Targeted Ambush Equation = 1/2 * ambush skill + body location difficulty
+ d100 > 100
Body location difficulty
Location Difficulty modifier
If the attack is a success, 1/2 of the ambusher's ranking is added to the
crit weighting used in the equation to determine the crit rank. Keep in mind
that the ambush skill is different from the verb ambush, which simply allows
one to aim; attacking from hiding will add on a crit increase commesurate
with the attacker's ambush skill whether or not the attack was aimed with
the ambush verb. Aiming from the open is said to aid slightly in achieving
crits, something which I need to do more research on.
Regardless of skill, one will never successfully ambush a specific body location
at a greater rate than 75% or score a hit better than 95% of the time (5%
of the time missing altogether, and 20% of the time hitting another body
location than the one targeted). There are 4 sizes that all races are classified
(halflings are considered small, all other races medium while only true giants
One may only aim attacks at creature one size larger from the neck down,
or from the abdomen down if it is two sizes larger. These same conditions
will make it easier to target the legs of a creature larger than the ambusher.
If the target is prone, the attack can be aimed for anywhere.
It is a fact that larger weapons are harder to aim with than smaller. The
size of a weapon is taken into consideration when calculating the chance
to hit a particular body area.
The maximum crit weighting one recieves from ambush does have a cap, but
training beyond this cap will allow you to get results at progressively lower
combat rolls. The lowest roll one may achieve a death crit on is a 107, ambushing
with a battle axe against a foe in no armor.
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