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    A 167

    I'm not aware of any rules for muffling it except casting silence on the hook, which has its separate issues.

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    Q165 Is there a feat, class feature or magic item that would allow a Gargantuan Dragon to increase a size category?
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    Q 168: When a party encounters a Prismatic Wall, it appears as though the wall doesn't stop anyone from walking through it, they just get hit with all the negative effects. Is that right, or do they need to save to understand that they could walk through it?

    Q 169: With a prismatic wall, how do you determine all the various saves for everything, is it just the standard DC + SPELL LEVEL + CASTER LEVEL?
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    A 168 They can't see through it, but nothing (aside from a healthy sense of self-preservation) prevents them from trying to walk through it. They'll have to survive the damage and pass the saves for the green, blue, and violet walls to actually make it through to the other side.

    A 169 Yes, It's the standard save DC. However, your formula is wrong.

    Save DCs are calculated according to: 10 + spell level + caster's primary ability score bonus (Int for wizards, Cha for sorcerers, Wis for cleric/druids, etc.).
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    Q 170

    Does magic damage (for example, Magic Missile) bonus from Inspire Courage?
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    A 170 No.
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    The damage bonus applies only to weapons.
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    Q 171

    How does a darkness spell affect darkvision?
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    A 171
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    Even creatures that can normally see in such conditions (such as with darkvision or low-light vision) have the miss chance in an area shrouded in magical darkness.
    It's right there in the spell description.

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    Q 172

    I have seen many things using the "willingly fail a save/check/etc" clause, and I know where some of the citations of this are. But I have not found one saying you can willingly fail a dispel check. Is there a specific provision by RAW to allow willing failures on dispel checks, or is it just an assumption extended from a more general clause? If it exists, can I have a link/book and page number?
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    Q 173: A level 4 medium sized fighter, with 18 strength, makes a trip attempt against a small target, is that attempt made with:

    1d20 + 4 (bab) + 4 (str mod) + 4 (size), for a possible result of 13-32 that your opponent would need to oppose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killem2 View Post
    Q 173: A level 4 medium sized fighter, with 18 strength, makes a trip attempt against a small target, is that attempt made with:

    1d20 + 4 (bab) + 4 (str mod) + 4 (size), for a possible result of 13-32 that your opponent would need to oppose?
    A173: After the AoO, everything else? No. You have d20+8, and the small target has a -4 penalty to the check

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    A 173 Correction

    No. After the melee touch attack, which gets no special modifiers, and possible AoO the attacker makes a STR check opposed by the defender's STR or DEX Check, whichever modifier is higher. BAB is irrelevant. Every combatant gets a +4 for each size category he is larger than medium or a -4 for each size category he is smaller than medium. The target also gets a +4 if it has more than two legs or is otherwise exceptionally stable (like a dwarf for example)

    In your example it is d20 + STR mod for the attacker and d20 + STR/DEX mod -4 for the defender.

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    Q 172

    I have seen many things using the "willingly fail a save/check/etc" clause, and I know where some of the citations of this are. But I have not found one saying you can willingly fail a dispel check. Is there a specific provision by RAW to allow willing failures on dispel checks, or is it just an assumption extended from a more general clause? If it exists, can I have a link/book and page number?
    A 172

    The only reference I can find at all to "voluntarily failing" in the Rules Compendium relates specifically to saving throws:
    Quote Originally Posted by RC p.112
    VOLUNTARILY FAILING
    A creature can voluntarily forego a saving throw and willingly accept a consequence.
    The section on Caster Level checks makes no mention of intentionally failing.

    There is a feat (Arcane Mastery, CArc p.73) that allows you to Take 10 on a CL check (which may, in turn, result in failure), but that's the only other option I am aware of.

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    A172 extension
    The one exception to making caster level checks for dispel magic is against one's own spells:
    Quote Originally Posted by SRD
    You automatically succeed on your dispel check against any spell that you cast yourself

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    Q 175

    Are there ways to remove or reduce the speed penalty from wearing medium or heavy armor?

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    If you somehow get a speed of 25 ft., do you get a -6 penalty on jump checks?
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    I'm not aware of any rules for muffling it except casting silence on the hook, which has its separate issues.
    Thanks for that, but I still need to know if anyone has a ruling somewhere for the actual sound that it makes.

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    A 175

    Yes. Off the top of my head, mithral medium armor is treated as light armor (no speed reduction), and the Knight (PHB2) has a pair of class features that remove the movement penalties associated with wearing medium/heavy armour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuulvheysoon View Post
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    Yes. Off the top of my head, mithral medium armor is treated as light armor (no speed reduction), and the Knight (PHB2) has a pair of class features that remove the movement penalties associated with wearing medium/heavy armour.
    Thanks, but I was looking for the ability 30 or more ft. in a mithral full plate, if at all possible without taking levels in classes.

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    A 176 Uncertain

    The rule as written does not seem to anticipate that possibility -- it is unclear on how multiples of 5 feet of speed (but not multiples of 10) should be handled. While there are several different reasonable interpretations or ways to adjudicate this rule, a hard-and-fast RAW answer may not be possible.

    The most RAW-like answer I can give is to go back to the default rounding rules, which would say that since 25' is not a full 10' slower than 30', it rounds down to zero 10' increments less than 30', and therefore no penalty. (Likewise, a 15' speed would lead to only a -6 penalty, not -12 under that interpretation.) Without a clause to the effect of "or any portion thereof", I believe the rounding rule takes precedence from a RAW standpoint -- it clearly fits the intent for speeds greater than 30' (e.g., you wouldn't get a +4 bonus at 35', because you're not a full 10' faster than 30'.


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    A 175

    A tooth of Dahlver-Nar (associated with Savnok) will let you ignore any movement penalty due to armor. It is a slotless magic item and costs 2000 GP (ToM pg. 77-79). The caveat is that you are always under the influence of Savnok (ToM pg. 45-47), so yo cannot ever undone your armor or drop a shield (if you pick one).

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    A 176 additional

    While I think that Duke or URL has provided the correct RAW answer with regards to rounding, I feel it's notable to provide as evidence a monster statblock. The epic monster Genius Loci has a movement speed of 5 ft. and an associated -15 penalty to Jump checks (total mod +5 with a Strength of 50 and no ranks or other bonuses). This indicates that it may be the intention to halve the bonus/penalty when dealing with an increase or decrease of only 5 feet.
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    A 177: No, a Bloodstorm Blade does not get new maneuvers since it does not specifically say that it does. Personally, I've never understood why it's even in that book instead of a CW web enhancement or something.


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    A 176, additional

    And indeed that was one of the options I was considering when I discussed "reasonable interpretations". Making the bonus/penalty +2/-3 per 5' movement difference would seem to make the most sense from both a RAI and verisimilitude standpoint.


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    Thanks for that, but I still need to know if anyone has a ruling somewhere for the actual sound that it makes.
    A 167 additional Not that I am aware of.

    This is the sort of thing that a DM must adjudicate for themselves. The SRD lists a number of DCs for the listen skill for various circumstances.

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    0|People talking
    5|A person in medium armor walking at a slow pace (10 ft./round) trying not to make any noise.
    10|An unarmored person walking at a slow pace (15 ft./round) trying not to make any noise
    15|A 1st-level rogue using Move Silently to sneak past the listener[/table]
    Note that the DC of 10 equates to the average roll of an untrained individal with no dex bonus attempting to move silently. DC 15 equates to the average roll of a rogue with some skill ranks in move silent and a dex bonus. DC 5 equates to an individual attempting to move silently untrained with a armor check penalty. So you'd have to eyeball this yourself. For me I'd put it somewhere higher than 5 but lower than 10, and closer to 5. But this is rule 0 territory (DM Adjudication) and while rule 0 is RAW, the exact number is outside the scope of the thread.
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    Shouldn't a rogue moving silently be an opposed test instead of a flat DC?

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    A (unnumbered). Yes.

    Shouldn't a rogue moving silently be an opposed test instead of a flat DC?
    Listen vs. Move Silently is indeed an opposed check.

    The DC 15 is for a 1st-level rogue, presumably using a standard NPC array of scores for a +1 Dexterity modifier and the maximum 4 ranks in Move Silently, taking 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andezzar View Post
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    Does a Paladin of Tyranny or Slaughter who takes Blackguard levels benefit from having Paladin levels? Do the bonuses from divine grace and dark blessing stack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of URL View Post
    The DC 15 is for a 1st-level rogue, presumably using a standard NPC array of scores for a +1 Dexterity modifier and the maximum 4 ranks in Move Silently, taking 10.
    I was not aware that a 1st level rogue could take 10 on move silently checks. Is there any rule for this?

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    Q 180

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    If you have 5 or more ranks in Bluff, Knowledge (nobility and royalty), or Sense Motive, you get a +2 bonus on Diplomacy checks.
    Do you get +6 to Diplomacy if you have 5 ranks Bluff, 5 ranks Knowledge (nobility and royalty), and 5 ranks Sense Motive?

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    A bunch of linked questions...

    Q181
    If an Artificer creates a wand of a wizard/sorceror spell (such as fireball), do they need to UMD it all the while?

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    If an eternal wand is placed in a Warforged Wand Sheath (which states a wand can only be removed when it has no charges), is it stuck there?

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    If the answer to Q182 is 'yes', is there a cheaper way to get a 'silenced' spell 2/day?
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