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What is the dumbest spell?

>> No.72674170

>>72674130
(You).

>> No.72674207

crunchy snow. it does exactrly what it implies and it's level 2.

>> No.72674323

>>72674130
I believe that, out of any version of D&D, it's Snilloc's Snowball, while in Warhammer it's Protection from Rain.

>> No.72674430

>>72674323
>Protection from Rain is dumb
Normally I'd agree, but knowing nothing about Warhammer except "muh grimdark", wouldn't rain usually bring with it consequences of hypothermia or some shit? You'd think you'd want something that protects you, especially since umbrellas probably aren't a thing in a "historically accurate" setting.

>> No.72674446

Have Sex (Minor)

>> No.72674456

>>72674430
Yeah but magic has a chance of fucking up and tossing you into the warp or summoning daemons

>> No.72674468

>>72674130
https://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/p/poisoned-egg/

>> No.72674515
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72674515

I don't feel like OP's pic is related. Being able to turn your tongue into a giant snake would be an utterly fantastic assassin's tool to have in a low-fantasy setting.

>> No.72674593

>>72674456
Why does that matter, though? In ~40,000 years everything is going to be even more shit with nothing and nobody worth fighting for anyway.

>> No.72674607

>>72674593
Most people do not like being tortured for all eternity. I think 99% of people would rather deal with the rain.

>> No.72674735
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>>72674130
>Tongue turns into a venomous snake

>> No.72674852

>>72674607
Chaos encompasses the unseen, the unknown. It's presences defies even the time of it's own creation. That includes the afterlife. Who's to say you're not eternally tortured even if you're "God's" little good boy your entire life?

>> No.72674870

>>72674852
Sigmar protects

>> No.72674900

>>72674870
Does he? Where is he in the 41st millennium? What happens to all the souls in his domain when he's gone?

>> No.72674909

>>72674900
Different settings.

>> No.72674923

>>72674909
Oh wow, they can't even keep their own canon straight. Good job on them.

>> No.72674962

>>72674870
How do you know that for sure?

>> No.72674971

>>72674962
It's pretty obvious if you look into it.

>> No.72675124

>>72674130
In second edition of DND, there is a spell called "Relieve Labor Pain" or something like that. Its specifically for when someone is giving birth and you can make it so that the pain is reduced.

Well, guess what? Its reversible. Which means you can also MAKE the pregnancy more painful instead than it normally would be.

>> No.72675233

>>72675124
I would argue that a spell which gets a woman to stop bitching about something she asked for is quite smart to have.

>> No.72675693

A Rifts spell....

Shatter
Range: 20 feet (6 m) or by touch.
Duration: Instant.
Saving Throw: None.
P.P.E.: Five
This spell causes brittle, comparatively fragile S.D.C. objects, like glass, ceramic pottery, china, hardened clay, sandstone, ice, peanut brittle, etc., to instantly shatter into hundreds of pieces with a mere touch or mean look (and foul intent). This spell is not effective against objects weighing more than 100 pounds (45 kg), Mega-Damage materials, magic items, flexible or elastic materials (cloth, plastic, rubber, etc.) and substances with the toughness of wood or better. Likewise, it can not be used against living beings (i.e. cannot shatter bone, claws, teeth or even finger nails) or Mega-Damage beings.

Save yourself the P.P.E and just hit it with a rock.

>> No.72676055

Probably something from fatal. Bigby's nipple elongation or whatever the fuck nonsense is in there.

>> No.72676204

>>72674909
Not originally.

>> No.72676311

>>72674130
Tenser's Floating Disk. It could have been just a "Bag of Holding" spell that changes a normal bag into something you can stick treasure into (you have to apply the spell every day or else the bag will burst open), but instead they make it into a giant, rimless platter which things can be piled onto. Even worse, the Disk is meant for one thing, and one thing only -- the words are so specific that the creative utility of a mobile disk you can use as a sheild, or platter, or magic carpet, and so on isn't possible. They take the best part about magic, and then spoil it.

>> No.72676363

>>72676311
I was about to mention that. I'm glad someone else sees the utter stupidity of it.

>> No.72676471

>>72676311
>can't sit on it
>can't use it to scale mountains
At that point why not just hire a donkey? You've wasted more time by bothering to learn or memorize that spell.

>> No.72676526

>>72676471
It's not about scaling mountains, it's using it as a stepladder, or a dartboard, or chair, or SOMETHING. You can make a disk, but you can't tilt it more than 15 degrees? It can't be used as a directional shield? You can't even SIT on it? The fuck is up with that? It's BULLSHIT. FUCK 5E SPELLS! FUCK THAT SHIT! FIRE SPELLS NEED TO SET PEOPLE ON FIRE GOD DAMN YOU PATHETIC HACKS!

>> No.72676652

>>72676526
I would say cover them in grease, but that spell doesn't conjure flammable material despite the material components being flammable.

>> No.72676855

>>72676652
My point exactly. 5e is terrible without homebrew.

>> No.72676921

>>72676471
>At that point why not just hire a donkey?

Because you're dumb enough to be both playing dnd and worrying about encumbrance, and therefore are mostly incapable of imagining possibilities that are not written on your character sheet

>> No.72676961
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>Book of Erotic Fantasy spells

Oh no... no... please no...

>> No.72677064

>>72676961
A target can't bleed if all their blood is located in their genitals.

>> No.72677358

>>72674130
Fireball
Imagine throwing fire at someone without a sticky flammable component. It'd be even worse than throwing a pure gasoline molotov.

>> No.72677368

>>72674430
I think there's something like a 3 in 10 chance when exposed to rain in WFRPG that your character dies instantly.

>> No.72677381

>>72676961
>>72677064
I can post Black Tokyo if you want.

>> No.72677410

>>72674923
It's been this way for ages, only hints are that they might be different universes impacted by the same chaos, but that's not really confirmed ever, and doesn't make much sense honestly.

>> No.72677434

In Pathfinder, there's a spell called Decollete. It's a fun little necromancy that allows you to remove your head from your neck for up to 24 hours. Immune to decapitation, and you get DR 2 and blindsense up to 15 feet, because you can't see through your eyes. Nothing major, and a nice party trick, right?

The kicker is it's a 5th level spell. You have to be level 9 at minimum to cast it, and it competes with other, better options. You could have a lot of fun with this spell, but by the time you get it you've got better things to prepare. I'd have put it at third level.

>> No.72679510
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72679510

>>72674130
Silence

>> No.72679554

>>72674130
Silence

>> No.72679573

>>72679510
>>72679554
GOT 'EM

>> No.72679580

>>72674207
Level 1, actually.
https://dndtools.net/spells/frostburn--68/crunchy-snow--1304/

But yes, it's stupid, although there's no level lower than 1, so whatchagonnado?

>>72674323
Protection from Rain is fucking gold in Warhammer. Rain is a bitch. Gets you wet, cold, and gives you pneumonia. What the hell are you on about?

>> No.72679612

>>72674430
>umbrellas probably aren't a thing in a "historically accurate" setting.
Why the hell would you think that "tarp over stick" would be a modern invention?

>>72674456
A good wizard doesn't really have that problem with very minor spells like that. Wizards can learn minor magics that they cast with virtually zero chance for chaos fuckery. Of course, you'll slowly be influenced by that facet of chaos/wind of magic, but as a wizard breaking chaos down into "winds" and focusing on a single aspect like that, you've already accepted that fate.

>> No.72679627

>>72674900
>Where is he in the 41st millennium?
Wherever he wants to be, looking over his shard of creation, beyond a warp-storm.

>>72674909
Nope. Don't confuse End Times/Age of Smegmar with Warhammer Fantasy.

>> No.72679650

>>72676471
>can't sit on it
But you can

>> No.72679666

>>72675693
Rifts is fun but it has a lot of these...

Bone and Joint Bonding
Range: touch or 60 feet plus 20 feet pee level
Duration: permanent but can be chopped apart
Saving throw: n/a, used on dead bones
PPE: 2
tldr; this spell creates artificial sinew between bones because how else can your magical skeletons stay together and move without ligaments and muscle? No, the spells that animate them can't hold them together and make them move, why would you think that?! Can glue together one human sized skeleton per casting.

Honestly I'm not sure if it's worse having a shitty speedbump spell like this or that another one rearranges bones in correct order because at least that saves time but they're both such petty concerns in this system when you still only animate skeletons as SDC monsters.

>> No.72679758

>>72674446
That's illegal

>> No.72680115

>>72679666
Sounds like it's in the running for 'most likely to be graciously excluded by the GM' award

>> No.72680263

>>72680115
I'd certainly skip over them if running a game, and allow the higher level Animate Dead spells create MDC versions. Not much MDC, the point tends to be shambling hordes, but enough that a single laser pistol can't carve a smoking path through a whole skeleton army in one shot.

>> No.72681114
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>>72674130
Either this or One with Nothing.

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>> No.72681208
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>>72674130
True Strike
cantrip divination
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: S
Duration: Up to 1 round
Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
You extend your hand and point a finger at a target in range. Your magic grants you a brief insight into the target’s defenses. On your next turn, you gain advantage on your first attack roll against the target, provided that this spell hasn’t ended.

>You can use your entire action to not try and attack successfully. Then next round you can make 2 rolls to attack successfully, if one of the rolls is a success you hit once. Whereas you could try to hit them normally over these two rounds, potentially scoring TWO hits. Oh, and it's concentration, so if you are struck after you cast this spell, you could easily lose the entire effect and just have one normal chance to hit next round.

>> No.72681647

>>72679580
>although there's no level lower than 1
>what is a cantrip

>> No.72681665

>>72679580
...I mean it's good as a... non-dispellable Alarm?

>> No.72681681

>>72674900
>What happens to all the souls in his domain when he's gone?
They get reincarnated into a marginally less shitty universe. Thanks, Busigmar-kun.

>> No.72681700

>>72675233
Hey man I asked to have a job too, I'm still gonna bitch and moan about it (just out of earshot).

>> No.72681709

>>72681208
There's a lot of uses for this. A sneak attack giving you one round advantage, an attack with limited, powerful ammo, an enemy who does damage on a miss. It's not hugely useful, but being unable to see the benefits of improving your chances to hit on one attack as opposed to others is a foolish notion. There's a lot more dumber spells out there.

>> No.72681715

Animate Dead used more than once per day, or Summon spells for 8 creatures
4/5 minions is manageable, and you should just roll 4d20 and their damage in one go.
Players wanting to go "guh huh army" can fuck right off

>> No.72681755

>>72681208
Marginally, conditionally useful in edge cases I guess. Assuming you have literally no other way to get advantage (which is fucking retarded because the main reason you would want advantage with the time to spare is to snipe someone, and then you'd get the same benefit in the form of targeting an enemy who doesn't know the attack is coming).
It says a lot when you have a cantrip and no reason to use it.

>> No.72681768
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72681768

>>72674130
http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-spell-called-catherine.html

>> No.72683962

>>72681114
Knowing nothing about magic, is there truly no way to swap this into your opponent's hand and force them to play it?

>> No.72684006

>>72676311
Wow.
Even fucking 4e allowed for creative use of rituals.

>> No.72684020

>>72676961
Disrobe was OP.

>> No.72684029

>>72679758
That's what makes it dumb.

>> No.72684042

>>72681768
I prefer summoning Snail Knight.

>> No.72684049

>>72681768
Arnold Goblin is based, though.

>> No.72684100

>>72674923
Was the last time you read Warhammer/40k lore in the 90s? Its been 30 years dude, move on.

>> No.72684104

>>72681208
It's good for getting advantage when you use up your Big Spell next turn.

>> No.72684113

>>72674130
shadow of the demon lord had that spell that made people shit themselves innit

>> No.72684196

>>72681768
>http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-spell-called-catherine.html
summon helpful human for several hours is fucking fantastic

It's like an invisible servant except one with an intelligence score. Do you know what you can do with that? A pretty decent amount of labour.

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72684499

>>72674130
Increase/decrease gear limit from Shadowrun. I get how it works and why it's useful, but it's so ridiculously gamey and doesn't make sense in-universe, reminds me of pic related.

>> No.72684632

>>72674130
There was a 3.5 spell which name I dont' remember but worked something like:
When you're flatfooted you can cast this spell to stop being flatfooted and even act in surprise turns.
It had cast action: Immediate action.

The stupidity lays in that you don't can't take immediate actions if you're flatfooter or were caught by surprise. So the spell could never ever be used.

>> No.72684633

>>72674130
Polymorph self: chicken

>> No.72684668

From Fatal:

Jar of Jacking Off: "Whenever a male opens this jar, they must pass a Drive sub-ability check at TH 80 or be compelled to force their fuckstick into the jar. Once inside, the jar will inexplicably grip it firmly and jerk it to completion, even against the will of the opener. Upon completion, the cummer[sic] must roll percentile dice. If the results are 01-10, then the jar becomes pregnant. If the jar is pregnant, it will not allow itself to be opened, but will care for the fetus within, which will be heard screaming by others within 1d100 feet day and night. After 9 months of fetal torture, the child will be born and the jar will break. If the jar is broken during its pregnancy, then the dying and twitching fetus will explode after 1d6 rounds of twitching. The explosion will cause 1d4 Life Points of sonic damage to all within 1d4 miles. Baby parts are inexplicably everywhere. When born, the baby will be Unethical Immoral (translation: Chaotic Evil), will serve the father loyally, will obsessively collect jars, and seem to be male but have no penis, but oversized testicles, which can never ejaculate. Therefore, this child will be forever frustrated. Any child of a jar will insist that others call them “Chucky."

>> No.72684954

>>72684668
Wow, that's awful for a fuckin host of reasons, not just the disgustingly edgy cringe flavour.

>> No.72685166

>>72684668
this can't be fucking real
my sides

>> No.72685287

>>72683962
Hive Mind.

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>>72674130

>> No.72686053

>>72684668
This might be the most disgusting and honestly disturbing thing I have ever read in my life.

That's enough /tg/ for today.

>> No.72686164

>>72684668
That's not a spell.

>> No.72686186

>>72686053
fatal was a mistake

>> No.72686224

>>72686164
It sounds 100% magic

>> No.72686258

>>72674170
Casting "Reply to faggot" spell.

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>>72684668

>> No.72686786
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>>72686164
You want a fucking spell? here's a fucking spell

>> No.72686859

>>72686164
One would assume the spell to make such an item is available to be cast.

>> No.72688224

>>72686786
>Range: Touch
Oh I see.
>If the target creature resists being touched
Of course, you're trying to touch his balls.
It just happens one time? It's like a gag?

>> No.72688272

>>72679580
>Protection from Rain is fucking gold in Warhammer.
You forgot the part where it scares the local peasants into attack your group.

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>>72674515
>>72674735
fuck yeah this is cool as hell

>> No.72689781

>>72674130
Avada Kedavra. It's Green for Kermit's sake!!

>> No.72690165

>>72688334
I think losing the use of your tongue is a manageable cost to a spell that lets you conjure and control a venomous snake, but you'd indisputably be better off if you *didn't* have to make the snake out of your own tongue.

>> No.72690742

>>72684499
It would probably better be called Lucky and Unlucky Item or something like that. But as seen by argle bargle foo faw, the don't know how to do good bad righting.

>> No.72691162

>>72681768
>She is especially eager to obey any commands, as long as they are phrased politely.
"Now, Catherine, would you kindly head to Ryan's office and kill the son of a bitch?".

>> No.72691837

>>72684668
Reminds me of Searing Seed from the Dragon article advertising the Book of Vile Darkness. Somehow it had nastier spells than the Book itself, with this being maybe the worst. Fired a ray of black-red fluid at someone and forced a Fort save. Success took 10d6 damage, fsilure was no dsmage but in 3 rounds they gorily give birth to a half-fiend copy of theirself, women taking 3d6 Con drain and men 6d6 for not being designed to give birth. The spawn's fitt goal is to murder their parent, but was loyal to the caster. So I guess a more useful version of that Jar spell?

>> No.72693659

>>72685675
>wall of storm
hey fuck you that isnt dumb, its awesome

>> No.72693927
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>>72683962
Not really. In MtG, cards have controllers (person in possession of the card at that instant) and owners (the literal owner of the card). You can trade control of the card just fine, but the rules are super strict about keeping the owners distinct. You can't put a card you don't own into your library, hand, graveyard or basically anywhere not in play to avoid any questioning about which card is whose.

The only card I'm aware of that lets you put a card you own into someone's hand is X, which was released in a self-contained set designed for drafting. He's not legal in any format.

>> No.72693989

>>72684113
That's not dumb though. It's fucked up.

>> No.72694056

>>72684668
*_* please tell me this isn't real.

>> No.72694129

>>72681114
One with nothing is good in dedicated dredge builds

>> No.72694166

>>72676961
Work on your art

>> No.72694169

>>72685675
>Summon ass
Why do I need a spell for that when I can just post the board mascot?

>> No.72694209

>>72683962
there is no way to put it in your opponents hand but there a certainly ways to make your opponent cast the card >>72685287 being the easiest way.

>> No.72694249

>>72684668
Without the pregnancy shit this thing may have had its uses. Mostly for pleasure

>> No.72695125

>>72684954
>>72685166
>>72686053
>>72694056
>all of these shameless newfags
lurk more

>> No.72695987

>>72690742
>>72684499
The spell names in the book are All gamest genarics mages tend to call there spells something different so the paralysis spell are for example commonly "sleep" spells he's not casting 5 power fire ball its magma blast ect .

>> No.72696008

>>72694166
Didn't you die?

>> No.72698214

>>72688272
Well that's not ideal, but that's what Olag and his group of hammer-wielding delinquents is for.

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