|“Ready, Set, Ready”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||7 November 2016|
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V and Haley fall back from fighting the giant clerics as V changes tactics to simply neutralizing their spells.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- The Clan of Frost Giants
- Panel 1
Haley: V! I hear propellers, let's dish everything we've got on the old one!
- Panel 2
Giant with Tattoo: I will take your dish and serve it to you cold!
Giant with Tattoo: Frostbite!
- Panel 3
The giantess misses Haley with her morning star, "WHOOSH!"
- Panel 4
Blackwing: Vaarsuvius, are you OK?
- Panel 5
Haley: V, come on, shake it off and hit him with something!
- Panel 6
Talk to me! Did that spell freeze you solid?
- Panel 7
Blackwing: Are you doing the "I feel bad about things so I'm letting myself get killed" thing again?
- Panel 8
Vaarsuvius: I am fine. I am simply not casting a spell right now.
Blackwing: Why not?!
- Panel 9
Haley: V, the ship is here! You have to do something!
- Panel 10
Vaarsuvius: I am doing something. I am concentrating.
Blackwing: Maybe try concentrating on doing something?
- Panel 11
Giant with Tattoo: Too late! Watch as your fragile skyship is reduced to splinters!
Giant with Tattoo: Blade barrier
- Panel 12
Vaarsuvius: Improved Counterspell.
- Panel 13
Vaarsuvius: You see, our immediate objective is preventing—
Blackwing: Yup, OK, got it. He's starting to cast again, so get ready to get ready!
D&D Context Edit
- Frostbite is a 5th level spell, a specialty of the disciples of Thrym, which creates a layer of frost on several targets, dealing 6d6 damage and 2d6 points of Dexterity damage. Frostbite is not in the SRD. It was released in the 2004 Frostburn supplement for D&D 3.5.
- Blade Barrier is a 6th level spell which creates a vertical curtain of spinning blades which deal 1d6/level damage to anyone or anything passing through it.
- V was able to counter the spell using the Improved Counterspell feat, which allows V to counterspell the spell without having the same spell available to him or her. V need only cast any spell one or more levels higher than the spell being cast in order to counter it.
- V did the "I feel bad about things so I'm letting myself get killed" thing in #866.