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    So the item slot "held" has no meaning outside of where you have to have the item when you activate it?

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    So the item slot "held" has no meaning outside of where you have to have the item when you activate it?
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    As far as I know, "held" isn't actually a slot as as such. The slots are Arms, Body, Face, Feet, Hands, Head, Rings (x2), Shoulders, Throat, Torso, Waist.

    The entry for the item in question lists its slot as "- (held)", indicating a non-slot item. Further on in the MIC (p.219) it specifies that for items of this type "You must hold the item or otherwise manipulate the item with your hand for it to function or be activated.".

    This may be a DM call on an item by item basis. The Talisman in question is quite specific that the benefits are granted to you upon activation. It could be argued that the "to function" clause means you need to keep holding it throughout the duration.

    I may need to go back and change my previous answer to "ask your DM".

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    I just noticed that Alter Self has the mention "The new form must be within one size category of your normal size." That means a medium creature can turn small or large with this spell...

    A:Does the subject receive the appropriate size modifiers (as with Enlarge Person or Reduce Person)?

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    I just noticed that Alter Self has the mention "The new form must be within one size category of your normal size." That means a medium creature can turn small or large with this spell...

    A:Does the subject receive the appropriate size modifiers (as with Enlarge Person or Reduce Person)?

    B: Is there any creature with the Humanoid type who is large-sized?
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    A: Yes and no. The new form will have the appropriate modifiers already built in, you don't add them again.

    B: Chameleon, Asp, and Cobra nagas from 'Oriental Adventures' are large humanoids with few enough racial HD to work with Alter Self.

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    Unfortunately the Nagas mentioned above from OA had their type changed to Monstrous Humanoid in the Dragon 318 3.5 update of Oriental Adventures.

    If your DM does not recognize this as an official update, you should still be able to use them though.

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    Unfortunately the Nagas mentioned above from OA had their type changed to Monstrous Humanoid in the Dragon 318 3.5 update of Oriental Adventures.

    If your DM does not recognize this as an official update, you should still be able to use them though.
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    The Combat focus of the Chameleon prestige class reads as such:

    Combat Focus: You gain proficiency with all martial weapons. You also gain a +2 competence bonus on attack rolls and weapon damage rolls and a +2 bonus on Fortitude saves. At 5th level, the bonuses improve to +4.

    a) It seems pretty clear that the +2 on attack rolls would apply to ranged touch attacks for an Eldritch Blast, but would the +2 on weapon damage rolls apply to the Eldritch Blast's damage?

    b) If I use Eldritch Glaive and then attack with that, would it be considered a weapon, and therefore receive a +2 bonus to damage?

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    No, and no. Eldritch Blast and Eldritch Glaive are both weaponlike spells because they use an attack roll. Weaponlike spells do not get extra damage from bonuses to weapon damage rolls.

    On the other hand, weaponlike spells do get precision damage and they do benefit from combat feats.
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    Limited wish has this line of uses in it's description "Produce any other effect whose power level is in line with the above effects, such as a single creature automatically hitting on its next attack"

    What exactly is the limit of this, does it just ignore everything including miss chances, mirror image? Does it still work if the target is out of range? If it does work if the target is out of range can it be done cross planes?
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    Can aboleth slave non-humanoids?

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    Not unless you're using the psionic version.

    The standard aboleth's Enslave ability works like dominate person, which as you've noted only affects humanoids. The psionic aboleth trades its SLAs for psionics, and uses the more versatile psionic dominate (basically dominate person and dominate monster rolled into one).
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    A vampire's Blood Drain ability is Extraordinary. However, a vampire lord's Blood Drain ability is Supernatural. If a vampire becomes a vampire lord, does he gain another Blood Drain ability that is Supernatural, or does his existing Extraordinary Blood Drain change to Supernatural?

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    A vampire lord retains all the special abilities of the base vampire, except as modified below, and also gains those noted below.
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    A vampire has a Dominate special attack. A vampire lord has a Domination special attack. Does the vampire becoming a vampire lord get a new Domination ability or does his Dominate attack become Domination?

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    Limited wish has this line of uses in it's description "Produce any other effect whose power level is in line with the above effects, such as a single creature automatically hitting on its next attack"

    What exactly is the limit of this, does it just ignore everything including miss chances, mirror image? Does it still work if the target is out of range? If it does work if the target is out of range can it be done cross planes?
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    Wish and Limited wish are kind of notoriously DM-discretionary, but assuming you want to target that specific example of a usage:

    "A single creature automatically hit[s] on its next attack."

    For this effect to be relevant, the creature still needs to make the attack. You cannot make an attack against an enemy you're unaware of, or that is outside of the maximum range of your weapon. The effect of wish can never be applied because you can never even designate the attack in the first place.

    If, within the normal rules, you make an attack while under this effect, it will hit. Evasion, cover, concealment, misc. miss chance, AC, or anything else that can cause an attack to not hit doesn't apply to this attack, because this attack automatically hits. Unlike some mechanical sets (Magic the Gathering comes to mind) there is no space in D&D between the declaration and the resolution of an attack. You could, for instance, prepare a spell to remove you from the current plane to be fired when an attack hits you, but it would go off after you take damage, not the moment the d20 lands on a result that is higher than your AC.

    Mirror Image isn't relevant. You just hit whichever image you targeted. You would not, under this effect, get to say "I attack the real one," because you still don't know which one the real one is, just like if your DM sets a group of identical looking cultists in masks in front of you they won't just let you say "I attack the leader." Whichever target you attack, be it one of the images or the real enemy, will be hit. If that was a mirror image, you have now wasted your perfect hit, but you DID hit your target. Your target was just wrong.

    Note that Damage Reduction, Resistance, Immunity, etc. would all still work against this attack, as they lower or prevent damage instead of lowering the chance of an attack, or preventing an attack from, succeeding.
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    Although it say other, spell target for shield other is just one creature. Can do it on yourself?

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    You could, because spell names have no mechanical effect and you are one creature in close range.

    It would be a pretty useless spell though, because you would take half damage and the other half of the damage would be transfered to... you. So the only effect would be +1 to AC and saves. Resistance is a 0th level spell that grants the same bonus on saves.
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    Can one use Plane Shift or Gate to traverse from one Material Plane to another. As in from Toril to Eberron, or to Oerth to Krynn?

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    Can one use Plane Shift or Gate to traverse from one Material Plane to another. As in from Toril to Eberron, or to Oerth to Krynn?
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    If you mean literally traveling between campaign settings, then that's up to DM discretion. 3.5 settings don't (generally) share a universe, but there's no reason a DM can't have a universe with both Eberron and Toril or whatever.

    If both of those planes exist in your DM's setting, there's probably nothing stopping Plane Shift from traversing them. But again, this isn't really a defined mechanical thing you're trying to do.
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    Are the chakra slots as used by the Incarnum Blade prestige class usable by anyone, even if the character has no previous affiliation with incarnum? A player's interested and wants to know if he can "have a free use of chakras" to make the class work, but from my reading it looks like the class just sort of gives them to you anyway.

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    A29: Correct, a character does not require any other levels in an incarnum class or incarnum feats
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    A vampire has a Dominate special attack. A vampire lord has a Domination special attack. Does the vampire becoming a vampire lord get a new Domination ability or does his Dominate attack become Domination?

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    You can take any feat you meet the prerequisites for whenever you can choose one. If the feat doesn't require any spellcasting ability you can still take the feat, even if it does nothing without spellcasting.
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    A vampire has a Dominate special attack. A vampire lord has a Domination special attack. Does the vampire becoming a vampire lord get a new Domination ability or does his Dominate attack become Domination?
    A26: The dominate (by gaze) is unchanged, gains new ability of domination by voice. See below

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    A vampire can crush an opponent’s will just by looking onto his or her eyes. This is similar to a gaze attack, except that the vampire must use a standard action, and those merely looking at it are not affected. Anyone the vampire targets must succeed on a Will save or fall instantly under the vampire’s influence as though by a dominate person spell (caster level 12th). The ability has a range of 30 feet.
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    Domination (Su): As base vampire, except that a vampire lord can do this either by gaze or voice. It does not require line of sight to the target, but the target must be able to hear the vampire lord's voice when it speaks at a normal volume level.
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    Character has an Item Familiar, and invest his life energy in it, thus gaining a 10% bonus on his current XP, and on any XP gained afterward.

    Same character get drained of one level. According to the rules, his XP total is now half-way between the minimum for his lost level and the previous (now current) level.

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    Character has an Item Familiar, and invest his life energy in it, thus gaining a 10% bonus on his current XP, and on any XP gained afterward.

    Same character get drained of one level. According to the rules, his XP total is now half-way between the minimum for his lost level and the previous (now current) level.

    Does he immediately add 10% to his new XP total thanks to the Item Familiar?
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    If a vampire lord's Domination ability is a new ability separate from the vampire ability Dominate, what is the Domination ability based off of and what effect does it have?

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    A32: it is "as base vampire", meaning the same save DC off of 10+1/2 HAD +Cha mod, and has the same effect as Dominate.
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