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Arkdeniz

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Intercept and pest
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:45:01 PM »
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What happens if a pest with intercept is on guard and I throw a fireball into the zone?

Intercept trait description: "If a ranged attack targets a non-flying object in the same zone, this creature may redirect that ranged attack to itself, so long as it can be a legal target for that attack."

Ignoring Guards (from rulebook): "Pest: Creatures with the Pest trait are too small or easily avoided. They cannot block other creatures and can be ignored by any attacker."

My reading of these when put together suggests that a pest with intercept can still guard and get in the way of a ranged attack, even though it cannot block a melee attack. Seems a little counterintuitive (why can it jump in the way of a fireball but not a sword swing?), but RAW kicks in: Initial fireball attack can ignore the guard, but the pest can still be a legal target of the fireball...   

I know that no pest has intercept, but an interceptor could always be targeted by Shrink, so...
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Re: Intercept and pest
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 10:05:33 PM »
Your interpretation is correct. A pest with intercept could still intercept a ranged attack without any issues. Pest does not interact with the Intercept trait.

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Re: Intercept and pest
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 11:25:12 PM »
Well, there goes that theory to get around those Gargoyles...

Ah well.
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Re: Intercept and pest
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 06:16:25 AM »
Well, there goes that theory to get around those Gargoyles...

Ah well.
Knockdown, Slam, Teleport, or Push are easy ways to get around Intercepting Guards.
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