Questions tagged [pathfinder]

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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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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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 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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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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Can Jaunter’s Hop or Jaunter's Strike be used as part of Sneak Attack?

Can Jaunter’s Hop or Jaunter's Strike be used as part of Sneak Attack? Jaunter's Hop assumes you got Dimensional Agility feat. If so, how can this work in the middle combat? I can see this as part of ...
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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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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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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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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, 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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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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How can I attack with my move action?

I'm playing Pathfinder with a Dex-based warrior. I use power attack mythic in my attacks and try to attack as much as I can. I have this friend that can give me mythic haste, which gives me a bonus ...
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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 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 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 ...
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What can modify the area or shape of a Wall of X spell?

Summarizing the question into parts here. I am looking for abilities that do one of the following regarding walls. Increasing the size of the wall Changing the shape of a wall Allow for the moving of ...
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Do magic weapons have a slot for the purpose of Eidolons?

According to pathfinder, Eidolons may use magic items, but share slots with the summoner. So if you put 2 rings on your eidolon your summoner can use 0 rings since the Eidolon used up both of your ...
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Can Vital Strike be used when firing a light ballista?

I am aware of this question regarding feats that can be used when firing a ranged siege engine and this question regarding whether Vital Strike can be used when firing slow-firing weapons. The ...
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Is Inspire Greatness (Bard) the only way to gain explicit temporary Hit Dice?

The bard's Inspire Greatness ability adds 2d10 hit dice to a character for a short period of time. The trait Magical Knack gives you bonus caster levels that cannot exceed your current hit dice. ...
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Can caster level increases meet the caster level prerequisites for specific magic items?

Some magic items have a caster level prerequisite. For example, the adamantine golem notes that "the creator must be caster level 20th." Is it possible for the creator of such a magic item to inflate ...
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How does ability damage interact with the Possession spell?

Let's say that a wizard casts possession on a bugbear. Now, this bugbear has spent some time in questionable places and has contracted both Filth Fever and Mindfire, the first being a disease causing ...
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What spell do I need to be my own rock band?

In Pathfinder, I created a level 10 bard, and I want to be my own rock band outside battle. My bard already have a huge performance in singing and playing numerous instruments. I took Ghost Sound to ...
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Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in?

Since you can store a Bag Holding or Handy Haversack in a Pathfinder Pouch, how the do these containers' weights factor in? A Pathfinder Pouch has vol cap of 2 cubic feet & weight cap of 10 ...
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How does the +1 Keen Composite Longbow (+2 Str) work?

I would like to know how the +1 Keen Composite Longbow (+2 Str) from the dragon's demand works. I already understand the keen rule, however, I don't know how to apply the bonuses. My character has a ...
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What magic items give the owner the ability to possess others like the spell Possession?

Are there any items that allow the wielder to possess another as if casting the spell Possession? Pathfinder or D&D 3.5 items are accepted.
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Are alchemical weapons treated like weapons or alchemical items?

I have seen conflicting answers to this question online, so I'd like some help nailing down a somewhat more definitive answer. For characters with 1 BAB or higher, are alchemical weapons (tanglefoot ...
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How does the Blasting Wilder archetype work?

The Blasting Wilder's modified Wild Surge ability says (emphasis mine): A blasting wilder uses her wild surge not to improve her psionic powers, but to enhance her surge blast ability. Any time ...
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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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Do Mass versions of spells count as the base spell for magic item creation?

Certain magic items require that the crafter know certain spells. From the rules on magic item creation These prerequisites must be met for the item to be created. Most of the time, they take the ...
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How do I stat an NPC with a permanent injury?

Context My level 5 party is currently tasked with defending a small town from a raiding orc party. It is the first battle in a large war between this kingdom and the invading orc hordes. The half-orc ...
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Can I craft only a few bullets with Gunsmithing?

Crafting ammunition using the Gunsmithing feat always requires a minimum of one day of work: Crafting bullets, black powder, or cartridges takes 1 day of work for every 1,000 gp of ammunition (...
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Does the level increase from Bracers of the Merciful Knight increase the number of rounds of Fast Healing for the Injured Mercy?

I know that the Bracers of the Merciful Knight increase the base healing of Lay on Hands and the number of times per day that a Paladin can use it. Do you also take the +4 levels into consideration ...
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What is the most real shadow spells can be increased by?

Shadow spells (Shadow Conjuration, Shadow Evocation, etc.) are only some percentage as strong as the real thing. Some things, like Solid Shadows, can make these spells more real. What I want to know ...
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How can a Gloomblade fighter extend the list of throwable two-handed weapons?

I'm currently building a Gloomblade fighter with the Two-Handed Fighter archetype. The ranged option of this character is thrown shadow weapons, and I am looking for ways to expand the list of options....
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Does Deceitful Incompetence combine with Opportune Parry and Riposte?

In Opportune Parry and Riposte it says that you expend an Attack of Opportunity to try to parry your opponent's attack. So, could a Swashbuckler (or a Spear Fighter) keep having increasing bonuses ...
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Can you pick an advanced rogue talent with the Extra Rogue Talent feat?

If you are level 11 (or above) and you take the Extra Rogue Talent feat (as rogue), can you pick an advanced talent instead of just a normal rogue talent?
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Does a Rogue using one handed fire arm and Flick of the Wrist feat allow him to use his Sneak Attack?

Does a Rogue using one handed fire arm and the Flick of the Wrist feat (Races of the Wild, p. 150-151) allow him to use his Sneak Attack?
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Can a Ring of Force Shield be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round?

I am a little unclear about the rules covering ring of force shield with archery. Can the ring be activated and deactivated multiple times in the same round? Is the following possible with a 10th-...
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What seductive humanoid (or similar) monsters are there? [closed]

I know about nymphs and succubi, but is there any other monster in the lore that is extremely beautiful and humanoid-like or similar that seduces people? Even a high-Charisma humanoid monster would ...
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Are there any potential problems with this home-brew “Dueling Cape” as a substitute for a shield?

I play a swashbuckling rapier-wielding warblade named Vesuvio Monteverdi. He refuses to use a shield, as there is no honor in that. With DM permission, are there any potential mechanical and ...
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What is the life expectancy of oozes/slimes?

Is there any info known about the natural life expectancy of oozes / slimes? Are they ageless/immortal (in terms of not affected by aging at all)?
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Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting?

Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting? Benefit: If you draw a light weapon and make a melee attack with it in the same round, you catch your ...
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How could a Lich maintain the appearance of being alive without magic?

I'm designing a character for a campaign whose role is to be a recurring antagonist. When the players first meet him, I want him to seem undeniably human. The idea is that the party will "kill" him ...
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Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? [duplicate]

For example, the Belt of Giant Strength is an item with caster level 8. Can you craft a magic item without meeting its caster level requirement? Is it treated like all other requirements, increasing ...
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How long would it take for commoners to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan?

How long would it take to travel from Tian-Xia to Avistan using mundane methods? Is it even possible to do so?
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Do the Improvised Weapon Mastery and Shikigami Style feats stack?

The Improvised Weapon Mastery feat says: Increase the amount of damage dealt by the improvised weapon by one step (for example, 1d4 becomes 1d6) to a maximum of 1d8 (2d6 if the improvised weapon is ...
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How to use “Create Undead” without any risk?

My party has recently slain a Linnorm Dragon and we would very much like to raise it as a Juju Zombie, thus having something really hard to kill as a frontline. The problem is that if the caster doesn'...
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Is it possible to reduce the cost of brewing potions?

The cost of brewing a potion is 25 \$\times\$ caster level \$\times\$ spell level. Is it somehow possible to reduce this cost by collecting rare herbs or in some other way?
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Do I gain any benefit from holding a weapon with multiple limbs?

I am aware that holding a weapon with 2 hands allows you to use 1.5 of strength modifier for its damage dealt. If one would wield a weapon with more than 2 arms, like 4 or 6 would it provide some ...