I am fighting undead creatures and have Sanctuary on me. If I use Heal does that end Sanctuary?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you using Heal to damage undead? \$\endgroup\$
    – Akixkisu
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 3:50

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Assuming you mean using Heal to damage undead, then yes. There is nothing in Sanctuary that excludes hostile actions that target undead. Damaging is 100% a hostile action, and, per Sanctuary:

If the target uses a hostile action, the spell ends.

The rules for hostile actions state that:

A hostile action is one that can harm or damage another creature...

So using Heal to damage undead qualifies.

Note: This does mean you can still use Heal (in any of its variants) to target your allies for healing, though, without breaking Sanctuary.

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    \$\begingroup\$ May want to throw a link in about Pathfinder 2e's definition of "Hostile Actions", particularly, "A hostile action is one that can harm or damage another creature" - 2e.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?ID=300 \$\endgroup\$
    – brandon
    Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 23:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ @brandon that's an excellent idea, thank you! I had no idea that rule even existed, I'm glad it's defined. \$\endgroup\$
    – ESCE
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 0:20

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