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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Advance Weapon Training (Weapon Master + Brawler + Item Mastery combo) question

For the people that doesnt know the combo heres the link to Cartmanbeck's Guide, all credits to him. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G1oa8hQif08qqRdEyMnDVVFAoBN_53uhNcJc4wArQxs/edit). The ...
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Can a creature with Telepathy communicate when it is under the effect of Hold Monster?

My psuedodragon familiar is currently under the effect of Hold Monster. Hold monster specifically restricts "speech", but I think that means words that come out of a moving mouth. Is that right? Can ...
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What are the ramifications of Aasimar PCs being Outsider (Native)?

I'm playing an Aasimar. They are the type Outsider (Native). I wanted to find out what impact that has on the game. So I looked up outsiders, and I saw this: Proficient with all simple and ...
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Magically Living Furniture Template?

I am GM'ing a group and they have encountered some living furniture, animated by their powerful wizard master. I'd like to look at some monsters like this so I can begin to think about the living ...
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Does “speak any language” include talking to animals?

I've noticed how a monk's Tongue of the Sun and Moon and an oracle's Tongues curse allow them to "speak with any creature" and "speak and understand any language" respectively. My question is, does ...
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What happens if a race that naturally has claws picks a class that gives them? [duplicate]

Okay let’s take cat folk for example they have an alternate racial trait called cats claws which give a 1d4 claw attack. Then take a look at abyssal bloodline bloodrager and I just realized how ...
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What happens when an outsider changes alignment?

In the SRD's bestiary, most outsiders have an alignment listed. In D&D 5e celestials and devils are locked into their alignment - if they change they become something else. That made me curious ...
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Can permanency be dispelled when cast on a target other than yourself

The description of the spell permanency reads as follows. (Emphasis mine) This spell makes the duration of certain other spells permanent. You first cast the desired spell and then follow it with ...
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How are the Action Economies of Pathfinder 1e and D&D 3.5 Different?

I’m going to be GMing a Pathfinder Adventure Path with PF1e rules, but with some D&D players (who are familiar with 3.5 and 5e rules). This’ll be their first foray into PF so I wanted to explain ...
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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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If I have the Diverse Obedience feat, can I take lower level boons?

If I have the Diverse Obedience feat I can obtain the deity's boons of any list assumed I have the Deific Obedience feat and no levels in the evangelist, exalted, or sentinel prestige classes. But can ...
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Blasting Wilder using a second blast

I ran into another hiccup in my understanding of the rules for the Blasting Wilder. A blasting wilder uses her wild surge not to improve her psionic powers, but to enhance her surge blast ability. ...
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How do the Aasimar Favored Class Rewards work, specifically for Paladin?

Title says it all. I'm building an Aasimar Paladin, and the Favored Class Reward in the Advanced Race Guide says the following: "Add +1/6 to the morale bonus on saving throws provided by the paladin’...
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Blasting Wilder with Chaotic Surge

I started playing a Blasting Wilder with the added nutso idea of using the chaotic wild surge from the base class. I realize there is a huge risk/reward that comes with that combination. Onto my ...
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Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents?

Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element (Su) for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents? Augmented Elements simply put is... you get your choice of an additional ...
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How does Shelyn feel about Philters of Love, according to the lore?

One of my players off-handedly mentioned the possibility of acquiring a Philter of Love, which has the following description: Philter of Love This potent preparation causes a creature who ...
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Can the Selective Spell metamagic feat be used to exclude a swarm from targeting?

I'm researching the attack spells available to druids. Creeping Doom looks very useful for some situations, but it seems like it doesn't combine well with other spells like Flame Strike and Fire Storm ...
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How does the Hide from Undead spell interact with the effect of an Invisibility Purge spell?

Take a group of adventurers trying to get the drop on a lich or any other intelligent undead. They decide to use the spell hide from undead to get into position. What they don't know is that the ...
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Can the Magus cast a spell using the Spell Combat feature while holding a one-handed weapon with two hands?

The Magus' Spell Combat feature says in part: To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), while wielding a light or ...
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How does Wild Shape work for Tiny Druids?

An NPC concept I think could be interesting is an Awakened Weasel Druid, who's taken over from an old humanoid friend as protector of the forest. However, pretty much all the rules (understandably) ...
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Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack?

Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack? Dual Telekinetic Control Element(s): aether; Level: 1; Type: utility (Su); Burn — Prerequisite(s): ...
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Does the Sky Stalker Ranger lose Favored Terrain for Level 2 or not?

In the Ranger Archetype Tableon the d20 site, it shows that a Sky Stalker ranger loses Level 2 Favored Terrain. On the Sky Stalker class page it does not state that it does, however it does state that ...
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What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute?

What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute? Force Ward You constantly surround yourself with a ward of force. You ...
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How did 3e evolve into a more rigid ruleset?

Prompted by a comment to this question: How to use skills — did this change between editions and how? Interestingly, 3.x was originally intended to be used as a toolset like AD&D, but it wasn’t ...
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Does Golarion's Shadow Plane have any Good creatures?

Paizo bends over backwards to express that being next to the Positive Energy Plane doesn't make you good, nor does being near the Negative Energy Plane make you bad. Heck, they even list the Shadow ...
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Can you Attack of Opportunity yourself?

As far as I'm aware, you do threaten your square: Most creatures of Medium or smaller size have a reach of only 5 feet. This means that they can make melee attacks only against creatures up to 5 ...
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What counters the outlining effect of the Glitterdust spell?

Aside from the wondrous item called Dust of Darkness how can someone counter the outlining effect of Glitterdust?
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Does a one-attack monster lose its strength bonus when gaining an additional attack?

In Pathfinder, does a one-attack monster lose its x1.5 strength bonus when gaining an additional attack type? This question came about when beastshaping into a one-attack animal but temporarily ...
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Does a race that is a sub-variant of another one qualify for feats restricted to members of that race?

Does a character being a race that is described as a sub-variant of another - for example, Svirfneblin to Gnome - qualify said character to take feats that are restricted to members of the super-race (...
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How does Spell-Eating compare to Energy Drain?

I'd like to replace the standard Energy Drain effect on a few CR3 Wights with the following Spell-Eater effect: Spell-Eater On a successful Melee attack, the target must make a Will save against ...
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Is it possible for two Sorceresses to be a Familiar to each other?

On one of my Pathfinder tables, two players came up with the idea of having their new characters - two 3rd level Sorceresses - not only having a romantic relationship, but also being so important to ...
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Does blindsight allow for detailed observation?

In general, how much detail can blind sight interpret? Is it like the Daredevil movie where they can make out an individuals facial details, or more of a "there is a humanoid/quadruped/tentacled ...
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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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Can you target specific spells with the Greater Dispel Magic spell? How many?

Greater Dispel Magic works as Dispel Magic for the Targeted Dispel option. This functions as a targeted dispel magic, but it can dispel one spell for every four caster levels you possess, starting ...
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Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object?

Does a kineticist's telekinetic blast literally involve manually throwing a physical object? Telekinetic Blast (Occult Adventures, p. 15) says: You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe ...
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Does every use of a wand require a Use Magic Device check for non-spellcasters?

Does every use of a wand require a Use Magic Device check for non-spellcasters? For example, for a combat wand user: Does the user need to make a UMD (use magic device) check and an attack roll every ...
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Do you still take the focus penalty from the Cunning Caster feat when your focus is permanent?

Cunning Caster This feat allows you to hide spellcasting, but takes penalties for every visual aspect of the spell you need to hide. The general benefit is below: When casting a spell, you can ...
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Is there an “Adventure Path” analog for White Wolf games?

I love the Pathfinder Adventure Path system. It offloads tons of game master work and provides a fully coherent campaign for months of play. White Wolf's Storytelling Adventure System (SAS) is great, ...
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How can I specialize in only Monster Lore?

I am playing a Transmuter Specialist wizard. For many of my shapechanging shenanigans my DM has asked me to roll skill checks to determine if I know enough about a monster to be able to change into ...
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Would multiclassing in the same class (different non-stacking archetypes) break the game too much?

I know that as per RAW you can stack multiple archetype as long they dont conflict when changing the same class feature. But would it be too game breaking to treat 2 non-stacking archetypes as ...
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Everybody knows how to make magical items. What about magical “places”?

I've been running a Pathfinder 1e game for several years now, for a group of very inventive players that come from all sorts of walks of life. This situation is from the game session that happened ...
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How to make the most out of wands?

As far as I know wands seem to work like this. Wand of Magic Missile made by anybody who can with the Craft Wands feat, the bare minimum of a caster level of 5 and an Int of 13 would function much ...
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What content has been officially converted from Starfinder to Pathfinder?

Are any of the materials in Paizo's Starfinder rules considered standard content for Paizo's Pathfinder rules according to Paizo? If yes, is any of that content also considered Pathfinder Society ...
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How does a variable caster level work for spells?

There are a fair few spells that have more powerful results with a higher Caster Level. Magic Missile creates more missiles, Fireball uses more damage dice, Cure spells restore more hitpoints, etc. In ...
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Creating a Vehicle of Unusual Size (Medium)

Specific Questions Are there any mechanics for custom vehicles in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any vehicles of Medium or smaller size in Paizo's Pathfinder rules? Are there any enhanced rules ...
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Magical Knack and Hit Dice

I have a level 3 character (arcanist 2/rogue 1) with 25 HP. I wanted to pick up Magical Knack but was confused about the hit die portion of the rule: Pick a class when you gain this trait—your ...
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How do you threaten diagonals with Reach?

According to the rules on measuring diagonals in the Pathfinder SRD: When measuring distance, the first diagonal counts as 1 square, the second counts as 2 squares, the third counts as 1, the ...
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Do you have to make a concentration check to cast the spell from a wand when you are on a plane with the impeded magic trait?

Ok, so our party is currently on the plane of Axis which has the Impeded magic trait for spells with the chaos descriptor. A member of our group had picked up a wand of align weapon prior to our ...
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Which spells can be cast across Pathfinder's Wall of Force?

The Wall of Force spell description says, "Breath weapons and spells cannot pass through a wall of force in either direction". But what exactly does this mean ? Specifically, Can I cast a Fireball ...
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Does Overhand Chop override the damage bonus from wielding a two handed weapon?

I was showing a GM friend of mine a build I was making that uses the Two-Handed Fighter Archetype and we are both unsure of how it interacts with the damage bonus you get from two-handed weapons (...