Questions tagged [magus]

A type of magic user or spellcaster in various systems, or a Pathfinder martial/spellcaster class. Use this when the thing you're asking about in your game system is called a Magus.

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Can a magus use spellstrike on an attack of opportunity?

A magus casts Shocking Grasp, uses the arcane pool (for +1) and walks into battle. The baddie runs past the Magus, and the Magus gets an attack of opportunity, can he use Spellstrike and deliver the ...
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Spell combat in confined spaces, are there penalties?

I've got a Brute Vigilante who also enjoys taking an Enlarge Person potion now and then (we've ruled that the brute ability is not magical and can stack with the magical enlargement). I've read and ...
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Can Spellstrike be applied to Reach weapons?

Can a Magus deliver touch spells via Spellstrike(Su) while using a melee reach weapon such as the whip? At 2nd level, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell ...
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What happens to the Black Blade of a slain Magus?

My party has just killed a Bladebound Magus. What will happen to the Black Blade? Can we take the blade? What would be the requirements for wielding it? Can we sell it? and if so, how would we ...
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Eldritch Archer / Ranged Spellstrike - is a ray cast in this way subject to armor now?

I have a Magus using the Eldritch Archer archetype. If I cast Ray of Enfeeblement (which is normally a ranged touch attack) using the Ranged Spellstrike feature, does my opponent now get the benefit ...
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Can a Magus's Black Blade perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound page?

I've just made a Bladebound Magus in Pathfinder, and I could not find a lot of information on whether the Magus's black blade could perform skill checks other than the ones listed on the Bladebound ...
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Can a Magus learn Wizard spells by conducting independent research?

By the rules of non-downtime Independent Research: Independent Research A wizard can also research a spell independently, duplicating an existing spell or creating an entirely new one. The ...
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How does sneak attack work with spellstrike?

If you hit someone with a sneak attack that has a touch spell on it would both instances of sneak attack go off or would just one?
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When a magus uses spellstrike, can they decide the order for resolving the weapon damage and spell effect?

When a magus makes a successful hit with spellstrike, it is ambiguous whether the weapon damage resolves before or after the effects of the spell. If successful, this melee attack deals its normal ...
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Are 0-Level Spell Scars Free?

I am playing Pathfinder and I have a Rogue 7 Magus 3 build. I have a Magus Arcana called Spell Scars which says I can add a total of 18 level spells (adding spells is similar to a Scribe Scroll feat). ...
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Spell Combat with a held charge vs casting a spell

My level 1 Magus has cast Shocking Grasp during the first round and missed his touch attack so is still holding the charge. On his second turn, can he use Spell Combat to attack with the spell in his ...
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What is the largest size of creature that can be used as a weapon for Spellstrike?

If a magus can wield a one-handed weapon, then they can use it with their Spellstrike ability. And the larger a creature is, the larger their weapons can be. Could a sufficiently large magus wield ...
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How exactly does a magus arcane pool point, to enhance weapons, work?

I am playing a magus in pathfinder. I am new to this class so I need clarification with links to support. I know that the pool point can enhance the weapon with shock, fire, keen, bonuses, etc. What ...
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Can I use both the arcana Empowered Magic (Su) and the Empower Spell (Metamagic) on one spell?

My magus has Magical Lineage (Shocking Grasp) and Intensified Spell. My magus can cast a Shocking Grasp with a 1 level spell slot up to 10CL. At level 6, I chose the magus arcana Empowered Magic (Su):...
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Can I recall an Empowered by Empowered Magic (Su) Shocking Grasp with a Pearl of Power (1st)?

My Magus reached level 6! As new arcana, I choose Empowered Magic. Benefit: The magus can cast one spell per day as if it were modified by the Empower Spell feat. This does not increase the casting ...
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Do Kensai's and Inspired Blade's capstones stack?

This will never occur in normal gameplay, but a situation has come up in a Level 20 Gestalt game I'm playing in that may also apply to Level 40 Epic games (should such a thing happen). A player has ...
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I'm building my first Magus in Pathfinder. How many archetypes/prestige classes are too much? [closed]

I'm sure the answer, as with many classes, is "slight to none." Paizo really punishes one for multiclassing. Please indulge me, this is my first post here. I'm making my first magus, and I'm after ...
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Can I recall a Magical Lineage Intensified Shocking Grasp with a Pearl of Power (1st)?

Like a lot a Magus, I picked Magical Lineage on Shocking Grasp. Like a lot of Magus, I use this with Intensified Spell. So I am the owner of a Pearl of Power (1st). Can I use it to recall the ...
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Does Two Weapon Fighting negate the -2 penalty for a Magus' Spell Combat?

I'm building a half-orc Kensai and I'm wondering about something. Spell Combat states the following: This functions much like two-weapon fighting, but the off-hand weapon is a spell that is being ...
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Can a magus wear a gauntlet to open doors without losing a held touchspell?

I am playing a magus who specializes in held touch spells. We are chasing down some enemies in a city and need to enter buildings. I am higher than second level so I have spellstrike. Is there any way ...
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Dimension Door and Spell Combat

So, to start, I'm aware of the feat Dimensional Agility, but that doesn't seem exactly right with how it works with Spell Combat. Dimensional Agility makes Dimension Door basically not count as your ...
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Are you always making a concentration check every time you use the Magus' Spells Combat ability and if so what is the DC of the check?

Are you always making a concentration check every time you use the Magus' Spells Combat ability and if so what is the DC of the check?
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How does vital strike work with magus spellstrike?

The magus class allows them to do two very special things, add weapon damage to spells that normally would not benefit, and have higher crit ranges. However it occurs to me that it might also allow ...
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Can a magus employ in his off-hand a ring of force shield and still use Spell Combat?

Is there anything preventing a magus from using Ring of Force Shield with Spell Combat?
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Is there any way for a Magus to get Dance of a Hundred Cuts added to his spell list?

Dance of a Hundred Cuts is a level 4 spell for bards only. You would think this spell would be perfect for a magus with the Dervish Dance feat. Is it possible for a magus to learn or cast this spell? ...
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Can an esoteric magus tattoo his chosen spell at 6th level?

The Esoteric Magus has a feature that reads Tattooed Spell (Sp) At 5th level and every 6 levels thereafter, an esoteric can permanently tattoo one spell from his magus spellbook onto his ...
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Card Caster Magus Harrowed Spellstrike and Ranged Spells

The Card Caster archetype of magus gets an ability that replaces the normal spellstrike, called Harrowed Spellstrike. Beginning at 2nd level, a card caster can invest a single thrown weapon with a ...
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Magus Spellstrike and Missing Target

Touch spells, even those specifically channeled through a weapon for purposes of Spellstrike, are retained if the spell does not make contact with the target. d20pfsrd Spellstrike entry: At 2nd ...
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Can a Magus combine a Whirlwind Attack with Spellstrike?

Can a Magus use Whirlwind attack to deliver a spell to multiple opponents with Spell strike? And secondly, Is Whirlwind Attack even worth taking if it can't do the above?
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Scroll Creation Pricing

Now, I've read several threads that sound similar to this one, but none of them really touch on the question I have and I can't find a proper response to it. I am a Magus, using Spell-Scars to make "...
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Can a Magus use Knowledge Pool to Learn a racial spell from the magus list?

I'm trying to understand the effective use of this ability, as my magus is about to hit level 7. And there are a few spells on the spell lists that are un-available except to certain races. 1) Racial ...
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Can you create spell-scars from spells prepared with knowledge pool?

I'm playing a magus, and I'm considering taking the spell-scar arcana, but I'm not entirely sure how it functions. Is it possible to prepare a spell through Knowledge pool and then create a spell-...
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Touch spells and unarmed damage, and Magus, touch spells, and spell strike weapon damage

I am working on a Magus and keep getting myself confused over the rules, where they concern attacks with touch spells. When attacking with a touch spell using unarmed strike (how most spell casters ...
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Can a magus use metamagic arcana with spell scar

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could ...
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Optimizing spending 52,000 gp on new equipment for a level 13 magus

We just hit level 13, and are going to sell all of our loot, which will net us each about 52,000 gp. I am playing a Magus (dexterity build) with the following stats: Str 10 (+0), Dex 20 (+5), Con 14 (...
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Would using Cut from the air discharge a held touch spell?

Say I am a Magus who has made the effort to take Cut from the air, how would the following scenario play out? I enter into combat and in the first round there in an enemy 2 squares away from me, so I ...
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Does foe-biting affect spell storing or spellstrike?

The legendary item ability foe-biting says When this item deals damage, its user can use mythic power to double the total amount of damage it deals. If the attack is a normal attack, the bearer can ...
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Can bonus spells return levels closed off by Diminished Spellcasting?

I understand that bonus spells cannot grant access to higher level spells than a character normally has access to. For example, a level 4 Magus would have access to 4 0-level spells, 3 first-level ...
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Can a Magus use Spellstrike and Spell Combat with spells prepared with other class slots?

Let's assume we have a Magus 2/Wizard 10 who wants to cast Vampiric Touch spell on an opponent. The character has prepared the spell using one of the Wizard spell slots. The description of Spell ...
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Can I as a first level Magus use Spell Combat to swing my sword at one creature, then cast a spell to another (adjacent) one?

The title pretty much says it all. Imagine I'm a first level magus, I am standing in a position with two goblins in front of me, one right in front, one next to him. Is it possible for me to use Spell ...
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How is a Magus' Spellstrike and Spell Combat affected by Silence?

This question was asked in another post that it was later edited out of. I'd like to re-post the RAW answer for future reference. The context was high-level melee combat where the the PC was going to ...
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What job in a party does a magus have?

Usually the main job (with main job I mean core purpose of the class) of a class is quite clear to me. A fighter damage, a wizard magic, cleric healing. This is superficial I know (and there are heaps ...
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Sword + Pistol Magus

I want to make a magus for a pirates campaign in pathfinder who uses a sword in the right hand and shoots spells using a pistol in the off-hand. What is a good way to do this vis class and stat ...
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Can a Fiend Blade Magus use the Fiend Blade ability to gain an Unholy Fiend Blade at level 7?

A 7th level Fiend Flayer Magus uses the Fiend Blade arcana to manifest the weapon. Can the ability be used to add the Unholy ability at this level from the enhancement bonus 'pool' on activation? ...
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What level are the curses a Hexcrafter Magus adds to their spell list?

A Hexcrafter Magus adds spells with the Curse descriptor to their spell list: A hexcrafter magus adds the following spells to his magus spell list: bestow curse, major curse, and all other spells ...
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Ways to cast multiples buff spells in one round

I discovered in this answer the Quiescent weaving ability (for War Weaver, a Prestige Class in D&D3.5), which allows to store multiple pre-casted spells, ready to be released with only a move ...
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Does Charge the Magi grant you a standard attack as well?

My Pathfinder Magus just took Charge of the Magi which looks like a fun time. It says (emphasis mine): The magus can spend 1 point from her arcane pool as a swift action when charging, so she can ...
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What are the primary differences between a Wizard and a Magus?

I'm getting set to get back into DMing for the first time in a couple years. One of the people I have interested in participating in my game wants to be a Magus for a class. Back when I DMed, I never ...
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Can a magus proc Enforcerer on a Spellstrike with Frostbite?

The Enforcer feat activates "Whenever you deal nonlethal damage with a melee weapon". If a magus delivers Frostbite through a weapon with their Spellstrike, will it proc the Enforcer feat?
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Magus : pool strike - arcing(SU) and critical damage

Pool Strike Benefit: The magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a standard action to charge his free hand with energy. He can make a melee touch attack with that hand as a free action as ...