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nitrodavid

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aegis vs direct damage
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:47:48 PM »
aegis reduces dice by 1 from all attacks.

 does this include any spell/attacks that deal direct damage. mainly these 3 scenarios come to mind.
1. drain life does 5 dice of direct damage, would, this change to 4 dice
2. push into an impassable wall does 3 dice of direct damage, would this only do 2 dice.
3. if a creature/spell  were to have a direct damage dice attack would that be reduced

my guess is
1. no
2. yes
3. yes
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Re: aegis vs direct damage
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 07:51:01 PM »
1 Drain Life is an Incantation and does not perform an attack, so no.

2 With wall bashing I "think" you are correct, but would probably need a confirmation from someone wiser than me

3 This would be reduced, as long as its an attack


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Re: aegis vs direct damage
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 08:14:24 PM »
Direct Damage is not Attack and therefore is not reduced.
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Re: aegis vs direct damage
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 08:21:09 PM »
"Aegis X
All attacks made against this object subtract X attack dice before rolling" - rulebook

"Bashed
When a creature is Pushed into a wall with the Passage Blocked trait it is
Bashed. It receives an Unavoidable attack of 3 attack dice of damage." - rulebook

Drain Life is not an attack spell, so Aegis does nothing against it.

Wall bashing is considered an attack, so Aegis would work against it.

Rule of thumb: As long as the attack is a dice attack and NOT the result of an enchantment or incantation, Aegis applies.

Just FYI, Aegis doesn't stack, and the attacker will never roll less than 1 die against Aegis.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2013, 08:53:45 PM by MrSaucy »
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Re: aegis vs direct damage
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 08:38:04 PM »
adjust your rule if thumb, drain life states "5 attack dice of direct damage"

I see my flaw I thought bashes was 3 dice of direct damage.

I was confused with the term direct damage (sounding a lot like true damage from league of legends) and if that can be reduced by aegis
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Re: aegis vs direct damage
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 08:52:16 PM »
adjust your rule if thumb, drain life states "5 attack dice of direct damage"

I see my flaw I thought bashes was 3 dice of direct damage.

I was confused with the term direct damage (sounding a lot like true damage from league of legends) and if that can be reduced by aegis

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