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Questions tagged [witch]

For questions about the Witch class in Pathfinder. A witch is a spellcaster class typically based around applying negative conditions to her opponents, such as curses or hexes.

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Can a Mirror Witch get multiple uses of Cryptic Omens?

The text of Cryptic Omens reads as follows: Cryptic Omens (Ex): Each day, when a mirror witch consults with her patron mirror, the patron fragment can speak a few words of cryptic advice about the ...
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How to handle a (Witch's) Familiar below level 5 - Communication & Orders

Hello Fellow Game Masters & Players, New GM here with a party of 5 players at lvl 1 (2 soon), experienced with DnD but not Pathfinder. I hope you can shed some light / give advice about familiar ...
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Do Pathfinder Witches have a dedicated Patron spell slot?

In Pathfinder, do Witches have a Patron spell slot? APG pg 70, under "Patron Spells" says: At 2nd level, and every two levels thereafter, a witch's patron adds new spells to a witch's list of ...
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Is a cartomancer restricted to the hexes listed as complementing the archetype?

Hexes: The following witch hexes complement the cartomancer archetype: evil eye, fortune, misfortune, soothsayer. Major Hexes: The following major hexes complement the cartomancer archetype: ...
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How do witches learn spells?

Several people in my group has been discussing whether it was possible for a witch to learn spells from a scroll or a wizard and we can't find an definitive answer.
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Can witches leave a spell slot open for later use in the day?

Wizards, clerics, and other full casters can leave a spell slot open, and later in the day study or pray or something similar for an suitable length of time, and fill the open slot with a spell. Do ...
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What kind of action is used to activate the hex Prehensile Hair?

This hex specifically says instantly (which is quite ambiguous). Effect: The witch can instantly cause her hair (or even her eyebrows) to grow... But, hexes are typically activated with a ...
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Help calculating witch attack with prehensile hair

Level 8 BAB 4 STR 7 (-2) INT 26 (+8) Hex: Prehensile hair Even though it is listed as a secondary natural attack, I would just use the hair to attack as a standard action. How would I apply the ...
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Where do I find Greater Globe of Invulnerability?

At twelfth level, a Wisdom patron Witch adds Greater Globe of Invulnerability to her spell list, which is presumably a better version of the Globe of Invulnerability spell. Unfortunately, no such ...
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Independence of a Witch's Familiar

How independent can a Witch's familiar be? (Whether it's a player's witch or an NPC witch.) It's not awakened, but it's not just an animal companion. It stores spells, and can use them based on the ...
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Clarification on the witch, known spells, patron spells and bonus spells per level

I've played Pathfinder for a few sessions earlier but only with spontaneous casters or melee strikers and only at lower levels. Now we're running a high-level campaign (starting level 12) and I've ...
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What class archetypes can replace a Witch's spellcasting ability?

One of our players does not enjoy the metagame of spell memorization / resource management that comes with spellcasting. Our GM has allowed us to retcon her archetype to replace or scale back the ...
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Does a sleeping creature wake up if doesn't fail her will saving throw?

I'm playing a changeling dreamweaver witch and I'm using my slumber hex on my sleeping companions to use sow thoughts on them. My question is: if I hex them and they succed the saving throw on will, ...
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Are drow considered to be witches?

The Witch Hunter class by Super Genius Games highlights the question of what creatures are considered a witch: So, who or what is a witch? First, it needs to be explicitly stated that “witch” ...
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Can this Monk Witch Grapple and then Pin at a distance in one turn?

One of my players is playing a white haired witch/manoeuvre master monk at level 9 witch level 2 monk. She uses her hair to make an attack and then grapples as a free action. The maneuver monk is ...
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Can I arbitrarily end the witch hex disguise early?

Disguise (Su): A witch can change her appearance for a number of hours equal to her class level, as if using disguise self. These hours do not need to be consecutive, but they must be spent in 1-hour ...
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Does hideous laughter make a flying foe prone and cause the foe to fall?

A witch that's using the flight hex to fly 20 ft. up in the air fails her saving throw against my halfling bard's hideous laughter spell. The spell says that an affected creature collapses into ...
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Does the Flight hex grant a bonus to the Fly skill, like the spell does?

Does a character still get the bonus to the fly skill as per the spell Fly when using the witch's hex Flight? The Flight hex reads: "she can fly, as per the spell" The Fly spell reads: "The subject ...
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What happens if I'm the target of both a Misfortune and a Fortune hex?

So let's say I am a fighter, and there is a witch in my party. We are fighting a bad witch. My witch uses the fortune hex on me, and the bad witch uses the misfortune hex on me. What happens on my ...
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Witch storing wizard spells

Can a witch study a wizard/sorcerer or cleric spell from a scroll and store it in their familiar if it's not on their witch spell list?
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Does Split Hex stack with the Rod of Voracious Hexes?

First, we have the feat Split Hex, described below: You can split the effect of one of your targeted hexes, affecting another creature you can see. Prerequisites: Witch level 10th. ...
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Does a user of supernatural abilities know if they are taking effect?

I'm searching for RAW which states whether a user of supernatural abilities (SU) knows that her abilities are taking effect. Since SU are not spells and therefore no spell resistance applies, I'm not ...
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Are targets aware if they are being hexed? [duplicate]

If a creature is the target of a witch hex, such as Evil Eye, Slumber, or Charm, are they aware that they have been targeted? Would they be able to determine who hexed them? Does it matter if the ...
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Guidance / Fortune Synergy

How does the +1 bonus from the Guidance cantrip work with the extra roll from the Fortune witch hex? GUIDANCE School divination; Level cleric 0, druid 0 Casting Time 1 standard action Components V, S ...
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Can you repeatedly use Fortune Hex twice a day if you have the Accursed Hex feat?

Can you repeatedly target yourself or a party member twice a day with the Fortune Hex if you take Accursed Hex as a feat? Fortune (Su): The witch can grant a creature within 30 feet a bit of good ...
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Which traits are better for a control/(de)buff Witch at level 4?

Going to make a level 4 witch. I have narrowed my list of traits down to the following. Which 2 of these 4 options is better for a battlefield control/debuffer/buffer build? +2 Initiative (already +...
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How can I persuade my DM to play my warlock's patron in a way that respects my character's concept?

I'm interested in playing a witch character in a D&D 5e game. The things I want to emphasize in playing a witch are the importance of family, in particular the bond of sisterhood, and that a ...
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Can I share a Hex with my familiar via the Share Spell class feature?

After looking through my abilities and spells, I believe that I found a way to enhance my cat to finally do damage by itself without changing its stats or actively casting spells. However, this would ...
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How does “Long Arm” affect Familiar Size?

I recently added Witch to my horrendously multi-classed Fighter and found this little brain teaser. I had adopted a Blue Russian (cat) as my linked familiar whom I can cast self-altering spells on, ...
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Extending Coven to affect class level instead of just caster level for scaling effects

The Coven hex allows you to use an 'aid another' action to increase the caster level of the other witch for one round, In addition, whenever the witch with this hex is within 30 feet of another ...
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Magic Jar without a receptacle

In the magic jar spell effects, you can possess a body, which sends the 'life force' or 'soul' to the receptacle/magic jar. You possess the body and force the creature's soul into the magic jar ...
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What kind of spells can the familiar of a witch learn?

According to this page (paragraph "Learn from scroll") a witch can teach her familiar new spells from a scroll. Are these spells restricted to the witch spell list, or can it be any other spell as ...
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How can I design balanced customized hexes for witches?

I'm working with my GM to have my character creating new spells for a thematic purpose, based around water. We were talking and he had asked what to consider the differences between hexes and spells. ...
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How to enhance Witch Hexes?

I want to increase the DC of the hexes my witch uses. Mainly this would be evil eye and deep slumber. As far as I understand spell focus didn't work because it states that only spells could be ...
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Making a combat-ready familiar?

I got a really funny idea for a character after looking at the Improved Familiar feat the other day. The idea is a young feminine witch who takes Improved Familiar to get a Almiraj (it's basically a ...
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How to get a witch's hair to look like snakes?

I want make a witch (ideally white haired archetype) who's hair can attack and which appears to be made of snakes. With the hair being unlikely to hit and any illusion being likely to be broken by ...
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Can a white-haired witch grapple multiple targets?

The white-haired witch needs to spend a standard action to maintain the grapple at the beginning of the next round, if she succeeded in hitting (and thus grappling) a target, and the target failed to ...
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What attack rolls does a TWF 3 Rogue/1 White-haired Witch get?

The White-Haired Witch gains a powerful natural attack (that automatically grapples when it hits). How many attacks do a 3 Knife Master/1 Winter Witch I get for a full round attack, and what are those ...
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Combining Witches' Charm (Su) Hex and Diplomacy?

Can you combine the Witches' Charm Hex and Diplomacy to significantly change someone's attitude? Can diplomacy be used at all on a subject under the influence of the Witches' Charm Hex? Charm (Su)...