|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||11 September 2015|
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Roy vs. "Durkon", round four. "Durkon" switches to ranged attacks and drains more levels from Roy.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield (as vampire) ◀ ▶
- "Durkon" ◀ ▶
- High Priests of the Northern Pantheon:
- Panel 1
Roy: Get off!
Roy shoves "Durkon" off of him.
- Panel 2
"Durkon": I appreciate the breathing room—so to speak.
"Durkon": Flame Strike.
- Panel 3
Roy is engulfed by the flames, "FRRWOOOSHH!"
- Panel 4
The "Durkon" begins climbing up the wall.
Roy: Don't you dare run—DAMN IT!
- Panel 5
Roy takes the High Priestess of Odin's spear.
Roy: I'll make a donation later.
- Panel 6
Roy throws the spear at "Durkon", "FWOOH!"
- Panel 7
The spear embeds itself in the wall just beneath the vampire, "KRAAK!"
- Panel 8
"Durkon": What, still no ranged weapon of your own, Roy? Maybe you can throw a summoned weasel at me.
"Durkon": Inflict Serious Wounds.
- Panel 9
Roy leaps to grab the spear.
- Panel 10
Grabbing the spear, he begins climbing on top of it.
- Panel 11
From the top of the spear he leaps at the upper balcony.
- Panel 12
"Durkon" appears from the ceiling, draining more levels from Roy.
- Panel 13
Roy slams "Durkon" into the ground, "THNNK!" impaling him into the floor on his sword, "SCHKRCT!"
D&D Context Edit
- Flame Strike is a 5th level spell which deals 1d6 damage per level, to a maximum of 15d6, with a Reflex Save for half damage.
- Inflict Serious Wounds deals 3d8 damage +1 point per level. To undead like "Durkon", it heals rather than harms.
- "Durkon"'s vampiric energy drain attack drains two levels and grants him 10 temporary hit points.
- Vampires in D&D also have an inherent Spider Climb ability, which "Durkon" uses to climb the wall.
- Roy summoned a weasel from his Bag of Tricks to fight the ogres in #144, "Pop Goes the Weasel. The weasel was traumatized by the the affair and helped Miko track down the Order in #174, "Interlude of Dooooooom!".