Redirecting Shot confusion


Gunslinger Class


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Redirecting Shot wrote:

REDIRECTING SHOT [reaction] FEAT 10

[FORTUNE] [GUNSLINGER]
Trigger An ally misses with a ranged attack that uses a thrown
weapon or ammunition.
Requirements You’re wielding a loaded firearm or crossbow.

Seeing your ally’s attack about to go astray, you fire your weapon to right its course. Make an attack roll with your firearm or crossbow against the target of the triggering attack, ignoring any bonus the target would gain against you from lesser or standard cover. Your ally’s attack uses your attack roll instead of their attack roll.

Why does it say to aim at the target? Are you attacking them? If all you're doing is replacing your ally's attack with your own, why roll against the target at all? Do you have to successfully shoot the target in order to activate the ability to replace the ally's roll?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how this is intended to work with the current wording.


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It doesn't say 'to aim at the target'. You don't replace the allies attack with your own. It replaces your allies attack roll with an attack roll you make.

It just then makes clear that your attack roll doesn't have to deal with cover against the person being attacked, because your shooting the projectile not the person.


So does the gunslinger's attack completely replace the ally's attack?

So say my witch ally who is not proficient with bombs throws an alchemist's fire and misses. Can I spend my reaction to have a good chance to make it hit?


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RexAliquid wrote:

So does the gunslinger's attack completely replace the ally's attack?

So say my witch ally who is not proficient with bombs throws an alchemist's fire and misses. Can I spend my reaction to have a good chance to make it hit?

Not too bad a thing, since the gunslinger's proficiency is similar to the fighter's.


RexAliquid wrote:
So does the gunslinger's attack completely replace the ally's attack?

It replaces the attack roll portion of the attack.

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So say my witch ally who is not proficient with bombs throws an alchemist's fire and misses. Can I spend my reaction to have a good chance to make it hit?

Yep.

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