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 Post subject: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:02 pm 

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So, I was working on a concept that uses a Long Spear for an Arcane Caster. I had a question about how Whirling Blade interacts with a Long Spear.

First Question.
Is the maximum distance to target = 30ft (Spell Range) or 50ft (Spell range + Weapon's reach?).

Second Question.
Is there a penalty for attacking a target closer than 20ft distant when using whirling blade with a reach weapon? Keep in mind the weapon is under power of the spell, so its effective point of use may be different than the caster's position.

Third Question.
A long spears speed is 6. The spells speed it Weapon Speed +2 or 8. Does that mean the spell is interruptible when used with big weapons?

(edit) Fourth Question. Does the weapon used have to be in some ones hand? Or can it be anywhere such as on the ground in the caster's square, or in a sheath that isn't peace bonded?

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Reach has no effect on the range of the spell, as it's not being wielded by you but hurled at an opponent.

It is not interruptible.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:12 pm 

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Any answer for my fourth question?

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:15 pm 
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Eric Hughes wrote:
Any answer for my fourth question?


Technically yes, though if you have the Quick Hands (ta) you can 'drop' your two-handed weapon to cast the spell and launch your spear away as a Trivial Action.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:57 pm 

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I would tend to agree with the above answers....30' range, no penalties within the 20' because it is thrown (not wielded), not interruptable, but you have to be holding a readied weapon to use the spell. That being said, only a Psionic caster could pull it off (since an Eldritch caster would have both hands on the weapon and no hand free to cast).

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Again, I argue that Quick Hands (ta) would be a good option to allow casting. See CoH for details.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:55 pm 

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Ah but you are forgetting the wonders of Quick Hands Matt. It makes it possible to wield a pole arm and cast as an Eldrich Caster.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirling Blade and Reach weapons
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:51 am 
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Nierite wrote:
Again, I argue that Quick Hands (ta) would be a good option to allow casting. See CoH for details.


Doesn't help sword and board casters, though.

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