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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

This is unbalanced and badly designed The second level feature of this gives you the option to cast any spell from a cleric or druid spell list. There's no need to look at any of the other features: ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

No, it is overpowered, and as as you've noticed, steps on the toes of others classes I see the following problems with it: Spell Research negates the most significant limitation of the Wizard - ...
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Do you get the benefits of Oversized Weapons with Path of Giant?

The class feature description has everything you need to know. The feature description for Giant Stature is complete - you don’t have to look elsewhere to learn its effects: While raging, you gain ...
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Is this "Survivalist Fighter" archetype balanced?

No, this is very strong and unlikely to be balanced. Going over the abilities: Keep Moving is probably fine. It's thematic and the most potent ability is the advantage on constitution saves. There's ...
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Is this subclass I found on Dungeon Master's Guild balanced?

Not particularly balanced, no. 2nd level features: Scrappy Scholar is strictly better than anyone else's "Savant" feature Partially educated is like getting a Bard's magical secrets at ...
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What is the most optimal Cleric Subclass for a party consisting of mostly melee martials?

Twilight Domain is easily the most powerful cleric subclass. I’ve written about this before, describing the Twilight Domain as “stupidly powerful”. The chief offender for the Twilight Domain's ...
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Can I take the Bastion Dedication if I have the Hardwood Armor impulse?

No Prerequisites are defined on pg.18 of the CRB in the section labelled Reading the Rules (emphasis added): Prerequisites: Any minimum ability scores, feats, proficiency ranks, or other ...
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Which Esoterica actions can I use if I choose the Thaumaturge Dedication?

The Thaumaturge Dedication only grants you the Glimpse Vulnerability action For your first point, you are correct that the phrase "but don't gain its benefits" is referring to the Implement, ...
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Balancing help for homebrew warlock subclass

This is too front-loaded, otherwise fine to test As most play happens on tier one and two (e.g. most published campaigns end in early or mid tier 3), the features on the lower levels of your class are ...
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Is this "School of the Wyrm" wizard subclass I found balanced?

As you said, it definitely steps on the toes of other classes (giving that it allows the wizard to cast any spell from the Cleric or Druid spell) as well as giving them metamagic which is the Sorcerer'...
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Is a familiar with the figment archetype still cursed, diseased, or poisoned after it dies then returns?

RAW RAW it's unclear how it should be handled, as there is neither direct rules text from the Recurring Dream ability itself, nor indirect rules text from some place else to apply, nor a similar ...
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How exactly does underhanded maneuvers function?

Underhanded Maneuvers replaces the attack with a dirty trick or steal maneuver, neither of which normally do any damage, so no damage will typically occur. I think the ability assumes the utility of ...
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Will being able to "mix-and-match" subclass features break the game?

This Will Lead to Power Creep Whether or not it "breaks your game" depends on what you already allow at your table (unlimited multiclassing vs "story justified" multiclassing vs. ...
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Balancing help for homebrew warlock subclass

Slightly muddled in design Overall I'd say this is mostly an alright class, maybe on the weak side and DM dependent on utility. Some parts are overloaded (such as level 1), but not in a way that would ...
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D&D Fighter (Brute) damage increase

The boost is for that attack only When the Brute Force feature from "Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses" says: Whenever you hit with a weapon that you’re proficient with and deal damage, ...
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Is there a Pathfinder first edition Druid archetype that enhances Wild shape generically?

One archetype published by Paizo, technically: the Naga Aspirant, which requires being a Nagaji, adds the ability to become a naga without otherwise affecting wild shape. And, one 3rd party archetype ...
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How exactly does underhanded maneuvers function?

Unhanded maneuvers is not clear The wording on underhanded maneuvers is poor, because it’s not clear if it’s allowing you to do something you might not otherwise be able to do, or if it’s just ...
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Bagweaver Artificer Subclass

Initial thoughts I love the ideas in this subclass. Some of the features look a little odd, and they don't seem to work quite how I'd expect a bag expert's abilities to work. The infusions look ...
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How would you go about building a paladin of arshea?

Arshea is an NG deity of liberty, comfort, and sexuality. None of these is incompatible with anything about being a paladin. Lawful good worshippers are a normal and natural part of Arshea’s flock. ...
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What is the most optimal Cleric Subclass for a party consisting of mostly melee martials?

With lots of martial characters in your party the Voice of Authority feature of the Order Domain cleric (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything p.31) might be fun because it keeps you thinking tactically ...
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Can I take the Bastion Dedication if I have the Hardwood Armor impulse?

You must have the feat to fulfill the feat prerequisite General rules support The section "Reading the Rules" that explains the elements of a rules stat block says: Prerequisites Any ...
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Is there any psion variant/ACF/etc that gets Grip of Iron?

After some research I conclude that there is no existing variant or ACF that would work. And a psionic item would cost 14,000gp if the Gloves of Titan's Grip in the XPH (p174) is any metric.
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