In Path of War can Hidden Blades use a Strike or Boost Maneuver with a Counter Maneuver?

In Path of War, can you use a Strike Maneuver with a Counter Maneuver?

For instance, can you initiate the strike Rippling Current (Mithral Current 3; melee att +3d6 dmg; if quick drawn, make target flat-footed) as part of the attack of the counter Mithral Flash (Mithral Current 5; opposed attack; if quick drawn, can attack with +5d6 dmg) ?

Looking to learn more about Counter automaton?

I have to write a paper for my class about counter automaton, their usage, their impact, and more. and I’m stuck finding good resources to learn about these strange anomalies :). I was wondering if anyone here can help me or guide towards writing a good paper. any good article suggestions or book
ps1: we have learned about pushdown automata and basics in our class

Can the Dispel Magic spell be Readied to counter an opponent’s spell?

When playing as a spellcaster, is it valid the use of the Ready action to prepare Dispel Magic to counter a spell cast by an opponent? In the same vein, when declaring said action, do I have to specify which spell slot I will use when Readying the Dispel Magic spell? If that is the case, does this tactic nullify an opponent’s spell?

I get the impression that this is basically turning Dispel Magic into a spell with a casting time of "1 reaction". Is my reading of the rules accurate?

Is it reasonable to think that most magic users would be familiar with the spell Silence and thus know easy ways to counter it? [closed]

The spell Silence as described in the PHB:

For the Duration, no sound can be created within or pass through a 20-foot-radius Sphere centered on a point you choose within range. Any creature or object entirely inside the Sphere is immune to thunder damage, and creatures are Deafened while entirely inside it. Casting a Spell that includes a verbal component is impossible there.

The spell is obviously a useful tool against magic wielders, but I’m trying to get clarification on its limitations.

Would it be common for magic users to recognize the Silence spell and know easy ways to counter its effects? For example, a wizard familiar with the spell might know to just run a short distance in any direction to leave its area of effect, and then continue casting spells. I understand that different types of characters will have different knowledge of spells, but Silence isn’t a high level spell and would seemingly be well known to many mid- and even low-level magic users.

The related question below might shed light on how a character would react to the Silence spell, because they might instead interpret the effect as being deafened.

Related questions:

Deafness vs Silence – How to distinguish Darkness from being blinded and Silence from being deafened?

Amortized Analysis of Binary Counter and Dynamic Table together

Let m ≥ 2 be a fixed positive integer. Consider the following ADT. A state of the ADT is an m-tuple of integers (v1, v2, . . . , v_m). The ADT supports two operations:

• Increment(i) which increases the value of vi by 1.

• Max returns an index of the maximum value, that is it returns an i such that vi ≥ vj for all j.

I am designing a data structure for this ADT as a dynamic sized table Ti. Each entry of Ti stores single bit of vi. This allows each component to grow arbitrarily large because we can resize the table to get longer and longer as value grows.

Now, Suppose the Algorithm for Max is :

Max res ← 1 for i ← 2..m if (number represented in Ti) > (number represented in Tres) then res ← i end if end for return res end Max 

Now, Given a sequence of s operations and initial state (0,0,0,0..0). I want to do amortized analysis of this case and find the total time and amortized time.

Proving a Greedy Algorithm is Incorrect by Providing Counter Example and Coming up with another correct algorithm

I want to come up with a counter example that proves the following greedy algorithm doesn’t work and give an alternative correct algorithm. The problem is I have an array of numbers and I want to reach the last element of the array in the minimum number of steps. At each step, I can move to any element with the same value, move forward one, or move backward one. The greedy criterion is to move furthest to the right as much as possible. For example, if we have array {1,2,3,4,1,5}, the algorithm will start at 1 move to 1 before the 5 then moves to 5 with number of steps of 2.

An an example of input instance that proves the given greedy algorithm wrong might be {1,2,1,3,2} where the given algorithm crosses the array in 3 steps whereas there is an optimal solution of moving from 1 to the second 2 right to last 2 in two steps. Now, what is a correct algorithm for solving this problem ?

Can I Hold a Dispel Magic spell to counter Counterspell? [duplicate]

Recently, when fighting wizards and spell casters, I’ve taken to a little trick of using my Action to Hold Action. With this Held Action I have readied a Dispel Magic with a trigger of a spell being cast. Basically a poor man’s counter spell.

As far as I can see, that’s within the remit of holding an action. Great!

It got me thinking though, that if a wizard casts Counterspell as their reaction, but I have a Dispel Magic ready on a trigger of “if I see a Counterspell” does one trump the other?

How does the disguise spell feat work against counter spelling?

I play a bard in the current campaign and I optimized him for being a bard (feats: melodic casting, disguise spell,lyric spell, song of heart, etc ) but what I’m wondering is:

If I succeeded in disguising the spell ( perform vs. spot ) can it be countered?

Note: through careful stacking of bonuses, 28 CHA ( 22 w/+6 circlet of CHA ) , masterwork instrument, vest of legends, and a DM created item my perform checks are d20+40 as 17th LVL Bard.

When casting counter spell, do I know if the spell is an action or bonus action?

related to What do I know, when deciding whether to cast Counterspell? except that my particular question isn’t included in his question.

I’ve been thinking of ways to counter counterspell, normally you can trick your opponent by casting low level spells, the issue with this is that even though you burn their spell slots you are potentially losing actions. Burning enemy spell slots isn’t usually very useful if the creatures you face tend to have all their resources at the beginning of a battle. Hence I figured the best way for me to counter counterspell is casting low level bonus action spells.

But I had a thought, can a monster hold off on their reaction until your spellcasting has taken some time and they realize it isn’t just a bonus action? This goes both ways. Should I be able to wait to use my counterspell until I know it isn’t just a simple quickly cast spell?