Shield Block and Champion's reactions order of operations in regards to reducing damage..


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Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So as a player if I use the Shield Block reaction and my companion uses one of the Champion's Reactions at the same time to offer damage resistance to me which occurs first?

Do I gain the resistance to damage from the Champion's Reaction then get to Shield Block the remaining damage or vice versa?

The damage taken should be the same but the version above of Champion's Reaction then Shield Block reduces the wear on my shield.

I apologize if this has been brought up before.

Thanks in advance.


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Resistances apply before you choose to shield block or not because of the timing specified for the trigger of shield block.

And though the phrasing of the triggers on champion reactions puts the timing at a similar point, they are creating an effect which happens at step 3 of making a damage roll (p. 450 for reference) while shield block triggers at step 4.


thenobledrake wrote:

Resistances apply before you choose to shield block or not because of the timing specified for the trigger of shield block.

And though the phrasing of the triggers on champion reactions puts the timing at a similar point, they are creating an effect which happens at step 3 of making a damage roll (p. 450 for reference) while shield block triggers at step 4.

Thank you. We've been doing this wrong.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
thenobledrake wrote:

Resistances apply before you choose to shield block or not because of the timing specified for the trigger of shield block.

And though the phrasing of the triggers on champion reactions puts the timing at a similar point, they are creating an effect which happens at step 3 of making a damage roll (p. 450 for reference) while shield block triggers at step 4.

Thank you as well.

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