Penetrating Attack vs Devastating Attack (Saga Ed)

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by Mace_Windolene, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Mace_Windolene Jedi Knight

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    What is the difference between the Penetrating Attack and the Devastating Attack talents (other than Penetrating Attack requires Weapon Focus as a prerequisite)?

    If you take both talents, do they stack?
  2. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    If memory serves, Penetrating Attack ignores 10 points of Damage Reduction (DR), while Devastating Attack treats Damage Threshold as though it's 5 points lower, making it easier to send an opponent down the Condition Track.

    AFAIK, they stack.
  3. Mace_Windolene Jedi Knight

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    The wording of the two talents' effects are exactly the same!
  4. Mace_Windolene Jedi Knight

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    After re-reading the descriptions about 10 times, I finally spooted the difference. Merkurian, you were right in that Devastating is Threshold, and Penetrating is DR. They both treat the respective values as 5 lower though.

    The difference is just one word - very hard to spot!
  5. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    "Take 20 you must, and your spot check you will make."
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