I was checking for existing erratas or posts in this forum but i couldnt find anything concerning my problem.
In the rulebook it says about binding familiars: "The bronze cord score adds to soak rolls"
When the heck to you make a soak roll in 5th edition?
Is this just a leftover from older versions or can someone enlighten me to what we may be doing wrong?
I was thinking the score should add to the soak total...
Curiously, you're both right. The soak total you mention is for non-combat damage. Which is really bloody weird, frankly. The given example is a fire. Does that mean that a BoAF cast in combat isn't opposed by a soak roll, but one miss-aimed during target practise does?
But do you roll for soak? After all, weapon damage is also given as +X.
At a guess, I'd say that combat damage is calcualted by comparing combat advantage to soak, rather than d10+CA vs d10+soak, to minimise the number of dice and rolls used in combat. Even so, having two very similar but crucially different systems for effectively the same thing is an unusual design choice. I wonder what would happen if the two extra rolls were used - both more terrible attacks and more totally ineffective ones, or no significant difference?