Kidney Punch

Technique

Image kidneypunch.jpg
Description A Stealth attack less effective against Melee
Chain 1
Type Stealth
Attribute Strength
Base Damage 6
Hidden Flags Barehanded Techniques
Special -4 Base Damage when you can't easily reach your opponent's kidneys

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Notes
Normally 6
You sneak up behind <opponent> and punch him square in the kidney for <X> stealth damage.
Vs. Melee 2
Kidney punches aren't quite as effective from the front, but you give it the old college try and deal <X> damage to <opponent>.
If opponent has No Organs 2
Kidney punches are more effective against targets with kidneys, but you give it the old college try. Your punch deals x stealth damage

Sources

You have a chance of learning this technique when an opponent uses it against you in combat.

Notes

Winning a fight in which you used Kidney Punch at least once always gives the following if you have a knife weapon equipped:

You learned a new Technique: Backstab

Used By (Opponents)

Boris
Dockhand
Drunken Challenger
Internal Security (Baton)
Midgard Security
Officer Stone
Protesters
Quad Psycho
Roaring Drunk
Tattooed Patron
The Navigator
The Squatter King
Third Eye Ganger
Skittish Bum
Spider Patron
Waterlogged Corpse (unsewn)

History

Prior to July 28th, 2010, the description for this technique was 'A stealth attack that is improved as an opening.' The base damage was 2, with the special effect of '+4 Base Damage as the first Technique in a Chain', and it could be learned from the Friendly Bum in Southside Park.

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