Divine Bond (Celestial spirit) not working properly for Divine Hunter Paladins


When a Paladin is built as a Divine Hunter and reaches level 5, he gains the Divine Bond feature as would most paladins. Unlike a normal paladin, however, this can only be implemented as a bonus to the paladin's weapon.

The issue I am finding is that to make this work, the developers seem to have implemented this as a new ability called a Celestial Spirit. The part which isn't working is that, even when working with a level 5 character, it shows that the ability cannot be used. See the attached image:

At level 5, it should indicate that I can use the ability once per day and adds a +1 enhancement bonus. I have tested this through 8th level but the enhancement bonus (which should be +2 @ 8th level) remains +0 in the description of the ability.

I tried removing the Divine Hunter feature (from Ultimate Combat), and checked the Divine Bond feature for the paladin of the same level. Interestingly, the Divine Bond feature does not seem to be showing up at all, which I suspect is why this feature isn't calculating properly for my level 5 Divine Hunter Paladin.

See http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/paladin#TOC-Divine-Bond-Sp- for information about the Divine Bond feature on the regular Paladin.


Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04


Andrew Maitland
January 31, 2017, 5:42 AM


Helps if the bonus isn't repeated twice

Andrew Maitland
January 31, 2017, 5:19 AM

Odd, a straight test of the numbers gives a correct value.

Andrew Maitland
January 31, 2017, 3:56 AM

- Just an FYI, as the reporter of the issue, you are welcome to click the button I did, which indicates the issue is not fully resolved. By the same token, once an issue is satisfactorily completed, you can push the button that confirms issue is resolved. This is set up for such feedback from YOU.

Thanks for explaining the missing factual information, as I can address that portion easily.

Erik Plossl
January 30, 2017, 2:13 PM

So I downloaded the nightly autobuild (6.07.02-DEV) this morning and can confirm that the issue is mostly corrected. However, there is still a problem. It now shows that at 5th level, I get a +2 enhancement bonus to my weapon when I activate the Divine Bond feature. That should be a +1 enhancement bonus at 5th level and then another +1 for every three levels beyond 5th. Additionally, it shows that I can use the ability for 10 minutes, when I should get it for 5 minutes.

Erik Plossl
January 30, 2017, 1:12 PM

As requested, here's a copy of my character sheet. This particular build is at level 5.

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