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Thread: Level 5 Wizard: How to Kill a Barbarian

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    Pixie in the Playground

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

    Lets start off with our worst-case scenario. If we can find a win there, we can find a win anywhere.

    What is our Worst-case scenario?
    Barbarian wins initiative
    Barbarian gets into melee range and attacks.
    Barbarian hits, crits, confirms, and rolls max damage.

    Assuming 22 STR (18 base +4 rage) and full power attack, we're looking at:
    Greataxe +7 (+1 Enhancement, +6 Strength, +5 BAB, -5 Power Attack) melee, 1d12 + 20 (+6 Str, +3 two-handed (1/2 STR), +1 enhancement, +10 Power Attack)
    Max damage is thus 32, which is 96 on a x3 Crit.

    So, the Barbarian is capable of slicing the wizard in half on round one if he gets lucky.

    How do we prevent this from happening?

    Edit: Also, what kind of prep time do we have? Do we start the battle with buffs or no? Hour/lvl+ buffs only?
    Last edited by Akkristor; 2019-05-17 at 03:33 PM.