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Old 01-14-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default How does a Jet work ?

I know that in the Basic Set it states that Jet is considered like a melee weapon and therefore Acc and range modifiers don't apply. Suppose a Jet of 1/2: 5 Max: 10; will it affect everybody in the Jet area or it will strike the first one in that line ? If it affects everyone, do I simply attack the first one and if that person dodges I use the scattering rules ? I was trying to find info on it on the forums but unfortunately, the forum search engine doesn't allow searches on words of 3 characters or less and so I couldn't find anything on jet :)
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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Jet simply turns your Innate Attack into a 10-yard melee weapon that cannot parry or be parried, and that inflicts only half damage past five yards. It's +0%, despite pathetic range, because it lets you Feint, use AOA (Double) from a safe distance, make a Rapid Strike, etc. It's worth more than Melee Attack because, relative to that modifier, it gives spectacular Reach and can't normally be parried. There's no assumption of being able to strike multiple targets unless you use AOA (Double) or Rapid Strike, but note that High-Tech allows AOA (Jet) for flamethrowers, and this lets you engage lots of foes at a cost in damage.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: How does a Jet work ?

Can you also use All out Attack Strong and similar options with Jet?
Exactly what is allowed?
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: How does a Jet work ?

You can use any option that works with a melee attack. It's a melee weapon, in every sense. It just can't parry (but then, neither can some melee weapons).
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: How does a Jet work ?

Thanks a lot for your quick answers ! Very appreciated !
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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You can use any option that works with a melee attack. It's a melee weapon, in every sense. It just can't parry (but then, neither can some melee weapons).
Uh, that wording seems to imply that it includes AoA (Strong), which is pretty weird, say, for flamethrowers, which are Jets too. Especially when we're talking about equipment-flamethrowers, not Powers.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Uh, that wording seems to imply that it includes AoA (Strong), which is pretty weird, say, for flamethrowers, which are Jets too. Especially when we're talking about equipment-flamethrowers, not Powers.
If you stand there and carefully hold the flame on target for a full second instead of dodging enemy attacks, you'll almost certainly do more damage with a flamethrower. It really makes no less sense than AOA (Determined) giving +1 to hit and thus letting you put more pellets or bullets on target.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #8
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It just can't parry (but then, neither can some melee weapons).
Whoa... never realized that, always treated it as melee attack...
- Is it legal then to combine it with Melee:ST-Based (for a ranged punch)
- What would be an appropriate Enhancement for it to be capable of parring?
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You can use any option that works with a melee attack. It's a melee weapon, in every sense. It just can't parry (but then, neither can some melee weapons).
Whirlwind attack!

(Which has a max range of 1, but hey)
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Whirlwind attack!

(Which has a max range of 1, but hey)
How about throwing it?

Wait, that came out wrong. ;)
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