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Full Class Rogues

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons + Other RPGs' started by Cheesegear, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Fly2tHeSkY

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    Just a shame they didn't implement the proper rules in IWDII :(
     
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    Little else to add, Ilmater's Suffering put it about as detailed as it gets :)

    So as long as you can keep the situation there, you can sneak attack to your hearts content. It is awesome if you have a combat oriented group (Once again you can see this in ToEE, which is the best implementation of D&D 3.5 (or 3.0 for that matter) I have yet seen) Where you can manuver a couple of fighters around to flank anyone you want to die, and letting your Rogue (preferablly with a longspear) do sneak attacks with a nice flank bonus of +2 to hit to boot.

    Awesome to sneak up to enemy spellcaster, start with an attack (thus netting you the suprise round before round 1) where you get a free attack on the flatfooted enemy spellcaster, then in round 1 with high dexterity and improved initiative you are more likelly than not to go first again, thus netting you a couple of free attacks against the spellcaster whom is still flatfooted.

    A level 20 rogue could get in 4 attacks this way, even when discounting the normal damage of weapon and strength and criticals etc, this is +40D6 sneakattack damage over a single turn. no saving throw, know of many mages that can survive that ?
     
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    Boccob, Wee Jas, Orcus and Mephistopheles :D . But then again 820 hp for Boccob and Wee Jas, 758 hp for Orcus and 513 hp for Mephistopheles can stand up to alot.
     
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    Monks have the Stunning Fist ability, and a Ring of Blinking, while active, will make your opponent flat footed against your attacks, but give you a 20% miss chance...
     
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    Silvershield, as an example: Last week's game, a minotaur charged our bard. My fighter/rogue moved into a flanking position and unleashed 4 deadly attacks (he has improved 2weapon fighting), all sneaks because of the mino's flatfootedness due to being flanked.

    It was utter slaughter, despite being in an antimagic zone :) 4d6+4+12d6 damage to the kidneys, yikes.

    Point is, never ever get flanked by a (or gods forbid, two) rogue. :grin:
     
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    With that, my love for pure rogues just returned :D
     
  7. Gnarfflinger

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    Yeah. In the RPGA I had a 10th level Rogue. My pet peeve was all the freaking undead and Constructs ot things that can't be sneak attacked we saw. I think they were screwing Rogues. Mind you I'd like a crack at the Underdark with a High power Rogue that can see down there...
     
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    There are a few ways to overcome the problem, but they usually involve spellcasting. Anyway, IS, your quote is technically right but there's a small problem with it. Bet you two cents the PHB doesn't spell it "rouge" :p ?
     
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    Killing off an entire party because they didn't have a rogue? That's unfair.

    Our party at the moment has no cleric. The closest thing we have to a healer is a bard. On top of that, his level adjustment means he's 4 levels behind the party. We survive, though, by being careful and finding other ways of doing things.

    You should let your players do the same.
     
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