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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #420 on: October 23, 2011, 06:02:57 AM »
Q131 How do Phaerimm Spellcasting and the feat Magic in the Blood interact?

Bump.  Specifically, I'm asking if Magic in the Blood can be used to give you extra spells per day, since Phaerimms, as a racial ability, treat all of their spells as spell-like abilities.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #421 on: October 23, 2011, 06:14:07 AM »
q 139. Whats the toughest NON-Caster-20 build? We all know any 20th level casters pretty much a god. Is there any martial builds that achieve similar status?
Kobold paladin for the pazuzu route to pun-pun?

Or in a more reasonable situation... Nothing without casting can rival smart casters at level 20, because they have divination and other powerful abilities. Unless you know a non-caster way of getting better divination than casters.
of course i know that no martial character could ever stand up to a god wizard, my question is: Whats the toughest martial build. i dont mean strictly by hp or strength score. i dont mean the guy who can get punched in the face the longest. i guess i mean what martial character could actually keep pace in a high level game. i need a good generalized build suggestion, i dont want alot of book keeping so im looking for something thats not a caster

Something heavy on Tome of Battle classes with feats geared toward lock-down or charging is sort of the norm for optimized high-level non-casters. 

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #422 on: October 23, 2011, 06:21:24 AM »
q 139. Whats the toughest NON-Caster-20 build? We all know any 20th level casters pretty much a god. Is there any martial builds that achieve similar status?
Kobold paladin for the pazuzu route to pun-pun?

Or in a more reasonable situation... Nothing without casting can rival smart casters at level 20, because they have divination and other powerful abilities. Unless you know a non-caster way of getting better divination than casters.
of course i know that no martial character could ever stand up to a god wizard, my question is: Whats the toughest martial build. i dont mean strictly by hp or strength score. i dont mean the guy who can get punched in the face the longest. i guess i mean what martial character could actually keep pace in a high level game. i need a good generalized build suggestion, i dont want alot of book keeping so im looking for something thats not a caster

Something heavy on Tome of Battle classes with feats geared toward lock-down or charging is sort of the norm for optimized high-level non-casters. 
Something like a spell-less wildshape ranger heading into Master of Many Forms could wind up quite strong, also.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #423 on: October 23, 2011, 06:43:01 AM »
Q 140a Is there a way to gain Diehard without taking Endurance first, apart from DM fiat? There are a lot of races that Endurance is an absolute waste on because they aren't affected by any of what's listed anyways?
Q 140b Can monster Ferocity be taken as a feat?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #424 on: October 23, 2011, 07:46:17 AM »
Q 140a Is there a way to gain Diehard without taking Endurance first, apart from DM fiat? There are a lot of races that Endurance is an absolute waste on because they aren't affected by any of what's listed anyways?

Frenzied berserker and ordained champion give it to you.  Boar totem barbarian gives it to you while raging. 

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #425 on: October 23, 2011, 08:25:43 AM »
q 139. Whats the toughest NON-Caster-20 build? We all know any 20th level casters pretty much a god. Is there any martial builds that achieve similar status?
Kobold paladin for the pazuzu route to pun-pun?

Or in a more reasonable situation... Nothing without casting can rival smart casters at level 20, because they have divination and other powerful abilities. Unless you know a non-caster way of getting better divination than casters.
of course i know that no martial character could ever stand up to a god wizard, my question is: Whats the toughest martial build. i dont mean strictly by hp or strength score. i dont mean the guy who can get punched in the face the longest. i guess i mean what martial character could actually keep pace in a high level game. i need a good generalized build suggestion, i dont want alot of book keeping so im looking for something thats not a caster

Something heavy on Tome of Battle classes with feats geared toward lock-down or charging is sort of the norm for optimized high-level non-casters. 
Something like a spell-less wildshape ranger heading into Master of Many Forms could wind up quite strong, also.

Frenzied Berserker with contingency Power Word Disable and lots of Extend Rages

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #426 on: October 23, 2011, 09:07:24 AM »
Q 141: From the Ride Skill:
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If you direct your war-trained mount to attack in battle, you can still make your own attack or attacks normally. This usage is a free action.

What exactly determines if something is a war-trained mount, especially when you get into non-animal mounts?  Is a goblin-ridden worg considered a war-trained mount for this purpose?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #427 on: October 23, 2011, 09:31:43 AM »
Q 141: From the Ride Skill:
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Fight with Warhorse
If you direct your war-trained mount to attack in battle, you can still make your own attack or attacks normally. This usage is a free action.

What exactly determines if something is a war-trained mount, especially when you get into non-animal mounts?  Is a goblin-ridden worg considered a war-trained mount for this purpose?

Unfortunately RAW isn't very clear here.  But generally, if a mount is written as being war trained (War Horses and Riding Dogs both mention this) or has the Warbeast template you can be sure it is.  If not, it's DM's call.  If there's fluff about them being ridden into battle, you're probably good to go... if not, just apply the Warbeast template on it to get it trained up.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #428 on: October 23, 2011, 04:49:34 PM »
Q 140a Is there a way to gain Diehard without taking Endurance first, apart from DM fiat? There are a lot of races that Endurance is an absolute waste on because they aren't affected by any of what's listed anyways?

Frenzied berserker and ordained champion give it to you.  Boar totem barbarian gives it to you while raging. 

Sohei (Oriental Adventures) gain it at level 3 (with the 3.5 update), advantage is that its a base class... disadvantage is that sohei is sort of like a mix of monk barbarian and paladin.

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #429 on: October 23, 2011, 06:28:23 PM »
Q142: How do I make a carebear?  Needs to be a bear (being a druid doesn't count, but something else might) and needs to have a care bear stare.  Ideally it should sparkle and not wear pants.  Help?
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #430 on: October 23, 2011, 06:35:34 PM »
Q142: How do I make a carebear?  Needs to be a bear (being a druid doesn't count, but something else might) and needs to have a care bear stare.  Ideally it should sparkle and not wear pants.  Help?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #431 on: October 23, 2011, 06:47:03 PM »
Q 143

Does a familiar get access to its master's skill tricks that the master bought with skill points (I assume ones gained from feats or class are out), for the tricks the familiar can use?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #432 on: October 23, 2011, 06:54:17 PM »
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Does a familiar get access to its master's skill tricks that the master bought with skill points (I assume ones gained from feats or class are out), for the tricks the familiar can use?

RAW, no. It can use Skill Ranks, nothing else.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #433 on: October 23, 2011, 07:04:52 PM »
q144 Does a Mind Flayer's tentacles attack count as separate natural weapons or one natural weapon with multiple attacks?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #434 on: October 23, 2011, 07:09:52 PM »
q144 Does a Mind Flayer's tentacles attack count as separate natural weapons or one natural weapon with multiple attacks?
According to Savage Species, they count as separate natural attacks. Mostly because as you level up as a mind flayer, you grow more tentacles.
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #435 on: October 23, 2011, 07:10:43 PM »
Q75How does the spell "Steeldance" work with a caster like Spirit Shaman, that has two primary stats?

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« Reply #436 on: October 23, 2011, 07:18:59 PM »
q144 Does a Mind Flayer's tentacles attack count as separate natural weapons or one natural weapon with multiple attacks?
According to Savage Species, they count as separate natural attacks. Mostly because as you level up as a mind flayer, you grow more tentacles.
Is there a 3.5 ruling on that?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #437 on: October 23, 2011, 07:20:00 PM »
Q145

Partial BaB stacking ... Suppose some one wanted to be a Rogue1/Scout1/Monk1 all 3/4 BaB by the chart BaB=0

Does the Unearthed rule consider them to be a 3rd lvl 3/4 BaB class = BaB +2

Or is there some other calculation, or is this 3rd lvl character just stuck with +0BaB?

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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #438 on: October 23, 2011, 07:21:33 PM »
q144 Does a Mind Flayer's tentacles attack count as separate natural weapons or one natural weapon with multiple attacks?
According to Savage Species, they count as separate natural attacks. Mostly because as you level up as a mind flayer, you grow more tentacles.
Is there a 3.5 ruling on that?
Savage Species is considered 3.5. Otherwise, likely not. Nothing specific other than you see four tentacles, and it gets four natural attacks.

Q145

Partial BaB stacking ... Suppose some one wanted to be a Rogue1/Scout1/Monk1 all 3/4 BaB by the chart BaB=0

Does the Unearthed rule consider them to be a 3rd lvl 3/4 BaB class = BaB +2

Or is there some other calculation, or is this 3rd lvl character just stuck with +0BaB?
Unearthed considers that to be BAB +2. (.75 + .75 + .75 = 2.25)
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Re: Simple Q&A 29: The CR 5 Gargantuan Dragon of DOOM
« Reply #439 on: October 23, 2011, 08:26:02 PM »
Q 146: Any Small humanoid (or humanoid-like form regardless of actual type) creatures with no Strength penalty, no racial HD, and LA +0?  Must advance by class levels.
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