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The Fireball spell does 1d6 die of damage per overall caster level up to 10d6 at the caster's tenth level. She should roll 10d6 for her fireball damage. The caster level for a spell is determined by the player's overall caster level. A caster level is a character level taken in a character class that gains caster levels at a level and rate defined in ...


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You're on homebrew territory Multiclassing a character to maximum level in multiple classes is not possible under the base rules. The maximum character level is 20, so the total levels you have in Sorcerer and Bard can't sum up to over 20 either. In accordance with that, the multiclass spellcaster table (5e PHB, page 165) only goes to level 20 as well, so ...


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Rules as written, you'll never get to 20/20. The character will never reach Sorcerer 20/Bard 20 by the rules, because characters stop advancement by level at 20th. Multi-class characters use the table and rules on on page 164 and 165 of the PHB to determine spell slots. The key point of fact is that a character determines spells known for each class ...


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The correct level is 2 if your character is an Eldritch Knight, 1 otherwise. Each level of wizard counts as a full spellcaster level when multiclassing. Each fighter level counts as a third of a level but only if you have the Eldritch Knight class feature. Fractional levels are rounded down as is the general rule (Player's Handbook, page 7) and as is also ...


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No, the relevant rules can be found in the entry for Magic Item Creation in the Pathfinder SRD. To briefly summarize, the caster level of the item is part of the DC that you need to roll against when you make a spellcraft roll. (nominally 5 + Caster level of the item). It also set other characteristics of the magic item such as how difficult it is to ...


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Each class has its own caster level, which is usually equal to its class level. Revisiting your first quotation, A spell’s power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to her class level in the class she’s using to cast the spell. (emphasis mine) The spell’s caster level is equal to the caster’s level in the ...


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No, you use the ring's caster level Magical effects from magic items, in general, use the item's caster level, which is defined at creation. Caster Level (CL): The next item in a notational entry gives the caster level of the item, indicating its relative power. The caster level determines the item’s saving throw bonus, as well as range or other level-...


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There is no limitation. The Staff of Power does exactly what it says on the lid. The only requirements is that it must be attuned by a wizard, sorcerer or warlock - level is irrelevant. Of course, why a very rare magic item is in the hands of a such a low level character is another question.


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Magic Item Descriptions on Caster Level says The next item in a notational entry gives the caster level of the item, indicating its relative power. The caster level determines the item's saving throw bonus, as well as range or other level-dependent aspects of the powers of the item (if variable). It also determines the level that must be contended with ...


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Spellcasters and “levels” The word “level” is notoriously overused in D&D, and therefore also in Pathfinder. Characters have many, many different “levels” relevant to them, and yet in almost all cases things use the word “level” without any clarification. Character level is your overall level, which is also equal to the number of “hit dice” you have, ...


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Probably the most useful spell for your purposes is the 4th-level sorcerer-only spell wings of flurry [evoc] (Races of the Dragon 119) that is considered by some broken because of its uncapped damage and its ability to hit a great many targets at once. Another factor may be that the spell also dazes those who fail the Reflex saving throw against it. It's a ...


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According to the premium edition of the Dungeon Master's Guide (2012) when a creature activates the bead of karma that's found on the standard or greater strand of prayer beads, for 10 min. the "[w]earer casts his spells at +4 caster level" (267). Thus the increased caster level affects any spell the user casts, no matter what class the spell's from, and no ...


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The rules on magic say the following about a creature's caster level: A spell's power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to her class level in the class she's using to cast the spell. (Emphasis added by me) Level 4+: Caster level = Bloodrager level Unlike the paladin or ranger, the bloodrager's ...


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A caster probably picks the spell's caster level when the spell comes into effect Casting Time says, "You make all pertinent decisions about a spell (range, target, area, effect, version, and so forth) when the spell comes into effect." Absent rules to the contrary, this GM has always assumed picking the spell's caster level is also a "pertinent decision."


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A magic item's caster level (CL) is not a prerequisite for its creation Usually only a magic item's prerequisites must be satisfied for the creator to create the magic item; the item's CL is a different, separate part of a magic item's entry, but a magic item's prerequisites often influence the minimum CL that a magic item can have. The Dungeon Master's ...


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Yes, they do stack. There are unnamed bonuses and, like all unnamed bonuses, they stack if they don't came from the exact same source.


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There is nothing to indicate that item crafting is an exception to the common rules for determining caster level. So, in the absence of anything else to modify their caster level(s), a wizard 9/sorcerer 3 has caster level 9 for spells they cast (and items they craft) as a wizard and caster level 3 for spells they cast (and items they craft) as a sorcerer. ...


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The benefit of the feat Spell Specialization, in part, says, "Treat your caster level as being two higher for all level-variable effects of the spell." One of the level-variable effects of the spell fireball (and many others spells like lightning bolt, polar ray, and even disintegrate) is its damage, so this GM would rule that a level 8 caster that takes the ...


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No That would be unbalancing and run contrary to the entire reason for concentration spells. There are a number of ways to partially work around this limitation: Rings of spell storing and ioun stones of reserve can hold spells in them for later casting. Acquire one for an ally and cast a concentration spell into the item. Your ally will be handling the ...


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Yes, just as it is written, your effective druid level to determine the Steed's power is as sum of your levels in Druid class plus your levels in Mammoth Rider class: The mammoth rider’s class levels stack with other classes that grant an animal companion to determine her effective druid level. Plus, from the Druid's description: If a character ...


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No, Practiced Spellcaster only affects your caster level The exact benefits you get are explicitly spelled out in the feat's description. In both Complete Arcane and Complete Divine, the text includes the reminder: This does not affect your spells per day or spells known. It only increases your caster level, which would help you penetrate SR and ...


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Your caster level is the sum of your levels in that caster class, plus your levels in all prestige classes that count as that class, plus eventually any other bonuses that apply specifically and explicitly to caster level. Caster Level A spell’s power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to her class ...


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Yes, they stack like the rule you cite says, if the specific class says they do. This is an example of exception-based design - the general rule is "only the one class counts" but then the specific rules in the other classes can say "but I do." Not all prestige classes are alike so you should carefully read their Spellcasting benefit. In this case, Arcane ...


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Often, but not always. If the spell has variables based on the caster level, then those variables are also increased if your caster level increases (or decreases). From the SRD: Caster Level A spell’s power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to her class level in the class she’s using to cast the ...


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The easy part: skills and spells… A typical wizard or sorcerer doesn't have as class skills the skills Bluff, Diplomacy, Intimidate, and Sense Motive. This usually delays the creature's entry into the prestige class mindbender (Complete Arcane 54-6) to at least character level 5 because of the maximum ranks that can be put into cross-class skills. The ...


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Flawed and cracked stones result from failure; one does not set out to make such items To create a flawed ioun stone, you have to mess up the item creation process. You expend all appropriate resources then fail your magic item creation skill check to create the stone. Ioun stones says There are very few reports of ioun stones that have negative side ...


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You can only craft flawed and cracked stones by failing your check This is was explained on the Ioun Stone creation process on Seekers of Secrets (pg. 43 and 44), more specifically, under Cursed Ioun Stones: When a magic item creation skill check to create an ioun stone fails by 5 or more but less than 15, there is a 50% chance the result is a cracked ...


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Any of them, if you take the Reserves of Strength feat from Dragonlance Campaign Setting. Reserves of Strength has two effects: You can add +1, +2, or +3 to your caster level for a single spell, but get stunned for a number of rounds equal to the bonus you choose to add. This is a bad trade most of the time, unless you are immune to stun. (If you are ...


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This is handled through the Profession rules, I think, not the spell services rules. Namely, you roll per week, earning: "...about half your Profession check result in gold pieces..." And if that's all you need to know, you can stop reading. More detail below. From an in-game perspective, the number of people who: Need a spell cast. Can afford a spell. ...


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A cloistered cleric dip is fairly nice for a lot of people, but on a wizard it’s kind of meh. Still, between dweomerkeeper and Divine Defiance, you are getting a bit out of it. You can achieve the divine caster level you need and fix your wizard caster level in one fell swoop by being an illumian with the krau sigil. The krau sigil gives you a +2 bonus to ...


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