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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #380 on: December 24, 2022, 10:40:12 AM »

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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #381 on: January 01, 2023, 03:09:01 PM »
Weapon Trick (Two-Weapon Tricks) from the Martial Arts Handbook (pages 9 and 14) has an unusual ability here worth noting:
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Weapon Juggle (Two-Weapon Fighting): You can draw a weapon even while wielding two weapons. Doing so takes the same type of action as drawing that weapon normally would. As part of the action to draw the weapon, you must sheathe one of the two weapons you were wielding.
So with a Quick Draw feat or similar, we can store weapons as free actions. Stranger still, we can store weapons as "not an action" by drawing Shurikens which are drawn as ammunition. According to a Pathfinder FAQ, you can draw ammunition as a free action with Snap Shot to make AoOs, which would also let you sheathe a weapon outside your turn as a free action.
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #382 on: January 04, 2023, 02:32:54 AM »
Another perk that comes to mind is using the weapon juggle with Ten-Ring Swords so that you can benefit from more magic rings by swapping them as free actions. And if you add Glove of Storing to this you can also make a hand free as a free action without dropping anything.
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #383 on: January 12, 2023, 10:15:55 PM »
Shared Stash now you can draw your buddy's gear as a free action
Sly Draw multiple free feints/round
Always Threatening lets you draw concealed light weapons quickly
Mythic Quick Draw lets you Quick Draw non-weapon items

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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #384 on: January 13, 2023, 10:03:57 PM »
Shared Stash is extremely dubious. You need to be sharing a square with an ally for that to work and if your ally is sharing a square with you I'd probably let you take items out of their pack without any teamwork feat. Really, the "retrieve a stored item" action never specifies that it needs to be your own storage and neither does the Quick Draw feat, so if you're drawing items from the storage of a friendly PC sharing the same square as you, I'd probably let you just do it without any ridiculous teamwork feat. This is starting to look like the Strike Back or Cleave Through feats which allow you to do stuff that sensibly you should be allowed to do anyway. Probably belongs in the bad PF feats/etc. thread.

Sly Draw is handy. Always Threatening seems largely pointless, as any weapon you are drawing out of a bag of holding is effectively already concealed. Mythic Quick Draw is a ridiculous way to reobtain the ability to draw anything like 3.5's Quick Draw feat. But on that note the Underground Chemist rogue can also quick draw alchemical weapons without needing a casting of the Quick Throwing spell. Really, Jason Bulmahn's moronic Quick Draw nerf in PF core only served to make alchemical weapons largely trash, but that was pretty much his intention, Paizo being Paizo and all that.
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #385 on: July 02, 2023, 09:12:46 AM »
Got another wild item.
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PRAENOMEN
Price 64,200 gp; Slot chest; CL 11th; Weight 4 lbs; Aura strong abjuration and enchantment
Source Lost Treasures pg. 48

The Praenomen is a two-part amulet, comprising an oval plate that covers the wearer’s chest and a counterweight that hangs down the wearer’s back, joined by chains. The front plate is inscribed with the cartouche of the pharaoh who is the Praenomen’s master; the counterweight is shaped like a cobra to honor Wadjet, protector of Osirion and Osirion’s pharaohs. The Praenomen was traditionally worn by a pharaoh’s royal envoy to signify that the envoy acted in the pharaoh’s name and was under her protection. It grants its benefits only to loyal subjects of its master—the pharaoh whose cartouche is inscribed upon it.

The Praenomen grants its wearer a +4 bonus on Diplomacy and Intimidate checks. Once per day, the wearer can impose a geas on another creature, compelling the target to undertake a mission for the Praenomen’s master. The Praenomen also shields its wearer and other faithful subjects of the pharaoh from the pharaoh’s enemies. Its wearer gains a +2 deflection bonus to Armor Class, and three times per day, the wearer can activate the Praenomen to grant the benefits of heroism to all loyal subjects of its master within 30 feet.

The Praenomen can be rededicated to a new master by replacing the front plate and engraving the name of its new master on the cartouche, requiring a successful DC 21 Craft (jewelry) check.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Cost 32,100 gp
Craft Wondrous Item, eagle's splendor, geas/quest, heroism, shield of faith

The important part is that this defaults to a command word item, so it provides a 1/day standard action Geas.
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #386 on: July 06, 2023, 01:48:39 AM »
Is it wild because the crafting cost in gold is like 2% the market price? Cause that's wild.

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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #387 on: July 06, 2023, 11:49:45 AM »
that's the jackpot of magic crafting for bonus $
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #388 on: July 07, 2023, 10:10:27 PM »
Is it wild because the crafting cost in gold is like 2% the market price? Cause that's wild.
No, that was just me fucking up. I reuse old posts for these kinds of quotes so I don't have to format it from scratch. The official crafting price is half the market value. Fixed it.
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #389 on: July 08, 2023, 01:26:29 AM »
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Re: Fun Pathfinds
« Reply #390 on: July 24, 2023, 12:43:46 PM »
The 3pp Transmutation bloodline could get out of hand at higher levels, casting multiple overlapping Eagle's Splendors, each getting higher and higher.
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