In combat, if Kenji was to very quickly, using the haste spell upon him, withdraw away from the one attacking him to fall back to assist the other group; would he face any attacks from the ones in front? I mean he is hasted so would be moving very fast, so what is the situation there? Whenever you attempt to disengage with a living opponent that enemy gets a to hit roll with +'s, hoever as your Hasted it would be a normal to hit roll w/o pluses.
Could he reach the group behind in time to attack those the ones headed that way, to intercept one or any of them? Normally no as that would be considered a full move, however your Hasted so it would be a half-move then attack so you would get your normal amount of attacks.
So yes you could go to thier aid HOWEVER that would leave Ulthok quite exposed to attack by two creature.
Another question: How long does that Haste spell last? 3 rds +1 rd per LvL of caster so 15 rds
Posted on 2012-01-21 at 19:57:40.
Edited on 2016-10-04 at 10:59:28 by TannTalas
Thanks for the answers; I was curious about possible actions.
Kenji doesnt intend to retreat back; as I see it he is engaged and with his attention on the opponents in front of him he wouldnt really notice what was going on back there wihtout cause. It is good do know though what the consequences would be if he withdrew from combat.
With Al out for RL stuff this is my only game, so except questions so this is player well.
Now I thought that going invisible with the ring was of an "at will" type action because it didn"t require special activation, like him boots, they just work when he wants them to work.
My thought was similar to our last battle where he went invisilbe, advanced a half move and then attacked with the bow that brought him out of invisible and then he willed invisible again.
My thought for this round was to will invisible form the ring, half move to change location to avoid charging bug, cast spell as round action (I didn't see anywhere that said casting a spell brings him visible, only if he attacks does he become visible.)
I want to give Kenji "Enlarge" so he can deal more damage with the two iron swords but now as a larger being.
I'm trying to use more of Ulthok's potential of being an 11th level mage, I'm still getting use to this much ability.
I'm thinking that Kenji "Large" would be more effective that Ulthok Polymorphed.
Great Googily Moogily, I need an editor. I just reread that first sentance, lol.
Let's see it should have been "expect". "so that this one is played well."
Posted on 2012-01-21 at 22:14:49.
Edited on 2012-01-22 at 02:03:41 by Odyson
As you might have noticed, I've started posting the spells in our Q&A so everyone has a better idea what to expect or might have a better idea on what to use. I do go back to the character lists to see what others might have too.
I've gone so far as to actually having a spell book for Ulthok where I've copied all his spells for easy reference.
I'm not trying to go against our original plan that Keeper set out but it just looks like the story changed that plan for us. To me it just seems we now need to occupy and defeat each bug one on one because they can't be singled out for group attack safely. Sure we will need to help each other best we can as the oppertunity arises.
I just felt that with Ulthok now poisoned his physical attacks would be weaker and casting helpful spells on party members could serve the group more. He tried "fighter hero" and now he needs to fall back on his Mage / Thief skills.
BTW Gina Ulthok is still smiiten by Sirene and he really appreciates her going after bug #2. In my post he will be vanishing, but moving behind Kenji, so there will be a clear path to bug #2. You'll hear him shout out as he screams in pain and them warning Kenji as what is about to happen to him.
Gina, do you want to see the post too in PM so all three of us can better plan?
Posted on 2012-01-22 at 16:54:23.
Edited on 2012-01-22 at 17:05:56 by Odyson
I kind of agree that we're not going to be able to all group up on a few bugs, but we should still target the few that are already injured rather than spread out our attacks on uninjured critters. The nightmare scenario is that we lose more PCs or NPCs and have 2 (or more) bugs on one character.
Oh and I did figure out that Ulthok was smitten by Sirene. She's just clueless and oblivious to it all.
Sun Tzu said that a Plan was good up until the battle was joined then you have to adapt your plan to what the enemy does.
We have to down them and move to assist others as soon as we can.
Once Kenji is large, he will attack the one in front of him and then if he finishes it off he will move to try and get behind the #2 one that Sirene is engaging. The Haste should help in his movement and attacks and I believe will help turn the tide. Once the bugs are being attacked from behind they should fall quicker; we hope.