I have a couple questions about a feat one of my players would like his ranger to take.Woodland Archer (Races of the Wild, page 154)
Pierce the Foliage: To use this maneuver, you must hit a foe with a ranged attack despite the miss chance caused by concealment. Shots you take against that foe in the next round don’t incur the miss chance because you’re able to exactly duplicate your draw and aim.Concealment (PHB, page 152)
Concealment encompasses all circumstances where nothing physically blocks a blow or shot but where something interferes with an attacker’s accuracy.Total Concealment
If you have line of effect to a target but not line of sight (for instance, if he is in total darkness or invisible, or if you’re blinded), he is considered to have total concealment from you.
Scenario: Ranger Dwallin is ready to shoot. Opponent Kaurophon is invisible (and, thus, Dwallin has a miss chance due to concealment). Dwallin fires four times and hits Kaurophon’s AC with his first three shots; the first misses due to miss chance. The second hits.
Question 1: Does the third shot also have a miss chance? Remember, the feat said “shots you take against that foe in the next
round”, not in the round the opponent was struck.
Question 2: Next round, Dwallin has no miss chance. However, before he gets a chance to shoot at Kaurophon, Kaurophon takes a move action and there’s no reason why Dwallin’s duplicating his draw and aim should hit the target. Does this negate Dwallin’s feat? The feat description didn’t say anything about movement defeating the effect of the successful hit.
The intent of the feat, based off the way the action is described, feels like they’re saying that provided nothing changes, once you’ve hit your target you no longer have a miss chance (assuming you hit it at least once per round...). Is that the way I should run it, and say the effect of the feat is cancelled if something does change, say, if the opponent moves? Or, if Dwallin is firing 4/round, should I say his next four shots have no miss chance?