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 the Busker archetype negate the Exemplar archetype?

The Busker archetype for Bard alters bardic performance and says “Buskers do not gain the bardic performance ability or any of its performance types.” How, if at all does this interact with the ...
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Would a Sending spell work on a Petitioner?

If the caster of a Sending spell knew the target in life - and succeeded in contacting someone on another plane - could the spell function if the target became a Petitioner ?
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Can you benefit from the Fencing Grace feat while wielding a buckler?

Fencing Grace: When wielding a rapier one-handed, you can add your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to that weapon’s damage. The rapier must be one appropriate for your size. You ...
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Does Effective Level Stack with Actual Level?

I am building a level 7 Exemplar Brawler/level 2 Dirge Bard. Exemplar gets Inspiring Prowess, which is effectively inspire courage with its effective Bard level equal to Brawler level -2. Since I have ...
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Does energy resistance from my class and race stack?

In the rules it says resistance doesn't stack with spells but if I get resistance from my race and if I have resistance with my class (Ex: Efreeti bloodline) does the resistance stacks?
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How can blankets, tents, campfires, etc. help a party survive sleeping in cold weather?

In Pathfinder, I know there are things like Cold Weather Outfits and Heatstones to minimize the effects of cold weather exposure. If a party is forced to sleep outside in below-freezing temperatures, ...
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Can I use Spell Resistance against my own Silence?

As per Silence: Upon the casting of this spell, complete silence prevails in the affected area. All sound is stopped: Conversation is impossible, spells with verbal components cannot be cast, and no ...
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Does the spell Owl's Wisdom confer other benefits from an increased Wisdom ability, as the other ability buff spells?

All five of the other spells that temporarily buff an ability score explicitly state that the creature gains the other benefits of having an increased ability score. Owl's Wisdom, curiously, does not; ...
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How do night hags get to other planes to trade their collected souls?

How does a night hag get to the other planes in order to trade their foul earned souls? They seem to have the ability to go to ethereal plane but is that enough? I checked out generic hag coven ...
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Spell Turning vs Ranged touch attacks

The spell Spell Turning states that "Spell turning also fails to stop touch range spells." Does this also apply to ranged touch spells, or specifically spells with a range of touch?
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How much damage does a collapsible bathtub do?

So the title asks it all - I have a bit of backstory if your interested into why I want to know how much damage a collapsible bathtub does it doesn't really mater but I'm curious as to people's ...
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What bonuses depend on actual size for Form Of The Dragon spells?

The Form Of The Dragon spell (and similar ones) declares that you can choose a smaller size when using a higher level spell (A.K.A. a medium-sized dragon for Form of The Dragon 3 for example). But ...
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Teleporting an enemy away to their doom using Gate

I was the DM for a group of guys for whom I directed Pathfinder's Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path. Everything went fine, the players saved the world and all of that wonderful stuff (which is ...
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How does the Deadly Dealer feat work?

The Deadly Dealer feat has as a prerequisite Arcane Strike, which lets you treat weapons as magical, with a +1 to +5 enhancement bonus. Now, the description of Deadly Dealer (use a deck of cards like ...
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What happens to a lich's control of undead when they are destroyed, but their soul and phylactery are still intact?

Normally, according to the answer to this question, when a person dies, their spell effects are still in place. When a character with undead controlled by animate dead or command undead dies, I ...
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Would a sun sensitivity outfit help with the Shadowbound oracle's curse?

I'm wondering whether this sun sensitivity outfit could help an oracle with the Shadowbound oracle's curse since it essentially gives the oracle light blindness. Admittedly, the outfit says ...
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Do bonuses to grappling CMD apply to enemy's rolls to escape grapple?

Human alternate fighter favored class bonus states: Add +1 to the fighter’s CMD when resisting two combat maneuvers of the character’s choice. If I want to make one of the choices to be grapple ...
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What is the closest Pathfinder 1e equivalent to the graboids from the movie Tremors?

Clip What is the closest Pathfinder 1e equivalent to the graboids from the movie Tremors? I'm trying to design an underground dungeon dive for an APL 8 adventure. Wikipedia At nearly 30 ft. long, ...
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Is witch the equivalent of the warlock of D&D (lorewise)?

As a warlock fan in D&D 5e, I wanted to see if it is possible to play something like that in Pathfinder. I looked into a little bit, and it feels like the witch is the one. Is it correct to say ...
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Can I use an instant bridge as an improvised weapon?

Assuming 40+ strength with shikigami manipulation, could one use an instant bridge as an improvised weapon? Penalties are fine. I've built a goliath druid / hinyasi brawler, so I do have a secondary ...
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How is the Damage Roll Multiplier for Kinetic Knights in Pathfinder: Kingmaker Calculated? [closed]

For example, some of my characters have damage rolls of 1d6+5, and my character (a Kinetic knight using a kinetic blade) has a damage roll of 4d6+7. I am aware that 4d6+7 means that I roll my dice ...
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Do skeletons and Skeletal champions retain or lose senses?

I have a Drider that has recently been given the skeletal champion template. What is the new vision of the creature? Does it retain its 120ft dark vision, or is that lost and replaced with 60ft ...
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Can an arcane-only caster make use of a Prayer Bead of karma?

In a group we were discussing about the strand of prayer beads and if an arcane-only spellcaster can, somehow, make use of the Bead of karma. Can such a character use the bead? If so, what ways are ...
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Does using scent to "note the direction" provoke an attack of opportunity?

Does a creature with the scent ability who uses their move action to note the direction of a scent provoke an Attack of Opportunity? The Scent special ability allows that: When a creature detects a ...
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Is there a way to use an AoO when someone else is attacked?

A teammate and I are flanking a creature I have 15-ft reach, and am 10-ft away from the creature The creature melee attacks the teammate Is there any feat or mythic path ability I can take that would ...
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It is possible keep items created with spheres of might, even when I change my talents as armiger?

How about item creation spheres like alchemy, trap and tech? Can I assign tech talent to weapon, make gadget and use this gadget on next day when removing talents? The same question concerning alchemy ...
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What classes or archetypes grant metamagic feats with a dip?

Inspired by this comment, I want to know what other classes/archetypes a player can dip in order to get a metamagic feat as a bonus feat (and if I missed any). To set the bounds of the list, the list ...
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Qualifying for Spell Perfection

I am currently playing a character that has great use for Spell perfection, but does not have a lot of spare feat slots. I would like to have spell specialization on 2 different spells and perfection ...
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Racial Traits for a Shackleborn/Kyton-Spawn Tiefling?

In my Pathfinder 1e campaign, one of my players is playing a shackleborn/Kyton-Spawn Tiefling from the "Blood of Fiends" Player companion. We're a bit confused as to what the exact racial ...
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Phoenix bloodline and Catching on Fire

How does the healing from the phoenix bloodline work with spells and effects that cause targets to be on fire? Spells such as Touch of Combustion or Alchemist's Inferno Fireball Trick? The fireball ...
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Can the components created by a Robe of Components be saved?

Can spell components created by a robe of components be saved to be used in the future? The only condition I see on the robe itself is that they do not leave the spellcaster. Can this be used to stock ...
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Will a PC turned into an undead once always need resurrection?

When a character gets turned into an undead, the Raise Dead and Reincarnate spells do not work on that character, and Resurrection is needed. As an example: a PC becomes a vampire, then is destroyed, ...
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Can you make a very very fast demiplane with create demiplane?

My goal is to create a Demiplane where I could craft, taking my time to do it, while time on the material plane would advance very very slowly. Exemple : 1 year on my demiplane = 1 minute on the ...
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Exp reward vs player power

I have a set of players whose characters I think are great, unique, and powerful. I dont find it hard or impossible to balance around, but they hit way above their weight class. They are a group of 3, ...
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Would the Icy Prison spell work differently against incorporeal foes?

Would the Icy Prison spell work differently against incorporeal foes? I'm asking because I haven't been able to find anything about it, but this sentence under the Incorporeal monster rule makes me ...
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First time Pathfinder GM and I want to make an animal companion one shot [closed]

This is an odd question, but I figured y'all could help me. I have been playing Pathfinder and DnD for years, but I have never created my own one shot. I am creating a high-level one shot for my ...
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Magus, Bladebound's Black Blade, and Arcane Pool Enhancement

I know there are similar Magus questions on SE, but I don't believe any address my specific question. Say I have a level 5+ Bladebound Magus. Bladebound Magus gains the the Black Blade ability at ...
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How much would it cost for a PC to fund a metropolis-wide party night?

How much would it cost for a PC to fund a metropolis-wide party night? When I say metropolis-wide party night, picture your run-of-the-mill festive fantasy village where food and drinks are in ...
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Does magical armor enhancement bonus increase the armor’s maximum dexterity?

Do magical armor enhancement bonuses increase the maximum DEX mod allowed for an armor? If so, awesome! If not, are there other ways to optimize AC through a DEX driven character?
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Does a Druid's Wild Shape allow extra attacks from Barbarians Beast Totem Rage Power?

The Barbarian's Rage Power Lesser Beast Totem adds two claw attacks: While raging, the barbarian gains two claw attacks. These attacks are considered primary attacks and are made at the barbarian’s ...
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Does a ring of transposition prevent further action by the user?

The ring of transposition says (emphasis mine): Once per day, the wearer of the ring of transposition can speak a command word to exchange places with the creature wearing the bonded ring, which must ...
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How does the 5th (and higher) level Unchained Rogue Skill unlock for the Intimidate skill would interact with the Taunt feat?

How does the 5th (and higher) level Unchained Rogue Skill unlock for the Intimidate skill would interact with the Taunt feat? All of the likely interpretations lead to weird results, a) If you rule ...
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Can a 1st level lizardfolk shifter attack 5 times in one round?

A lizardfolk recieves the two following abilities: Natural Attacks: Bite (1 RP) Lizardfolk gain a natural bite attack, dealing damage equivalent to that of a creature two size categories lower than ...
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Are there any instances of discussing the ethics (in Golarion) of finding alignment via alignment damage?

Not really sure how to word this, but I was wondering if there were any situations in an Adventure Path/Module/PFS Scenario/Source Book (PF 1e or 2e) that discusses using alignment damage to determine ...
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What are the major differences between Aberration and Monstrous Creature?

I am looking at the difference between driders and centaurs monster type due to driders supposedly being a playable race in Pathfinder. However, driders are considered aberrations due essentially ...
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How does a level 6 ranger communicate with a seagull?

I'm playing as a level 6 ranger and have wild empathy and +11 in Handle Animal. I also did use the spell speak with animals. So isn't Handle Animal supposed to be used in this?
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Is allowing to Polymorph Any Object into a specific person balanced?

I'm pretty sure that, by RAW, the Polymorph Any Object spell would function like the Alter Self spell when talking about specific physical aspect. But would it be balanced to allow Human A to ...
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Does an unlimited duration Polymorph Any Object give back a lost limb until the target decides to resume its normal form?

Most polymorph spells are temporary, but suppose the target gets polymorphed from an "armless" human to an elf. The spell Polymorph Any Object would last indefinitely: would the target then ...
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Fiery Blood damage taken by a Blood Draining Creature [closed]

How does the spell Fiery Blood interact with a Blood Drain ability? FIERY BLOOD School transmutation [fire]; Level druid/shaman 5, sorcerer/wizard 4 Components V, S, M (pinch of sulfur) Casting Time ...
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Combat Patrol and Charge

I have a level 10 Orc Fighter. Among other things, I have the Combat Patrol feat. As a full-round action, you may set up a combat patrol, increasing your threatened area by 5 feet for every 5 points ...

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