Where does CRB talk about Focus Points


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Grand Lodge

OK, I have not read every word in the CRB but I am really confused about the Why and How of Focus Points. Could someone please give a brief "what is it used for" and then some page numbers for me to do my own work on it?

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

see page 300 for information on Focus Spells, which is what Focus Points are used on.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

The short version is Focus Points are used to cast Focus Spells/Powers. You get 1 Focus Point for each Focus Spell/Power you have to a max of 3. You can spend a 10 minute exploration activity to regain 1 spent Focus Point.

Radiant Oath

Blake's Tiger wrote:
The short version is Focus Points are used to cast Focus Spells/Powers. You get 1 Focus Point for each Focus Spell/Power you have to a max of 3. You can spend a 10 minute exploration activity to regain 1 spent Focus Point.

Technically you don't always get a new Focus Point every time you get a new Focus Spell (even before your cap of 3). For example the 1st level Champion Feat "Deity's Domain" gives you a second Focus Spell, but not an additional Focus Point. (At least based on how I read the rules.)

Liberty's Edge

Smoog of Sarenrae wrote:
Blake's Tiger wrote:
The short version is Focus Points are used to cast Focus Spells/Powers. You get 1 Focus Point for each Focus Spell/Power you have to a max of 3. You can spend a 10 minute exploration activity to regain 1 spent Focus Point.
Technically you don't always get a new Focus Point every time you get a new Focus Spell (even before your cap of 3). For example the 1st level Champion Feat "Deity's Domain" gives you a second Focus Spell, but not an additional Focus Point. (At least based on how I read the rules.)

See Page 302 side bar called "Focus Points from Multiple Sources". Your pool total and points do increase, but to max of 3.

Radiant Oath

Gary Bush wrote:
Smoog of Sarenrae wrote:
Blake's Tiger wrote:
The short version is Focus Points are used to cast Focus Spells/Powers. You get 1 Focus Point for each Focus Spell/Power you have to a max of 3. You can spend a 10 minute exploration activity to regain 1 spent Focus Point.
Technically you don't always get a new Focus Point every time you get a new Focus Spell (even before your cap of 3). For example the 1st level Champion Feat "Deity's Domain" gives you a second Focus Spell, but not an additional Focus Point. (At least based on how I read the rules.)
See Page 302 side bar called "Focus Points from Multiple Sources". Your pool total and points do increase, but to max of 3.

There is a whole separate thread arguing both for and against this interpretation. I wasn't going to get into it here, that's why I just put "At least based on how I read the rules." I leave that exercise up to the reader, and hopefully, eventually, a FAQ or Errata.


Note that Refocus only regains a focus point if you've spent at least one focus point since your last Refocus. So if your pool is > 1, you basically get one focus spell casting per fight, plus 1 per day for each additional point in your pool.

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