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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 Order of the Dragon's Aid grant expanded uses of Aid Another?

Does the Order of the Dragon ability Aid Allies allow you to grant a different bonus than would normally be allowed by the Aid Another rules? At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier ...
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How can Arcanist max out his Initiative?

As the title says, I'm looking for ways to guarantee my Arcanist (currently level 7) goes first in every single encounter. Ways that I figured out already: +2 Initiative Trait, sadly I had to pass on ...
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How would you go about building a paladin of arshea?

Now I know how controversial arshea can be as a deity so this is more of a theory crafting exercise then anything that would be used in an actual campaign. But I found this interesting because arshea ...
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How would i go about making a melee character that doesn't wear armor?

I've been brainstorming an idea about a character that doesn't wear any armor at all using only their mobility to avoid getting hit. I already know about Monk, Bracers of Armor, Mage armor and the ...
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What stacks with Cavalier Challenges

What (if any) are abilities, feats, or classes that stack or help progress with the Cavalier class's Challenge ability. To a lesser degree I guess I am also looking at the Samurai which also gets the ...
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Can many entities "use" the same item?

Couple of examples that I wonder whether are or aren't possible, strictly RAW: Familiar sitting on Magic Staff during battle. Can it use spells from the staff? Same thing but Cohort, standing right ...
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Would the Pain Shriek of a Corpse Orgy affect other Corpse Orgies?

The Corpse Orgy has an ability called Pain Shriek. If another Corpse Orgy is within range, does it take damage? They are smart enough to avoid damaging each other, so before I run the encounter, I ...
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Is there any way i can nerf this Grenadier Alchemist build without sacrificing its core gameplan?

Weird question I know, but I've been scratching my head with this build thinking it might be a bit too powerful at least in the early stages of a campaign. Grenadier Traits: Enduring Mutagen, Firebug ...
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Does the War Blessing feat allow clerics to choose from any domain associated with their deity?

I'm new and this is my very first campaign. My character is a PF1e cleric following Ptah. I chose the Travel domain and Ash subdomain during character creation. Ptah is associated with the Artifice, ...
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Does an undead retain its subtypes from when it was alive?

I'm specifically interested in whether the Paragon Surge spell can be used after a half-elf (or a custom humanoid race with both human and elf subtypes) became undead (for example by transforming into ...
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Does Telepathy (Language) work both ways?

I finally switched my familiar for a Faerie Dragon and I'm wondering whether his Telepathy feature does what I think it does. First, the rules quote: Telepathy (Su) The creature can mentally ...
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Transferring familiar - Statblock Issues

I'm trying to follow a long-established (in lore) tradition of master transferring his familiar to his student after taking the Improved Familiar feat. While flavor and care of treating familiar like ...
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Ritual Hex vs Take 10 / Take 20

I want to be sure before I take it: https://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/ritual-hex/ ...are those your good old regular Knowledge Checks? Does this mean I can use Take 10 / Take 20 to ...
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Favored Class Bonus & Custom Race

Do Custom Races made with RP Race Builder get Favored Class Bonuses? And if yes, how does one design them? I can't find anything in that regard and even something as basic as +1 HP per level would be ...
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In DND 3.5, what bonus on attributes can determine the daily spell slot and skill points gaining?

I see in Pathfinder there's a saying "having a temporary bonus for over 24 hours makes it a permanent bonus", which means your headband of intellect won't bring you extra spell slots in the ...
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Is there a portable storage solution for multi-ton items?

I'm looking for a way to effectively poke-ball vehicles and golems for easy access at all times and portability. Poke-ball is not a metaphor here, that's exactly the result I'm expecting: standard ...
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Is there any way to work around Familiar Alignment restrictions?

Is there any way to work around Familiar Alignment restrictions? Examples: LE Wizard wanting to get Faerie Dragon as a Familiar. CG Wizard wanting to get Ratling as a Familiar. Is there any way to ...
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Would "Final Embrace Master" work for a dragon character and could it combo with "Vital strike"?

A little context for my character, I am currently playing a kobold Sorcerer with the Gold Dragon, Efreeti, and Phoenix bloodlines and my DM gave be the Gold Dragon Mythic path from Wrath of the ...
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Can you use the Major Image spell to replicate/cause other conditions?

I wonder if, within RAW, Major Image could replicate/induce following effects: Blinded (all you see is white emptiness around you or dense fog or pure darkness), Deafened (you hear noise so loud, ...
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How does the Will save to disbelieve the illusion from the Major Image spell work?

I'd like to clarify some things in regards to Will Save on Major Image spell. I will be quoting rules from Silent Image, because that's where actual rules are stated. Major Image is just Silent Image ...
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Does the Druid spell Wall of Lava have to be connected to an actual wall or ground?

Does the Druid spell Wall of Lava need to be connected to the ground or a wall? Or, can it be cast in mid air, such as in front of a flying creature?
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Can a LG Cleric of Asmodeus summon a Bearded Devil?

A Cleric is alignment-restricted: Alignment: A cleric's alignment must be within one step of her deity's, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis (see Additional Rules). Asmodeus is a ...
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Is a familiar with the figment archetype still cursed, diseased, or poisoned after it dies then returns?

Do Figment Archetype Familiar with Lycanthropy retain Lycanthropy after returning from death? Recurring Dream (Su): Pathfinder Ultimate Wilderness A figment has a total number of hit points equal to ...
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Would the Ward Shield spell work on the Shield Cloak magic item all the time, or only when actively using the cloak as a shield?

The description of the Ward Shield spell says: With a touch, you enchant a shield and enable it to protect its wielder from hostile spells. The shield grants spell resistance 10 + your caster level ...
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Can NPC's be tricked into giving verbal consent to a spell that they would otherwise resist due to the wording of the spell?

So there has been this meme-story circulating over the internet where a noble says:"Make me a sword" and the wizard argues that he shouldn't get a save against being turned into a sword ...
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How to consistently Shake and Sicken enemies as a caster?

I'm an Arcanist. This time I want to go heavily for save-or-die and save-or-suck spells, kind of a dark wizard fantasy. To do this I need to maximize my chances of actually affecting enemies with my ...
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How can I optimize my familiar as a pack-mule?

Low strength spellcasters could use a strong, loyal companion to carry any loot and excess equipment. They can fairly easily get a loyal companion in a familiar, but most familiars aren't exactly ...
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What does the transmute golem spell mean by "subtype"?

The transmute golem spell states in the description that "Both types of golems must share the same subtypes, if any". What exactly does it mean by subtype? I've been interpreting it that a ...
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Is there a way for a Zen Archer to enchant arrows?

Is there a feat to let a Zen Archer use his Ki to enchant an arrow to have the same property as Monk Ki strike of the same level? If not is there a class a Zen Archer can multiclass into to be able to ...
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Can Greater Gift of Consumption redirect a coup de grace?

The hexes Gift of Consumption and Greater Gift of Consumption are thematically fascinating, allowing you to share and redirect enemy spells and poisons to nearby enemies (or allies!). Greater Gift of ...
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Can Paragon Surge be cast on a familiar?

Familiars have the Share Spells ability, allowing spells with special targeting rules to be cast on them: Share Spells: The wizard may cast a spell with a target of “You” on his familiar (as a touch ...
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In Pathfinder 1e, does damage accumulate for the purpose of calculating Concentration Checks with Injury

Here is the scenario: A party has been giving chase to a spellcaster and corners them in an alley. Initiative is called for, and two archers in the party with higher initiative than the spellcaster ...
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What is the etymology of Mind Blank?

The spell mind blank protects you from divinations. For most spells, I can figure out how their name reflects what they do: mind fog produces fog that makes your mind foggy; meteor swarm creates a ...
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On Puppeting Myself

Puppet says: When you lift a creature with your telekinesis you may spend a spell point to take precise control over their physical form. You can force them to run, jump, manipulate objects, and ...
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How to determine Tower shield cover against an adjacent, Large creature?

Suppose that a Medium creature stands 10 ft. away from a Large one (e.g., after taking a 5 ft. step back), and uses a Tower shield to grant itself total cover towards the direction of the Large ...
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How does an angel's Protective Aura affect its spells and allies' spells?

Angels in Pathfinder 1E all have the Protective Aura supernatural ability: Protective Aura (Su) Against attacks made or effects created by evil creatures, this ability provides a +4 deflection bonus ...
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Are bloodrager's bloodline abilities only active while in a bloodrage?

I'm looking at 2 different bloodlines: Blackblood Abberant Abberant's bloodline powers description reads like so: Bloodline Powers: While bloodraging, you gain the abilities and immunities of some ...
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Is Continual Flame affected by the object's size?

A flame, equivalent in brightness to a torch, springs forth from an object that you touch. If you cast Continual Flame on a Fine-sized object, like a ring, would it cast a very small amount of light ...
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Highest damage touch spells by level?

So I'm currently playing a Gestalt game - and have selected Barbarian and Wizard as my classes (Don't worry - me being iliterate doesn't actually stop me from casting read magic, I checked... and we ...
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What class abilities does a character earn after reaching top level in the Evangelist class?

We have a character which at lvl6 bard jumped to evangelist prestige class. Now he's about to finish evangelist class, and we wonder what will be it's following level after bard 6, evangelist 10. Does ...
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Gestalt caster balance: what price should allow multiple casting classes to share a spellbook?

I'm planning on running a P6 (tl,dr: stop leveling at 6, keep getting feats every 5k XP) campaign wherein the PCs are all gestalt characters, one "side" of which needs to be a full caster. ...
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How to fix Orm Shieldbreaker's build? [closed]

Spoilers for Giantslayer book 5: if you suspect you're one of my players, don't read further! Preamble ramble Anvil of Fire, the fifth installment of the Giantslayer original Adventure Path for ...
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Does Glue Seal stack with Web?

The rules text for both spells is fairly identical: Glue Seal: Anyone in the area when the spell is cast must attempt a Reflex save. Those who fail become entangled, but can break free by succeeding ...
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How long does a haunt stay neutralized?

How long since been reduced to 0 hp does a haunt stay neutralized? I tried reading upon the rules multiple times, but failed to see the part where it says this specifically.
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Is there a way to speak with vermin (spiders specifically)?

Is there a method in any first or second party source, be it a spell, item, feat, class feature or what have you, that grants the ability to speak with vermin (spiders specifically)? I understand ...
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Spell Perfection and Magical Lineage

Spell Perfection - Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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Can you use a swift/immediate action to interrupt an attack of opportunity?

Scenario 1: Enemy A has Greater Trip, allowing it to make an attack of opportunity on a successful trip. Player B has Landing Roll, which lets him move 5 feet as an immediate action upon being tripped,...
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maximize AC with full plate and tower shield

I know the max AC is without armor. monk / fist of the forest / sorcerer / cha / con / dex to ac etc./ polymorph and spells. +-114AC I would like to know of way's to max up AC with full plate. For a ...
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Adaptive special property with Strength Penalty

Question: When an archer wielding an Adaptive composite longbow's strength is reduced below 10, should the archer suffer a -2 penalty to attacks for using a composite bow with a strength rating that ...
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Is there an alchemist archetype that gets more or earlier discoveries?

I'm wanting to get discoveries as early as possible and as many as possible, I'm willing to sacrifice other class features, is there a paizo-made archetype that does this? I'm going for stuff like ...
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