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Monday, June 2, 2014

How to Defeat Basilisks

Yeah, you could try fighting blindfolded, or in total darkness, or the trick of making it see its own reflection (how many D&D versions allow a chance of a basilisk to petrify itself?) But barring that, what about sneaking up behind it and tossing a bag over its head? As long as you can do this while avoiding its gaze, the combat afterwards will be much simpler than fighting blindfolded.

Also, many D&D versions give ranges for gaze attacks. Try pelting it with arrows.
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1 comment:

  1. I've always been fond of casting darkness or darkness 15' radius on it and then flooding the dark with arrows and fire.

    Or anything really that creates a cloud that obscures it. We used a barrel of flour once, not realizing flour was explosive. The DM knew it though. The party survivors were able to kill the critter after the flames settled out.