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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Default How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    So my group and I were discussing what would be the best action to take against an unknown attacker. So the theory we came up with is that through barely making a listen check. So you know something is coming at you quickly but still a bit off. Your in a jungle or thick forest or some other area that would limit sight. One friend suggested that you should hide and summon a creature and see what happens to the creature. I suggest buffing and fight defensively and ready an action to attack anything hostile. Both ideas have their flaws but what would you guys suggest?
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    BlueKnightGuy

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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    Well, first off, what resources do you have at your disposal? What race are you? What class? What level?
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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    We assumed any random well balanced group with the typical divine caster, arcane caster, fighter, and skill monkey. Assume you have what ever you want. The point of this is exercise is to find out what you should bring on an adventure.

    As for what level I would like to see peoples response for low mid and high level situations. Or ideas that would work at multiple levels.
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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    Arcane caster: - celerity -> timestop -> Gate solar. -> Foresight.
    Or celerity -> teleport whole party on personal demiplan

    You really should specify the level
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    ElfRangerGuy

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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    Divination/gather information/survival ASAP to know what you are facing.

    In case that seems impossible, hiding/invisibility (it can be achieved at different levels of efficiency depending on character level) + major image (or other illusions, maybe adding ghost sound or prestidigitation) so the illusion is attacked giving a surprise action, making the enemy waste resources and with clever positioning gain terrain advantage.

    Illusions are better than summons imo since maybe the enemy is stalking you (the party) specifically and disguise a summon as the party is harder than just creating an illusion of the party.
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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    Lets go pre stupid high levels. Most campaigns seem to end at around level 12 so lets not go too much higher than that because then the answer is obvious. And no clarity or contingency shenanigans. So lets say at levels 1, 6, and 12.

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    Default Re: How to Face an Unknown Attacker [3.5]

    Plan A: Wizard uses a fire spell and burns the jungle down. Fight target as normal.

    Plan B: See Plan A
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