Bonus and Malus are always additive. If you get -3 on the attack test for the called shot, +2 from Mystic aim, +4 from anticipate blow and -2 because you're harried, you would add them all up and be at DEX-step + talent step + 1.JeretJax wrote: ↑Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:09 pmI have a follow- up question to called shot, can I use (as an Archer) True shot to negate the attack penalty from called shot? So 2 strain no penalty or 1 strain with a -3 penalty. Also would I be able to use Mystic Aim and with a success cut that attack penalty to 1 for 1 strain? OR does the strain cost add up - Called shot 1 strain+ True shot +2 strain = 3 strain?
By adding in true shot, you don't add steps, but a certain amount of karma dice. A d6 is step 4, so (statistically) you're adding in +4 per Karma spent.
This makes it (again: statistically) better than just negeting the penalty of a called shot.
You further have the guarantee to hit, as Bonhumm said, as long as the target doesn't successfully avoid blow and you have enough Karma and can spend enough karma on that attack.
The strain also adds up. In my above case that would be 1x called shot + 1x Mystic aim + 1 anticipate blow + 2 true shot for a total of 5.