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 to balance encounters after the loss of the frontline fighters?

I've been running a pathfinder game for some time. Up until now I think I have done a fairly good job of balancing encounters, the party is about to reach level 7 and there have only been 2 deaths but ...
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Can angels, demons, aeons change what they are only through magic or also through alignment change?

After reading about Erinyes and a few other denizens of the different planes, I'm wondering: Is there some magic behind a denizen of a plane becoming that of another one, or is a simple alignment ...
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How can an Undead Necromancer make other Humanoids detect as Evil Undead?

I am planning an encounter in which a cabal of evil undead necromancers fortify inside an important building with some commoner hostages, disguising the commoners in the same clothes as them to ...
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Can Angels fall in Golarion?

I'm wondering as angels are strictly good beings. Can they fall in the Golarion setting? And if so what happens with them?
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Can a cleric spontaneously convert a wand into a cure/inflict spell?

As stated in an answer to a different question I had, Activating a wand (or stave) does count as casting a spell. Spontaneous Casting A good cleric (or a neutral cleric of a good deity) can ...
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What does the last line of the Beacon of Luck spell mean?

The beacon of luck spell has two effects. Effect one is a +2 sacred bonus to saves, and effect two is the ability to roll twice for a save (before roll(s) are made). The last line says: Once a ...
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Is mythic shield of faith’s deflection bonus maximum raised too?

Under the mythic rules, there are mythic spells. Mythic shield of faith adds your tier to the deflection bonus from the base spell, but does that mean you hit the cap bonus provided much sooner? Or is ...
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How can I add an alternate racial trait to a race in PCGen?

I'm trying to include some custom races into PCGen for simplicity (custom setting). I've got the races down, easy enough. The problem I can't figure out is how to add the alternate traits for a few of ...
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Which feat path would do more damage by level 10?

So I'm trying to figure out which of these builds would be more of a combat threat by level 10. Naturally combat wouldn't be the main focus, but my character should at least be respectable. The ...
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When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, can you emulate two different metamagic feats?

When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, you are allowed to choose two of the choices on the list. Increase its speed by 30 feet. Stand up as a swift action without provoking an attack of ...
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Taking levels in monster types

Today I found this post on reddit and in one of the comments they mention taking levels in fey, outsider, and aberration (not all at the same time). Are there any alternate rules I'm not aware of or ...
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How to deal with a DM who makes major changes to a PC without the player's permission?

So last night I was absent from our game and my DM took over my character with neither my knowledge nor consent. Not only that, he also changed my characters relationship with an NPC. I’m really not ...
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Mythic Arcane Cannon and multiple energy spell

If I cast mythic arcane cannon and use its conducting ability by casting a spell with multiple energy types say shocking grasp that's been metamagiced to do half electricity and half fire. What does ...
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Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy?

Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy? Undercasting Prodigy says: Starting at 9th level, whenever you gain a ...
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Can any corpse become undead?

The shabti are the only race I know of which seem to have a built in defense against becoming undead. But dont they become corpses once they die and lose all their abilities, thus becoming able to be ...
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Would casting the Ventriloquism spell into a Silence field allow you to cast silently?

I know Ventriloquism is an arcane spell and Silence divine, so normally most people wouldnt be able to cast both without needing magic items or such. But if you were to use Ventriloquism to throw ...
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Undead under Undead Anatomy

The Undead Anatomy spell description says: In this form, you detect as an undead creature (such as with detect undead, but not with magic that reveals your true form, such as true seeing) and are ...
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If you have multiple situational racial save bonuses and are in a situation where they all apply, do they stack with one another?

So let's say your character gets hit by charm person. It has the enchantment (charm) and mind effecting subtypes. You are playing a custom race made with the race builder rules in the SRD with 3 ...
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Does a multiclassing with the Master of Many Styles and Free Style Fighter allow more active stances at once?

Both Master of Many Style and Free Style Fighter allow the character to use several stances in the same time. If a character has, for example, 3 levels as Free Style Fighter and 1 as Master of Many ...
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Cleric and mystic theurge class level for command undead

I am playing a cleric/wizard/mystic theurge. I have the feat command undead. The feat specifically mentions cleric level, not cleric caster level, in relations to the the DC of the ability and number ...
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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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Can a paladin of Iomedae simply kill every evil creature he encounters?

A paladin gains some of his powers from his deity and he loses them if he does not act within the code of his deity. What would happen if a paladin of Iomedae just kills every evil creature he detects ...
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Can the Separatist and Scroll Scholar cleric archetypes be combined?

Each of these archetypes changes something about how the cleric's domains work, and I'm not sure if they can be combined. The Separatist chooses one domain from those that their deity normally offers ...
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How to run NPCs with complicated mechanics?

When I need a run of the mill NPC I use the NPC classes which have simplified mechanics. These classes are great and make it really easy to quickly run their mechanics during combat without needing to ...
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Where can I find the rules for creating a character that is the child of a human and a monster? [duplicate]

Some time ago, I saw someone mention making a monstrum when asked about creating monster races. Supposedly it is a PC that is the child of a human and a monster, or something like that. I was ...
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When do you roll for the confused condition?

Whenever a creature is confused... If a confused creature is attacked, it attacks the creature that last attacked it until that creature is dead or out of sight. At the same time... Roll on the ...
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Warpriest + Paragon Surge + Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ]

I have this PC that came up with this combo: Half-elf Warpriest cast Paragon Surge to select Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ] to have the bonded item, so he can cast any spell from the cleric ...
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If a character casts Suggestion and orders the target to obey their commands, what happens?

A PC casts Suggestion and gives the following order: For the next fifteen minutes, do everything I tell you do to. How should a DM adjudicate this?
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How to build a terrain control build

Character Concept: Battlefield Control via Terrain Control I'm looking to make a build designed to prevent enemies for moving freely on the battlefield, making difficult terrain, creating walls, ...
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Can the Hierophant use the Inspired Spell feature to cast domain spells?

Does the Inspired Spell feature from the Hierophant mythic path allow you to cast what would otherwise be a domain-only spell? The Inspired Spell feature says: You can expend one use of mythic ...
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How can a caster cast personal spells on other creatures?

Is there a class feature or magic item that enables a caster to cast on another creature a spell with a range of personal? For example, the spell shield is a wonderful spell but rarely are folks ...
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In the Wan oracle curse description, what does “'inflict' spell” mean?

From the Pathfinder SRD's description of the third-party Wan oracle curse from Oracle’s Curse (emphasis mine): You are pale, sickly, and languorous, with one foot in death’s door. Effect ...
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Does going prone break a grapple?

If two medium creatures are in a grapple with one another, will an effect that causes one of the grapplers to go prone end the grapple?
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How do you calculate Power Attack with Dragon Ferocity with unchained monk?

So I have a human unchained monk at level 8 doing Flurry of blows with 18(+4) in STR. Just so there is no confusion: Unarmed strike A monk’s unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured ...
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Are GMs obligated to hand out all possible treasure and loot in an adventure, or can GMs deny PCs printed loot?

I was wondering as GM and long time player, are the PCs entitled to all the loot and treasure that they could find in location and or after looting the bodies of fallen foes? Example: In Pathfinder's ...
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Can a wizard learn a spell from a divine scroll?

Straight forward question, is a wizard able to learn a spell and add it to their spellbook when the scroll is divine. This comes up because the wizard technically has to UMD a divine scroll even if ...
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Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?

Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?
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For an Arcane Bloodline Sorcerer, does casting a spell with your bonded item cost a spell slot?

I'm helping a friend build their first Sorcerer in Pathfinder. We have decided to take the Arcane Bloodline. While I am not used to playing a magic user, I am GM every other weekend with my group. ...
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How viable is a rogue in Pathfinder?

Coming from traumatic experiences in 3.5 with rogues, I would like to ask you if sneak attack is viable in Pathfinder. In 3.5, at level 10 and above, one would hardly ever get a chance to do any ...
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How can I increase a cleric's channel energy ability without taking more cleric levels?

I am playing a cleric/wizard/Mystic Theurge. Is there a way to increase the cleric's channeled energy ability while taking levels in other classes? None of the channel energy feats do this. I am ...
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Is my game master running Rappan Athuk wrong, or is it really this low on treasure?

We are playing Frog God Games' Pathfinder version of Rappan Athuk with a party of five player characters. We are playing seventh level characters, but our wealth is of fourth or fifth level characters....
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How to play a wolf head ninja optimally

From Pathfinder SRD Primal Cunning (Ex) While a wolf head lacks the focus and training to access a ki pool, he does have an honed sense of primal, animalistic cunning that allows him to draw on ...
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Black powder inquisitor. Looking for feat suggestions [closed]

I am making an inquisitor with firearms focus, i could use some suggestions for feats to make them more useful. I have found firearms for non-firearm focused classes to be underwhelming. Am i just ...
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How do you progress your familiar without taking more levels in that class?

I am playing a cleric/wizard/Mystic Theurge. I choose the familiar class feature for my wizard. MT only progresses a wizards spell casting and caster level. You do not learn new spells and the ...
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What kind of action is it to stop concentrating on a spell?

What kind of action is it to stop concentrating on a spell? Our party's initiative order is like this: 20 - Bard 19 - Bad guy 18 - Bad guy 17 - Bad guy 16 - Bad guy 15 - Nobody 14 - Ally 13 - ...
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How much damage does a coffin do?

I've been looking through various supplies to buy for my campaign as a Bloodrager/Fighter and I found that coffins are a thing. So I'm wondering how much damage would it do? would it be like a ...
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How does Hand of the Apprentice interact with rogue abilities?

My Arcane Trickster took the Universalist School (as a wizard). Which has the Hand of the Apprentice ability. Since it does meet the 30 feet requirement for range, can he use his Sneak Attack with ...
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If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar?

If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar? The bloodline grants: ...you gain an arcane bond, ...
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Does the Natural Armor Bonus from the Draconic Bloodline stack with Racial Bonuses?

At level 3, the Sorcerer's Draconic Bloodline grants the Dragon Resistances ability, which gives the following benefits: Dragon Resistances (Ex): At 3rd level, you gain resist 5 against your energy ...
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Does a new Kobold PC have a −4 or −6 Strength adjustment?

Kobolds in Pathfinder have the "Greater weakness" racial trait which adds the stat modification of −4 Str, +2 Dex and −2 Con. I'm assuming it takes this effect plus the stat adjustment for being size ...