# Overwatch and Vigilant

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I have a couple of questions about overwatch and vigilant, and I can't seem to find the answer digging through old threads.

Overwatch: 1) What is the base damage of overwatch? I always thought it was 50% of normal damage. 2) Is the chance of bodyshots on overwatch different from normal hits?

Vigilant: 1) does vigilant stack with normal overwatch, or does it work the way lucky works? In other words, if base overwatch damage is 50%, and vigilant gives an additional 40%, does that mean that survivor's overwatch damage is 90% of normal or 70% of normal? 2) Does vigilant have any effect on the chance of bodyshots (I don't imagine it does, but I figure I might as well ask).

I ask because I recently got 2 new epic survivors with excellent traits (1 hunter, 1 assault), so upgraded and promoted them, and they both had vigilant as 5th trait. I was not crazy about it, but now I'm rethinking that it might not be so bad.

Thanks in advance

Overwatch: 1) What is the base damage of overwatch? I always thought it was 50% of normal damage. 2) Is the chance of bodyshots on overwatch different from normal hits?

Vigilant: 1) does vigilant stack with normal overwatch, or does it work the way lucky works? In other words, if base overwatch damage is 50%, and vigilant gives an additional 40%, does that mean that survivor's overwatch damage is 90% of normal or 70% of normal? 2) Does vigilant have any effect on the chance of bodyshots (I don't imagine it does, but I figure I might as well ask).

I ask because I recently got 2 new epic survivors with excellent traits (1 hunter, 1 assault), so upgraded and promoted them, and they both had vigilant as 5th trait. I was not crazy about it, but now I'm rethinking that it might not be so bad.

Thanks in advance

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773Proud elder of Dead Stalkers

1,431https://twdnomansland.wordpress.com/traits/

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773Hunter has dodge, sure shot, revenge, lucky, vigilant. Not so crazy about this one (no marksman, no ruthless).

Thoughts?

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624For example if there is a map in which mitigating the Threat Counter is really important, you might forgo bringing along a ranged Survivor. If you have one of those Epic style badges with +420 Damage and a Bonus of +115 if you have the Vigilant trait, it might make sense to bring along a Hunter/Shooter with the Vigilant trait to touch heads from a distance via Overwatch and knock off enough health on the Zeds so that a Scout with Threat Reduction can swoop in and one hit the Zed.

Again, pretty situational, but that tactic has some value...