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AoS Re-rolls and modifiers

Discussion in 'Rules Help' started by Kadanga, Aug 30, 2017.

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  1. Kadanga
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    Kadanga Active Member

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    Hello all,

    in the FAQ it clearly states that rerolls happen before any modifiers.
    Here's an example of how this works:

    A unit has +5 save and gets a reroll failed saves buff from a nearby unit.
    The unit gets attacked by an attack with a -1 rend profile.

    If you roll a save-roll of 5, you are not allowed to re-roll the save (since modifiers arn't in place yet) resulting in a failed save when the rend modifier kicks in.

    My questions is, do you play it this way? Am I part of a small group who play the game wrong or this like measuring from the model; it's in the rules but no-one follows it?

    Anyone I have ever played with apply the modifiers first and sort out rerolls after (apart from specific abilities like reroll on 1s).
     
  2. Seraphage
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    Seraphage Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly how it works. This is why rend is REALLY POWERFUL but unfortunately 90% of the community doesn't seem to have realised yet ! * I forgot it myself at some games :confused: *
     
  3. Kadanga
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    Kadanga Active Member

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    I've never rerolled before modifiers. Its much easier to modify first, guess that's why we tend to ignore it.
     
  4. Killer Angel
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    Good question.
    We apply the rend, then we reroll. Yeah, rend is much stronger, this way...
     
  5. Kadanga
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    Kadanga Active Member

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    All kinds of debuffs get more powerful when rerolls are involved. -1 to hit cause your to-hit rerolls to faulter in the same way as rend would do to a save reroll.
    It is potentially game changing.
     
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  6. Mune
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    Rerolls first then the modifiers is the right way to play, even if most people dont do it.

    But lucky as we are, the skinks priest is worded with reroll saves and not reroll failed saves.
    But you have to be aware that the astro reroll is just on failed rolls.
     
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