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A special ability is either extraordinary, spell-like, or supernatural in nature. Extraordinary Abilities Ex Extraordinary abilities are nonmagical, though they may break the laws of physics. They are not something that just anyone can do or even learn to do without extensive training.
These abilities cannot be disrupted in combat, as spells can, and they generally do not provoke attacks of opportunity. Effects or areas that negate or disrupt magic have no effect on extraordinary abilities. They are not subject to dispelling, and they function normally in an antimagic field.
Using an extraordinary ability is usually not an action because most extraordinary abilities automatically happen in a reactive fashion. Those extraordinary abilities that are actions are standard actions unless otherwise noted. Spell-Like Abilities Sp Usually, a spell-like ability works just like the spell of that name.
A few spell-like abilities are unique; these are explained in the text where they are described. A spell-like ability has no verbal, somatic, or material component, nor does it require a focus or have an XP cost.
The user activates it mentally. A spell-like ability takes the same amount of time to complete as the spell that it mimics usually 1 standard action unless otherwise stated.
Spell-like abilities cannot be used to counterspell, nor can they be counterspelled. In all other ways, a spell-like ability functions just like a spell: Using a spell-like ability while threatened provokes attacks of opportunity.
It is possible to make a Concentration check to use a spell-like ability defensively and avoid provoking an attack of opportunity. A spell-like ability can be disrupted just as a spell can be. Spell-like abilities are subject to spell resistance and to being dispelled by dispel magic.
They do not function in areas where magic is suppressed or negated. A spell-like ability usually has a limit on how often it can be used.
A spell-like ability that can be used at will has no use limit. For creatures with spell-like abilities, a designated caster level defines how difficult it is to dispel their spell-like effects and to define any level-dependent variables such as range and duration the abilities might have.
The saving throw if any against a spell-like ability is: Some spell-like abilities duplicate spells that work differently when cast by characters of different classes. Some creatures are actually sorcerers of a sort.
They cast arcane spells as sorcerers do, using components when required. In fact, an individual creature could have some spell-like abilities and also cast other spells as a sorcerer. Supernatural Abilities Su Supernatural abilities are magical and go away in an antimagic field but are not subject to spell resistancecounterspells, or to being dispelled by dispel magic.
Using a supernatural ability is a standard action unless noted otherwise. Supernatural abilities may have a use limit or be usable at will, just like spell-like abilities.
However, supernatural abilities do not provoke attacks of opportunity and never require Concentration checks. The saving throw if any against a supernatural ability is: This loss can be temporary ability damage or permanent ability drain.
While any loss is debilitating, losing all points in an ability score can be devastating. Strength 0 means that the character cannot move at all. He lies helpless on the ground.
Dexterity 0 means that the character cannot move at all. He stands motionless, rigid, and helpless. Constitution 0 means that the character is dead. Intelligence 0 means that the character cannot think and is unconscious in a coma-like stupor, helpless. Wisdom 0 means that the character is withdrawn into a deep sleep filled with nightmares, helpless.
Charisma 0 means that the character is withdrawn into a catatonic, coma-like stupor, helpless. Keeping track of negative ability score points is never necessary.
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