Topic: trait Optimism

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  • #4548
    ManaSeed
    Participant

    What does it do? Does it temporarily increase resolve stats when you killed enemy? If yes, I think it is not working.

    #4550
    Rap
    Keymaster

    As the description says, it grants a +5 bonus for all positive morale checks, i.e. those determining if the morale state should be upped. This means that optimistic characters have a higher chance to gain morale (e.g. changing from stable to confident) on events such as slaying an enemy or seeing an enemy slain by an ally. It is working as intended.

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    #4552
    ManaSeed
    Participant

    Yes I realize resolve affects chance to increase morale in battle. Morale can easily change depends on battle situation, but resolve will usually stay constant.

    Question: If a brother has Optimist trait and 50 resolve before he enters battle, is it possible that his resolve (not morale) value stay constant after killing 5 enemies?

    In my case it doesn’t change that’s why I’m surprised. Also, if I keep killing enemies (positive morale check), does Optimism increases my resolve indefinitely? (yes I realize this might not be meaningful because your morale can’t get higher than Confident)

    #4553
    Rap
    Keymaster

    The Optimist trait does not increase resolve itself. It just puts a +5 bonus on top every time the dice is rolled for a positive morale check. This is not cumulative and will always be a +5 bonus.

    Resolve does not increase by killing enemies, with our without the trait, so the answer to your question is yes.

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    #4556
    ManaSeed
    Participant

    Ah, now I get it…

    “+5 resolve at positive morale check”

    So what happens to the resolve increment after a positive morale check? Does it stay throughout the battle, or does it revert to original value? Maybe it’s just me, but I find the description slightly ambiguous until you’ve explained it to me.

    Well, sorry and thanks again.
    m(_ _)m

    #4583
    GOD
    Participant

    Think of it like this. Say you have a resolve of 50. A morale check is then made to see if your morale improves. For the purpose of this check the character then counts as if he has a resolve of 55, assuming no other modifiers. However, this is not an increase of his resolve, but a situational boon applied to a postive morale check because of the trait. There’s no actual increase and his resolve will not become even higher when applied to positive morale checks on turns that follow – it will always be 55, because his actual resolve is still 50. There’s therefore no stacking effect.

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