Questions tagged [caster-level]

For questions primarily about caster levels, the numbered steps used in some RPGs (especially D&D and Pathfinder) to indicate advancement of a character's spellcasting capabilities. The higher a character's caster level is, the more powerful their spellcasting is.

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Can a Tiefling Monk access the Enlightened Fist PrC without dipping into a caster class?

Enlightened Fist has as a prerrequisite: Spells or Spell-Like Abilities: Arcane caster level 3rd. A Tiefling has Darkness as a spell-like ability with a caster level equal to its character level. ...
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Can you choose to cast a spell at a lower caster level?

In AD&D, many spells have effects with areas that are a specified amount “per level”. From my understanding, this is the caster’s level. My question, is whether or not a spellcaster could choose ...
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What's the dispel DC for a spell made permanent by another caster?

I am level 9 and I cast an Enlarge Person spell on myself. An NPC is level 16 and casts Permanency on that Enlarge Person effect to make me larger permanently. When an enemy later attempts to dispel ...
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How do you determine specifications of scrolls/potions in prewritten adventures?

I'm currently GMing the Hell's Rebels campaign as my first dive into the system. I'm currently unsure how scrolls and potions found in the adventure have to be specified. The source material does ...
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How does a variable caster level work for spells?

There are a fair few spells that have more powerful results with a higher Caster Level. Magic Missile creates more missiles, Fireball uses more damage dice, Cure spells restore more hitpoints, etc. In ...
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Magical Knack and Hit Dice

I have a level 3 character (arcanist 2/rogue 1) with 25 HP. I wanted to pick up Magical Knack but was confused about the hit die portion of the rule: Pick a class when you gain this trait—your ...
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Can you create scrolls with a caster level higher than your own?

I am aware that other magic items like wondrous are able to be created without meeting the CL by increasing the DC (looking at you pearl of power with CL 17) Under the magic item creation rules A ...
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Cleric and mystic theurge class level for command undead

I am playing a cleric/wizard/mystic theurge. I have the feat command undead. The feat specifically mentions cleric level, not cleric caster level, in relations to the the DC of the ability and number ...
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What is the caster level of a summoned creature with the Greenbound template?

The Greenbound template gives your summoned creatures the ability to cast spell-like abilities, at will, with the description: Caster level equals greenbound creature's character level; save DC 10 +...
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Ultimate Magus and Practiced Spellcaster [duplicate]

A Q/A proposes Practiced Spellcaster to keep increasing the more valuable (Wizard) class. The Practiced Spellcaster feat (Complete Arcane, p. 82) increases CL by 4, up to the character level. The ...
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Ranger with Practice Caster Feat

A PHB Ranger has access to spells starting at level 4 with caster level of 1/2. So for a level 4 Ranger we have a caster level of 2. Lets say this Ranger takes the feat Practiced Caster at level 6. ...
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Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? [duplicate]

For example, the Belt of Giant Strength is an item with caster level 8. Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? Is it treated like all other requirements, increasing ...
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When multiclassing, are caster levels from each class added together to meet the requirements for crafting feats?

I am building a mystic theurge, and as such my starting levels are going to be alternating between cleric and wizard. I do not want to miss out on taking the Craft Wondrous Items feat at the first ...
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How do caster level prerequisites for item creation work for multiclassed characters?

In order to qualify for certain item creation feats you have to have a certain caster level. For example: Forge Ring [Item Creation] Prerequisite: Caster level 12th. Benefit You ...
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Any way to have 2 concentration spells active? [duplicate]

Is there any spell, item, or skill that allows a caster to maintain 2 concentration spells active at same time?
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Is a Hunter 2/Cleric 1 a 3rd-level caster? [duplicate]

Can a third level character with two levels in hunter and one level in cleric cast as a third level caster?
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What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
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Does the caster level trick of The Word (from The Wish and The Word optimization showcase) work?

The Wish and The Word are a well-known optimization showcase from early in D&D 3.5's run by Frank & K. The Word's signature trick is casting Blasphemy at an extremely high caster level to ...
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Spellcasting services profit for a PC with healing spells on different caster levels

One of my player is playing a Healer (a class similar to cleric, but based mainly on healing spells from Miniatures Handbook) and he would like to run a business selling spellcasting services. He ...
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What methods exist to get infinite or extremely high caster level prior to epic levels?

In a recent answer, KRyan mentions that there are multiple tricks to get infinite caster level in 3.5. I'm not aware of very many, and those I am aware of require iffy rules interpretations: Greater ...
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Which spells improve damage infinitely with caster levels?

I've been looking for spells that have no upper limit damage based on caster level for my Warlock use with his Craft Staff feat. For example, Flame Strike (Clr 5/Drd 4) has the upper limit of 15d6 ...
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Does the Master Specialist caster level increase affect cleric spells you have as well?

I am multi-classing a Cleric/(conjuration) Master Specialist. Does the Caster Level Increase class feature of the Master Specialist (6th level) increase the caster level of my chosen school for ...
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How can a wizard increase his arcane caster level so that a better improved familiar can be acquired?

The level 5 wizard changeling substitution level grants the supernatural ability morphic familiar that, in part, says As a full-round action, the familiar can change its form to that of any ...
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Crafting a Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone - Required Creator Level?

Cracked Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone's Construction Requirements seem like they may be inaccurate for the cracked and flawed versions. It indicates the cost for all three is 2500 gp, and it ...
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Do Caster Levels from different sources stack?

This seems like a glaring oversight, but what are caster levels? Do characters only have one score called caster level just like sneak attack? Why do most classes not state what their caster level ...
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Can you meet caster level requirements with conditional bonuses?

I am playing a level 8 Incanter from Spheres of Power. As a full caster, this gives me a caster level of 8. I have a trait which increases my caster level for the destruction sphere by 1, and I have a ...
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How does Cleric Healing Domain Granted Power cast healing spells at +1 caster level work?

Raw newbie, struggling to understand rules... What does "cast healing spells at +1 caster level" mean, exactly? In the Jozan example on page 32, he is a 1st-level cleric who chooses Healing as one ...
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Infusions & +caster level

I know this exists in a book somewhere but I can't find it no matter how much I look and Google has failed me. How do prestige classes that offer + effective spellcaster level affect an articifer and ...
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Is there a class feature that improves effective Caster Level of used magic items?

Many wondrous items and other equipment duplicate spell effects, typically at the Caster Level the item itself. I would be interested in making a character that used their own HD/Class Level/Caster ...
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What is a bloodrager's caster level before 4th level?

The ranger and paladin classes, core to Pathfinder, are low-grade spellcaster classes that were boosted from their 3.5 incarnations by changing their caster levels to be equal to their class level - 3,...
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Permanent CL boosting for a dual Divine/Arcane spellcaster

So, I'm playing in a high power campaign that'll be going deep into epic levels, and I'd like to try to raise my CL. I'll get into depth after discussing how things are looking currently. Current ...
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My caster level calculation is a hot mess - how do I determine it?

I'm playing a gish - a character who combines spellcasting and martial combat - and due to the heavy multiclassing I've done to fit in all the class features I want, the calculation of my caster level ...
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Do I have to be a caster to receive the bonus for “Ring of the Ram”?

The ring of the ram has the following description: The force of the blow is considerable, and those struck by the ring are subject to a bull rush if within 30 feet of the ring-wearer. The ram is ...
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Are concentration checks made at full caster level if you are casting a spell with a lower CL than your highest possible?

In a related question I had asked when you must choose if you are using a lower caster level when casting a spell. If for some reason you want to cast a spell at a lower CL and are forced to make a ...
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Does the feat allied spellcaster stack with itself?

I am building a caster and looking for ways to increase my caster level. One such way is the teamwork feat Allied Spellcaster. The bonus is untyped so I am wondering if it is allowed to stack with ...
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Multi Classing Spell Level

Ok I know people are going to tell me to look at the PHB but I am having a debate with the DM on how the multiclass table works specifically with fighter/rogue If a person is fighter5/wizard1 would ...
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How to progress Chameleon spellcasting?

The Chameleon class has both the Arcane Focus and Divine Focus class features which allows a character to cast Arcane spells and Divine spells respectively. It is explicit that: You can't use any ...
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When casting a spell at a lower caster level, do you have to make that decision when you prepare the spell or when you cast it?

Its a rarely used ability, but spell casters have the ability to cast spells at a lower caster level provided that they still meet a spell's minimum requirements. When is this choice made for ...
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Bead of karma on character with multiple caster classes

Let's say there's, for example, a cleric/wizard with a Karma bead, does this character get an CL increase on both his classes at the same time or must he chose a class on activaction? Even though ...
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Early entry into mindbender prestige class

This splits from my previous question: Increasing multiclass cleric/wizard caster levels This time I'm interested in the fastest way to enter mindbender prestige class as a wizard (or cleric 1/wizard ...
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Increasing multiclass cleric/wizard caster levels [closed]

I am planning on a character who is a wizard that will enter the dweomerkeeper1 prestige class as soon as possible, with a single-level dip in cloistered cleric to meet the divine spellcasting ...
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Practiced Spellcaster (Bard) for Sublime Chord?

I've been putting together a build I'm calling the “Disney Princess”, inspired by the classic archetype — friend to all living things, sings to inspire their companions, can accomplish mundane tasks ...
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How does Mammoth Rider levels stack with Druid levels?

Prestige class Mammoth Rider's class feature Steed states that "The mammoth rider’s class levels stack with other classes that grant an animal companion to determine her effective druid level." I'm ...
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Does a 10th-level wizard's fireball do 5d6 or 10d6 damage?

A player asked a question during last night's session and I honestly have no RAW knowledge for this. During combat, a level 10 wizard (we started at level 10) cast fireball. The question was: Since ...
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Does caster level always increase the number of scaling spells' damage dice?

I've always thought that increased caster level (ex. by spell specialization) increased the effective number of scaling spells' damage dice, too. Fireball's description: "deals 1d6 points of fire ...
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How does multi-classing Sorcerer/Bard total spell slots work at lv 20/20?

I'm curious if I ever managed to get my Sorcerer/Bard to 20/20 what would his spell slots be totaled at? Based on the rules for multi-classing to my knowledge, he'd be considered at a casting level of ...
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How do you calculate the caster level of a character with both Unseen Seer's Divination Spell Power and Practiced Spellcaster?

The Unseen Seer prestige class (CM) has the Divination Spell Power class feature, which reads: At 3rd level, you gain a +1 bonus to your caster level when casting an arcane divination spell. This ...
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Are magic item caster levels prerequisites?

Every magic item has a listed caster level, which is generally listed alongside its prerequisites. Is this listed caster level the minimum caster level required to craft the item? For example, the ...
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What is the CL information of Metamagic Rods for?

In the header of the metamagic rod description is a section CL, e.g for the Quicken Rod Aura strong (no school); CL 17th; Weight 5 lbs. What is the CL information for? First of I thought it is a ...
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Is the saboteur class affected by Improved Caster level?

The saboteur class creates magical traps that have the same effect as an actual spellcaster of the saboteur's level casting a spell from the trap's location when triggered. Traps per day and traps ...