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For questions about "minions", weak enemies in some tabletop RPGs that have special rules making them easier to dispatch in combat.

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Can the spell "Final Sacrifice" be used on the homunculus from the spell "Shadow Spy?"

Context I am playing a 4th-level Tangible Dream (Emotional Acceptance) Psychic, preparing for the 5th level. Weighing my options, Shadow Spy + Final Sacrifice could really put an immediate end to a ...
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Rules limiting Spiritual Weapons?

Spiritual Weapon is a level 2 Evocation [force] spell that conjures a floating weapon for one round per level. It does not appear to be a buff, as the weapon seems to be a self-sufficient object, ...
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Can a shield guardian be commanded to obey commands from the whole party?

This doesn't necessarily apply just to shield guardians, because it could go the same way with other minions. If you have the ability to command something, a shield guardian in my particular case, can ...
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Can minions benefit from the Haste spell?

My group's druid cast Haste, including his brown bear companion in the casting. The GM ruled that companions are allowed only two actions and cannot benefit from Haste. I disagree. So the question is, ...
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Hound of Ill Omen - Does it have to attack?

The description states: On its turn, it can move only toward its target by the most direct route, and it can use its action only to attack its target. Who controls whether he indeed uses what he can?...
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How many actions can a summoned zombie use?

Many zombies - such as the Zombie Shambler - are permanently slowed 1, which reduces the number of actions they can use by 1 each round. Summoning such a zombie with a spell (such as Animate Dead) ...
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What options are there in 5E that are similar to Minions?

In my 5E game, I sometimes use Minions (stolen from 4E). This allows me to add the ability to increase the drama without increasing the difficulty. Ultimately making a scene a bit more epic. The ...
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How are minions affected by a blast?

With minions I know that if I have 5 soak, 5 wound threshold minions in a group of 3 that if I have a single attack doing 11 damage....I kill 1 and 1 has 4 wounds left. Now though if those minions ...
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How can I make a fight more than just a bunch of numbers?

There was an encounter in my most recent D&D 4e adventure in which the players fought several (16) minion skeletons. Because all of the skeletons were minions, the encounter was not difficult, but ...
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What does a Limited Degree Affliction do to a Minion?

It's a rule that minions suffer the worst possible result with a missed save (simple case, any failed Toughness save renders a minion dead or unconscious). Does this include Limited Degree with ...
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Do TIE Fighters use minion rules?

A thing that currently confuses me is the stat block of the TIE pilot showing that they are normally are minions. But what about space fights? In space combat are they still used according to minion ...
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How can I make sure my minion stays in my control?

So, following up a question determining whether or not a Servo Skull had any sentience, (which after talking to the DM and accruing quite a few insanity points determined that in this case, he would ...
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Decreasing Enemy Base Health

I'm the DM for a 4e group and none of us really like minions because of their hit-or-miss nature; its unsatisfying to use an encounter power on them, even when its strategically sound. I'd still like ...
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Would a fight against a higher level minion work out well or badly?

I have a level 8 party in a thieves guild/pirate campaign and I was wondering how it would play out if I gave them a high level minion like a level 11 "Ogre Thug" or a level 15 "Grimlock Minion", both ...
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On-death triggers and minions

Some class or race features activate whenever an enemy is brought to 0 hp or less. I can recall seeing some only being activated when a non-minion dies, which is fine because minions are too easy to ...
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Preventing servitor spamming?

I made a similar question earlier, but I still don't quite understand how exactly do his "minions" work. Is he able to control as many servitors as his Tech-Use (intelligence bonus) allows him? How ...
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Changing Type Of Enemy During Combat

Hypothetic scenario: A ranger does a stealth check and succeeds. While moving he notices two patrols and decides to attack them using Two Fanged Strike. The patrols are normally minions. He gets to ...
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How can an Explorator acquire new minions?

How can an explorator acquire servitors/servo-skulls/etc? What requirements should he meet to turn an enemy into a servitor? (that is to capture the enemy alive, and make all the procedures required ...
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How many "pets" can an Explorator have at the same time?

The Explorator comes with a servo-skull, now he is about to recieve a Grapplehawk as a gift. Can he use them both at the same time? Furthermore, how do these work in combat? Do they roll initiative as ...
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Can Divine Sanction damage kill minions?

Lets say that I use Valorous Smite to mark a bunch of minions, and lets say they attack other members of my party except me. Because of Divine Sanction they'll take 8 damage (3 plus charisma modifier ...
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Can an Undead Servitor act after its controller is dead? [closed]

Can an Undead Servitor act after it's controller is dead? EDIT: (Note that this is not 'act as a sentient creature capable of making it's own choices of action' but 'act' as in 'perform actions'.) F. ...
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Do minions get critical damage

Do minions get critical damage, assuming they met the criteria, i.e. the roll is a 20, and the result would hit the players defence ?
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Does bringing a minion to 0 hit points count as bloodying it?

Does killing a minion trigger abilities and feats that work when someone bloodies a creature? Example: Markings of the PredatorDDI Prerequisite: Goliath, any primal class Benefit: When you ...
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