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    Ogre in the Playground
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    Default [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    If you have 8 dex (-1 mod), does that mean that your ac when flatfooted is higher than when you're aware of attacks?

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    It denies bonuses, not penalties.

    Dexterity Modifier is slightly different than Dexterity Bonus.

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Nope. You only lose a bonus to AC; a penalty remains. You still suck just as much at dodging as you go '=o' and stumble back. =P

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    No. At least I really hope there isn't a silly RAW interpretation that does this.

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Ahhh, that makes sense. So you get dex mod to AC normally, but lose dex bonus to AC when flatfooted.

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myou View Post
    Ahhh, that makes sense. So you get dex mod to AC normally, but lose dex bonus to AC when flatfooted.
    Yes, exactly.
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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myou View Post
    Ahhh, that makes sense. So you get dex mod to AC normally, but lose dex bonus to AC when flatfooted.
    Sadly that is the case. I always liked to imagine that my PC would blindly stumble out of trouble without realising it, Inspector Clouseau Style
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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by kakiseirei View Post
    Sadly that is the case. I always liked to imagine that my PC would blindly stumble out of trouble without realising it, Inspector Clouseau Style
    Which makes no sesne but would be very amusing. That should be a feat - turn your Dex and Wis penalties into a bonus to your AC if you can sucessfully fail to notice attacks. x3

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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myou View Post
    Which makes no sesne but would be very amusing. That should be a feat - turn your Dex and Wis penalties into a bonus to your AC if you can sucessfully fail to notice attacks. x3
    You should also be able to tell when people are lying by failing Sense Motive checks.
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    Default Re: [3.5] What happens to your flatfooted AC if your dex mod is negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myou View Post
    Which makes no sesne but would be very amusing.
    OTOH, it makes no sense for somebody who is bad at dodging to utilize their dex...or lack thereof. It signifies that they are aware of the attack if their dex is not excluded.
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