Qualifying for 13 int non-combat feats with low int.


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I have a Brawler that got rather pissed at ghost recently. The party didn't have much in the way to deal with them, despite being level 9. Sadly the party has no current ways to deal with ghosts other than ghost salts, which we aren't currently near a town and won't be for a bit due to story reasons.

I have a Brawler, so obviously I dumped Int to 7. I can't take any class dip that lets me use Cha instead, since as a martial with no need of it, that got dropped to 7 as well.

I want to qualify for Brilliant Planner to be able to grab random odds and ends that we may need. Is there any way to qualify for this feat without a headband of +6 int?

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Magic weapons work fine on ghosts...I mean yeah it's half damage but heh.

As a brawler unless you are using an archetype that remove martial flexibility...there are always a lot of options. The ghostslayer feat for example (imbue your fists as they count as weapons) or the soulwrecking strike.

PF has more than 5000 feats...(granted not all of them are combat feats) but still...there is basically a feat for everything.


Not easily. There are some roundabout means, e.g. getting a familiar via the familiar bond feat, giving it the sage archetype, then having it retrain a feat to brilliant planner. That'd cost Iron Will in addition at least though and possibly improved familiar bond, so 2-3 feats total.

Anything else would be harder still. I'm not sure, but I think this fact may be a feature rather than a bug.


Have you considered asking your fellow players who might qualify for it if they would be willing to take the feat?

Alternately, I'm not the greatest at brawlers, but couldn't you use that ability to temporarily get combat feats to grab the "Ghostslayer" feat if you run into similar situations?


There exist substitutes for Brilliant Planner.

  • A level in the Pathfinder Chronicler PrC gives Deep Pockets.
  • If you're a Halfling (or maybe got Halflings in your family tree somewhere) you might become Well Prepared.

Lantern Lodge

Not a direct answer to your question, but is the Brilliant Planner feat really what you want?

The feat lets you "store" 50 gp/level in "pre-plan", or 450 gp at 9th level. At 200 gp each, that's only 2 doses of ghost blanch, which require you to apply it before combat (Full round action over a hot flame) and only lasts for ONE HIT. So, by taking this feat, you can hit a ghost 2 times if you prepare ahead of time.

Wouldn't it be better to buy a few scrolls of magic weapon (25 gp each) or a wand of magic weapon (750 gp for 50 uses)?

Or I guess you could get Brilliant Planner then spend 10 minutes to pull a scrolls of Magic Weapon out of your 20 lb sack...

Silver Crusade

Just a Question out of the topic.
Why aren't you simply using Ghostslayer as temporary Feat?


Because I looked for advice on how to deal with ghosts and Ghostslayer feat was never mentioned due to it being a year old feat. I am sadly not a halfing and more than a few levels away from qualifying for Pathfinder Chronicler.

The main reason personally for Brilliant Planner is the idea of the character. A Brawler is prepared for basically everything in combat, why not have the items to match? I also keep forgetting how bad Weapon Blaches are.

As for asking other players, I know one doesn't qualify, one is an Int-based support, and the other may or may not have 13 int. Both players are unlikely to alter builds to help the party in this manner.


Captain Zoom wrote:

Not a direct answer to your question, but is the Brilliant Planner feat really what you want?

The feat lets you "store" 50 gp/level in "pre-plan", or 450 gp at 9th level. At 200 gp each, that's only 2 doses of ghost blanch, which require you to apply it before combat (Full round action over a hot flame) and only lasts for ONE HIT. So, by taking this feat, you can hit a ghost 2 times if you prepare ahead of time.

Wouldn't it be better to buy a few scrolls of magic weapon (25 gp each) or a wand of magic weapon (750 gp for 50 uses)?

Or I guess you could get Brilliant Planner then spend 10 minutes to pull a scrolls of Magic Weapon out of your 20 lb sack...

I would also let you pull a Spiritbane spike for 300 gp.

Grand Lodge

Here is a link to an old post that may help you with your brawler.

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