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Why did Sean K Reynolds not get credit for stagered advancement? Did pathfinder just rip it off or flat out steal it.
realy you want to go back a change four these bestiary worth of stat blocks....That right there should end the whole discussion. BAD IDEA!!!!!
Jeff Merola wrote:
Not sure how you got from point A to point B on that one, chief. Haste gives you an extra attack on a full attack, which both Flurry and Spell Combat count as. Haste is not its own action, nor does it have a special action associated with it.
But flurry is own special full attack thing as well beacuse you can not furry and two weapon fight or rapid shot in pathfinder( you could in 3.5 or 3.0).... so there for you should not be able to flurry and use haste if the magus can not use haste and spell combat.
Spell craft gone in my game
Spell caster now use the following skills
To ID spell now is DC 10 plus level spell.
To id an item it is base line 10 plus highest level spell
Claxon is totaly right by the RAW but it irks me to the nth degree. Because I can now cast enlarge peron on any giant or troll... but not Aasimar or Tiefliong....
Barbarian 4/Oracle 2/Rage prophet 10/Sorcerer 1/ Dragon Discple 3
Savage Seer: A rage prophet's class level stacks with barbarian levels for determining the effect of rage powers, and with oracle levels for determining the effect of oracle revelations and his oracle's curse. This does not grant additional abilities.
The Sisters Market; or, making the succubus more trouble
Douglas Muir 406
I'd say it's this: succubi are, by their vary nature, social creatures. Other demons are solitary top predators, or slithering connivers, or rampaging monsters of pure destruction. But succubi need a social context to work.
So: succubi have a network. You could almost say an organization. Oh, it's a very chaotic organization, full of lies, jealousy, plots and treachery. Succubi don't actually *like* each other. But they have a lot in common, and as noted above they're social creatures, and also they can find mutual profit in working together.
How? Why, through the Sisters Market.
The Market is an informal network of succubi. It reaches all across the Abyss, and well beyond. Think of it as a Craigslist for demons. Though the current incarnation of the Market is fairly recent, something like it has existed for millenia. Because demons are demons, the network regularly gets crashed by cheating and abuse; but because it's so damn useful, it keeps getting recreated.
Succubi trade some physical stuff -- magic items and the like, and of course dominated slaves -- but mostly they trade information, roles, and hooks. Roles are identities that they've taken over. A "hook" is a Suggestion or Domination that a succubus has placed on a victim. (Yeah, it turns out that these things can be traded between two willing demons.)
So, say Candi has infiltrated a small mortal kingdom, dominating the queen and planting suggestions in the King's mind, and is driving the kingdom towards war and utter ruin. But suddenly she has to to away. Maybe she has a better job offer somewhere else; maybe she's suddenly become bored (this is the eighth kingdom she's ruined, frankly she'd like to try something different now); maybe she just got the news that the Shining Crusade is about to come to town and the palace will be crawling with good clerics and paladins. Whatever the reason, she contacts the Sisters Market and offers her role and her hooks -- the suggestions on the King, the domination on the Queen -- for sale. Tanya, who's been hanging around the Abyss torturing the same damned souls over and over, jumps at the chance; she offers an interesting magic item and, oh, the true name of a minor devil. An agreement is reached and, boom.
(Context: my PCs recently defeated a succubus; she got a Suggestion into one of them but then flew off because they were obviously too powerful. She's now traded the suggestion-hook to a more powerful demoness, who has just joined the party undercover.)
The Sisters Market also trades information. Much as they dislike each other, succubi tend to be gossips, and they love nothing better than a good, juicy secret. And they trade tactical information: I serve this demon lord, but I've noticed a weakness in his defenses. I'll trade it for information about the powerful good party that's rumored to be preparing an expedition to my plane of the Abyss. From a PC's point of view, this means that once you've encountered a single succubus, any subsequent one you meet may suddenly know much, much more about you. (This is especially true for characters who have embarked on a career of fiend-hunting, demon-binding, or anything else that seems likely to bring them into conflict with the sisters more than once. Demons are chaotic, but intelligent; they're not going to sit in rooms waiting for you to show up and kill them.)
The Sisters Market isn't only for succubi. Other fiends, and even high-level characters, can occasionally try buying or selling something. Just making contact would be a minor challenge in and of itself, and then of course you're dealing with a bunch of millenia-old chaotic evil outsiders with high Wis, very high Int, and very high Cha indeed. Good luck negotiating with the gal who can read thoughts, cast suggestions all day long, and -- oh, you have Protection From Evil up? -- talk rings around you anyway, because she has +27 Bluff.
Anyway, the Sisters Market. Thoughts?
Not my Idea but I used twice since I read this post. Make the Succubi part of this cabal of demon whores.
Again Big thumds up to Doug M.
You say want to make MT on 15 point build becasue you want to fill both roles as cleric and wizard... Try this
Elf ancient lorekeeper Oracle of lore with the haunted curse because it add more spell know. Then take eldriech heirage chain of feats for the Arcane bloodline. This gives you full spell casting progression, with 3/4 BaB, 8HD, 4+int Skill points, and casting in armor with no arcane spell failure.
Ancient Lorekeeper (Oracle)
Class Skills: An ancient lorekeeper adds Knowledge (arcane) and Knowledge (local) to her list of class skills. Whenever she makes a Knowledge check of any kind about a question regarding elves (creatures of the elf subtype), the ancient lorekeeper adds half her class level on her check. This replaces the bonus skills the ancient lorekeeper gains from her mystery.
Elven Arcana (Ex): At 2nd level, an ancient lorekeeper's mastery of elven legends and philosophy has allowed her to master one spell used by elven wizards. She selects one spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list that is at least one level lower than the highest-level oracle spell she can cast. The ancient lorekeeper gains this as a bonus spell known. The spell is treated as one level higher than its true level for all purposes. The ancient lorekeeper may choose an additional spell at 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th levels. This ability replaces the bonus spells she would normally gain at these levels from her chosen mystery.
Mysteries: The following oracle mysteries complement the ancient lorekeeper archetype: Lore, Nature, Waves, Wind ; Ancestor, Time, Wood.
Expanded Arcana feat
Prerequisites: Caster level 1st, see Special.
Benefit: Add one spell from your class's spell list to your list of spells known. This is in addition to the number of spells normally gained at each new level in your class. You may instead add two spells from your class's spell list to your list of spells known, but both of these spells must be at least one level lower than the highest level spell you can cast in that class. Once made, these choices cannot be changed.
Special: You can only take this feat if you possess levels in a class whose spellcasting relies on a limited list of spells known, such as the bard, oracle, and sorcerer.
You can gain Expanded Arcana multiple times
Arcane Bond (Su): At 1st level, you gain an arcane bond, as a wizard equal to your sorcerer level. Your sorcerer levels stack with any wizard levels you possess when determining the powers of your familiar or bonded object. This ability does not allow you to have both a familiar and a bonded item. Once per day, your bond item allows you to cast any one of our spells known (unlike a wizard's bonded item, which allows him to cast any one spell in his spellbook).
Metamagic Adept (Ex): At 3rd level, you can apply any one metamagic feat you know to a spell you are about to cast without increasing the casting time. You must still expend a higher-level spell slot to cast this spell. You can use this ability once per day at 3rd level and one additional time per day for every four sorcerer levels you possess beyond 3rd, up to five times per day at 19th level. At 20th level, this ability is replaced by arcane apotheosis.
New Arcana (Ex): At 9th level, you can add any one spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list to your list of spells known. This spell must be of a level that you are capable of casting. You can also add one additional spell at 13th level and 17th level.
School Power (Ex): At 15th level, pick one school of magic. The DC for any spells you cast from that school increases by +2. This bonus stacks with the bonus granted by Spell Focus.
If GM take point of view that 1/2 elf can take anything elf or human take. Then play 1/2 elf get skill focus for free, put the +2 any in to CHA, then when you level take extra spell knowen insteed of skill point or HP for being elf orcle.
Then take Paragon Surge and change the spell know at will by changing
Paragon Surge Spell
School transmutation (polymorph); Level alchemist 3, cleric 3, magus 4, paladin 4, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range personal (half-elf only)
Duration 1 minute/level
You surge with ancestral power, temporarily embodying all the strengths of both elvenkind and humankind simultaneously, and transforming into a paragon of both races, something greater than elf or human alone. Unlike with most polymorph effects, your basic form does not change, so you keep all extraordinary and supernatural abilities of your half-elven form as well as all of your gear.
For the duration of the spell, you receive a +2 enhancement bonus to Dexterity and Intelligence and are treated as if you possessed any one feat for which you meet the prerequisites, chosen when you cast this spell.
All this plus good a UMD skill due having high CHA.
Dangerously Curious Trait
You have always been intrigued by magic, possibly because you were the child of a magician or priest. You often snuck into your parent's laboratory or shrine to tinker with spell components and magic devices, and frequently caused quite a bit of damage and headaches for your parent as a result.
Benefits: You gain a +1 bonus on Use Magic Device checks, and Use Magic Device is always a class skill for you.
Benefit: Select one 0-level spell from a class spell list other than your own. This spell is a 0-level spell on your class spell list (or a 1st-level spell if your class doesn't have 0-level spells). For example, if you are a druid, you could select mage hand and thereafter prepare it as a 0-level druid spell; if you are a sorcerer, you could select know direction as a 0-level sorcerer spell known.
These two triats will help out this build by give it acid splash and let you use wands or scrolls.
It replaces the touch attack with a melee attack in that casting of the spell so the round that you cast it you only get one attack or you could get I guese a full attack it you wait till the next round or later.
The big draw back in this that you have to hit Real AC and get 1d8+(what ever)extra damage + spell efect vs hitting Touch AC and geting Spell effect.
It realy dose not matter what domain spells you get.... You can only cast that domain spell once per day because you one have one domain spell slot per level. So great if can find a domain that has Shocking Grasp you still can only cast it once.
Ie in our Legacy of Fire Group We have a Cleric of Sarenrae with the Fire domain so she can cast fire ball once per day, that in no way step on my Elemant Sorcrer toes who can cast it all day long.
You need to look at spell list. Ie Druid, Cleric or Inquistor
Where it happen in the night is not the point. The fact give up game time is.
Anyone have any other ideas on how to fix the summoner?
Paper shredder would be the first idea that come to my mind.
Second would be take away the huge flex abilty of the eidolon and make more like the animal companion of the druid ie you get snake, horse,wolf ect that got better. You have hell hound, small element, small dragon, ect stuff that was CR 1-3 set of advancemet for each individual pet one not one massive customizable list for all.
They did that way to save page space and make it easy to update ie make new evoalution write small paragraph instead of same of same paragraph and list what monster that cold take it. Book keep nightmare.
Speaking of "Book keep nightmare" that is why do not want to keep track of EXP. It makes my life easyer and It get more play time in a night. We would loss anywhere form 20-40 minutes per night traking exp then some one would level and rest us would have to wait while thay leveled or play with out them which mean miss some of the game. It also made it easyer to GM because I would know what level everyone was and therefor what abiltys they had. So I could set fight to challenge them acrodingly. Instead of Bob just level so now this fight of x is now useless because PC has abilty y. PC know a week in advanced to bring level PC with them because they level after the first fight ect. It let me GM and PCs do book keeping at home and not in game time. I mean look at all thing you have to track is now HP, Spell use, Spell duration, Spell effects, Channel, Ki, Arcana, Smites, Lay on of Hands, School abitly, Domain abilty, bloodline abilty, bombs per day, wild shape, rage rounds, bard song, Bane, ect... and list gose on and on. As it now I have sheet with all my dayly abilty that keep what have use or not use. If it was all computerised that track it all for me fine. But I want more game time not more book keeping time.
QUOTE="Headfirst"] Okay, here's my challenge to the Pathfinder community:
Using the least amount of new rules possible, what would you change about the existing classes to fix them? Keep in mind, "fixing" could mean nerfing, buffing, or altering a class's focus. Optimally, such modifications would be cut-and-paste features from other classes, if only to reduce the potential for strange interactions with other parts of the game. For example, here's my idea on how to fix rogues.
Ambush: For purposes of sneak attacks, the rogue's base attack bonus from rogue levels is equal to his rogue level. For all other purposes, such as qualifying for a feat or a prestige class, the rogue uses his normal base attack bonus.
Canny Defense: When wearing light or no armor and not using a shield, a rogue adds 1 point of Intelligence bonus (if any) per rogue class level as a dodge bonus to his Armor Class while wielding a melee weapon. If a rogue is caught flat-footed or otherwise denied his Dexterity bonus, he also loses this bonus.
There, two little additions that I think would go a long way toward making the rogue class more attractive. Most of the complaints we see have to do with the fact that rogues, while skilled out of combat, are way behind the curve on the battlefield due to their medium base attack bonus and low armor class. So, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, we've simply brought over effective mechanics from the monk and duelist to fill those gaps.
Anyone want to give this a shot for the other classes?
I could see letting ambush work if was only in surprised rounds. As a Rouge Talent. Also I would make be Situational bonus equal to 1/2 you rogue level. This would net you +5 above full BaB PC for one shot per fight at 20th level. IF you can set up the Ambush....Hell still my say no to that one because it would be more likely be used by GM than PC. Since How often do PC get to act in the Surprised round vs GM Minions.
For Canny Defense add if you are not encumber more than light load. Also make it swift action that effect last for a round. Also can be used #time per day equal to 3+INT Modifier. This could be a rogue talent.
This way rogue can save his but some of the time when dose not drop someone with this Sneak attack Dice. But not all the time that it eat in to coolness of Duelist. It all so make the PC suffer from MAD that will keep the power balanced some. This also mean the rogue dose not ned to take to hit penalty to raise thier AC.
You say you up fight due to 5 PC. Good
Poison Weapons, Burn, Bleed Effects
Alchemist levels on mocks. Bombs attack Touch AC. So low level Mocks do not need roll well to hit.
Air Elemental with Sorcerer level since 2 levels* will only add 1 CR give them spell like obscuring mist, Wind wall, blur, windy escape, Vanish, Invisibility
Or Monk levels again only 2 levels will only add 1 CR*. Give them Spring attack, Wind Stance, Lightning Stance, and Deflect Arrows.
Elemental is Neutral so no holy, and you can not Critical them.
* Till equal to Racial HD
This will slow down Archer with loss of 2D6 per shot for holy, Loss one Arrow per round with Deflect Arrow feat and one shot that miss every other round due to miss chance. This should let your mokes live 2 or 3 rounds longer.
Lastly no 3 fight work days make it 5 or 6. Run some random encounters to eat up there daily resources. Also keep track of them stuff like Bane.
Pit spells vs Inquisitor Archer I guess at 8th level He has Dex of 20 or 22 so that is +5 or 6 and Base of +2 for level maybe +1 for Resistance so that +8 or +9 vs minimum DC 16 that about a 40% failure rate and take him out of the fight for 2 or 3 round. And if dose make he has to move or face it again till they do move at 30% failure rate.
Next anything push him in to the pit. Giants Bulrush or Drag really well…Spell like , Force Punch, Hydraulic Push, Telekinesis, Telekinetic Charge put them in the pit or Black Tentacles area.
Take it or Break it.
Disarm the Weapon, Spell Pilfering Hand the weapon, Steel Arrows,
Ok can someone explain why they're saying Rogues have bad to-hit? I'm just not getting it, aside from not being full BAB how is a Rogues ability to hit, or to improve their to-hit, any worse than any other 3/4 BAB class?
I agree 3/4 is 3/4. Also it is not poor that would be 1/2 or full arcance caster BaB.
But he was...
It is because pathfider screwed up add class level section form 3.5 to pathfinder. I used to be 1/2 CR for NPC or nonacciated class level till get 1 more that racial HD. It dose not make since that Human warrior level 10 is CR 8 while Gnoll warrior level 10 is CR 6. Gnoll is CR 1 pluss 1/2 10 warrior is 5 so 5+1 is 6.
Wand of Magic Missile CL 750gp 50 chages buyable by 2nd level. You use it till the charges run out. About 5th level then by Magic Missile CL 5 3750gp 50 chages... So on and so on... If GM keep to the rules that 13 fight to a level that mean that you use about 2 times per fight per level till it run out of juice. Think of it like fighter sword for Gold piece cost in the long run it still much cheaper.
Wand MM need no feat to power it no Point blank, no Presice Shot ect.
Example 6th level Wizard and party vs 4 orgers.
Fire ball DC 17 means orger fail Reflex save 80% time due having Reflex save of +0.
Average damage is 21 to 3 of 4 and, 1 for 10... The other party members kill 3 in round 1 or 2. You finsh the last one off in round 2 or 3 with wand of magic missile CL 5 doing 7 damage per round on average.
Yes a wand of MM can not critical since there is no attack roll so no big flash. But you are looking for mop up weapon so just need consistency.. allway hit no save very few ways of stoping it only shield spell. Even then only few class even have that spell on thier list.
To any one that see the numbers it a poor monster for it CR. I would say it a failure of mythic proportion of monster design. It only compounds by the fact that the mod sold to me by the sales tag line the " written by The Allstars of gaming designers" . Man I feel that I was lied to and mislead. I deeply regret buying this product.
Feather Fall and Liberating Command both are immediate actions and since you could cast them till the cow come home over and over again you are the best caster for them.
Admonishing Ray it by pass energy resistance or immune to Acid/Cold/Fire/Electricity and give you the take prisoner option.
Blur vs Mirror Image … Blur is good for dungeon due to long duration of 10 minute per level. Mirror Image is good for boss fight due it 1 minute per level. Both stop about the same amount of hit in the long run per casting but you have cast mirror image over and over again get the same defense over time power. Blur is touch where mirror image is personal. With those two facts in my book Blur beats mirror for a spam caster. If you are Wizard and have tow go with only one or the other I would do mirror image. But you are a sorcerer that can cast the same spell over and over again. Blur I think is stronger for you.
Acid Splash and disrupt undead as sorcerer for range touch at-will and no SR on Acid Splash.
Haunted add the following spell to your Oracle known list.
Must have Blessing of Fervor 4th level Cleric/ Oracle. Stacking with haste…
Increase its speed by 30 feet.
Free enlarged and or extended right now I see 12 spell on your list that could greatly take advantage of that fact.
Prayer 3rd level cleric or oracle spell.
If you full buff the party for 4 rounds
Stone Skin +Shield other + mass cure X spell/ Channel to heal … Big time Damage mitigation
Stone Skin+ blur the meat shield or striker. So he is hit less often and when he is hit take 10 less… then shares ½ that get through with you….you the cast mass cure x spell or channel and it effectively heal twice as much the damage that got through.
via Eldretch hierage chain destined Blood line
Touch of Destiny (Sp): At 1st level, you can touch a creature as a standard action, giving it an insight bonus on attack rolls, skill checks, ability checks, and saving throws equal to 1/2 your sorcerer level (minimum 1) for 1 round. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier.
Black Blade (Ex): At 3rd level, the blade bound magus' gains a powerful sentient weapon called a black blade, whose weapon type is chosen by the magus. A magus with this class feature cannot take the familiar magus arcana, and cannot have a familiar of any kind, even from another class.
Heirloom Weapon Trait
This build is all about a guy with his sword. He die come back finds his sword and they just get better. Forever through out time why is it like that... Well it just his destiny...
We use factional rules.
Weak BaB add +1/2
Example Cleric 1/ fighter 1 has base Fort save of +3
Wizard 1/ Rouge 2/ Fighter 1
By the Core rule this PC has
Using fractional rules
Remember with out the threat of failure the reward of successes pointless
Who cares if you made a fort save DC 13 if you only need to roll a 2 or better?
The +2 bonus a good base for first level is like +3 class skill bonus once you get it you can not get it again.
Prerequisites: Ability to cast divine spells, summon familiar class ability, caster level 4th, Charisma 13.
At seveth level take this feat.
Here is my hang up... "It is the first level rule" That if have BaB of +1 or greater you can move and pull a weapon but if you do not it eat up your standard action. Ok fine at first glance Full BaB type get a littel bump at level 1 ok and evey one else is behind till level 2....
If you figure that it take 2.5 nights of gameing to level. That means you use this rule for 2 or 3 nights then forget about it for 47 nights of gaming till reach level 20. (About a year for most fokes) Then all it is all important again when you start over again at level 1.
This Rule only helps 7 out 21 base class or 33%. Then it only dose it 5% of PC life time. It a waste of time.
I like the build. I would dip one level of cleric with Luck or(Curse) and chaos domain. Use Desna or Calistria.
This gives medium armor prof, profiecence with detity weapon. +2 fort and +2 will this free up 2 feats (Iron Will &Great Fortitude)+3 HP
I also like Accursed Bloodline, or Destined Bloodline mixed in via Eldritch Heritage chain.
I would also drop CHA to 13 or 10 to raise INT. (If you skip Eldritch Heritage chain idea.)
I see where you are going with Bolster Jinx... but I do not know if worth 4 feat to do it. That heavy feat tax. If you do go that route
Right now you are going unluck only. Think about both unluck and luck.
This will let you buff the party and give more options.
With the Palidian in the group you do not need to be full healer.
So here is what I suggest:
Feat Extra Channel, Versatile channeler, Abilty focus channel,Seltive channel
2)Rage Prophet 2/ Barbarian 2 /Oracle of battel 4 With Eldritch Heritage Chian (martyer blood line, celestial bloodline or destined bloodline)
War Sight (Su): Whenever you roll for initiative, you can roll twice and take either result. At 7th level, you can always act in the surprise round, but if you fail to notice the ambush, you act last, regardless of your initiative result (you act in the normal order in following rounds). At 11th level, you can roll for initiative three times and take any one of the results.
Weapon Mastery (Ex): Select one weapon with which you are proficient. You gain Weapon Focus with that weapon. At 8th level, you gain Improved Critical with that weapon. At 12th level, you gain Greater Weapon Focus with that weapon. You do not need to meet the prerequisites to receive these feats.