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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2011, 06:48:16 PM »
They could prod it with their 11' poles? Especially if they knew there wasn't supposed to be a pit there in the first place.


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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2011, 06:52:29 PM »
They could prod it with their 11' poles? Especially if they knew there wasn't supposed to be a pit there in the first place.


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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2011, 06:59:08 PM »
Silent image of a smooth floor section a millimeter above a carefully concealed floor trap.  To spot it, they need someone with a true seeing AND enough search ranks to see the actual trap(by the time they interact with the illusion, it's too late).  Good way to mess with rogues (just make sure the trap targets Fort).
Unless you use marbles to search

Well, the marbles don't constitute direct interaction, a pressure plate/life sensor wouldn't be affected, and if the illusory layer is thin enough you'll need really good Spot to notice the difference.  Magical senses would still defeat this though - which is why this is best used on overconfident mundanes.

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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 08:08:42 PM »
Er, fake pits will need to be done with a thin illusory layer above a normal floor, so you're using trompe l'oeil, i.e. fake 3D perspective... "Give me a Craft: painting check!"

Walls are the most basic and one of the best uses, as has been said.
I like making ghosts (or other incorporeal creatures) with it, since they're 1) scary, 2) appropriately silent, 3) hard and undesirable to interact with. The ghosts can be random or they can rise from the corpse of a just-killed enemy...

It's good to mix up real and illusory as well, when one can: throw up a Blockade (CS) then complete it with a matching illusory wall.
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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2011, 12:02:27 AM »
In battle, make pseudo-mirror images of your party.  It's like a mass, renewable version of mirror image from level 1.
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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2011, 12:39:33 AM »
Illusion of a horde of summoned monsters, dump several real ones into it.
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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2011, 01:03:24 AM »
only problem i have w/ using it for creatures, is, i dont think it can move? its just a static image.

you could certainly augment your decent sized army in the distance with it, but up close, i would not want to bet my life on it.
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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2011, 01:13:49 AM »
While the image itself is immobile, the image is also pretty large and you can move the things in the 'display area' around.
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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2011, 06:22:02 AM »
They could prod it with their 11' poles? Especially if they knew there wasn't supposed to be a pit there in the first place.


Show me a Gelatinous Cube with an 11' Pole and I will show you hateful lies.
Cube-man needs his pants tailor-made.

Mostly because he's cube-shaped.

Also, note what he's cranked himself up to.


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Re: Best uses of Silent Image
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2011, 11:59:51 AM »
They could prod it with their 11' poles? Especially if they knew there wasn't supposed to be a pit there in the first place.


Show me a Gelatinous Cube with an 11' Pole and I will show you hateful lies.
Cube-man needs his pants tailor-made.

Mostly because he's cube-shaped.

Also, note what he's cranked himself up to.


I want to play an awakened gelatinous cube now...

Me too!
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