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Spell Resistance

Nathan Garvin
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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).


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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    Linux, Mac, PC
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2020
  • Last Updated
    21 April 2022
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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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