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Looks like Klaus AC is 18.

 

Rolen's turn.

According to my reading of the 5e rules, there is no penalty for firing into melee, so you can target rats in the swarm despite it being in Klaus' square.  If anyone who knows the rules better than me knows this to be false, please speak up.

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Like you read there is no penalty but there is the possibility of cover for the swarm from one of us in combat. So maybe a +2 to AC.

 

I did find this on the net in regards to firing into melee:

http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?356488-Firing-Into-A-Melee

 

Also there is this for cover. Which I would say the enemy does get.

https://5thsrd.org/combat/cover/

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Yeah a DM might rule that as the creatures swarm about another's space, that larger creature ends up providing half cover, giving em a +2 to AC and dexterity saving throws.

But there is nothing concrete about it.

 

I might have to provide my own ruling regarding this because I got swarms coming up in my own game.

 

 

Also Haldir did you remember to factor in the damage from Dueling when you struck the swarm?

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It's factored in, I have a +3 STR so the dueling bumps it up to +5 damage. I added to it before. I was thinking it wasn't added in, but the sheet I used has a auto-calculate in the sheet.

 

 

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I'll go with 1/2 cover so that the rats have +2 AC.  

 

Rationale: When the swarm is in its own square, there is 25 square feet of available target.  When it is in Klaus' square, there is only 10-12.5 square feet of safe target, so that honing in of safe target makes it a little harder to damage the swarm.

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11 hours ago, BlazingTornado said:

Your damage roll for the opportunity attack only had a +3 modifier though.

 

OK I see it now. Some reason I was think that was to hit.

 

Darcstaar, I changed my post to reflect I can't add. So the rat swarm took 5 instead of 4 damage when I hit in OoA.

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I don't think Rolen would attempt to fire with the rats crawling up his leg. May I switch weapons to my rapier, move up and try to flick rats off him?

 

7+6=13

3+4(+5)=7(12)

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Rolen steps up, swapping out his bow for a rapier.  He skewers dozens on his blade.  It has now taken 11 damage.

 

Time for round 2.

 

 

Daton is up.

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Well Daton's going to go for that remaining swarm, sweeping low while being careful not to hit Klaus.

 

20+5=critical

4d6+3 = 6+5+6+1 +3 = 21

 

(On the one hand I hope I keep rolling this lucky. On the other, I'm worried people might start thinking I'm cheating...)

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The rat swarm's numbers were thoroughly reduced, but enough survive to fight on.

 

 

Klaus and Talbard are up.  I would say have Talbard go first so I don't have to worry about the rules for Klaus trying to hit the swarm from within his own square, if the swarm perishes.

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Talbard will take a swing at the remaining rats with his hammer. 

Attack: 16+3= 19

Damage: 4+3 = 7

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