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  • Colette
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    #37567 |

    As the topic says, how does the Grammaton archetype of the cryptic class use its Disrupt Pattern class feature?

    This is a question that had been answered in the old Dreamscarred Press forums, but those forums are now inaccessible, even through the Wayback Machine.

    http://www.d20pfsrd.com/psionics-unleashed/classes/cryptic/archetypes/dreamscarred-press/grammaton
    Disrupt Pattern: The grammaton is only able to use the disrupt pattern ability when making ranged attacks with a handgun.

    Does the Grammaton simply use a handgun as a “prop” for Disrupt Pattern?

    Or does this function the same way as the Brutal Disruptor archetype’s Channeled Disruption, only with ranged attacks using handguns, thereby letting the damage from a firearm add to the damage of Disrupt Pattern?

    http://www.d20pfsrd.com/psionics-unleashed/classes/cryptic/archetypes/dreamscarred-press/brutal-disruptor
    Channeled Disruption: A 6th level brutal disruptor has learned to channel her disrupt pattern ability into her melee attacks. The brutal disruptor may use her disrupt pattern ability as part of any or all melee attacks she makes. This is an exception to the rule that disrupt pattern may only be used once per round. The brutal disruptor cannot use her disrupt pattern ability as a ranged attack in the same round that she has used it as part of a melee attack.

    If the Grammaton’s Disrupt Pattern indeed adds to firearm attacks and damage rolls, then on a critical hit, is the Xd6+Intelligence modifier damage from Disrupt Pattern (and Enhanced Disruption) multiplied as it normally would be, or is it left untouched?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Colette
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    #37569 |

    Oh, and with regards to my question about the damage multiplied on a critical hit, I mean only the basic 1d6 + Intelligence modifier from Disrupt Pattern, not the extra dice from Enhanced Disruption.

    Even then, that applies only if the Grammaton’s Disrupt Pattern is applied on top of ranged attacks rather than merely being used through a handgun as a “prop.”

    Quintain
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    #37583 |

    Does the Grammaton simply use a handgun as a “prop” for Disrupt Pattern?

    Or does this function the same way as the Brutal Disruptor archetype’s Channeled Disruption, only with ranged attacks using handguns, thereby letting the damage from a firearm add to the damage of Disrupt Pattern?

    This question wasn’t fully answered in the old forum either. The Grammaton works similarly to the Brutal Disruptor in that in order to use disrupt pattern he must also make a ranged attack using his gun. However the ability to apply them to “any and all” attacks text is not there for the Grammaton. So, even if he has multiple gun shots in a round, it is still only one disrupt pattern attack Per round.

    It’s hard to say about how the critical is resolved, but my guess is that when attacking with a disrupt pattern through a firearm, the crit confirmation might be the same roll, but the multiplier of the damage between the gun and disrupt pattern damage are resolved separately.

    One question I have is this: Does the disrupt pattern use the range increment of the gun and if so, can it do damage past the first 30′ increment and if so, is it resolved as a touch attack like normal or as a standard ranged attack, like a firearm.

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