Questions tagged [pathfinder-1e]

Pathfinder is an RPG originally derived from the open licensed rules to Dungeons & Dragons v3.5. It was published by Paizo Publishing in 2009. (For questions about the 2nd edition, use the tag [pathfinder-2e] instead.)

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Can you retrain a feat acting as a prerequisite if you get a different ability that fulfills the prerequisite?

From Retraining: You may change one feat to another through retraining. Retraining a feat takes 5 days with a character who has the feat you want. The old feat can’t be one you used as a prerequisite ...
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Can I add my skills before checking for feat requirement?

So, when I level up my character in PF1, I choose a new class, add its feature, then skills and feats. But what if I want to add Signature Skill Feat as my level 5 feat. It requires 5 skill ranks in ...
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Can Saving Finale be used to save another creature from Phantasmal Killer?

The bard spell Saving Finale lets the bard end his performance to let one of the performance's targets reroll a failed save: DESCRIPTION You must have a bardic performance in effect to cast this ...
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What is the mechanic of the check when using detect magic, Greater to identify magical signature?

Detect magic, greater says: You can recognize this signature if you succeed at a Spellcraft check when later identifying a spell to determine whether or not that spell was cast by the same individual....
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Persistence Inquisition Relentless Footing duration

The Persistence Inquisition grants the Relentless Footing ability: Relentless Footing (Ex): As a swift action, you can add 10 feet to your land speed. This increase counts as an enhancement bonus, ...
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Inquisitors bane usage

The inquisitors bane ability confuses me as theres the way I feel it is meant to work (as thought by this answer) and the way it reads. Bane At 5th level, an inquisitor can imbue one of her weapons ...
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Does the spell Lead Blades work with thrown melee weapons?

Does the spell lead blades work on melee weapons that are being thrown? Does the damage increase still function from the throw? So for throwing axes, which are both a melee weapon and one that can ...
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Power Attack, Rage and Bite Attack together

We are looking at a Lvl4 Unchained Barbarian (BAB: +4, no multiple attacks yet) STR Bonus +3 Dwarven Longhammer-esque weapon that does not have the Reach Special Weapon Feature Animal Fury Rage Power ...
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Trying to throw a large harpoon by a medium character?

A harpoon is an exotic two handed weapon that deals 1d8 when the medium size. If a medium PC was to pick up an enemies large harpoon to throw and was proficient with harpoons, would it be possible as ...
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What are the benefits of being able to remove somatic components from casting a spell?

What are the full benefits if somatic components are removed from casting a spell (ie. using still spell metamagic feat.)? A lot of d20 based video games have the benefit of removing the arcane spell ...
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Inquisitors Kit, why does it have a spell component pouch?

As divine casters (with domains), inquisitors should require a divine focus suitable to their god or worship in order to cast their spells. So why does the inquisitors kit come with both a spell ...
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Specific magic weapon Shatterspike confusion

I am confused about how the specific magic weapon Shatterspike is worded. This intimidating weapon appears to be a longsword with multiple hooks, barbs, and serrations along the blade, excellent for ...
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When dispelling magic of the same caster level, which order do I resolve spells?

Pathfinder's dispel magic allows for someone to attempt to dispel one spell on someone. The process for selecting which spell is dispelled is specified. Targeted Dispel: One object, creature, or ...
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Can a creature forego its attended magic item's saving throws?

Some PCs are fighting other mind-controlled PCs. The wizard casts mage's disjunction to end the mind control effect. This works, but, in addition to doing that, the spell says that each permanent ...
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How to write an entry for an organization?

I will be running my players through a homebrew world. My players usually enjoy reading lore and quite familiar with the lore of the previous universe we played in. Though I haven't ever done this in ...
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Do creatures subject to Stand Still or Pin Down lose the action that provoked the feat?

Pin Down Benefit: Whenever an opponent you threaten takes a 5-foot step or uses the withdraw action, that opponent provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If the attack hits, you deal no damage, ...
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Is gold cost a prerequisite (+5 to DC) for crafting magic items?

From what I understand, the only thing that is completely, 100% required to craft an item is having the feat to do so. Everything else is a prerequisite that, if you do not have it, adds +5 to the DC ...
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When creating undead, what abilities are retained?

When an undead is created through the animate dead spell and you apply either a zombie or skeleton template, what exactly is retained? Both of these templates specify that Special Attacks: A zombie ...
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Looking for bestiary entry for animated training dummy

The party is APL 1. I want them to fight a large group of animated training dummies. I want them to have similar stats to goblins, CR 1/3. Is there something that already exists that matches this neat ...
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Can a readied range attack provoke an attack from the intended target?

Pathfinder 1e rules question... A and B are medium sized creatures. A is a ranged character, B is a melee character. Let's say A readies a ranged attack at anyone that comes into visibility. No ...
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Are purchasable animals OP?

I have recently discovered that you can buy a large variety of rather strong creatures for very cheap amounts. A character that is moderately specialized in handle animal can easily get a +15 by level ...
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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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How would taking an “X raised by Y” trait via the Adopted trait work?

Let's say I'm a non Half-Orc and I use Adopted take Iron Control (Half-Orc raised by Humans). Would I have to be adopted by Half-Orcs, get disowned or otherwise lose my Half-Orc parents, then get re-...
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Which Spheres of Might talents give a Vector attacks through Kinetic Overload?

The vector symbiat archetype, from Champions of the Spheres, has the ability Kinetic Overload, which reads, in part: When a Brute, Scoundrel, or Wrestling talent would grant the vector an attack ...
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Can abilities like misfortune be used on nat 1/20? [duplicate]

This related question about abilities that require seeing dm rolls got me wondering about the before the results of the roll are revealed part. Since natural 1's and 20's are automatically failures ...
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How should a player and GM handle an ability that necessitates a player seeing a GM's roll?

A Dual-Cursed Oracle gets the following Revelation at 1st level: Misfortune (Ex): At 1st level, as an immediate action, you can force a creature within 30 feet to reroll any one d20 roll that it has ...
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Balancing Encounters around a very proficient Necromancer

In a game I am a part of there is a player who considers themself a necromancer. They are fully specced and invested around the spell "Animate Dead". They are very effective and efficient at ...
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Does Furious Finish work with both hits of Cleaving Smash?

Cleaving Smash (from Weapon Trick - Two-Handed Weapon): When you use Cleave, you can add the additional damage from Vital Strike to both your initial and your secondary attacks. If you also have the ...
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DR with multiple components

How does DR with multiple components work? Take a vampire for example. DR 10/Magic and Silver. A +3 weapon overcomes DR/Silver. Does this mean that a +3 weapon overcomes both the magic and silver ...
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Who Was The Second Vampire Ever In Pathfinder?

When looking at Vampires on the Pathfinder wiki, it says that Zura, the Demon Lord of Cannibalism and Vampires, was the first Vampire to have ever existed, which seems natural enough. Also on the page,...
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How does dispelling a multitarget spell work?

Can a character, whose enemies have a multitarget buff spell (ie. Haste) cast on them, be able to remove the buff spell from all targets or just one target using Dispel magic? If not, what options are ...
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Downtime Activities - Crafting and Creating Capital

Context: I'm a Player, Arcanist level 7. I have 2 weeks downtime which I want to optimize to the fullest! According to RAW, the maximum crafting time for magic items is 8 hours each day. Another 8 ...
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Undead Anatomy 4 question

I was working on something with the Undead Anatomy spell and the 4th version has me a little confused. It lists some ability score changes listed as size for tiny and large undead, but those sizes are ...
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Leadership: who builds the cohort?

Is there specific text that specifies who (GM or player) actually builds the cohort? ... being an NPC implies that the GM does, but is that explicitly spelled out anywhere?
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Plant Shape 1 spell

I was doing something with the plant shape spells and noticed that plant shape 1 medium has a +2 enhancement bonus to con, but when you start using plant shape 2 and 3, it changes to a size bonus. Is ...
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Are there any undead that look like the living?

Okay rules No disguise skill Shapeshifters are allowed as long as they fit the rest of the requirements. Stuff they get from classes or other external sources doesn’t count it has to be an ability ...
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Can one class' feature help another class qualify for a feature?

It's best to just give an example for this: Let's say I have levels in a rogue archetype that gives up Evasion, but I take a two level dip into monk to get Evasion. Would I qualify for the Improved ...
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How is a plot of land priced?

My players want to use the Downtime system to build a commercial empire, including a major hub in the middle of the Alabaster District of Magnimar (read: "the most expensive and exclusive ...
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Can a familiar give orders to minions of their wizard?

A wizard has a familiar and some other minions. Let's go with a summoned monster and a non-intelligent undead minion. Can the familiar give commands to these other minions? Does it matter if the ...
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Is a familiar compelled when their wizard is?

I have a party and an aboleth dominated them (only two players present). The aboleth didn't do anything to the wizard's familiar. Does the wizard's familiar get affected by the compulsion effect too? ...
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Can i get full number of attacks with a thrown returning weapon

Is it possible to get full attack's worth of attacks when throwing a weapon with returning magical ability? If not, are there ways to get returning to each of thrown weapons without investing lots of ...
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Does a large or larger creature, only partially in darkness, see?

If a large or larger creature is partially in darkness (magic or mundane), can it see out of it? Imagine a 4x4 zone of darkness, a large creature who's by half into the darkness, and the same creature ...
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Trouble with spellcasting classes and their save DCs in Pathfinder [closed]

So I've played a caster in several Pathfinder games with my friends over the years, but I've continued to have the same problem with a lot of them. Namely, because of how save DCs work and how a lot ...
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How do Shadowdancer's Hide in Plain Sight, Hellcat Stealth, and enemies' darkvision interact?

I recently had a game where there was some uncertainty, so I'm here to ask you how this interaction works. I have a character, a Shadowdancer. This character has also got the Hellcat Stealth feat. The ...
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How many hit points does a bedroll have?

The PCs are battling a bat swarm, and lit a bedroll on fire and are trying to chase the swarm away by floating the burning bedroll at the swarm with mage hand. The bedroll will take 1d6 fire damage ...
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Can a simulacrum be healed by any means other the 'complex process' outlined in the spell?

Inspired by another discussion of Simulacra - can a simulacrum actually heal via any method other than the 'complex process' outlined in the spell? Or is that process simply another option? What if ...
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Can a simulacrum heal non-hit point damage?

The spell Simulacrum, while open to interpretation on many fronts, is very clear on how to heal (repair) a damaged simulacrum, requiring a complex and costly process and a lab. A complex process ...
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Is there a way to increase the Battlefield Presence “aura” size of the paladin archetype Holy Tactician?

I was wondering if there was a core pathfinder method to increase the size of the "aura" that the Holy Tactician 3rd level ability grants. I am not looking for a combat application, but a ...
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How effective is Spell Shield Magus Arcana in preventing attacks of opportunity from hitting?

My favorite class in Pathfinder is a Magus. I'm considering playing a reckless, Dex-based, magus who regularly carries out combat maneuvers. However, I don't want to allocate so many feats to improved ...
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Can you stealth against tremorsense?

I am confused to the interaction between the monster special ability tremorsense and the skills of perception and stealth. Specifically what my issue is that tremorsense gets to "automatically ...

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