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2008-12-10, 10:56 AM

I just want a quick confirmation that I am handling line effects right.
What I do is:
1) Determine the area of the effect, and the chars effected
2) The first char gets the normal reflex saving throw
3) the next chars get a +2 on the saving throw due to the rules for cover.

D 1 2 3 4

Let's say D is our dragon, and 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the players. Let's say the DC is 16. So, #1 needs to get his 16, #2 an 14, #3 a 12 and #4 a 10.

Is this correct? Or should all need to roll against the initial DC (16 in the example above).


2008-12-10, 11:06 AM
Soft cover (which is the sort provided by characters) is no use for reflex saves. So everybody saves at the original DC 16.

2008-12-10, 11:11 AM
Correct. Cited Rules text:
Soft Cover

Creatures, even your enemies, can provide you with cover against ranged attacks, giving you a +4 bonus to AC. However, such soft cover provides no bonus on Reflex saves, nor does soft cover allow you to make a Hide check.