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Cheliax

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You can multiclass sorcerer and bloodrager. If you do, you have to pick the same bloodline. Their powers don't stack and you end up with redundant abilities.

If you make a draconic bloodline bloodrager, you can go into dragon disciple, but you'll start getting redundant sorcerer bloodline powers.

Cheliax

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Even though the bloodlines provide different abilities based on which class you take, they're still bloodlines and EH says it has to be one you don't already have.

Go with Orc bloodline and you're fine.

Cheliax

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You're 5th level. You spend a point and get a +2 on your weapon for a minute. If you activate the pool again, you can change what you spent the +2 on, but it's still only a +2 worth of weapon enchants. You can't activate it twice for a +4.

Cheliax

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The Half-elven Bonded Witch with a dip into Spellslinger would be kind of neat. You get back the bonded item feature so you can easily enchant your own gun, which would also be your spellbook.

Cheliax

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I'd gestalt it with Antipaladin since both classes use Charisma.

Cheliax

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The second level of Titan Mauler gives Jotungrip. That's the approach I'd take. See if your GM will allow a Jotungrip feat, or just take the 2-level dip. It's not like Barbarian is that out of character for an orc.

Other than that, I can see allowing a house rule that you can Spell Combat spells without somatic components with a two-hander. You could then Still Spell (Metamagic) and Still Magic (Magus Arcana) to cast.

Cheliax

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You'd get the extra 2d6 acid damage.

Cheliax

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You mean "Evan's Spiked Tentacles of Forced Intrusion"?

The tentacles already scale with caster level.

Ascendant Spell lets you use the Mythic version of the spell. Spell Specialization and Spell Perfection would increase the caster level by 4, and therefore the CMB/CMD. Spell Perfection would also allow you to apply the Ascendant Spell metamagic for free.

Cheliax

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David Neilson wrote:
I did not see anything mentioning that was only targetted spells in the ring description. Only that the spell is cast upon the wearer, usually if it does not work on an area it is called out. Though admittedly the ring of counterspell is an older pre-Paizo item.

There was a FAQ about it.

Cheliax

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David Neilson wrote:
Though if you are going for a stealth based fight, a ring of counterspell and putting in glitterdust can be a good investment.

The ring only affects spells that target you, not spells that include you in the area.

Cheliax

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The Bloodrager from the ACG would be what I'd look at as an example.

Cheliax

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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

Alright bonus round. There's no way that the rake attacks — despite being described as "claws" — are actually also claw attacks, right? Because then the above description becomes a disturbing chain of attacks that is quite inappropriate.

That is something I don't think I would ever foist on a GM, but is it technically possible?

I would say no, they are rake attacks described as claws, not proper claw attacks.

The Claws evolution can only be applied to legs once. For quadruped eidolons, the Rake evolution represents usable claws on the back legs. They're "claws" in flavor only though. Grab (Claws), Weapon Focus (Claws) and Improved Damage (Claws) doesn't do anything for Rakes.

Cheliax

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The first 4 adventure paths were 3.5. Council of Thieves was the first one using the Pathfinder RPG.

Cheliax

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If you think Detect Magic is bad, wait till you read the spellcraft skill. Evil illusionist casts a spell and anyone who makes their spellcraft check knows it's an illusion. Should we ban spellcraft? :)

Cheliax

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David knott 242 wrote:
Remember that you can "push" an animal to perform a trick that it doesn't know. There is no good reason to assume that a summoned animal knows any tricks.

The spell says "If you can communicate with the creature, you can direct it not to attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions as you command."

If it were an animal companion, and you could speak with it, you could only give it commands for tricks it knows. You'd have to push it for anything it hadn't been trained to do. By saying that communication is enough to get the animal to do a task, that implies that the animal already knows how to perform that task.

Cheliax

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This is the way my group has always played it:

Summoned creatures are summoned with the knowledge of who your enemies and allies are. They also have no sense of self-preservation since they return to where they were summoned from upon death. Without any means of communicating with their summoner, they will attack the closest enemy to the best of their ability.

If you want the creature to do anything other than attack the nearest enemy, you need to be able to communicate your wishes in some way. You can do that for free if you can speak to it. For convenience we say that summoned animals know all tricks so you can make a Handle Animal check as a move action to get it to do something else.

Cheliax

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It doesn't matter either way. If it's 1/2 min 1, that's just 1 for 1st through 3rd level. If it's 1/3 min 1, it's still just 1 for 1st through 3rd level.

Ninja'd

Cheliax

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I'm pretty sure drinking an extract still provokes, just like drinking a potion.

Cheliax

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Keep in mind that it's pretty easy to spot a dominated person with Sense Motive. The fact that a party member is dominated wouldn't likely go unnoticed for long.

"You can tell that someone's behavior is being influenced by an enchantment effect even if that person isn't aware of it. The usual DC is 25, but if the target is dominated (see dominate person), the DC is only 15 because of the limited range of the target's activities."

Cheliax

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I'd let a detailed painting or map probably count as "viewed once". Also, you can find someone from the area you're trying to go to and ask them to Share Memory of that area.

Cheliax

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If you're increasing your Cloak of Resistance from a +2 to a +3 while adventuring, can you still wear it and does it still count as +2? Or does normal use of the item prevent it from being worked on?

Cheliax

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For Spell Trigger items, you need to be able to cast the spell, or you need to use UMD. Spell-like abilities would count, but Supernatural abilities don't. If it's not on the Magus spell list and he doesn't have a Spell-like ability that grants him the spell, he needs to UMD the wand.

Cheliax

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Peter Stewart wrote:
Gjorbjond wrote:
If they have access to Greater Teleport, they can just go to Absolom for all their shopping needs.
Assuming the party has either been to Absolom, can recover a highly detailed and accurate description of a specific place in the city to greater teleport to, or has someone they know individually in Absolom that they can scry on successfully.

At their level they probably also have access to Wind Walk as well and can fly there in a day, maybe two. Then they can Greater Teleport there in the future. If they took a week or two, they could become familiar with most major cities in the Inner Sea so they can shop around. The point was that at their level they are by no means restricted to nearby cities. You've reached the point in the game where distance is pretty much no longer a factor.

Cheliax

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If they have access to Greater Teleport, they can just go to Absolom for all their shopping needs.

Cheliax

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Evocation spells gain the most from the Harrow Casting ability. I prefer sorcerers for my evocation builds.

The Tattooed Sorcerer in particular to plays up the whole Varisian stereotype.

Cheliax

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If they aren't on their home plane, and they also aren't within 10,000 feet of the summoner, they automatically return to their home plane. Being on a different plane than the summoner is definitely considered more than 10,000 feet.

Cheliax

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The Ring of Counterspells with a Dispel Magic in it is what my group has always used.

Cheliax

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If it helps, think of it like the Resist Energy spell. You can have multiple versions running at any given time, as long as they're for different energy types.

Keep in mind that you must meet the prerequisites for any evolutions you add with the spell and:

Quote:
This spell cannot be used to grant an upgrade to an evolution that the eidolon already possesses.

Yes, you'd have to use multiple Dispel Magic spells or a Greater Dispel Magic to get rid of multiple instances of Evolution Surge.

Cheliax

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From a purely flavor perspective, I'd go with either Infernal or Pit-touched if you're from Westcrown. If you're adventuring in Cheliax and you have Abyssal blood, you might have some trouble with Hellknights.

Also, flavor-wise, I wouldn't take Varisian Tattoo or Tattoo Sorcerer unless you're actually playing a Varisian. A Chelaxian with Varisian Tattoos just seems out-of-place to me.

With the Infernal bloodline, I'd take Spell Focus (Enchantment) as one of my feats to double-down on the charm stuff. Improved Initiative would be the other feat. If you win initiative, you can charm the target before your party has engaged and avoid the will save penalty.

Cheliax

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It's a legal combo. The counter to it is to have more than a single encounter in a day. He'll quickly run out of uses.

There are quite a few classes that seem overpowered if they can unload everything in every encounter. Force them to manage their resources.

Cheliax

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Most of the bardic performance options are supernatural. A harpy's captivating song is supernatural. All the FAQ does is clarify that Cackle also falls into the category of supernatural powers that are basically sonic effects.

Cheliax

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I would skip the Arcane Accuracy and Power Attack feats and just use Arcane Strike. You can't use Arcane Accuracy and Arcane Strike at the same time and Power Attack reduces your bonus to attack.

Arcane Strike is a good feat for a Magus if you take arcana that don't use swift actions.

I'd actually look at the Concentrate arcana if you're worried about flubbing a spell.

My arcana list was Concentrate, Empowered Magic, Spell Blending and Maximized Magic. None of those use swift actions or arcane pool.

Cheliax

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I like Spellguard Bracers. The "Roll twice and keep the better 3/day" is perfect for your highest level spells.

If you don't do anything at all to increase your concentration checks or your 16 intelligence and always use the full spell combat bonus when casting your highest level spells, you'll be down to a 10% failure chance by 16th level from the 45% you had at 1st.

I think feats like Weapon Focus are a better deal in the long run, but if your GM is fine with retraining, I'd get Combat Casting at 1st level and swap it out once you get Improved Spell Combat at 8th.

Cheliax

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It really depends on whether your GM will let you retrain it later. While it may be nice for the first few levels, your bonus to concentration checks quickly outstrips the DCs as you advance.

Cheliax

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I really like the Bladebound myself but I wouldn't go with Myrmidarch. I think Spell Recall and Knowledge Pool are too valuable to give up. If you can recall spells, you'll be able to prepare a much wider variety instead of having nothing but Shocking Grasp prepared. With the Knowledge Pool, you can fill up your spellbook quickly and inexpensively.

Because the Bladebound has a reduced arcane pool, I'd focus on arcana that don't use the pool and don't require swift actions. That way you could get Arcane Strike and make the most use of it.

I admit, the Intensified Shocking Grasp trick is really nice. I don't think you'd be gimping yourself terribly by skipping it though.

Cheliax

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Only levels of magus count for the black blade's advancement, so I wouldn't multiclass.

You can copy spells from a wizard's spellbook if the spells are on the magus spell list. You'd have to take the Spell Blending arcana to get any other spells.

Cheliax

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I prefer to leave Energy Attacks as an available option for Evolution Surge. That way you can pick the most appropriate energy type for the situation. Since you can't take Energy Attacks more than once, you're locked into a particular choice if you take it as one of your eidolon's evolutions.

Cheliax

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When you cast the spell you decide the placement of the area affected. Once you cast the spell that area is set. You can move the illusions around in that area at will, but that area can't be moved.

Cheliax

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You get 1/4 of a single point every time you take that option. By level 4, you will have accumulated 1 point if you took that option at every level.

Cheliax

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I'm a fan of the Tattoo Sorcerer of the Visionary Dreamspun bloodline myself. It really fits with the whole Varisian fortune-teller theme.

Cheliax

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For race, I recommend Gnome. The favored class bonus of an extra 1/2 a bomb per level is nice. Also, the Pyromaniac racial trait is a must.

For feats, I'm a fan of Splash Weapon Mastery.

I would get the Fast Bombs discovery and Rapid Shot since you're going after Touch AC.

I'm also a fan of the Breath Weapon Bomb discovery for the times when you're threatened.

Cheliax

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In the section on evolutions before it starts listing them "Unless otherwise noted, each evolution can only be selected once."

Cheliax

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There are plenty of creatures that have spell-like abilities that refer to spells that have greater than a standard action as their casting time. It's been my understanding that they are still a 1 standard action activation unless the description on the individual creature specifically says otherwise.

i.e. a Solar's Greater Restoration 1/day SLA is still a standard action to activate even though the spell has a 3 round casting time.

Cheliax

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It's a standard action because it's a spell-like ability. All spell like abilities that aren't constant are standard actions to activate unless the description of the ability specifically states otherwise.

Cheliax

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I'd go with a Druid/Ranger. You get full BAB, all good saves, natural weapon combat style and wild shape. There's a nice overlap of required ability scores. You get a reasonable amount of skills. All this and the full spellcasting progression.

Cheliax

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In general, you can apply bonuses in any order you wish.

Cheliax

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If you want claws on the back legs, it's the Rake evolution.

Cheliax

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Eidolons are obviously not any particular race. Also they have the big glowing rune on their head.

That said, they can wear hats and take ranks in Disguise. It's only a -2 to disguise yourself as a different race, and if the eidolon takes the Skilled evolution in Disguise, it can fool most people.

Cheliax

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Unless he has flanking, it's just the first one.

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Actually, you can use Minor Image to duplicate the effects of an Ice Storm just fine. As long as no creatures interact with the illusion, it's just as good as a real one. Same with Silent Image and most wall spells.

If you cast Mirror Image, then cast Form of the Dragon, your opponents will see a bunch of dragons flying about in the same area, not a dragon being orbited by a bunch of wizards.

Heck, I've even seen wizards cast Mirror Image and Invisibility. Opponents generally can't see them at all, but if one of them has See Invisibility up, they'll see the images.

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