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    Evil demon bat. How totally cool!

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    And someone else gets swatted too!

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    We really should have seen that coming. Looks like the Giant can cast Epic Invisibility on his plot twists.

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    Ouch, that's a big axe.
    Hope she won't be known as Halfey anytime soon.

    Also, they are in the mountains and ahead of the ship. And V's facing well-protected-against-magic-damages enemy... time to drop the brick and unleash SONIC! ?
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    I'm surprised the clerics gave away their position with such a feeble attack. That strategy seems a little...batty. *cough*

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    Please, V, with all that knowledge and arcane power, you rely on Magic Missile, which at your level has already been capped out to five pitiful pew-pews, to swat a giant bat? At least empower it!
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    What are the rules on demigods, by the way? Could Thrym himself get involved in this battle?

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    V reminds me Redcloak's overthinking against giant trees! (SoD)


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    Please, V, with all that knowledge and arcane power, you rely on Magic Missile, which at your level has already been capped out to five pitiful pew-pews, to swat a giant bat? At least empower it!
    Vaarsuvius is a wizard, not a super wizard/sorcerer prestige class. Every hypothetical Empowered Magic Missile they prepared is a Fireball they didn't prepare.
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    Talking is still a free action right, so all this dialogue won't take away from V's time available to cast spells?

    Atleast Haley isn't dead from that massive hit.

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    Ouch, the hit Haley took looked pretty painful. On the other hand, the invisibility purge effect on her in the panel prior looked really cool.

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    Definitely a moment.
    Hopefully V can pull something off, and/or Belkar arrives to help.


    Anyone else think that greataxe might have a frost/icy burst enchantment, due to the mist it's giving off?

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    I love when the title makes sense only after you read the comic. Things are getting interesting and we'll see how V and Haley manage to escape.
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    This battle's getting real.

    [So, apparently, is Blackwing's contribution to the party.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncrogti View Post
    Talking is still a free action right, so all this dialogue won't take away from V's time available to cast spells?
    Yes, talking is a free action, but you still need to eventually do something besides theorize and talk, of you want to be involved in the fight.

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    Aw man...

    Sometimes I wonder if our DM is going easy on us for never using glitterdust or invisibility purge against our invisibility or if they just don't have the finesse to prepare such spells...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JumboWheat01 View Post
    Please, V, with all that knowledge and arcane power, you rely on Magic Missile, which at your level has already been capped out to five pitiful pew-pews, to swat a giant bat? At least empower it!
    Magic Missile has the advantage of never missing and the potentially even greater advantage of being a point-target effect. If V prepared for this trip by preparing mostly Fireball spells (a highly logical choice given that any fight will be at range and that so many ice creatures are weak to fire) then V might not have anything else that doesn't risk roasting an ally.

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    Ooo the giant clerics look cool!

    I love the frost giant art in general.

    Unfortunately, they're bent on destroying our clerically-challenged heroes.

    Time for the Belkster to interrupt some spellcasting methinks (since Haley is out of commission).
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    Magic Missile has the advantage of never missing and the potentially even greater advantage of being a point-target effect.
    And the advantage of only taking a first-level slot, and the advantage that it being stopped almost always means the target has spell resistance. It's a highly efficient "what am I fighting here?" spell for the slot.
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    So, confirmation that this is Thrym.
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    If Belkar gets close then Haley can flank! But yeah, clerics will definitely put a crimp in a rogue's merry rampage.

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    So glad that hit point for high level characters stop them getting cut in half by giant axe wielding giants !

    Poor Hayley, that's got to hurt.
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    oh dear.
    this is gonna be dangerous. and we can confirm now it is thrym who is behind this.

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    Haste makes waste. Haley would have been better off if she had stood off and peppered the caster, disrupting spell casting from outside spell, and certainly melee range. She deviated from the perfectly serviceable plan of her finishing off softened up targets provided by V and now pays the iron price.

    Given that their primary enemy (Xykon) is a primary caster you'd hope they would have anti-caster strategy more thoroughly ingrained.

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    So did the giants also remove Haley's flight or just invisibility?

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    OUCH!!! Ouch-ouch-ouchie!!!

    This could be a bad fight for our heroes.
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