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Earlier today I lost my general to my lizardman opponent. Does the engine of the god AOE damage set off the 3+ ward save of Wrist Band of Black Gold? The description makes it seem that the ward save is good against anything except close combat.
No, the description makes it seem like its good against shooting attacks and magic missiles.
There are plenty of magic spells that are not MM's and as the eothg's aoe attack does not happen in the shooting phase its not shooting.
I have to disagree with what apbevan said, it's states that it gives a 3+ ward save against any missile attack, then it goes on to label a few, and it states both missile weapons that are shot in the magic and shooting phase of the game.
if it's not hitting you in combat, then it's most likely a missile attack, which triggers your save.
In the description it says it includes war machines. Would that not count as a war machine?
It would be helpful if you said something beside "yeah... no" in your reply, like why the save wouldn't work, or something in defence of your statement.
What is the engine of the gods? what does the Lizadman book say? If the unit discription is covered by the rules governing the wrist bands.... well then mystery solved.
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If it is an attack in the shooting phase - its a shooting attack and thus the 3+ ward applied (same with the anvil..). If it is an attack in teh magic phase which is not a magic missile, then no, the ward does not apply..
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I think BustaCaps is right It isn't combat, and the Wristbands protect its wearer from anything but Close Hits
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The wrist band protects the wearer from RANGED ATTACKS!!!!!!
I could be wrong but from my interpretation, anything that needs range, but is not a cc attack affects your wearer.
e.g. you are protected from Comet of Cassendora and magic arrows and w/e else as long as the attack has a range.
however if you are hit from an attack like urainans thunderbolt (sorry can't spell, and i believe this is the right spell and it isn't a magic missile), which has no range and is not a missile, then you recieve no save. (or from a giants swing with club for example)