Can the additional attack from a Samurai’s Rapid Strike have advantage?

The Samurai archetype (from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything) gains the following class feature at level 15, which says:

Rapid Strike

… If you […] have advantage on an attack roll against one of the targets, you can forgo the advantage for that roll to make an additional weapon attack against that target …

So, let’s say I am invisible as per greater invisibility, or the enemy I’m attacking is blinded, or something else; either way, constant advantage on all my attacks.

At this level, I can make 3 attacks via Extra Attack, so let’s say I hit an enemy twice, with advantage, but then for my 3rd attack, I decide to forgo my advantage for an additional weapon attack, as per the Rapid Strike class feature.

Clearly this 3rd attack will not have advantage because I deliberately chose to forgo advantage as per Rapid Strike, but would the additional attack I make still have advantage, or is it implicit that this additional attack is also forgoing advantage?

Rapid requests to REST or alternate solution

React Application on top of Flask

Currently I am developing a REST API where users will submit tasks, these tasks will run for an indeterminate amount of time and it is quite literally impossible for me to detect when they are done.

When the users submit a task I am creating a simple entry in a redis cache that contains the start time, job uuid, data and current state. When a job comes in a bunch of queue workers on a separate system go to work and as I mentioned previously can take quite a while to complete or can take no time at all (1 second vs 1 day).

My current implementation works just fine but I am trying to see if there is an alternate solution to optimize things to reduce the amount of calls I need to make to the back from the front.

So essentially the flow is:

  1. User submits job
  2. Cache entry created, user immediately acked with job uuid
  3. Workers start task 3A. Workers update cache entry on completion
  4. User asks endpoint if job is completed (check cache STATE var)
  5. Return user data. 5A. If not complete keep asking every X amount of time (after completion of previous req) 5B. If complete stop asking endpoint if completed

This setup works just fine but it seems very very wasteful to send several hundred requests every few minutes to check state.

Any input would be appreciated. If this is not the proper place to post please let me know and I can remove/move.

Rapid Plastimeter suppliers

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Can Quicken Spell be used spontaneously if Rapid Metamagic is used?

The Quicken Spell feat carries this special requirement:

This feat can’t be applied to any spell cast spontaneously (including sorcerer spells, bard spells, and cleric or druid spells cast spontaneously), since applying a metamagic feat to a spontaneously cast spell automatically increases the casting time to a full-round action.

This is in reference to this rule in the Metamagic SRD:

Therefore, such a character must also take more time to cast a metamagic spell (one enhanced by a metamagic feat) than he does to cast a regular spell. If the spell’s normal casting time is 1 standard action, casting a metamagic version is a full-round action for a sorcerer or bard.

However Rapid Metamagic specifically supersedes this rule:

When you apply a metamagic feat to a spontaneously cast spell, the spell takes only its normal casting time.


Can Quicken Spell be used spontaneously if the casting time is reduced by Rapid Metamagic?

The way I read it, Quicken Spell‘s special is more of an answer to a logistical question, rather than an explicit prohibition, given that it sites another effect(the spontaneous spell’s increased casting time)as the reason for disallowing it. I see it similar to if the PHB said, “You can’t wield three weapons since all playable races have only have two hands.” If you somehow gained a third hand, the rule would cease to apply.

Does the Rapid Wrath magic weapon double a speed that’s calculated by halving another speed?

The specific magic weapon rapid wrath (Ghostwalk Campaign Setting 66) (11,702 gp; 3 lbs.), in part, says, “This +1 mighty cleaving shortspear doubles the speed of a creature that carries it” (link mine).

The crystal of aquatic action (lesser) (Magic Item Compendium 25) (1,000 gp; 0 lbs.), in part, says that when it’s affixed to your armor you “gain a Swim [sic] speed equal to one-half your land speed.”

When an adventurer possesses rapid wrath and affixes to his armor a crystal of aquatic action (lesser), is the adventurer’s swim speed his land speed or half his land speed?

That is, does the adventurer, essentially, benefit from rapid wrath twice if the adventurer is lucky enough to have another movement mode’s speed based on his land speed? Or is the adventurer already benefiting from rapid wrath because the adventurer’s land speed was doubled to compute the new movement mode’s speed, and his swim speed remains half his land speed?

Note: As I type this, I (the DM) am leaning strongly toward the former—that is, doubling the newly acquired swim speed—, but the conscientious player whose PC carries rapid wrath and just acquired the crystal of aquatic action (lesser) thinks this is double-dipping and remains curious as to the community’s opinion.

Rapid Indexer

I have just watched a video on Rapid Indexer and all good. Now this video was done in 2012, so in 2019 can I still use it in the same way? I think what I am really trying to ask is, can I use Rapid Indexer to notify as many sites as possible, or should I just post to a few at a time?

Data Recovery from an Intel Rapid Storage Cached Volume

On my machine there was an 1TB SSD configured as an Intel SRT array member hosting OS volume (868GB) and a cache volume (64GB). The cache volume was accelerating a secondary HDD GPT-Partitioned NTFS-formatted.

After a sudden BSOD the secondary HDD become inaccessible (RAW, no partitions at all). I was able to recover some partitioning structure with Partition Recovery, but many files are lost, apparently the most recently used.

So I suspect a problem with the cache volume and/or caching.

I now disabled the cache on the secondary to prevent any overwriting, but the SSD still has an unused cache volume.

My idea was to delete the cache volume and recreate a regular volume on that 64GB space, and try a deep scan of that volume with software like Active File Recovery or Recuva.

Any better approach?

The problem is I’m unable to “reset as available” the cache volume. The UI of ISRT has a button for this but pressing has no effect.

Any help appreciated

Virus from running rapid indexer tool

When I input the list of websites provided by Scrapebox (from the description) and put my website into Scrapebox to run the indexing, my Avast antivirus scan pops up every now and then to say that I am visiting a website which has virus.

Is this normal?

Think it is because some websites on the list contain malware?


How to use the rapid indexer tool

This is a new version of scrapebox (to me anyways) and I can’t find much information from the old videos.

I need to find out where or how to find a rapid indexer list to use for scrapebox.

Ideally if I could use any list from scrapebox that would work great because I really have no idea on how to scrape one..

See short video below to see if I am missing a click somewhere..