The spell Status, Greater does not appear on any spell list. Its lesser version appears on the cleric and witch spell lists. Its suppose to appear in the community domain but when you visit it you see imbue with spell ability.

So who can cast the spell or how?


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I was intrigued by this question, so while I didn't have any knowledge myself I was able to find an interesting source on the Paizo forums addressing this issue:

Pathfinder Chronicles - Campaign Setting is, technically speaking, not a "Pathfinder RPG" book. It is an OGL DND 3.5 book that that came out in 2008 and pre-dates the stand-alone game known as "Pathfinder RPG" which was launched in 2009. It's a 3rd party add-on to Wizard of the Coast's DND 3.5.

These OGL 3.5 books are often allowed by Pathfinder RPG GMs, but you need to take them with a grain of salt as the rules and mechanics in these OGL 3.5 books don't always match up with the "Pathfinder RPG" rules and mechanics.

The Community Domain in this pre-Pathfinder RPG book is as follows:

Granted Power: Cast Calm Emotions 1/d as a spell-like ability. +2 competence bonus on Diplomacy checks. Domain Spells: 1-Bless, 2-Status, 3-Prayer, 4-Greater Status, 5-Telepathic Bond, 6-Heroes' Feast, 7-Refuge, 8-Sympathy, 9-Mass Heal

Essentially this means that, according to Pathfinder RPG rules as written, no one can cast the spell Greater Status. According to the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rules (and by extension, the third-party Pathfinder supplements for D&D 3.5), clerics of the Community domain can prepare and cast this spell as a domain spell.

Of course, most 3.5 versions of the Pathfinder material were ported over when Pathfinder RPG was created, so it's a bit surprising that a spell as innocuous as this was not. It's entirely possible that the spell was overlooked during the transition, and I see nothing that a GM should worry about balance-wise in allowing Community domain clerics to cast the spell instead of their existing 4th level domain spell, Imbue with Spell Ability.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I did not know any of that, thanks for the history \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 14:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ For reference, the spell greater status is part of the D&D 3.5 SRD, too, as the 4th-level Community domain spell. No need for 3rd-party in that game. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 16:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ Additionally, in 3.5, it can be found in Book of Exalted Deeds as a 4th-level spell for both cleric and apostle of peace, and another version of the spell, with different statistics and abilities, can be found in Heroes of Battle as a 5th-level cleric/6th-level healer spell. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cadrac
    Commented Jul 22, 2018 at 7:46

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