Questions tagged [pathfinder-2e]

Pathfinder Second Edition is the successor to the Pathfinder RPG on which it is based, and was released on August 1, 2019. Use this tag for questions specific to Pathfinder Second Edition.

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How to get access to Spiked Chain?

Unconventional Weaponry only gives access to uncommon weapons associated with an ancestry. How do I get Spiked Chain in Pathfinder Society? ("my previous DM allowed it" won't work there)
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Can you become first in initiative by taking the Delay action?

The Delay action says that you can return to the initiative order as a free action triggered by the end of any other creature’s turn. Can you ever become first in initiative by taking said action? ...
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Can I take Kobold Breath with Adapted Ancestry?

Kobold Breath does not list any prerequisites, but it talks about your draconic exemplar: You channel your draconic exemplar's power into a gout of energy that manifests as a 30-foot line or a 15-...
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Does escaping a concealed grappler require a flat check?

Suppose your character is grappled by a creature with the concealed condition. Normally, targeting such a creature with an attack requires a DC 5 flat check. A creature that you're concealed from ...
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Are there ways to increase the save DCs on magic items?

Many magic items (including some weapon and armor runes) have effects with save DCs. For example, a weapon with the frost property rune gets the following critical effect: On a critical hit, the ...
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Eyes of the Eagle and Initiative

Eyes of the Eagle gives a bonus to Perception checks "that involve sight". Usually, a Perception check can be used for Initiative. When does Initiative not involve sight?
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Potion of Expeditious Retreat - fleeing direction

Potion of Expeditious Retreat: When you drink this potion, you become fleeing for 1 minute, and you gain a +40-foot status bonus to all your Speeds for the duration as long as you are fleeing. ...
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Retrieval Prism and two-handed weapons

When you activate Retrieval Prism, the attuned item immediately teleports "into your hand". If it is a two-handed item like a Bladed Scarf, can you attack with it on your next action, or do ...
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Get Attack of Opportunity on Ranger

Disrupt Prey is strictly worse than Attack of Opportunity, as it only works against your Prey. (Severely limiting the possible triggers) A Fighter Dedication + Opportunist feat would take care of that,...
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Can a line start from an adjacent square?

The below picture is from page 456 of CBR. Even after reading the sections Areas and Line, I am still unsure where the caster can place a line. Position A is obviously fine for the caster, but what ...
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What happens to the multiple attack penalty if I use a readied action to step out of melee range?

Under this video and in various groups, there is a debate about what happens after a character uses a readied action to step out of melee range. I did not find an official answer, so maybe you guys ...
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What is the impact of moving a fallen PC in the initiative order?

If you receive more damage than your current hitpoints, you are Knocked Out. Among other things, "You immediately move your initiative position to directly before the turn in which you were ...
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How does 3rd level Jump work on the caster?

As a 1st level spell, Jump enables you cast and jump in just one action. When heightened to 3rd level, and cast on someone else, the target obviously needs a separate to actually move. When the caster ...
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What abilities allow for focus points to be regenerated in combat?

I’m trying to get a better sense of how official content values focus regeneration for the purpose of balancing a homebrew class. I’m aware of the Surging Focus feat for the cleric, and I seem to ...
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Can a Familiar cast Summon Animal?

If my Familiar has the Spellcasting ability, is it limited to spells with 2 actions or less? The ability make it sound like the only limitation is that it is 5 levels lower than your highest-level ...
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How do I use Tattoo Artist?

The Tattoo Artist feat from Secrets of Magic (https://2e.aonprd.com/Feats.aspx?ID=2962) reads: When you select this feat, you gain the formulas for four common magical tattoos of 2nd level or lower ...
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Is there a way to find all Primal spells with a Will save?

When I tried to search AoN (Archives of Nethys) for "Will primal", I got some spells, but it seems the search only looks for the keywords in the body, but not in the header, basically the ...
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Are there any effects that specifically prevent one tradition's spellcasting?

I'm designing an upcoming encounter. The villain of the adventure knows the party well, and intends to create countermeasures against them. They believe the party will consist of two Arcane ...
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Can Aggressive Block move the enemy in any direction?

This came up in game last night: the Fighter, with Aggressive Block, Shield Blocks an attack. The Fighter and their attacker are in a narrow corridor - here is what the map looks like, where the ...
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What happens when an unnoticed creature rolls Stealth for initiative and fails the check?

Suppose the adventurer Alice is moving stealthily and using the Avoid Notice exploration activity, and then tries to sneak up on an enemy Bob. Alice rolls a Stealth check for initiative versus Bob's ...
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Can the new dragon types of Wyrmblessed be used for other character options?

Wyrmblessed Bloodline introduced primal and imperial dragons, with new damage types like piercing and negative. Can they be used for example in the Kobold Breath ancestry feat or Dragon Instinct of ...
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Is there any way to get Shield Block reaction through a class or ancestry feat?

I want Shield Block reaction for a Kobold Barbarian. If the feat works for more builds, it is even better. Is it possible to get Shield Block through a class or ancestry feat? I found Viking Weapon ...
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Is Deadly Aim worth it?

Deadly Aim is very similar to Power Attack in PF1, in that it reduces your chance to hit in exchange for some extra damage. In PF2 however the enemies' AC increases together with your attacks, so -2 ...
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Can Energy Fusion be used to enhance a cantrip?

Energy Fusion states: You fuse two spells together, combining their energy types. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that deals acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage, select a non-...
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Casting Hunter's Vision on an invisible Hunted Prey

Hunter's Vision negates concealment and the automatic hidden condition from darkness and invisibility, but what if your Hunted Prey is already hidden or concealed when you cast the spell? Hidden ...
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How can I increase the damage of my cantrips?

Dangerous Sorcery does not work: When you Cast a Spell from your spell slots, if the spell deals damage and doesn’t have a duration, you gain a status bonus to that spell’s damage equal to the spell’...
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Does being trained in a magic tradition count as having a spell list?

As title; in other words, can my Champion (or Monk with Ki spells, or Ranger, or...) use a Wand of Heal? They are trained in Divine Spells; does that count as enough for fulfilling the "your ...
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Does having the ability to cast focus spells count for things that require you to be able to cast spells?

I was looking at the new shadowcaster archetype. Taking the archetype has a prerequisite of being able to cast a spell. Can a ranger take it, since they have the Warden spells and take the shadow ...
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Do you need to specify an effect to counteract with Remove Disease or similar?

Remove Disease specifies You attempt to counteract one disease afflicting the target. Do you need to pick a specific instance of disease to remove? Or is it random/determined by GM/something else?
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Do downtime activities that take longer than a day have to be performed on consecutive days?

For example, let's say a character wants to retrain a feat, it will take him 7 days (a week) of downtime. Do these 7 days have to be consecutive, or can they be split? For example, could he retrain ...
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Is the Flame Wisp spell's damage added to the Strike's damage, or dealt as a separate damage instance?

The Flame Wisp spell deals damage when you hit with a Strike: Three faintly glowing wisps of fire float around your head. Each time you hit a creature with a Strike, one of the wisps goes hurtling ...
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Does Sticky Bomb persistent damage crit?

Alchemist can take Sticky Bombs, an Additive that allows you to cause persistent damage when you hit with a bomb. You mix in an additive to make your bomb’s contents adhere to the target and continue ...
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Is Flame Wisp cumulative with itself?

I cast Flame Wisp, than hit with a Strike. Now I have 2 wisps. What happens if I cast Flame Wisp again? The new one overrides the old one, I have 3 wisps The new one is added to the old one, I have 6 ...
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Does a spell that deals persistent damage allow you to use the Energy Fusion metamagic feat?

Blistering Invective deals persistent damage: Your words deal 2d6 persistent fire damage, and the target must attempt a Will save. Energy Fusion adds a different damage type to a spell that deals ...
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How do Wildfire + Burn It! interact?

Burn It! increases fire damage: Your spells and alchemical items that deal fire damage gain a status bonus to damage equal to half the spell's level or one-quarter the item's level (minimum 1). ...
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Can Gale Blast be heightened?

Gale Blast from Secrets of Magic is the only damaging cantrip that cannot be Heightened. Is this a typo?
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How often per day can Channeled Succor be used?

Channeled Succor is a Cleric feat that allows you to cast one of a number of spells instead of one prepared Heal spell. You can remove conditions with divine grace. You can sacrifice one heal spell ...
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What would be some good monsters to stalk the party like the Nemesis in Resident Evil? [closed]

As the question states, I’m looking for a monster that can stalk the party for the latter half of a campaign I’m running. They are only level 3-4 so it would have to be something way too strong to ...
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Invisible structures and floors

I’m preparing a puzzle tower for my players, with a twist. It’s one empty room that goes up four or five stories, but one wall is entirely a mirror that shows stairs, walkways, doors, etc that are ...
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Do strikes with weapons etched with runes inherit traits from those runes?

The Conduct Energy free action states as a requirement: Your last action or spell this turn had the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic trait. The Conducting rune grants a weapon etched with it ...
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If trapped by a web lurker, can I only use acrobatics to Escape?

The Web Lurker has the ability "Web Trap". It says (emphasis mine): A creature hit by the web lurker’s web attack is immobilized and stuck to the nearest surface until it succeeds at DC 20 ...
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What are the differences between Paizo's Pathfinder 2e GM screens?

When looking at the Paizo store, there were 3 different GM screens available at the same price (all in the “Other Accessories” section): GM screen Advanced GM screen Portrait Advanced GM screen ...
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Do Secondary Casters need to know a ritual?

The ritual rules state that you must know it, but thats in a paragraph talking about primary casters: https://2e.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?ID=777 When you take charge of a ritual, you are its primary ...
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What sort of questions can I ask/answer with an Underworld Lore roll?

been a while since I've been here last, but this question is a tad important. I started playing in a Pathfinder 2e campaign a couple months ago with my character having the Criminal background. As ...
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How does Eldritch Shot interact with multiple-attack spells?

Eldritch Archers get to launch spells that have a spell attack roll (a surprisingly limited list as of yet) using a Strike with Eldritch Shot Activate [Three Actions] Eldritch Shot; Requirements You ...
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Are creatures with Stench auras affected by each others' Stench auras?

One of the Pathfinder 2E adventure paths features many xulgaths, typically fighting in groups. Many xulgaths have some variant of a Stench aura. For example, the level 1 Xulgath Warrior has: Stench (...
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What aligned damage does a diabolic sorcerer cause?

Although the Demonic and Diabolic bloodlines in Pathfinder 2e grant access to the divine spell list, I don't see any character alignment requirements, as there are for a cleric. If a diabolic ...
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How can I leave an ally out of a Fireball?

I think I saw an option (probably a feat) that you can use to not affect an ally with an area spell. Now I cannot find it, even though I checked all Wizard and Sorcerer metamagic feats. Is there such ...
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Is the special attack granted by Righteous Might a Strike?

Casting Righteous Might gives the caster a special attack: A special attack with a righteous armament version of your favored weapon, which is the only attack you can use. Your attack modifier with ...
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Can you increase the DC and healing of Treat Wounds with Natural Medicine?

I noticed a strange skill interaction while trying to make a build for a Primal witch. The Treat Wounds skill action specifies that the DC and amount healed by the skill check can be increased based ...

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