||Vicious Defense: Axe & Shield
Effect: A quick strike with weapon followed by a shield bash Roll once for weapon attack and roll again for shield bash means 2 action points spent, optional to roll brawn with shield bash to add 1d4 more damage but roll a hard endurance for fatigue.
Opponent If hit by weapon has -10% to parry shield bash, Shield bash uses the bash effect every 3 damage = 1 meter opponent is sent flying and lands prone.
Used by physically powerful fighters, this Combat Style leverages strength and size to overwhelm an opponent’s defences. If the fighter’s Damage Modifier is two or more steps greater than his opponent’s, his weapon is considered one size larger for the purposes of bypassing parries. Does not stack with the weapon size increase when charging.