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Ghosts vs Magic
« on: December 10, 2021, 03:59:37 AM »
Does magic suffer the 50% miss chance when used against ghosts?

Eg, does a fireball automatically hit or does the miss chance apply?

What about spells that require a touch attack?

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Re: Ghosts vs Magic
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2021, 09:31:19 AM »
From the Incorporeal Subtype:
Even when hit by spells or magic weapons, it has a 50% chance to ignore any damage from a corporeal source (except for positive energy, negative energy, force effects such as magic missile, or attacks made with ghost touch weapons).

As a Fireball is none of the listed exceptions, it would be subject to the 50% chance not to cause damage.
Whether the damage is caused by a regular attack, touch attack or a failed save (or a successful save in the case of partial effects) doesn't matter, still subject to the 50% unless it falls under one of the exceptions above, or the ability description itself makes a specific exception.

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Re: Ghosts vs Magic
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2021, 04:55:38 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the reply