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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Bloodpyre Poison Str bonus duration

This bloodpyre poison states that it gives str bonus along with the damage it causes. However there is no duration given. Does the str bonus last while you have ability score damage? Is it permanent? ...
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Can a Harbinger use Dark Claim on an animated object?

In the case of animated objects, is there any reason a Harbinger wouldn't be able to use Dark Claim? Party members are trying to claim that since animated objects are not sentient I cannot claim them.
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How specific is a clerics “time to meditate” to get their spells back

in the cleric page on the SRD it says Clerics meditate or pray for their spells. Each cleric must choose a time at which she must spend 1 hour each day in quiet contemplation or supplication to ...
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Do pact archetype wizards have full curse progression?

I'm pretty sure that I can't be reading this right, but the pact wizard archetype from 5th level says you gain an oracle curse and you count your oracle level as half your wizard level. Looking up the ...
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How do short-duration buffs work when used to buff rolls for longer-duration actions?

How do buffs with short durations (let's say guidance, which has a duration of up to 1 minute) work when used to buff rolls for longer-duration actions (such as a heal check to treat disease, which ...
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What can Psychoportive Talent effectively deny?

The description of the Psychoportive Talent Trait says, You can expend your psionic focus as an immediate action to make a five-foot step. You may do this even if you have already moved in the ...
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Does a vivisectionist benefit from a healer's kit bonus?

The vivisectionist's cruel anatomist ability allows him to "use his Knowledge (nature) skill bonus in place of his Heal skill bonus". Does this mean that using this ability while making a check ...
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Is there a way for my character to charge as a move action or less while continually staying on the ground?

I'm looking for a way for my character to take a move, swift, immediate, or free action to make the special attack charge. During this non-standard-action or non-full-round-action charge, the ...
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What ways are there to turn during a charge?

I found Charging Stag Style and Sharp Veer in this /r/Pathfinder_RPG thread on Reddit, and thought "Hmm this sounds like fun." So I was wondering if there are any other ways to get a charge. No ...
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Can Amazing Tools of Manufacture be used for mundane and magic crafting?

The description of the item states, that "The wielder may take raw materials with a value equal to half the price of an object to be crafted..." (for the full description see here). The ratio of 2:1 ...
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Do clerics always have their full spell list prepared?

Something I read in a post on Paizo forums is that clerics always have their full spell list prepared (excluding ones locked by alignment). However, when I went into the SRD that wasn't reflected in ...
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Encounter rules while traveling in a caravan in Jade Regent campain

In the Jade campain book the caravan encounter rates are defined by chapter with the following kind of statements : As the caravan travels north, there’s a 10% chance of an encounter each day. ...
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How does the Slashing Grace feat interact with the Swashbuckler Finesse ability?

The posts I have read indicate that it is possible to take the Slashing Grace feat as a Swashbuckler in order to get DEX to damage with a slashing weapon. As much as I like the idea I see the ...
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Do Kellid barbarians from Numeria have a typical / trademark weapon?

I am going to play the Iron Gods Adventure Path soon and I am rolling a Kellid tribesman. I'd like to be as faithful to the existing lore as possible, using some traditional weapon, but I have no ...
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How loud are guns in Pathfinder, really?

Related question here, similar question about casting volume here. I'm playing in a game with a gunslinger ally, and while this hasn't come up just yet, I'm sure it will eventually. Are there any ...
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What counts as a “specific goal, event, or activity” for the Divination spell?

The divination spell states: Similar to augury but more powerful, a divination spell can provide you with a useful piece of advice in reply to a question concerning a specific goal, event, or ...
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What is the highest possible DC for the Circle of Death spell?

What is the highest possible DC for Circle of Death? Restrictions: Level 12 Wizard (you may choose an archetype, as long as it has a familiar) Cyphergull Familiar At least 3 unused general feat ...
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How to manage a party that runs better in smaller groups?

I've been running a pathfinder campaign for close to 4 years now. In my mind it has been quite successful and my players are generally active and engaged in the story. However, over the course of the ...
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Which classes grant the Bonus Feats feature at level 1, letting me pick a feat of my choice?

Other than the fighter and the generic classes, is there any other class that lets you pick a bonus feat at level one? My DM said I can choose from 3.5e and Pathfinder 1e classes, Base classes and ...
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What does it cost to craft a Hell-knight plate with “Easily Worked” steel?

I have problems calculating the costs for a Hell-knight plate which is crafted based upon the Pathfinder Unchained Rules and using a special raw material (Easily Worked steel). A Hell-knight plate ...
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Where can I find the details of the Legion of Folded Paper Feat?

I've been tooling around with a Pathfinder 1E campaign of mine, specifically with trying out some templates for potential monster encounters. While I was doing this, I stumbled across the Ofuda ...
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Do Venture-Captain Sayrin Fyrewine or the Gristmill lodge appear in any published Pathfinder adventures?

I'm looking for information about VC Sayrin Fyrewine and her Pathfinder Lodge in Gristmill. I can find cursory mentions of them on the Pathfinder Wiki here and here. Those descriptions seem to be ...
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Would a Monk wearing Mage Armor still lose his Fast Movement, Flurry of Blows, and other abilities?

If I were playing a Monk wearing Mage Armor, would I still lose my Fast Movement, Flurry of Blows, and other abilities I normally lose when wearing normal armor?
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How does it affect the game if not everything speaks Common?

Going through the bestiary DBs, you find that of the monsters that speak a language, almost all speak Common as well. (Or have some form of telepathy or truespeech.) From the data my friend gathered,...
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Is it possible for a Wizard to be immortal and still become a lich?

Could a level 20 Wizard with the Immortality Arcane Discovery turn himself into a Lich?
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How do I help players frustrated by darkness in Roll20's dynamic lighting?

I recently moved my pathfinder 1e campaign online. After some experimenting I decided that the Roll20 dynamic lighting system was worth the investment. However during our first session using the ...
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How does the Reactive Healing feat work?

I'm confused as to how the Reactive Healing feat works. Specifically: The brief description talks about being knocked unconscious. If a blow would kill you outright, can you still use Reactive ...
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Does the Arcane Strike feat allow you to hit incorporeal creatures?

The Arcane Strike feat says that your weapons [...] are treated as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. I do not read this as suggesting that a mundane weapon actually becomes ...
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What's the dispel DC for a spell made permanent by another caster?

I am level 9 and I cast an Enlarge Person spell on myself. An NPC is level 16 and casts Permanency on that Enlarge Person effect to make me larger permanently. When an enemy later attempts to dispel ...
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How do you determine specifications of scrolls/potions in prewritten adventures?

I'm currently GMing the Hell's Rebels campaign as my first dive into the system. I'm currently unsure how scrolls and potions found in the adventure have to be specified. The source material does ...
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Do non-player monsters add up to CR difficulty and if so how?

I am GM and my group's party is 3 level 4's. They went to a black market and bought two CR 2 creatures. I forget how much they paid but they spent roughly 50 gold. One is a Orc and the other is a ...
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Battle Cry feat daily uses and items providing a bonus to Charisma

I was wondering if bonuses to stats could affect the number of uses of certain abilities, specifically, do you get more uses of the Battle Cry feat if you got a Ioun Stone giving you +2 to Charisma? ...
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When determining the DC to notice an invisible enemy during combat, what counts as “in combat” or “not moving”?

What modifiers should be applied when when determining the Perception DC to locate an invisible creature during common combat situation? As per the Core Rulebook, the base DC is 20, and to pinpoint ...
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When a class changes from divine, arcane, or psychic to a different type, what mechanical effects are there?

Recently, it occurred to me that besides flavor stuff like where the magic comes from and what spells they can cast, I can't really think of anything that's different between divine casters, arcane ...
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Can a Sacred Fist/Master of Many Styles multiclass keep Flurry of Blows with Fuse Style?

I'm currently looking at building a Sacred Fist, with the two level dip into Monk that seems fairly common. I was thinking of using the Master of Many Styles archetype. Fuse Style mentions that it ...
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Where can I find an alternative to dxcontent monster db [closed]

So I often find it a serious pain to find monsters and spells with very specific properties via the srd and low and behold the tool I usually use (the advanced monster search on dxcontent.com) is down....
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Could you combine an herb witch and a veneficus witch archetype through the use of the “Extra Hex; Cauldron” feat?

The rules about archetypes state that archetypes must not replace the same core class features. I am not sure how this applies to the herb witch archetype and the veneficus witch archetype. Herb ...
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Which type of horse does a character get as an animal companion?

I'm currently playing a dwarfen cavalier. According to the rules, he can chose a horse or a camel as a Mount. But there are at least two types of horses: a light and a heavy one. Since he is a ...
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What exactly does the mindless trait entail

So I was skimming through posts about Touhou and found a 5e homebrew race called the satori (located here) and that made me wonder how accurate that is for pathfinder. So I looked into it a bit and ...
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Notion of adjacent and natural reach for large creatures or more

The notion of a creature beeing "adjacent" to another seems in general to involve beeing in an adjacent 5-ft square. The only mention I found about this in the rules relates to melee attacks : With ...
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Can the Dual-Balanced weapon modification be applied to double weapons?

The Dual-Balanced weapon mod description says, Price +2,000 gp; Weight — Dual-balanced weapons are balanced to be wielded in tandem. Only melee weapons can be dual-balanced. When wielding ...
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How do incorporeal creatures attack interact with their environment

I found some posts for 3.5e but there's not much information on incorporeal creatures attacking corporeal ones in the rules as far as I can find. It's pretty clear in the universal monster rules how ...
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Can Swarms/Troops in Pathfinder 1e cast spells and deal damage in the same turn?

I'm creating a Troop of casters and wanted to know if they could both deal their "swarm damage" and cast a spell in the same turn. It makes sense to me since an attack for a swarm reads as follows: ...
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Ride-by attack with a lance

I am currently mastering a game of Pathfinder with a few friends, and a situation occured during a game. The cavalier which has a few mounted feats (including ride-by attack), charges. He asked if ...
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Do enhancements count as magic when it comes to magic immunity? [duplicate]

I was looking at a construct's immunities and noticed "immune to magic" in its list. Naturally, this means you can't really cast spells at it. How does this affect magical weapons? Do Enhancement ...
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Can a 3rd-level aegis add “improved damage” to the astral skin?

A 3rd-level aegis, with the astral skin, has 2×speed, 1×nimble, and 1×evasion, plus 5 customization points. Can the aegis improve the astral skin with 1cp×darkvision, 2cp&...
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Are there rules to create Troops of casters?

So a person I play Pathfinder with showed me the Troops sub-type which opens up a whole lot of possibilities for high level parties to deal with high numbers of enemies. But I don't find much about ...
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As a DM, what changes do I need to make to my preparation when transitioning to online play?

I, like many others, have been forced by the current situation to re-evaluate how my games are played. I current run/play in pathfinder 1e and D&D 5e campaigns that have been played entirely in ...
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Friend wants to add a second magical effect to his belt, is there RAW situation for that?

A cleric in my group wants to add the effects of a +2 Belt of Incredible Dexterity to his Heavyload Belt(triples his carry load). Is that allowed, and if so, what would he need to do for it?
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Is there anyway to make Stealth an int based skill?

In pathfinder, there are many ways to substitute skills to use other ability modifiers. Is there a way to use intelligence in place of dex for stealth checks?

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