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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #640 on: October 19, 2010, 10:35:50 PM »
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Are there any ways to increase the range of the share spell feature for animal companions or familiars?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #641 on: October 19, 2010, 10:36:52 PM »
Q 187 What ways are there to increase touch spells to become ranged?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #642 on: October 19, 2010, 10:37:19 PM »
A186
Companion spellbound feat from PHB2 increases it to 30ft

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occular spell is one option

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #643 on: October 19, 2010, 10:42:20 PM »
Q 187 What ways are there to increase touch spells to become ranged?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #644 on: October 19, 2010, 10:43:21 PM »
Q188
with the feat extraordinary concentration you can concentrate on a spell as move action if you beat a concentration dc 25+spelllvl and as swift action if you beat 35+spelllvl

but can you choose to concentrate as move action instead of a swift even if you beat the higher dc?
or in short: you could concentrate on 3 spells per round that way (1 as swift, 1 as move, 1 as standard)?

also i dont see 183 as answered yet, just saying^^

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #645 on: October 19, 2010, 10:43:58 PM »
Q 187 What ways are there to increase touch spells to become ranged?
Reach Spell, Archmagus Arcane Reach ability, Ocular Spell, Spellstoring arrow...
I thought Ocular Spell was meant for rays.  ???
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #646 on: October 19, 2010, 10:46:24 PM »
Q188
with the feat extraordinary concentration you can concentrate on a spell as move action if you beat a concentration dc 25+spelllvl and as swift action if you beat 35+spelllvl

but can you choose to concentrate as move action instead of a swift even if you beat the higher dc?
or in short: you could concentrate on 3 spells per round that way (1 as swift, 1 as move, 1 as standard)?

also i dont see 183 as answered yet, just saying^^
I see no reason you couldn't opt to do the easier task.

Also, Sonorous Hum might work better than blowing a feat slot.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #647 on: October 19, 2010, 10:51:09 PM »
Q 187 What ways are there to increase touch spells to become ranged?
Reach Spell, Archmagus Arcane Reach ability, Ocular Spell, Spellstoring arrow...
I thought Ocular Spell was meant for rays.  ???
it turns the spells into rays even touch spells

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #648 on: October 19, 2010, 11:40:12 PM »
A187(yes another one) Warweaver from Heroes of Battle turns touch spells into range close, only for allies but its beautiful if you want to buff.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #649 on: October 20, 2010, 01:20:58 AM »
Q 189Edit: In the example they give on pg 83 of a multiclass Sorc 12/Bard 5 (Why?!) Illumian (Bloodwing Ruthek), I see that he only has 2 sigils Vaul and Krau. I suppose that answers my question. Only 2. I wish they would've said it much more explicitly though.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #650 on: October 20, 2010, 01:29:18 AM »
Q190: Is there any source for Devotion feats outside of Complete Champion?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #651 on: October 20, 2010, 01:43:05 AM »
A186
Companion spellbound feat from PHB2 increases it to 30ft


There's also one in Dragon that extends it to a mile. Maybe only for familiars though.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #652 on: October 20, 2010, 03:01:24 AM »
Q191
Are there any spells/effects that can actually pierce a Mind Blank Spell? I don't mean Dispelling it, I mean seeing through it.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #653 on: October 20, 2010, 03:02:52 AM »
Q190: Is there any source for Devotion feats outside of Complete Champion?
Maybe Dragon, but Complete Champion was one of the last splats released and it introduced the mechanic officially.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #654 on: October 20, 2010, 03:54:15 AM »
Q192 What are some fun feats/prestige classes for a ranger with two claws and a bite attack? Outside of multiattack and improved natural attack I'm having trouble finding some fun things to do with natural attacks.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #655 on: October 20, 2010, 03:56:16 AM »
Q192 What are some fun feats/prestige classes for a ranger with two claws and a bite attack? Outside of multiattack and improved natural attack I'm having trouble finding some fun things to do with natural attacks.
Champions of Valor have a monster combat style that improve your natural attacks, if you haven't already looked into taking that.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #656 on: October 20, 2010, 04:03:28 AM »
Q192 What are some fun feats/prestige classes for a ranger with two claws and a bite attack? Outside of multiattack and improved natural attack I'm having trouble finding some fun things to do with natural attacks.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #657 on: October 20, 2010, 04:23:59 AM »
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Are there any spells/effects that can actually pierce a Mind Blank Spell? I don't mean Dispelling it, I mean seeing through it.
See through it how exactly? You mean they've made themselves magically immune to detection and they're using the divination-immunity clause of Mind Blank to prevent them from being found?
An antimagic field would make them immediately apparent, of course. And you might be able to somehow heavily metamagic Faerie Fire such that it applied to everyone in a large area rather than needing to be specifically targeted, in which case it would work fine.
The DC 40 application of Spot to pinpoint an active invisible creature making no attempt to hide would work if it's just Mind Blank+Invisibility, since it's just an Extraordinary thing, not any kind of divination magic functioning directly on them. And DC 40 is easily doable at the kind of levels Mind Blank is being tossed around.
If the network of spells that hides them is more complicated than that, you'd need to make the DC 80 Spot check to automatically ignore any illusion. Which is still doable but you'd need to devote substantial build resources to it.
Beyond that...epic magic?

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #658 on: October 20, 2010, 04:30:56 AM »
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Are there any spells/effects that can actually pierce a Mind Blank Spell? I don't mean Dispelling it, I mean seeing through it.
See through it how exactly? You mean they've made themselves magically immune to detection and they're using the divination-immunity clause of Mind Blank to prevent them from being found?
An antimagic field would make them immediately apparent, of course. And you might be able to somehow heavily metamagic Faerie Fire such that it applied to everyone in a large area rather than needing to be specifically targeted, in which case it would work fine.
The DC 40 application of Spot to pinpoint an active invisible creature making no attempt to hide would work if it's just Mind Blank+Invisibility, since it's just an Extraordinary thing, not any kind of divination magic functioning directly on them. And DC 40 is easily doable at the kind of levels Mind Blank is being tossed around.
If the network of spells that hides them is more complicated than that, you'd need to make the DC 80 Spot check to automatically ignore any illusion. Which is still doable but you'd need to devote substantial build resources to it.
Beyond that...epic magic?

Well I thought of Epic Magic but nothing I saw actually deals with it, though I am not to familiar with the system.
What I am looking for our effects that specifically can ignore it. Not Dispelling it or going around it but something that can actually ignore it directly and get past it's immunities.
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« Reply #659 on: October 20, 2010, 04:40:32 AM »
Nothing I'm aware of explicitly says 'this ignores Mind Blank'. Your best bet is to nibble around the edges: MB makes you immune to all 'divination spells or effects': figure out a way to negate MB without necessarily needing to know exactly where they are (spam wide-area dispels, AMF, Disjunction) or figure out a non-divination effect that will still give you the information you need (Faerie Fire is an evocation (light), not a divination, but it still gives you useful information if you manage to tag them with it: figure out some way to expand its puny 5ft radius burst into something much, much bigger)

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