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Computer Science student aiming for a programmer career. Big fan of videogames, D&D, WoD and tabletop RPGs.


May
26
comment How do polymorph-like spells interact with spellcasting capability?
I believe that all 3 provide different merits/limitations regarding spellcasting in particular, which are not immediately obvious and wanted to convey that in my question. Perhaps the optimization tag should be here too. Got any suggestions for formatting?
May
26
comment Are spent spell slots maintained when True Polymorphing between two spellcasting forms?
@DaleM Truth is I've been wondering for a while so, later, I might post a more general form along the lines of "How do Poly line of spells work with spellcasting abilities, in comparison".
May
25
comment Are spent spell slots maintained when True Polymorphing between two spellcasting forms?
A pretty good question here though is "if True Poly essentially gives you a whole new array of spell slots then is there any reason to use Shapechange (which explicitly allows you to keep your own spellcasting abilities) over TP?"
Feb
24
comment How to distinguish between arcane and divine spellcasters?
One could also add custom spells in the mix. Casters and especially arcanists are known to develop their own modified spells so there's nothing preventing you from having a higher level spell like "Analyze Magic Aura" in your table.
Feb
4
comment Can a mage use multiple Foci to decrease the difficulty of an Arete roll?
It's funny because I was thinking of making a Constantine-like hollow one... :P Do you have any sources to support this? Unique and unneeded Foci give a total of -2 so do you think that could apply here, making the 3rd one redundant if Midnight had an Arete of 6, making him not need Foci foci for this Spirit Effect?
Jan
12
comment How bad is Sunlight Sensitivity (of Drow, etc.), especially for casters?
Or you can use save-based spells. The Acid-Splash cantrip is also a nice alternative to the commonly selected Firebolt, due to targeting different DC (Ref-Save vs AC) and being one extra type of damage that allows you to deal with more creatures.
Aug
12
comment Can a duskblade's Arcane Channeling affect a target more than once per round?
This info is more than helpful to me, thanks a lot :). I am just not sure if I should change my accepted answer to this one considering it doesn't offer anything more on the original question. Big thanks anyway.
Aug
11
comment Can a duskblade's Arcane Channeling affect a target more than once per round?
@HeyICanChan Wait, you're certain..? Duskblades get both Scorching and Polar Ray in their spell list, it would seem touch includes Ranged Touch spells. If so, that would be a problem considering our Duskblade has been using it for ages to deal significant damage in his attacks since level 6...
Aug
4
comment How can an intelligent magic lance change what type of weapon it is?
OP might also want to consider the Transmuting property(from the same book), which allows the weapon to adapt it's physical element so as to bypass damage reduction as it sounds thematically appropriate
May
15
comment How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
@mcv It does exist though most people agree that due to the explicit description of spell preparation routine in PHB's wizard entry, by RAW you need 8h of rest to prep. spells no matter what. Thus ring of sustenance is the most useless item for a wizard...
Oct
26
comment Heart of Water and grappling threats
@BESW I really have no specific criteria or scenarios in mind. I am just looking for an overall good way of dealing with grappling threats and in spite of various recommendations HoW seems quite lacking for this due to the action cost in an average situation. I will try to clarify that in the question.
Oct
26
comment Heart of Water and grappling threats
@BESW Third Eye Freedom from Magic Item Compendium for instance.
Sep
18
comment Justice of Weald & Woe PrC and Fighter levels
I am well aware of the feats requiring fighter levels. Weapon spec. allows ranged/melee weapon mastery though which is a very common reason to try and get it in various builds.
Jul
14
comment Removing attack spells from Cantrips
@mike I think I understand your sentiments for keeping the casters from "spamming pew pew cantrips". It is worth noting however that in previous editions casters possessed powerfull (often over-powered) low-level spells that allowed for effective dealing with encounters using only one of them, such as Sleep, Grease, Chromatic spray etc. In Next those spells are significantly nerfed and by no means offer the same advantage they previously offered. Sleep for instance only has the potential to affect 3-4 level 1 creatures atm. It becomes almost unusable by level 2-3.
Jul
14
comment Do any of the pre-gens have daily powers?
It is worth noting at this point that thanks to careful design Next seems to be doing a pretty decent job in the balance aspect as well. Certainly better than earlier editions, though probably not as balanced as 4e due to system constraints.
Apr
22
comment How can I make an exceptionally savage Gangrel?
@Jackskel21 I am not so familiar with the nWoD setting but is there any mention to diableries (eg a vampire drinking another vampires blood and soul to increase his own power)? If so that is what you need, the most hideous act known in the vampire society, far worse than any murder or rape.
Jan
12
comment What do you do when there's nothing to do in combat?
+1 for the 'Screw the Rules' part, D&D is one of those games that could use some improvisation.
Dec
17
comment Can wizard's staff of defense class feature stack with Wizard Utility 2 Shield on the same triggering effect?
@waxeagle That is more than likely. I will keep that in mind next time I play 4e.
Dec
17
comment Can wizard's staff of defense class feature stack with Wizard Utility 2 Shield on the same triggering effect?
@waxeagle You and Oblivious are both correct, I edited my answer.
Dec
17
comment How to deal with lack of downtime as a wizard?
I didn't mention the 2/spells per level because I found it too obvious. However the rest is very helpful. I have the impression the "24 consecutive hours" thing is house-ruled but will check again.