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(M) Backstab

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(M) Backstab

  • Attribute:  Agility
  • Type:  Attack
  • Time:  One action
  • Description:  Characters with this skill are able to make devastating strikes against unaware foes.  With a successful skill check, the target is hit with an attack that doesn't allow for a defend action (like an Attack of Opportunity); the attack results in a critical hit causing body damage, and carries an additional stun effect, normal saves apply. The target must be unaware of the attack, typically with the use of Stealth or a blindsiding attack, though it may also be used on flanked opponents; this attack may only be used once against a particular target in a round, as the attack will make them aware of the attacker. If the skill check fails, the attack misses.
  • Prerequisites:  The Stealth skill and eight skill points in Guile