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James Anderson wrote:
cyberferrel wrote:
James Anderson wrote:
Does the breastplate on the chronicle follow an upgrade path? Upgrading gear seems to be pretty common in PF2. Can a regular +1 Resilient Breastplate be upgraded to the Numerian steel by paying the extra 400gp?

You can upgrade items like Numerian Steel Breastplates and Venom Daggers with fundamental runes. Check p581 of the core rulebook or https://2e.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?ID=733, under "Specific Armor and Weapons".

The problem is the reverse - by the level you can buy the item, you probably already have at least a +1 Breastplate that you'd have to sell off and then buy this, as opposed to just upgrading to it. Not being able to add property runes, like you mentioned, makes it even worse.

You can transfer runes for free in PFS. In that case, you transfer the fundamental rune from your existing +1 Breastplate to your Numerian Steel Breastplate. No need to sell off.

On the property runes, that's where the decision is. You either get the flexibility of being able to add any property runes on standard magic armour, or you use the fixed abilities of the special magic item. But there is an upgrade path. You can add or transfer fundamental runes, than continue upgrading them if you choose.

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James Anderson wrote:
Does the breastplate on the chronicle follow an upgrade path? Upgrading gear seems to be pretty common in PF2. Can a regular +1 Resilient Breastplate be upgraded to the Numerian steel by paying the extra 400gp?

You can upgrade items like Numerian Steel Breastplates and Venom Daggers with fundamental runes. Check p581 of the core rulebook or https://2e.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?ID=733, under "Specific Armor and Weapons".


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What level does the Power Armour Jockey archetype start? Given you cant use power armour until level 5, it would be wierd if it starts at level 2 like most current archetypes. Does it start later, at level 4 or 6?

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Douglas Edwards wrote:

Looking to acquire a witchwyrd race boon

I have a variety of boons to offer including:

Formian/Ghoran/Pahtra
Maraquoi/Nuar
Damai/Quorlu/Verthani
Emergency Resupply Player Boon
Free Agant Player Boon

I have a Draelik/Witchwyrd boon that I would trade for the Maraquoi/Nuar if you are still in the market.


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I had a question about what happens when two mutually incompatible restrictions are in place. As an example, a Monk who multiclasses into Druid (or vice versa). If you try and use the spell Animal Form with the Monk class feat Mountain Stance:

Animal Form (CRB pg 317): One or more unarmed melee attacks specific to the battle form you choose, which are the only attacks you can use.

Mountain Stance (CRB pg 159): The only Strikes you can make are falling stone unarmed attacks.

Can you choose which to use, or are you completely unable to attack?


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Is Weapon Specialisation a bonus though? CRB pg. 444 makes it clear that there is no such thing as a untyped bonus anymore. Weapon specialisation is never called a "bonus". It calls out things like item bonuses, status bonuses and conditional bonuses. In fact CRB pg. 450 talks about weapon specialization in a separate section after the bonus section, grouping it with other things that are not bonuses (like additional dice).

If its not a bonus, then its not adjusting a special statistic. Using Animal Form as an example (CRB pg. 317) under the statistics and abilities you gain it lists:

"One or more unarmed melee attacks specific to the battle form you choose, which are the only attacks you an use. You’re trained with them. Your attack modifier is +9, and your damage bonus is +1."

If weapon specialisation is not a bonus, its not modifying that statistic. Its just something that is added after.

This may or may not be relevant, but if the additional damage from a Barbarians weapon specialisation is a "bonus", then it wont stack with their additional damage from Rage, as that uses the exact same wording and bonuses of the same type don't stack. I am pretty sure those two things stack, and are not "bonuses" as they are defined in the rules.