Hi all - I'm new to these forums, so I apologize if this has been answered before, but I briefly looked through prior to posting and didn't see anything.
I am mostly looking for clarification about whether Syndrael's heroic feat intentionally includes the terminology that specifies that the heroic feat involves a "move action," since Jain and Tomble's allow movement but there is no wording to suggest that their feats actually involve a "move action." The situation precipitating this debate at our house is as follows:
While playing Death on the Wing (encounter 2) against 3 heroes, I at one point used the Elemental's Earth ability to Immobilize both Syndrael and Avric. During the heroes next move, Syndrael used her heroic feat to override the Immobilize, on the grounds that heroic feats are basically an 'oh s***' button that override other restrictions if there is uncertainty as to whether they are applicable or not. Syndrael's feat ultimately was pivotal for the heroes' victory because of subsequent figure placement. In discussing the encounter with my husband later, we came to the agreement that whether or not Syndrael can override Immobilize in this manner is dependent on whether or not it was intended that her feat include the wording referring to the movement involved as "move actions". My argument was that since I found this in another forum,
it seemed obvious that there was deliberate intention to make Syndrael's feat involve "move actions", as it has the potential to affect both herself and another hero, making it significantly more powerful than Tomble and Jain's feats in regards to what it allows for strategy when hero placement can make or break a scenario - especially when Syndrael can use it to allow another unhindered character movement even if she herself is Immobilized. or otherwise unable to move. My husband agreed that the issue was contingent on whether or not Syndrael's ability involves actual "move actions", but was of the opinion that the fact her feat included wording referring to "move actions" was a result of careless wording on the part of FFG, and that it didn't make sense for FFG to negate any benefit of her feat just because she was Immobilized, especially since her Oath of Honor ability is unaffected by Immobilize (which I don't challenge, as it was worded so as to be unaffected by Immobilize.) He also argued that since Jain and Tomble's abiities didn't involve "move actions", it didn't make sense for Syndrael's to.
Can anyone offer any insight as to which way this should go? I have been the OL in the last few games, so if we vote on house rules I am most likely going to get out-voted for whether Syndrael's feat overrides Immobilize, even though I'd vote the same way if I usually played a hero. I try to go with the literal interpretations of cards and rules if there is a gray area involved, no errata have been issued regarding it, and we can't find anything on Descent forums that heavily favors one viewpoint. I'd love some input from how more experienced players handle this particular situation, or references if anyone has seen a place where FFG addressed or clarified this. Thanks!
Edited by Empy3, 06 March 2014 - 09:59 AM.