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Skills Overview


Skill Synergy

It’s possible for a character to have two skills that work well together. In general, having 5 or more ranks in one skill gives the character a +2 bonus on skill checks with each of its synergistic skills, as noted in the skill description. In some cases, this bonus applies only to specific uses of the skill in question, and not to all checks. Some skills provide benefits on other checks made by a character, such as those checks required to use certain class features.

Table: Skill Synergies
5 or more ranks in ... gives a +2 bonus on ...
Autohypnosis Knowledge (psionics) checks
Bluff Diplomacy checks
Bluff Disguise checks to act in character
Bluff Intimidate checks
Bluff Sleight of Hand checks
Concentration Autohypnosis checks
Craft related Appraise checks
Decipher Script Use Magic Device checks involving scrolls
Escape Artist Use Rope checks involving bindings
Handle Animal Ride checks
Handle Animal wild empathy checks
Jump Tumble checks
Knowledge (arcana) Spellcraft checks
Knowledge (architecture
and engineering)
Search checks involving secret doors
and similar compartments
Knowledge (dungeoneering) Survival checks when underground
Knowledge (geography) Survival checks to keep from getting
lost or for avoiding hazards
Knowledge (history) bardic knowledge checks
Knowledge (local) Gather Information checks
Knowledge (nature) Survival checks in above-ground
natural environments
Knowledge (nobility
and royalty)
Diplomacy checks
Knowledge (psionics) Psicraft checks
Knowledge (religion) checks to turn or rebuke undead
Knowledge (the planes) Survival checks when on other planes
Psicraft Use Psionic Device checks involving power stones
Search Survival checks when following tracks
Sense Motive Diplomacy checks
Spellcraft Use Magic Device involving scrolls
Survival Knowledge (nature) checks
Tumble Balance checks
Tumble Jump checks
Use Magic Device Spellcraft checks to decipher scrolls
Use Psionic Device Psicraft checks to address power stones
Use Rope Climb checks involving ropes
Use Rope Escape Artist checks involving ropes

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