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Poison attacks and armor saves.
Do models hit with poison still get to make their armor save?
For some reason, I'd think that a character hit with a poison-tipped dart wouldn't be able to resist poison simply because he's carrying a huge shield and is wearing light armor.
So when a model is hit by a poison attack (on 6), do they really get to make an AS or is it completely negated by the poison ability?
Thanks for any input.
"When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield."
Wins - 5
Losses - 4
Draws - 1
Poison means that a roll of 6 to hit automatically wounds. Models still get their normal armor save as modified by the attacker's strength (so for skinks, not at all).
It actually does make sense if you think about it, and realize that the dice are rolled somewhat out of order. A "hit" means that the dart/javelin/whatever struck the person somewhere. The armor save is to see if it hit a fleshy bit or bounced off the shield or breastplate. The wound roll is to see if the injury is enough to hurt the target, and this is the part that poison helps with. If you can get it past their armor (i.e. they fail their armor save), the poisoned shot will always kill.
But, if the poisoned weapon is from a Saurus Scar-Vet. with the Venom of the Firefly Frog and manages to inflict a poison attack, that AS can be modified by a -2 penalty due to it's S5 attacks.
This automatically inflicts a wound with no roll of the To Wound chart, just make sure that you can roll enough 6's!
Hope this helps