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    I AM POINTY DEATH INCARNATE is my new catch phrase.

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    Becoming Pointy Death Incarnate is generally one of the main goals for most rogues. It's still behind treasure, of course, but it's up there.
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    All hail pointy death incarnate! Also, V isn't bragging! And embracing the spirit of brevity! Hooray!
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    Ah, magic. Very nice. Well done.
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    Bandana is so cool, she is always the first to notice all the problems in the ship, if Roy was single I would ship them together.

    Now I want an epic fight against the frost giants, Haley is pointy death incarnate. What could go wrong?

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    Bwahahahahahahahahaha

    that haley face tho!

    Omgsoawesomeicantevenonlyodd!

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    Yeah, that's pretty much how I would react too.

    Its so rare that we get to see Haley revel in the destruction of her enemies.

    Also, V continues to be my favorite character.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrowed View Post
    All hail pointy death incarnate! Also, V isn't bragging! And embracing the spirit of brevity! Hooray!
    And being snarkily dismissive of her own life choices, like a proper penitent!

    Nice to see all the command staff on the same page for once, the application of past experience to present problems, and the ending one-liners (Haley's and V's). Those were superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkohaku View Post
    Bandana is so cool, she is always the first to notice all the problems in the ship, if Roy was single I would ship them together.
    May run into a snag of incompatible orientations there.
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    I'm not even sure which one of those ending lines I liked better. "Sharpened stick damage" gets a look-in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Ah, magic. Very nice. Well done.
    Well, even extended that spell only lasts about 30 rounds, it should have been cast when Haley was already in a position to fire.
    That said, Greater Invisibility on the Rogue is one of the better damage dealing tricks a 3.5 wizard can use in core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jormengand View Post
    I'm not even sure which one of those ending lines I liked better.
    You can't really separate the melodramatic bombast from the snark at its expense, IMO.

    Haley and V do play off each other well. Hopefully the battle won't be so intense that they can't share a moment. They're supposed to be longstanding friends, but that's rarely seen and almost never developed. Most recent example was the slave-springing in Bleedingham, a montage completely free of all dialogue.
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    pointy death incarnate for the win. Though as usual, rogues are much better if magic is involved. Curious to see if the frost giants have any chance here.
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    That was a really nicely done sequence. Haley looks so nervous and then "I am pointy death incarnate" is just so enthusiastic. Really great panels.
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    Oh yeah ...

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    Once played in a gestalt campaign with a Pixie Rogue. Haley is quite correct; she is Pointy Death Incarnate. "I have become Pointy Death, the Destroyer of Frost Giants" if she wants to go all Bhagavad Gita on them.

    Nice to see Bandana and Roy in sync on planning.

    V doesn't seem to be very excited about bringing death to dozens of creatures.
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    Wonderful. The glee of an invisible rogue XD

    Wait - does Haley still need a spell cast on her so that she can fly? Does that break Invisibility?
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    And I just got looked at like I had two heads for laughing at the last two panels at work....GOD I LOVE THIS STRIP! LOL

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    I like how Bandanna made sure to call out everyone's names so they won't die. Must have been a trick she picked up from Julio.

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    "I am pointy death incarnate!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerrickTerran View Post
    pointy death incarnate for the win. Though as usual, rogues are much better if magic is involved. Curious to see if the frost giants have any chance here.
    A bog standard frost giant with no levels has 133 HP. A level 15 archer rogue with a +5 bow does roughly 37 damage per sneak attack (more when you factor in critical hits). She has rapid shot, so she can sneak attack 4 times a round, but she's going up against 21 AC and with rapid shot may not hit with every shot.

    It takes Haley slightly over a round to kill or disable a single unleveled giant on average. There are probably more giants than she has rounds. V will have to further up V's game to make this a walkover win (or throw some fire spells to take advantage of vulnerability to fire).

    Edited to add: Also Haley will need to move to get most of those shots, flying is still a move action, which means that she won't get full attacks every round, she does have multi-shot, but sneak attack damage only applies to one shot so without the cold it's probably not worth the attack penalty.

    Of course the giants might run in terror from invisible death from the sky... So it isn't hopeless either, just not a complete walkover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spruce56 View Post
    Wait - does Haley still need a spell cast on her so that she can fly? Does that break Invisibility?
    1. Yes, but she has a wand for that.
    2. No.

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    I think that's pretty much confirmation that the frost giants have indeed been sent there by one of the pro-world-destruction gods, presumably Thrym.

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    I like how Bandanna made sure to call out everyone's names so they won't die. Must have been a trick she picked up from Julio.

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    Haley is a sexy Boots of Speed wearing Goddess of War.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lampert View Post
    Of course the giants might run in terror from invisible death from the sky... So it isn't hopeless either, just not a complete walkover.
    Shock and awe, mate, shock and awe.

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    I had to look up what a Tressym is; it's a cat with wings.
    Also noted that we have learned of a limitation to the Mechane's "Just in time" ability.
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    The art when V cast the spell is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    I think that's pretty much confirmation that the frost giants have indeed been sent there by one of the pro-world-destruction gods, presumably Thrym.
    Yep. His reasons are his own, but they seem to motivate him.

    I wonder if V can trigger an avalanche. Although fire giants are not fey, they may be vulnerable to ...
    cold irony.
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