"And they can only dodge one bullet (hit) per DoS, if I recall it correctly."
More, due to Unnatural Agility.
Hold on, let me understand this. Dodge in Core Rulebook, p. 238-239 says "When Dodging an area effect weapon (such as a flamer), a successful Dodge Test moves the character to the edge of the area of effect, as long as it is no further away than the character’s Agility Bonus in metres. If the character would need to move further than this to avoid the attack, then the Dodge Test automatically fails." Since the diameter of the heavy flamer's cone is, like I mentioned, over 16 metres (not much, but over), the quoted part means a MotX Genestealer (Agility bonus 8, unnatural included) cannot be allowed to dodge as a reaction - or, rather, takes it and fails it automatically. The Agility test, described at the Flame effect, still applies. Or is this Ag test the allowed reaction, and no extra Dodge may be allowed? How does it play out?
Moving on to the full-auto fire, basically the Unnatural (x2) Agility (core, p. 136) gives a +10 bonus to the Ag test. Since Dodge is not an Opposed test, it cannot count towards the DoS too, right? Or am I missing something here?
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Hmmm. Wait a second. Unnaturals work differently in different game systems and I might be mixing them up.
*goes to bookshelf*
Yes you are right, it gets a straight +10 to Dodge for UAx2, not extra DoS.
As far as Flame goes, the Agility Test and Dodge are separate.
The Genestealet actually has to make 3 Agility Tests, only one of which is a Reaction.
1. Test to avoid being hit. (50% for MotX Genesteakers -- Ag 40 + 10 for UAx2)
2. Dodge, if it is possible to move out of the area. BTW note that the flame is a cone and the maximum width of the cone is at the very end -- which is also where it stops, so the Genestealer could jump backward. 60% chance for MotX Genestealers -- Ag 40 + 10 for Dodge +10 + 10 for UAx2).
3. Test to avoid catching on fire. (50% for MotX Genesteakers -- Ag 40 + 10 for UAx2)
So, the actual chance for the critter to catch on fire is .5 x .4 x .5 = 12.5% if it can Dodge and 25% if it cannot.
Edited by bogi_khaosa, 18 February 2014 - 10:38 AM.