Strip 579 - "There's probably a legitimate way for a 5th lvl wizard to cast 2 Charm Person spells in rapid succession"

16th Dec 2017, 12:00 AM in Cave of No Return
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m2012e 16th Dec 2017, 2:39 AM edit delete reply


I'm not sure how "rapid" the succession needs to be, but a 3.5 wizard should be able to do it at 2nd level. Unless the first target perceives the second casting as a threat, there should be no problems.
Halosty45 16th Dec 2017, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
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Well, unless they have exactly 11 intelligence, they can do it at 1st level (or if they specialize in enchantment). Though, a wizard with 11 intelligence isn't really a wizard and more of someone who doesn't know how classes work.
Malroth 16th Dec 2017, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
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Well 11 INT could be a NPC who decided to be a town wizard instead of an adventuring hero. He's smart enough for 1st lv spells and if he's a specalist (banning necromancy is a no brainer for this kind of build) he has 3 spells per day he can use for things like leomond's chest, make whole, continual flame and crafters fortune to eek out a modest living.
Rastaba 16th Dec 2017, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
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Boloney wins again! All hail the glorious puzzle maker!!!
Malroth 16th Dec 2017, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
if it's in 2 consecutive rounds than any caster capable of casting enchantment spells could throw 2 of them out.

If it's ONE round then in 3.5 there's a couple ways it could have happened, Either a specialist Enchanter with Metamagic school focus (enchanment) could have thrown out a Quickened or Chained charm person from a 3rd level slot or they could have taken Arcane Thesis (charm person) or Easy Metamagic (quicken spell)

In Pathfinder I can think of only one way to pull this off in one round at lv 5 and that's Magical Lineage (charm person) but that would mean he's built SOLELY for rapid casting of charm spells.
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