(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 for the weapon damage is increased by one per skill point in Martial Combat, this modifier doesn't apply to the use of other skills. Due to its aggressive nature, use of this attack action negates any defensive modifiers gained by stance or defend skills for the remainder of the round, i.e. Defensive form, Counter form, general Evade, etc. On a successful skill check, the target is hit and may defend normally. It may be used as a Hack, Stab, or Swing 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 Martial Combat