I'm playing a high level fighter in a long term D&D campaign and a specific issue related to one of my powers has come up regularly and been a source of dispute at our table.
I have the power Glowering Threat. Which inflicts a -5 penalty to attack rolls. Here is the text from the power card:
Until the end of your next turn, each target takes a -5 penalty to attack rolls against any creature other than you.
The problem is that I see this as affecting all attack rolls where my character is not the target. But the DM want's to treat the penalty the same way that marks work.
It seems that an example may help clarify.
xMC MBx MxA
- M: Monster
- B: Fighter
- C/A: Allies
- B uses an attack power that targets all 3 enemies.
- B uses glowering threat.
He now has 3 marked monsters in front of him who are all also taking the penalty from glowering threat as well as the mark.
Please address the following three scenarios in an answer with their appropriate penalties:
- Monster at the top of the screen attacks character C with a melee attack.
- Monster in the middle attacks character B (the fighter in this case), shifts, and attacks character A with the same attack power.
- Monster on the bottom uses a blast 3 power that targets all 3 characters.