Want to make sure I'm understanding weapon damage correctly -
From Core Rule Book
Do I take 16 damage or do I take 11 damage?
I'm assuming I take the 16 damage as you can't stack DR. The confusion is, can you stack DR and energy resistance? If so, then I take 11 damage.
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I started a Solarian with a 12 CHA also. Only thing I have to say about that was "it was very, very rough". Having only 2 Resolve points when you're a 'in the face' melee type means taking lots of incoming damage.
...so the very first personal upgrade I went with was a +2 CHA.
jim reynolds 283 wrote:
Took a glance at the revelations and liked what I saw. Hoping there might be some type of gear boost in the new splat books, something kind of like what the Soulfire fusion did to solarian weapon.
Solarain Questions -
1) Is there a way for the Solarain to become 'attuned' outside combat?
2) Revelation: Stellar Rush, allows the solarain to 'charge' as a standard action (sort of).
Used the -1 penalty as a example. Might have been better using a -2 or even a -3 penalty.
Plenty of ways to stack on those penalties. From starting with a low strength, failing a spell/poison/disease save, to getting hit by some ability damaging attack.
While it didn't come up in PF1, it came up more often then I liked when as a GM. You'd be running tiny creatures dealing 1d4-2 damage and critting. In that situation, it's almost a guarantee you'd end up dealing less damage on a crit.
Has this been clarified yet -
So if I rolled a critical hit with a melee weapon but have a penalty to my strength I have to double that penalty?
That is wrong on so many ways and might actually have me ending up doing less damage on a crit then if I did a normal attack.
I see where I'm going wrong now. Nothing in the descriptions of the Stances have the requirement of being Unarmed, just unarmored.
....but Table 3-15 Monk Attacks
Really need the Unarmed key word added to the requirements in the description. Unless Paizo wants the Stances to be used when using weapons.
Has there been any confirmation yet on if the Monk Stances work with Flurry of Blows class feature?
Asking as the stances clearly state they have a different type of attack over unarmed attacks.
Wolf stance is the closest with - wolf jaw unarmed attacks
While Flurry of Blows is -
Then you have this monk class ability -
Confused here on this since the stances change the type of attack & the damage die snf if this might be a case of Specific trump General rule...if going by RoW.
I hope paizo clears this up and makes a more stream lined version of this
Need help on the Perception rules.
Concealment & Sensed (Correct me if I'm wrong) - Made my perception check and I now know what square someone is in. I now attack that square. To hit the target in that square I need to make another check. This check has a DC 5 for concealment and a DC 11 for Sensed.
So if I have my math right, to beat this DC check I roll a D20 + 1/2 Level + Primary Stat?
Concealment: If that's the case I'd only fail on a roll of 1 with the D20 at first level vs concealment (1/2 Level 1 + Primary stat (+3) + D20 roll or 2 = 5) which is the DC to hit someone concealed 95% of the time (could be a 100% if a 1 on D20 doesn't always fail).
Sensed: To hit all the time on a Sensed target you only need to be level 10. 1/2 Level (5) + Primary Stat (4) + D20 roll (2) = 11.
Stealth - Completely messed up here. Seems like there's a number of different checks that are required to be made if the creature has multiple senses. Seen a number of threads on this already and haven't spotted any errata when I looked through that. Is there a simple guide out there for using and detecting stealth?
Little confused here -
My understanding is that if at Dying 1 and make the Recovery Save you go to 1 HP and are unconscious. Next round you can attempt another Recovery Save and if successful, you become conscious.
What has me confused is if in the Dying 2+ stage and Hero Point use.
If you're at the Dying 2 and make a recovery save, what happens?
Do you go to 1 HP and are unconscious?
Do you go to Dying 1 and are stable?
What happens if you get a critical success on your Recovery Save?
What if you spend the Hero Point - Are you conscious or unconscious?
Is there any way to get a STR above 14 for a Non-Human Cleric or Druid?
Want to make a melee, front line version of a non-human Cleric or Druid and only bumps to STR I can find are from the Background & the 1st level bumps. Which only get's me to a Strength of 14.
No Non-Human Wild Shape Druid with a STR higher then 14
....unless I'm doing something wrong.
Been trying to reverse engineering the PFS pre-gen characters to make sure I know what the heck I'm doing when creating a character.
Ran into this problem. All my characters have a bonus total of +16 points to spread out between the stats vs the 18 points the pregens have spread out over the stats.
So what am I missing?
Base starting stats: 10
leaves me at +16 points to spread to stats.
Most pregens have a
Total of +18 points.
On the Racial section of the playtest CRB can we please get the Traits renamed to something else?
For those of us used to Pathfinder 1e which actually had different racial traits to choose from. What you have up is confusing.
Spent 30 minutes looking for those Human racial traits and Humaniod racial Traits.
Encounter 12: The Wraithsoul Stone
Encounter states that any non-good creature that approaches within 10' of it needs to make a DC18 Will save vs dominate person.
Question: If the person fails, what happens? I'm assuming the dominated person picks it up and tries to remove it from the dungeon.
Does anyone else know that person is dominated?
What happens with a PFS character that is dominated?
What kind of check does the party need to make for the stone?
I thought our GM did a great job for accommodating our party actions for being outside the scope of the adventure.
Just surprised other parties haven't broken the scenario with off non-scripted tactics.
Which is a real danger when you write a type of scenario where the party needs to complete Objective D but getting to that objective is left open to the players.
Doing a strength check with a masterwork crowbar.
Normal Crowbar gives a +2 modifier to your strength check. If the Crowbar was masterwork would that modifier change any?
Example: Lockpicks allow you to make the check to open locks. Masterwork lockpicks give a +2 modifier to open the same lock.
Since Crowbars give a +2 modifier, then if that crowbar was masterwork would it allow a +4 modifier to pry something open? If you use the same logic as the lockpicks?
Did a quick search and can't find any type of answer for this.
Umm, if you noticed a slight item in there -
"Waited till everyone was asleep".
We changed it from being a social encounter to being a stealth encounter.
There is no sense of real urgency* in getting him out. With successful social checks you find out your guy has been captured for 3 days already and the Lady of the house is out of town with no known due date for being back.
So we scouted out the house and guards and made plans to go in late at night, when everyone was asleep.
Issue was, there was nothing in the scenario that the GM could find in his run through for the party using this tactic. So GM 'winged it'.
Here's how our party viewed our task.
About it being harder with the Mistress being home. No bedrooms on the ground floor and basement. Nothing was mapped for the top floor so assumed bedrooms were up there and that would be where her personal guards were. Since we were successful on being stealthy, didn't have to deal with them.
Grabbing the book, Arcanist with D-Slide/invis sneaked, grabbed and ported out of there as the rest of us ran.
Everything I've read here and what the GM was able to pass onto us is he couldn't find anything that dealt with players trying stealth so he made stuff up.
*While there was some urgency that was conveyed with the starting letter, there was no time limit set and 12 more hours felt more then reasonable to have a 'safe' extraction.
Just played this and while we had fun, there was some issue between what was written as "this is what must happen" to being "party did something else".
GM did mention he only was able to do one read through for prep time on the scenario and what my party planned and did was outside the scope of the adventure as written and was pretty much made up on the spot.
First we completely scouted out the place, spending 4-6 hours watching the guards and the workers. During this time we tried sending in someone with a good bluff skill to try to get inside the house. Bluff check failed.
We then waiting till very late/early morning (2-3am) time when everyone but the guards were asleep and worked our way through the maze/fighting the encounter there. Sneaked into the house, found the prisoner, sneaked into the library and got the book, and made our escape.
None of the above, as mentioned, was inside the scope of the scenario. As, from what the GM was able to read, none of the scenario assumes the party would just try to sneak in and then sneak back out. The GM just allowed it with some plot twists he made up on the spot to make it fun.
Did leave out a bunch of details on what and how we did things, we did play high and had 2 level 7 wizard types in party.
So if you do plan on GMing this, be prepared for your players doing crazy stuff that is not written into the adventure.
Some things to think about -
Why was the city built in it's location?
Ethnicity, political, & religious practices of the city. Another way to make this city different and more memorable. Example: Compare a city found in Cheliax to one in Taldor to another from Galt.
Warpriests are fun, they can cast spells and fight all in the same round. They also make good front line tanks.
Something a bit different - Have seen some fairly good Oracle and Druid tanks. Would have to get someone else advice on those.
Really different, play a Abjuration/Transmutation Tank Wizard. Issue with this is you have to really know what you're doing.
Got a Monk, Amulet of Mighty Fists question for folks and possible equipment suggestion/upgrade if it works.
Was looking at purchasing a Amulet of Mighty Fist for 16,000 gold. Was going to go with the Holy enchantment but when I started browsing through possible +2 enhancement upgrades I spotted something that might be even better.
From my reading, everything looks legal and with all the multiple attacks Monks get with Ki strike and Flurry of Blows that enhancement bonus should increase real fast.
I went looking at the skirmisher ranger. didn't like it or per say I wasn't happy with it. just saying moving on
Problem here is they also asked for the concept behind the archetype. Not if the archetype was playable or not.
Which brings up this point -
All the archetypes listed at the top are fun to play and mechanically sound archetypes. There is a number of archetypes that have "cool" fluff that did not make this list because they are not mechanically fun to play.
Here's what I like or at least the ideas behind them.
Arcane Archer I know it's a prestige class but it's a core prestige class with lots of flavor that game mechanics kind of fails in delivering. Would like to see a new ranger type archetype based off this.
Mystic Theurge Ditto on the above reasoning but this time for either a cleric or mage archetype.
Skirmisher Ranger - for someone who wants to play a ranger type character without the spells.
Far Strike Monk except for the Rogue. There's just something about a dagger throwing rogue that just get's lost in PF1e.
The issue with position is flanking. You open up a wide area on a tactical map and very rarely will we see players adjacent to each other. There's a couple very good reasons for this -
1) Flanking. The flanking bonus is just two good to pass up. Now with the 3 actions, you'll probably see more people attempting to get that flanking bonus.
2) Avoiding AoE. There's a fair amount of AoE effects in pathfinder. being adjacent to a ally is just begging for a AoE to be dropped on you.
About the only real time I see players adjacent to each other is (A) walking down a corridor/path or (B) in some place that limits movement. Such as a small room or deadly terrain.
I like how the use of shields are getting some life back into them. using a reaction to block damage depending on the type of shield your using. What I am concerned about is the Shield feat (possible) chain: Shield Warden.
This chain allows you to spend one of your 3 actions to block a attack vs making a attack.
*Any time you have to spend a action that can be used for attacking to defend. That defensive action has to be something worthwhile and not vs something that can "possibly" happen.
*Offense (damage) is usually better then defense. As Offense scaled a lot faster in PF1e.
*I'm hoping that the changes to shields will offset some of the PF offense / defense issues. Just don't want to see those defenses based on actions that can be used for offense unless those actions apply a nice, consistent bonus for the player and/or allies.
No, what I'm saying is that their needs to be a good, serious reason why your character should stay as a "pure" class.Someone else in this thread mentioned already that the Favored Class bonus is weak when you compare it to what you can get when multiclassing. Do believe paizo has hinted that some of these issues are being looked at and addressed in PF2e. Just waiting to see what the changes are.
At 6th level, fighters can take the feat Shield Warden, which allows them to use their shield to block the damage taken by an adjacent ally.
Is it possible to get this changed to "Allows the fighter to target a creature and impose their shield to block an attack dealt to a ally.
Players (and smart monsters) like to set up flanking. While flanking, you're no where near being adjacent to another. Actually, with all the AoE spells and abilities, being a bit spread out is more beneficial for the party.
My biggest grip when people compare the level 20 cap abilities to class#/Class#/Class# is that very few games get to that point. When they do, that game is almost over and it's time to start a new one.
So in most games it makes sense to class dip for that little extra that you can enjoy during your playing then having to wait for that special ability which is then done with after a couple sessions.
Going as a pure class needs a bit more buffing then multiclassing.
Another grip I have about Multiclassing which I hope gets fixed, is that it can inflate you're characters saves.
Over all, I don't mind dips. What I mind is the lack of reason to stay as a "pure" class unless you're a full progression spell caster.
This could probably be fixed by granting class abilities that are more level dependent instead of just handing out class abilities.
Example: Get a +1 initiative modifier which increases ever 5 levels.
Matthew Downie wrote:
Nope, was thinking something along the lines like the unchained rogue got at 4th level when they could add DEX to damage to a weapon type.
A example of what I'm getting tired of seeing (from Starfinder) is a 1 level dip into the Starfinder Blitz Soldier dip. You pick up a whole bunch of gear feats for free, +4 initiative modifier, and a extra 10' of movement. You get all these goodies with just a 1 level dip and the only penalty is you delay your main class progress by one level.
A possible example -
I tossed in the 10th and 15th off stat modifiers as I just feel it would help round out vs seeing all the single stat characters with a bunch of 'dump' stats.
This here is mostly for non-spell casting classes.
I'm getting a bit tired of seeing a bunch of min/max characters that pick up just a single level or two of multiple classes. A lot of classes seem to front load their class features in their beginning levels. Multi-classing and cherry picking these classes usually can end up making a stronger and more flexible character. The problem is, there's usually no real reason to stay as a 'pure' non-caster class as those 'pure' classes don't really reward you with anything till the very high levels, which most games do not see.
Pure classes should give a -
The level 20 cap stone ability which was giving out in PF1e, while it looked nice and sounded 'cool', never really got used. So why shoot for a ability you'll never see as by the time you get it, you'll have one big scene and then you're character is retired.
My suggestion for crossbows -
Masterwork Crossbows bump the static number by (x2)
Would not allow any feats to reduce the loading time but would allow some magical or mechanical effect to reduce the loading time by one step.
This would allow crossbows to be a more deadly but slow ranged weapon.
*Not sure how this would work out in the playtest when combined with other feats & possible enhancements vs bows. As is, it's just a possible suggestion which I think might work.