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    Daemon

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    Default Re: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

    I hope you shanked him with a normal 1d4 dagger just to prove the "point". Pun intended.

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    RangerGuy

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    Default Re: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenC21 View Post
    He wins Initiative and charges to 20 feet away.
    That's just a double move.

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenC21 View Post
    He continues running, now at half speed.
    He was already moving at half speed because he was blinded.
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    Default Re: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

    I'm curious what he thought would happen. What spells did he envision being cast that he would be able to ignore? Just damage?

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    I'm not that familiar with Lahm's finger dart, is that the one that's basically magic missile but it deals dex damage and you lose a finger each casting? If so, nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malphegor View Post
    I'm not that familiar with Lahm's finger dart, is that the one that's basically magic missile but it deals dex damage and you lose a finger each casting? If so, nice.
    Yeah, it's a 2nd level Corrupt spell that sacrifices fingers and causes Str-damage to do 1d4 Dex damage per Finger. Like Magic Missile, you get to shoot more Fingers per casting with higher caster level. Pretty strong except for the fact that it's pretty hard to get back your fingers so you're restricted to shooting 8 times and then casting spells with two fingers (the book says a hand with one or two fingers is useless). Well, until you heal the Str damage anyways, which also regenerates the fingers. A regenerating caster might not need bother? The rules are silent on this, though the Str damage is a bit annoying in the long run anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenC21 View Post
    Oh, yes it was.

    So, he agreed once again to the fight. Just had to ensure that he was consenting.

    So then, we started. 100 feet away.

    Round 1:

    He wins Initiative and charges to 20 feet away.

    I cast Glitterdust. He fails his save and is blinded. I move 15 feet to the left to get out of position.

    Round 2:

    He, now blinded, charges again but obviously misses me.

    I cast Lahms Finger Darts and get Max on it, for a total of 8 DEX damage.

    Round 3:

    He begins running away.

    I move 30 feet towards him and cast Slow. He fails his save.

    Round 4:

    He continues running, now at half speed.

    I proceed to recast Lahms Finger Darts, dealing 5 more DEX damage. He now has DEX 0. He can no longer move.

    Round 5:

    I approach and shank him.

    Round 6:

    Shank.

    Round 7:

    Shank.

    Round 8:

    Shank again, coup de Grace.

    All in all, he was somewhat embarrassed but took it well. It was enlightening for him.
    Pretty obvious the player was unaware of some rules.

    1. Double move instead of taking a full round to run (4x speed in a straight line) makes no sense. He could've instantly closed the gap and forced you to move with a 5 foot step or take an AoO.
    2. Being blinded makes you move at half speed: "The character cannot see. He takes a Ė2 penalty to Armor Class, loses his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any), moves at half speed..."
    3. "If you donít have line of sight to the opponent at the start of your turn, you canít charge that opponent."
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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

    Yeah, he's very far from experienced with the rules...

    I'm teaching him. But he's not far yet. He's in that awkward point where he knows nothing, but doesn't realize he knows nothing. So he's really confident.

    I'm going to get him playing a Warblade I think.

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    RangerGuy

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenC21 View Post
    I'm going to get him playing a Warblade I think.
    Barbarian is fine if he stops being a newbie about it.

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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

    Yes, but I'm more able to assist a Warblade.

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