Ready, Set, Ready
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 1058
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.

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Transcript Edit

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!"
Haley: Socoldsocoldsocoldsocold....

Panel 4

Vaarsuvius: ...
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?
Vaarsuvius: No.

Panel 7

Blackwing: Are you doing the "I feel bad about things so I'm letting myself get killed" thing again?
Vaarsuvius: No.

Panel 8

Vaarsuvius: I am fine. I am simply not casting a spell right now.
Blackwing: Why not?!
Vaarsuvius: ...

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.

Trivia Edit

  • V did the "I feel bad about things so I'm letting myself get killed" thing in #866.

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