Strip 120 - "There's a Cantrip that could work too."

10th Jan 2015, 12:00 AM in Forest of Doom
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Nom 10th Jan 2015, 2:16 AM edit delete reply


"Bleeding out"
He could also stablize via a DC10 Constitution check (+1DC per hitpoint below zero).

Honestly, I find self-stabilization rules a bit confusing. Wouldn't he auto stabilize so long has he was 10 points away from death? Like, if he was at -3hp and had a constitution score of 15 he would auto-stabilize? If he was at -7 he would only need to roll a 2 to stabilize. That can't be right as it seems far too easy to stabilize yourself.
Malroth 10th Jan 2015, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Malroth
It does get quite easy to stabilize yourself at higher levels but it gets harder and harder to get within that range of 0 hp to dead, i've never seen it happen to anybody over lv 5.
Halosty45 10th Jan 2015, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
Halosty45
It's 10+1 DC per hitpoint below zero, i.e. Each negative hitpoint is +1 DC:
If you're at -1, it's a dc 11 con check (assuming someone's got... a +3 con mod, about a 60% chance)
If you're at a -11 (with 16 con), you have to roll an 18+, so 15%.
Technically, at -14 and -15, you can't stabilize without some other bonus. A nat 20 won't help because ability checks don't auto succeed that way.
Without knowing what numbers he's at, it's hard to tell how hard it is.
Malroth 10th Jan 2015, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Malroth
2 divine casters, 0 healing spells prepared even in cantrip slots, wonder why wizards become paranoid contigency munchkins.
Wyndrarch 11th Jan 2015, 7:45 AM edit delete reply


I'm just gonna leave this here...

http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/spells/stabilize.html#stabilize

*cough*
Raxon 10th Jan 2015, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
ah hah. So that's how it happened! Adin used the blackout as a cover to skin Phaedrus and wear him like a fleshy suit. Nobody suspects a thing! It's the perfect crime.
Malroth 11th Jan 2015, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Malroth
I'm pretty sure Kari will figure it out as soon as she's forced to make a perception check combined with Sense motive being the Metagaming gloryhog she is.
Bitzer 12th Jan 2015, 10:48 AM edit delete reply


"Meteor Knight"
Ah, good times, good times. It's always interesting when characters start dying early. I played a gnome druid in a campaign who had been made the party healer since we didn't have a cleric. Anticipating this, I prepared the stabilize cantrip routinely. Then came our first big battle, and I fell below 0hp. All attempts to auto-stabilize failed. Fortunately, the fight was at a trading post, and ended quickly enough to obtain a potion of cure minor wounds, and my gnome druid survived.
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