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    Default Can we fix cyclonic blasst

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    can wefix cyclonic blast? i only notice on my new monk but i still take damage even on a made save.

    as far as i can tell - if i make the save i dont fall down and take damage - if i fail i fall down and take damage

    it is a reflex save, so i shouldnt be taking damage on a made save

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    You send a twisting torrent of wind toward your enemies that deals 1d3+3 damage per caster level (Maximum damage 15d3+45.) to targets in its path. A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half. If the target fails its Reflex save, it must make a Strength check or Dexterity check to negate be knocked prone. The spell also clears away all lingering effects in its path, such as clouds and Wall of Fire (including friendly effects).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobgoblin View Post
    from Lynns thread

    can wefix cyclonic blast? i only notice on my new monk but i still take damage even on a made save.

    as far as i can tell - if i make the save i dont fall down and take damage - if i fail i fall down and take damage

    it is a reflex save, so i shouldnt be taking damage on a made save

    from ddowiki:
    You send a twisting torrent of wind toward your enemies that deals 1d3+3 damage per caster level (Maximum damage 15d3+45.) to targets in its path. A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half. If the target fails its Reflex save, it must make a Strength check or Dexterity check to negate be knocked prone. The spell also clears away all lingering effects in its path, such as clouds and Wall of Fire (including friendly effects).
    According to the wiki (from your quote above), you should still take damage even if you make the save.
    A successful Reflex save reduces the damage by half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greantun View Post
    According to the wiki (from your quote above), you should still take damage even if you make the save.
    with evasion?

    i dont think so

    When you make a successful Reflex save to avoid damage, you suffer no damage instead of half damage.

    and ya i should have made that clear in the op that i was talking about evasion and the spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobgoblin View Post
    with evasion?

    i dont think so

    When you make a successful Reflex save to avoid damage, you suffer no damage instead of half damage.

    and ya i should have made that clear in the op that i was talking about evasion and the spell
    Make sure you're not encumbered or using a large shield. You can make a successful reflex save but will not evade if encumbered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jomee View Post
    Make sure you're not encumbered or using a large shield. You can make a successful reflex save but will not evade if encumbered.
    ya pure monk not encumbered

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    so why doesnt a reflex save with evasion help with this again?

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    since its the week now,


    up you go.


    still not understanding why you take damage from this if you have evasion and make your save......

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    up.

    hoping to get some light on this.

    doing a more controlled test rather then just looking at combat logs now


    in von 2 normal

    (Combat): You attempt to save versus cyclonic blast. You roll a 17 (+66): save!

    (Combat): Thaarak Hound's cyclonic blast hit you for 16 points of damage.

    I won't write down all of the numbers, but I let this go on for 5 minutes and did not roll a single 1. I took damage on each save.

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    improved evasion

    just some data points

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    I believe the spell works this way:

    If you fail the save, you take full damage *AND* being knocked down prone.

    So, as a character with improved evasion; if you fail the save, you take half damage *AND* being knocked prone.

    If you made the save, you take half damage *AND* NOT being knocked prone.

    With improved evasion, somehow you *STILL* takes half damage with the save. I think the save part is not being knocked prone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrande View Post
    I believe the spell works this way:

    If you fail the save, you take full damage *AND* being knocked down prone.

    So, as a character with improved evasion; if you fail the save, you take half damage *AND* being knocked prone.

    If you made the save, you take half damage *AND* NOT being knocked prone.

    With improved evasion, somehow you *STILL* takes half damage with the save. I think the save part is not being knocked prone.
    yes this is how it works right now

    but it should be - you dont take damage at all if you make your save - just like everyother reflex save in the game

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    and up you go.

    it seems the way to get change is to be squeaky.

    so

    squeak squeak squeak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobgoblin View Post
    and up you go.

    it seems the way to get change is to be squeaky.

    so

    squeak squeak squeak
    This spell is meant to deal half damage even on a reflex save with improved evasion. It's been like this for years because that's how the spell works. Even if you look in the Spell Compendium on page 57 from Dungeons and Dragons texts it states that you can only reflex for half. This is probably part of the reason why they gave this spell to Reapers along with other.....aggressive spells like Polar Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkantios View Post
    This spell is meant to deal half damage even on a reflex save with improved evasion. It's been like this for years because that's how the spell works. Even if you look in the Spell Compendium on page 57 from Dungeons and Dragons texts it states that you can only reflex for half. This is probably part of the reason why they gave this spell to Reapers along with other.....aggressive spells like Polar Ray.
    When you make a successful Reflex save to avoid damage, you suffer no damage instead of half damage.

    definition of evasion.

    in save description from spell

    Reflex save takes half damage and avoids Strength check or Dexterity check to negate knocked Prone

    to compare:
    fireball

    Reflex save takes half damage

    so tell me why it doesnt save?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobgoblin View Post
    When you make a successful Reflex save to avoid damage, you suffer no damage instead of half damage.

    definition of evasion.

    in save description from spell

    Reflex save takes half damage and avoids Strength check or Dexterity check to negate knocked Prone

    to compare:
    fireball

    Reflex save takes half damage

    so tell me why it doesnt save?
    It's possible that the way the saves are coded that the Strength/Dex check interferes with how the reflex save normally works on that spell. Similar things happen with other spells like Sunburst. Sunburst is a level 8 spell, but is blocked by a lich's mantle of invulnerability (blocks spells level 4 and under). The reason it is blocked is because of wonky coding that counts the blind effect as a level 2 spell probably because it the effect may be copied over from the Blindness spell. Cyclonic Blast is also blocked by the mantle despite being a level 5 spell. This is because the knockdown effect is probably copied over from Gust of Wind.

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    so since coco has responded today -


    why does this spell not work with evasion?

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    so, bump!

    i have filed a bug report on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobgoblin View Post
    so, bump!

    i have filed a bug report on this
    Sounds broken to me. It's funny at the lack of understanding about Evasion. I will admit I was naïve once too though. I will never forget the first time I ever had evasion. Lvl 20 bard swashbuckler. I thought the game was bugged because I wasn't taking damage... Then I realized how glorious Evasion was.
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    so lets go up!

    ran invaders last night, with imp evasion and was taking around 150 points of damage on a save!

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    I'd like to see this spell fixed. Thaarak Hounds will simply destroy you in high skull reapers despite Improved Evasion, and that's not how things are supposed to work*. Spending two feats should give you an effect that applies as intended.


    * Before the inevitable replies, I get it: "The DM is trying to kill you." I'm not asking for a reaper nerf, I'm asking for an Evasion/Improved Evasion fix. He can try to kill me via lowering my damage, lowering my self heals, boosting enemy damage, spawning higher level Champions, and adding in Reapers all he likes. Killing me because he simply ignores my feats is not a legitimate part of the package.

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    Evasion only works against certain spells. Cyclonic blast is not one of those spells apparently. It would be nice to have a complete list of spells that evasion does work on but I've never seen that list compiled.
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