Dave Justus wrote:
A Grapple is a type of attack. The fact that I have strangle just allows me to do damage right away instead of waiting till the next turn.
So just wanted to get some advice and other peoples thoughts on this build.
Bringing in a 4th level character to a campaign and am playing around with a Brawler/White Haired Witch build. We were doing rolled stats and the key ones of importance are after human racial bonus I will have a 20 int and a 16 dex.
First level Brawler (Strangler Archetype)
Second Level Witch (White Haired Witch Archetype)
Third Level Witch
Feat 3 Improved Unarmed Strike (loose it as strangler archetype in return get bonus to grapple and sneak attack on grapple damage)
Fourth Level Witch
But going forward I will take 5th level as brawler so I get another d6 for the grapple sneak attack and the feat will be Feral Combat Training. (this will allow me to use feats that require improved unarmed attacks with a natural weapon instead)
6th and 7th level will be witch and the 7th level feat will be Boar Style.
This is what I have so far but by 7th level my hair has a 10' reach, I am hitting for 1d4+5 damage and if I hit I start a grapple, if grapple succeeds then I do another 1d4+5 and if the target is susceptible to sneak attack then that grapple damage does another 4d6 (2d6 from the Strangler archetype and another 2d6 from the Boar Style).
I can deal with a lot of the mechanics for the 2.0. Even the ones I have not liked that much. But this Resonance concept ends up being the deal breaker for me. It takes away from the high fantasy and turns magic into some sort of limited resource.
Sorry Paizo, you loose me with this portion of the rules =/
So this came up in the game last night and was hoping to get some clarification and if you could give me sources of where I could find this information that would be great. I have not GMed in years so am just getting back into it.
So last night the party ran into a group of troglodytes who have the stench ability. Now the question is, do the PC's have to make a save for each troglodyte's stench to avoid the effect or is it just one save for the entire encounter.
Also another encounter the players ran into giant spiders. One player got poisoned and then bit again, does the player have to make another save or is he just already poisoned? Does the poison effect stack?
If you can please refer me to the rules where these questions are clarified that would be great.
Thanks a lot for the help.
So I am new to the Kineticist class and had a question about the Gather power ability.
The power states it reduces the cost of a blast wild talent by 1 point. Looking through all the wild talents I cannot see any that are listed as blast type, they all seem to say Utility.
Am I missing something here or does it just lower the cost of all Wild Talents?
Trish Megistos wrote:
The general assumption is that if there is no other information or doesn't require any sort of cost it's a standard action.
Not what I asked lol. Yes it says in the ability that it is a standard action. It also says you can have one up, I was asking if you can use this ability multiple times a day.
So I was looking over the spellscar oracle. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/oracle/mysteries/paizo-oracle- mysteries/spellscar/
And I had a question about the Animate Primal Force revelation. It says that the elemental lasts a number of rounds equal to your Cha modifier but how many times per day can you use this?? Once it goes away can you just summon another?
As far as what the effects do, I'd refer to Conditions on 273-277, and ability damage on 252.
Hmm maybe I am missing it, the wounding locations that you can have are 1-10 (general) no save, so I am guessing nothing happens11-13 (Eye sensory) Reflex save
14-15 (Leg mobility) Fort save
16-17 (Arm manipulation) Reflex save
18-19 (vital organ) Fort save
20 (Brain) Fort save
So what happens when you get the Brain result or the vital organ result? That is what I am trying to find for this.
So the armor storm fighting style at lv 1 you can treat your unarmed attacks when wearing heavy or powered armor as if you were wearing a battle glove of your level or lower.
When I go to the equipment guide I only see 4 battle gloves listed, lv 1, lv 10, lv 13 and lv 17. Does this mean you only get damage upgrades at those levels? Are you stuck doing 1d4 till you are lv 10?
So I just got my pdf access today and have been reading it over and I had a question.
In pathfinder you got extra attacks as your base attack bonus got higher. Did they take this out of Starfinder? I was not seeing anything about it, but then again I only have my pdf so far so searching can be troublesome.
Had someone shoot one of our members earlier while gathering then run off when he fired back lol. I was close by and came over and we chased him to Marchmont. He decided to just log out before he got to the bank and then made the mistake of coming back online 10 minutes later and we were still sitting there waiting for him. Good times were had and much coal was gained.
Doc || Allegiant Gemstone Co. wrote:
You know Doc that is a good idea. If you are part of the same company/settlement then yeah you get to have name tags if not then no tag. That would make pvp a lot better and not having to guess.
Only thing to add to it though is that I would want something if say you have an alliance with another settlement then the two settlement leaders should be able to flag it as such so that the names also show.
Ok if he charges he only gets 1 attack at full BAB. Charging allows you to only make one standard attack not a full round attack.
Now on the second round when you are able to make a full attack you would get all 5 from flurry of blows AND your bite attack.
There are feats out there that can change this, things like pounce and such but without those feats it is only 1 attack after a charge.
Actually you are quite wrong there. Invisiblity is a glamor, it changes YOU and does not effect someone elses mind.
Glamer: A glamer spell changes a subject's sensory qualities, making it look, feel, taste, smell, or sound like something else, or even seem to disappear.
With invisibility the subject is the person targeted by the spell, thus the one invisibile.
Wind Chime wrote:
I really wish I had noticed that race before starting play getting all those summoner spells early would of been an untold boon to my build (haste at 2, greater invisibility at 3, Greater Planar Binding at 6, Banishment at 5 etc). Mind you that can't really be balanced.
Summoner is arcane and druid is divine, you have to choose from a list that is the same type of casting as you. I.E. Divine to divine or arcane to arcane. So a Samsaran druid could not take spells from the summoner list.
Turin the Mad wrote:
Actually no, you must use the component in the same round that blood money is cast. That is why casting blood money is a swift action. If you do not use it the component goes away.
It is not always 40 there are modifiers to that DC depending on the situation.
In combat or speaking –20
The base DC is 20, to notice if they are within 30'. If you try to pinpoint it then it is still base 20 but you add +20 for invisibility then you add any modifiers.
Example Invisible creature is 20 feet from you and is moving at 1/2 speed and makes a stealth check of 15 the DC to notice them would be 20 (base) + 20(invisible) + 15 (Stealth) +2(distance) -5(movement) = DC52
Adamantine Dragon wrote:
Look at the chart in the invisibility section I linked in my above post.
In the case of they are TRYING to hide from you then it is DC 20 + your stealth check. It lays it all out for you there.
By active I take it to mean it is not taking extra actions to hide its presence such as using stealth etc.
You are right about the 30' but then most rooms are not much bigger than 30'.
Adamantine Dragon wrote:
First off I said it was DC 20 to notice they were in the room with you. You can see it in the PRD PRD Scroll down to invisibility section
But if you do not feel like scrolling down here is the quote.
A creature can generally notice the presence of an active invisible creature within 30 feet with a DC 20 Perception check. The observer gains a hunch that “something's there” but can't see it or target it accurately with an attack. It's practically impossible (+20 DC) to pinpoint an invisible creature's location with a Perception check. Even once a character has pinpointed the square that contains an invisible creature, the creature still benefits from total concealment (50% miss chance). There are a number of modifiers that can be applied to this DC if the invisible creature is moving or engaged in a noisy activity.
Detect Magic allows them to pinpoint the square the invisible creature is in after 3 rounds, but it does not negate the 50% miss chance.
In fact by the rules if the invisible creature is in combat with you they are at a -20 to the DC to pinpoint the square they are in so you only need a DC 20 perception check then also.
Adamantine Dragon wrote:
Trust me I had the same argument. I ranted and raved about it myself. But fact is by RAW detect magic can tell you what 5' square an invisible person/item is at after 3 rounds of concentration.
Now that said, it DOES NOT negate the 50% miss chance for attacking an invisible creature. And if that invisible creature moves out of your cone you have to start the 3 rounds over again to find him.
Remember a DC 20 perception check will let you know there is someone invisible in the room with you, flower can be used to show what square that person is in for 1 round. There are lots of ways to detect someone who is invisible this is just one of them and an imperfect one at that. All you know is the general area that the person is.
I would agree with you but the problem is invisibility does not stop divination spells. It says so in the rules. it is in the glossary section under invisibility.
Here is the PRD page scroll about 3/4s of the way down to invisibility and it is the 2nd to last sentence in the section.
Remember that detect magic takes 3 rounds and is a cone, if the invisible person moves out of the cone the 3 rounds to detect them start over.
Why not just make him invest the feats to get it?
There are drow feats that allow them to get the 11+ SR
Seems fair to me.
But remember SR can be a hinderance for him. It blocks friendly spells also. Meaning if the healer in the group wants to even heal him he needs to spend an action to lower his SR or the healer needs to try and overcome it and chance wasting the spell.
Con is third
Most of your spells are touch spells, you do not need to have a huge bonus in dex to still hit. You honestly should not be using a bow or crossbow. Use acid splash or ray of frost.
Lets look at the statistics here
Lets say your oponent is a human wearing say chainmail armor and has a good dex of 14.
so we have 10+5+2=17ac
Lets say you put 16 into dex givng you a +3 to hit when you fire that bow/xbow. You still need to roll a 14+ to hit. Giving you roughly a 35% to hit.
Now lets say you instead only put 12 in dex but instead use ray of frost/acid splash. Against the same figther you now attack his Touch AC which is only 12. With the above example you only need to roll an 11+ to hit which gives you a 50% chance to hit. yes it is a bit less damage but you hit more often and you do not have to worry about things like ammo and such.
I much rather have the higher hit points and more consistant damage than go for the chance of a bigger hit (Remember that bow or xbow can still end up only doing 1-3 damage). The hit points will keep me alive, the more consistant damage when I am not doing other things like grease or color spray will contribute more in the long run.
How do you get 19?
Fleet-footed is +2 racial bonus, reactionary is +2 trait bonus, Improved initiative is +4 feat bonus and Compsognathus is +4 familiar bonus. Add that to the +3 dex bonus and you only have +15. Still awesome at 1st level and you will almost always go first.
Torger Miltenberger wrote:
This also gives the drawback of a bonded object too right? If he did not have the bonded item equiped he would have to make the spellcraft check to even cast the spell?
I thought you could apply metamagic feats to magic items when you make them. Thus cant you make a wand of empowered burning hands by paying the cost to create as if it were the higher level spell? Or an item that casts a quickened spell etc?
I do not understand why people think it is ok for a Paladin to lie.
Through a select, worthy few shines the power of the divine. Called paladins, these noble souls dedicate their swords and lives to the battle against evil. Knights, crusaders, and law-bringers, paladins seek not just to spread divine justice but to embody the teachings of the virtuous deities they serve. In pursuit of their lofty goals, they adhere to ironclad laws of morality and discipline. As reward for their righteousness, these holy champions are blessed with boons to aid them in their quests: powers to banish evil, heal the innocent, and inspire the faithful. Although their convictions might lead them into conflict with the very souls they would save, paladins weather endless challenges of faith and dark temptations, risking their lives to do right and fighting to bring about a brighter future.
It says right there that they adhere to ironclad laws of marality and discipline. A lot of people missunderstand the Lawful part of the paladin alignment thinking that it means the Laws of the country or city etc. Chaotic characters will lie, do what they want when the need suits them. A Lawful character will not, they have a path that they follow and to them that is that. Think of them as being a bit OCD, they have their tics and they have to follow them.