No, I'm saying the only time you check is at Resolution. A: Did Angus receive a valid ARO? B: Are the requirements of that ARO met? C: Did Angus have an opportunity to declare an ARO before he did? A: Yes, he had LOF to an active trooper during the order. B. Yes, he had LOF to an active trooper (which grants a valid ARO, which is the requirement for Dodge) C: No, he didn’t. The Dodge was valid, crack on. Edit: Nothing in that says they you can't declare an ARO before you are eligible to do so; it only says that if you are eligible for an ARO and fail to declare one then you lose the ARO for the order. Angus did not fail to declare an ARO. He only declared one ARO. He received a valid ARO. The requirements of his ARO were met. He's GTG! Edit2: The example where it doesn't work is as follows: 1.2. Morgana moves outside LOF to 7.9" away from Angus 2. Angus does not ARO because he doesn't think she's inside ZOC 3. Morgana moves into LOF of Angus 4. Angus declares BS Attack Angus failed to declare an ARO when he had the opportunity to do so; he loses his ARO. If Morgana was a 8.1" at Step 2 then his BS Attack at Step 4 would have been valid. Aternatively he could have BS Attacked vs Morgana at Step 2. Edit: This is not legal, see below for why.