Striking Shield

Technique

Image serpant-striking.jpg
Description Unleash the power of your shield with Eclipse
Chain 4
Type Etheric
Attribute Will
Special Becomes a Base Damage 8 attack with Eclipse, higher with the Shield of Scales

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Notes
Normally -
You stop for a moment to concentrate, but nothing seems to happen.
While Etheric 8 Lose 1 turn of Etheric
You gesture viciously at <opponent>, serpents tearing from your hand to bite into <it> for x damage.
While Etheric with shield of scales 18 Lose 1 turn of Etheric
You present your shield. Its scaled pattern unfolds into a serpent, biting <opponent> for <X> damage.
While Etheric with shield of scales and some unknown trigger 18 Lose 1 turn of Etheric, Gives opponent ?? energy of Numbing Neurotoxin
You present your shield and its scaled pattern unfolds into a writhing mass of serpents. They sink their venomous fangs into the <opponent> for <X> damage.
While Etheric with shield of scales, following Serpent Pattern 20 Lose 1 turn of Etheric
You urge the massive serpent on with your shield. It sinks its venomous fangs into <opponent> for <X> damage.
While Etheric, vs. opponent with a tome of binding 8 Lose 1 turn of Etheric
You present your shield. A serpent struggles to unfold against the commands <opponent> whispers from his tome, finally biting him for <X> damage.

Sources

Blocking all? damage from an Etheric attack using Shield Block with the shield of scales equipped. (?) This message is the trigger:

You raise your scaled shield to block.
<Opponent> <attacks for x damage>, but your shield absorbs all of the damage. Its scaled patterns shimmer with green energy.

Notes

Enhances Shield Block when Striking Shield precedes it.
Only one instance is possible per encounter.

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