You wouldn't be able to do anything to remotely harm anything. Don't even bother.
That of course is the point of pacifism!
there of course is the option to do a Steven Seagal type pacifist, who is really well trained in martial stuff, but seldom uses it
Steven Seagal rarely uses his martial arts? I thought he was like a minor avatar of Chuck Norris, without the beard.
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An insult to Chuck Norris' beard, to say the least, but I was referring more to some of the characters of Steven Seagal, the white Buddhist types who will only use violence in defense and then who go on a rampage, etc.
I was thinking the devoted cleric would be the way to go. It's always possible to do a character who has those violent, beat-'em-to-a-pulp powers (that heal, of course) and not use them. That would be interesting to play, at the very least. And I'm not set on playing a pacifist, just wanted to see if you guys thought it was possible.
How would you guys go about making a pacifist character in 4e? I was thinking through the implications and wanted to get some input. Cheers!
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Pacifist characters are easy. Play a ranger with a beast companion. Didn't say that the beast had to be a pacifist as well.
Haha, I could see that being roleplayed in a very amusing fashion. "Don't worry, Sparky's really just very friendly, he won't bit- Oh, oh dear. Bad dog, Sparky! No! Stop biting him in the face! Bad Sparky, now our guest is dead. I know one dog that's not getting any supper tonight unless he learns to behave!"
Now, in theory you could play a pacifist, someone who attempts to stop violence at all cost in which case you're generally going to be viewed in one of two lights by the party. A joke who's scoffed at for their ineffectivenes, or an obstructive jerk and party ball-and-chain.
Pacifist =/= person who never directly attacks others in my opinion.
There is nothing pacifistic in character who orders his ally/beast to slaughter at will.