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Combat Maneuvers
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OverviewTrainingStamina • List

Please note that the below CMP costs are step costs. For example, to train to the first rank of Combat Movement you will need to spend 2 CMP (assuming that you are a square). To train to the second rank, you will need to spend 3 more CMP. To train to the third rank, you will need to spend an additional 4 CMP (and so on). If you train all the way to mastery (rank 5), you will have spent a grand total of 20 CMP (2+3+4+5+6).

Bearhug Flurry of Blows Shield Charge
Berserk Garrote Side by Side
Block Mastery Grapple Mastery Silent Strike
Bull Rush Groin Kick Slippery Mind
Burst of Swiftness Hamstring Specialization I
Charge Haymaker Specialization II
Cheapshot Headbutt Specialization III
Combat Focus Inner Harmony Spin Attack
Combat Mastery Internal Power Staggering Blow
Combat Mobility Ki Focus Stance of the Mongoose
Combat Movement Kick Mastery Stun Maneuvers
Combat Toughness Mighty Blow Subdual Strike
Coup de Grace Multi-fire Subdue
Crowd Press Mystic Strike Sucker Punch
Cunning Defense Parry Mastery Sunder Shield
Cutthroat Perfect Self Surge of Strength
Dirtkick Precision Sweep
Disarm Weapon Predator's Eye Tackle
Divert Punch Mastery Trip
Duck and Weave Quickstrike Truehand
Dust Shroud Rolling Krynch Stance Twin Hammerfists
Evade Mastery Shadow Mastery Vanish
Feint Shield Bash Weapon Bonding

 

Bearhug
Mnemonic: bearhug
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 25 (-5 Rank 1, -3 Rank 2).
Other Requirements: Bulky items held in hand will result in a penalty to success.
Available to: Warriors, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: Both the target and user are immobilized for approximately five rounds (25 seconds). Each round, approximately 25 points of damage is dealt the target. There is a small chance each round for the target to break free, based on a comparison of their Strength statistic to the attacker's. If the bearhug is successfully maintained for the full five rounds, the target falls to ground in a fully offensive stance with an appreciable roundtime penalty.

 

Berserk
Mnemonic: berserk
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: 20 to attempt activation (-8 Rank 1, -6 Rank 2, -4 Rank 3, - 2 Rank 4) and 10 per round.
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
  Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: Attempt to go into a blind berserker rage. Upon a successful berserk, you will temporarily lose control of your combat actions and attack any target within range every five seconds. A bonus to your Attack Strength (AS) will be applied based on the number berserk ranks you have. If you are stunned, webbed, or bound during the course of your berserk, you will attempt to break these hinderances. You may also attempt to start a berserk while in one of those states.

 

Block Mastery
Mnemonic: bmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description: Increases your chances of successfully blocking an attack with your shield by 5% per rank.

 

Bull Rush
Mnemonic: bullrush
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 15 (-5 Rank 1, -5 Rank 2, -3 Rank 3).
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Attempt to rush your opponent and knock them to the ground. On slight successes, your opponent will be knocked off balance (a Roundtime penalty). On more substantial successes, your opponent will be knocked down with Roundtime and may suffer HP damage.

 

Burst of Swiftness
Mnemonic: burst
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 30, with a cooldown period during which the reactivation cost doubles to 60. At Rank 1, the cooldown period is 5 minutes, Rank 2 is 4 minutes, Rank 3 is 3 minutes, Rank 4 is 2.5 minutes, and Rank 5 is 2 minutes.
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
  Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: Increases your Agility Bonus by a base amount of 6 points, plus an additional 2 points per rank, and your Dexterity Bonus by a base amount of 3 points, plus an additional 1 point per rank, for 90 seconds (refreshable).

 

Charge
Mnemonic: charge
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 20 (-5 rank 1, -3 rank 2).
Other Requirements: Charge requires a polearm (and left hand for two-handed poles) that is a puncturing weapon.
Available to: Warriors, Bards, Monks, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Charge can be used with most polearms to damage and knock down an opponent. In some cases, it can stun your opponent and/or force them to lower stance. Poor attempts may have adverse effects on the attacker.

 

Cheapshots
Mnemonic: cheapshots
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost:

Variable based on sub-maneuver:

Footstomp Base 4 (-2 Rank 1, -1 Rank 2)
Nosetweak Base 4 (-1 Rank 2)
Templeshot Base 4 (-1 Rank 2)
Kneebash Base 6 (-2 Rank 3)
Eyepoke Base 6
Throatchop Base 8
Swiftkick Base 10
Other Requirements: Templeshot, Kneebash, and Throatchop require a weapon in the right hand.  Training in Ambush is recommended.
Available to: Rogues, Bards, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1 2 3
Rank 2 3 4
Rank 3 4 6
Rank 4 5 7
Rank 5 6 9
Description: Various cheap and dirty maneuvers:
Footstomp (Rank 1) Stomp on an opponent's feet to delay their attacks.
Nosetweak (Rank 2) Tweak an opponent's nose to distract them from defending.
Templeshot (Rank 2) Smack an opponent in the head to reduce the accuracy of their attacks.
Kneebash (Rank 3) Thwap an opponent's kneecap to knock them to their knees.
Eyepoke (Rank 4) Attempt to temporarily reduce your opponent's perception.
Throatchop (Rank 4) Attempt to temporarily mute your opponent.
Swiftkick (Rank 5) Embarrass your opponent into a blind rage.

 

Combat Focus
Mnemonic: focus
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 5
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Rangers, Bards, Monks, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: +2 per rank to generic TD.

 

Combat Mastery
Mnemonic: cmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
4
6
8
Description: Allows for further refinement of stance in intervals of 10 (rank 1) or 5 (rank 2).

 

Combat Mobility
Mnemonic: mobility
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: Base 5. If currently in Roundtime (RT), an additional penalty of 1 stamina point per second of RT remaining is applied. The stamina cost for this skill is capped at 25.
Other Requirements: Being attacked while in a non-standing position.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
5
Rank 2
10
Description: The Combat Mobility maneuver works automatically when you are attacked. If you are not in a standing position, you will automatically attempt to stand up before your opponent can attack you. Combat Mobility will not activate if you are stunned, webbed, bound, or otherwise immobilized. However, it will activate if you are free of these hindrances, even if you are in Roundtime. Once activated, you will be charged the stamina cost and you will attempt to stand up. At Rank 1, Combat Mobility has a 50% chance of activating. At Rank 2, it has a 100% chance.

 

Combat Movement
Mnemonic: cmovement
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 5
Other Requirements: none
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
3
4
6
Rank 3
4
6
8
Rank 4
5
7
10
Rank 5
6
9
12
Description: +2 per rank to physical DS.

 

Combat Toughness
Mnemonic: toughness
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
6
9
Rank 2
8
12
Rank 3
10
15
Description: Permanently enhances your maximum number of Health Points (HP) by 5 plus 10 points per rank.

 

Coup de Grace
Mnemonic: coupdegrace
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 30 (-15 Rank 1, -10 Rank 2, -5 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: Training in the weapon type used is recommended.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: A successful Coup de Grace will result in the immediate death of your target, along with a temporary boost to your morale and the morale of everyone in your group (in the form of a bonus to Attack Strength) and a reduction in the morale of any creatures that are around to observe the killing of their companion (in the form of a reduction to their Attack Strength). In order for you to be successful, your target must be incapacitated in some way, and must have significantly reduced health (a maximum 10% of hit points remaining at Rank 1, 20% at Rank 2, 30% at Rank 3, 40% at Rank 4, and 50% at Rank 5).

 

Crowd Press
Mnemonic: cpress
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 25 (-5 rank 1, -3 rank 2)
Other Requirements: None.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1 2 3
Rank 2 4 6
Rank 3 6 9
Rank 4 8 12
Rank 5 10 15
Description: Attempts to maneuver in close to a target, preventing both you and the target from moving away and performing some actions, increasing attack strength and aiming chance for small, maneuverable weapons, and lowering it for large weapons, ranged weapons, and bolt spells.

 

Cunning Defense
Mnemonic: cdefense
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: None
Other Requirements: None.
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
3
4
6
Rank 3
4
6
8
Rank 4
5
7
10
Rank 5
6
9
12
Description: +3 per rank to CML defense.

 

Cutthroat
Mnemonic: cutthroat
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 20 (-5 rank 1, -2 rank 2)
Other Requirements: A suitable weapon to cut someone's throat with. Training in Ambush is recommended.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1 2
Rank 2 4
Rank 3 6
Rank 4 8
Rank 5 10
Description: Spring from hiding and attempt to slit your target's throat. If fully successful, the target takes significant neck damage and is silenced until they die or the associated neck wound is healed. If you have learned rank 3 or higher in Silent Strike, there will be a chance to remain in hiding after the attack.

 

Dirtkick
Mnemonic: dirtkick
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 7 (-4 rank 1, -2 rank 2)
Other Requirements: none
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
3
4
6
Rank 3
4
6
8
Rank 4
5
7
10
Rank 5
6
9
12
Description: Attempt to kick dirt into the face of an opponent in order to temporarily reduce their Attack Strength, Perception Bonus, and chance at Evading, Blocking, or Parrying attacks.
Rank 1 -10 AS / -20 Perception / -15% EBP
Rank 2 -15 AS / -30 Perception / -20% EBP
Rank 3 -20 AS / -40 Perception / -25% EBP
Rank 4 -25 AS / -50 Perception / -30% EBP
Rank 5 -30 AS / -60 Perception / -35% EBP

 

Disarm Weapon
Mnemonic: disarm
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 12 (-2 rank 3, -4 rank 2, -6 rank 1)
Other Requirements: A weapon to disarm with (rank 5 masters may disarm bare-handed.)
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1 2 3 4
Rank 2 4 6 8
Rank 3 6 9 12
Rank 4 8 12 16
Rank 5 10 15 20
Description: Attempt to knock a target's weapon to the ground.

 

Divert
Mnemonic: divert
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 10 (-5 Rank 1, -2 Rank 2).
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
  Squares
Rank 1 2
Rank 2 3
Rank 3 4
Rank 4 5
Rank 5 6
Description: From hiding, you attempt to divert your foe's attention, luring them to an adjacent room.

 

Duck and Weave
Mnemonic: weave
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 30, with a 5 minute cooldown period during which the reactivation cost triples to 90.
Other Requirements: Training in Dodging and Multi-Opponent Combat is recommended.
Available to: Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites:
Evade Mastery (at rank 2)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1 4
Rank 2 8
Rank 3 12
Description: A 30 second boost to one's evasion chance, with lighter armor granting a higher bonus. Upon evading an attack, there is a chance that the attack can be redirected against another enemy in the same room. This redirection chance is based upon ranks in this maneuver, dodge ranks, multi-opponent combat ranks, agility and influence bonuses, and being in a more offensive stance.

 

Dust Shroud
Mnemonic: shroud
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: Training in Stalking and Hiding is recommended.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: Dirtkick (at rank 3)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1 2
Rank 2 3
Rank 3 4
Rank 4 5
Rank 5 6
Description: Kick up some dust to distract your opponents while you attempt to slip into hiding. You will have greater chances of successfully hiding undetected when using this maneuver.

 

Evade Mastery
Mnemonic: emastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1 4
Rank 2 8
Rank 3 12
Description: Increases your chances of successfully evading an attack.  The increase is higher when wearing lighter armor groups.  The per rank increase is 9% while wearing Cloth armor, 7% in Leather, 5% in Scale, 3% in Chain and 1% in Plate.  For example, rank 3 in Evade Mastery while wearing brigandine would result in an increase of 15% chance to evade.

 

Feint
Mnemonic: feint
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 7 (-2 rank 2, -4 rank 1)
Other Requirements: A weapon to feint with (rank 5 masters may feint bare-handed).
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
3
4
6
Rank 3
5
7
10
Rank 4
7
10
14
Rank 5
10
15
20
Description: Attempt to distract an opponent into dropping their stance.

 

Flurry of Blows
Mnemonic: flurry
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 30
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
3
Rank 2
6
Rank 3
9
Description: This is a Martial Stance. When under its effects, you automatically follow up on your jab attacks with additional jabs against other foes in the same area. There is a 50% chance of making a second jab at rank 1, and a 75% chance at rank 2. At rank 3, there is a 75% chance of making a second jab attack, and a 50% chance of a third jab if the second is successful.

 

Garrote
Mnemonic: garrote
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 20 (-5 Rank 1, -3 Rank 2)
Other Requirements: A suitable garrote item. Training in Ambush is recommended.
Available to: Rogues, Rangers, Bards, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description:

Garrote is used to strangle an opponent. It can be problematic with heavily armored (neck) opponents, but rarely fails once the garrote is established. Can produce considerable round times, based on a function of your skill ranks and opponent's neck armor. Please note there are creatures (undead, made of stone, no neck, etc.) that garrote will be ineffective against. Also size does matter, smaller races may have difficulty with larger opponents.

 

Grapple Mastery
Mnemonic: gmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description:

Increases proficiency with unarmed combat grapple attacks. You receive a bonus of 5 per rank to Multiplier Modifier (MM) and your chance to achieve the next position tier when using a grapple increases by 5% per rank.

 

Groin Kick
Mnemonic: gkick
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 15 (-5 Rank 1, -3 Rank 2)
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description:

Attempts to land a kick to the opponent's groin, doing minor damage and possibly forcing the target to lose its concentration.

 

Hamstring
Mnemonic: hamstring
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 15 (-5 rank 1, -3 rank 2)
Other Requirements: A slashing weapon (that is not twohanded).
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Rangers, Bards
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Attempt to slice a target's hamstring muscle and knock them to the ground.

 

Haymaker
Mnemonic: haymaker
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 12 (-6 rank 1, -4 rank 2, -2 rank 3)
Other Requirements: An empty right hand (or holding a brawling weapon in it). Training in Brawling is recommended.
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: None
CMP cost:
  Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: Attempt to daze your opponent with a roundhouse punch to the head.

 

Headbutt
Mnemonic: headbutt
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 12 (-6 rank 1, -4 rank 2, -2 rank 3)
Other Requirements: A solid head (wearing some head protection is a good idea.)
Available to: Warriors, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: Attempt to slam your head into your opponent's head to damage/stun them.

 

Inner Harmony
Mnemonic: iharmony
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 40
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
  Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description: This is a Martial Stance. You focus yourself in order to shake off many negative spell effects. You have a 75% chance at rank 1, and a 100% chance at rank 2, to shake off a negative spell effect every 30 seconds. At rank 3, you may shake off a negative spell effect immediately upon assuming the stance.

 

Internal Power
Mnemonic: ipower
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 25
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4 8
Rank 5 10
Description: Allows you to immediately heal up to (15 + (5 * rank)) Health Points (HP) upon invocation. At rank 5, if already at full HP, this maneuver can be used to heal a minor wound. This latter use requires 10 seconds of Roundtime, which can be reduced by one second per three ranks of Mental Lore: Transformation.

 

Ki Focus
Mnemonic: kifocus
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 15
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
3
Rank 2
6
Rank 3
9
Description: Center yourself and focus on your inner ki to enhance your next melee attack. The bonus is +15 to one's Attack Strength (AS) or Unarmed Attack Factor (UAF) at rank 1, +25 at rank 2 and +35 at rank 3.

 

Kick Mastery
Mnemonic: kmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 25
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description: Increases proficiency with unarmed combat kick attacks. You receive a bonus of 5 per rank to Multiplier Modifier (MM) and your chance to achieve the next positioning tier when using a kick increases by 5% per rank.

 

Mighty Blow
Mnemonic: mblow
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: 25 (+5 for two-handed or two-weapon attacks)
Other Requirements: Polearms cannot be used with this maneuver.
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: A powerful swing that reduces the target's stance and increases the amount of damage done by a successful hit.  This swing takes 1 second longer than normal.

 

Multi-fire
Mnemonic: mfire
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Multiple targets: 18 for 2 shots, 25 for 3 shots.
Single target: 25 for 2 shots, 35 for 3 shots
Other Requirements: a bow and a suitable bundle of arrows
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
4
6
8
Rank 3
6
9
12
Rank 4
8
12
16
Rank 5
10
15
20
Description: Fire multiple arrows in a single volley.

 

Mystic Strike
Mnemonic: mysticstrike
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20 (-8 Rank 1, -3 Rank 2).
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: Invoked before making a melee or unarmed combat attack. If the subsequent attack connects, the target takes a penalty to their Target Defense (TD) for ten seconds. The penalty is 2 per rank, plus 1 per 10 points in the endroll success margin of the attack. The latter portion is capped at 20.

 

Parry Mastery
Mnemonic: pmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description: Increases your chances of successfully parrying an attack with your weapon by 5% per rank.

 

Perfect Self
Mnemonic: perfectself
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites:
Surge of Strength (at rank 3)
Burst of Swiftness (at rank 3)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4 8
Rank 5 10
Description: Permanently enhances all ten of your stats by 2 per rank.

 

Precision
Mnemonic: precision
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: Requires a weapon in right hand
Available to: all
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
4
6
8
Rank 2
6
9
12
Description: Precision allows you to specify the damage type of a weapon (crushing, slashing, or puncture) when used in combat. Up to 30 weapon types can be specified, and your preference will be stored and automatic, can also be cleared or reset. At one rank, your preference will be used 75% of the time, else the weapon has its normal damage chances. At two ranks, the weapon will always deliver your preferred type of damage. Precision does not function with aimed (ambush) or ranged attacks.

 

Predator's Eye
Mnemonic: predator
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: A melee weapon with Base Weapon Speed 3 or less.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
6
Rank 3 8
Description: This is a Martial Stance. You have deadly aim when ambushing with light weapons. Your chance to hit the body part you aim for increases by 4% at rank 1, 7% at rank 2 and 10% at rank 3.

 

Punch Mastery
Mnemonic: punchmastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3 12
Description: Increases proficiency with unarmed combat punch attacks. You receive a bonus of 5 per rank to Multiplier Modifier (MM) and your chance to achieve the next positioning tier when using a punch increases by 5% per rank.

 

Quickstrike
Mnemonic: qstrike
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost:

Base 8. Additional stamina costs are determined by the Base Weapon Speed of your attack. For weapons with a base speed of 5 or less, a stamina penalty of +2 per second of base speed is applied. For weapons with a base speed greater than 5, an escalating penalty of an additional +1 stamina per second over 5 seconds is applied. This additional +1 stamina penalty is applied on top of whatever the previous second's stamina penalty is. For two weapon combat, an effective Base Weapon Speed is calculated by taking the primary weapon's base speed, adding half the secondary weapon's base speed (rounded up), and adding 1 to the result. The minimum stamina cost is 8 and the maximum is 25.

See our Weapons Guide.

Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description:

Reduces roundtime for one swing with a penalty to Attack Strength.

Rank 1
-20 AS
-1 RT
Rank 2
-15 AS
-1 RT
Rank 3
-10 AS
-2 RT
Rank 4
-5 AS
-2 RT
Rank 5
No AS Penalty
-3 RT

 

Rolling Krynch Stance
Mnemonic: krynch
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: Training in Multi-Opponent Combat is recommended.
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3 12
Description: This is a Martial Stance. You position yourself to apply the momentum from an unarmed attack against one foe, to your next unarmed attack against a different foe. When at tier 3 on the first target, you have a 15/25/35% chance to maintain tier 3 against the second target, and a 30/40/50% chance to reach tier 2, at ranks 1/2/3. At tier 2, you have a 45/55/65% chance to maintain tier 2 against the second target. These chances are further modified by relative level and training in multi-opponent combat.

 

Shadow Mastery
Mnemonic: smastery
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20, with a 5 minute cooldown period during which the reactivation cost triples to 60.
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Rogues, Rangers
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
3
4
Rank 2
5
7
Rank 3
7
10
Rank 4
9
13
Rank 5
11
16
Description: Bonuses to hiding and sneaking for 3 minutes (refreshable).  All ranks provide incremental bonuses to Hide and Sneak success rates.  Roundtime bonuses are available at the following ranks:
Rank 3 -1 RT to Sneak
Rank 4 -1 RT to Hide
Rank 5 -1 RT to Sneak (Unlike the other bonuses, this benefit is always present, regardless of whether Shadow Mastery is activated or not

 

Shield Bash
Mnemonic: sbash
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 15 (-5 rank 1, -3 rank 2)
Other Requirements: requires a shield and a standing target
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Rangers, Bards, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
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Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: With the Shield Bash maneuver, you attempt to wallop your target with your shield. The damage it causes tends to be very minor--but you can knock your target down, stun it and/or force it to a higher stance.

 

Shield Charge
Mnemonic: scharge
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 20 (-5 rank 1, -3 rank 2)
Other Requirements: requires a shield and a standing target, and prerequisite shield bash skill.
Available to: Warriors, Paladins
Prerequisites: Shield Bash (at rank 2)
CMP cost:
 
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Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: With the Shield Charge maneuver, you attempt to run your target down and deliver a solid blow with your shield. The damage it causes tends to be minor--but you can knock your target down, stun it and/or force it to a higher stance. It's a somewhat wild charge, and significant round times can result. If you're unlucky, you can end up sprawled on the ground yourself.

 

Side by Side
Mnemonic: sidebyside
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: none
Available to: all
Prerequisites: Combat Movement (at Rank 2)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
4
6
8
Rank 3
6
9
12
Rank 4
8
12
16
Rank 5
10
15
20
Description: Side by Side gives a boost to Attack Strength (AS) and Defensive Strength (DS) when grouped with others.

 

Silent Strike
Mnemonic: silentstrike
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 25 (-8 rank 1, -6 rank 2, -4 rank 3)
Other Requirements: Training in Ambush and Stalking and Hiding is recommended.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: Shadow Mastery (at rank 2)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: Attempt to attack from hiding without revealing one's location.

 

Slippery Mind
Mnemonic: slipperymind
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description: This is a Martial Stance. While under its effects, you have a chance to avoid the effects of warding spells outright. This chance is 9% per rank while wearing cloth armor, 7% per rank in leather armor, 5% per rank in scale armor, 3% per rank in chain armor, and 1% per rank in plate armor.

 

Specialization I
Mnemonic: wspec1
Hostile: No
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: A weapon type to specialize in.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Adds +2 to Attack Strength (AS) and bonuses to CML attack/defensive strength when using a weapon of the type chosen to specialize in.

 

Specialization II
Mnemonic: wspec2
Hostile: No
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: A weapon type to specialize in.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Adds +2 to Attack Strength (AS) and bonuses to CML attack/defensive strength when using a weapon of the type chosen to specialize in.

 

Specialization III
Mnemonic: wspec3
Hostile: No
Stamina Cost: none
Other Requirements: A weapon type to specialize in.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Adds +2 to Attack Strength (AS) and bonuses to CML attack/defensive strength when using a weapon of the type chosen to specialize in.

 

Spin Attack
Mnemonic: sattack
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 8. Additional stamina costs are determined by the Base Weapon Speed of your attack. For weapons with a base speed of 5 or less, a stamina penalty of +2 per second of base speed is applied. For weapons with a base speed greater than 5, an escalating penalty of an additional +1 stamina per second over 5 seconds is applied. This additional +1 stamina penalty is applied on top of whatever the previous second's stamina penalty is. For two weapon combat, an effective Base Weapon Speed is calculated by taking the primary weapon's base speed, adding half the secondary weapon's base speed (rounded up), and adding 1 to the result. The minimum stamina cost is 8 and the maximum is 20.
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Bards, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: The user of this combat maneuver will see an increase to their Attack Strength (AS) and Dodge Skill of +3 per rank for the duration of one attack.

 

Staggering Blow
Mnemonic: sblow
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: 25
Other Requirements: Cannot be used with small weapons or closed fist attacks. Cannot be used with two weapon combat.
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: Mighty Blow (at rank 2)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description:

Swing at your opponent and attempt to knock them off balance. Your opponent suffers Roundtime based on the degree of damage done by your blow. Your opponent may be knocked into adjacent room if you are strong enough (Strength Bonus of 15 or greater).

 

Stance of the Mongoose
Mnemonic: mongoose
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 20
Other Requirements: A weapon suitable for a retaliatory attack, or an empty hand.
Available to: Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
8
Rank 3
12
Description:

This is a Martial Stance. If you successfully parry an attack while in a forward or greater stance, you will launch an automatic retaliatory strike at -2 RT. The chance to make this strike is 50/75/100% at ranks 1/2/3, and such strikes are limited to one every (6 - Rank) seconds.

 

Stun Maneuvers
Mnemonic: stunman
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: Base 15 (-7 Rank 1, -5 Rank 2, -3 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: Being Stunned
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description:

Attempt to perform various actions while stunned:

Shield (Rank 1) Attempt to ready a shield in your left hand.
Weapon (Rank 1) Attempt to ready a suitable weapon in your right hand.
Get (Rank 2) Attempt to grab an item.
Stand (Rank 3) Attempt to stand back up.
Stance1 (Rank 3) Attempt to increase defensive stance by 20%.
Stance2 (Rank 4) Attempt to increase defensive stance by 40%.
Attack (Rank 4) Attempt to attack an opponent.
Move (Rank 5) Attempt to flee in a particular direction.

 

 

Subdual Strike
Mnemonic: sstrike
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 12 (-6 Rank 1, -4 Rank 2, -2 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: A suitable weapon to beat someone over the head with.
Available to: all
Prerequisites: None
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
3
4
6
Rank 3
4
6
8
Rank 4
5
7
10
Rank 5
6
9
12
Description: Attempt to knock a critter in the head with your weapon in order to stun it, reduce its perception, slow it down, and do some damage.

 

Subdue
Mnemonic: subdue
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 20 (-6 Rank 1, -4 Rank 2, -2 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: A suitable weapon to beat someone over the head with. Training in Ambush is recommended.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: None
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: Spring from hiding and attempt to knockdown, stun, and paralyze your foe. If you have learned rank 3 or higher in Silent Strike, there will be a chance to remain in hiding after the attack.

 

Sucker Punch
Mnemonic: spunch
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: 7 (-4 Rank 1, -2 Rank 2).
Other Requirements: None
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: None
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: A quick 3 second punch to the target's kidneys which will stun, do damage, and cause a drop in stance.

 

Sunder Shield
Mnemonic: sunder
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 12 (-2 rank 3, -4 rank 2, -6 rank 1)
Other Requirements: A weapon capable of sundering a shield (not a rapier, whip, dagger, or brawling weapon).
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: Mighty Blow ( rank 1)
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Rank 3
4
Rank 4
5
Rank 5
6
Description: Attempt to break or disarm a target's shield. Magical shields resist sundering, but cause their holder to temporarily lose their ability to block.

 

Surge of Strength
Mnemonic: surge
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: 30, with a cooldown period during which the reactivation cost doubles to 60. 
Rank 1 5 minute cooldown period
Rank 2 4 minute cooldown period
Rank 3 3 minute cooldown period
Rank 4 2.5 minute cooldown period
Rank 5 2 minute cooldown period
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Monks, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Increases your Strength Bonus by a base amount of 6 points, plus an additional 2 points per rank, for 90 seconds (refreshable).

 

Sweep
Mnemonic: sweep
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 12 (-6 Rank 1, -4 Rank 2, -2 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Rogues, Rangers, Bards, Monks
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Attempt to knock a foe to the ground by sweeping their legs out from under them.

 

Tackle
Mnemonic: tackle
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 15 (-5 Rank 1, -5 Rank 2, -3 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: none
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: Hurl yourself at a target and attempt to knock them down.

 

Trip
Mnemonic: trip
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 12 (-2 Rank 1, -2 Rank 2, -2 Rank 3).
Other Requirements: A two-handed polearm or staff with at least 15 ranks in the relevant skill. Training in Polearms (for polearms) or Two-Handed Weapons (for staves) is recommended.
Available to: all
Prerequisites: None
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Pures
Rank 1
2
3
4
Rank 2
4
6
8
Rank 3
6
9
12
Rank 4
8
12
16
Rank 5
10
15
20
Description: Attempt to trip your opponent with a polearm or staff. Successful trip attempts can result in your opponent suffering a Roundtime penalty, minor leg damage, and possibly being knocked down.

 

Truehand
Mnemonic: truehand
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 10.  Additional stamina costs are determined by the Base Weapon Speed of your attack.  A stamina penalty of +1 per second of base speed is applied for each second under 5 and +2 for each second over 5.  For two weapon combat, an effective Base Weapon Speed is calculated by taking the primary weapon's base speed, adding half the secondary weapon's base speed (rounded up), and adding 1 to the result.  The minimum stamina cost is 10.
Other Requirements: Cannot be used from hiding.
Available to: Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Semis
Rank 1
2
3
Rank 2
4
6
Rank 3
6
9
Rank 4
8
12
Rank 5
10
15
Description: Increases the chance to hit your target for one swing. At Rank 1, Truehand changes the standard attack d100 roll to 20 + d80 and reduces the target's chances of evading, parrying, and/or blocking your attack by 10%. Each additional rank adds 10 to your combat roll (d80, d70, d60, d50, d40) and reduces your opponent's evasion, parry, and blocking ability by a further 10%.

 

Twin Hammerfists
Mnemonic: twinhamm
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: base 12 (-5 rank 1, -5 rank 2, -3 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: two empty hands (or holding brawling weapons only). Training in Brawling is recommended.
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description: An attempt to stun and possibly knock your opponent down by swinging both fists down on them.

 

Vanish
Mnemonic: vanish
Hostile: yes
Stamina Cost: Base 25. If currently in roundtime (RT), an additional penalty of 1 stamina point per second of RT remaining is applied (per 2 seconds of RT if Shadow Mastery is active). The stamina cost for this skill is capped at 75.
Other Requirements: Training in Stalking and Hiding is recommended.
Available to: Rogues
Prerequisites: none
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
4
Rank 2 8
Rank 3
12
Description:
You immediately attempt to hide without roundtime (RT). This hasty attempt comes with a penalty to the hide check of 10*(3 - Ranks) + 15*(Armor Group - 1). At higher ranks, Vanish may be attempted in RT:
Rank 2: Can Vanish while in 5 seconds or less of RT.
Rank 3: Can Vanish while in any amount of RT.

 

Weapon Bonding
Mnemonic: bonding
Hostile: no
Stamina Cost: Base 12 (-5 Rank 1, -5 Rank 2, -3 Rank 3)
Other Requirements: Ranged weapons cannot be bonded to.
Available to: Warriors
Prerequisites: Weapon Specialization (at rank 3) in the weapon type being bonded to.
CMP cost:
 
Squares
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
4
Rank 3
6
Rank 4
8
Rank 5
10
Description:

Adds +2 to Attack Strength (AS) and bonuses to CML
attack/defensive strength when using the bonded weapon. To bond with a weapon, you must first venture to a holy shrine to establish a spiritual connection between yourself and your weapon. Once connected, your weapon will become increasingly able to be bonded with as you use it in combat. You can learn Weapon Bonding at anytime once you have the necessary prerequisite in Weapon Specialization. However, you will not begin to derive benefit from your ranks until you and your weapon have sufficiently bonded in combat.

At each rank, your weapon gains a special ability that will randomly activate in combat:

Rank 1 An attack that cannot be outright blocked or parried.
Rank 2 An attack that does extra damage upon a successful hit.
Rank 3 An attack that is harder to defend against.
Rank 4 An attack that is quicker than normal.
Rank 5 An attack that strikes your opponent twice.

Upon mastery, your weapon will also gain the ability to attempt to return to your hand if it disarmed or hurled.

 



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