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Most Ridiculous Creature Ever
Seriously, Ummmm, Ouch. I know these are the official stats, and its not homebrew, and thats makes me more scared. The only way to defeat this thing is to Wish it out of existence, and hope it works. My god, no thanks Mr. DM I'll pass on this encounter.18:22, 16 April 2007 (MDT)
- I could defeat it easier than that. Teleportation Circle combined with the metamagic feat Sudden Quicken (from the Complete Arcane) and you got yourself a nice, effective way to make sure he gets the hell outta there. Of course, you gotta make sure your group keeps him distracted for one minute and pray you beat his SR when he enters the trap. -- Flession 19:39, 16 April 2007 (MDT)
- Crap, I just realized that you can't quicken a spell that has more than a standard action. So much for that idea. Might I recommend the teleport...but on your party ^_^;; -- Flession 20:25, 16 April 2007 (MDT)
- Actually, there are a variety of easy-to-run ways of killing a tarrasque, many of which involve the fly spell and a group of caster that simply pummel it past its regeneration. I'm not going to go into them here, but they are easy to find on the wizard's boards. –EldritchNumen 23:24, 16 April 2007 (MDT)
- I would have so much fun fighting one of these damn things. I hope I get to face one someday. -- Flession 10:17, 3 May 2007 (MDT)
- There are many, many good ways to take these things out. The trick with them is not the danger that it poses to characters, but the danger it poses to someone or something else. This thing is harder to defeat when you are on a ticker. --Dmilewski 11:43, 3 May 2007 (MDT)
- I had to fight it when it was getting manipulated by an evil druid. One of us was put immobile by a spell and they got swallowed. That was tricky... Very nasty time frame to beat it. We lost, he got resurrected from Tarraque poop after we gathered his remains. Oh and the villain destroyed the city and overran it with plants and stuff. On topic though: this thing is very poorly rated for CR. Great Wyrm reds are a lot easier. --Aarnott 12:05, 3 May 2007 (MDT)
- Heheh, I bet the Wizard employee who made this had a bad day :( Anywho at least you don't get an annoying DM who decides to zombifie it... Then I'd be even more pissed... You may as well jump off the nearest cliff when this one comes. Theres more chance of surviving and at least your body would remain intact for burial...
- We used a ring of three wishes on one a couple years back (probably not long after my first note up there). First we wished it intelligent, then we wished it good. We used the third wish to better its thoughts and feelings and opinions of the party. 06:43, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
- Bag of holding + portable hole. You can take this out at like level 5--Name Violation 06:51, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
- There was a long discussion about that exact same thing on the wizards forum a while back. Although the bag and the hole could work on some, and yes the bag of holding can hold plenty, something still has to fit through the opening of the bag or the hole. 14:10, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
- Sic a Wraith on it. The Tarrasque is immune to ability damage, but not the ability drain done by some monsters, including the Wraith. It will take approximately 10 hits of the Wraith's Touch Attack to kill the Tarrasque by reducing its maximum Constitution to 0. You could also immerse the Tarrasque in molten lava and then let the lava harden into rock. I don't know if that would kill it, but it would certainly prevent it from doing anything.
- Why would you want to kill such a magestic, and overall swell guy? i mean, i would be so disappointed if you killed Terry before Tarrasquemas. Even look at his MM picture. He's smiling, not roaring; and he's even playing tag with his friends!
- I just finished running it as a playtest. My 20th level druid and wolf animal companion beat it on their own in under three rounds. Of course, then there's that Miracle/Wish business...but aside from that, which I guess I could deal with if I just brought a ring of three wishes, I did over 900 damage to it pretty quickly with no casualties. It's really not that big of a deal after 18th level or so. It's only CR 20. I just finished playing in an adventure at 18th level where be started off fighting our way out of Carceri, then went after a 36HD dragon, and then moved on to titans, devils, and Dagon. The only casualty was the cleric. My job as druid (without an animal companion that time) was keeping the cleric alive until I ran out of Last Breath at which point I just put him in a cocoon and killed things as a Stormraging Nature's Avatar Celestial dire bear (I took exalted wildshape, so I got to be celestial). So yeah, to finish my ramble, there are much worse things than the Tarrasque.