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Leveling Questions

Ok So i thought we could start off our new page here with some leveling questions. I know a few of us needed some opinions on what to take with our next level. So here’s where we can put those out there and get some feedback.

I’ll start, big surprise. Warlock invocations are really cool, but very rare. Hieronymus only has 7 available at this new level, so I have to be picky. I just got access to a whole new list of them and I’m stumped. Here’s an abbreviated list of what they all do.

  • Eldritch Cone – turns eldritch blast into a 30’ long cone and damages anyone inside (reflex save vs half, which is why i’m not so excited about this one)
  • Tenacious Plague – use insect plague as the spell, but the summoned locust swarms deals damage as a magical weapon
  • Chilling Tentacles – Evard’s Black Tentacles as the spell, plus anyone caught in the area takes 2d6 cold damage in addition to the normal spell damage
  • Wall of Perilous Flame – Create wall of fire as teh spell, but half thedamage is magical and no subject to fire resistance
  • Warlock’s Call – Use sending as the spell but risk taking 1d10 damage from an unwilling recipient. (sounds useful and i could just sing Henry the 8th in the 25 words i get with it to annoy Adder)
  • Devour magic – use greater dispel magic with a touch and gain temp. hit points based on spell levels dispelled
  • Evervating Shadow – gain total concealment in dark areas (not in well-lit) and anyone adjacent to you must make a fortitude save or lose 4 strenght points for 5 rounds.

I’m leaning toward Eldritch Cone, but I’m also not crazy about the save vs half. If i use Eldritch chain i can hit 3 people wiht no save, but this can get a bigger group. Insect plague looks nice too, also chilling tentacles and Wall of perilous flame…UGH!!!

text: Hieronymus Zar

Comments

Well, they all sound good, but I think you’re right about the two you mentioned, however we do know how good Evard’s tenticles can be for battle strategy. Not all of us have level dilemas though…I hope to make a level next time, but I’ve pretty much decided that there’s no need to take Duelist—rogue is actually cooler I think. Also, now that I have that awesome imp buckler, I’m really glad I didn’t take Duelist because I couldn’t use it then.

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So what did you end up choosing for your level? I Have worked out my leveling issue too.

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I chose the Tenacious Plague, i can have that attack people while i still zap them…good deal. what did you decide?

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That sounds like a pretty sweet deal, how long does the swarm last?

I am gonna hold off on Ranger for a minute.

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It lasts for 11 minutes and i can get two swarms as of now. They do 2d6 damage per round and the victim has to make a fort save or be nauseated for 1 round…i would say that would be useful, and so….biblical. ;)

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11 minutes . . . so potentially the swarm could be attacking for 110 straight rounds . . . wow. Is there anyway that someone could eliminate the swarm (like could Korobos be able to destroy it with a fireball)?

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That’s about right, that’s a long time. Unfortunately Koroboros could nuke the swarm pretty easily i’m sure. But not if it’s buzzing around his ears :)

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How does the fireball work? If he set it off centered around him, would he take damage or not? I know in 2nd or something none of the friends would, but I think that was changed. But does the wizard himself have to worry about being in blast radius?

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As we play it, yes if the wizard drops a fireball at his/her feet, that’s called suicide. So he’d be a goner, unless he had mad hit points, or some insane resistance to fire.

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Good to know, I think that makes the most sense, I just couldn’t remember what we decided on.

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So Bull is staying as a rogue? I think he’s making a good job of that. Why fix what’s not broken.

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I can agree with that one. Bull is a fine rogue, if it ain’t Baroque . . . don’t fix it.

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Although the idea of a fencing halfing just is so cute.

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he he he

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