Originally Posted by BobSutan
This is teh second time in a week I've heard about the uberness of casters in PF. Gonna have to check it out to see what was changed to make them so much better over regular 3.5.
TBH, casters are uber in 3.5, too.
Some highlights: Sorcs now get special powers related to bloodline.
Casters have significantly more hp.
Wizard Specialization grants additional benefits. You can still prepare spells from banned schools.
Item familiars are core.
Feats are more common. Melee feat chains were split apart to compensate. Casting feats were not.
Now, these are hardly the only PF changes, but they highlight why casters continue to perform well relative to melee.
I would question the build of any fighter that can one shot your entire group, though. At least, if you mean "killed you all in a single round". It's quite possible for a charger to do enough damage to one shot any reasonable build, and yes, magic is the best counter to that.