I'm a smooth talking ranger who manages to get out of battles by talking
Quick backstory, I have a puppy named Chachi with me
Me: WAIT, please before we die tell us why you need to kill us?
DM as Boss: Why does everyone use that line? Listen you’re here to fight not talk
Me: if you’re so confident in your ability to kill us then you should have no problem telling us why
DM: roll persuasion
DM as Boss: okay I’ll tell you what it’s been a long time since I seen a puppy. If you let me pet your dog I’ll tell you everything.
Long story short, the boss ended up becoming our ally and we all ended up taking down a doppelgänger king together because of my high charisma and the DM letting me have my dog with me.