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  • Re: Fighting/Backstabbing with Mage/Thiefs?

    If you like the smell of cheese you can cast mislead well away from the fight and, depending on the opponent, lock that in with spell immunity. That then allows you to try continual backstabs - the bonus of +4 for attacking from invisible helps with the relatively poor thief THAC0.
    ThacoBellMirandel
  • Re: I have 3 armor class. How did they hit me?

    You're ignoring that enemies have different abilities. A basic one hit dice enemy like a skeleton would have a THAC0 of 20, i.e. would require 20 to hit AC 0 and therefore 17 to hit AC 3. However, as enemies get more hit dice their THAC0 improves (just as yours does as you go up levels. Something like an ogre for instance would have a THAC0 of 14 (17 because it has 4 hit dice and a further 3 because of high strength) and would therefore only need an 11 to hit you. There are plenty of enemies with far better THAC0s than that, who would only miss you with a 1 (a critical miss always misses irrespective of THAC0).

    There are a lot of further complications related to AC, e.g. some weapons are better at hitting particular types of armor than others and there is equipment that can give you a better defense against particular types of weapons. However, you don't need to get into those details to play the game.
    semiticgodStummvonBordwehrThacoBellJuliusBorisovAerakardeltago42tribez
  • Re: The LoB + SCS Solo Challenge: "Riding the No-Reload Train"

    Rune Assassins do indeed ignore invisibility. You can take advantage of that by dragging them upstairs one at a time without any of the other enemies following.
    histamiiniJuliusBorisovVictor_Creed_SFVHarpagornisStummvonBordwehr
  • Re: The LoB + SCS Solo Challenge: "Riding the No-Reload Train"

    Does LoB or SCS change creature saves? I'm trying to charm Glaicus with Nymph Cloak and Ring Of Human Influence, but are failing to do so. I checked his saves with NearInfinity, and it's

    vs spells 7 (4 with the ring)
    vs breath 4

    So using both my success should be about 28%. But I've tried 10 times and chance of it not working is something like 4% but it isn't working?
    LoB gives everyone +5 to saves. The ring offers a save vs spells at +3 and the cloak save vs breath at +1 - so in LoB neither of them has a chance to affect Glaicus (unless you use something like malison, archer called shot, doom etc).
    Thanks, so applying doom I should get 1/20 chance with either of them.

    In theory you should not have had a chance to charm him. With the ring for instance his required save is 4, which is pushed up to 6 by doom - but LoB adds 5 to the dice roll, so even a roll of 1 would save. The reason why charming was possible is a bug associated with specialist mage bonuses and penalties - see this summary explanation (Glaicas is an unkitted fighter).
    histamiiniHarpagornisJuliusBorisov
  • Re: The LoB + SCS Solo Challenge: "Riding the No-Reload Train"

    Does LoB or SCS change creature saves? I'm trying to charm Glaicus with Nymph Cloak and Ring Of Human Influence, but are failing to do so. I checked his saves with NearInfinity, and it's

    vs spells 7 (4 with the ring)
    vs breath 4

    So using both my success should be about 28%. But I've tried 10 times and chance of it not working is something like 4% but it isn't working?
    LoB gives everyone +5 to saves. The ring offers a save vs spells at +3 and the cloak save vs breath at +1 - so in LoB neither of them has a chance to affect Glaicus (unless you use something like malison, archer called shot, doom etc).
    JuliusBorisovhistamiiniHarpagornis