How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

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How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:41 am

Hmm... not sure where Crideas and Alastair have problems with these beasties... ...
//ooc : not sure if this is the right section but I wanted to brag...
I tried to get the whole log in one picture.. .. and have placed convienient little boxes to explain the fight...
The elder beholder in one round.. by a very lucky shadow.... Smile

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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:51 am

Not sure?!

Anti-magic my boy... how many times have I said it... Razz
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:13 pm

Dodging everything that comes my way (and saving against the rest).... but yes your anti-magic shields are great when against the bee's.... when they don't dispel all your buffs....
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:20 pm

No no, you said above that you arent sure why I have any trouble against them...

My trouble is the blasted anti-magic that I constantly complain about.
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:20 pm

Ah.. right .. ok.. I'm following ye now... Smile ....
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:41 pm

Hehe... a high level wizard in tabletop can SMOKE a room of beholders... he just needs some good buffs, and some skill with a decent weapon..... and he needs to not get suprised by them Razz

You basically have to engineer the situation so that the beholders have to choose what sucks more for them... having to keep their antimagic on you to stop your gear and buffs even though you will be immune to their rays so they will have to resort to melee, or trying to hit you with rays whilst you are fully buffed and able to cast spells at them.

If the wizard uses a good selection of buffs, my guess is that the beholders will keep the anti-magic on and resort to melee... which can be an issue for a wizard who hasnt invested in trying to be "well rounded"... but even so.... an epic wizard could do bad things to them even with a normal crossbow or dagger if he has chosen some feats and and arranged his stats to be less sucky at weapon combat.
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by MannyJabrielle on Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:27 pm

Only time Al has trouble with them is when he melee's them.... And the only reason he does that is for fun and excitement. :p
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:04 pm

Do you mean the Blade Traick, or the quake song trick?
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by MannyJabrielle on Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:05 pm

Buzzed. Buzzed bard. Buzzed. bzzzzz bzzzzz.... buuuh-zzzzzed' Say it with me. Buzzed.
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:47 am

Well, Aszhad hit level 40 tonight (yay!) and to celebrate his new Dev Crit Feat I travelled down to pay Ol' Crazy Eyes a visit...

And now, in proper immature 3-year-old fashion, I have to gloat:



So, there! NYAAHH! Razz
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:05 pm

OK... ok... fine.... but you kept hitting AFTER he was dead.... was that payback or something... lol... nothing like "kicking them when their down".... ....
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:09 pm

Naj, I stopped hitting right there... the message for his fort save against my dev crit was just delayed... and then there were his eye-ray messages... lots of them... even though he technically died before using them Razz
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:37 pm

lol....lol... ok I wonder.. if he *dies* before the messages of the rays are displayed - when were the results calculated..?? before or after his death..??.. should you have died by a ray before killing him.. say the engine calculated a you-death and you killed him *first* - what actually happens??... ... hell I'm not really interested in the answer but it was the odd thoughts that went through my head at the time of reading your post..... ... can a beholder kill you with a ray *after* you've meleed it to death??
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by daveyeisley on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:54 pm

LOl that would suck... but be funny
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Re: How to slay a Beholder Elder in 1 round

Post by RustyDios on Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:20 pm

Hmm.. my heads full of randomness today ....

Some idea's on after-death combat
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How to slay an Elder Beholder in 1 Hit!

Post by Angel of Death on Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:10 pm

OOC: I know this thread dates a few years back, but I noticed the other day one of Celestin's attacks against an elder beholder and felt to brag a bit... Razz I know, I know, not very mature, but hey! It's the first character which I have ever had, able to make such a hit. =)






@Anti-magic: It's one of the best defenses against a beholder's ray beams there is.. Wink It does sucks for mages when hit in a cone of those anti-magic fields, true, since they rely on their spells. But hey, it allows warriors to outshine the high-level mage! geek



Looking at the older screenshots, it appears the xp system was different back then?
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