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What ways are there to bypass spell resistance?

Our DM originally began by targeting two characters, the Sorlock and the Bladelock, by giving enemies Brooches of Shielding to nerf them. Realizing instead, he had just given us a new revenue stream, ...
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How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class?

How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class? In the Contemplative's Class Features description (page 32, Complete Divine), it is written: ...
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When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen?

When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen? For instance, the spell Create Memories specifies: Resisting the spell requires beating a MR or PsR check with a Difficulty of ...
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What spells can be used to damage a Rakshasa before L7 slots are available?

I've been looking for the most effective ways to damage a Rakshasa as a spellcaster, before L7 slots become available. After reading the 3 questions below, Is a Rakshasa immune to Animate Objects? ...
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Can creatures with Spell Resistance voluntarily fail saving throws?

Pathfinder's magic rules say that a creature with "special resistance to magic" can voluntarily fail a saving throw against a spell. Voluntarily Giving up a Saving Throw A creature can ...
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What happens when you touch an indirect combat spell preparation?

When you cast an indirect combat spell with sorcery, the target gets to resist/dodge the spell with a Rea+Int roll. The spell then is launched with an Opposed Test that pits the magician’s ...
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Why doesn't Acid Arrow go against Spell Resistance?

I've seen and understand that Acid Arrow doesn't go against Spell Resistance, as shown here. But I have no clear idea for a basis of why this would be the case? Even if you were flinging the dart that ...
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Does a Pseudodragon's natural spell resistance stack with the spell resistance granted to familiars?

Pseudodragons have spell resistance 12. As a familiar, at level 11, it gains spell resistance 16 that scales with the wizard's level. Do the spell resistances stack?
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Rolling for spell resistance against multiple creatures

Do you roll a caster level check for spell resistance once per spell, and then apply it to each creature separately, or do you roll a separate caster level check for each affected creature? The ...
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Being fed a potion while having Spell resistance and while unconscious

Normally with potions you are the caster and target, thus SR would not apply. But if you are force fed a potion is this still the case or would SR still deny the spell?
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Spell Resistance with Alchemist Bombs

By default, an alchemist's bombs are not affected by spell resistance, because they are a Supernatural (Su) ability. Only spells and spell-like abilities are subject to spell resistance. ...
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Is spell resistance lowered while sleeping?

I was reading the magic rules. Under aiming a spell Some spells restrict you to willing targets only. Declaring yourself as a willing target is something that can be done at any time (even if you'...
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Does a familiar sharing a spell benefit from its master's feats regarding that spell?

A wizard that possesses the feat Arcane Mastery (Complete Arcane 73) employs the special ability share spells so that both the wizard and the wizard's familiar gain the benefits of the 6th-level Sor/...
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Is the elemental ray spell-like subject to spell resistance?

One of my players is using an acid elemental ray against a creature with spell resistance. There is nothing in the elemental ray or the acidic ray that suggests whether spell resistance applies or ...
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Can a creature that is immune to magic be affected by a spell that ignores spell resistance?

In D&D 3.5 and/or Pathfinder if a creature is immune to magic, does a spell that has "SR: No" affect it ? I ask cause technically its a spell and is magic, but of course spells that don't allow ...
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When you willingly lower spell resistance, and discover a harmful spell can you resume it?

If a player is willing to lower their spell resistance to someone casting a spell on them, what choices do they have open to them? If they have spellcraft they have the ability to tell what spell is ...
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Can True Polymorph be used to transform someone into a shapechanger creature?

The spell clearly says that it does not affect a shapechanger. Shapechangers are not affected by this spell. But has nothing about the opposite. Would that mean that I can change a Goblin into a ...
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Which caster level bonuses stack for overcoming SR?

Which of the following bonuses stack for overcoming SR? Master Specialist: Caster Level Increase: Upon reaching 6th level, add 1 to your caster level whenever you cast a spell of your chosen ...
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How can I gain permanent/regularly usable spell resistance?

I am looking for a way to gain permanent or at least regularly usable (eg. daily) spell resistance, that preferably scales with character. Because of the character concept, I'd like to avoid using ...