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A couple of questions came up during my playtest of the Biohacker at the weekend.
Does the Conserving Fusion work with the Biohackers Injections ability?
The description of the infusion states the ammunition is not consumed as though the weapon has never been fired and specifically lists darts as a type of ammunition that is affected.
The rules under Injections however don’t say how long the injections last after you have made them. It does say you mix the injection as part of the standard action you take to attack with it or inject a creature so it’s possible the injection only lasts for that standard action. However, in the section on regaining daily uses it comments that when you regain your daily uses any injections you created early but didn’t use becomes inert, even if still in your possession. This implies that injections would last longer than the standard action you take to create and use them.
If it functions for Biohacker injections, then is has quite an impact upon the class as in practice it means that misses no longer use up one of your injection uses per day as you can continue to try to use the injection you made until you successfully hit. This makes the conserving fusion pretty close to mandatory once you can use it.
Do conditions inflicted by your injections escalate?
Many of the conditions that the field of study allows you to inflict on your target as a counteragent cause conditions some of which can escalate into a more serious condition if they receive the same condition again. For example: If someone who is already fatigued is fatigued again, this escalates to and they become exhausted.
The specific example in play was an opponent that was already suffering from fatigue was hit by a fatigue causing counteragent due to the Enzymology field of study. Do they therefore become exhausted as per the description of fatigue in the core rulebook?
Although there is nothing to indicate that they don’t become exhausted, it is rare that player character abilities cause this kind of escalation so we weren’t sure if this was intended.