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Pathfinder is an RPG originally derived from the open licensed rules to Dungeons & Dragons v3.5. It was published by Paizo Publishing in 2009.

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What happens if an Eidolon is hit with Imprisonment?

If a Mythic Unchained Summoner's Eidolon is hit with the Imprison spell, does it automatically unsummon, or is it trapped in the prison?
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In what source books do hybrid and base classes appear?

Today I stumbled upon this Hybrid Classes page (d20pfsrd) and since I once bought a few pathfinder source books in PDF I went to see if I already own the relevant book (I usually play liberally-...
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Can a doppelgänger regrow a hand?

A doppelgänger does not have the Regeneration special quality. It does have Change Shape (alter self). Regeneration clearly lets a creature regrow a missing body part, like a hand. What happens ...
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How do you use the bardic masterpiece Vindictive Soliloquy?

This is what the Vindictive Soliloquy masterpiece does: Your bombastic speech creates booming reverberations of sound. Prerequisite(s): Perform (act), Perform (oratory), or Perform (sing) 10 ...
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Can undead be altered into another type of undead?

I am playing a necromancer (Cleric/Wizard/Mystic Theurge with level 3 early entry cheese if you must know). Let's say that I happen to have a dead body in front of me (don't ask where it came from or ...
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Limits to changing via disguise self spell?

Would a disguise self spell be sufficient for making prehensile hair appear as a bunch of (silent) snakes? "You make yourself [...] look different. [...] You cannot change your creature type (...
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How to communicate to my GM that not being allowed to use stealth isn't fun for me?

I started with a group some times ago a new campaign. I made a thief that used a bow and was very very stealth based (level 3 thief having +21 on stealth with all effects applied). The intent was ...
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When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition?

When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition when you haven't lost any HP? I ask because injury poison does not ...
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Does aluminum exist in Golarion?

This came up at a recent session I was in. For reasons I am unsure of, one member of the group assumed the metal flask he carried was made of aluminum. When this fact came up, another member of the ...
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Can the Message cantrip be cast to identify whether the target is a creature?

If a Bard has concerns that a statue or corpse is actually a dormant construct or an undead, can they cast the Message cantrip, and target the statue/corpse to determine if either is indeed a creature?...
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How can a character gain additional Wizard Schools?

Is there a way for a character to gain access to Wizard School Specialization Powers? Similar in a way to the Eldritch Heritage line? Failing this is there a way for a wizard to gain access to a ...
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Pathfinder warbow concept review

This is a review request for a warbow, intended for the Pathfinder system. The purpose behind the creation of this particular item was to allow the player to quest for a magic item that was not ...
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How can I turn a tamed exotic animal into a mount?

What is needed, mechanically, to get a tamed but exotic animal, such as a wolf or lion, into a mount? I see there is a Riding training, including Come, Heel and Stay. Is this training the only way to ...
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How to signal to my players that the following part is supposed to be played on fast forward?

So in the campaign I DM there is a ritual that is supposed to take ⅔ of a year. Obviously, we need to skip most of these days, and some of the events deserve only a bit of role playing and that's it. ...
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How can an evil outsider be permanently destroyed?

If I'm not mistaken, when an outsider is killed, it's not really dead but banished to its home plane for a while. In our homebrew setting, my PC wants a specific outsider dead forever. Is there way—...
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Will Conceal Spell or Cunning Caster let me use Oracle’s Burden undetected?

I want to use Oracle’s Burden on unsuspecting Non Player Characters, for roleplay purposes. Knowing this is a Curse I want to use the spell with one of the two feats: Conceal Spell Cunning Caster ...
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Do magic auras in Pathfinder have colours?

As described in Occult Adventures, the Aura of a creature has a color corresponding to its emotional state, and a vital force aura with a faint rosy hue with a pattern of fine lines that can tell you ...
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Can Polymorph Any Object turn a human into a Huge Giant with a Permanent duration, with all the benefits of Giant Form II?

Can Polymorph Any Object turn a human into a Huge Giant with a Permanent duration, with all the benefits of Giant Form II? James Jacobs (Paizo Creative Director) says on the Paizo forums in response ...
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Is there a way to save this session?

I recently started a campaign with some local players, but things are not going well - at least from my perspective. Some context: We're playing a campaign that is set in a Darksouls-like setting. ...
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How does the Darkness spell react with solid objects obstructing the spell's area?

I recently played with a mob that could cast deeper darkness at will. Up until now the spell seemed very clear to me, because I just considered that there was basically a sphere of 60 feet around the ...
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For the Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill, is the pair of ranged attacks made at the PC's highest BAB?

Please elaborate on Soulbolt's Double Shot blade skill? The skill simply states.... Double Shot: As a standard action, a soulbolt can expend her psychic strike to make two ranged attacks with her ...
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Can you attack and then do Total Defence in the same turn?

Can you attack and then do Total Defence in the same turn? I would think that's the intended use but I want to be sure.
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How do I calculate the Sound Striker bard's Weird Words attack?

Bard Sound Striker Archetype has 2 new bardic performances, one which is Weird Words and reads as: Weird Words (Su): At 6th level the bard can start a performance that is always a standard action ...
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Is there any rule preventing me from starting multiple bardic performances in a single round?

Bardic Performance reads as follows: Starting a bardic performance is a standard action, but it can be maintained each round as a free action. Changing a bardic performance from one effect to ...
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Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both?

Can you hit two different targets with Lethal Acrobatics and deal sneak attack damage to both? We came a cross this problem when one our players a Rogue/Soulbolt used Lethal Acrobatics by moving in ...
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Can I get more than one level from a single action/encounter?

I have similar situation to described in here Can a character gain two levels with the same encounter? albeit in another system, as we are playing Pathfinder instead of D&D. My character is 4th ...
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How many spells would a 1st-level Wizard be able to prepare per day?

If I have a 1st level wizard with an Intelligence modifier of +3 (and therefore 6 spells known in my spellbook, plus all the cantrips for my chosen school of magic), exactly how many spells could I ...
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Are there any Armor Enchantments that are specifically good against Outsiders?

My DM would like to create magical items that are specifically designed to fight angels and demons. For weapons, we are using the "Bane" template, using a custom category of "Outsiders (Angels and ...
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Can other PCs use Alchemical Weapons?

I wanted to get some clarity on something. My character is an alchemist for reference. If I craft Alchemical Weapons like those listed in the Alchemists Manual, can my other party members use them? ...
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My player wants to cast multiple charges of magic missile from a wand

So I was GMing for the first time my custom Pathfinder campaign, and my Rogue uses a wand of magic missile with 8 charges left in it against the last opponent of the session, and vaporizes him. I ...
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What is a star child?

In Pathfinder, one of the effects of the 20th-level capstone ability of the Heavens spirit Shaman is that if you ever die, you are reborn/reincarnated as a "star child". If she dies, she’s reborn 3 ...
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Are Fly checks affected by maneuverability if your flight isn't “natural”?

According to the Fly skill page: A creature with a natural fly speed receives a bonus (or penalty) on Fly skill checks depending on its maneuverability. Earlier, the same term is used to ...
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What would be an appropriate cost for a Dexterity enhancement bonus on a sword?

My fighter has a sword that gives him +2 to dexterity as long as it is wielded or sheathed. What would an appropriate amount be to value that bonus at? The magic items creation rules say an ability ...
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How do shadow Conjuration/Evocation spells appear and work at 100%?

At 15th level, an NPC wizard with the Shadow caster archetype using the solid Shadow metamagic feat casts Greater Shadow Conjuration, mimicking a Hungry Pit against a party of PCs. Say they all make ...
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What is the result of a Readied Action to move the target triggered by a melee attack attempt?

Situation: Fred the Fighter wants to survive another round in the ring with Bob the Barbarian. He's a skilled fighter, and has taken Combat Maneuver feats. Bob moves in to attack, but Fred readied to ...
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What happens if the Enlarge Person spell is cast on an already Large creature with reach?

I have built my own race in one of my campaigns. I was wondering how the enlarge person spell would work on a Large creature who got the reach racial point giving him a reach of 10 feet. I know that ...
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How, as a Pathfinder DM, can I help my players create characters at the correct optimization level for a given adventure?

My D&D 4e party is a few levels away from the end of their epic campaign, and they want to keep playing D&D with me. I have recently discovered that I really like some of the Adventure Paths ...
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Can a flying character can use Ant Haul to carry another character?

One of my player is a level 8 Oracle of Flame and she has the revelation Wings of Fire. She is not strong enough to lift someone while flying. She would like to. She plays a Peri Aasimar with a strong ...
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Does attacking with a reach weapon provoke an attack of opportunity?

There's plenty of scholarship on making attacks of opportunity with a reach weapon; that's not what I'm asking about. I'm asking about the following: if you're adjacent to an enemy, and you're ...
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What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the “Scout” Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge?

What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the "Scout" Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge? Lethal Acrobatics (Ex): When a rogue with this talent successfully uses ...
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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 readied actions to avoid being hit?

Can you use readied actions to avoid being hit? This came up in our game today; after I thought about it, it seems incredibly exploitable. Here are some examples of how you could avoid being hit. As ...
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How do I make a gunslinger with a decent damage progression?

I am considering playing a Gunslinger when next we play Pathfinder (I am currently GMing a game, and we'll be switching off afterwards), and thumbing through the Ultimate Combat Playtest v. 2, and I'm ...
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How can I advance a warpriest beyond level 20? [closed]

So, my warpriest has reached level 20, and my DM is telling me that is the highest I can go, so I have to either start with another class or find a prestige class - any suggestions?
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How can I make a high level magus fail a will save?

We are playing an epic level campaign in which all PCs and most NPCs are 20th level. This has been really fun but I am quickly finding that it is very hard to get an advantage over some of the people ...
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What's the difference between a rift to the Astral Plane and a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the description for the Portable Hole both "a rift to the Astral Plane" and "a gate to the Astral Plane" are mentioned. See the exert below (emphasis mine): If a bag of holding is placed within ...
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Is there an official Centaur race for PCs in Pathfinder?

Is there a Centaur race in Pathfinder? If so, please leave a link. If not how do I get around constructing one?
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Wizard's Battleshaping: Extending duration & Considered magic?

Wizards School (transmutation), sub-school (Shapechanging), from the Advanced Player's Guide. You are granted a power replacement for Telekinetic Fist called Battleshaping, which allows you to grow ...
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What if the Levitate spell's load is exceeded after it's cast?

What happens if you are a spellcaster and you use the levitate spell to float up somewhere, but your load suddenly increases over the levitate spell's weight limit? Such as by grabbing onto another ...