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The First Strike Edge isn't clear on who the "He" is

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  • The First Strike Edge isn't clear on who the "He" is

    The way that the First Strike edge is written isn't clear. It can be read to mean the Hero or it can be read to mean an enemy. So who is the "He" in "free Fighting attack
    against a foe immediately after he moves into Reach."

  • #2
    The foe. First Strike is defensive; it allows a warrior to react when someone walks up to engage them. Think the scene in The Princess Bride where Inigo stabs three guards who rush him; that's the most classic example of Improved First Strike.

    It can't be used if the warrior with First Strike is the one that's doing the moving.


    • #3
      What he said.

      Correctly used, pronouns refer to the most recent correct noun. Since the most recent noun was "foe", the "he" refers to the foe.
      Conversely, the first "he" refers to the upcoming noun "hero".
      I hope you find the above post useful. And not insulting, because I was trying to be helpful, not insulting; being a pedantic jerk, that isn't always clear.