The deeds you need to perform are specified in the class or ability that gives you your focus spells. [–]montezumar 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children), [–]grimeagle4 3 points4 points5 points 4 days ago (1 child). Number of Focus Points is tracked in the spell section itself ... Pathfinder 2E: PC as NPC Guide; Pathfinder Second Edition by Roll20 (Q1Y2020) forum thread Roll20 Changelog Full Changelog of Roll20, updates for Pathfinder 2E … Share your tips and tricks to speed up sessions. [–]RedditNoremac 15 points16 points17 points 4 days ago (1 child). Taking feats can give you more focus spells and increase the size of your focus pool, though your focus pool can never hold more than 3 Focus Points. You could have focus builder spells that have less directly powerful effects, but ramp your FP up and give you traits or conditions that enhance or expand options in your future turns (kind of like an ur-oracle-curse, but it's all about combo hooks). It might be balanced, but it's boring. Focus spells are automatically heightened to half your level rounded up, just like cantrips are. [–]chickenologist 5 points6 points7 points 4 days ago (0 children), Just wanted to say you sound super positive, and I appreciated it, [–]DaveSW777 9 points10 points11 points 4 days ago (4 children). I will use the color coding scheme which has become common among Pathfinder build handbooks. When Billy-Bob goes to the local church of Sarenrae to heal his broken arm he wont be seen by a cleric. You replenish all the Focus Points in your pool during your daily preparations. Even some classes that don’t normally grant spellcasting, such as the champion and monk, can grant focus spells. [–]GuyWithACrossbow 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago (2 children). 10 comments I said before it wasn't a balance issue, just an enjoyment issue. Abjuration Sorcerer. Selecting arcanist feats can give you more focus spells and increase the size of your focus pool, though your focus pool can never hold more than 3 points. Focus spells are a special type of spell attained directly from a branch of study, from a deity, or from another specific source. So yes I agree the focus recovery feats can feel like feat taxes, at the same time I feel they are quite powerful and there are plenty of other examples of "feat taxes" so I find it strange just fixes this particular case only. The power of the wild world flows through you. I don't ever choose focus spells unless I want them. level 2 Focus Spells: Just a toggle to show/hide Focus Spells. Certain feats grant you special spells called ki spells, which are a type of focus spell. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Right now my Champion gets to do Eldritch Shot Fire Ray once a battle which feels great. But I agree, that's an overpowered solution to a problem that seems like not many people have. When a foe Casts a Spell you know and you can see its manifestations, you can use your own magic to disrupt it. 2E Player It seems that caster classes no longer receive bonus spell slots from high ability scores. He will be seen by a paladin. Casting any of your focus spells costs you 1 Focus Point. Precision damage is just added on top of the existing damage so something like rogue and ranger hunters edge could have been a focus to activate, but not really a point, in a similar vein rage lasts a minute but isnt a focus thing either. Certain feats can give you more focus spells and increase the size of your focus pool, through your focus pool can never hold more than 3 Focus Points. for focus spells my only real annoyance is how they keep throwing more and more focus points at you but require really high level to regain more than once, or its purely once per day abilities which im not a fan of. I don't think they'll make focus spells for martials purely because focus spells are too tied to spellcasting mechanics. If you use any action (including free actions and reactions) other than Cast a Spell directly after, you waste the benefits of the metamagic action. You expend one of your spell slots to counter the triggering creature’s casting of a spell that you have in your repertoire. Is there any website listing builds, much like 'netdecks' sites for cardgames? If you wish to view the updated sidebar, links and content the mods have created you will be required to use the redesign. There are weird examples imo like domains that oddly don't give focus points but like 90% of them already do. basically, a set of focus spells that are meant to be advanced fighting techniques, risky maneuvers, or other difficult to pull off tricks. Level 1. That's a great idea something like this: Prerequisite: A wand that was already used today but is not broken. You generally have a ton of spells per … [–]LuckyWolf777 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children), I almost wonder if they'll ever add a high level general feat that will let you gain a maximum pool of 4 or even 5 focus spells, [–]PolarFeather 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago (1 child). The rules for miscellaneous types of spells including Cantrips, Innate Spells and Focus Spells. If you are thinking of running a crafter, consider bargain hunter instead. [–]DaveSW777 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago (0 children). I did wonder at first why they didn't have a resource mechanic like focus spells of their own, but I think the intended design there is that spellcasters and crafting classes/archetypes like alchemist are the dedicated 'resource management' classes, while martials are more sustainable over the course of an adventuring day. pg. They could have just added Frequency Once per Hour on Lay on Hands to curb the god tier healing of it but they didn't so here we are. Lets talk about Focus Spells and where they may boldly go in the future. There are concepts that are similar, such as focus spells, which are essentially "encounter powers" from 4E. I've been playing Dnd (with the same group) for 30 years. pf 2 uses encounter powers, it just calls them focus spells. The full rules for focus spells are found here. If they ever release Kineticist, it's going to likely be a purely focused based class. They have a good niche at the moment as a sort of in-between of cantrips and levelled spells; they're not as strong as levelled spells, but they're easier to replenish and still more useful than cantrips. They already have focus spells for martials, Monks, Champions and Rangers all get focus spells already. Vision of Weakness (div) U: You focus your gaze on a creature and gain a flash of divine insight into its nature. ... and as an easy way to flick through the focus spells linked to domains / bloodlines / mysteries without having to keep flipping back and forth (Cleric domains were actually the cause of me making this :) ). Because your number of cantrips are limited, try to split your options between damage and other option… Skill Focus (Knowledge [arcana]) Spell Focus; Still Spell; Bloodline Arcana: Great for any offensive spell, and makes metamagic much more useful. This wording change makes it clear how to handle situations where you have a cantrip or focus spell at a different spell level than your highest spell slot. What ramifications would it have? Ki Spells: By tapping into a supernatural inner reserve called ki, you can create magical effects. They're a thing. What do you think about using focus spells as a complete class identity? The Witch is a prepared caster, so you need to prepare a spell in each of your spell slots during your Daily Preparations. To access the new version of this subreddit simply click here. Focus Spells. Even some classes that don’t normally grant spellcasting, such as the champion and monk, can grant focus spells. Is the Champion feat Sense Evil/Good useless at the level you get it? These deeds can usually overlap with other tasks that relate to the source of your focus spells. Focus spells are a special type of spell attained directly from a branch of study, from a deity, or from another specific source. For other monks, Wisdom is no more useful than it is for any other character, and you can even use many Ki Spells without worrying about Wisdom. An Awesome Accessory for six PF2 classes! Also I might just change the rules to say "when you get a new focus spell gain a focus point". ... Taking20 quitting Pathfinder 2e. If you could have one ability that modified the way focus spells work, or let you interact with them in a different way, then what would that be? [–]PolarFeather 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (0 children). Would they still be focus spells, or focus acts/maneuvers? At the same time if you are taking these feats your character probably has good/fun focus spells so I don't think it is that bad. Because your number of cantrips are limited, try to split your options between damage and other option… Because I think panache works more similar to this than some way of temporary focus, [–]kuzcoburra 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (0 children). use the following search parameters to narrow your results: If you are viewing this you are browsing using the old version of Reddit. Like the new school could focus on a particular spell school that already exists and you still get your extra spell slot for it, but you get a different focus spell. The lead game designer for Pathfinder 2E (Logan Bonner) was also a game designer for D&D 4E. Primal Spellcasting. Source Core Rulebook pg. 1. You gain a devotion spell depending on your cause, and you are trained in divine spell attack rolls and spell DC's. I think focus spells as a concept are an attempt at applying a streamlined global system to mechanics that should not be streamlined or made global. Focus Spells. If you get focus spells from a class or other source that doesn’t grant spellcasting ability (for example, if you’re a monk with the Ki Strike feat), the ability that gives you focus spells also provides your proficiency rank for spell attack rolls and spell DCs, as well as the magical tradition of your focus spells. The main difference would up the nature of the created effect. I need help updating the site!If you can help, please send me a message. Trigger: A creature casts a spell that you have in your repertoire.. What do we think about non-magical focus "spells" representing unique efforts of martial classes in a way that synergizes with multiclassing? You gain the ability to Cast a Spell and use any spellcasting actions necessary to cast your focus spells (see below). Artificer V1.3: A complete translation/imagining of the Artificer into PF2e with 48 feats, a multi-class archetype and even a few new items! Another thing to consider is that in this edition, martials are very much designed to be the perpetual combat classes. Now I don't have to come up with it myself LOL, [–]MinandreasGM 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (1 child). This is kind of already starting to exist, in the form of Champion's Desperate Prayer and Cleric's Surging Focus. [–]GM_Crusader 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago (1 child). [–]oromis4242 6 points7 points8 points 4 days ago (1 child). This is called heightening the spell. And then each sorcerer bloodline grants some unique focus (i.e. Now suddenly out of combat, paladins are god tier healers over even a cleric. Your suggestion makes focus characters way too powerful though. The idea of temporary focus points is innovative and compelling. Because they can fix that shit for free infinitely, so why wouldn't the church employ paladins for that task instead of a cleric who is limited by spell slots? I wouldn't say that the 2 or 3 feats to get your pool up to 3 is a feat tax. You spend 1 action to imbue one of your Focus points to temporally Charge a Wand. The minimum 3 round prep time of Solarian spells means that the zenith powers are frequently too sparse to be used more than once, sometimes twice in a combat with how fast PF2e combat is. You must choose which target to focus the spell on before casting the spell. Domain spells are a type of focus spell. When you cast a spell that affects more than one creature, one opponent finds it more difficult to resist. [–]ZoulsGamingGM 19 points20 points21 points 4 days ago (4 children), " What do we think about non-magical focus "spells" representing unique efforts of martial classes in a way that synergizes with multiclassing? I think Fighter/Rogue/Investigator etc... don't get to have fun with focus spells. What I'd mainly like to see is more alternate focus spell options for certain class builds; something like the alternate wizard schools in 1e. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 13761 on r2-app-001b21b77206b7dd6 at 2020-12-23 01:35:19.592473+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: NL. Arcane Bond (Su): Either a super awesome familiar or a free spell per day. This scaling keeps cantrips a reliable source of damage output at any level, though you'll still want to rely on leveled spells when they suit the situation rather than counting on cantrips as your only source of damage output. I was making a Shadow Dancer monk and realized to regen more focus I needed to take a KI Spell for some reason. Counterspell. IMO it kind of feels bad taking archetypes like blessed one/shadow dancers on classes without them. That's valid. Swashbuckler is built around being able to reliably generate panache and spend it within a single round, sometimes two if you fail. For instance, a cleric with focus spells from a good deity can usually Refocus while tending the wounds of their allies, and a wizard of the illusionist school might be able to Refocus while attempting to Identify Magic of the illusion school. You … When you gain your first ki spell, you also gain a focus pool of 1 Focus Point. There are weird situations where I was making builds and realized that I actually couldn't even take those feats because I didn't have KI spells / Warden spells. Your spellcasting ability is Charisma. Blasts are cantrips, and then infusions are all focus spells that augment the blast. Heightened Spells: Heightening spells is an important mechanic in Pathfinder 2e. I think the focus point system has needlessly restricted their design space. [–]TheBlonkh 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (1 child), In what way does this differ from panache? [–]RedditNoremac 16 points17 points18 points 4 days ago (1 child). Those classes you mentioned dip into spellcasting as part of their identity, but purely physical classes like fighters, rogues, swashbucklers, investigators, and even barbarians (who get some semi-magical benefits through some totems) don't get any sort of standardised, limited resource that's equivalent to focus spells, which was more the point I was making. It should have used its own system, unique to the Paladin and lay on hands that allowed it to be stronger, but not infinitely available. Oracle 2nd-Level Focus Spells Vision of Weakness (div) U: You focus your gaze on a creature and gain a flash of divine insight into its nature. Surging Focus gives 1 FP with a condition, Champion gives 1 FP with an action. You automatically gain a focus pool of 1 Focus Point the first time you gain an ability that gives you a focus spell. They're only once per day, so they may not be comparable to Zenith Powers, but they're adjacent to the idea by providing extra focus on top of any recharge feats, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more. [–]malignantmindGM 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago (0 children). Spell Focus is incredibly useful for Sorcerers, as your limited number of spells tend to fall into a certain pool of abilities from one or two schools, making them quite powerful in the long run thanks to the DC boost. Your focus pool can’t have a capacity beyond 3 Focus Points, even if feats that increase your pool would cause it to exceed this number. Ability that use focus are called Focus Spells and are used like all other magical abilities in the book, but may have different origin. It doesn't cost a focus point, and it heightens like any other cantrip or focus spell. If you wish to access the new by default scroll to the bottom of your preferences and select Use the redesign as my default experience. In Focus Spells (p. 300): Some abilities allow you to increase the Focus Points in your pool beyond 1. Lay on hands for example is a bizarre result of the focus point system. Solarian's Zenith Powers were very spell-like in nature and scaled in a way very compatible with the auto-heightening of focus spells. [–]generaltwig 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children). Typically, these are feats that give you a new focus spell and increase the number of points in your pool by 1. If you are a spellcaster, your focus spells are the same tradition of spell as the class that gave you the focus spell. I love focus spells and want to make focus builds, I just think it would feel perfect if those "tax" feats came with a little extra to be excited about, [–]DaveSW777 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (0 children), [–]kuzcoburra 6 points7 points8 points 4 days ago (4 children). Focus spells are close to encounter powers, but they are not quite the same thing, for three reasons. You can learn focus spells only through special class features or feats, rather than choosing them from a spell list. Rendered by PID 13761 on r2-app-001b21b77206b7dd6 at 2020-12-23 01:35:19.592473+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: NL. Benefit: When casting a spell that affects or targets more than one creature, you can choose one target or creature within the spell effect.That creature’s saving throw DC to resist the spell is increased by +2. [–]Apellosine 10 points11 points12 points 4 days ago (1 child). It does have some similarities to 4E. Do you use any house rules for focus spells? Gravity Weapon adds twice your dice to your damage, but point blank stance adds +2 to damage if you dont use volley weapon, yet one is a focus spell and one isnt, however mechanically they are really similar, you both use them all combat and can pay an action cost to activate it. If the wand contains a spell you might want to limit the ability to once a day but if its a wand that modifies a spell that is cast then you could allow it to be used as often as they have Focus Points! I let PCs regain all focus points when they take a ten minute break. Furthermore, you cast focus spells using a special pool of Focus Points—you can’t prepare a focus spell in a spell slot or use your spell slots to cast focus spells; similarly, you can’t spend your Focus Points to cast spells that aren’t focus spells. You can also use the Refocus activity to pray, study, meditate, or otherwise reattune yourself to the source of your focus magic and regain a Focus Point. Ki Strike adds non-physical damage of varying possibilities, which is the important part. Pathfinder 2E Spell Database - Web & Mobile - Updated for APG! You can learn focus spells only through special class features or feats, rather than choosing them from a spell list. They made the kineticist. [–]UmutukuGM[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago (0 children). "Focus spells are automatically heightened to half your level rounded up, just like cantrips are. Furthermore, you cast focus spells using a special pool of Focus Points—you can’t prepare a focus spell in a spell slot or use your spell slots to cast focus spells; similarly, you can’t spend your Focus Points to cast spells that aren’t focus spells. Lets talk about Focus Spells and where they may boldly go in the future.Gamemastery (self.Pathfinder2e). Cantrips are always heightened to half your level rounded up, so they'll match the level of the highest-level spells that you can cast. You can’t cast a focus spell if its minimum level is greater than half your level rounded up, even if you somehow gain access to it. Casting any of your focus spells costs you 1 Focus Point. The Focus Charge must be spent before the end of your next turn or the charge is lost. [–]UmutukuGM[S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago (1 child). Both prepared and spontaneous spellcasters can cast a spell at a higher spell level than that listed for the spell. Maybe even some mid-efficiency spells that alternatively let you get "in the groove" with some attack/ability cycles. Concentrate ExplorationRequirements You have a focus pool, and you have spent at least 1 Focus Point since you last regained any Focus Points.You spend 10 minutes performing deeds to restore your magical connection. Would they still be focus spells, or focus acts/maneuvers? You could have some feats that grant temp FP when certain conditions are met, and or focus spells that grant FP themselves either unconditionally as a part of the spell identity or conditionally as a part of the level of success/failure or the number of targets affected. Cantrips are a go-to, perpetual source of magical options. I get your point here, but you actually made me think of an interesting design solution: make a "martial" spell tradition. Since you probably want all 3 spells anyway. kinda an elegant way to remove the "magic" from a mechanic that should probably be labeled "focus powers". Focus spells don't require spell slots, and you can't cast them using spell slots. Panache has a largely similar play-pattern to what I described, yes. Your help is greatly appreciated! More to the point, they're explicitly still spells, not some sort of equivalent for a physical resource. It costs 1 Focus Point to cast a focus spell. Same with sorcerer bloodlines and druid orders. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. What are they really though, how can we think about the way that they function, and how can we build on them to do more? The Warblade from D&D was one of the things kicking around in the back of my head when thinking about how we could explore the design space of focus spells. Focus spells are automatically heightened to half your level rounded up, just like cantrips are. 300. 4. The full rules are on page 300. Focus spells are automatically heightened to half your level rounded up. [–]GuyWithACrossbow 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children), Thanks! 300 2.0. A bard’s are occult, a cleric’s are divine, a druid’s are primal, a wizard’s are arcane, and a sorcerer’s are determined by their bloodline. You refill your focus pool during your daily preparations, and you can regain 1 Focus Point by spending 10 minutes using the Refocus activity to pray to your deity or do service toward their causes. Overall I really look forward to what they do with them and hope they maybe add focus regen feats to archetypes that get focus points. A Druid at level 3 could cast tempest surge 3 times a battle by level 4. Just look at Legendary Games. Important spells like Mage Armor scale with spell level, allowing them to stay relevant long after you learned them. They utilise spell proficiencies, traditions, DCs, etc. Swash's Panache is entirely mundane, whereas Focus Powers would be supernatural in flavor. Cantrips are always heightened to half your level rounded up, so they'll match the level of the highest-level spells that you can cast. The mundane parts of focus spells is all about how you look at it, because if you dont want to see it as mundane then no matter what they add would look magical, and if you wanted to see everything as magical you would never see it as mundane. I dont think that mundane and non-magical has to be the same thing though, looking at something like 5e's various "once per day ability's" like second wind and action surge, that isnt inherrently magical but second wind is basically the same as wholeness of body from monk. Some abilities allow you to increase the Focus Points in your pool beyond 1. It's so bizarre. I don't think the focus point system will survive in to PF3 when that inevitably comes around. Maybe something that has a focus spell as a part of every feat in its class feat "buckets"? Orange: OK options, or useful options that only apply in rare circumstances 3. Focus spells don’t require spell slots to cast, and you can’t cast them using spell slots. Bards get lots of them and they're REALLY good. For focus spells I do have a few houserules I am tempted to add when I gm. This restores 1 Focus Point to your focus pool. Or it might, but it won't be used in such a blanket way. You can’t cast a focus spell if its minimum level is greater than half your level rounded up, even if you somehow gain access to it. I'm still mulling it around in my head ATM. Since it is super easy to get 3 focus points. The problem being, you're giving the exact same quantity of resource and ability to regenerate that resource to everyone, but the value they get from that resource can and should vary from class to class and ability to ability. Wholeness of Body (nec) H U: You focus your ki to heal yourself. Gravity weapon could just as easily be "i focus really well" akin to how crossbow ace gains bonus damage whenever they reload, or how far shot just doubles your range. If they weren't going to make that happen, I feel it's unlikely they'll try anything funky in the future. This scaling keeps cantrips a reliable source of damage output at any level, though you'll still want to rely on leveled spells when they suit the situation rather than counting on cantrips as your only source of damage output. ", I think monk is a great example of "if it looks like a duck and says quack then its a focus spell" such as ki strike which just adds damage to a hit, ki rush that lets you move faster, and wholeness of body which lets you use ki to heal, none of those actually interacts with spellcasting mod as chrono is suggesting. Blue: Fantastic options, often essential to the function of your character. Would the community be interested in one? However, you don’t qualify for feats and other rules that require you to be a spellcaster. Furthermore, you cast focus spells using a special pool of Focus Points—you can’t prepare a focus spell in a spell slot or use your spell slots to cast focus spells; … Something I expect to see in the future is Temporary Focus Points: classes that grant a single focus point that can only be used when a specific class condition is met. It serves the purpose of avoiding ability spam, while at the same time allowing their repeated usage through the day. Bard's on the other hand get one when they take lingering composition/inspire heroics. Green: Good options. Heightened Spells : Heightening spells is an important mechanic in Pathfinder 2e. [–]KillchronoGM 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago* (0 children). Class handbook for the Pathfinder 2e Monk. I'd rather just let focus pools always recover all the way and let people take 2 feats that give them more interesting options. Running Beginner Box on FoundryVTT for those who'd like to try PF2 and/or FoundryVTT. 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