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So, how would you stat his shield expanding like that?
I mean, you could count that as a Bash maneuver, a throw, possible even a strength check. Not even going into Gem specific things.
And I can't tell if the Holo-pearls are just weak, or if his shield is that OP. Or both.
Probably both. No idea on the 'how you would stat his shield expanding' thing.
Well, there is a couple of ways you could do so.
Strength check if he's using the arm shield version, but for the bubble. Idk, you got more options.
For example, If the shield has a specific expansion rate, you could apply fall damage to the force of the expansion.
It might also count as a combo Physical/Magic attack bonus.
Plus, Gem levels might make things a little odd.
All of that is exactly why I have no idea, hehe. Not saying I thought of literally all of that, as much as just choose not to think too hard about the mechanics except where it seems appropriate to bring them up in a more concrete way...or funnier. Usually funnier.
I think in D&D there is a feat called Explosive Spell that you can apply to any area of effect spell that requires a reflex save. Any creatures that fail the save are pushed to the nearest edge of its effect and take 1d6 damage for every 5 feet they moved.
It's part of the Locate City Nuke abomination.