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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Sky Stalker Ranger

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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Is this Spirit Hunter Ranger variant I created overpowered?

I have a variant of ranger prepared, but I'm concerned the abilities may be overpowered? Spirit Hunter Ranger Replaces: hide in plain sight, camouflage, and the 5th favored enemy. Grants: ...
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In what situations would a target be denied a Dex bonus to AC?

I have an encounter coming up where my PCs will face a high level rogue. Naturally, I'd like to use his sneak attack ability, but I've never played a rogue before so I'm light on experience. From the ...
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Is this “double nature” trait in line with other Pathfinder traits?

So I have half-elf druid of Gozreh - deity with double nature as a goddess of beach fun and god of storm's wrath. I promised my players bonus traits for character history and knacks. What I came up ...
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Quiver of Ammunition

I am working on a custom magic item whose purpose is to provide an archer with unlimited arrows. Yes, I am aware that such a property already exists for weapons called endless Ammunition +2. I however ...
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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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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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Can Glowing Ink be used for Tattoos?

So I know that a concentrated form of Fire Ink can be used to produce a tattoo that glows and flickers as a flame and won't fade. Can Glowing Ink be used for a similar purpose, and does it have to ...
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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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Creating an elemental undead

So my character is a necromancer and in a turn of great fortune the party faced and killed a non-summoned huge lightning elemental. As I asked in another question there does not seem to be anything ...
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Does untyped damage overcome all DR?

According to a Pathfinder designer, untyped damage overcomes all DR. The comments are recorded in the last entry in this d20pfsrd FAQ section (just before "Blink and Mirror Image (4/22/10)") and comes ...
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Would damage reduction and resistances stack?

Mechanically, in regards to damage reduction from a class and resistances from a race, would those stack? For example, a Tiefling [fiendish resistances of 5/ (electricity, cold, and fire) has a class ...
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Is this Cloak of Unearthly Grace pricing fair?

In an upcoming mythic campaign one of my players asked whether he can craft/purchase a Cloak of Unearthly Grace, as the Nymph's supernatural ability: Unearthly Grace (Su) A nymph adds her Charisma ...
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How much should this homebrew ioun stone cost?

I want one of my NPCs to have a custom Ioun stone: Ioun stone, dark galena Aura moderate evocation; CL 12th Slot none; Weight —. With a command word, the user may activate or de-...
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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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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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Relationship Mechanics for D&D/Pathfinder?

My Pathfinder/D&D games tend to involve relationships - romantic, friendly, etc. - between PCs and NPCs alike. 3.x only has the Diplomacy mechanic for any kind of relationship mechanic. I'm ...
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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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What level should my fun spell be?

I have made a fun spell for Pathfinder, with Lesser and Greater versions. Here is the spell: Spell name: Inflict Random Summon Nature’s Ally Cure Casting time: 1 standard action ...
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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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By the rules, how can you attack while jumping?

At the different tables I've played at, it has always been assumed that you can attack while jumping. After reading this answer I'm not so sure you can. By the rules, what ways can a character attack ...
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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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Do shaman spirit animals lose their spirit abilities while polymorphed?

Polymorphing a creature causes it to lose extraordinary and supernatural abilities that depend on form, and class features that depend on form. Do a shaman's spirit animal abilities fall under the ...
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Can I attack with my move action?

I'm playing Pathfinder with a Dex-based warrior. My basic strategy is to use power attack mythic in my attacks to deal lots of damage per hit and try to attack as much as I can. In certain situations,...
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Is it possible to take levels in monster types?

Today I found this post by /u/pk_powered in the /r/Touhou subreddit about what alignment Touhou characters might be, and the linked spreadsheet also includes a column suggesting classes for the ...
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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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What modifier is added to the Kinetic Blast's attack rolls?

While reading up on the Kineticist, I noticed it never expressly says what modifier you add to attack rolls with your kinetic blast. So, what are all the modifiers you add to a kinetic blasts attack ...
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Does Bleed Damage stack with itself from different sources?

Does bleed damage stack with itself from multiple sources?
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Is there a monster with the upper body of a human from the waist up, and the lower body of a snake?

Nagas and Lamias have various representations in mythology and fiction. One of them is that of a human upper-body (waist up) and the lower body of a snake. What I'm looking for would have a torso, ...
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Does the kineticist's Entangling Infusion always allow a saving throw?

The description of Entangling Infusion says: Saving Throw: Reflex negates Your kinetic blast surrounds your foes in elemental matter. Whenever a blast with this infusion deals damage to a foe, ...
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Can a kineticist voluntarily dismiss their kinetic covers?

Kinetic Cover allows the kineticist to create a small wall. Using the ability is a standard action. The ability description tells the maximum number of kinetic covers that can be created at once. The ...
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For a water-focused kineticist's Basic Hydrokinesis feature, how does the ability to create “mild currents” work, particularly underwater?

In Paizo's Occult Adventures, the Kineticist class, with a Water Elemental Focus, gets this ability: Basic Hydrokinesis Element(s) water; Type utility (Sp); Level 1; Burn 0 You can create ...
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Route to Divine Spell Immunity?

Parameter: this is RAW. I can pretty well guess RAI doesn't agree. So I'm asking this from a 1) RAW viewpoint, and 2) DM viewpoint. So, I've been browsing Occult Rituals because I have an occult-...
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Where can I find information online on occult psychic archetypes?

I am looking for information on a psychic marauder archetype which was on the Archives of Nethys site, but that site is down. Where can information on psychic archetypes could be found online?
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Psychic Marauder Archetype [duplicate]

Archives of Nethys, had a archetype called Psychic Marauder I am looking for the psychic marauder archetype. It was on the archives of Nethys site, which is down, and now I'd like another site I can ...
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Is psychic casting (with Thought/Emotion components) detectable in the same way as Somatic/Verbal components?

I'm starting a new campaign and for the first time ever and I'm trying a Psychic spell caster (Psychic, specifically.) My GM is pretty adamant that the metamagic Still Spell and Silent Spell exist ...
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How can I play a Psychic Necromancer using Occult Adventures material?

I'd like to play a Psychic Necromancer using Occult Adventures material in Pathfinder. There is the Haunted discipline; however, that's not what I'm looking for. I was hoping more along the line of a ...
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The GM ruled that we didn't get XP for killing the boss because an enemy caster's spell killed them. Is this allowed?

We are playing Rise of the Runelords, and were fighting Nualia and her minions in Thisletop. During the heat of the battle, Nualia was near death at just 12 HP. Her minion caster fireballed the party ...
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Resonant powers for occultists who take the same implement twice

Under the Implements class ability for Occultists, it says the following: An occultist can select an implement school more than once in order to learn additional spells from the associated school. ...
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Can a kineticist use a wild talent while grappling?

I'm looking at making a fire kineticist who grapples enemies to make the most of the Searing Flesh defense infusion. I noticed that as a part of the standard action to maintain the grapple it is ...
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Can your Phantom make skill checks while in your subconscious?

The Spiritiualist's Phantom resides in the Spiritualist's mind while it isn't manifested, and it has its own mental stats separate from yours, so could the phantom attempt its own mental skill checks ...