Tarrasque Killing


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Anybody know ways to kill a tarasque? I was thinking thatj the Assimilate Psionic power would work, but i want to know other ways. Thanks!


Theeris wrote:
Anybody know ways to kill a tarasque? I was thinking thatj the Assimilate Psionic power would work, but i want to know other ways. Thanks!

Don't remember the details because it was a couple of campaigns ago, but my party housed it in with walls of force, and then had the requisite epic weapons and a wish spell to finish it off.

They were prepared.


Arcane casters have multiple ways of dealing with Tarrasques as early as 13th level. For those past level 13, there are several options.

Maze spell. With the Tarrasque's Int score of 3 you now have a huge 10 minute window to decide how the Tarrasque dies.

Illusion spells that aren't mind-affecting. Figment spells such as Mirage Arcana work well to distract a hungry Tarrasque. You could make it fall off an invisible cliff or into a pit.


Have it jump a tank filled with water on a motorcycle, oh, oh, and put a shark in the tank!


Which edition, and how does your GM read the Regeneration ability?


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Yeah, depending on if you're playing Pathfinder or D&D, and if Pathfinder, which version of the Tarrasque the GM is using (the bestiary version or the one with the Spawn of Rovagug abilities added), along with the GM's reading of how the regeneration ability functions... well, it may not even be possible within the rules to do it. There's been many an argument on these boards over this topic.


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Pfft, killing Tarrasques has been done. Breeding Tarrasques, that's the new sport :-)


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Uh... isn't there only one of them? That's a messed up breeding program. Also likely to fail.

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Three ways I know of that have been done.

1) Flesh eating scarab that made its way to the heart.

2) Sphere of Annihilation.

3) Mirror of Opposition.


Kill (temporarily) it and turn it into a zombie is the favored Pathfinder method, depending on GM interpretation.


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Tinkergoth wrote:
Uh... isn't there only one of them? That's a messed up breeding program. Also likely to fail.

It's okay, I have a Ditto.


Does... does it even have a gender?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Does... does it even have a gender?

Oh crap. What if reproduces via parthenogenesis? Man we'd be screwed then.


"... the virgin lizard?"

("That's a lot of fish!")

Shadow Lodge

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Tinkergoth wrote:
Uh... isn't there only one of them? That's a messed up breeding program. Also likely to fail.

In the Spelljammer supplement Practical Planetology, one of the worlds described is Falx, which has several hundred tarrasques living on the surface.


Terrifying.

Liberty's Edge

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My gaming group encountered the Tarrasque a few years ago. They were fairly high level (16th), but not really prepared to deal with it. They ended up baiting it into chasing the party right into the path of a primordial earth elemental (from D&D Epic-level Handbook).

A stalemate ensued. The tarrasque couldn't do enough damage to harm the mountain-sized elemental, and even though the the elemental could quickly redue the tarrasque to negative hit points, the Tarrasque's regeneration got it up and moving relatively quickly.


I went Tarrasque Hunting recently.

I came up with: this, this, this, this, this, this, and this; less usefully, I found this, and quite recently this, this, this, this, this, this, this (spoilers for Carrion Crown), this (when do I shut uuuuuuuuuuuuup), this, this one, this too, and finally this.

Hope you enjoy! Sorry for the walls of text. WALLS. OF. TEXT.

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