immolation/serpent's lash


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Mines Malingerer

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Post Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 13:04

immolation/serpent's lash

Is there a way to use serpent's lash in conjunction with a scroll of immolation to dart in, kill an inner-flamed monster, and dart out again before getting caught in the explosion? It seems like it should work...

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 02:16

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

No, the explosion is immediate.

Mines Malingerer

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Post Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 15:09

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

duvessa wrote:No, the explosion is immediate.


But the Serpent's Lash is instantaneous.

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Post Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 15:44

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

mollymolluskus wrote:
duvessa wrote:No, the explosion is immediate.

But the Serpent's Lash is instantaneous.


That seems like an argument as to why it should work, where unless I am mistaken duvessa is answering the question actually asked - _does_ it work?
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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 17:34

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

Serpent's lash *takes no game time* whereas the explosion happens *as part of the action you're taking* explosions don't *need* game time to do damage, it just happens as part of the action which causes the monster to die.

If it helps you conceptually, you can think of serpent's lash as "it makes the monsters in the game unable to act for two of your actions" rather than being actually instant.
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Mines Malingerer

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Post Monday, 25th November 2019, 15:16

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

damerell wrote:
mollymolluskus wrote:
duvessa wrote:No, the explosion is immediate.

But the Serpent's Lash is instantaneous.


That seems like an argument as to why it should work, where unless I am mistaken duvessa is answering the question actually asked - _does_ it work?


Nah, it was more of a "Gosh, this *should* work, am I missing something".

It doesn't work. End of story.

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Post Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 06:59

Re: immolation/serpent's lash

Also, a bit of a bummer, but you can not dash up stairs. Luckily I tried this in a non life threathening situation.

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