I've been searching how Spell Resistance work for days and I haven't found an answer. What is the roll to pass the target's SR? I mean the DC would be the SR, but what do I add to my roll?


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From the Pathfinder SRD section defining Spell Resistance:

To affect a creature that has spell resistance, a spellcaster must make a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) at least equal to the creature's spell resistance.

So the bonus to the roll is your caster level.

  • \$\begingroup\$ There are also a number of feats and other things that can give you an additional bonus to this roll (see the accepted answer here), but those will be explicitly stated in the description of the thing. \$\endgroup\$
    – GreySage
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 21:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GreySage Yes, but in a question about the basics, we can presume that a feat that clearly says "This gives you a +4 bonus to overcome SR" doesn't need to be explained. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 21:48

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