On it.kc2345 wrote:Perhaps it would be a good idea to see if it is even possible?
Right, there is more to consider but not if it not. So we chill and find out.kc2345 wrote:There are additional issues, like bard spell slot itemization, feat support, spell damage numbers, etc... that need to be addressed if this does come to pass, but if the engine does not even allow it in the first place, this is pretty much moot.
Cross this bridge if we get to it.kc2345 wrote:If this is an engine limitation, perhaps we could settle on adding spells to their existing 6 spell levels to cover certain gaps?
kc2345 wrote:Putting up some ideas on how to do this as a checklist:
1) Level 7-9 Spells to be added:
Generally have no issue with fox's suggestions, but would also add "Mass Cure Serious Wounds" at 7 and "Mass Cure Critical Wounds" at 8 to continue the trend of bards getting cure spells from levels 0-6.
Would also suggest adding "Heal" to the list of the bard's known skills as the skill is now used to scale the "Cure" spells that bards get.
kc2345 wrote:2) Spell Damage Numbers:
2 spells will be broken in terms of damage with the introduction of level 7-9 spells. "Sympathetic Vibrations" has already been mentioned by fox, and the other is "Sound Blast".
"Sound Blast" is currently bugged for bards and is doing (1d8+1d10)/CL instead of 1d10 per CL as per its description.
I do not think moving "Sympathetic Vibrations" up to level 8 is a good approach, as it will nerf current AQ6 bards that do not want to burn additional feats to progress to AQ8. Instead, I propose changing the damage dice from 2d10/CL to (2d4+6)/CL. This gives it identical average damage without metamagic modifiers, but significantly reduces its scaling with Empower/Maximize.
"Sound Blast" can perhaps be set to a flat d12/CL to keep it powerful, but in line with other spells of similar level.
kc2345 wrote:3) Feat Support:
AQ7, AQ8, and AQ9 need to be custom added for bards so that they can get access to full autoquicken.
[/color][/i]kc2345 wrote:4) Itemization
Bard items need re-itemization to accommodate the new 7-9 slots, or we will end up in a situation where bards have loads of 1-6 spells/day, but a paltry number of 7-9 spells/day.
The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of items that could be adjusted as such:
1) Berator's Radiant Ring, Robe, Scaled Pads
2) Melodic Bolster
3) DM award items
4) Snake Charmer's Amulet
5) Bard Set
6) Storms set (Bard Amulet)
7) Melodic (Belt/Amulet) - Drow castle Theurge drop
8) Girdle of Draughts
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