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What job in a party does a magus have?

The magus is, ultimately, a fancy fighter. But the differences matter. For the basics, the magus gains four major class features: Spells. One way of thinking about the magus is that the magus uses ...
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What job in a party does a magus have?

The magus blends both the mage’s arts and the warrior’s arms with devastating results, slicing apart foes and blasting them with eldritch f lames[...] (Ultimate Magic, pg.8) Role: Magi spend ...
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Can a Magus not recharge spellstrike while in arcane cascade?

They can Not being able to use two Concentrate effects is a D&D 5e thing, and there is no such rule in Pathfinder 2e. Concentrate is just a trait with no inherent mechanical effect. An action ...
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Can I as a first level Magus use Spell Combat to swing my sword at one creature, then cast a spell to another (adjacent) one?

From D20PFSRD: Spell Combat (Ex) At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield his weapons at the same time. This functions much like two-weapon fighting, but the off-hand weapon is a spell ...
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How exactly does a magus arcane pool point, to enhance weapons, work?

You can add any combination of abilities, but you are limited by the sum of their equivalent enhancement bonuses. For magic weapons, many special abilities have an equivalent enhancement bonus. Its ...
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Magus Spellstrike and Missing Target

You would retain the charge, as your delivery of the spell missed the target. Spellstrike: At 2nd level, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell list, he can ...
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Spell-Storing weapon + Magus' Spellstrike

Spellstrike doesn’t have any special interaction with spell storing, which is to say, you can use spell storing as normal after hitting someone with your weapon, whether that hit was done using ...
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Chain Lightning and Expansive Spellstrike

No. From my read of Expansive Spellstrike, and the prerequisite Spellstrike, you cannot target multiple creatures while using Chain Lightning alone. One Target: The spell targets only the target of ...
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Can I recall an Empowered by Empowered Magic (Su) Shocking Grasp with a Pearl of Power (1st)?

You can recall the spell, but you don't get to use your Empowered Magic arcana again that day. A 1st level pearl of power lets you recall one first level spell. Shocking Grasp is one first level ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of a Strength based Magus vs a Dexterity Based Magus?

The advantage of a Strength-based magus is that it avoids some of the disadvantages of a Dexterity-based magus. The disadvantage is that it also misses out on the advantages of a Dexterity-based magus....
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Can a Magus use Expansive Spellstrike with a Conflux spell, and if so what exactly happens?

You cannot use Spellstrike with 1st level Conflux spells Spells that "target a creature or that has an area of a burst, cone, or line" have either a Targets entry or an Area entry. The 1st ...
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Does Magus' sparkling targe only work on spells?

Yes The increased hardness given by the Sparkling Targe hybrid study only applies when using Shield Block against damage you take as a result of a spell or magical effect while you’re in Arcane ...
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Is there any way for a Magus to get Dance of a Hundred Cuts added to his spell list?

A Samsaran is able to take the Mystic Past Lives alternate racial trait: Mystic Past Life (Su) You can add spells from another spellcasting class to the spell list of your current spellcasting ...
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Can a magus employ in his off-hand a ring of force shield and still use Spell Combat?

A Magus can use a Ring of Force Shield and still use Spell Combat, just not at the same time. The description for a Ring of Force Shield says: This ring generates a shield-sized (and shield-shaped)...
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Does Two Weapon Fighting negate the -2 penalty for a Magus' Spell Combat?

No. At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield his weapons at the same time. This functions much like two-weapon fighting, but the off-hand weapon is a spell that is being cast. "...
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Can I recall a Magical Lineage Intensified Shocking Grasp with a Pearl of Power (1st)?

Due to the feat, yes. The spell cast is a first level spell and thats the slot its using, so as long as the modified spell is not higher than first, you are able to recall it.
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Can a Magus learn Wizard spells by conducting independent research?

Independent research, very much intentionally, has zero rules about what spells any spellcaster can and cannot research. There is some guidance for the GM about what to accept or not, but it is only ...
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Eldritch Archer / Ranged Spellstrike - is a ray cast in this way subject to armor now?

Yes, the ray is now subjected to armor since the rules as written are pretty clear and there isn't written anywhere you can make a ranged touch attack. The rules say you can make a ranged attack (so a ...
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As a Magus with Psychic dedication, can I use Shield non-amped as a cantrip?

Yes Amping is optional: ...you can apply an amp only to a psi cantrip... That's why Conscious Minds grant non-amped benefits to cantrips too, like the ability to target other people with Shield from ...
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How does vital strike work with magus spellstrike?

To understand how these interact, you must understand how these abilities work. Vital Strike Vital Strike is a feat that allows you to double the weapon's base damage dice when performing an attack ...
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Can I recall an Empowered by Empowered Magic (Su) Shocking Grasp with a Pearl of Power (1st)?

As Carcer’s answer covers, you didn’t prepare empowered shocking grasp, you prepared shocking grasp and then used a magus arcana to change it at the time of casting. A pearl of power only gets you ...
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When a magus uses spellstrike, can they decide the order for resolving the weapon damage and spell effect?

I can't cite any specific rules for the order to resolve weapon vs spell, but logically, the only real possibilities would be simultaneous, or weapon first. Applying the spell before the weapon does ...
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Can a magus use spellstrike on an attack of opportunity?

Yes, a magus can use spellstrike with an attack of opportunity. An FAQ from Paizo designer Sean Reynolds specifically states that once a magus with Spellstrike has cast a touch spell they can ...
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How do Magus class features interact with Shadow Conjuration/Evocation?

A shadow spell remains that shadow spell during its casting On Casting Time, in part, says, "You make all pertinent decisions about a spell (range, target, area, effect, version, and so forth) when ...
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Does the Magus' Spell-strike work on both melee and ranged touch spells?

“Touch” spells are melee, and “ranged touch” spells are ranged. The rules rarely specify “melee touch” and from context it is very clear that “touch” implies melee unless it’s explicitly “ranged touch....
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What Arcane spells can actually hit multiple targets with a Spell Attack (for Spell Swipe)?

There is currently no other* multiple attack Arcane spell *Not counting Horizon Thunder Sphere's AoE because it's not valid with Spellstrike I couldn't think of a good way to parse this, but realized ...
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Touch spells and unarmed damage, and Magus, touch spells, and spell strike weapon damage

When making an attack with a spell that has a range of touch, a caster can either on the same turn as casting the spell (or on later turns as touch attack if still holding the charge) make a typical ...
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Card Caster Magus Harrowed Spellstrike and Ranged Spells

Maybe to spells like magic missile but no to spells like fireball The magus archetype card caster special ability harrowed spellstrike says that the touch or ranged spell that's to be invested into ...
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How is a Magus' Spellstrike and Spell Combat affected by Silence?

Magus cannot activate spells that require verbal components in silence, just like any caster. He can still deliver touch spells he has prepared through his weapon with Spellstrike (level 2) if the ...
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