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 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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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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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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Psychotic Villain vs will save witch hexes? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where can I find this feat (chain?) that trades dodge AC bonuses for damage reduction?

Long story short I’m in an insanely high powered campaign where stuff still passes my ac at 22 ac more often than not. So while searching for ways to get my ac higher I found this post online that had ...
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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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Do good-aligned gods place curses on creatures when angered to a significant degree?

In literature, many deities are seen to curse those that anger them. In Pathfinder (Golarion) lore, are there instances of good-aligned god(s) enacting nasty curses (perhaps so nasty that it could ...
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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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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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Crafting a higher level scroll

I am a wizard who can cast 2nd level arcane spells. I want to create a scroll of a 3rd level arcane spell. Would this even be possible? Under the creating magic item rules The DC to create a magic ...
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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 to make charisma mod replace as many values as possible

Rules: No undead my gm rules that outside of ethereal enemies like ghosts all undead use their con mod normally and ethereal enemies use wisdom mod Dips are allowed but only for 3-4 levels total and ...
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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 can my party improve our overland travel speed?

I'm playing a (modified) Serpent's Skull campaign. We're L4, and about to start off through the jungle. We know there are others trying to beat us to our destination, so speed matters. I'm looking for ...
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Can an air elemental carrying a druid provide a better fly effect than the Fly spell?

Can a summoned air elemental fly while carrying a spellcaster, in effect providing a short term copy of the Fly spell? A Halfling male druid has a base weight of 30 pounds, and a modifier of (2d4 x 1)...
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How to work around players whose backstory goes against the story?

I've been playing Pathfinder with friends for about a year and a half now, and I tell other friends that haven't played D&D how much I enjoy it. I piqued their interest in the game and offered to ...
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What happens when you are conscious but not stabilized?

I was creating some condition cards when I noticed that... (all quotes from the SRD) You are dying if you have negative HP1, you have not stabilized and you are not conscious. A dying creature is ...
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When is a druid eligible to choose a subdomain?

These are the rules for choosing subdomains (emphasis mine): Subdomains—more specific focuses for clerical worship and power that allow players greater flexibility in customizing their characters....
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How to determine the base weapon damage for weapons that exceed the size table (specifically the exceptional case of Butchering Axe)?

So I am playing a barbarian wielding a Butchering Axe. Last night it happened that by some glory magic my human (medium sized) barbarian was being enlarged letting his terrifying weapon become even ...
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Do you know when your undead is destroyed?

I am a necromancer. My undead are created using animate dead. As I can only control 4HD per CL, when I go over this limit I must release them, but I get to choose which ones are released. This implies ...
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Is there something that can completely prevent the effects of the Hold Person spell?

I have been listening through Glass Cannon, and just got through the episode where they were all hold personed and monologued at by Brandor. I am still relatively new to Pathfinder, but I was ...
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How does it work when two riders are on one mount?

The prestige class asavir gains at level 4 the supernatural ability djinni’s blessing that says When an asavir reaches 4th level, her mount receives the blessing of the djinn, making it swift and ...
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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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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 can a human get a tail?

I would like to make a human who is able to use kobold tail attachments. Because kobolds are humanoid, I could begin with the feat Racial Heritage choosing kobold, which qualifies me to use their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...