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Would a sun sensitivity outfit help with the Shadowbound oracle's curse?

I'm wondering whether this sun sensitivity outfit could help an oracle with the Shadowbound oracle's curse since it essentially gives the oracle light blindness. Admittedly, the outfit says ...
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Clarification on Healing with Curse of Living Death - Bones Mystery

The Minor Curse description for the Oracle's Bones Mystery states: [...] Non-magical effects that would restore your Hit Points only grant you half as many HP as normal. I'm confused about whether ...
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How does oracle's burden interact with the god-meddled curse?

Oracle's Burden makes The target creature suffers all the hindrances and none of the benefits of your oracle’s curse class feature. The God-Meddled Curse does Bizarre side effects occur whenever ...
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Does the Plagued curse cancel out the drawback of the Covetous curse?

A player of mine is building a Dual-Cursed Oracle. They want to take the Covetous and the Plagued curses. That brings up a question. The Covetous curse states (emphasis mine) You must wear fine non-...
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Can a Battle Oracle take the Marshall dedication?

When an Oracle chooses the Battle mystery, they become trained in all martial weapons belonging to a chosen weapon group (e.g. Sword, Axe). A requirement of the Marshall dedication is that the ...
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Oracle's Curse and Handy Haversack

Would a Handy Haversack alleviate a Haunted Oracle's curse? Retrieving any stored item from your gear requires a standard action, unless it would normally take longer. Any item you drop lands 10 feet ...
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Does the child Oracle curse grant eternal youth

So there’s the third party oracle curse called child which reads as follows. Putting aside the large number of design flaws. as it is written could it be interpreted as having eternal youth or would ...
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Can lifesense detect elementals, and by extensions golems?

One of my player's characters is a life oracle who just received life sense. They are arguing that since a golem is powered by elementals, that they should be able to detect the elemental within them ...
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In the Wan oracle curse description, what does "'inflict' spell" mean?

From the Pathfinder SRD's description of the third-party Wan oracle curse from Oracle’s Curse (emphasis mine): You are pale, sickly, and languorous, with one foot in death’s door. Effect You have the ...
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Which class levels are an Oracle mysteries and curses based on?

I'm not very familiar with the Oracle class. If I understand it correctly, the abilities and spells for the Mysteries are based on Oracle level, whereas the curse abilities are based on Oracle level +...
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How does the oracle's Temporal Celerity revelation work when there otherwise wouldn't be a surprise round?

An oracle with the time mystery can choose the Temporal Celerity revelation: Temporal Celerity (Su): Whenever you roll for initiative, you can roll twice and take either result. At 7th level, you ...
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Using UMD to activate a Ring of revelations

I'm a life Oracle but would quite like some of the other oracles revelations. Would it be possible to use a Ring of revelations with use magic device to use a mystery from a different oracle I.e a ...
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Can a flying character can use Ant Haul to carry another character?

One of my player is a level 8 Oracle of Flame and she has the revelation Wings of Fire. She is not strong enough to lift someone while flying. She would like to. She plays a Peri Aasimar with a strong ...
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Does a Oracle with the Lich curse get a reduced-cost phylactery?

One of the Oracle's curses is Lich; someone with this curse is almost but not quite a Lich. The only way I know of creating a Lich is by constructing the 120,000 gp phylactery; since this oracle has ...
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How does a Juju Oracle create entranced zombies?

I am building a necromancer and one of the classes in the construction is the juju oracle. These oracles are able to create three special types of undead Dead Zombies - such as juju zombies, created ...
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Can Oracles use CHA mod for casting javelins from Holy Ice?

The text of the javelins option from Holy Ice refer to using the WIS mod plus the BAB for each javelin attack. Can Oracles apply their CHA bonus instead?
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How to optimize a Sorcerer or Oracle into Tier 1?

This answer talks about ‘unlocking’ Tier 2 sorcerers and oracles into Tier 1: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/a/114432 I’m curious as to what specific alternate class features, feats, race ...
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Help with a Metal Oracle build

This is my first well planned RPG session; that's why I'm a little overwhelmed. I need some help with building a functioning Oracle. Our game is using custom rules, including randomly assigned ...
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Does an errata negating the Lame Oracle's 5th level benefit exist?

I was under the impression that the Lame Oracle curse was errataed to no longer grant immunity to self imposed fatigue effects. Does that errata exist or was I misinformed? I can't find the errata ...
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How do +1/6 caster level Favored Class Bonuses interact with the Spirit Vessels Oracle revelation?

While working on a JuJu Oracle for a campaign, I stumbled across an interaction that I wasn't sure how to resolve. If I play as a Ifrit (or Elf, or other race with the same Favored Class Bonus) I can ...
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Is the Oracle Metal Scarf revelation a free attack?

Is the whole use of the revelation a swift action, or just the hardening of the scarf? From the metal revelation (emphasis mine): Steel Scarf (Su): As a swift action, you can harden a scarf, ...
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Can an Oracle use Energy Body while paralyzed to end the paralysis?

One issue that came up in our last session is the use of Energy Body on a character that is already paralyzed. While paralysis prevents movement, it still allows for fully mental actions, which using ...
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What is the DC for the "Thorn Burst" ability for a Wood Oracle?

The "Thorn Burst" ability of the Wood Oracle reads: Thorn Burst (Su): As a swift action, you can cause sharp splinters of wood to explode outward from your body. These splinters deal 1d6 points of ...
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Do the Enlightened Philosopher Oracle and Paladin bonuses to saving throws stack?

In our upcoming campaign starting at level 27, one of my players is going to play an Oracle 20/Paladin 7. Both the Enlightened Philosopher and Paladin provide a bonus equal to their Charisma to saving ...
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Are the level 7 benefits of a Lore Oracle's Whirlwind Lesson revelation permanent?

An oracle with the Lore mystery can pick the Whirlwind Lesson revelation: Whirlwind Lesson (Ex): You can quickly browse through a magical tome or manual, gaining its benefits with only a single 8-...
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Can an Oracle take feats that require you to worship specific deity?

I'm making a Life Oracle for an upcoming campaign, who has the "Merciful" third-party Curse, but scaled up a little more (basically unable to directly take a life that is not undead). He'll be almost ...
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How does Energy body effect dhampires?

How does the oracle life revelation ability Energy body effect dhampires, can you heal them with it? Since the ability technically makes you a positive energy elemental...
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How many spells per day and spells known does a level 30 Oracle have?

How many spells can an Oracle use per day and learn at level 30 in Pathfinder?
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Can Life Link be used to have multiple bonds active on one creature?

Oracle (Life Mystery) and Shaman (Life Spirit) can both gain access to the ability Life Link: Life Link (Su): As a standard action, you may create a bond between yourself and another creature. Each ...
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What is the Action needed for the Iron Weapon/Ancestral Weapon Revelations?

Reading over the Oracle Mysteries for a future build I noticed that the Metal and Ancestor Mysteries seem to have a bit of information missing. Both the "Iron Weapon" Revelation and the "Ancestral ...
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How do I operationalize the Cold-Blooded Oracle Curse?

I'm creating a nagaji oracle, and stumbled upon the Cold-Blooded Oracle Curse from the Monster Codex. It reads: Your blood turns sluggish without sufficient heat, and you must seek warmth and ...
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Are Knowledge skill checks Charisma-based after the Lore Keeper Revelation?

Lore Oracles can take a Revelation called Lore Keeper: Lore Keeper (Ex): Instead of encyclopedic knowledge, you learn most of your information through tales, songs, and poems. You may use your ...
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Pathfinder favored class "using X level as Y level"

I have a Tiefling Arcanist with Variant Multiclass Oracle with Merciful Curse. Part of the curse reads "You gain the ability to lay on hands, as the paladin ability, using your curse level as your ...
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Does the water sight revelation require a focus?

If a 7th level Waves Oracle takes the Water Sight revelation, what spell components do they need to provide when using the scrying ability, if any? My DM has ruled that I still need to provide a ...
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How does the "Self Delusion" feat interact with the oracle's "Friendless" curse?

New to Pathfinder, so I apologize in advance if the answer to this is tremendously obvious! I am playing a level 1 human oracle with the Lore mystery and the Friendless curse as listed in the ...
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Does a level 1 tongues-cursed oracle only add the language to his list of bonus languages?

The oracle curse tongues says, in part, that the oracle that's so cursed must Pick one of the following languages: Abyssal, Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Ignan, Infernal, or Terran. Whenever you are ...
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What are some buffing options for a divine caster?

I am currently playing a lvl 8 Half-Orc Life Oracle with the haunted curse in pathfinder and am very weak in the fighting aspect of the game, which is fine with me because I really like to heal (plus ...
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Does an Oracle get bonus spells AND revelations every second level?

I'm building an Oracle for an upcoming campaign and I'm somewhat new to Pathfinder. If you The explanation of mysteries says I get bonus spells every other level. However, I also get another ...
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Is there a way for an oracle to gain or take a revelation from a mystery not his own?

At least two oracle mysteries contain revelations letting an oracle use his Charisma modifier instead of his Dexterity modifier to compute his AC (the mystery lore has the revelation sidestep secret ...
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How can I adapt an oracle with occult mystery and aetherurgist archetype into a shaman?

I previously have a character who is an oracle, with occult mystery and aetherurgist archetype. After the release of hybrid classes in Pathfinder, I feel that shaman suits my original concept of this ...
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Can the Oracle Mystery Brain Drain be used to gather surface thoughts?

There is an Occult Oracle mystery called Brain Drain which allows the oracle to obtain a "jumble of stolen thoughts and memories" from an enemy. This can be used to make a Knowledge check using one ...
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Build advice for Heavens Oracle (Pathfinder)

I'm building a 1st level half-elf oracle, lame curse, heavens mystery for an upcoming game. She will be living in a world where mixed-bloods are subject to negative discrimination. My goal is to use ...
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What is the difference between a cleric and an oracle?

I have zero experience with D&D. It was with great reluctance that I agreed to make a character in Pathfinder for a campaign my friend is running. Now, in WoD (and somewhat in Shadowrun) the "...
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How should I build my Oracle character?

I have been playing table-top for about 13 years now. I am most experienced with the World of Darkness games and system and have a passing acquaintance with D&D 4.0. My group and I have only ...
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Build Advice For Pathfinder Oracle

I've made an Oracle, 1st level, Mystery of Lore, Haunted Curse, and I took Sidestep Secret as my first revelation. I'm trying to decide if I should focus on melee combat and take relevant feats for ...
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