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« on: March 03, 2011, 10:57:49 PM »

I'm mainly looking for idea's on how to better use the spell but could be an interesting thread regardless

The best thing i have pulled off so far with my beguiler was a combo with glibness and managed to sneak cast images of growths all over a drow matron, while bluffing her into believing i am the Underdarks greatest healer. That gave me sole access to her as her new personal healer which i then used as an oppurtunity to assassinate her thus bringing down their house.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 10:59:24 PM »

Porn.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 11:11:36 PM »

Porn.

+1. +2 for shared porn.

Fog. Its realistically possible, provides cover past 5 feet and best of all, its quite hard to 'interact' with, so some GMs wont give opponents a save against it. Oh no, wait i tell a lie, best of all your part members know its an illusion, so if they save against it, they have visibilty and the opponents don't.  Smirk I love illusion fog  Big Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 12:04:15 AM »

Porn.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 12:06:46 AM »

Go stand on a mountain, Silent Image some mountain looking stuff in front of the cave you are in.  Have the party shoot out of the mountain and enjoy your total concealment from your enemies until they come up to interact (re:touch) the stone covering your cave.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 12:36:15 AM »

Silent image of a smooth floor section a millimeter above a carefully concealed floor trap.  To spot it, they need someone with a true seeing AND enough search ranks to see the actual trap(by the time they interact with the illusion, it's too late).  Good way to mess with rogues (just make sure the trap targets Fort).
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 12:53:52 AM »

Silent image of a smooth floor section a millimeter above a carefully concealed floor trap.  To spot it, they need someone with a true seeing AND enough search ranks to see the actual trap(by the time they interact with the illusion, it's too late).  Good way to mess with rogues (just make sure the trap targets Fort).
Unless you use marbles to search
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 09:31:06 AM »

Silent Image (and its cousins, Minor and Major) have MASSIVE areas, which I think is overlooked by a lot of people. You can create ridiculously huge illusions with it. Create an image of the Tarrasque in front of your enemies, watch them run for their fucking lives.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 10:03:39 AM »

Porn.

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 02:05:09 PM »

An illusion of an object over the spaces you're in.

Invisibility as a 1st level spell.

Also, porn.
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 02:42:19 PM »

Illusory walls to break line of sight for enemy casters is another good one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 02:45:39 PM »

+1 to porn.

Also provides a good chance to exercise your Craft: Disturbing Mental Image skill. Traumatize your enemies.
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 02:46:52 PM »

I personally like the idea of putting an illusion of a pit trap in a tight corridor... and then building an actual pit trap right behind that and covering it with an illusion of regular floor.

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 02:48:43 PM »

I'm a big fan of an image of a closed door in front of an open door, imaginary flank buddies, fake bridges over cliffs (OK, I've only ever pulled this off once, but combined with a Fly speed and some good acting, it made for a very funny encounter), terrain hazards where none exist, and lots of dead bodies.
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 02:55:49 PM »

Nobody ever said you could see through an illusion created by silent image, so making a save wouldn't help. It'd let you know it IS an illusion, though.

So now it's time to create some magical inky blackness. Especially good if you've got tremorsense or something.
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2011, 03:23:33 PM »

My favorite is surrounding landbound enemies with the illusion of deep spike-filled pits too large for them to jump over. Why would they interact with that?

Invisibility as a 1st level spell.

You can't make the an image of invisibility. Besides, it wouldn't move wih you. Everyone seems to forget that Silent Image cannot move!
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2011, 03:34:08 PM »

Besides, it wouldn't move wih you. Everyone seems to forget that Silent Image cannot move!

Sure it can - it just has to move within its area of effect:

Quote from: SRD, Silent Image text
You can move the image within the limits of the size of the effect.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2011, 03:38:01 PM »

Nobody ever said you could see through an illusion created by silent image, so making a save wouldn't help. It'd let you know it IS an illusion, though.
If you save against a figment or a phantasm, you see them as translucent outlines
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2011, 03:39:19 PM »

add / remove extra steps from stairs or ladders.

adjust height of steps / rungs.

cover holes

landscaping

create cover from murder holes

false walls

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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2011, 04:39:54 PM »

Nobody ever said you could see through an illusion created by silent image, so making a save wouldn't help. It'd let you know it IS an illusion, though.
If you save against a figment or a phantasm, you see them as translucent outlines
You know, with as often as I've looked that up, I'd never seen that part? I saw it in the SRD just now, though.

My favorite is surrounding landbound enemies with the illusion of deep spike-filled pits too large for them to jump over. Why would they interact with that?
They could prod it with their 11' poles? Especially if they knew there wasn't supposed to be a pit there in the first place.

Invisibility as a 1st level spell.

You can't make the an image of invisibility. Besides, it wouldn't move wih you. Everyone seems to forget that Silent Image cannot move!
It's effectively a somewhat more limited mass invisibility. You make an image taking up your space, and they can't see you, just the image. It's definitely good for full concealment.
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