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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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Is there any way to make familiars useful at higher (10+) levels of play?

Here's my problem. I'm playing an Arcanist, currently level 12, Mythic 1 (fresh after level-up), so called god-wizard build (plenty of CC and pre-combat buffs for fights and swiss-army-knife for ...
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Trumpet Archon Spell Slots

I need help figuring out where Trumpet Archon Spell Slots come from. Statblock says it's a 14'th level cleric without domains and, combined with 20 Wisdom bonus spell slots, it holds true for all of ...
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Do abandoned buildings count as broken rooms for the purposes of downtime rules?

To clarify the question let us assume a group of adventurers found a trade post that has been infested with undead for a decade and cleared the place of undead. If they decide that rather than looting ...
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Can you combine Arcanist's Counterspell Exploit with Dispel Magic

I was wondering if Dispel Magic can be used with Counterspell Exploit feature instead of same level / same level +1 spell slot in counterspelling attempt... ...in the same way it can already by used ...
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Does Possess Object have the size limitation?

Posses Object is a spell that shares some features with both Magic Jar and Animate Objects and is written very strangely. https://aonprd.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Possess%20Object Key parts being:...
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Is there any way to improve a Cleric's Channel Bonus for variant channeling abilities?

For Variant Channeling scaling is related to a Cleric's "Channel Bonus" which is 1 + 1 every 5 levels. Is there any way such feats or magic items to improve it?
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Spellcasting Contract as an Arcanist

I intend to use: https://www.aonprd.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Spellcasting%20Contract ...for the sake of improving my action economy as an Arcanist. I intend to cast Spellcasting Contract in one ...
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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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Does Order of the Dragon's Aid grant expanded uses of Aid Another?

Does the Order of the Dragon ability Aid Allies allow you to grant a different bonus than would normally be allowed by the Aid Another rules? At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier ...
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What stacks with Cavalier Challenges

What (if any) are abilities, feats, or classes that stack or help progress with the Cavalier class's Challenge ability. To a lesser degree I guess I am also looking at the Samurai which also gets the ...
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What tier are Pathfinder Classes from Legendary Games?

What I'm asking is basically an extension of this answered question: What tier are the Pathfinder classes? I'm interested in how reworked classes from Legendary ... series by Legendary games fare ...
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How to get access to a specific single spell, regardless of list?

I'm an Arcanist. I want to be able to use Paragon Surge, but I'm not a half-elf, nor can I qualify for being one in any way. I know there's Clerical version of Paragon Surge that works for any race (...
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What does Empower Metamagic affect?

Feat says: All variable, numeric effects of an empowered spell are increased by half including bonuses to those dice rolls. Saving throws and opposed rolls are not affected, nor are spells without ...
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Animated Objects vs Existing Objects

How spells Animate Objects, Possess Object and similar ones interact with pre-existing features of objects? Let's say I animate Medium Object out of something that is entirely/mostly made out of ...
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How long does it take to use 3 Efreet Wishes?

I have a problem with how unspecific the wording "1/day—grant up to 3 wishes" is. What does this mean from a mechanics standpoint? Is granting a Wish mechanically identical to casting a ...
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Possession and Buffs

How buffs interact with Possession RAW? Can I assume body-related buffs are attached to the vessel while mind-related and soul-related buffs are attached to the possessor? So for the simplest of ...
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Provoking AOO by moving closer than where a reach weapon can attack?

Suppose a medium PC were wielding a reach weapon. If an enemy were to move through the weapon's reach, and into the 5ft "dead zone" directly adjacent to the PC, would that provoke an attack ...
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How does Hard to Kill ability interact with Undead PC?

Hard to Kill is a Mythic Heroes feature that says: Whenever you’re below 0 hit points, you automatically stabilize without needing to attempt a Constitution check. If you have an ability that allows ...
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Does Extend Spell Metamagic affect duration specified in spell description?

Some spells have duration as secondary effect of the spell, Some spells have both tagged duration and secondary duration within spell description. My question is: does this kind of in-description-...
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A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch

A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch. If I weapon blanch a normal arrow with weapon blanch cold iron then treat it to become a durable arrow does the weapon blanch stay with normal use: ...
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Homebrew review request: 15 regional traits

I'm trying to assign regional traits to my homebrewed world. As some background, these would be a set of fifteen regional traits for 15 universities in a metropolis dedicated to the pursuit of ...
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Can you combine Form of the Dragon spell with the Metamorphosis power?

The polymorph subschool rules states that you can only be affected by one polymorph spell, but Metamorphosis (from Psionics Unleashed by Dreamscarred Press) is not a polymorph spell, even though is ...
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Is it possible to make an viable build centered around handle animal? [closed]

So, part two to a question I asked regarding how to make a horse viable, I decided to try going with Plan B and wondered if there was any way to make a build centered around handle animal. On one hand,...
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If a Water Orm uses its Water Travel ability after swallowing a creature, what happens to the swallowed creature?

Problem Description I'm GMing a game where the PCs may encounter a water orm, and I want to understand how its abilities work (or be able to rule on them fairly). Specifically, I notice that a water ...
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Can I use a single target spell on a creature I can't see?

I was looking at the spell Mind Thrust I; in this situation, I was aware of a target, and I knew what square she was in, but because of Obscuring Mist, I couldn't actually see her. The actual text of ...
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Is there any way to improve or adjust familiar stats in PF1e?

Basically what it says on the tin; I'm playing in a campaign where I've taken the leadership feat, and I have 1st level wizards to manage. I'm looking for something low level that can improve or ...
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What are ways to copy self?

Intention is: make a copy of self (as in PC) as close to the original as possible. Copy goes on adventures while original works in the lab and only gets involved when copy dies or is captured. Target: ...
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Is there any way for an undead to become temporarily living?

By "temporarily living" I mean "temporarily lose undead type and all features that come with that"? Exact use case: I want to be able to use Blood Money with my undead PC.
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What methods could one use to make horses a viable animal companion in the late game?

I think we all know that having an animal companion is one of the most powerful things you could have in pathfinder, and we also know some animal companions are better than others. The horse in ...
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How locate a source of knowledge with a spell?

Specific case: Big Bad's library/laboratory/office inside his headuarters, right after his demise. Extremely short amount of time (half an hour to hour before other interested parties arrive). Need ...
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Mounted targets interaction with spells

I'm looking for information on how spells interact with/affect mounted targets. Examples I'm most interested in (since I suspect it might vary between spells): Invisibility. Are mounted target ...
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What is a "general emotion" for Empathic Link?

As a Wizard, I have a Familiar: Empathic Link (Su): The master has an empathic link with his familiar to a 1 mile distance. The master can communicate empathically with the familiar, but cannot see ...
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How do multiple temporary hp sources with buffs within work?

The FAQ says: Do temporary hit point from the same source stack? No. Generally, effects do not stack if they are from the same source (Core Rulebook page 208, Combining Magical Effects). Although ...
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How to maximize success rate of Phantasmal Killer/Weird in realistic scenario?

Expanding upon a title on question ramifications: Game is RAW, the only no-go department are Wish shenanigans. Arcanist, currently level 8. Save-or-suck/Save-or-die focused build, mostly control mage....
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Can feats received due to race traits be retrained?

In Pathfinder certain races receive bonus feats due to their race(Such as Half Elves receiving skill focus feat as a bonus feat.) The text for retraining reads as such: You may change one feat to ...
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A question about arrow breaking and crafting: pathfinder 1e

A question about arrow breaking and crafting in Pathfinder 1e. Assuming when your arrow breaks from normal use you recover the arrowhead, how much time would it take to craft and arrow if: 1- You ...
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Is a Grey paladin of Asmodeus possible?

So, I came up with a concept for an NPC character for pathfinder 1.e that involved a grey paladin with the pact servant trait not just being basically a pseudo hellknight, but being a direct worshiper ...
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Composite longbow adjusted for +1 STR bonus

Are Composite longbow adjusted with +1 STR Bonus considered masterwork and if so do they give the +1 To hit that masterwork weapons usually haves ?
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What is Pathfinder's relationship to D&D?

Pathfinder is often conflated with D&D, 4e I think, but it isn't actually named "Dungeons & Dragons." What is Pathfinder's relationship to D&D, and how does it fit in with the various D&...
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What happens if I use a material component of greater value than spell requires?

This question arose when my players have diamonds worth of 2000gp and were thinking of casting restoration. If they cast restoration using that specific gem, does the worth just drop, or is the whole ...
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How are a simulacrum's feats, skills, and classes allocated?

When you create a simulacrum, it gets "half of the real creature's levels or HD (and the appropriate hit points, feats, skill ranks, and special abilities for a creature of that level or HD)". This is ...
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Can a spellbreaker immune to conjuration be attacked by summoned monsters?

The spellbreaker inquisitor archetype has this nice capstone candy: Impervious (Ex) At 20th level, a Spellbreaker becomes immune to the effects of a single school of arcane magic. That school of ...
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Does a Mesmerists Meek Facade trick prevent Attacks of Opportunity?

The Mesmerist trick Meek Facade reads as follows: Meek Facade: The subject magically seems like a weak target, goading an enemy into attacking her. The mesmerist can trigger this trick when the ...
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What stats does the simulacrum of an golden great wyrm have?

With the spell simulacrum you can create a half-real illusion of a creature with HD no greater than 2xCL and it has half the original's HD and abilities according to that. Now dragons have age ...
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Can stonebows fire alchemical sling bullets and alchemist's bullets?

Now I'm like 90% sure this is a yes but i wanted to double check, because i kinda realized that an alchemist with a stonebow, rapid reload and concentrated splash can lob sling bullets filled with ...
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Is it possible to create a simulacrum of your deity?

Assume a high level wizard, who is a true believer of his god, knows one of that deity's largest temples will be attacked and he wants to send a simulacrum of his deity into battle to defend the ...
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Can a simulacrum heal non-hit point damage?

The spell Simulacrum, while open to interpretation on many fronts, is very clear on how to heal (repair) a damaged simulacrum, requiring a complex and costly process and a lab. A complex process ...
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Can a simulacrum be healed by any means other the 'complex process' outlined in the spell?

Inspired by another discussion of Simulacra - can a simulacrum actually heal via any method other than the 'complex process' outlined in the spell? Or is that process simply another option? What if ...
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How does Doppelganger Simulacrum Work?

The discovery reads as thus: Benefit: The alchemist learns how to create a simulacrum, a soulless duplicate of his body, into which he can project his consciousness. As a full-round action, he may ...
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How would a repeater crossbow work for an alchemist?

I've been thinking about making a build that prioritizes the use of explosive missile and mercurial oil to fire off highly damaging single shots at long ranged basically becoming a mini ballista. That ...

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