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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When creating undead, what abilities are retained?

When an undead is created through the animate dead spell and you apply either a zombie or skeleton template, what exactly is retained? Both of these templates specify that Special Attacks: A zombie ...
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Looking for bestiary entry for animated training dummy

The party is APL 1. I want them to fight a large group of animated training dummies. I want them to have similar stats to goblins, CR 1/3. Is there something that already exists that matches this neat ...
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Can a readied range attack provoke an attack from the intended target?

Pathfinder 1e rules question... A and B are medium sized creatures. A is a ranged character, B is a melee character. Let's say A readies a ranged attack at anyone that comes into visibility. No ...
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Are purchasable animals overpowered?

I have recently discovered that you can buy a large variety of rather strong creatures for very cheap amounts. A character that is moderately specialized in handle animal can easily get a +15 by level ...
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Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons?

Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons? Deadly Agility (Combat) Prerequisite(s): Weapon Finesse Benefit(s): You may add your Dexterity modifier in place of your Strength modifier when ...
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How would taking an "X raised by Y" trait via the Adopted trait work?

Let's say I'm a non Half-Orc and I use Adopted take Iron Control (Half-Orc raised by Humans). Would I have to be adopted by Half-Orcs, get disowned or otherwise lose my Half-Orc parents, then get re-...
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Which Spheres of Might talents give a Vector attacks through Kinetic Overload?

The vector symbiat archetype, from Champions of the Spheres, has the ability Kinetic Overload, which reads, in part: When a Brute, Scoundrel, or Wrestling talent would grant the vector an attack ...
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Can abilities like misfortune be used on nat 1/20? [duplicate]

This related question about abilities that require seeing dm rolls got me wondering about the before the results of the roll are revealed part. Since natural 1's and 20's are automatically failures ...
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How should a player and GM handle an ability that necessitates a player seeing a GM's roll?

A Dual-Cursed Oracle gets the following Revelation at 1st level: Misfortune (Ex): At 1st level, as an immediate action, you can force a creature within 30 feet to reroll any one d20 roll that it has ...
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Balancing Encounters around a very proficient Necromancer

In a game I am a part of there is a player who considers themself a necromancer. They are fully specced and invested around the spell "Animate Dead". They are very effective and efficient at ...
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Does Furious Finish work with both hits of Cleaving Smash?

Cleaving Smash (from Weapon Trick - Two-Handed Weapon): When you use Cleave, you can add the additional damage from Vital Strike to both your initial and your secondary attacks. If you also have the ...
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DR with multiple components

How does DR with multiple components work? Take a vampire for example. DR 10/Magic and Silver. A +3 weapon overcomes DR/Silver. Does this mean that a +3 weapon overcomes both the magic and silver ...
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Who Was The Second Vampire Ever In Pathfinder?

When looking at Vampires on the Pathfinder wiki, it says that Zura, the Demon Lord of Cannibalism and Vampires, was the first Vampire to have ever existed, which seems natural enough. Also on the page,...
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How does dispelling a multitarget spell work?

Can a character, whose enemies have a multitarget buff spell (ie. Haste) cast on them, be able to remove the buff spell from all targets or just one target using Dispel magic? If not, what options are ...
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Downtime Activities - Crafting and Creating Capital

Context: I'm a Player, Arcanist level 7. I have 2 weeks downtime which I want to optimize to the fullest! According to RAW, the maximum crafting time for magic items is 8 hours each day. Another 8 ...
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Undead Anatomy 4 question

I was working on something with the Undead Anatomy spell and the 4th version has me a little confused. It lists some ability score changes listed as size for tiny and large undead, but those sizes are ...
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Leadership: who builds the cohort?

Is there specific text that specifies who (GM or player) actually builds the cohort? ... being an NPC implies that the GM does, but is that explicitly spelled out anywhere?
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Plant Shape 1 spell

I was doing something with the plant shape spells and noticed that plant shape 1 medium has a +2 enhancement bonus to con, but when you start using plant shape 2 and 3, it changes to a size bonus. Is ...
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Are there any undead that look like the living?

Okay rules No disguise skill Shapeshifters are allowed as long as they fit the rest of the requirements. Stuff they get from classes or other external sources doesn’t count it has to be an ability ...
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Can one class' feature help another class qualify for a feature?

It's best to just give an example for this: Let's say I have levels in a rogue archetype that gives up Evasion, but I take a two level dip into monk to get Evasion. Would I qualify for the Improved ...
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How is a plot of land priced?

My players want to use the Downtime system to build a commercial empire, including a major hub in the middle of the Alabaster District of Magnimar (read: "the most expensive and exclusive ...
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Can a familiar give orders to minions of their wizard?

A wizard has a familiar and some other minions. Let's go with a summoned monster and a non-intelligent undead minion. Can the familiar give commands to these other minions? Does it matter if the ...
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Is a familiar compelled when their wizard is?

I have a party and an aboleth dominated them (only two players present). The aboleth didn't do anything to the wizard's familiar. Does the wizard's familiar get affected by the compulsion effect too? ...
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Can i get full number of attacks with a thrown returning weapon

Is it possible to get full attack's worth of attacks when throwing a weapon with returning magical ability? If not, are there ways to get returning to each of thrown weapons without investing lots of ...
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Does a large or larger creature, only partially in darkness, see?

If a large or larger creature is partially in darkness (magic or mundane), can it see out of it? Imagine a 4x4 zone of darkness, a large creature who's by half into the darkness, and the same creature ...
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Trouble with spellcasting classes and their save DCs in Pathfinder [closed]

So I've played a caster in several Pathfinder games with my friends over the years, but I've continued to have the same problem with a lot of them. Namely, because of how save DCs work and how a lot ...
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How do Shadowdancer's Hide in Plain Sight, Hellcat Stealth, and enemies' darkvision interact?

I recently had a game where there was some uncertainty, so I'm here to ask you how this interaction works. I have a character, a Shadowdancer. This character has also got the Hellcat Stealth feat. The ...
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How many hit points does a bedroll have?

The PCs are battling a bat swarm, and lit a bedroll on fire and are trying to chase the swarm away by floating the burning bedroll at the swarm with mage hand. The bedroll will take 1d6 fire damage ...
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Can a simulacrum be healed by any means other the 'complex process' outlined in the spell?

Inspired by another discussion of Simulacra - can a simulacrum actually heal via any method other than the 'complex process' outlined in the spell? Or is that process simply another option? What if ...
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Can a simulacrum heal non-hit point damage?

The spell Simulacrum, while open to interpretation on many fronts, is very clear on how to heal (repair) a damaged simulacrum, requiring a complex and costly process and a lab. A complex process ...
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Is there a way to increase the Battlefield Presence "aura" size of the paladin archetype Holy Tactician?

I was wondering if there was a core pathfinder method to increase the size of the "aura" that the Holy Tactician 3rd level ability grants. I am not looking for a combat application, but a ...
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How effective is Spell Shield Magus Arcana in preventing attacks of opportunity from hitting?

My favorite class in Pathfinder is a Magus. I'm considering playing a reckless, Dex-based, magus who regularly carries out combat maneuvers. However, I don't want to allocate so many feats to improved ...
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Can you stealth against tremorsense?

I am confused to the interaction between the monster special ability tremorsense and the skills of perception and stealth. Specifically what my issue is that tremorsense gets to "automatically ...
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Lore help sought: how might my players change a deity's domains?

The short setup: my players believe they've angered a major deity and want to atone for their actions. Since the deity in question is Desna, who wants to reclaim the Beasts domain from Lamashtu, one ...
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Does Soulseeker work on undead?

Soulseeker can lead you to the location of a soul, and fails if the target soul is still alive or has been destroyed. But what if the soul belongs to an undead creature, such as a vampire, or, of ...
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How can I identify which spells are incompatible with Merciful Spell?

The answers to this question indicate that the Merciful Spell feat can't be used on Summon Monster spells, since they don't deal damage directly. This raises the question of which other spells are ...
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Do multiple baldric, bane items stack?

Following up on my question about if baldric, bane would grant early access to bane and greater bane for an inquisitor (it does), now I wonder if two such items stack? If you had a baldric, bane and a ...
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Does a buckler stack with the AC from the feat Shielded Gauntlet Master?

The biggest advantage of a buckler is that its strapped to your arm keeping a hand free while still gaining a shield bonus. You are also able to wear a gauntlet (normal, locked, or spiked) while ...
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Can you train a hydra after using Charm Monster?

So my plucky halfling street performer bard is whisked away to a magical land and lands in a tropical beach. A six-headed hydra assails the party from the surf. In response, my halfling softens it up ...
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Where can you find Swords Secret online?

I was reading the Lore Warden (PRG:AG) archetype (careful, there is another Lore Warden archetype for fighter) and one of its features is the swords secret, but I cant find any of them online. Swords ...
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Inquisitor using a baldric, bane

I would like some clarification on exactly how the baldric, bane magic item works when used with an inquisitor. Baldric, Bane If the wearer is an inquisitor, she is treated as five levels higher when ...
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Mythic Black Tentacles vs. Freedom of Movement

My group has a question about Mythic Black Tentacles vs. Freedom of Movement. For reference: The important parts... From Black Tentacles: The tentacles can grapple creatures that are immune to ...
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How exactly Power Attack and critical hit works together for 2-hand fighter?

I tried to follow the rules and check FAQs but now I need a help: I got a 13° liv THF (two-hand fighter) and 6° liv Aegis (BAB=19) and 5° Mithic tier, with Power Attack and Mithic Power Attack (but ...
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Does Molten Silver Strike or Steady hand allow Whirlpool strike to have higher range?

Molten Silver Strike allows to add Solar Wind boosts to Mithral Current attacks and adds +5ft/4init level to their range. Whirlpool strike allows you to attack every enemy in your weapons reach. ...
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Greater Power Attack

I'm using a 14th liv two-hand fighter with 5 Mythic tiers that allow him to add the Mythic Feat: Power Attack (Mythic) to Power Attack. When a two-handed fighter makes a full-attack with a two-handed ...
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Best spells or powers for punishing anyone too close to me

I have a character with a reach of 20-25 feet depending on the buffs I have operational, with a specialty in grappling. The goal is to grab enemies and drag them to my space—and have my space, or ...
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Mounted Combat: Ride-by attack + Overrun possible?

Can a Cavalier declare a Ride-by attack and then use their mount to overrun the target (thus continuing the movement through the enemies square)? Is it enough for the Cavalier to have the Ride-by ...
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Blood transcription and multiple uses

Can the spell Blood Transcription be used multiple times on the same dead caster? How many spells can you gain temporary knowledge of at once?
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If I'm proficient with a bastard sword, does that qualify as being proficient with a martial weapon?

My character is a Kensai, which means he is only proficient with simple weapons, and one martial or exotic weapon of his choice. He has chosen proficiency with the bastard sword. A bastard sword is ...
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Channel Vigor While Paralyzed

I cast channel vigor on my character the round before he was paralyzed with a spell, Hold Person. Can I use my move action to change it from Torso to Mind? I dont know if the hold person text, which ...