Spell resistance

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Spell resistance is a form of magical defense possessed by many creatures, particularly powerful undead, dragons, golems, and outsiders. It acts as a form of magical immunity, but only against certain types of spells,1 and generally only when a creature with spell resistance is specifically targeted by the spell. Creatures can voluntarily lower their spell resistance to allow others to cast beneficial spells on them. Spell resistance does not grant unfettered immunity to these spells, however; the caster can pit his or her own magical might against the spell resistance in order to overcome it and render it useless.2


  1. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 304. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 217–218. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3