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Old 10-25-2001, 09:41 AM   #1
Mitro Jellywadder
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I rarely (if ever) used this spell. I'm going through with
a vampire slayer and a sorcerer. I accidently picked up this
spell for my sorcererette. Paralyzes for two TURNS?!?!?!
Not to mention that everytime my fighter smackes them with
her dual katana's...chucks everywhere...except I get the
visual as if they were frozen.

At least they leave their stuff behind as they shatter into
a hundred pieces. This and quite a few hold spells were what
I used to obtain my favorite katana.

Anyone else like this spell?
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Old 10-25-2001, 09:48 AM   #2
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I hate Chromatic Orb in Baldurs II. The REAL spell from D&D is simply a save vs the special effect. (At a certain caster level... the extra effect is actual death if saving throw is failed) However, in Baldurs II, all monsters get a +6 to their save to avoid the extra effect. Let me put it this way... any and all monsters above a certain level will automatically make that save. That means the spell only does damage, and can't even outdamage a magic missle. Basically, the best first level spell in D&D got nerfed to the point of uselessness.



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Old 10-25-2001, 09:48 AM   #3
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Only the dmg ever gets through, if u notice monsters get a +6 to saving throw for effect to work, it might work on a kobold, ill have to try it on one some time.
 
Old 10-25-2001, 09:55 AM   #4
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I hate to disagree, but I'm currently walking around chunking
just about everyone I cast it at. I'm playing TDD, so maybe
that was one of the small changes. Now I'm curious, I'll have
to pop over there and check.

Oh well, I guess I better keep using while the critters are
still be affected.



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Old 10-25-2001, 09:57 AM   #5
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what is TDD??
 
Old 10-25-2001, 10:02 AM   #6
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Haven't tried this yet, but what if you greater malison and/or doom your target first?
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Old 10-25-2001, 10:12 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Shagrat The Half Orc:
what is TDD??
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Old 10-25-2001, 10:14 AM   #8
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Haven't tried this yet, but what if you greater malison and/or doom your target first?
I don't have either one of those. Greater malison is next. I
have spook, but that's not the same...*Spook*...my mother-in-law
is here...gotta run..faster...run...faster..
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Old 10-25-2001, 10:30 AM   #9
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I hate Chromatic Orb in Baldurs II. The REAL spell from D&D is simply a save vs the special effect. (At a certain caster level... the extra effect is actual death if saving throw is failed) However, in Baldurs II, all monsters get a +6 to their save to avoid the extra effect. Let me put it this way... any and all monsters above a certain level will automatically make that save. That means the spell only does damage, and can't even outdamage a magic missle. Basically, the best first level spell in D&D got nerfed to the point of uselessness.

A 'roll' of a natural 1 is still an automatic failure, so there is theoretically a 5% chance of the effect taking place.



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Old 10-25-2001, 11:12 AM   #10
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Chromatic Orb ROCKS! And NOT because of the special effects, though they're a nice bonus. No, Chromatic Orb rocks because it's a 1st level spell which does acid damage once your mage is above 10th level... that makes it a level 1 troll-killer. That's good enough in my (spell)book!


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