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Do I still apply the +3 bonus to attack for shocking grasp if I have changed the energy type of the attack?

By RAW No, you still keep the +3. To compare, Scorching Ray, an otherwise fairly similar spell, mechanically(does elemental damage on a touch attack) does not GAIN +3 on to-hit for changing its ...
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How can I build an effective whip fighter?

Whips are really really really really bad. We can “optimize” them to be the best they can be, but they will never be good. Everything a whip can do, there are other weapons that can do it a whole lot ...
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How to get access to Spiked Chain?

Be a Cleric of Luhar, or Zon-Kuthon Cleric's have the following proficiency: Trained in the favored weapon of your deity. If your deity’s favored weapon is uncommon, you also gain access to that ...
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Can I build a level 1 character with an uncommon weapon if they have access to it?

Yes, an uncommon, standard weapon just requires access. The bladed scarf includes the following: PFS Note For the purposes of Pathfinder Society play, choosing the following region as a Home Region (...
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Where can I find prices for alcohol?

They're listed in the Goods and Services item list. There's a bunch of alcoholic beverages there, ranging from common ales and meads to absinthe, whiskey and wine. Most of them are sourced from the ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Infernal Healing compared to each other?

Availability Cure Light Wounds is on spell lists of: Alchemists Bards Clerics/Oracles Druids Inquisitors Paladins Rangers Shamans Witches Those guys can all use a Wand of Cure Light Wounds without ...
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What item slots does a griffon have access to?

Griffons are Quadrupeds. Avian refers to the general layout a bird has (two legs, two wings, torso and head), not simply looking like a bird. This can be seen in the examples given: Axe beak, ...
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I want to mount a T-Rex

A typical starting character just doesn't have the resources to meet this demand well for any meaningful length of time. The magical and monetary resources just aren't available yet. (For example, ...
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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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Can a flag be attached to a weapon for the Flagbearer feat?

Yes. Banner of the Ancient Kings is simultaneously a flag usable for the Flagbearer feat, and a magic item that you're supposed to attach to a spear. It doesn't grant an exception from Flagbearer's ...
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Color Spray vs. Sleep: which spell should a low-level spellcaster use?

Advantages of Sleep Has a Medium range (100 ft. + 10 ft./level), while Color Spray is a 15 ft. cone. Sleep can be cast from a much safer distance, which is very important for spellcasters. Affects ...
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How to get Ring of Wizardry in PFS?

It's currently unavailable Standard Uncommon options require access, usually from a feat, or a boon like Avid Collector or a chronicle boon. Neither currently exist for the Ring of Wizardry, so it's ...
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Phoenix Sorcerer in Pathfinder Society Play

The Phoenix Bloodline is from the third book of Fists of the Ruby Phoenix, King of the Mountain. If you play or run that third book and receive a chronicle, you can purchase the chronicle boon Touched ...
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Do I still apply the +3 bonus to attack for shocking grasp if I have changed the energy type of the attack?

Yeah, this works. Changing the energy type of a spell merely changes the descriptor and any energy damage the spell deals. Technically, this varies by method of energy substitution, because there ...
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As a nagaji, what are my starting languages in PFS?

You get the languages that the source says you get. A topic on paizo.com messageboards came to the conclusion that the starting languages depends on what source you are using to build a nagaji ...
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More attacks of opportunity for low-Dexterity PFS character

High Guardian (archetype) The High Guardian fighter archetype grants Combat Reflexes as a bonus feat at 2nd level, and allows the use of Strength instead of Dexterity for calculating the number of ...
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Which number is better for a Sorcerer's primary stat, 20 or 18?

Your GM is wrong, but As @DanB explained in his fine answer, the math is in favor of having the highest possible spellcasting stat, and there is no denying that it can only improve your character's ...
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Can a Counter-Summoner dispel an already Summoned creature?

No, it doesn't work as dispel magic When the ability says "like dispel magic", it is referring to the check to see if the ability works or not from Dispel Magic: To counter the spell, the ...
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How to get access to Spiked Chain?

Via Boons @willuwontu's answer is correct and guaranteed, just not available to all classes; it is also theoretically possible to get access to Spiked Chains via boons. Spiked Chains are marked as ...
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How does the cinderclaw gauntlet work with a monk?

By default, they will not work with any Monk features. The Cinderclaw gauntlets are a Weapon (based on a spiked gauntlet), the same as a Longsword; they provide you with a way to make a new Strike ...
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How can I get access to Ancient Dust?

Adventure Paths are typically not allowable sources in PFS When AoN gets around to it, they will add the PFS Limited tag to ancient dust. The Character Options page, "Using Options from ...
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Is a tiny creature with the feat Blades Above And Below able to flank?

"Do the rules work in my favor?" Maybe. As per Big and Little Creatures in Combat on Tiny, Diminutive, and Fine Creatures, a creature of such a size "can attack into [its] own square if [it] need[s] ...
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How to make characters in Pathfinder that a DM at a game store will accept?

If it's a Pathfinder Society game, then there's publicly available rules on what sources are allowed (many of them, but with some specific house rules). Any character in compliance with those rules is ...
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Are Aasimars of alternate heritage required to be the typical alignment?

No. You do not need to match the "typical alignment," and also there is no ruling on it. The heritages do not require a character to match that alignment, only suggest what a character of that ...
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Can you pick an advanced rogue talent with the Extra Rogue Talent feat?

It is unclear The Rogue Talent class ability says: As a rogue gains experience, she learns a number of talents that aid her and confound her foes. Starting at 2nd level, a rogue gains one rogue ...
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Rules-as-written, does an attempt to tie up a creature affected by the Sleep spell awaken it?

RAW, we have Slapping or wounding awakens an affected creature, [...] Awakening a creature is a standard action (an application of the aid another action). Since tying someone up is not slapping ...
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Does the cost of Career Change increase by character or by player?

Under the Pathfinder Society FAQ, there's a bullet with the full text of Career Change: [ ] Career Change (Limited-Use, Service): Your existing abilities have helped you achieve success in the field, ...
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Are class usage statistics available?

Probably Not Class isn't a required field for characters on Paizo's website. Any data they do have is a partial list, and could be incorrect if a character was rebuilt and the character info not ...
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Can I build a level 1 character with an uncommon weapon if they have access to it?

You can use Bladed Scarf on level 1 The description of Access never mentions level: Uncommon elements sometimes have an Access entry in their stat block. A character who meets the specifications ...
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What happens to non-expendable items pulled from Deep Pockets?

All items from your pockets are items that you bought before, at an unspecified time, you just didn't record them on your character sheet until you took it out of your pockets. Which means that those ...
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