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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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Alchemist's Fire and Burn it! Critical damage

I am aware that there were quite a few questions about the interaction between Alchemist's Fire splash damage and Burn it! feat. However I think one thing remains without an answer: what about ...
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Does Scintillating Spell metamagic apply to cantrips (e.g., Electric Arc)?

I'm still learning the rules for PF2 but it seems that Electric Arc meets all the criteria for Scintillating Spell metamagic (in bold): Your spells become a radiant display of light and color. If ...
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How does the Multiple Attack Penalty apply to the Chain Reaction feat?

The Chain Reaction feat available to the Unexpected Sharpshooter dedication allows a character to, as a 3-action ability, make a shot, and then make additional strikes against new targets as long as ...
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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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How does Screaming Skull work for a Skeleton Guard?

One of the optional abilities for monsters in the skeleton family is Screaming Skull, which says: The skeleton removes its skull and throws it, making a jaws attack with a range of 20 feet. I'd like ...
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What are the mechanical differences between Blazons of Shared Power and Doubling Rings?

Doubling Rings came out in the CRB. They make dual-wielding cheaper, the fundamental runes of one of your weapons are duplicated to the weapon held in the other hand. Blazons of Shared Power seem to ...
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Can anyone cast Guidance from a Pendant of the Occult?

Can a Fighter with a Pendant of the Occult invested cast Guidance, even if he normally does not have the Cast a Spell activity?
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Can a mind smith's materialized weapon be of large size?

Would materializing a large-sized axe - for a giant instinct barbarian to use - be legal? For reference the mind smith dedication says that: The overall shape and design of your mind weapon can be of ...
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Does the invisible condition nullify the penalty of the Brightsoul feat?

The feat reads as follows: Brighsoul The fire inside you asserts itself as beaming, radiant light. Your body is naturally luminescent, glowing with the effects of a primal Light cantrip. A cantrip ...
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Does hitting an opponent with an opportunity attack stop their movement?

Disrupting Actions Various abilities and conditions, such as an Attack of Opportunity, can disrupt an action. When an action is disrupted, you still use the actions or reactions you committed and you ...
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how to increase the range increments of ranged unarmed attacks?

Some unarmed attacks have range, but the increment is never more than 30 feet. Is there a way to increase it? Far Shot only doubles your weapon's range, but "an unarmed attack isn't a weapon"...
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Is there a way to use Dex or Acrobatics for Trip?

I think I have seen a way to Trip without investing in Strength. Right now I can only find Tumbling Opportunist, which requires 10th level and can only be used once per minute, and Improved Knockdown, ...
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How to Scale a "Player" Character to Be a Villain/Boss?

I've been searching around, but I haven't been to find what I'm looking for via Google queries; but I presume that what I'm attempting would be pretty common. Anyhow, are there any resources that ...
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Making disengaging interesting?

Let's set the scene; this is a Pathfinder 2e game. The PCs have recovered the target package from the area, they've fixed the carriage, they've looted everything, and they are ready to escape. ...
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Corporeal attacks againt the incorporeal

We're not sure how to handle certain things concerning incorporeal creatures. incorporeal (trait) An incorporeal creature or object has no physical form. It can pass through solid objects, including ...
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How good are a typical settlement's inhabitants at healing themselves?

Assuming a typical settlement with around 500 inhabitants. Would they be able to easily heal most wounded person from accidents in no time or would it be more complicated? From what I guess, in such a ...
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What creatures are immune to nonlethal damage?

Inspired by this comment (and the question to which it’s found under), what creatures in PF2e are immune to non lethal damage? Is there a complete list?
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Versatile Performance, Demoralize, and -4

Versatile Performance states: You can use Performance ... instead of Intimidation to Demoralize. Demoralize states: ... [if] you're not using a language, you take a –4 circumstance penalty to the ...
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Are undead immune to nonlethal damage?

Quite a few undead are immune to the unconscious condition: (Plague Zombie) Immunities death effects, disease, mental, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; The only thing I found linking nonlethal and ...
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Are Tengu Talons hands or feet?

I found the Taloned Tengu heritage through this answer. However, it is not clear for me which limbs are used. For usual birds, the talons are on the back/lower limbs, but usual birds cannot use ...
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Is there a list of hands-free unarmed attacks?

For many builds, it is beneficial to have an unarmed attack that leaves the hands free, and is lethal, unlike your fists or kicks. For example, a Magus might want to have a staff and a shield in his ...
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Using Unleash Psyche repeatedly

Can one use the Unleash Psyche action while it's still active to postpone the stupefication and loss of benefits? UNLEASH PSYCHE When one thins the barrier between their inner mind and the outer ...
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What options do non-Gunslingers have to mitigate the Reload property?

I’m building a character for an Alkenstar based campaign that is going to want to use a firearm. But, I’m not building a Gunslinger. Gunslingers have access to a Slinger’s Reload, which provides ...
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How does the spell Black Tentacles work?

I have trouble interpreting how exactly the spell "Black Tentacles" works. Is the following sequence correct: The caster casts the spell and chooses the area For every creature in the area, ...
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How can I increase my Athletics DC?

If I want to create an efficient grappler, I need to increase my Athletics DC, so Escape is harder. Unfortunately, I could only find items that improve checks, like Armbands of Athleticism. Can I buy ...
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Does Ghost Touch work on every damage type of the weapon?

If you hit a Wraith with a Rapier that has a Ghost Touch and a Frost rune, how much cold damage does it take? The Wraith has resist 5 all, except for Ghost Touch: Resistances all 5 (except force, ...
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How to add negative healing to a character temporarily?

Beside Undeath's Blessing, is there a way to add temporary negative healing to a character? A potion or a divine spell would be best, but any solution is welcome.
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Does Phase Bolt allow Spellstrike to reduce the target's circumstance bonus to AC?

My Magus takes Phase Bolt as a cantrip. They use it with Spellstrike. My target has Raised a Shield for a +2 circumstance bonus to their AC. Do I Spellstrike against their AC with or without their ...
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Fated Confrontation Spell Duration

I'm trying to determine the duration of the Fated Confrontation spell, which comes from the Secrets of Magic rulebook. The spell lists its duration as 1 minute, which should mean 10 rounds. However, ...
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Can you take a new Lore skill on levelups?

When you level up and gain either a skill increase or increase your Intelligence modifier and can "become trained in an additional skill and language" (See Leveling Up), can you choose to ...
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How can I cure the sickened condition without retching?

I'm playing a Irongut Goblin Rogue (Thief) in society play, who refuses to throw up, because "Food goes in my stomach, not out of it!" This of course causes problems when it comes to the ...
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How can I build a mechanically interesting, winnable exhibition match against a vastly overpowered opponent?

For Plot Reasons™, the PCs challenge, or are challenged by, a vastly higher-level opponent to an exhibition match(1) of some sort. Maybe an elder gold dragon wants to test the PCs' mettle before ...
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Does the cost of Career Change increase by character or by player?

It costs 50 ACP in PFS to rebuild your character. The cost can increase: Each additional purchase adds 15 points to the total cost. Is this per player, or per character? If I rebuild a character ...
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Running a non-English game

I'm DMing a game in Cantonese for some people from Hong Kong. For those who don't know, Cantonese is a spoken language similar to Mandarin Chinese, used by Hongkongers, and is dissimilar to English. I ...
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What is the maximum number of Talismans/Spellhearts I can use?

How many Talismans/Spellhearts can I use simultaneously? It seems at least 4: Armor Handwraps of Mighty Blows Weapon 1 a. Alternatively a Shield Boss or Spike Weapon 2 (unless you have a two-handed ...
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Does a single critical hit trigger both Wounding and Bloodthirsty?

I have a weapon with Wounding and Bloodthirsty. I attack a target (that is not taking any persistent bleed damage) with the weapon and score a critical hit. Wounding will cause the attack to deal an ...
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What is an intuitive, relatively accurate, in-world heuristic for whether an enemy can make an Attack of Opportunity?

One of the design features of Pathfinder Second Edition is to only have a select few creatures, both PCs and foes, having the ability to make an Attack of Opportunity. For PCs, only Fighters get it ...
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Can I use a Spellheart on a shield or shield boss?

Can I have a Spellheart on a shield? My weapon and armor already have Talismans, and I would like to have a Spellheart too. I think it should work on a Shield Spike, as it is a weapon. Is it a problem ...
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In Pathfinder 2e, how do the Cathartic Spellcasting feats interact with existing spellcasting?

Cathartic Mage Dedication is something of an odd feat, in that it grants a spell repertoire and the Cast a Spell activity if you don't already have spell slots, but augments your existing spellcasting ...
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Are the changes from a Shifting Rune permanent, or do they revert if the rune is removed?

If I apply a Shifting Rune to a weapon, change the weapon into a different weapon type, and then remove the Shifting Rune, does it revert back to its original form? Does this also apply to Champions ...
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Golem Anti-Magic, its exceptions and Spiritual Weapon

My party fought a wood golem and encountered anti-magic for the first time (to hilarious effect) however the rules are ambiguous and I came up against some conflicts. Specifically: Anti-magic: A ...
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What (if anything) can P2E wildshaped battle form druids do with spells?

I'm playing with a wildshape druid character build, theoretically for the Strength of Thousands campaign. That means the Druid is also getting Wizard as a free archtype, along with a bevy of wizard ...
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How to increase Dragon Disciple's DC?

If a Kobold1 Fighter takes Dragon Disciple and then Breath of the Dragon, its DC falls behind quite quickly2, as you only get trained in arcane spell DCs. The only way I see for increasing it is also ...
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What are the conditions for a Bon Mot retort?

The Bon Mot skill feat imposes a minute long status penalty on a foe with a successful Diplomacy check. This penalty can be ended in the following circumstance: The target can end the effect early ...
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Eidolon Damage scaling

Eidolons do 1d8 damage with their attacks, and it does not seem to scale. I guess it cannot remain this low at 20th level, but I could not find anything, neither in the Summoner nor in the Eidolon ...
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Natural Medicine with Battle Medicine

If I have Natural Medicine, can I use Nature instead of Medicine for Battle Medicine? Natural Medicine: [...] You can use Nature instead of Medicine to Treat Wounds [...] Battle Medicine: [...] ...
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If a player casts a spell of unlimited duration and retrains out of it, does the spell remain active?

I have a Bard with a couple months of downtime. He wants to cast a second level Lock on the party's locked bag and then train into a different spell. My instincts say that a character probably needs ...
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Counterspelling with a lower-level spell

I'm curious about the utility of counterspelling with low level spells, if one chooses to feat for it. Particularly the feasibility of keeping low-level spells prepared specifically for use as ...
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Animal Instinct Barbarian unarmed attack traits (trip=knockdown?)

Some of the animal instinct unarmed attacks have the "Grapple" or "Trip" traits (Ape/Deer/Shark/Snake have "grapple", the Wolf has "Trip"). Do these Traits work ...
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Does the order in which you take Focus Spells change the size of your focus pool?

For the purposes of this example, say I'm a Monk with the Summoner Multiclass Dedication, and no focus points to start. If I take the following feats, how many focus points will I have in my pool? One ...
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