You can't one-shot a single critter? I'm sorry, but you can't always be the best in every combat. If every combat was just a cakewalk, then why are we playing? I personally like being challenged. You do mention carrying a ranged weapon, which is the resolution to the Adhering quality for weapon users. You didn't spend money on your backup weapon? Hrm. I guess you know where to spend some of next level's wealth then.
This isn't about being the best in every single combat. It's about my character being shut down for an entire combat and there not being a way around it besides "abandon your sword, and attack it at range". The concept of being challenged implies that there's actually a way to win against it. Not just 'run away, and plink it with arrows for 10 rounds'. Not to mention that if I would've switched to a backup weapon, I would've lost Kath's Honor
to a different dimension. I would've rather fought a dragon 5 levels higher than us than that Demodad, because at least I get a fighting chance. I'm glad I bought FoM, and I wish it would've worked in that fight. Maybe that's the best I could hope for, but it still would mean that it's a standard action every time I pull my sword out, right? So I only get to attack every other round? I really wish it would have been better worded. It's too powerful of a property to be so vague about what works and doesn't work on it.
I'm sorry if there are specific circumstances that take away your spellcasting abilities. And I know that sucks. Melee already has the specific drawback that you're in combat
with these things, and are taking damage nearly every single round. Your attacks are sophisticated and based on ancient universal powers and study. I can see it not working sometimes. My are brutish, and based on shoving a sharp piece of metal into something over and over again until either it or I die. When yours does work, it completely changes the combat. Mine mostly just kills a monster.
Not sure why this thread made you so defensive. Were you raised by Demodands?
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