Shield Strike

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Shield Strike
Mnemonic [strike]
Type Attack
Roundtime ATTACK-2
Stamina Cost 15
Offensive Gear Both hands or gloves
Requirements Training in Shield Bash will increase the success chances of your minor shield bash.
Attributes Flares/Spikes Enabled
Initiator Stance Penalty
Shield Defensive Bonus
Shield Size Modifiers
Target Stance Bonus
Available To Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Available In Shield Specializations
Prerequisites Shield Bash (at rank 2)
Rank Square
1 2  
5 10


Knock your foe off-balance with a light shield bash and quickly follow up with a weapon strike.


Launch a minor shield bash at your foe, followed by an immediate weapon strike at the same foe. The minor shield bash uses your ranks of Shield Bash for determining success, modified by your ranks in Shield Strike (-20 to success chance at Rank 1, -15 at Rank 2, -10 at Rank 3, -5 at Rank 4, and no penalty at Rank 5).

Additional Information

Shield Strike is a shield specialization maneuver allowing you to strike your opponent with your shield (causing an unbalance critical) and follow up with a melee attack. The effectiveness of the initial unbalancing strike is equal to the effectiveness of your Shield Bash, with a -20 penalty at rank 1 of Shield Strike that is reduced by 5 per additional rank until reaching full effectiveness at rank 5. The damage dealt is 5 points per critical rank, rather than the normal critical damage.


>shield strike
You launch a quick bash with your villswood greatshield at a rolton!
[Roll result: 209 (open d100: 68) Penalties: 13]
Your bash connects!
   ... 20 points of damage!
   Arm jerked painfully upward.
   The rolton is stunned!
You swing a silver inlaid vultite boarding-axe at a rolton!
  AS: +241 vs DS: +7 with AvD: +30 + d100 roll: +96 = +360
   ... and hit for 160 points of damage!
   Powerful slash!
   The rolton's left leg is severed at the knee!
The rolton bleats loudly as she collapses to the ground in obvious pain and favors her mangled left hind leg.
The rolton lets out a final agonized bleat and dies.
Roundtime: 5 sec.