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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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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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How do Swarms interact with Damage Reduction?

As far as I understand Swarms are basically a hundred (or thousand) of the same creature and instead of having each of them roll to hit for one damage it is abstracted with swarms dealing damage based ...
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How to calculate attack and damage modifiers for level 1 barbarian with bite attack and great axe?

I'm making a level 1 Half-Orc Unchained Barbarian, with an 18 STR and power attack. I took the tusked racial trait, giving him a 1d4 bite attack to go along with a 1d12 great axe. How would I ...
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What kind of attack is a Tailblade?

Slightly related: Do you cause Sneak Attack damage on all Natural Attacks?, which assumes it as a secondary natural attack; explaining why would be off-topic for that question, but it's basically what ...
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What are the limitations for targets of Sylvan Necromancy?

Sylvan Necromancy (Dual Sphere) states: You can use your (plant) geomancing abilities on corpses instead of plants. In addition, you can reanimate dead plant life as zombies (or skeletons, if they ...
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Legendary items pool of power

When a magical item became a Legendary Item and then became a major Artifact, gains it gains the suite of base legendary abilities and can have up to three additional legendary abilities. By ...
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If my spellcaster finds someone else's replica, can he recall a different spellcaster's Secret Chest?

Some other wizard casts Secret Chest and hides all manner of important treasure on the Ethereal Plane in her well crafted expensive chest. One day later the tiny replica required to retrieve her chest ...
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Can a character use 'Paragon Surge' to gain a feat they temporarily qualify for?

The current example I am thinking is a Sorcerer casting a spell similar to Form Of The Dragon causing them to gain natural attacks. Could the Sorcerer in question follow up that spell with Paragon ...
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Can you use Plant Growths Enrichment effect multiple times?

Plant Growth has this effect as an option: Enrichment: This effect targets plants within a range of a half-mile, raising their potential productivity over the course of the next year to one-third ...
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Can you better explain the feat Fast Learner (Human)?

One of the players in a game I am part of wants to take the feat Fast Learner (Human) at level 1. The problem is that both the GM and I can't quite follow the wording of the second part. When you ...
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How does Training work with Warrior Spirit?

The Training (weapon enchantment) ability says: Popular among those who seek to impersonate skilled warriors, a training weapon grants one combat feat to the wielder as long as the weapon is drawn ...
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Does a spellcaster with a shield provide flanking?

I have one hand free for casting spells with somatic components and I wield a shield in my other hand. Do I threaten squares in my melee range for the purposes of providing the flanking bonus to my ...
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What are some powerful anti-construct spells that target Fortitude?

What Fortitude-targeting spells are big threats to Constructs? I'm curious about spells that are strong versus constructs. I'm particularly curious about ones that target Fortitude (since they count ...
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What are the stats and capabilities of an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power?

The description for an ebony fly figurine of wondrous power reads (in part): When animated, an ebony fly is the size of a pony and has all the statistics of a pegasus but can make no attacks.... I'm ...
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How difficult is it to convert a Pathfinder 2nd Edition adventure (or encounter) to 1st Edition?

If my gaming group wanted to adapt a Pathfinder 2E AP (e.g. Strength of Thousands), what are the difficulties? We're very familiar with 1E but only lightly so far with 2E. Is there a reasonable way to ...
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Are there any writing implements cheaper than an inkpen and cleaner than charcoal?

I have a first-level character who would like to keep a journal, but is on a very tight budget, and I am dissatisfied with the idea of using charcoal, given how easily it smudges and smears in real ...
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Kinetic Blast with multiple saves

Kineticist's Kinetic Blast can be modified with 1 form infusion and 1 substance infusion. Some of these form infusions change the blast from an attack roll to a reflex save. Some of the substance ...
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Rod of Wonder: Useful or Useless? [closed]

My players recently acquired a rod of wonder. One or two are interested in using it, while others think the risk of a bad random effect is too high. Since the game encourages the DM to change the ...
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Is a Reincarnated creature the same creature for the purpose of Scrying?

My pathfinder party have found themselves with a significant (100k Platinum) bounty on their head placed by one of the villains of the campaign. The bounty is a form of blackmail in an attempt to ...
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Can the Decoy Ring be used multiple times per day?

A while ago we crafted a Decoy ring for someone in our party. The description for it is as follows: Whenever the wearer of this ring takes the withdraw action or becomes helpless (including falling ...
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How does BAB Breakdown for an Eidolon with Multiple Natural Weapons

I'm trying to figure out how my Quadrapedal Eidolon attacks per turn break down BAB-wise since I've never used the Summoner previously. (Evolutions Below specifically). It came with a Bite and Claw ...
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Can a spellcaster Dispel an effect caused by an Alchemist's bombs?

I'm trying to build a bit of a foil for one of my more competent casters, and I came upon a conundrum. The Smoke Bomb discovery reads as follows: When the alchemist creates a bomb, he can choose to ...
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Canonical Competitive Sports in Pathfinder

I've been looking around the online resources to find some sort of list of competitive sports that may be played by citizens in the Age of Lost Omens. A full, digital list would be great. Bonus points ...
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Does the Quick Stow feat allow a Counterfeit Mage rogue to sheathe a wand as a free action?

I am looking at playing a Counterfeit Mage Rogue, and one of their abilities is Signature Wand (Ex) – emphasis mine: At 4th level, a counterfeit mage can spend 1 hour practicing with a wand to ...
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Intimidating Prowess and Unchained Barbarian's Intimidating Glare Interaction

So, I want to make an Intimidating Unchained Barbarian, and I saw that Intimidating Glare got changed. Which means that my go to feat, Intimidating Prowess, allows double your Strength modifier to ...
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Does Accelerated Drinker apply to anything other than potions?

I am trying to make a Drunken Brute Unchained Barbarian, and I came across the Combat Trait Accelerated Drinker. It allows you to drink a potion as a move action, presumably still provoking AOO since ...
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When using Air Walk and you're knocked out, do you fall?

Yes, the title is heavily inspired by the similar PF2 question about the Fly spell, with the difference that air walking is more walking than flying. While Air Walk is on... The subject can tread on ...
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Can Bloody Counter invalidate an attack?

In Spheres Of Might one of the Berserker talents is Bloody Counter As an immediate action, when a creature targets you with a melee attack, before the attack roll is made you may allow the attack to ...
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What's the Perception DC to hear a creature dying from sneak attack?

I make a sneak attack against a lone target, with a spell or bow, killing the target in one hit. How difficult is it for the target's allies in the next room to notice? The Perception DC to hear the ...
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How to create a magic trap on fabric?

I have a concept for my game and haven't had much luck find anything saying that you can't have a magic trap on fabric. I'm thinking a tapestry but wanted to confirm that here. The spell I would like ...
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How do the "Vorpal" and "Merciful" magic weapon special abilities interact on a crit?

Say someone manages to either find or create a +1 merciful vorpal weapon and confirms a crit – what happens? I personally see 2 possible outcomes: Merciful takes effect and stops vorpal from ...
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How can I identify which diseases are Supernatural (and which diseases are other types)?

How do I identify which diseases are "supernatural" and which diseases are other types? I hoping for a property in the disease's stat block, but cannot find anything that makes the ...
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Can you perform the "running start" for a jump at the end of your previous turn?

Acrobatics: Jumping and Falling The base DC to make a jump is equal to the distance to be crossed (if horizontal) or four times the height to be reached (if vertical). These DCs double if you do not ...
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How do a dragon's Frightful Presence and Becoming More Fearful interact?

Scenario A dragon attacks, which activates its frightful presence. Everyone in the party has at least 5 HD, but fewer HD than the dragon. At least one party member is affected, and they are shaken. ...
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Does the blade skill Mind Shield actually grant you a physical shield?

I was wondering if the soulknife blade skill "Mind Shield" actually supplies you with a physical shield. (Note I am specifically referring to the blade skill "Mind Shield" not the &...
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Do untyped penalties from the same source stack?

The Mesmerizing Tattoo for example applies penalties to an opponent when specific conditions are met, like using Hypnotic Stare on them or targeting (only) them with an Enchantment spell. I know there ...
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Can monk archetypes that change bonus feat selection take feats that say they can be taken as monk bonus feats?

Certain Monk archetypes replace the selection of bonus feats a monk can choose from. These archetypes are Flowing Monk, Zen Archer, Brazen Disciple, Hellcat, and Master of Many Styles. Certain feats, ...
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Is there a way to add my Strength modifier to my Armor Class?

It's an age old question -- how can I make it as hard as possible for enemies to hit me, so I can slaughter them without even the slightest jostling of my coif? Typically, for those wanting to proceed ...
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Would it be possible to use Animate Objects as an energy source?

I'm running a Pathfinder 1st edition game in modern times, and I'm wondering something: would it be possible to use Anímate Objects on something like a generator, use Permanency to make it last ...
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Can 'Symbol of Death' triggering conditions be based on something other than the triggerer?

Symbol of Death (and the dozen or so spells based on it) have very flexible triggering conditions, saying, You can also set special triggering limitations of your own. These can be as simple or ...
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What is the definitive max range of a Kineticist?

I am currently planing to build an air kineticist for our Kingsmaker campaign. I really like the flavor and the "Avatar" feel of it, despite being a quite unliked class in forums. While ...
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Can you feint at range with two weapon fighting?

I am trying to create a dual wielding Kobold Bushwhacker Gunslinger, and trying to find some way to feint for all that juicy sneak attack damage. The following is assuming the following feats and ...
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Limits of undead control

I was doing some theory crafting on a necromancer. Of course a player character with an army of undead isn't very good for gameplay but our DM is interested in using the character as an enemy. So I ...
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Gnome's Vivacious Trait and Fast Healing

The gnome's Alternate Racial trait states Vivacious: Some gnomes recover 50% more hit points (minimum 1) whenever they recover hit points from rest. Whenever they are healed of hit point damage by a ...
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Cannot modify nonability in PCGen

So in PCGen I have created a race but two of the stats are not editable. It is because I based it on an animated object. For the life of me I can't find out what defines a nonability.
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Evil spellcaster theory crafting

I'm thinking about building an evil spellcaster - abusing the Damnation Feats, especially Maleficium since DC increases are quite rare but very useful so I'd like to try build something around this. ...
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