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Dragnmoon wrote:Yes it is.... I am not sure why the question though?
It's probably because what NEA actually says and how PFS interprets it are nearly opposite. Or rather, Paizo didn't seem to understand how Channeling worked when they converted NEA to PF, and assumed it worked a different way that what it acally says, both originally and after the revisions.
For example, if a Cleric channels to heal the living, (which also means Positive Energy), the Dhampir, (a living target) would be hit, but because of NEA, would actually be harmed.
Said Cleric attempting to harm the dead would not affect the Dhampir, who is a living target that reacts to Positive and Negative Energy are harm as if they where undead (that is, they are healed by negative and harmed by positive, like an undead, but are not actually treated as a different creature type for any reason).
This is very much incorrect. Negative energy affinity says to treat the Dhampir as if it were an undead creature when dealing with positive or negative energy. This means that a channel to heal the living wouldn't have any effect at all on the dhampir... it's being treated as undead. A channel to harm undead would absolutely hurt a dhampir. Likewise, a channel negative to heal undead would heal him, and a channel negative to harm the living wouldn't touch him.
Negative Energy Affinity (Ex) The creature is alive, but is treated as undead for all effects that affect undead differently than living creatures, such as cure spells and channeled energy. Format: negative energy affinity; Location: Defensive Abilities.