Let's suppose a player gets staggered just like being target of the staggering critical feat for 3 rounds. But then she is hasted by a party member.

The question is: could she make the extra haste attack other than her only available due to the staggered condition?


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William Porter's answer is largely correct, but incomplete.

Haste grants an additional attack only on Full Attacks, not on the Attack Action (which is a Standard Action).

The Staggered condition restricts you to either a Standard Action or Move Action on your turn, and since that makes Full-Round Actions impossible you cannot use the Full Attack Action to make a Full Attack.

However, if you have other ways of making a Full Attack without using the Full Attack Action, you can still benefit from Haste and use your additional attack.

For example, while Staggered, you are allowed to perform a Charge attack with only a Standard Action at a reduced movement. If you have the Pounce ability or something similar, you can still perform a Full Attack at the end of the Charge and then use the additional attack from the Haste spell.

Paizo released some FAQ regarding this:



Haste has the following line:

When making a full attack action, a hasted creature may make one extra attack with one natural or manufactured weapon.

The staggered condition states:

A staggered creature may take a single move action or standard action each round (but not both, nor can he take full-round actions).

In the rules for Full Attack we see:

If you get more than one attack per round because your base attack bonus is high enough (see Base Attack Bonus in Classes), because you fight with two weapons or a double weapon, or for some special reason, you must use a full-round action to get your additional attacks.

Since Haste only grants it's extra attacks on a full attack which is a full round action, and the staggered condition prevents full round actions, they do not get to make the extra haste attack.


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