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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #160 on: September 21, 2010, 06:51:10 AM »
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The Lore Oracle gets an ability that reads:
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Arcane Archivist (Su): Your experience with lore-filled tomes has granted you the ability to cast arcane spells as if they were on your spell list. Once per day, you can cast a spell from the sorcerer/wizard spell list as if it were on your list of spells known. The spell consumes a spell slot one level higher than the level of the spell. You must have a spellbook containing the spell to cast it in this way, and the spell is erased when you complete the casting. You must be at least 11th level to select this revelation.

Assuming full access to 3.5 material is there a way that I can use this ability and not lose the spell from my spell book? I'm thinking some way to copy the spell cheaply or make the book immune to erasure are the obvious routes, but I can't figure out how to go about it.



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Keep two spellbooks, a normal one and a Blessed Book. Use the Blessed Book for your castings, then recopy the spell into your Blessed Book again at no cost. No need to grandfather in non-PF material, even. An extremely literal reading of the Blessed Book's rules text may require a wizard to do the recopying for you, however.
If the Wizard in your party starts getting a little unruly you can always start casting spells out of his spellbook to set him back in his place XD "Wait a minute....where did that 5th lvl spell go? I know I wrote it on this page..."

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #161 on: September 25, 2010, 09:41:46 AM »
Q43 "A weapon with a special ability must also have at least a +1 enhancement bonus"~paizo srd
also "A masterwork weapon is a finely crafted version of a normal weapon. Wielding it provides a +1 enhancement bonus..."~paizo srd

does this mean i only need to make my greatsword masterwork to make it vorpal?

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #162 on: September 25, 2010, 10:29:20 AM »
A43: No.  It needs to be a +1 greatsword.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #163 on: September 25, 2010, 11:43:06 AM »
Not that reading it that way wouldn't be cool.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #164 on: September 25, 2010, 07:58:06 PM »
A43: No.  It needs to be a +1 greatsword.

While I know this is the intent, I have no idea why RAW this should be the case.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #165 on: September 26, 2010, 03:17:11 AM »
A43: No.  It needs to be a +1 greatsword.

While I know this is the intent, I have no idea why RAW this should be the case.
If you just read words then it might be murky, but there's context to consider, too.  The requirement of a +1 enhancement bonus before adding special abilities is referring to having a +1 weapon or a +1 armor before adding special abilities.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #166 on: September 26, 2010, 03:45:13 AM »
Q 44:What point is there to Greater Feint?  Feinting is still a move action, so I don't see how making the dex-denied condition last the whole round is of any benefit (as you still won't be full attacking for all those lovely sneak attack dice).
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #167 on: September 26, 2010, 05:56:50 AM »
Because you attack and then feint in round one, then full attack in round two. Rinse repeat.
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They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

Sometimes, their tits (3.5) get enhancements (houserules), but that doesn't mean people don't like nice tits.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #168 on: October 06, 2010, 05:30:40 PM »
Q45: Is there a good alchemist guide floating around anywhere?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #169 on: November 14, 2010, 07:44:04 AM »
Q46: When attempting to craft a Wondrous Item can you increase the DC of the check by 5 in order to ignore the requirement "Craft Wondrous Item feat"?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #170 on: November 14, 2010, 02:49:24 PM »
Q46: When attempting to craft a Wondrous Item can you increase the DC of the check by 5 in order to ignore the requirement "Craft Wondrous Item feat"?

A46:  No.  See p. 549:

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Note that all items have prerequisites in their descriptions. These prerequisites must be met for the item to be created. Most of the time, they take the form of spells that must be known by the item’s creator (although access through another magic item or spellcaster is allowed). The DC to create a magic item increases by +5 for each prerequisite the caster does not meet. The only exception to this is the requisite item creation feat, which is mandatory. In addition, you cannot create spelltrigger and spell-completion magic items without meeting their spell prerequisites. While item creation costs

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #171 on: November 19, 2010, 04:35:45 PM »
Q47: What's the caster level for Shadowdancer's Shadow Call ability? The text refers to 'shadowdancer's level', which is ambiguous in that a character with shadowdancer class levels = shadowdancer... :/

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #172 on: November 19, 2010, 05:40:32 PM »
Unless specifically called out as "total character level", any reference to level is always levels in the class granting that ability, per the definition page in the core handbook.
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Behind door number 2: A magic crown!
Behind door number 3: 4d6 giant bees, and THREE HUNDRED POUNDS OF HONEY!
They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

Sometimes, their tits (3.5) get enhancements (houserules), but that doesn't mean people don't like nice tits.

Though sometimes, the surgeon (DM) botches them pretty bad...
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #173 on: December 13, 2010, 06:38:49 PM »
Q48: What Bloodline for Sorcerers doesn't outright sucks that much for a GOD-like playstyle? Considering Core&APG only...
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #174 on: December 13, 2010, 07:29:11 PM »
A48
For Sorcerers, you always have Human special favored class ability to massively swell your spell list, so the freebie spells are best focused on those sorcs can't normally get.
Mostly you'd be looking at the uniques, especially the bloodline arcana if you plan on multiclassing out.

Boreal: Other than Enlarge Person and Wall of Ice, its spells are not exactly that useful for a GOD, but the bloodline arcana is easy to apply to your spells for free DC increases and Snow Shroud turns Fogs into a one sided drawback, as you can see through the mists. Blizzard kicks in a bit late, but it does save on spell slot pressure for screwing up battlefields. Feats are rather mediocre though.

Dreamspun: A fairly nice list of useful spells, though the bloodline arcana is rather situational. The initiative bonus is not to be sneezed at, though the other specials are a bit random, they are reasonably useful. The feats are pretty sad here.

Fey: Some nifty druid spells to your list, Woodland Stride is rather situational, but useful for positioning in outdoor campaigns. The bonus to compulsion DCs is downright nasty as a backup plan. Theres a couple of useful feats here.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #175 on: December 14, 2010, 09:47:41 AM »
I see, thank you. Human favored class bonus is indeed awesome :lmao and is probably the best thing for Sorcerers in there. However, I'm not planning on PrC'ing out since, well, there's not alot of options... I'm still puzzled with the bloodlines; none seems like a perfect fit and alot of the spells/abilities are mostly fluff and/or situational at best. Am I searching for too much? :banghead
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #176 on: December 14, 2010, 12:39:16 PM »
Well, it's probably a good thing that there isn't one obvious BC bloodline, or else everyone would use it :P  Personally, I think Boreal sounds like the most fun, since it's hard to find ways to see perfectly in snow, ice, fog, and storms.  The spells from 13th to 19th are trash though.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #177 on: December 14, 2010, 01:57:52 PM »
What bugs the most with that bloodline are the feats, else it ain't that bad. But, hum, how do you get to apply its arcana to all your spells? Snowcasting from Frostburn I guess? There's nothing that lets you do that in Core+APG, right?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #178 on: December 15, 2010, 07:25:51 PM »
What bugs the most with that bloodline are the feats, else it ain't that bad. But, hum, how do you get to apply its arcana to all your spells? Snowcasting from Frostburn I guess? There's nothing that lets you do that in Core+APG, right?
Snowcasting is it, yeah.

As for the feats...well, they're free, and hey, free hp/Diehard.
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"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #179 on: December 16, 2010, 12:09:26 AM »
As for the feats...well, they're free, and hey, free hp/Diehard.

Yeah, it never hurts I guess. xP


While I'm at it... I'm reading through that Witch base class from the APG and I've been considering playing one if my Sorcerer ever dies (might happen sooner than later with my current DM). I'm having a hard time figuring out which Patron to choose (big surprise, eh?) so I guess my question would be (Q49): Which Patrons, in terms of general usefulness, works best with the rest of the class?
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