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Feint

Postby Draewn » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:43 pm

I have a question about the wording of the feint MF - it refers to "drawing off" martial pool dice from the enemies pool. Does this mean REMOVING the dice from the enemy pool, or TAKING the die (that is, it goes to the pool of the guy who initiated the Feint.)? If it's removing, it seems kinda weak ("Woo. I spend a die to maybe take one of yours. Maybe not. 5% shot I get TWO!"); but taking seems like it could be really, really powerful. (One could drain their whole pool for a net 0 cost + 1 die earned per twenty rolled if you are great at bluff/intimidate or they didn't take sense motive). What's the intended meaning?
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Re: Feint

Postby Galloglaich » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:13 am

It just means removing it from the opponents pool, though the idea of stealing pool is interesting.

As it currently works, the Feint MF can still be very useful - if you have a character with a high charisma you can predictably take pool from your opponent, so for example if they have attacked you already and kept two pool for counterattack or defense, you could draw off both of their pool with feints, then rush in for grapple or move past them (they will get no AoO) or simply attack them and force them to use passive defense which may be very inferior to their Active Defense. Or as it points out in the MF description you could prevent them from using a miesterhau or counterstroke by taking their dice.

It is very situational and depends on the characters who are fighting. If you have a low Cha or no bluff skill it's not particularly useful, or against an opponent with a very high Wisdom or who has the Unflinching MF.

On the other hand if you have the Inscrutable Countenance MF you get a free dice with every bluff attempt making the Feint more effective still (and more likely to get your two for one Feint, about 20% depending on how you model the statistics).

Stealing pool might be a good idea for an "Advanced Feint" MF though... hmm....

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Re: Feint

Postby Galloglaich » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:19 am

Also if you read the document on 3.5 OGL Feats, if you have the Improved Feint Feat you can Feint at any time during the round (not only during your own initiative) which makes the Feint MF very dangerous since you can kind of interfere with your opponents pool at will.

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