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Range Touch Attacks, and Path of War Maneuvers?

It Cannot Be Combined With Maneuvers Pathfinder rules place unlisted actions for supernatural abilities (that is, all that don't have a listed action and are also not passive) as a standard action. ...
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For Whirlwind Attack feat what is a melee attack?

No. When you make a Whirlwind Attack you are using your full action already. To use vital strike you need a standard melee attack. Whirlwind Attack just gives you an attack, not an attack action. ...
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Is there any way to be able to cast a spell as an attack of opportunity?

A bloodrager that's wearing a ring of vengeful blood magic can 3/day while in a bloodrage cast a spell as an attack of opportunity. The spell must have a casting time of 1 standard action or less and ...
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If I mandated that full casters take 1 non-spellcasting class level for every 2 spellcaster levels, would they be balanced with 2/3 casters?

The multiclass characters will be a lot worse There are several reasons for this. Caster level Like you say, caster level for the multiclass casters will be lower, which will hurt them a lot. ...
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What tier are Path of War classes?

Tier 3, but very strong ones. Path of War isn’t handing out game-warping effects like open-topic divinations, long-distance teleportation, or poaching monster abilities via conjuration or domination. ...
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What is combat or an encounter?

The author says that triage intentionally can be used only during an encounter… then helpfully defines encounter The thread Giant in the Playground thread "[Dreamscarred Press] Presents: The ...
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Are Path of War classes a good fit for beginner players?

Disclaimer the first: I worked for Dreamscarred Press for a time. I was there to work on psionic material, and at the time, Path of War had already been published, so I didn’t particularly have much ...
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Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat?

Yes Multiweapon Fighting reduce the penalty for fighting with multiple weapons1. Thrashing Dragon Style allows you to make an additional attack with another weapon as a free action when you make an ...
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In Path of War can Hidden Blades use a Strike or Boost Maneuver with a Counter Maneuver?

No. Please read the maneuvers. They indicate what kind of action they require—a counter requires an immediate, a boost requires a swift, and a strike requires a standard action. These cannot possibly ...
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Can a multiclass character be in one stance for each class?

A typical martial disciple can be in only one stance While the rules do not say that a creature that possesses multiple martial disciple classes can be in one stance per martial disciple class the ...
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What have I been missing about the Warder's strategy?

I invested in a +2 full plate, a +2 heavy shield, a +1 ring of protection and a +1 necklace of natural armor This is a colossal amount of money for a very small bonus to AC. Ditching the ring of ...
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Path of War Defense conundrum?

General case: The flat-footed defender cannot counter. Counters (like Flat Iron Riposte) need a immediate action to be initiated and "you also cannot use an immediate action if you are flat-...
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What is combat or an encounter?

An Encounter is defined on the Gamemastery Guide (pg 9): Encounter: An encounter is a short scene in which the PCs are actively doing something. Examples of encounters include a combat with a ...
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Mounted Harbinger Teleportation

Strictly according to the rules, a rider's Veiled Moon Style feat typically can't benefit her mount… Unfortunately, the benefit of the feat Veiled Moon Style, in part, says, "Whenever you move, ...
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For Whirlwind Attack feat what is a melee attack?

It can be any sort of melee attack you want For example, you could attack two enemies with a sickle in one hand, attack sixteen more with a scorpion whip in your off-hand, and then make an unarmed ...
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How does the Myrmidon archetype's Field Bandage utility trick work?

You're right, that paragraph is a mess and there's clearly a typo in there somewhere. Trying to follow a rules as written approach doesn't really make sense, so I'm going to start by giving my best ...
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Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons?

Nothing about Deadly Agility says anything about applying only to melee attacks, so yes, ranged attacks with a light weapon, e.g. by throwing it, would still benefit. You’re wielding a light weapon, ...
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Do you need to be aware that the target wants to teleport, in order to Shadow Pin it?

You instantly stop it while it’s happening. The wording in the maneuver requires that it be initiated when the target is “leaving its space” but its effect is only functional if it is resolved before ...
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Can Medic’s Training see through illusions or polymorph?

First, let's get this out of the way: The GM can make any ruling he wants, and a player can either accept the ruling, fight the ruling, or depart the campaign. This answer assumes you don't want to ...
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Can feats like Psionic Weapon, Shot or Fist work with out interference with Path of War Rules?

The feats you list can be extended in any attack, at no extra action cost. Their damage boosts are untyped and so stack with anything except each with itself (so even with two psionic foci, you cannot ...
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Aegis' Range Attacks and Path of War Rules?

Both of these customizations can potentially benefit from boosts and stances. They are both ranged attacks, but not weapon attacks, so you have to carefully read each boost and stance to see if it is ...
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What have I been missing about the Warder's strategy?

Let us look at the monster creation guidelines: https://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/rules-for-monsters/monster-creation/ As you can see there, a CR 8 Monster has an average AC of 21. This gives you a ...
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Are creatures aware of when they have lost an activated ability or when they regain it?

I asked the author. Any intelligent creature struck by disrupt essence knows their abilities have been disrupted. That being said, they may not know why unless they can successfully identify the ...
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Can a Magus use spellstrike with Path of war's maneuvers?

Boosts and stances yes, strikes and counters no—mostly. Stances are semi-permanent, passive effects. As long as you are in one, they benefit you the entire time. Boosts are temporary bonuses applied ...
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Can a Harbinger use Dark Claim on an animated object?

So far as I can tell, there's no mention of a harbinger being unable to use on a nonsentient or nonsapient creature the supernatural ability dark claim.1 To rephrase this positively: So far as I can ...
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Can you use a Martial Discipline Stance from Path of War during underwater combat?

Yes, of course. There is absolutely nothing anywhere that suggests you cannot. Path of War is based on 3.5e’s Tome of Battle, where the Stone Dragon discipline could only be used on solid ground—this ...
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How does the Myrmidon archetype's Field Bandage utility trick work?

The text of the ability present in the actual product (the latest version, anyway) reads as follows: Field Bandage: By using a healer’s kit to quickly dress and bandage a wound, the myrmidon can ...
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Is the Shadow Pin maneuver prevented by the Freedom of Movement spell?

No, it does not counter freedom of movement. From Shadow Pin By harming the shadow of your enemy, you can pin them in place. You can initiate this counter in response to a creature within range ...
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Can a Harbinger use Dark Claim on an animated object?

They’re hostile creatures, they can be claimed. (Jade Ripley, author of the harbinger, personal communication May 26, 2020) There was no mistake, oversight, or otherwise involved here: it is fully ...
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Is there any way to be able to cast a spell as an attack of opportunity?

There is also a third party feat option, named Reflexive Spell. It's fairly specifically aimed at a monk/caster build, although can also be achieved via an additional (third party) feat. In addittion, ...
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