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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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Pathfinder Chronicler and All These Bardic Performance-Alike Archetypes and Prestige Classes: How do they stack, in practice?

So. Pathfinder Chronicler is basically "meant" to stack with your bard level for the purpose of determining your bardic performance rounds per day. The relevant rules text of Pathfinder ...
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Do magical enhancements that are not of the 'correct' melee/ranged weapon/damage type still apply to attacks made of some other sort?

Following on this question, what happens if you deliver an attack with a weapon that has a special property that can only be applied to weapons of type X - but, despite the fact that your weapon is ...
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Do weapons that are both melee and ranged have separate enhancement bonuses?

This question seems to need a few followups. If a shield is enchanted as a shield and as a weapon separately, are types of weapons that can be used in different ways e.g. stabbing vs. throwing dagger ...
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Does being able to cast a divine spell, as a spell, because of a class feature make your class a divine spellcasting class?

There are multiple elements to the question I really want to ask, right now, but it primarily boils down to resolving a question about this Arcane Discovery: The text of the Arcane Discovery "...
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Can an Aegis Brawler using Hardened Strike astral suit mod or Cestus use Bleeding Attack feat without the Improved Unarmed Strike?

Can an Aegis Brawler using Hardened Strike or Cestus astral suit mod use Bleeding Attack feat without Improved Unarmed Strike? Hardened Strikes: The aegis is considered to be armed even when unarmed, ...
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How does Frightful Aspect work for a creature that is already large?

I'm a druid and I have the Improved Spell Sharing feat, which allows me to share spells that have "you" as the target. I'm considering using the Frightful Aspect spell on myself, which if I ...
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How can Kineticists improve the DC of their wild talents?

How can Kineticists improve the DC of their wild talents? Since wild talents are considered spell-like abilities (with effective spell levels) or supernatural, would Spell Focus feat chains work?
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Can a gelatinous cube block line of effect

If there is a 20-foot by 10-foot passage, can two adjacent gelatinous cubes (or similarly large ooze) block line of effect? If the cleric casts prayer, are enemies behind the cubes protected from the ...
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On what initiative order do you act after possessing a creature?

In a ongoing campaign I'm playing a character themed around ghosts and possession. I'll later gain access to the Possession spell. But I don't have a grip on how it's supposed to work regarding ...
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Can a Kineticist benefit from Surprise Weapon trait bonus with Telekinetic Blast?

Can a Kineticist benefit from Surprise Weapon trait bonus with Telekinetic Blast? Telekinetic Blast You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe as a ranged attack. The object must weigh no ...
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How do I convert the skills/Abilities of my Fallen Aasimar 5E Character to Pathfinder?

Hey there I was wondering how I would convert my Fallen Aasimar Character and their ability of Necrotic Shroud over to Pathfinder 1E?
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What is the origin of Pharasma's name in Pathfinder?

Many names in Pathfinder come from Earth languages or refer to things. Where does the name Pharasma come from? The only similar name I could find is Pharasmanes, the Latinized Georgian name of two ...
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15th-level gestalt stealth master build help

I am trying to make a character for a combat heavy, largely PvP game, with 15th-level gestalt characters. The concept that I have in mind is some sort of Jack-of-All-Trades-y Wizard/Rogue class, with ...
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A spell or curse to make enemies take damage from healing?

I'm looking to turn my enemies healing against them as harm. Is there a spell or a curse that causes positive energy to do damage instead of healing as if they were undead without actually making them ...
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Boosting Poet’s Cloak? (Pathfinder 1e)

I’m trying to make my Skald a bit more versatile to assist the party and the Poet’s cloak caught my eye. Not all the party greatly benefits from my inspired rages all the time but being able to shift ...
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Would Prestidigitation remove poison from an object's surface?

I had the passing thought of getting revenge, I mean protecting your items from thieves by using a strong contact poison. Now in the case of coins, would a casting of Prestidigitation be enough to ...
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How does Cut from the Air interact with Reach weapons?

Cut from the Air When a ranged attack is made against you or a target adjacent to you, you can cut the weapon (or ammunition) out of the air, deflecting the attack so the target takes no damage. As ...
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Can a PC with a reach weapon attack a tiny creature moving into his square?

Tiny creatures can move in an enemy's square but they provoke an AoO. Very Small Creature A Fine, Diminutive, or Tiny creature can move into or through an occupied square. The creature provokes ...
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Does a move action used as a failed attempt to escape an effect (through a failed check) provoke an attack of opportunity?

This is a magical effect that I am able to get in our Pathfinder 1e game. Any hostile creature must succeed on a Reflex save any time it becomes or starts its turn adjacent to you. A creature that ...
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Can a cleric cast spells from his domain if his allignment does not match the spell?

Can a cleric with say lawful neutral allignment cast a spell from one of his domains that has a good / evil / chaos disignator? As the anwer below points out. chaos vs law is a no go. But in this case ...
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Does Trox Grappling Appendages stack damage?

I am in a campaign with a trox brawler and am wondering about clarification for the trox ability grabbing appendages. If the trox can maintain grapple and still make an attack roll, does that mean ...
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Wind Speed to affect larger creatures in Pathfinder 1e

On the page for Weather (wind), it specifies at what point medium creatures get blown away by wind. 51+mph. An F1 tornado is 73-112mph, which is a large range entirely above that threshold. Is there ...
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Optimizing fatal/demolition setups during long Time Stop with strict RAW rules against targeting creatures

I'm in a 9th level high-powered gestalt game in a Tippyverse setting with a fairly permissive DM that allows for highly optimized shenanigans. Game rules are PF as a base with 3.5 content to ...
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What happens to things taken out of a demiplane after the demiplane expires?

Me and my friends were debating a certain idea. Namely using demiplanes as a place to get resources from (such as fertile soil, organic matter, stone and so on. There was also the mention of metals ...
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What's the connection between Numeria (in Pathfinder) and Numenera?

I've been playing the Iron Gods adventure path for Pathfinder 1e. I've previously played Numenera (a Cypher system game). The settings are striking, and I'm wondering why they are so similar. Do they ...
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Is there thought and emotion component for psychic spells?

I could have sworn that psychic spells had there specific components listed like regular spells. For example, the fireball spell tells you the material component is bat guano. I seem to remember ...
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What happened to the natural armor and spell resistance of the Mythic subtype in Mythic Adventures?

What happened to the natural armor and spell resistance of the Mythic Subtype in Mythic Adventures? Natural armor increase equal to its Mythic Rank. Spell resistance increase (if it has spell ...
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Effects of Beyond Morality Mythic Universal Path Ability?

If an Erinyes (Devil) Wizard 12 (Banisher) / Archmage 4 (Mythic) with the 3rd Tier Universal Path Ability of "Beyond Morality" uses the spell "Magic Weapon, Greater (Mythic)" (...
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Is there a way to get Dragon's Breath as a Qinggong Monk at level 8?

Qinggong Monk is notorious for having a "8th level" Ki power category but only have the opportunity to take a ki power at 7 or 11. I would like to know if there is a world where you can be a ...
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Can Sage apply Chi Gong to a thrown ranged weapon?

I’m putting together a Votary Sage, making him kind of like a ninja. I want him able to toss shuriken as a ranged option, and intended to use Chi Gong through them by way of the Ki Weapon esotery. ...
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How does Dimensional Anchor work on a permanent dimensional gateway?

Does Dimensional Anchor work if cast on a permanent dimensional gateway of conjuration (summoning)? Or can it blocks the passage of summoned creatures? From the rules the description of dimensional ...
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Is there a way to improve Rage? [closed]

In Dungeons and Dragons 3.X, (and possibly Pathfinder), is there any way to 'improve' your Rage bonuses? I know that specifically for 3.X there are a number of different forms of Rage, including: ...
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Do feats that affect spells like Spell Focus apply to Spell Like Abilities?

If you have a spell-Like ability that allows you to cast a spell, are feats and abilities that would modify the spell if it was cast normally apply? For example if you gained Burning Hands as a Spell-...
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Is there a way for a human barbarian to acquire the cold-honed half-elf racial trait?

Question is as the title says, "Is there a way for a human barbarian to acquire the cold-honed half-elf racial trait?" Maybe through feats or traits? Something adopted? (The racial trait is ...
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Are single swarms of Large size completely shapeable in Pathfinder?

This D&D 3.5 question touches on this subject. Recently in a Pathfinder 1e game, it came to my attention that Paizo removed the second line clarifying that swarms were shapeable 10' creatures. I ...
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Is there a way to use Strength for the Perform Skill?

How (if possible) would one utilize their Strength ability score with the Perform Skill? Be that in lieu of Charisma or in addition to it. There are so many ways to shuffle the ability score that ...
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Optimizing challenge: Oozemorph - Making the most of Fluidic Body and only 1 level of Shifter

I'm playing an unconventional Oozemorph, specifically the rules are: No house rules. A maximum of 1 level of Oozemorph Shifter. 1st party Paizo Pathfinder releases, no 3rd party. The Oozemorph ...
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SoP. If i wear armor without the Somatic Casting Drawback do I still impose arcane spell failure?

Using Spheres of Power, instead of traditional casting. If I'm using a class that isn't proficient in armor, but don't take the Somatic Casting Drawback, do I still take the risk of arcane spell ...
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Does anyone know if there are any rules for Materials refinement in Pathfinder & DnD type settings or similar?

I've been working on a document that collects "special materials" and 'crafting techniques' throughout Dungeons & Dragons 3.X materials, and Pathfinder, but I've found little information ...
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Can Psychometabolism's Shared effect vary parameters between targets?

The Pathfinder psion has discipline abilities as part of its kit. The 8th level Egoist ability allows the psion to share Personal psychometabolism powers with others. Can the parameters of the powers ...
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PF1 Swashbuckler in pcgen

I'm creating a PF1 Human Swashbuckler. As a class ability, he gets "Swashbuckler Finesse", which allows him to use Finesse on single-handed as well as light melee weapons. I equip him with a ...
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I want to optimize a combat summoner, viable from level 1-20

What I'd like out of the build The Goal of this Build is to create a Demon/undead focused summoner any and all optimization suggestions should be made with that as the end goal. This is for pathfinder ...
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Replacing an ability with another via archtypes

In pathfinder. When I take the archetype of a Hungry Ghost Monk, I get the following: Punishing Kick (Ex) At 1st level, a hungry ghost monk gains Punishing Kick as a bonus feat, even if he does not ...
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Can the Speed magic-weapon-special-ability add +1 AC modifier as Haste spell?

Can the Speed magic-weapon-special-ability add +1 AC modifier as a Haste spell does? Here the description: When making a full-attack action, the wielder of a speed weapon may make one extra attack ...
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How much legendary power is needed to attack touch AC of a full attack?

In the description for the abilities of Legendary items we can read: Unstoppable Strike: This weapon bypasses all armor. The wielder can expend one use of legendary power when attacking to make the ...
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How much Legendary Power is needed to double the damage of a full-attack?

In the description for the abilities of Legendary items we can read: Foe-Biting: When this item deals damage, its user can use mythic power to double the total amount of damage it deals. If the ...
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What prevents enemies from speaking command words to turn off your magic items?

The Magic Items section of the PFSRD says this about command words (emphasis mine): Command Word: If the activation is on command or if no activation method is suggested either in the magic item ...
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Surge ability die for legendary items

Legendary Surge ability for legendary items ends as: The legendary surge ability allows the bearer to add the result of a d6 to the appropriate type of roll or check. A mythic bearer can use her ...
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Can I choose not to multiply my damage on a critical hit?

I am a Rogue with a -4 Strength modifier. For those attacks that add strength on damage, this is highly inconvenient. Currently, one of my natural attacks deals 1d2-4 damage. Since Sneak attack is ...
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Dispelling one shot magic items

When a magic item that can only be used once, such as a Potion of Cure Light Wounds, or Scroll of Teleport, or a Burning Hands Trap, gets directly hit by a successful Dispel Magic, what happens to ...
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