Questions tagged [occult-magic]

For questions about the special abilities available through the use of “occult magic,” such as in Pathfinder.

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Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy?

Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy? Undercasting Prodigy says: Starting at 9th level, whenever you gain a ...
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Does the level requirement of the psychic's Psi-Tech Discoveries refer to class level or character level?

In the list of the psychic's psy-tech discoveries is Force Field, which says: You must be at least 3rd level to select this discovery. Does this mean Psychic level 3 or character level 3?
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Is there a limit to what you can manifest in a psychic duel?

I have recently created a psychic with psychic duelist archetype and i was talking to my friend and she mentioned that since it was a mindscape one could manifest a cake and eat it without gaining any ...
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Is psychic casting (with Thought/Emotion components) detectable in the same way as Somatic/Verbal components?

I'm starting a new campaign and for the first time ever and I'm trying a Psychic spell caster (Psychic, specifically.) My GM is pretty adamant that the metamagic Still Spell and Silent Spell exist ...
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Route to Divine Spell Immunity?

Parameter: this is RAW. I can pretty well guess RAI doesn't agree. So I'm asking this from a 1) RAW viewpoint, and 2) DM viewpoint. So, I've been browsing Occult Rituals because I have an occult-...
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How can I play a Psychic Necromancer using Occult Adventures material?

I'd like to play a Psychic Necromancer using Occult Adventures material in Pathfinder. There is the Haunted discipline; however, that's not what I'm looking for. I was hoping more along the line of a ...
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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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Can I make my spiritualist's phantom a lich?

I am a spiritualist and I want to make my phantom into a lich. Is this feasible? He would be willing but doesn't have his body. Also could I be the vessel for his soul that way he is still bound to me?...
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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 ...
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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 your Phantom make skill checks while in your subconscious?

The Spiritiualist's Phantom resides in the Spiritualist's mind while it isn't manifested, and it has its own mental stats separate from yours, so could the phantom attempt its own mental skill checks ...
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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, ...
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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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Resonant powers for occultists who take the same implement twice

Under the Implements class ability for Occultists, it says the following: An occultist can select an implement school more than once in order to learn additional spells from the associated school. ...
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Which side starts first after initiating a Psychic Duel?

I have been thinking about giving psychic duels from Occult Adventures book a try for the flavor of it. Despite people suggesting "just use hold person if you want a save-or-die spell", I think ...
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Are Psychics arcane casters? Can they prestige into Dragon Disciples and do they suffer Spell Failure?

Nowhere on the Psychic section does it state that Psychics are arcane or divine casters. As such, it's not clear if they suffer spell failure, let alone whether or not they can prestige into Dragon ...