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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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Does taking the form of a Muse using Fey Form gain you the Sound Strike attack?

I have this possibly game-breaking doubt about the spell Fey Form and the Muse creature. Does the caster get the Sound Strike attack? That's way too strong for a level 3/4 spell.
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How can I create a Neutral undead-like creature?

After reading What rules say that summoning undead is evil, and what rules say why? and the accepted answer thereto, I wondered if there was a potential workaround to the inherent issues involved in ...
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Is 20d6 sonic damage every turn overpowered compared to other 5th- to 7th-level character abilities?

The question is born from: Does taking the form of a Muse using Fey Form gain you the Sound Strike attack?. Is 20d6 sonic damage every turn overpowered compared to other 5th- to 7th character-level ...
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Spell pre-select? [on hold]

Is there an app or a software that select spells at random based on class and ability scores? or a pre-select spell build? I don't feel like spending hours and hours of reading and selecting spells ...
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Can a wondrous item be used to make a scroll?

Since some magic items (scrolls, wands, potions) require the spell must be provided in order to be made but its less picky about how the spell is provided, for example could boots of speed be used to ...
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Are Aasimars of alternate heritage required to be the typical alignment?

The Aasimar listings for alternate racial heritages list typical alignments. Do you need to match that alignment to take that alternate racial heritage, or is it just a suggestions? Is there a ...
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Strategies for handling age of maturity dissonance for Aasimar (or other plane-touched) born to humans?

I find the fact that elves don’t reach adulthood until they are 110 relatively straightforward to work with, since the children and parents are aging at the same rate and their cultures are built ...
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Does PFS provide any rules for gaining access to variant Aasimar abilities/physical features?

Aasimar have a list of variant abilities and physical features, for which you would normally roll percent dice. My understanding is that you don't roll for anything PFS. If that's the case, is it ...
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What race are aasimar or tiefling and how to create them?

I want to play an aasimar and was wondering why they always look like a human. An aasimar or a tiefling can also be a halfing or a gnome or whatever. My question is, are there any rules how to create ...
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How long does it take for a gnome to “bleach”?

Several Pathfinder sources indicate that gnomes don't exactly die of old age in the traditional sense. Instead, gnomes who don't regularly experience new and exciting things undergo "The Bleaching", ...
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How can I make a PC who can create mutants/hybrids/chimeras?

I will be playing an arcane spellcaster (most likely a PF Arcanist) in my next game and my goal is to make a character that specializes in magically cross-breeding species, creating creatures that are ...
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Is it possible to create a divine spellbook?

The mnemonic vestment says this: If the wearer is a spontaneous caster, once per day she may use a spell slot to cast a spell from a written source (such as a scroll or spellbook) as if she knew ...
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How to increase the attack bonus of an Arcane Trickster?

I'm starting to build an Arcane Trickster in Pathfinder. As you can imagine it would be hard to use weapons with a wizard attack bonus. I am already taking two levels of Unchained Rogue which gives ...
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What does elite mean?

In many Adventure Paths or specific books I find this "Elite" sorta template on creatures, but if memory serves me I've never actually found descriptions about what's the difference between a standard ...
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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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How to track character resources (spells, ammo, items) [closed]

I am playing a Wizard in a pathfinder game and despite several different reworks of his character sheet I've still not found a decent way to track his daily spells which can change daily (plus how ...
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Help me take vengeance on the Undead

What tools/feats/traits can a pc (specifically an Alchemist) who is not a Ranger, Cleric, or Paladin, use to become more effective at exacting vengeance on the plague of the Undead? The only thing I'...
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Should I replace Improved Unarmed Strike with Dirty Fighting?

I have a melee druid I plan on playing specifically in wild shape form. I have tailored my hero to specifically be a specialist of grappling. My current/future feats include: Level 1 Improved Unarmed ...
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Haunted Heroes Pact Wizard may cause a favored spell combo to be even more broken?

I've been looking at the Pact Wizard archetype from Haunted Heroes Handbook and noticed a feature they pick up at 10th level that states that when metamagic feats are applied to spells learned via ...
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What Feats do I want to take to maximize my effectiveness with a crossbow?

I'm building a high-ish level Alchemist to jump into a campaign, and I'm thinking it'll be fun to build around being a master of infusing crossbow shots for high damage with Explosive Missile, using ...
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Can a Power be Augmented Using the Same Option Multiple Times?

Let's say I am using the Mind Control power, and there is only one legal target I can use it on. Now, I believe I can augment it with the option that allows me to affect an aberration, dragon, ...
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Psychotic Villain vs will save witch hexes? [closed]

I have a major villain who used to be the strongest member of the party, but gained psychosis and is now under my control and gaining mass amounts of power to be used as a boss against the party soon. ...
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What spells allow characters to see past events?

Background The wizard in my campaign has a personal quest to stop the 'dark magic' that destroyed his home town. However his character knows very little of the details of exactly what happened. He ...
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Magical Lineage/Bloodline Arcana interaction

Magical Lineage says: Benefit: Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for ...
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Can you combine the feats Iron Palm Technique and Dragon Style?

A party member of my campaign wants to get both Iron Palm Technique and Dragon Style. However, it is unclear for us if it is possible to combine these two feats and what the result will be. Iron ...
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How does energy resistance affect regeneration?

A standard troll has Regeneration 5 (acid or fire). Suppose that the troll somehow gains fire resistance 10, such as through the Resist Energy spell. If a level 3 wizard casts Burning Hands at this ...
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If I'm hit by an undead touch attack but negative energy doesn't hurt me, am I still affected by the Con drain?

I recently answered a question along the same line as this one about how energy resistance affects regeneration, but sadly I have a new variation of it. My question is about undead, their negative ...
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What are the manacled or shackled combat modifiers?

Two fighters escape from a prisoner transfer. They are essentially identical, except one has manacles around his wrists while the other has shackles around his ankles. What are the modifiers to the ...
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Gaining the same Natural Attacks from multiple sources [duplicate]

There are multiple sources from which you can gain natural attacks (Bloodlines, Rage Powers, Racial Features etc.) What happens when you gain, say, a Bite Attack from being a Half-Orc with the "Toothy"...
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Help with a riddle [closed]

I want an NPC to give some indications to the party (without lying), but I want these indications to be misleading at first sight, so that they by following what they understood, get to a wrong. I ...
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Actual cost of magic items where the spell has costly material component?

When crafting magic items, one of the perks is that you get to save 50% of market price. From the crafting magic items rules Magic supplies for items are always half of the base price in gp. For ...
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Is being evil aligned, in and of itself, an evil act?

As asked in the title. Is being an evil aligned creature, in and of itself, considered an evil act? I was playing a Paladin at one point, and my more chaotically aligned party members wanted me to ...
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If the caster of Secluded Grimoire dies, is the hidden spellbook lost forever?

If an NPC casts Secluded Grimoire, hiding his spellbook in the Ethereal Plane, and then dies, is the spellbook lost forever?
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How can I emulate a World of Warcraft's Death Knight?

I'm DM'ing a game based on Blizzard's World of Warcraft. Most of that game's classes are fairly easy to translate in one manner or another to Pathfinder - Druids are Druids, Mages are Wizards and ...
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How many times per round can I use the goblin racial feat Roll With It?

How many times per round of combat can I use the Goblin racial feat Roll With It? The feat itself does not specify once per turn; however, I have had it ruled both ways in the past, and am simply ...
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How does spell that you can cast “spontaneously” granted by the Channel the Gift spell work?

I am wondering about the casting time of the spell granted by channel the gift when you target yourself and if it should count as a spell like ability: If you target yourself with this spell, you ...
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Can you create scrolls with a caster level higher than your own?

I am aware that other magic items like wondrous are able to be created without meeting the CL by increasing the DC (looking at you pearl of power with CL 17) Under the magic item creation rules A ...
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how to make my will save insanely high [closed]

In my game one of our teammates has the seduction skill and continually uses it to try to force my characters in relationships with his. Needless to say, I'm not happy about it. Since the GM won't ...
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Cleric/Wizard character casts animate dead from scroll, which caster level bucket do the undead go to?

I am playing a character with cleric and wizard levels. If I was to cast a scroll of animate dead, where do the controled undead go? As animate dead is a cleric 3 or wizard 4 spell, it can be either ...
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How does failing a Sense Motive check against a Bluff affect your character's perception of the world?

There doesn't seem to be a concrete explanation for what happens to your character if you fail a Sense Motive check against a Bluff. I want to know the limits of failing a Sense Motive check, as well ...
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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 does the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training Master Armorer interact with the feat Improvisation?

From the PFSRD: Improvisation: Prerequisites: Int 13, Fast Learner, human. Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on all skill checks for skills you have no ranks in. Furthermore, you can use all ...
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Can potions of Magic Missile be made useful?

As I asked in a past question, when you drink a potion of magic missile you end up getting hit by the spells effect. Depending on the effect in the potion, this is fine to not fine. But is there any ...
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When a mystic theurge uses the Combined Spells feature, what's the spell level?

I asked a related but different question here: How does the Mystic Theurge's Combined Spells feature work? In the following scenario, how does a mystic theurge's combine spells ability work? Cleric 3 ...
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How to be permanently scentless?

I really like the effect that deodorizing agent provides and have been wondering how to get it as a permanent effect. Coating a creature in a vial of this milky, odorless substance takes 1 minute ...
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Why is Survival not a class skill for animals?

Question in title. Seems odd that an animal isn't naturally inclined to get bonuses to Survival, which typically involves dealing with the wilds and it's associated difficulties (an animal's natural ...
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How can an NPC be built to track a fleeing target? [closed]

I have seen the tracking rules based on the survival skill and something bothers me: you take a -20 penalty to track a target at twice your speed (a.k.a hustle speed a.k.a a fleeing runaway speed on a ...
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Can tracking/scent be used to follow a 'jumping' creature?

I have a halfling who can jump far. Let's say he is invisible at the moment, and running away from a bad guy with a large sword riding a reindeer who has scent. So in between hustling away from the ...
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Cost of adding non-“+” special ability to enhanced gear

My current set of armour is +2 glamour mithral half-plate. I would like to add Restful to the gear but I cannot figure out if I pay the Price +4,500 gp or if it costs more to add on as I cannot see ...
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Can potions, wands, and scrolls be modified?

Its clear that weapons, armor, and wondrous items are able to be modified as there are rules that clearly describe this process, but I have not seen anything that prevents potions, wands, and scrolls ...