This year I was number 6837 in the list and needless to say, 5 of my 10 choices were sold out including the slot for the 12-15 I chose(Sat 2-7pm). After my wish list finished processing, I immediately noted the empty time slots I had and went back to the Event Finder for an alternate 12-15 special slot. It was somewhat slow going, but there were 3 different times that had openings and I got a ticket for the 8am-1pm Friday slot. Ironically, my other 4 missed events, they all eventually had people drop tickets from their cart. I ultimately ended up getting in everything from my wishlist. :)
Akeela Valerian, the Wolf wrote:
For some reason the link adds a space before the last 4 characters. I believe it's the same announcement from Gencon about the May 6th catalog release date say you saw.
In light of all the new Ki Powers for the Unchained Monk, along with the buff to base hit points, would it be reasonable for a rebuild to change the favored class bonuses along with those levels from Monk to Unchained Monk; say from 1HP/level to 1/4Ki pt/level? Lots of people are saying the Ki Pool is now insufficient for all the abilities that require Ki Points now, whats the harm in allowing a couple more pts added via favored class bonuses?
Just curious, why Aasimar? Was there a particular Heavens revelation you were considering buffing with its favored class bonus? Or just the extra +2 stat? In my opinion getting extra spells as a favored class bonus for a spontaneous caster would be better.
Some good feats:
I like Moonlight Bridge, Coat of Many Stars too.
Oracles are like one of those flashy sports cars with no back seat and a boot the size of a wellington. You struggle to carry groceries, can't carry more than one passenger, can't carry groceries and a passenger at the same time, and get lousy gas mileage. They're powerful, but a sedan or van or wagon of pickup/ute is able to actually fill the purposes for which people own motor vehicles. An oracle is the class you tack on when you already have all the roles filled.
Roles are overrated.
Either way it's a non-issue, since the part about fighting defensively only being a -2 comes before the 'while in Crane Style' text, making it a general benefit that doesn't require you to be in Crane Style. You can attack with Mantis Style, then change into Crane afterwards to claim the defense bonus. The only way it could be an issue is if you're attacked while attacking, in which case you're not claiming an extra +1 dodge. Oh no.
What he said basically. Here's the mechanics. I used to do a similar thing with Dragon Style/Crane Style on my monk.
1. Beginning of round, free action to Mantis Style.
In this case you don't even need Combat Style Master as you can use a Swift Action to start Mantis Style. However, if you wanted to utilize Crane Style, Wing, and Riposte more effectively and gain the benefits of having the style active, you would need Combat Style Master and then add this to the above:
4. After attack, free action switch to Crane Style.
My PFS Lavode De'Morcaine wrote:
I learned yet again, that my casters tend to horde too many spells for the end. Not sure, but if my sorc had started really opening up early on we might have had more chance to get farther in BK3. But I'm always worried that I'll get to the final fight with only a couple of level 1 spells left.
It's a fine balancing act in the Bonekeeps for sure because there are so many encounters. My oracle was hording his spells like a bag of One Rings. The group I was with got to the end and I ended up casting the following. Fortunately, we had a bard that did most of the buffing.
Detect Magic xAlot
As for my experience, great but parking was horrendous and did they gouge you in parking fees around the city this year.
The Dwarven King wrote:
Hey, I recognize this group. It was a blast playing with you guys.
A monk's fists are considered magical weapons once he reaches 4th level if he has Ki Pool and at least 1 Ki point in his pool.
George Aber 443 wrote:
Will there be a chance to get into the Friday night Special: Legacy of the Stone Lords via generics? Or am I looking at being accused of heresy by getting a good meal and some sleep?
Your chances of using generics is very slim. I don't think they let any in last year. Your best bet would be to check daily at gencon.com for returned tickets. Last year, I spent two weeks checking a couple times a day and I got one.
Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
What, what, what???? ;-)
Have you registered for your badge? You would access event registration through your badge.
Mouse over Registration, click on Register for Origins. Click "Access My Badge". Once logged in, choose Event Selection from the drop-down menu.
Wondering if these two instances would work? Chirurgeon with the Discovery Tumor Familiar and Breath of Life formula.
1. Can the Tumor Familiar deliver a touch Breath of Life(or any cure wds) infusion extract to anyone?
2. Can a Tumor Familiar deliver the Breath of Life back on the master if he died that round with Touch Injection in effect? The extract is considered in a "Magical Sac" in the Alchemist and would still be in effect or would Touch Injection duration end with the Alchemist's death?
I agree about the Heavens Oracle. They're great for battlefield control with the Awesome Display revelation used with their bonus spells.
Whichever you choose, I'd go with a race that can give you the favored class option to add a new spell to your known list of at least one level lower than you can cast. As a spontaneous caster, you need all the spells you can get.
I don't think it works like that. Plus you only get the channel boost if the the bonus becomes permanent, 24 hours. The first 24 hours it's a temporary score bonus and only applies to skills and statistics for the relevant ability. Plus, this isn't even an ability, it's a feat.
I believe the general consensus is that some style feats have passive benefits not requiring to be in the style to gain them. And since there has been no official FAQ response for this, I think it's as intended. This would mean the "while using XXXX style..." is not redundant.
Now it makes sense to think, if your interpretation was correct, that unless you're actually in crane style, crane riposte wouldn't give you the extra bonus to hit when fighting defensively. What about Crane style's bonus to hit while fighting defensively? It doesn't have a style feat as a prerequisite so would it necessarily apply for the requirement of being in the stance for RAW on page 78?
Then the question becomes, how does that apply to other style feats with similar wording, or text before the "while using XXXXX style...". Let's look at Dragon Roar for example.
Does it make sense to say you only get that additional Stunning Fist when you're in Dragon Style and you lose it when you end the style? Could you technically gain another use of Stunning Fist every time you enter Dragon Style with Dragon Roar?
I know, I was just suggesting an alternative that accomplishes the same thing without going into questionable rule mechanics.
I use this very feat combo with my monk. I think the OP is delving into uncertain rules where it's not necessary. The way I do it is only a -1 to hit, assuming Crane Riposte is taken.
Here's my sequence I've been using.
Ends up being -1 to attacks with dragon style and ending round in crane style.
You can't go wrong with Metamagic rods. Reach is a nice one to have for healing at distance in a pinch when it's dangerous to get too close, and especially for something like Breath of Life in later levels. Persistent if you have save or suck spells.
I have an oracle myself and here are the spells I find that I use the most, or plan to take once I get more level 3 and can use level 4 spells.
Level 1: Bless, Sanctuary, Liberating Command, Remove Fear, Endure Elements.
Level 2: Protection from Evil Communal, Align Weapon, Remove Paralysis, Lesser Restoration, any of the ability enhancing spells.
Level 3: Prayer, Dispel Magic, Remove Disease, Daylight, Invisibility Purge.
Level 4: Blessing of Fervor, Restoration, Neutralize Poison, Freedom of Movement, Protection from Energy Communal.
I was just trying to say that the probability of getting a riposte has significantly increased for the high AC characters, like monks. Winning or losing the encounter doesn't matter.
They'll get more, if only by virtue of the fact that they're getting attacked more often, but otherwise it's less, since they won't provoke if the attack actually hits. Besides, there are much better ways to get the opponent to provoke attacks of opportunity, and chances are, even with the AoO, they'll lag behind other martials in DPR, possibly even moreso, because, not only do you have the issue of Monks' low damage output, but you also have to consider that more of your limited resources are going to boosting your defense, rather than your offence, making you even weaker, damage wise, than a normal monk, who isn't regarded as king of DPR, shall we say.
Even if they were attacked the same, they would still get many times more ripostes than before.
Crane Wing/Riposte example vs. 4-attack monster all 20's to hit
Chances for riposte with old version: 5%, 5%, 5%, 5% = 18.5% chance of getting the AoO
Chances for riposte with new version: 95%, 0%, 0%, 0% = 95% chance of getting the AoO
For a high AC monk, that always fights defensively, Crane Riposte should yield significantly more AoOs than the old versions(Riposte and Wing). Anything that boosts the DPR for a class, often stated that lags behind the other martials, is worth it. Maybe not so much for the lower AC MoMS dippers who depended on that deflection in battle, but, well as has been pointed out, the fact the MoMS can get the chain so much quicker than everyone else was the problem to begin with.