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    5e Weapon and Armour negative modifier

    Greetings,

    Looking for a way to add a negative modifier to equipment of a player.
    I wish to apply -1 to -5 to the damage rolls of a player's equipped weapon.
    I wish to apply -1 to -5 to the AC of a player's equipped armour.
    I wish to apply a -1 AC modifier to equipped shields.

    Do I do this through 'powers' on the character Action tab or is there a way to do it with each piece of equipment?
    I wish to have it apply only to a single piece of equipment and not ALL attacks made by the character.

    Any suggestions or/and links to places to learn how to do this would be appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    Last edited by Zacchaeus; April 22nd, 2021 at 08:45.
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    Yes, create effects in the actions tab would be the easiest way to do it.
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    Thank you.

    In regards to effects, looking over the FGU effects page, how to I apply the effects to a particular item (weapon or armour)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omalus View Post
    Thank you.

    In regards to effects, looking over the FGU effects page, how to I apply the effects to a particular item (weapon or armour)?
    you can't, without an extension (like celestian's Advanced Effects)
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    Thank you,

    I guess I'm confused because I can add fire damage to a single weapon. Could I make a 'magical weapon/armor' and apply the negative modifier to DMG or AC when worn and remove the 'magic' key word?
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    You can give armour any value you want if you are creating your own - but I don't think you can add a negative to the value. Without the extension linked above you can't add an effect to a weapon or armour. You can only create effects in the actions tab and would need to apply them when the armour/weapon was being used and remove them again when not being used. Effects can't be specific to anything in particular whether a weapon, armour or anything else.
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    Where would I find how to connect the effect (DMG: -1) or (AC: -1) to a specific weapon that a player has and not apply to all weapons they use, or armour they equipped?
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    Use the extension linked above. That adds an effect line to a weapon into which you add the effect you want. Then when that weapon is used the effect is applied to that weapon. Same thing for armour.
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    I would also recommend Celestian's Advanced Effects Extension (posted earlier in this thread). Once you see how it works you can do all kinds of effects like you are describing.
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    For DnD 5e.

    Okay, I can add Effects for armour but can't figure how to apply a -1 to a single weapon and not ALL attacks.
    I've set up a fighter who has the Greatsword Fighting style. In the tutorial I watched I can add 'reroll 2' to the WEAPON and it will only reroll 1's and 2's for that weapon.
    I want to do something similar but only apply a -1 to the attack to a single weapon (self, when using the longsword in the action). Whether it is through an effect or through the actual weapon does not matter, but it should ONLY apply to a single weapon, not all weapons the PC is using.

    Any other places I can look or is this something that just cant be done?
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