In the combat arts, as in most things, quality counts more than quantity. A single, well-aimed strike at a vital organ is worth a dozen superficial flesh-wounds. A wise fighter learns to maximize the effectiveness of each and every strike. Coincidentally, this knowledge improves your own defenses against such attacks.
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- You flail your weapon in the general direction of your enemies.
- Keeping your eyes open while you attack seems to help.
- Predominantly concerned with making contact, you target whatever your opponent gives you.
- You've learned that it's more effective to stab their squishy parts.
- Your victims would be better off if they refashioned their robes and light armor into bandages and tourniquets.
- Recognizing that it's safer to kill the defenseless, you plan preemptive strikes while inquiring about the weather.
- It is too hard to work your blade through metal and leather; you scrutinize your opponents' armor for weaknesses.
- Through extensive experimentation, you have acquired a functional understanding of anatomy. Every attack you make is designed to cut tendons, sever arteries, or puncture organs.
- Even the most exceptional armor has flaws that you perceive and can exploit, given the opportunity.
- Killing appears to be effortless for you. Your blade is drawn to the vitals of your victims.