I'm trying to see if there's something I'm missing about effects. My character recently picked up a poleaxe, a weapon I hadn't looked at before.
The pole axe is 2h, 4 damage, piecing 1, vicious 1, and intense. My questions is, aren't piercing 1 and vicious 1 redundant?
Example: I attack and enemy with 3 pts of soak and hit. I roll a 2,5,5,6 - base 5 damage and 3 effects. I can use those effects for either (not both) vicious or piercing.
a) I use all the effects for piercing, ignoring the targets armor and do 5 damage.
b) I use all the effects for vicious, dealing 8 damage and the targets soak reduces that to 5.
c) any combination of the above.
Am I missing something? Is there an actual reason for having both qualities on the weapon?
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