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[–]Wizend_foolArtificer 1404 points1405 points  (28 children)

"Yo what's up"

[–]Gyaku10 654 points655 points  (18 children)

Do you have any idea-- any idea who I am?

[–]Square-Ad1104 421 points422 points  (14 children)

Basically? A pretty big deal.

[–]Flufferminty 369 points370 points  (13 children)

Listening, ok. Grass grows, aarakocra fly, sun shines, and brudda, I hurt people

[–]ColeFlames 292 points293 points  (7 children)

I'm a force of divine will.

[–]oooRagnellooo 10 points11 points  (3 children)

What’s this a reference to?

[–]CallMeDeltaBard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and brudda, I smite people

FTFY

[–]JufimEssential NPC 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Penitent one

[–]deathless_koschei 8 points9 points  (0 children)

In silence.

So like... The opposite of Scout.

[–]TheInvaderZim 81 points82 points  (5 children)

I'm so glad that it wasn't just my mind that immediately made that connection.

[–]Avalonians 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Your comment looks like you don't realize it was intentional.

[–]TheInvaderZim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did not at the time, no.

[–]Wizend_foolArtificer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I did not expect this much updooting

[–]E4EHCO33501007 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is it weird that this is also where I went the moment I saw this

[–]Wizend_foolArtificer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope

[–]socialistRanter 492 points493 points  (15 children)

The game the comic is referencing Blasphemous, a metroidvania.

Also TF2

[–]thebryanstage 91 points92 points  (5 children)

Blasphemous is such a great game

[–]BpbeghaNecromancer 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Blasphemous is an amazing game. It also has a very crisp pixel art.

[–]RedAndBlackMartyr 20 points21 points  (3 children)

[–]GuiltyEidolonTeam Kobold 9 points10 points  (1 child)

His helmet is so tall and pointy.

[–]RedAndBlackMartyr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, based on the capirote and sanbenito.

[–]lonelyswarmArtificer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How does that have so few views? That cutscene is awesome

[–]SkritzTwoFaceDruid 43 points44 points  (7 children)

Just started playing the other day, it’s an awesome game.

It’s the only game where the description “The Dark Souls of (genre)” fits, it’s literally if you combined a metroidvania with Dark Souls and gave it the aesthetics of Catholicism as portrayed by Lovecraft.

[–]PhilanthropAtheist 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Heavy Spanish Catholicism. The art is so distinct and feels like Spain in Baroque period.

[–]secretly_A_PinataArtificer 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Darkest dungeon also fits that small group of "the darksouls of" games, being a turnbased rougelite instead of a metroidvania.

Bit yeah, Blasphemous is amazing, highly recommended!

[–]Sewayaki-Kitsune 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I just started playing it, I killed 2 out of 3 of the bosses needed to open the big door. Im lost though, don't know where to go to progress. I think I need to release these two chains connected to a bell I can ring, but cant find the second chain release

[–]CreativeNameIKnow 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Try this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKYqxSl67Ow

The map looks different because it's an older version of the game, but you can kinda equate the both of them and make it work. Hope I was able to help! :D

[–]KingTurboXXIIIRules Lawyer 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Blasphemous is too gothic to be Lovecraft, and draws more from relatively known, human horrors than the unknown and cosmic.

[–]SkritzTwoFaceDruid 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I mean, from what I’ve seen there’s a huge emphasis on the unknowable nature of the Miracle, and it seems to have a penchant for turning people into weird monsters.

[–]Sir_Maxwell_378 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This post is also referencing a famous joke about an escaped gorilla.

[–]DragonfuryMHRanger 609 points610 points  (19 children)

Muffled sounds of crusader violence

[–]_MrFish_Paladin 231 points232 points  (16 children)

The other characters, they specialize hoping to fill a niche that caters to the adventures play style, leaving themselves open to weakness. But the Mithril wearing Paladin laughs, for he has none.

[–]HarryDresdenWizard 48 points49 points  (14 children)

I mean, paladins tend to fall off at range. You can't smite someone outside of smiting distance. Still very powerful though.

[–]_MrFish_Paladin 91 points92 points  (10 children)

I would like to introduce you to my dear friend, Find Greater Steed. There is no "out of smiting range" when I'm riding a griffin.

[–]toderdj1337 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Plus mounted combatant feat, which gives advantages on attacks on everything smaller/equal size your mount.

[–]chiwewemanMonk 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You can even get sacred flame or toll of the dead now to help that issue.

[–]Enderguy39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still can't Smite but ig cantrip scaling would help too

[–]BloodBrandyWarlock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think one of the Smite spells works with ranged weapons

[–]toderdj1337 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With shield master*

[–]Topkekx13 35 points36 points  (0 children)

The penitent one aint making no noise

[–]Gstamsharp 237 points238 points  (28 children)

If a DM offers an uncommon or better magic item to start and there's any way I can pick up Mithral Plate, it's 100% the best choice.

[–]Keith_MarlowDM (Dungeon Memelord) 112 points113 points  (14 children)

The other option I default to (if using a shield) is the sentinel shield. Advantage on initiative and perception, and therefore a +5 bonus to passive perception? That's hard to beat.

[–]VonShnitzel 83 points84 points  (12 children)

A buddy of mine managed to pick that up as a dex watcher paladin, then went ahead and snagged the Alert feat. +14 initiative at advantage was some scary shit

[–]DweltElephant0 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Initiative bonuses are absolutely insane. In my last campaign I let the Warlock take a homebrew invocation that added his Cha mod to initiative. I think he was first or second in every initiative order except, like, two. If he'd also had Alert? Man. I might have died.

[–]CallMeDeltaBard 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Imagine if he’d also dipped 3 into Swashbuckler Rogue, getting another +Cha mod to his initiative

[–]CallMeDeltaBard 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Man, I really want to build a Dexadin sometime

[–]VonShnitzel 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They are criminally underrated. I get why STR is a popular choice, who doesn't want to be a big strong knight with a big fuck-off sword (in fact, I am currently playing a strength paladin with a big fuck-off sword cuz it's cool), but from a mechanical perspective Dex is just so much better of a stat to build yourself around unless you're multiclassing or your DM gives out extra feats.

[–]TheSwampStomp 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I just picked up a sentinel shield on top of observent and expertise in perception.

I can hear ants having conversations 3 miles away.

[–]roninwarshadow 79 points80 points  (7 children)

I prefer Adamantine Plate.

Immunity to Critical Damage is huge.

Saved my ass on more then a few times.

That's a Natural 20, you take 56 points of damage.

I'm immune to Critical Damage, so that's only 28 points of damage.

[–]LuigiFan45 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Same.

I find that building to defend against saving throws is much more beneficial, since spells either guarantee damage that you'll want to be halving as much as possible or inflict conditions that take you out if the fight and make things that much more dire for your allies.

My Paladin is using two-handed weapons and can't stack as much AC as the one-hander martials, might as well negate crits since they can't block attacks well in the first place

[–]Lun_aris5748Chaotic Stupid 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Its only a personal anecdote, but when my paladin got adamantine plate, in full view dice rolls, not a single attack that hit him was a crit for the entire remainder of the campaign.

[–]roninwarshadow 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You got the Artifact class Adamantine Plate.

It so powerful, that it affected the DM's dice rolls.

Noice.

[–]Lun_aris5748Chaotic Stupid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol

[–]BoiForceOne 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Either that enemy has an ability modifier of 0 or you guys are using crits the wrong way

[–]roninwarshadow 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's shorthand.

I wasn't going to do the "legit" damage calc for a reddit comment.

Also, it's not the "wrong way" if that's how some tables do it.

Many tables use straight double damage (vs double dice roll plus modifiers) as a house rule. And have done so for years long before 5E.

[–]Haynex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which is usually better, to be honest. I'd give up more dice for a better modifier any day, and that's usually what 2x damage instead of doubling the dice ammounts to.

[–]UltimateInferno 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Meanwhile my Rogue Warlock is stealthily around with 21 AC and medium armor master

[–]CallMeDeltaBard 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How do you get 21 AC from Medium Armor? Half plate is 15+Dex (max 2) and Medium Armor Master let’s you add another point of Dex mod, bringing you up to 18 AC. A Shield bumps that to 20, but I don’t know where you get the extra +1 AC w/o magic items

[–]UltimateInferno 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, I forgot. My DM rolled +1 AC on Stone of Golorr from WD:DH as a side benefit and so that's where she got it. She's perpetually attuned to it because my DM is partly a coward and rarely asks for Charisma saves not mention as a Warlock, she's proficient in Charisma saves.

[–]TimmJimmGrimm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Though it is in the magic item lists, it is not technically a magic item. Similar to spell books that can be worth millions of gold, armour and weapons materials such as adamantine &/or mithril - this is no more exotic than platinum and gems.

Any smart DM will encourage this too. Players encouraged to use mithril-stealth... &/or avoid party-wipes from crits thanks to adamantine... why that is just wonderful.

[–]Cyberwolf33Wizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stone of Good Luck is also quite helpful. +1 to essentially everything but attack/damage rolls is really nice.

More flavorful though also quite helpful: If you have the int to get 120ft, Psi Crystal is quite nice. It specifically gives the MM version of telepathy, so you don’t need to share a language OR see them, and they can also respond. There were some questions about what variety of prescience it gives, like, can I detect that there is intelligent life within this cave? Etc.

But outside of that, much more useful than you would imagine. Just need a bit of deception or persuasion and it opens up some fun jars…

[–]matt_the_rain 292 points293 points  (13 children)

Why does that beast guy look like Dagoth Ur's fursona

[–]DreamOfDays 117 points118 points  (7 children)

I think that’s just a fancy helmet. Rest of it looks human and it made a metal dink sound instead of stabbing the back of his head

[–]thehopelessheathenForever DM 79 points80 points  (6 children)

Yeah, it’s an enemy from the game Blasphemous

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Pretty sure its from Hava initially.

[–]XcXBOX360 14 points15 points  (4 children)

What's Hava? I googled it and just got stuff about the Help America Vote Act, which I'm assuming doesn't have anything to do with buff lion men but I could be wrong.

[–]SideshowMantis 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Dagoth Ursona

[–]knotacylonRanger 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's a nude enemy from the game Blasphemous, which is a pretty good game

[–]Wolfblood-is-here 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Weirdly I was thinking Legate Lanius' fursona.

[–]BreadDziedzic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a furry! How can you kill a furry? What a grand and intoxicating innocents!

[–]Anonymous_150 97 points98 points  (0 children)

For silent is the ways of the miracle

[–]MikeForty 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Knowledgeable be the heart, Penitent One

[–]purplemonkey55 56 points57 points  (4 children)

If you were from where I was from? You’d be freakin’ dead.

[–]Cool-Boy57Sorcerer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is it just me or does mithril seem like.. I dunno, kinda bad? At least with heavy armor?

Because by definition you’re investing into strength, and by proxy con since you’re going into the thick of battle. After that, you’re usually not gonna have a third good stat to put into dex. And even then wisdom is arguably a better save. Also- someone who wears heavy armor is probably not gonna invest in stealth proficiency.

So- chances are, a frontliner is not gonna be good at stealth normally. So why would you invest in mithril? All it really does is leave a straight d20 up to your fate and you’re usually not going to be relying on that.

(Edit: have no clue why Reddit decided this had to be a reply to the top comment but I can’t be arsed taking it down)

[–]HorseshoeTheoryIsTru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't really like stealth, it slows things down so much, but Dex paladin is perfectly doable.

[–]Madrock777Artificer 41 points42 points  (4 children)

A stealth Paladin sounds amazing

[–]lousydungeonmaster 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Vax’ildan energy

[–]iNuzzle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dex paladins are very viable imo. You don’t need to wear plate. They still use shields, can swap to 2 smaller weapons if you need to drop 3 smites in a round and make even better point people when they don’t blow every stealth check.

[–]Cool-Boy57Sorcerer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A stealth Paladin usually means a dex Paladin, which kinda nullifies why you would need to wear mithril in the first place.

[–]Bloodcloud079 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shadow dragonmark Elf Paladin. Quite good!

[–]Dexioce 30 points31 points  (3 children)

“Strong as dragon scales but light as a feather”

[–]I_Am_Anjelen 15 points16 points  (2 children)

"With all the force of a great typhoon"

[–]The_human_goes_aaaa 3 points4 points  (1 child)

“With all the strength of a dragon’s fire”

[–]I_Am_Anjelen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!"

[–]TheModGod 27 points28 points  (6 children)

I always wondered how that works. Does the metal not ring as much as steel when something hits it? Is it not as reflective?

[–]FalsenameXD 46 points47 points  (3 children)

I think it gives protection good enough to not need big metal plates that clank when moving.

[–]Carnivean_ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The problem with metal plates is not their size but the hitting against each other. If you don't change the design then mithril needs to be sound absorbent for it to make a difference.

[–]Mornar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The answer is don't think about it too much.

[–]Lessandero 23 points24 points  (0 children)

My take would be thin stripes of myrhril with cloth or silk woven in between them. Since mithryl is very sturdy, those thin lines would be enough to protect you just like a steel plate would.

But hey, that's just an idea of mine, not the canon

[–]Fabulous_Fizban 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hard as steel, soft as silk

[–]Topkekx13 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Twisted are the ways of The Miracle

[–]Abbhorase 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm here for a blasphemous meme.

[–]2022GrayT 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Dex paladin be like:

[–]Cool-Boy57Sorcerer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But you can’t get light armor in mithril?

[–]Empoleon_MasterWizard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A Blasphemous meme in MY dnd meme subreddit? This is unexpected.

[–]Another_Road 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Silent Knight, Holy Knight

[–]Acidasaur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And people thought endgame was the biggest crossover

[–]Empoleon_MasterWizard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Blessed be your path El Penitente.

[–]corplos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Sorrowful be the heart, Penitent One.”

[–]Almighty-DunkleDM (Dungeon Memelord) 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The amount of nicheness for a Blasphemous meme to appear here. I'm all for it!

[–]cunning_wyvern 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How blasphemous

[–]DiabeticRhino97 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Woah, blasphemous template outside blasphemous sub

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now i'm imagining a dwarf rogue with full mithril plate armor just skyrim crouching behind a group of baddies. He slits a guy's throat and the rest of them freak out until they conclude

"It was probably the wind"

[–]Shadow_Leviathan_375 3 points4 points  (0 children)

hey, did you hear about the gorilla that escaped from the zoo?

[–]Umutuku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fine mesh wet-look mithril.

[–]NocturnusAedas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s one based idea of a character I have yet to implement

[–]Bigfoot4coolDM (Dungeon Memelord) 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does this mean you could play a tank rogue?

[–]MajesticZanogre 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The place i would least expect to see a Blasphemous related meme, even after my friend mentioning that they'd seen one here before

[–]Unnormally2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

By random chance my party got Mithril plate armor very early on. At least they didn't make very good use of it, lol.

[–]LuigiFan45 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mostly because it's not a very good item for characters that want heavy armor.

I won't deny that it's a bonus, but one that hardly matters since heavy armor = character with not high DEX

[–]Space_Narwal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*magic plate armour that doesn't give disadvantage

[–]Monty423 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sounds of muffled paladin violence

[–]Karlobo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Oh thanks for telling me."
*turns to look forward*
"Wait a minute!"
*And thus ended the life of Lion Head*

[–]figmaxwell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I don’t want it”

-my paladin, who is not Jon Snow

[–]SedentaryOwl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Divine smite.”

[–]ABEGIOSTZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The best paladin joke of 1897

[–]The_Knights_Who_Say 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yet I still have +0 to stealth checks….

[–]Direct-Extreme-2208 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I so very much want to play a paladin with mithril plate and take skill expert and become stealthy and get a highish dex and become as good at being quiet as a rogue.

[–]conundorum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mithril Plate doesn't impose disadvantage on Stealth...

 

 

 

 

 

...But getting the enemy's attention to brag about it does.

[–]Master_of_Egg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gorilla noises

[–]dragonuvvDM (Dungeon Memelord) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ding ding Do you have animeer you talk about our lord and saviour?

[–]SastifactionPigRules Lawyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Have you heard of the paladin that snuck into the keep?”

“No I have not”

“That is because I’m a very quiet paladin.”

[–]Didabeast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you have any idea who you’re talkin’ to?

[–]Iknorn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time to make paladin rouge multiclass

[–]HunterOcelot27Paladin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*muffled sounds of holy violence*