Healing NPCs


Rules Questions


NPCs only have HP. Healing spells heal Stamina or HP depending on the spell. Can one use Stamina healing on a npc or are those spells useless for supporting your hired guns?


Do they have stamina? Then... no.


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Short answer: ask your GM. They are the one running the NPCs.


I am the GM, I'm looking for opinions on this after the question was raised an one of my games. I am inclined to let stamina healing work on up to half the npcs total HP but I want to see what other GMs think.


I am inclined to say no. They don't have stamina, so healing stamina does nothing.


soulclaw wrote:
NPCs only have HP. Healing spells heal Stamina or HP depending on the spell. Can one use Stamina healing on a npc or are those spells useless for supporting your hired guns?

Which spell (or spells) have you seen that heal stamina? The only curative spell I've seen is Mystic Cure, which clearly states it heals hit points, in which case, the answer to your question is "no," as others have said. If you've found a spell that does heal Stamina, A) I'd like to see said spell in an official book, and B) don't have your NPCs have this spell, since it won't help them.

Thanks!


Well it's not a spell but the envoy has an improvisation that can heal stamina points.
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I don't have the Alien Archive in front of me at current, but I seem to recall something in the section on class grafts mentioning that any NPC power that would effect Stamina instead effects HP. You could probably apply that in this situation as well.

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Wonky Chewbacca is correct.

From Alien Archive, page 128:

Stamina Points: NPCs don't have Stamina Points. Any abilities that would normally affect an NPC's Stamina Points affect its Hit Points instead.


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That said, I am generally inclined to treat important NPCs as if half their HP were Stamina, when its relevant. Like, say, if I decide an important NPC has Resolve, and thus can partially refresh itself between battles.

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