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 Post subject: Re: Grasp the Blade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:27 pm 
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If it were my table, I'd say yes. Picture, if you will, Bad Guy #1 performing a sweeping strike on three targets: A, B and C.

B is wearing a gauntlet and wants to push his click by 3 to Grasp the blade. Originally, I was going to suggest that the attack on A would proceed as normal and when the bad buy gets to B, the grasp the blade goes off and, if successful, negates the attack, thus ending it for both B and C. But then I thought about it... If you're going to push your clock to pre-emptively "grasp the blade" and negate the attack, why would you wait until after the blade cuts into your buddy? If it were just you, you'd be stepping into the attack and grabbing the weapon, thus preventing the attack as it's just beginning. So I see no reason why that wouldn't work with a sweeping strike as well. Visually, I see it working just the same. So at my tables, barring a ruling otherwise, it will work.

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 Post subject: Re: Grasp the Blade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Harliquinn wrote:
The big question is (and I assume the answer is yes) does using grasp the blade negate the attack for all potential targets? So if a big bad used sweeping strike and you used grasp the blade, the entire attack is negated.

John


to keep things simple. I would say yes.. because you don't choose who you attack 1st

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 Post subject: Re: Grasp the Blade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:23 am 

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Sweeping strike is also a single attack from my understanding of it, it just happens to target multiple people (now if it was called multi-swing that's a different idea) so one attack with one negation...
1-1=0


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 Post subject: Re: Grasp the Blade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:38 am 
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mininin wrote:
Sweeping strike is also a single attack from my understanding of it, it just happens to target multiple people (now if it was called multi-swing that's a different idea) so one attack with one negation...
1-1=0


IMO totally irrelevant.

If you gasp their blade you have it till you either choose to let go or the attacker takes a push 2 action to pull it free. The attacker can't take the push action on their turn, so attacks with *that* weapon are done at that point. If you are flowing sand or whatever I also believe you also either have to leave that weapon behind or stop moving. I don't think you'd use Grasp the Blade every fight, but its a good trick to have when you do want it.

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