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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What is the earliest that a PC can gain invisibility?

What is the earliest level that a player character (PC) can gain the ability to become invisible without the aid of external items/scrolls/etc.?
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Can Destroyed Mundane Objects Be Repaired?

I am no doubt being overly pedantic, but the text of the Mending cantrip states: This spell repairs damaged objects, restoring 1d4 hit points to the object. If the object has the broken condition, ...
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Is the overwhelming soul archetype balanced with regard to a normal kineticist and other kineticist archetypes?

I was looking at archetypes for the kineticists and found Overwhelming Soul it doesn't seem like it gives much of a benefit. You gain a couple of good skills, get the ability to lower burn by one ...
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Can telekinetic haul be used to drop heavy objects on targets

I was watching an anime and a minor character attacks by lifting large objects and dropping or throwing them at people and wanted to replicate that in pathfinder I read here that the damage of the ...
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Can a Tiefling be turned into an undead creature?

Can a Tiefling (or any other race with the Outsider Native subtype) be turned into an undead creature? I've heard rumors from friends and done some research on other sites before, but am still unclear ...
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Is re-skinning equipment a balanced approach for concept diversity?

Sometimes, it is quite difficult to make that one concept you want for your character. My group quite often ends up in the situation that the concept one of them have in mind for their character ...
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Is Kenabres an extreme example for the view on Tieflings and demons at the worldwound?

In an answer to my question: Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders? Kenabres was used as an example for how tieflings were viewed. While creating chars for a worldwound campaign one of my ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard enchant an arcane bonded weapon by qualifying with a second casting class?

Suppose that I want to have a first-level wizard school ability, and that I took an arcane bond with a weapon. Say that for whatever reasons, I take the rest of my levels in a different casting class. ...
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Does an attack from a chaotic-aligned character break regeneration/chaotic?

I am DMing an adventure where the players can fight an arbiter inevitable. The inevitable is listed as having regeneration 2/chaotic. The book says that the type after the slash is the damage type ...
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Using the Ready an Action to use Swallow Whole

Could I ready an action to use Swallow Whole?
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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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What “other races” make sense for Trunau?

I'm looking at page 8 of... (PZO9091), the first book of the Giantslayer campaign - namely the town statistics for Trunau. The population is made of a large number of humans and of several other ...
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Pathfinder Elan aegis [closed]

The character starts at 1 level as a Two-Handed Fighter human and over the course of 10 levels choose: Proficiency with selected weapon, Weapon Focus with selected weapon, Greater Weapon Focus with ...
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Dervish of Dawn (Fighter) reducing higher charge AC penalties

Burst of Speed (Ex) At 3rd level, a dervish takes only a –1 penalty to her AC after charging. At 7th level, the dervish can charge with no penalty. This ability replaces Armor Training 1. - ...
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Multi-classing and prerequisites

The character begins as a 10th level human fighter and then received an extra benefit at the adventure's ending; he is discovered to be an Elan (not a human, GM's alchemy) gaining psionic capacities. ...
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Is Blacksmithing a profession or a skill for Pathfinder?

Is Blacksmithing a profession or a craft skill for Pathfinder? I ask since looking the craft skill and seeing weapons and armor as separate craft skills, it made me wonder. Blacksmith have been known ...
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Can you upgrade a +2 item to a +1 item with a +2 ability?

Let's say I have a regular +2 weapon, but I want it to have Flaming Burst, which is a +2 equivalent ability. Could I pay the 10000gp difference to have it be upgraded to a +1 Flaming Burst weapon, or ...
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Can you wear armor over an Aegis Astral Skin?

Can you wear armor over an Aegis Astral Skin? Astral Skin: When formed in this way, an astral suit resembles a psychoactive skin. Psychoactive Skins: A deployed skin completely covers the ...
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Homebrewing a 2-way Bag of Holding: price & balance [duplicate]

Our DM has decided that it only makes sense for a two-way Bag of Holding to exist in our world. Background: Our characters own a small shipping company that frequently makes its profits by selling ...
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Bladebound Magus and Ancestral Weapon

Can a Magus choose his ancestral weapon to be his black blade? The result would be a small buff to the black blade -- making it either cold steel or alchemical silver. In terms of flavor it's a ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of a Strength based Magus vs a Dexterity Based Magus?

I am making a new magus. Here are the things that are set in stone for campaign/preference/story reasons: Race - Elf Ability Scores - 15 Point Buy Archetype - Blade Bound (others are also welcome) ...
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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 I grapple while using sneak attack?

I'm building a Slayer with the Vetala Vampire Template. Could I grapple while using the Sneak Attack class feature?
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Use the feat Cleave with spells

Im in the process of building a new character using magus, so Ive been looking at combat feats with a magic character. I happened to take a look at Cleave and noticed that it doesnt state it can only ...
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How many times can dancing double weapons attack?

Let's assume my character has 6 BAB. He can make two attacks per turn with a basic one handed sword. His wizard friend wants to create an Urgrosh with the dancing property. As far as I know, dancing ...
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Can Natural Weapons be Enhanced in Pathfinder?

I'm trying to build a class in Pathfinder with the Bloodline Class Feature. I need to know, could I Enhance my claws with for EX: Flaming, even if they're natural weapons?
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What is the most optimal level 20 build for keeping an infinite Crab Swarm apocalypse at bay?

My friends and I were discussing a meme we saw when our imaginations took us way too far, and now I'm curious about how many Crab Swarms it would take to kill the most efficient Crab Swarm killer, and ...
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How does Polymorph Any Object turn objects into creatures?

Polymorph Any Object, as the name implies, allows spell casters to polymorph objects into creatures. I thought I knew how that worked, but having now used the spell in a game, I am uncertain. So, how ...
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What's the most efficient way to add Dex to damage with an Elven Curved Blade?

I like the feat Dervish Dance, but it requires a scimitar. Although an Elven Curve Blade's flavor text says it is "essentially a longer version of a scimitar", I don't believe that's enough of a ...
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What ways are there to protect yourself from alignment-based effects?

Following along with this related question, I'm looking for ways that one can protect ones self from things that adversely affect them based on their alignment, such as taking extra damage from a Holy ...
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What are the potential pitfalls of using Starfinder's ability score generation and advancement method for Pathfinder?

I'm starting a new campaign as GM. We are in session zero and talking about how to roll/buy ability scores. I'm considering using the Starfinder system with Pathfinder 1e. Starfinder starts all stats ...
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Does feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity?

Would feather falling out of a flying creature's space provoke an attack of opportunity? The scenario: As you are feather falling, a flying creature flies and attacks you; you then are forced to fall ...
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Is there a way to make a creature be treated as a different alignment temporarily?

I'm looking for a way (preferably by spell) to temporarily make an unwilling creature be treated as a different alignment, without actually permanently altering it. I'm looking for a way to have ...
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When does a spell end, exactly?

Let's say my character casts a spell as a swift action during his turn and this spell gives a bonus to all characters in a 30 ft. radius around him "until his next turn". Is it the start or the end ...
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What is the “gauntlet” start system for character creation?

A while back in a stat discussion, someone mentioned that they used something called a "gauntlet" start for character creation. It was a post on Reddit, either for Kingmaker or regular Pathfinder. I ...
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What are the best templates to give oozes a better to-hit?

pretty self-explanatory. Try to keep it under CR 5 tough. It is for bottled oozes, as per the discorvery : https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/alchemist/discoveries/paizo-alchemist-...
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Can I surprise enemies with bottled oozes?

Suppose I am an alchemist with the bottled ooze discovery, and have a gelatinous cube in a bottle. If I ready an action to throw a gelatinous cube in the path of a moving creature, does that count as ...
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Creature “Armed” Unarmed Attacks and Attacks of Opportunity

Ok, I'm stuck in a rules question, and I can't decide on the answer. This is from a Rise of the Runelords campaign that's reached Fort Rannick. My players went up against the Ogre Fighters and one of ...
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How does the Battle Dancer Rolling Flurry work underwater?

The Brawler archetype Battle Dancer has the Rolling Flurry feature which states : When a battle dancer uses her brawler’s flurry, she must move 5 feet before each melee attack or combat maneuver. ...
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Status of Tieflings with the worldwound defenders?

With the worldwound defenders fighting against demons and corrupted members of their own ranks, I'm wondering how tieflings fit in. The only adventures I got from that area have tieflings as enemies. ...
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Does Bladebound Magus blade's masterwork bonus adds to Arcane Pool enchantment? [closed]

So I've recently come up with a concept for a Magus but a question I've encountered is that if a 5th level Magus uses his Arcane Pool to gain a +2 Enhancement Bonus, and the Flaming Burst property ...
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How is 'Same or Lower Intelligence' determined for the spell Polymorph Any Object?

In this spell, one of the factors that determines the spell's final duration is "Subject is... Same or lower intelligence." What does that mean? Obviously, if the spell turns the subject into an ...
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Is the Chronomancer Wizard's Rewind feature triggered if their spell is counterspelled?

The Chronomancer wizard archetype gains the ability to reclaim ineffective spells using the Rewind feature: As an immediate action after losing a spell due to a failed concentration check or after ...
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What does “Polymorph Any Object” actually do?

So, I'm not entirely sure what this spell actually does. Based on the answer to this question, I would think the generally accepted use of this spell is 'greater polymorph' but with a longer duration ...
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Damage of duration spells (like acid arrow) on critical hits?

During the planning process of a new character I came across the following question. What is the damage when you get a critical hit with acid arrow? Lets take a look at acid arrow cast at CL3, and ...
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Can the Improved Cleaving Finish feat be triggered again by the attack it grants?

The Improved Cleaving Finish feat says: If you make a melee attack, and your target drops to 0 or fewer hit points as a result of your attack, you can make another melee attack using your highest ...
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Are there any 6-level-spell progression classes with wildshape?

I don't see anything in the plain class descriptions and it's time consuming to go through each archetype to see if I can find what I'm looking for. Are there any classes that gain access to wild ...
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If someone is under the effect of microcosm, does putting the physical body in quintessence affect their dream world?

Does putting someone's physical body in quintessence, thus removing them from the time stream, also remove them from the dream demiplane their mind was sent to by Microcosm? The point of this is to ...
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How does increasing PCs' wealth beyond the WBL table affect power disparity between character class tiers?

It's well-known what happens when characters get less gold than they are supposed to according to the wealth-by-level (WBL) guidelines. Basically, the well-known power disparity between casters and ...

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