Combat Tactic Discussion.   Posted by Aenarion.Group: 0
Aenarion
 GM, 80 posts
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 09:11
Combat Tactic Discussion
As requested.
Aenarion
 GM, 81 posts
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 09:29
Combat Tactic Discussion
I surfed around the internet a bit about the infamous Starmantle Cloak and Evasion combo and got pretty much the same result each and every time: No one out there allows this to work.

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I asked customer service about evasion and starmantle when they first came out, and the response I got indicated that it won't work. Furthermore, there was a general statement that evasion never works when a special ability creates a reflex save for half that wouldn't otherwise be available.


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It's not an attack that allows a reflex save for half... it's an item that grants you a reflex save to avoid half of the damage from an attack. There's a slight but important difference there.

You only get to use evasion when the *attack* allows a reflex save for half.


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Since you normally (without the Cloak) do not receive a save for being attacked with magical weapons, you can not use evasion.


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Since normal magic weapons or missiles do not normally deal half damage on a successful save (in fact, normally they do not allow you to save at all!), they fail this condition and Evasion would not trigger.



And so on and on. As I already have forbidden the combo 'only taking nonlethal damage + regeneration' which would make a PC practically immune to damage, I will have to do the same here. Thanks to this combination, Tartach is also immune to physical damage and combined with his Antimagic Field also immune to magic. I tried to make this clear that, despite the power level of this game, I didn't want to see such a thing *sigh*