Targeted shots (also called aimed shots) are attacks that are aimed at a specific location on the opponent. They are harder to do (each location confers a negative modifier to the chance to hit, except for the torso), but can potentially do much more damage or result in a critical hit.
If a weapon is capable of making a targeted shot, it will have a different mode on the active weapon button, activated by right-clicking on the active item field. Targeted shots are available when a bulls-eye target marker is visible in the lower right-hand corner. There are limitations: Burst and explosive weapons cannot be used to make targeted shots. A player character with the Fast Shot trait will also be unable to make them on any weapon.
Once targeted shot mode is active, the player clicks on the target as normal. Instead of the default attack, however, a target selection screen is displayed with the calculated chance to hit for each of the eight body parts: Torso, head, eyes, both arms, both legs, and groin. If a chance to hit goes into the negative, two dashes are displayed instead.
The effect of a targeted shot depends on the body part hit. As a rule of thumb, the harder it is to hit, the greater the effect. Obviously, the choice of whether to make a targeted shot and what to aim for depends on the circumstances. If outmatched, trying to knock out the target with a shot to the legs or groin can be effective. If outgunned, disarming them by targeting the arms might be optimal. If the weapon skill level is at high levels, going for the eyes is the optimal choice.
|Body part||Accuracy modifier||Effect||Roll|
|Critical success effect||None||Ignores armor||Instant Death|
|Critical success effect||None||Leg crippled if target fails an Endurance test||Leg crippled|
|Critical success effect||None||Arm crippled if target fails an Endurance test||Arm crippled|
|Critical success effect||None||Ignores armor|
|Critical success effect||None||Knock-out if target fails an Endurance test||Knock-out||Instant Death|
|Critical success effect||None||Ignores armor
Blinded if target fails a Luck roll
Blinded if target fails a Luck roll (-3 modifier)