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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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 toaccording to the wealth-by-level (WBL) guidelines. Basically, the well-known power disparity between casters and non-...
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Deadhand Style Feat Duration

As written, this feat has some undefined qualities and I'm interested in knowing more specific details. As of right now, I am unaware of any errata or comments from the devs' that clarify. Deadhand ...
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What is the maximum number of spells per day that a Druid can reach at 1st level with unlimited money?

Assuming a standard point-buy and a very lenient GM who has given away a tremendous amount of gold of exactly one (1) infinity and allows any official Paizo books to be used, how many spells per day ...
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Pathfinder Natural Weapon Damage by Size Inconsistency [duplicate]

Source: https://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/rules-for-monsters/universal-monster-rules/#Natural_Attacks Take for example a bite attack. According to the table, a small bite does 1d4 damage, medium 1d6, ...
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Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon?

Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon? The ability mentions... When using a telekinetic blast with a magic weapon, apply any enhancement bonuses ...
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Create a scroll with higher than default DC

When a scroll is crafted the DC for the effect is always set to the lowest possibly ability score. $$ \begin{array}{l|l|l} \text{Spell Level} & \text{Lowest Ability Score} & \text{Final DC} \\...
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Is there an error in the universal monster rules for table:natural attacks by size?

I am working on a druid character and just getting around to wild shapes natural attacks and I spotted what should be an error in its damage progression under the universal monster rules which ...
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Deadhand Style Feat Stacking Fear Effect

As written, this feat has some undefined qualities and I'm interested in knowing more specific details. As of right now, I am unaware of any errata or comments from the devs' that clarify. Deadhand ...
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Resources to create a homebrew world [closed]

Are there any generally well-accepted resources for designing a new campaign-world from scratch? Maybe like a checklist of important things that should definitely be authored in advance? For this ...
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Does Duelist's Crippling Critical counts for the max number of crit feats used in a turn?

Imagine a character which would become a Duelist 10, focused on doing crits with his weapon. So, he would go all the way until he gets Stunning Critical. The question is: Could the character ...
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Are those changes enough to save the Kineticist?

I've been toying with the idea of making a kineticist for a bit, now. The class is quite flavorful, with some interesting options and a nice set of utility. ...That said, its core sucks. Like, ...
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Dazed and Mesmerist Touch treatment

I was looking at the mesmerist occult class and they have an ability called Touch treatment, its like a paladins lay on hands for psychics that only cures conditions listed on the ability. One of the ...
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Harness Shard customization

An 8th-level Aegis has 14 power points (due to level, race and other stuff), so if he customizes his suit with harness shard, he can create 14 shards. This round, he uses them all trying to hit one ...
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Why is the mass of the wizard's kit less than the sum of its parts? [duplicate]

I am reading PZO1123 Ultimate Equipment and note the following: The mass of the wizard's kit is 21 lbs. It includes a backpack (2 lbs), a bedroll (5 lbs), torches (10 × 1 lb each), trail rations (5 × ...
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Spending customization points

From an answer to a previous question: So for example, at 1st level, you have 3 customization points, and diehard costs 3 customization points, so you can choose it. Choosing it takes 8 hours. ...
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Does a blind creature with tremorsense still have a 50% miss chance?

A creature with the extraordinary ability tremorsense can automatically pinpoint the location of anything that is in contact with the ground. Does pinpoint here mean an otherwise blind creature ...
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What is the fastest (non-spell) way to breach a castle wall?

A while back, my Pathfinder (1st edition) group was discussing late-game possibilities. I, playing a monk, noted that at 16th level my fists counted as adamantine for the purposes of overcoming damage ...
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How to deal with pace problems?

I'm a player in a pathfinder campaign on Discord with 3 other friends, 2 players (let's call them A and B) and the GM. A little background I'm a very close friends with the others players and the ...
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Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles?

Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles, and does the projectiles affect the same initial ...
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What can I do when I accidentally gave out an overpowered item?

In our last game, the players worked their way through a series of fiendish traps into a high security vault, where they recovered a Staff of the Magi. After the game I looked at the stats, and ...
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Do dragonmark spell-like abilities add to Sorcerer's spells known?

I am playing in a Eberron Pathfinder campaign. Do the spells from this Least True Dragonmark feat get added to a sorcerer spell's known list if you get the feat?
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Can you trick Astral Projection if you change from an Incorporeal creature to a corporeal creature?

Base assumptions: Character is a 21st level Spell to Power Erudite with the Epic Manifesting feat (allows the use of 9th level spells/powers outside of the Erudite spell list) and this character ...
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Incorporeal Creatures and Astral Projection

I've been mulling over a dream character for some time now. I like to play with Pathfinder as the base with 3.5 material available to be converted for use. Enter the Convert Spell to Power Erudite. ...
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Is there a way to get the Lightning Bolt spell as a full caster level cleric?

I am enjoying a lot playing a fire Theologian Cleric with a focus in the fireball spell and I was guessing if something similar can be done with lightning bolt. For reference the base of the built ...
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Where can I find errata for Psionics Unleashed/Ultimate Psionics?

I recall, at one point, there being a collection of patches to Dreamscarred Press's psionics content, found on their forum, but it seems that in the time since I checked it, they've replaced their old ...
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Are Spell Cartridges affected by Damage Resistance or Spell Resistance?

The feat Spell Cartridges allows your gun to shoot force bullets instead of regular ammo. These bullets count as magic for bypassing Damage Resistance. But something bothers me: if these are Force ...
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Does storing a Bag of Holding in a Glove of Storing activate the tear in the astral plane?

Does storing a Bag of Holding in a Glove of Storing activate the tear in the astral plane? And is there a difference between a Glove of Storing and a Pathfinders Pouch?
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At what point is Empower Spell better than Maximize Spell?

When I'm trying to increase the output of my spells such as Fireball, Cure Critical Wounds or Magic Missile, I can't decide whether Empower Spell or Maximize Spell is better. I'd like to compare only ...
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When a monster doesn't use an AoO, does it mean it can't take one later on?

I'm surrounded by melee monsters and I want to cast a spell, but I'm afraid that I would fail the concentration either when casting defensively or when taking damage during spellcasting. Casting the ...
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Shrink Item and the Oversized Starknife

Related to this question. Shrink Item is a very interesting spell. It enables you to reduce an item to a tiny fraction of its original size, making it easy to transport. It also enables you to bring ...
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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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How much information should the GM reveal with a Legend Lore spell? [closed]

The PCs decided they want a minor artifact (deck of many things) and decided to cast a Legend Lore to get information about it. They intend to barter, but if it stands within the grasp of an evil NPC, ...
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Can you apply metamagic on a Mythic spell?

As per Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures, a level 19 bard has 2 tiers in his Mythic path. This bard took the Mythic feat Mythic Spell Lore Benefit: You can learn a number of mythic ...
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Does Spellbane stop Wish from transporting into its area of effect?

I'm specifically trying to figure out whether or not Spellbane can stop the "regardless of local conditions" clause for a caster using Wish to transport into an area guarded against it. Transport ...
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How do I find out who wrote a note?

So I'm playing in a campaign right now, and my party has just received a threatening letter that was left in their dining room stuck to the wall with a dagger. We don't know the writers actual name, ...
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Are there any other abilities or feats that grant extra benefit from flanking?

Besides the normal +2 to attack rolls and any sneak attack, are there anything in class abilities or feats that gets triggered or give other bonuses when the said character is flanking someone?
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How is animal anatomy accounted for in Pathfinder?

In the dark wanderer's answer to "How can my party improve our overland travel speed?", it is quite seriously suggested that (skeletal) horses should use trekking poles to increase their speed. As ...
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How do Unchained Eidolon's type Resistances interact with the Resistance evolution?

Certain Eidolon types obtain energy resistance against some type of damage - for example the Psychopomp type gains cold resistance 10 and electricity resistance 10 at 4th level - while some obtain the ...
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What to optimize a Skald for in such a party?

Our party I have formed a party to play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play with. It contains 7 players, including me. Me, a Conjuration School Savant Arcanist. I've just hit level 2 and am ...
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How do I use the Convincing persona feat without dual identity or masked persona

People seem almost willfully ignorant of the connection between your masked persona and your real identity. Prerequisite(s): Bluff 5 ranks, Perform (act) 5 ranks, or dual identity class feature. ...
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How can a tiny-sized gunslinger increase the base die when we use houserules that favor larger creatures?

I plan to go dwarf gunslinger with dual revolvers. So in our game, size class rules have the following changes, size classes scale closer to what an IRL human would 4' 1" is the highest end of tiny ...
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What can I do to improve my clerical spell DCs?

I am currently playing a level 6 Dwarven Cleric in Pathfinder, and I'm in a considerable bind. My cleric of Grundinnar (LG/domains of Good/Community) is part of a group consisting of a Ranger with ...
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Is the Exclusive trick the only “official” way to keep others from using Handle Animal on an animal?

I'm asking this because I think it's ridiculous to be able to handle someone else's loyal animal (e.g. a guard dog, animal companion) without training the animal to accept such handling. Exclusive (...
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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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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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How to create a class-level-defined monster

I would like to create some small groups of kobolds for my players to tackle with. The idea is to have some "standard" kobolds copied directly from the Bestiary 1, but to also have some "special" ones ...
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Is there a way to avoid the buckler's penalty to attack rolls?

Buckler: Benefit: [...] You can also use your shield arm to wield a weapon (whether you are using an offhand weapon or using your off hand to help wield a two-handed weapon), but you take a –1 ...
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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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How close can a bipedal (chained) eidolon get to a human-like appearance?

So I asked a similar question here and that was confirmed. So I want to extend it. Since an eidolon can get close enough to a human pass a disguise check to pretend to be one, just how close can it ...
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Can or can you not target an undead creature with the Atonement spell?

I have some undead PCs playing my game, and think it would be an interesting if they were given the option to atone instead of being outright destroyed if/when they run into a cleric of high enough ...