Talk:March of the Dead (5e Equipment)

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Might be worth saying where summoned creatures appear (unoccupied spaces within 30 feet?). I like the balancing effect of reducing the sword's bonus for each creature summoned. But I am worried about this effectively giving a player access to high level monster abilities, and effectively giving them an extra five actions and a multitude of attacks. Extreme example: Bind then summon five mariliths. The DM was using the demon summoning variant, so each one summons another marilith. Now you have 70 attacks per round (plus your own attacks). Conjure spells are balanced by having a time limit (1 hour) and can only be cast so many times per day. Marasmusine (talk) 05:01, 8 July 2015 (MDT)

I changed it to any selected point, and reduced the number of creatures capable of being controlled down to three, this should help limit the problem and better matches the +3 bonus. As for your other concern, I guess that's going to have to be up to the DM, the only way to fix this problem is by removing the retention of abilities, and that kills the flavor. I guess there is some artificial limit in that once a bound creature dies it can never be summoned again. I'll change it so that they also can't be magically healed, which should limit overpowering too. Lemiel14n3 (talk) 08:31, 8 July 2015 (MDT)

Could the wielder slay one of his own summoned creatures that's otherwise about to die, to re-bind it? Marasmusine (talk) 09:13, 8 July 2015 (MDT)

My thought is no, but I honestly didn't consider that, good catch. I might put in a blanket statement that the sword cannot bind undead unless they have a soul (so exclusively liches)
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