The Gimp (gimp101) wrote in dnd3e,
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Too much pain...?

Okay, here we go... Player wants to be a centaur/fighter, focusing on mounted combat... Of course, it makes sense, right...? The game is a 13th level romp, she takes Centaur (4 HD with +2 LA= +6 ECL)and seven levels of Fighter. Being a Centaur, she qualifies for any feat requiring 'Mounted Combat' as a pre-req... Trample, Ride-by-Attack, Spirited Charge... Now, she wants to use a lance, which also makes sense... She's a Large creature, she gets a large lance (2d6 dmg)... Lances do double damage on a charge, or triple if you have the feat 'Spirited Charge' The critical modifier for a lance is x3... You see where I'm going with this... 6d6+30 on a charge, x3 for a critical... If she scores a critical hit while executing a Spirited Charge (she also took improved critical-lance) does she do x9 damage...? She has a strength score of 24 (a naturally rolled 15, +8 for being a centaur, +1 at 8th HD), so that's a +7 to damage, and she's using a +3 Lance, so that brings it up to +10... 18d6+90 on a critical charge...!?!?!?!? Shudder to think if she ever decided to PrC into the Cavalier...

Am I miscalculating this...? Or is every charge simply a critical hit...? Does anybody else have characters (not necessarily monstrous) that focus on Mounted combat? Do they kick this much arse...?

Oh, I know I'm letting her get away with a lot but the game IS a romp...
Tags: character advice, opinions, sage advice
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