Questions tagged [path-of-war]

For questions about Path of War, a supplement for the Pathfinder RPG published by Dreamscarred Press in September 2014, and additional rules content from that supplement. It includes a maneuver-based combat system, as well as new base classes, feats, archetypes, and more. Use this tag on questions asking specifically about the overall supplement or issues specific to the ruleset, not simply on any question about specific character options from Path of War.

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Can Medic’s Training see through illusions or polymorph?

Im using Path of War (POW) rules for pathfinder and using an extra class called medic. They have the ability to determine the HP of allies and roll a heal check to determine enemies. Medic’s ...
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Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons?

Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons? Deadly Agility (Combat) Prerequisite(s): Weapon Finesse Benefit(s): You may add your Dexterity modifier in place of your Strength modifier when ...
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Does Molten Silver Strike or Steady hand allow Whirlpool strike to have higher range?

Molten Silver Strike allows to add Solar Wind boosts to Mithral Current attacks and adds +5ft/4init level to their range. Whirlpool strike allows you to attack every enemy in your weapons reach. ...
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How do Path of War stances work out of combat?

In Dreamscarred Press's Path of War (a 3rd Party supplement to Pathfinder), it's unclear to me what can('t) be done out of combat, especially with regard to stances. Lines like this (from System &...
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Can a Magus use spellstrike with Path of war's maneuvers?

I would really like to know or will maneuvers conflict with the use of spellstrike? Pathfinder and path of war. My friends and I are planning a pathfinder game. I had intended to play a Magus and one ...
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Range Touch Attacks, and Path of War Maneuvers?

Using Adamant Entertainment's Warlock class School Ability - Arcane Bolt, a ranged touch attack. Arcane Bolt (Su): You can make a ranged touch attack that does 1d6 points of damage, +1d6 for every ...
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Aegis' Range Attacks and Path of War Rules?

Fist of all I get that the original purpose of the Aegis is more of a tank, to soak some damage and return the favor. But as I get deeper into Path of War, I see that they can use some of its ...
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Path of War Defense conundrum?

Path of War has Strike, Boost, Counter, and Stance. Strike - usually an attack and extra damage and some effects Boost - extra damage usually Counter - repost, dodge, reaction Stance - at will ...
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Are Path of War classes a good fit for beginner players?

I have just recently researched Path of War, an alternative rule system published by Dreamscarred Press. Classes from it look very interesting and, for a few reasons, seem to be ideal for beginner ...
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Can feats like Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist work with out interference with Path of War Rules?

Can feats like Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist; or Greater Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist work without interference or sacrifice with Path of War Rules? Effects from stances remain so long as stance is ...
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In Path of War can Hidden Blades use a Strike or Boost Maneuver with a Counter Maneuver?

In Path of War, can you use a Strike Maneuver with a Counter Maneuver? For instance, can you initiate the strike Rippling Current (Mithral Current 3; melee att +3d6 dmg; if quick drawn, make target ...
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What tier are Path of War classes?

I know what class tiers are, and I know what tier most Pathfinder classes are. However, I have recently discovered Path of War, an alternative rule system published by Dreamscarred Press. It ...
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Mounted Harbinger Teleportation

I am currently playing an Omen Rider Harbinger in a campaign. I have the Veiled Moon Style combat feat allowing me to teleport 10-ft as part of a movement. Would this teleport include my mount, or ...
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Can a Harbinger use Dark Claim on an animated object?

In the case of animated objects, is there any reason a Harbinger wouldn't be able to use Dark Claim? Party members are trying to claim that since animated objects are not sentient I cannot claim them.
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Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat?

Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat? I'd like to try this with current multi armed Aegis build with dual great swords.
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How does the Myrmidon archetype's Field Bandage utility trick work?

The grit option Field Bandage of the myrmidon archetype has this wording that eludes me (emphasys mine). I have been looking for errata but I have found none on this matter. Field Bandage: [...] ...
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Can you use a Martial Discipline Stance from Path of War during underwater combat?

Can you use a Martial Discipline Stance from Path of War during underwater combat? Specifically Thrashing Dragon Stance: Outer Sphere Stance - When wielding two weapons, disciple inflicts an ...
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Is the Shadow Pin maneuver prevented by the Freedom of Movement spell?

Freedom of Movement RAW is a mess, and we don't know what it stops exactly. Relevant 3.5e question (but applicable to Pathfinder 1e as far as I know): What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits? ...
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Do you need to be aware that the target wants to teleport, in order to Shadow Pin it?

There's ways to recognize which spell or maneuver is being used: is this needed before using the Shadow Pin counter? Or do you just instantly stop it while it's happening?
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If I mandated that full casters take 1 non-spellcasting class level for every 2 spellcaster levels, would they be balanced with 2/3 casters?

I've been asking about how to balance player characters, and others have suggested using tier 3 classes only, or using only spellcasters who cast 6th-level spells. This is not the place to contest ...
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Does a mystic need to apply the same elemental glyph to each targeted ally?

One of my players is playing a Mystic. His third level class feature, Elemental Glyph, lets him... apply an elemental glyph to a number of allies equal to her mystic initiation modifier modifier [...
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Circle of Razor Feathers: discerning between fluff and crunch

Most official spell descriptions start with a blurb of fluff that explains the effects of the spell as experienced by the characters and then they are followed by some crunch where the spell is ...
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Is there any way to be able to cast a spell as an attack of opportunity?

Is there any way in Pathfinder to be able to cast a spell (any casting time of a standard action or less) in order to take advantage of AOO's. Now, I know spells already cast like held touch spells (...
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For Whirlwind Attack feat what is a melee attack?

Whirlwind Attack Feat (WWA) When you use the full-attack action, you can give up your regular attacks and instead make one melee attack at your highest base attack bonus against each opponent ...
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What have I been missing about the Warder's strategy?

In short: The Warder, a 3rd party class for Pathfinder, focuses on debuffing foes. Just like a 4e defender, he can mark enemies and those enemies take huge penalties to their attacks against other ...
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How many rolls for POW Murderous Insight and critical hits?

The stalker has the following ability Murderous Insight (Su): The stalker designates his combat senses towards ending the lives of his opponents and gains momentary flashes of insight in how to ...
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What is combat or an encounter?

From the comments it seems I havent quite asked the correct question. For the purposes of some abilities, largely related to path of war but also relevent in regular pathfinder, what is an encounter ...
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Can a multiclass character be in one stance for each class?

I have a character who has levels in medic and monk of the silver fist. Both are discipline classes and thus are granted the full benefits from path of war 3rd party system. I was on the systems and ...
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Are creatures aware of when they have lost an activated ability or when they regain it?

Normally a creature is aware when they are under some kind of effect, but not necessarily what the effect is. The game I am playing has allowed the Path of War rules and is also allowing some of the ...