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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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Raising an Undead Tarrasque

I know it is possible to raise an undead tarrasque, but I need to find out specifics and there are none I can find. With my current Necromancer build, at level 20 I can raise a max in one setting of ...
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What are the rules on using unidentified wands?

What are the exact rules for using wands that have not yet been fully identified via Detect Magic+Spellcraft? Is there a difference whether or not you would be able to use the wand in question ...
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Pathfinder warbow concept review - redux [on hold]

This is a revisit of the warbow initially described in this question. Consideration was given to all answers, and combined/adapted for the below. Primarily, some of the spell storing abilities were ...
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What is a reliable source of Adamantine?

What is a reliable source of Adamantine for PC's with a level range of 13-16? I am finding it difficult to locate appropriate Lore on adamantine, specifically where it comes from, where to find it, ...
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Can Homunculi, Undead or Other constructs be used to cast Occult Rituals?

Can a wizard craft a small army of proxies to cast Occult Rituals for him? Primary Caster Proxy - Homunculus? Occult spells can be used by non-spellcasters, and instead the hit dice of the "primary ...
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Can a caster Deliberately Fail Wrest Resources to produce adamantium?

This is a request for a viability check on a spell combo to mass produce adamantium. My questions are: Is this viable? Am I missing any negative consequences not accounted for? Is there a way to ...
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How can I help my PCs fight against a Mind Flayer's psionic blast?

I am running a pathfinder campaign for a group of 5 players. I have a half-elf wizard, human druid, dwarf barbarian, halfling bard and half-orc paladin. The party were all level 5 at the time of this ...
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How does the oracle's Temporal Celerity revelation work when there otherwise wouldn't be a surprise round?

An oracle with the time mystery can choose the Temporal Celerity revelation: Temporal Celerity (Su): Whenever you roll for initiative, you can roll twice and take either result. At 7th level, you ...
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Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing?

Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing? I can't find any references as to which kind of healing this is. When in combat, if you deal fire damage to an enemy, ...
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Does lesser celestial totem proc on Fire God's Blessing and similar feats?

Does the rage power lesser celestial totem increases the healing afforded by the feat Fire God's Blessing or by the feat Glorious Heat? If so, by how much? For example, how many hp are healed by a ...
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Using UMD to activate a Ring of revelations

I'm a life Oracle but would quite like some of the other oracles revelations. Would it be possible to use a Ring of revelations with use magic device to use a mystery from a different oracle I.e a ...
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Does a creature with DR/alignment bypass DR/magic?

The natural attacks of a creature with DR/x, bypass DR/x. Additionally, high enhancement bonuses bypass DR/ certain materials and alignments. DR/ weapon type (bludgeoning, piercing, slashing) ...
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I've been swallowed and the creature has been Baleful Polymorphed; what happens?

Related question but different game (D&D 5e): What happens when a creature that has swallowed another creature is polymorphed? We went into the water and a 5x4 creature attacked us. It had grab ...
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Can a Lute of the Battle Ready be used to perform when it is transformed?

I'm playing a Bard and was given a Lute of the Battle Ready at level 1. However, I haven't been really able to use it because I focus on Performing instead of fighting. Is it possible to maintain a ...
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Does a Skald's Raging Song prevent spellcasting?

This is the description of the Skald's Raging Song (Su) class feature: If a raging song affects allies, when the skald begins a raging song and at the start of each ally’s turn in which they can ...
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How much should it cost to repair damaged, but not broken, magical equipment?

We have a +1 short sword that has 15 hitpoints. It has taken 10 damage. How much should it cost to repair that damage?
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What happens when a witch takes the Improved Familiar feat?

The Improved Familiar feat was designed before the Witch existed, and mainly for Wizard. I have a Witch that has more than 10 lvl1 spells and more than 3 spells of lvl 2 and 3, and I'm wondering if ...
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Is there a magic item I can use mythic points on to then cast the mythic version of that spell?

Is there a way, say casting a spell from a scroll or whatever, that I can then spend a mythic point and cast the mythic version (assuming I know the mythic version). It sounds like a staff might work?...
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What are inexpensive and efficient ways for mundane characters to deal with swarms? [duplicate]

Swarms can be a big problem. In both Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 and in Pathfinder they are either immune to weapon damage or take less damage than normal from many weapons (see here and here, ...
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What to do when the GM gives the party an overpowered item?

Recently our GM has given the party an item that could easily break the game for the rest of the campaign. We were given a Sap of Healing that deals 1d6 damage and after successfully hitting a target ...
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Does Casting a Spell From a Scroll Count as Casting the Spell Yourself?

Does casting a spell from a scroll count as you casting the spell for effects such as Spell Focus and other abilities that improve the spells you cast? If scrolls don't, are there items that do?
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Blowguns. What's the point? [on hold]

I know the basic advantage to blowguns is that you can't accidentally poison yourself when applying poison to the darts, but is that really it? I feel like delivering the poison via d8 crossbow with ...
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Can you stack the effect of the Crafter's Fortune spell by drinking potions of it?

If you were to craft potions of crafter's fortune, could you stack the effect by drinking multiple potions to get a +10 or +15 or your next Craft check? The description of crafter's fortune states ...
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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 ...