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Charisma is an ability score in Pathfinder: Kingmaker.


Charisma measures a character's personality, personal magnetism, their ability to lead, and their appearance. It's the most important ability for paladins, sorcerers, and bards. It's also important for clerics, since it affects their ability to channel energy. For undead creatures, Charisma is a measure of their unnatural "life force."

Every creature has a Charisma score. A character with a Charisma score of 0 is not able to exert himself in any way and is unconscious.

You apply your character's Charisma modifier to:

  • Checks that represent attempts to influence others.

Bards, paladins, and sorcerers gain a number of bonus spells based on their Charisma. The minimum Charisma needed to cast a bard, paladin, or sorcerer spell is 10 + the spell's level. Charisma based spellcasters add their charisma score to the difficulty class of their spells. See Spellcasting for details.