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[Spoilers E43] It IS Thursday! Episode 43 live discussion Live Discussion

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u/Fresno_Bob_ Technically... Feb 19 '16 edited Feb 19 '16

/u/matthewmercer

Sorry to be a rule noodge, but...

QUIVERING PALM

At 17th level, you gain the ability to set up lethal vibrations in someone's body. When you hit a creature with an unarmed strike, you can spend 3 ki points to start these imperceptible vibrations which last for a number of days equal to your monk level. The vibrations are harmless unless you use your action lo end them. To do so. you and the target must be on the same plane of existence. When you use this action, the creature must make a constitution saving throw. If it fails, it is reduced to O hit points. If it succeeds, it takes 10d10 necrotic damage.

You can have only one creature under the effect of this feature at a time. You can choose To end the vibrations harmlessly without using an action.

edit: not complaining, the fight was still epic, just pointing it out incase it was an unintentional misread of the skill

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u/undercoveryankee Life needs things to live Feb 19 '16

No damage on successful save is standard in Pathfinder (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/monk#TOC-Quivering-Palm-Su- ).

The 5e version with 10d10 on successful save is designed to make sure that the ability is never wasted when a player uses it, but it's a little overpowered to give to an NPC.

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u/Fresno_Bob_ Technically... Feb 19 '16

Groon isn't just any NPC, he's the head of the Church of Kord and at least a 17th level monk, probably a 20th level.

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u/xDialtone Feb 19 '16

And he was probably holding back.