Problem with saves on compound conditions

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I'm DM'ing in an epic tier campaign and every member of my group has picked up the feat superior will. This feat gives them a +4 feat bonus to will and the following bonus:

"In addition, if you are dazed or stunned, you can make a saving throw at the start of your turn to end that effect, even if the effect doesn’t normally end on a save."

Something has come up during play that is seriously affecting the power of my monsters. If I've got a monster that does ongoing 25 damage and dazes (save ends both), my players are saying that they should get to make a save at the start of their turn to end this condition. Thus they avoid both the ongoing damage and the daze.

This has come up in the past when I gave a character the "Boots of Free Movement". Here's the features:

 Property - Gain a +2 item bonus to saving throws against effects that apply the slowed, immobilized, or restrained condition.
 Power  Encounter (Minor Action) - Make a saving throw against a slow, immobilize, or restrain effect that a save can end.

Again, they were using the benefit of the boots to end conditions that had a combination slow and some other effect, for example a "slow and ongoing 10 poison damage (save ends both)".

What are the official rules on this? Are my players correct in how this works, or is a combined condition treated as a different condition that is not subject to the benefits of superior will or boots of free movement?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Daze or Slow + Ongoing 10 damage are still Slow or Daze effects.

If the Daze condition is part of some other effects (save end both) and it saves at the start of its turn, it will end both conditions. Since a creature decide the roder at which things happen during this phase, it is thus possible for it to save before taking any Ongoing damage.

Similarly, if a save is granted with a bonus that apply against an effect that slow, immobilized, or restrained, any effect that apply it as part of the effects (save end both) will get to make a save against it and receive said bonus because it qualify for it.
What Plaguescarred said.

Think of it this way.  You're looking at a black-and-red checkerboard.  Someone asks "Is it red?"  The answer is yes.  The fact that it is also black doesn't matter.

Same theory applies.  If you have a bonus to saving throws against Daze, and you're under 'Ongoing 10 + Daze', you get the bonus.  The effect Dazes you; the fact that it also damages you doesn't matter.
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Good to know, thanks for the input.

This makes many monster powers that used "save ends all" type combinations a lot less effective. For my rank and file monsters I'll leave it the way it is, but I think for my really nasty monsters I'll be splitting up the conditions and give each one a separate save effect. At level 26 it's very hard to challenge the PC's so I'm okay making it tougher on them whereever possible.
You can always change it into 2 effects if you feel the creatures are getting nerfed too much.

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Good to know, thanks for the input.

This makes many monster powers that used "save ends all" type combinations a lot less effective. For my rank and file monsters I'll leave it the way it is, but I think for my really nasty monsters I'll be splitting up the conditions and give each one a separate save effect. At level 26 it's very hard to challenge the PC's so I'm okay making it tougher on them whereever possible.

Are you using MM3 damage/defense values on all your monsters? You are straining party resources by forcing them into 7+ encounter work days? Are you doing tiered encounters, where say in rounds 3, 4, and 5 reinforcements show up (that should be after they have blown APs and novas). Do you have encounters with non-combat objectives (disable the MacGuffin) that eat up their standard actions?

I've DMed a lot of Epic in 4e. Including ridiculous stuff like pre-errata Feychargers. My players always felt challenged.
Good to know, thanks for the input.

This makes many monster powers that used "save ends all" type combinations a lot less effective. For my rank and file monsters I'll leave it the way it is, but I think for my really nasty monsters I'll be splitting up the conditions and give each one a separate save effect. At level 26 it's very hard to challenge the PC's so I'm okay making it tougher on them whereever possible.

Are you using MM3 damage/defense values on all your monsters? You are straining party resources by forcing them into 7+ encounter work days? Are you doing tiered encounters, where say in rounds 3, 4, and 5 reinforcements show up (that should be after they have blown APs and novas). Do you have encounters with non-combat objectives (disable the MacGuffin) that eat up their standard actions?

I've DMed a lot of Epic in 4e. Including ridiculous stuff like pre-errata Feychargers. My players always felt challenged.



I'm doing all that and more. They take it as a point of pride that they can usually clear my huge dungeons without taking an extended rest. I also routinely use damage values that are considerably higher than even post-MM3 levels. This party has been together since level 1 and they know how to play the game inside out and backwards. They're not total min-maxers, but rather work together extremely well as a team and have a very good grasp of tactics. I'm constantly amazed at the insane amount of threat I can throw at them and they always find a way to survive. Epic tier is a lot of fun, but it does require the DM to be extremely creative.
Good to know, thanks for the input.

This makes many monster powers that used "save ends all" type combinations a lot less effective. For my rank and file monsters I'll leave it the way it is, but I think for my really nasty monsters I'll be splitting up the conditions and give each one a separate save effect. At level 26 it's very hard to challenge the PC's so I'm okay making it tougher on them whereever possible.

Are you using MM3 damage/defense values on all your monsters? You are straining party resources by forcing them into 7+ encounter work days? Are you doing tiered encounters, where say in rounds 3, 4, and 5 reinforcements show up (that should be after they have blown APs and novas). Do you have encounters with non-combat objectives (disable the MacGuffin) that eat up their standard actions?

I've DMed a lot of Epic in 4e. Including ridiculous stuff like pre-errata Feychargers. My players always felt challenged.



I'm doing all that and more. They take it as a point of pride that they can usually clear my huge dungeons without taking an extended rest. I also routinely use damage values that are considerably higher than even post-MM3 levels. This party has been together since level 1 and they know how to play the game inside out and backwards. They're not total min-maxers, but rather work together extremely well as a team and have a very good grasp of tactics. I'm constantly amazed at the insane amount of threat I can throw at them and they always find a way to survive. Epic tier is a lot of fun, but it does require the DM to be extremely creative.



I wish I had your players.  I risked a TPK with a level-1 encounter with my group ...
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