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Hey DH1 community, if you're still around in the archives poking volumes best left undisturbed like your's truly maybe you can help me out. I'm still speaking with the producer I've been sending questions in to over a period of time, we've both just been very busy so it went a little slower than usual, and I sent in the majority of the questions in the archives from "Rules Questions" that never got an answer. He responded that quite a few already got answered sufficiently by the community, but they'd be willing to weigh in "officially" on any burning questions from the list we still might have.

So, if you wouldn't mind taking a look at this list and quoting anything you'd really like answered still I'd appreciate it.

Don't post new question here please, I promise that this list is basically exhaustive and it only relates to Dark heresy first edition not any further games in the line.

Thanks for your time.

 

Core Rulebook:

 

Character Creation

 

Stage One:

 

1. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8203-low-gravity/?tab=comments#comment-76854

 

The Void Born description indicates Low Gravity makes everything rough terrain for non voiders.

 

The movement section indicates everyone gets a +20 Ag bonus for movement on low gravity and doesn't mention things being rough terrain.

 

I'm thinking the movement section wins, but zero gravity (or micro gravity) *is* rough terrain for non voiders.

 

2. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/51515-space-travel-sickness/?tab=comments#comment-514170

 

Are there rules for the Space Sickness that void born are immune to?

 

Stage Three:

 

3. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11808-seeing-red-other-qs/?tab=comments#comment-117551

 

Does an Assassin have to buy an injector to be able to use her Stimms?

 

Stage Four:

 

4. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/111570-how-does-scum-income-work/?tab=comments#comment-1167849

 

Our scum player wants it to be 'Every time you rank up, increase your income by however much you roll on the chart', but this seems excessive since with average dice he'd be increasing his salary by around 50 thrones each rank, nearly triple his starting income.

 

Then again, if he doesn't get that, I have no idea how his salary works

 

 

 

 

Career Paths

 

5. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Some skills are listed as starting skills for Career Paths in Chapter 1, Stage Three, but are not included in the list of Rank 1 advances. These were mainly addressed in the Errata with the following exceptions:

 

Speak Language (Low Gothic) is a free skill for all Career Paths but is not listed against any of the rank 1 career advances. The mechanical purpose of this is so that all Acolytes have a common language for communicating in, but since this is never explicitly stated the absence of this skill from the rank advances is notable.

 

(Its inclusion as a free skill for Noble Born and Schola Progenium characters in The Inquisitor's Handbook is therefore completely unnecessary.)

 

6. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Assassin - Nighthawk (3) and Assassin (5) both have Ciphers (Underworld). The latter should perhaps be Ciphers (Underworld) +10.

 

7. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Guardsman - Sergeant (4) has Basic Weapon Training (Bolt) but with a requirement for Strength 30; this prerequisite should not be needed.

Guardsman - Sergeant (4) and Lieutenant (6b) both have Interrogation. The latter should perhaps be Interrogation +10.

 

8. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?do=findComment&comment=15935

 

Peer (Military) was added to the Guard Captain.

 

But that creates a problem with the Good Reputation (Imperial Guard) talent that is later added for Guard Commander.

 

The Good Reputation (Imperial Guard) requires Peer (Imperial Guard) but there is no Peer (Imperial Guard) talent anywhere in the Guard advancement tables.

 

9. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Scum

- Outcast (2) and Outlaw (3) both have Ciphers (Underworld); Renegade (4) has Ciphers (Underworld) +10; Rogue (5) has Ciphers (Underworld) +20; Cutter (6a) *also* has Ciphers (Underworld) +10 and Gang Lord (8a) also has Ciphers (Underworld) +20. Perhaps evidence of two skills having been merged together?

- Outcast (2) and Shark (7b) both have Deceive +10, though the former at 200xp and the latter at 100xp. Note that Deceive +20 is then an option for Charlatan (8b). Is this an error or deliberate, allowing a Shark that doesn't already have Deceive +10 to purchase it at a lower cost?

- Fixer (6b) and Shark (7b) both have Inquiry +10. The latter should perhaps be Inquiry +20.

- Both Cutter (Rank 6) and Gang Lord/Charlatan (Ranks 😎 have Melee Weapon Training (Power), though the former at 200xp and the latter at 100xp. Is this an error or deliberate, allowing a Gang Lord that doesn't already have the Talent to purchase it at a lower cost?

 

10. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Additionally Literacy is a free skill for Tech-Priests but is not listed against the Technographer advances.

 

11. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Some Talents that can be purchased multiple times are cheaper at higher ranks.

 

Is the intention that the more expensive lower rank advances be bought first, or does a character that has not bought those advances at lower ranks then open up the option of purchasing a Talent at a cheaper rate at a higher rank? Specific examples are:

 

- Imperial Psyker (Savant) and Psychic Power - costs 200xp at ranks 4 and 5 (Savant Militant and Savant Warrant) then 100xp at rank 8 (Preceptor-Savant).

- Imperial Psyker (Scholar) and Psychic Power - costs 200xp at rank 4 (Scholar Materium) and then 100xp thereafter at ranks 5 to 8.

- Tech-Priest and Sound Constitution - costs 100xp at ranks 1 to 3, 200xp at rank 4 (Enginseer), 100xp at rank 5 (Tech-Priest), then 200xp thereafter.

 

12. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Skill and Talents that cannot be gained through listed advances (and so presumably are only available as elite advances with GM permission):

 

- Speak Language (Low Gothic) - as already noted above, all Career Paths have this as a free starting skill (noted for completeness).

- Speak Language (Hive Dialect X), Speak Language (Ship Dialect X), Speak Language (Tribal Dialect X) - these are gained through the appropriate Home Worlds (noted for completeness).

- Forbidden Lore (Ordo Malleus), Forbidden Lore (Ordo Hereticus), Forbidden Lore (Ordo Xenos) - no discernable way to gain these skills.

- Good Reputation (Imperial Navy) is not an option for any Career Path. But note that Peer (Imperial Navy) is an advance for Omniprophet (Tech-Priest 7b). Peer does not list Imperial Navy as a group.

 

Presumably this switch was made due to the fact that a Tech-Priest cannot gain the required Fel 50 for Good Reputation. So perhaps Good Reputation should have Imperial Navy removed as a group, and Peer should have Imperial Navy added as a group.

- Hatred (Heretics) - no discernable way to gain this talent.

- Peer (Feral Worlders), Peer (Hivers) - no discernable way to gain these talents.

 

13. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Talent dependencies:

 

- Good Reputation (Imperial Guard) presumably requires Peer (Military). The inconsistent groups makes this slightly unclear. Peer (Military) would be better off renamed to Peer (Imperial Guard).

 

- Imperial Psyker: Preceptor Savant (8a) can buy Strong Minded, but it requires Resistance (Psychic Power) which is not part of that career path.

 

Jacob Addition:

 

This is addressed in someone’s question answer:

 

Rule Question:

Dear FFG support,

I'm playing an Imperial psyker and I'm following the career path toward the Perceptor Savant. Looking amongst the talents of the last rank, I've seen you can buy Strong Minded, but it requires WP 30 and Resistance (Psychic Power). The problem is, the latter is not available in the career path. Strong minded is also needed for Mental fortress, and since they are both quite useful talents how can I acquire them without the Resistance (Psychic power) talent? Was it just a mistake or an oversight?

 

Thanks a lot :)

 

Ishmael

 

Salutations Acolyte!

 

I can't speak to whether or not it is a mistake or an oversight (as the Core Rulebook was designed before Fantasy Flight Games acquired the Dark Heresy License) but I can offer a few suggestions on how to handle the issue!

 

Most simply your GM could add Resistance (Psychic Power) to the advance tree, at a cost of around 200 to 300xp. Alternately, you could take an Elite Advance Package or an Alternate Career rank that has Resistance (Psychic Power) available to it. Although, the first solution is by far the simplest and most reasonable.

 

I hope this helps!

 

- I don’t have any idea if this was your answer, that’s not the question I’m asking. What I am wondering is if you might weigh in on the answer given and decide whether it would be 200 OR 300 xp on an exact level. OR if you’d just exclude it and say only an elite advance.

 

14. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/20243-a-few-tech-priest-questions/?tab=comments#comment-211234

 

The Magos Errant can take the Master Chirurgeon Talent.  But in the Advancement scheme neither the Mech-Deacon nor the Omniprophet can take Medicae +10.

 

 

 

 

Skills

 

15. When using a basic skill untrained, you have to halve your Characteristic:

  - Do you round down (as per p96)

  - Or do you round up (as per p182)?

 

16. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

There are a few more inconsistencies in the rules:

 

- Dodge is listed as a Movement skill on p97 and as a Combat skill on p101.

- Command is listed as an Interaction skill on p97 but not on p99. (This is clarified by Interaction on p230 Command *is* an Interaction skill.)

 

17. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/36145-assassin-strike-and-charge/?tab=comments#comment-364674

 

The rules say that after making a melee attack one can move at half-movement rate when making a successful acrobatics-test.

 

I have two questions about this:

 

- Can i first make a charge and use assassin strike in the same round? Which would mean: move a distance, attack, and again move?

 

- This talent describes that the character can move after engaging an opponent.

 

Does it mean he can only move after charging/moving into combat (i.e. in the very same round) or is the character able to move in/after an ongoing melee as well?

 

- What if my acrobatics test fails? Do I still move from the opponent, but he gets the customary free attack? Or do I just stay in close combat? Or can I choose between the two possibilities?

 

18. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/198125-about-interrogation-failure/?tab=comments#comment-1976488

 

At Interrogation failure it is written "If your opponent wins the Opposed Test, you get nothing of worth."

 

Does pc/npc know that interrogation failed or just thinks that he succeeded?

 

19. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/27174-interrogation-and-decieve/?tab=comments#comment-277629

 

Can a person that is being interrogated lie to his captors if interrogators win opposed Interrogation vs. Willpower roll?

 

20. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6556-piloting-guns-and-more/?tab=comments#comment-59039

 

One of my new players wants to be a navy pilot, now she needs Pilot (Military) that is obvious, but my questions are:

 

- To fire a Missile/Autocannon/Lascannon fixt to the ship, does she need the appropriate Talent (Heavy Weapon Training etc.)

 

- What about if she wants to fire a turret based weapon from, say a Guncutter?

 

21. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6866-silent-move-w-run/?tab=comments#comment-62360

 

Silent Move w/ Run:

Core book says that Silent Move tests are usually a Free Action made as part of a Move Action. Is there something in the rules or errata that I am missing, or does any move action suffice?

 

The skill description itself doesn't seem to limit, but if that is the case, can people couple Silent Move with something like Run, which is a Move Action?

 

I wouldn't really want to get into a discussion if it is *possible*, just if there is anything in the rules that would prohibit such an action or at least list some sort of penalty.

 

 

 

 

Talents

 

22. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8930-assassins-strike-multiple-attacks/?tab=comments#comment-85015

 

My assassin finally made rank 6 the other day, and while looking up my new skills and talents I noticed that Assassins strike makes no mention as to which attack action can gain the benefit of the talent, it only says "whenever you engage an opponent and make a melee attack..."

 

So then you should be able to make two Acrobatics tests when attacking with two weapons or using swift attack, and three times when using lightning attack?

 

23. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/4656-battle-rage-and-all-out-attack/?tab=comments#comment-38877

 

The Current errata rule for Frenzy states that "While Frenzied... you may not parry, retreat or flee. You must use the All Out Attack maneuver in Melee combat if possible."

 

The Battle Rage Talent say "Despite your frenzied nature, you remain in control when engaging in melee.  You can spend reactions to Parry while Frenzied"

 

The problem with this is that you still have to use All Out Attack, which says "you may not Dodge or Parry until your next turn".  So what is the benefit of Battle Rage in this case? Where/When would you not be able to use All Out Attack but still be able to Parry?

 

24. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34717-blademaster-v-dodge-and-aoo/?tab=comments#comment-350283

 

Does a PC with Blademaster get to re-roll an attack if the target dodges said attack?

 

RAW Blademaster says to reroll an attack if it results in a miss; it is unclear as to whether the miss must be based on the attack roll OR an enemy using dodge effectively, both which would result in a miss.

 

25. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26947-eviscerator-and-blademaster/?tab=comments#comment-275463

 

Does Blademaster work with Eviscerators?

 

26. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/17017-bulging-biceps/?tab=comments#comment-176528

 

Bulging Biceps - Does this remove or lessen the -30 penalty to hit stuff while firing an unbraced heavy weapon? Or is ALL it does is let you spray fire wildly?

 

27. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29699-can-you-dodge-counter-stirke/?tab=comments#comment-301524

 

Since you can only take reactions when it is not your turn, can you dodge a counterstrike since it would have been triggered by you on your own turn?

 

Are the rules intentionally set up that way? Or is it just supposed to mean you cannot take a reaction to get on extra action during your turn to say dodge for a little extra movement?

 

28. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/907-quick-and-dirty-questions/?tab=comments#comment-13138

 

Does the bonus from the Talent "Crushing Blow" apply to ALL melee damage? Including Unarmed Combat?

 

29. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/62126-thrown-weapons-and-talent-upgrade-bonuses/?tab=comments#comment-608159

 

Spears: Class - Melee, Thrown. I initially thought that this weapon would get a bonus from crushing blow, but it was worded differently than mighty shot.

 

Does this dual classification mean it can count as both ranged and melee for talents and upgrades?

 

For example, best quality gear:

if I throw a spear, and we assume that it doesn’t get any bonuses that key off of "melee weapon" when used at range, then suddenly I lose 1 damage and my spear does not jam, which seems a little silly to me.

 

Is there something wrong with playing under the assumption that I can keep bonuses from both weapon classes? An example would be a mono spear that got +2 damage from mighty shot and +1 damage from best quality.

 

- Throwing knives / Stars:

They are under the melee table but are only classified as thrown, so it would seem that we would not be able to add quite the same bonuses if "class" overrides the table it is on.

 

We could not have a mono throwing knife, nor could we get the damage bonus from best quality.

 

However, we could do the same thing as the above spear example with regular knives, which have the same classification.

 

30. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/81726-discipline-focus/?tab=comments#comment-780312

 

I was flipping through the talents my Imperial Psyker can take, and noticed that Discipline Focus can be taken multiple times.

 

I know that this is generally so that multi-disciplined psykers can get a bonus to their various power groups, but I was wondering if it can be taken multiple times for the same discipline?

 

31. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11201-dual-shot-and-criticals/?tab=comments#comment-110612

 

Using Dual Shot a player shot a las-pistol and a man-stopper stub-auto round, hitting a surprised enemy. With mighty shot adding in to the totals they did lots of damage resulting in a critical damage reference.

 

Now the question is, given that the two shots are summed and treated as one, how would you resolve the fact that one was an (E) energy damage, and the other an (I) impact damage?

 

Which critical table should be used?

 

32. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26370-dual-shot-different-weapons/?tab=comments#comment-269741

 

If a character wants to use different weapons with Dual Shot (for example Bolt Pistol and Compact Las Pistol) - how should I determine bonuses/penalties for BS?

 

For example - those weapons have different Range and character can even have no proficiency in one of the weapons.

 

33. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11979-dual-strike-and-swift-attack/?tab=comments#comment-119262

 

In the rules it states that Dual Strike cannot be combined with Lightening Attack but does not say it cannot be combined with Lightening Attack's perquisite, Swift Attack.

 

So, can Dual Strike be combined with Swift Attack?

 

34. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/64142-blademaster-dual-strike/?tab=comments#comment-626717

 

Can a player that uses Dual Strike benefit from Blademaster?

 

35. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10168-feedback-screech/?do=findComment&comment=99186

 

Does a Tech Priest have to roll a Willpower Save against his own Feedback Screech?

 

36. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/229238-flagellant-minutiae/?tab=comments#comment-2398014

 

Flagellant (Core Rulebook pg 116)

 

You have dedicated your pain to the service of the Emperor. Each day you must spend twenty minutes praying and inflicting 1 point of Damage upon yourself. You may not treat this Damage or allow it to be healed. Once you have castigated your flesh, you gain a +10 bonus to Willpower Tests made to resist mind control or Malignancy. Additionally, if you have the Frenzy talent, you may enter a frenzied state as a Free Action. Should you fail to flagellate yourself on any given day, you take a -5 penalty to all Tests due to shame and guilt.

 

- Must a character flagellate themselves in the morning, or would you simply require that they stick to a schedule? What if they flagellate themselves in the morning one day and in the evening the next?

 

- As far as I can tell, damage from flagellation must be subject to natural healing (ie. 1 Wound/day when lightly wounded (TB Wounds/day with bed rest when lightly wounded)), because otherwise the character would quickly work themselves into critical wounds and die.

 

Also, it is of course obvious that you can't heal this specific Damage with any medical skill/psychic power (heresy!).

 

My questions come in when you have one or more damage from flagellation, along with one or more damage from other sources.

 

How do you handle medical skills in these cases? How I would want to handle it (assuming the person administering the aid respects the flagellant's wishes), is to simply have such healing only apply to wounds not caused by flagellation (ie. if you have 2 wounds from flagellation and 5 from an auto-pistol, a Medicae Skill Test would simply cap out at healing 5 of your wounds).

 

What about natural healing with mixed wounds? Is the healing applied to the wounds from flagellation first? Last? Is it divided evenly between flagellation wounds and other wounds? Is it allocated randomly? I prefer either even division or random allocation.

 

- I know there isn't necessarily a RAW answer to anything I have asked. If you do have a RAW explanation to give, please cite specific books and page numbers. If there is not a RAW answer to a question, I would like to know how you would rule on it.

 

37. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/7777-furious-assault/?tab=comments#comment-72271

 

Can you use Furious Assault with other multiple attack talents?

 

38. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/2669-hard-target-talent/?tab=comments#comment-20000

 

Okay, does the Hard target Talent add to the modifiers for being shot at whilst running giving a -40BS to all who target the character with ranged weapons?

 

39. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26441-heightened-senses-talent-clarification/?tab=comments#comment-270515

 

I read both the Core Rule Book and the Errata on Heightened Senses Talent and would it make sense to say this talent specifically effects a Perception or Perception related Skill Tests only?

 

If I have a Tech-Priest using Tech-Use to fight a tech device with his hands and eyes, does he get +20 total if he has the Heightened Senses for both Touch and Sight?

 

40. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/30350-stacking-hatred-talents/

 

Do Multiple Hatreds concerning the same enemy stack with one another?

 

41. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/21514-heavy-weapons-training-really-big-stuff/?tab=comments#comment-224440

 

Do the various Heavy Weapons Training talents cover really big stuff?

 

Some examples:

-155MM Artillery

-210MM Howitzer

-Katyusha rocket arrays

-Surface-to-air missile launchers

 

The above assumes that the weapons in question are standalone and otherwise not fired through a vehicle's fire-control system.

 

If it was, then I daresay an appropriate Piloting skill would be more appropriate . . . or would it?

 

42. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8253-hip-shooting/?tab=comments#comment-77702

 

Can I combine the Hip Shooting talent with Dual Shot/Dual Strike?

 

43. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11250-movement-and-hip-shooting/?tab=comments#comment-111123

 

When moving and shooting with the Hip shooting talent when do you make your attack with the pistol weapon?

 

Right now my DM and I have come to separate understandings on how it's done.

 

I read it as simultaneously and that you take the shot during the movement at some point. To explain if you have an Agility bonus of 4 you move 4 squares, fire your weapon, continue your last 4 squares of moment completing your actions.

 

My DM reads this as you fire before or after your movement. To explain you fire you weapon, move your 8 squares, then complete your action, or vice versa.

 

44. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/43802-multiple-re-rolls/?tab=comments#comment-438270

 

I have one player with the Iron Discipline talent (Others get to re-roll fear and pinning), and a player with the unshakable faith talent (re-roll fear).

 

Does this mean he gets two re-rolls?

 

45. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/75543-lightning-attacktwo-weapon-wielder-question/

 

If I use Lightning Attack with Two Weapon Wielder (melee and ballistic), and have say a power blade in one hand and an auto-pistol in the other.

 

I understand that normally I can make my three attacks with the melee weapon, and a single attack with the pistol.  Normally this would be a single shot, since I am in melee.

 

- However, if I dispatch the target who I was in melee with, then could I not fire the auto-pistol on full auto?

 

The rules for two ballistic weapons allow both to be fired on whatever mode you want (ie both on full auto, one on full one on semi, etc), so if the secondary attack can be full auto when using two pistols, why not when using a sword and a pistol?

 

46. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/35516-swiftlightning-attack-and-multiple-targets/?tab=comments#comment-357921

 

Lightning/Swift attack on multiple targets

 

Just wondering if it's ok to split multiple melee attacks from the Swift Attack and Lightning Attack talents between multiple targets you are in melee range with?

 

Are there rules for how you declare and resolve multiple attacks? Do you declare all of them and then roll the attacks (so that you might waste attacks by using too much force on one target) or do you declare one, roll it and apply the effect, and then declare the next.

 

In the second case you could attack one enemy until he dies and then switch to the next without losing any attacks.

 

47. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-11384

 

Luminen Blast:

- What is the range profile of Luminen Blast?

I assume Luminen Blast should follow all normal rules for shooting. The text says that you may target "a single target within 10 metres". This gives the impression the 10 metres mentioned is actually the maximum Extreme Range of the Blast and all other range brackets should be calculated based on this. Is this correct?

- What is the AP value of the Blast?

- Does Luminen Blast benefit from relevant talents and skills pertaining to shooting attacks (eg. Mighty Shot, Crack Shot etc. )?

- Is it possible to use Luminen Blast (with BS) in melee?

 

48. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10552-tech-priest-luminen-charge/?tab=comments#comment-103682

 

I am current playing a rank 4 tech-priest and I was wondering if his Luminen Charge ability can be used to power armour, and if so how difficult is the test?

 

49. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-11384

 

Luminen Shock

- If using the Shock as part of a Grapple, how do you determine the hit location? Roll dice or automatically hit the opponents Body?

- What is the AP value of the Shock?

- Does Luminen Shock count as a Melee weapon in regards to talents and skills pertaining to melee attacks (eg. Crushing Blow, Precise Blow etc.)?

- Both Luminen Blast and Shock use the same power source (Electoo Inductor+Potentia Coil ) but have different damage profiles. Blast does D+(WP bonus) and Shock D+3. Is this intentional?

 

50. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28230-luminen-shock-maglev-gracetranscendence/?tab=comments#comment-288014

 

Luminen Shock does 1D10+3 Energy Damage with the Shocking special ability.

 

Since it's a melee attack, is the Strength bonus added to the damage total?

 

51. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/190514-lumenen-attacks-and-extra-attack-talents/?tab=comments#comment-1835635

 

Can you dual wield Luminen Shock hands? Can you Swift Attack with Luminen? Does it require you to use both hands (why couldn't you send the electricity through one hand twice?)?

 

1) If you have the appropriate talents for dual wielding, then yes.

2) We clarify this in Second Edition to say Luminen Blast is wielded like a pistol, so yes.

3) Yes, as we clarified this in Second Edition to say it functions like a melee weapon.

 

Jacob Addition:

Are these answers 1-3 still sufficient in your opinion?

 

52. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28230-luminen-shock-maglev-gracetranscendence/?tab=comments#comment-288014

 

You have to spend a half action per turn to sustain Maglev Grace/Transcendence.

 

Is this whether you move or not, or have you to, in order to actually move, invest the other half action (as the Rogue Trader Rulebook seems to imply)?

 

53. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11698-maglev-grace-transcendence/?tab=comments#comment-116259

 

Maglev Grace & Transcendence: Does the Tech Priest hover only above a solid surface or does this apply to liquids also?

 

54. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/68954-long-or-extended-range/?tab=comments#comment-672327

 

Under the Marksman Talent, it says you suffer no penalties to fire at long or extended range.

 

Does it mean long or extreme range?

 

55. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/19257-mental-fortress-vs-psyhic-powers/?tab=comments#comment-200326

 

The NPC has the Mental Fortress talent (page 118-119).

 

- He is attacked by a PC's Psychic blade (it is a psychic attack, because the psyker uses his WP instead of his WS). What happens?

 

- Same question with Force Bolt / Force barrage; Bio-lightning, etc.

 

56. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34852-does-mighty-shot-add-to-thrown-weapon-damage/?tab=comments#comment-351714

 

Does Mighty Shot add to thrown weapon damage?

 

57. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8724-imperial-psyker-and-psy-rating-1-question/?tab=comments#comment-82906

 

My group and I were at a difference of opinion in regards to the Talent Psy Rating 1. 

 

We disagreed on when you figure out the minor powers that you get based on your Willpower Characteristic Bonus. 

 

Some of us thought that you get your Psy Rating 1 Talent before you spend any of your experience points on advancements.  Others of us thought that you can figure out the amount of Minor powers you get after you have spent your advancements.  A Character has a 47 Willpower rating which would give him a +4 bonus which in turn would give 2 minor powers. 

 

If they spend their experience points to up their Willpower to a 52 then they would have a bonus of +5 which in turn would give 3 minor powers if you can get your powers after your advancements or only 2 minor powers if you get your powers before you spend your experience points. 

 

- If I can get any thoughts on everyone's opinions that would be much appreciated.

 

58. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9711-new-to-dark-heresy-and-our-group-has-a-few-questions/?tab=comments#comment-93879

 

When you choose Psy Rating 3 and get a power in one discipline do you get any minor powers? 

 

- Also when you get Psy Rating 4 you get major powers equal to half your WP bonus and minor powers equal to half your WP bonus or you get a new power in a new discipline.  If you choose the new power in a new discipline at Psy Rating 4, 5, or 6 do you get any minor powers or do you only get one new discipline power?

 

59. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/31434-resistance-heat-talent/

 

Does the Resistance (Heat) talent apply to fire also?

 

Would you add the +10 to your Toughness roll not to light on fire?

 

60. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/31434-resistance-heat-talent/?tab=comments#comment-318369

 

Do you get +10 to dodge melta, las, flamers and other heat based weapons from resistance (heat)?

 

61. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/27614-resistance-insanity/?tab=comments#comment-281663

 

Resistance (Insanity)

I am not too sure what rolls to apply it too...

 

Would it apply to story-line fear checks that involve gaining insanity? Would it apply to the Trauma Check or the Shock table check after failing a fear test? Or would it actually apply to the fear test, and if passed within the margin negate any gain of insanity?

 

Or perhaps it applies to the actual mental diseases the player's character gain, allowing him to shrug off their negative effects?

 

62. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29976-resistance-psychic-powers-and-dodging-fire-bolts/?tab=comments#comment-304598

 

Resistance (X) states: "When you pick this talent select a group to be resistant to. You gain a +10 bonus when making a test to resist or avoid the object of your resistance"

 

So if I choose Resistance (Psychic powers) does this mean I get a +10 to dodge an incoming fire bolt since I'm trying to avoid it?

 

And to what extent do you get a +10 to resist the effects of the powers? Do you get a +10 on the agility test to not catch on fire when hit by a fire bolt?

 

63. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/30271-resistance-psychic-powers-and-perils-of-the-warp/?tab=comments#comment-307487

 

As per the rules, Resistance (Psychic Powers) grants you a +10 bonus on tests to avoid or resist the object of your resistance.

 

My question is whether this +10 would have an effect on such things as Peril's of the Warp results.

 

64. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/66051-resistance-psychic-powers/

 

With the Talent Resistance (Psychic Powers):

 

Does it work on all powers that require a test to resist, or only the powers that the target gets to test Willpower to resist? Also does it allow a +10 test to Dodge because it does state "avoid" in the description?

 

65. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/30434-rite-of-awe/?tab=comments#comment-309049

 

Does Rite of Awe effect your own party members or just enemies?

 

66. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/21713-takedown-action-and-unarmed-damage/?tab=comments#comment-226449

 

The Takedown action [DH p. 122] and unarmed combat after errata [DH p. 197] give a specified amount of damage for their effects to occur.

 

Is this as raw damage or damage after armour and/or TB reduction?

 

67. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/21713-takedown-action-and-unarmed-damage/?tab=comments#comment-226449

 

How do you run the Takedown action as listed in the Talents section, is it supposed to be a standalone action or something that is supposed to supplement a Standard Attack?

 

68. Personal Addition

 

What about the Talented talent?

 

- It gives you a +10 to a skill, but can the trait "exceed the maximum" of +20 as mentioned in Skill Mastery (pg 96)?

 

Example:

After getting the Skill: Gamble Mordechai seems to have the knack for gambling and therefore is granted the Talented: Gamble trait giving him +10 to the Gamble Skill. As per Skill Mastery rules can he spend XPs to get Gamble +10 (giving him +20 total) and then get Gamble +20 (giving him a totla of +30)?

 

69. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/41996-technical-knock/?tab=comments#comment-419887

 

Technical Knock lets you unjam a gun as a Half Action instead of a Full Action. Do you still need to test Ballistic Skill to do this?

 

70. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/51670-weapon-jam-and-technical-knock/?tab=comments#comment-515454

 

I have a question about the talent "technical knock" (to unjam weapons). When I use the talent technical knock to unjam a jammed gun, do I still have to reload the weapon, or is the remaining ammo still lost/unusable?

 

 

 

 

Armoury

 

Availability

 

71. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

The Armoury (p125) states that the Consequences of Availability table (p126) is based on a <1k population but according to the Availability by Population table it rather appears to be based on a <10k population.

 

Craftsmanship

 

72. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/259145-weapon-craftsmanship-best/

 

A weapon of best Craftsmanship Melee Weapon give me +10 on parry test also or only +10 to every type of attack?

 

(The wording is specific here to be fair, but it’s something I never considered.)

 

73. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-105974

 

How is the quality cost multiplier applied when buying a weapon of non-standard quality with additional upgrades?

 

For example, a best quality sword with a mono edge. Is it:

 

- (Weapon x Quality) + Upgrade?

Or

- (Weapon + Upgrade) x Quality?

 

74. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9627-reliable-plasma-weapons/?tab=comments#comment-92908

 

So in our game one of the richer characters wanted to buy a good quality plasma gun. Being good quality, the plasma gun would then have the "reliable" trait, which allows you a lesser chance to jam.

 

- The question was brought up, does this have any bearing on the overheat trait?

 

Normally a weapon would overheat on a 91+ (with the overheat trait), would reliable then give it a lower chance to overheat, or let you reroll counting overheating like a jam?

 

Weapons

 

75. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/14488-power-field-natural-weapons-rules-query/?tab=comments#comment-147442

 

If someone/something attacks you with a natural weapon or even brass knuckles, and you successfully parry with a weapon with a Power Field what happens?

 

The rules state that there is a 75% chance of destroying the attacker’s weapon if it doesn't have the same quality (Power Field).

 

76. Power weapons:  When an attacker has a power weapon and the attack is parried with another power weapon does it have the same chance of destroying regular weapons (75%)?

 

Jacob Addition:

 

Or do the two power weapons effectively cancel one another out?

 

77. So, I had wondered if the penetration of a weapon increased the chance of the Shock?

 

My initial thought is "no". It makes sense to me that penetration should help since it is effectively punching through armor.

 

78. Rule Question:

 

Hello~

 

So, me and my roleplaying group are having a bit of a disagreement about how dodging flamers work. One of our party believes that you can dodge the flamer attack, and then if you fail to dodge it, make an agility test to dodge it, and then if you fail both of those you make the agility test to avoid being caught on fire. So all in all he thinks its 2 chances to avoid the flamer damage (dodge reaction + agility test), and 1 chance to avoid being caught on fire (agility test).

 

I don't think that's correct. It seems to me that what the rules are saying is that you don't get to make a dodge test at all, seemingly because it isn't a standard shooting attack that you roll BS for, etc. You roll just the agility test to avoid getting hit, and if you fail that, you roll a second agility test to avoid getting set on fire.

 

So, which one of us is correct?

 

Hi Isaiah!

 

You try to Dodge; if successful you move up to your Ag Bonus out of the way of the flames.

 

If you fail, then you make an Ag Test to see if you catch on fire or not.

 

So just two Agility-based Tests here.

 

If I read you right, you have it correct though it is a Dodge Test, then the Agility Test for the flames if the Dodge failed.

 

This help?

 

Tim Huckelbery

RPG Producer

Fantasy Flight Games

thuckelbery@fantasyflightgames.com

Visit us at http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/

 

Jacob Addition:

 

Is this still the current school of thought? There is so much contention on this point of how Flamers end up working out in the rules archives, and I’m not sure if it was ever really sorted out in later game lines.

 

Heck based on Mack Martin’s answers in comparison to yours it seems like there was even contention among various producers sometimes on how things shook out. Which is fine, I’m just curious on your opinion on the matter after other games have been developed and how this might reflect back on how you feel 1st edition’s material was intended to work.

 

79. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/3697-flamer-clarification/?tab=comments#comment-29651

 

When using a flamer against a group of characters and several ones are in the cone of fire, does one then roll a single damage roll and apply it to every character? Or does one roll a separate damage roll for each character hit (thus greatly increasing the chance to jam since it jams on a 9 on the damage roll)?

 

80. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/25329-flamer-in-the-off-hand-what-happens/

 

The rules don't seem to mention what happens with Flame weapons in the Off-Hand. They appear to suffer no penalties as they don't roll To Hit.

 

The errata mentions that non-talent or non-braced Heavy Flamers should grant a +20 or +30 (respectively) to the target's Ag test to get out of the way. Should this precedent be used for Flamers in the Off-Hand?

 

81. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?tab=comments#comment-70677

 

What about twin-linked and combi weapons?

 

- Jacob Addition: I know that Combi Weapons are in Radical’s Handbook but I don’t remember anything about Twin Linked in Dark Heresy. At least First Edition. So, I was wondering if it was addressed anywhere and if not how you would address it.

 

82. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/30423-dumdum-bullets-double-ap-and-penetration/?tab=comments#comment-308969

 

Our Gunslinger has dumdum bullets in his Trantor which has a penetration of 2.

 

So as armor points count double against dumdum bullets, do the armor points get doubled before or after penetration is applied?

 

83. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/49972-exterminator-cartridge/

 

Do exterminator cartridges require Flamer training?

 

84. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/253863-extra-grip-pistol-grip-weight/?tab=comments#comment-2874412

 

Because for the upcoming mission weight in a limiting factor, the players came up with the idea to attach the extra grip (pistol grip) to their weapons.

 

This way the weight of the weapon is reduced to just 1/3 and the weapons can be fired with one hand without a penalty, for just the cost of halving the range. In addition, if you hold the weapon with both hands you have the original range (as per errata).

 

The question is: is the weight a typo or is it intended to reduce the weight in such a drastic manner?

 

85. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/15565-the-fire-selector-and-reloading/

 

I have a bit of a problem with the fire selector. Per the RAW, "a weapon with a fire selector can have up to three different clips added. At the start of the shooter's Turn, he can use his fire selector to choose which clip he wishes to draw ammo from that round."

 

It's not stated what type of action a character uses to choose a clip. Free action, Reaction, half action, what?

 

86. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-105974

 

Must upgrades like mono and fire-selector be bought at the time of purchase of the weapon or can they be retroactively added?

 

87. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/47620-telescopic-sights-stacking-bonuses/?tab=comments#comment-477306

 

A player was engaged with an opponent in melee; another player wanted to shoot this same opponent with his telescopic-sight-mounted laser rifle: he was on extreme range.

 

The core handbook states that «a weapon with a telescopic sight ignores penalties for long and extreme range as long as the shooter takes a Full Action to aim.

 

By how it’s written, I understand that the aiming action gives no other bonuses than allowing the character to ignore the -30 for extreme range (or -10 for long range) in his next turn; it doesn’t give the +20 one would expect from the full-action aiming.

 

Yet the shooting player claimed he still had to get that +20 bonus: as a proof he said that there would be no use in mounting the telescopic sight, for the full-action aim alone (+20) on long range (-10) would make the telescopic sight useless.

 

- Does the aiming bonus actually stack with the telescopic sight bonus?

 

88. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/24543-heavy-ammo-prices/

 

There are no prices listed for heavy weapon ammo for the heavy variants of Plasma, Flame, or Melta weapons.

 

89. Personal Addition

 

Do Hot Shot packs and Manstopper Rounds set the Penetration or do they add to the Penetration.

 

90. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/35313-crafting-hot-shot-ammo-packs/?tab=comments#comment-355916

 

Are hot shots rechargeable like standard packs, or are they one shot and then useless?

 

91. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29806-firing-an-inferno-round-at-a-surprised-target/?tab=comments#comment-302735

 

When you fire an Inferno round at a target and hit, the target must succeed in an Agility test or be set aflame.

 

What about firing an Inferno round at a Surprised target? Does the target get an Agility test or not?

 

Jacob Addition:

 

If they get the test is there just a difficulty modifier added to the test?

 

92. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9431-shotty-ammo-question/?tab=comments#comment-90405

 

In the Equipment Section of the Core Rules Shotguns only have Scatter Shot and Inferno as options for their Ammo, But the Arbitrator NPC is packing Manstopers for their Combat Shotgun.

 

Is this an acceptable addition? Or is it a case of "Well the NPC is special and can use stuff in ways PC's can't"

 

Jacob Addition:

 

Is this the equivalent of Slug ammunition for Shotguns?

 

Armour

 

93. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/202484-questions-regarding-power-armor-and-the-dragon-scale-armor/

 

Isn't power armor supposed to support its own weight? I seem to recall this from somewhere, but I can't actually seem to find the rule for it anywhere. Is that just the Astartes version?

 

Gear

 

94. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/178992-backpack-and-carry-weight/?tab=comments#comment-1644096

 

There is a big problem in my group games (maybe because usually we interchange for GM'ing role) with carry weight and backpack.

 

By RAW "A personal carrying device can take many forms, but is usually some kind of bag with attached straps for ease of carrying. A backpack can usually carry approximately 50 kilograms."

 

We do not agree on this definition. Whose right it is?

 

For example PC have SB=3 and TB=3, so he can carry 36kg and have a backpack. What is total carry weight?

 

- It does not extend carry weight capability - total is 36kg

 

- It adds flat carry weight --- total is 36kg + 50kg = 86 kg

 

95. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11808-seeing-red-other-qs/?tab=comments#comment-117551

 

Is the cost of Recoil Gloves per pair or single glove?

 

96. Personal Addition

 

How many uses do Medikits get in the field?

 

Or is it one of those things assumed to always get restocked in whatever downtime there is?

 

97. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/7802-stimm/?tab=comments#comment-72476

 

Is it me, or does Stimm technically not affect fatigue? Is it just an oversight?

 

98. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63176-additional-errata-required-for-dark-heresy-core-rulebook/?tab=comments#comment-618233

 

Spook (p149) includes links to two minor psychic powers not listed in Dark Heresy (Enhance Phenomena and Time Skip) and doesn't link to Torch.

 

Jacob Addition:

Suggestion on replacements?

 

99. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/54415-tech-use-question/

 

On Auspexes and tech use

 

I'm wondering, does use of an auspex require the Tech-Use skill for normal use? I've used THE POWER OF GOOGLE to search around a bit, but I've seen a lot of conflicting thoughts on the matter - thus I come here, to a source that might have something resembling an 'official' response to offer.

 

To make it easy on you, here is the auspex scanner description from the core book:

 

These devices are used to detect energy emissions, motion and biological life signs. A character using an auspex gains a +20 bonus to Awareness Tests and may make a Tech-Use Test to use an auspex to spot things not normally detectable to human senses alone, such as invisible gases, nearby biosigns or ambient radiation.

 

- Already, I'm uncertain. Does the bonus apply only if the Tech-Use check is made, or is that a static bonus while in use, and does this 'simple' use require the Tech-Use skill?

 

I would have leaned towards Tech-Use being required for general use, with a check being made for more detailed information, but then if I take a look at the Tech-Use description...

 

A character may use Tech-Use to repair mechanical items and to work out how unusual technical artefacts work. When using a basic, simple piece of mechanical equipment under normal circumstances, such as a vox or auspex, no Test is required. A Tech-Use Test is needed if the item is unusual, malfunctioning or conditions are especially troublesome, such as attempting to use an auspex during an electrical storm, or trying to get an ancient warp engine to start up after a thousand years’ disuse.

 

- Now, that pretty obviously says you don't need to make a check, but doesn't really say if the skill is required for use. If you don't need the Tech-Use skill for 'simple' use, how would a Feral-Worlder (-20 to Tech-Use) fare in this simplistic use?

 

100. Personal addition

 

Are combi-tools considered multitools where they are mentioned throughout various texts?

 

101. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/2201-demolitions/

 

Is there a maximum on the extra damage that a Demolition charge can get for the amount of time you take with placing it?

 

Cybernetics

 

102. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42408-mechadendrite/?tab=comments#comment-423858

 

In the cybernetics section I came across two sentences, one after the other, that caused some confusion.

 

"The cost and availability listed below represents Common cybernetics. All mechadendrite cybernetics are considered to be of Good craftsmanship unless otherwise noted."

 

It seems very inconvenient that they would list the 'common' prices (as they said they did) but then make you calculate a new price based off of that for 'good' quality mechadendrites (which are apparently all of them).

 

Am I to assume then that the prices for mechadendrites listed are for good quality then?

 

103. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/182526-cybernetic-senses-working-as-intended/?tab=comments#comment-1692719

 

Is it intended for there to functionally be no real difference between having a poor quality bionic eye and no bionic eye at all?

 

104. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-82938

 

Is the good quality cortex implant considered an emplaced or personal cogitator?

 

105. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-82938

 

Cybernetic Senses, do the extras for the Good Quality Implants (telescopic sights, photo visor ect.) each cost as much as the Good Quality Implant or as a standard one?

 

106. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/20243-a-few-tech-priest-questions/?tab=comments#comment-211234

 

Can Ballistic Mechadendrites be fitted with any type of weapon that can also be compact?  Or must that weapon only be a pistol type/las type/etc...?

 

107. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29424-machinator-arraymechadendriteautopistolburst-as-a-reaction/?tab=comments#comment-298829

 

If I can equip it with a different weapon rather then that compact laspistol do I get that one back?

 

108. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29424-machinator-arraymechadendriteautopistolburst-as-a-reaction/?tab=comments#comment-298829

 

As there is a power feed to power a las pistol can I equip a non-compact las pistol without need for a charge pack? Just not use it on the Mechadentrte, but for the purposes of recharging?

 

109. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29424-machinator-arraymechadendriteautopistolburst-as-a-reaction/?tab=comments#comment-298829

 

If I improve the potentia coil can I now power a ****-las pistol to it? Could you even force a Hot Shot through the compact Las Pistol?

 

110. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29424-machinator-arraymechadendriteautopistolburst-as-a-reaction/?tab=comments#comment-298829

 

As a mechadendrite always counts as good craftmanship do I use my SB with melee weapons or do I get a +10 bonus on strength as per good craftmanship quality of bionic limbs?

 

111. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12618-ballistic-mechandrites/?tab=comments#comment-125842

 

The Tech-Priest may use this Mechadendrite as his Reaction for the round or as a Half Action Attack on his own turn, but it can only be fired once per round. The Tech-Priest uses his full Ballistic Skill for the attack.

 

I put a bolter on one, and a las pistol on another one.

 

Can I attack with each one?

 

112. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42447-number-of-ballistic-mechadendrites/?tab=comments#comment-424274

 

"The Tech-Priest may use this mechadendrite as his Reaction for the round or as a Half Action Attack on his own turn, but it can only be fired once per round. The Tech-Priest uses his full Ballistic Skill for the attack.”

 

- Now, what happens if you have several Ballistic Mechadendrites? Can you fire them all, or only one of them?

 

Also, when fired as a reaction, I read it as it can be used "in the end of the round", as in, after everyone else has done their turn, the Tech-priest can fire his mechadendrite, if he has not used his reaction to dodge/parry.

 

- Is this correct, or does he have to do it in his turn, but can use either a reaction, or a half action (if he suspects he will need to dodge/parry soon)?

 

113. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/47172-hit-a-mechadendrite/?tab=comments#comment-472683

 

If I want to hit a Mechadendrite, how can we consider it in terms of TB and Armour? Is it treated the same as a Bionic Limb it has the Character TB + 2, but for a Mechadendrite?

 

114. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/44342-medicae-mechadendrite-medikit-bonuses/

 

My question is simple;

 

Do the bonuses from the Medicae Mechadendrite and Medikits stack? 

 

All I can find in the book is "The Role of Circumstance" which allow for a combination of +/-30 on a modifier... which is exactly what the two gear pieces come to.

 

115. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/71980-a-best-quality-utility-mechadendrites-cutting-knife/?tab=comments#comment-702574

 

A standard utility mechadendrite comes with a cutting blade. (Count as a knife with defensive + mono - upgrade).

 

The question is: Will a best-quality utility mechadendrite give that blade the same quality benefits as a best-quality knife?

 

116. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/182526-cybernetic-senses-working-as-intended/?tab=comments#comment-1692949

 

Is the listed price simply the cost of a single bionic eye, or for a full set?

 

117. Personal addition

 

Are the services costs listed per night, week, or longer?

 

 

 

 

Psychic Powers

 

118. Checked and the errata and it reads as follows:

 

“Making a Focus Power Action is the psychic equivalent of a Standard Attack Action, and counts as such for purposes of determining what else a psyker can do in a round. Therefore, a psyker who uses a Half Action power cannot make another Half Action Standard Attack on the same round. A Psyker may manifest only one ability per Round with the exception of the Resist Possession power. A Psyker is required to roll at least one die to manifest an ability.”

 

Although the second sentence reads "Therefore, a psyker who uses a Half Action power cannot make another Half Action Standard Attack on the same round."  The first sentence which equates the Focus Power Action (needed to use ANY and ALL psychic powers) with a Standard Attack action means that a psyker may NEVER, according to this errata, make any attack during the round in which they have manifested a Power.

 

I think the players who came up with this errata meant to simply 'nerf' the Super Powered and Game Breaking Unnatural Aim, which could have more easily and elegantly been handled by making the power a Full Action rather than a Half Action (although I'd still ignore that 'errata' as well. lengua.gif) What has been done though is they've made Precognitive Strike a completely useless power (unless you're only trying to get it for the Divination Mastery.)

 

With the new errata in effect Precognitive Strike becomes a Full Action Aim except the aim would not incur the risk of failure, or Perils. A Full Action Aim grants a +20 bonus to your next melee or ranged attack at the cost of essentially giving up the chance to attack that round. Under errata Precognitive Strike grants the exact same +20 Bonus, has a Threshold of 17, might incur a Perils of the Warp, Counts as a Standard Attack (thus turning a power that is listed as a Free Action into a de facto Attack which robs the psyker of an attack.)

 

However, to be fair I must point out that there are some advantages that might possibly make Precognitive Strike a little better than the Full Action Aim which are the following:

 

The +20 Bonus is to Tests 'Until the end of your next turn...' thus you gain +20 to Parries made and would still retain your single Reaction.

 

You may engage in another Half Action BEFORE you strike in the following round although besides using the Aim Half Action *which would net you a +30 to hit) I can fail to think of anything else you might want to do; unlike the Aim Full Action which requires you to immediately attack or loose the bonus.

 

Despite these advantages I still feel the Power gets a serious reduction in its usefulness then it previously held, but then again it might have been intestinally to turn one of the only combat applicable Divination Powers into a slightly better version of a basic Action anyone can perform.

 

Some other notes regarding this errata:

 

- Divine Shot unless itself under errata cannot now be used as there is nothing that states 'your next shot' nor reads 'until end of your next turn' nor is the power sustainable and thus 'ends' at the end of the round.

 

- The Biomancer Power Seal Wounds cannot be used in the same round that the Psyker Attacked thus greatly limiting its usefulness in actual combat. (But this is probably intentionally as its threshold was doubled under the errata.)

 

- The Telekine Power Catch Projectiles which is a Reaction must now be manifested a round before you expect to catch said projectiles OR must be used to before you attack, if you've attacked first or already attacked in a round you now may not use this Power which greatly inhibits its usefulness and seems counter intuitive.

 

- Any Power which is listed as a Free Action loses its 'versatility' as you must now either manifest a round before you expect to need it (if its sustainable) or must withhold from attacking in a round you might want to use it in as attacking would negate your ability to use that 'Free Action'.

 

I think this particular aspect of the errata was a bit 'knee jerk' and not particularly thought out as much as it could have been and its inclusion would cause far more problems in my games than it would fix or address. It seems very punitive to those who have chosen to play a psyker in an attempt to fix a problem that I am not even aware of (unless it’s just the game breaking überness of Unnatural Aim -- which should probably just be removed altogether from the game as it’s probably the single most abused occurrence in the entire system.)

 

Jacob Addition:

 

So, as you can see this isn’t a question, but I thought the post was incredibly well thought out and bared at least addressing the points raised in the post in relation to how the errata changed how many of the psychic powers functioned.

 

Using Psychic Abilities

 

119. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42748-sustaining-weaken-veil/?tab=comments#comment-427569

 

According to the rules, psykers take a -4 penalty to all power rolls while sustaining another psychic power.

 

- So wouldn't this make the weaken veil power (provides +2 to power rolls) useless to the  psyker that is sustaining it?

 

120. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9711-new-to-dark-heresy-and-our-group-has-a-few-questions/?tab=comments#comment-93879

 

One of our Psykers got a Perils of the warp that caused all Psyker powers for 1d5 rounds to automatically cause additional perils of the warp. 

 

- The question came up if sustaining a psychic power would count in regards to this? Some of us said that it would only count when you have to make the new reroll after 10 rounds.  Some of us said it wouldn't count at all because it isn't activating a power and sustaining never causes perils of the warp.  If you could help decide our debate?

 

121. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/71453-righteous-fury-rules-questions/

 

How do you confirm Righteous Fury with a psychic power manifestation rolls considered the attack for the purposes of Righteous Fury?

 

Jacob Addition:

Or can Psychic Powers manifest Righteous Fury at all? Considering they’re the powers of the warp made manifest and the Emperor may not look too kindly on it.

 

122. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/38203-psykers-in-melee/?tab=comments#comment-384076

 

I have a few questions concerning the use of psyker powers in combat.

 

I can't find anything that says they get range increment decreases or increases, so I assume that means they don't get a bonus for aiming.

 

123. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/38203-psykers-in-melee/?tab=comments#comment-384076

 

Do psykers suffer any penalties for aiming into melee?

 

124. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/38203-psykers-in-melee/?tab=comments#comment-384076

 

Do psykers using ranged powers like Force Barrage, Biolightning, etc, when engaged in melee get attacked in the same way a character using a non-pistol ranged weapon does?

 

125. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/27285-unconsciousness-and-sustained-psychic-powers/?tab=comments#comment-278625

 

I’m a bit uncertain on how to interpret the rules on sustaining psychic powers, and especially what happens when you lose consciousness for a short while.

 

Do you also lose the sustained power?

 

126. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/14994-mass-possession-perils-of-the-warp/

 

During a mess in a library my group encountered the sorcerer who rolled Perils of the Warp (83-86) Mass Possession.

I says it lasts for 2d10 rounds so I rolled a 16, that WP test or gain 1d5 corruption, is that every turn or just the initial turn?

 

127. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/15091-sustaining-psychic-abilities/?tab=comments#comment-154651

 

Can a psyker with psy rating 6 use all his 6 dice for a Power Roll to maintain a Psychic ability after he only used 3 dice to actually manifest the Power?

 

128. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/907-quick-and-dirty-questions/?tab=comments#comment-3846

 

Unless stated otherwise, can a target attempt to Dodge a Psychic attack?

 

Namely projectile type powers, like Fire Bolt.

 

Minor Powers

 

129. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/101507-call-item-size-limitations/?tab=comments#comment-1015167

 

So a player in my group is interested in taking the call item power, and I’m a little curious about it. It seems like a pretty cool power, but a little vague on what it can summon.

 

It says an item that is small and light enough to be carried in one hand, but what exactly does this encompass. A power sword or even a regular sword for example can be carried in one hand, but is in no way small, in the case of a power sword being about the same weight and size as an auto gun. Most melee weapons do not give off the impression of being small or light, but are able to be wielded in one hand.

 

What is appropriate to be summoned with this power?

 

130. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13568-de-ja-vu/

 

Can a psyker deja vu a person that they was just previously put under the effects of deja vu?

 

Can a character repeat an action because of dejavu and then do it again because of another dejavu?

 

131. Personal Addition

 

When using psychic powers on enemies that are distorted via Distored Vision, what modifier to attack powers get on them?

 

As they require no real attack roll per say. Something like Bio-Lightning or Force Bolt for example.

 

132. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/92242-fearful-aura-friendly-fire/?tab=comments#comment-890999

 

When a Psyker manifests Fearful Aura and gains Fear (2).

 

Does that inflict a Fear test on the members of the party or allies who can see him?

 

133. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8749-how-does-the-psychic-power-fearful-aura-work/?tab=comments#comment-83215

 

Fearful Aura - You become a source of dread to anyone who looks at you'

 

- Is your face really distorted, in reality, or are you merely messing with people's minds so that they perceive your face as scary? 

 

134. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/4670-details-on-the-psychic-power-flash-bang/?tab=comments#comment-39023

 

In Flashbang’s power descriptions it states that the Range of the power is 20m.   No problems there.  

 

However, in the detailed description it states that everyone "in range" must make a Willpower test. I need help defining what "in range" means.  

 

- Is it everyone within the 20m range?   That seems extremely powerful for a minor power.

 

135. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/93485-we-all-float-down-here/?tab=comments#comment-908297

 

A question regarding the psychic power "Float". There is a cap of 5m on this power.

 

Does that mean I can float a total of 5m per round, or is it 5m period, or is it just 5m off the ground?

 

136. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9711-new-to-dark-heresy-and-our-group-has-a-few-questions/?tab=comments#comment-93879

 

Do you need Line of Sight for the minor power Inflict Pain?

 

137. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5253-psychic-power-lucky/?tab=comments#comment-45132

 

Lucky states that "Any time before you end your next Turn, you may re-roll any one roll of your dice (including Damage rolls)”.

 

- May a Psyker use that power to re-roll on table 6-2 Psychic Phenomena?  I am assuming that it may be used to re-roll a casting roll to avoid rolling a 9 in the first place.

 

138. The Minor Power Resist Posession is cast as a Reaction, and reads:

 

"You create mental wards to shield your mind from the malign denizens of the warp. Any time in the next hour you may re-roll any failed Test to resist being possessed by a Daemon."

 

Can you use this power to save your sorry skin if you during your own turn invoked the Perils of the Warp and rolls Deamonhost?

 

"Daemonhost: The Psyker must immediately pass a Very Hard (–30) Willpower Test or be possessed by a Daemon and become a Daemonhost!"

 

139. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/14736-spectral-hands/?tab=comments#comment-150515

 

So, once upon a time one of my players asked if her psyker could use spectral hands to throw a grenade. I pondered for a while and said yes, she could, but would be rolling against WS to target the grenade, instead of BS.

 

A little down the line, I was inspecting the telekinesis disciplines and began to wonder if my earlier ruling effectively made spectral hands better than many of the TK powers. It has better range, and provides a pretty sturdy shove (Strength = Willpower for the effect, so for a high-level psyker that could be pretty high). The main disadvantages are the lack of precision and the fact it can't be sustained.

 

Anyway, she's now buying krak grenades for specific use with spectral hands.

 

- I need to decide whether I'm going to stick with the ruling or not, asap. What do people think?

 

140. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/83012-unnatural-aim-and-telekine-weapons…/?tab=comments#comment-789556

 

I have a question regarding the obscure and unspecified situation of using the power Unnatural Aim, and thrown melee weapons. 

 

Unnatural Aim states: "Before the end of your next turn, any ranged attacks you make recieve a +30 bonus" 

 

Does this power apply ONLY to ranged attacks using the Ballistics Skill, OR does it also apply to "ranged attacks" used by certain melee weapons, (namely knives and kineblades), which specifically say to use the characters Weapon Skill instead?

 

141. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/56374-weapon-jinx-vs-best-quality/

 

I'm just wondering, if weaken veil has been cast and normally psychic phenomenon happen on an 8,9 or 10, when a daemonhost rolls a 9 does it now take a wound on an 8,9 or 10 due to the weaken veil or is it still just on 9s?

 

142. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/56374-weapon-jinx-vs-best-quality/

 

So, the errata'd version of the psychic power Weapon Jinx automatically causes the targeted weapon to jam. Best Quality weapons never jam.

 

So, which one would you say wins out?

 

143. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/57420-white-noise-power-and-bionic-eyes/?tab=comments#comment-566221

 

So the minor power White Noise gives -20 to Perception tests to locate the user with psychic or technological means, and if it would be detected with no test needed, it's a +10 INT/WP test to notice it.

 

So in my game today, party gets in a fight, and the tech priest tries to get his servo skull to attack, but it can’t see the targets (Failed +10 INT test to see foe in the open).

 

Then someone mentions the tech priest had recently replaced his eyes with Bionics with built in photo lenses. The question came up if he could see them with his technological eyes.  At the time, he failed the +10 INT test for two rounds, so I had him see them as indistinct blurs (-20 to hit) until he finally passed.

 

I'm just wondering what others opinions are for whether bionics could see the target, or if seeing something out in plain sight counts as "detecting without a test" for the White Noise Power?

 

Biomancy

 

144. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/

 

What are the Penetration values, if any, of the following Psychic powers: Bio-Lightning, Fire Bolt, Fire Storm, Force Barrage and Force Bolt?

 

145. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/2325-bio-lightning/

 

The psyker power Biolightning, does it require Line of Sight?

 

- And where does it hit?

 

- Since biolightning does not require a to-hit, do you still allow a dodge roll to it?

 

146. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/103923-some-questions-about-bio-lightning/

 

Is it possible make a called shot with Bio Lightning?

 

The rules state that it is targeted at the body, but I don't personally see why my Psyker can't attempt to aim it, especially if the opponent isn't wearing a helmet, or armor on some part of the body.

 

147. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/103923-some-questions-about-bio-lightning/

 

Can Bio Lightning be used in close combat?

 

148. Personal addition

 

Bio lightning is lightning yes?

 

Thus…shouldn't it have the "shocking" quality?

 

149. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13201-bio-lightning/?tab=comments#comment-132332

 

Bio lightning

 

This came up in one of my group’s games recently.

 

This is all due to the way the power is worded in regards to damage.

 

Under Bio-lightning it says "The target Takes 1D10 + WP bonus in energy damage" and example of another power is fire bolt which says " On a hit, the bolt deals 1D10 + 5 energy damage"

 

I interpret this as both meaning the same thing just slightly different wording.  So I would have both powers deal damage in the following way 1D10 + (either Wp bonus or 5 depending on which one) - targets TB and armour, just like with any other damage.

 

However the player in question thinks that fire bolt deals damage as described above but due to the fact bio-lightning says the target Takes 1D10 + WP bonus in damage that it doesn't get reduced for armour or toughness.

 

So, does Bio Lightning get reduced by armour and toughness?

 

150. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/51876-blood-boil-damage-clarification-toughness-bonus-or-armor-matter/?tab=comments#comment-517484

 

I apologize if this has been answered previously, but is the damage from Blood Boil affected by armor or toughness bonus?

 

The power as written doesn't specifically state that it ignores armor/toughness bonus, but the nature of the damage would seem to indicate that it should. 

 

I ask because my GM is a strict RAW sort which would mean that armor/toughness basically make the damage negligible.

 

151. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5722-2-psychic-power-questions/

 

Cellular Control vs. Shape Flesh

 

Both these powers are sustainable but Cellular Control has a special rule about sustaining it, and I quote:

 

"Each round you sustain this power, you must succeed on a Toughness Test. On a failed Test you suffer 1d5 points of Damage, ignoring your Toughness Bonus and Armour, as your body begins to break from the strain."

 

Now according to my understanding of this rule, beginning with the very first round you need to make this Toughness Test of suffer the Damage, which seems a little harsh to me, especially when you consider Shape Flesh, which if you think about it, should be able to put considerably more stain on your body when you, for example, grow an extra pair of legs from nowhere, and the PT is only 3 points higher.

 

- But how else should you read it?

 

I considered that you could start counting as though you're sustaining it only after the 10 rounds you're guaranteed with every sustainable power. But then you make Holocaust way too powerful since you "take 1d10+1 Energy Damage (ignoring Toughness Bonus and armour) each round you sustain this power."

 

So what do you say? Is Cellular Control really that much better than Shape Flesh that you need the extra rule?

 

152. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/102449-constrict-question/

 

So I read the errata on the psychic power constrict, and I am a little confused about how it all goes down. It says that every turn you test willpower, if you succeed, you act freely, but still suffer from the suffocating effect. If you fail, you must spend the turn testing toughness. If you pass you shake of the effects of the ability, if not you keep suffocating.

 

Where I get confused is when you pass the willpower. I’m seeing this as two things:

 

- You throw off the power fully, and are back to normal.

- You act normal for a turn, but then go back to suffocating.

 

Clarification on which is right?

 

153. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/73651-psychic-powers/?tab=comments#comment-718047

 

Constrict: can a person affected by this power "hold his breath"? Or is he considered to be immediately suffocating?

 

154. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5722-2-psychic-power-questions/

 

Hammerhand:

 

And I quote: "While this power is in effect, your Strength Bonus is multiplied by 4..." This is the same as saying that you gain Unnatural Strength x4, but you have to figure that it doesn't say that for a reason.

 

- So when making Strenght tests you will not get the automatic degrees of successes, but it doesn't say that this multiple of 4 only counts toward calculating damage, so by that logic does your Strength Bonus get multiplied by 4 when jumping? Sounds strange to me.

 

- And how about carrying, lifting and pushing? Should you get 4 times your Strength Bonus when calculating that?

 

- So what do you say, should the phrase "this only counts toward calculating damage" be added to the power or should other things be affected as well?

 

155. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/11587-regenerating-lost-limbs/?tab=comments#comment-114800

 

In the description for the Regenerate Psychic Power it states that after all wounds have been healed lost limbs start to reform/regrow.

 

- I was just wondering how long you guys would think it would take for the body parts to grow back?

 

156. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9430-seal-wounds/?tab=comments#comment-90400

 

Does Regeneration and/or Seal Wounds stop blood loss?

 

157. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10192-seal-wounds/

 

The text, of Seal Wounds says the power can repair flesh and reknit bone.  It goes onto game mechanics to say that it can heal critical damage. 

 

- Now does this mean it heals the Critical Effects (i.e. face melted off) or just reduce the Critical Damage rating and potentially bring you back into positive wounds?  I've been running it as just healing the Critical Damage as the player's ability to spam healing is pretty **** potent as is.

 

158. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/16546-shape-flesh-flyer-and-flying-speeds/?tab=comments#comment-171134

 

The Shape Flesh power (p170) lets you take the Flyer Trait, but the number associated with the trait is left out. One interpretation is that the Hoverer, Flyer and Natural Armour trait all share the (2) presented for Natural Armour, but this is speculation.

 

- What is a reasonable level to assign this power, considering it should be similar to Burrower(1) or Natural Armour(2)?

 

159. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/66677-shape-flesh-with-armor/?tab=comments#comment-650749

 

How does armor and Shape Flesh work?

 

Guessing from the name alone it only shapes flesh, so if I were in guard flak or storm trooper carapace would the power not work or would it shape around the armor?

 

160. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/95952-shape-flesh-question/

 

There don't seem to be a whole lot of limitations to Shape Flesh, in particular the description of the ability and the bit that states the Psyker can take the appearance of a creature.

 

In particular does this apply to size?

 

If my Psyker, for example, wanted to infiltrate a structure and thus tried to take the form of an owl (or some form of avian creature), would his size naturally adjust or would he literally become a human-sized owl?

 

Similarly, if, for combat, he wanted to become something much larger than a human for intimidation or the like (let's say a Grizzly Bear), would he end up transforming into just a very small bear?

 

Divination

 

161. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/83939-divine-shot-righteous-fury/

 

Divine Shot: Core Rulebook p.171

 

Normally when getting a potential Righteous Fury, one rolls the attack again to "confirm the crit" as it were.

 

- In the case of Divine Shot, there is no attack roll. What's the procedure here?

 

- Additionally, is there a limit to the range of Divine Shot?

 

Logically, it can't be more than 4x the Range of the weapon, but the description implies otherwise.

 

162. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5077-couple-of-rules-questions/?tab=comments#comment-43189

 

Divine shot and degrees of success:

 

- Divine shot is an auto hit, but let’s say I was using it with an accurate weapon or a shotgun (scatter), do I still roll and if I miss I just get an auto hit?  Or does it count as rolling a 1?

 

163. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/15451-divine-shot/?tab=comments#comment-157992

 

I’m playing an imperial psyker and I’m planning to take Divine Shot as my next power. I have some questions about how it works.

 

- Reading the description I think that most is pretty clear: you hit the target, there is no dodge and you just roll for the damage, right?

 

- But what about the hit location, do you need to roll for it or can you just aim at the desired location and get a hit there?

 

164. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/43376-divine-shot-possibilities/?tab=comments#comment-433848

 

Can you use the Divine Shot psychic power on grenades and heavy weapons?

 

165. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/49929-preternatural-awareness/?tab=comments#comment-499523

 

The Psy Power Preternatural Awareness states that you perceive everything around you even behind you because you don't use your eyes. That gives a bonus to awareness and initiative.

 

But what about light conditions? Would you say that someone using that power still depends on light to see?

 

166 https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/30132-preternatural-awareness-as-a-sustained-power-question/?tab=comments#comment-305984

 

So I took the plunge and made an Imperial Psyker, and to ward off/prevent the summary bullet to the brainpan I decided taking Preternatural Awareness would be a good choice. I'd like to know how some of you game masters out there rule on using this (very valuable) power.

 

-  To wit: If I want to benefit from the additional initiative bonuses, do I have to maintain the power throughout the fight, (to me, it seems as though I would have to) or do you allow it to be used up until the point of rolling for initiative, then the power can be dropped?

 

- If you say "use throughout the fight", then does the initiative bonus fall off if the power is dropped once fighting starts? (i.e. Joe-Bob the IP uses PA, initiative rolls are made, Joe-Bob maintains power for 1st round, allowing him to add WP to initiative, then on the second round, drops the power, losing the WP bonus to his initiative)

 

Pyromancy

 

167. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/66009-sculpt-flame-questions/?tab=comments#comment-644789

 

Does Call Flame count as the "fuel" to fill an entire room with a few overbleeds of Sculpt Flame? Or, does it make no difference what the source of the initial flame--there needs to be combustibles in the target area?

 

- Does "Spread fire" (the third effect of Sculpt Flame) require that the area contain combustibles like stated in the first effect, "Double a fire's area"?

 

- If "Spread fire" does not require combustibles, then would the fire shrink back to its initial size after Sculpt Flames is ended?

 

- If Call Flame is the initial source of flame, does Call Flame need to be sustained while using Sculpt Flame to cover an area with flame?

 

168. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/25722-refractor-field-rosarius-armour-and-douse-flame-questions/

 

Does the Douse Flames psychic power automatically negates all psychic powers that create fire (Fire Storm, Holocaust, etc)?

 

169. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6966-bio-lightning-fire-bolt/

 

I was wondering, does the damage from Fire bolt psychic powers ignore armor?

 

170. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/46265-holocaust/?tab=comments#comment-463523

 

I have been wondering, Holocaust is very, very powerful power. It does exstreme amount of damage.

 

Now it says the each round that it is sustained it gives damage to the psyker.

 

But does that also include the first round?

 

171. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/61749-can-psykers-use-the-incinerate-pyromancy-power-on-targets-besides-objects/

 

Incinerate question

 

He says this quote:

 

"However, Incinerate requires you to concentrate on a single point, making it difficult to use against non-stationary targets."

 

...means I cannot use this power against anything moving.  So its main use is on tables and chairs and stuff like that.

 

Is that correct?

 

172. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/61749-can-psykers-use-the-incinerate-pyromancy-power-on-targets-besides-objects/

 

How does the damage work for Incinerate work?

 

The description states that it deals the same damage as the previous round.

 

Does that mean that you roll Incinerate damage on the first round, and then each successive round just add one to that? 

 

So if you roll a  for damage on round 1, it takes 4 damage on round 1, 5 on round 2, 6 on round 3, then 7, 8, 9 on rounds 4, 5, and 6? Or is the d10 rolled each round, and only the base damage increased linearly (i. e. d10 +1 on round 1, d10 +2 on round 2, d10 + 3 on round 3, etc)?

 

173. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/66009-sculpt-flame-questions/?tab=comments#comment-644789

 

I am a little confused on the wording of two of the ways to implement Sculpt Flame.

 

The first effect doubles the fire's area, but states combustibles are required.

 

The third effect allows the Psyker to expand the fire into a number of 1 meter squares equal to your WP bonus and does not mention needing combustibles.

 

If I have a torch (or Call Flame active), using the first effect, I could only double the fire, creating a fire equivalent to two torches only if there are combustibles around?

 

Conversely, if I have a torch or equivalent, using the third effect, I could then expand the fire into five (with WP bonus 5 1-meter squares weather or not there is anything to fuel the flame?

 

Telekinetics

 

174. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12476-psyker-catch-projectiles-question/

 

I apologize if this has already been posted but I searched around the board and couldn't find it anywhere.

 

My group was having a fierce debate as to how the Psyker power Catch Projectiles actually works.

 

Some of the members seemed to think that the Range of the power indicated that its effect would be only work if the origin of the SP bullet was within the Range (5m in this case).

 

Some thought that it would stop any SP bullets (equal to willpower bonus) that entered the 5m radius of the Psyker using the ability.

 

So hopefully one of you could clear this up for us. I appreciate it greatly, thank you in advance.

 

175. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12476-psyker-catch-projectiles-question/

 

Concerning Catch Projectiles, 'When the power ends they fall harmlessly to the ground'.

 

What about grenades or missiles?

 

Do they explode or are they somehow deactivated?

 

What about an atomic bomb?

 

Or an Exterminatus virus missile?

 

Do they 'fall harmlessly to the ground'?

 

176. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12476-psyker-catch-projectiles-question/

 

For the purposes of Catch Projectiles what counts as an 'incoming projectile'?

 

Presumably 'outgoing projectiles' aren't stopped?

 

What about an Earthshaker Cannon shell...it’s a solid projectile...does this stop it?

 

What about a descending Ork Rok? thats a solid projectile isn't it?

 

177. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12476-psyker-catch-projectiles-question/

 

Concerning Catch Projectiles:

 

Discount hits equal to WPb. In total?

 

From each target within the field?

 

Does the psyker decide which projectiles to stop?

 

Does a shotgun blast count the pellets as individual projectiles?

 

178. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/46297-precision-telekinesis-do-i-need-a-line-of-sight/?tab=comments#comment-463791

 

Precision Telekinesis - do I need a line of sight?

 

179. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6339-telekinesis-and-precision-telekinesis/?tab=comments#comment-56531

 

I was thinking of this; with telekinesis you can lift any object around, it has only AFAIK weight restriction, but I don’t see a quantity restriction. It doesn't really say it’s just an object or multiple objects with the total of object not exceeding the allowed weight.

 

- So could you lift multiple las pistols and aim them, and fire them with precision telekinesis?

 

- If you could lift several guns could you fire just one? Could you fire all of them?

 

- More paradoxical, you are making an attack and a psychic power in the same round, does it break the rule of only one of those actions?

 

- Will you use BS or WP to determine the outcome of the fired gun?

 

Telepathy

 

180. It says in p179 “Closer than Flesh” in the DH rulebook that if a psyker uses a telepathic power on a target who has twice his corruption or insanity points bad things could happen.

 

- The thing I'd like to discuss is, could you force this into unwilling victims? For example if psyker A has 20 corruption points and person B the" victim" would have 0, would the victim have to make WP checks to risk corruption if person A contacted him with a telepathic power.

 

- Also could you resist a telepathic communication attempt?

 

- Would a mundane person even detect it? I would probably allow it in my games, but how other gm's see this is interesting.

 

181. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42376-telepath-psykers-and-the-closer-than-flesh-rule/?tab=comments#comment-423496

 

On page 179 of the core handbook, there is a rule called 'closer than flesh' that states that Telepaths can get more Insanity and/or corruption points when probing the minds of people much more corrupted and/or insane than themselves.

 

- My question is whether this applies to all Telepath powers, or just ones that really enter someone's mind. For powers like Compel, Dominate, Mind Scan I fully understand why the rule would apply. But does it also apply to Psychic Shriek, or See Me Not for example?

 

182. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28709-telepathy/?tab=comments#comment-292431

 

Are there any rules changing the difficulty of using telepathy powers on xenos?

 

183. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/50403-mind-scan-questions/?tab=comments#comment-503563

 

I had a few questions regarding the telepathy power Mind Scan and I couldn't find anything in the forums.

 

- Does it work on sleeping or unconscious targets since they are not actually thinking at that point?

 

- When it is used on a sleeping or unconscious target do they get to make an Opposed WP save?

 

- If they are sleeping and unconscious and you use mind scan and it works do they wake up from you rummaging around in their head?

 

- If you don't make your attempt covert do they realize that you have been digging through their mind?

 

184. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/24828-psychic-power-projection/?tab=comments#comment-254729

 

Concerning Projection.

 

- Can you wander around when you are projected or do you have to "touch other minds" directly?

 

- Theoretically, if you can wander and be invisible, could you case an entire building while your buddies guard your body.

 

- Do you have any connection with your body while projecting?

 

- If not, than I assume your compatriots have no way to rouse you and you will only find out that you are under attack after you are dead?

 

185. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/39203-tyranids-psychic-powers/?tab=comments#comment-392974

 

In DW Genestealers have the Trait "Tyranid" in the Dark Heresy setting they have the Trait "From Beyond". These two traits are essentially the same; just different names for the same benefits.

 

Whatever it is called the trait states, in part: "It is immune to Fear, Pinning, Insanity Points and Psychic Powers used to cloud, control or delude its mind." Preceding taken from page 330 of the Dark Heresy Book.

 

In your opinion would creatures with this Trait be immune to the Telepathic Psychic Power "Psychic Shriek" found on page 180 of the Dark Heresy book?

 

 

 

 

Playing the Game

 

Tests

 

186. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28220-questions-regarding-test-difficulties-and-degress-of-success/?tab=comments#comment-287884

 

If the test depends on the degrees by which the victor wins, rather than the degrees of success on the victor's actual test, does this take into account degrees of failure for the loser?

 

For example: opposed test, one person gets three degrees of success one person gets one degree of success. The victor won by two degrees, but if one person got one degree of success and the other failed by two degrees, did the winner win by three degrees or just one?

 

The Role of Fate

 

187. One of the points in the Errata that I've been puzzling over for a little, is the note made about using a Fate Point to recover damage. Notably, the point that states it does not recover Critical Damage.

 

- Does this mean a character who is at critical wounds cannot use this power to recover?

 

I have generally been under the assumption that a character who is Critically damaged cannot recover wounds until the critical damage has been dealt with (and indeed, most other healing abilities, including Medicae, recovery, Seal Wounds, Regeneration and Healer seem to support this).

 

- So what happens if a Critically damaged character uses this power to recover wounds?

 

- Does it just not work, dr do they somehow recover wounds while remaining Critically damaged?

 

- And on that note, if it is the "you recover wounds while keeping Critical Damage", if, for arguments sake, the character used multiple Fate Points to heal and got up to say... one or two wounds short of their maximum, are they counted as being lightly wounded or Critically Wounded?

 

Combat

 

188. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/45407-surprised-again/?tab=comments#comment-455505

 

After the "Surprise phase" of a combat, once combat rounds begin, can you attempt ambushes (ie., Surprise), again - via Silent Move Tests vs. Awareness?

 

- If this is allowed, does this "new surprise" reset the Initiative order again (all surprised/ambushers roll Initiative again)?

 

- What if the situation was that new combatants were sneaking around (using Silent Move - & succeeding - in the Vs Test) to surprise the other combatants, already engaged with their allies?

 

189. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63004-2-people-charging-each-other/

 

So there's the typical cinematic samurai showdown, two swordfighters running towards each other preparing to slice and dice.

 

The RAW seem a little arbitrary on how this will resolve. They run towards each other, both taking alternate Run Actions, until they end up within Charge Range of the acting character, who then gets to go first.

 

Regardless of Initiative, Agility and Skill, it comes down to "luck".

 

- How is this handled?

 

190. Personal addition

 

What is the minimum distance required to be engaged in melee?

 

191. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9659-actions-allowed-with-pistols-in-melee-combat-ws-and-bs/?tab=comments#comment-93309

 

All Out Attack -> the rules on p190 of the Core Book specifically state that you make 'a furious melee attack'

 

- So I am thinking melee weapons only, and that a pistol used in melee combat cannot be used for an All Out Attack. Is that right?

 

192. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/85551-aiming-special-attack-actions/

 

Is it possible to use the Aim action (either Half or Full) to provide a bonus to non-Standard Attacks, such as a Semi- or Full-Auto burst, Stun attempts, Guarded Attacks, or Charges?

 

193. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9659-actions-allowed-with-pistols-in-melee-combat-ws-and-bs/?tab=comments#comment-93309

 

Charge -> can you make a charge with a pistol in combat?

 

194. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9659-actions-allowed-with-pistols-in-melee-combat-ws-and-bs/?tab=comments#comment-93309

 

Defensive Stance -> all attacks against you suffer -20 to WS. What if you are facing a melee combatant with a pistol who would try to hit you not with WS but with BS?

 

195. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/2437-delay-and-quickdraw/

 

Delay lets you reserve a Half-Action, to be used at any time of your choosing until the start of your next turn. All well and good.

 

- But can you also, when you decide to make use of your reserved Half-action also perform additional Free-Actions at the same time?

 

196. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/35102-how-does-delay-work/?tab=comments#comment-353903

 

Forgive me if this has been asked before but how does Delay work?

 

It is listed as a Half action, in the description in the text 192 it says it immediately ends your turn but you reserve a Half Action for later use.

 

- Can you Move (half action) then Delay (half action) and then have the delay give you a half action later?

 

- Or does the mere act of Delaying use a half action and you still need a half action left to use later?

 

197. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/44706-feint-action-and-using-secondary-melee-weapon-only-for-parrying/?tab=comments#comment-448124

 

Feint action is opposed WS test.

 

- Do you add during that test bonuses from quality of the weapon, additional +10 for balanced weapon (as the person is trying to parry) or other factors like outnumbering in combat or you just test pure opposed WS test?

 

198. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/25750-grappling-fatigue-and-damage/?tab=comments#comment-263671

 

I noticed that when you control a grapple, you can chose to inflict normal unarmed damage (1d5-3+SB) and one level of Fatigue.

 

- My question now is, does the opponent actually have to take wounds in order to gain a level of Fatigue or is the Fatigue automatically gained plus a chance to do damage?

 

199. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9291-suffocation-and-stragulation/?tab=comments#comment-88681

 

How would you guys handle strangulation, of the old-fashioned "I throttle the life out of you with my bare hands" sort?

 

- Is it some kind of Grapple combined with suffocation? Those rules would seem to take a long time to damage anybody, even if we count the stranglee (naturally) as engaged in strenuous activity.

 

200. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9659-actions-allowed-with-pistols-in-melee-combat-ws-and-bs/?tab=comments#comment-93309

 

Guarded Attack -> gives you a -10 penalty on your Weapon Skill test (in order to defend better). Does this reference to WS imply that you cannot make a Guarded Attack with a pistol since you would use BS for that?

 

201. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/2530-knock-down-and-dodge/

 

The Knock-Down action is an opposed Strength test. It says nothing about needing to actually hit whoever you are trying to Knock down first, any clarification?

 

202. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/35219-rof-and-throwing-weapons-or-bows/

 

I'm not certain if this has been addressed before, but is it possible for a character with throwing weapons to make more than 1 attack per round?

 

In our own group, we assume that someone with Swift Attack/Lightning attacks could make as many thrown weapon attacks as melee attacks, assuming they already have the weapons in-hand (of course, the Rapid Reload fixes that). We also assume, that Two-Weapon (Melee)/Ambidexterity work together as listed for thrown weapons (excepting grenades that work differently from thrown knives, for instance).

 

- Any ideas on this?

 

- And, as an afterthought, what about someone with Rapid Reload and a bow?

 

- I know you could simply load for free, aim as a half action and shoot - then repeat next round - but any chance of firing twice, even if it means treating it like some sort of auto-fire or something in order to stick with the 1 attack action/round maximum?

 

203. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13978-overwatch-question/?tab=comments#comment-141131

 

My question is about the summary of Overwatch in the Combat Actions table on page 189 of the Dark Heresy core book. That summary mentions a -20 to BS to take the action. However, the full description of Overwatch does not include such a penalty. Furthermore, the GM screen doesn't note that penalty.

 

- Any opinions on this?

 

204. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/109477-a-couple-questions-about-combat-abilities/

 

When I stun an enemy, (Say, with the Shocking ability) does the stun count from your turn or theirs?

 

- (So, if they were stunned for one round, would they cease to be stunned at the end of their turn (And therefore nobody gets bonuses for attacking them anymore) or do they cease to be stunned at the end of my turn?

 

205. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/78402-full-auto-with-two-weapons-suppressive-fire-question/

 

Ok, so I have a question about suppressive fire. One of my plyers rolled a scum and he wants to make him into a gunmetallican gunslinger. The thing is - I don't know how to interpret the dual weapon rules. I know the errata 3.0 inside out, but it still does not mention one of the most important (for my player at least) possibilities: suppressive fire.

 

- I know that it is possible to fire both weapons at full auto during one's turn, but can I actually suppress with two weapons?

 

- If so, can I fire one weapon in suppressive fire mode and the other in semi auto, or a single fire mode, on the same or other target?

 

- I know that I have to fire both weapons on the same target if I want to suppress it with both of them, but what I want to suppress one target and hit the other one with full auto/semi auto/singe shot?

 

206. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5077-couple-of-rules-questions/?tab=comments#comment-43189

 

Wielding a weapon in 2 hands - I can’t seem to find anywhere in the rulebook about wielding a weapon in 2 hands.  I see a lot of wielding 2 weapons, but what about using a great weapon or even a sword 2 handed.

 

- Do you get double your strength bonus?  Or is it like old inquisitor where you get half your strength bonus wielding a weapon with 1 hand, and full when wielding it with 2.

 

207. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5448-pulling-punches/

 

Anybody know how to let your characters pull a punch? I don't want to kill the guy, just knock him out. Or when I'm faking it to fool an NPC.

 

208. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42220-manoeuvre/?tab=comments#comment-422014

 

Can you "manoeuvre" a someone into a hole/pit?

 

209. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9659-actions-allowed-with-pistols-in-melee-combat-ws-and-bs/?tab=comments#comment-93309

 

Maneuvre -> calls for opposed WS tests. What if one or more of the melee combatants use pistols and hence, BS?

 

210. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?tab=comments#comment-52861

 

Can you manouvre an opponent out of melee combat and if so, do you get the free attack or not?

 

Detailed: The basic confusion/ argument/ question is thus: can a (N)PC use Manuveure to basically 'shoot' while in Melee by having say a Shot Gun (with or without a Melee attachment) and then using Man. to make the opposed WS test and then move their opponent out of Melee with them (Move action) then shoot at them since they are no longer in Melee (and are now likely at PB / Short Range.)

 

- Basic Break down of Question: Is the person forced to leave count as having used Disengaged? Meaning they did not flee, or do they count as Fleeing and hence get to be attacked for free as they Flee?

 

- Is the use of a Melee weapon required to use Maneuvre, or can an unarmed / naked Acolyte use Manuveure against the SM Veteran Captain with the Power Sword and Bolt Pistol?

 

- Can you follow up a successful Manuveure action by Firing at the person moved out of melee with you?

 

211. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34717-blademaster-v-dodge-and-aoo/?tab=comments#comment-350283

 

There is only one Attack of Opportunity per round, regardless of amount of movement, correct?

 

212. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/37734-dodging-area-of-effect-and-melee-disengaging-or-free-attack/?tab=comments#comment-380317

 

I was wondering how I should handle dodging of area of effect weapons, when the targets are involved in melee.

 

- As they are not technically disengaging, do both get a free attack if they successfully dodge?

 

- What if one dodges, the other one doesn't?

 

213. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?tab=comments#comment-52818

 

As can be seen by this Forum, "Pistols in melee" needs some clarification.

 

- Can you do full auto and semi-auto or is it single-shot only, do you get -20 for shooting into melee, etc.

 

214. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/32093-using-pistols-in-melee/

 

There was a minor debate in our group as to whether the "Firing into Melee" penalty (-20) should apply to people in melee firing at their opponent?

 

The rules (and I might be mixing this up with RT) state that if you are adjacent to your opponent then you and that opponent are in melee. Therefore, if you fired at that opponent, you'd be firing into melee.

 

215. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29799-question-about-ammo-lost-with-weapon-jams/?tab=comments#comment-302663

 

Hey all. So it says you lose all ammo in the weapon when you clear the jam. So is that just the bullet in the chamber or all ammo in the clip?

 

216. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/1558-primitive-weapons-jamming/?tab=comments#comment-9886

 

Can a Primitive weapon Jam?

 

I can see a Black Powder gun jamming, but what about a Bow and Arrow or sling shot?

 

217. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6565-two-weapon-training-w-melee-and-ballistics/?tab=comments#comment-59100

 

As I have training in both melee/ballistic, would it be possible to attack the cultist in melee with me with my sword, and use my off-hand ranged attack to instead fire on the cultist diagonal to them, as they are within 10m?

 

- What would the overall penalties be if I were to be carrying two pistols and attempting the same, firing at the cultist I am in melee with as well as the second cultist nearby?

 

With Two-Weapon Wielder, making two such attacks is a Full Action, so I suppose this melts slightly into the existing pistols in melee thread.

 

218. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/44706-feint-action-and-using-secondary-melee-weapon-only-for-parrying/?tab=comments#comment-448124

 

When Acolyte is fighting with a sword and has a secondary hand weapon with defensive the attribute (+15 to parry, -10 to attack), like the Sigilite, just for parrying and is not using it for attacking does it count as fighting with 2 weapons or with only one?

 

219. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29978-called-shot-minuscule-target/?tab=comments#comment-304606

 

If I want to make a called shot to the "left eye - pupil" or "the chain on which the NPC wears the ancient artifact of greater Vorpal doom" and my gm tells me whoa, called shots are only for hit locations and you want to hit a "Minuscule" target as in the rules for -30

 

- What if I have precise blow / deadeye shot / sharpshooter, no penalties, -10 or -30, or do you think it should still be a normal called shot?

 

- And what about armour? If his eye is explodes (like with a medieval metal helmet, a flak cloak) how does armour count? (Just presuming that a power armor visor has the same armour rating than the ceramite plates at his left leg)

 

220. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10484-new-dark-heresy-designer-diary-errata-30/?tab=comments#comment-102853

 

How does Helpless interact with multiple-D10 weapons?

 

- When I use my lascannon on that unconscious gretchin, do I blow him into oblivion with 6D10 or 10D10?

 

221. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/32678-shooting-with-allies-in-the-way/?tab=comments#comment-329373

 

What are the penalties, if any, for shooting an enemy when there is an ally between you and the enemy, and the ally and the enemy are not in close combat?

 

222. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9711-new-to-dark-heresy-and-our-group-has-a-few-questions/?tab=comments#comment-93879

 

Can you target someone you can't see, but you know is there, with ranged weapons? 

 

- Is it a modifier or are we just missing it?

 

223. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6565-two-weapon-training-w-melee-and-ballistics/?tab=comments#comment-59100

 

If I were to, as my sole action, fire at the cultist not currently in melee with me, would I receive Point-blank bonus on them?

 

The 2.0 errata states that a pistol wielded in melee does not get the +30 bonus for point-blank range, and then that Point-blank, which is closer than 3m, does not apply to enemies with whom you are engaged in melee. The former seems to indicate that no, once in melee a pistol-user cannot claim Point-blank, but the latter seems to specify enemies you are currently in melee with.

 

224. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42738-what-range-can-you-hear-a-gunshot-at/

 

Rules for hearing ranges for weapons being fired?

 

225. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/132623-damaging-objects/?tab=comments#comment-1414985

 

Were there any rules or guidelines for breaking objects? Or just gauge it out with the breaking cover system?

 

226. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/44465-dodge-full-auto-and-cover/

 

How does Dodge affect hits from Full Auto when Cover is involved?

 

Looking at FA the default effect is that the first shot hits where the dice say it does (reversed to find hit location), the second in the same location, and then it moves to adjacent body part according to a certain table. No called shots are allowed when firing FA.

 

Now normally when you Dodge against FA you dodge one extra hit per DoS.

 

- So the question is: Does the "hit" dodge means bullets striking you directly only, or also bullets striking Cover?

 

227. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6176-how-fast-can-someone-put-on-armor/

 

If an acolyte in her PJs is woken up and hears a fight, how fast can she put on armor?

 

Injury

 

228. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13337-1d10-of-fire-damage-when-being-ablaze-does-tb-apply/?tab=comments#comment-133633

 

Fatigue System, it says that you go down after fatigue levels = TB, and then stay unconscious for 10 - TB minutes.

 

- But what thereafter? You still have to much Fatigue and fall unconscious again? You only loose Fatigue through rest (or the drug kick), but without the drug only one point per hour.

 

229. If you take permanent characteristic damage and go below the pre requisites of a talent you possess do you lose the use of the talent?

 

- If so, do you gain the XP spent on the talent back?

 

230. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13337-1d10-of-fire-damage-when-being-ablaze-does-tb-apply/?tab=comments#comment-133633

 

The rulebook says, that if one catches fire, next round he suffers 1d10 hits (without the reduction for armour).

 

- Does Toughness Bonus allow reduction when suffering damage from being ablaze?

 

231. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34335-on-fire/

 

Are there any rules for the fire going out on its own?

 

232. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/46473-do-any-of-the-books-give-the-rules-for-aging/?tab=comments#comment-465257

 

Were any rules or guidelines for aging, aging effects, the maximum human age ever thought about?

 

Damage & Healing

 

233. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/56566-losing-limbs/?tab=comments#comment-558357

 

One question that's still been plaguing me from Dark Heresy through Black Crusade.

 

In the Damage sections of the rulebook, it says that certain critical effects force you to take a toughness test or lose a limb permanently. That's easy enough... but then it says that if someone with Medicae is assisting you, you can add a +20 bonus to this test. Master Chirurgeon, the talent, also lets you add an additional (by my understanding) +20 to that test.

 

- Now, my question... every critical effect that presents limb loss asks for an immediate toughness test. How, in this case, could someone with medicae ever be helping someone against this? If it's immediate...

 

234. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9711-new-to-dark-heresy-and-our-group-has-a-few-questions/?tab=comments#comment-93879

 

What exactly happens when you starve? 

 

- Do you begin getting fatigued and how fast does it happen? 

 

- I know a Toughness test would be involved, but would it be fair to say every 4 or 8 hours you have to make a toughness roll or become fatigued one level? 

 

- Would it also be fair to say that the first test is normal and each one every 4 or 8 hours gets more difficult?

 

Movement

 

235. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/48228-how-much-damage-from-falling-objects/

 

Rules for falling objects/damage of them falling on you?

 

Lighting

 

236. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/15559-flight/?tab=comments#comment-159290

 

Quick question regarding Flight.

 

 Flight pg. 216 Dark heresy Rulebook states "The Charge, Attack and Run actions both count as movement for the purpose of staying in the air."

 

- So question, is there a full action missing from the actions section being "Attack and Run". Which is limited to a flight/hover action that is essentially a fly by type of attack using full move distance (not run distance) with an attack somewhere in it?

 

Members of our group have read it as a typo saying that there are three actions listed there being Charge, Run and Attack and the word 'both' should say all. Attempting to argue this could allow you to use a full action to attack as in essence you are 'hovering'. I disagree with this believing you are required to spend at least a half action on movement. Allowing you to move and manifest a psychic ability that was a half action, or take a half action aim and a half action move allowing you to fire a single shot with half round aim and then half action move, or a half action attack and then half action move. The rules appear fairly simple except this one "Attack and Run" reference.

 

237. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/16546-shape-flesh-flyer-and-flying-speeds/?tab=comments#comment-171134

 

The rules for flying state that the number given in the Trait description is to be treated like Movement rating for determining speed (p216). The rules for movement (p212) give speeds for "Narrative Movement" that make sense for hiking in terrain, but I feel the speeds somewhat low for flying. A Flyer (2) would make a not-so-impressive 3kmh (1,9mph), or less than a meter per second. If he was to Hurry, he could fly 6kmh for a while. I could out-jog this flyer. The same flyer could "run" 12 meters in a round. A Round is approximately 5 seconds (p187), so this would suggest a top-speed of 2.4 m/s (8.6 Km/h)

 

- Have I got this all wrong, or are "flyers" really just slowly moving balloons?

 

 

 

 

The Game Master

 

For Glory or Gain

 

238. Does experience spent on elite advances count towards rank progression?

 

239. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/25403-xp-cost-for-reducing-insanity/

 

I'm aware of the numeric XP cost for reducing Insanity Points, 100 per point.

 

- My question is this:  Does XP spent in this way count for the purposes of advancing in rank?

 

Going Insane

 

240. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10460-only-the-insane-shall-prosper/?tab=comments#comment-102355

 

Quick question...when a character takes a fear test the modifiers to the roll are as follows:

 

Fear 1 (0)
Fear 2 (-10)
Fear 3 (-20)
Fear 4 (-30)

Now, it says on page 237 that if your insanity points are for example 22, you are immune to creatures with Fear 1.

 

- Does this then alter your future fear modifiers to as follows?

 

Fear 1 (Immune)
Fear 2 (0)
Fear 3 (-10)
Fear 4 (-20)

 

I can't find anywhere that says that, it’s just a logical presumption.

 

Corruption

 

241. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/98104-gaining-corruption/?tab=comments#comment-968989

 

Ways to Gain Corruption Points

 

Rending the Veil

'Characters caught in a full-blown intrusion of the warp into corporeal reality gain corruption points from the experience.'

 

This one seems ambiguous.

 

- Does that mean if you see a daemon walking down the street, you gain corruption points?

 

- Would you take CP from seeing a daemon burst into reality and then some more for the sheer fact that you’re looking at a daemon even before its fear comes into effect?

 

Vile Persuasion

'Many Daemons and cult leaders are masters of insidious temptation and of sowing the seeds of doubt in a faithful heart. Their words and arguments can corrupt where force alone would fail.'

 

- So is this with every word?

 

- Could a Daemon spout some Taunt in combat and as a result add corruption to the players?

 

- Could even cultists do the same thing?

 

 

 

 

Aliens, Heretics & Antagonists

 

Traits Descriptions

 

241. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/88194-trait-talent-question/?tab=comments#comment-835910

 

If a creature has the trait multiple arms and has the talent Lighting Attack does the creature get 3 for the lighting attack and two for the multiple arm trait?

 

I and my fellow players are guessing that since lighting attack is a full action that it would only be 3 and if so multiple arm trait seem superfluous

 

242. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8614-machine-trait-vs-penetration-does-ist-apply/?tab=comments#comment-81708

 

I plan to run a little session this weekend and my players will face some servitors. While I was trying to "power-balance" the fight, I started to wonder if the "Armour" provided by "Machine Trait" is subjected to Penetration or if it has to be dealt with like a Toughness bonus?

 

Since the Machine Traits seems to be "reflected" in the AP of the different servitors in the DH core rules, I would assume it will be "penetrated".

 

243. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/62804-armor-q/?tab=comments#comment-614589

 

Does Natural Armor stack with worn armor? With Machine Trait?

 

244. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/47239-natural-armour/

 

Hallo there,

I have a couple of quick questions about Natural Armour:

 

- Does a creature's Natural Armour stack with Toughness Bonus as for determining damage reduction?

 

- Has Natural Armour to be considered primitive as for determining the protection it provides?

 

245. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/21713-takedown-action-and-unarmed-damage/?tab=comments#comment-226449

 

Since a creature with natural weapons can never be counted as being unarmed presumably that precludes them from causing fatigue from their "unarmed" attacks?

 

246. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/60300-toxic-weapons-toxic-creatures/?tab=comments#comment-592765

 

Toxic weapons only work on a damaging hit (ie one that penetrates armour and Toughness). Creatures with the Toxic trait have their poison work after merely hitting the target (ie a successful WS test). No need to penetrate armour or Toughness.

 

- Is this how it works or did I miss an Errata round?

 

247. Does Unnatural Characteristics stack if they are of the same level?

 

Example: If I have a player with Unnatural Agility x2 and i use a drugs like "Ghostfire Pollen Extract" (p. 184 Inquisitor's Handbook) I will take Unnatural Agility x3 or it doesn't work?

 

248. Conundrum that popped in my mind while designing psyker bad guy: assume that a character somehow gains Unnatural Willpower (the exact level of unnature is irrelevent), just prior to gaining a Psy level.

 

- Does the doubled (or tripled, quadrupled, etc) willpower bonus get taken into account when getting new psychic powers?

 

Mutations

 

249. I have an Imperial Psycher at Psy Rating 3. We finished an epic session last night and I've ended up having to roll a minor mutation at the beginning of the next session.  Looking through them I saw that one of them, Wyrdling and one of the Major Mutations, Hellspawn give you a Psy Rating (1 and 2 respectively).

 

- How does this effect Psychers who have already surpassed the Psy Rating 1 or 2 that the mutation gives you?

 

250. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26677-the-question-of-degenerate-mind/?tab=comments#comment-272960

 

I recently have a debate with one of my friends on the Major Mutation Degenerate Mind. The mutation, due to the Dark Heresy Core Rulebook gives the character the 1: Frenzy 2: Fearless 3: From Beyond trait, depending on a roll and with a minus d10 to the Intelligence attribute it also adds +10 Fellowship to the characteristics.

 

Although we did not find anything in the errata v 3 in connection with that, my friend has a certain concern that it's a spelling mistake so we should count with -10 instead of +10. He also questions the concept or motivation of the developers if it is meant to be a +10 addition to the Fellowship.

 

Dramatis Personae

 

251. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/70392-should-open-wounds-and-biomancy-work-on-servitors/?tab=comments#comment-687206

 

Recently in my group we have been discussing this a lot. The Pysker in our group took Open Wounds to make up for how weak the Minor Powers are for a starting Psyker. And Open Wounds has been great, often times making it a lot easier for the group to take down heavily armored opponents (they were attacked by a bunch of Maw Flukes for example).

 

- But recently they have been fighting Servitors and we have been debating whether or not Open Wounds should apply?

 

Servitors are part fleshy, so there is that, but I view the fleshy parts as being more of left overs to the servitor than actually necessary to its function, so all damage it takes is against its machine parts.

 

252. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/70392-should-open-wounds-and-biomancy-work-on-servitors/?tab=comments#comment-687206

 

Same as above but with other Biomancy Powers like Constrict and Blood Boil?

 

Animals & Vermin

 

253. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/4199-animal-armor-and-tb/

 

Are all animal attacks considered primitive, even though it doesn't say in the description?

 

254. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/4199-animal-armor-and-tb/

 

When, if ever, would you lower something's TB for purposes of doing damage (I said three grenades blowing up in its stomach negated any damage reduction the creature had).

 

From Beyond

 

255. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/63503-daemon-loot/?tab=comments#comment-621086

 

When a daemon is killed in combat, its body discorporates (being made of warp matter held together by the daemon's willpower).

 

- Does the same thing happen to the stuff the daemon is carrying (specifically Bloodletter weapons)?

 

My first impulse is to say 'yes', but the more I think about it the less sure I am. If a daemon is successfully Disarmed, his weapon wouldn't discorporate; he would just pick it back up off the ground.

 

- So, if it doesn't disappear when it leaves the daemon's hand, should it disappear when the daemon 'dies'? Or, having no will of its own, is a Bloodletter's weapon bound togeather more 'densely' than the daemon, and not subject to discorporation?

 

Daemonhosts

 

256. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/91596-fear-seemingly-normal/?tab=comments#comment-882414

 

I just rolled up a Daemonhost. For its Unholy Changes I rolled a 00, which means "Seemingly Normal"- no physical signs of daemonic possession. This happens to work really well with the way I want to use the Daemonhost in the scenario, but...all Daemonhosts are supposed to have Fear 4.

 

- So, how do you think that would work?

 

 

 

 

Dark heresy Apocrypha

 

257. I have been reading the apocrypha and I have some questions:

 

- About the movement, a vehicle is considered always on the move I suppose, so in combat, does the pilot have to spend and action move to drive the vehicle?

 

- If you move at full speed, is considered a Hard Target like running?

 

- Can the driver or the crew use their dodge action if any of them are hit? For example with a called shot, can the driver dodge with the vehicle?

 

 

 

 

Purge the Unclean

 

Rejoice for You are True

 

258. So my players decided to keep Theo's legs after the showdown at the temple on Ambulon. (Purge the Unclean)

 

The tech-priest has been salviating (or should that be Dripping Sacred Oil?) over these for a while, looking for the proper facilities for performing the necessary rituals of sanctification and integration to replace his weak flesh for this good quality Trueflesh.

 

- Or is it? These bionics come from the Serrated Query. Are they built along lines that the Cult of Mechanicus would frown on?

 

- If so: why? If not: what sort of stats should they grant?

 

 

 

 

Inquisitor’s Handbook

 

Advanced Character Creation

 

259. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/6780-inquisitors-handbook-noble-homeworld-career-table-misprint/

 

I can't find a great deal of talk about this, but on Pg. 20 of the Inquisitor's Handbook it lists Psyker as a possible randomly rolled career for the Noble 'homeworld' option but is not listed in the main description of the allowed careers.

 

- Any information about this?

 

260. On page 26 of the IH, it states that "Any adjustments to your character by selecting a Background Package do not count as an Advance for the purpose of increasing your rank, nor do increases or reductions count towards the improvement of your Characteristics through normal means."

 

Strictly read, this means that the experience spent on the package also does not count towards increasing your rank. So, if you take the Void Commercia background, you deduct 200 xp from your starting XP. Then you spend your other 200. At the end of the session, you gain 200 xp and spend it. However, you are still Rank 1, because the 200 xp spent on the package doesn't count.

 

- Is this correct?

 

261. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-2428

 

Necrozius: I have a quick question regarding the Alternative Starting package for Tech Priests: the Malygrisian Heresy. It states as a drawback that you are "Unhinged" and start your character with 1d5 insanity points.

 

Here's the rub: Unhinged, on the Insanity and Madness in the Core Rulebook chart means that you've accrued 60 Insanity points, and that your Disorder is now at the half-way point (between Minor and Major).

 

- So, if you create a character with this background package, you start off with an actual Disorder, but only 1d5 Insanity points, is this correct?

 

Calixian Careers

 

Calixian Career Paths

 

262. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/44772-limit-to-alternate-career-ranks/?tab=comments#comment-448777

 

So I have a Battle Sister Character, Rank 4, Both Celestian and Seraphim both say that they require rank 5. So when I reach Rank 5 I replace my current rank with with one of them.

 

- Once I reach rank 6: Can I take the other alternate rank?

 

- Is there a limit? (Provided I have all the required attributes and talents)

 

263. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-2428

 

Redeucer: Things I noticed while compiling: IH: Not sure why, but under Sororitas Elohiem rank Silent Move requires Pure Faith.

 

Modifying Existing Careers

 

264. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/46550-alternate-career-rank-question/?tab=comments#comment-465987

 

On the prerequisites for Alternate Ranks the Rank requirement is that the first Rank it can take the place of or is it the Rank afterwards.

 

For example I want to take the Moritant Reaper Alternate rank with a Rank requirement of 6. Does that mean as soon as I spend over 5999xp and qualify for Rank 6 that I can take the Reaper alternate and replace rank 6 or do I have to wait till I’ve spent over 7999xp and will be going to rank 7 and replace Rank 7?

 

265. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-14350

 

Black Priest lists Forbidden Lore (Cults) for both 100 and 200.  Should the second one be Forbidden Lore (Cults) +10?

 

266. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-14350

 

Legate Investigator has Ciphers (Inquisition) should this be Ciphers (Acolyte)?

 

267. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34100-ballistic-mechandrites-semifull-auto-swiftlightning-attack/?tab=comments#comment-343996

 

Assuming Machinator Array, can you fire a semi-/full-auto burst as your reaction?

 

268. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34100-ballistic-mechandrites-semifull-auto-swiftlightning-attack/?tab=comments#comment-343996

 

Again assuming Machinator Array, if you have a close combat mounted mechandrite and swift/lightning attack, can you use the multiple attacks with the mechandrite?

 

269. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/36487-machinator-array-and-fellowship/

 

Hi, my tech priest player has fellowship 02 and wants to buy the machinator array.

 

The problem is the fellowship reduction of 5 that will take the player's fell to -3...

 

- In the characteristic damage table a fellowship of 0 renders the character a servitor or similar, what do you think, can he buy it taking his fellowship only to 1 or not?

 

270. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29424-machinator-arraymechadendriteautopistolburst-as-a-reaction/

 

Having a naval-shield on a gun-mechadendrite is cool. But, what about a utility mechadendrite to parry (works as well) and a manipulator mechadendrite to (I have TB 6 and SB 4 with machinator array plus 2SB from the mecha (it should already include the +10 for good craftmanship I think)?

 

I have a sum of 12 and can carry 112kg with that arm having equipment of let’s say 40 kg) ask my GM hey can I have a naval shield sized piece of plasteel wall that weights up to 72kg and how much cover AP does it provide?

 

(naval shield provides 8 and weighs 9 so if just duct taping them onto each other I should get (8*9=72) (8*8=64) 8 on top if each other to get enemies destroy one after another as per cover rules or get a solid wall of 32AP? maybe only 16? or don't I add the +2 SB to carry and lift with that mecha?

 

271. In the Inquisotorial Handbook, the Moritat background cost is 300 XP.

 

In the french translation of this book it is 200 XP.

 

- Which is the correct cost?

 

272. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-14350

 

Moritat Reaper has a Meditation skill.  Should that be Medicae?

 

273. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34473-moritat-assassin-and-power-weapons/

 

Moritat’s opinions on Power Weapons?

 

Jacob Addition: Assuming in relation to Bloody Edge?

 

274. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/43632-moritat-and-chain-weapons-stacked-tearing/?tab=comments#comment-436537

 

Hi there,

 

I know there have been a bunch of threads on moritat assassins and power weapons, but this has come up between one of my fellow players and myself.

 

- Would a Moritat assassin be able to get the tearing feature twice (once from the bloody edge and once from the actual chain weapon)?

 

He points to the fact that it combines the raw power of the chain weapon with the moritats skill and precision, thus the stacked tearing. While there are no rules explicitly saying yes or no, I'd like to get some feedback from the community.

 

275. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28857-chainwire-weapons/?tab=comments#comment-293637

 

Me and one my game buddies were talking, and pondered something.

 

- What kind of ruling would a blade of some kind (Probably a modified sword, or at least a long knife) on a chain, or length of cloth, or wire, measuring 2 meters have?

 

Specifically, we were pondering this for use with a Moritat Reaper, but we wouldn't mind some idea of if this would work/wouldn't work.

 

- In short, chain weapons/reach weapons/thrown weapons with a wire to pull the blade back, yes or no?

 

276. The talent "Assassins Strike" says: "Whenever you engage an opponent and make a melee attack, you may make an acrobatics test to move at your Half move rate as a free action. your opponent may not take the customary free attack."

 

- Does this mean that as a free action you can make an acrobatics test and move or does it mean that the test is a half action and moving is free?

 

The reason I say this is that as a Moritat Reaper (inquisitors handbook) you can use the talent "the reaping" and these two talents MAY be able to be used in conjunction with one another.

 

Jacob Addition: Actually could they be used in conjunction?

 

277. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/?tab=comments#comment-14350

 

Templar Calix has a skill listed as Meditation +10. Should this be Medicae +10?

 

278. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9393-force-weapons-special-power/?tab=comments#comment-89970

 

Recently our Templar Calix got her hands on a force sword. The IH says that as a free action the wielder can channel psy energy and it should be 'treated as a psychic power'

 

- My question is: can she use another power this round? (The rules state only one power per round)

 

279. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10484-new-dark-heresy-designer-diary-errata-30/?tab=comments#comment-102843

 

Warden/Divisio Immoralis lists the Forbidden Lore (Occult), shouldn't this be Scholastic Lore (Occult)?

 

Elite Advance Packages

 

280. Can those resurrected from a “Cybernetic Resurrection” be healed by a psychic power?

 

281. A while ago I died (It happens) and received full cybernetic resurrection from the Mechanicus Secutor (I just leveled rank 4 and wanted to take the alternate rank anyway so worked quite well).

 

The problem we are having is with the line "you gain 2 points of armour to all locations". We took this to mean I gained an additional 2 armour on top of the armour I was wearing, but the GM started to worry that it was making me overpowered to the rest of the group (right before almost taking my hand off with a power scythe!!)

 

He is now saying that it should be classed as a different set of armour and not counted together, like wearing a flak jacket over a carapace chest, which would mean the only time I would benefit from it was if I was running round naked.

 

- Is this correct?

 

282. So, if a Nascent Psyker who's abilities have already manifested wields a Force Weapon, how would you resolve the damage done?

 

According to the RAW, I don't think they would get a damage bonus, since the bonus is based on Psy-Rating, which a Nascent Psyker does not have.

 

This however, seems like a limited interpretation, especially considering that the book points out that Psy-Ratings are an abstraction, rather than actual notable tiers of ability.

 

283. Also, if a Nascent was to receive the bonus, would they be able to use the "Killing Will" power of the weapon?

 

Feral & Feudal Worlds

 

284. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/54403-inquisitors-handbook-bastard-sword/?tab=comments#comment-539056

 

On the Bastard Sword

 

First off in different parts of the Handbook, it is listed as 50 thrones (Feudal/Feral Section) and in the summary at the back, 13 thrones.

 

The weapon as is, is listed 1 handed 1d10+1 R Pen1 no special things except the primitive quality. It also says in the description it requires great strength to use only 1 handed (as it is essentially a slightly smaller great sword).

 

However, nothing is listed of this and to be sure, the system does describe when you need a certain strength to effectively use a weapon (like the breacher or tranter .54). And other systems need a certain strength value to properly wield a "Hand and halfer" Bastard sword in one hand the whole time.

 

- Should it be more powerful when used in 2 hands?

 

- Should it have a Strength requirement to use it one handed?

 

- How does this effect using the weapon if you use your "off hand" to do something while using the sword in the main hand?

 

285. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/45345-shields-weapon-qualities-and-munchkinsim/?tab=comments#comment-454773

 

What would the effect of Best Quality be on a Shield?

 

Shields are listed as melee weapons, and as such one could argue they get the +10 bonus to tests made to attack and add 1 to the Damage they inflict. But shields are Defensive and get a -10 penalty to attack anyway, and are rarely used for attacks, and the WS bonus does not apply to parries so it's kind of useless.

 

286. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/45345-shields-weapon-qualities-and-munchkinsim/?tab=comments#comment-454773

 

As some shields provide Cover or Armour Points, a player asked if it would not be better if the Craftsmanship modifiers were as for Armour in general, where Best armour weighs half the normal amount and increases the AP by 1.

 

Jacob Addition: I think this is a good point to ask at least about the design of the shield in the first place and how it was intended to mechanically behave?

 

287. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=1

 

The Inquisitor's Handbook introduces the option of using shields as cover

 

- If anything is mentioned about AP and area covered by the shield in the core book, I haven't been able to find it.

 

288. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/7732-parrying-with-a-shield/?tab=comments#comment-71785

 

My second question, what kind of action would readying the shield to use as cover be, I would say a Half Action, similar to Bracing.

 

289. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/7732-parrying-with-a-shield/

 

Parrying with a shield: Okay, we all know the rules for attacking with two “hand to hand” weapons but do they also apply to a shield?

 

Hive & Forge Worlds

 

Hive Worlds

 

290. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/48017-angelus-bolt-carbine-ammo-availiability/

 

For the Angelus Bolt Carbine, just wondering what the availability and cost the Astartes Bolts would have?

 

291. Personal addition after the fact

 

Does the Spitfire get “Tearing” as per the errata or since it doesn’t use traditional bolts does it not get tearing?

 

292. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/35136-carnodon-pattern-precision-hand-cannon/

 

The normal Hand Cannon, and the Tranter both have rules sayin, use it as a basic weapon, or have at least a strengh bonus of 4 to use i like a pistol.

 

- So my question is: Can you use the Carnodon like a pistol with no restrictions?

 

293. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/13642-mariette-rof/

 

The Mariette Pistol has as RoF S/2/- but only clip 1.

 

- How I am supposed to fire semi-auto when I have only one bullet?

 

In the description of the Mariette it seems to me that these special ammo cylinders house 4 bullets which should be a clip size of 4.

 

294. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/17207-reliable-and-the-54-tranter/

 

Ok, so the .54 Tranter is unreliable (jams on 91+). But the text on it explains it jams on a 94+. Eh?

 

I have just found a good quality version, giving it reliable (which now counters out the unreliable trait).

 

- My question now is - What roll actually causes this weapon to jam?

 

I realize that semi-auto still jams on a 94+, but does single shot use the 94+ (from the weapon special rule) or 96+ (from the normal jam chance for single shot)?

 

295. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9386-armoured-bodyglove-and-hood/

 

Weapons firing different kinds of ammo:

 

The specific concept that comes to mind is the meat hammer, it fires 3 rounds per pull of the trigger.

 

- What happens if you load in say a blazer round, an execution round and a Hyper Density round?

 

- Does it simply gain all the properties?

 

- Does it gain anything?

 

- Does it drop in damage?

 

- What does it lose?

 

296. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9386-armoured-bodyglove-and-hood/

 

Same issue but with double barreled weapons?

 

297. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/9386-armoured-bodyglove-and-hood/

 

Okay, in the Inquisitors Handbook, under the entry for Armoured Bodygloves it says that, for 3 times the cost the suit can have a hood added and make you harder to detect (not got the book to hand so I can't be specific).

 

- But does the hood have any AP's? Or is it just a hood?

 

Forge Worlds

 

298. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/202484-questions-regarding-power-armor-and-the-dragon-scale-armor/

 

Everyone seems to think that Dragon Scale is power armor... And the description of it supports this.

 

However, the actual category of it is "Advanced"... Isn't it supposed to be Power?

 

299. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/31183-seal-wounds-and-force-sword/

 

I can make a force-lathe sword?

 

300. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/47822-mining-helot-augmentic-of-good-or-greater-craftmanship/

 

Looking in the IH, it says that the common quality mining helot augmentic gives a -10 penalty and a chance of insanity. I'm playing a techpriest who's going to be pretty handy at making and implanting cybernetics and such.

 

- What should the benefit of a Good or Best quality mining helot augmentic be?

 

301. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/47163-mining-helot-breacher-talent-required/

 

When you buy the mining helot thing you get a breacher. I have a few questions regarding this:

 

- Do you need Exotic weapon training (breacher) to use it without penalty?

 

- Do you need 50 Strength or more to use the breacher without penalty?

 

- And if no, do you still use your normal SB for extra damage?

 

302. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/34582-cranial-implants-cogitator-what-are-relevant-tests/

 

Good or Best Quality Cranial Implants function as a cogitator. Per IH pg 146, a cogitator gives +10 or +20 on relevant tests.

 

- Do the Cranial implants give +10 OR +20?

 

- What are relevant tests?  All Int tests?  Only trained Lore skills?

 

It seems like may GC Cranial implants give +20 or +30 to all known Int skills (Unnatural Int + cogitator bonus).  That seems really, really good.  Am I missing something?

 

303. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/59880-several-questions-involving-dh-rules/

 

Table 5-5 'Servitors and Familiars" (Page 145, Inquisitor's Handbook) seems to be a guideline to build cyber-familiars from scratch (thus, to calculate the Adeptus Arbites Cyber-Mastiff for example).

 

- Could this table also be used to improve already exsisting ones?

 

- If I'd want to buy a Cortex (Talent Implant) to give my Bloodhound Cyber Mastiff (Book of Judgdement page 74) the "Double Team" talent, could I do it by paying 500 thrones and passing some sort of skill test (like Tech-Use) and a reasonable length of time?

 

304. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/68953-cyberpsyber-creature-gunsballistic-skill/?tab=comments#comment-672314

 

It says in the Inquisitor's Handbook that a Cyber-Creature or Psyber-Creature can be equipped with implants, and lists one of these options as a gun. I'm assuming that is referring to the concealed weapon cybernetic upgrade listed for player characters. Either way, I can pay for the gun, and even pay for the talent to know how to wield it, but that doesn't change the fact that my animal has a ballistic skill of "-", in other words, 0.

 

- How on earth do I change that?

 

- And if I can't, then why do they specifically list "guns" as an example of something that can be attached to the creature?

 

- Not to mention, speaking from a point of logic, if my creature can be given skills such as lore skills or languages, why can't it fire a gun?

 

305. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/

 

Does Cyber mastif need double team?

 

It's a dog after all AND it's been programmed to work with Arbites.

 

306. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/73620-guardian-skulls-ammunition-capacity/

 

Were Gun-Skulls meant to have a single amunition pack? (Charge-Cell, Auto-Clip, etc)

 

307. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/73620-guardian-skulls-ammunition-capacity/

 

Does it take the same amount of time to reload the Gun-Skulls weapon as it does to reload your own?

 

Frontier Worlds & The Void

 

308. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/693-migrated-inquisitors-handbook-general-errata/

 

The entry for the Beetle Tent IH p. 152, 154 There is no explanation on the value (in APs or grade Primitive ect.) for the Extra Armour Upgrade.

 

309. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29591-wielding-a-melee-weapon-with-forearm-weapon-mount-in-the-same-hand-or-wielding-chimera-pistol-sword-10-to-attacks-or-0/

 

The same with a Chimera pistol sword which has a one-shot Irontalon pistol mounted in the hilt:

 

- A character with the above-mentioned talents attacks with the sword and shoots with the pistol in the same round. -10 or +-0?

 

War Zones

 

310. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-105974

 

The autocannon and assault cannon don't specify what ammo is needed, which implies it is the same as normal ammo. Is this the case?

 

311. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/8057-infernothermal-grenades-versus-fire-bombs/

 

We were equipping some characters on Sunday using some gear from the IH and our Redemptionist was looking for some grenades. We ended up comparing the Inferno/Thermal grenades with the Fire Bombs from the core book.

 

I don't have my books in front of me, but as I remember they have identical stat lines with two exceptions: Fire bombs have a blast radius of 2 compared to 1 for the Inferno, and Fire bombs cost 5 compared to 60 for the Inferno.

 

- Jacob Addition: I believe this has been addressed before, but I can’t find it myself. So clarification again?

 

312. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26579-duplus-clips-what-guns-can-use-them/

 

This may seem like an obvious question, but IH lists the following as being able to get Duplus Clips:

 

Any Basic, Pistol, Solid Projectile or Las weapon with a removable clip.

 

- Now, are we to take that to mean that all basic weapons and all pistol weapons can have Duplus Clips, plus any type of Las/SP weapon with a removable clip?

 

That would mean that Flamers and Hand Flamers, being Basic Weapons and Pistols (respectively) can have Duplus Clips. It means Plasma Guns can. Meltaguns.

 

- Or does it mean that any Basic or Pistol that is also either a Las or SP weapon can have the Duplus Clip?

 

313. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/29591-wielding-a-melee-weapon-with-forearm-weapon-mount-in-the-same-hand-or-wielding-chimera-pistol-sword-10-to-attacks-or-0/

 

If a character has Ambidextrous & Two-weapon wielder (Melee and Ballistic) and is attacking in melee combat with a melee weapon + shooting with a Forearm weapon mount mounted in the same hand as the melee weapon is in.

 

- Does this make the attacks -10 or +-0?

 

- Is this considered to be equal to fighting with two weapons in two hands at the same time, meaning -10, or since the attacks all come from the same hand, +-0?

 

314. Personal, but there was a question about it as well found afterwards - https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/49911-wrist-mount-and-2h-weapons/

 

Can you (with two-weapon wielder talents included) use a two handed melee weapon and then use a forearm mounted weapon with your offhand or something?

 

315. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/24684-bracing-useless-for-basic-weapons/

 

In the main rulebook, there is no real description of what bracing actually does outside of heavy weaponry. However, in the IH you can give tripods and bipods to basic weapons and their only use is to assist with bracing.

 

- So my question is, is there any effect from bracing basic weapons? It seemed like no to me.

 

316. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/7732-parrying-with-a-shield/

 

How about a guy with the Guard Shield and the Autopistol, this guy can also use the shield as a 6 AP cover.

 

- Can he move and use this cover at the same time, as far as I can tell technically yes, but it would be a full action?

 

317. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/32440-ganging-up-at-3-metres-neural-whip-grox-whip/

 

Can I gang up at range (2 or 3 meters) with a neural whip/grox whip and who does benefit from it?

 

- Does it work if 2 whip users are at 3m?

 

- Does it work if one is engaged and one is at 3m?

 

- Does it work for both or only for the whip user?

 

- And do I fire into melee if two whip users fight each other at 3m?

 

318. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/38927-melee-attacks-from-afar/

 

Hi all,

 

Does anybody know how melee attacks with a weapon that has a range work in fact?

 

- The Neural Whip for example has a range of 3 m. Now, if combatant A attacks B from a distance of 3 m he uses his WS to hit, right?

 

- But does he count as being in melee?

 

- Can he make use of the Swift Attack or Lightning Attack talent to make a Multiple Attacks action then?

 

- Could he make use of a Stub Pistol in his off-hand with Two-weapon Wielder?

 

- If he could make use of Two-weapon Wielder, does he count as being in melee (+/-0 to hit) or does he count as being at point blank range (i.e. ❤️ m) getting +30 to hit?

 

- What happens if combatant C decides to use his Lasgun to shoot at A (or B)? Does A (or B) count as being in a melee himself, so that C gets -20 to hit? And if A flees, does B get a free attack (if he has a Neural Whip himself for example)?

 

The Holy Ordos

 

319. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/31183-seal-wounds-and-force-sword/

 

To craft your own Force Weapon you use a PRIMITIVE MELEE WEAPON as the base.

 

- Would that be a melee weapon with the primitive trait or a melee weapon that is governed by Melee Weapon Training (Primitive)?

 

320. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/43143-newbie-force-weapon-question/

 

Actually I'm wondering if the example of the force weapon at the bottom of the paragraph is correct.

 

IH: pg 187 "For example a force sword wielded by a character with Psy Rating 3 would inflict 1d10+3 R (plus SB) and have a Penetration of 5."

 

That doesn't make sense since the baseline stat for the weapon is 1d10+1 R, Pen: 2.

 

- Shouldn't the example be 1d10+4 R, Pen 5 with a Psy Rating of 3?

 

321. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/74848-force-weapons/

 

In the IH pg 187 it talks about force weapons, "Unless wielded by a psyker, force weapons simply count as a Good Craftsmanship Mono variant of their standard Primitive weapon type (see pages 128 and 142 of Dark Heresy). However, in the hands of a wielder with a Psy Rating, they are much more"

 

- My question is are all force weapons by default Good Craftsmanship? Why would a psyker be less accurate with a force weapon then a non-psyker?

 

322. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/3494-force-weapons-against-vehicles/

 

We´ve got a problem the other day. One of our psykers was attacking a vehicle with a force weapon.

 

- Our problem is that we don´t know if you can use the additional damage dealt by the weapon is used against vehicles.

 

- Another problem is that you have to make an opposed willpower check to see how much additional damage is dealt.

 

- Are vehicles immune?

 

- And if not, what’s the WP for vehicles?

 

323. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/49702-force-weapons-and-resistance-talents/

 

What of the following is allowed to resist the Killing Will power of a force sword?:

 

- Resistance (Psychic Powers)?

 

- Strong Minded?

 

- Mental Fortress?

 

- Hexagrammatic Wards?

 

324. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/10203-blessed-ammounition/

 

I have a few questions about Blessed Ammunition in IH ( p.190). It states that the price is 50/ea.
 

- I would presume its 1 bullet or bolt (in addition to normal price), but it also ablies to flamer ammution, so will 50 thrones get you 1 canister or 1 round burst worth of blessed promethium?

 

325. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/42385-hexagramatic-wards-psykers/

 

Can a Psyker use the ward on a set of armour without restricting their Psy abilities?

 

- If the abilities were to be restricted, then how?

 

Life as an Acolyte

 

326. Contact has a skill cost = 10xp and Contact is an expert in a skill, cost = 20xp which makes sense, but Contact has a skill group, cost = 50xp, Contact is an expert in a skill group, cost = 50xp.

 

 It doesn't elaborate if your contact has to buy one and then the other or can chose one over the other.
 

- So is it 10xp+20xp and the contact is an expert in a skill or 50xp+50xp the contact is an expert in a skill group?

 

- Or is it 20xp and the contact is an expert in a skill or 50xp and the contact is an expert in a skill group.

 

327. The "I used to know" someone rule reduces the cost of a contact by typically 50%.

 

- Is that reduction before or after applying the negative contact costs such as Dubious or Dangerous?

 

328. Hi guys! In IH on p.224 there are rules for pursuits, which seem pretty normal, until you've actually playtested them - unless I got them all wrong.

 

What they basically say is:

 

1) You roll Initiative, whoever wins - gets 1 Pursuit point.

 

2) Each turn you can take Chase or Flee Action, which is actually an Agility test, with difficulty that depends on terrain, traffic etc. If you pass the test - you gain 1 Pursuit Point + 1 PP for each degree of success. Failure nets you loss of PP's.

 

- The problem is I don't get what happens when you manage to catch the fleeing guy?

 

Starting at 0 PP's also makes you lose the pursuit real fast - not fun, especially for starting Acolytes.

 

329. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/12312-common-lore-and-interaction-skills/

 

I was reading the nifty little bit in the IH where it is stated that a successful Common Lore (Some Organization or Other) Test gives you a +10 to Interaction tests with members of that organization.

I rather like this rule, as it makes sense.

 

- However, does "Imperium" count as an organization?

 

Intuitively, this makes sense as well, as it would allow characters with CL (Imperium) to interact more effectively with Imperials than with the poor benighted savages abroad. But I am not sure if it is legit.

 

330. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=1

 

From IH Expanded skill: Invocation; Protective Invocation (IH page 232).

 

- How long does it take to invoke that? 1 round?

 

- How longs does it last? Forever or until next WP made to resist a Psychic Power?

 

- Can one be under such protection and at same time use Invocation to gain add WP bonus an extra time for use of Psychic Powers (while also being under the protection of "Protective Invocation")?

 

331. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/15062-psyniscience-and-detecting-psykers/

 

Can a person skilled in Psyniscience detect the presence of a Psyker who is currently not manifesting any powers?

 

- Asked another way: Can a Psyker conceal his nature by choosing to not use his powers?

 

- Or will he instantly and constantly be broadcasting his nature to all those able to detect Warp phenomena?

 

The rules are a little unclear, methinks:

 

Core Rulebook, p 105:

"The most common application of this skill is to detect presence or absence of Demons or other psykers."

 

But then:

"On success you extend your senses....." and the results specifying "immaterium being disrupted", "location from where the phenomena" or "person channeling or blocking the immaterium".

 

Inquisitors Handbook p 235:

Would seem to suggest that you can read quite a lot by a successful use of the skill, and does not specify that the psyker must be "active", but the chart again specifies "phenomena", etc.

 

332. Personal addition after the fact.

 

Crafting penalties for types of armor to be crafted?

 

Across all sections

 

333. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=1

 

Which SP weapons in the Inquisitor's Handbook can use dum-dums and/or man-stoppers, and Lathe Body-Blowers.

 

334. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/5985-comprehensive-faq-project/?page=1

 

Which SP pistols in the IH are hand cannons?

 

335. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/48179-two-handed-weapon-in-one-hand/

 

Is there any way to use a two-handed melee weapon in one hand?

 

 

 

 

Disciples of the Dark Gods

 

 

 

Hereticus

 

Psykana Obscura

 

336. I implore for your opinion. A player asked me if he could slip by people using Space Slip.

 

- Specifically asked if it made a sound, or cause any disturbance (other than the stuff detectable by a psyker in the warp) like heat, or something else. It does not specifically say as so, but, in your opinion, does it?

 

337. We have an Untouchable in our group and will be fighting orks soon. I know that Untouchables by nature disrupt psychic phenomena, and the in-game rules for this represented by the negative modifier to psychic attacks in the Untouchable's WPB.

 

- But how does this work against an Ork's Waaagh field? Does it straight-up shut it down whenever an Ork is in the Untouchable's field?

 

338. This is something I am interested in, as it came up in a conversation.

 

- What exactly would happen to a force weapon within the field of an untouchable? Is it rendered simply a normal weapon as the field pushes the psyker's will out of the weapon? Obviously, the part of the weapon counting as a psychic power cannot be used on the Untouchable, but what would happen if the force weapon were to make contact?

 

Jacob Note: For that matter how would psychic blade do against an Untouchable? Just cancel itself out?

 

339. Is an Untouchable immune to Pure Faith powers?

 

- For exemple: a Battle Sister use Wrath of the Righteous to deal 2d10 additional damage, an Untouchable will suffer these additional damages?

 

340. My Psyker used Soul Killer on the big bad guy in a mission, the power had no effect (the GM grinned), and I was left wondering why.  Before he told me there was no effect, he spent time going over the write up of the power.

 

Once the battle was over, it came to light that the baddie had a rosarius.  The GM informed me that by the write up of the power, the rosarius protected the bad guy.  I don't have the book handy, but I will paraphrase what line the GM was reffering to in the write up...  the power fires off an invisible shard of psychic energy. 

 

Now, I try not to argue rules during a game, I feel it distracts and makes the GM look bad, so I have been waiting until now to get a better understanding so I can bring it up before next game.  I realize that the rosarius protects against ranged attacks, but there is no attack roll used for Soul Killer, only the Power roll used to determine success or failure in the activation of said power. 

 

- Does a rosarius protect against such a power, if only because the description mentions an invisible shard of psychic energy flying off to the target(s), or does it not protect?

 

Xenos

 

Nightmare Science

 

341. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/20528-question-about-weapon-stats-in-dotdg/

 

The Necrotic Sceptre (p78) has a Melee dmg rating of 1D10+15 E. Is this before the wielders SB is added?

 

Jacob Note: If before this seems to mean Master Nonesuch does 1d10+23 D damage on a melee hit. A quite rightly terrifying opponent.

 

The Halo Devices

 

342. As per the Halo device on page 100 of the Disciples of the Dark Gods book.

 

Phase one is pretty simple. (Gain, Unnatural Agility (x2) and Unnatural Toughness (x2))

The problem lies with phase two.

 

The character: Gains Unnatural Agility (x3), Unnatural Strength (x2), and Unnatural Toughness (x2).

 

- Now does that mean, since Unnatural Agility is already at x2 from phase one, increasing it with the 2 additionally listed (x modifier -1) would bring it to Unnatural Agility (x4)?

 

- Or would it just bring it to Unnatural Agility (x3)?. 

 

In which case it would be better written as:  Increase the Unnatural Agility multiplier by x steps and if they did not already have this trait give them Unnatural Agility (x ..)

 

Jacob Note: Apparently this person asked, and received an answer but did not source it from FFG

 

“The reply was such, "When you gain Unnatural Toughness twice you simply add 1 to the multiplier, so they get Unnatural Toughness (x3)" “

 

Was this still the school of thought?

 

Malleus

 

The Dark Art of Sorcery

 

343. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26920-psykers-and-sorcery/

 

Does Sorcery cast by Psykers feature somatic (hand waving) and verbal (chanting) components?

 

344. DotDG says that a Psyker who gains the Sorcerer and Master Sorcerer Talents increase their Psy Rating by 1 for each.

 

- I know this takes them to an effective Psy Rating 8, but does the increase in Psy Rating let them take more powers as per psy ratings 1-6?

 

345. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/26920-psykers-and-sorcery/

 

Do Psykers not gain the other benefits listed in the Sorcerer and Master Sorcerer talents, acquiring only the additional Psy Dice, and not for example, the free Minor and Major Arcana?

 

346. In DotDG, for the potential Daemon Weapon properties, one of them allows it to act as a Force Weapon using the Daemon's WP. I'm fine with that, but it says that the weapon can 'kill outright as per a Force Weapon'.

 

- Did they change it from dealing damage to killing outright when FFG reprinted the BI IH or is this just a typo...I've only got and seen the BI version, so if it's changed, I won't have known about it.

 

347. Hypothetically, would a sorcerer be able to use a force weapon?

 

The case where the sorcerer is also a psyker is a no-brainer. Of course he'd be able to utilize it. But a "vanilla" sorcerer? He can channel the warp, albeit in a different way compared to a psyker.

 

- Would it be possible for him to channel the warp through a force weapon, much as he does with other types of warp-powers?

 

348. So I have a question for all you guys and girls out there- about the warp spectre, page 158 of Disciples of the Dark Gods.

 

- It implies that the creature is capable of maintaining a grapple, and thus draining someone several rounds- but it doesn't have a strength score... so how exactly does it go about that?

 

 

 

 

Creatures Anathema

 

Vermin & Predators

 

349. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/114010-a-question-on-gloomhaunt-attacks-post-grapple/?tab=comments#comment-1213192

 

Regarding the Gloomhaunt in particular - if I am reading the "Cranial Clasp" ability correctly the Gloomhaunt (who has just succeeded on its opposed silent move and subsequent charge attack thus grappling a PC) will deal 1d10+2 damage every round the grapple is maintained, right?

 

- I essentially don't have to roll anything other than opposed str tests each round and then roll and apply the damage, yes?

 

350. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/114010-a-question-on-gloomhaunt-attacks-post-grapple/?tab=comments#comment-1213447

 

The Gloomhaunt counts as having a Strength Bonus of 6 for the purposes of Grapple Tests. Only Grapple Tests are Opposed Strength Tests, so Strength Bonus doesn't really enter into it.

 

Jacob Question: I guess a better way to phrase this would be; does the higher Strength bonus apply to the grapple check for the purposes of the test? As if the Gloomhaunt has a new Strength?

 

351. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/114010-a-question-on-gloomhaunt-attacks-post-grapple/?tab=comments#comment-1213447

 

Normally Grapple victims get twice their Armour Protection against Grapple Damage. Whether this counts against the Gloomhaunt's 1d10+2R head-munching Grapple attack is unclear.

 

- Does it?

 

352. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/19907-verminspeacker-questions/?tab=comments#comment-207211

 

In reference to the Verminspeaker Advance, the beast it can control cannot' have more than 19 hit points.

 

- Okay, does that mean that the beast cannot be large, more healthy, or if the beast is reduced to 18 wounds because of combat injury, can it be controlled because it is too exhausted to resist?

 

353. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/19907-verminspeacker-questions/?tab=comments#comment-207211

 

In reference to the Verminspeaker Advance

 

- If a creatures has more than one quality which one really counts? Because if you look closely some demon and xenos have also the beast quality. I find it very weird to control a deamon because of his beast quality.

 

354. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/19907-verminspeacker-questions/?tab=comments#comment-207514

 

In reference to the Verminspeaker Advance

 

- Does the verminspeaker need to see the creatures he control?

 

If no than it can control the skin stalker (beast option)?

 

- If yes, his first power gives him the possibility to establish a link with any creatures and he doesn't need to see it. So, he can see by the eyes of a creatures and then he can see the position of a creature and can then use his "domination power" no?

 

Xenos

 

355. https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/28529-genestealers-12-or-24-to-initiative-rolls/?tab=comments#comment-290706

 

I'm just going over the Creatures book, and came across the Genestealer's skill set. He's got UnAgX2 for an Ag Bonus of 12, fair enough. But, it also has Lightning Reflexes, where he doubles his Ag bonus for rolling Initiative.

 

- Does this mean he doubles his Ag Bonus on 6 to 12 and then adds a D10 for Initiative, or does he take his Ag Bonus of 6, double it to 12 from UnAgX2, and then double it again to 24 for Lightning Reflexes before rolling the d10?

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Wow! This is imperssive list! With books cross-checking it take half a day only to read it!

But my favorite question about Hellgun Capacitor is missing 😞

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10 hours ago, ThenDoctor said:

I'm just going over the Creatures book, and came across the Genestealer's skill set. He's got UnAgX2 for an Ag Bonus of 12, fair enough. But, it also has Lightning Reflexes, where he doubles his Ag bonus for rolling Initiative. 

 - Does this mean he doubles his Ag Bonus on 6 to 12 and then adds a D10 for Initiative, or does he take his Ag Bonus of 6, double it to 12 from UnAgX2, and then double it again to 24 for Lightning Reflexes before rolling the d10?

Uh, isn't the standard "add up multipliers first"? So it's 3x 6 = 18, rather than 2x 2x 6 = 24.

10 hours ago, ThenDoctor said:

no discernable way to gain these talents.

Elite advance.

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7 hours ago, Angel of Death said:

Thank you for the massive list of questions, now we await the answers

Me I'm interested in the ones that apply to the Moritat

If you read the top bit you'll see there's no way we'll get answers to all of these.

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6 hours ago, ThenDoctor said:

If you read the top bit you'll see there's no way we'll get answers to all of these.

Right but I thought

 

On 10/28/2018 at 4:55 AM, ThenDoctor said:

He responded that quite a few already got answered sufficiently by the community, but they'd be willing to weigh in "officially" on any burning questions from the list we still might have. 

So what I am interested is anything on Moritat

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