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pf2e conditions Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Quick reference to conditions in Pathfinder 2e To fit more on a page, try highlighting all the conditions then hit "Print Selected" from the print menu. Working on a trimmed down version here.

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Detection Level

Anything in plain view is observed by you. If a creature takes measures to avoid detection, such as by using Stealth to Hide, it can become hidden or undetected instead of observed. If you have another precise sense instead of or in addition to sight, you might be able to observe a creature or object using that sense instead. You can observe a creature only with precise senses. When Seeking a creature using only imprecise senses, it remains hidden, rather than observed.
While you are concealed from a creature, such as in a thick fog, you are difficult for that creature to see. You can still be observed, but you're tougher to target. A creature that you're concealed from must succeed at a DC 5 flat check when targeting you with an attack, spell, or other effect. Area effects aren't subject to this flat check. If the check fails, the attack, spell, or effect doesn't affect you.
While you're hidden from a creature, that creature knows the space you're in but can't tell precisely where you are. You typically become hidden by using Stealth to Hide. When Seeking a creature using only imprecise senses, it remains hidden, rather than observed. A creature you're hidden from is flat-f­ooted to you, and it must succeed at a DC 11 flat check when targeting you with an attack, spell, or other effect or it fails affect you. Area effects aren't subject to this flat check. A creature might be able to use the Seek action to try to observe you, as described on page 471.
When you are undetected by a creature, that creature cannot see you at all, has no idea what space you occupy, and can't target you, though you still can be affected by abilities that target an area. When you're undetected by a creature, that creature is flat-f­ooted to you. A creature you're undetected by can guess which square you're in to try targeting you. It must pick a square and attempt an attack. This works like targeting a hidden creature (requiring a DC 11 flat check, as described on page 466), but the flat check and attack roll are rolled in secret by the GM, who doesn't reveal whether the attack missed due to failing the flat check, failing the attack roll, or choosing the wrong square. A creature can use the Seek action to try to find you, as described on page 471.


Someone else is making your decisions for you, usually because you're being commanded or magically dominated. The controller dictates how you act and can make you use any of your actions, including attacks, reactions, or even Delay. The controller usually does not have to spend their own actions when contro­lling you.
You don't have your wits about you, and you attack wildly. You are flat-f­ooted, you don't treat anyone as your ally (though they might still treat you as theirs), and you can't Delay, Ready, or use reactions. You use all your actions to Strike or cast offensive cantrips, though the GM can have you use other actions to facilitate attack, such as draw a weapon, move so that a target is in reach, and so forth. Your targets are determined randomly by the GM. If you have no other viable targets, you target yourself, automa­tically hitting but not scoring a critical hit. If it's impossible for you to attack or cast spells, you babble incohe­rently, wasting your actions. Each time you take damage from an attack or spell, you can attempt a DC 11 flat check to recover from your confusion and end the condition.
You're forced to run away due to fear or some other compul­sion. On your turn, you must spend each of your actions trying to escape the source of the fleeing condition as expedi­ently as possible (such as by using move actions to flee, or opening doors barring your escape). The source is usually the effect or caster that gave you the condition, though some effects might define something else as the source. You can't Delay or Ready while fleeing.
Frightened (X)
You're gripped by fear and struggle to control your nerves. The frightened condition always includes a value. You take a status penalty equal to this value to all your checks and DCs. Unless specified otherwise, at the end of each of your turns, the value of your frightened condition decreases by 1.


Off-Guard (Flat-­Footed)
You're distracted or otherwise unable to focus your full attention on defense. You take a -2 circum­stance penalty to AC. Some effects give you the flat-f­ooted condition only to certain creatures or against certain attacks. Others - especially conditions -can make you univer­sally flat-f­ooted against everyt­hing. If a rule doesn't specify that the condition applies only to certain circum­sta­nces, it applies to all of them; for example, many effects simply say "The target is flat-f­oot­ed".
You are carrying more weight than you can manage. While you're encumb­ered, you're clumsy 1 and take a 10-foot penalty to all your Speeds. As with all penalties to your Speed, this can't reduce your Speed below 5 feet.
You're tired and can't summon much energy. You take a -1 status penalty to AC and saving throws. You can’t use explor­ation activities performed while traveling, such as those on pages 479–480. You recover from fatigue after a full night's rest.
Your body is frozen in place. You have the flat-f­ooted condition and can't act except to Recall Knowledge and use actions that require only the use of your mind (as determined by the GM). Your senses still function, but only in the areas you can perceive without moving your body, so you can't Seek while paralyzed.
You're lying on the ground. You are flat-f­ooted and take a -2 circum­stance penalty to attack rolls. The only move actions you can use while you're prone are Crawl and Stand. Standing up ends the prone condition. You can Take Cover while prone to hunker down and gain greater cover against ranged attacks, even if you don't have an object to get behind, gaining a +4 circum­stance bonus to AC against ranged attacks (but you remain flat-f­ooted). If you would be knocked prone while you're Climbing or Flying, you fall (see pages 463-464 for the rules on falling). You can't be knocked prone when Swimming.
Slowed (X)
You have fewer actions. Slowed always includes a value. When you regain your actions at the start of your turn, reduce the number of actions you regain by your slowed value. Because slowed has its effect at the start of your turn, you don't immedi­ately lose actions if you become slowed during your turn.
Stunned (X)
You've become senseless. You can't act while stunned. Stunned usually includes a value, which indicates how many total actions you lose, possibly over multiple turns, from being stunned. Each time you regain actions (such as at the start of your turn), reduce the number you regain by your stunned value, then reduce your stunned value by the number of actions you lost. For example, if you were stunned 4, you would lose all 3 of your actions on your turn, reducing you to stunned 1; on your next turn, you would lose 1 more action, and then be able to use your remaining 2 actions normally. Stunned might also have a duration instead of a value, such as stunned for 1 minute. In this case, you lose all your actions for the listed duration. Stunned overrides slowed. If the duration of your stunned condition ends while you are slowed, you count the actions lost to the stunned condition toward those lost to being slowed. So, if you were stunned 1 and slowed 2 at the beginning of your turn, you would lose 1 action from stunned, and then lose only 1 additional action by being slowed, so you would still have 1 action remaining to use that turn.


You can't see. All normal terrain is difficult terrain to you. You can't detect anything using vision. You automa­tically critically fail Perception checks that require you to be able to see, and if vision is your only precise sense, you take a -4 status penalty to Perception checks. You are immune to visual effects. Blinded overrides dazzled.
Your eyes are overst­imu­lated. If vision is your only precise sense, all creatures and objects are concealed from you.
You can't hear. You automa­tically critically fail Perception checks that require you to be able to hear. You take a -2 status penalty to Perception checks for initiative and checks that involve sound but also rely on other senses. If you perform an action with the auditory trait, you must succeed at a DC 5 flat check or the action is lost; attempt the check after spending the action but before any effects are applied. You are immune to auditory effects.
You are compelled to focus your attention on something, distra­cting you from whatever else is going on around you. You take a -2 status penalty to Perception and skill checks, and you can't use actions with the concen­trate trait unless they or their intended conseq­uences are related to the subject of your fascin­ation (as determined by the GM). For instance, you might be able to Seek and Recall Knowledge about the subject, but you likely couldn't cast a spell targeting a different creature. This condition ends if a creature uses hostile actions against you or any of your allies.

Lowered Abilities

A value (X) is included in the following condit­ions. Some values go down or away on their own, others require some action to reduce or remove them.
Clumsy (X)
You take a status penalty equal to (X) to Dexter­ity­-based checks and DCs, including AC, Reflex saves, ranged attack rolls, and skill checks using Acroba­tics, Stealth, and Thievery.
Drained (X)
You take a status penalty equal to (X) to Consti­tut­ion­-based checks, such as Fortitude saves. You also lose HP equal to your level (minimum 1) times (X), and your maximum HP is reduced by the same amount. For example, if you're hit by an effect that inflicts drained 3 and you're a 3rd-level character, you lose 9 HP and reduce your maximum HP by 9. Losing these Hit Points doesn't count as taking damage. Each time you get a full night's rest, your drained value decreases by 1. This increases your maximum HP, but you don't immedi­ately recover the lost HP.
Sickened (X)
You take a status penalty equal to (X) on all your checks and DCs. You can't willingly ingest anything - including elixirs and potions - while sickened. You can spend a single action retching in an attempt to recover, which lets you immedi­ately attempt a Fortitude save against the DC of the effect that made you sickened. On a success, you reduce your sickened value by 1 (or by 2 on a critical success).
Stupefied (X)
You take a status penalty equal to (X) on Intell­ige­nce-, Wisdom-, and Charis­ma-­based checks and DCs, including Will saving throws, spell attack rolls, spell DCs, and skill checks that use these ability scores. Any time you attempt to Cast a Spell while stupefied, the spell is disrupted unless you succeed at a flat check with a DC equal to 5 + (X).
Enfeebled (X)
You take a status penalty equal to (X) to Streng­th-­based rolls and DCs, including Streng­th-­based melee attack rolls, Streng­th-­based damage rolls, and Athletics checks.


You're held in place by another creature, giving you the flat-f­ooted and immobi­lized condit­ions. If you attempt a manipulate action while grabbed, you must succeed at a DC 5 flat check or it is lost; roll the check after spending the action, but before any effects are applied.
You can't use any action with the move trait. If you're immobi­lized by something holding you in place and an external force would move you out of your space, the force must succeed at a check against either the DC of the effect holding you in place or the relevant defense (usually Fortitude DC) of the monster holding you in place.
You're tied up and can barely move, or a creature has you pinned. You have the flat-f­ooted and immobi­lized condit­ions, and you can't use any actions with the attack or manipulate traits except to attempt to Escape or Force Open your bonds. Restrained overrides grabbed.


While invisible, you can't be seen. You're undetected to everyone. Creatures can Seek to attempt to detect you; if a creature succeeds at its Perception check against your Stealth DC, you become hidden to that creature until you Sneak to become undetected again. If you become invisible while someone can already see you, you start out hidden to the observer (instead of undete­cted) until you succes­sfully Sneak. You can't become observed while invisible except via special abilities or magic.
You gain 1 additional action at the start of your turn each round. Many effects that make you quickened specify the types of actions you can use with this additional action. If you become quickened from multiple sources, you can use the extra action you've been granted for any single action allowed by any of the effects that made you quickened. Because quickened has its effect at the start of your turn, you don't immedi­ately gain actions if you become quickened during your turn.


A powerful force has gripped your soul, calling you closer to death. Doomed always includes a value. The dying value at which you die is reduced by your doomed value. If your maximum dying value is reduced to 0, you instantly die. When you die, you're no longer doomed. Your doomed value decreases by 1 each time you get a full night's rest.
You are bleeding out or otherwise at death's door. While you have this condition, you are uncons­cious. Dying always includes a value, and if it ever reaches dying 4, you die. If you're dying, you must attempt a recovery check (page 459) at the start of your turn each round to determine whether you get better or worse. Your dying condition increases by 1 if you take damage while dying, or by 2 if you take damage from an enemy's critical hit or a critical failure on your save. If you lose the dying condition by succeeding at a recovery check and are still at 0 Hit Points, you remain uncons­cious, but you can wake up as described in that condition. You lose the dying condition automa­tically and wake up if you ever have 1 Hit Point or more. Any time you lose the dying condition, you gain the wounded 1 condition, or increase your wounded condition value by 1 if you already have that condition.
You have been seriously injured. If you lose the dying condition and do not already have the wounded condition, you become wounded 1. If you already have the wounded condition when you lose the dying condition, your wounded condition value increases by 1. If you gain the dying condition while wounded, increase your dying condition value by your wounded value. The wounded condition ends if someone succes­sfully restores Hit Points to you with Treat Wounds, or if you are restored to full Hit Points and rest for 10 minutes.
You have been turned to stone. You can't act, nor can you sense anything. You become an object with a Bulk double your normal Bulk (typically 12 for a petrified Medium creature or 6 for a petrified Small creature), AC 9, Hardness 8, and the same current Hit Points you had when alive. You don't have a Broken Threshold. When you're turned back into flesh, you have the same number of Hit Points you had as a statue. If the statue is destroyed, you immedi­ately die. While petrified, your mind and body are in stasis, so you don't age or notice the passing of time.