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GhostInTheMachine wrote:The exact same place the standard action normally needed to make a ranged attack with a weapon goes when you wrap it in Harrying/Covering Fire.pithica42 wrote:
It's not, Cast Spell > Make Ranged Attack > Covering Fire.
It's Covering Fire > Make Ranged Attack
Where in the second one is the standard action to cast the spell?
Ah, I see how it is you are interpreting now. I thought I did before, but I was slightly off.
As I see it, there is a distinction between an attack and a standard attack action.
An attack is literally the act of rolling the die and your attack modifier, etc.; a standard attack action is the game mechanic entity that is part of the action economy.
With this distinction, Harrying fire is a standard action that contains an attack. It does not contain a standard attack action.
Harrying Fire, Covering Fire, Casting Telekinetic Projectile, and a Standard Attack are all variations of the same thing - standard actions that entail an attack.