Johnathon kulchyski
▶ Godbound
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

+Kevin Crawford

Does The path through War work on weapon gifts from words and Strifes and such? There is a discussion going on if it could block damage from the fire gift, and i'm curious as to the intent.

Edit: What about unarmed attacks that are emotional based, like the one from Strife of the scorned lover?

Michael Blank
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

Since those gifts specifically state they are "treated as magical weapons" or something of that nature, I don't see why it wouldn't work on them. Your blade can deflect a kiss or a glance as well as an arrow or a club.

It is a greater gift that can only be used once per scene and disallows attacks, so it should be almost obscenely powerful when it is used.

Kevin Crawford
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

Yes, if it's a normal, rolled weapon attack or a power that involves hitting someone with a weapon, the gift will negate it. The Sword God can't hurt you until he drops it, so you can't hurt him with weapons either.

Johnathon kulchyski
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

+Kevin Crawford Thanks

Mason Munden
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

+Kevin Crawford Please clarify further: if a weapon does both either mental damage or physical damage at the discretion of the wielder, would Path through War/Nine Iron Walls/Unbreakable and the like still prevent that damage?

Further, does it count for abilities such as A Lover Scorned's weapon gift? Faerie Queen's weapon gift?

For even further clarification: if a creature used a bolt of psychic or emotional energy, would it be deflected by Path Through War?

Thank you for your time.

Kevin Crawford
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

It's arguable, but if it's a normal attack of any kind or some other attack that specifically involves a weapon, then yes. The Sword Word's defense is against "weapons". This trumps distinctions of physical or mental damage.

Marshall Brengle
2018-06-25T16:24:43.834Z

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