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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Does the decoy familiar archetype stack with improved familiar if the familiar can't speak and does not give a variable bonus

familiar archetype rules Animal archetypes modify familiars’ standard abilities, similar to how class archetypes modify player characters’ class features. These archetypes function by swapping ...
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Can I wield a Saw-tooth Sabre with my tail as a Ratfolk using the Versatile Design weapon modification while being a Red Mantis Assassin?

I started playing a Rogue Ratfolk and have brought myself to the RMA prestige class. I used to wield a ratfolk Tailblade to maximise sneak potential, but it didn't work out because the attacks kept ...
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Harness Shard customization

An 8th-level Aegis has 14 power points (due to level, race and other stuff), so if he customizes his suit with harness shard, he can create 14 shards. This round, he uses them all trying to hit one ...
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Spending customization points

From an answer to a previous question: So for example, at 1st level, you have 3 customization points, and diehard costs 3 customization points, so you can choose it. Choosing it takes 8 hours. ...
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Aegis, customization points, and power points

When the Aegis levels up and gains more basic powers for the suit, he can form, change type and dismiss the suit if he likes or needs it. This takes a specific action depending on the new type of suit ...
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Pathfinder Arcanist vs Spellresistance

Arcanists have a class feature named Arcane Reservoir Points from the arcanist reservoir are used to fuel many of the arcanist’s powers. In addition, the arcanist can expend 1 point from her ...
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What is the fastest (non-spell) way to breach a castle wall?

A while back, my Pathfinder (1st edition) group was discussing late-game possibilities. I, playing a monk, noted that at 16th level my fists counted as adamantine for the purposes of overcoming damage ...
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Can kineticits use Foe Throw and Many Throw infusion t the same time fore crowd control offense?

Can kineticits use Foe Throw and Many Throw infusion at the same time for crowd control offense? By picking up creatures equal to their level and Fort save per critter picked up and fling them to a ...
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Does the Touch of Gracelessness spell require an attack roll?

I've noticed that the Touch of Gracelessness spell doesn't mention a needing to make a touch attack, but it does say you touch the enemy. Does that mean you need to succeed on the touch attack, and ...
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Can someone please explain what is meant by “5 level lower” with Kineticist Archetype Elemental Purist's Limited Buffer feature?

Can some one please explain what is meant by "5 levels lower" with Kineticist Archetype Elemental Purist's Limited Buffer feature? So far I get that you just get it and it benefits later at level 11. ...
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Can a Magus Kensai Use Perfect Strike Multiple Times on a Crit?

The Perfect Strike ability states: At 4th level, when a kensai hits with his chosen weapon, he can spend 1 point from his arcane pool in order to maximize his weapon damage. Don’t roll for ...
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Does Dual strike work with Vital Strike?

I saw the feat Dual Strike: Additional Prerequisite(s): Double Slice, Improved Vital Strike As a standard action, you can make two attacks, one with each weapon you’re wielding, applying the ...
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An example of a normal day for an aegis

I want to make sure I correctly understand how playing an aegis works. Does this example day match the rules? In the morning the 3rd-level aegis wakes up and chooses 'speed' for astral skin (free), '...
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How much times the strength modifier does a chained barbarian add when making a bite using Animal Fury?

The assumption is bite is the only attack the barbarian makes during the turn, and the barbarian has no other natural attacks. I seem to get three different answers on this: The barbarian adds 0.5x ...
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Aegis customizations after 1st level

As the Aegis gains levels after 1st, they gain more customizations, and some for free so for example at 2nd-level he obtains evasion in astral skin form and flex skin in astral armor form. Does that ...
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Changing aegis's astral suit mid-day

I need to confirm that I understand how the aegis's astral suit works. My understanding is, I'm a 1st-level Aegis, and in the morning I form an astral skin, and I choose nimble (dex+2) and speed ...
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Advance Weapon Training (Weapon Master + Brawler + Item Mastery combo) question

For the people that doesn't know the combo, here's the link to Cartmanbeck’s Guide to the Iron Caster; all credit goes to him. The scenario is this: the weapon master archetype gains weapon training ...
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Can a creature with Telepathy communicate when it is under the effect of Hold Monster?

My psuedodragon familiar is currently under the effect of Hold Monster. Hold monster specifically restricts "speech", but I think that means words that come out of a moving mouth. Is that right? Can ...
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What are the ramifications of Aasimar PCs being Outsider (Native)?

I'm playing an Aasimar. They are the type Outsider (Native). I wanted to find out what impact that has on the game. So I looked up outsiders, and I saw this: Proficient with all simple and ...
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Magically Living Furniture Template?

I am GM'ing a group and they have encountered some living furniture, animated by their powerful wizard master. I'd like to look at some monsters like this so I can begin to think about the living ...
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Does “speak any language” include talking to animals?

I've noticed how a monk's Tongue of the Sun and Moon and an oracle's Tongues curse allow them to "speak with any creature" and "speak and understand any language" respectively. My question is, does ...
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What happens if a race that naturally has claws picks a class that gives them? [duplicate]

Okay let’s take cat folk for example they have an alternate racial trait called cats claws which give a 1d4 claw attack. Then take a look at abyssal bloodline bloodrager and I just realized how ...
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What happens when an outsider changes alignment?

In the SRD's bestiary, most outsiders have an alignment listed. In D&D 5e celestials and devils are locked into their alignment - if they change they become something else. That made me curious ...
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Can permanency be dispelled when cast on a target other than yourself

The description of the spell permanency reads as follows. (Emphasis mine) This spell makes the duration of certain other spells permanent. You first cast the desired spell and then follow it with ...
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How are the Action Economies of Pathfinder 1e and D&D 3.5 Different?

I’m going to be GMing a Pathfinder Adventure Path with PF1e rules, but with some D&D players (who are familiar with 3.5 and 5e rules). This’ll be their first foray into PF so I wanted to explain ...
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Does the child Oracle curse grant eternal youth

So there’s the third party oracle curse called child which reads as follows. Putting aside the large number of design flaws. as it is written could it be interpreted as having eternal youth or would ...
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If I have the Diverse Obedience feat, can I take lower level boons?

If I have the Diverse Obedience feat I can obtain the deity's boons of any list assumed I have the Deific Obedience feat and no levels in the evangelist, exalted, or sentinel prestige classes. But can ...
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Blasting Wilder using a second blast

I ran into another hiccup in my understanding of the rules for the Blasting Wilder. A blasting wilder uses her wild surge not to improve her psionic powers, but to enhance her surge blast ability. ...
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How do the Aasimar Favored Class Rewards work, specifically for Paladin?

Title says it all. I'm building an Aasimar Paladin, and the Favored Class Reward in the Advanced Race Guide says the following: "Add +1/6 to the morale bonus on saving throws provided by the paladin’...
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Blasting Wilder with Chaotic Surge

I started playing a Blasting Wilder with the added nutso idea of using the chaotic wild surge from the base class. I realize there is a huge risk/reward that comes with that combination. Onto my ...
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Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents?

Does the Kineticist feat Augmented Elements function as Expanded Element (Su) for choosing Infusion and Utility Wild Talents? Augmented Elements simply put is... you get your choice of an additional ...
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How does Shelyn feel about Philters of Love, according to the lore?

One of my players off-handedly mentioned the possibility of acquiring a Philter of Love, which has the following description: Philter of Love This potent preparation causes a creature who ...
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Can the Selective Spell metamagic feat be used to exclude a swarm from targeting?

I'm researching the attack spells available to druids. Creeping Doom looks very useful for some situations, but it seems like it doesn't combine well with other spells like Flame Strike and Fire Storm ...
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How does the Hide from Undead spell interact with the effect of an Invisibility Purge spell?

Take a group of adventurers trying to get the drop on a lich or any other intelligent undead. They decide to use the spell hide from undead to get into position. What they don't know is that the ...
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Can the Magus cast a spell using the Spell Combat feature while holding a one-handed weapon with two hands?

The Magus' Spell Combat feature says in part: To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), while wielding a light or ...
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How does Wild Shape work for Tiny Druids?

An NPC concept I think could be interesting is an Awakened Weasel Druid, who's taken over from an old humanoid friend as protector of the forest. However, pretty much all the rules (understandably) ...
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Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack?

Is the Kineticist's Aether Utility Talent: Dual Telekinetic Control a multiple attack? Dual Telekinetic Control Element(s): aether; Level: 1; Type: utility (Su); Burn — Prerequisite(s): ...
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Does the Sky Stalker Ranger lose Favored Terrain for Level 2 or not?

In the Ranger Archetype Tableon the d20 site, it shows that a Sky Stalker ranger loses Level 2 Favored Terrain. On the Sky Stalker class page it does not state that it does, however it does state that ...
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What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute?

What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute? Force Ward You constantly surround yourself with a ward of force. You ...
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How did 3e evolve into a more rigid ruleset?

Prompted by a comment to this question: How to use skills — did this change between editions and how? Interestingly, 3.x was originally intended to be used as a toolset like AD&D, but it wasn’t ...
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Does Golarion's Shadow Plane have any Good creatures?

Paizo bends over backwards to express that being next to the Positive Energy Plane doesn't make you good, nor does being near the Negative Energy Plane make you bad. Heck, they even list the Shadow ...
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Can you Attack of Opportunity yourself?

As far as I'm aware, you do threaten your square: Most creatures of Medium or smaller size have a reach of only 5 feet. This means that they can make melee attacks only against creatures up to 5 ...
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What counters the outlining effect of the Glitterdust spell?

Aside from the wondrous item called Dust of Darkness how can someone counter the outlining effect of Glitterdust?
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Does a one-attack monster lose its strength bonus when gaining an additional attack?

In Pathfinder, does a one-attack monster lose its x1.5 strength bonus when gaining an additional attack type? This question came about when beastshaping into a one-attack animal but temporarily ...
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Does a race that is a sub-variant of another one qualify for feats restricted to members of that race?

Does a character being a race that is described as a sub-variant of another - for example, Svirfneblin to Gnome - qualify said character to take feats that are restricted to members of the super-race (...
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How does Spell-Eating compare to Energy Drain?

I'd like to replace the standard Energy Drain effect on a few CR3 Wights with the following Spell-Eater effect: Spell-Eater On a successful Melee attack, the target must make a Will save against ...
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Is it possible for two Sorceresses to be a Familiar to each other?

On one of my Pathfinder tables, two players came up with the idea of having their new characters - two 3rd level Sorceresses - not only having a romantic relationship, but also being so important to ...
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Does blindsight allow for detailed observation?

In general, how much detail can blind sight interpret? Is it like the Daredevil movie where they can make out an individuals facial details, or more of a "there is a humanoid/quadruped/tentacled ...
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Can lifesense detect elementals, and by extensions golems?

One of my player's characters is a life oracle who just received life sense. They are arguing that since a golem is powered by elementals, that they should be able to detect the elemental within them ...
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Can you target specific spells with the Greater Dispel Magic spell? How many?

Greater Dispel Magic works as Dispel Magic for the Targeted Dispel option. This functions as a targeted dispel magic, but it can dispel one spell for every four caster levels you possess, starting ...