Questions tagged [pathfinder-2e]

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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Can a Sorcerer heighten a granted spell?

You only add granted spells to your repertoire1, and there the levels are fixed. For example, Demonic sorcerers have the divine spell list, but get Slow as a granted spell. Does it mean you cannot ...
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Can I swap out a Bloodline spell if I keep a heightened version?

Sorcerers with the Nymph bloodline get Calm Emotions, which is a good spell, but has the Incapacitation trait, so any creature of more than twice the spell’s level treats the result of their check to ...
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How does Lucky Break work?

I have a problem to understand how this spell works. The spell description says: Reroll the saving throw and use the better result. You then become temporarily immune for 10 minutes. But there is no ...
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What is the Aasimar Trait?

I make my first PF2e character and choose an Aasimar Heritage. Now they write in the description: You gain the aasimar trait, in addition to the traits from your ancestry. But I cannot find an ...
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Does Overwhelming Energy work against resist all?

Overwhelming Energy: [...] the spell ignores an amount of the target’s resistance to acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage equal to your level A Wraith for example has resist all 5. If I am ...
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What is the regional language of Absalom?

This is a question specifically about Pathfinder Society (Second Edition) Characters. If you create a Pathfinder Society Character, you get Common (Taldan) as starting language as well as access to ...
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Are Monks hindered by shields?

I did search for "shield" in the Monk chapter of the CRB, found nothing. The search for "armor" gave the result that only Incredible Movement does not work if you wear armor. In ...
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Do innate spells use my main spell DC? (if the ability is the same)

Clark is a gnome Bard, and took First World Magic to gain a Electric Arc as an innate spell. On level 7, he is Expert in occult spell DCs. Innate spells seemingly do not care about your tradition: ...
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Adapted Cantrip vs Bloodline cantrip

You cannot swap out Bloodline spells (CRB 190) using the usual method for changing your spells: Swapping Spells In Your Repertoire As you gain new spells in your spell repertoire, you might want to ...
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Frightened + clumsy

Is there any benefit of inflicting clumsy 1 on an enemy that is already frightened 1? (assuming the durations are the same) (note to answerers: both clumsy and frightened inflict status penalties, and ...
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Two-Hand weapon trait and Hand of the Apprentice Focus Spell

Is it possible to use a Staff with Hand of the Apprentice Spell and do Two-Hand 1d8 damage? Related Links: Hand of the Apprentice Staff Two-Hand weapon trait Somatic spell trait Material spell trait ...
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Can I use my main spell DC when casting spells from a staff?

Clark is a 7th level Cleric, with a divine spell DC of 25: Base 10 Level 7 Expert 4 Wisdom 4 He also has Sorcerer Dedication (Dragon), with an arcane spell DC of 21: Base 10 Level 7 Trained 2 ...
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Do spells dealing negative damage automatically heal undead?

After posting the question about Harm to heal the summoned undead, I started digging around for spells that could do the same (area negative damage) with fewer actions. I found none explicitly healing ...
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Earliest access to 3 action Harm while sustaining Animate Dead

I seems to be a great combo to use 3 action Harm while you have an undead minion, to heal it while you harm your enemies. Unfortunately you need one of your actions to sustain Animate Dead. Haste does ...
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Can an Evil Sorcerer cast Holy Cascade?

Holy Cascade has the trait "Good", but unlike Divine Lance for example, it is silent about your or your god's alignment. The only possibly relevant section is Anathema by Clerics, but even ...
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Razzle-Dazzle and success vs Blindness

Razzle-Dazzle increases the duration of blindned or dazzled condition: Extend the duration of the blinded or dazzled condition you give the target by 1 round. Blindness blinds also on a Success: ...
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Befuddle: which save?

Befuddle lists save result levels, but not save type. Is it Will?
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Do save penalties also apply to DCs?

If someone has a penalty to a save, does it automatically lower the matching DC? Bon Mot for example gives a penalty to saves: Critical Success: The target is distracted and takes a –3 status penalty ...
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Are the signals in this scenario clear? [closed]

Linked to this thread There's famine in the region, and a convoy of merchants arrives in the character's walled town while pursued by undead monsters created by this famine. The players are ...
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How to handle a party's bad choices? [closed]

Not too long ago I started a campaign in Pathfinder 2e, and at a certain point I hinted at an enemy group's location and (superior) strength, while telling the party to go somewhere else and complete ...
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What is required, system-wise, for a character to be a member of the Pathfinder Society?

The Pathfinder Society organization is introduced in the Character Guide handbook, and it says the following on page 108: Membership Requirements present oneself at the Grand Lodge in Absalom, prove ...
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Does Catfolk's ancestry feat Lucky Break work with the Grapple action?

For reference: Grapple action Lucky Break feat I argue that when grappling with the Lucky Break feat, you are able to reroll the Grapple attack action (when failing or critical failing), because the ...
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Is Alchemical Alacrity a mistake?

Alchemical Alacrity says: Your comfort in concocting items is such that you can create three at a time. When using the Quick Alchemy action, you can spend up to three batches of infused reagents to ...
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Hunter's Aim for Alchemist

Is there any way to take the Hunter's Aim Ranger feat on or before level 2 with an Alchemist? With the usual route (Ranger Dedication then Basic Hunter's Trick) you have to wait until level 4. reason:...
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How many rounds is persistent damage expected to last?

If you do not spend any actions to deal with it, persistent damage ends if you succeed on a DC 15 flat check. What is the expected duration? (as calculated from the chance of ending it)
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Critical hit with Acid Splash: how much damage?

Telekinetic Projectile does list that it does double damage on a critical hit. Compare this to Acid Splash: On a critical success, the target also takes 1 persistent acid damage. Should this "...
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Which Ki spells care about Wisdom?

Came up about this question. Most monk Ki spells do not care about your Wisdom, being mainly buffs. I found only one where your Wisdom is important; Ki Blast (for the save DC). Are there any more?
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Monk casting Electric Arc from Wisdom

I have this character concept, an Archer Monk, that uses the the first action for Flurry of Blows then Electric Arc from the other two, because that does not care about MAP1. To make it work with Ki ...
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Can a Halfling Sling Staff double as a Staff?

I don't see anything in AoN's description of the Halfling Sling Staff that says so, but the abilities of the Staff Acrobat archetype seem to imply that a Halfling Sling Staff doubles as a Staff to ...
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Sustaining a spell with an instantaneous effect

I'm having a problem understanding the Evil Eye witch hex. Its effect is pretty straightforward. Your fix your eye on the target, imposing a malevolent hex. The target becomes frightened based on the ...
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Is there a way to Stealth but allow your allies to target you?

In my campaign, I recently acquired Legendary Sneak, meaning I do not need cover nor concealment to retain my Hidden and Undetected conditions when using Stealth. This has some excellent benefits ...
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Sneaking while mounted

So now I know that the only move action I can take while mounted is dismount. But if I am sitting on an Animal Companion that is trained at Stealth, and I am too, can we somehow Sneak together?
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What is the mechanical result of Legendary Sneak?

Legendary Sneak allows you to Hide or Sneak without any form of Cover or Concealment. Of course this calls back to the confusion that is PF1e Hide in Plain Sight, but I think this one might be more ...
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Is there a way to carry dim light/darkness around with me permanently?

In Pathfinder 1e, there were options (ex) to provide a long-term/permanent reduction of light in your vicinity. My 2nd edition Shadowdancer would love some portable darkness that is action efficient; ...
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How can I increase the range of a thrown weapon?

I found the Ranger feat (level 4) Far Shot: Your experience in the field has taught you how to focus your aim at a distance, increasing your accuracy. Double your weapons’ range increments. Most ...
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Can I Tumble Through enemies while mounted?

Tumble Through: You Stride up to your Speed. During this movement, you can try to move through the space of one enemy. Attempt an Acrobatics check against the enemy’s Reflex DC as soon as you try to ...
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How much does it cost to identify a magic item?

AFAIK the only way to identify magic items in PF2 is the Identify Magic action, there's no spell or alternative method like in other editions or games. So, how much should a NPC charge the party to ...
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Clarification on Healing with Curse of Living Death - Bones Mystery

The Minor Curse description for the Oracle's Bones Mystery states: [...] Non-magical effects that would restore your Hit Points only grant you half as many HP as normal. I'm confused about whether ...
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Hiding without using Hide action

One of my players is playing a rogue and from time to time it happens that he goes behind a wall and ends the turn there. When he start his new turn is he automatically hidden and therefore can he use ...
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Can you Heighten the fear spell to level 2 or level 4? What happens when you do?

Really, the fear spell is just an example and this can be generalized to other spells, but let's look at this spell in particular. Cast at 1st level, fear targets 1 creature, and, looking at its ...
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Would DnD 5e style heightening unbalance the game?

Non-damaging spells like Fear, Slow and Haste increase the target count when heightened. However, not linearly as Hold Person or Blindness does in DnD 5e (+1 target / level) but quite randomly: Fear ...
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Does the speed of the Fly spell increase based on bonuses to my land speed?

Fly gives you a speed based on your land speed: The target can soar through the air, gaining a fly Speed equal to its Speed or 20 feet, whichever is greater. My base speed is 25, I have Longstrider ...
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How does Whirlwind Strike interact with True Strike?

I have a Barbarian with Runescarred dedication. He is hasted and casts true strike and then makes a whirlwind strike. Whirlwind strike takes 3 actions but is essentially one strike (from feat name and ...
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Do clumsy and flat-footed penalties to AC stack?

Let's assume I am playing my character in Pathfinder 2 and am attempting to stab my foe. This foe is clumsy 3 (because of a spell my friend casted earlier) and I somehow also have it flat-footed. As ...
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Can a monk combine dragon stance with bloodline and ki strike?

I've got a question about a monk having the following abilities: Dragon stance Dragon sorcerer bloodline (dedication) with the dragons claws ability Ki strike from monk Now the question is can he ...
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Do orthogonal obstacles hamper diagonal movement?

This came up in my last game and I was unsure of the answer so I made a quick ruling based on what made sense at the moment, and today after going through the rules I'm still unsure what would be the ...
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What does this line from Reverse Gravity mean?

The spell Reverse Gravity includes this section (emphasis mine): Once an object or creature reaches the top of the area, it floats, caught between the normal and reversed gravity. The creature can ...
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How many actions does a Bida need to use to sustain its Improved Grab on multiple creatures?

A Bida has grabbed three people with its tail via its Eight Coils and Improved Grab ability. How many actions does it need to use to keep all three of those people grabbed? 1? 3? I'd guess it works ...
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Can I Feint while Swallowed Whole?

Sethix the Swashbuckler has been Swallowed Whole by a T-Rex. In order to help cut his way out, Sethix wants to Feint to gain Panache, since he is a Fencer Swashbuckler. Is this something Sethix can do?...
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Can I have two archetypes at level 6?

I am playing level 6 fighter, and I was thinking if I could retrain my 3 class feats to archetype feats. The trick is that we have Free Archetype variant rule and I already have one archetype. Will I ...

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