I have a question regarding the weapon feature "Brace". Some weapons have the special weapon feature "Brace", for example a simple spear
How to use it (how I understand it)
On your turn, you take the standard action "Ready".
To do so, specify the action you will take and the conditions under which you will take it.
You specify the action (I will ready my spear) and the condition (I am attacked by a Charge). Then, you wait until the condition happens and take your action (before the triggering action is resolved).
You can now attack a charging enemy with a standard action (so no multiple attacks, if you are able to do so), but deal double damage. If you manage to kill the charging enemy, it does not get to do damage against you (because you interrupted its action). If not, you still deal double damage but receive the charge /the melee attack normally.
- Do I understand readying and charging correctly?
- Main Question: Isn't it a bit awkward playing out in a real-life (haha) fight situation? The player has to assume that he is being charged in this round, otherwise she would have wasted their turn. The GM, playing the monsters, has to decide wether she let's her monster run into the brace or not. Does it boil down to the monster strategy "During combat" as written in the monster description? Is there a check a monster can do or fail to notice, wether a PC has braced a weapon against a charge? (And vice versa?)
Thank you all!