Sudden Bash

Technique

Image serpent-shiled-attack.jpg
Description A sudden stealth attack with your shield
Chain 2
Type Stealth
Attribute Strength
Base Damage 2

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Notes
Normally 2
You strike out at the <opponent> suddenly with your offhand for <X> damage.
With a shield equipped 4
You jab the <opponent> suddenly with your shield for <X> damage.
With a shock shield equipped 8
You jab the <opponent> suddenly with your sparking shield for <X> damage.
With a shield of scales equipped 4
You reverse suddenly, striking <opponent> with your shield for <X> damage.
With a shield of scales equipped, following Shield Block 6
You wait for the perfect moment to reverse, striking the <opponent> with your shield for <X> damage.
With a shield of scales equipped, following Striking Shield and Shield Block 11
You urge your serpentine minions forward, striking at the <opponent> for <X> damage.
With a shield of scales equipped, following Serpent Pattern, Striking Shield, and Shield Block 14
You urge your serpent forward. It strikes out at <opponent> for <X> damage.

Sources

Blocking damage from a melee attack with Shield Block and the shield of scales equipped. The more damage blocked seems to increase the chance of learning this technique. You must also win the battle in order to secure this technique.

You know you've triggered the learning of this technique when this message appears:

You raise your scaled shield to block.
<opponent's attack> but your shield absorbs all of the damage. It chimes like a struck bell.

Notes

Enhances Serpent Strike when continued in the Serpent Pattern, Striking Shield, Shield Block, Sudden Bash chain.

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