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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010, 09:06:25 PM »
Q 8a Can the spell, Arms of Plenty, be put on a thri-kreen for an additional two claw attacks? Also, how does it work if they're supposed to be the primary attack? For instance, the bite is usually the primary attack with the claws being second. So does this mean that the bite and those claws are the primary, but the other claws would be secondary?

Q 9b Can you use that spell to wield multiple weapons instead of doing claw attacks?
Can you give quotes on them for how they work?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2010, 09:09:43 PM »
Q 8a Can the spell, Arms of Plenty, be put on a thri-kreen for an additional two claw attacks? Also, how does it work if they're supposed to be the primary attack? For instance, the bite is usually the primary attack with the claws being second. So does this mean that the bite and those claws are the primary, but the other claws would be secondary?

Q 9b Can you use that spell to wield multiple weapons instead of doing claw attacks?
Can you give quotes on them for how they work?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 09:13:51 PM »
Q10: I remember reading a discussion awhile back about maximizing the Manticore Belt soulmeld damage output for a build.  Search didn't help.  Anyone know what I'm talking about/ have a link?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2010, 09:25:48 PM »
A8a: Yes, you could.  I think it would be {claw, claw, bite} as primary, as you suggested.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2010, 09:27:23 PM »
A8a: Yes, you could.  I think it would be {claw, claw, bite} as primary, as you suggested.
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The claws cannot be used to wield weapons or manipulate object
Sounds good to me. I guess I missed that part about the wielding weapons.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2010, 10:05:31 PM »
Q 11 Is there a boomerang out there that doesn't just do stun or nonlethal damage?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2010, 10:07:04 PM »
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2010, 10:33:19 PM »
Q 11 Is there a boomerang out there that doesn't just do stun or nonlethal damage?

I believe the Xen'drik elven shuriken or somesuch will do that. Can't recall where it's from.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2010, 10:34:35 PM »
Q 11 Is there a boomerang out there that doesn't just do stun or nonlethal damage?

I believe the Xen'drik elven shuriken or somesuch will do that. Can't recall where it's from.
Apparently, it's in Eberron. I'm guessing the campaign setting.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2010, 12:16:16 AM »
Q 11 Is there a boomerang out there that doesn't just do stun or nonlethal damage?

I believe the Xen'drik elven shuriken or somesuch will do that. Can't recall where it's from.
Apparently, it's in Eberron. I'm guessing the campaign setting.
Xen'drik and Talenta Boomerangs are both from Eberron Campaign Setting.  I believe both deal lethal damage and return if you miss (provided you're proficient).  There are also some awesome feats that work with them in Races of Eberron.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2010, 12:59:35 AM »
Q 11 Is there a boomerang out there that doesn't just do stun or nonlethal damage?

I believe the Xen'drik elven shuriken or somesuch will do that. Can't recall where it's from.
Apparently, it's in Eberron. I'm guessing the campaign setting.
Xen'drik and Talenta Boomerangs are both from Eberron Campaign Setting.  I believe both deal lethal damage and return if you miss (provided you're proficient).  There are also some awesome feats that work with them in Races of Eberron.
You have to roll AC 10 to catch it.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2010, 02:18:27 AM »
Q 13 I can understand why getting to CL 17 would be nice for prepared casters, but for sorcerers why is CL 18 such a desirable thing? You can cast the same 9th lvl spell 3+bonus times a day (spells known = 1). Wish would quickly get expensive. (Shades and Shapechange seem alright.) Maybe with Knowstones, this'd get better, but each costs 81K, so it still seems kinda sucky to me. The real question is: what kind of builds have a sorcerer casting base that does NOT reach CL 18, but still ends up being stronger than builds that do reach exactly CL 18?

Or if I'm mistaken and there aren't any.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2010, 02:27:16 AM »
Q 13 I can understand why getting to CL 17 would be nice for prepared casters, but for sorcerers why is CL 18 such a desirable thing? You can cast the same 9th lvl spell 3+bonus times a day (spells known = 1). Wish would quickly get expensive. (Shades and Shapechange seem alright.) Maybe with Knowstones, this'd get better, but each costs 81K, so it still seems kinda sucky to me. The real question is: what kind of builds have a sorcerer casting base that does NOT reach CL 18, but still ends up being stronger than builds that do reach exactly CL 18?

Or if I'm mistaken and there aren't any.
There aren't any. Also: Check out Runestaffs/staves.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2010, 02:50:13 AM »
Q 13 I can understand why getting to CL 17 would be nice for prepared casters, but for sorcerers why is CL 18 such a desirable thing? You can cast the same 9th lvl spell 3+bonus times a day (spells known = 1). Wish would quickly get expensive. (Shades and Shapechange seem alright.) Maybe with Knowstones, this'd get better, but each costs 81K, so it still seems kinda sucky to me. The real question is: what kind of builds have a sorcerer casting base that does NOT reach CL 18, but still ends up being stronger than builds that do reach exactly CL 18?

Or if I'm mistaken and there aren't any.
There aren't any. Also: Check out Runestaffs/staves.

Well, Runestaffs (MIC pg 224) seem to help with the problem, and they are much cheaper than knowstones (20%-40% the cost). (Although they are limited to 1-3 uses of each spell per day.) Yay. Handy tool, now that I've read about them. Too bad you can only attune yourself to 1 at a time.

Q 13b If you do craft a Runestaff, do you have to give it a 'theme' like the example ones do? The more powerful (and cost-efficient) ones might just grab the arbitrarily best spells of any/all levels right?

However, I can't find the rules on staffs. I'm not sure at all how this charges thing works. [I suppose you can tell that I haven't ever gotten to use one.]

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2010, 03:02:21 AM »
The more powerful (and cost-efficient) ones might just grab the arbitrarily best spells of any/all levels right?
That's a theme.

Staff rules are in the srd.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2010, 03:10:32 AM »
The more powerful (and cost-efficient) ones might just grab the arbitrarily best spells of any/all levels right?
That's a theme.

Staff rules are in the srd.

It still doesn't say super clearly, but I think I'm starting to get it. Staff is like a wand: starts with 50 charges. But staffs can have multiple spells, each with its own '# charges' cost. And you can use your own CL and ability score, if you prefer.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2010, 03:16:00 AM »
Q15a: Can, say, a 6th-level human re-train their 1st level feat to Able Learner?

Q15b: If, at a higher level, you re-train your first-level feats to Sacred Vow and Vow of Poverty, do you gain all of the bonus exalted feats?

Q15c: Assume an 18 Intelligence at 1st-level and a 22 (w/ +2 item included) Intelligence at 8th level.  If, at 9th level, you re-train your first-level feat to be Spell Mastery, how many spells do you memorize with that feat?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2010, 03:29:03 AM »
Q15a: Can, say, a 6th-level human re-train their 1st level feat to Able Learner?

Q15b: If, at a higher level, you re-train your first-level feats to Sacred Vow and Vow of Poverty, do you gain all of the bonus exalted feats?

Q15c: Assume an 18 Intelligence at 1st-level and a 22 (w/ +2 item included) Intelligence at 8th level.  If, at 9th level, you re-train your first-level feat to be Spell Mastery, how many spells do you memorize with that feat?

I would say yes to all. But for the last one, you'd get the # of spells based off 18 Int.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2010, 05:09:31 AM »
For 15a, I'd say no. Not without the help of a lesser wish. It's 1st level only, meaning you were basically born with it.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2010, 05:21:25 AM »
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