Can i use special material to build harrow deck?


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Hi, guys!Recently i start playing harrow, here are some questions i got
In PFS,
1.Can i use special material to build my harrow deck?

2.Can i use Atlatl to throw cards if i got Deadly dealer feat?

3.Can i enchance the harrow deck by any chance?

4.If i can, The Deadly dealer says you can enhance a deck of cards as though it were a ranged weapon with 54 pieces of ammunition, does that also means the Weapon Blanch is available for the deck?

5.How to build a efective harrow card player?


1. I don't believe so, but I could be wrong if there's a rule of which I'm not aware.

2. For PFS, I would say no, because the Atlatl specifically requires a dart and Deadly Dealer only allows you to treat the thrown card as if it were a dart.

3. If you mean magically? Yes, you can. Also, there is a specific magic item you may want to look at; Deck of Slivering Fate/

4. I do not believe you can use a Weapon Blanch upon the decks, but again I could be wrong.

5. If you want to build a Harrow card based PC, the two best options are the Cartomancer (Witch archetype) or the Card Caster (Magus archetype).

Grand Lodge 5/5

Umm.. If it has a weight listed, can't you buy a mithral version of.... pretty much anything?

Shadow Lodge

Quintin Verassi wrote:

Umm.. If it has a weight listed, can't you buy a mithral version of.... pretty much anything?

Can you get mithral hide armor?


Most special material lists a price to buy random objects composed of it. I think that you can buy a harrow deck of any such legal material, but I am not entirely sure.

Dark Archive 3/5

1. Only if that material is something you can substitute in for paper/cardstock normally (I don't know of ANY that are). Mithral, for example...

Pathfinder PRD wrote:
Items not primarily of metal are not meaningfully affected by being partially made of mithral.

While in theory, yes, you could make a set of very thin metal cards, no such thing exists in the rules as we know them.

2. No. Atlatl requires a Dart; Deadly Dealer only makes the card function as a dart as part of throwing it with Arcane Strike. It is still not a dart for any other purposes.

3. Yes. I do this with my Cartomancer Witch. You may enhance it as if it were a stack of 50 pieces of ammunition (except it is a 54 card deck).

4. No. The card is not considered a dart or a weapon until charged via Arcane Strike with Deadly Dealer. Until then, you're just pouring grit over a stack of paper cards and sticking them in the fire.

5. As noted, there are two routes to this:

Cartomancer Witch uses a deck as their familiar and it eventually gets Returning for free and can deliver touch spells. Useful if you want to enhance on deck and be able to safely use it as a weapon. Not so great on BAB, etc.

Card Caster Magus is much friendly to being "gambit". You'll want to rely on your arcane pool to enhance the decks you use, as each card will get destroyed as it is used most of the time. Fewer spells... but better BAB, bonus feats, and arcana that supports your build.

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SCPRedMage wrote:
Can you get mithral hide armor?

I think the real question is how many mithrals you have to skin to get a full set of armor.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
SCPRedMage wrote:
Can you get mithral hide armor?
I think the real question is how many mithrals you have to skin to get a full set of armor.

I doubt it would take more than one of these these.

The Exchange 5/5

Most of this is addressed in the Campaign Clarification document.

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SCPRedMage wrote:
Quintin Verassi wrote:

Umm.. If it has a weight listed, can't you buy a mithral version of.... pretty much anything?

Can you get mithral hide armor?

yes

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