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    Default Re: Simple Q&A D&D 3.5 (by RAW) XXII

    Re: A 39
    Quote Originally Posted by Andezzar View Post
    Is there anything of that matter in the Core books? The sentence willpell and I quoted only says you must be able to deliver the verbal component in a strong voice. It does not say that you actually must do so in a strong voice.
    You're in error there. Not only do the rules say you must be able to, you must also do so (Player's Handbook, page 140):
    Spell Components: To cast a spell with a verbal (V) component, your character must speak in a firm voice.
    "Strong" and "firm" are synonyms.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andezzar
    I know this totally contradicts RAI but that is what the rules say.
    There is no contradiction in what the rules say, and that's all that matters here.

    A 44 Yes.

    A 45 Ask your DM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fox's Cunning
    Wizards (and other spellcasters who rely on Intelligence) affected by this spell do not gain any additional bonus spells for the increased Intelligence
    "Bonus spells" is not a restricted term in D&D, so your DM is within the RAW to decide that additional spells for Spell Mastery count as "bonus spells" if they derive from Fox's Cunning.

    A 46 a)

    Yes, having 4+ Rogue levels more than your target makes their Improved Uncanny Dodge ineffective; you can flank them, and you gain the usual benefits from doing so.

    A 46 b) Yes.
    This defense denies another rogue the ability to sneak attack the character by flanking her, unless the attacker has at least four more rogue levels than the target does.
    If a character already has uncanny dodge from a second class, the character automatically gains improved uncanny dodge instead, and the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum rogue level required to flank the character.
    Only Rogue class levels matter when opposing Improved Uncanny Dodge, absent any specific language of inclusion. Other classes count for the defensive ability Improved Uncanny Dodge if they grant Uncanny Dodge; they do not enter into the calculation offensively. You list other things that alter sneak attack damage, but which have no impact on opposing Improved Uncanny Dodge.

    A 46 c) No.

    Flanking provides an untyped bonus. You cannot stack an untyped bonus from the same source (if you could somehow get multiple ways of flanking someone), but it should add normally with any other combination of bonuses and penalties.
    Last edited by Curmudgeon; 2012-11-18 at 03:59 PM.