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Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Concealment and Cover

Nathan Garvin
Scott Peers


Cover is a situation when an object physically impedes an attack, usually by blocking a portion of the target’s body. Standing behind a wagon or a low wall, or hiding behind a door are all examples of cover. Cover in Pathfinder: Kingmaker is somewhat rare, although you will find objects and the terrain obstructing your (usually ranged) attacks from time to time. Cover typically provides the protected character with a +4 bonus to Armor Class and a +2 bonus to Reflex Saves.


More common than cover is Concealment, a situation where a target’s exact location is obscured (usually by illusion magics or similar effects) but not physically blocked. Like Cover, a Concealed creature gains a defensive bonus, this time in the form of a chance for all attacks to miss them instead of a bonus to Armor Class or Saving Throws. This miss chance comes in two amounts, representing how concealed the creature is - 20% (Blur) and 50% (Displacement, Invisibility). To calculate whether an attack misses or not due to concealment, an Attack Roll is made as normal, and if that attack hits, a d100 is rolled. If the roll on the d100 Concealment check is lower than the creature’s concealment, the attack misses.

Obviously having a 20% or 50% chance to negate any physical attacks that come at a character is a huge defensive boost, and fortunately these Concealment effects can be replicated with Arcane spells. You’d be wise to take advantage of such potent defensive buffs during your adventures.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Linux, Mac, PC
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2020
  • Last Updated
    13 May 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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At the mansion of the Swordlord Jamandi Aldori, adventurers have gathered, lured by the promise of dominion should one of them conquer the nearby Stolen Lands and oust its current overlord - the Stag Lord. You are one such adventurer, and Jamandi’s offer isn’t just a benevolent call-to-arms to make the Stolen Lands safe for normal folk, there’s political angles to its conquest, and the ultimate allegience of its new ruler. More than that, however, a sinister, primordial force has her own interests in the Stolen Lands, and a desire to see new rulers rise… and fall. The Pathfinder: Kingmaker guide includes a full walkthrough of the game’s main campaign, including various side quests, companion quests and strategies.

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