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Offline Caedwyr

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Applying an effect on a critical hit, possible?
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:37:32 AM »
I'd like to be able to apply a .eff file when the player delivers a critical hit with a certain weapon.  Is there any way of detecting when a critical hit has occured, and to have an item or spell trigger when this occurs?


EDIT: Answered on another forum.
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Re: Applying an effect on a critical hit, possible?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 04:23:55 AM »
And the answer was...?
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Re: Applying an effect on a critical hit, possible?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 07:01:07 AM »
http://forums.spellholdstudios.net/index.php?showtopic=7825

Some hints are there, but what I got from browsing the posts the answer is pretty close to 'not really'.
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Re: Applying an effect on a critical hit, possible?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004, 12:03:24 PM »
Ah, sorry.  Nope apparently there is no way to detect when a critical hit occurs.  The best work around, is to have an effect trigger with approximately the same percentage of hits. 

So, if a creature will critical hit on a roll of 20, then have the effect trigger for 5% of the hits.  If it criticals on a 19 and 20, then 10%.  This isn't perfect, because the attack roll modifiers are not taken into account, but its the best work-around possible as far as I know.
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