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  • What’s The Deal With Poisons?

    One of my players has expressed interest in being a Wood aspect poisoner. So I’ve got a lot of questions. How do you envenom a weapon? Is it an action? Probably, but do you have to re-envenom it for every attack? Does it last for a scene? Until used? It seems like if it’s scenelong that could give multiattack charms like Iron Whirlwind a big boost, I theorized that maybe that’s why the only poisonable weapons are thrown.

    Also for wound poisons, it says you need a successful decisive attack. So you don’t need to do any damage? And does hardness prevent it?

  • #2
    I believe it's an action to envenom a weapon, yes.

    And it'd be until used, since you can only apply dose of poison to the weapon. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...01#post1249601)

    The reason only Thrown weapons have the Poisonable tag is just because that tag is exclusive to thrown weapons. Stuff like knives can still be poisoned. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...52#post1211052 and http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...84#post1215684)

    And a succesful decisive attack is just one that hits, not necessarily one that does damage. So Hardness wouldn't stop it, but it doesn't trigger on Gambits. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...25#post1103125)


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    • #3
      I think...
      Originally posted by senresk View Post
      I believe it's an action to envenom a weapon, yes.

      And it'd be until used, since you can only apply dose of poison to the weapon. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...01#post1249601)

      The reason only Thrown weapons have the Poisonable tag is just because that tag is exclusive to thrown weapons. Stuff like knives can still be poisoned. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...52#post1211052 and http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...84#post1215684)

      And a succesful decisive attack is just one that hits, not necessarily one that does damage. So Hardness wouldn't stop it, but it doesn't trigger on Gambits. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...25#post1103125)
      Well played sir.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by senresk View Post
        I believe it's an action to envenom a weapon, yes.

        And it'd be until used, since you can only apply dose of poison to the weapon. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...01#post1249601)

        The reason only Thrown weapons have the Poisonable tag is just because that tag is exclusive to thrown weapons. Stuff like knives can still be poisoned. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...52#post1211052 and http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...84#post1215684)

        And a succesful decisive attack is just one that hits, not necessarily one that does damage. So Hardness wouldn't stop it, but it doesn't trigger on Gambits. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...25#post1103125)
        I am humbled today, thank you very much.

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        • #5
          So one last question, does that mean a wood aspect’s anima banner triggers poison on withering damage? Or only on a crashed target where they recieve lethal? I’m assuming withering triggers it, but only when damage is actually dealt.

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          • #6
            The wood anima does also trigger on withering damage, yes. Since it specifies that it triggers on damage, not necessary lethal damage. (http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...62#post1210062)

            So your assumption would be correct. It triggers, but only when damage is actually dealt.
            Last edited by senresk; 02-27-2019, 05:41 PM.


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            • #7
              Damn, this is pretty awesome. Thank you senresk.


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