Originally posted by shkspr1048
A question concerning Ascendant Battle Visage; it states that when this charm is active, the character can clash any attack as her combat action, without having to delay. But if she's using her combat action against another's attack, then hasn't she by definition already delayed her action? Or is there some subtlety to the charm that I'm missing?
When she's attacked, if she hasn't already used her attack for that round, she can reflexively clash it.
Originally posted by The Lidless Eye That Sees
In the same way that white reaper is good at fighting groups, and tiger punishes people who try to disengage, what tactics should a heaven's ladder stylist use?
My original thesis was: Death From Above.
Originally posted by LDDM84
Will we see artifacts that mortals can use in Arms? Either weapons or utility?
Originally posted by serGregness
Thanks! As a followup, what's the interaction between the fire-tapping Ifrit Lord shaping ritual and something like Righteous Devil's Burning Judgment Halo? Can the halo be repeatedly tapped for motes as long as the Devil Stylist sands at its center?
It'll eventually cause the bonfire to die down.
Originally posted by Sunder the Gold
After rolling Dragon-Blooded Excellencies back into being purchased Charms which can also add dice...
Have you considered doing the same for the Sidereal Exalted?
No, although I do think their target number reduction needs to be throttled back slightly.
Originally posted by Gigaton-Falcon-Emu
Are there any plans for a martial art built around greatswords? Even if there isnt, what concepts do you think would be interesting for such a style?
No, but that doesn't mean one won't eventually show up. I don't have any ideas off the top of my head—I don't know enough about the specifics of how you use one to write a weapon-focused style for them distinct from Melee, and I don't know of any real-world martial arts that use them that I could steal from.
Originally posted by balwin
I have a question about Essence-Gathering Temper. It says: "The Exalt gains a number of motes equal to half the damage (round up) of the attack before soak, but may gain no more than (Stamina) motes in a single round.
" (emphasis is mine)
Does that mean the mots a character can get from this charm are hard capped at his stamina (and the phrase "in a single round" is only there to confuse the reader
) or does he get all calculated mots but over the course of several rounds, even the duration of the charm is "instant"?
You can't get more than (Stamina) motes in a round, even if you use Essence-Gathering Temper multiple times that round. If you have Stamina 5, and you get five motes off an attack, you won't be able to get any motes from subsequent attacks that hit you that round.
Originally posted by Leetsepeak
Does Eye and Seven Despairs still want to torture his deathknights? Is that whole thing about sleeping with his deathknights in disguise still a thing? I found the gender oriented aspects of his character very uncomfortable and sort of heteronormative, and I'm curious if you have anything you'd care to share about it at this juncture.
Wasn't a fan of that part of his presentation either.
Originally posted by SmilesWithFangs
So, are stars still (and I'm struggling to describe this right) a representation of how peoples' and things' actions affect the Loom of Fate?
Stars have great mystic significance, but they're first and foremost stars.
Like can you work out a rough future by studying the stars with Lore or Occult? Do major players in fate still get represented by brighter stars? I would assume that anything too specific would require at least a thaumaturgic ritual.
Accurate astrological predictions requires thaumaturgy.
Finally, would there be a way to MAKE a star fall from the sky? Like killing one of those major players? Or is it some other ineffable effect that causes that?
No. Well, I guess you could fly up and there and try to knock a star down to earth, but that's going to be really really hard.
Originally posted by LDDM84
I always found it quite difficult for me to understand why entire kingdoms would go to war over some artifacts and First Age relics if mortals can't use them (like daiklaves and similar artifacts that require attunement or motes to use their powers). Will we ever see an explanation, like in an adversary that devised a mean to use them?
An artifact you can't use is still a valuable bargaining chip when dealing with those who can use it. The Empress accepted artifacts in lieu of some (or all!) of a satrapy's annual tribute, for example.