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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Can a paladin of Iomedae simply kill every evil creature he encounters?

A paladin gains some of his powers from his deity and he loses them if he does not act within the code of his deity. What would happen if a paladin of Iomedae just kills every evil creature he detects ...
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Can the Separatist and Scroll Scholar cleric archetypes be combined?

Each of these archetypes changes something about how the cleric's domains work, and I'm not sure if they can be combined. The Separatist chooses one domain from those that their deity normally offers ...
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How to run NPCs with complicated mechanics?

When I need a run of the mill NPC I use the NPC classes which have simplified mechanics. These classes are great and make it really easy to quickly run their mechanics during combat without needing to ...
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Where can I find the rules for creating a character that is the child of a human and a monster? [duplicate]

Some time ago, I saw someone mention making a monstrum when asked about creating monster races. Supposedly it is a PC that is the child of a human and a monster, or something like that. I was ...
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When do you roll for the confused condition?

Whenever a creature is confused... If a confused creature is attacked, it attacks the creature that last attacked it until that creature is dead or out of sight. At the same time... Roll on the ...
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Warpriest + Paragon Surge + Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ]

I have this PC that came up with this combo: Half-elf Warpriest cast Paragon Surge to select Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ] to have the bonded item, so he can cast any spell from the cleric ...
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If a character casts Suggestion and orders the target to obey their commands, what happens?

A PC casts Suggestion and gives the following order: For the next fifteen minutes, do everything I tell you do to. How should a DM adjudicate this?
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How to build a terrain control build [closed]

Character Concept: Battlefield Control via Terrain Control I'm looking to make a build designed to prevent enemies for moving freely on the battlefield, making difficult terrain, creating walls, ...
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Can the Hierophant use the Inspired Spell feature to cast domain spells?

Does the Inspired Spell feature from the Hierophant mythic path allow you to cast what would otherwise be a domain-only spell? The Inspired Spell feature says: You can expend one use of mythic ...
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How can a caster cast personal spells on other creatures?

Is there a class feature or magic item that enables a caster to cast on another creature a spell with a range of personal? For example, the spell shield is a wonderful spell but rarely are folks ...
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In the Wan oracle curse description, what does “'inflict' spell” mean?

From the Pathfinder SRD's description of the third-party Wan oracle curse from Oracle’s Curse (emphasis mine): You are pale, sickly, and languorous, with one foot in death’s door. Effect ...
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Does going prone break a grapple?

If two medium creatures are in a grapple with one another, will an effect that causes one of the grapplers to go prone end the grapple?
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How do you calculate Power Attack with Dragon Ferocity with unchained monk?

So I have a human unchained monk at level 8 doing Flurry of blows with 18(+4) in STR. Just so there is no confusion: Unarmed strike A monk’s unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured ...
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Are GMs obligated to hand out all possible treasure and loot in an adventure, or can GMs deny PCs printed loot?

I was wondering as GM and long time player, are the PCs entitled to all the loot and treasure that they could find in location and or after looting the bodies of fallen foes? Example: In Pathfinder's ...
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Can a wizard learn a spell from a divine scroll?

Straight forward question, is a wizard able to learn a spell and add it to their spellbook when the scroll is divine. This comes up because the wizard technically has to UMD a divine scroll even if ...
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Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?

Does a Rogue's proficiency with a Rapier apply to the Spiral Rapier?
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For an Arcane Bloodline Sorcerer, does casting a spell with your bonded item cost a spell slot?

I'm helping a friend build their first Sorcerer in Pathfinder. We have decided to take the Arcane Bloodline. While I am not used to playing a magic user, I am GM every other weekend with my group. ...
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How viable is a rogue in Pathfinder?

Coming from traumatic experiences in 3.5 with rogues, I would like to ask you if sneak attack is viable in Pathfinder. In 3.5, at level 10 and above, one would hardly ever get a chance to do any ...
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How can I increase a cleric's channel energy ability without taking more cleric levels?

I am playing a cleric/wizard/Mystic Theurge. Is there a way to increase the cleric's channeled energy ability while taking levels in other classes? None of the channel energy feats do this. I am ...
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Is my game master running Rappan Athuk wrong, or is it really this low on treasure?

We are playing Frog God Games' Pathfinder version of Rappan Athuk with a party of five player characters. We are playing seventh level characters, but our wealth is of fourth or fifth level characters....
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How to play a wolf head ninja optimally

From Pathfinder SRD Primal Cunning (Ex) While a wolf head lacks the focus and training to access a ki pool, he does have an honed sense of primal, animalistic cunning that allows him to draw on ...
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Black powder inquisitor. Looking for feat suggestions [closed]

I am making an inquisitor with firearms focus, i could use some suggestions for feats to make them more useful. I have found firearms for non-firearm focused classes to be underwhelming. Am i just ...
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How do you progress your familiar without taking more levels in that class?

I am playing a cleric/wizard/Mystic Theurge. I choose the familiar class feature for my wizard. MT only progresses a wizards spell casting and caster level. You do not learn new spells and the ...
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What kind of action is it to stop concentrating on a spell?

What kind of action is it to stop concentrating on a spell? Our party's initiative order is like this: 20 - Bard 19 - Bad guy 18 - Bad guy 17 - Bad guy 16 - Bad guy 15 - Nobody 14 - Ally 13 - ...
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How much damage does a coffin do?

I've been looking through various supplies to buy for my campaign as a Bloodrager/Fighter and I found that coffins are a thing. So I'm wondering how much damage would it do? would it be like a ...
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How does Hand of the Apprentice interact with rogue abilities?

My Arcane Trickster took the Universalist School (as a wizard). Which has the Hand of the Apprentice ability. Since it does meet the 30 feet requirement for range, can he use his Sneak Attack with ...
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If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar?

If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar? The bloodline grants: ...you gain an arcane bond, ...
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Does the Natural Armor Bonus from the Draconic Bloodline stack with Racial Bonuses?

At level 3, the Sorcerer's Draconic Bloodline grants the Dragon Resistances ability, which gives the following benefits: Dragon Resistances (Ex): At 3rd level, you gain resist 5 against your energy ...
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Does a new Kobold PC have a −4 or −6 Strength adjustment?

Kobolds in Pathfinder have the "Greater weakness" racial trait which adds the stat modification of −4 Str, +2 Dex and −2 Con. I'm assuming it takes this effect plus the stat adjustment for being size ...
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How many kobolds does it take to dig a Pit Trap?

I did some maths, based on PF SRD for both traps and crafting, and this is what I found : a Pit Trap is a CR-1 trap (but it's a lazy kind of trap, so let's assume, as PF SRD tells us to do, that it ...
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How does “unlocking a sub-domain” work for the “Kobold Faith” feat?

I know that normally clerics must choose two domains that their deity supports, but I found something interesting concerning the Kobold Faith feat. The big staple of this feat is the "unlocking" of a ...
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What are Metal Kobolds?

I've recently purchased the Monster Codex for Pathfinder and found an interesting passage in the introduction to Kobolds. It reads that in rare cases, there are those born with metallic scales that ...
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Need help in deciphering Kobold naming rules from Pathfinder Advanced Races Compendium

The book link: http://paizo.com/products/btpy9jeb/discuss?Advanced-Races-Compendium I like Kobold characters concept a lot, and I'm introducing them as NPC in my campaign. But I just can't understand ...
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What spells are there that prevent instant death from damage?

I'm currently playing a Witch in a Kingmaker game. After having to be resurrected twice, there's a lot of things that are making me question my character as a whole. While I don't get hit often, ...
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Do the magic item creation rules allow for feats to be added to items?

I have a player (yeah, that guy) who would like to craft an item that allows Weapon Focus (several actually) to an item they would like to craft. Having read the Paizo website several times, I'm ...
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Are 3.5 homebrew races compatible with Pathfinder?

I want to use the Angel race. It is for D&D 3.5, can I use it on Pathfinder? If not, what do I need to change to make it compatible?
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Is Pathfinder 2e compatible with Pathfinder 1e, and D&D 3.5 and 3rd edition?

Pathfinder 1e was completely compatible with D&D 3.5 and to a lesser degree 3.0. Most mechanics and statistics can be used in the other systems without major modification. Is Pathfinder 2e ...
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What is the difference between a cleric and an oracle?

I have zero experience with D&D. It was with great reluctance that I agreed to make a character in Pathfinder for a campaign my friend is running. Now, in WoD (and somewhat in Shadowrun) the "...
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How much do locked gauntlets impede a character?

All the following questions are about constrained hand[s] only (so no scenarios in which a free offhand would do the trick) and, in the event that it would change the outcome, with or without a weapon ...
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Can Pathfinder be played with a Dungeon World style combat system?

Could I play Pathfinder with a combat system that is fast-paced and lacks initiative like the one present in Dungeon World? The reason why I ask is because I'm trying to build a Dark Souls based ...
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Group Initiative [closed]

Is there a way I could have the entire group roll initiative, add up their score, and do the same for the monsters. adding or subtracting to the amount of rolls depending on the number of creatures ...
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How can I reduce crunch for my players without putting all pressure on the GM?

I'm ramping up to play Pathfinder, a system with which my players are not familiar, although they have a little bit of experience with D&D (so Pathfinder won't be very shocking to them). One of ...
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When do you get to roll to disbelieve a Spectral Smoke?

An NPC archer is about to shoot at a PC who has implanted the Mesmerist Trick Spectral Smoke and setup the trigger so that the smoke appears if he is to be attacked. Spectral Smoke says: A cloud ...
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How to deal with a player who doesn't understand party roles?

In our group (specifically Pathfinder), we have a player who's playing a master summoner (a very squishy class), and doesn't understand that his character can't solve every problem like the rest, ...
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Handling many similar opponents in combat

I plan to send my players into a town of about 600 inhabitants. Overnight the town will be infested with zombies, with about 400 inhabitants turned. When my players awake, they will need to get out of ...
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As DM, what should I do when players roll perception where there is nothing to be found?

I had my first session as Dungeon Master (DM) yesterday playing pathfinder ("First Steps In Lore" from the "Pathfinder Society" series) with a group of first-time tabletop RPG players (myself included)...
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How many dice are used when shooting double-barreled firearms?

The double-barreled pistol enables a special standard action to shoot both barrels at once by pulling both triggers with -4 penalty. Is it a single attack die, functioning similarly to the Manyshot ...
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What counts as “humanoid” for the target of the Enlarge Person spell?

I know that similar versions of this question have been asked, even by me. The line in question of the enlarge person spell says: Target one humanoid creature The glossary/common terms doesn't ...
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Are the players on the same team as the DM?

I need an answer because I am a beginner. And I got the players handbook and it does not say a thing about this.
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How does Mercy remove conditions?

Is the creature affected by a Paladin's Mercy, immune from contracting the conditions another time during the duration of the hour long ability? (because those conditions wouldn't actually get ...