Arcane Sight and Mind Blank


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Mind Blank protects characters from all divination spells which gather information about the subject, Arcane Sight on the other hand reveals the magic auras of spells and magic items, so my question is this, could Arcane Sight detect ongoing spells and/or magic items on a creature protected by Mind Blank under the stipulation that its gathering information about the spells or items, not the character themselves?

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Mind blank protect you and your equipment against divination. All protective spells extend to your equipment or they would be almost useless.


Galtrug wrote:
Mind Blank protects characters from all divination spells which gather information about the subject, Arcane Sight on the other hand reveals the magic auras of spells and magic items, so my question is this, could Arcane Sight detect ongoing spells and/or magic items on a creature protected by Mind Blank under the stipulation that its gathering information about the spells or items, not the character themselves?

All attended objects are considered to be "you" insofar as spell effects are concerned.


The person with no aura would, however, stick out like a sore thumb.


Snowlilly wrote:
The person with no aura would, however, stick out like a sore thumb.

...or just be a level 4 or lower character who isn't an outsider or divine caster. The vast majority of people you run into in Golarion will not have any sort of an aura.


MeanMutton wrote:
Snowlilly wrote:
The person with no aura would, however, stick out like a sore thumb.
...or just be a level 4 or lower character who isn't an outsider or divine caster. The vast majority of people you run into in Golarion will not have any sort of an aura.

Oops - I was thinking about alignment auras. Still, most people in Golarion aren't running around with a ton of magic items.


MeanMutton wrote:
MeanMutton wrote:
Snowlilly wrote:
The person with no aura would, however, stick out like a sore thumb.
...or just be a level 4 or lower character who isn't an outsider or divine caster. The vast majority of people you run into in Golarion will not have any sort of an aura.
Oops - I was thinking about alignment auras. Still, most people in Golarion aren't running around with a ton of magic items.

If you compare how much any magic item costs vs the general population (NPC labor costs) the vast majority of people in Golarion aren't running around with any magic items.

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oh please don't get into discrepencies between the earning tables and what people can actually make in Golarion.

Addng to the fact that magic items last forever, it would actually be very, very hard to describe why EVERYONE in Golarion doesn't have a minor magic item or nine.

Double or triple for professional classes. +Competence skill items are cheap and pay for themselves at one gold a week per point of bonus. They are a fantastic investment to have.

==Aelryinth


Aelryinth wrote:

oh please don't get into discrepencies between the earning tables and what people can actually make in Golarion.

Addng to the fact that magic items last forever, it would actually be very, very hard to describe why EVERYONE in Golarion doesn't have a minor magic item or nine.

Double or triple for professional classes. +Competence skill items are cheap and pay for themselves at one gold a week per point of bonus. They are a fantastic investment to have.

==Aelryinth

If we are talking min maxed NPCs yeah, sure. But the "typical" NPC who is a background item isn't going to be that.

But hey, if you think using a high level protection should automatically make you a target, all the more power to your broken game.

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Esp/Detect Thoughts. Bing, nothing. Detect Human/Life. Deathwatch.

Plenty of ways to generate false positives.

Anyone who can afford a Mind Blank is also going to be high level and powerful by rote...not being able to read ANYTHING on him is going to stand out immediately.


Skylancer4 wrote:
MeanMutton wrote:
MeanMutton wrote:
Snowlilly wrote:
The person with no aura would, however, stick out like a sore thumb.
...or just be a level 4 or lower character who isn't an outsider or divine caster. The vast majority of people you run into in Golarion will not have any sort of an aura.
Oops - I was thinking about alignment auras. Still, most people in Golarion aren't running around with a ton of magic items.
If you compare how much any magic item costs vs the general population (NPC labor costs) the vast majority of people in Golarion aren't running around with any magic items.

Yeah, but the level of quality of the item and having/not having an aura is an indicator in of itself.

No aura on that mithril chain shirt? I call shennanigans. :P

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