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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Pathfinder Natural Weapon Damage by Size Inconsistency

Source: https://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/rules-for-monsters/universal-monster-rules/#Natural_Attacks Take for example a bite attack. According to the table, a small bite does 1d4 damage, medium 1d6, ...
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Deadhand Style Feat Stacking Fear Effect

As written, this feat has some undefined qualities and I'm interested in knowing more specific details. As of right now, I am unaware of any errata or comments from the devs' that clarify. Deadhand ...
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Resources to create a homebrew world [closed]

Are there any generally well-accepted resources for designing a new campaign-world from scratch? Maybe like a checklist of important things that should definitely be authored in advance? For this ...
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Deadhand Style Feat Duration

As written, this feat has some undefined qualities and I'm interested in knowing more specific details. As of right now, I am unaware of any errata or comments from the devs' that clarify. Deadhand ...
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Does Duelist's Crippling Critical counts for the max number of crit feats used in a turn?

Imagine a character which would become a Duelist 10, focused on doing crits with his weapon. So, he would go all the way until he gets Stunning Critical. The question is: Could the character ...
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Dazed and Mesmerist Touch treatment

I was looking at the mesmerist occult class and they have an ability called Touch treatment, its like a paladins lay on hands for psychics that only cures conditions listed on the ability. One of the ...
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Why is the mass of the wizard's kit less than the sum of its parts? [duplicate]

I am reading PZO1123 Ultimate Equipment and note the following: The mass of the wizard's kit is 21 lbs. It includes a backpack (2 lbs), a bedroll (5 lbs), torches (10 × 1 lb each), trail rations (5 × ...
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Are those changes enough to save the Kineticist?

I've been toying with the idea of making a kineticist for a bit, now. The class is quite flavorful, with some interesting options and a nice set of utility. ...That said, its core sucks. Like, ...
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Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon?

Does the kineticist Telekinetic Weapon work with bonuses and enhancement from any weapon? The ability mentions... When using a telekinetic blast with a magic weapon, apply any enhancement bonuses ...
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How to deal with pace problems?

I'm a player in a pathfinder campaign on Discord with 3 other friends, 2 players (let's call them A and B) and the GM. A little background I'm a very close friends with the others players and the ...
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Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles?

Does the combination of the Follow-up Shot infusion and Dual Kinetic Control utility wild talent with Telekinetic Blast use a total of 4 projectiles, and does the projectiles affect the same initial ...
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Can you trick Astral Projection if you change from an Incorporeal creature to a corporeal creature?

Base assumptions: Character is a 21st level Spell to Power Erudite with the Epic Manifesting feat (allows the use of 9th level spells/powers outside of the Erudite spell list) and this character ...
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Where can I find errata for Psionics Unleashed/Ultimate Psionics?

I recall, at one point, there being a collection of patches to Dreamscarred Press's psionics content, found on their forum, but it seems that in the time since I checked it, they've replaced their old ...
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Are Spell Cartridges affected by Damage Resistance or Spell Resistance?

The feat Spell Cartridges allows your gun to shoot force bullets instead of regular ammo. These bullets count as magic for bypassing Damage Resistance. But something bothers me: if these are Force ...
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Does storing a Bag of Holding in a Glove of Storing activate the tear in the astral plane?

Does storing a Bag of Holding in a Glove of Storing activate the tear in the astral plane? And is there a difference between a Glove of Storing and a Pathfinders Pouch?
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Shrink Item and the Oversized Starknife

Related to this question. Shrink Item is a very interesting spell. It enables you to reduce an item to a tiny fraction of its original size, making it easy to transport. It also enables you to bring ...
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At what point is Empower Spell better than Maximize Spell?

When I'm trying to increase the output of my spells such as Fireball, Cure Critical Wounds or Magic Missile, I can't decide whether Empower Spell or Maximize Spell is better. I'd like to compare only ...
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When a monster doesn't use an AoO, does it mean it can't take one later on?

I'm surrounded by melee monsters and I want to cast a spell, but I'm afraid that I would fail the concentration either when casting defensively or when taking damage during spellcasting. Casting the ...
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How much information should the GM reveal with a Legend Lore spell? [closed]

The PCs decided they want a minor artifact (deck of many things) and decided to cast a Legend Lore to get information about it. They intend to barter, but if it stands within the grasp of an evil NPC, ...
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Can you apply metamagic on a Mythic spell?

As per Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Mythic Adventures, a level 19 bard has 2 tiers in his Mythic path. This bard took the Mythic feat Mythic Spell Lore Benefit: You can learn a number of mythic ...
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Does Spellbane stop Wish from transporting into its area of effect?

I'm specifically trying to figure out whether or not Spellbane can stop the "regardless of local conditions" clause for a caster using Wish to transport into an area guarded against it. Transport ...
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How do I find out who wrote a note?

So I'm playing in a campaign right now, and my party has just received a threatening letter that was left in their dining room stuck to the wall with a dagger. We don't know the writers actual name, ...
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How do Unchained Eidolon's type Resistances interact with the Resistance evolution?

Certain Eidolon types obtain energy resistance against some type of damage - for example the Psychopomp type gains cold resistance 10 and electricity resistance 10 at 4th level - while some obtain the ...
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Are there any other abilities or feats that grant extra benefit from flanking?

Besides the normal +2 to attack rolls and any sneak attack, are there anything in class abilities or feats that gets triggered or give other bonuses when the said character is flanking someone?
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How do I use the Convincing persona feat without dual identity or masked persona

People seem almost willfully ignorant of the connection between your masked persona and your real identity. Prerequisite(s): Bluff 5 ranks, Perform (act) 5 ranks, or dual identity class feature. ...
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Incorporeal Creatures and Astral Projection

I've been mulling over a dream character for some time now. I like to play with Pathfinder as the base with 3.5 material available to be converted for use. Enter the Convert Spell to Power Erudite. ...
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Is a full melee combatant party for Rise of the Runelords viable?

So I'm a DM with a bit of previous experience who discovered the wonderful world of Pathfinder Adventure Guides, and decided to try my first campaign of those with the classic Rise of the Runelords to ...
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If a paladin uses their divine bond to give their weapon a special property, what means would players have of identifying it?

A paladin's 5th level Spell like ability Divine bond allows them to give their divine bonded weapon a level based enhancement bonus or an equivalent special property picked from axiomatic, brilliant ...
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Can or can you not target an undead creature with the Atonement spell?

I have some undead PCs playing my game, and think it would be an interesting if they were given the option to atone instead of being outright destroyed if/when they run into a cleric of high enough ...
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Can good-aligned damage hurt good creatures

Recently I've been trying to make my dream characters into tangible concepts which is why I've asked so many different class-related questions. I was skimming through templates and found the soulfire ...
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How can a tiny-sized gunslinger increase the base die when we use houserules that favor larger creatures?

I plan to go dwarf gunslinger with dual revolvers. So in our game, size class rules have the following changes, size classes scale closer to what an IRL human would 4' 1" is the highest end of tiny ...
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Do you need to be aware that the target wants to teleport, in order to Shadow Pin it?

There's ways to recognize which spell or maneuver is being used: is this needed before using the Shadow Pin counter? Or do you just instantly stop it while it's happening?
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Is the Shadow Pin maneuver prevented by the Freedom of Movement spell?

Freedom of Movement RAW is a mess, and we don't know what it stops exactly. Relevant 3.5e question (but applicable to Pathfinder 1e as far as I know): What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits? ...
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Can you use the Disguise skill on others?

In Pathfinder, the disguise skill allows you to create disguises. Can you create a disguise for others or are you limited to creating disguises only for yourself (outside of e.g. class features ...
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How close can a bipedal (chained) eidolon get to a human-like appearance?

So I asked a similar question here and that was confirmed. So I want to extend it. Since an eidolon can get close enough to a human pass a disguise check to pretend to be one, just how close can it ...
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Can a bipedal (chained) eidolon pass itself off as a human or similar race?

So I saw the bodyguard suggested build in the SRD and thought "That sounds awesome, but you know what will make it even better? If it were a shinobi." Yes, I know very anime that's just how I am. The ...
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Can a spell cast outside a primal magic area affect its interior?

The question divides in two possibilities: A spell is cast outside a primal magic area but the target/place is inside of it. Does it work? A spell is cast outside a primal magic area but the target/...
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By what factor does the weight of a melee weapon change if created for a creature with a size class other than Medium?

So it's safe to assume that a Small creature will have a lighter weapon than a Medium creature, and a Large creature will have a heavier weapon than a Medium creature, since the amount of material ...
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What is the criteria for light weapon?

So when I was researching a stealth-based ninja I came across weapon finesse and piranha strike which mention light weapons. I know there's the light weapon property but what would the criteria for ...
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Can a Chuul cast spells?

Can a Chuul cast spells? We're playing unmodified Pathfinder 1.0. They can speak multiple languages, have 10 Int, 14 Wisdom, it doesn't seem far-fetched that a colony could have wizards. In fact, ...
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Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster?

Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster? Alternative wording: With regard's to time dilation effects being in play, does a spell's effect last for its ...
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Does a spear fighter suffer the Power Attack penalty on parries and ripostes?

A fighter that takes the archetype spear fighter uses the feats Power Attack, Furious Focus, and Improved Furious Focus. If he uses parry and riposte, does he incur the penalties from having used ...
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If a cleric or druid with spontaneous casting prepares a lower-level spell in a higher-level slot, what level is the spell?

If a caster with the ability to spontaneously cast some spells (such as a Cleric or Druid) prepares a lower-level spell in a higher-level spell slot, what level is used for the spontaneous spell? ie. ...
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In official Pathfinder lore, are there any examples of magic users capable of overwriting rules of magic spells completely?

Are there any magic users that are capable of overwriting magical laws to a degree that would be required to remove any limitations and completely perfect existing spells? To be clear, I’m looking ...
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How to create a class-level-defined monster

I would like to create some small groups of kobolds for my players to tackle with. The idea is to have some "standard" kobolds copied directly from the Bestiary 1, but to also have some "special" ones ...
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Could a significantly powerful caster use create demiplane, permanency and astral projection to gain nigh-immortality?

A scenario for a villain I came up with at one point was an insanely powerful mage who keeps her real body in a demiplane with the timeless trait. In order to beat the heroes she only sends astral ...
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Is there a way to increase fast healing?

I recently discovered the fast healer feat, and am curious if the amount of hit points regained stacks with that provided by the fast healing ability? I'm wondering if in this case fast healing ...
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Can a Shoddy Item be made into a Masterwork item?

This question concerns the feat Craft Shoddy Item and how it interacts with the spell Masterwork Transformation - in particular, can a shoddy item be the target of masterwork transformation? I ...
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What happens when a summoned creature uses antimagic field?

Using the feat Expanded Summon Monster, the spell summon monster VII can bring forth a movanic deva that can itself use as a spell-like ability antimagic field. If the deva—or any summoned creature—...
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Can an arcane caster cast a spell that has as its only focus component a divine focus? [duplicate]

Magic on Components on Divine Focus (DF) says A divine focus component is an item of spiritual significance. The divine focus for a cleric or a paladin is a holy symbol appropriate to the character’...