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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Do spells with options stack when different options are chosen?

Re: commentary on my answer here For example, resist energy provides "resistance 5" against one of acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage; could a creature benefit from another ...
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Does healing from Fast Healing and Regeneration stack?

I have Fast Healing 14 (from level 14 Battle Oracle with Major Curse) and Regeneration 15 (from casting Regenerate on myself). Does the healing from Fast Healing and Regeneration stack, resulting in ...
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Making a new TTPRPG with some mechanics borrowed from DnD5e and PF2e SRD

I am making a new TTPRPG for a non-English market. I use many class concepts and mechanics mainly from PF2e and DnD5e SRDs, but not their lore, world settings or named trademarks. My questions are: ...
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How much damage for Eternal Confidence via an Opportune Riposte?

Swashbuckler's Eternal Confidence (scroll to bottom of prior link) gives the Confident Finisher failure effect to Opportune Ripostes. But how much of the Precise Strike damage is done? Confident ...
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How does Sap Life work on a Dhampir?

The Sap Life feat provides you HP when you damage a living creature with Harm. There is just one requirement, you need to be a living creature. If you have the Dhampir heritage, you are "half ...
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How does Multiple Attack Penalty works with actions that allow multiple Strikes? [duplicate]

I was wondering how Multiple Attack Penaly works with actions like Adult Silver Dragon's Draconic Frenzy that reads: The silver dragon makes two claw Strikes and one tail Strike in any order At page ...
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Our GM has us roll new initiative every round. Just how broad of a change is this?

I am playing in a campaign based on Pathfinder 2nd edition rules. My GM decided to introduce the house rule of rolling initiative every round, basically altering one of the base concept of the game. ...
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Which spell's damage benefits the most from Dangerous Sorcery (relatively)?

Dangerous Sorcery adds to the damage of spells that lack a duration, and deal damage. Which qualifying spell has the lowest damage per level on its own, so DS adds the most relative improvement? Any ...
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Starting at a Higher Level while using Automatic Bonus Progression variant rule

I am going to be creating a new character for our campaign, in which we are using variant rule Automatic Bonus Progression, and will come in at a higher level (likely 8). When starting at a higher ...
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I know I can't choose to take a feat multiple times; can I gain a feat multiple times via other means?

Now we know we cannot take the same feat multiple times. What about when something else gives it to us? Imagine you are a Human who took the general feat Adopted Ancestry (Halfling). Then on level 5, ...
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Ancestral Blood Magic: useless at level one?

While reading the Pathfinder 2 APG, I encountered the Ancestral Blood Magic sorcerer feat, available at level 1, which says: You gain your blood magic effect when you cast a non-cantrip spell you ...
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Can I take a feat multiple times?

Taking some feats like Adopted Ancestry or Adapted Cantrip multiple times might be beneficial. I could not find anything against taking feats several times in the Feats section, but some feats ...
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List of ancestry ability bonuses

What are the ability bonuses for each ancestry? This might be very useful in picking the right ancestry for a build.
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In terms of damage, how do guns and gunslingers compare to other ranged classes?

I've been looking over the recent Pathfinder 2E expansion Guns and Gears and it seems that firearms are generally weak compared to most other weapons. The Gunslinger class supposedly specializes at ...
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Does Heal end Sanctuary when fighting undead?

I am fighting undead creatures and have Sanctuary on me. If I use Heal does that end Sanctuary?
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What purpose does the quickling's Fade from View ability serve?

In Pathfinder 2e the Quickling has an ability called Fade from View which, as a free action, lets the quickling become invisible until it uses an attack, manipulate, or move action. The quickling can'...
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Multiple Attack Penalty on the Trip Action

Since the Trip Action has the Attack Trait, it is subject to MAP (if you tried to Trip as your second action in a turn, your Athletics check would be at a -5). What about weapons that have both the ...
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Do you have to select both Flier and Fast Movement if you have a Raven Familiar?

On the page Familiars it says, "If your familiar is an animal that naturally has one of these abilities (for instance, an owl has a fly Speed), you must select that ability. Your familiar can’t ...
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Can I hurt myself with a high jump?

If through the use of a athletics skill feat, gadget, or a magical item that I jump more than 5 feet vertically. Do I take fall damage landing? I haven't been able to find any rules that say you ...
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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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