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Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Official Strategy Guide

Developer: Owlcat Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
Author(s): Nathan Garvin
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 25-09-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 07:54 GMT
Version: 0.9 (????) 17-12-2018 / 15:26 GMT

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Official Guide Guide Info

Pathfinder Rules and Terms

Spell Resistance

Some creatures are innately resistant to magic, having an extra layer of defense against hostile spells that must be overcome before the spell’s effects can resolve. This extra defense - Spell Resistance - functions much like Armor Class in that it’s a static score that the caster must overcome with a successful Caster Level check (1d20 + Caster Level). A character’s Caster Level is generally their class level in the class relevant to the spell in question, but feats like Spell Penetration and Greater Spell Penetration can also improve your rolls to overcome Spell Resistance.

Should a caster fail to overcome Spell Resistance, the spell simply doesn’t effect the target (although it may still effect other creatures, if it’s an area-of-effect spell). Even should Spell Resistance be overcome, the usual defenses against spells must still be checked, including succeeding at a Ranged Touch Attack or surmounting a target’s Saving Throw(s).


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, OSX, Linux
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    25 September 2018
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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