Questions tagged [pathfinder-1e]

Pathfinder is an RPG originally derived from the open licensed rules to Dungeons & Dragons v3.5. It was published by Paizo Publishing in 2009. (For questions about the 2nd edition, use the tag [pathfinder-2e] instead.)

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Is there a difference between "qualifies" and "meets the prerequisites"?

The Scar Seeker prestige class includes a feature (Enduring Scar - Mercy) which allows a Paladin to add a Mercy to a casting of Lay on Hands which they do not have but "for which he qualifies&...
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How are armor spikes used in a grapple?

Armor spikes' page says: Armor spikes deal extra piercing damage (see “spiked armor” on Table: Weapons) on a successful grapple attack. The spikes count as a martial weapon. Which seems to imply ...
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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

Sneak attack requires that either your foe has lost their Dexterity bonus to AC, or that you personally are flanking that target. A foe flanked by your allies, but not by you personally, isn’t subject ...
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Can I cast the spell of a spell storing melee weapon thrown?

Spell storing is a Magic Weapon Special Ability which can only be placed on melee weapons: A spell storing weapon allows a spellcaster to store a single targeted spell of up to 3rd level in the ...
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How to put a price on the Captain's Stockings of Treasure Finding?

Our group is playing a 15th-level adventure. I usually allow them to create custom magic items that are within reason, and so far that had been fine with the regular Wealth-by-Level (WBL) rules. ...
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Can you take 10 on spellcraft checks to copy a spell into a spellbook?

"At the end of the hour, he must make a Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell’s level). A wizard who has specialized in a school of spells gains a +2 bonus on the Spellcraft check if the new spell is ...
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How to mechanically implement enemies with single vulnerable points? [closed]

I am a GM for both DnD 5e and Pathfinder 1e. I was thinking how some creatures in stories only die with a blow to a very specific spot and all hits anywhere else are completely nullified, and how ...
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How can I build a dual-wielding thrown weapons character?

My SO is looking to build a dual throwing weapon fighter of some sort. A mix of Xenia and a wacraft3 night elves. She is looking to build a chakram wielding mobile character. She already picked a race:...
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How does plane-hopping with Astral Projection work?

Astral Projection seems like a pretty good way to explore the world and the planes (setting aside any questions of protecting my wizard's original body and the silvery cord). However, the plane-...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype (v2)

An iteration on my previous warden archetype. See that question for motivation and goals. Changes: Instead of 2 hp/level, just used a d12 HD for warden. Changing HD is very rare, or possibly entirely ...
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Would it be balanced to use the Starfinder system for races with more than 2 arms in Pathfinder 1e?

In Starfinder creatures with more than 2 arms have a feature where they can hold more items but not take extra actions with those arms. Would it be balanced if a race in Pathfinder 1e had this feature?...
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How to make a functioning tank build?

A friend of mine is holding a one-shot in which we start at level 4. Two other players decided to play ranged, leaving me as the only reliable frontline. Due to this, I want to make a caster tank, ...
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In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP?

Apologies if this is the incorrect way to ask a question or if it was already answered. In E6, what happens about Hit Points after level 6? Do characters stop gaining HP? I'm keen to try E6, and see ...
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Warden—homebrew warpriest archetype

A friend was interested in playing something akin to the D&D 4e warden in Pathfinder 1e, which has long been an interest of mine but nothing I found really worked for me, so I couldn’t really ...
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How can I increase a Shield's HP?

What ways are there to increase the HP of a shield? I found Shield Boss', and I know enhancement bonuses will help as well. Are there any other options like making the shield thicker? It needs to be ...
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