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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What happens if two people on opposing sides use command undead on a non-sentient undead? [duplicate]

I am planning to play as a necromancer in an evil game however one of my biggest fears is a cleric will just produce a wand of command undead and order my undead to attack me resulting in me being ...
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Does magic armor grant an enhancement bonus to its armor bonus, or directly to your AC? [duplicate]

My previous assumption was that magic armor and magic shields gain an enhancement bonus to their own armor/shield bonuses, which indirectly translates to increased AC. However, in the process of ...
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Are all undead evil? [duplicate]

Based on the creature type undead, are they innately evil? The creature type listing for them does not list it, but its mentioned in the things that everyone knows about the undead. But does that mean ...
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Automating the entry of Pathfinder Stat Block [duplicate]

How do I automate entering (not generate) statistics for a Pathfinder character or monster, and get some formatted text of a proper stat block that I can use in Microsoft Word or Adobe Indesign?
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How to max out Will saves under level 4 [closed]

Standard Paizo books. 20 point buy. 150 starting gold. How can one max out will saves at specifically level 1, but overall under level 4? Classes, archetypes, feats, races, traits, and whatnot. If ...
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For magic items that give the user an ability boost (Str, Dex , etc), why is the first day (24 hour) benefit counts as “temporary”? [duplicate]

For magic items that give the user an ability boost (Str, Dex , etc), why is the first day (24 hours) benefit counts as "temporary"? Example: Belt of Physical Perfection: This belt has a large ...
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Reading with Darkvision [duplicate]

So with Darkvision you cannot discern color. Recently I stumbled upon a debate fighting over wether or not you could read in darkness with darkvision, since you cannot discern the color of the ink ...
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Can the Hunter ability “Animal Focus” be used in conjunction with the spell “Animal Aspect”?

Can a Hunter benefit from both their Animal Focus ability and a casting of the Animal Aspect spell? They use similar wording, but most of their bonuses are different, with the spell being generally ...
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Is there a logical language that could be used for a machine that can answer yes/no questions, to answer more complex questions?, [closed]

Is there a logical language that could be used for a machine that can answer yes/no questions only to answer more complex questions? (Or can we create one?) Note: I'm starting to realize the question ...
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Roughly what is the currency conversion rate between real-world currency and gold pieces (gp) in Pathfinder? [duplicate]

This is just for fun. Based on the cost of non-magical items, one could presumably deduce a conversion rate between Pathfinder and the real world. Of course, worlds and nations differ, so some goods ...
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How to Deal with Mass Combat [duplicate]

I recently had a session where the party was on board a boat (Smugglers) with a crew size of 40 which got into a fight with a boat (Royal Marines) with a crew size of 60. Obviously I didn't put the ...
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What level of interactibility does the Summon natural allies spell grant over summons that can speak? [duplicate]

I play a Gnome Alchemist with the Preservationist archetype. In my formulae I have Summon nature's allies (I, II, IV and so on...), which allows me to summon creatures to help me do things (fight, and ...
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Additional spells/day at First Level [duplicate]

Can a level 1 Oracle use the additional spell slots gained by having a high Charisma to cast the low level spells she knows or are those slots initially wasted? Can spell slots generally be used to ...
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Detect magic (drows) and invisibility (spells) [duplicate]

I'm wondering about detect magic from the drow nobles. It is a constant effect. From the description you see that an aura is around the area. This question What happens when Detect Magic is used upon ...
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How does feeblemind affect Wisdom based casters?

Feeblemind Target creature's Intelligence and Charisma scores each drop to 1. The affected creature is unable to use Intelligence- or Charisma-based skills, cast spells, understand language, or ...
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Does the feat Craft Arms and Armor give proficiency to weapons they make?

Does someone with the feat Craft Arms and Armor gain proficiency with weapons they make? Are they limited to making weapons they are proficient with? Ex: Can someone with Craft Arms and Armor make ...
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What does the Loyalty Across Lifetimes trait do?

I've started playing an Unchained Summoner with my play group, and I'm trying to round out the last little bits of by character. When I was looking through traits, I saw Faith trait Loyalty across ...
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What is the point of paper alchemical cartridges?

Using a paper cartridge cost 1 gold more than just a bullet and a dose of black powder, so what exactly is the point of having them when you can just have a bullet and some loose black powder?
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What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?

I'm making a Bloodrager(infernal)/Sorcerer(draconic). A devil planted a seed of darkness in the boy's soul and as an adult he has to learn to fight and control it. House rules allow two bloodlines. ...
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Sorcerer Spell Daily Limit in Simple Terms

So the way it works, as I understand it, is at level 3 I have 5 level 0 spells(unlimited), and 2 Level 1 spells(6 times a day). What I need clarification on is do I get to cast each of my level 1's 6 ...
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Eidolon Stat Block Error Checking

Okay this may or may not be the site for asking this but i was wondering if anyone could see if i messed up anywhere before i add it to a proper sheet, pretty sure my math is right and i didn't miss ...
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Circlet of Persuasion an ODD boost that begs for explanation?

So in this question Can I create +1 stat boosting item? we see it suggested the game shouldn't have items that give odd numbered boosts. What's with items like Circlet of Persuasion which do exactly ...
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Druid wildshapes to recon a city from above, how to limit? [closed]

Im running a heavily modified Second Darkness Pathfinder game and we are on the 3rd book with the city battle. One of the players is a druid and has come up with the idea to wild shape and recon the ...
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Races that breed instantly?

My friend has recently been obsessed with the idea of a character that shares his Experience Points with his minions in order to get him several minions through so far the only things we have managed ...
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Sharing the Fast Healing ability with an Animal Companion

Does the animal companion's Share Spells feature allow a druid/ranger who has fast healing to share it with their animal companion?
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Help calculating attacks for UnMonk/Bear Shaman

UnMonk 1 Bear Shaman Druid 2 STR 18 (+4) Melee Attack Bonus 6 (BAB 2 + STR 4) Class features: Flurry of Blows/Totem Transformation Feats: Feral Combat Training (Bite), Weapon Focus (Bite), power ...
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What is the CR of a monster with class levels?

I can't find very clear rules about how adding class levels affects monster CR in the books, or maybe i just didn't understood clearly. I aim to make more memorable intelligent creatures like dragons ...
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Running a game with intentionally “over-powered” PCs [closed]

I've been playing for a few years now (I know I'm green) but I've been planning on running a game with intentionally "Over-Powered" PCs. This is the style of play I would like to try: My idea is to ...
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Native outsiders and elemental subtypes?

Do the various elemental native outsiders (ifrit, oread, sylph, etc) have an elemental subtype? For example would an ifrit also count as fire subtype?
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If I use my racial archetype can I still use my racial traits?

I wanna play a Vishkanya Deadly Courtesan but my group is telling me that if I choose that archetype I can't use my racial trait because my character might be OP.
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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 a single weapon for two weapon fighting that is not double?

There is a special rule that a double weapon can be used for TWF or be two handed. Double Weapons: A character can fight with both ends of a double weapon as if fighting with two weapons, but he ...
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Does grapple condition make you flatfooted?

When you are grappled (not pinned or tied up) are you considered flatfooted to either the thing grappling you or things not involved in the grapple?
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What is the DC to spot a ruby carried by a gremlin, from 50 feet away?

What would be the DC to spot a ruby on a gremlin from 50 feet away, assuming optimal lighting and environmental conditions? Let's say he was just holding in his hand, and the ruby is about a Grade 4 (...
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How to apply inhalable poison?

There are four categories of poison: contact, ingested, inhaled, and injury. I'm interested in inhaled. For example, there's a poison (inhaled) called Burnt Othor Fumes. Let's say I craft some. How do ...
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Can I use a Mass Amnesia-like wish?

Expanding on a question I posted not too long ago: Could a character use the Wish spell to simulate the Amnesia spell on multiple characters, or is it way too overpowered or against the rules? I'm ...
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Can you craft magic firearms with Craft Magic Arms and Armor without the gun-smithing feat? [closed]

Can you craft magic firearms with Craft Magic Arms and Armor without the gun-smithing feat?
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What does it mean that ranks from a Headband of Vast Intelligence don't stack with yours?

Headband of Vast Intelligence The headband grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to Intelligence of +2, +4, or +6. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is ...
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Optimizing a Summoner w Synthesist Archetype using Natural Weapons for max DPS

With goals of Max DPS to keep up with a Min/maxed wizard and Dwarven Fighter, is this an optimal build? This is my first venture into a natural weapons build. What enhancements should I have? I ...
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Summons with spontaneous casting casting low level spells in higher level slots

When summoned creatures have spell casting abilities which are spontaneous in nature like sorcerers, are you allowed to have them cast lower level spells in higher level slots?
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Virtual Immortality [closed]

I'm looking for ways to make PC's and NPC's virtually immortal. I know that EVERYTHING can be killed in one way or another, but that's not where I'm headed with this discussion. Elves have extremely ...
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Build - Maximum nonmagic Damage with Level 3 Character [closed]

I am looking for a really hard damage dealing character for Level 3. Everything on Pathfinder OGC is allowed. Our world is a very very low magic world that means no magical characters. So open Classes ...
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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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Would Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon enable Two-Weapon Fighting with double weapons and polearms?

Can you use Effortless Lace & Lighten Weapon on double weapons and pole arms? The Effortless Lace can only be added to one-handed weapons, but Lighten Weapon lets you use a two-handed weapon in ...
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Can a Kineticist/Rogue Delayed Blast work with Flurry of Blast and Many Throw and sneak attack?

I know a version of this question was asked earlier, but this is the next evolutionary step of this tactic. Can a Kineticist/Rogue Delayed Blast work with Flurry of Blast and Many Throw and Sneak ...
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In what sourcebook for Pathfinder are witches located? [duplicate]

In what sourcebook for Pathfinder are witches located?
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What to optimize a Skald for in such a party?

Our party I have formed a party to play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play with. It contains 7 players, including me. Me, a Conjuration School Savant Arcanist. I've just hit level 2 and am ...
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What damage spells can wizards use at spell level 1-4 that are not evocation/necromancy/divination? [closed]

In a campaign I am playing, I am a wizard who has had a permanent baleful polymorph effect on me, but I didn't take of Hit Dice. I focus on illusion, and for all the amazing things that illusion can ...
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What alignment (Law-Chaos-Neutral Axis) would best fit for a Riftwarden [closed]

I want to play a riftwarden and I am not sure what alignment would fit best. The description says: The Riftwardens are a loose collection of planar travelers from across the Great Beyond who ...
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How would you judge the alignment of this action and the possible repercussions? [closed]

I'm playing a chaotic good cleric in a Pathfinder campaign! I would like to know your opinion about something that happened during our last session. After we defeated a group of trolls, we returned ...