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The kineticist is a class from the Pathfinder RPG that channels elemental matter, drawing on their inner reserves to manipulate the world around them.

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Can a Water Kineticist move himself with Deflecting Wave?

A Water Kineticist with Single Gate can move the target of impulses: After the impulse's other effects, you can move one creature targeted by the impulse or in its area 5 feet in any direction, or 10 ...
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Can I take the Bastion Dedication if I have the Hardwood Armor impulse?

Bastion Dedication has a prerequisite: Prerequisites Shield Block Hardwood Armor gives you the ability to use Shield Block, but not the feat itself: When you use this impulse, you can also create a ...
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Does Safe Elements prevent Steam Knight damage?

Safe Elements: you can designate a number of creatures up to your Constitution modifier ... Choose whether they are immune to the benefits of your kinetic aura or immune to its damage and drawbacks. ...
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Do overflow impulses benefit from Kinetic Aura?

Overflow: When you use an impulse that has the overflow trait, your kinetic aura deactivates until you revitalize it (typically with Channel Elements). The question is does the aura deactivate before ...
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Can Lightning Dash affect the same enemy more than once?

In the new Rage of Elements, the 4th level Kineticist feat allows you to move 30ft through creatures. I was wondering if there was any way to trigger the damage on the same creature more than once. ...
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How does Steam Knight interact with Final Gate?

Final Gate (level 19): "If your kinetic aura is inactive, you automatically use the first action of your turn to Channel Elements as a free action." Steam Knight: "At the start of each ...
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How can Kineticists improve the DC of their wild talents?

How can Kineticists improve the DC of their wild talents? Since wild talents are considered spell-like abilities (with effective spell levels) or supernatural, would Spell Focus feat chains work?
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Can a Kineticist benefit from Surprise Weapon trait bonus with Telekinetic Blast?

Can a Kineticist benefit from Surprise Weapon trait bonus with Telekinetic Blast? Telekinetic Blast You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe as a ranged attack. The object must weigh no ...
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Kinetic Blast with multiple saves

Kineticist's Kinetic Blast can be modified with 1 form infusion and 1 substance infusion. Some of these form infusions change the blast from an attack roll to a reflex save. Some of the substance ...
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What is the definitive max range of a Kineticist?

I am currently planing to build an air kineticist for our Kingsmaker campaign. I really like the flavor and the "Avatar" feel of it, despite being a quite unliked class in forums. While ...
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What's the cost of this infusion?

At 13th level, the kinetic knight gains the following ability: At 13th level as a swift action, she can accept 2 points of burn to unleash a kinetic blast with the blade rush infusion. I am now ...
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Is the kinetisist considered a magic class

The description for kinetisists wild talents says Wild talents are typically spell-like abilities (though some are supernatural abilities), and take a standard action to use unless otherwise noted. ...
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Is the overwhelming soul archetype balanced with regard to a normal kineticist and other kineticist archetypes?

I was looking at archetypes for the kineticists and found Overwhelming Soul it doesn't seem like it gives much of a benefit. You gain a couple of good skills, get the ability to lower burn by one ...
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Can the kineticist's Telekinetic Haul wild talent be used to drop heavy objects on targets?

I was watching an anime in which a minor character attacks by lifting large objects and dropping or throwing them at people, and I wanted to replicate that in Pathfinder. According to the answer to ...
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Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon?

Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon? The ability mentions... When using a telekinetic blast with a magic weapon, apply any enhancement bonuses ...
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Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles?

Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles, and does the projectiles affect the same initial ...
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Can kineticits use Foe Throw and Many Throw infusion t the same time fore crowd control offense?

Can kineticits use Foe Throw and Many Throw infusion at the same time for crowd control offense? By picking up creatures equal to their level and Fort save per critter picked up and fling them to a ...
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Can someone please explain what is meant by "5 level lower" with Kineticist Archetype Elemental Purist's Limited Buffer feature?

Can some one please explain what is meant by "5 levels lower" with Kineticist Archetype Elemental Purist's Limited Buffer feature? So far I get that you just get it and it benefits later at level 11. ...
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Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents?

Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element (Su) for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents? Augmented Elements simply put is... you get your choice of an additional ...
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Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack?

Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack? Dual Telekinetic Control Element(s): aether; Level: 1; Type: utility (Su); Burn — Prerequisite(s): telekinetic ...
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Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object?

Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object? Telekinetic Blast (Occult Adventures, p. 15) says: You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe as ...
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Do the infusions granted by the Kinetic Knight archetype replace the ones you normally choose at this level?

The title say it all, I had to look on d20pfsrd for the Kinetic Knight archetype since I couldn't find it in my own language and I am not sure about the wording : are the infusions you gain with the ...
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Does a Kineticist's electric blast conduct like normal electricity?

I'm playing a kineticist, currently Level 3, and I'm using electric blasts as my primary attack. My DM has ruled, and I don't exactly disagree, that when I attack an enemy using an electric blast, ...
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Can targets get out of Weighing Infusion with Strength or Escape Artist checks?

Weighing Infusion states: This infusion functions as entangling infusion, except it entangles and immobilizes a foe by increasing its weight, rather than surrounding it in elemental matter. ...
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Can Kineticists accept zero Burn?

The Kineticist has a number of abilities that require them to accept Burn to activate. Sometimes a specific value is specified ("By accepting 1 point of burn" in Metakinesis) and sometimes it is not ("...
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Can Kineticists use Energize Weapon with their Kinetic Blade?

When a Kineticist uses the Kinetic Blade infusion, they create a temporary weapon and can make attacks with it for the round. You form a weapon using your kinetic abilities. You create a nonreach, ...
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Stone Shape Uses

Specifically the Stone Sculptor Wild Talent for Earth Kineticists. Can you create tunnels, or burrow with the stone shape spell? It says you may form stone into a shape that suits your purpose, but ...
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Readied actions vs spells

If a kineticst were to ready an action to use Kinetic Cover when an opponent acts aggressively towards him, how would that interact with a Cleric casting Blindness/Deafness on the kineticist? ...
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Can a Kineticist dismiss their own infusion-modified blasts with a standard action in the same way as dismissible spells?

Some infusions add a duration to kineticist powers, such as the Wall or Cloud infusions, to name a few. My question is--can the Kineticist dismiss the infusion like a dismissible spell (standard ...
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Can Kineticist Rogue use Sneak Attack with a Delayed Kinetic Blast?

Can A Kinetic Blast delivered via the feat Delayed Blast trigger Sneak Attack damage? Delay Blast You can delay your kinetic blasts. Prerequisite(s): Base attack bonus +3, kinetic blast class feature....
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What tier is the Kineticist?

What tier is Pathfinder's Kineticist? Why ought it to be classified in that tier? Some background: This lists the Kineticist as T5 alongside the monk, with another poster arguing it should be T4 ...
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Can a Kineticist with Supercharge take a Full-Round action + a Move Action the following round for a total of -5 Burn on a wild talent?

The Supercharge description says: "At 11th level, when using gather power as a move action, a Kineticist can reduce the total burn cost of a single wild talent by 2 points instead of 1. When using ...
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Does combining the Gusting and Wall infusions on kinetic blast result in a wall that gusts for the duration?

The Gusting infusion can be given a duration of 1 round for either a cost of 2 Burn or having the blast do no damage, and the Wall infusion has an innate duration of 1 round per point of the ...
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How do you calculate the reduced costs of a Kineticist's kinetic blasts with infusions?

The wording is unclear. If (for example) I had a 10th-level Kineticist casting a Thunderstorm composite blast (Burn 2) and used Gather Power as a move action (-1 Burn), then it is clear that blast has ...
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Is there a way to be able to apply the Kineticist's Chain form infusion to the Thunderstorm composite blast?

I have been looking at all the Kineticist rules and archetypes, but maybe I'm just missing something. As written, the Chain infusion can only be applied to an electric (simple) blast, but I am ...
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Does BAB Affect The Amount of Offensive Spells and/or Spell-Like Abilities That Can Be Cast That Require a Ranged Touch Attack [duplicate]

As the title describes. Per the rules: Your attack bonus with a melee weapon is: Base attack bonus + Strength modifier + size modifier Your attack bonus with a ranged weapon is: ...
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How to jail a Kineticist

I am running a Pathfinder game in which a L5 Kineticist (fire and aether elements) decided he wanted to go kill an angel more or less on his own. He got his ass kicked, but the Angel does not want to ...
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Does a Pyrokineticist's substance infusion continue if combined with a Wall infusion?

As stated in the title. If I, the Pyro, attack a creature with a Blue Flame Blast formed into a Wall (See effects here) and add the flashing substance infusion (See effects here) to it, does the ...
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For a water-focused kineticist's Basic Hydrokinesis feature, how does the ability to create "mild currents" work, particularly underwater?

In Paizo's Occult Adventures, the Kineticist class, with a Water Elemental Focus, gets this ability: Basic Hydrokinesis Element(s) water; Type utility (Sp); Level 1; Burn 0 You can create water as ...
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Can a kineticist voluntarily dismiss their kinetic covers?

Kinetic Cover allows the kineticist to create a small wall. Using the ability is a standard action. The ability description tells the maximum number of kinetic covers that can be created at once. The ...
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Do attacks of opportunity count as attack actions for the wording of Kinetic Blade?

The wording of Kinetic Blade is as follows: You form a weapon using your kinetic abilities. You create a nonreach, light or one-handed weapon in your hand formed of pure energy or elemental matter. (...
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Can a kineticist use a wild talent while grappling?

I'm looking at making a fire kineticist who grapples enemies to make the most of the Searing Flesh defense infusion. I noticed that as a part of the standard action to maintain the grapple it is ...
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Does the kineticist's Entangling Infusion always allow a saving throw?

The description of Entangling Infusion says: Saving Throw: Reflex negates Your kinetic blast surrounds your foes in elemental matter. Whenever a blast with this infusion deals damage to a foe, that ...
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What modifier is added to the Kinetic Blast's attack rolls?

While reading up on the Kineticist, I noticed it never expressly says what modifier you add to attack rolls with your kinetic blast. So, what are all the modifiers you add to a kinetic blasts attack ...
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