(E) Deadly Strike
- Attribute: Strength
- Type: Attack
- Time: One action
- Description: Characters with this skill are able to make a ferocious, forceful attack with the intent of destroying their foe. For this attack, the Strength modifier is increased by one per two skill points in Unarmed Combat. Due to its aggressive nature, use of this attack action negates any defensive modifiers gained by defend skills for the remainder of the round, i.e. general Dodge, general Evade, etc. On a successful skill check, the target is hit and may defend normally. It may be used with any striking attack (assuming the character has the skill), with all related and general combat modifiers applied normally. If the skill check fails or the target makes a successful defend, the attack misses.
- Prerequisites: Four skill points in Unarmed Combat