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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If you fall prone during a Stride action, is the Stride action disrupted?

If you are Striding, and you trigger an attack of opportunity from an enemy wielding a flail, the flail's critical specialization can cause you to fall prone. If this happens, is your Stride action ...
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Can a Wild Shaped Druid Command an Animal Companion?

As a Druid, you can take both the Wild Order (gaining Wild Shape) and the Animal Order (gaining an Animal Companion) via Order Explorer (Druid Feat 2). To be most effective, you would likely wish to ...
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Can allies take cover behind my tower shield?

I am a champion who is wielding a tower shield. I raise my shield, and then Take Cover. On their turns, can my allies attempt to take cover behind my tower shield also? The Take Cover action requires:...
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Detecting Creatures with Scent

My druid has the Wild Shape Focus spell, and one ability that it grants (via pest form) is "imprecise scent 30 ft." I read through the relevant rules, and I'm not sure when this ability would be ...
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Does gaining levels accelerate?

In Pathfinder 2e, an adventurer goes up a level by earning 1000 XP. If it always takes 1000 XP and adventurers are facing greater foes (who I presume are for more XP), then does it follow that going ...
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Does Pathfinder 2e have more in common with D&D 5e than it does with Pathfinder 1e?

Pathfinder 2e came out more recently than D&D 5e, and there may be some similarities or influences that 5e has had on Pathfinder. Is the new Pathfinder edition more similar or less similar to D&...
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Heightening spells

I get that I can stick a low level spell in a higher level spell slot and cast it there. My example will be Magic Missile, a 1st lvl spell. If I have the spell slot I can cast MM as a 9th level spell. ...
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How am I supposed to know what abilities familiars have naturally?

This seems to be a weird issue. The method of creating Familiars in Pathfinder 2e seems freeform at first but then when you get to the specifics of it, it seems that you must know the exact stats of ...
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How does Flurry of Blows interact with the Multiple Attack Penalty?

As a monk, I can make a Flurry of Blows action that lets me make two unarmed strikes with one action. According to the Multiple Attack Penalty section, The second time you use an attack action ...
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Can angels, demons, aeons change what they are only through magic or also through alignment change?

After reading about Erinyes and a few other denizens of the different planes, I'm wondering: Is there some magic behind a denizen of a plane becoming that of another one, or is a simple alignment ...
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Do actions that impose the Grabbed condition limit the use of a hand?

The Grapple action states: Requirements You have at least one free hand. Your target cannot be more than one size larger than you. You attempt to grab an opponent with your free hand. ...
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Can you Sneak Attack with spells?

Can you Sneak Attack with spells in PF 2nd ed? I get that spells and cantrips varies with heightened slots, but sneak attack dice also rank up slower so it cant too high of damage advantage to just ...
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Can the Telekinetic Projectile spell be used with Sneak Attack?

Can the Telekinetic Projectile spell be used with Sneak Attack? Specially if you have low Dex or Str. Examples: Throw dagger, arrow, bolt, dart or spear.
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When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth?

When in wolf form using Wild Shape, can you wield a sword in you mouth? I think it's possible. As long as the sword's not too big it won't weigh down the head, and the strength of a wolf is strong ...
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Can a human Ruffian Rogue with the Unconventional Weaponry feat use Sneak Attack with the chosen weapon?

The Ruffian rogue racket says: You use whatever tools you have at hand to get the job done. You can deal sneak attack damage with any simple weapon, in addition to the weapons listed in the sneak ...
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In the Absalom Initiation adventure, should PCs be assigned quests from all 4 districts?

The Absalom Initiation is a replayable Pathfinder Society adventure. The players start off at a party where: However: This is fine and all, but: This will be the first Pathfinder Society event I ...
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What is the expected damage / to hit / saving throw / DC per level?

While reading through monster stats and 1st edition adventures, I noticed that at some point, PCs should dish out 2dX instead of only 1dX damage; else, an adequate monster will become a serious threat ...
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Does Lay on Hands against undead require a touch attack?

If a champion uses their Lay on Hands ability against an unwilling undead creature, does s/he need to make a touch attack roll or does it automatically cause damage?
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What effect does giving the Rage action additional traits (e.g. "arcane and evocation") confer?

Several of the Barbarian Instinct Abilities modify the traits of the Rage action. For example: Draconic Rage (Instinct Ability) While raging, you can increase the additional damage from Rage from 2 ...
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Can an animal companion's support benefit be triggered by a cantrip?

Many of the support benefits contain the condition "Until the start of your next turn, your Strikes that deal damage to a creature that your companion threatens" (pp. 215-216). Strikes are ...
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Does the bulk value of items in my backpack count against my limit?

My Pathfinder 2e character has a bulk limit of 7. I've purchased an adventurer's pack, which costs 2 bulk but includes a backpack, which can carry up to 4 bulk. The description of the backpack (Core ...
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RAW, Is the "Finesse" trait incompatible with unarmed attacks?

Pathfinder draws a strict distinction between unarmed attacks and weapons. Does this distinction invalidate the benefits of the "Finesse" trait, when applied to unarmed attacks? Almost all ...
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Draconic Frenzy and multi strike penalty

Am I seeing it correctly that draconic frenzy does NOT mitigate the strike penalty. Thus for the 3 strikes you still suffer them for the 2nd and 3rd strike granted by draconic frenzy?
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What is the maximum amount of ancestry feats you may gain?

After looking at the rules I noticed that one gets 5 ancestry feats due to level. Then I noticed a single feat that also gives you an additional ancestry feat (an additional 1st level 1). My question:...
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Are outsiders still only killable in their own planes?

In previous editions, outsiders were only really killable in their own plane. Is this still the case? And additionally: Are there exceptions (pf1/pf2) or does this ability encompass all (true, thus ...
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Is Pathfinder 2e compatible with Pathfinder 1e, and D&D 3.5 and 3rd edition?

Pathfinder 1e was completely compatible with D&D 3.5 and to a lesser degree 3.0. Most mechanics and statistics can be used in the other systems without major modification. Is Pathfinder 2e ...
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How many actions does it cost a zombie shambler to Grab someone?

This is a Pathfinder Second Edition question. I find the presentation of the rules in the Bestiary a little confusing, so I want to make sure I get this straight. Zombie shamblers (Bestiary pg. 340) ...
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Can the Wizard's "Spell Blending" Arcane Thesis be used to convert spell slots of one tradition to another?

For example, if a Wizard takes Cleric Multiclass Archetype feats to gain Cleric spell slots, can he use the Spell Blending Arcane Thesis to transform the Cleric spell slots into Wizard spell slots of ...
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Can a character use multiple reactions in response to the same trigger?

Let's say you're a fighter with Combat Reflexes, and Boundless Reprisals. This means that on a given turn, you will have up to 3 reactions to use: Two normal reactions, and one additional reaction ...
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Can you sustain a spell multiple times per turn?

For example, if I sustain the Flaming Sphere spell, I can use it to damage an opponent. Can I sustain it 3 times per turn, to deal damage 3 times?
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Does using the Silent Spell metamagic change the action cost for a spell?

Silent Spell costs 1 action, but allows you to waive the spell's verbal component. Does waiving the verbal component reduce the spell's action cost by 1, thus producing no net change in the number of ...
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Is the Invoke Disaster feat's increase to a Storm druid's Focus Points redundant, since druids can never have more than 3 FP?

I'm playing Pathfinder 2e. A Storm druid has a 2 FPs (focus points) initially. They get +1 FP from the Wind Caller feat, and another +1 FP from the Invoke Disaster feat, for a total of 4. However, ...
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Stances vs Flurry of Blows

I'm making a Goblin Monk with the background of being a poor farmhand at the sides of the monk. My level 1 build would be to use Tiger Stance to deal 1d8+2 + potential 1d4 bleed. When comparing to ...
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What player actions or feats are available to disrupt enemy Cast a Spell actions?

Obviously, the Attack of Opportunity has changed from 1e, now taking a Reaction instead and dependent on specific feat triggers. There are a number of Triggers that reference manipulation actions, ...
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Increasing Focus Pool size as a non-storm or leaf druid

Druids have access to focus points, which are spent to cast order spells. A druid starts off with a single focus point and a maximum focus pool size of 1. Druids can improve the size of this pool with ...
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When using True Shapeshifter, does the change trigger Healing Transformation?

True Shapeshifter (Level 20 Druid feat) says ...While under the effect of Wild Shape, you can change into any of the other forms on your Wild Shape list... I am wondering if this triggers Healing ...
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What does the Poison Weapon rogue feat do?

Here is the feat, emphasis mine: Poison Weapon -> Requirements: You are wielding a piercing or slashing weapon and have a free hand You apply a poison to the required weapon. If your next ...
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Is the dragon breath from Wild Shape affected by Widen Spell?

The Druid gets the ability to transform into a Dragon Shape at level 12, and the ability to select the Widen Spell feat at level 1. Is the breath weapon from the Dragon Shape affected by the extra ...
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What's the difference between Small and Medium?

In Pathfinder 1st edition, a Small character received the following benefits and detriments compared to a Medium character: +1 AC +1 on attack rolls +4 on Stealth checks -1 CMB -1 CMD lower weapon ...
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Does the "Unified Theory" skill feat have any interaction with the "Natural Medicine" skill feat?

The Unified Theory skill feat states that: Whenever you use an action or a skill feat that requires a Nature, Occultism, or Religion check, depending on the magic tradition, you can use Arcana ...
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When using a spellcasting archetype, do you take the Basic Spellcasting feat multiple times or once?

The rules for Basic Spellcasting state: Basic Spellcasting Feat: Available at 4th level, these feats grant a 1st-level spell slot. At 6th level, they grant you a 2nd-level spell slot. At 8th level, ...
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Is it possible to benefit from multiple Shield spells?

The Shield Spell allows you to use the Shield Block reaction, which ends the spell and prevents you from casting it again for 10 minutes. But what if you know the Shield spell from multiple different ...
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What common combat actions does the Fascinate status effect block?

The Fascinate status effect says that it prevents a creature from using actions with the Concentrate trait. Casting a spell with a verbal component is included here, which seems to be the most common ...
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How long is a creature Fascinated by Hypnotic Pattern?

Hypnotic Pattern says that upon one of several triggers, an affected creature makes a Will save, and if it fails, it becomes Fascinated. No duration, just Fascinated. Is that until it leaves the ...
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How many charges does a multiclass character imbue a staff with?

This is a Pathfinder Second Edition question. Let's say that we have a fourth-level cleric who has taken Wizard Dedication and Basic Wizard Spellcasting (both CRB pg. 231) at second and fourth levels ...
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Does martial weapon training include uncommon weapons?

At 1st level, a ranger gets training in martial weapons. Does that include the weapons in the uncommon martial group? Can any level 1 ranger be trained in using a dogslicer, for example, or is the ...
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Can an Alchemist permanently have a potion buff?

The Eternal Elixir feat lets an Alchemist make the duration of one of their elixirs "indefinite". The Improbable Elixirs feat lets them craft a magic potion as an elixir. Can an Alchemist with both ...
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Does the Air Walk spell require a Fly action?

The end of the Fly action states: If you’re airborne at the end of your turn and didn’t use a Fly action this round, you fall. However, it also requires you to have a fly speed. While this makes ...
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What are the major changes between Pathfinder first and second editions?

The Second Edition of Pathfinder came out today. As a long-time player of Pathfinder, what changes should I expect to see when I play the second edition? What are the major points that have changed? ...

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