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 feat Craft Arms and Armor give proficiency to weapons they make?

Does someone with the feat Craft Arms and Armor gain proficiency with weapons they make? Are they limited to making weapons they are proficient with? Ex: Can someone with Craft Arms and Armor make ...
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What does the Loyalty Across Lifetimes trait do?

I've started playing an Unchained Summoner with my play group, and I'm trying to round out the last little bits of by character. When I was looking through traits, I saw Faith trait Loyalty across ...
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What is the point of paper alchemical cartridges?

Using a paper cartridge cost 1 gold more than just a bullet and a dose of black powder, so what exactly is the point of having them when you can just have a bullet and some loose black powder?
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What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?

I'm making a Bloodrager(infernal)/Sorcerer(draconic). A devil planted a seed of darkness in the boy's soul and as an adult he has to learn to fight and control it. House rules allow two bloodlines. ...
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Sorcerer Spell Daily Limit in Simple Terms

So the way it works, as I understand it, is at level 3 I have 5 level 0 spells(unlimited), and 2 Level 1 spells(6 times a day). What I need clarification on is do I get to cast each of my level 1's 6 ...
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Eidolon Stat Block Error Checking

Okay this may or may not be the site for asking this but i was wondering if anyone could see if i messed up anywhere before i add it to a proper sheet, pretty sure my math is right and i didn't miss ...
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Circlet of Persuasion an ODD boost that begs for explanation?

So in this question Can I create +1 stat boosting item? we see it suggested the game shouldn't have items that give odd numbered boosts. What's with items like Circlet of Persuasion which do exactly ...
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Druid wildshapes to recon a city from above, how to limit? [closed]

Im running a heavily modified Second Darkness Pathfinder game and we are on the 3rd book with the city battle. One of the players is a druid and has come up with the idea to wild shape and recon the ...
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Help me take vengeance on the Undead

What tools/feats/traits can a pc (specifically an Alchemist) who is not a Ranger, Cleric, or Paladin, use to become more effective at exacting vengeance on the plague of the Undead? The only thing I'...
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Races that breed instantly?

My friend has recently been obsessed with the idea of a character that shares his Experience Points with his minions in order to get him several minions through so far the only things we have managed ...
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Sharing the Fast Healing ability with an Animal Companion

Does the animal companion's Share Spells feature allow a druid/ranger who has fast healing to share it with their animal companion?
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Help calculating attacks for UnMonk/Bear Shaman

UnMonk 1 Bear Shaman Druid 2 STR 18 (+4) Melee Attack Bonus 6 (BAB 2 + STR 4) Class features: Flurry of Blows/Totem Transformation Feats: Feral Combat Training (Bite), Weapon Focus (Bite), power ...
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What is the CR of a monster with class levels?

I can't find very clear rules about how adding class levels affects monster CR in the books, or maybe i just didn't understood clearly. I aim to make more memorable intelligent creatures like dragons ...
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Running a game with intentionally “over-powered” PCs [closed]

I've been playing for a few years now (I know I'm green) but I've been planning on running a game with intentionally "Over-Powered" PCs. This is the style of play I would like to try: My idea is to ...
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When do you roll for the confused condition?

Whenever a creature is confused... If a confused creature is attacked, it attacks the creature that last attacked it until that creature is dead or out of sight. At the same time... Roll on the ...
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Native outsiders and elemental subtypes?

Do the various elemental native outsiders (ifrit, oread, sylph, etc) have an elemental subtype? For example would an ifrit also count as fire subtype?
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If I use my racial archetype can I still use my racial traits?

I wanna play a Vishkanya Deadly Courtesan but my group is telling me that if I choose that archetype I can't use my racial trait because my character might be OP.
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How is the Power Attack feat's bonus damage calculated?

I'm a little confused with how Pathfinder explains Power Attack. I get the feat allows melee weapons to deal +2 damage, plus another 2 for every increment of 4 BAB and an additional 50% more for two-...
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Can you use a single weapon for two weapon fighting that is not double?

There is a special rule that a double weapon can be used for TWF or be two handed. Double Weapons: A character can fight with both ends of a double weapon as if fighting with two weapons, but he ...
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Does grapple condition make you flatfooted?

When you are grappled (not pinned or tied up) are you considered flatfooted to either the thing grappling you or things not involved in the grapple?
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What is the DC to spot a ruby carried by a gremlin, from 50 feet away?

What would be the DC to spot a ruby on a gremlin from 50 feet away, assuming optimal lighting and environmental conditions? Let's say he was just holding in his hand, and the ruby is about a Grade 4 (...
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How to apply inhalable poison?

There are four categories of poison: contact, ingested, inhaled, and injury. I'm interested in inhaled. For example, there's a poison (inhaled) called Burnt Othor Fumes. Let's say I craft some. How do ...
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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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Haunted Heroes Pact Wizard may cause a favored spell combo to be even more broken?

I've been looking at the Pact Wizard archetype from Haunted Heroes Handbook and noticed a feature they pick up at 10th level that states that when metamagic feats are applied to spells learned via ...
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Black powder inquisitor. Looking for feat suggestions [closed]

I am making an inquisitor with firearms focus, i could use some suggestions for feats to make them more useful. I have found firearms for non-firearm focused classes to be underwhelming. Am i just ...
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If I multiclass a Wizard and a Sorcerer with Arcane Bloodline, can I choose a familiar for both?

If I multiclass a Wizard and a Sorcerer with Arcane Bloodline, can I choose a familiar for both? Or can I have a familiar from one class and a bonded object from the other?
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Can I use a Mass Amnesia-like wish?

Expanding on a question I posted not too long ago: Could a character use the Wish spell to simulate the Amnesia spell on multiple characters, or is it way too overpowered or against the rules? I'm ...
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Can you craft magic firearms with Craft Magic Arms and Armor without the gun-smithing feat? [closed]

Can you craft magic firearms with Craft Magic Arms and Armor without the gun-smithing feat?
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What does it mean that ranks from a Headband of Vast Intelligence don't stack with yours?

Headband of Vast Intelligence The headband grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to Intelligence of +2, +4, or +6. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is ...
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Optimizing a Summoner w Synthesist Archetype using Natural Weapons for max DPS

With goals of Max DPS to keep up with a Min/maxed wizard and Dwarven Fighter, is this an optimal build? This is my first venture into a natural weapons build. What enhancements should I have? I ...
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Summons with spontaneous casting casting low level spells in higher level slots

When summoned creatures have spell casting abilities which are spontaneous in nature like sorcerers, are you allowed to have them cast lower level spells in higher level slots?
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Virtual Immortality [closed]

I'm looking for ways to make PC's and NPC's virtually immortal. I know that EVERYTHING can be killed in one way or another, but that's not where I'm headed with this discussion. Elves have extremely ...
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Build - Maximum nonmagic Damage with Level 3 Character [closed]

I am looking for a really hard damage dealing character for Level 3. Everything on Pathfinder OGC is allowed. Our world is a very very low magic world that means no magical characters. So open Classes ...
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Can a Ring of Force Shield be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round?

I am a little unclear about the rules covering ring of force shield with archery. Can the ring be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round? Is the following possible with a 10th-...
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Would Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon enable Two-Weapon Fighting with double weapons and polearms?

Can you use Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon on double weapons and pole arms? The Effortless Lace can only be added to one-handed weapons, but Lighten Weapon lets you use a two-handed weapon in ...
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Can a Kineticist/Rogue Delayed Blast work with Flurry of Blast and Many Throw and sneak attack?

I know a version of this question was asked earlier, but this is the next evolutionary step of this tactic. Can a Kineticist/Rogue Delayed Blast work with Flurry of Blast and Many Throw and Sneak ...
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What damage spells can wizards use at spell level 1-4 that are not evocation/necromancy/divination? [closed]

In a campaign I am playing, I am a wizard who has had a permanent baleful polymorph effect on me, but I didn't take of Hit Dice. I focus on illusion, and for all the amazing things that illusion can ...
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What alignment (Law-Chaos-Neutral Axis) would best fit for a Riftwarden [closed]

I want to play a riftwarden and I am not sure what alignment would fit best. The description says: The Riftwardens are a loose collection of planar travelers from across the Great Beyond who ...
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How would you judge the alignment of this action and the possible repercussions? [closed]

I'm playing a chaotic good cleric in a Pathfinder campaign! I would like to know your opinion about something that happened during our last session. After we defeated a group of trolls, we returned ...
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144 foot thrown dagger with no feats, can this be true?

I was wondering about how strength applies to throwing and distance and thank Super Kami Guru I ran into this page. http://sites.legendsmiths.com/pathfinder/pathfinder/rules/throwing On the table of ...
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Does polymorph any object strip your magic items from you?

I thought I was finally done with some of this after someone answered that melded gear that is not functioning has no weight. But another player in the game has raised another concern/point. The ...
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How can a human expand their lifespan in Pathfinder? [duplicate]

Is there a way for a human character to increase their life span by any significant amount? I want to expand his lifespan because I want him to eventually raise a dragon, but I know that's way ...
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As GM, how do I deal with a player who makes a “do everything” build? [duplicate]

I have made a couple of builds that do everything, and seen several more as both a GM and as a player. These are builds that go beyond powerbuilding, and into the realm of taking over for the entire ...
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If you get polymorph any object'ed into something with a different racial alignment, does your alignment change?

Let's take a neutral character. If it is hit with Polymorph Any Object and is turned into a LG dragon, does their alignment change to LG?
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How do I get ability scores with dice? [closed]

My friends and i have always decided on the ability scores using a random number generator app from 12-17 because we cant really find the right way to generate the numbers with dice. so my question is,...
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Which boon type does the feat “Deific Obedience” grant to non-prestige classes?

In the sourcebook "Inner Sea Gods" there is a feat which grants the faithful an "Obedience" bonus after they perform a daily rite, depending on the god. This feat also grants boons depending on hit ...
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How could a level 5 Summoner detect a Phase Spider who is on the Ethereal Plane?

One of the Same Game Test encounters for a level 5 character is the Phase Spider. The test was originally written for D&D 3.5e, but I wanted to run it for a character that I am creating for an ...
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Most up to date grappling flowchart [closed]

Does anyone have an up to date or something more recent than this grappling flow chart? I love this one but I'm not sure if all the rules still apply today or not, it is from 2012. http://www....
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How do Vampire Rogues commit a break-in robbery without an invitation? [closed]

How do Vampire Rogues commit a robbery without an invitation to get into the place they are breaking into?
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How many spells does a 9th-level Sorcerer know?

I only just made my character, a Sorcerer, and I need to prepare my spells for the next DnD session. I'm joining mid-campaign, so my starting level is 9. I need to know how many spells I can have... I'...