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Troll attacks.

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The troll entry in M&T states that it can make 2 Claw, Bite or weapon. This means the troll can either make 2 claw attacks OR a bite attack in a single round correct?

Also, if given a weapon it can only make one attack with the weapon correct?

So what kind of a weapon suits the troll and what should it damage be?

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My understanding is that the troll can attack with both claws and bite in the same round like its AD&D cousin. If using a weapon it would only attack once with it per round.

As far as the type of weapon goes, I would think any of the bigger weapons from the players handbook would be appropriate. I would let them wield a two handed weapon in one hand, though.
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Dagger is correct. ((2*claw) + bite) OR (weapon). It's the same way for all monsters capable of either natural attacks or weapon use.
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Depends on just how "mean" you want to be as a CK. The weapon-wielding Troll is a decent enough opponent and all ... but, the 2 claws can cause Rending damage.
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I think it's just a simple bit of errata that the word OR is not included just before 'WEAPON (+3)'. If you want to go literal BTB, than a troll would get 2 claws, 1 bite AND 1 weapon (which is what I usually do).

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Omote wrote:
I think it's just a simple bit of errata that the word OR is not included just before 'WEAPON (+3)'. If you want to go literal BTB, than a troll would get 2 claws, 1 bite AND 1 weapon (which is what I usually do).

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Omote, my problem with this is simply, if the Troll is making two claw attacks, and one bite attack, then how are they wielding a weapon?

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koralas wrote:
Omote, my problem with this is simply, if the Troll is making two claw attacks, and one bite attack, then how are they wielding a weapon?

Hum... either opposable thumbs on their feet, or they have to be really careful when sitting.
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Originally, specific punctuation was to be used to determine AND / OR -- the comma was an AND while a semicolon was an OR. So, something with Claw (2), Bite; Weapon would mean 2 claws AND a Bite; or 1 Weapon.
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koralas wrote:
Omote, my problem with this is simply, if the Troll is making two claw attacks, and one bite attack, then how are they wielding a weapon?

Well put. They are trolls. The name of the company is Troll Lord Games. Trolls ARE that badass.
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Simple solution. Trolls use MIND bullets.
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That's telekinesis, Fiffer. Hmm, does not work the same as Kyle. Must be the power... to move you.
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Omote wrote:
Well put. They are trolls. The name of the company is Troll Lord Games. Trolls ARE that badass.
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LOL!!!

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serleran wrote:
That's telekinesis, Fiffer. Hmm, does not work the same as Kyle. Must be the power... to move you.

Wondertroll....
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serleran wrote:
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Its powered by Grund juice.
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koralas wrote:
Omote, my problem with this is simply, if the Troll is making two claw attacks, and one bite attack, then how are they wielding a weapon?

Don't you have the printing that specifies Trolls have an invisible third arm?
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Relaxo wrote:
Don't you have the printing that specifies Trolls have an invisible third arm?

Great. Now someone's going to have a troll like that, and it'll be all nasty and stuff.

Besides which, I can't imagine Davis with a 3rd, invisible arm. Eesh.
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