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(Answered) Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« on: 29 April 2022, 08:27:32 »
Following up on this question from last year for the sake of thoroughness, will the initiative bonuses from Command Console and Battle Computer stack?

And, if I may ask, what about the +1 Initiative modifier from 3+ tons of Communications Equipment or the +2 from 7+ tons? Are those prohibited from stacking with the bonuses granted from Command Console, Command 'Mech, or Battle Computer?
« Last Edit: 08 May 2022, 17:27:01 by Xotl »
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Re: Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2022, 17:26:47 »
You use only the highest initiative bonus for your force.  Everything else is wasted (or perhaps more accurately, backup).
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Re: Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2022, 18:27:57 »
You use only the highest initiative bonus for your force.  Everything else is wasted (or perhaps more accurately, backup).
So for the sake of clarity, it's the highest single modifier from any one piece of equipment or quirk? No initiative modifiers stack when having multiple initiative-modifying equipment/quirks on-board a single unit?
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Re: (Answered) Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2022, 19:49:42 »
nothing stacks. take a single bonus. it's a very powerful ability and would be easy to manipulate
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Re: (Answered) Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2022, 21:05:52 »
Yes, it is very powerful. Just wanted to be certain, thanks.


EDIT: Hate to ask again considering the answer will likely be the same, but does this also apply to some SCAs (e.g. Enemy Specialization) or unique force rules that modify initiative (e.g. Knights Defensor)?
« Last Edit: 08 May 2022, 21:52:12 by pokefan548 »
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Re: (Answered) Stacking Initiative Bonuses
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2022, 01:35:37 »
The source doesn't matter at all: still only the single greatest bonus applies.
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