Swordplay

Technique

Image cuttingblow.jpg
Description A melee attack based on reflexes.
Chain 4
Type Melee
Attribute Reflexes
Base Damage 4
Special +3 damage following another melee attack

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Notes
Normally 4
You reach out and cut deeply into <opponent> for <X> damage.
With a sword weapon equipped 6
You reach out with your blade and cut deeply into <opponent> for <X> damage.
With a mislit rusted sword equipped 4
You slash with your rusty blade for <X> damage.
Following Melee 7
You move seamlessly into another strike, slashing across <opponent> for <X> damage.
Following Melee, with a sword weapon equipped 9
Your sword arcs into a perfect followup, slashing across <opponent> for <X> damage.
Following Melee, with a mislit rusted sword equipped 8
You follow up with a slash from your rusty blade for <X> damage.
Following Parry 10
You set up a perfect riposte, stabbing <opponent> for <X> damage.
Following Parry, with a sword weapon equipped 12
You set up a perfect riposte, piercing <opponent> with your blade for <X> damage.
Following Parry, with a mislit rusted sword equipped 13
You riposte beautifully with your rusty blade for <X> damage.
Following Parry, vs. opponent with chain weapon 15
You pull the <opponent> closer, meeting him with a brutal blow for <X> damage.
Following Parry, vs. opponent with chain weapon, with a sword weapon equipped 19
You pull the <opponent> onto the tip of your blade for <X> damage.
With a mislit rusted sword equipped, vs. Melee - Gives 1 instance of clashing blow if you win
Your rusty blade deflects off <opponent>'s attack. It just doesn't have the weight to power through, but maybe….
With a sword hilt equipped - Gives 1 instance of Implied Blade if you win and are etheric
You reach out and cut at <opponent> with a sword… or a sword's hilt at least, like it's affixed to some sort of invisible blade.

Sources

Winning a battle under the effect of Channeling Matsuo with some undetermined trigger
Asking the zombie sailor on the Massive Oil Slick "Can you teach me?" or "Show me some moves"
Using sea journal
Rereading a rotting journal
Sometimes from resting in a gang hideout with a Gym

Notes

Winning a fight in which you used Swordplay vs. melee can give the following if you have mislit rusted sword equipped:

You learned a new Technique: Clashing Blow

Winning a fight in which you used Swordplay can give the following if you have sword hilt equipped and Etheric:

You learned a new Technique: Implied Blade

Winning a fight in which you used Swordplay can give the following if you have dancing blade equipped:

You learned a new Technique: Dancing Blade

Winning a fight in which you used Swordplay can give the following if you have spear bug equipped:

You learned a new Technique: Living Spear

With Swordplay in your deck, it can be traded for Princely Form in the Dusty Throne Room if you have a princely sword equipped.

Used By (Opponents)

Horrific Spider
Insane Slasher
Pain Gremlin
Pain Shadow
Skeletal Rider
Spectral Sailor
The Navigator
The Squatter King
Waterlogged Corpse (unsewn)

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