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Does a 10th-level wizard's fireball do 5d6 or 10d6 damage?

The Fireball spell does 1d6 die of damage per overall caster level starting at 5d6 at fifth level up to 10d6 at the caster's tenth level. She should roll 10d6 for her fireball damage. The caster level ...
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How does multi-classing Sorcerer/Bard total spell slots work at lv 20/20?

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 ...
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How does multi-classing Sorcerer/Bard total spell slots work at lv 20/20?

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 ...
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Multi Classing Spell Level

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 ...
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What caster level do you need to craft a Ring of Protection +5?

Caster level 15. Per d20srd.org: Protection This ring offers continual magical protection in the form of a deflection bonus of +1 to +5 to AC. Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Forge Ring, shield of faith, ...
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Do Caster Levels from different sources stack?

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 ...
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In D&D 3.5, can you cast with a fractional caster level?

In general, and in this, you can't have fractions. Unless specified otherwise, all fractions are rounded: In general, if you wind up with a fraction, round down, even if the fraction is one-half or ...
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Are Lower Tier Magical Items Available in a City if They're Under the Base Value but Not the Spellcasting Limit?

There seems to be a misunderstanding here. Let's take a look at the explanation of settlement statblocks: Base Value and Purchase Limit: This section lists the community’s base value for available ...
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How does a variable caster level work for spells?

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 ...
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Do I have to be a caster to receive the bonus for "Ring of the Ram"?

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 ...
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Can a low level wizard use a Staff of Power to cast higher level spells?

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, ...
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What is the CL information of Metamagic Rods for?

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 ...
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Are magic item caster levels prerequisites?

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 ...
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What caster level do you need to craft a Ring of Protection +5?

Bottom line up front: CL 15th The creator of a ring of protection +5 must have CL 15th; the description of ring of protection itself says so. But it is worth diving into the details a little here to ...
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Which spells improve damage infinitely with caster levels?

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 ...
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Inconsistent spellcasting benefits from prestige classes?

You are reading it correctly, but no one does—or should—rule things that way. Furthermore, it is extremely unlikely that the authors and editors at Wizards of the Coast intended that anyone do so. ...
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When casting a spell at a lower caster level, do you have to make that decision when you prepare the spell or when you cast it?

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 ...
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Bead of karma on character with multiple caster classes

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]...
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How do caster level prerequisites for item creation work for multiclassed characters?

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/...
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What is a bloodrager's caster level before 4th level?

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 ...
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Which caster level bonuses stack for overcoming SR?

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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How does the Savant interact with the Mystic Theurge?

Answering these in reverse order because the second question is far simpler. Does the savant truly qualify for the mystic theurge? While I am confident that the answer to this second question is ...
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The caster level for magic weapons and armor created by a Forge of Thautam

It depends on who does the crafting. The Forge of Thautam grants a feat without otherwise affecting how the feat works, so anything crafted on it behaves like normal crafting (with the exception of ...
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Does caster level always increase the number of scaling spells' damage dice?

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 ...
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Any way to have 2 concentration spells active?

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 ...
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My caster level calculation is a hot mess - how do I determine it?

So the general consensus is that when order matters, and isn’t prescribed (which it rarely is), the owner of the effects controls the order and so orders things as is most beneficial to that person. ...
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How does Mammoth Rider levels stack with Druid levels?

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 ...
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Early entry into mindbender prestige class

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 ...
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Ranger with Practice Caster Feat

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 ...
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How does a variable caster level work for spells?

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 ...
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