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Inscribed wrote:Why is it that Energy Aura doesn't require a Attack roll?
But yeah, I wish the sample powers had devoted more text - or, you know, any text - to pointing out and clarifying their handwaves.
beepeearr wrote:But yeah, I wish the sample powers had devoted more text - or, you know, any text - to pointing out and clarifying their handwaves.
In the case of energy auras, I don't think it is a handwave though. Its an effect created by the pairing of reaction with a close damage effect. A close effect only requires you touch something, to touch an involuntary target requires an attack roll, but if the target touches you there not exactly involuntary anymore. The reason why the target doesn't take damage normally is because of the standard action required to inflict the damage.
Look at grab, it requires a standard action to inflict strength damage while grabbing, but no attack roll.
So not really a handwave, just a nuance hidden in the system.
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