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    Wow, that was excellent, both in terms of banter and visuals! And quick! I hope that means good things for your hand, Giant.
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    Hohohoho, That's going to be fun! And that was fast, Thanks!
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    Well, someone gave the clerics a bit more money to throw around for special effects! Great job, and I love the counter with Malack's opening spell on Nale.

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    Better then our last cleric dual.

    Wait are you using our kickstarter money as the special effect budget?
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    Man, these are coming out extremely fast!

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    Oh gosh, let us hope that mass death ward is in effect on Durkon as well. This battle should be interesting.

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    Looks like Durkon isn't quite as outclassed as people were speculating.
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    Fight fight fight fight fight fight fight!

    I am very much enjoying this battle
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    I surely squealed in joy when I saw the last panel. Though i thought Malak would be more... lethal. Guess I underestimated Durkon.

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    OH YES.
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    Fantastic stuff Giant! I love the smart play that mimics a good game. Great use of heal, fits the history of the OOTS perfectly. I am not going to make any predictions and instead sit back and enjoy this stream of great reads.
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    BAM hits him with the Heal. That's a rough one for any undead creature to deal with. I'm sure that Malak has something up his sleeve. Vampires might be easy to "defeat" but killing them can be a whole different matter.
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    Thor's Lightning comes out of Durkon's hammer? I thought it came out of the sky.

    Dwarves have mothers? I thought there are no dwarf women, and they just sprang out of holes in the ground...

    That's a fast comic. I suppose the hand exercise is good. I know, half my face was paralyzed last year from a viral infection and it's very very slow to come back.
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    And this serves as a key reminder that natural armour is no good against touch attacks.

    So, whether Malack is dust or not should at least give a vague idea of his max HP.

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    Oh gosh, let us hope that mass death ward is in effect on Durkon as well.
    Given that Malack failed to penetrate it then failed to dispel it, and that fifteen minutes have not passed since Durkon casted it, I'd say it's definitely in effect.

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    Wow these updates are coming in fast.

    Good Fight so Far.

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    amazing duel. But to my knowledge Durkon doesn't have Quicken Spell so Malak has time to cast Harm on himself or just retreat via gasesous form.

    I'm guessing that Malak is about the same level as Durkon but is a higher ELC due to being a vampire/lizardfolk.

    To my understanding Heal must leave at least 1 hp right?
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    I guess not being in the middle of a war arc means they've got quite a bit more budget for the special effects this time around. (I also guess that someone's already made this reference).

    Very cool.

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    Durkon can do some good banter.
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    I expected more from an intelligent, potentially higher level Cleric who worked alongside a strategist of Tarquin's class, and had a host of vampiric abilities to draw on. The whole, 'oh my, he could throw Cure spells,' would have been MY concern (okay, I've played undead PC's, but -still-) from move one. Vamparism lends him a whole lot of mobility, and even if he didn't have HEAL to throw, even just continually hurling lesser cure spells would have ruined Malak - and that's exactly what Durkon could have done, since Durkon is a positive energy channeler. If Durkon cared to he could swap every single spell slot for cures.

    So what on earth is Malak doing in his Touch range? It seems such an obvious pitfall. I mean, at least throw down a Shield of Faith or some other Touch AC boost?

    Sad. Didn't expect Malak to die like a gimp before Belkar or Vaarsuvius could even show.

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    Great comic Giant! Can't wait to see how this battle ends.
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    Oooh nice! While the last cleric duel was hilarious, seeing one fought out..."properly" is great!

    Silly vampire! Eat Heal, pointy-tooth!

    Also, nice change to see a Dispel not working for the bad guys for once...

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    Will a vampire's regeneration heal back damage done to him by a Heal spell? If not Malack is in a world of hurt and had better get out of there immediately. Also, where's his coffin being kept, I wonder?

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    Heal baby Heal! (Disco inferno?)

    Looks like Malack is not quite that high a level as thought...

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    And pay attention to this little nugget. He warded the cat too. Watch the cat come in for a killer backstab.
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    I expected more from an intelligent, potentially higher level Cleric who worked alongside a strategist of Tarquin's class, and had a host of vampiric abilities to draw on. The whole, 'oh my, he could throw Cure spells,' would have been MY concern (okay, I've played undead PC's, but -still-) from move one. Vamparism lends him a whole lot of mobility, and even if he didn't have HEAL to throw, even just continually hurling lesser cure spells would have ruined Malak - and that's exactly what Durkon could have done, since Durkon is a positive energy channeler. If Durkon cared to he could swap every single spell slot for cures.

    So what on earth is Malak doing in his Touch range? It seems such an obvious pitfall. I mean, at least throw down a Shield of Faith or some other Touch AC boost?

    Sad. Didn't expect Malak to die like a gimp before Belkar or Vaarsuvius could even show.
    The sheer... density of it all is making me expect that something bad is going to happen. Really, really bad. Not sure for whom.

    Someone with 35 years of adventuring experience should have more sense about their own weaknesses than that. Something is up.

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    A bit more involved than the last cleric duel
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    Vampirism gives malak a lot of mobility, but it doesn't give him the ability to blast away like a evocationist at range. He kind of has to get close at some point, and Durkon had just lured him into the belief that he had expended his high level spells earlier.
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    Wow, the action is coming fast and furious all of a sudden. Awesome!

    And as people have already noted, is appears that the effects budget has been upgraded a bit since Redcloak was having his run. Though I suspect that Redcloak would still dominate the both of them if he were here at the moment.

    He's uh...not here at the moment, is he?

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    Oooh nice! While the last cleric duel was hilarious, seeing one fought out..."properly" is great!

    Silly vampire! Eat Heal, pointy-tooth!

    Also, nice change to see a Dispel not working for the bad guys for once...
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