieces'
Dec
30
comment How to use a wand without being noticed
I think "observer's Perception check" is implied by Sleight of Hand as it is in all of the descriptions. You would absolutely be subject to a Perception check and if you failed, likely subject to a Bluff vs. Sense Motive check to cover it up.
Dec
29
comment How does rolling two dice and taking the highest affect the average outcome?
Advantage => 50% chance of rolling 15+. Disadvantage => 50% chance of rolling 7- I will use this to pitch my players on the difference :)
Dec
12
comment What would being able to split the move action do to combat?
Just to second this post. PF has these feats for "move/attack/move" and pretty much everyone I've spoken with just thinks of them as a "feat tax". And mostly, it's a tax on classes that don't really need the tax.
Dec
12
comment The Effect of Size on Using Magic Items?
Maybe not "carrying capacity" but "reasonable ability to carry". And this does kind of make sense. Imagine I decided to make a defensive tower with a Fireball wand infused in a tree trunk. The wand part would limit the possible users and the tree trunk part would limit the people who could carry it :)
Dec
2
comment Mithril Breastplate + Armor Expert seems ridiculous
If you do fullplate without the feats your Armor Class Penalty is also applied to your attacks. That's a huge penalty that renders full plate nearly unusable without the proficiency.
Oct
2
comment In what ways can I make my character Huge without changing his form?
Extra note about Psychic Expansion is that you can also use the 10 minutes / level by spending an extra 2 points. So 9 points (at level 9) you can become Huge for 3 hours. At higher levels, that time goes up, so while not "permanent", a higher level psychic warrior can be Huge for most of the day.
Sep
23
comment Can a familiar learn languages from ranks in linguistics?
How does this affect "improved familiars"? Many of those familiars already do have language skills.
Sep
14
comment Average/optimal AC for core classes per level
@starwed So the Mithril Buckler is actually a good cheat, that sidesteps all of the proficiency rules and the arcane spell failure rules. That stated it costs 2k for a +2, so it is expensive, for the same relative gold cost, it is adding a +1 to AC, possibly +2. It's also subject to some DM decisions around requirements for Somatic casting. General rules seem to be that you need one hand available for the somatic component and the buckler is clear that you lose its bonus when you use that hand. So if you use a Rod to cast, you lose the AC bonus.
Sep
13
comment Average/optimal AC for core classes per level
So I fixed the Sorcerer number they were high by one or two points.
Sep
13
comment Average/optimal AC for core classes per level
I did this over lunch. .. it's quite possible my math is wrong double checking now.
Sep
12
comment Do the Enlarge and Shrink spells only really affect damage and AC, or do they do more?
No, CMB is based only on STR so it changes with your size. CMD is based on STR+DEX+Size. So the STR & DEX generally cancel each other out, but the size still applies.
Aug
21
comment Greasing a wall
This is a perfect use for Grease, I have to keep this in my back pocket :)
Aug
18
comment Magus Spellstrike, Spell Combat and Quicken Spell
So Spell Perfection has a prerequisite of 3 other Metamagic Feats and 15 ranks of Spellcraft. To achieve this you would need to spend 4 of your 10 feats (at 15th level) and the Spell Perfection would only work for Arcane Mark. Then end result would be one extra attack per turn. And of course you would be leaving magical marks on all of your targets :) I'm not sure there's anything RAW against this. But I'm also not clear if it's really dangerous. Magus characters tend to deal most of their damage from Shocking Grasp-style spells, not from their straight attacks.
Aug
17
comment How does augmenting a psionic power with multiple augmentation options work?
Extra note, remember that you can never spend more points on a single ability than your manifester level. In the case of Precognition which is a first level power, this means that the Swift version cannot be used until level 7.