||[Jul. 9th, 2010|04:25 pm]
Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition
I don't have much chance to flip through Adventurer's Vaults, since I don't have them and I rarely get a chance to hit the library these days.|
I was wondering, since I didn't see them in my PH, if my favorite item had been brought into 4.0?
Thunderstones. I loved how useful they were in so many different ways. Saved my ass countless times.
Thunderstone Level: 5
Power (Consumable • Thunder): Standard Action. Make an attack: Area burst 1 within 10; +8 vs. Fortitude; on a hit, the target takes 1d4 thunder damage, is pushed 1 square from the center of the burst, and deafened (save ends).
First published in Adventurer's Vault.
A bit different. Definitely not bad, though.
That's way more badass, I never found those useful before.
See, I found them incredibly useful 'cause they were pretty much flashbang grenades. Great distraction technique; throw one down one corridor, watch the guards go that way, then go the other way.
I once had a ranger that had an arcanosmith craft thunderstones into arrow heads, and he made those into distraction arrows.
Adding a damage component to them is insanely more powerful, though. I can see why they have it a level 5 classification.