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Malignant poison reads As a full-round action, the alchemist can increase the save DC of any poison by 4 and increase its duration by 2 frequency increments (for example, large scorpion venom lasts 8 rounds instead of 6 and drow poison lasts 4 minutes instead of 2). Additionally, malignant poisons take effect immediately and do not have an onset ...


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Your GM was right... technically... and depending on the details. And he was right for a reason other than the one he gave. Your explanation of the situation could be interpreted in two ways. When you say: "When I affected an enemy with it, my GM succeeded the 1st save" ...if you meant the enemy had already failed a save before the GM made his 1st ...


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The DM is in his right to say that, but he should discuss it with you or make it clear that this kind of house rule exists beforehand That said, did he specify why it "doesn't make sense"? The poison having 2 saving throws serves to make it harder to resist, so it actually does make sense that those two dice rolls are in place. To directly answer your ...


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It is a bit unclear what do you mean by the word "affected". If you just delivered poison, then your DM was right. In this case his NPC's first save would be to not be poisoned at all. He doesn't need to make more than that one save no matter what type of poison you use. Check the bottom of this page for "How Do Poisons Work?" summary. But if his NPC ...


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So, I'm not going to pretend it makes sense, but as far as RAW is concerned, you reduce the poison damage too, and you have to reduce the total damage to 0 in order to catch the arrow. Deflect Missiles looks like this: Deflect Missiles: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon ...


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Rules as written, the standard way to deliver them in combat is by using them as an injury poison. They're clearly designed for out of combat intrigue arbitrated by the GM. The Poison Vial of Distance allows ranged delivery of contact or ingestion poisons. Favored by assassins, this magical vial allows the application of poisons at a range of up to 30 ...


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There is no reason you could not throw a contact poison, especially since some creatures spit their poison. If it touches bare skin, or an injured part of their body, yes, the contact poison would be effective. Poisons Contact: These poisons are delivered the moment a creature touches the poison with its bare skin. Such poisons can be used as injury ...


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FROM YOUR LINK Inhaled: These poisons are delivered the moment a creature enters an area containing such poisons and do not usually have an onset time. For most inhaled poisons, 1 dose fills a volume equal to a 10-foot cube. A creature can attempt to hold its breath while inside the area to avoid inhaling the toxin. A creature holding its breath receives ...



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