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PostSubject: [INT] DISABLE DEVICE [TRAINED ONLY]   Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:54 am

Disable Device (Int; Trained Only)
Check

The Disable Device check is made secretly, so that you donít necessarily know whether youíve succeeded.

The DC depends on how tricky the device is. Disabling (or rigging or jamming) a fairly simple device has a DC of 10; more intricate and complex devices have higher DCs.

If the check succeeds, you disable the device. If it fails by 4 or less, you have failed but can try again. If you fail by 5 or more, something goes wrong. If the device is a trap, you spring it. If youíre attempting some sort of sabotage, you think the device is disabled, but it still works normally.

You also can rig simple devices such as saddles or wagon wheels to work normally for a while and then fail or fall off some time later (usually after 1d4 rounds or minutes of use).
Device Time Disable
Device DC1 Example
Simple 1 round 10 Jam a lock
Tricky 1d4 rounds 15 Sabotage a wagon wheel
Difficult 2d4 rounds 20 Disarm a trap, reset a trap
Wicked 2d4 rounds 25 Disarm a complex trap, cleverly sabotage a clockwork device

1. If you attempt to leave behind no trace of your tampering, add 5 to the DC.

Epic Check

You can rush your Disable Device attempt, reducing the amount of time it takes to perform the attempt.
Reduce to DC Modifier
1 round +20
Move-equivalent action +50
Free action +100
Action

The amount of time needed to make a Disable Device check depends on the task, as noted above. Disabling a simple device takes 1 round and is a full-round action. An intricate or complex device requires 1d4 or 2d4 rounds.
Try Again

Varies. You can retry if you have missed the check by 4 or less, though you must be aware that you have failed in order to try again.
Special

If you have the Nimble Fingers feat, you get a +2 bonus on Disable Device checks.

A rogue who beats a trapís DC by 10 or more can study the trap, figure out how it works, and bypass it (along with her companions) without disarming it.
Restriction

Rogues (and other characters with the trapfinding class feature) can disarm magic traps. A magic trap generally has a DC of 25 + the spell level of the magic used to create it.

The spells fire trap, glyph of warding, symbol, and teleportation circle also create traps that a rogue can disarm with a successful Disable Device check. Spike growth and spike stones, however, create magic traps against which Disable Device checks do not succeed. See the individual spell descriptions for details.
Other Ways to Beat a Trap

Itís possible to ruin many traps without making a Disable Device check.
Ranged Attack Traps

Once a trapís location is known, the obvious way to ruin it is to smash the mechanismóassuming the mechanism can be accessed. Failing that, itís possible to plug up the holes from which the projectiles emerge. Doing this prevents the trap from firing unless its ammunition does enough damage to break through the plugs.
Melee Attack Traps

These devices can be thwarted by smashing the mechanism or blocking the weapons, as noted above. Alternatively, if a character studies the trap as it triggers, he might be able to time his dodges just right to avoid damage. A character who is doing nothing but studying a trap when it first goes off gains a +4 dodge bonus against its attacks if it is triggered again within the next minute.
Pits

Disabling a pit trap generally ruins only the trapdoor, making it an uncovered pit. Filling in the pit or building a makeshift bridge across it is an application of manual labor, not the Disable Device skill. Characters could neutralize any spikes at the bottom of a pit by attacking themóthey break just as daggers do.
Magic Traps

Dispel magic helps here. Someone who succeeds on a caster level check against the level of the trapís creator suppresses the trap for 1d4 rounds. This works only with a targeted dispel magic, not the area version (see the spell description).
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