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Plane Shift : Ixalan
« on: January 09, 2018, 05:00:54 PM »
 link --> https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-ixalan-2018-01-09

Middle half has Races, most slight variants of PS:Zendikar stuff , as of p.11.
Regular Humans.
Green and Blue Merfolk ... ( not Volo's ! ) minor stat , cantrip and skill differences
Vamp ... no Nulls --> dead dead at zero + buff , 1 racial feat for flight 1/short
Orc = Half-Orc
Goblin ... (not Volo's) +dex and climb , perhaps the weakest race published so far
Siren ... +cha flight and Friends , see SCAG Tielfings
2 older races , brought in via small print

Zendikar https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-zendikar-2016-04-27

This version of Vampire is more immediately playable than the Zend version.  Totally aimed at Grapple specific Bard , or Rogue 1 dips.
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Re: Plane Shift : Ixalan
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 06:19:21 PM »
I am getting VERY rusty...

That Bloodthirst thing, no action is mentioned so...

Is it something that happens automatically when you grapple or

Is it something like a natural weapon with extra stuff attached?
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Re: Plane Shift : Ixalan
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 04:45:17 PM »
Yeah that wording is a little wonky and it's missing the needed (!) It's A Bite attack.

1) ... Grappled by You , or Incapacitated , or Restrained
2) ... melee attack ; presumed to be the Bite otherwise things get weird
3) ... if hit
4a) ... then special damage happens with the hp max reduced
4b) ... Feast of Blood ability triggers from the hit
5opt) ... if hp max (NOT hp damage) reaches zero, target is dead

Pretty much has to be a grapple build to trigger Feast,
but then you get up and waltz around the battle field,
wait til dude drops , come back around , grapple ,
ready Bite for 1 hp heal from somebody else = dead dead.
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Re: Plane Shift : Ixalan
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 07:36:15 PM »
Yeah that wording is a little wonky and it's missing the needed (!) It's A Bite attack.

1) ... Grappled by You , or Incapacitated , or Restrained
2) ... melee attack ; presumed to be the Bite otherwise things get weird
3) ... if hit
4a) ... then special damage happens with the hp max reduced
4b) ... Feast of Blood ability triggers from the hit
5opt) ... if hp max (NOT hp damage) reaches zero, target is dead

Pretty much has to be a grapple build to trigger Feast,
but then you get up and waltz around the battle field,
wait til dude drops , come back around , grapple ,
ready Bite for 1 hp heal from somebody else = dead dead.


I miss 3.5 these days, I'd love to make something like a Vampire monk grappler, with UA grapple expertise feat & flurrying bites with necrotic damage and some healing, even a Long Death one for extra brownie points...
Lovely Zoma...