Continous effects triggers on a miss AOE attack?

Hi, my question is, if a AOE attack that will trigger fire continous effect, when the attack is missed, the model is hit by a blast damage, but does it takes the continous fire effect?

The answer is: it depends. :slight_smile:

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In the simple cases of Continuous Effect Fire or Corrosion weapon qualities and a direct hit: yes. Every model in the AOE (barring exceptions due to other special rules) will be affected by the Continuous Effect. That is because those weapon qualities just require a model to be “hit” by the attack, and all the models are hit. This also applies to Critical Corrosion/Fire, if the attack directly hits.

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Continuous Corrosion/Fire also also applies the continuous effect to the target (and only the target) in the event of a miss, because the continuous effect only requires a “hit” , and although the attack roll failed to equal or exceed the model’s DEF (or because of Stealth or whatever), the model was still hit.

See below:
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However, in the case of an AOE attack with critical effects that does not directly hit: no. This is because a critical hit is required, and a critical hit requires you to directly hit. And, obviously, a miss is not a direct hit. :slight_smile:

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Hopefully that makes sense! :slight_smile:

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