DaoLong wrote:Thanks for the info on the shieldClint wrote:DaoLong wrote:I would assume that a sword with infection (instant death, cuts off head) wouldnt benefit from a touch attack bonus, but would still kill someone with a successful attack. Or would that depend on the trappings?
Trappings pretty much. A sword with Infection could also be "The Blade of Pestilence" and a simple touch from it could kill (touch attack with the Infection power). If it requires a normal attack roll to use its "Infection" ability of cutting off heads, then some allowance should be made (after all the character is facing an effective -6 penalty to use the weapon).
Hope this helps.
Im a little confused on the -6 penalty. Are you talking about a MAP and having to draw the weapon first? Or are you talking about a called shot?
Also would the sword have the "always on" modifier?
Thanks in advance.
A touch attack is normally +2. Since you will be doing a regular combat attack, you would not get that +2. There is 2 of the -6.
You would also need to do a called shot to the head at -4 to decapitate. That is the other -4 of the -6.
Infection touch attack: Fighting +2
Decapitate Attack: Fighting -4