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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What particular concerns are there for a chaotic evil PC? [closed]

The other day a person at school asked what I though of him playing as a chaotic evil character, I said I wasn’t sure. But as I think about it I become more and more confused. Why might it be a bad ...
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Does the rogue Talent Underhanded count in the first regular round of combat?

The rogue talent underhanded from Ultimate Combat states that an opponent that is attacked with a concealed weapon in the surprise round of combat gets his max damage on sneak attack. If the rogue ...
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Is this Spirit Hunter Ranger variant I created overpowered?

I have a variant of ranger prepared, but I'm concerned the abilities may be overpowered? Spirit Hunter Ranger Replaces: hide in plain sight, camouflage, and the 5th favored enemy. Grants: ...
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What feats and magic items can I use to boost my speed?

I am playing a 3.5 game with liberal inspiration from Pathfinder (we have Combat Maneuver Bonus/Defense, for example), and even heavier amounts of homebrew. Thanks to extremely high-powered homebrew ...
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How do mortar shells interact with walls?

So, in a recent Pathfinder game, there was a character with an Aasen mortar launcher. Said launcher states: After the point of impact is determined, the shell explodes and deals 6d6 points of ...
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Does making an item slotless increase its price?

In misreading Fering's question I thought he was asking if making his item slotless would increase the price. I thought that was worthy of its own question. When crafting a magic item with the craft ...
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Would the grease spell with a flask of acid used as a power component work with burning spell?

This question made me wonder whether this works. A flask of acid can be used as a power component to add 1 point/ of acid damage per round to the effect of grease. Grease (M): The grease is acidic ...
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What items increase spell DC, for enchantments in particular?

I was curious what items are available in pathfinder that increase the save DC of a wizard's spells. If it makes a difference, I'm looking for things that increase the DC of enchantment spells. I'm ...
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Dispel via opposite spells [duplicate]

This question was developed as an extension of one that is related. What interests me in particular is the part about dispeling. I'm totally agree with the linked answer to that related question (...
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Can Create Water summon into a tall, narrow space?

Based on this question Can you target Create Water into a tall, narrow space, such as the top of a drain pipe (with an unsuspecting victim at the bottom, presumably), and would the results be similar ...
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How many bardic performances extra does a Half-elf gain?

I am new to Pathfinder and want to make sure I am reading these effects correctly. So a bard gets a number of bardic performances per day as listed here: He can use this ability for a number of ...
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Optimizing a Crossblooded Sorcerer 1/Admixture School Savant Arcanist X

Introduction One of the members of our PFS party is Ash, a blaster mage. Her player’s requirement for the character was “I WANT TO BURN”, so I googled and found this build. However, I decided to push ...
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Can a druid apply the shield bonus from an Ironwood Wild Tower Shield +1 while wild-shaped?

So a druid would need: Tower shield proficiency as a feat An ironwood tower shield Enchantment of Wild +1 (which is really +4) Would I be able to use this shield before wildshaping, and have the ...
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Some in depth questions about the working of chill touch

Ive been reading the spell chill touch and I have some questions about it. So it grants me as many attacks as I have caster levels (or character levels?) for the spell. Targets creature or ...
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How can I threaten with a whip?

Is there any way to threaten with a whip aside from taking 3 feats to get Improved whip mastery, which still only increases your range by 5 ft? I found one forum post with a solution but that is to ...
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The grapple hit and different possibilities

When you are controlling a grapple, you have the ability to deliver an automatic hit to whats being grappled. There are a few things I am wondering about this. Is it possible to crit on this hit? If ...
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Can an attack be made without triggering combat? [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to: Does NPC engaging in combat remove penalty for re-stealthing? Is there a scenario when a surprise attack can be made without triggering combat? Maybe there is a ...
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Is the armorist capstone ability useless on a blaster archetype?

The armorist level 20 ability: Infinite Arsenal (Su) At level 20, you no longer need to spend a spell point to summon equipment. But on the blaster archetype, summon equipment is replaced: ...
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Does a monk's ki strike require a swift action?

I was working on a Monk in Pathfinder and carefully reading the entries when this occurred to me. It states that as long as you have one or more ki points in your ki pool you can make a ki strike. ...
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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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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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Can you have a shark companion out when not in water?

I was thinking of being a druid and having a shark companion. My question is if they only know swim how can they be on land? It has no land speed indicated. I know this seems like a simple concept ...
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How does the alchemist's Stink Bomb work?

The new FAQ clarifies that a Stink Bomb will deal bomb damage to the target it hits. My questions are: Does a Stink Bomb also deal splash damage to the surrounding targets? Can I use Precise Bombs ...
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Enlarge person and mythic [closed]

Why does mythic enlarge person have a maximum size of huge when enlarge person has no such restriction? I assume its to prevent shenanigans about becoming too big, but then why doesn't enlarge person ...
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Spells which require concentration such as detect magic [closed]

I was reading the question Why does detect magic last more than 3 rounds? and it got me wondering about concentration itself. There are various levels of concentration required as we can see from ...
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What are the best ways to maximize int score? [closed]

I am playing a level 10 alchemist, and because alchemist needs as much as he can for int (bombs per day, bomb's damage, craft alchemy, etc.), i want to maximize it. I need the cheapest items i can get,...
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What happens when you use heighten spell on a spell already affected by a metamagic feat?

For the purpose of the question, I will use a very well known spell as the basis, magic missile, which is a 1st level spell. Quicken Casting a quickened spell is a swift action. You can perform ...
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Would the shield spell stack with shield enhancement when it replaces the shield bonus?

When you use a shield and it has an enhancement value, both of these are added to your AC. Normally when you use the shield spell, it tends to have a better bonus than the shield you are using so it ...
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Can you use a stave with the use magic device skill?

Is it possible to use a stave with Use Magic Device? If it's possible, what is do you use as caster level and casting stat modifier for the spells, since it normally uses the casting stat modifier and ...
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Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around?

Can my Small Aether Elemental summon throw my very small PC ally around in Pathfinder? And if so how far? In other words, how does Telekinetic Throw work with willing creatures?
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How does Psionic Shot work with Aegis Energy Blast, Improved Ranged Attack, & Empowered Blast suit mod?

Psionic Shot: use psionic focus +2d6 damage to a range attack Energy Blast, Improved Ranged Attack & Empowered Blast Attack deals 2d6 + 1d6/5Lvs +1d6/PP This combination attack is delivered via a ...
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Are all undead evil? [duplicate]

Based on the creature type undead, are they innately evil? The creature type listing for them does not list it, but its mentioned in the things that everyone knows about the undead. But does that mean ...
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Does the Will Save listed for Marionette Possession ever come up?

Marionette Possession lists it's save as 'Will', but it can only target willing creatures. Does the fact that it technically allows a Will save ever matter?
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Races that breed instantly?

My friend has recently been obsessed with the idea of a character that shares his Experience Points with his minions in order to get him several minions through so far the only things we have managed ...
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What are the penalties for the feat chain Weapon Focus(Shuriken)-Point Blank Shot-Rapid Shot-Two Weapon Fighting-Twin Throw?

I don't quite know how to calculate my to hit bonus for the following chain of feats. Please help. Please take to account the prerequisites are fulfilled. Lv10 Rogue, BAB: +7/+2, Str 14, Dex 20, ...
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How do Vampire Rogues commit a break-in robbery without an invitation? [closed]

How do Vampire Rogues commit a robbery without an invitation to get into the place they are breaking into?