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Pathfinder Second Edition is the successor to the Pathfinder RPG on which it is based, and was released on August 1, 2019. Use this tag for questions specific to Pathfinder Second Edition.

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Does a crit fail on a Telekinetic Maneuver make you fall prone?

The Telekinetic Maneuver spell lets you Trip an enemy with a spell attack roll. If you get a crit failure on a Trip, you fall prone. Obviously it's a little ridiculous for a telekinetic trip to make ...
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Does Bravery feat makes you immune to Frightened 1?

The last part of Bravery feat description is this: In addition, anytime you gain the frightened condition, reduce its value by 1. Does this mean that Frightened 1 gets reduced to 0, thus rendering ...
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How to get Shield Block at level 1 on a non-human Kineticist?

I want to create an Air Kineticist in Society, with Bastion Dedication on level 2,to have a meaningful way of spending my reaction. For Bastion however, you need Shield Block, and I can only see 2 ...
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Wording clarification for remastered powerful shove feat

The remastered rules text for Powerful Shove reads as follows (emphasis mine) You can push larger foes around with your attack. You can use Aggressive Block or Brutish Shove against a creature up to ...
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How can a one get additional master proficiency (or something else) in order to get the critical specialization effect for a second weapon group?

My reason for this question is quite specific, but I would like to have it answered more generically since this might help others in the future if they search for this topic. Generic If a character ...
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Incapacitation on Sleep Arrow?

The Incapacitation tag is missing from the Sleep Arrow, while it inherits all the other properties from the spell. It does however say that the target of the arrow is "subject to the effects of a ...
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How significant is the horror content in Season of Ghosts?

I'm considering running the Pathfinder adventure Season of Ghosts. The adventure describes itself as a "horror-themed" adventure. I want to do my due diligence and make sure the content is ...
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How to handle my player's use of Greater Camouflage Dye?

I run a game of Pathfinder 2e that involves a 10th level Alchemist. One issue I have with their build is their systematic use of Greater Camouflage Dye in about any combat situation. The nature of ...
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How does persistent damage work with hardness?

Our group came across animated statues during our recent game, and one of the spells our wizard considered casting was dehydrate, which does 1d6 persistent fire damage. But how does that work with the ...
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Do blasts go around corners?

It came up in the last game about Courageous Anthem1. Player Core page 428 states that: When you’re playing in encounter mode and using a grid, areas are measured in the same way as movement (page ...
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When making an Attack of Opportunity on a Prone target which is standing up, is the target still considered Prone?

Since the Stand action has the "Move" trait, it can trigger an Attack of Opportunity. When making an Attack of Opportunity on a target which is standing up, is the target considered Prone at ...
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Can you opt to fail a saving throw?

Can you opt to not roll a saving throw (or more generally a check against DC), thereby automatically failing it? For example, if one of your allies wants to shove you to reposition you, you normally ...
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Can you shove or reposition an ally?

I'm running the PF2 remaster beginner box adventure Menace Under Otari. In one of the fights, the fighter asked if he could use the reposition action on one of the other PCs, to get them out of melee ...
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When is an Arquebus better than a Dwarven Scattergun?

Assuming 4th level, a Striking rune and no property runes, an Arquebus does 2d8 + 1 + 1 damage (11, base + singular expertise + kickback) on a hit, and 5d12 + 2 + 2 (36.5, fatal 12 + singular ...
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Does flanking apply to the defending creature or the attackers?

Let's say there are 3 in the party attacking a single enemy. Two of the party are flanking the enemy, the third is right next to one of the other allies (Enemy E, players with number, blank space X) <...
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What is the highest land Speed per level?

What is the highest permanent Speed you can get without a set class? Elves start with 30. 1st level: Nimble Elf gives them +5 (35) 3rd level: Fleet +5 (40) 5th level: Trick Magic Item and Wand of ...
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How close do I have to be to the thing I Hide behind?

During a game when I tried to use Distracting Shadows I was told that I need to be adjacent to the creature I want to use as cover. The feat itself does not say anything like this: You have learned ...
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Basic Undead Benefits & Vision

For the purposes of establishing a character's vision capabilities, does an undead character's low-light vision come from its ancestry or the Basic Undead Benefits feat? For example, would a character ...
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How much healing does the Moment of Renewal spell provide?

The Moment of Renewal spell targets up to 6 creatures and says (emphasis mine): The targets experience a day's worth of recovery in an instant. Any detrimental effects that would be gone after 24 ...
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Can a ridden Animal Companion leap?

Riding Animal Companions says: If it is carrying a rider, the animal companion can use only its land Speed, and [...] Is Leap part of your "land Speed"? For example, the Kangaroo (new ...
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Is there a naming map for the Pathfinder 2e remaster?

As part of the remaster, Pathfinder 2e has renamed many spells and magic items, for example magic missile is now called force barrage, baleful polymorph is now cursed metamorphosis and hat of disguise ...
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How to make the enemy attack me?

I created a character with a high AC, Shield Block and Toughness to be tough, then took Champion Dedication and Retributive Strike to discourage the enemy from hitting my team mates. Still, I finish ...
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Does a Starlit Span Magus get the increased dice size for Ignition

A starlit span can Spell Strike at range: When you use Spellstrike, you can make a ranged weapon or ranged unarmed Strike, as long as the target is within the first range increment of your ranged ...
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Are Eidolons Proficient in Perception?

Checking through the rules for summoner eidolons, I couldn't find any mention of them having a proficiency like training in Perception by default. The online version of the rules don't seem to differ ...
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Does Kineticist's "Armor in Earth" impulse retain it's +1 Dex bonus at 3rd level?

As the title says. The original armour has a +1 Dex cap, but when it becomes heavy armour it only says it's AC bonus becomes +5 and nothing about it losing it's Dex bonus. The armour becomes heavy ...
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Multilevel party. Balancing encounters

I have a party of heroes at level 10. The party itself is composed of 4 players and in that sense balancing encounters is pretty easy. Recently however they have been joined by another character at ...
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What is the DC of a Long Jump?

Long Jump says: You Stride, then attempt a DC 15 Athletics check to make a long jump in the direction you were Striding...The GM might increase or decrease this DC depending on the situation. ... ...
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Does Dispelling Globe counteract a spell that targets a creature inside the Globe?

While this previously seemed obvious to me, the answer to my previous question makes me doubtful. Dispelling Globe (previously known as Globe of Invulnerability) has the following effect: It attempts ...
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Can I increase my number of trained skills if I increase my Intelligence modifier?

I am currently playing a Rogue who had a lower than average intelligence score at character creation. As our party is nearing 5th level, I was anticipating where I might put some of my attribute ...
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Does Dispelling Globe counteract a spell previously cast on a creature that moves into the globe?

Dispelling Globe (previously known as Globe of Invulnerability) has the following effect: It attempts to counteract any spell from outside the globe whose area or targets enter into it, as if the ...
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How can I remove the "Generalist Spellcaster" paradigm from the game?

Pathfinder 2e designer Michael Sayer made a post describing the game's assumptions of how spellcasters are intended to play, which I found completely baffling, and totally at odds with any game I've ...
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Are you your own enemy?

You don't count as your own ally The book explicitly states that you are not your own ally, but are you your own enemy? For example, if I activate an Ash Gown while next to an ally, burning my ally ...
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Do I need additional retraining to transfer a feat from one slot to another?

Let's say my Fighter takes Sudden Charge at level 1, and at level 8 I want to learn Sudden Leap and replace Sudden Charge with something else. Can I rearrange which feats are in which level slots, to ...
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Can an Injection Reservoir apply to Athletics Maneuvers?

The Injection Reservoir Adjustment allows you to inject a poison into the target on a successful attack. ...Immediately after a successful attack with the adjusted weapon, you can inject the target ...
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Can Weapon Property Runes apply to Athletics maneuvers?

Recent errata has clarified that if you use an athletics maneuver with a weapon, the weapon's traits, such as Agile, can apply. Do property runes apply as well? For example, a Crushing rune says it ...
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Can Weakness to a trait trigger multiple times in a single hit?

When resisting damage, you apply the resistance to each applicable "instance of damage" (damage type) separately. Does the same also apply to weaknesses? If you attack an enemy who is weak ...
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Does a Weapon Siphon with Bottled Sunlight deal both Fire AND Vitality damage?

Weapon Siphon adds 1d4 of an alchemical bomb's damage type to a weapon, but what happens when the bomb deals two damage types? The bomb must be one that deals energy damage, such as an acid flask, ...
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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

The 8th level Decaying rune deals 1d4 Void damage, even to constructs: When you hit with the weapon, add 1d4 void damage [...] Unlike normal void damage, the void damage from a decaying rune damages ...
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Can a weapon with a Shifting Rune transform into a tool (i.e. an Improvised Weapon)

For example, could I turn a 1-handed Shifting weapon into a Crowbar, or a lockpick, or a shovel?
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For Paladin's Ranged Reprisal, if you have multiple weapons, which Reach applies?

Paladin's Ranged Reprisal says: You can use Retributive Strike with a ranged weapon. In addition, if the foe that triggered your reaction is within 5 feet of your reach but not in your reach, as part ...
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Is Resistance to a trait applied once per hit, or once per damage type?

Warding Statuette gives "Resistance against ranged weapon attacks", rather than resistance to a damage type. If I take damage from a ranged weapon attack that deals multiple types of damage, ...
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If there are multiple resistances that could apply to an instance of damage, how do they stack?

Suppose I have the following stats: 5 Fire Resistance (Charm of Fire Resistance) 3 Resistance to persistent damage (Aeon Stone: Preserving) 2 Resistance to magical attacks from Fiends (Warding Tattoo:...
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What are all the ways to combine Recall Knowledge with another action?

Consider the hypothetical: A prospective GM told us the campaign will feature many, many strange monsters that will absolutely murder us if we don't play into their puzzle-like nature. However, we ...
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Does an action with the "Press" trait require that you use it on the same target of your initial attack?

The rules for the "Press" trait read as follows (emphasis mine): Actions with this trait allow you to follow up earlier attacks. An action with the press trait can be used only if you are ...
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How can I best reward players for finding secrets without breaking game balance?

So I'm still fairly new to GMing and Pathfinder 2E, but one thing I like to include is secrets in my dungeons for my players to find. Finding secrets is fun, and getting rewards for doing so is even ...
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How can I search for 1 action activities?

I tried searching on Archives of Nethys to find the answer for this question, but I just do not know how. In Complex Search, I should be able to filter for actions, in the help it says: actions ...
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Can I trigger both Conduct Energy and Bespell Strikes from the same spell?

Bespell Strikes adds 1d6 damage to a Strike after casting a Spell: Requirements Your most recent action was to cast a non-cantrip spell Conduct Energy adds 1 damage per weapon die after any activity ...
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1 Action ability that triggers Conduct Energy

I am looking for a 1 action activity with the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic trait to trigger Conduct Energy. As I want to attack with a weapon after it, this action should not increase MAP. ...
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Numbing Tonic and knocked out

What happens to someone who is under 0 hp when they are already under the effects of numbing tonic? So someone is down to 2hp and have 2 temp hp, then are hit by an attack for 5 damage, leaving them ...
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Is the Heatvision spell dependent on regular vision?

The 3rd-rank Heatvision spell from Rage of Elements gives a willing creature 60 feet of infrared vision as a precise sense. The spell is called Heatvision, the sense is gives is called infrared vision,...
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