Executioner's Stance

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Executioner's Stance
Available To Warriors
Mnemonic [EXECUTIONER]
Cost 40 Stamina
Roundtime 0
Requirements A two-handed weapon
Prerequisites Mighty Blow (at rank 2)
Rank Square
1 4  
2
3 12

Executioner's Stance is a combat maneuver available to Warriors only.

Description

This is a Martial Stance. If a creature is killed with a two-handed weapon attack while in this stance, the wielder has a chance to maintain his momentum and continue the attack onto another creature foe in the room. This chance is 5% + 15% per rank. The secondary attack will have an AS penalty of -25 and cannot occur more than once per attack.

If the warrior fails to maintain his momentum into a second attack and has 3 more ranks of Staggering Blow, there is still a chance to knock the corpse of your slain foe into another foe in the room. If you are successful, that foe will suffer a RT penalty.

Messaging

Activating:

You swing a bronze-tipped kelyn claidhmore at a snowy cockatrice!
AS: +139 vs DS: +13 with AvD: +31 + d100 roll: +45 = +202
  ... and hit for 94 points of damage!
  Left leg ripped from socket at the knee!
  A snowy cockatrice writhes around, screeching!
The snowy cockatrice screams evilly one last time and goes still.

Barely breaking your momentum, you continue on to attack a greater ice spider!

You swing a bronze-tipped kelyn claidhmore at a greater ice spider!
AS: +114 vs DS: +47 with AvD: +31 + d100 roll: +89 = +187
  ... and hit for 79 points of damage!
  Hard slash to the greater ice spider's side!
  Right arm no longer available for use.
A greater ice spider flails in agony, cradling its mangled right foreleg.
The greater ice spider collapses to the ground and dies.

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