Alchemist: Bomb and Point-Blank-Damage


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Hi,

didn't find an answer within the search results: The bonus damage from point-blank-shot does apply to:
1. an Alchemists primary bomb damage?
2. to primary AND secondary SPLASH damage?
3. to none of them (because thrown splash weapons don't qualify for the damage bonus).

Thanks
Miks

Silver Crusade

1. Yep
2. No, it would only apply to the attack which must hit not the after effects, which is what splash is, though you do get to add your int to damage..
3. All weapons count for the damage bonus. You could, if you want, throw a dwarven waraxe at someone and still get the +1 to hit and damage with it, albeit with a -4 to hit because it's not meant to be thrown

Thats just what I know, And I'm pretty sure that what the rules say.


Alchemist Class Description wrote:
Splash damage from an alchemist bomb is always equal to the bomb’s minimum damage (so if the bomb would deal 2d6+4 points of fire damage on a direct hit, its splash damage would be 6 points of fire damage).

Since Point-Blank Shot increases the bomb's minimum damage, it also increases the splash by 1.

Silver Crusade

Rogue Eidolon wrote:
Alchemist Class Description wrote:
Splash damage from an alchemist bomb is always equal to the bomb’s minimum damage (so if the bomb would deal 2d6+4 points of fire damage on a direct hit, its splash damage would be 6 points of fire damage).
Since Point-Blank Shot increases the bomb's minimum damage, it also increases the splash by 1.

Oh, you know what, I haven't thought about that, Good catch. Then I DO suppose it would increase splash damage...at least with the alchemists special bombs that is..

Sovereign Court

http://paizo.com/paizo/faq/v5748nruor1fm#v5748eaic9qnt

It only affects the part of the bomb that hits you in the face.


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