Permanency and Detect Spells


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I have a character with Detect Magic continually active due to the racial drow feat "Greater Drow Nobility". The Detect Magic spell has a duration of "Concentration or up to 1 minute/caster level". The entry on explaining the meanings of spell durations in the magic section of the core rulebook states that Concentration duration means that the spell is active until they have broken concentration. To concentrate on a spell is a Standard Action.

The only mention of concentration needed for the spell is in the duration. As Detect Magic can be made permanent by means of a Permanency spell, the question is larger than the scope of the feat that brought up the question to start with. My question is this:

Since Concentration only effects the duration of the spell, and my duration is "Permanent", and no longer requires concentration to maintain the spell, do I have to take a standard action each round to use detect magic, still? If not, what kind of action would I need to take to fulfill the round requirements for gaining information?

The mechanic without it being permanent is that when I stop concentrating, or have my concentration broken, the spell ends. Do I now gain information as long as the effect remains within the spell's range?

Shadow Lodge

How does your PFS character have a racial drow feat?

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to contribute.

Liberty's Edge

Serum wrote:

How does your PFS character have a racial drow feat?

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to contribute.

Ditto

Silver Crusade

I'll answer assuming this is a non-PFS question:
The concentration and the duration are separate even when cast normally.
Permanency makes it last forever, but instead you just need to focus it down with concentration to know more.


Andrew Christian wrote:
Serum wrote:

How does your PFS character have a racial drow feat?

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to contribute.

Ditto

Pathfinder Advanced Race Guide, page 105, Improved Drow Nobility. I'm playing a Drow.


Daniel Luckett wrote:

I'll answer assuming this is a non-PFS question:

The concentration and the duration are separate even when cast normally.
Permanency makes it last forever, but instead you just need to focus it down with concentration to know more.

Where does it mention concentration in the spell description apart from the duration?

Sovereign Court

XsNihilo wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
Serum wrote:

How does your PFS character have a racial drow feat?

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to contribute.

Ditto

Pathfinder Advanced Race Guide, page 105, Improved Drow Nobility. I'm playing a Drow.

Sooo... Wrong forum?

Grand Lodge

Illeist wrote:
XsNihilo wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
Serum wrote:

How does your PFS character have a racial drow feat?

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to contribute.

Ditto

Pathfinder Advanced Race Guide, page 105, Improved Drow Nobility. I'm playing a Drow.

Sooo... Wrong forum?

Drow aren't legal in PFS, most of Golorian don't even know they exist. Only Aasamir, Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, Human, Gnome, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Tiefling, and Tengu are playable races.


Defintely wrong forum....or....a player who has not read the Guide to Organized Play and the Additional Resources.


Lab_Rat wrote:
Defintely wrong forum....or....a player who has not read the Guide to Organized Play and the Additional Resources.

I guess you are right. I thought this was a general forum for advice on rules for the game.

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