Bulls strength 3.5
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D&D is still skewed significantly in favor of offense. Any team that enters a fight with its short-term buffs active is likely to win. Now, assuming that the spells are still useful in 3.5, their impact would be felt most strongly in ambush and attack situations. Essentially, the switch to short-duration spells shifts the balance even further in favor of whichever side is aware that battle is approaching. (And, due to the way the d20 system operates, increasing numbers has an exponential impact on battle outcomes—a 26 AC, for example, deals 33-50 percent less damage per round than a 24 AC, but a 24 AC is still 25-33 percent stronger than a 22 AC against 4th level PCs.) And that’s almost certainly bad news for the game: PCs will have a harder time overcoming ambushes, and NPCs will be more vulnerable when they’re bushwhacked.
The main argument against it is that by shortening their length, they would most likely fall into the “never used” category. Because of their short length, they are effectively “battle only” spells, and clerics and wizards’ combat efforts are almost always too important to be wasted on a minor buff.
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Speed and strength run with the bulls jacket
In 3ed, I’ve played a few magic-users, but I’ve never tried evokers or casters who specialize in dealing a lot of harm. In comparison to the Maximizing metamagic feat, I believe the Empowering metamagic feat is a great deal. The only difference between Empowering and Maximizing is that the latter increases the spell’s degree by three, but the figures are very similar.
If you cast an Empowered Fireball at level 11, it will be a level 5 spell with a damage of 51 (average roll of 35 + 35/2). A bad roll will be 39 (dice roll of 26 + 26/3), but a better roll, and this is the aspect that excites me, could be 66 (dice roll of 44 + 44/2), which is even higher than what maximization will offer you.
At the cost of two spell levels, empower increases damage by 50%, thus optimize increases damage by an average of 71% for three spell levels. So empower is slightly better, but both metamagic feats have the same problem: since spell DCs are based on the base spell’s level, monsters can save at +2 against empowered spells and +3 against maximized spells. That can more than make up for the potential damage increase for creatures with successful saves.
Trap bar dips
My group and I have a concern about stacking spell and item enhancement results. Consider the following scenario: A warrior was given +2 ogre power gauntlets, and the wizard cast Bull’s Strength on him during a battle, giving him a +4 strength bonus of the same kind as the ogre gauntlets. Are these effects compatible with each other?
Modifiers to a given check or roll usually stack (combine for a cumulative effect) if they come from different sources and have different types (or no type at all), but they don’t stack if they have the same type or come from the same source (such as the same spell cast twice in succession). Only the best bonus and worst penalty apply if the modifiers to a given roll do not stack. Dodge bonuses and situation bonuses, on the other hand, stack unless otherwise stated.
A type of bonus is an enhancement bonus. Thus, a warrior wearing ogre power gauntlets (which grant a +2 enhancement bonus to the fighter’s Strength score) who is then targeted by the spell bull’s strength (which grants a +4 enhancement bonus to the fighter’s Strength score) only earns the spell bull’s strength’s higher bonus.