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philippe lachance
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Do fast ability cards trigger attack of opportunity?

AOO rules seem to imply only actions trigger it, and fast rules say they don't cost action, so?

That would change the game quite a bit, being able to use your fast cards while engaged with monsters.
 
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Fast cards do NOT trigger an attack of opportunity. Attacks of opportunity only occur when an engaged investigator uses an action to do something other than Fight, Evade, Resign, or Parley.

As you correctly noted, fast cards do not require an action, so they do not provoke attacks of opportunity. This means you can play cards like Dodge or Mind Over Matter without taking damage/horror from engaged enemies.
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Mind blown, thank you sir. Ok, back to deckbuilding!
 
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Yes, and it also means (very thematically) that you can play a switchblade from your hand and attack with it immediately without suffering an attack of opportunity from your enemy.

But you can't do the same thing with the knife, which is presumably larger and takes a moment to draw forth and get ready. So playing the knife would provoke an attack of opportunity, but then (if you still had an action remaining) you could attack with it.
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Funny I was already playing that way with card like dodge and evidence, but was tying it to the card effect description not the keyword itself, so I wouldn't have used "working a hunch" while engaged, for example.
 
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But can Dodge (fast) be played as a response to an attack of opportunity (that itself was a response to another action, say, moving)? I think yes, but could use a confirmation.
 
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rattkin wrote:
But can Dodge (fast) be played as a response to an attack of opportunity (that itself was a response to another action, say, moving)? I think yes, but could use a confirmation.

Yes.

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Attacks of opportunity count as enemy attacks for the purposes of card abilities.
- Rules Reference, page 5, under Attack of Opportunity.

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A fast event card may be played from a player’s hand any time its play instructions specify. If the instructions specify when/a er a timing point, the card may be played as if the described timing point were a triggering condition for playing the card.
- Rules Reference, page 11, under Fast.
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You can always watch Wendy Barlow’s video that explains FAST cards and gives lots of Attack of Opportunity examples.

https://youtu.be/-iQ5fk__sPw

We hope you find it helpful.

The Arkham Chronicle Gang
 
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