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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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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

Sneak attack requires that either your foe has lost their Dexterity bonus to AC, or that you personally are flanking that target. A foe flanked by your allies, but not by you personally, isn’t subject ...
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Can I cast the spell of a spell storing melee weapon thrown?

Spell storing is a Magic Weapon Special Ability which can only be placed on melee weapons: A spell storing weapon allows a spellcaster to store a single targeted spell of up to 3rd level in the ...
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How to put a price on the Captain's Stockings of Treasure Finding?

Our group is playing a 15th-level adventure. I usually allow them to create custom magic items that are within reason, and so far that had been fine with the regular Wealth-by-Level (WBL) rules. ...
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Can you take 10 on spellcraft checks to copy a spell into a spellbook?

"At the end of the hour, he must make a Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell’s level). A wizard who has specialized in a school of spells gains a +2 bonus on the Spellcraft check if the new spell is ...
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How to mechanically implement enemies with single vulnerable points? [closed]

I am a GM for both DnD 5e and Pathfinder 1e. I was thinking how some creatures in stories only die with a blow to a very specific spot and all hits anywhere else are completely nullified, and how ...
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How can I build a dual-wielding thrown weapons character?

My SO is looking to build a dual throwing weapon fighter of some sort. A mix of Xenia and a wacraft3 night elves. She is looking to build a chakram wielding mobile character. She already picked a race:...
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How does plane-hopping with Astral Projection work?

Astral Projection seems like a pretty good way to explore the world and the planes (setting aside any questions of protecting my wizard's original body and the silvery cord). However, the plane-...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype (v2)

An iteration on my previous warden archetype. See that question for motivation and goals. Changes: Instead of 2 hp/level, just used a d12 HD for warden. Changing HD is very rare, or possibly entirely ...
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Would it be balanced to use the Starfinder system for races with more than 2 arms in Pathfinder 1e?

In Starfinder creatures with more than 2 arms have a feature where they can hold more items but not take extra actions with those arms. Would it be balanced if a race in Pathfinder 1e had this feature?...
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How to make a functioning tank build?

A friend of mine is holding a one-shot in which we start at level 4. Two other players decided to play ranged, leaving me as the only reliable frontline. Due to this, I want to make a caster tank, ...
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In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP?

Apologies if this is the incorrect way to ask a question or if it was already answered. In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP? I'm keen to try E6, and see ...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype

A friend was interested in playing something akin to the D&D 4e warden in Pathfinder 1e, which has long been an interest of mine but nothing I found really worked for me, so I couldn’t really ...
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How can I increase a Shield's HP?

What ways are there to increase the HP of a shield? I found Shield Boss', and I know enhancement bonuses will help as well. Are there any other options like making the shield thicker? It needs to be ...
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Does a treant animate one or two trees with a single cast of its Animate Trees spell-like ability?

For convenience, here is the full text of the ability in question: Animate Trees (Sp) A treant can animate any trees within 180 feet at will, controlling up to two trees at a time. It takes 1 full ...
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Arcane Trickster Ranged Legerdemain and Magic Items

I am playing an Arcane Trickster, and my group is having a discussion about Ranged Legerdemain. According to the one of the other members of the group, because Mage Hand is a prerequisite for the ...
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Is there a way to add extra uses of Tactician?

I'm wanting to build a Fighter with the Tactician archetype, but the tactician ability is SO LIMITED, only a maximum of 4 times per day (or 5 if you go Cavalier) at level 20. Is there a feat or other ...
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Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a 3.5e game to use the Pathfinder 1e version of Smite Evil?

Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a DnD 3.5 game to use the Pathfinder 1st Edition version of Smite Evil? It lasts the whole combat rather than just the selected attack.
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How to run tactical combat on the Plane of Air?

My party recently got themselves accidentally transported to the Plane of Air by way of a cursed throne that once belonged to a cloud giant. While there, I intend to run at least one combat where ...
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Question About Fog Cloud's Effect Parameters

According to Obscuring Mist cloud spreads in 20-ft. radius from you, 20 ft. high According to Fog Cloud fog spreads in 20-ft. radius Further reading on Fog Cloud's Mythic version is a telltale ...
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If I'm using the Form of the Exotic Dragon III spell, do I get the Crush special attack?

I have a quick question for a Pathfinder 1e campaign. If I'm using Form of the Exotic Dragon III, do I get the Crush special attack? There's nothing stating I do in the spell, per se, but Wild Shape ...
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Can an attacker with Greater Grapple or Rapid Grapple make a full attack action?

This is specifically for Pathfinder 1e. So, I haven't been able to find the exact answer I'm looking for. I'm a Druid with two ranks in Brawler (technically, it's a home brew Brawler called Beastial ...
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Does a synthesist eidolon actually take damage?

I'm asking myself if the eidolon of a synthesist actually takes damage. While fused with his eidolon, the synthesist uses the eidolon’s physical ability scores (Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution),...
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Are there rules for designing custom buildings for kingdom?

I have been looking into kingdom building rules for the sake of my newest game and I noticed that a lot of buildings have prices like 42 BP or 38 BP and that made me think that they were somehow made ...
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Is a rod of Cherry Blossom Spell metamagic a bad idea?

I am GMing the Hollow's Last Hope Adventure Path and I plan on going into Crown of the Kobold King after it. The book already has an aspect of poisons and diseases but I've leaned into them a little ...
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Power of True Restoration in Magic Item?

In the adventure Dragon's Delve Level 7: Sprawl of the Demon Liege, Room 185, the characters can gain a Magical Candlestick that has the power of true restoration (CL 16), which can be activated once. ...
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Is there any way to increase the damage die on my Hagbound Witch's claw attacks?

The hagbound witch gains a d4 claw attack at level 1 but they never get stronger. I was wondering if there are any feats to help improve this. Or maybe give additional effects to claw attacks in ...
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Does a bag of holding bypass the effect of Wards?

A necromancer has a bag of holding filled with his undead minions. Can he still cross through an Undeath Ward? My initial instinct is that the undead are not "crossing" the barrier because ...
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Can touch spells (with attack rolls) auto crit on Paralyzed/Helpless targets?

Suppose a player character has vampiric touch or scorching ray and is about to attack a paralyzed goblin. Will the vampiric touch or scorching ray auto crit against it?
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Can Dragon Disciple progress a Blood Arcanist's bloodline?

The prestige class Dragon Disciple has the feature Blood of Dragons, which states: A dragon disciple adds his level to his sorcerer levels when determining the powers gained from his bloodline. This ...
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Feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier to offhand weapon damage?

I seem to remember having seen a feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier when dealing damage with your offhand weapon when you two-weapon fight but I can't find it now, in Pathfinder ...
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"Elemental Burst's" action type?

Okay, here's the entry for the Unchained Monk's level 18 Ki power: 18th level required: Elemental Burst (Su): A monk with this ability can spend 4 ki points to unleash a gout of energy in a 30-foot ...
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Is there a list anywhere of humanoid undead? [closed]

I'm trying to build an undead sea witch. She is the main bad guy for my current campaign. She was a pirate captain who's entire set of islands were destroyed by an leviathan (it's complicated) ...
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Can I Feint From a Distance?

I apologize in advance if this has already been answered, but I could not find a previous question addressing this. I am playing a Rogue for the first time (Lvl.2) and I would (obviously) like to ...
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How do a perfumer alchemist's Effervescent Bombs interact with the Healing Bomb Discovery?

We had a problem with the alchemist perfumer archetype, more specifically with his Effervescent Bombs (Su) and Healing Bomb Discovery. How should it work? Effervescent Bombs seem to be more of a ...
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Is there a document which compiles all spells into one list, organised by class? [closed]

I am trying to find a file which contains a properly organised spell list for the sake of choosing spells more easily rather than going through every book I own to find them
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What is the hardness and hit points of a magical +2 rapier?

Pathfinder system, enchanted rapier with +2 enhancement. What is the hardness and hit points of the sword?
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Use casting modifier for attack bonus with attack spell action

As an example, Snowball is a spell that requires you to make a ranged touch attach. This attack is the standard d20 + dex. Is there any feat or something (specifically for Sorcerer if possible) that ...
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What is a "double move", and how does it affect mounted combat?

From Combat: If you use two move actions in a round (sometimes called a “double move” action), you can move up to double your speed. If you spend the entire round running, you can move up to ...
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Can you teleport others without teleporting yourself?

As per Teleport (d20pfsrd) can you teleport others without having to teleport with them?
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Combine Dazing Spell with Create Pit

The Metamagic Feat Dazing Spell says: When a creature takes damage from this spell, they become dazed... If I create a pit and the enemy falls into it will it be dazed if I have casted it 3 levels ...
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What is the Performance DC for feats with the "Combat Performance" tags?

What is the Performance DC for feats with the "Combat Performance" tags? Example: Dramatic Display feat What is the Performance DC that you add the +2 to skill check from the feat that ...
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How to improve the initiative of a familiar

As a Wizard I have a quite high Initiative (at level 9 +18). My improved familiar (in this case a faerie dragon) has an initiative value of 3. Since I would like to do spell combos with him I am ...
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How to quicken create pit at level 9 Wizard

I am looking for a way to quicken a create pit at level 9. Quicken is +4 and Create Pit is a level 2 spell. So actually I would need to be level 11, is there still a way to quicken Create Pit at level ...
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Are there published guidelines for pricing magic items based on class abilities?

There are a handful of items that emulate (Ring of Evasion) and/or augment (Monk's Robe) class abilities. However, "class ability" isn't one of the effects on the estimating magic item ...
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Construct modification cost

When using the modifications listed under Building and Modifying Constructs, are the costs of the modifications, the price you pay to craft it, or to purchase it? IE: Construct armor has a cost of ...
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Who can False Attacker apply to?

False Attacker is a rogue talent that lets me attempt a Bluff check as an immediate action (opposed by the target’s Sense Motive or Perception check, whichever has a higher bonus) before rolling ...
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Does a Solar Sorcerer need to be in contact with fire to receive its healing bonus at 5th level? (1st Ed.)

The Solar Bloodline in Pathfinder 1e gains a power at 3rd level called Friend of Fire (Su). It states: At 5th level, when in contact with flame or a burning object (including a flaming weapon, ...
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Can I sneak attack in melee range with a ranged weapon by flanking with another weapon?

If a rogue can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. The rogue’s attack deals extra damage anytime her target ...
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Does the Heart of the Metal spell work on natural attacks?

I have a wildshape focused level 12 druid who's main wildshape form is a huge giant octopus, which gets lots of attacks with reach. The main issue I am finding is things with DR. I do have planar ...
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Does the Evangalist prestige class affect class-level-dependent effects, especially cleric domains?

The Evangelist prestige class's 2nd level ability, Aligned Class, is: At 2nd level, the evangelist must choose a class she belonged to before adding the prestige class to be her aligned class. She ...
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