- Attribute: Perception
- Type: Defend
- Time: N/A
- Description: Characters with this skill are wary and a little paranoid, always expecting an ambush. This skill check is used in place of a Perception check for surprise situations, if it succeeds the character gets their full round of actions and may roll for initiative to act during the surprise round; if the skill check fails the character is allowed a full round of defend and/or move actions. Also, with a successful skill check, the character can reduce any defend modifiers caused by a tactic or skill by one per two ranks in Vigilance. The character must be conscious to get the save, the difficulty is based on situation and may be modified if one or more senses are impaired.
- Prerequisites: The Observation skill and four skill points in Vigilance
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