- Attribute: Knowledge
- Type: Utility
- Time: N/A
- Description: This skill represents an aggressive combat stance often employed by warring or warlike peoples, varying in roleplay aspects by race, region, academy, mentor, etc. Unpredictable and disruptive, this style focuses on vigorous attacks intended to put opponents on the defensive. Learners are instructed in two forms that carry specific attack/defend modifiers, as well as affecting the opponent's ability to defend, and typically focus on one target with as many attacks as possible. The Balanced form offers no modifiers and is most often used when assessing threats or when using group tactics; while the Frenzy form offers a +2 modifier to hit, it's assertive nature leaves the character vulnerable to attack with a -4 modifier to defend, but also gives the opponent a -2 modifier to defend. During combat the forms can be changed at the start of each round, but may not be changed during the round, and the form will carry over to the next round if no change is announced at the beginning of the round. It may be used with any known attack or defend skills, and these modifiers stack with all related and general combat modifiers. Only one stance may be purchased during character building, additional stances may be selected as the character advances.
- Specialization: (Required) Proficient weapon(s)
-defender has --/-2