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Mounted Combat

Sidestep

Sidestep

  • Attribute:  Agility
  • Type:  Defend
  • Time:  One action
  • Description:  This skill is used by the rider to avoid a melee or ranged attack while mounted, and it can be used in two different ways. The mount can be urged to avoid a single melee or ranged attack at it or the rider by spending an action and making a skill check, if the check succeeds the rider and mount move out of the way of the attack, if not the attack hits. When moving, the rider can urge the mount to move erratically to defend against multiple attacks; this requires the mount to take only move actions in the round, the rider must spend two actions directing the mount and with a successful skill check, all attackers have a penalty to hit equal to the number of skill points in Mounted Combat. Any melee attack (except Surprise) made against the rider or mount during that round is subject to this penalty modifier; this modifier is lost if the mount attacks or stops moving during the round, or if the character is unseated during the round. No other defend actions can be taken during the round if the skill is used in this manner.
  • Specializations:  None
Chuck Sperati