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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #260 on: September 07, 2011, 02:11:25 AM »
Q81:
I'm looking at the Diamond Creature template - found at http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/templates/diamond-cr-2 - for an upcoming character. I plan to make it a diamond human Magus to add magical properties to its diamond blade.

Unless I missed something somewhere, a scimitar is not a finesse-able weapon, and so a Dexterity-focused character will gain little benefit from the bonus feat (if it intends to use its diamond blade). Unless the diamond blade counts as a natural weapon, in which case Weapon Finesse does apply. In *that* case, however, the diamond blade can be further enhanced by an Amulet of Mighty Fists with a property of choice.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #261 on: September 07, 2011, 02:17:29 AM »
There's a trait that makes it finessable.
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Behind door number 2: A magic crown!
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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.

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 #262 on: September 07, 2011, 07:59:46 AM »
There's a trait that makes it finessable.
Which one's that?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #263 on: September 07, 2011, 08:21:00 PM »
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Dervish Dance (Combat)P
Source Qadira: Gateway to the East 23

You have learned to turn your speed into power, even with a heavier blade.

Prerequisites: Dexterity 13, Weapon Finesse, Perform (dance) 2 ranks, proficient with scimitar.

Benefit: When wielding a scimitar with one hand, you can use your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier on melee attack and damage rolls. You treat the scimitar as a one-handed piercing weapon for all feats and class abilities that require such a weapon (such as a duelist’s precise strike ability). The scimitar must be for a creature of your size. You cannot use this feat if you are carrying a weapon or shield in your off hand.

Couldn't find a trait but there's a feat
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #264 on: September 08, 2011, 01:34:05 AM »
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Dervish Dance (Combat)P
Source Qadira: Gateway to the East 23

You have learned to turn your speed into power, even with a heavier blade.

Prerequisites: Dexterity 13, Weapon Finesse, Perform (dance) 2 ranks, proficient with scimitar.

Benefit: When wielding a scimitar with one hand, you can use your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier on melee attack and damage rolls. You treat the scimitar as a one-handed piercing weapon for all feats and class abilities that require such a weapon (such as a duelist’s precise strike ability). The scimitar must be for a creature of your size. You cannot use this feat if you are carrying a weapon or shield in your off hand.

Couldn't find a trait but there's a feat
...that was what I was thinking of. Oops.
[Spoiler]
A gygaxian dungeon is like the world's most messed up game show.

Behind door number one: INSTANT DEATH!
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...
Best metaphor I have seen in a long time.  I give you much fu.
Three Errata for the Mage-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Barbarian-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Monks doomed to die,
One for the Wizard on his dark throne
In the Land of Charop where the Shadows lie.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #265 on: September 08, 2011, 07:57:35 PM »
Q 82

How restrictive is the Clustered Shots feat?  Can I target multiple enemies or must all attacks be on the same guy?  If I target multiple enemies and hit more than one person with multiple attacks (say, 2 hits each on two different foes), can I apply the feat's benefit to both of them?

[spoiler]Clustered Shots (Combat)
You take a moment to carefully aim your shots, causing them all to strike nearly the same spot.

Prerequisites: Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, base attack bonus +6.
Benefit: When you use a full-attack action to make multiple ranged weapon attacks against the same opponent, total the damage from all hits before applying that opponent’s damage reduction.

Special: If the massive damage optional rule is being used (Core Rulebook 189), that rule applies if the total damage you deal with this feat is equal to or exceeds half the opponent’s full normal hit points (minimum 50 points of damage).[/spoiler]

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #266 on: September 10, 2011, 09:23:11 AM »
Q 83 Some creatures in 3.5 have Track as a bonus feat for their race. Now that everyone can track, but rangers can track better, what would be the best course of action when bringing in that race? Give it Skill Focus: Survival?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #267 on: September 10, 2011, 10:20:39 AM »
A 83:  This is from dreamscarred press when talking about the requirements for psionic slayer changing:

"the change from the previous edition to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game resulted in the old prerequisite feat, Track, no longer existing. To compensate for this, an analagous feat, Skill Focus (Survival) has been used."

Skill Focus seems like the way to go.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #268 on: September 11, 2011, 05:48:00 PM »
Q84: What are some good ways in Pathfinder to max out Spellcraft?  My DM has let me play an Incantrix because he doesn't think that it would be too powerful (he actually warned me that playing a 3.5 class would likely make me underpowered), but with the standard methods of Item Familiar and Skill Point Quickstep (skill points exceeding HD) obviously not possible in Pathfinder, how am I going to make the DC 60+ spellcraft checks that I'd like to at 10th level?

There's obviously skill focus & a masterwork tool, maybe an enhancement item, anything else which doesn't involve class levels?  I did get the trait for +2 spellcraft, but am now at a loss.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #269 on: September 11, 2011, 05:59:04 PM »
I'm not sure about Spellcraft, but skill boosts are pretty common in PF. Favoured classes can get you a bonus equal to half your level, and some class features do the same thing.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #270 on: September 11, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »
The base price for magic items with a skill bonus (always a competence bonus) is the bonus squared x 100 gp, so a Woundrous Item that grants +10 to Spellcraft nets you 10.000 gp. Looking at the character advancement table, you should own something like 62,000 gp at 10th level, so Woundrous Items like the above are absolutely within your scope.

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #271 on: September 11, 2011, 07:38:54 PM »
A 84

Not aware of much else, but if you really want to twink it...

Starting Int of 20 (Elf) +2 level 4/8 = 22
+4 Int Hat (16000 gp)

Total Int = 26 (+8)

Item of spellcraft +15 (22500 gp)
Masterwork Item +2
Skill Focus +6
Magical Aptitude +4
Elf racial +2 forgot, that's only for IDing items, lame
Trait for +2

10 ranks +3 class skill bonus +8 +15 +2 +6 +4 +2 = +50

Is that good enough?

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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #272 on: September 13, 2011, 08:20:44 AM »
Q 85 Does the elemental type not still give you darkvision 60 ft? According to the monster listing it doesn't, but when you look at every elemental write-up, they do. Check it out. http://www.d20pfsrd.com/bestiary/monster-listings/outsiders/elemental
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #273 on: September 13, 2011, 08:31:38 PM »
A 85
Its no longer inherent to the type, but remains extremely common.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #274 on: September 13, 2011, 10:06:31 PM »
A 85
Its no longer inherent to the type, but remains extremely common.
Apparently it's because they're outsiders now. Elemental is just a subtype.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #275 on: September 16, 2011, 08:54:05 AM »
Q 86 What Pathfinder book/splat book has the variant paladins, the updated paragon classes, etc?
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #276 on: September 16, 2011, 01:15:42 PM »
Q 86 What Pathfinder book/splat book has the variant paladins, the updated paragon classes, etc?
Advanced Player's Guide has the antipaladin and racial favoured classes. The source of any page on d20pfsrd.com is listed at the bottom.
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[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
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Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #277 on: September 16, 2011, 05:27:47 PM »
Q 86 What Pathfinder book/splat book has the variant paladins, the updated paragon classes, etc?
Advanced Player's Guide has the antipaladin and racial favoured classes. The source of any page on d20pfsrd.com is listed at the bottom.
That's not it. I literally mean variant paladins like the paladin of freedom, paladin of tyranny, and paladin of slaughter, as well as the human paragon, elf paragon, and others. It's a book made for Pathfinder, and is more than likely a splat book, but it's a Pathfinder UA.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #278 on: September 16, 2011, 10:21:57 PM »
Q 86 What Pathfinder book/splat book has the variant paladins, the updated paragon classes, etc?
Advanced Player's Guide has the antipaladin and racial favoured classes. The source of any page on d20pfsrd.com is listed at the bottom.
That's not it. I literally mean variant paladins like the paladin of freedom, paladin of tyranny, and paladin of slaughter, as well as the human paragon, elf paragon, and others. It's a book made for Pathfinder, and is more than likely a splat book, but it's a Pathfinder UA.
I just remembered something else that was in there. The high elf. It had +2 Dex, -2 Con, +2 Int, +2 Cha. It was the elf equivalent to the noble drow.
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Re: [PATHFINDER] Ask a simple question, get a silly- I mean, simple answer.
« Reply #279 on: September 16, 2011, 10:42:16 PM »
The only page I could find that mentioned high elves was here, from this thing.
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]