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Old 06-03-2023, 10:46 PM   #11
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I'm curious as to how you (or anyone here) would design encounters to challenge beasts like that without potentially one-shotting others with double digits less DR.
Electric Jelly, Crushroom, Alfar Warrior (or any spellcaster with mind control spells really), pit traps or fights on a city wall 10 yards high or a cliff 10 to 30 yards off the ground, Jelly (a.k.a. Gelatinous Cube), horde pygmies or giant spiders or murder hornets or any monster that can do eye stabs with good accuracy.
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Old 06-04-2023, 04:41 AM   #12
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I'm curious as to how you (or anyone here) would design encounters to challenge beasts like that without potentially one-shotting others with double digits less DR.
Wrestling, wrestling, wrestling. Can't fight if I tie you into a pretzel.
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Old 06-05-2023, 01:00 AM   #13
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That is true. Also, Dehydrate and Frostbite are great against my double-digit/20+ hp barbarian and wrestler.
Yup, FP attacks that ignore armor and eyeshots are really the only things someone with that much armor fear. Okay Deathtouch, but it's a Barbarian so that's not as frightening what with all the HP they probably have... and that generally means the clothey came into touch range...


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Just have more than one enemy; let them engage the siege beast while a horde of doomchildren swarm around.
Divide and conquer! My meatthug Barbarian was all about playing tag with the big guys while the rest of the party dealt with the mobs other foes.

Inversely when it was Boombrats, my meatthug tended to insult them (AOE Agro Pull!) and get them to swarm him and draw their vicious knives and explosions away from the more fragile party members. Because the average roll on 3d+3 was not enough to penetrate his armor and their explosions were laughable.


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Wrestling, wrestling, wrestling. Can't fight if I tie you into a pretzel.
Unfortunately Barbarian meatthugs tend to also be wrestlers. I mean not always, and the extra heavily armored Tankstrocity Knight might just have forgone Wrestling entirely...
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Old 06-05-2023, 08:21 AM   #14
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Yup, FP attacks that ignore armor and eyeshots are really the only things someone with that much armor fear. Okay Deathtouch, but it's a Barbarian so that's not as frightening what with all the HP they probably have... and that generally means the clothey came into touch range...
Plus falling damage, constriction attacks from Crushrooms/etc., spectres, jellies, electric jellies, eyes of death, toxifiers, mind control, and possibly ice weasels.
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Old 06-05-2023, 02:50 PM   #15
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I'm curious as to how you (or anyone here) would design encounters to challenge beasts like that without potentially one-shotting others with double digits less DR.
"Mind control them and let the party figure it out", says the person who wrote the end boss for Hall of Judgment.
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Old 06-05-2023, 07:01 PM   #16
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